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Cinematic Creeps => Classic Monster Movies => Topic started by: horrorhunter on July 23, 2016, 12:54:19 AM

Title: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on July 23, 2016, 12:54:19 AM
Instead of starting different threads for each new release it seemed like a better idea to have one thread to post all new releases on disc (The other DVD/BD thread is for stuff we've bought, while this one is for new stuff that's available soon).


Scream Factory Announces Massive Title Slate including WILLARD and BEN!

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Scream Factory has just announced an amazing new slate of upcoming Blu-ray titles, including ones which readers of this site have been eagerly awaiting for a very long time. The biggest surprises are WILLARD (1971) the rare 1970s rat-revenge film and its sequel BEN (1972), as well as the AIP-released Spanish-made horror classic THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED (1970). Other upcoming titles include BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) (Collector’s Edition), RABID (1977) (Collector’s Edition), POLTERGEIST II (1986) (Collector’s Edition), POLTERGEIST III (1988) (Collector’s Edition), SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II (1987) & III (1990) double feature, DREAMSCAPE (1984) (Collector’s Edition), DEAD RINGERS (1988) (Collector’s Editon), DEAD OF WINTER (1987) and BUBBA HO-TEP (2002) (Collector’s Edition). Scream Factory has stated that these titles will start to see release in November.

http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm)

I'm excited to see Willard and Ben coming out on BD. I've put off buying them on boots for awhile. Looks like the waiting paid off. Also, The House That Screamed (1970) is a fave for many of us Eurohorror addicts, and it'll be nice to have a fully restored version with extras.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on July 23, 2016, 01:17:07 AM
Instead of starting different threads for each new release it seemed like a better idea to have one thread to post all new.

Now, if you can just convince everybody else to do it! :laugh:
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on July 23, 2016, 01:24:42 AM
Now, if you can just convince everybody else to do it! :laugh:
You and I seem to post most of the new releases so if we use it then most of it will be consolidated. Of course you could just move stray posts into it if you decide to.  ;)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on July 23, 2016, 01:44:38 AM
Of course you could just move stray posts into it if you decide to.

I'll try to do that.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on July 23, 2016, 04:25:51 PM
In an effort to consolidate info into this thread I'm reposting recent items of interest from DVD Drive-In.


Universal To Release "Frankenstein" and "The Wolf Man" Collections on Blu-ray!

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Universal has just announced a FRANKENSTEIN: COMPLETE LEGACY COLLECTION and a THE WOLF MAN: COMPLETE LEGACY COLLECTION, both to be released on Blu-ray on September 13. The FRANKENSTEIN set will include FRANKENSTEIN, THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, SON  OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN, HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, HOUSE OF DRACULA and ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. THE WOLF MAN set will include WEREWOLF OF LONDON, THE WOLF MAN, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN, HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, HOUSE OF DRACULA, SHE-WOLF OF LONDON and ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN.


Mill Creek Announces Two "Hammer Films Double Features" on Blu-ray!

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Mill Creek Entertainment has announced that they will be releasing two “Hammer Films Double Feature” sets on Blu-ray containing Hammer titles from the Columbia Pictures/Sony library. The first set will contain THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL and THE GORGON and the second set will contain THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN and THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY’S TOMB. Each set will retail for $14.98 and the release date is September 6. In the meantime, dig these terrific covers!


Universal Announces "Hammer Horror 8-Film Collection" on Blu-ray!

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Universal Pictures has announced a “Hammer Horror 8-Film Collection” on Blu-ray, and the street date is September 13. The set will include on Disc 1: BRIDES OF DRACULA and CURSE  OF THE WEREWOLF, Disc 2: NIGHT CREATURES and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Disc 3: PARANOIAC and KISS OF THE VAMPIRE, Disc 4: NIGHTMARE and THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN. All titles will be presented letterboxed in 1080p HD and feature English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono tracks, as well as optional English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles.


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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Gory Glenn on July 25, 2016, 11:01:25 AM
Great news about the Universal Legacy sets!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on July 25, 2016, 01:53:53 PM
Great news about the Universal Legacy sets!
Yes, but I'm playing the waiting game on them and the Hammer bare bones BDs. They will get very inexpensive eventually and since I have the same releases on DVD I'm in no hurry. I do plan to pick them up though... I'm just frugal (or a cheap bastard depending on how you look at it  :laugh:).
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Gory Glenn on July 25, 2016, 03:59:35 PM
Yes, but I'm playing the waiting game on them and the Hammer bare bones BDs. They will get very inexpensive eventually and since I have the same releases on DVD I'm in no hurry. I do plan to pick them up though... I'm just frugal (or a cheap bastard depending on how you look at it  :laugh:).

In all honesty I'm the same way. I'm still waiting for the price to drop on a couple Blu-rays I have my eye on.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Universal Steve on July 26, 2016, 09:55:11 AM
I think it has been out for awhile but I just got Voodoo Man with Bela Lugosi on BluRay.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on August 10, 2016, 05:30:34 PM
Finally available in DVD and blu-ray as of September 13th:

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on August 10, 2016, 05:34:29 PM
Out from Olive Films on Sept. 13th, Horrible Dr.Hitchcock(w/Barbara Steele!)

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Gory Glenn on August 10, 2016, 06:02:19 PM
Pretty much a must have for me. September 20th release.

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Special Features Include:

-2K scan of the inter-positive supervised and approved by director of photography Dean Cundey
-4.1 created from the original 70MM Six Track Dolby Stereo soundtrack
-Audio Commentary with director of photography Dean Cundey
-Audio Commentary by director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell
-“The Men of Outpost 31:” Interviews with Keith David, Thomas Waites, Peter Maloney, and more
-“Assembling and Assimilation:” An interview with editor Todd Ramsay
-“Behind the Chameleon:” Interviews with visual effects artists Peter Kuran and Susan Turner, special make-up effects artist Rob Burman, and Brian Wade and more
-“Sounds from the Cold:” Interviews with supervising sound editor David Lewis Yewdall and special sound effects designer Alan Howarth
-“Between the Lines:” An interview with novelization author Alan Dean Foster
-“John Carpenter’s The Thing: Terror Takes Shape:” A documentary on the making of THE THING featuring interviews with John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, special effects make-up designer Rob Bottin, legendary matte artist Albert Whitlock, and members of the cast and crew (80 minutes – SD)
-Outtakes (5 minutes - SD)

-Vintage featurettes from the electronic press kit featuring interviews with John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, and Rob Bottin (12 minutes - SD)
-Vintage featurettes “The Making of a Chilling Tale” and “The Making of THE THING” (1982 – 14 minutes - SD)
-Vintage Product Reel – contains a promotional condensed version of the film with additional footage not in the film (19 minutes - SD)

-Vintage Behind-the-Scenes footage (2 minutes - SD)
-Annotated Production Archive – Production Art and Storyboards, Location Scouting, Special Make-up Effects, Post Production (48 minutes - SD)
-Network TV Broadcast version of THE THING (92 minutes - SD)
-Teaser Trailer
-Theatrical Trailers (U.S. and German Trailer)
-TV spots
-Radio Spots
-Still Gallery (behind-the-scenes photos, posters and lobby cards)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on August 10, 2016, 06:03:25 PM
Available now: (http://dailydead.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Invasion-Body-Snatchers-Blu-ray.jpg)

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Out on Oct.18: (http://htfcdn-2f2c.kxcdn.com/community/data/attachments/27/27764-7a4852e8584df626028c30542a52150d.jpg)

Out on Sept.27th:

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Out on Sept.20th:

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Out on October 4th:

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Out October 18th:

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Out on Sept.20th:

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Out Oct.4th:

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Out Oct.11th:

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lazarus on December 21, 2016, 04:29:12 PM
Oh, I knew I should have checked this sooner.  I've never seen The Earth Dies Screaming.  I'll have to chase that down. 

Beware!  The Blob! and Son of Blob are the same movie, right?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on December 21, 2016, 05:34:12 PM
Beware!  The Blob! and Son of Blob are the same movie, right?

Correct.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on December 21, 2016, 05:35:56 PM
Nice haul, Memph!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on December 26, 2016, 07:24:16 PM
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Kino Lorber's Blu-ray release of ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (1966) will bow on February 14, 2017. The film stars Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Percy Herbert, Robert Brown, Martine Beswick and Yvonne Horner and was directed by Don Chaffey. The Hammer Films classic is known for its stellar special effects by the great Ray Harryhausen. Details and extras are as follows: 4K Restoration of the "100-minute International Cut", 4K Restoration of the "91-minute U.S. Cut", Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas, "In the Valley of Dinosaurs"– Interview with Star Raquel Welch, An Interview with SFX Legend Ray Harryhausen, Interview with Actress Martine Beswick, Animated Montage of Posters and Images and Trailers. And speaking of Hammer, if you haven’t done so already, please join in on our online campaign to get StudioCanal to get the rest of their Hammer titles released on Blu-ray HERE.

http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm)

Can't wait!  ;)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on December 26, 2016, 08:02:14 PM
I'm up for Raquel's "fur-kini" in high definition.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on December 26, 2016, 09:36:57 PM
Kino Lorber To Release OCTAMAN On Blu-ray!

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Kino Lorber Studio Classics, in conjunction with MGM, has announced that they will be releasing the 1971 schlock classic OCTAMAN on Blu-ray and DVD in April, 2017. The film stars Pier Angeli, Kerwin Matthews, Jeff Morrow and Buck Kartalian. It was shot by Robert Caramico (EATEN ALIVE) and was written, directed and produced by Harry Essex (CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE). This release promises to be loaded with extras and bonus features will be announced soon. Kino has also announced a number of favorites for Blu-ray in 2017, including new editions of Hammer’s THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH and Amicus’ THE SKULL, THE PIED PIPER (starring Donovan) and Z.P.G. (ZERO POPULATION GROWTH. Scream Factory has also announced a bunch of vintage drive-in Blu-ray announcements for 2017, including THE ANGRY RED PLANET, THE SCREAMING SKULL, WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH HELEN?, THE VAMPIRE (1957), INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS and I BURY THE LIVING.


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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on December 27, 2016, 08:54:29 AM
Both THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH and THE SKULL have commentaries as well as other goodies so I will be getting those. Hopefully ANGRY RED PLANET, I BURY THE LIVING and THE VAMPIRE will also have some good extras..

And INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS is an exploitation must-have! :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on December 27, 2016, 11:02:59 AM
Both THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH and THE SKULL have commentaries as well as other goodies so I will be getting those. Hopefully ANGRY RED PLANET, I BURY THE LIVING and THE VAMPIRE will also have some good extras..

And INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS is an exploitation must-have! :)
Yeah, I'll probably pass on Octaman until I find it at a really good price. Many of those others I'll be looking for, especially One Million Years B.C., The Man Who Could Cheat Death, and The Skull. Since so much is coming out on Blu-ray these days I've gotten a little picky about what I upgrade from DVD and I also check reviews to make sure it's enough of an upgrade to warrant the purchase.

Some stuff like Manos, The Hands Of Fate I'm perfectly happy to do without the Blu-ray on.  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on December 27, 2016, 12:35:58 PM
Yeah, I'll probably pass on Octaman until I find it at a really good price. Many of those others I'll be looking for, especially One Million Years B.C., The Man Who Could Cheat Death, and The Skull. Since so much is coming out on Blu-ray these days I've gotten a little picky about what I upgrade from DVD and I also check reviews to make sure it's enough of an upgrade to warrant the purchase.

Some stuff like Manos, The Hands Of Fate I'm perfectly happy to do without the Blu-ray on.  :laugh:

This is my view exactly! If I will upgrade to Blu for it, it has to be worth it in my estimation. ;)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: capoetc on December 31, 2016, 09:05:13 PM
I just noticed via this thread that Carnival of Souls now has a BluRay release ... I have the Criterion DVD set (which is excellent BTW), but I think I'm going to grab the BluRay too.  The reviews are very good regarding the hidef transfer of the movie, but since the special features are different between the BluRay and DVD editions, I'll likely need to keep both. 

Looking forward to watching it in hidef!  Definitely one of my favs, despite some really bad acting by some of the minor characters (I thought Candace Hilligoss was great in this movie!).

Incidentally, the last time I went to Candace Hilligoss' web site, her memoir was not yet published.  It is available now, in both hardback and softcover, signed by Candace.  She also has a nice variety of photos on her web site that she will sign for a very reasonable price.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 03, 2017, 07:48:43 PM

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Mad Magician, The - 1954   -   Twilight Time 3D Blu-Ray (Region Free)   -   Scheduled Release:  Jan. 17, 2017

"Columbia Pictures’ last entry in the 1950s 3D craze, The Mad Magician (1954) stars Vincent Price in a trademark role as a round-the-bend illusionist bent on revenge."


Special Features:

1.  Isolated Music Track
2.  Audio Commentary by Film Historians David Del Valle and Steven Peros
3.  Master of Fright!: Conjuring The Mad Magician / Original Theatrical Trailer
4.  Two 3D/2D 1953 Comedy Shorts Starring The Three Stooges, Pardon My Backfire and Spooks!

Am I the only one that hates the cover art?  I would have preferred they re-use the original poster.



Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on January 03, 2017, 08:24:44 PM
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Am I the only one that hates the cover art?  I would have preferred they re-use the original poster.
The original poster art would have been preferable IMO.

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 03, 2017, 11:32:22 PM
Am I the only one that hates the cover art?

Looks like they're trying to compete with Criterion.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 04, 2017, 12:01:17 AM

Interesting to see so many older 3D movies being issued on Blu-Ray.

Is 3D all that popular today - or is it for older viewers who are nostalgic for cinematic headaches?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 04, 2017, 12:12:11 AM
Is 3D all that popular today - or is it for older viewers who are nostalgic for cinematic headaches?

Probably a little of both. They release (on BD) a lot of movies in 3D, these days.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on January 06, 2017, 10:37:12 AM
Looks like they're trying to compete with Criterion.
My thoughts exactly. When in doubt, use movie poster art (I always say).
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lazarus on January 06, 2017, 11:47:39 AM
I wish they'd do that all the time with older films.  The poster art is one of the best things about these flicks.

DEFINITELY getting Octaman.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Gory Glenn on January 11, 2017, 01:47:58 PM
Really great remastering/restoration by J.J. Abrahms' Bad Robot Productions of this classic horror film. First time in true HD. Best it's ever looked and the optional DTS soundtrack sounds great, not much rear speaker action but a strong audio presentation none the less. Stereo and Mono options are there as well. Love this movie! Angus would be proud....BOY!!  ;)

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on January 11, 2017, 05:36:11 PM
I hear ya. My brother gave me a Phantasm 5 movie box this Christmas.  I've loved these since I saw the first one in the theater.......BOY (in Angus Scrimm  voice).
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on January 11, 2017, 07:30:03 PM
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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on January 13, 2017, 06:40:07 PM
Warner To Release WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH On Blu-ray!

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The Warner Archive Collection has just announced that they will release Hammer's WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH on Blu-ray this February. The film will be remastered in 1080p from a new HD remaster and will be presented in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with a DTS HD-Master English 2.0 Mono track and English SDH subtitles. The great news is that this will be the full 100-minute International Theatrical release version which contains all the nudity and violence missing from the U.S. G-rated version. After Raquel Welch conquered the screen in ONE MILLION YEAR B.C., Hammer Studios followed up with WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH, written and directed by Val Guest (THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT) and based on a story by J.G. Ballard (Crash). Victoria Vetri stars as Sanna, rescued from ritual sacrifice by Tara (Robin Hawdon), a member of a rival tribe. Her survival coincides with the mysterious formation of a new “fire” in the sky: the moon! Sanna’s old tribe blames her for this affront to the sun; Sanna flees their wrath and Tara follows. Their shared adventures loom as large as the giants who once ruled the earth! The disc will include an original theatrical trailer in HD and is expected to retail for under $20.

WOW! Both One Million Years B.C. and When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth (UNCUT!) Blu-rays street in February! I'm in for both.  :)

http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on January 14, 2017, 04:41:11 AM
Warner To Release WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH On Blu-ray!

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The Warner Archive Collection has just announced that they will release Hammer's WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH on Blu-ray this February. The film will be remastered in 1080p from a new HD remaster and will be presented in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with a DTS HD-Master English 2.0 Mono track and English SDH subtitles. The great news is that this will be the full 100-minute International Theatrical release version which contains all the nudity and violence missing from the U.S. G-rated version. After Raquel Welch conquered the screen in ONE MILLION YEAR B.C., Hammer Studios followed up with WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH, written and directed by Val Guest (THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT) and based on a story by J.G. Ballard (Crash). Victoria Vetri stars as Sanna, rescued from ritual sacrifice by Tara (Robin Hawdon), a member of a rival tribe. Her survival coincides with the mysterious formation of a new “fire” in the sky: the moon! Sanna’s old tribe blames her for this affront to the sun; Sanna flees their wrath and Tara follows. Their shared adventures loom as large as the giants who once ruled the earth! The disc will include an original theatrical trailer in HD and is expected to retail for under $20.

WOW! Both One Million Years B.C. and When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth (UNCUT!) Blu-rays street in February! I'm in for both.  :)

[url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm[/url])


Yup! I want both of these as well! Great stuff!! :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 14, 2017, 02:21:37 PM
Both dino Blu-Rays are pressed discs, right? I get leery when I hear the word "Archive".
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on January 14, 2017, 02:41:18 PM
Both dino Blu-Rays are pressed discs, right? I get leery when I hear the word "Archive".
I know what you mean. The One Million Years B.C. BD is from Kino with many special features so it's pressed. I just heard about the WDRTE Blu on DVD Drive-In so I can only go by the info above that I copy/pasted. No extras were mentioned which is a bad sign, as is that "Warner Archives" designation. I certainly hope it's pressed and they add some special features. I have the OOP DVD but I'll get it even if it is a damned MOD. Love that dino flick and the babeage therein. Another bad sign is that no preorders are mentioned on Amazon or Diabolik.  :-\

The info above mentions WDRTE being remastered so you would think it would be a pressing. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 14, 2017, 07:36:46 PM
The info above mentions WDRTE being remastered so you would think it would be a pressing. Fingers crossed.

If it is, then I'll think about trading in my DVD-R.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on January 19, 2017, 02:41:53 PM
The next installment in Lionsgate's Vestron Video Collector's Series will be the Wishmaster collection. All four films in the franchise will be on the set. More details (special features, number of discs, etc.) will be announced later.

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Series Releases:
#1. Chopping Mall
#2. Blood Diner
#3. Waxwork & Waxwork II: Lost in Time
#4. Return of the Living Dead 3
#5. C.H.U.D. II: Bud the CHUD
#6. Lair of the White Worm (January 31st, 2017)
#7. Parents (January 31st, 2017)
#8. The Gate (February 28th, 2017)
#9. Wishmaster Collection (March 28th, 2017)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on January 24, 2017, 03:19:21 PM
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Looking like Italy's answer to THE BLOB, CALTIKI THE IMMORTAL MONSTER was influenced more by Hammer's THE QUATERMASS EXPERMIMENT than by AIP's crawling mass of grape jelly.

Legendary Italian director Riccardo Freda received screen credit, buy many reliable sources site Mario Bava as having directed most of the film.

In any event, CALTIKI is an unusual (and unusually good) entry in the "Big Monster" movie canon that deserves memorializing with a good print. The U.K.s Arrow Video appears to have done it with a Blu-ray version poised for release on April 10.

Caltiki The Immortal Monster 1959 Special Edition Blu-Ray:

Arrow Video presents a collaboration between two giants of Italian cult cinema Riccardo Freda (The Vampires, The Horrible Dr Hichcock) and Mario Bava (5 Dolls for an August Moon, Blood and Black Lace)!

A team of archaeologists led by Dr John Fielding (John Merivale, Circus of Horrors) descends on the ruins of an ancient Mayan city to investigate the mysterious disappearance of its inhabitants. However, the luckless explorers get more than they bargained for when their investigation of a sacrificial pool awakens the monster that dwells beneath its waters the fearsome and malevolent god Caltiki.

Though Riccardo Freda received sole directing credit, a significant portion of the film was in fact the work of Mario Bava, who also served as its cinematographer and was responsible its striking special effects. Drawing on a diverse array of influences, from The Quatermass Experiment to the works of HP Lovecraft, Caltiki the Immortal Monster is a unique and unforgettable sci-fi chiller which showcases these two legendary filmmakers at their most inventive. Presented here for the first time in a newly restored high definition transfer, Caltiki shines and terrifies like never before.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

-Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
-High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
-Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
-Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
-Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
-New audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark
-New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of The Haunted World of Mario Bava and So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
-From Quatermass to Caltiki, a new discussion with author and critic Kim Newman on the influence of classic monster movies on Caltiki
-Riccardo Freda, Forgotten Master, an archival interview with critic Stefano Della Casa
-The Genesis of Caltiki, an archival interview with filmmaker Luigi Cozzi
-Archival introduction to the film by Stefano Della Casa
-Alternate opening titles for the US version
-Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
-FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing by Kat Ellinger and Roberto Curti.

https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/?zx=7504a2987be94e41
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 24, 2017, 03:34:50 PM
. . than by AIP's crawling mass of grape jelly.


The Blob was an indie originally released by Paramount.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on January 24, 2017, 03:40:18 PM
The Blob was an indie originally released by Paramount.
Just copy/pasting info from MMW. I'm glad to see Caltiki get a nice Blu-ray release, and I appreciate MMW letting us know about it. I can overlook minor errors in MMW's post.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 24, 2017, 03:53:30 PM
I can overlook minor errors . . .

Sure, and then what do we have!? Anarchy!!!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on January 24, 2017, 03:55:52 PM
Sure, and then what do we have!? Anarchy!!!
Not at all. We have you to point everything out and set it aright.  ;)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 24, 2017, 04:36:49 PM
Not at all. We have you to point everything out and set it aright.  ;)

Aw, shuckins! It weren't nuthin'!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 24, 2017, 04:48:37 PM
Aw, shuckins! It weren't nuthin'!

I was just thinking the same thing.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on January 31, 2017, 04:32:17 PM
Mill Creek To Release THE CREEPING FLESH and TORTURE GARDEN On Blu-ray!

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Mill Creek Entertainment is releasing a “Psycho Circus” Blu-ray on April 4, which will contain the HD debuts of Freddie Francis’ THE CREEPING FLESH (1973) starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, and the second Amicus anthology (also directed by Francis) TORTURE GARDEN (1967) starring Burgess Meredith, Jack Palance and Peter Cushing. The Blu-ray will also contain the previously released THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN starring Strother Martin. This release will retail for well under $20, and you can expect to see a full review of it here in a few months.

http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm)

Looks good. It probably won't have extras, but it'll be cheap. And, even though the quality may not be that of most BDs it still should look much better than our old DVDs. I'm in.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 01, 2017, 12:14:01 AM
I wonder why it doesn't include the movie PSYCHO-CIRCUS (aka, "Circus of Fear" 1966)?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on February 04, 2017, 08:55:04 PM
Here's a review of the new When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth Blu-ray thanks to DVD Drive-IN:

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WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH (1970) Blu-ray
 Director: Val Guest
 Warner Archive Collection
The Warner Archive Collection surprises everyone with the sudden announcement of an uncut WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH Blu-ray, giving Hammer fans reason to rejoice at the start of the New Year and giving hope that they’ll release more titles from “the studio that dripped blood” in the immediate future.

In prehistoric times, a primitive rock tribe of brunettes is about to sacrifice a group of blonde females (something to do with their inferiority) to the Sun. The ceremony is soon interrupted with the formation of the Moon, and one beautiful would-be sacrifice, Sanna (Victoria Vetri, INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS) is swept out into the violent waves of the ocean. Sanna is then rescued by Tara (Robin Hawdon, ZETA ONE), a friendly caveman from the rival tribe. Sanna and Tara fall in love, but the relationship causes friction amongst their people and the two lovers find themselves in various deadly perils and facing a number of intimidating creatures of enormous sizes. Their never-ending fight for survival finds them split apart and then reunited again.

WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH was produced after Hammer Films had an enormous success with ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. several years earlier. Again, Hammer relied on the formula of meticulously designed stop motion effects mixed with scantily clad cave babes, with the end results here being mostly successful. With a bigger budget than what was usually allotted for a Hammer film, WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH also took longer to complete than any of their prior productions. Location shooting in the Canary Islands started in the Fall of 1968, with studio work being completed back at Shepperton in England in the beginning of 1969. The effects took many months to complete, taking the production well into 1970, and it was released in England that Fall. American theatergoers didn’t see it until the Spring of 1971, when it was trimmed to receive a child-friendly G rating.

Although Hammer’s production team wanted effects master Ray Harryhausen back from ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., his busy schedule caused them to instead go with the very capable and young fellow American Jim Danforth. It was a wise choice, even though Danforth’s intricate work took a painstaking 17 months to complete, bringing the picture way behind schedule, yet earning the effects an Oscar nod in 1972. Danforth’s stop motion dinosaurs are some of the finest ever seen on the big screen, even rivaling Harryhausen’s work in many instances. He was assisted by Roger Dicken (SCARS OF DRACULA, THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT) and the late, great Dave Allen (FLESH GORDON, THE CRATER LAKE MONSTER), with some of the impressive mattes being done by Hammer’s perennial effects and props man, Les Bowie (THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES). Unfortunately, some of the intended effects had to be axed (including a bit with giant ants) and some organic lizard battles from Irwin Allen's THE LOST WORLD (a 1960 film which was actually shot in Scope) are awkwardly spliced in the film on occasion.

WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH has the simple premise of the conflicts between primitive cave people and the creatures they encounter, and director Val Guest (THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT, THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN) wrote the screenplay based on a treatment by novelist J.B. Ballard. Guest also concocted the caveman dialect (no English is spoken except for some opening narration) and apparently wasn’t happy with the final film. The plotline is actually a very tired one, and the silly caveman shenanigans don’t help matters, but it’s got an infectious sort of energy about it, making the combination of mesmerizing jiggle and giant monsters irresistible. Though not a breakout star in the tradition of Ursula Andress or Raquel Welch, American born Playboy playmate Victoria Vetri is an absolutely stunning cavegirl, filling out her animal skin bikini (just barely!) with to-die-for curves. Along with Vetri are other luscious cavebabes played by Polish-born Magda Konopka (SATANIK, BLINDMAN), “The Countess of Cleavage” Imogen Hassel (who sadly, took her own life a decade later) and Jan Rossini (THE OBLONG BOX, CRY OF THE BANSHEE). Veteran actor Patrick Allen (NIGHT CREATURES, NIGHT OF THE BIG HEAT) is good as the bearded zealot-like heavy, giving constant opposition to the young lovers (with his distinct voice, Allen also did the opening narration).
 
When Warner released WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH on DVD in 2008 on a disc that also included Hammer’s MOON ZERO TWO (initially a Best Buy store exclusive) they released the fully uncut 100-minute British version, even though the packaging carried a “G” rating. This was quite a surprise, as the previous VHS and laserdisc releases of the film where the “G” version, and the DVD was eventually pulled and quickly went out of print (of course causing inflated seller prices on eBay and the like). When Warner Archive Collection announced this Blu-ray, they assured us that it would be the uncut version and it sure is (the back of the packaging even carries a “NOT RATED” labeling and an advisory that this is “the original International Theatrical release version which contains nudity”). So as as with the previous DVD, this is the full uncut British version, clocking in at close to 100 minutes, restoring nudity (courtesy of Vetri and Jan Rossini) and other bits not present in the shorter American 96-minute cut. The previous DVD looked very good to begin with, but the Blu-ray offers a noticeable improvement, presenting the film in 1080p HD in a suitable 1.78:1 aspect ratio. Detail is very sharp, and except for some minor blemishes (mostly during optical effects), the image is extremely clean. The tanned and oiled skin tones and bright blue skies make for strong colors (even though the film’s palette is somewhat limited), and textures are clear and distinct, and grain is replicated perfectly throughout the gorgeous presentation. The DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track properly brings out Mario Nascimbene’s grandiose score and the caveman grunts and dino roars to good effect. An optional English SDH subtitle track is included (literally transcribing the unintelligible Stone Age jargon). The only extra is the original theatrical trailer. (George R. Reis)



 
 

 
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on February 04, 2017, 08:58:53 PM
And, here's a review of the new One Million Years B.C. Blu-ray thanks again to DVD Drive-In:

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ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (1966) Blu-ray
 Director: Don Chaffey
 Kino Lorber Studio Classics
While not historically or scientifically accurate by any means, ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. is a timeless fantasy of epic proportions. It made an international sex symbol and poster pin-up girl out of Raquel Welch, allowed animator Ray Harryhausen to create some of his best visual effects ever, and became Hammer Films' most mainstream excursion, bringing in a lot of box office mula for U.S. distributor 20th Century Fox. Like any Ray Harryhausen or Hammer title, ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. has been a top-want on Blu-ray for quite some time, and now Kino Lorber has redeemed Fox’s previous DVD release with this two-disc HD presentation.

Produced by Michael Carreras with associate producer Aida Young, ONE MILLION YEARS B.C.’s plot is a simple one. Illustrating the earth in its infancy, there's a tribe of rock people who are on the savage side—greedy and great hunters. Tumak (John Richardson, BLACK SUNDAY, TORSO) leaves the tribe's dark cave after a spar with his father Akhoba (Robert Brown, DEMONS OF THE BOND, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME), the acknowledged leader and his rival brother Sakana (Percy Herbert, MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, ISLAND OF THE BURNING DAMNED). After confronting the swelling sun and horrific creatures of varying sizes, he is rescued by the lovely Loana (Raquel Welch, FANTASTIC VOYAGE, HANNIE CAULDER) who shows him the refined, cultured ways of her shell tribe. Tumak tries to fit in and saves a little girl from a flesh-hungry Allosaurus, but is soon banished from the cave after ticking off one of the leaders. Greatly attracted to him, Loana takes off with Tumak, journeying back to the tribe from which he came from, and facing further perils of the prehistoric kind.

Itself a remake of a 1940 Hal Roach film starring Victor Mature and Carole Landis (and Lon Chaney), ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. is by no means perfect but it still has all the ingredients for an entertaining popcorn movie. Harryhausen's effects are as usual, top notch, even for today's standards, and only let down by the brief inclusion of a real tarantula and iguana, unconvincingly exhibited as mammoth sized. The convincing Harryhausen creatures include a giant turtle, an Allosaurus (the battle between it and the spear-wielding cavemen is a grand sight to behold), a Brontosaurus, a Triceratops, and some Pterodactyls; one which takes off with Ms. Welch. With her unforgettable animal-skin bikini, staggering body and false eyelashes, Raquel (in a role originally offered to Ursula Andress) is no doubt the most stunning cavegirl ever to grace the screen (her voice was re-dubbed here by Nikki Van der Zyl, a common practice with Hammer actresses). The film was shot mostly on location in the Canary Islands (with interior studio stuff done at Elstree rather than the tiny confines of Bray, Hammer’s usual homestead of the period), giving it an epic and surreal landscape, enhanced by Don Chaffey's (JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS) competent direction and Mario Nascimbene's superb music score. Hammer attempted the prehistoric/cavepeople angle a few times more, most successfully with 1970's WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH (also due out on Blu-ray, uncut, through the Warner Archive Collection). Chaffey was also responsible for the disastrous CREATURES THE WORLD FORGOT, which omitted the dinosaurs in exchange for triple doses of boredom.

When 20th Century Fox Home Video first released ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. on DVD in 2004, they gave us the shorter, U.S. theatrical version of the film, which is missing a full nine minutes of footage. This was a huge disappointment, as the full 100-minute “international” version had previously been released on laserdisc in 1996. Thankfully, Kino’s Blu-ray carries the uncut 100-minute cut as well as the shorter 91-minute cut on a separate disc. Some of the footage missing from the 91-minute (and restored in the 100-minute cut) include where brunette cavegirl Nupondi (Martine Beswick, PREHISTORIC WOMEN, DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE) performs a sexy tribal dance, violence during a fight between some savage troglodytes, and a good chunk of Harryhausen's animation. Of course it’s great to have both versions for the sake of comparison, but we unquestionably recommend the 100-minute cut for your viewing pleasure.

Kino presents the uncut version of ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. in a 4K restoration which looks to be the same source released by StudioCanal on Blu-ray in the U.K. last year. The film has been mastered in 1080p HD in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, and looks spectacular. The source elements have been meticulously restored, resulting in a very clean, dirt-free image. Grain is consistently strong yet never excessive, and colors are nicely saturated, while skin tones are natural and the detail exhibits some terrific textures, especially in facial characteristics. Of course there some inevitable drops in quality when special effects and processing shots are on screen, but it’s never a big issue and scenes with cavemen juxtaposed with giant animated creatures actually look better than ever. Black levels are also strong, and it’s obvious that no DNR or other digital tampering has been applied, making for a striking organic image. The DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track is also has a nice mix, with sound effects, dialogue (mostly grunts and a limited caveman vocabulary) and the music all being spot on. The U.S. cut (found on Disc 2) is pretty much identical in picture quality and sound (it opens with a 20th Century Fox logo). No subtitles options are included.

For Disc 1 and the uncut “international” version, there’s an audio commentary with Tim Lucas where he commences by mentioning that ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. was Hammer’s most commercially successful film and that it influenced Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Kubrick would also use footage from this film for a fantasy sequence in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE). Lucas covers just about every aspect of the production including Hammer’s effects man Les Bowie’s participation (most of which was not used), comparisons with the original 1940 version, the main and supporting cast, the behind-the-camera personnel, and of course the elaborate special effects. Lucas delves deeply into the plot and the characters (which will help those confused by the dialogue-deprived proceedings) as well as the terrific score, and he also deciphers the cave talk and points out all the footage removed from the U.S. version (and that only one stop motion scene survived without cuts) which is now of course restored. This is a thoroughly informative and entertaining commentary, and Lucas also injects some subtle humor from time to time (briefly making a connection to The Three Stooges for example). Other extras on the first disc are a montage of posters (from all over the world) and images, and the original UK trailer (full frame and not restored).
 
Disc 2 (which carries the U.S. cut of the film) includes an interview with Welch, not the recent one from StudioCanal 2016 U.K. Blu-ray/DVD release, but a 2002 featurette originally produced for the British DVD. “Raquel Welch: In the Valley of the Dinosaurs” (7:45) has the actress recalling getting the call from Fox head Dick Zanuck to do the film which she did with some hesitation (she was under contract), consenting to do “this turkey” to visit “Swinging London” and the Canary Islands. She mentions the freezing conditions in the Canary Islands (and coming down with tonsillitis), working with director Chaffey and co-stars Beswick and Richardson, the pterodactyl scene and how her whole life changed because of this movie. The interview with Martine Beswick (16:36) is indeed the recent one carried over from the 2016 U.K. release, as she recalls answering an ad while living in Jamaica and eventually getting a role in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE. She joyously recalls working for Hammer in ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., her experiences on the location shoot, her admiration for Ray Harryhausen, reacting on film to dinosaurs that would be added in later, the skimpy costumes, her fight scene with Raquel, and meeting John Richardson (they were married soon after). Also picked up from 2002 U.K. is an interview with the late Harryhausen (12:29), expressing his lifelong interest in dinosaurs and how tough it was for him to initially break into the film business before collaborating with George Pal. On ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., he talks about working with the live lizard, how the actors had to react to “poles” acting as dinosaurs, and goes on to demonstrate the “stop motion” process with the actual Allosaurus model used in the film (he also shows off one of the model Pterodactyls and the remains of a Triceratops). The U.S. theatrical trailer (remastered and looking great) is the final extra on the second Blu-ray. (George R. Reis)




 

 
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on February 12, 2017, 01:53:05 PM
DVD Drive-In review for the new A*P*E (1976) Blu-ray:

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A*P*E (1976) Blu-ray
 Director: Paul Leder
 Kino Lorber Studio Classics 
The 1976 KING KONG is not out on domestic Blu-ray yet, but that's OK 'cause we now have A*P*E. Made in 1976 in anticipation of Dino De Laurentiis' well-publicized, big budget remake of the 1933 RKO “Kong”, A*P*E was shot in Korea by the director who gave us I DISMEMBER MAMA, and presented by Jack H. Harris (who also did the same for John Landis' SCHLOCK). It's terrible, but it's terribly fun at the same time.

The film's gripping poster promised all sorts of sensational thrills (even making reference to JAWS), but in the first few minutes, a guy in a cut-rate gorilla suit escapes the prison den of a toy boat, only to do battle with (or actually dance with) a lifeless shark (Ah, that would make it “giant” too, wouldn’t it? Scaling issues prevail throughout) in a dark swimming pool. The 36-foot simian then makes his way to the shores of Seoul, crushing cardboard buildings, terrifying a bunch of hoodlum kids breaking into an amusement park, tossing a harmless snake (in order to live up to the poster's promise of "See A*P*E… vanquish Monster Reptile") and disrupting the shooting of the latest cheapo martial arts flick. In the meantime, blonde Hollywood actress Marilyn Baker (lovely Joanna DeVarona, later known as Joanna Kerns of TV’s "Growing Pains" fame) is in town to make a movie (usually shooting scenes where she’s chased and about to be raped), but is literally swept off her feet by the overstuffed monkey so she can scream at the top off her lungs and do her best Fay Wray impersonation ("be gentle big fella").

Soap star Rod Arrants (LINDA LOVELACE FOR PRESIDENT) plays a macho reporter who wants to marry Marilyn, and the late Alex Nicol (he directed and starred in THE SCREAMING SKULL) is Colonel Davis, a cranky American military man stationed in Korea. Nicol (seen mostly yelling at other officials on the telephone from his paneled office) shouts lines like "...kill that hairy son of a bitch" and "Let’s see him dance for his organ grinder now!" You wonder if the movie is meant to be a spoof or if they just added snickers at the last minute, realizing how shoddy this was going to turn out. There are references to King Kong and Charlton Heston, the ape flips the bird to the military (after smacking around some helicopters) and a director in the film (played by Leder, who resembles comic character actor Herb Edelman) is called Dino (get it?). But that's not nearly as funny as hundreds of Korean extras running (from nothing) through the streets of Seoul (reminiscent of earlier Japanese Toho romps, or more like Korea’s own YONGARY), the ape peeping through a window at a Korean prostitute and her American businessman John, and pitiful rear projection that makes the ape resemble a giant ink blotch. Since the film was originally shot in 3D, we get to witness Tonka tanks, boulders, shooting missiles, etc., hurdled towards the camera (on highly noticeable wires) in an erratic manner.

Image Entertainment first released A*P*E on DVD way back in 2001, and now in the age of 3D Blu-rays, Kino has picked up the film for Blu-ray in both 3-D and 2-D presentations. There is enough three dimensional shenanigans on the screen to be had here, and much of it would make SCTV’s Dr. Tongue and Bruno blush. We are not able to screen the 3-D version since we only have a standard setup at present, but here’s the rundown on the 2-D version: it’s presented in 1080p in the original 2.35:1 aspect ratio. There is no hiding that this is a very cheaply made movie (reportedly $23,000 if that’s even possible!) but detail is good, colors are acceptable (a bit faded on occasion) and grain is healthy and filmic, with only some slight wear on the source print. The audio is presented in a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track and sounds serviceable enough, as the poor production values results in popping, camera cranking noise and you can even hear the director yelling “cut” at the end of one scene! No subtitle options are offered.

Extras include an audio commentary with film buffs Chris Alexander and Hillary Hess. Alexander (watching a non 3-D print while doing the commentary) mentions that the non-actors playing the sailors in the opening scene were drunk (and had their voices re-dubbed), describes how the film nondescriptly made the cover of Famous Monsters in 1978, and points out the film's overall ineptness throughout. Hess, a champion of the original KING KONG, briefly joins the conversation about 30 minutes in, telling of the discovery of a 35mm 3-D print and how the film is much more intriguing in the (Spacevision) 3-D format. Alexander then comes back and talks about how the film originally ran under an hour (and was padded out to make the proper running time), how he tried to get in touch with director Leder’s daughter Mimi (who was assistant director on the film) before the commentary was conducted and stretches the conversation (which goes a bit in circles) as best he can. The original A*P*E trailer is included (1080p and 1.78:1) which tells us “Not to be confused with KING KONG”, as well as trailers for some of Kino’s other 3-D Blu-ray releases: THE BUBBLE, GOG, THE MASK and the upcoming SEPTEMBER STORM. (George R. Reis)

 

 
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on February 15, 2017, 06:11:39 PM
Coming this summer from Scream Factory on Blu-ray:

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Note: This cover is from the UK version as the cover for the Region 1 edition has not been finalized yet. Still great news though..release date to come! :D
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on February 15, 2017, 07:40:58 PM
News from DVD Drive-In:

Warner Archive Collection to Release THE VALLEY OF GWANGI On Blu-ray!

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The Warner Archive Collection has been on a roll lately, as they just announced a Blu-ray of THE VALLEY OF GWANGI (1969), the only major Ray Harryhausen stop-motion-animated feature never given a domestic Blu-ray release. The disc will boast a new 1080p HD remaster (in the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio) with DTS HD-Master English 2.0 Mono audio (and English SDH subtitles). Extras will include the “Return to the Valley” featurette with the late, great SFX wizard Ray Harryhausen as well as the theatrical trailer (HD). Warner Archive Collection has also announced Blu-ray of Donald Cammell’s DEMON SEED (1977) starring Julie Christie and the 1950s science fiction adventure WORLD WITHOUT END (1956) starring Hugh Marlowe and Rod Taylor. Expect these Blu-rays to appear in March, and they should retail for under $20.

I'm in for Gwangi at least. (we need a dino emoticon  ;D)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on February 16, 2017, 04:35:06 AM
I was just watching the trailer for DEMON SEED and thinking about getting the dvd now I'll hold out for the Blu-ray. :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on February 21, 2017, 04:51:57 AM
Available May 16th on Blu-ray:

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Also the complete Universal Dracula series as well!  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 21, 2017, 11:33:46 AM
I wasn't going to buy the Frank and Wolf set till I saw that they were going to do all the sets. Now I know. Creature and IM, next! Don't need a Phantom "set".
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on February 21, 2017, 12:36:28 PM
I wasn't going to buy the Frank and Wolf set till I saw that they were going to do all the sets. Now I know. Creature and IM, next! Don't need a Phantom "set".
They could/should do a proper Phantom set (the '25 classic, the '29  reissue, the '43 remake, and the sixties Hammer version). Universal owns all of them (minus the Chaney one, which is public domain).
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 21, 2017, 01:53:15 PM
They could/should do a proper Phantom set

They won't, so I'm not buying a Blu-Ray of the '43 Phantom when I've already got one.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on February 21, 2017, 03:29:45 PM
I wasn't going to buy the Frank and Wolf set till I saw that they were going to do all the sets. Now I know. Creature and IM, next! Don't need a Phantom "set".
Yeah, and eventually the big boxed BD set that will end up being much cheaper than buying them separately. The same old song and dance we've seen over and over. I'll just wait until they're all really cheap like I did with the 30 Film DVD Set. Keep milkin' that cow, Universal. When all of these are offered in a big BD set she runs dry. Of course they could always try to market lame variant packaging but they won't get any money from me for that foolishness.  ;)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 21, 2017, 04:30:24 PM
Yeah, and eventually the big boxed BD set that will end up being much cheaper than buying them separately. The same old song and dance we've seen over and over. I'll just wait until they're all really cheap like I did with the 30 Film DVD Set. Keep milkin' that cow, Universal. When all of these are offered in a big BD set she runs dry. Of course they could always try to market lame variant packaging but they won't get any money from me for that foolishness.  ;)

When you finally have them all, Universal will announce the coming Classic Monsters in 4K!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on February 21, 2017, 05:46:55 PM
JESS FRANCO'S FORGOTTEN FILMS VOLUME 1: SILENCE OF THE  TOMB (1972)/THE SINISTER EYES OF DR. ORLOFF (1973) Collector's Edition Blu-ray
 Director: Jess Franco
 Dorado Films

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DVD Drive-In review: http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/silenceofthetombblu73.htm (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/silenceofthetombblu73.htm)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 21, 2017, 05:52:48 PM
I'll just wait until they're all really cheap like I did with the 30 Film DVD Set.

I'm glad I didn't buy that set!  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on February 21, 2017, 06:00:38 PM
I'm glad I didn't buy that set!  :)
It was so cheap it was worth buying just to have an example of it in the collection. I knew they would eventually bring the whole thing out on BD though. I'll get the BD set when it gets cheap then that's the end of the line for me. If Uni keeps milking it further by releasing the BD set in variant packaging I'll pass on that.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 21, 2017, 06:06:24 PM
I'll get the BD set when it gets cheap then that's the end of the line for me.

You're not going to buy the "3D" set?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on February 21, 2017, 06:14:21 PM
You're not going to buy the "3D" set?
I don't have a 3D TV.

Weren't there only 2 Unis filmed with 3D versions (CFTBL and ICFOS)?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 21, 2017, 06:21:45 PM
Weren't there only 2 Unis filmed with 3D versions (CFTBL and ICFOS)?

I was just kidding, but don't they convert old movies to 3D?  I just thought I'd heard that.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on February 21, 2017, 06:32:38 PM
I was just kidding, but don't they convert old movies to 3D?  I just thought I'd heard that.
I'm fairly ignorant of the whole 3D thing to be honest. Sure would be cool to see Creature in 3D though. I have that version in the Essential Collection of course, just not the proper equipment to watch it.

I just now did some checking and according to IMDb Revenge Of The Creature (1955) had a 3D version as well.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on February 21, 2017, 06:47:35 PM
Mike, as a Creature fan, you owe yourself the pleasure of seeing it in 3-D. I thought it was gonna be like the cheesy 3D version they showed on Elvira ages ago. This is in incredibly realistic 3D. When that Creature claw comes at you, it's spectacular. Not only that, but it's the only version in full wide-screen. Revenge has never been released in 3D on home video, but I think that will change with the new set.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 22, 2017, 12:20:09 AM
I just now did some checking and according to IMDb Revenge Of The Creature (1955) had a 3D version as well.

It was filmed in 3D, but not released in 3D. But, like Mord said, no home video release. There was a TV showing in 3D back in the '80s.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 22, 2017, 12:23:06 AM
Revenge has never been released in 3D on home video, but I think that will change with the new set.

I hope so!  :)

I have the CFTBL in 3D on the Blu Ray disc, but haven't seen it, yet.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 22, 2017, 11:38:57 AM
I own the bluray, too. But have never watch the 3D bluray.
When the Creature from the BlacK Lagon was shown in the 80s in 3D, that was super cool.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on February 22, 2017, 11:46:47 AM
I own the bluray, too. But have never watch the 3D bluray.
When the Creature from the BlacK Lagon was shown in the 80s in 3D, that was super cool.
On Elvira? I remember you had to get the glasses at 7/11 or something. Lots of fun, but the bluray one looks like a modern 3d film. It's that good. I saw it on my brother's 70" TV.  Like most of us, I don't have a 3d tv. :'(
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 22, 2017, 12:28:50 PM
On Elvira? I remember you had to get the glasses at 7/11 or something. Lots of fun, but the bluray one looks like a modern 3d film. It's that good. I saw it on my brother's 70" TV.  Like most of us, I don't have a 3d tv. :'(

Yep! I picked-up the 3D glasses from 7-11. I think the movie was on a FOX affiliate
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Universal Steve on March 01, 2017, 11:17:40 PM
Just heard that on May 16th Universal is releasing the Dracula and Mummy legacy sets on Blu Ray. I guess Frankenstein and Wolfman legacy sets sold well enough to keep going. I just hope they don't pull that crap on these sets like they did on the Wolfman set on Werewolf of London and She Wolf of London. They just cleaned those 2 up because they were "lesser" films. Hey, I paid for a Blu Ray set and expect to get it not just a cleaned up copy. I have a feeling they might pull this on Draculas' Daughter. Let's hope they do the right thing.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Gory Glenn on March 02, 2017, 11:32:58 AM
The first sequels to Hammer's Curse of Frankenstein and The Mummy. Both on Blu-ray for eight bucks on Amazon. No extras at all but the transfers are clean so totally worth the four bucks per movie. I really like Revenge of Frankenstein. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb is OK, not great but I blame that on the lack of Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing and the Mummy make up is so caked on that it leaves no room for facial expression by the actor. But still, nice to have at such a low price.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91PCXxkKTdL._SY550_.jpg)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on March 02, 2017, 12:15:04 PM
Great price! I'm a big fan of "Revenge of Frankenstein". That's worth the 8 bucks alone.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on March 03, 2017, 11:20:38 AM
DVD Drive-In review of the new Kino Blu-ray The Skull (1965): http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/skullblu65.htm (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/skullblu65.htm)

(http://www.dvddrive-in.com/images/n-s/skullblu.jpg)

Looks like a big improvement over the Legend Films release with lots of cool special features.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on March 03, 2017, 11:44:16 AM
DVD Drive-In review of the new Kino Blu-ray The Skull (1965): [url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/skullblu65.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/skullblu65.htm[/url])

([url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/images/n-s/skullblu.jpg[/url])

Looks like a big improvement over the Legend Films release with lots of cool special features.


Looking forward to this one!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 06, 2017, 04:06:56 AM

Has this been talked about?

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    The Vampire Bat, 1933 - Blu-Ray - Special Restored Edition - Scheduled Release Date"  April 25, 2017

     Special Bonus Features:

          - New Melvyn Douglas Featurette with his son, Gregory Hesselberg
          - Audio Commentary by Film Historian Sam Sherman

Amazon is taking Pre-Orders

https://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Bat-Special-Detective-Restored/dp/B01LTIAUJ2 (https://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Bat-Special-Detective-Restored/dp/B01LTIAUJ2)

I saw from another source that it has been preserved in its Original Aspect Ratio of 1.37:1

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 06, 2017, 11:39:49 AM
Has this been talked about?

I think so? Definitely on my list!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 06, 2017, 11:50:58 AM
Well crap! Here's a major disappointment I just noticed!

"When sold by Amazon.com, this product is manufactured on demand using BD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply."

Does that mean if I buy it somewhere else that it won't be a BD-R?

Looks like it's a MOD elsewhere. Drat!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: crissrudd4554 on March 06, 2017, 01:09:27 PM
Anyone here get the French BD for Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)??
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 06, 2017, 01:40:55 PM
Anyone here get the French BD for Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)??

I hear a music score has been added to it.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on March 07, 2017, 12:50:49 PM
The Year of Naschy On Blu-ray Begins!

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Scream Factory has set a June 20 release date for their “The Paul Naschy Collection”, a 5-disc Blu-ray collection of horror classics from the legendary King of Spanish Horror. Title in this initial collection  include VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES, HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB, BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL (aka HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN), NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF (aka THE CRAVING) and HUMAN BEASTS. All the films will be remastered in HD and include both English and Spanish tracks. And if you’re not on message boards and Facebook 24 hours of day, you may not have heard that Code Red has announced three highly desirable Naschy monster titles on Blu-ray: THE MUMMY’S REVENGE, THE FURY OF THE WOLFMAN, ASSIGNMENT TERROR. These will be new HD transfers of the films with the elements coming from the Spanish licensor (the street dates on these TBA). And last but not least, Mondo Macabro will release the Naschy favorites EL CAMINANTE and INQUISITION for some time in early 2017. Yes, “The Year of Naschy” on Blu-ray is certainly upon us!


http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Gory Glenn on March 07, 2017, 02:22:40 PM
Looks like Dracula and The Mummy are next in line for the legacy blu-ray collections. Amazon's release date is May 16th.

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on March 07, 2017, 02:38:36 PM
That release date leads me to think we will be getting some more by Halloween.  Maybe even a boxed set for Christmas. Hey, a fella can dream, right?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: dbone828 on March 07, 2017, 06:40:29 PM
Looks like Dracula and The Mummy are next in line for the legacy blu-ray collections. Amazon's release date is May 16th.

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Haha...I was just thinking about this about a week ago.  Dracula seemed like the obvious next Blu-ray set to release, and I figured that to tie in with the new Tom Cruise re-boot which is going to be released this summer, that The Mummy movies would probably be the other Classic Monster set released.  I really think the main reason these are being released in May (as opposed to a year wait from the Frankenstein/Wolf Man films) is to cash in on the Tom Cruise flick, but I am glad that it results in these releases not being spaced out too far apart from each other.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: dbone828 on March 07, 2017, 06:52:02 PM
Just heard that on May 16th Universal is releasing the Dracula and Mummy legacy sets on Blu Ray. I guess Frankenstein and Wolfman legacy sets sold well enough to keep going. I just hope they don't pull that crap on these sets like they did on the Wolfman set on Werewolf of London and She Wolf of London. They just cleaned those 2 up because they were "lesser" films. Hey, I paid for a Blu Ray set and expect to get it not just a cleaned up copy. I have a feeling they might pull this on Draculas' Daughter. Let's hope they do the right thing.
Sorry, I'm a little confused... I didn't purchase the recent Blu-Ray release of The Wolf Man box set.  What is the difference between the cleaned up versions of Werewolf of London/She Wolf of London and the other films in the set?  Am I correct in assuming that the other films were digitally restored from the original source, but the ...London flicks were not?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 07, 2017, 07:35:57 PM
The Year of Naschy On Blu-ray Begins!

([url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/features/naschypromoblu.jpg[/url])

Scream Factory has set a June 20 release date for their “The Paul Naschy Collection”, a 5-disc Blu-ray collection of horror classics from the legendary King of Spanish Horror. Title in this initial collection  include VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES, HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB, BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL (aka HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN), NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF (aka THE CRAVING) and HUMAN BEASTS. All the films will be remastered in HD and include both English and Spanish tracks. And if you’re not on message boards and Facebook 24 hours of day, you may not have heard that Code Red has announced three highly desirable Naschy monster titles on Blu-ray: THE MUMMY’S REVENGE, THE FURY OF THE WOLFMAN, ASSIGNMENT TERROR. These will be new HD transfers of the films with the elements coming from the Spanish licensor (the street dates on these TBA). And last but not least, Mondo Macabro will release the Naschy favorites EL CAMINANTE and INQUISITION for some time in early 2017. Yes, “The Year of Naschy” on Blu-ray is certainly upon us!


[url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm[/url])


I cannot wait. Color me, bluray.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on March 07, 2017, 08:56:46 PM
I cannot wait. Color me, bluray.
Me too, man!

It sure took long enough. It seemed like everything else was hitting Blu, even crap like Manos, The Hands Of Fate  :laugh:, but we were in a Naschy drought. Now, finally we're getting some real Naschy action this year after the two Naschy BDs last year whet our appetites (Count Dracula's Great Love being a great release, and Crimson with a very good release of one of Naschy's weakest entries). I just hope Code Red found the missing scenes from The Mummy's Revenge and Assignment Terror. That would really ice the cake.

Naschy's known as "the Spanish Lon Chaney (Jr.)", but as much as I respect and enjoy Chaney that isn't really accurate. Naschy did it all! Jacinto Molina Alvarez began as a screenwriter before Paul Naschy was even created. Then he went on to write, star in, and later direct, several of the best Eurohorror films in history, as well as European Cinema in other genres. Naschy's contributions to film should be celebrated and enjoyed.  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 07, 2017, 09:39:44 PM
Me too, man!

It sure took long enough. It seemed like everything else was hitting Blu, even crap like Manos, The Hands Of Fate  :laugh:, but we were in a Naschy drought. Now, finally we're getting some real Naschy action this year after the two Naschy BDs last year whet our appetites (Count Dracula's Great Love being a great release, and Crimson with a very good release of one of Naschy's weakest entries). I just hope Code Red found the missing scenes from The Mummy's Revenge and Assignment Terror. That would really ice the cake.

Naschy's is known as "the Spanish Lon Chaney (Jr.)", but as much as I respect and enjoy Chaney that isn't really accurate. Naschy did it all! Jacinto Molina Alvarez began as a screenwriter before Paul Naschy was even created. Then he went on to write, star in, and later direct, several of the best Eurohorror films in history, as well as European Cinema in other genres. Naschy's contributions to film should be celebrated and enjoyed.  :)

I met Mr. Naschy at a Fangoria Weekend of Horror convention, and he was the nicest Man. Extremely cool.
With him, was a Female translator. But....He could see
my enthusiasm for his awesome films. R.I.P.

Now that his films will be released on bluray, they (films)
will be truly an experience. I cannot wait to see Horror rises.........on bluray.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: crissrudd4554 on March 07, 2017, 09:58:51 PM
It was so cheap it was worth buying just to have an example of it in the collection. I knew they would eventually bring the whole thing out on BD though. I'll get the BD set when it gets cheap then that's the end of the line for me. If Uni keeps milking it further by releasing the BD set in variant packaging I'll pass on that.

I got the 30 film set despite having the previous DVD editions. I'm actually glad I did. Loved the artwork, no double sided discs, the Abbott & Costello Monster films were included. Not bad for a set that was basically a cash grab. With that in mind and since watching movies in HD is not a necessity for me (no offense for those it is) that was likely the last set of the Universal Monsters I'll be getting.

Someone asked earlier if Son of Dracula and Dracula's Daughter on the upcoming BD sets will be legit restorations. I believe Bob Futmanek over at CHFB confirmed that they are.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on March 07, 2017, 10:23:04 PM
I met Mr. Naschy at a Fangoria Weekend of Horror convention, and he was the nicest Man. Extremely cool.
With him, was a Female translator. But....He could see
my enthusiasm for his awesome films. R.I.P.

Now that his films will be released on bluray, they (films)
will be truly an experience. I cannot wait to see Horror rises.........on bluray.
Now that's cool, mars!

He really was first and foremost a Horror fan. He really loved it just like we do. I wish he were still alive so we could take all of those fantastic Blu-rays that are coming out to a convention and get him to sign them all. There will never be another Golden Age Of Eurohorror like it was in the '60s and '70s, and there will never be another Paul Naschy. But, as long as we have the films to watch our Horror Heroes will never die. Karloff, Lugosi, both Chaneys, Lee, Cushing, Price, and yes...Naschy, will live forever.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 08, 2017, 08:39:27 AM
Now that's cool, mars!

He really was first and foremost a Horror fan. He really loved it just like we do. I wish he were still alive so we could take all of those fantastic Blu-rays that are coming out to a convention and get him to sign them all. There will never be another Golden Age Of Eurohorror like it was in the '60s and '70s, and there will never be another Paul Naschy. But, as long as we have the films to watch our Horror Heroes will never die. Karloff, Lugosi, both Chaneys, Lee, Cushing, Price, and yes...Naschy, will live forever.

I agree.  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on March 11, 2017, 10:23:48 AM
Just a heads-up for fans of classic UK horror films: both of these films are on sale for $15.99 this weekend on DEEP DISCOUNT.COM

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Both have commentaries, trailers, and documentaries on the films themselves for extras.  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on March 14, 2017, 12:12:49 PM
Blue Underground To Release Christopher Lee Fu Manchu Double Feature On Blu-ray!

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Blue Underground has announced that they will release “The Fu Manchu Double Feature” Blu-ray on May 30, 2017, which will feature the great Christopher Lee in THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU (the unrated European version!) (1968) and THE CASTLE OF FU MANCHU (1969), directed by Jess Franco. Also known as KISS AND KILL, AGAINST ALL ODDS, and KISS OF DEATH, BU presents THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU in High Definition, complete with additional scenes of nudity and violence and CASTLE OF FU MANCHU also in High Definition (both 1080p and 1.66:1). THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU extras include: The Rise of Fu Manchu - Interviews with Director Jess Franco, Producer Harry Alan Towers, and Stars Christopher Lee, Tsai Chin, & Shirley Eaton, Theatrical Trailers and Poster & Still Gallery. THE CASTLE OF FU MANCHU extras include: The Fall of Fu Manchu - Interviews with Director Jess Franco, Producer Harry Alan Towers, and Stars Christopher Lee & Tsai Chin, Theatrical Trailer, Poster & Still Gallery.

http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on March 14, 2017, 12:21:32 PM
Blue Underground To Release Christopher Lee Fu Manchu Double Feature On Blu-ray!

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Blue Underground has announced that they will release “The Fu Manchu Double Feature” Blu-ray on May 30, 2017, which will feature the great Christopher Lee in THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU (the unrated European version!) (1968) and THE CASTLE OF FU MANCHU (1969), directed by Jess Franco. Also known as KISS AND KILL, AGAINST ALL ODDS, and KISS OF DEATH, BU presents THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU in High Definition, complete with additional scenes of nudity and violence and CASTLE OF FU MANCHU also in High Definition (both 1080p and 1.66:1). THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU extras include: The Rise of Fu Manchu - Interviews with Director Jess Franco, Producer Harry Alan Towers, and Stars Christopher Lee, Tsai Chin, & Shirley Eaton, Theatrical Trailers and Poster & Still Gallery. THE CASTLE OF FU MANCHU extras include: The Fall of Fu Manchu - Interviews with Director Jess Franco, Producer Harry Alan Towers, and Stars Christopher Lee & Tsai Chin, Theatrical Trailer, Poster & Still Gallery.

[url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm[/url])


I love the Christopher Lee Fu Manchu films! Great stuff! :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on March 14, 2017, 12:40:34 PM
I love the Christopher Lee Fu Manchu films! Great stuff! :)
Me too! Looks like a great year shaping up for genre films on Blu!

BTW, have you been checking out the BD/DVD collectors videos on You Tube? There's a large community of collectors on YT that have some impressive collections. Some of the reviews are pretty good too. If mainstream retailers eventually stop carrying BD/DVDs due to streaming and "the cloud" I'm sure discs with nice packaging will continue to be manufactured and traded as a specialty market. Too many people love them for them to go away. The demand for physical collectibles representing our favorite movies is very strong among fans.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 14, 2017, 01:38:01 PM
How many Fu movies did Lee make? At least four, wasn't it?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on March 14, 2017, 02:16:37 PM
How many Fu movies did Lee make? At least four, wasn't it?

Face Of Fu Manchu(1965)
Brides Of Fu Manchu(1966)
Vengeance Of Fu Manchu(1967)
Blood Of Fu Manchu(1968)
Castle Of Fu Manchu(1969)

Besides Count Dracula, this was the role he played the most times..
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on March 14, 2017, 02:18:12 PM
Me too! Looks like a great year shaping up for genre films on Blu!

BTW, have you been checking out the BD/DVD collectors videos on You Tube? There's a large community of collectors on YT that have some impressive collections. Some of the reviews are pretty good too. If mainstream retailers eventually stop carrying BD/DVDs due to streaming and "the cloud" I'm sure discs with nice packaging will continue to be manufactured and traded as a specialty market. Too many people love them for them to go away. The demand for physical collectibles representing our favorite movies is very strong among fans.

I'm very happy to hear this as the major studios are releasing less and less really good stuff as time goes by..
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 14, 2017, 02:32:31 PM
Face Of Fu Manchu(1965)
Brides Of Fu Manchu(1966)
Vengeance Of Fu Manchu(1967)
Blood Of Fu Manchu(1968)
Castle Of Fu Manchu(1969)

And Lee played a similar character in Hammer's TERROR OF THE TONGS.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on March 14, 2017, 02:39:54 PM
And Lee played a similar character in Hammer's TERROR OF THE TONGS.

With the rather funny name of Chung King.. ;D
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on March 14, 2017, 02:40:27 PM
Face Of Fu Manchu(1965)
Brides Of Fu Manchu(1966)
Vengeance Of Fu Manchu(1967)
Blood Of Fu Manchu(1968)
Castle Of Fu Manchu(1969)

Besides Count Dracula, this was the role he played the most times..
Already had Blood and Castle on The Christopher Lee Collection from Blue Underground, but it'll be good to get the new Blu release. I have Brides on the Warner double feature. Have Face and Vengeance had legit releases?

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on March 14, 2017, 02:42:35 PM
Face and Vengeance are both available on the Warner MOD sites and Ebay..I got them last year.

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on March 14, 2017, 02:45:35 PM
Face and Vengeance are both available on the Warner MOD sites and Ebay..I got them last year.
Yeah, I should have checked before asking.  ;D

I'd like to have them but I have a feeling those will get the Blu treatment before too long so I think I'll wait.  ;)

Dude, the five of them would make a sweet box set!  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on March 14, 2017, 02:55:08 PM
Yeah, I should have checked before asking.  ;D

I'd like to have them but I have a feeling those will get the Blu treatment before too long so I think I'll wait.  ;)

Dude, the five of them would make a sweet box set!  :)

Absolutely! The only problem being the rights to them..the first three were financed by Warner and they own the rights..the last two were made in Spain by Jess Franco so have foreign rights. It would be great to have them all in a Blu set though, with commentaries and documentaries.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on March 14, 2017, 03:01:21 PM
Absolutely! The only problem being the rights to them..the first three were financed by Warner and they own the rights..the last two were made in Spain by Jess Franco so have foreign rights. It would be great to have them all in a Blu set though, with commentaries and documentaries.
In a perfect world Blue Underground would lease the rights to the first three from Warner for a deluxe Blu-ray set of all five films with the old special features in addition to new ones including commentary tracks by Tim Lucas!!!

Hey, we can wish.  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on March 14, 2017, 03:19:24 PM
In a perfect world Blue Underground would lease the rights to the first three from Warner for a deluxe Blu-ray set of all five films with the old special features in addition to new ones including commentary tracks by Tim Lucas!!!

Hey, we can wish.  :)

I like it!! Zombie Cool
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 14, 2017, 04:07:32 PM
With the rather funny name of Chung King.. ;D

You mean, tasty!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on March 15, 2017, 01:59:18 PM
Below is my email to Michael Ribak of Universal Studios and his answers about the upcoming Dracula and Mummy Blu-Ray collections:

Michael,

       You were kind enough to give me some information when Universal released the Frankenstein and Wolf Man Blu-Ray collections, so I am contacting you again about the upcoming Dracula and Mummy Blu-Ray releases. First of all, are the remaining films in the Dracula & Mummy collections full blown restorations or are they just being cleaned up (like the Werewolf & the She-Wolf of London)?

    Secondly, is there any release date for the Creature from the Black Lagoon and Invisible Man Blu-Ray sets? Can I make a suggestion for additional bonus materials on CFTBL set: presumably you are going to restore and release Revenge of the Creature in its original 3-D format, but it would be great if you could include a simulated 3-D version of the final film, the Creature Walks Among Us, just to round it off. Also, the segment on the Abbott and Costello Colgate Comedy Hour where they meet the Creature would be a great addition; as would the Munster’s episode that features “Uncle Gilbert” (Love Comes to Mockingbird Heights).

     Finally, is there any information on the possible restoration and Blu-Ray release of This Island Earth? I realize that many of the restorations and releases are contingent upon the sales performance of your previous Blu-Ray monster sets, but so far I have purchased the Blu-Rays of the Frankenstein and Wolf Man sets, the Universal Monsters 8 Film Essential Collection, It Came from Outer Space, as well as the stand alone BR of Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein. Keep them coming!!!

Thank you for your time.
Lance Brick


Hi,

Thanks for your continued support of our Universal product!  As far as the upcoming Mummy and Dracula collections, the sequels in the sets all have been restored. I haven't personally seen them yet but am confident they will look amazing based on similar projects.

I can't speak to Invisible Man or Creature specifically at this time but I think it is clear that we are trying to continue releasing these films in the best possible way as long as consumers are interested in buying them.

As far as Creature Walks Among Us in 3D, that likely would be a long-shot due to costs involved in conversion since the film wasn't created in 3D.  Historically, we haven't paired any of the munster shows with the classic monsters (whether it was Frankenstein with Herman, Dracula with Grandpa, etc.) so I don't think we'd treat Creature with Gilbert any differently.  Regarding the Abbott & Costello Colgate Hour, that is not our property unfortunately. We have 28 Abbott & Costello films  and they were a huge part of our studio's history but the TV show was not made here.

No current plans for This Island Earth but it a title I'd like to get out on Blu-ray at some point.

Michael
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Universal Steve on March 15, 2017, 07:18:21 PM
Below is my email to Michael Ribak of Universal Studios and his answers about the upcoming Dracula and Mummy Blu-Ray collections:

Michael,

       You were kind enough to give me some information when Universal released the Frankenstein and Wolf Man Blu-Ray collections, so I am contacting you again about the upcoming Dracula and Mummy Blu-Ray releases. First of all, are the remaining films in the Dracula & Mummy collections full blown restorations or are they just being cleaned up (like the Werewolf & the She-Wolf of London)?

    Secondly, is there any release date for the Creature from the Black Lagoon and Invisible Man Blu-Ray sets? Can I make a suggestion for additional bonus materials on CFTBL set: presumably you are going to restore and release Revenge of the Creature in its original 3-D format, but it would be great if you could include a simulated 3-D version of the final film, the Creature Walks Among Us, just to round it off. Also, the segment on the Abbott and Costello Colgate Comedy Hour where they meet the Creature would be a great addition; as would the Munster’s episode that features “Uncle Gilbert” (Love Comes to Mockingbird Heights).

     Finally, is there any information on the possible restoration and Blu-Ray release of This Island Earth? I realize that many of the restorations and releases are contingent upon the sales performance of your previous Blu-Ray monster sets, but so far I have purchased the Blu-Rays of the Frankenstein and Wolf Man sets, the Universal Monsters 8 Film Essential Collection, It Came from Outer Space, as well as the stand alone BR of Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein. Keep them coming!!!

Thank you for your time.
Lance Brick


Hi,

Thanks for your continued support of our Universal product!  As far as the upcoming Mummy and Dracula collections, the sequels in the sets all have been restored. I haven't personally seen them yet but am confident they will look amazing based on similar projects.

I can't speak to Invisible Man or Creature specifically at this time but I think it is clear that we are trying to continue releasing these films in the best possible way as long as consumers are interested in buying them.

As far as Creature Walks Among Us in 3D, that likely would be a long-shot due to costs involved in conversion since the film wasn't created in 3D.  Historically, we haven't paired any of the munster shows with the classic monsters (whether it was Frankenstein with Herman, Dracula with Grandpa, etc.) so I don't think we'd treat Creature with Gilbert any differently.  Regarding the Abbott & Costello Colgate Hour, that is not our property unfortunately. We have 28 Abbott & Costello films  and they were a huge part of our studio's history but the TV show was not made here.

No current plans for This Island Earth but it a title I'd like to get out on Blu-ray at some point.

Michael


Thank you for sharing this. At least they are putting the effort into these films. I am still ticked off they didn't do the full blue ray treatment to Werewolf of London and She Wolf of London. We did pay the price  of a blu ray set of films and got short changed IMHO.  I wish this guy could add something as to why there are not any Universal  Monster collectables this year. Turtles are not doing it for me.  Also I am not in the market for cufflinks or rings.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 15, 2017, 07:27:22 PM
...I wish this guy could add something as to why there are not any Universal  Monster collectables this year. Turtles are not doing it for me.  Also I am not in the market for cufflinks or rings.

I had to go to Disney-R-Us (I hate going there) to get a gift and was appalled at all the Star Bores junk everywhere.

After Legos, boys are faced with a wall of Star Wars and Marvel - and girls with a life of Disney princesses and Barbie.  I don't mind those products so much as the terrible lack of variety.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on March 15, 2017, 07:57:53 PM
Quote
I wish this guy could add something as to why there are not any Universal  Monster collectables this year.

True, but that's another fight, for another day!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on March 25, 2017, 10:22:16 AM
The Dracula and Mummy Blu-Ray Legacy collection is now available for pre-order at Wal-Mart for about $25 apiece.   :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 25, 2017, 12:16:38 PM
The Dracula and Mummy Blu-Ray Legacy collection is now available for pre-order at Wal-Mart for about $25 apiece.   :)

Check the store, first. Sometimes they're cheaper than the website.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on March 28, 2017, 05:27:25 PM
Kino Lorber To Release Mario Bava's KILL, BABY...KILL! On Blu-ray!

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Kino Lorber has announced that they will release director Mario Bava’s KILL, BABY...KILL! (1966) on Blu-ray (as well as DVD) from a brand new HD master on June 13th. KILL, BABY…KILL! stars Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Erika Blanc and Fabienne Dali. The extras on this release include: an audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark, English-language soundtrack, Italian-language soundtrack, optional English subtitles, "Kill, Bava…Kill!" (a 2007 documentary by David Gregory, in which Lamberto Bava revisits the location where the film was shot, 25:02), a theatrical trailer (2:32), three TV spots (:60 :30 :10) and the German title sequence (3:30).

http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm)

Looks like another winner from Kino. I'm in!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 30, 2017, 11:48:25 PM
Kino Lorber To Release Mario Bava's KILL, BABY...KILL! On Blu-ray!

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Kino Lorber has announced that they will release director Mario Bava’s KILL, BABY...KILL! (1966) on Blu-ray (as well as DVD) from a brand new HD master on June 13th. KILL, BABY…KILL! stars Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Erika Blanc and Fabienne Dali. The extras on this release include: an audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark, English-language soundtrack, Italian-language soundtrack, optional English subtitles, "Kill, Bava…Kill!" (a 2007 documentary by David Gregory, in which Lamberto Bava revisits the location where the film was shot, 25:02), a theatrical trailer (2:32), three TV spots (:60 :30 :10) and the German title sequence (3:30).

[url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm[/url])

Looks like another winner from Kino. I'm in!


Finally!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on April 03, 2017, 02:13:01 PM
Here's the review for the new Psycho Circus Blu-ray courtesy of DVD DRIVE-IN. In a nutshell- substantial improvements over previous DVD releases, no extras, very inexpensive. I'm a big fan of special features, but I'll be getting this. No-brainer.

PSYCHO CIRCUS [THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN (1971), TORTURE GARDEN (1967), THE CREEPING FLESH (1973)] Blu-ray
 Director: Bernard McEveety, Freddie Francis
 Mill Creek Entertainment

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Following up on two pairs of William Castle and Hammer Films double-feature Blu-rays released last year, Mill Creek Entertainment licenses more classic horror from Sony, giving us the highly anticipated Blu-ray premieres of Freddie Francis’ TORTURE GARDEN and THE CREEPING FLESH. Oddly titled “Psycho Circus” (which only remotely relates to TORTURE GARDEN and its carnival wraparound scenes) and even more oddly that THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN is part of this collection (Mill Creek previously released it on Blu-ray, paired with MR. SARDONICUS), this single Blu-ray’s quality is the main concern here, and it’s a pleasure to again delve into these three...

In the late 1960s, character actors L.Q. Jones and Alvy Moore formed a film company and began producing their own efforts. Only three films were actually made and all were drive-in movies within the realm of science fiction and horror. The first was 1969's THE WITCHMAKER and the last was 1975's A BOY AND HIS DOG starring a young Don Johnson. Sandwiched in between was 1971's THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN (in which both actors also appeared in), a piece of cinema which was riding on the occult/Satanism film craze, spawned by the success of ROSEMARY'S BABY.

The story has Ben Holden (Charles Bateman, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE), his young daughter K.T. (Geri Reischl, best known as the impostor Jan Brady from "The Brady Bunch Variety Hour") and his gorgeous girlfriend Nicky (Ahna Capri, ENTER THE DRAGON) driving through a desert town on their way to grandma's house. After the shocking site of car-crushed dead bodies, they alert the panicked townsfolk of their discovery. It seems as though there's a force that's cutting the town off from the outside world. Residing in a community that resembles a dilapidated Mayberry, the always interesting Jones is the sheriff, while Moore is his goofy deputy, and it still seems like he never left "Green Acres." Ben and his family are at first thought of as suspects, but after most of the local adults are found massacred, and since they can't leave anyway, they stay and assist in any way that they can. At the same time that the adults are found dead, their children have all disappeared, and soon after, Ben's daughter is also missing.

In the midst of all this we learn of a coven of mostly elderly Satanists (obvious shades of ROSEMARY'S BABY) secretly lead by the town doctor, played by Oscar winner Strother Martin. Since the late Martin barely got any horror parts (SSSSSSS and NIGHTWING were still years away), it's good to see him hamming it up in flashy red Pagan gear. THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN is definitely a moody, creepy little PG-rated film that keeps the monsters and demons unseen while still delivering the chills. Utilizing shadows, fog and unusual camera angles, it boasts some clever ideas, such as children's toys working as murder devices, but I don't want to give too much more away.

Like their rivals Hammer Films, Britain’s Amicus Productions was able to establish themselves as prime providers of the macabre for thrill-seeking moviegoers in the 1960s and early 1970s. With 1964’s DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS, Amicus found their niche in anthology (multi story) features, and the second of an ongoing series of these was 1967’s TORTURE GARDEN, released theatrically in the U.S. by Columbia Pictures. Like DR. TERROR'S, the film was directed by Freddie Francis and again featured Peter Cushing, and the screenplay by Robert Bloch (who previously scribed Amicus’ THE SKULL, THE DEADLY BEES and THE PSYCHOPATH) was adapted from his own short stories.

TORTURE GARDEN commences at the carnival exhibit of Dr. Diablo (Burgess Meredith, THE SENTINEL), who after his ghastly stage act, invites a handful of patrons to a back room for further excitement, showing them glimpses into what wicked events the future holds for them. Each stares into the "shears of fate" of a motionless fortune teller called Atropos (played Clytie Jessop, whose unusual look was also well-utilized in Hammer’s NIGHTMARE), and in a nice touch, the image of her face is seen somewhere in each of the yarns that ensue.

In “Enoch,” Colin Williams (Michael Bryant, GIRLY) visits his elderly uncle’s (Maurice Denham, COUNTESS DRACULA) home, trying to get a hold of his gold coin fortune. When he refuses to hand out any dough, Colin takes away Uncle Roger’s medication, and the old man drops dead soon after. Now tearing apart the house searching for gold, he discovers a cat buried with a human skeleton in the cellar’s ground. The sly animal is able to communicate with Colin and lead him to the fortune, but in return it demands that he conducts a series of murders, as his will is now totally under control. The episode also features Niall McGinniss (NIGHT OF THE DEMON).

In “Terror Over Hollywood,” struggling actress Carla Hayes (Beverly Adams, DEVIL’S ANGELS) double crosses her roommate and ends up on a date with a tinseltown bigwig, leading to her meeting producer Eddie Storm (John Phillips, THE MUMMY’S SHROUD) and heartthrob actor Bruce Benton (Robert Hutton, THEY CAME FROM BEYOND SPACE), who seemingly hasn’t aged despite being in the business for decades. Soon she discovers the secret of his longevity, and knowledge of this could prove deadly. Hutton was actually a Hollywood lead in the 1940s, but by the 1960s ended up in British exploitation films until his retirement. Let’s just say he’s perfectly cast here when you discover what his character really is. This segment also stars Bernard Kay (TROG) as a crazed surgeon.

Arguably the weakest segment in the film, “Mr. Steinway” has blonde journalist Dorothy Endicott (Barbara Ewing, DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE) going to the home of timid concert pianist Leo (John Standing, THE PSYCHOPATH) for an interview. The two quickly fall in love, and despite the advice of Leo’s agent (Ursula Howells, the she-wolf in DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS), they accelerate their romance, subtracting from his time behind his grand piano, which is named Utopie. It seems the piano becomes jealous of the relationship and takes revenge as best as a bulky wooden instrument on wheels can!

The best episode, “The Man Who Collected Poe,” has obsessed Edgar Allan Poe collector Ronald Wyatt (Jack Palance, CRAZE) running into ultimate Poe collector Lancelot Canning (Peter Cushing, THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD) at an exhibit. Although he refuses any monetary offer for anything in his collection, Canning invites Wyatt to his home in the States, and needless to say, he salivates over all the priceless items he sees. After an evening of boozing, Wyatt is taken to Canning’s cellar, where he finds unpublished manuscripts by Poe mysteriously written on new 1966 paper. But the ultimate discovery is yet to come!

Bloch’s stories here are far from flawless, and none of them are all that shocking. But as a whole, TORTURE GARDEN is an entertaining film, with Burgess Meredith’s Dr. Diablo holding things together, and his sinister performance (with a number of costume changes) is slightly reminiscent of his rendition of “The Penguin,” from the “Batman” series (which was airing at the same time as this film’s release). Of course the last segment is a treat not only to see stalwarts Palance and Cushing together, but also for the eerie unveiling of Poe himself, as played by Hedger Wallace (THE OBLONG BOX, SON OF DRACULA, and also in THE CREEPING FLESH), whose resemblance to the famous author is almost uncanny. It’s nice to see Hammer bit player Michael Ripper in a rewarding supporting role, and Don Banks and James Bernard (in one of his few non-Hammer scores) provide the terrific, moody music.

Following their memorable turn in the popular HORROR EXPRESS, scare cinema superstars Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee followed it up with another triumph, THE CREEPING FLESH. An enthralling mélange of science fiction, gothic horror and themes of madness, the handsomely-produced THE CREEPING FLESH is one of the duo's last great films together and one of the finest in director Freddie Francis' resume.

In Victorian London, scientist Emmanuel Hildern (Cushing) returns from New Guinea with an incredible discovery, that of a giant, prehistoric skeleton. While washing one of its fingers, the exposure to water causes veiny flesh to grow on it, coaxing Emmanuel to sever it and take some blood tests. Creating theories about the origin of his discovery, he creates a serum from its blood, believing it will act as an antidote against evil. Before fully testing it, Emmanuel injects his neglected daughter Penelope (Lorna Heilbron, THE GIRL IN A SWING), who has just discovered that her mother (Jenny Runacre, THE LAST DAYS OF MAN ON EARTH) had only just died, even though she believed her dead for years. Since Penelope's mother was insane, Emmanuel fears his daughter will inherit this trait, but of course, his desired intention of injecting her goes haywire.

Emmanuel's half-brother James Hildern (Christopher Lee, SCARS OF DRACULA) is a rival scientist, competing for a noted medical prize. Running the local insane asylum, Emmanuel's wife had died in his brother's care, and after being injected with said serum, so has his drastically changed daughter. When James finds out about his brother's fantastic discovery, his coldness is calculated and ethics go out the window as he arranges to have it stolen. When the towering bag of bones (sans a finger) is let out in the rain, the "evil one" once again walks the earth.
 THE CREEPING FLESH was produced by young Michael Redbourn, a sound/dubbing editor who had worked on some of Gordon Hessler’s AIP horrors (THE OBLONG BOX, SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN, CRY OF THE BANSHEE) with the intent of being a return to the glory days of Hammer and Amicus, and as the film was released at a time when the great era of British horror was about to close, it fully succeeds at what it set out to do. Financed by World Film Services, the project was brought to the attention of horror/exploitation specialists Tigon (headed by Tony Tenser) and they released it theatrically in the U.K. with Columbia picking it up in the U.S. The easily recognizable soundstages of Shepperton Studios make for a visually lurid depiction of the seedier areas as well as the upper crust residences of Victorian London, and this is heightened by the cinematography of Francis’ expert cameraman Norman Warwick, who also shot TORTURE GARDEN and a number of other British genre classics (including THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES and DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE). Paul Ferris, who composed the music for a number of Tigon horrors but is best known for WITCHFINDER GENERAL, turns in terrifically haunting score.
THE CREEPING FLESH can be accused of possessing a convoluted story (there's a lively subplot involving an escaped mute lunatic played by Kenneth J. Warren, DEMONS OF THE MIND), but the screenplay by Peter Spenceley and Jonathan Rumbold is fresh and original. The chemistry between Lee and Cushing is at its peak on the screen and both (Lee top-billed with less screen time) are at the top of the form. Lovely Lorna Heilbron is excellent as Penelope, transforming from sweet and innocent to mad and deadly magnificently. It's a shame she didn't do any other genre films, with the exception of Jose Larraz's recently-rediscovered SYMPTOMS. Though Freddie Francis took many a directorial job as just work, it seems his heart was in this one. THE CREEPING FLESH is on par with Francis’ most memorable Hammer and Amicus efforts, and includes some of his best camera set-ups—namely the use of distorted lenses to suggest a character's descent into insanity and a point of view shot from the inside of the monster's gooey skull cavity (similar to what he did earlier in Amicus’ THE SKULL). Speaking of Hammer, fans will be delighted by bits by several Hammer vets, including Michael Ripper (who also re-dubs the voice of a policeman here), Duncan Lamont (FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN) and George Benson (HORROR OF DRACULA), and Hammer make-up man Roy Ashton also worked on the film.

As for the quality, all three movies have been put on one Blu-ray (something sure to give a number of fanboys pre-purchase jitters) but rest assured, the overall quality here is quite good. As mentioned, Mill Creek previously released THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN on Blu-ray (on a double feature with William Castle’s MR. SARDONICUS, which they’ve since re-released on Blu with HOMICIDAL), and the solid transfer looks the same as it did on the previous disc. The 1080p HD image is presented in a 2.40:1 Techniscope aspect ratio. Visually, the colors are perfectly solid and bright, and the source print is in excellent shape with very few imperfections, only some minor speckling. Black levels are generally good, while textures remain satisfyingly filmic with a study coating of light grain to prove it.

Like Sony’s previous DVD release of TORTURE GARDEN, this version runs about 100 minutes, seven minutes longer than the previous VHS release. This longer restored version includes more opening moments with the Dr. Diablo character (garbed in an executioner’s hood) showing off his various torture devices. There is also more footage of him giving a ranting speech before staging a victim’s death by electric chair. The rest of the restored footage is during the “Terror Over Hollywood” segment, including the onscreen murder of the Mike Charles (David Bauer) character. TORTURE GARDEN is presented in 1080p in a fitting 1.78:1 aspect ratio (though the back of the Blu-ray mistakenly lists it at 2.35:1). This is a considerable improvement over the DVD. Overall, the image is very sharp with great clarity that brings out the subtle lighting and neutral colors (accurate, if somewhat subdued) of the original production. The transfer is very clean, while black levels are solid and the grain structure is tight. The textures in the skin tones are most impressive in close-ups, while hues bend to the darker side (a common trait of 35mm Technicolor prints of the period) without the least bit of loss in detail.

The HD treatment given to THE CREEPING FLESH also results in a significant improvement over Sony’s previous DVD release, and it's presented in 1080p HD in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio (though the back cover has it at 1.85:1; don’t freak out boys, it only means there’s a sliver of extra picture information on the top and bottom to fill HD televisions). From the start of the film, on display is tight, filmic grain (no artificial “waxing” has been done on any of the three titles here) with colors being consistently sharp. Fine detail is abundant, black levels are deep (no signs of crush) and the original elements are nearly flawless in that they show no significant speckling or other defects. Night scenes are timed right in that they properly showcase darkness without drowning out picture detail. All three features have perfectly fine 2.0 English tracks, but there are no subtitle options for any. There are no extras on the disc, but the cover insert is reversible (see above photo), with a more desirable layout showcasing poster art for each of the three films (as well as a spine that lists their titles rather than just “Psycho Circus”). Well worth the under-$10 asking price. (George R. Reis)

http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/psychocircusblu716773.htm (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/psychocircusblu716773.htm)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 03, 2017, 03:31:39 PM
It's worth it along just for the BD versions of TORTURE GARDEN and THE CREEPING FLESH...and under $10.00! You cant beat that for a bargain! Just ordered mine.  Zombie In Luv
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 04, 2017, 05:44:22 PM
Coming from Scream Factory:

Island Of Terror  June 20th

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Angry Red Planet   June 27th

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Amando Ossorio double feature: July 18th

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The Man From Planet X   July 11th

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on April 05, 2017, 12:42:33 PM
Memphremagog mentioned this one already, and here's a bit more info courtesy of DVD Drive-In.

Scream Factory Announces Spanish Horror Double Feature On Blu-ray!

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Fans of vintage Spanish horror will be delighted to hear that Scream Factory has a new Blu-ray double-feature coming on July 18 featuring two 1974 films from the director of The Blind Dead Series, Amando de Ossorio! THE NIGHT OF THE SORCERERS: A group of explorers arrive in Africa to study the wildlife in the same area where a brutal native ritual occurred in 1910. All is tranquil until night falls and distant drumming draws one of the female members of the group to investigate the jungle. From there, a nightmare will be awakened … a nightmare of zombie natives and scantily-clad vampire women who prowl the moonlight jungle in search of fresh blood and more victims to sacrifice. THE LORELEY'S GRASP: In a town by the Rhine river, young women are turning up dead … savagely torn to pieces and their hearts missing. Concerned that whatever beast is doing these horrible murders will end up attacking the female students, a nearby school for women hires a hunter to find and kill the creature. The hunter will soon find out that this is no ordinary beast that craves human hearts, but rather a deceptive, alluring and mysterious being – The Loreley – who is already looking for another heart to use in a gruesome ancient ritual.

http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm)

I'll definitely be grabbing this. I have these on the excellent BCI/Deimos DVDs but any upgrade is welcome and Shout! (Scream) Factory usually does good product. Love my Spanish Horror, especially the work of Amando de Ossorio.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 05, 2017, 01:23:46 PM
Memphremagog mentioned this one already, and here's a bit more info courtesy of DVD Drive-In.

Scream Factory Announces Spanish Horror Double Feature On Blu-ray!

([url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/images/n-s/nightsorcereslorelyblu.jpg[/url])

Fans of vintage Spanish horror will be delighted to hear that Scream Factory has a new Blu-ray double-feature coming on July 18 featuring two 1974 films from the director of The Blind Dead Series, Amando de Ossorio! THE NIGHT OF THE SORCERERS: A group of explorers arrive in Africa to study the wildlife in the same area where a brutal native ritual occurred in 1910. All is tranquil until night falls and distant drumming draws one of the female members of the group to investigate the jungle. From there, a nightmare will be awakened … a nightmare of zombie natives and scantily-clad vampire women who prowl the moonlight jungle in search of fresh blood and more victims to sacrifice. THE LORELEY'S GRASP: In a town by the Rhine river, young women are turning up dead … savagely torn to pieces and their hearts missing. Concerned that whatever beast is doing these horrible murders will end up attacking the female students, a nearby school for women hires a hunter to find and kill the creature. The hunter will soon find out that this is no ordinary beast that craves human hearts, but rather a deceptive, alluring and mysterious being – The Loreley – who is already looking for another heart to use in a gruesome ancient ritual.

[url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/index.htm[/url])

I'll definitely be grabbing this. I have these on the excellent BCI/Deimos DVDs but any upgrade is welcome and Shout! (Scream) Factory usually does good product. Love my Spanish Horror, especially the work of Amando de Ossorio.


Plus LORILEY'S GRASP stars the awesomely beautiful Helga Line.. Zombie In Luv
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on April 05, 2017, 02:07:33 PM
Plus LORILEY'S GRASP stars the awesomely beautiful Helga Line.. Zombie In Luv

Yowza!

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Sorry, couldn't resist posting another pic of Hot Helga.  ;D
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on April 12, 2017, 12:02:44 PM
Severin Films To Release BLACKENSTEIN On Blu-ray!

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On May 30th, Severin Films, in association with Xenon Pictures and Vinegar Syndrome, invites you to experience Mary Shelley's horror classic through a Vietnam-shattered, micro-budget, entrail-smothered lens. After years of lifeless home video presentations, Severin is proud to re-animate BLACKENSTEIN with an immaculate transfer of the rarely seen original theatrical cut AND a new assembly of the home video release version, Frankensteined together from the best existing elements! (The home video version has been the most widely seen version over the past few decades. It's entirely possible that the original video master was created using a longer, unfinished cut of the movie, with the producer's tighter edit being the version that was officially released to cinemas in the 1970s) You may have heard of this infamous Blaxploitation/Horror hybrid, but the real story is even more bizarre: In 1973, criminal-lawyer-turned-wannabe-monster-movie-mogul Frank R. Saletri wrote and produced this grindhouse hit about a Black soldier mortally wounded in Vietnam transformed into a rampaging monster by an L.A. mad scientist. Almost a decade later, Saletri himself would be murdered gangland-style in a crime that remains debated – and unsolved – to this day. John Hart (TV’s “The Lone Ranger”), ‘40s Hollywood starlet Andrea King and even former mob moll/stripper Liz Renay star in this jaw-dropper directed by William A. Levey, now with all-new Special Features that spotlight the entire twisted saga! Special Features: *Theatrical Release Version (78 Mins.) and Video Release Version (87 Mins.); *Monster Kid: Interview with Writer / Producer Frank R. Saletri’s Sister, June Kirk; *Archive News Broadcast On The Murder Of Writer/Producer Frank R. Saletri; *Producer/Directors/Actors Ken Osborne And Robert Dix Remember Writer/Producer Frank R. Saletri; *Bill Created Blackenstein: Interview With Creature Designer Bill Munns; *Theatrical Trailer.

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I'll probably eventually get this but I'm waiting for a good price. I love Severin releases, but Blackenstein is a real stinker of a movie. It's easily the weakest of the Blaxploitation/Horror subgenre. I already have it on DVD with crappy picture quality, and I'm in no hurry to upgrade. I'm more interested in the special features than the film. Too much other stuff to throw money at.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on April 19, 2017, 10:47:52 AM
Blue Underground Sets Date and Details Extras for DEATH LINE (aka RAW MEAT) Blu-ray!

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Blue Underground has set June 27 when we will see the Blu-ray/DVD Combo release of one of our favorite British horror films: DEATH LINE (aka RAW MEAT). When a prominent politician and a beautiful young woman vanish inside a London subway station, Scotland Yard’s Inspector Calhoun (Donald Pleasence) investigates and makes a horrifying discovery. Not only did a group of 19th century tunnel workers survive a cave-in, but they lived for years in a secret underground enclave by consuming the flesh of their own dead. Now the lone descendant of this grisly tribe has surfaced, prowling the streets for fresh victims… and a new mate. Norman Rossington, David Ladd, Sharon Gurney, and the legendary Christopher Lee also star in this heart-stopping horror classic co-written and directed by Gary Sherman (DEAD & BURIED). Originally recut and released as RAW MEAT in the United States, now DEATH LINE has been freshly transferred and fully restored in 2K from the original uncensored camera negative and comes fully loaded with exclusive new Extras produced for this release! Extras will include: Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Gary Sherman, Producer Paul Maslansky, and Assistant Director Lewis More O’Ferrall; Tales From The Tube – Interview with Co-Writer/Director Gary Sherman and Executive Producers Jay Kanter & Alan Ladd Jr.; From The Depths – Interview with Star David Ladd and Producer Paul Maslansky; Mind The Doors – Interview with Star Hugh Armstrong; DEATH LINE Trailer; RAW MEAT Trailer; RAW MEAT TV Spots; RAW MEAT Radio Spots; Poster & Still Gallery; BONUS Collectible Booklet featuring new writing by authors Michael Gingold and Christopher Gullo.


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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on April 19, 2017, 10:53:54 AM
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CALTIKI, THE IMMORTAL MONSTER (1959) Blu-ray/DVD combo
 Director(s): Riccardo Freda (as Robert Hampton) and Mario Bava (uncredited)
 Arrow Video USA 
Mario Bava gets nudged into the director's chair in Arrow Video USA's Blu-ray/DVD combo of the early Italian sci-fi pic CALTIKI, THE IMMORTAL MONSTER.
 
When archaeologist Nieto (Arturo Dominici, BLACK SUNDAY) comes stumbling into the expedition camp in a delirium, the other expedition members – biologist John Fielding (John Merivale, THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER), cameraman Bob (Daniele Vargas, CEMETERY WITHOUT CROSSES), and treasure hunter Max (Gérard Herter, THE BIG GUNDOWN) – go looking for missing colleague Ulmer in the nearby Mayan ruins and discover a chamber within a recently erupted volcano that turns out to be the shrine of the goddess Caltiki. There is no sign of Ulmer, but footage from his abandoned camera reveals an attack on the two men by persons unknown. Leaving Nieto in the care of John's prissy wife Ellen (Didi Sullivan) and Max's "halfbreed" girlfriend Linda (Daniela Rocca, DIVORCE ITALIAN STYLE), the men return to the cave and Bob discovers the bejeweled remains of Caltiki's sacrificial offerings in the lake surrounding her shrine. The stone idol of Caltiki turns out not to be that much of a likeness when the titular creature emerges from the water as a slimy amorphous blob whose secretions eat away at Max's arm when he tries to make off with some of the jewels Bob has recovered from underwater. John saves the day by piloting a gasoline truck into the cave but Max loses his arm and an infection spreads to the rest of his body and into his bloodstream. Working from a samples of the creature taken off Max's arm, they discover that the creature is a twenty-million-year-old single-celled organism that may indeed be the mythical Caltiki who is prophesized to destroy the world when she reunites with her mate in the sky. As a comet that has not been seen from the Earth since 607 A.D. (when the Mayans disappeared from the expedition site) nears the planet once again, the fragment of Caltiki starts to grow exponentially and wreak havoc on Mexico City.

A rare early example of Italian science fiction – a genre later embraced by Antonio Margheriti (THE WILD WILD PLANET), Luigi Cozzi (STARCRASH), and Alfonso Brescia (THE BEAST IN SPACE) – CALTIKI, THE IMMORTAL MONSTER draws from British examples like THE QUATERMASS EXPERIMENT and X-THE UNKNOWN and American ones like THE BLOB to lesser effect. Much of the film is a wonderful showcase for the glass mattes, back projection, and other in-camera tricks of uncredited co-director Mario Bava (BLACK SABBATH) while the expository scientific and dramatic scenes were handled by Riccardo Freda (THE HORRIBLE DR. HICHCOCK) in a manner that manages to be simultaneously overwrought (especially in the English dub) and apathetic. The middle section drags as it seems that Max – embittered by his disfigurement and maddened with greed for the gold, and resenting John for having Ellen who rejected him – will either transform into Caltiki or serve the goddess, but he ends up posing a more human threat during the climax in which the creature expands and pulls down Fielding's Mexican villa around it. The monster is laughable but there are a couple grisly bits like the remains of Max's arm once the fragment of Caltiki is removed from it and one character's skin rotting consumption by the monster during the climax. Although it never convinces as an American or British genre effort, CALTIKI at times does look less Italian and somewhat more like a Mexican horror film due to the studio-bound exteriors and interiors. Giacomo Rossi Stuart (KILL BABY KILL) appears as one of the scientists who submit the fragment of Caltiki to radiological testing.
 
Released theatrically through Allied Artists, CALTIKI gained much of its American audience through the company's television version which padded the timeslot by recycling some of the "native" dance sequence footage (although it was apparently the theatrical cut that ended up available on the grey market through companies like Sinister Cinema). The first legitimate release of the film on DVD was in Italy through NoShame in an anamorphic widescreen transfer with English and Italian audio tracks and a handful of Italian-only extras (see below). When NoShame went out of business, Luigi Cozzi's Sinister Film label reissued it without the extras using the same master which was incorrectly flagged for 4:3, playing the pillarboxed widescreen transfer squeezed to 1.33:1 (although this could easily be rescaled on most software players and televisions/players that played back 4:3 material stretched to 16:9).

The 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 pillarboxed widescreen transfer on Arrow Video's dual-territory Blu-ray/DVD combo is the best the film has looked but still a mixed blessing. The enhanced resolution allows greater appraisal of Bava's special effects while also exposing more of their artifice than intended like the very obvious cyclorama behind the jungle scenes, Dominici's shadow on the screen on which the background is projected as he crosses from artificial background to a real set in one panning camera movement, and the flatness of some of the magazine clippings Bava pasted to the glass mattes meant to give a bit of depth to the composition (Caltiki itself now looks more like a slimy sleeping bag). The image is still dark but the commentators suggest that Bava had it printed dark to obscure the matte lines. Although not as handsomely lensed as some of Bava's subsequent black and white horror and giallo efforts, CALTIKI's new transfer does restore a degree of gloss missing from the Allied Artist-sourced boots. Audio options include the English dub (directed by Lee Kresel who also directed the AIP redub of BLACK SUNDAY) in LPCM 1.0 mono, a composite from a variety of less-than-optimal sources (the menu actually recommends auditing the Italian track with subtitles) or Italian LPCM 1.0 with English SDH subtitles for the English track and English subtitles for the Italian. While examining the camera negative, it was discovered that some of the film was shot with a hard matte for 1.66:1 but much of it including Bava's effects shots were filmed without one (Bava's shot his later films with a hard-matte for the effects shots). The alternate full aperture version in the extras menu is shown in its entirety in Italian LPCM 1.0 with English subtitles from the same master as the feature encode.
 
The film is also accompanied by two commentary tracks by two Bava book authors: Video Watchdog's Tim Lucas (MARIO BAVA: ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK) and Troy Howarth (THE HAUNTED WORLDS OF MARIO BAVA). There is quite a bit of overlap between the two tracks, so they are better enjoyed separately with some space between rather than successively. Both discuss Freda's and Bava's previous collaboration on I VAMPIRI which Freda abandoned and Bava rewrote to complete in two days, Bava's actual directorial debut in THE DAY THE SKY EXPLODED (credited to Paolo Heusch), Freda's plan to intentionally leave CALTIKI after shooting the scenes with the actors and leaving the roughly one hundred effects shots to Bava as a means of easing him into the director's chair and showing producers Bava's capabilities, images and themes that anticipate Bava's later films (particularly BLACK SUNDAY and PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES), as well as the film's debt to Hammer's sci-fi efforts and reference to Edgar G. Ulmer. Lucas describes the how-tos of the effects shots in detail and relates anecdotes from Bava collaborators that sheds light on the just how much of Pietro Francisci's HERCULES he actually directed (Francisci reportedly napped on set most of the time and only directed when the press was around), as well as the film's post-production (at AIP dubbing studio Titra) and television padding. Howarth frames the rough edges of the effects as being an embracing of artifice in direct opposition to Italy's neorealist tradition, reveals that Freda had found financial security at the time in horse breeding and treated filmmaking as a hobby, as well as relating some of the contradictions in Freda's vaunting of Bava's talents including the idea that he believed he was doing Bava a favor when he was on the censor board by refusing FOUR TIMES THAT NIGHT as a lesser effort. Critic Kim Newman also offers up his take on the film in "From Quatermass to Caltiki" (18:13) in which he also contextualizes CALTIKI in terms of post-war American and British science fiction efforts – particularly Edgar G. Ulmer's MAN FROM PLANET X with its fusion of fifties genre trends with the Universal-era expressionist shadows, mist, gloom, and superstitious peasants – but seems unaware that Italian sci-fi precursor THE DAY THE SKY EXPLODED was indeed directed by Bava.
 
Ported over from the NoShame DVD is an optional introduction (0:20) and featurette "Riccardo Freda, Forgotten Master" (19:05) by Italian critic Stefano Della Casa who discusses Freda's popularity with French before the new breed of Italian criticism that no longer looked down upon anything that was not neo-realism, becoming familiar with Freda through fellow critics who arranged a retrospective in the 1980s, meeting the director when he was on film festival panels, and his later years marked by his final credit as assistant director on Bertrand Tavernier's REVENGE OF THE MUSKETEERS and the sad circumstances of his death. Cozzi appears in "The Genesis of Caltiki" (21:32) in which he gives some background on the production personnel, and makes the case that screenwriter Filippo Sanjust (THE GOLDEN ARROW) deserves just as much credit as Freda and Bava for the film and its influence since Sanjust also designed the sets for the films he wrote (including this one) and would move on to become an opera director and designer of international acclaim. The US theatrical trailer (2:07) – which also demonstrates a lack of consensus in the pronunciation of "Caltiki" – and cropped US Opening Titles (2:27) are also included upscaled from SD. Not supplied for review were the reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys, and the illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Diabolique Magazine's Kat Ellinger and Roberto Curti (ITALIAN GOTHIC HORROR FILMS, 1957-1969) included with the first pressing only. (Eric Cotenas)

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 24, 2017, 08:13:53 PM

Noticed that this movie is making a Blu-Ray debut:

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     From HELL IT Came, 1957 - Scheduled release for tomorrow, April 25, 2017.

No indication of extras. 

A truly awful little movie, I would not be willing to buy a Blu-Ray unless they included commentaries.  I would hope any commentaries would mention its reception at release.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 24, 2017, 08:31:21 PM
The only way I'm getting this BR, is if somebody trades me, straight up, for my DVD.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on April 24, 2017, 09:00:16 PM
I agree with you guys. I only have Hellit on a boot so I wouldn't mind having the BD just to have it on a proper disc, but it isn't something I'm going to pay much for if it's bare-bones like I think it'll be. Did it ever even get a legit DVD release? Anyway, I'm waiting till I find it cheap- like 10 bucks or less. If I don't find it cheap I'll just stick with my Creepy Classics boot.

...I'm about to talk myself out of buying it even if I do find it cheap. I don't think I've watched it more than once anyway. Some of these films just don't deserve an upgrade, unless you just want throw wads of cash around. Better things to buy as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 24, 2017, 09:19:49 PM
Did it ever even get a legit DVD release?

Just a Warner Archive DVD-R.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 24, 2017, 09:24:20 PM
I agree with you guys. I only have Hellit on a boot so I wouldn't mind having the BD just to have it on a proper disc, but it isn't something I'm going to pay much for if it's bare-bones like I think it'll be. Did it ever even get a legit DVD release? Anyway, I'm waiting till I find it cheap- like 10 bucks or less. If I don't find it cheap I'll just stick with my Creepy Classics boot.

...I'm about to talk myself out of buying it even if I do find it cheap. I don't think I've watched it more than once anyway. Some of these films just don't deserve an upgrade, unless you just want throw wads of cash around. Better things to buy as far as I'm concerned.

It was released on a R2 PAL DVD disc.


In 1957 it played at our little theater for 1 night only.  It was part of the Special Halloween Midnight Show.

I had been 11 for only 2 weeks at the time and did not even ask if I could go.  Besides, I was too busy with trick-or-treating to worry about it.  My older brother went and told me how stupid the movie was.  It didn't matter.  I was still disappointed that I missed it.

A few years ago, I found it on a PAL disc and finally got to see it - Bleh!  I was feeling left out all those years for nothing!

Only REALLY good commentaries, or a $5 sale of a monumentally better print would make me spend any more money on this film.


Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on April 24, 2017, 09:26:24 PM
Just a Warner Archive DVD-R.
Figures.

That's technically a "legit release", but to me those MODs are no better than good boots. I should have worded my question as "a pressed disc release".  ;)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on April 24, 2017, 09:47:18 PM
It was released on a R2 PAL DVD disc.


In 1957 it played at our little theater for 1 night only.  It was part of the Special Halloween Midnight Show.

I had been 11 for only 2 weeks at the time and did not even ask if I could go.  Besides, I was too busy with trick-or-treating to worry about it.  My older brother went and told me how stupid the movie was.  It didn't matter.  I was still disappointed that I missed it.

A few years ago, I found it on a PAL disc and finally got to see it - Bleh!  I was feeling left out all those years for nothing!

Only REALLY good commentaries, or a $5 sale of a monumentally better print would make me spend any more money on this film.
Thanks for the info. I'm still tech-challenged regarding disc-regions beyond 1/A. I keep waiting for my PS3 to wear out but it keeps pluggin' away.

I've been watching a few videos by the You Tube DVD/BD community of late and some of those guys throw chunks of cash at everything new coming out on Blu. That's fine for them but I like to use some of that disposable cash for other types of collectibles. My funds are rather limited these days so I'm careful to get the most value I can for what I spend. My spending is spread out among various monster collectibles like toys, comics, mags, movies, etc. so I just can't see dropping $20-$30 on some of the new Blu-ray releases for direct-to-video stinkers from the '90s, or any other really lackluster films for that matter, even if the Blu release is really nice. I'm glad those guys like what their doing, it's just not for me. I only buy expensive BDs of movies I really like.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on May 03, 2017, 03:10:08 PM
Scream Factory To Release THE MANSTER On Blu-ray!

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If you’ve been enjoying some of Scream Factory’s recent Blu-ray releases from the 1950s (THE VAMPIRE, I BURY THE LIVING, THE SCREAMING SKULL, etc.) then they have another fun one for you: THE MANSTER! American reporter Larry Stanford is assigned to a story on evolutionary theorist Dr. Suzuki and visits his secluded laboratory high in the mountains for Japan. Unwittingly injected with an experimental drug, Stanford becomes increasingly bitter and irritable towards his boss and his wife. Then one day, the appearance of a third eye on his shoulder hurls the reporter into a state of terror. The eye soon develops into a second head setting in motion a rampage of mayhem, madness and murder! Official street date is August 29th but you can get it shipped two weeks early if you order directly from the Shout! Factory website.

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I posted this for the benefit of all, but I personally won't be buying a copy. I'm not a huge fan of the film and my DVD of it will suffice. If I had lots of disposable cash I would buy literally every Monster/Exploitation related BD that comes out but since that isn't the case I budget my monster money wisely.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on May 17, 2017, 04:16:28 PM
Here are reviews of the new Willard and Ben BD/DVD Combos from Scream Factory courtesy of DVD Drive-In:

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I ordered mine from Target for a good price and free shipping. I prefer to order movies from retailers like Target and Walmart when possible because the prices are very competitive and returns are hassle free at the nearby stores. I've sworn off Amazon after getting a raw deal from their customer service (actually more like a nightmare, customer disservice is more accurate). For important pre-orders like the new Naschy Blus and Island Of Terror Blu I use Diabolik DVD. They're a little more expensive but they ship in a box so you know you won't get damaged cases, and their customer service is very good.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on May 18, 2017, 05:16:37 AM
I just got my Dracula and Mummy Blu-Ray sets in the mail; I know what I'm going to be doing this weekend!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on May 18, 2017, 09:10:41 PM
I had to get my Kharis fix; so I just watched the new cleaned up Blu-Ray of The Mummy's Hand on the big screen, with simulated surround-sound; I have just one word for it: DAMN!!!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 18, 2017, 09:26:24 PM
I have just one word for it: DAMN!!!

Aw, that's too bad!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on June 01, 2017, 08:37:00 PM
So far I have watched Dracula’s Daughter as well as both the Mummy’s Hand and Tomb. The image and sound quality has been excellent, throughout. What I find so amazing is that when I watch the trailers (which, sadly, have not been cleaned up or restored) I imagine that this is probably comparable to the image/sound quality of the films when I first saw them on our old rabbit ears television set, in the early to mid 1970’s. With no VCR’s to record it, viewing was precious and, while I’m sure I didn’t think about it at the time, I probably would have assumed that I was watching the best copy of the film available. Even then, those films were old and old films are bound to have a good deal of wear and tear. Now it looks like they were filmed yesterday. What I’m trying to say is that I feel these restored sets are a gift, one that I don’t take for granted.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on June 02, 2017, 04:13:40 PM
Here's the DVD Drive-In review for the new Inquisition Blu-ray from Mondo Macabro:

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INQUISITION (1976) Blu-ray
 Director: Jacinto Molina
 Mondo Macabro
Paul Naschy hunts witches in his directorial debut INQUISITION, out on Blu-ray from Mondo Macabro.

The setting is sixteenth century France and plague is ravaging the lands. Believing the plague to be symptomatic of the region giving itself over to Satan, inquisitors Bernard de Fossey (Naschy), elder Nicolas Rodier (Ricardo Merino, THE RED RINGS OF FEAR), and apprentice Pierre Burgot (Tony Isbert, THE DRACULA SAGA) arrive in the village of Pyriac to stamp out heresy. Welcomed as guests in the home of a wealthy landowner, de Fossey finds himself disturbed by his attraction to the man's daughter Catherine (Daniela Giordano, THE GIRL IN ROOM 2A) who is already betrothed to handsome Jean (Juan Luis Galiardo, TWO MALES FOR ALEXA). An outcast because of his disfigurement, the family groom Renovar (Antonio Iranzo, CUT-THROATS NINE) accuses two of the young woman (VOODOO BLACK EXORCIST's Eva Leon and THE LORELEY'S GRASP's Loreta Tovar) who rejected him of witchcraft, setting off a chain of accusations by those who want attention, have ulterior motives, or are simply afraid of being consigned to the stake themselves. As de Fossey and the inquisitors torture confessions out of the accused and burn them at the stake, Catherine becomes convinced that de Fossey is the Devil himself. When Jean is killed by highwaymen on the road, Catherine falls ill and her adopted sister Madeleine (Monica Randall, THE WITCHES MOUNTAIN) takes her to witch Mabile (Tota Alba, THE SWEET SOUND OF DEATH) to cure her. Driven by grief and a thirst for vengeance, Catherine allows herself to be initiated as a witch in order to learn the identity of Jean's murderer. As De Fossey finds his tested by his desires for Catherine, he also becomes paranoid that Nicolas is trying to usurp his position.

After his fantastical treatment of the story of occultist/child murder Gilles de Rais (also one of Joan of Arc's knights) with Carlos Aured's HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB, Naschy mounted a more historical take on the character with Leon Klimovsky's THE DEVIL'S POSSESSED but the results were quite dull. While INQUISITION's gory, sexualized tortures seem inspired by MARK OF THE DEVIL, Naschy's directorial debut INQUISITION might be more flatteringly seen as his WITCHFINDER GENERAL with a side of THE DEVILS. There is usually little acclaim for the screenplays for Euro horror – and not just because of the English dubbing – including those of Naschy, but INQUISITION is as impressively scripted as it is shot. Ambiguities in the plotting are not the usual plot holes but quite thought-provoking. It is very possible to interpret Catherine's Sabbat initiation as a drugged hallucination while the revelation of the identity of Nicolas' murderer may have less to do with magic than her subconscious suspicions and/or her revulsion towards de Fossey. Similarly, the film does not reduce the actions of de Fossey and the inquisitors to sexual sadism and opportunism, and de Fossey may indeed desire Catherine but his subsequent actions – including convincing her father to sign over the guardianship of herself and her sister Elvire (Julia Saly, NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF) to him – may indeed be consciously motivated by genuine concern. His lecture to Catherine on incubi and succubi upon learning that she has a lover could be taken at face value whereas it would be all too easy to make him a hypocritical villain like the inquisitors of Jess Franco's THE BLOODY JUDGE and THE DEMONS.

The most interesting characters are the supporting personages of Madeleine and village doctor Emile (Eduardo Calvo, HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN). Fearing that Jean might not be genuine in his promises to Catherine, Madeline went to Mabile to cast a binding spell, and it seems to be her guilt over this and the effect she believes it has had on Catherine that motivates her to bring her to Mabile and sees the harm she has done after the old witch is herself burned at the stake. Emile is the voice of reason, believing de Fossey and the others to be religious zealots and the witches to be poor wretches rebelling against hunger, sickness, misery, and tyranny. He believes the witches sabbat to have only been experienced by these women in dreams, and Catherine's initiation is presented as a hallucinatory set-piece on a different plane in which artifice is emphasized with imagery Catherine has already been exposed to by de Fossey showing her pages from the Malleus Maleficarum of the demons and church sermons reveling in the details of the practices of witchcrafts (rituals that were usually interpreted as the inverse of the Christian mass). The climax is a genuine tragedy of de Fossey's downfall, Catherine's grief turned to madness, and the deaths of good-natured characters at the hands of the greedy and lustful. The scoring of Máximo Barratas (NIGHT OF THE WALKING DEAD) stays away from the more psychedelic strains of Naschy's earlier films or the CAM library tracks of his later works, but the standouts here are the photography of Miguel F. Mila (RETURN OF THE EVIL DEAD) – by turns stately and experimental – and the art direction of Gumersindo Andrés (CURSE OF THE DEVIL) that mixes real locations, impressive sets, and authentic period props from witchfinders' tomes to the torture devices.

Although one of Naschy's strongest films, INQUISTION went unreleased theatrically in the United States (and undistributed in many territories). The film first reached American viewers in 1984 via Video City's wonderfully lurid clamshell VHS release of a cropped but uncut print. A Spanish DVD was rleased in 2011 (as part of a Naschy set with THE LAST KAMIKAZE, THE BEAST AND THE MAGIC SWORD, and THE MUMMY'S REVENGE and then as an individual disc in 2014) with a brand new anamorphic transfer. Mondo Macabro's 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen Blu-ray – which opens with the Video Mercury logo – appears to have been derived from the same master. Colors seem more vibrant and blacks truer than the upscaled clips in the Naschy introduction ported over from the DVD but the film actually seems to fare better in terms of crispness in wide angle long shots than close-ups which seem softer, but it is still quite the revelation in terms of color and composition compared to the more familiar Video City-derived transfer. Although the Panorámica framing is only 1.85:1, cinematographer Mila balances the frame with elements of set decoration or extras flanking the main components of the shots (although it was assumed that Mila was given secondary credit as DP on Sergio Martino's ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK and that his primary credit in the Spanish version was for quota purposes, the Sabbat scenes here make one question whether he might have shot similar scenes in the Martino film). Audio options include the English and Spanish dubs in LPCM 2.0 mono, with the latter being the superior choice (particularly when it comes to the voice casting of Giordano), and optional English subtitles.

Extras start off with an audio commentary by Naschycast podcasters Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn (who are also contributing commentaries to Scream Factory's forthcoming Naschy set) in which they discuss the deceptive nature of what Naschy himself called a "simple story", Naschy's use of authentic props as well as his extensive research (including some superstitious lore of which they have been unable to trace the sources), the polish of the production (with particular nods to Mila and Andrés), as well as background on Naschy, Leon (who was married to WEREWOLF SHADOW's Andres Resino), Calvo, and Saly (including the possible meanings of her nickname "La Pocha"). Drawing on interviews with Naschy, Giordano, and Naschy's son Sergio Molina, as well as information provided by Latarnia's Mirek Lipinski and Spanish Fear's Elena Anele, they keep the discussion moving over the course of the film's ninety minutes while making some interesting points of their own (including the way that Naschy eschewed his usual scripting practice of having multiple female characters desire him in favor of the story's requirements).

Ported over from the Spanish DVD is the introduction with Naschy (14:24) who recalls his fascination with the inquisition and desire to make a film about Torquemada only to be advised by a historian that the Spanish inquisition were pretty mild, focusing on heresy while the French, German, and Swiss inquisition were much more brutal (the Spanish having gained their reputation trough the "Black Legend" propaganda meant to discredit Spain and the power of the church). He regards the film as highly as actress Giordano who also appears in an interview (24:24) in which she refers to INQUISITION as her first "real film." She was disappointed that it did not sell to other territories including Italy and arranged a screening for Italian distributors in the early 1980s but it did not have enough of the requisite exploitable elements or any actors other than her who would have been recognizable to Italian audiences to go to the expensive of dubbing it for release.

Also included is the Eurotika episode "Blood and Sand" (24:24) featuring the input of Naschy, Giordano, actresses Caroline Munro (HOWL OF THE DEVIL) and Orchidea de Santis (SEVEN MURDERS FOR SCOTLAND YARD), Eurocine producer Daniel Lasoeur, and directors Jose Ramon Larraz (VAMPYRES) and Amando de Ossorio (DEMON WITCH CHILD). Larraz and Naschy discuss how Spain's traditions of the macabre were suppressed by the church and then by General Franco, with the filmmaking during his reign consisting primarily of religious films, musicals, and comedy until Jess Franco's THE AWFUL DR. ORLOFF, but it was Naschy's own WEREWOLF SHADOW that kicked off the heyday of Spanish horror (clips include THE VAMPIRE'S NIGHT ORGY, CURSE OF THE VAMPYR, TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD, INQUISITION, and plenty from DR. JEKYLL AND THE WEREWOLF), with Naschy being one of the few who continued on in the horror tradition as Spanish film moved towards sexploitation in the late 1970s and into the 1980s. The disc also includes the usual Mondo Macabro clip reel. A 666-copy limited edition included a red case but is now sold out. (Eric Cotenas)

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on June 02, 2017, 04:15:15 PM
Here's the DVD Drive-In review for the new Inquisition Blu-ray from Mondo Macabro:

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INQUISITION (1976) Blu-ray


One Naschy's best films and a great Eurohorror all around! Well worth picking up!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on June 02, 2017, 04:22:28 PM
One Naschy's best films and a great Eurohorror all around! Well worth picking up!
I very much agree! I'm excited that some of these great Naschy films are making it to Blu-ray with cool extras. My copy should be rolling in soon along with The Paul Naschy Collection from Scream Factory.  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on June 03, 2017, 01:19:01 AM
DVD Drive-In review of the new Blue Underground double feature Blu-ray of the two Jess Franco Fu Manchu flicks:

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THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU (1968)/THE CASTLE OF FU MANCHU (1969) Blu-ray
 Director: Jess Franco
 Blue Underground

Although neither title here is considered the cream of the crop when it comes to the most desired of Christopher Lee's movies, Blue Underground's double feature tribute to the late actor and international cinema icon (“at his sinister best”) is still a marvelous package. Here are the final two entries in a popular 1960s horror/espionage film series from producer Harry Alan Towers (both written by him under his "Peter Welbeck" pen name) and cult director Jess Franco (who makes cameos in both films), and based on the legendary literary villain created by Sax Rohmer. Even if you dive into these films with reservations based on negative fanboy feedback, no doubt there’s some fun to be had here, and they look outstanding on Blu-ray!

 Presented here are THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU and its immediate sequel, THE CASTLE OF FU MANCHU. Harry Alan Towers' "Fu Manchu" series starring Christopher Lee started in 1965 with THE FACE OF FU MANCHU followed by BRIDES OF FU MANCHU (1966) and VENGEANCE OF FU MANCHU (1967)—all British productions released quite prosperously through Warner Brothers/Seven Arts. When it came to the fourth installment, Towers called upon Spanish exploitation maverick Jess Franco to direct, rather than the usual proficient Englishman he was employing. Towers is quoted as telling Franco that he successfully "killed" Fu Manchu and most fans and critics appall these two entries. But as Tim Lucas once stated in his liner notes for the films (when they were first released on DVD in 2003 as part of “The Christopher Lee Collection”), "Blue Underground's new, integral, digital remasterings make these films easier to appreciate than before." This writer is in total agreement with that statement (even moreso now that they’re on Blu-ray), but I guess the viewer will have to decide for himself. 
THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU (released in the U.S. by Commonwealth United/AIP as KISS AND KILL and also known as AGAINST ALL ODDS and KISS OF DEATH) has the totally evil Asian crime lord Fu Manchu (Lee) and his equally corrupt daughter Lin Tang (Tsai Chin, YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE) hiding out in their cavern headquarters in the Amazon jungle. In another attempt at world domination, ten beautiful women are kidnapped and are injected with a poisonous venom that will enable them to kill men with a simple kiss on the lips. First up is his arch enemy in London, Nayland Smith (Richard Greene, TALES FROM THE CRYPT) who falls victim to the deadly kiss but instead of dying turns temporarily blind. With the help of the loyal Dr. Petrie (Howard Marion Crawford, CARRY ON REGARDLESS), Smith heads for the jungle in search of an antidote and to hopefully destroy Fu Manchu once and for all. Also on the upright side of things are a handsome archeologist/adventurer Carl Jansen (Götz George, MAN CALLED GRINGO) and pretty nurse Ursula Wagner (Towers’ wife Maria Rohm, THE BLOODY JUDGE) whose uncle was viciously done in by Fu’s cronies.

 Shot largely on location in Brazil and Spain, THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU has plenty of action and scenic locations on display (comparable to the first three entries), and there's also a posse of Mexican bandits lead by Sancho Lopez, played by rotund Spanish character Ricardo Palacios—a frequent co-star of Paul Naschy—who resembles an unshaven and dark-skinned Chris Farley—but he’s an absolute scene-stealer here. These sequences somewhat resemble a 1960s spaghetti western, and that’s actually a good thing. Greene (taking over the role from Nigel Green and Douglas Wilmer in the previous films) is well cast, but unfortunately has little to do. GOLDFINGER actress Shirley Eaton appears briefly in a throwaway sequence that she apparently never got paid for; it seems Franco inserted some footage of her from THE GIRL FROM RIO, and the actress didn’t find out about it until many years later. Of the film, Lee said in the book The Films of Christopher Lee by Robert W. Pohle Jr. and Douglas C. Hart, “I can only say this again—I believe this was the third or fourth one—you can take a marvelous character, a marvelous series of stories, and turn the thing into a travesty of what it is intended to be”. Apparently, Lee had become just as disenchanted with playing Fu Manchu as he was with Dracula, but for fans of the actor, he’s still a delight to watch and again makes the roll his own.

The final film in the series, THE CASTLE OF FU MANCHU, is often considered the worst. Shot in 1968 but not released to U.S. theaters until 1972, Lee, Chin, Green and Crawford all return in the same roles (Rohm, on the other hand, was spared from this one, unusual since she was in just about everything her husband produced at this time). Shot in Spain (substituting as Turkey), the film opens up with footage from BRIDES OF FU MANCHU, as well as blatantly embarrassing black & white stock footage (culled from 1958's A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, Roy Ward Baker’s masterpiece), depicting Fu and company destroying an ocean liner (I bet you didn't know that Fu Manchu was responsible for sinking the Titanic?). The evil Asian mastermind wants to turn major bodies of water into ice, so he kidnaps a doctor (Günther Stoll, THE BLOODSTAINED BUTTERFLY) and his beautiful assistant (Maria Perschy, HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE) to perform a heart transplant on a dying professor (Gustavo Re, SUMMERTIME KILLER) who knows how to execute the plan. Since Fu takes over a castle in Istanbul, he also tries to outwit a lecherous opium dealer named Omar (José Manuel Martín, CUT-THROATS NINE) and a men's suit-wearing female assassin played by Rosalba Neri (aka Sara Bay, LADY FRANKENSTEIN). In comes Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie to once again try and put a stop to the nonsense, and although he claimed he'd be back after all the explosions and such, not surprisingly, he didn't—ending the series once and for all.

 The poor reputation of THE CASTLE OF FU MANCHU doesn’t really derive from decades of calling it one of the worst movies ever made (it’s far from it) but rather the material being so repetitious and tired for a series closer. Not only is there footage culled from A NIGHT TO REMEMBER and BRIDES OF FU MANCHU (featuring an easily recognizable Burt Kwouk of “The Pink Panther” series), but during a dam bursting disaster (caused by Fu of course) they use impressive shots from the 1957 production CAMPBELL’S KINGDOM, and if you look carefully you’ll spot Dirk Bogarde and Stanley Baker (apparently Towers and Franco didn’t mind that they were inserting obvious 1950s set-footage into a story which was supposed to take place decades earlier)! But in the film’s defense, Lee is still imposing as the character (in the usual array of fancy satin robes and unusual hats), and the climax is definitely more exciting than the rushed wrap-up that occurs in THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU.

Even if you never cared for or could hardly endure these two before, you still might want to give Blue Underground's Blu-ray double feature a try. Before BU issued them on DVD in 2003, the previous video versions were dark, muddy, cropped affairs. Blue Underground’s new Blu-ray renderings of THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU and THE CASTLE OF FU MANCHU are notches above the previous DVDs. Both films are a presented in 1.66:1 aspect ratio in 1080p HD, with the transfers being crisp and well-detailed, with colors being bold and the grain looking natural in appearance. The cinematography of Franco regular Manuel Merino is complimented by these HD offerings, and even if his efforts here are rather workmanlike (and at times zoom-heavy), the close-ups definitely boast more clarity than some of the softer long and medium shots—so much so that you expect Lee’s eyelid appliances to fall off at any minute. Both film feature English-language DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 tracks which sound fine; good fidelity and the dialogue is also rendered cleanly and clearly throughout. English SDH subtitles are included. In the case of THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU—like the previous DVD—the Blu-ray restores some nudity not scene in the previous U.S. video versions, but topless shots of star Maria Rohm (shown as publicity photos in the accompanying still gallery) are not present and probably don't exist.
 
The great featurettes from the two films’ 2003 DVD releases have thankfully been carried over to this Blu-ray. THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU includes a piece entitled "The Rise of Fu Manchu" (15:03) and contains interviews with director Franco, producer Towers, and stars Lee and Chin. Franco explains how he got the call from Towers to do the film, while Lee and Chin (very amusing and of course nothing like her onscreen persona) discuss their involvement (Chin regrets that there were limited roles for Asian women during those days, but seemed to have fun doing the movies. Lee was discouraged that the films strayed from their literary source but is accepting of their cult following). Shirley Eaton is also interviewed briefly, as her cameo in the film was taken from THE GIRL FROM RIO without her knowledge, and Franco and Towers sort of evade the issue. Franco, Towers, Lee and Chin again are interviewed for the appropriately titled, "The Fall of Fu Manchu" (14:00), the featurette accompanying THE CASTLE OF FU MANCHU. It picks up where the second one left off, and features some interesting anecdotes, with Franco telling how when he got the call to do the first one, he thought it was his friends pulling a hoax, and also about his working relationship with Lee. THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU includes its international trailer and U.S. theatrical trailer (as KISS AND KILL) and THE CASTLE OF FU MANCHU also has a theatrical trailer. The poster & still galleries for both films are far more extended than what was presented on the previous DVDs. (George R. Reis)

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I'm definitely in for these.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: FrankFan95 on June 05, 2017, 01:45:39 PM
Got in the new The Mummy Complete Legacy Collection a week ago and just in time for the new film coming out Friday. Watched all and just reviewed the set. Highly worth it I compare and give my thoughts in the video below enjoy!

Ryan
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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on June 06, 2017, 11:52:56 AM
DVD Drive-In review for the new Island Of Terror Blu-ray:

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ISLAND OF TERROR (1966) Blu-ray
 Director: Terence Fisher
 Scream Factory/Shout! Factory

Terence Fisher, Hammer Films’ most celebrated director, and Peter Cushing the superstar who was essential in putting the company on the map, make their first film together outside the Hammer name, a creepy sci-fi effort and perfect Saturday afternoon popcorn entertainment. ISLAND OF TERROR now makes its U.S. digital debut courtesy of Scream Factory, who deliver the stunning presentation that longtime fans have been waiting for!

 In a secluded mansion on a remote island off the Irish coast, Dr. Phillips (Peter  Forbes-Robertson, THE HOUSE THAT VANISHED) receives a shipment of chemicals related to his cancer research, but things go horribly wrong during the experiment. Soon after, Constable Harris (Sam Kydd, MOON ZERO TWO) discovers a dead local in a cave; his body mush and all bones removed. The island’s physician Dr. Landers (Eddie Byrne, Hammer’s THE MUMMY) investigates this ghastly discovery and immediately calls upon London pathologist Dr. Brian Stanley (Peter Cushing, THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES) who in turn calls on his young bone specialist friend Dr. David West (Edward Judd, THE VAULT OF HORROR). West’s latest flame Toni (Carole Gray, DEVILS OF DARKNESS) offers her father’s helicopter for the trip to the island, so she tags along with the three of them. Stanley and West are baffled by the boneless corpse (as well as the puncture wounds on it) and find more of the same at Dr. Phillips’ mansion lab, where all the inhabitants are found dead in the same condition. After studying Phillips pile of notes, they deduct that his intention was to create a new organism that would counteract cancer cells, but the actual outcome is soon witnessed first-hand: creatures called silicates which multiply at an alarming rate and devour humans and animals by sucking out every bit of cartilage. Now that the island is faced with this catastrophic disaster, the brave scientists team up with the island’s leader Roger Campbell (Niall MacGinnis, CURSE OF THE DEMON) and general store owner Peter Argyle (James Caffrey, THE BEDFORD INCIDENT) to wrangle up more villagers and try and stop these strange creatures. They prove impossible to destroy (even with explosives) and an assemblage of all the villagers in the town hall results in further panic, not to mention the building being surrounded by the pesky silicates!

 ISLAND OF TERROR was one of two science fiction pictures Fisher directed for Planet Film Productions, the other being 1967’s ISLAND OF THE BURNING DAMNED (aka NIGHT OF THE BIG HEAT) which also featured Cushing in a small “guest star” role (with Christopher Lee having a significant starring part). Although they are similar in style and execution, this is considered by many the better of the two films. Fisher was best known for stylizing the gothic Hammer horrors of the late 1950s and 1960s, so whenever he embraced modern-set science fiction (other examples include Hammer’s FOUR SIDED TRIANGLE and SPACEWAYS, as well as Lippert’s THE EARTH DIES SCREAMING)—as in the case of ISLAND OF TERROR—it's almost immediately looked upon as a lesser effort with uninspired direction. Although Fisher likely took this as a jobbing filmmaker and gets through the proceedings with mostly long and medium shots and little close-ups, this a rather handsome British production shot on some great locations (including Black Park, a Hammer background favorite) and some simple yet believable sets at Pinewood, giving the movie a seamlessly picturesque look and feel that’s anything but studio-pound in appearance. There are also some very tense scenes, especially when the villagers lock themselves inside the town hall and are surrounded by the bone-sucking goblins that eventually make their way in—evoking NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, made some three years later. The script harkens back to 1950s monster flicks (accounting for much of its appeal) and the results are undeniably fun. Executive producer Richard Gordon was the main force behind the film, falling in love with script when he optioned it under the title “The Night the Silicates Came” and he was very happy with the results, always wishing he had the chance to work with Cushing again (on a side note, it was because of this film and Gordon’s working relationship with Cushing, that he was instrumental in convincing the actor to fly to Florida from the U.K. to appear in Ken Wiederhorn’s SHOCK WAVES a decade later).

 Peter Cushing gives his usual reliable performance, bringing accepted authority to yet another screen scientist, playing his character with more of a sense of sarcasm than usual and delivering lines which might be considered ridiculous (and he has some of the best here) with conviction. Judd is another actor that sometimes gets a bad wrap, but he definitely has good chemistry with Cushing as they work as a team, and at the time of the film’s release, he was considered something of an easily recognizable British science fiction hero after appearing in THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE, FIRST MEN ON THE MOON and INVASION (ironically, his leading man parts began to dwindle after ISLAND, and he became more of a character actor). Carole Gray was something of a scream queen in her own right, also appearing in such genre favorites as CURSE OF THE FLY and THE BRIDES OF FU MANCHU, and she’s not just another pretty face and romantic interest of Judd, as she elicits empathy and likeability to her watered-down part (as she often did in these films), and there’s a point during the climax where you really feel for her character.

 As for the silicates themselves, they are quite effective as far as classic movie monsters go. With fleshy green reptilian bodies in the shape of large turtle shells, they have snake-like tentacles that wrap around their victims’ necks and arms. Knowing the film's low budget, they likely constructed just a few of them that were made to look like many by using the same ones over and over again on screen (when the silicates split themselves, the ooze resembles the contents of those old-school cans of Franco American macaroni and cheese). For their movement, these creatures were pulled around by wires (as are their tentacles) which are often visible, but some of the best “attack” bits have them dropped flat on their victims’ stomachs. Great stuff! Of course, the unearthly sound effects used for the silicates is what really gives them an eerie aura, and this is also aided by the impressively composed score by Malcolm Lockyer (DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS). In America, ISLAND OF TERROR was released by Universal Pictures in 1967 on a double bill with THE PROJECTED MAN (also from executive producer Richard Gordon), so let’s up that Scream Factory might also have that rarity in their sights for a future Blu-ray release!

 ISLAND OF TERROR is still owned outright by Universal in the U.S., and they last visited the title on VHS back in the 1990s, as it was never issued here on DVD. The film has been released on DVD in various parts of the world (including the U.K. and Germany), and most recently Odeon/Screenbound Pictures released a region free Blu-ray in the U.K. Scream Factory’s new Region A Blu-ray of ISLAND OF TERROR has been licensed from Universal (using Universal’s film elements) and their transfer looks superb (it’s also fully uncut, with the hand-chopping scene intact). Presented in 1080p in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio, colors are very distinct with the saturation looking dead-on and the flesh tones also appear natural. The detail is high and the image remains sharp throughout with no noticeable softness, and grain is left intact and looks wonderfully organic. Blemishes are minor, and if anything, add a touch of character to the well-textured filmic look, and this is an overall terrific presentation (it surpasses the Odeon/Screenbound Blu-ray in terms of much bolder colors as well as stronger detail). The audio is presented in a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track; dialogue is clear and the sound effects definitely have some nice oomph to them. Optional English SDH subtitles are included.

 An audio commentary has been included with film historian Dr. Robert J. Kiss and blogger/actor Rick Pruitt. The commentary is dominated by Kiss who shares an exhausting amount of information about the movie’s production, the actors, the locations and sets, the budget, the differences between the U.S. and U.K. credit sequences, how Fisher and Cushing got involved, the music score, why there’s similarities to FIEND WITHOUT A FACE and the Daleks, and he also goes into the production of THE PROJECTED MAN a bit. Pruitt comes in around the 46-minute mark to talk about seeing ISLAND OF TERROR on its original American theatrical run as a teenager, and he gives a charmingly descriptive account (for about ten minutes) of experiencing the ISLAND OF TERROR/THE PROJECTED MAN at a drive-in theater. Rounding out the extras are a lengthy still gallery and a full-screen theatrical trailer. The cover (which features the American post art), is reversible with better-conceived imagery showing Cushing on the opposite side. (George R. Reis)

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This is one of my favorite movies and I'm really glad it finally made it to Blu-ray. For years the only copy I've had of this is a DVD-R I burned of a VHS copy I made of the Sci-Fi (pre SyFy) Channel showing of it on their "Mutant Meltdown" marathon back in 1993. My BD copy should be rolling in from Diabolik soon. I encourage everyone to grab a copy of the Blu-ray and enjoy this classic '60s Sci-Fi/Horror with the great Peter Cushing. It's a real treat, especially if you haven't seen it.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on June 06, 2017, 12:16:06 PM
Got in the new The Mummy Complete Legacy Collection a week ago and just in time for the new film coming out Friday. Watched all and just reviewed the set. Highly worth it I compare and give my thoughts in the video below enjoy!

Ryan
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Great! I was on the fence about buying yet another reissue. This definitely changed my mind. Thsnks.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on June 06, 2017, 05:20:42 PM
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I was on the fence about buying yet another reissue.

I feel your pain, but these cleaned up versions really do look great. I'm noticing little things in these copies that I never noticed before (the image quality is so clear). I really think that these versions are worth it.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on June 06, 2017, 07:52:58 PM
I feel your pain, but these cleaned up versions really do look great. I'm noticing little things in these copies that I never noticed before (the image quality is so clear). I really think that these versions are worth it.
I'm just not sure if I should wait until all of them are released, just in case they do some spectacular boxed set (with busts or a figure or book). I've been suckered too many times before.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on June 06, 2017, 08:30:03 PM
Fantastic news!!! Check this out:

https://dailydead.com/kino-lorber-to-release-entire-the-outer-limits-original-series-on-blu-ray-and-dvd/

The original OUTER LIMITS and THE PRISONER are my two top favorite shows of all time. I missed out getting the PRISONER Blu Rays and now they cost mucho bucks on Ebay. I won't make that mistake with these.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 06, 2017, 08:42:29 PM
Fantastic news!!! Check this out:

https://dailydead.com/kino-lorber-to-release-entire-the-outer-limits-original-series-on-blu-ray-and-dvd/

The original OUTER LIMITS and THE PRISONER are my two top favorite shows of all time. I missed out getting the PRISONER Blu Rays and now they cost mucho bucks on Ebay. I won't make that mistake with these.

Thanks for this!

I've been noticing that the Amazon price for the Australian All-Region single-sided DVD set of OL has been dropping.  It is now at $60 - about $20 less than it was a few days ago.  I was getting tempted to replace my old, skip-prone double-sided discs set.

Now I know to hold off for the Blu-Ray.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on June 06, 2017, 09:07:36 PM
You're welcome Adam. I got so excited when I saw the news on Facebook. I can't wait for these.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on June 07, 2017, 04:52:23 PM
DVD Drive-In review for the new The Paul Naschy Collection Blu-ray set from Scream Factory:

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Link: http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/paulnaschycollectionblu.htm (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/paulnaschycollectionblu.htm)

The short version is that this is a must-have set for Naschy fans. The five BDs offer a big improvement in picture quality and extras not found on the BCI DVD versions. Also, there are special features on some of the BCI DVDs not included on this set so hang on to those old DVDs (I planned to anyway since I collect this stuff). I anxiously await my copy which should be showing up soon from Diabolik. Can't wait to dive into these.  ;)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on June 15, 2017, 07:58:19 PM
I just watched the restored Son of Dracula, and I am not sure if it is the clarity of the print or I just never noticed it before; but you can clearly see that Dr. Brewster, when treating the child who had been bitten, is painting crucifixes over the bite marks. Just little touches like that that make these films so special.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Creepy on June 28, 2017, 06:24:40 PM
DVD Drive-In review for the new The Paul Naschy Collection Blu-ray set from Scream Factory:

([url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/images/n-s/paulnaschycollectionblu.jpg[/url])

Link: [url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/paulnaschycollectionblu.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/paulnaschycollectionblu.htm[/url])

The short version is that this is a must-have set for Naschy fans. The five BDs offer a big improvement in picture quality and extras not found on the BCI DVD versions. Also, there are special features on some of the BCI DVDs not included on this set so hang on to those old DVDs (I planned to anyway since I collect this stuff). I anxiously await my copy which should be showing up soon from Diabolik. Can't wait to dive into these.  ;)


I grabbed this as soon as it was available. I will be diving into it this weekend!!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on August 18, 2017, 04:24:40 AM
Coming in October from Cheezy Movies on Amazon:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91QGCUwWK0L._SL1500_.jpg)


(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91Z8kK6a8jL._SL1500_.jpg)

Release date: October 17th!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on August 18, 2017, 10:00:23 AM
Coming in October from Cheezy Movies on Amazon:

Is Cheezy Movies the same company as Cheezy Flix?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on August 18, 2017, 05:29:30 PM
Is Cheezy Movies the same company as Cheezy Flix?

I believe so.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on September 24, 2017, 11:59:14 PM
DVD Drive-In (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/ (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/)) is reporting that Olive Films will release "The Vampire's Ghost" and "Return of the Ape Man" on DVD and BR in Oct.

I hope "The Vampire's Ghost" release leads to more Republic horror features on DVD/BR!

Be nice to have a good copy of ROTAM, too!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on September 25, 2017, 09:16:13 AM
DVD Drive-In ([url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.dvddrive-in.com/[/url])) is reporting that Olive Films will release "The Vampire's Ghost" and "Return of the Ape Man" on DVD and BR in Oct.

I hope "The Vampire's Ghost" release leads to more Republic horror features on DVD/BR!

Be nice to have a good copy of ROTAM, too!


'Bout time! I don't think Return of the Ape Man has ever been officially released on DVD, has it?

Wish we could get some kind of boxed set of Republic horrors.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on September 25, 2017, 10:24:24 AM
'Bout time! I don't think Return of the Ape Man has ever been officially released on DVD, has it?

Yep, first time!

Wish we could get some kind of boxed set of Republic horrors.

Would have been nice, but it looks like that ghost ship has sailed. I'll take whatever I can get!  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 28, 2017, 04:24:01 AM

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                         MATINEE - Blu-Ray - Shout! Factory - Release on Dec. 12, 2017

Extras in progress and will be announced at a later date.

Special Offer: Order from ShoutFactory.com and get a FREE 18" X 24" ROLLED POSTER featuring our brand new artwork, available while supplies last! Also get it shipped TWO WEEKS EARLY!


(Wish they had decided to re-print the MANT! poster instead.)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on October 03, 2017, 04:19:37 AM
Coming January 30th, 2018, from Scream Factory:

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 08, 2017, 11:30:42 AM
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               Red Christmas - Blu-Ray - Release scheduled for October 17, 2017


Has anybody seen this film from last year?  Is it worth Amazon's pre-order price of $11.19?  Some of the Aussie accents sound a little thick.  Was the dialog hard to understand?  Do they play Christmas music during the horrific bits, or was that just added to the trailer? 

Yes, that is the same Dee Wallace that was in "Cujo".  She has dropped her married name of Stone.

https://youtu.be/nzgvI_mrH-M

(I like any movie that turns  Xmas into Hallowe'en.)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on October 08, 2017, 01:28:34 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4445/37574156601_5f7704c4d8_c.jpg)
           

(I like any movie that turns  Xmas into Hallowe'en.)
Great line! Crossover holiday slashers are the best.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on November 03, 2017, 11:35:59 PM
Coming February 27,2018 from Scream Factory:


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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on November 03, 2017, 11:44:29 PM
Coming February 27,2018 from Scream Factory:

It had better be in WS!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on November 04, 2017, 12:17:54 AM
It had better be in WS!

Info says it's being released in it's proper aspect ratio, so this is possibly widescreen.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on November 04, 2017, 06:32:05 PM
http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/paulnaschycollection2blu.htm (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/paulnaschycollection2blu.htm)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91CMFUzGxCL._SL800_.jpg)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on November 15, 2017, 11:41:29 AM
Coming from SCREAM FACTORY:
On February 13th
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On February 20th
(https://sfassets-production.s3.amazonaws.com/images/014738d3-89ba-e711-9448-0ad9f5e1f797/NightWalker.BR.Cover.72dpi.png)



Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on November 15, 2017, 11:48:38 AM
I need THE NIGHT WALKER to complete my Wm Castle collection!  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on November 15, 2017, 11:50:01 AM
I need THE NIGHT WALKER to complete my Wm Castle collection!  :)

It's going to have some extras included at the time of release; they havent announced just what they'll be as of yet.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on November 15, 2017, 02:28:47 PM
. . they havent announced just what they'll be as of yet.

Maybe something on Vic Mizzy!  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on November 15, 2017, 07:29:22 PM
I'd been hunting online for any current news about THE OUTER LIMITS Blu Rays and couldn't find anything. So, I asked on the OL Facebook group and a member heard they've been pushed back until sometime in 2018. No tentative release dates yet. I'm bummed.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 15, 2017, 09:16:17 PM
I'd been hunting online for any current news about THE OUTER LIMITS Blu Rays and couldn't find anything. So, I asked on the OL Facebook group and a member heard they've been pushed back until sometime in 2018. No tentative release dates yet. I'm bummed.

Oh well.  2018 is almost here.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on November 15, 2017, 09:59:39 PM
I'm hoping they'll have some cool extras.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on November 17, 2017, 01:22:03 PM
Shout! Select will be releasing a blu-ray version of Matinee on January 9th, 2018.

http://bloody-disgusting.com/home-video/3470571/joe-dantes-matinee-blu-ray-release-fully-detailed-shout-select/ (http://bloody-disgusting.com/home-video/3470571/joe-dantes-matinee-blu-ray-release-fully-detailed-shout-select/)

While that news is exciting all by itself, the intriguing part is that one of the special features is listed as: MANT! – The Full Length Version Of The Film With Introduction By Joe Dante.

Does this mean they have a full Mant! film, or is this just commentary for Matinee? Either way, I'm definitely picking this up.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 17, 2017, 01:49:44 PM
Shout! Select will be releasing a blu-ray version of Matinee on January 9th, 2018. ... 

Here’s the full list of "Matinee" bonus features:

          •NEW Master Of The Matinee – An Interview With Director Joe Dante
          •NEW The Leading Lady – An Interview with Cathy Moriarty
          •NEW MANTastic! The Making Of A Mant
          •NEW Out Of The Bunker – An Interview With Actress Lisa Jakub
          •NEW Making A Monster Theatre – An Interview With Production Designer Steven Legler
          •NEW The Monster Mix – An Interview With Editor Marshall Harvey
          •NEW Lights! Camera! Reunion! – An Interview With Director Of Photography John Hora
          •Paranoia In Ant Vision – Joe Dante Discusses The Making Of The Film
          •MANT! – The Full Length Version Of The Film With Introduction By Joe Dante
          •Vintage Making Of Featurette
          •Behind The Scenes Footage Courtesy Of Joe Dante
          •Deleted And Extended Scenes Sourced From Joe Dante’s Workprint
          •Still Galleries
          •Theatrical Trailer

Full version of MANT! with intro by Joe Dante included!


I can't wait.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on November 17, 2017, 05:35:52 PM
Does this mean they have a full Mant! film

There's no feature length version of "MANT!" They're just editing together all of the existing footage that was shot for "Matinee". There is only about 15 minutes, or so. It used to be on YouTube.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 17, 2017, 05:41:32 PM
There's no feature length version of "MANT!" They're just editing together all of the existing footage that was shot for "Matinee". There is only about 15 minutes, or so. It used to be on YouTube.

Yeah.  But it is the whole 15-minute version without breaks for other action.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on November 17, 2017, 06:11:55 PM
But is the whole 15-minute version without breaks for other action.

It's all MANT! Kind of like watching a Castle Films edit. Boy, I would have loved FX like these in THEM!

MANT!
https://youtu.be/EVEjdGQSzc8

MANT! Trailer
https://youtu.be/26fUPZ4ALZQ
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 24, 2018, 04:28:12 PM
Fantastic news!!! Check this out:

https://dailydead.com/kino-lorber-to-release-entire-the-outer-limits-original-series-on-blu-ray-and-dvd/

The original OUTER LIMITS and THE PRISONER are my two top favorite shows of all time. I missed out getting the PRISONER Blu Rays and now they cost mucho bucks on Ebay. I won't make that mistake with these.



(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4631/39169883954_c795ce2e39_b.jpg)

Season One scheduled release has been announced for March 27, 2018.

https://tinyurl.com/y84bvrjj

It will be on 8 discs and retail priced at $99.99.   For that much it should have had a ton of extras.  (I'm sure the price will drop a lot between now and March.)


_____________________________________________________________________
EDIT:

Amazon just added details  (they say it will be 7 discs):

Special Features:
-Audio commentaries by David J. Schow (author of The Outer Limits Companion) and film historians Tim Lucas, Reba Wissner, Craig Beam, Gary Gerani, Michael Hyatt and Steve Mitchell
-THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR TELEVISION SET 40 Page Booklet Essay by David J. Schow

https://tinyurl.com/yaawx33t


Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on January 24, 2018, 10:57:22 PM
Yep, I want this for sure. That price is staggering, but you're right it should come down.

Remember when TNT's Monstervision ran them? There were lots of short interviews with stars who are no longer with us. Sure wish those could have been included, but I guess that's unlikely. Still, to see this in HD is gonna be great.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 25, 2018, 12:38:13 AM
Remember when TNT's Monstervision ran them? There were lots of short interviews with stars who are no longer with us. Sure wish those could have been included, but I guess that's unlikely.

I've got a disc of all those segments that somebody made, if you want a copy?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 25, 2018, 01:46:56 AM
I've got a disc of all those segments that somebody made, if you want a copy?

Me likey!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 25, 2018, 08:48:03 AM


I edited my post with the picture of the cover - There WILL be extras!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 25, 2018, 10:44:35 AM
Me likey!

I guess that means you want one?  ;D  I'll print up a few.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 25, 2018, 12:07:41 PM
I guess that means you want one?  ;D  I'll print up a few.

Wait.

It looks like there will be extras after all.  Go back and read my edited post.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 25, 2018, 12:47:36 PM
It looks like there will be extras after all.  Go back and read my edited post.

Yeah, but that's not what I was offering.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 25, 2018, 12:51:00 PM
Yeah, but that's not what I was offering.

Then, yeah.  I want that, too.

I really like extras with my movies and TV shows.

Thanks, Mike.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 25, 2018, 03:24:28 PM
I really like extras with my movies and TV shows.

What I have are from the old "Monstervision" showings of the OL episodes on TNT. Going into and coming out of commercials they had a short segment with one of the episodes stars, or writer, or producer, or the hosts.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on January 25, 2018, 11:02:17 PM
What I have are from the old "Monstervision" showings of the OL episodes on TNT. Going into and coming out of commercials they had a short segment with one of the episodes stars, or writer, or producer, or the hosts.

Cool! Thank you so much Mike. Yes, I would love to have those on disk.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 26, 2018, 12:08:25 AM
Yes, I would love to have those on disk.

PM me your address and I'll mail it to you when I get it done.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 27, 2018, 06:46:01 PM
This 30 min. video has pretty much all the same OL TNT stuff that I've got, so I'll just let you all watch it there.

https://youtu.be/LkPepvhIhf0
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on January 28, 2018, 11:37:26 PM
This 30 min. video has pretty much all the same OL TNT stuff that I've got, so I'll just let you all watch it there.

https://youtu.be/LkPepvhIhf0

Thanks, Mike. I can download that directly. I appreciate seeing those again.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on January 30, 2018, 11:53:22 PM


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Season One scheduled release has been announced for March 27, 2018.

https://tinyurl.com/y84bvrjj (https://tinyurl.com/y84bvrjj)

It will be on 8 discs and retail priced at $99.99.   For that much it should have had a ton of extras.  (I'm sure the price will drop a lot between now and March.)


_____________________________________________________________________

Heads up! I just ordered the set directly from the Kino Lorber website at a reduced price of $64.97.

https://www.kinolorber.com/product/view/id/5058 (https://www.kinolorber.com/product/view/id/5058)



Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 02, 2018, 06:04:27 AM
Found this on the Lino Lorber Facebook site

Coming March 27th!
Brand New HD Masters!

The Outer Limits (Complete Season 1 - 32 Episodes) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentaries by DAVID J. SCHOW (The Outer Limits Companion), TIM LUCAS (Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark; Video Watchblog), CRAIG BEAM (My Life in the Glow of the Outer Limits), Dr REBA WISSNER (We Will Control All That You Hear: The Outer Limits & the Aural Imagination), GARY GERANI (Fantastic Television), MICHAEL HYATT (film historian), and STEVE MITCHELL (King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen)
• 40 Pages Booklet - Featuring an Essay by David J. Schow and episode guide

24 Audio Commentaries
THE GALAXY BEING - Audio Commentary by Film Historian David J. Schow
THE HUNDRED DAYS OF THE DRAGON - Audio Commentary by Film Historian Reba Wissner
THE ARCHITECTS OF FEAR – Audio Commentary by Film Historian Gary Gerani
THE SIXTH FINGER — Audio Commentary by Film Historian David J. Schow
THE MAN WHO WAS NEVER BORN — Audio Commentary by Film Historian Gary Gerani
O.B.I.T — Audio Commentary by Film Historian Craig Beam
CORPUS EARTHLING — Audio Commentary by Film Historian Craig Beam
NIGHTMARE — Audio Commentary by Film Historian David J. Schow
THE ZANTI MISFITS — Track 1: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
THE ZANTI MISFITS — Track 2: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Gary Gerani & Steve Mitchell
THE MICE — Audio Commentary by Film Historian Reba Wissner
CONTROLLED EXPERIMENT — Audio Commentary by Film Historian Reba Wissner
DON’T OPEN TILL DOOMSDAY — Audio Commentary by Film Historian Reba Wissner
ZZZZZ — Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
THE INVISIBLES — Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
THE BELLERO SHIELD - Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
SPECIMEN UNKNOWN — Audio Commentary by Film Historian Craig Beam
THE MUTANT — Audio Commentary by Film Historian David J. Schow
THE GUESTS - Audio Commentary by Film Historians Craig Beam and David J. Schow
FUN AND GAMES — Audio Commentary by Film Historian David J. Schow
THE SPECIAL ONE – Audio Commentary by Film Historians Gary Cerani and Michael Hyatt
A FEASIBILITY STUDY - Audio Commentary by Film Historian David J. Schow
PRODUCTION AND DECAY OF STRANGE PARTICLES — Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
THE FORMS OF THINGS UNKNOWN — Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas

8 DVD Boxed Set
7 Blu-ray Boxed Set

THANK YOU, DR. WOLFENSTEIN!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 15, 2018, 04:41:10 PM

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           It's Alive Trilogy - From Shout Factory - Announced Issue Date May 15, 2018


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       Tremors: A Cold Day In Hell - From Universal - Announced Issue Date May 1, 2018
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Big Bad Wolf on February 23, 2018, 02:39:02 PM
Arrow Video announced some new titles today. They're releasing a spiffy new edition of The Last House On The Left, as well as new editions of the Kurt Russell film Dark Blue and monster movie Rawhead Rex getting UK only releases, and Death Smiles on a Murderer. However, one new set in particular has me very excited: Toho's trilogy of Japanese gothic horror vampire films, otherwise known as the Bloodthirsty Trilogy!

(https://i.imgur.com/PJFbzMR.jpg)

As far as I know, this is the first time the Bloodthirsty Trilogy has been given a nifty US release. Here are the other films they have announced:

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 17, 2018, 11:22:14 AM
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    Colossus: The Forbin Project - Blu-Ray - Shout Factory  -  Released February 27, 2018


This hasn't been out long and I don' recall anyone mentioning it here.


Special features

        NEW Interview With Actor Eric Braeden
        NEW Audio Commentary By Author Jeff Bond
        Original Theatrical Trailer
        Radio Spot


Amazon listing:

https://tinyurl.com/ycbn6a3m
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 17, 2018, 11:40:09 AM
This hasn't been out long and I don' recall anyone mentioning it here.

Kinda surprising!

It's on my list. It's my main missing early '70s (pre Star Wars) sci-fi movie.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 17, 2018, 11:45:35 AM
Kinda surprising!

It's on my list. It's my main missing early '70s (pre Star Wars) sci-fi movie.

I remembered that you were looking for an American Blu-Ray release.  I was surprised that a search at the UMA turned up no mentions of this coming out.

New commentary, too!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 17, 2018, 11:55:50 AM
I remembered that you were looking for an American Blu-Ray release.

I know I've been waiting (years!) for a wide screen release.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 17, 2018, 12:43:25 PM

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        Night of the Lepus - BLU-Ray - Shout Factory - Release Date: June 5, 2018


Great - if you are ascared of bunny rabbits.


Haven't seen any mention of special features, yet.  Probably too early.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 17, 2018, 12:53:32 PM

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               The Maze - BLU-Ray - 3D - Kino Classics - Release Date: April 24, 2018


This one may not be as well known to some members.  Here is a synopsis:


The Maze is a 1953 atmospheric horror film in 3-D, directed by William Cameron Menzies (Invaders from Mars, Things to Come) and starring Richard Carlson (The Magnetic Monster) as Scotsman Gerald MacTeam (Carlson) who abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty Murray (Veronica Hurst) after receiving word of his uncle's death and inheriting a mysterious castle in the Scottish Highlands. Kitty refuses to accept the broken engagement and travels with her aunt (Katherine Emery) to the castle. When they arrive, they discover that Gerald has suddenly aged and his manner has changed significantly. After a series of mysterious events occur in both the castle and the hedge maze outside, they invite a group of friends, including a doctor, to the castle, hoping they can help Gerald with whatever ails him. Menzies was known for his very dimensional style, focusing many shots in layers The Maze was his final film as production designer and director.


Newly Restored in 3-D by 3-D Film Archive from 4K scans by Paramount Pictures Archives.

Special Features:

        -Audio Commentary by Film Historians Tom Weaver, Bob Furmanek, Dr. Robert J. Kiss and David Schecter
        -Interview with Star Veronica Hurst
        -Restored three-channel stereophonic sound by Eckhard Büttner
        -Original 3-D Trailer
        -Reversible DVD Case Art
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 17, 2018, 01:03:59 PM

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            Curse of the Cat People - BLU-Ray - Shout Factory - Release Date: June 2018


I'm looking forward to this one.  I just love the natural acting of the little girl, Ann Carter - when most juvenile actors were being coached to be "precious" on screen.  I wish she had a longer career and made more movies.


No Special Features listed for this movie, yet.  Probably too soon.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 17, 2018, 01:34:12 PM
Night of the Lepus - Haven't seen any mention of special features, yet.

If it had been a WB release, they'd have slapped on a couple of Bugs Bunny cartoons.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 19, 2018, 01:41:31 AM

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                Threads - BLU-Ray - Severin Films - Released:  February 13, 2028


In September of 1983 "The Day After" aired on American TV.  It caused quite a stir at the time.  It was even condemned by a number of churches who urged their flocks not to watch - fearing that it would sap Americans of the will to fight an atomic war with the Russians. 

A year later, in September of 1984, "THREADS" was aired on the BBC and shocked tens of millions of UK viewers.  Four months later, it was broadcast in America and became the most watched basic cable program in history.  Unlike "The Day After", it pulled no punches about the horror of the aftermath.

We finally have it restored on an all-region Blu-Ray for the first time.


SPECIAL FEATURES:

          Audio Commentary with Director Mick Jackson, Moderated by Film Writer Kier–La Janisse and Severin Films’ David Gregory
          Audition For the Apocalypse: Interview with Actress, Karen Meagher
          Shooting the Annihilation: Interview with Director of Photography, Andrew Dunn
          Destruction Designer: Interview with Production Designer, Christopher Robilliard
          Interview with Film Writer, Stephen Thrower
          US Trailer

One reviewer states that it also has captions - for those of you who find the thick Sheffield accent tough sledding during the opening scene with the couple in the car.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 19, 2018, 08:16:17 AM
Four months later, it was broadcast in America and became the most watched basic cable program in history.

So, why is it I'm just now hearing about this movie? I need answers, people!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 19, 2018, 09:50:33 AM
So, why is it I'm just now hearing about this movie? I need answers, people!


I think it played just the once on TV here in the States and has been generally unavailable on video - being released only in England.  It was mentioned in an older thread about apocalyptic movies.

 http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=27296.msg470427#msg470427 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=27296.msg470427#msg470427)  -  See Reply No. 31.

I consider it a must for anyone collecting "after the bomb" movies.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: ChristineBCW on March 19, 2018, 02:14:58 PM
THREADS and BED SITTING ROOM are, for me, rather lumped together and I have to remember which one makes me flinch and which one makes me squirm. 

For a first-time viewing of THREADS, I would counsel 'set expectations low'.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 19, 2018, 03:11:53 PM
... For a first-time viewing of THREADS, I would counsel 'set expectations low'. 

Having been made on a 1980's BBC TV budget, the production values may not be equal to Keanu Reeves' "Day the Earth Stood Still"...  But I know which one I'd be more likely to watch.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 19, 2018, 03:26:37 PM
I consider it a must for anyone collecting "after the bomb" movies.

I don't consciously collect them, but I'm sure I have quite a few and am always interested in seeing another one.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 19, 2018, 03:29:51 PM
THREADS and BED SITTING ROOM are, for me, rather lumped together .

I like BED SITTING ROOM! Full of that quirky Brit humor.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 19, 2018, 05:41:33 PM
I like BED SITTING ROOM! Full of that quirky Brit humor.

 "God save Mrs. Ethel Shroake of 393A High Street, Leytonstone."


I've loved this movie ever since I caught it about 2:30 on TV many years ago.  Love that Malty Felman's binoculars were as crossed-eyed as he was.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: geezer butler on March 19, 2018, 11:13:38 PM
Arrow Video announced some new titles today. They're releasing a spiffy new edition of The Last House On The Left, as well as new editions of the Kurt Russell film Dark Blue and monster movie Rawhead Rex getting UK only releases, and Death Smiles on a Murderer. However, one new set in particular has me very excited: Toho's trilogy of Japanese gothic horror vampire films, otherwise known as the Bloodthirsty Trilogy!

(https://i.imgur.com/PJFbzMR.jpg)

As far as I know, this is the first time the Bloodthirsty Trilogy has been given a nifty US release. Here are the other films they have announced:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWuqZtBXUAANVoP.jpg:large)

Superpsyched about "Bloodthirsty Trilogy"!!!!!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 20, 2018, 01:56:55 AM
Between ARROW Video and Vinegar Syndrome, those companies have the goods
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on March 20, 2018, 10:24:34 AM
Having been made on a 1980's BBC TV budget, the production values may not be equal to Keanu Reeves' "Day the Earth Stood Still"... 

...not to mention Keanu's thespian credentials.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 23, 2018, 11:46:14 AM
...not to mention Keanu's thespian credentials.

 :o
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 28, 2018, 07:49:42 AM

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Return of the Living Dead - Part II - Blu-Ray - Shout Factory - Announced Release Date August 14, 2018

They are calling this thing a "Collector's Edition".  With any luck that will mean they will finally restore the original musical score that was replaced after the VHS release.  All of the DVD issues have the lousy substitute score.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 28, 2018, 07:56:21 AM
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     The Tingler - Blu-Ray - Shout Factory - Announced Release Date August 21, 2018

I still remember seeing this for the first time in our little small town theater in 1959.

("Percepto" sounds like a quack medicine.)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 29, 2018, 03:47:57 PM
Blood Feast(1963/2018 Arrow Video)
Slaughterhouse(1987/2018 Vinegar Syndrome)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: capoetc on June 05, 2018, 09:12:46 AM
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     The Tingler - Blu-Ray - Shout Factory - Announced Release Date August 21, 2018

I still remember seeing this for the first time in our little small town theater in 1959.

("Percepto" sounds like a quack medicine.)

Love "The Tingler" ... do you recall if they had any of the "Percepto!" devices at the theater you saw the movie in?

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 06, 2018, 08:42:22 AM
Love "The Tingler" ... do you recall if they had any of the "Percepto!" devices at the theater you saw the movie in?

Not in our little movie house.

The only special effects I remember in our theater were the mouth/armpit-produced fart sounds that punctuated love scenes during the Saturday kiddie matinees.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: ChristineBCW on June 06, 2018, 12:35:16 PM
The only special effects I remember...

Not that anything else was ever needed.

We have a Thursday radio-theater troupe downtown that we often go to.  The 4 pm 'show' is a dress rehearsal, free to students so hundreds of kids show up.  They've all seen the value of Reading as a skill that must be accomplished.  That's the great news.

The downside?  They see all the sound-effects devices - shoes pattering up and down on wooden planks, crumpling cellophane for rain or fire, sometimes plastic bubble wrap for gunfire ("Rustlers!  Go get 'em!") so that households become filled with make-shift devices and kids who think about radio-theater performances on their own.

Then, we get home after pizza-on-the-street by 7 for the broadcast of the 'real' version and the kids are cracking up over sound effects, mostly.   
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on June 10, 2018, 03:40:38 PM
Coming August 28th!

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/monsterkidclassichorrorforum/download/file.php?id=8585&sid=9f705ccf42a055ba228745598dfee9c6)

Also THE INVISIBLE MAN LEGACY SET on Blu ray same date.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 10, 2018, 05:29:51 PM
Coming August 28th!

Also THE INVISIBLE MAN LEGACY SET on Blu ray same date.

Hot diggety!!  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: zombiehorror on June 10, 2018, 09:50:56 PM
Holy sh*t!  I've already got the Creature 3D Bluray but will definitely pick this up for Revenge in 3D.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on June 11, 2018, 07:32:50 PM
I would so love to see a 3D three-pack, with Creature Walks Among Us remastered in simulated 3D, as well!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on June 11, 2018, 10:23:08 PM
I wonder if they will do another "Ultimate" set with all the BR releases. Any word?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 11, 2018, 10:51:59 PM
Any word?


Not that I've heard. I would also like the titles from the Bela Lugosi set.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 12, 2018, 01:49:47 AM
Since I haven't bought any of these Blu-ray Legacy sets and they are coming out with a BD version of the 30 film set, I guess I'll just wait and get that. Who needs all those duplicates of HoF, HoD and A&C Meet Frank, anyway.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on June 14, 2018, 02:05:48 PM
Coming August 28th!

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/monsterkidclassichorrorforum/download/file.php?id=8585&sid=9f705ccf42a055ba228745598dfee9c6)

Also THE INVISIBLE MAN LEGACY SET on Blu ray same date.

Hallelujah!!!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 14, 2018, 02:43:05 PM
So I am guessing to watch them in 3d you have to have a 3d tv?  :'(
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 14, 2018, 04:13:46 PM
So I am guessing to watch them in 3d you have to have a 3d tv?  :'(

And whatever else it takes (if anything).
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 14, 2018, 04:20:12 PM
Who needs all those duplicates of HoF, HoD and A&C Meet Frank, anyway.

Apparently, the big box is just all the individual set in another slipcase. So, I'll still get all those dupes.


The big box is $200. I think the 6 individual sets only cost about $150. So unless the big box quickly gets discounted below that . . .?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: zombiehorror on June 14, 2018, 06:14:07 PM
So I am guessing to watch them in 3d you have to have a 3d tv?  :'(

Correct; They are polarized 3D so a compatible tv/monitor/projector, 3D Bluray player and either active or passive 3D specs.  The Creature is phenomenal in 3D and I'm hoping Revenge comes pretty close.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on June 14, 2018, 06:49:13 PM
Apparently, the big box is just all the individual set in another slipcase. So, I'll still get all those dupes.


The big box is $200. I think the 6 individual sets only cost about $150. So unless the big box quickly gets discounted below that . . .?
Maybe it will include something extra for those 50 bucks (like those earlier busts). I sure would love a Creature bust.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 14, 2018, 09:28:56 PM
Maybe it will include something extra for those 50 bucks (like those earlier busts).


Not likely. It'll just be the BD version of the DVD box.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on June 15, 2018, 11:56:55 AM

Not that I've heard. I would also like the titles from the Bela Lugosi set.

Agreed. Would especially love BDs of THE BLACK CAT and THE RAVEN.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on June 15, 2018, 12:01:17 PM
I was also wondering about some of the other '50s titles like TARANTULA, THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, THE MOLE PEOPLE, etc. I know a few have turned up on BD in other countries, but why not here?  C'mon Universal!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on June 16, 2018, 11:57:43 AM
Agreed. Would especially love BDs of THE BLACK CAT and THE RAVEN.
I like those more than some of the "monster" films. They should do horror and sci-fi collections like the DVD ones a few years back.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 17, 2018, 01:13:42 PM

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            Atomic Attack, 1954 - Alpha Video - DVD Released May 15, 2018

Walter Matthau, Phyliss Thaxter and Patty McCormack


On May 18, 1954, The Motorola Television Hour presented Atomic Attack, a gripping portrayal of a suburban family struggling to survive after a nuclear bomb is dropped on U.S. soil. Fifty miles away from a decimated New York City, the Mitchell family are trapped inside their house, with looters and poisonous radioactive fallout right outside their door. As the hours drag on, their nerves are stretched to the breaking point...as they realize that not all of them will survive this holocaust.

Atomic Attack was produced in conjunction with the Office of Civil Defense, and opens with the disclaimer, ""The happenings that will now follow on your screen might be taking place in a suburban community some 50 miles from New York...but are entirely fictitious, of course.""


     PLUS BONUS SHORTS:

OPERATION DOORSTEP (1953): A haunting Civil Defense film in which two houses in Yucca Flats, NV (populated entirely by frighteningly lifelike mannequins from J.C. Penny) are subjected to an open-air atomic blast. The parts of the houses most affected are emphasized in order to get viewers to avoid those rooms in the event of an attack but the complete disregard for the dangers of radioactive fallout meant the government declared this film obsolete in 1959, recalling all copies from schools.

THE ATOM AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE (1953): An Encyclopedia Britannica film on the (seemingly benign) effects that radioactivity has on plants and animals. A rat is fed radioactive table sugar, and doesn't seem to mind. You might want to avoid that nuclear-saturated corn, however.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 17, 2018, 01:41:41 PM

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         The Day After - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Announced Release Date:  August 7, 2018

Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg and John Lithgow.
 

Against the real-life backdrop of the US deployment of WMDs in Europe during the escalating Cold War, this dramatically involving and agonizingly graphic film about nuclear holocaust detonated a direct hit into the heartland of America, becoming the most watched TV movie of all time.

This controversial, potent drama remains one of the most talked-about programs in history. When Cold War tensions reach the ultimate boiling point, the inhabitants of a small town in Kansas learn – along with the rest of America – that they have less than 30 minutes before 300 Soviet warheads begin to appear overhead! Can anyone survive this ultimate nightmare... or the nuclear winter that is sure to follow?


     Special Features:

-Includes both Original 122-Minute TV Cut (1.33:1) and the 127-Minute Theatrical Cut (1.78:1)
-Interview with star JoBeth Williams
-Interview with director Nicholas Meyer
-Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Comic Artist/Writer Tristan Jones
 
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 17, 2018, 02:00:48 PM

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man - BLU-Ray - Universal - Announced Release: August 28, 2018


No special features.

(I will count Trailers as "special" when they are restored to pristine quality right along with the movies.)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 17, 2018, 03:45:12 PM
What's wrong with this picture?

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1787/42142134884_e8ce52cc93_c.jpg)

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 17, 2018, 05:13:14 PM
What's wrong with this picture?

Maybe there are more silos in front of her - or maybe she can already the incoming missiles.


                 And maybe that's why Kino included reversible graphics for this release:       


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1753/42145898844_cecb7dbd32_c.jpg)



This is how the 2-Page ad in TV Guide looked:

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 17, 2018, 05:37:04 PM
Maybe there are more silos in front of her - or maybe she can already the incoming missiles.


Yeah, that too, but I was thinking of the angle of the missiles. If they are headed to Russia from the mid-west, they should appear to be going straight up (at that altitude).
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 17, 2018, 05:46:09 PM

Yeah, that too, but I was thinking of the angle of the missiles. If they are headed to Russia from the mid-west, they should appear to be going straight up (at that altitude).

Maybe Kansas just decided they've taken all the crap they're going to from Missouri.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: ChristineBCW on June 17, 2018, 10:15:02 PM
No mo' MO!!  ha ha

I love how they've pasted the many launches just behind her house.  That's one huge concentration of silos, alright... probably can't do a lot for the sale value of that home. 

I've never heard of that ATOMIC ATTACK (1954 TV) so I'm very excited about this prospect. 

Matthau had only a dozen TV-episode credits to his career at that point but those included multiple episodes on Lux Theatre and Studio One before this TV-movie.  In 1955, he scored a couple of western/pioneer films, then returned to contemporary America in 1956 and 1957 with James Mason's BIGGER THAN LIFE and Andy Griffith's A FACE IN THE CROWD.  In 1961, he scored his first starring TV role as the big detective in TALLAHASSEE 7000. 

He kept bouncing between TV and supporting film roles in the early '60s, too.  I didn't realize he was so adept and so, well, 'useful' in both camps.   He may have been the poster-boy for Having It Both Ways.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Gory Glenn on June 22, 2018, 12:22:12 PM
Release date 8/28/18 (Blu-ray). Had I known about this I would have skipped buying the individual Blu-ray legacy sets. Typical.

https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Classic-Monsters-Complete-Collection/dp/B07DKY35N5/ref=sr_1_4?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1529687887&sr=1-4&refinements=p_n_theme_browse-bin%3A2650371011%2Cp_n_format_browse-bin%3A2650305011&dpID=61j9pCFLhkL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch (https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Classic-Monsters-Complete-Collection/dp/B07DKY35N5/ref=sr_1_4?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1529687887&sr=1-4&refinements=p_n_theme_browse-bin%3A2650371011%2Cp_n_format_browse-bin%3A2650305011&dpID=61j9pCFLhkL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch)

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 22, 2018, 12:55:26 PM
Release date 8/28/18 (Blu-ray).


Price is down to $150 (from $200). Below the price for all the individual sets. Plus you get the '43 Phantom.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Gory Glenn on June 22, 2018, 01:51:00 PM

Price is down to $150 (from $200). Below the price for all the individual sets. Plus you get the '43 Phantom.

And it could drop down further by the time it releases. I already bought the Frank, Drac, Wolfman and Mummy Blu-ray legacy sets (paid $20 apiece) and already have Phantom '43 on Blu-ray so I'll probably just buy Creature Blu-ray Legacy when it releases and that will be it. Not a huge fan of the Invisible Man movies so my DVD legacy set will do for that plus I already have the first film on Blu-ray anyways.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 22, 2018, 03:06:44 PM
And it could drop down further by the time it releases.

Coo with me!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on June 22, 2018, 05:11:23 PM
Coo with me!

Is that a request?  Glenn should seek out HR.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on June 22, 2018, 05:12:54 PM
No spooning either, fellas.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 23, 2018, 12:16:13 PM
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         The Day After - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Announced Release Date:  August 7, 2018

Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg and John Lithgow.
 

Against the real-life backdrop of the US deployment of WMDs in Europe during the escalating Cold War, this dramatically involving and agonizingly graphic film about nuclear holocaust detonated a direct hit into the heartland of America, becoming the most watched TV movie of all time.

This controversial, potent drama remains one of the most talked-about programs in history. When Cold War tensions reach the ultimate boiling point, the inhabitants of a small town in Kansas learn – along with the rest of America – that they have less than 30 minutes before 300 Soviet warheads begin to appear overhead! Can anyone survive this ultimate nightmare... or the nuclear winter that is sure to follow?


     Special Features:

-Includes both Original 122-Minute TV Cut (1.33:1) and the 127-Minute Theatrical Cut (1.78:1)
-Interview with star JoBeth Williams
-Interview with director Nicholas Meyer
-Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Comic Artist/Writer Tristan Jones

Wow! This film is a Cult-Classic.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 23, 2018, 12:23:15 PM
Is that a request? 

You coo wi' dat?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: FrankFan95 on June 24, 2018, 12:24:59 AM
I'm glad Universal is going to release the last two Legacy collections and even make the whole box set. I prefer single sets over box sets. Really excited for Creature Legacy Collection even If I own multiple copies of the first film.

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on June 24, 2018, 12:29:37 AM
You coo wi' dat?
Sorry, I don't understand that whole hip-hop jibber jabber. My bad.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 24, 2018, 12:32:34 AM
Sorry, I don't understand that whole hip-hop jibber jabber. My bad.

Where's Barbara Billingsley when you need her?

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 27, 2018, 04:51:20 PM
Where's Barbara Billingsley when you need her?

Mord!  Good one. ;D

MFS....
Haaa-haaaaaaaa! Nice Airplane, reference.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 30, 2018, 03:20:20 PM

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           Mr. Destiny, 1990 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Release scheduled for July 31, 2018


Larry Burrows (Jim Belushi) lives a life of regret and dissatisfaction.  His life took a wrong turn when he failed a task many years before.  Larry meets a strange man (Michael Caine) who gives him a do-over life that brings him everything he had wished for.

This is a very nice fantasy film that plays like a Twilight Zone version of "It's a Wonderful Life".  Even though this smacks of the more travelled road, it actually takes a fresh look at an old premise and performs very well.  I haven't seen this movie in many years, but I remember liking it a lot when I saw it in the theater.

Also stars Linda Hamilton, Rene Russo and Jon Lovitz


          Special Feature:

              -Audio Commentary with Star James Belushi and Director James Orr
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 30, 2018, 03:45:21 PM

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    Brain Dead, 1990 - BLU-Ray - Shout Factory - Scheduled release:  September 11, 2018


Doctors are working to develop a medical apparatus that will extract painful memories and paranoid delusions from the minds of the mentally ill.  What could possibly go wrong?

The narrative swings freely between reality and hallucination - inspired by Richard Matheson? - to keep the viewer uncertain as to what is really going on.


Stars Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, Bud Cort and George Kennedy.


           Don't know about extras or Commentaries, if any.

 
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 30, 2018, 04:02:03 PM

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       Love Me Deadly, 1972 - BLU-Ray - Code Red - Scheduled release:  July 24, 2018


Lindsay (Mary Wilcox, Lepke) has an unusual fascination with the dead, she often finds herself at funerals for people she doesn't even know. Once the mourners have cleared out, she's drawn to the corpse by an unspeakable sexual curiosity. It appears that this obsession with the recently deceased has been brewing within Lindsay for quite some time and might have been something to do with her late father. She makes an attempt at a normal relationship with Lyle Waggoner (TV's Wonder Woman), but is also lured into a corpse-loving cult by a creepy undertaker.

     Special Features:

          -Brand New 2K Scan of the Original Camera Negative of the Uncut Version
          -Audio Commentary with Producer Buck Edwards
          -Watch the film in "Maria's B Movie Mayhem Mode"
          -Original Theatrical Trailer
          -Reversible Art
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 30, 2018, 05:16:35 PM

Stars Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, Bud Cort and George Kennedy.



Bill Pullman and Bill Paxton in the same movie!? That must have been confusing!  ;D
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: ChristineBCW on June 30, 2018, 06:07:48 PM
A Bud Cort film, too!  Wow... it's a gotta-have now, although I agree - the chance at the Confusing Bills alone would have made me interested. 
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 15, 2018, 11:07:26 AM

In time for Halloween...

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            Creepshow - (Collector's Edition) - BLU-Ray - Scheduled Realese October 23, 2018


Maybe this "Collector's Edition" will have special features like Commentaries.

Creepshow II has already been released in Blu-Ray with Commentary.  But the only Blu-Ray of Creepshow I was released in 2009 with no extras.  Nine years later, the image might be improved, too.

Let's hope.
 
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on July 15, 2018, 02:43:50 PM
I was going to buy the Creepshow documentary, Just Desserts, separately; but maybe I will wait and see if it shows upon the Blu-ray version.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 15, 2018, 02:46:18 PM
I was going to buy the Creepshow documentary, Just Desserts, separately; but maybe I will wait and see if it shows up on the Blu-ray version.

Might be a good idea.  No mention of extras, if any, yet.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 17, 2018, 07:40:12 PM
In time for Halloween...

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            Creepshow - (Collector's Edition) - BLU-Ray - Scheduled Realese October 23, 2018


Maybe this "Collector's Edition" will have special features like Commentaries.

Creepshow II has already been released in Blu-Ray with Commentary.  But the only Blu-Ray of Creepshow I was released in 2009 with no extras.  Nine years later, the image might be improved, too.

Let's hope.
 

I so need this Special Edition
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 19, 2018, 08:07:18 PM

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Horror of Party Beach, The - BLU-Ray - Severin Films - Scheduled Release Date: August 28, 2018


Shot in two weeks for $50,000 outside Stamford, Connecticut by local producer/director Del Tenney - advertised as "The First Horror-Monster Musical." 

When nuclear waste dumped into the ocean mutates a shipwreck full of corpses, it will unleash an onslaught of bikini teens, surprising gore, dubious science, an intrepid maid, The Del-Aires, and arguably the greatest, worst monsters in horror movie history.


SPECIAL FEATURES:

          Return to Party Beach: A Retrospective Documentary on The Horror of Party Beach.
          It's the Living End: An Encounter with The Del::Aires - Interview with band members Bobby Osborne and Ronnie Linares.
          Shock & Roll: Filmmaker Tim Sullivan on Rock & Roll Horror Movies.
          Archival interview with Director Del Tenney.
          Trailer.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on July 19, 2018, 08:24:53 PM
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Horror of Party Beach, The - BLU-Ray - Severin Films - Scheduled Release Date: August 28, 2018


Shot in two weeks for $50,000 outside Stamford, Connecticut by local producer/director Del Tenney - advertised as "The First Horror-Monster Musical." 

When nuclear waste dumped into the ocean mutates a shipwreck full of corpses, it will unleash an onslaught of bikini teens, surprising gore, dubious science, an intrepid maid, The Del-Aires, and arguably the greatest, worst monsters in horror movie history.


SPECIAL FEATURES:

          Return to Party Beach: A Retrospective Documentary on The Horror of Party Beach.
          It's the Living End: An Encounter with The Del::Aires - Interview with band members Bobby Osborne and Ronnie Linares.
          Shock & Roll: Filmmaker Tim Sullivan on Rock & Roll Horror Movies.
          Archival interview with Director Del Tenney.
          Trailer.

Definitely want this!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: ChristineBCW on July 23, 2018, 05:07:53 PM
I continue to question women's fashions.  If women wouldn't wear little bitsy, teeny weenie, white-or-yellow polka dot bikinis - how often could our world avoid being attacked by monsters?!!  I should be ashamed to have been part of that industry... what was I thinking?!!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on July 23, 2018, 05:53:37 PM
If women wouldn't wear little bitsy, teeny weenie, white-or-yellow polka dot bikinis - how often could our world avoid being attacked by monsters?!!

It was a bigger problem back in the '50s and '60s then it is today.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Big Bad Wolf on July 25, 2018, 12:25:41 AM
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COMING OCTOBER 2

The Night Stalker (1972) with optional English subtitles

• Brand New 4K Restoration!
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
• NEW Interview with Director John Llewellyn Moxey
• NEW Interview with Composer Bob Cobert
• "The Night Stalker: Dan Curtis Interview" featurette
• Limited Edition Booklet essay by Film critic and author Simon Abrams (Blu-ray only)
• Newly Commissioned Art by Sean Phillips
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase (Blu-ray only)

The Night Strangler (1973)

• Brand New 4K Restoration!
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
• NEW Interview with Composer Bob Cobert
• "Directing 'The Night Strangler'" Featurette
and more

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 25, 2018, 06:55:20 PM

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   Ghost Stories, 2017 - BLU-Ray - Shout Factory - Scheduled Release Date: September 4, 2018


Trilogy of ghost stories are investigated.


No extras announced, yet.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 25, 2018, 07:09:38 PM

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       Upgrade, 2017 - BLU-Ray - Universal - Scheduled Release: August 28, 2018


After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will "upgrade" his body. The cure–an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM–gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced, and the ability to relentlessly claim vengeance against those who murdered his wife and left him for dead.

From the producers of Get Out and The Purge, and the creator of Saw and Insidious.

(Sounds like a melding of Six Million Dollar Man, Robocop and Death Wish.)


Will come with digital copy.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 27, 2018, 12:47:43 AM

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Memoirs of an Invisible Man, 1992 - BLU-Ray - Shout Factory - Released: July 24, 2018


Napping stock analyst Chevy Chase sleeps through a nuclear industrial accident and finds himself slipping in and out of visibility.  Naturally, he also finds himself being pursued by government agents from here and abroad.

Special Features:

          NEW 2K scan of the original film elements
          How to Become Invisible: The Dawn of Digital F/X
          Vintage interviews with director John Carpenter, actors Chevy Chase and Daryl Hannah
          Behind the Scenes footage
          Outtakes
          Theatrical Trailer
          TV Spots

Chevy Chase's blasé, nothing-ever-phases-me style of humor was badly miscast in this role.  Amazing things are happening to his character, but he hardly ever seems all that impressed.  I kinda wish this role had gone to Steve Martin.

Well worth watching for the impressive early digital effects.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 27, 2018, 01:10:08 AM
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            Supergirl, 1984 - BLU-Ray - Warner Brothers - Released: July 24, 2018


Supergirl. That pretty much says it all.


This 2-disc edition contains:
        The original, European theatrical 125-minute cut on Blu-Ray.
        The re-edited, (padded), 138-minute TV version on DVD.

The 105-minute U.S. theatrical version is NOT included.  So, if you have only ever seen this in a U.S. theater, you are going to be seeing something a bit different from what you remember.

Not a dynamite movie in any incarnation, but young Helen Slater was pretty cute in her Supergirl costume.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on July 27, 2018, 09:26:53 AM
Memoirs of an Invisible Man, 1992 - I kinda wish this role had gone to Steve Martin.

It would have been a very different movie with Steve Martin! (Think "Man With Two Brains".) Definitely wouldn't have been a John Carpenter movie, though. I kinda like it with Chevy. I'll have to give it another look. It's been a while.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Gory Glenn on July 27, 2018, 11:48:16 AM
An old favorite with a stellar cast. Saw this in the theater when it first came out. The new Blu-ray restoration is fantastic as well as a plethora of extras including a segment by our old monster buddy Dan Roebuck. Good stuff!

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 01, 2018, 03:24:51 PM
An old favorite with a stellar cast. Saw this in the theater when it first came out. The new Blu-ray restoration is fantastic as well as a plethora of extras including a segment by our old monster buddy Dan Roebuck. Good stuff!

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The cover-art looks incredible.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 04, 2018, 06:49:09 AM

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        IMPULSE, 1984 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorner - Scheduled Release: September 18, 2018

Stars Meg Tilly, Tim Matheson, Bill Paxton and Hume Cronyn.


Jennifer (Meg Tilly) and her boyfriend Stuart (Tim Matheson) return to her rural hometown.  They are mystified by the normally kind townspeople's irrational, violent behavior.

Brand New HD Master from a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative.


Special Features:

          -Audio Commentary by director Graham Baker

          -Theatrical Trailer


Finally, this film will be available in its proper 1.85:1 format.  Before this, all copies were VHS quality and "full frame".  Definitely gonna upgrade my old DVD.
 
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 05, 2018, 10:08:29 AM

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   Outer Limits - Season TWO - Blu-Ray - Kino Lorber - November 13, 2018

No details, yet.  Will most likely have all the goodies that Season One contained.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 05, 2018, 10:43:03 AM

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GHOST OF SIERRA DE COBRE, THE, 1964 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Scheduled Release - October 16, 2018

Stars Judith Anderson, Diane Baker and Martin Landau.


Terrified of being buried alive by mistake, a woman puts a phone in her crypt to be able to call home if she needs help.  She dies and nothing happens. Then one day, the phone suddenly rings.  Paranormal investigator Nelson Orion is brought in.
 

This was originally produced as a TV pilot by Joseph Stephano after he left the “Outer Limits”.  Although it did air here and abroad, CBS executives passed on the proposed seies.  It was re-edited and released in Japan in 1967.  AKA: “The Haunted”

Martin Landau, who kept a 16mm file copy, reportedly said he thought it was “creepy” and contained “some of his best work”.


Blu-Ray will be released on my birthday.  I think I will treat myself.



Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on August 05, 2018, 11:38:12 AM
Sounds great, Adam. The plot seems vaguely familiar. Btw, happy (early?) birthday.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 13, 2018, 01:10:20 PM

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                   TORSO, 1973 - BLU-Ray - Arrow - Scheduled Release Date: October 30, 2018

Three female students take up residence in a country villa to avoid a killer that is preying on young women in the city.  Their plan isn't entirely successful.

"Citizen Caine" it ain't.  But check out the impressive list of goodies included in this Arrow Video release.


SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

       •Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative by Arrow Films
       •High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of both versions of the film: the 94-minute Italian and 90-minute English cuts
       •Original lossless Italian and English mono soundtracks*
       •English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
       •Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
       •New audio commentary by Kat Ellinger, author of All the Colours of Sergio Martino
       •New video interview with co-writer/director Sergio Martino
       •New video interview with actor Luc Merenda
       •New video interview with co-writer Ernesto Gastaldi
       •New video interview with filmmaker Federica Martino, daughter of Sergio Martino
       •New video interview with Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film
       •2017 Abertoir International Horror Festival Q&A with Sergio Martino
       •Italian and English theatrical trailers
       •Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais

       •FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Adrian Smith and Howard Hughes


NOTE:  As with the 2000 Anchor Bay DVD, the English audio track on the original, longer cut has some portions of English audio missing. English audio for these sections was either never recorded or has been lost.  These sequences are presented with Italian audio, subtitled in English.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on August 13, 2018, 01:57:27 PM
I saw "Torso" in the theater on a double bill with "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (odd bill). I thought it was enjoyable enough (coulda used more nudity, imo). Actually, I liked it more than "Citizen Kane".
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on August 13, 2018, 04:35:42 PM
(coulda used more nudity, imo)

You think CNN could use more nudity!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on August 13, 2018, 05:03:24 PM
You think CNN could use more nudity!
Sure. Remember that "Naked News" on cable years ago? THAT'S how you get information out.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 13, 2018, 05:07:09 PM
Sure. Remember that "Naked News" on cable years ago? THAT'S how you get information out.

She was talking about NEWS?  Now that you mention it, I seem to remember her lips were moving.

(I just thought she was chewing gum.)

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on August 13, 2018, 09:22:21 PM
Now that you mention it, I seem to remember her lips were moving.

But all she was saying was "wha-wha wha wha wha"
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 14, 2018, 03:20:34 PM
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Return of the Living Dead - Part II - Blu-Ray - Shout Factory - Announced Release Date August 14, 2018

They are calling this thing a "Collector's Edition".  With any luck that will mean they will finally restore the original musical score that was replaced after the VHS release.  All of the DVD issues have the lousy substitute score.

Just received my copy.  Haven't watched it yet, but I wanted to let you know what extras they included.


Special Features:

        New 2K Scan from the interpositive
        Original Theatrical Soundtrack  (Yea!)
        New Audio Commentary with Actress Suzanne Snyder
        New Audio Commentary with Gary Smart, co-author of The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead II and Filmaker ChristopherGriffiths
        New Featurette with Special Effects Supervisor Kenny Myers and more...
        New Featurette with Writer/Director Ken Wiederhorn
        Audio Commentary with Ken Wiederhorn and co-star Thor Van Lingen
        "They Won't Stay Dead" - A Look AT Return of the Living Dead Part II and more...
        Reversible DVD Case Art


I'm SO glad to get the original musical soundtrack restored.  The replacement was so lame.  Fans have complained about it for years.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 16, 2018, 05:05:22 AM

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3 DEAD TRICK OR TREATERS, 2017 - BLU-Ray -  Videonomicon - Scheduled Release Date - October 23, 2018

Limited to 1000 Copies.


After stumbling upon the graves of three murdered trick or treaters, a small town paperboy discovers a series of handwritten horror stories tacked to the children’s headstones.  The stories tell grisly tales of Halloween rites, rituals, and traditions.  Anthology of three tales with a wraparound narrative that unites them.


Blu-ray/DVD Special Features:

        Video Interview with Director Torin Langen
        Audio Commentary with Director Torin Langen and Producer Eric Repke
        Audio Commentary with Director Torin Langen
        Radio Interview with Composer Stephen Schooley and Director Torin Langen
        Storyboard Comparison
        Deleted Scenes
        Stills Gallery
        Original Theatrical Trailer
        Reversible cover art featuring front artwork by Elijah LaFollette and reverse artwork by Haunt Love


Never heard of this one before, but I can't wait to see it.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 16, 2018, 12:56:20 PM
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LEGEND OF HALLOWEEN JACK, THE, 2018 - DVD - Sony - Scheduled Release Date: October 2, 2018

UK produced, shot in Wales and the U.K.  Direct to DVD.


Here is the production company's own description:

The sleepy seaside town of Dunwich is about to learn the true meaning of Vengeance. As the residents gear up for the annual Halloween celebration, little do they know that their seemingly perfect town masks a guilty secret … One year earlier a group of vigilantes took matters into their own hands when notorious criminal Jack Cain escaped conviction. After torturing and killing Cain, they buried his body in the local cornfield and made a pact to never speak his name again. Now, on the day when the veil between the living and dead is at its thinnest, a mysterious apparition begins stalking the land and dishing out brutal retribution to the vigilante group. So begins the Legend of Halloween Jack.


Anyone heard scuttlebutt about this one?  Is it expected to be worth watching?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 16, 2018, 01:11:39 PM
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 CHILLERS, 1990 - DVD - Mill Creek - Scheduled Release Date: October 30, 2018

Anthology series based on the short stories of Patricia Highsmith.  Has a somewhat checkered history.  The first 6 episodes were filmed in the U.K. and the last 6 episodes were filmed in France.


Episodes:

       Episode   1: The Cat Brought It In
       Episode   2: Sauce for the Goose
       Episode   3: Old Folks at Home
       Episode   4: The Thrill Seeker
       Episode   5: The Day of Reckoning
       Episode   6: Puzzle
       Episode   7: Slowly, Slowly in the Wind
       Episode   8: A Curious Suicide
       Episode   9: A Bird Poised to Fly
       Episode 10: The Stuff of Madness
       Episode 11: Under a Dark Angel's Eye
       Episode 12: Something You Have to Live With
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on August 28, 2018, 11:30:29 AM
Just picked up the Creature from the Black Lagoon Blu-Ray Legacy collection at Wal-Mart today; I know what I'm going to be watching tonight!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on August 28, 2018, 12:45:39 PM
Just picked up the Creature from the Black Lagoon Blu-Ray Legacy collection at Wal-Mart today;
What was the WM price?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on August 28, 2018, 05:08:53 PM
What was the WM price?

$28.85, not as cheap as some, but I did get it quick. I will probably wait for the Invisible Man to go on sale before I pick it up.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on August 28, 2018, 07:27:53 PM
$28.85, not as cheap as some, but I did get it quick.

And you get to shake it to make sure the discs aren't loose and check to make sure the cardboard sleeve isn't damaged.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on August 28, 2018, 07:50:45 PM
I wrote to Universal urging them to include "Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man" documentary, the Uncle Gilbert episode of The Munsters, the Abbott & Costello Show segment where they meet the Creature, as well as a simulated 3-D version of The Creature Walks Among Us on this Blu-Ray release. Sadly none of these features made it to the disc.  :'(
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on August 28, 2018, 08:54:19 PM
I wrote to Universal urging them to include "Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man" documentary, the Abbott & Costello Show segment where they meet the Creature

Universal doesn't own either of those.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on August 28, 2018, 09:47:17 PM
I wrote Universal to see if they would include that Rasta-Creature musical from the theme park. No luck on that, either. Oh, well.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on August 29, 2018, 05:31:22 AM
Universal doesn't own either of those.

I realize that, but I figured that since this set has the fewest number of movies of any of the Legacy sets, and since they often  try to add additional extras to get you to repurchase the same movies you have already bought half a dozen times before, that there might have been a chance. Granted, I knew that it was a long shot.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Rex fury on August 29, 2018, 11:46:39 AM
Just got my blue Ray copy of Horror At Party Beach  yesterday. I had a great time watching it last night. My one disappointment with this release was the extras. While there was some fun stuff, like an interview with the Del-Aires, I thought they could have done a lot more. I would have liked to know how Warren ended up making their first Famous Films from this show. It would have been cool to see the masks/costumes used in the film if any still exist. An interview with a couple of actors from the film might have been fun too.
I read the magazine way before I ever saw the film and two things came to mind: when I first got the issue I thought "Wallace Wood" was one of the Del-Aires! And two, sometime in the late Seventies when Graham Nash did "Barrel of Pain", I remember thinking that he should use the opening to HAPB on a video version of the song. There's nothing like the nostalgia of these old films!
RF
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on August 29, 2018, 09:08:18 PM
I just finished watching Revenge of the Creature projected onto a 100" screen. Overall, the picture quality is very good, although the focus is soft in some shots, and sometimes they seem to be focusing on the wrong plane, altogether. Furthermore, some of the underwater scenes are quite muddy; still, it looks better than it ever has. Unfortunately, both Revenge & CWAU have been cropped down to 16:9 (just like the Blu-ray release of CFTBL); I was very disappointed with that.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: zombiehorror on August 30, 2018, 07:23:25 AM
Unfortunately, both Revenge & CWAU have been cropped down to 16:9 (just like the Blu-ray release of CFTBL); I was very disappointed with that.


Unless you are still watching it on a standard screen there really is no reason for the square aspect ratio and you don't miss anything with the 16:9 (actually it is 1.85:1); you gain a little superfluous detail on the sides and loss a little superfluous detail on the top and bottom; it really isn't a big deal when you do a side by side.

I'm not sure where IMDB got these specs but:

Creature from the Black Lagoon
1.37 : 1 (negative ratio)
1.85 : 1 (Blu-ray release)
2.00 : 1 (intended ratio)

Revenge of the Creature
1.37 : 1 (negative ratio)
1.33 : 1 (DVD)
2.00 : 1 (intended ratio)

The 2.00 aspect ration dates back to 1954.

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 30, 2018, 07:55:42 AM
Actually, 16x9 is in between 1.78:1 and 1.77:1.  Most people use the 78.

Whether you get more or less image area than the 1.85:1 format depends on if the sides are cropped or the top and bottom are opened up.

If the new format is being taken from an original Academy Standard 1.37:1 negative (1.33:1 is old TV), more can be added to the old 1.85 crop on top and bottom.  If the original negative no longer exists, and it is being taken from an image that was already chopped to a 1.85 format, then they need to lose some little image on both sides.

Difference in gain or loss is more pronounced when dealing with 2.00:1 to 1.78:1 conversions.

The post-photographic addition of magnetic sound strips or optical sound tracks also can throw the whole picture off center.

Later, different competing wide-screen negatives can make this a bit more complicated.

Even the image you saw in the old theaters was constantly being adjusted because of theater size and shape, mats, available projection lenses, etc.   Just check out the same movie being shown in a multi-plex with both large and small theaters.  I've seen dramatic differences from one to another.

Add to that special wide-screen releases to select cities with theaters equipped to handle them, regional releases in alternate formats, etc.  Some few movies have had dual releases in the Directors' intended format and Studio mandated wide release because of "final cut" disputes or were hastily cropped from original format to wide-screen after principal photography to fight against TV - and on and on and on...  We only think we have all seen the exact same movies.

(I try not to think about this too much.  It makes my head hurt.)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on August 30, 2018, 09:32:24 AM
I was just on the cusp of ordering the Universal Monsters Complete 30 Film Blu-ray set when I saw this blog post on The Digital Bits. There's a big problem with the 3D version of "Revenge of the Creature", and while I don't have a 3D setup, it would still bother me. Worse, apparently Universal went the cheap route on the transfer of "The Creature Walks Among Us" and both films are 720 transfers instead of 1080p.

Here's the info from The Digital Bits:

I expect to have review product in hand by this weekend and will certainly dive into it for review here on The Bits as soon as I do. But we’re already getting word of a problem with the Blu-ray 3D release of Revenge of the Creature (1955) that’s included in the 30-Film and Creature sets. Readers are reporting that the 3D presentation has been improperly authored, causing the 1080p 3D image to be badly compromised. The film was beautifully restored in 4K by Robert Furmanek’s 3-D Film Archive and was considered the highlight of these sets and something much anticipated by fans. But it’s been included on the disc in such a way that the left and right-eye imagery is presented side by side (and not one on top of the other, per the Blu-ray spec). That means it’s not full 1080p 3D as it should be. It also means that the second film included on that disc in 2D, The Creature Walks Among Us (1956), isn’t full 1080p either. Both are 720. This appears to have been done as a deliberate choice by the studio to reduce replication costs, but it’s a HUGE mistake, is completely unacceptable, and seriously compromises the presentation of both films. We’ve learned that Universal is “looking into the matter” but here’s the deal: Universal... this is a mistake and you guys need to correct it and make it right with consumers. Author a proper 1080p Blu-ray 3D of Revenge of the Creature and a separate standard Blu-ray of The Creature Walks Among Us and make them available to everyone who has purchased these sets. The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection currently sells for $137 on Amazon, while the Creature set is $27 for just three films. That is WAY TOO MUCH to pay for compromised quality. Make it right, guys... by redoing it right.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on August 30, 2018, 10:00:42 AM
Individual reviews on Amazon confirm this problem, making the new "Creature" set pretty much worthless. Another issue I wasn't aware of is that this is just a repackaging of the Legacy Collection discs meaning that you get several films multiple times on different discs. While this isn't something to really complain about, I was excited to watch the films IN ORDER OF RELEASE as they are listed on the back of the box. You can still do this of course, but you have to do a lot of disc swapping back and forth to do it. This was basically my whole reason for wanting this collection as opposed to just buying all the individual legacy sets.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 30, 2018, 10:04:41 AM
I was just on the cusp of ordering the Universal Monsters Complete 30 Film Blu-ray set when I saw this blog post on The Digital Bits. … 

I like The Digital Bits.  They give good, detailed info.

... I was excited to watch the films IN ORDER OF RELEASE as they are listed on the back of the box....

I liked the VHS tapes because I could display them on the shelf in order of release.  I like to watch them that way, too.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on August 30, 2018, 10:14:40 AM
The preceding posts point out problems which are additional good reasons to just wait to re-buy these films yet again. The main reason I wait is simply cost. I bought the DVD Uni 30 film collection for $50. We all knew Uni would eventually sell it in BD after dribbling out the BD releases a few at a time and milking more cash from a cow that has been drained several times over. It's possible that some of these problems with the BDs will be corrected but it's doubtful. Just wait and the BD 30 film set will be dirt cheap at some point just like the DVD set. We've seen it all before, folks...it's like freakin' Groundhog Day, except your money doesn't return on the repeats.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: zombiehorror on August 30, 2018, 10:40:58 AM
Reading the reviews it seems there is a much-much bigger issue with the transfer on this disc than simple compression.  I have downloaded Bluray 3D films that have been compressed down to 2 or 3 Gb from 20 to 30 and I don't notice a difference in image quality.  People are saying the image is blurry though out and others are having problems even getting their systems to recognize the 3D format.  Looks like I'll be holding off until this issue is resolved.....if it gets resolved.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on August 31, 2018, 05:46:10 AM
Coming from Scream Factory on December 18:

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Extras to be announced soon!  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on August 31, 2018, 07:59:00 PM
Man, I'm really bummed about the Creature set. Looking at those problems, I'll likely stick with my old legacy dvds for now. I sure hope they correct this, but their history isn't good - ie: the Lugosi and Abbott & Costello double sided sets.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Anton Phibes on August 31, 2018, 08:29:00 PM
I bought these blu rays. I won't be doing anymore upgrades. Not even for cool boxes like the steelbooks. I am done.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 01, 2018, 01:21:04 AM

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Witching Season, The, 2015 - BLU-Ray - Witching Season Films - Scheduled Release Date: September 10, 2018


You Tube Web series anthology of 5 Halloween-themed stories.

This disc is being released to raise the funds necessary to produce one of the shorts, "They Live Inside Us". as a feature film.

Read about it here:

halloweendailynews.com/2017/11/witching-season-blu-ray-trailer/


They will also be selling copies of their very pretty poster:

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: FrankFan95 on September 01, 2018, 10:18:06 PM
It's a damn shame about the Creature set. My main reason I want it is for the Creature Walks Among Us but then again I'd like to have Regenge upgraded too. Just messed up Universal released it like that. I have the Invisible Man Legacy Collection Blu-ray set coming in and I really wanted Creature but I guess I'll wait until they either replace the disc or it goes cheap enough to be worth it.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on September 13, 2018, 08:50:59 PM
It's a damn shame about the Creature set. My main reason I want it is for the Creature Walks Among Us but then again I'd like to have Regenge upgraded too. Just messed up Universal released it like that. I have the Invisible Man Legacy Collection Blu-ray set coming in and I really wanted Creature but I guess I'll wait until they either replace the disc or it goes cheap enough to be worth it.

Looks like Universal is gonna do the right thing and fix the CREATURE set.  They are going to send out replacement discs (when they're ready) to those who purchased the initial release. They have also pulled the sets from online sites for now. I can only assume it will be re-released after the fixes are made. Glad I waited.  I sure do want it and the INVISIBLE MAN set.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on September 19, 2018, 06:24:54 PM
Coming in October from WARNER ARCHIVES:

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No word on any possible extras, however, I dont expect there will be.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on September 19, 2018, 06:30:02 PM
Coming November 20:

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Many extras including commentaries on 13 of 17 stories as well as interviews and documentaries on production teams, special effects and other rarities.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 20, 2018, 07:00:01 AM

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House of Forbidden Secrets, 1999 - BLU-Ray - Unearthed Films - Scheduled Release: November 13, 2018

Stars Antwoine Steele, Nicole Santorella, Paxton Tarbell, Dyanne Thorne and George Hardy.


Jacob's wife left him.  His friends and children are all gone.  But things are about to turn around for him.  He will be the new night guard for the ShadowView Manor. His first night on the job is the anniversary of a massacre that happened there.  Yep, things are looking up for Jacob.


Bonus features include:

        1.  Commentary
        2.  Documentary on House of Forbidden Secrets
        3.  Behind the Scenes
        4.  Extended Rough Cut
        5.  Deleted Scenes
        6.  Gag Reel
        7.  Gallery
        8.  Unearthed Trailers
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 20, 2018, 07:34:24 AM

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Maniac, 1980 - BLU-Ray -Blue Underground -  Scheduled Release Date:  November 13, 2018

Stars Caroline Munro, Gail Lawrence, Kelly Piper, Tom Savini, Hyla Marrow and Joe Spinell.


Somewhat dissatisfied fellow thinks the suffering of others will make his life feel rosier.  Hey, we've all been there, right?


SPECIAL 3-DISC BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION


Bonus Features:

     • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from the recently discovered 16mm original camera negative!
     • 3-Disc Set (Blu-ray + Blu-ray + CD) includes High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 1.85:1 feature presentation + another Blu-ray PACKED with additional bonus material + Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD with MANIAC score by Jay Chattaway
     • Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English); 2.0 DTS-HD (English); Dolby Digital 2.0 (Castellano, Français, Italiano, Deutsch)
     • Subtitles: English SDH, Français, Español, Português, Deutsch, Italiano, Dansk, Suomi, Nederlands, Svenska, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai
     • Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig and Co-Producer Andrew W. Garroni
     • Audio Commentary #2 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini, Editor Lorenzo Marinelli, and Joe Spinell assistant Luke Walter
     •NEW! Maniac Outtakes Featurette
     • NEW! Returning to the Scene of the Crime with William Lustig
     • Anna and the Killer Interview with Star Caroline Munro (13:08)
     •The Death Dealer Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini (12:11)
     •Dark Notes Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway (12:13)
     •Maniac Men Interview with Songwriters Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky (10:38)
     • Mr. Robbie: 'Maniac 2' Promo Reel (7:28)
     • The Joe Spinell Story (49:12)
     • NEW! Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold
     •MANIAC PUBLICITY: 'Paul Wunder' Radio Interview with William Lustig, Joe Spinell, and Carline Munro (19:11), William Lustig on 'Movie Madness' (47:18), Joe Spinell at Cannes (0:44), Joe Spinell on 'The Joe Franklin Show' (13:13) and Carline Munro TV Interview (2:54)
     •MANIAC CONTROVERSY: A selection of archival broadcast TV news clips, interviews and reactions to the film. (41:15)
     •Theatrical Trailers
     • TV Spots
     •Radio Spots


If, after watching all of that, you are left wanting still more, GET A LIFE!

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 20, 2018, 09:13:33 AM
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1956 - BLU-Ray - Olive Films - Scheduled Release Date:  October 16, 2018

Okay.  Everybody here know who stars and what this is all about - it's sure been remade enough times


Here's the good news:  This is an Olive Films Signature Series release.  That means, unlike a routine Olive Films release, it is loaded with bonus material.

          Presented in 2.00:1 format.


OLIVE SIGNATURE FEATURES

     1.  New High-Definition digital restoration
     2.  Audio Commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith
     3.  Audio Commentary by actors Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter, and filmmaker Joe Dante
     4.  “The Stranger in Your Lover’s Eyes” – A two-part visual essay with actor and son of director Don Siegel, Kristoffer Tabori, reading from his father’s book A Siegel Film
     5.  “The Fear is Real” – Filmmakers Larry Cohen and Joe Dante on the film’s cultural significance
     6.  “I No Longer Belong: The Rise and Fall of Walter Wanger” – Film scholar and author Matthew Bernstein discusses the life and career of the film’s producer
     7.  “Sleep No More: Invasion of the Body Snatchers Revisited” –  Never-before-seen appreciation of the film featuring actors Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter, along with comments from film directors and fans, John Landis, Mick Garris, and Stuart Gordon
     8.  “The Fear and the Fiction: The Body Snatchers Phenomenon” – Never-before-seen interviews with Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter, along with film directors John Landis, Mick Garris and Stuart Gordon, discussing the making of the film, its place in history, and its meaning
     9.  1985 archival interview with Kevin McCarthy hosted by Tom Hatten
   10.  “Return to Santa Mira” – An exploration of the film’s locations
   11.  “What’s In a Name?” – On the film’s title
   12.  Gallery of rare documents detailing aspects of the film’s production including the never-produced opening narration to have been read by Orson Welles
  13.  Essay by author and film programmer Kier-La Janisse
  14.  Original theatrical trailer


Another great video release scheduled on my birthday.  I saw this as a new theatrical release when I was 10 and have loved it ever since.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 20, 2018, 12:49:17 PM
Looks like Universal is gonna do the right thing and fix the CREATURE set.  They are going to send out replacement discs (when they're ready) to those who purchased the initial release. They have also pulled the sets from online sites for now. I can only assume it will be re-released after the fixes are made. Glad I waited.  I sure do want it and the INVISIBLE MAN set.


Here's something from The Digital Bits about that:

http://thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/090618-0900 (http://thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/090618-0900)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 20, 2018, 01:27:08 PM
Can someone please explain to me, in detail, what's wrong with the Creature blu ray legacy set....what should I look for to see if I need a replacement disc? In simple, easy to understand terms for a layman. Thanks.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 20, 2018, 01:51:17 PM
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Murder By Death, 1976 - BLU-Ray - Shout Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  December 18, 2018

Eccentric millionaire Lionel Twain has invited the world's greatest detectives to his mansion for the ultimate battle of wits. Informing his guests that a member of the dinner party will be murdered at midnight, he offers a million dollars to the sleuth who solves the crime.


Stars Peter Falk, Eileen Brennen, David Niven, Maggie Smith, Elsa Lanchester, Estelle Winwood, James Coco, James Cromwell. Peter Sellers, Richard Narita, Alec Guinness, Nancy Walker and Truman Capote.  (Even Fay Wray provides the doorbell scream.)

Written by Neil Simon, whom we lost this year.

Too early for announcement of possible extras but, if Shout Factory is true to form, there will be at least a few.


My old DVD still looks great, but I can't wait to upgrade to a crisp Blu-Ray image and at least one Commentary.


OK, it ain't horror.  But it is a delight for fans of the old detectives and murders in mansions where the private dick gathers all the suspects around and explains whodunit.

Priceless.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on September 20, 2018, 06:46:08 PM
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Maniac, 1980 - BLU-Ray -Blue Underground -  Scheduled Release Date:  November 13, 2018

Stars Caroline Munro, Gail Lawrence, Kelly Piper, Tom Savini, Hyla Marrow and Joe Spinell.


Somewhat dissatisfied fellow thinks the suffering of others will make his life feel rosier.  Hey, we've all been there, right?


SPECIAL 3-DISC BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION


Bonus Features:

     • WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from the recently discovered 16mm original camera negative!
     • 3-Disc Set (Blu-ray + Blu-ray + CD) includes High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 1.85:1 feature presentation + another Blu-ray PACKED with additional bonus material + Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD with MANIAC score by Jay Chattaway
     • Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English); 2.0 DTS-HD (English); Dolby Digital 2.0 (Castellano, Français, Italiano, Deutsch)
     • Subtitles: English SDH, Français, Español, Português, Deutsch, Italiano, Dansk, Suomi, Nederlands, Svenska, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai
     • Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig and Co-Producer Andrew W. Garroni
     • Audio Commentary #2 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini, Editor Lorenzo Marinelli, and Joe Spinell assistant Luke Walter
     •NEW! Maniac Outtakes Featurette
     • NEW! Returning to the Scene of the Crime with William Lustig
     • Anna and the Killer Interview with Star Caroline Munro (13:08)
     •The Death Dealer Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini (12:11)
     •Dark Notes Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway (12:13)
     •Maniac Men Interview with Songwriters Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky (10:38)
     • Mr. Robbie: 'Maniac 2' Promo Reel (7:28)
     • The Joe Spinell Story (49:12)
     • NEW! Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold
     •MANIAC PUBLICITY: 'Paul Wunder' Radio Interview with William Lustig, Joe Spinell, and Carline Munro (19:11), William Lustig on 'Movie Madness' (47:18), Joe Spinell at Cannes (0:44), Joe Spinell on 'The Joe Franklin Show' (13:13) and Carline Munro TV Interview (2:54)
     •MANIAC CONTROVERSY: A selection of archival broadcast TV news clips, interviews and reactions to the film. (41:15)
     •Theatrical Trailers
     • TV Spots
     •Radio Spots


If, after watching all of that, you are left wanting still more, GET A LIFE!

 I love this film (even the remake is good). I would buy this, but I'm waiting for a comprehensive deluxe version with more bonus content. This "bare bones"edition doesnt cut it.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on September 21, 2018, 04:16:55 PM
Can someone please explain to me, in detail, what's wrong with the Creature blu ray legacy set....what should I look for to see if I need a replacement disc? In simple, easy to understand terms for a layman. Thanks.

From everything I've read, it was an issue with the authoring.  It made it very difficult to get REVENGE to play in 3D and also reduced the clarity - something to do with the bitrate. It basically made the superb restoration that was done look way less than steller.  Fans complained loudly and Universal has acknowledged the issues and is working on fixing it. They are promising replacement discs for those who already bought the set. It appears websites have recalled the set for now.  I waited on buying it after seeing all the complaints. What I'm hoping is that it will get re-released with the fixes in place at some point. I don't want to have to go through buying a faulty set and then having to do all the leg work of getting replacement discs.  They should just re-release it correctly for fans.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: capoetc on September 21, 2018, 09:42:26 PM
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1956 - BLU-Ray - Olive Films - Scheduled Release Date:  October 16, 2018

Okay.  Everybody here know who stars and what this is all about - it's sure been remade enough times


Here's the good news:  This is an Olive Films Signature Series release.  That means, unlike a routine Olive Films release, it is loaded with bonus material.

 .... Another great video release scheduled on my birthday.  I saw this as a new theatrical release when I was 10 and have loved it ever since.

Nice find! That one will definitely be a must buy for me.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 21, 2018, 09:49:39 PM
Nice find! [Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 1956] That one will definitely be a must buy for me. 
 

I'm excited about this one, too.  I'm so glad Olive is releasing this as one of their Signature series discs with all the extras.

Normally, Olive releases are bare bones affairs.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on September 22, 2018, 01:04:38 AM
Glad I never got around to the previous BODY SNATCHERS releases. This sure looks like the one to get.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 23, 2018, 09:53:28 AM

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Mangler, The, 1995 - BLU-Ray - Shout Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  December 11, 2018

Documentary safety film about the hazards of operation industrial machinery - sort of.


Written by Stephen King, Directed by Tobe Hooper and starring Robert Englund.

No extras announced yet.  Shout Factory usually includes several.


"The Mangler" is culled from Stephen King's collection of short stories "Night Shift".  Do yourself a favor and read the book - not just for this story, but for all the stories.  I read this book during the dead periods of my graveyard shift in an all-night gas station.  It was a 2nd full-time job for me, so and my brain was fatigued and very receptive.  Several of the tales are permanently imprinted in my feeble mind.


Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 23, 2018, 10:22:09 AM
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Dead Night, 2017 - DVD - Mpi Media - Scheduled Release Date:  September 11, 2018

A family is weekending in a remote Oregon cabin in the dead of winter.  Dad goes out into the snow to search for firewood and finds an unconscious woman.  He brings her back to the cabin.  Stuff occurs.


Stars Barbara Crampton, Brea Grant, AJ Bowen, Sophie Dalah, Elise Luthman, Joshua Hoffman and Daniel Roebuck.

No mention of extras.


I haven't heard anything about this movie, but I love the setup.  I am also intrigued by any film that can garner 41% four- and five-star ratings yet still manages to get 33% 1-star ratings from Amazon reviewers.  I can't wait to see movies that evoke such disparate emotions.  There must be something there.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on September 23, 2018, 11:48:08 AM
Anything with Barbara Crampton is worth a peek.

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 26, 2018, 04:43:02 AM

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Dracula, Prince of Darkness, 1966 - BLU-Ray - Shout Factory - Shceduled Release Date:  December 18, 2018

Although this has been released as a Blu-Ray before, this is billed as a "Collector's Edition" from Shout Factory.  That should mean we'll finally get the extras that earlier editions lack.

Too early for specifics.


Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 26, 2018, 04:48:03 AM

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Starman, 1984 - BLU-Ray - Shout Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  December 18, 2018


Although this has been released as a Blu-Ray before, this is billed as a "Collector's Edition" from Shout Factory.  That should mean we'll finally get the extras that earlier editions lack.

Too early for specifics.


I'm looking forward to updating my copy.  (I think Karen Allen looks great in this movie.)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 26, 2018, 04:32:15 PM
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Dead Night, 2017 - DVD - Mpi Media - Scheduled Release Date:  September 11, 2018

A family is weekending in a remote Oregon cabin in the dead of winter.  Dad goes out into the snow to search for firewood and finds an unconscious woman.  He brings her back to the cabin.  Stuff occurs.


Stars Barbara Crampton, Brea Grant, AJ Bowen, Sophie Dalah, Elise Luthman, Joshua Hoffman and Daniel Roebuck.

No mention of extras.


I haven't heard anything about this movie, but I love the setup.  I am also intrigued by any film that can garner 41% four- and five-star ratings yet still manages to get 33% 1-star ratings from Amazon reviewers.  I can't wait to see movies that evoke such disparate emotions.  There must be something there.

This film seems interesting
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on September 30, 2018, 11:45:32 AM
Coming October 23rd from SEVERIN FILMS:

THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION on blu ray

http://youtu.be/u7D9se_2i7A (http://youtu.be/u7D9se_2i7A)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 30, 2018, 12:37:26 PM
Coming October 23rd from SEVERIN FILMS:

THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION on blu ray

[url]http://youtu.be/u7D9se_2i7A[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/u7D9se_2i7A[/url])


I cannot wait!!!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 30, 2018, 02:34:06 PM
I cannot wait!!!

You can't wait.  "ONLY 50 AVAILABLE"!

You'd better pre-order, if you still can.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on September 30, 2018, 04:29:31 PM
You can't wait.  "ONLY 50 AVAILABLE"!

You'd better pre-order, if you still can.

The main box set numbers 3500 total, so that shouldnt be a problem.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on September 30, 2018, 06:00:28 PM
"ONLY 50 AVAILABLE"!

That's for the masks.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 30, 2018, 06:08:49 PM
That's for the masks.


Ah...   Never mind.

I new it had to be for the "ultimate" edition or something.

(I still wish Sideshow had partnered with Universal to create another set of Classic Monsters DVD's with three more busts.)


Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on September 30, 2018, 07:12:36 PM
(I still wish Sideshow had partnered with Universal to create another set of Classic Monsters DVD's with three more busts.)

Featuring . . . . .?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 30, 2018, 07:35:51 PM
Featuring . . . . .?

Mummy, Invisible Man & Bride.

(I think Creature deserved a dedicated set just for himself.)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on September 30, 2018, 07:44:32 PM
Coming October 23rd from SEVERIN FILMS:

THE BLOOD ISLAND COLLECTION on blu ray

[url]http://youtu.be/u7D9se_2i7A[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/u7D9se_2i7A[/url])

Thanks for posting this, Memph!

I pre-ordered the Blood Oath Bundle.  :)

(https://severin-films.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Blood-Oath-Bundle-500x500.jpg)

I would have pre-ordered the bundle with the mask but I was too late. Still, I'm stoked to get this bundle with these cool extras. This stuff will look great displayed with my Verne Langdon Zombie stuff.

I've been a huge Blood Island fan since I saw those flicks in the early/mid '70s on TV (with naughty bits intact!  ;D). I bought the Blood Island Vacation Image DVD box set a few years ago when it came out, and even bought the Alpha reissues. Be nice to get BDs of these flicks with new special features added to the already impressive list of the existing ones. And, Terror Is A Man is new to the set. The Blood Island Vacation included Brain Of Blood. Terror Is A Man is a good film and it'll be nice to have it on Blu.

Also ordered Emanuelle And The Last Cannibals. My Halloween is made even if I don't score anything else.  ;)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on September 30, 2018, 11:39:28 PM
(I think Creature deserved a dedicated set just for himself.)

Yes! All 3 Creature films. All 3 Creature busts!  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on October 02, 2018, 04:42:18 PM
Coming in January, 2019 from Scream Factory:

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/7e5ab56f-e9c1-e811-a982-0edcbcd33718/Plague-Zombies.BR.Cover.72dpi.png)

Information on extras coming later.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: zombiehorror on October 02, 2018, 08:27:43 PM

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/7e5ab56f-e9c1-e811-a982-0edcbcd33718/Plague-Zombies.BR.Cover.72dpi.png)

Hmmmm...may be time to upgrade from my clam shell Anchor Bay VHS.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 03, 2018, 11:42:31 AM

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Time Tunnel, The - The Complete Series, 1966-1967 - BLU-Ray - Revelation Films - Scheduled Release Date:  November 2, 2018

First time on Blu-Ray.  Amazon lists this as Region B-2.  It is actually an All-Region release.


Special Features

     1.  New 5. 1 surround sound
     2.  1080 HD 1:33:1 spec. Digitally enhanced
     3.  All 30 episodes restored to their original uncut format & broadcast order
     4.  Original unaired pilot
     5.  Interviews with cast members
     6.  The TV movie from 1976
     7.  The unaired 2002 TV pilot
     8.  New booklet
     9.  Behind-the-scenes home movies
   10.  Irwin Allen's Behind-The-Scenes Home Movies UK Edit (No Audio)
   11.  Promotional TV & Radio Spots
   12.  Visual Effects Camera Test (No Audio)
   13.  Stills Galleries
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 03, 2018, 08:33:17 PM

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Beyond the Sky, 2018 - BLU-Ray - Image Entertainment - Scheduled Release Date:  November 6, 2018

Ryan Carnes, Jordan Hinson, Peter Stormare and Dee Wallace.


Debunker attends a UFO convention to meet abductees and expose the truth behind their reports.  There, he meets a woman who claims to have been abducted on her birthday every seven years of her life.  Her 28th birthday is coming up and he determines to be with her this time.


No info about extras.



Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 03, 2018, 09:02:28 PM

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Bad Ronald, 1974 - BLU-Ray - Warner Bros. - Scheduled Release Date:  October 8, 2018

Scott Jacobt, Kim Hunter and Dabney Coleman.


A family with three daughters moves into a house and finds a teenage boy has been living in a hidden room ever since he killed a neighbor girl.  The boy seems quite taken with the daughters.

Made-For-TV movie.  Not a horror.  A psychological thriller.


Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 03, 2018, 10:17:06 PM

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1973/44167169255_93a1b2d12b_c.jpg)
I Think We're Alone Now, 2018  - BLU-Ray - Sony - Scheduled Release Date:  October 23, 2018

Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning.


After the human race is wiped out, the Last Man creates an ideal existence for himself in a small, deserted town.  He thinks his life is perfect.  Then, someone else shows up.


I think the setup on this is very interesting.  Also, this is one of those films with nearly equal percentages for all each of the five star ratings.  Makes me want to see it.


 
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 04, 2018, 08:03:44 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1956/43265298200_ed756a6e14_c.jpg)
Bad Ronald, 1974 - BLU-Ray - Warner Bros. - Scheduled Release Date:  October 8, 2018

Scott Jacobt, Kim Hunter and Dabney Coleman.


A family with three daughters moves into a house and finds a teenage boy has been living in a hidden room ever since he killed a neighbor girl.  The boy seems quite taken with the daughters.

Made-For-TV movie.  Not a horror.  A psychological thriller.


Fantastic film.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 17, 2018, 03:39:07 PM

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1913/43575584010_61afec799d_c.jpg)
Screamers, 1995 - BLU-Ray - Shout Factory - Scheduled Release Date - January 29, 2019

Two factions/planets are trying to mine the same energy yielding unobtainim  from the single asteroid/tiny planet where it can be found.  The no man's land between them is patrolled by self-replicating underground garbage disposals.  Think Jaws meets Tremors.

Peter Weller, Roy DuPuis and Jennifer Rubin.


Evidently too early for announced extras yet - but is IS Shout Factory. They usually give us something.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 30, 2018, 11:40:28 AM
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Thing From Another World, The, 1951 - BLU-Ray - Warner Bros. - Scheduled Release Date - November 20, 2018

No extras listed yet.  Sure hope they include a few.  This is a film that deserves two or three commentaries and a retrospective feature -  maybe a directors'/historians' roundtable on the impact it had on the industry.

NOTE:  This Warner BLU-Ray is being listed at 87 minutes, correcting the problem with the German Studio Canal Blu-Ray from a couple years ago that gave us a copy of the 81 minute re-issue cut.

A must buy for me.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on October 30, 2018, 02:27:07 PM
No extras listed yet.

I'm not buying if I'm not getting a goodly amount of new stuff.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on October 30, 2018, 02:59:17 PM
I'm not buying if I'm not getting a goodly amount of new stuff.
Same here.

I don't upgrade everything to Blu-ray anyway. My monstering money is often best spent in other areas (toys, comics, mags, trading cards, vending items, etc... whole lotta stuff out there and I want most of it!)  ;D
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 02, 2018, 02:03:32 PM
In time for Halloween...

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            Creepshow - (Collector's Edition) - BLU-Ray - Scheduled Realese October 23, 2018  … 

Didn't make to me by Halloween, but it got here 2 days after.

Comes boxed with booklet and tons of extras.  The whole package looks so pretty, I was going to take pictures for you.  Then I saw someone else had done an OK job of that on YouTube already:

          https://youtu.be/SheNZqbHD_o

Really, the nice heavy box is so pretty, I almost hate to throw it out.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on November 05, 2018, 05:44:56 PM
BREAKING: Holy Mole-y! Old school 50s creature feature THE MOLE PEOPLE crawls our on to Blu-ray February 26th! via Scream Factory

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrRYq9PU0AEBYAK.jpg:large)

VERY VERY VERY excited about this one!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 05, 2018, 05:53:01 PM
BREAKING: Holy Mole-y! Old school 50s creature feature THE MOLE PEOPLE crawls our on to Blu-ray February 26th! via Scream Factory …

ABOUT TIME!

Coming from Shout (Scream) Factory, it should have at least one commentary.


Good Catch.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on November 05, 2018, 06:01:29 PM
Really, the nice heavy box is so pretty, I almost hate to throw it out.

Why would you throw it out?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 05, 2018, 06:05:58 PM
Why would you throw it out?

All my movies are in 7mm slimline cases.

The only reason to have a box is to keep the regular Blu-Ray case and booklet together.  I'll put the booklet on my bookshelf and treat the normal DVD case like any other.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on November 05, 2018, 06:12:07 PM
All my movies are in 7mm slimline cases.

Oh yeah, I forgot.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 05, 2018, 06:18:06 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot.

As pretty as it is, it is only good for "Creepshow".  For some reason it is taller than a Blu-Ray case but shorter than a DVD case.  Not practical for anything else.  Getting rid of it allows room enough for 3 more movies.

The 7mm cases are easier to read on the shelf than the 5mm cases - and they hold 2 discs for multi-formats or special editions.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on November 06, 2018, 02:48:09 PM
I consider my DVDs and Blu-rays collectibles so I keep all original packaging. The only things I toss are the shrink-wraps. Honestly, I had as soon throw away vintage toy packaging as to discard original DVD/BD packaging. To me it's integral to the piece, above and beyond the digital contents. Not disrespecting anyone else's choices. Just stating mine.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 06, 2018, 02:59:05 PM
I consider my DVDs and Blu-rays collectibles so I keep all original packaging. The only things I toss are the shrink-wraps. Honestly, I had as soon throw away vintage toy packaging as to discard original DVD/BD packaging. To me it's integral to the piece, above and beyond the digital contents. Not disrespecting anyone else's choices. Just stating mine.

I considered starting a new thread about this very subject.

I toss every carboard sleeve. to me they are pointless space-wasters.  If I had saved them all I would have at least 1000.  That's one thickness for each side, plus that double on the side where it was glued.  That's thicker than 6 reams of printer paper.  I can squeeze in a lot of 7mm DVD cases on that much shelf width and I need every inch I can get. 

I hate metal cases.

I see there are people on eBay who sell nothing but cardboard sleeves.  So, I figured there would be many who disagree.

 
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: cushing on November 06, 2018, 04:14:52 PM
Scream Factory misspells "Lugosi" :(

Quote
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We go really old-school (back to the 40s, in fact) this winter with the release of THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE featuring the original Dracula himself, Bela Legosi! This blood-thirsty classic rises on Blu-ray February 19th.

In 1918, Armand Tesla (Bela Lugosi), a 200-year-old Hungarian Vampire, prowls the English countryside, feeding from the jugulars of the villagers. But Tesla's reign of terror is interrupted when a pair of scientists, Lady Jane (Frieda Inescort) and Sir John Ainsley (Roland Varno), drive a railroad spike through his heart. The "un-dead" Tesla remains safely entombed for two decades until the impact from a stray Nazi bomb accidentally releases him. Along with his werewolf servant Andreas Obry (Matt Willis), the resurrected vampire now plots vengeance on the family that put a halt to his nocturnal feasting.

Extras are in progress and will be announced on a later date.

Pre-order THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE now (*at*) [url]https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-return-of-the-vampire?product_id=6980[/url] ([url]https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-return-of-the-vampire?product_id=6980[/url])
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on November 06, 2018, 04:26:44 PM
Return of the Vampire AND Mole People!!! Yes!!! My monster loving heart is thumping!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: horrorhunter on November 06, 2018, 06:55:55 PM
I considered starting a new thread about this very subject.

I toss every carboard sleeve. to me they are pointless space-wasters.  If I had saved them all I would have at least 1000.  That's one thickness for each side, plus that double on the side where it was glued.  That's thicker than 6 reams of printer paper.  I can squeeze in a lot of 7mm DVD cases on that much shelf width and I need every inch I can get. 

I hate metal cases.

I see there are people on eBay who sell nothing but cardboard sleeves.  So, I figured there would be many who disagree.
It would make an interesting thread...and poll.

I've read of a few people throwing away toy packaging so I guess there are also those who toss movie packaging. I shudder to think about getting rid of any original packaging for collectibles. Resale value hits rock bottom for collectibles without packaging. Some people think they'll never want to sell something they've purchased but eventually circumstances (and minds) often change and they screw themselves out of $$$ if they sell collectibles without original packaging. I guess if someone did keep everything until they died, and didn't care about heirs, it wouldn't matter...but things don't always go according to plan. Seems farfetched to worry about the extra room that original cases (and cardboard sleeves?!) take up. I have over 3K DVDs/BDs and I make the room for packaging. A few hundred are stored away in big boxes but I can easily get to them if I want to.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on November 06, 2018, 08:39:10 PM
While both of these are great, the one I am really holding out for is This Island Earth!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on November 06, 2018, 09:16:27 PM
I see there are people on eBay who sell nothing but cardboard sleeves. 

I need names!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on November 06, 2018, 09:19:04 PM
Scream Factory misspells "Lugosi" :(

At least it wasn't on the BD packaging!

I hat that font they used for his name. It really clashes with the poster art.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: cushing on November 08, 2018, 10:54:37 AM
A commentary has been announced, but I am working on providing an extra for this release like I did with the blu ray of Vampire and the Ballerina.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on November 30, 2018, 02:00:05 PM
Coming soon from ARROW:

(https://www.diabolikdvd.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/HORROR_EXPRESS_US_FLAT.jpg)

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on December 06, 2018, 03:07:54 PM
Coming from Scream Factory. March 19, 2019:

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/f4a7cd35-c3f6-e811-a982-0edcbcd33718/Tarantula.BR.Cover.72dpi.png)

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/4ef6b55a-c4f6-e811-a982-0edcbcd33718/DeadlyM.BR.Cover.72dpi.png)

Extras to be announced at a later date!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 06, 2018, 04:03:18 PM

I'm really jazzed about the direction Shout's "Scream Factory" line is taking.  I can't wait to see the whole line-up they put out.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 06, 2018, 09:36:15 PM
Coming soon from ARROW:

(https://www.diabolikdvd.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/HORROR_EXPRESS_US_FLAT.jpg)

Wow! This is awesome. I really enjoy ARROW's  blurays and extras.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on December 07, 2018, 09:49:31 AM
Another goody from Scream Factory on March 26, 2019:

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/3ea6c815-c9f6-e811-a982-0edcbcd33718/BodySnatcher.BR.Cover.72dpi.png)


A list of extras announced soon.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on December 07, 2018, 09:35:43 PM
It's just a shame that it isn't a Body Snatcher/I Walked with a Zombie double feature, like the DVD.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on December 08, 2018, 06:40:18 AM
It's just a shame that it isn't a Body Snatcher/I Walked with a Zombie double feature, like the DVD.

The rumor is that Criterion will be issuing a I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE blu ray, sometime next year..
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on December 13, 2018, 10:35:20 AM
Finally Scream Factory is going back to the Golden Age! I don't really care about all those late 80s/early 90s movies they seem to have been focusing on, so I'm very excited about all of these announcements.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: crissrudd4554 on January 10, 2019, 07:21:37 PM
Coming from Shout in April.

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/0900d16e-d513-e911-a982-0edcbcd33718/BKBLC_BR_Cover_Slipcase_72dpi.jpg)

https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-boris-karloff-bela-lugosi-collection?product_id=7039 (https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-boris-karloff-bela-lugosi-collection?product_id=7039)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 10, 2019, 07:27:19 PM
Coming from Shout in April.

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/0900d16e-d513-e911-a982-0edcbcd33718/BKBLC_BR_Cover_Slipcase_72dpi.jpg)

The Black Cat (1934), The Raven, The Invisible Ray and Black Friday in Blu-Ray!

(Extras to be announced.)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 11, 2019, 09:37:14 AM
Coming from Shout in April.

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/0900d16e-d513-e911-a982-0edcbcd33718/BKBLC_BR_Cover_Slipcase_72dpi.jpg)

https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-boris-karloff-bela-lugosi-collection?product_id=7039 (https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-boris-karloff-bela-lugosi-collection?product_id=7039)

Cannot wait!!!!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 11, 2019, 10:27:41 AM
Naturally, I bought the DVD.  >:(  Still no MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on January 11, 2019, 11:15:35 AM
At least they finally came up with a decent cover, this time. I also just bought the recent dvd.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 11, 2019, 03:10:23 PM
$55!! Holy crap! The DVD was only 10 bucks! Let me know if you see it for 60% off, anywhere.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 11, 2019, 04:08:59 PM
$55!! Holy crap! The DVD was only 10 bucks! Let me know if you see it for 60% off, anywhere.

No kidding.

At least they will be on 4 discs.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: zombiehorror on January 11, 2019, 08:11:57 PM
At least they will be on 4 discs.

These films could easily fit on 2, maybe even 1 disc, without losing any quality.  Maybe Shout just wanted to charge $55 and figured if they included 4 Blurays people could see the price justified?  Blurays only cost around 2 bucks to press but they gotta pay other bills.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 11, 2019, 08:39:46 PM
At least they will be on 4 discs.

Those discs better be full of extras, or I agree with zomb that they are trying to justify the high set price!  :P
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 11, 2019, 09:14:08 PM
Those discs better be full of extras, or I agree with zomb that they are trying to justify the high set price!  :P

I prefer separate discs.

I like to split them up and file them individually under title.

The price WILL come down.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 11, 2019, 10:37:12 PM
The price WILL come down.

It'll have to, to get me interested!  And I still want "MURDERS"!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Jimi Bat on January 12, 2019, 12:01:59 AM
Shout/ Scream always try to gouge the fans. When they announce a release I want it always feels like I'm being held upside down by the ankles and shaken.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 12, 2019, 12:21:13 AM
Shout/ Scream always try to gouge the fans. When they announce a release I want it always feels like I'm being held upside down by the ankles and shaken.

Maybe that's how they find it profitable to release these old horror/sci-fi treasures with extras when none of the other labels are willing to put them out in this country.


Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on January 13, 2019, 12:10:07 PM
I don't think Shout Factory/Scream Factory is trying to gouge the fans at all. They're almost the only company out there really putting the work into remastering and releasing these kind of films in the physical format. The stuff they have been putting out has been top notch. It costs money to remaster and do transfers, create artwork and make discs. Plus they nave to pay lisencing fees to the copyright holders. Let's face it, these movies are being released to a very small, niche market that is getting smaller every day. I suspect they wouldn't sell a signifcant number of copies more if they charged $9.99 or $34.99 per titles.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on January 14, 2019, 07:37:07 AM
I guess you also have to put it in perspective: Remember when a 10 minute sound/color digest version of a movie in Super-8 would cost between $25-30! And that was 1970's dollars! Also, when they first released a pre-recorded VHS tape in the 1980's, it would cost around $90!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 22, 2019, 02:49:30 AM
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Hund von Baskerville, Der, 1929 - BLU-Ray - Flicker Alley - Scheduled Release Date: February 12, 2019

Starring Carlyle Blackwell Sr. and George Serov.


As described on Amazon:

Richard Oswalds Der Hund von Baskerville, the last silent film starring Sherlock Holmes, has been less a legend than a rumor among cinephiles and Sherlockians. This seven-reel film, with its long pedigree extending back to a German stage play written while Germany was at war with England, has been regarded as the most important of the 'Hound' made in Europe. Long considered lost, it was the last silent Sherlock Holmes film ever made, produced when German studios were the envy of the world. Seen here in two versions, one with English titles and one entirely in German with titles based on the original German censor records, Hund lives again accompanied by a new ensemble score from the incomparable Guenter Buchwald.

Starring Carlyle Blackwell Sr. (Sherlock Holmes) and George Serov (Dr. Watson), this version of Der Hund is a deluxe makeover made during the dying days of the silent era. Much has been refined, but we are still in a world of secret passages behind sliding panels that lead to torture chambers, death traps, and a hiding place for the malodorous hound. No version of The Hound of the Baskervilles would be complete without Holmes and Watson pursuing Stapleton and his hound on the moor.

The project to restore and preserve Der Hund von Baskerville is a collaboration between Filmoteka Narodowa and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, overseen by film preservationist Rob Byrne. This exciting rediscovery comes from an original 35mm Czech distribution print in near-mint condition and materials, unseen until now from a private collection.


Extra Features:

Der Hund von Baskerville (1914): Blu-ray Only - Richard Oswald had directed an earlier adaptation of Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles: the 1914 film Der Hund von Baskerville. This remarkable and complicated film restoration has been made available for the first time, courtesy of the Filmmuseum Muenchen (Munich Filmmuseum), accompanied with a music score by Joachim Bärenz.

An illustrated booklet essay - By film historian Russell Merritt

Arthur Conan Doyle and The Hound of the Baskervilles - A featurette exploring the link Conan Doyle's story has across cultures.

Restoring Richard Oswald's Der Hund Von Baskerville - Presented by film historian Rob Byrne, this featurette gives a complete picture of how this film made its return for new audiences to enjoy.
   

This must be the story that I own in the most different versions.  I am looking forward to finally getting to see this one.  I didn't think I would ever get the opportunity.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on January 22, 2019, 10:44:17 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7889/45921234575_bd764598bb_c.jpg)
Hund von Baskerville, Der, 1929 - BLU-Ray - Flicker Alley - Scheduled Release Date: February 12, 2019

Starring Carlyle Blackwell Sr. and George Serov.


As described on Amazon:

Richard Oswalds Der Hund von Baskerville, the last silent film starring Sherlock Holmes, has been less a legend than a rumor among cinephiles and Sherlockians. This seven-reel film, with its long pedigree extending back to a German stage play written while Germany was at war with England, has been regarded as the most important of the 'Hound' made in Europe. Long considered lost, it was the last silent Sherlock Holmes film ever made, produced when German studios were the envy of the world. Seen here in two versions, one with English titles and one entirely in German with titles based on the original German censor records, Hund lives again accompanied by a new ensemble score from the incomparable Guenter Buchwald.

Starring Carlyle Blackwell Sr. (Sherlock Holmes) and George Serov (Dr. Watson), this version of Der Hund is a deluxe makeover made during the dying days of the silent era. Much has been refined, but we are still in a world of secret passages behind sliding panels that lead to torture chambers, death traps, and a hiding place for the malodorous hound. No version of The Hound of the Baskervilles would be complete without Holmes and Watson pursuing Stapleton and his hound on the moor.

The project to restore and preserve Der Hund von Baskerville is a collaboration between Filmoteka Narodowa and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, overseen by film preservationist Rob Byrne. This exciting rediscovery comes from an original 35mm Czech distribution print in near-mint condition and materials, unseen until now from a private collection.


Extra Features:

Der Hund von Baskerville (1914): Blu-ray Only - Richard Oswald had directed an earlier adaptation of Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles: the 1914 film Der Hund von Baskerville. This remarkable and complicated film restoration has been made available for the first time, courtesy of the Filmmuseum Muenchen (Munich Filmmuseum), accompanied with a music score by Joachim Bärenz.

An illustrated booklet essay - By film historian Russell Merritt

Arthur Conan Doyle and The Hound of the Baskervilles - A featurette exploring the link Conan Doyle's story has across cultures.

Restoring Richard Oswald's Der Hund Von Baskerville - Presented by film historian Rob Byrne, this featurette gives a complete picture of how this film made its return for new audiences to enjoy.
   

This must be the story that I own in the most different versions.  I am looking forward to finally getting to see this one.  I didn't think I would ever get the opportunity.

i got to see this one at the premiere of it's restoration at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival last year. DEFINITELY worth checking out. Some parts of it are missing, but have been creatively recreated with special title cards and production stills. A good time.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 25, 2019, 05:23:25 PM
Shout/ Scream always try to gouge the fans. When they announce a release I want it always feels like I'm being held upside down by the ankles and shaken.


Shout's Scream Factory has announced the extras for a couple of their upcoming BLU-Rays:


Return of the Vampire

Bonus Features

1.  NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historian Troy Howarth
2.  NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Gary Don Rhodes
3.  NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historian Lee Gambin
4.  Silent 8mm Presentation
5.  Theatrical Trailer
6.  Stills Gallery

______________________________

The Mole People

Bonus Features

1.  The Film Presented In Two Aspect Ratios – 1.85:1 and 2.00:1
2.  NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historians Tom Weaver And David Schecter
3.  NEW "Of Mushrooms And Madmen: The Making Of The Mole People"
4.  Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episode “The Mole People” (2/15/97) In Standard Definition
5.  Still Galleries – Movie Stills, Posters And Lobby Cards
6.  Theatrical Trailer

___________________________________________________________

Imagine that - Three new commentaries for Return of the Vampire.

If they keep this up with all of their announced 50's sci-fi releases, I'm all in - Gouge away!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 30, 2019, 11:10:09 AM
Here are the Scream Factory extras for their Blu-Ray release of


The Deadly Mantis

Bonus Features

1.  NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
2.  NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historians Tom Weaver And David Schecter
3.  Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Episode “The Deadly Mantis” (02/22/97)
4.  Theatrical Trailer
5.  Still Gallery


Still waiting on "Tarantula"...

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 30, 2019, 03:23:14 PM
Amazon says:
The Mole People will be released on February 19
Return of the Vampire will be released February 26

This morning (Jan. 30) I ordered directly from Shout.  Their pre-order price is $3 less per movie - and they have already shipped them to me.


 
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 30, 2019, 09:52:03 PM
Their pre-order price is $3 less per movie - and they have already shipped them to me.

So, they are pre-orders, but they are already in route to your mailbox? I've missed something, here.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 30, 2019, 09:56:51 PM
So, they are pre-orders, but they are already in route to your mailbox? I've missed something, here.

 No.  You got it right.

Shout has already given me a tracking number - and USPS says they have the package in hand.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 30, 2019, 10:25:47 PM
No.  You got it right.

Oh! From amazon they're not available till February 19, 26, but you can get them from Shout, now! That "pre-order" price confused me.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 30, 2019, 10:28:38 PM
Oh! From amazon they're not available till February 19, 26, but you can get them from Shout, now! That "pre-order" price confused me.

When I ordered them this morning, they were still listed as "Pre-Order" items on the Shout site, too.

I was surprised to see them ship.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on February 01, 2019, 12:12:59 PM
Coming May 14 from SHOUT! releasing:

(http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/c65adaac-1f24-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/Quatermass2_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

(http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/70f4fe54-2324-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/QATP_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

Extras for both are currently in progress and will be announced soon.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on February 01, 2019, 02:31:44 PM
Coming May 14 from SHOUT! releasing:

([url]http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/c65adaac-1f24-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/Quatermass2_BR_Cover_72dpi.png[/url])

([url]http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/70f4fe54-2324-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/QATP_BR_Cover_72dpi.png[/url])

Extras for both are currently in progress and will be announced soon.


I JUST ordered the Region B "Quatermass and the Pit" blu-ray... Ugh!

Still excited though.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on February 03, 2019, 07:02:29 PM
I didn’t know where to put this, and I didn’t think it deserved a new thread, but does anyone have the Film Detective blu-ray release of A Bucket of Blood? I’m curious how the quality is. I’d love to pick it up but I don’t want to buy a new copy if it’s not a significant improvement on the versions we see on multi-packs.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: zombiehorror on February 03, 2019, 08:50:26 PM
does anyone have the Film Detective blu-ray release of A Bucket of Blood?


I don't have it but here's a review from Dvdbeaver with screen cap comparisons to a previous MGM release.

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_69/a_bucket_of_blood_blu-ray.htm (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_69/a_bucket_of_blood_blu-ray.htm)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on February 05, 2019, 04:59:32 PM
Coming May 28, from SHOUT Factory:

(http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/b80261b7-0225-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/AlligatorPeople_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

Extras to be announced later.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on February 05, 2019, 05:46:40 PM
Coming May 28, from SHOUT Factory:

([url]http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/b80261b7-0225-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/AlligatorPeople_BR_Cover_72dpi.png[/url])

Extras to be announced later.


I'm thinking about sending Shout/Scream Factory my bank account number with all these true classic releases they have lined up.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 05, 2019, 07:30:19 PM
I'm thinking about sending Shout/Scream Factory my bank account number with all these true classic releases they have lined up.

I'll be buying a lot of these as pre-orders direct from Scream.  I think of the little extra cost for not waiting as my contribution to making all these releases possible.

The original studios don't give a damn.

 
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on February 05, 2019, 07:45:42 PM
Coming May 28, from SHOUT Factory:

([url]http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/b80261b7-0225-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/AlligatorPeople_BR_Cover_72dpi.png[/url])

Extras to be announced later.


WOOHOO!!!! I'd give this 50 "Likes", if I could!!!!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 06, 2019, 10:00:59 AM
Coming May 28, from SHOUT Factory:

([url]http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/b80261b7-0225-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/AlligatorPeople_BR_Cover_72dpi.png[/url])

Extras to be announced later.


Finally!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 11, 2019, 08:55:52 PM

Shout/Scream Factory is having a sale on selected Blu-Ray titles.  Hurry - it ends on the 15th.

https://tinyurl.com/yxflr6df


Some good ones in here.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on February 22, 2019, 02:03:45 PM
Coming from Severin on 4/9/19

(http://severin-films.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Hemi_slipcase_3D-500x505.jpg)

Extras on all discs and the TORTURE CHAMBER OF DR.SADISM/BLACK CAT disc is available on the box set only. The other films are available in DVD format as well as Blu ray from the site.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on March 04, 2019, 06:30:41 PM
Coming June 28 from Scream Factory:

(http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/5a14788d-9934-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/FCW_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

Extras in progress & will be announced at a later date.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 04, 2019, 07:02:13 PM
Coming June 28 from Scream Factory:

([url]http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/5a14788d-9934-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/FCW_BR_Cover_72dpi.png[/url])

Extras in progress & will be announced at a later date.


Right on!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on March 05, 2019, 11:44:39 AM
The hits just keep on coming! SCREAM FACTORY has announced these three for June:

(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53439731_1435999143203759_4776102142521901056_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=e093a512fea36464ea2e32f6fff36314&oe=5CE08AB3)

https://www.facebook.com/ScreamFactoryDVD/photos/a.130215417115478/1435999139870426/?type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/ScreamFactoryDVD/photos/a.130215417115478/1435999139870426/?type=3&theater)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 05, 2019, 11:47:45 AM
The hits just keep on coming! SCREAM FACTORY has announced these three for June:

(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53439731_1435999143203759_4776102142521901056_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=e093a512fea36464ea2e32f6fff36314&oe=5CE08AB3)

https://www.facebook.com/ScreamFactoryDVD/photos/a.130215417115478/1435999139870426/?type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/ScreamFactoryDVD/photos/a.130215417115478/1435999139870426/?type=3&theater)



Gimmee, gimmee, gimmee.  I want, I want!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on March 05, 2019, 12:43:59 PM


Gimmee, gimmee, gimmee.  I want, I want!
Adam, I think that you and I may be The Monolith Monsters' biggest fans. Rock on! ( sorry, had to say it)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 05, 2019, 12:48:05 PM
Adam, I think that you and I may be The Monolith Monsters' biggest fans. Rock on! ( sorry, had to say it)

I won't be the first to throw stones.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 05, 2019, 04:59:17 PM
This Island Earth......yes!!! Frinken, finally!!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 05, 2019, 06:08:44 PM
KINO has "The Land Unknown" coming out in April.

https://www.klstudioclassics.com/product/view/id/6033 (https://www.klstudioclassics.com/product/view/id/6033)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on March 05, 2019, 07:54:42 PM
I actually like "Momster on the Campus." I saw it on "Fright Night" when I was about 5 years old, and my eyes about exploded when the monster threw his ax into a guy towards the end
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on March 05, 2019, 09:35:24 PM
THIS ISLAND EARTH!!! YES!!! ;D
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 07, 2019, 11:40:36 AM

The House of the Seven Gables, 1940 - Is being released on Blu-Ray by Kino Lorber on April 23.

It will have a Commentary by Troy Howarth.

https://www.amazon.com/House-Seven-Gables-Blu-ray/dp/B07NBDQYYF/ref=pd_ys_c_rfy_2644980011_20?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07NBDQYYF&pd_rd_r=GA5D8DE06SA343GB8ZGX&pd_rd_w=PMjVn&pd_rd_wg=PQyY3&psc=1&refRID=HZHD6BE17VZP0CK84W3N (https://www.amazon.com/House-Seven-Gables-Blu-ray/dp/B07NBDQYYF/ref=pd_ys_c_rfy_2644980011_20?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07NBDQYYF&pd_rd_r=GA5D8DE06SA343GB8ZGX&pd_rd_w=PMjVn&pd_rd_wg=PQyY3&psc=1&refRID=HZHD6BE17VZP0CK84W3N)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on March 07, 2019, 12:10:27 PM
So many great releases coming out. My wallet hurts already.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 07, 2019, 02:16:55 PM
The House of the Seven Gables, 1940 - Is being released on Blu-Ray by Kino Lorber on April 23.

And the third one is THE STRANGE DOOR, with Karloff and Charles Laughton. (1951)

https://www.amazon.com/Strange-Door-Blu-ray-Charles-Laughton/dp/B07NBDYJ8P/ref=pd_bxgy_74_img_2/145-4307962-4506659?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07NBDYJ8P&pd_rd_r=d257e7de-410c-11e9-870e-afb0e07225f8&pd_rd_w=8sUm4&pd_rd_wg=3zaTG&pf_rd_p=6725dbd6-9917-451d-beba-16af7874e407&pf_rd_r=FXXMC13VXX76YSZD51JS&psc=1&refRID=FXXMC13VXX76YSZD51JS (https://www.amazon.com/Strange-Door-Blu-ray-Charles-Laughton/dp/B07NBDYJ8P/ref=pd_bxgy_74_img_2/145-4307962-4506659?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07NBDYJ8P&pd_rd_r=d257e7de-410c-11e9-870e-afb0e07225f8&pd_rd_w=8sUm4&pd_rd_wg=3zaTG&pf_rd_p=6725dbd6-9917-451d-beba-16af7874e407&pf_rd_r=FXXMC13VXX76YSZD51JS&psc=1&refRID=FXXMC13VXX76YSZD51JS)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 11, 2019, 01:14:13 PM
The Entity, 1982 - Separated mom receives unwanted, invisible nocturnal visits.  Seeks remedy.

Barbara Hershey.

Blu-Ray coming from Scream Factory on June 11, 2019.


This one costs a little more than average.  That usually means extra extras.  The only thing announced so far is an 18"x24" rolled poster, while they last, for the first buyers.


Some audiences found this movie pretty shocking when it first came out.
 
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 11, 2019, 03:35:36 PM
The Entity, 1996

I can only recall one scene from that movie.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 11, 2019, 10:32:30 PM
The Entity, 1996 - Separated mom receives unwanted, invisible nocturnal visits.  Seeks remedy.

Barbara Hershey.

Blu-Ray coming from Scream Factory on June 11, 2019.


This one costs a little more than average.  That usually means extra extras.  The only thing announced so far is an 18"x24" rolled poster, while they last, for the first buyers.


Some audiences found this movie pretty shocking when it first came out.
 

Great film
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on March 11, 2019, 11:23:43 PM
I can only recall one scene from that movie.
Um, Barbara Hershey naked?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 12, 2019, 06:42:47 AM
Um, Barbara Hershey naked?

Invisible fingers.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 12, 2019, 08:33:23 AM
You're both right.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on March 16, 2019, 11:20:34 AM
Hey guys, was wondering if someone could help with locating the best version of THE  APE MAN (1943). I know RETURN OF THE APE MAN was recently released on blu ray, but I can't find any info about the first film getting an upgrade.  Every dvd version I have has terrible audio. I'm assuming ROAN had a good version, but I couldn't find it on their site. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 16, 2019, 12:37:21 PM
I'm assuming ROAN had a good version

Nope, they never did that one. THE FILM DETECTIVE has a DVD they call a "restored version", but some say their stuff is no better than ALPHA.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on March 16, 2019, 05:52:20 PM
Thanks Mike. Guess the only hope is for a future, restored blu ray from someone.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 23, 2019, 10:12:35 PM
SHOUT! is retooling there Karloff/Lugosi BD Collection with new packaging and a Vol. 2 to come!  :)

I hope MURDERS is on V2! What will the other 3 be?

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/536/K6k1Ac.jpg)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on March 24, 2019, 12:11:49 AM
Old Dark House? I just hope there are enough volumes to get a couple of Rondo Hatton films.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 24, 2019, 01:21:08 AM
Old Dark House?

Just had a Blu-ray release a year or so ago.

The other 3 will probably be titles from The Boris Karloff Collection DVD set.

I'd like to see some of the Uni orphans, like "The Cat Creeps" and "The Spider Woman Strikes Back", but that will never happer.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 01, 2019, 02:10:36 PM
Coming July 16 from Shout Factory:

(http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/27051df0-9752-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/LeopardMan_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

Extras to be announced later..
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 01, 2019, 02:14:55 PM
Coming July 30 from Shout Factory:

(http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/31d425fa-9640-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/HFTDSB_BeautyShot_72dpi.png)

Featuring a new scan of uncut international version, trailers, making of documentary, deleted scenes and discussion with Roger Corman.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 01, 2019, 02:25:12 PM
Coming soon from Warner Archives Collection:

(http://www.diabolikdvd.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/frank70.jpg)

Commentary with Tom Weaver, Bob Burns and Charlotte Austin is included

Exact date not announced yet..
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 01, 2019, 06:05:23 PM
Coming July 30 from Shout Factory:

([url]http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/31d425fa-9640-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/HFTDSB_BeautyShot_72dpi.png[/url])

Featuring a new scan of uncut international version, trailers, making of documentary, deleted scenes and discussion with Roger Corman.


Well...another double-dip for me.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 04, 2019, 02:00:48 PM
Coming July 23 from Shout Factory:

(http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/a48132be-9556-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/UHCV2_BR_Slipcase_Cover_72dpi.jpg)

Extras announced at a later date
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 04, 2019, 02:08:59 PM
Coming July 30 from Shout Factory:

(http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/6138f5e8-9056-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/LFAV_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

(http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/d7cfdbeb-9156-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/TheReptile_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

Extras for both in progress to be announced later..
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 04, 2019, 02:33:05 PM

Shout/Scream is putting out so much good stuff - and digging down deep for movies less lauded.

Great time to be a monsterkid.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on April 04, 2019, 03:08:12 PM
SHOUT! is retooling there Karloff/Lugosi BD Collection with new packaging and a Vol. 2 to come!  :)

I hope MURDERS is on V2! What will the other 3 be?

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/536/K6k1Ac.jpg)
Does anyone know if any restoration or upgrading will be done to sound or picture? I have two DVD copies already. I'm fine with them unless something spectacular has been done to the bluray.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 04, 2019, 03:33:23 PM
Does anyone know if any restoration or upgrading will be done to sound or picture? I have two DVD copies already. I'm fine with them unless something spectacular has been done to the bluray.

I've heard that INVISIBLE RAY and BLACK CAT have had work done on them as well as having commentaries recorded for each..
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on April 04, 2019, 04:18:17 PM
I've heard that INVISIBLE RAY and BLACK CAT have had work done on them as well as having commentaries recorded for each..
Well, that's something,  at least. Being a huge "Black Cat/Raven" fan, I'll wind up getting this (and griping about triple-dipping later). Thanks for the info, Memph.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on April 04, 2019, 06:48:12 PM
I'm glad to see "The Reptile" getting upgraded. I only had that one on VHS and never picked up the DVD. Same thing with "The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas." I hope that's in the pipeline as well.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 04, 2019, 09:27:47 PM
This is everything from the "Universal Cult Horror Collection" except "House of Horrors". For V3, I'd suggest HOH and the three ape woman movies.

Coming July 23 from Shout Factory:

([url]http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/a48132be-9556-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/UHCV2_BR_Slipcase_Cover_72dpi.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 04, 2019, 10:05:34 PM
What do you want to see in a possible Shout! Blu-ray "Universal Horror" Volume 3?

PAULA THE APE WOMAN:
Captive Wild Woman (1943)
Jungle Woman (1944)
The Jungle Captive (1945)

Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
Secret of the Blue Room (1933)
Night Key (1937)
The Missing Guest (1938 Remake of "Secret of the Blue Room")*
The House of Fear (1939 Remake of "The Last Warning")*
Tower of London (1939)
Man Made Monster (1941)
The Black Cat (1941)
Horror Island (1941)
Night Monster (1942)
The Climax (1944)
Murder in the Blue Room (1944 Remake of "Secret of the Blue Room")*
The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946)*
House of Horrors (1946)
The Cat Creeps (1946)*

*never before released on home video.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 05, 2019, 04:31:33 AM
Dont forget MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD(1935) and MYSTERY OF MARIE ROGET(1942)...

and the Inner Sanctum Films..

as for the next set:

Man Made Monster
Night Monster
Horror Island
The Spider Woman Strikes Back

These would do me fine. :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on April 05, 2019, 08:54:15 AM
What do you want to see in a possible Shout! Blu-ray "Universal Horror" Volume 3?

Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
Oh, Glenda Farrell. Be still, my beating heart.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 05, 2019, 11:11:01 AM
Dont forget MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD(1935) and MYSTERY OF MARIE ROGET(1942)...
and the Inner Sanctum Films..

I didn't figure they would include those in a horror set.

Maybe a classic lit set with DROOD, ROGET, 7 GABLES and MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 05, 2019, 11:12:20 AM
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

Warner Bros. has that one.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Anton Phibes on April 05, 2019, 11:59:09 AM
I must be getting old......I have a hard time getting too awfully excited when I already have a film on dvd when a blu announcement is made. Unless its something that is cleaned up substantially, never had a commercial release at all, or a found flick...I just kind of shrug it off.  :'( :'(
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on April 05, 2019, 12:17:22 PM
I must be getting old......I have a hard time getting too awfully excited when I already have a film on dvd when a blu announcement is made. Unless its something that is cleaned up substantially, never had a commercial release at all, or a found flick...I just kind of shrug it off.  :'( :'(
My sentiment, exactly. I've spent enough money on movies l ready have. How much more definition do you need. You can see the actor's pores for God's sake. We're already at 4k hd, with 8k waiting in the wings. Enough already.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 05, 2019, 12:52:11 PM
My sentiment, exactly. I've spent enough money on movies l ready have. How much more definition do you need. You can see the actor's pores for God's sake. We're already at 4k hd, with 8k waiting in the wings. Enough already.

Yeah.

I do like to indulge in Commentaries.  Especially the ones that tell about hardships in securing literary rights, casting and filming.  I like to hear about some of the more obscure actor's careers and lives.  I also like knowing about the film's critical reception and financial success/failure.

That sort of thing makes me want most of my double dips.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Anton Phibes on April 05, 2019, 12:57:27 PM
I think I have only listened to a few of the commentaries on blus and dvds. I ate Christopher Lee's commentary for City of the Dead up like it was thanksgiving turkey. Yet for the most part, I don't even listen to them. I dig what universal did for the essentials. Especially Dracula. I love it when films like Wasp Woman, Monster of Pierdas Blancas, Boy Who Cried Werewolf, and even House of Long Shadows  get "the treatment". So I bougth all those. But I really can't get too excited about revisiting a film that's already released in high quality. My peepers ain't what they used to be anyway.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 05, 2019, 01:15:29 PM

Shout Factory is currently having a sale of all their Roger Corman titles.


Save up to 43% off list price on every Roger Corman title in our catalog, plus get free shipping on all U.S. orders over $50.

But don't wait! This offer ends April 8 at 10am (PT)



Just letting you know.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on April 05, 2019, 03:08:20 PM
Warner Bros. has that one.

You're right. I can't believe I didn't realize that. I take full responsibility and accept my demerits.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 05, 2019, 04:38:35 PM
I have a hard time getting too awfully excited when I already have a film on dvd when a blu announcement is made.

I know what you mean. Some of these DVDs I've only played a couple of times and now they want me to buy it again!  :P
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 10, 2019, 05:05:24 PM

Heads Up:

Amazon lists the Scream Factory TARANTULA Blu-Ray as being available April 30.

I pre-ordered from Scream and they just sent me an e-mail that it has shipped!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 12, 2019, 10:25:02 AM
Coming from Shout Factory on July 16:

(http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/7a8c38b3-7e52-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/Space1999_BR_Cover_72dpi.jpg)

Available in Blu ray and dvd format. Extras announced at a later date.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 17, 2019, 05:54:17 PM
Coming soon on Blu Ray from Severin Films:

(http://www.picturepalacemovieposters.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/blood_satans_claw_US1sht-1.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/IW8AAOSwqu9VBfST/s-l1600.jpg)

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1213/8910/products/1_7ecc74a7-4f1c-4579-ba28-c0685ab78292_grande.jpeg?v=1458712928)

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 19, 2019, 03:30:36 AM
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     They Might Be Giants - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Scheduled Release Date:  June 11, 2019

George C. Scott, Joanne Woodward, Jack Gilford, Al Lewis, Rue McClanahan, Kitty Winn, F. Murray Abraham and M. Emmet Walsh.

Psychiatric patient who says he is Sherlock Holmes, seduces everyone he meets into joining in his midnight venture - even his doctor.

Special Features

  1 - Expanded Edition - Featuring additional footage not seen in the original theatrical release*
  2 - Audio Commentary with Director Anthony Harvey and Film Archivist Robert A. Harris
  3 - "Madness… It's Beautiful" - Featurette
  4 - Theatrical Trailer

* The original release length was 98 minutes. Netflix's streaming version and the DVD released in 2000    are 91:15. A version edited for television in 1986 was 96:29. The currently available made-on-demand DVD runs slightly over 87 minutes; none of the home video releases include the full film. The largest missing material is a long sequence near the end that takes place in a grocery store.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 24, 2019, 01:14:58 AM

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The Uncanny, 1977 - BLU-Ray - Severin Films - Scheduled Release Date:  May 28, 2019

Peter Cushing, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Samantha Eggar, Susan Penhaligon, John Vernon and Alexandra Stewart .

An author visits a book publisher and tries to get his expose about the true evil nature of cats published by telling him 3 true stories about the popular domesticated vermin.


A kind of Amicus-styled trilogy that doesn't scare all that much.  Previous copies have been sub-standard and on the scarce side. THE UNCANNY is now scanned from an inter-negative recently discovered in a London vault.


          SPECIAL FEATURES:

1.  The Cat's Victim: Interview with Actress Susan Penhaligon.
2.  Trailer.

The kind of film that puts me in the mood to re-watch Pet Sematary and Re-Animator...  heh, heh, heh.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on April 24, 2019, 08:58:41 AM
Coming soon on Blu Ray from Severin Films:


([url]http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1213/8910/products/1_7ecc74a7-4f1c-4579-ba28-c0685ab78292_grande.jpeg?v=1458712928[/url])


Is this the Al Adamson Dracula vs Frankenstein or the Paul Naschy Dracula vs Frankenstein?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 24, 2019, 09:13:07 AM
(https://highdefdiscnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Dy0ZbVOVsAECzt8.jpg)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 24, 2019, 10:32:19 AM
Is this the Al Adamson Dracula vs Frankenstein or the Paul Naschy Dracula vs Frankenstein?

The art says "Independent-International Pictures".  Isn't that the 1971 Adamson movie?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 24, 2019, 11:58:13 AM
The art says "Independent-International Pictures".  Isn't that the 1971 Adamson movie?

Yes.🎃
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on April 24, 2019, 01:15:18 PM
The art says "Independent-International Pictures".  Isn't that the 1971 Adamson movie?

Oh okay. I thought that already had gotten a blu release. Oh well, I missed that first one so I'll pick this one up.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 26, 2019, 02:57:09 PM
Coming from Mill Creek on July 9th:

(http://www.millcreekent.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/325x443/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/6/3/63392_3l.png)

Includes both original Japanese version and American release. Special features include commentary and trailers..
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 26, 2019, 03:49:53 PM
Coming from Mill Creek on July 9th:

([url]http://www.millcreekent.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/325x443/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/6/3/63392_3l.png[/url])

Includes both original Japanese version and American release. Special features include commentary and trailers..


Mill Creek has the goods on their bluray releases
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 28, 2019, 02:27:30 AM
Coming from Mill Creek on July 9th:

([url]http://www.millcreekent.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/325x443/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/6/3/63392_3l.png[/url])

Includes both original Japanese version and American release. Special features include commentary and trailers..


Nuts!  It's only available as a "steelbook" (tin can) release.  Hope they sell out and re-issue it in a regular holder.

I want something that is easy to convert to a slim-line (7mm) case.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 28, 2019, 10:02:30 AM
I want something that is easy to convert to a slim-line (7mm) case.

Scan the steelbook to make your slim case.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on May 01, 2019, 02:36:44 PM
Coming Aug.20th from Shout Factory:

(http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/dc95e181-a96b-e911-a986-0edcbcd33718/IsleDead_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

Extras in progress to be announced at a later date...
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 01, 2019, 05:24:48 PM

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Leech Woman - BLU-Ray - 1960 - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  August 27, 2019

 Details later.

Looks like they are doing them all.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: fearliath on May 01, 2019, 07:49:03 PM
I need some help. I have been looking to find a Blu-ray or DVD release of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974 - the one with King Caesar) in English. I can find nearly every Godzilla release on Blu-ray for about $9 but I can’t seem to find a copy of this one available (except some older DVD’s for $90-$500). Is it available?

My son apparently had a debate with a kid at recess about whether Mechagodzilla or King Ghidorah was Godzilla’s greatest enemy (who knew kids talk about that stuff these days). He’s seen G v. Mechagodzilla II but never the first with King Caesar and he wants to see it.

Edit: FWIW, I should add my son was arguing King Ghidorah was his greatest enemy
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 01, 2019, 08:26:52 PM
(except some older DVD’s for $90-$500)

When that happens, it usually means that there are no other (or better) versions available.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on May 02, 2019, 03:24:18 AM
I need some help. I have been looking to find a Blu-ray or DVD release of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974 - the one with King Caesar) in English. I can find nearly every Godzilla release on Blu-ray for about $9 but I can’t seem to find a copy of this one available (except some older DVD’s for $90-$500). Is it available?

My son apparently had a debate with a kid at recess about whether Mechagodzilla or King Ghidorah was Godzilla’s greatest enemy (who knew kids talk about that stuff these days). He’s seen G v. Mechagodzilla II but never the first with King Caesar and he wants to see it.

Edit: FWIW, I should add my son was arguing King Ghidorah was his greatest enemy

There is currently a seller on Ebay selling this film for $17.99..not a recording but the original dvd if that helps..still in the packaging.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on May 02, 2019, 04:37:19 AM
Coming Aug.20th from Shout Factory:

(http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/ef1be3fa-ac6b-e911-a986-0edcbcd33718/HOF_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

Extras to be announced soon..
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: fearliath on May 02, 2019, 08:14:52 AM
There is currently a seller on Ebay selling this film for $17.99..not a recording but the original dvd if that helps..still in the packaging.

Thank You! Just bought it.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on May 02, 2019, 09:09:20 AM
Coming Aug.20th from Shout Factory:

([url]http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/dc95e181-a96b-e911-a986-0edcbcd33718/IsleDead_BR_Cover_72dpi.png[/url])

Extras in progress to be announced at a later date...


Coming Aug.20th from Shout Factory:

([url]http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/ef1be3fa-ac6b-e911-a986-0edcbcd33718/HOF_BR_Cover_72dpi.png[/url])

Extras to be announced soon..


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Leech Woman - BLU-Ray - 1960 - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  August 27, 2019

 Details later.

Looks like they are doing them all.




So long paychecks.... I can hear my wife getting upset right now....
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on May 02, 2019, 03:55:31 PM
Thank You! Just bought it.

You're welcome! I know I searched for a copy of that film for several years that wasnt selling for anywhere near $50 to $100 until I came across that seller a few months ago. Glad you were able to get a copy and hope your son enjoys the film!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 06, 2019, 12:54:34 PM
Coming from Mill Creek on July 9th:

([url]http://www.millcreekent.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/325x443/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/6/3/63392_3l.png[/url])

Includes both original Japanese version and American release. Special features include commentary and trailers..


There is also a fine Blu-Ray out there with original & American releases of Godzilla.

How come there is no such Blu-Ray for Rodan?

Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra are the 3 Japanese entries that I saw the years they came out.  Never cared about all the follow-ups and monster-pairing movies that came from Toho after those.

I'd kinda like to get a similar Rodan Blu-Ray, too.  (Even though it seems an awful lot like The Giant Claw in terms of terror.)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 13, 2019, 11:34:23 AM
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Leech Woman - BLU-Ray - 1960 - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  August 27, 2019

With the announcement of Leech Woman, that means there are only 3 more films from The Classic Sci-fi Ultimate Collections Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

The Incredible Shrinking Man
Dr. Cyclops
Cult of the Cobra

Assuming they do those, I wonder what they will do next?

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 13, 2019, 01:30:04 PM
With the announcement of Leech Woman, that means there are only 3 more films from The Classic Sci-fi Ultimate Collections Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

I'd like to convert them to BD, but at $25 a pop, I don't know? The old ones look fine, to me, and I'm not that much of a sticler. I buy new movies on BD and old movies I don't have.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on May 13, 2019, 02:03:20 PM
I'd like to convert them to BD, but at $25 a pop, I don't know? The old ones look fine, to me, and I'm not that much of a sticler. I buy new movies on BD and old movies I don't have.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the new BD are the correct aspect ratios for a number of the films, whereas they weren't on the older collections. That's why I'm upgrading (plus bonus features)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 13, 2019, 02:12:58 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the new BD are the correct aspect ratios for a number of the films, whereas they weren't on the older collections. That's why I'm upgrading (plus bonus features)

That and the extras.  I am a big fan of commentaries.  One of the re-issues had THREE commentaries!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on May 13, 2019, 02:30:48 PM
That and the extras.  I am a big fan of commentaries.  One of the re-issues had THREE commentaries!

Yeah. If a movie was shot in widescreen, I really want to be able to see the whole picture. I've never understood the crowd who didn't care about aspect ratios. If a movie was shot 4:3, that's fine. But why crop a widescreen movie? Doesn't that miss the point?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 13, 2019, 03:26:33 PM
Yeah. If a movie was shot in widescreen, I really want to be able to see the whole picture. I've never understood the crowd who didn't care about aspect ratios. If a movie was shot 4:3, that's fine. But why crop a widescreen movie? Doesn't that miss the point?

I used to have The Time Machine on VHS that was open mat.  When Rod and Yvette are sitting around the campfire, one of the Morlocs leans in and grabs her.  You can clearly see it is a guy wearing a Moroc sleeve and wearing glasses.

When I got a properly matted DVD, you could no longer the guy's head - just like it was intended to play in the theater.  A lot of mic booms were eliminated from movies the same way.

The only time I like improper open matted movies is when we get a glimpse of more nudity than was intended - Heh, heh.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 13, 2019, 03:54:15 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the new BD are the correct aspect ratios for a number of the films, whereas they weren't on the older collections.

Yeah, that's one of the main reasons to upgrade.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 14, 2019, 05:31:39 PM
Coming May 28, from SHOUT Factory:

([url]http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/b80261b7-0225-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/AlligatorPeople_BR_Cover_72dpi.png[/url])

Extras to be announced later.


Scheduled for May 28 - Scream just notified me that my pre-ordered copy just shipped.  Should be here in 2days - Thursday.


Bonus Features

        NEW Audio Commentary With The Monster Party Podcast Featuring James Gonis, Shawn Sheridan, Larry Strothe, And Matt Weinhold

        Original Theatrical Trailer

        Still Gallery
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 14, 2019, 06:00:50 PM
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Monolith Monsters, The, 1957 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Schedued Release Date:  June 18, 2019

Scream has announced the etras for MM.


Bonus Features

        NEW Audio Commentary By Film Historians/Authors Tom Weaver And David Schecter

        NEW Audio Commentary By Professor Of Film Studies/Author Mark Jancovich (Rational Fears: American Horror In The 1950s)

        Theatrical Trailer

        Still Gallery


Needless to say, I am pleased to see that they actually thought this minor movie deserved TWO Commentaries.  I can't wait to get my hands on my copy.  I hope Scream ships 2 or 3 weeks early, like it has with all my other pre-orders.

_____________________________________________________________________________

EDIT:

I just noticed that Scream is listing the Aspect Ratio for this film as "Various".  I think that means we will get a choice of ratios on the same disc - COOL.



Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 19, 2019, 08:59:19 PM
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Entity, The, 1982 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  June 11, 2019

Barbara Hershey and Ron Silverman

A woman says she is being attacked in the night by an invisible... "entity", no less.  Her doctor doubts her sanity.


I know this has been mentioned here before, but the image from the first post has vanished and now Scream has finally announced their extras:


Bonus Features

       NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Filmmaker Daniel Kremer (Sidney J. Furie: Life And Films)

       NEW Inner Strength – An Interview With Actress Barbara Hershey

       NEW Seeing Is Believing – An Interview With Actor David Labiosa

       NEW High Dread – An Interview With Composer Charles Bernstein

       NEW Spirits & Sprocket Holes – An Interview With Editor Frank J. Urioste

       Trailers From Hell – The Entity With Audio Commentary By Luca Guadagnino (Suspiria - 2018)

       The Entity Files - Featurette

       Original Theatrical Trailer

       Original TV Spots

       Original Radio Spots

       Still Gallery

       Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo 2.0, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio 4.1


In addition: Early buyers from Scream will also get an 18"x24", rolled poster.  Don't want a poster?  Me, either.  The pre-order price from eBay is $4.00 less.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 21, 2019, 07:15:32 AM
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Entity, The, 1982 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  June 11, 2019

Barbara Hershey and Ron Silverman

A woman says she is being attacked in the night by an invisible... "entity", no less.  Her doctor doubts her sanity.


I know this has been mentioned here before, but the image from the first post has vanished and now Scream has finally announced their extras:


Bonus Features

       NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Filmmaker Daniel Kremer (Sidney J. Furie: Life And Films)

       NEW Inner Strength – An Interview With Actress Barbara Hershey

       NEW Seeing Is Believing – An Interview With Actor David Labiosa

       NEW High Dread – An Interview With Composer Charles Bernstein

       NEW Spirits & Sprocket Holes – An Interview With Editor Frank J. Urioste

       Trailers From Hell – The Entity With Audio Commentary By Luca Guadagnino (Suspiria - 2018)

       The Entity Files - Featurette

       Original Theatrical Trailer

       Original TV Spots

       Original Radio Spots

       Still Gallery

       Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo 2.0, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio 4.1


In addition: Early buyers from Scream will also get an 18"x24", rolled poster.  Don't want a poster?  Me, either.  The pre-order price from eBay is $4.00 less.

Finally! I love this film. Shout/Scream Factory....the best.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 22, 2019, 03:13:46 AM
SHOUT! is retooling there Karloff/Lugosi BD Collection with new packaging and a Vol. 2 to come!  :)

I hope MURDERS is on V2! What will the other 3 be?

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/536/K6k1Ac.jpg)

Here are the Extras:

Bonus Features

          DISC ONE: THE BLACK CAT
NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Gregory William Mank
NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman
NEW Dreams Within A Dream: The Classic Cinema Of Edgar Allan Poe – Narrated By Doug Bradley
NEW A Good Game: Karloff And Lugosi At Universal Part One: The Black Cat
Vintage Footage – The Black Cat Contest
Still Gallery

          DISC TWO: THE RAVEN
NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Gary D. Rhodes
NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman
NEW A Good Game: Karloff And Lugosi At Universal Part Two: The Raven
Audio Recording: Bela Lugosi Reads “The Tell-Tale Heart”
Still Gallery

          DISC THREE: THE INVISIBLE RAY
NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
NEW Audio Commentary With Authors/Film Historians Tom Weaver And Randall Larson
NEW A Good Game: Karloff And Lugosi At Universal Part Three: The Invisible Ray
Re-Release Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery

          DISC FOUR: BLACK FRIDAY
NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
NEW Audio Commentary With Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr
NEW A Good Game: Karloff And Lugosi At Universal Part Four: Black Friday
Inner Sanctum Mystery Radio Show: “The Tell-Tale Heart” Starring Boris Karloff
Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery



Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 2 will have Murders In The Zoo, The Mad Ghoul, The Mad Doctor of Market Street and The Strange Case of Doctor Rx.


With new high-definition scans, multiple commentaries and other features, I think Scream is well justified in their prices.  Love the fact that each movie has its own disc.  That will allow me to print art for individual slim-cases and file my films alphabetically.  (The only way Scream could improve, is for them to put each movie in slim-cases at the Factory.)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 29, 2019, 04:08:28 AM
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           4D Man, 1959 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Scheduled Release Date:  August, 2019


          Special Features

          4K Restoration

          Audio Commentary by Richard Harland Smith

          More to be announced

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 29, 2019, 04:13:02 AM
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      Dinosaurus!, 1960 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Scheduled Release Date:  August, 2019


          Special Features

          4K Restoration

          Audio Commentary by Kris Yeaworth

          Dinosaurus!: A Monstrous Story - Interviews with Producer Jack H. Harris, Co-star Paul Lukather and Film Historians Donald F. Glut and Bill Warren
 
          Theatrical Trailer
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 31, 2019, 11:57:52 PM
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This Island Earth, 1955 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date: - July 9, 2019

Now we know what extras we are getting:

              Bonus Features

     • NEW 4K scan of the inter-positive – Two aspect ratios: 1.85:1 and 1.37:1...
     • NEW The Original Perspecta Stereophonic Sound restored by 3-D Film Archive
     • NEW Audio Commentary with author and Academy Award winning visual effects artist Robert Skotak
     • NEW Audio Interview with film historian David Schecter on the music of THIS ISLAND EARTH
     • NEW Alien Ideas - an interview with filmmaker Luigi Cozzi (Starcrash)
     • NEW Text-based gallery Facts about Perspecta Stereophonic Sound by Bob Furmanek
     • THIS ISLAND EARTH - Two and A Half Years in the Making: The Extended Documentary – a look at the making of THIS ISLAND EARTH
     • WAR OF THE PLANETS: 1958 Castle Films release for the home market including both the 50-foot silent Headline edition and the 200-foot sound Complete edition.
     • Trailers from Hell – This Island Earth with commentary by filmmaker Joe Dante
     • Theatrical Trailer
     • Still Galleries – poster and lobby cards, publicity stills and behind-the-scenes photos

I always thought this film looked soft.  Since we are getting a 4K scan of an inter-neg, the original negative must be lost or irretrievably damaged.  Hope this will be a big improvement over what we've had in the past.

The only thing missing from the extras is the Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie version.  (But Shout already released that on BLU-Ray in 2013.)
 
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on June 01, 2019, 10:02:35 PM
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This Island Earth, 1955 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date: - July 9, 2019

Now we know what extras we are getting:

              Bonus Features

     • NEW 4K scan of the inter-positive – Two aspect ratios: 1.85:1 and 1.37:1...
     • NEW The Original Perspecta Stereophonic Sound restored by 3-D Film Archive
     • NEW Audio Commentary with author and Academy Award winning visual effects artist Robert Skotak
     • NEW Audio Interview with film historian David Schecter on the music of THIS ISLAND EARTH
     • NEW Alien Ideas - an interview with filmmaker Luigi Cozzi (Starcrash)
     • NEW Text-based gallery Facts about Perspecta Stereophonic Sound by Bob Furmanek
     • THIS ISLAND EARTH - Two and A Half Years in the Making: The Extended Documentary – a look at the making of THIS ISLAND EARTH
     • WAR OF THE PLANETS: 1958 Castle Films release for the home market including both the 50-foot silent Headline edition and the 200-foot sound Complete edition.
     • Trailers from Hell – This Island Earth with commentary by filmmaker Joe Dante
     • Theatrical Trailer
     • Still Galleries – poster and lobby cards, publicity stills and behind-the-scenes photos

I always thought this film looked soft.  Since we are getting a 4K scan of an inter-neg, the original negative must be lost or irretrievably damaged.  Hope this will be a big improvement over what we've had in the past.

The only thing missing from the extras is the Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie version.  (But Shout already released that on BLU-Ray in 2013.)

YES!YES!YES!YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 01, 2019, 11:15:15 PM
YES!YES!YES!YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Considering getting a copy, are you?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 02, 2019, 12:04:33 AM
Considering getting a copy, are you?

Sounds kinda on the fence, if you ask me.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 03, 2019, 09:51:19 AM

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Dead of Night, 1945 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Scheduled Release Date:  July 9, 2019

Michael Redgrave, Mervyn Johns, Basil Radford, Roland Culver, Googie Withers, Naunton Wayne, Sally Ann Howes and Frederick Valk.

Stuck in a creepy hotel, a man listens to a handful of "guests" relating their own odd stories.


The classic Ealing Studios collection of 5 tales that would have been right at home on the original Twilight Zone.


          Bonus Features

          Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas

          Remembering "Dead of Night" - Documentary (75:35)

          Trailers

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 03, 2019, 11:10:04 AM
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Dead of Night, 1945 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Scheduled Release Date:  July 9, 2019

Michael Redgrave, Mervyn Johns, Basil Radford, Roland Culver, Googie Withers, Naunton Wayne, Sally Ann Howes and Frederick Valk.

Stuck in a creepy hotel, a man listens to a handful of "guests" relating their own odd stories.


The classic Ealing Studios collection of 5 tales that would have been right at home on the original Twilight Zone.


          Bonus Features

          Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas

          Remembering "Dead of Night" - Documentary (75:35)

          Trailers

Is that the final art for the cover?!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on June 03, 2019, 11:22:55 AM
Just announced from Scream Factory:

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SCARS OF DRACULA (1970)

Expected Release Date: 9/10/19. Extras to be announced on a later date. Pre-order now (*at*) https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/scars-of-dracula?product_id=7156 (https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/scars-of-dracula?product_id=7156)

BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY’S TOMB (1972)

Expected Release Date: 9/10/19. Extras to be announced on a later date. Pre-order now (*at*) https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/blood-from-the-mummy-s-tomb?product_id=7157 (https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/blood-from-the-mummy-s-tomb?product_id=7157)

STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING (1974)

Expected Release Date: 9/17/19. Extras to be announced on a later date. Pre-order now (*at*) https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/straight-on-till-morning?product_id=7152 (https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/straight-on-till-morning?product_id=7152)

FRIGHT (1972)

Expected Release Date: 9/17/19. Extras to be announced on a later date. Pre-order now (*at*) https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/fright?product_id=7153 (https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/fright?product_id=7153)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 03, 2019, 11:28:26 AM
Is that the final art for the cover?!

It's the left half of the British Quad poster. I would have preferred the US one sheet.

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 03, 2019, 12:37:26 PM
It's the left half of the British Quad poster. I would have preferred the US one sheet.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6159/ffcQjB.jpg)
 
Much better.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 03, 2019, 02:56:35 PM
Is that the final art for the cover?!

Don't know.  It's what is showing on the only announcement I found for it.

Maybe you could print the poster that Mike posted here and slip it in the front of your DVD case...?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 03, 2019, 03:40:36 PM
Don't know.  It's what is showing on the only announcement I found for it.

Maybe you could print the poster that Mike posted here and slip it in the front of your DVD case...?

Great idea.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 03, 2019, 05:27:57 PM
Maybe you could print the poster that Mike posted here and slip it in the front of your DVD case...?

I'll get a better one. That one has writing on it. Here ya go. Click for the very large one.

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 03, 2019, 05:56:27 PM
Thank you, Mike.😄
Great resolution, too. I looked at the resolution after I saved the photo. Awesome!!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 06, 2019, 03:39:49 PM
This one has been out for 6 months, but I notice that it was never mentioned here:

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         Puppet Masters, The , 1994 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Released:  December 4, 2018

Donald Sutherland, Eric Thal, Julie Warner, Keith David, Will Patton, Richard Belzer, Tom Mason and Yaphet Koto.


A bit more sophisticated version of Invaders From Mars.


          Lots of Extras

          -  NEW Audio Commentary by director Stuart Orme with film editor David Yardley
          -  NEW interview with star Julie Warner
          -  NEW interview with actor Keith David
          -  NEW interview with actor Richard Belzer
          -  NEW Interview with Special Effects Supervisor Larry Odien
          -  Limited Edition Booklet Essay by Samuel R. Delany
          -  NEW Commissioned Art by Jacob Phillips
          -  Limited Edition O-card Slipcase
          -  Reversible Art
          -  5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo Audio
          -  Theatrical Trailer

This one at least deserves a mention.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 09, 2019, 01:36:21 PM
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Human Monster, The, 1944 - BLU-Ray - VCI - Scheduled Release Date - October 29, 2019

Bela Lugosi, Hugh Williams, Greta Gynt, Edmon Ryan, Wilfred Walter and Alexander Field.

Scotland Yard, investigating a series of accidental deaths, discovers that all the victims are men without family and who have insurance policies payable to the same beneficiary.

Remastered in 2K.


           BONUS FEATURES

          -  Commentary Track by noted film historian, author and Bela Lugosi expert, Gary Don Rhodes
          -  Commentary Track by film historian David del Valle and author, screenwriter and ‘monster kid,’ Phoef Sutton
          -  Liner Notes written by film historian Patrick McCabe
          -  Archival Video 'Intimate Interview with Bela Lugosi'
          -  Extensive Poster and Photo Gallery
          -  Original U.S. Re-issue Theatrical Trailer


Saw this one mentioned in another discussion board.  Haven't been able to corroborate the info anywhere else.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 10, 2019, 01:17:02 AM
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Link, 1986 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Released:  May 14, 2019

Elisabeth Shue and Terence Stamp.


A young graduate student becomes the new assistant to a zoology professor at his remote home, where lives with two chimpanzees and an orangutan named Link. One of the chimps is found dead and the professor mysteriously disappears.  Things go decidedly downhill from there.

4K Restoration

     Bonus Features

     -  NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Film Critic Jarret Gahan
     -  Deleted workprint scenes
     -  Audio interview with director Richard Franklin
     -  Jerry Goldsmith demo of the LINK theme
     -  Theatrical Teaser
     -  Theatrical Trailer


We must have missed this one.  I didn't find a mention of it when I did a search.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: John Pertwee on June 10, 2019, 03:48:27 PM
Soon.

Leif Jonker’s underground vampire-gore favorite DARKNESS is getting a major hi-def makeover from Arrow Video

https://www.rue-morgue.com/exclusive-comments-details-plus-art-trailer-leif-jonkers-darkness-restored-on-blu-ray-by-arrow-video/ (https://www.rue-morgue.com/exclusive-comments-details-plus-art-trailer-leif-jonkers-darkness-restored-on-blu-ray-by-arrow-video/)

Leif is currently working on this release and getting our local Horrorfest Movie Festival ready for the 9th amazing year. This movie was filmed in Kansas over two years, and became an underground hit. I can't wait to see this new release in HD.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 10, 2019, 04:13:07 PM
We must have missed this one.  I didn't find a mention of it when I did a search.

I only remember the title because of the Goldsmith score.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: geezer butler on June 12, 2019, 06:17:23 PM
Can't wait for that Scars of Dracula. One of the few Hammer vampire films I don't own on dvd. While were at it, I wish someone would release Hammer's The Abominable Snowman on blue ray. Don't own that either.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 15, 2019, 04:23:48 PM
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Gremlins, 1984 - 4K & BLU-Ray - Warner Brothers - Scheduled Release Date:  October 1, 2019


Last week was the 35th Anniversary of Gremlins' release (June 8th).

Too early for Extras info.


If you don't already have a BLU-Ray copy of Gremlins, you might want to wait until October 1 and get a 4K copy as well.  May as well have the next generation version on hand, even if you don't have a 4K TV and player - yet.

The price of 4K and BLU-Ray combos are getting down to old BLU-Ray and DVD combo levels.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on June 16, 2019, 11:42:18 AM
Might as well wait for the 8K version (just a couple of years away). I'm so sick of "upgrading" everything. I still marvel over the innovation of flip- books.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 16, 2019, 11:52:31 AM
Might as well wait for the 8K version (just a couple of years away). I'm so sick of "upgrading" everything. I still marvel over the innovation of flip- books.

Just saying, If you don't already have it on Blu-Ray...

Why buy a BLU/DVD set and be stuck with a DVD?  Buy a 4K/BLU set for the same price and be ready for the next phase.

I already have a 4K Smart TV, but never bought a 4K player because they used to be much more expensive and there was little 4K product out there.  Since I don't have a copy of Gremlins in any form, thought I pick this one up.  The pre-order price has already dropped to $26.  I'm sure it will go lower.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on June 16, 2019, 01:36:06 PM
 I'm not critical of you, Adam, just the system. Sure, if you don't already own it, that's the best option. Btw, do 4K players play blurays and dvds, too?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 16, 2019, 02:29:23 PM
I'm not critical of you, Adam, just the system. Sure, if you don't already own it, that's the best option. Btw, do 4K players play blurays and dvds, too?

I think so.  They usually engineer stuff not to exclude older tech.  People would be reluctant to buy otherwise.

Imagine if they made Blu-Ray players that rejected DVD's or stereo record players that couldn't handle mono.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 25, 2019, 09:30:17 PM
...

Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 2 will have Murders In The Zoo, The Mad Ghoul, The Mad Doctor of Market Street and The Strange Case of Doctor Rx…. 

The Extras for Vol. 2 are skimpier than the previous Volume.


DISC ONE: MURDERS IN THE ZOO
          NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Greg Mank
          Still Gallery

DISC TWO: MAD DOCTOR OF MARKET STREET
          Theatrical Trailer
          Still Gallery

DISC THREE: THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. RX
          NEW Gloriously Wicked: The Life And Legacy Of Lionel Atwill Featurette
          Still Gallery

DISC FOUR: THE MAD GHOUL
          NEW Audio Commentary By Film Historian Thomas Reeder
          Still Gallery


I hope there is a Vol. 3...  But I also hope they go back to heaping on the Extras.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 25, 2019, 10:05:56 PM
Why they didn't include "Man Made Monster" (or one of several others), instead of "The Mad Ghoul" and have an all Atwill set, is beyond me.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 26, 2019, 09:05:16 AM
Of all the Joe Dante films. Gremlins is the lamest film. Gosh darn it! Wow! Another release for Gremlins. Well, fans of the film will eat-that-s***-up.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on June 27, 2019, 12:42:41 PM
Coming Oct.29, from SHOUT Factory:

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Extras to be announced at a later date.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 27, 2019, 12:55:41 PM
Coming Oct.29, from SHOUT Factory:

([url]http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/608011df-7a97-e911-a986-0edcbcd33718/DRO_BR_Cover_72dpi.png[/url])

Extras to be announced at a later date.



Yes, yes yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally!!!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 28, 2019, 11:39:10 PM
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Omen, The - Collection: Deluxe Collection - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Relase:  October 15, 2019


All four original movies plus the 2006 remake, 5-disc set.  Limited edition poster for the first 666 customers who buy directly from Scream Factory.

The extras not yet announced.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 29, 2019, 12:01:08 AM

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Blob, The - 1988 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Dat - October 29, 2019

Kevin Dillon and Shawnee Smith.

Shout will be including a limited edition poster for early buyers who purchase directly from them.

Extras not yet announced.


An unnecessary remake of the Steve McQueen classic  -  But an OK movie in its own right.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 29, 2019, 01:09:51 AM
I don't need an OMEN collection, as I really only like the first movie. Second movie has a great soundtrack album, though.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 29, 2019, 07:13:40 PM
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Human Monster, The, 1939 - Blu-Ray - VCI - Scheduled Release Date:  October 29, 2019

Bela Lugosi, Hugh Williams, Greta Gynt, Edmon Ryan and Eilfred Walter.


An adaptation of Edgar Wallace's terror-thriller-mystery THE DARK EYES OF LONDON. A series of 'drownings' have Scotland Yard baffled. One common denominator; the dead men were heavily insured through a particular brokerage firm...and all the policies were paid off.

Although this title is currently listed for pre-order on Amazon, they have no cover art available - and nothing at all appears on VCI's site.


Amazon lists the following extras:

          Commentary by film historian David del Valle and author, screenwriter and monster kid, Phoef Sutton
          Commentary Track by noted film historian, author and Bela Lugosi expert, Gary Don Rhodes
          Archival Video 'Intimate Interview with Bela Lugosi'
          Liner Notes written by film historian Patrick McCabe
          Original U.S. Re-issue Theatrical Trailer
          Extensive Poster and Photo Gallery
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 29, 2019, 11:49:39 PM
blu-ray.com has a pic.

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Human-Monster-Blu-ray/245634/ (https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Human-Monster-Blu-ray/245634/)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 30, 2019, 12:11:44 AM
blu-ray.com has a pic.

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Human-Monster-Blu-ray/245634/ (https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Human-Monster-Blu-ray/245634/)

Damn!

It not only has a picture - I already listed it here.

That does it - I'm getting some actual sleep, tonight!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 03, 2019, 03:55:45 PM

In the not too distant future:

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1954 - BLU-Ray - Disney (Disney Movie Club ONLY) - Scheduled Release Date: Unknown


According to TheDigitalBits.com, Disney will finally give this movie a limited BLU-Ray release for their Disney Movie Club members.  TDB didn't have a release date and doesn't anticipate any great extras.

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/052219-1100 (http://www.thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/052219-1100)

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on July 03, 2019, 04:03:43 PM
TDB didn't have a release date and doesn't anticipate any great extras.

I'm keeping my old DVD, then. It has tons of great extras!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on July 03, 2019, 08:31:04 PM
In the not too distant future:

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, 1954 - BLU-Ray - Disney (Disney Movie Club ONLY) - Scheduled Release Date: Unknown


According to TheDigitalBits.com, Disney will finally give this movie a limited BLU-Ray release for their Disney Movie Club members.  TDB didn't have a release date and doesn't anticipate any great extras.

[url]http://www.thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/052219-1100[/url] ([url]http://www.thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/052219-1100[/url])
 

This explains why my search for this in Walmart has been in vain!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 13, 2019, 11:38:21 PM

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Man of a Thousand Faces, 1957 - BLU-Ray - Arrow -  Scheduled Release Date:  October, 2019


Being released by Arrow as Region A in the U.S. and Region B in Europe.  Same artwork - so if you don't have a region-free player, pay attention when ordering.  (The Yellow Triangle is region B.)


Bonus Features

         • Brand new restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films
         • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
         • Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack
         • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
         • New audio commentary by film scholar Tim Lucas
         • The Man Behind a Thousand Faces, a newly filmed look at Lon Chaney and his legacy by the critic Kim Newman
         • Image gallery
         • Original trailer
         • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on July 15, 2019, 09:24:58 AM
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Man of a Thousand Faces, 1957 - BLU-Ray - Arrow -  Scheduled Release Date:  October, 2019


Being released by Arrow as Region A in the U.S. and Region B in Europe.  Same artwork - so if you don't have a region-free player, pay attention when ordering.  (The Yellow Triangle is region B.)


Bonus Features

         • Brand new restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films
         • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
         • Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack
         • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
         • New audio commentary by film scholar Tim Lucas
         • The Man Behind a Thousand Faces, a newly filmed look at Lon Chaney and his legacy by the critic Kim Newman
         • Image gallery
         • Original trailer
         • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

YES!!! Finally!!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 16, 2019, 12:57:51 PM
Coming May 14 from SHOUT! releasing:

([url]http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/c65adaac-1f24-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/Quatermass2_BR_Cover_72dpi.png[/url])

([url]http://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/70f4fe54-2324-e911-a983-0edcbcd33718/QATP_BR_Cover_72dpi.png[/url])

Extras for both are currently in progress and will be announced soon.


These were delayed to July 30.  But look at all the extras Scream came up with:

Quatermass II - Extras

     NEW 2K Scan Of A Pristine Archival Film Print
     NEW Audio Commentary With Filmmaker/Film Historian Ted Newsom
     NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman And Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr
     NEW Interview With Academy Award-Winning Special Effects Artist Brian Johnson (Alien)
     NEW Interview With Assistant Director Hugh Harlow
     Vintage Interview With Director Val Guest
     Audio Commentary With Director Val Guest And Writer Nigel Kneale
     World Of Hammer – Sci-Fi
     U.S. Theatrical Trailer – ENEMY OF SPACE
     Still Gallery


Quatermass and the Pit - Extras

     NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historian Bruce G. Hallenbeck
     NEW Audio Commentary With Filmmaker Constantine Nasr And Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman
     NEW Interview With Actor Hugh Futcher
     NEW Interview With Academy Award-Winning Special Effects Artist Brian Johnson (Alien)
     NEW Interview With Clapper Loader Trevor Coop
     NEW Interview With Focus Puller Bob Jordan
     Interview With Author Judith Kerr
     Interview With Actor Julian Glover
     Interview With Actor/Writer Mark Gatiss
     Interview With Filmmaker Joe Dante
     Interview With Author/Film Historian Kim Newman
     Interview With author/Hammer Film Historian Marcus Hearn
     Audio Commentary With Director Roy Ward Baker And Writer Nigel Kneale
     World of Hammer – Sci-Fi
     Theatrical Trailers
     TV Spots
     Alternate U.S. Credits
     Still Gallery

Looks like it was worth the wait!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on July 16, 2019, 04:17:42 PM

     NEW Interview With Clapper Loader Trevor Coop
     NEW Interview With Focus Puller Bob Jordan


They're kidding, right? Couldn't get the "Best Boy"? How about the "Honey Wagon" driver?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on July 16, 2019, 04:31:02 PM
They're kidding, right? Couldn't get the "Best Boy"? How about the "Honey Wagon" driver?
That's on the 5th audio commentary.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on July 16, 2019, 05:44:30 PM
That's on the 5th audio commentary.

Did they need 5?  :D
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on July 16, 2019, 06:09:08 PM
Did they need 5?  :D
Actually, there are six. One is hidden as an Easter egg ( I think it was with the cigarette machine service guy).
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 16, 2019, 06:52:37 PM
Quatermass and the Pit - Extras

     NEW Interview With Clapper Loader Trevor Coop
     NEW Interview With Focus Puller Bob Jordan


They're kidding, right? Couldn't get the "Best Boy"? How about the "Honey Wagon" driver?

Yeah.  I wondered, too.

But two guys who were probably on the set almost every day.  Maybe young and less hampered by studio politics from  gossiping...

Didn't nail down which Bob Jordon.  But here are Trevor Coop's iMDb credits:
 
        https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0177819/

Looks like he was working the camera department in a lot of films beginning in 1967.  He might have some insights to offer.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on July 16, 2019, 08:07:47 PM
But two guys who were probably on the set almost every day. 

I suppose, but I'd rather hear from directors, writers, actors, etc. Depending on the movie, maybe FX artist, makeup artist, etc.

Didn't nail down which Bob Jordon.

This is him.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0429849/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_3 (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0429849/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_3)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on July 20, 2019, 11:17:58 PM
Scream Factory just announced a bunch of titles at San Diego Comic Con:
- The Abominable Snowman (1957) Nov 2019
- Big Trouble in Little China (1986) Nov/Dev 2019
- Body Parts (1991) Jan 2020
- Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971) Dec 2019
- Dracula (1979) Nov 2019
- The Fan (1981) Nov 2019
- The Fly Collection: The Fly (1958), Return of the Fly (1959), Curse of the Fly (1965), The Fly (1986) and The Fly II (1989) Dec 2019
- Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971) Jan 2020
- My Boody Valentine (1981) Feb 2020
- Pet Sematary II (1992) Feb 2020
- Prophecy (1979) Nov 2019
- Road Games (1981) Nov 2019
- Silver Bullet (1985) Dec 2019
- Universal Horror Collection Volume III: Tower of London (1939), Man Made Monster (1941), The Black Cat (1941) and Horror Island (1941) Dec 2019

Mixed bag of titles for me, but they’ll definitely be getting some of my cash.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 21, 2019, 05:38:22 AM
Definitely some good titles/blurays.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on July 21, 2019, 05:16:00 PM
- Universal Horror Collection Volume III: Tower of London (1939), Man Made Monster (1941), The Black Cat (1941) and Horror Island (1941) Dec 2019

Again, no RUE MORGUE! It should have been in that first collection!

My selections for Vol. IV
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932 Poe)
Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935 Dickens)
The House of the Seven Gables (1940 Hawthorne)
The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942 Poe)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on July 25, 2019, 12:46:58 PM
Criterion is releasing a massive Godzilla boxed set comprised of all 15 Showa era films:

(https://i.postimg.cc/4nkMq8Gx/godzilla-cc.jpg)

EIGHT-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR’S SET FEATURES

- High-definition digital transfers of all fifteen Godzilla films made between 1954 and 1975, released together for the first time, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
- High-definition digital transfer of Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956), the U.S.-release version of Godzilla
- Japanese-release version of King Kong vs. Godzilla from 1962
- Audio commentaries from 2011 on Godzilla and Godzilla, King of the Monsters featuring film historian David Kalat
- International English-language dub tracks for Invasion of Astro-Monster, Son of Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, and Terror of Mechagodzilla
- Directors Guild of Japan interview with director Ishiro Honda, conducted by director Yoshimitsu Banno in 1990
- Programs detailing the creation of Godzilla’s special effects and unused effects sequences from Toho releases including Destroy All Monsters
- New interview with filmmaker Alex Cox about his admiration for the Showa-era Godzilla films
- New and archival interviews with cast and crew members, including actors Bin Furuya, Tsugutoshi Komada, Haruo Nakajima, and Akira Takarada; composer Akira Ifukube; and effects technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai
- Interview with critic Tadao Sato from 2011
- Illustrated audio essay from 2011 about the real-life tragedy that inspired Godzilla
- New English subtitle translations
- Trailers
- PLUS: A lavishly illustrated deluxe hardcover book featuring an essay by cinema historian Steve Ryfle, notes on the films by cinema historian Ed Godziszewski, and new illustrations by Arthur Adams, Sophie Campbell, Becky Cloonan, Jorge Coelho, Geof Darrow, Simon Gane, Robert Goodin, Benjamin Marra, Monarobot, Takashi Okazaki, Angela Rizza, Yuko Shimizu, Bill Sienkiewicz, Katsuya Terada, Ronald Wimberly, and Chris Wisnia

https://www.criterion.com/boxsets/2648-godzilla-the-showa-era-films-1954-1975 (https://www.criterion.com/boxsets/2648-godzilla-the-showa-era-films-1954-1975)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on July 25, 2019, 01:54:47 PM
Criterion is releasing a massive Godzilla boxed set comprised of all 15 Showa era films:

(https://i.postimg.cc/4nkMq8Gx/godzilla-cc.jpg)

EIGHT-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR’S SET FEATURES

- High-definition digital transfers of all fifteen Godzilla films made between 1954 and 1975, released together for the first time, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
- High-definition digital transfer of Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956), the U.S.-release version of Godzilla
- Japanese-release version of King Kong vs. Godzilla from 1962
- Audio commentaries from 2011 on Godzilla and Godzilla, King of the Monsters featuring film historian David Kalat
- International English-language dub tracks for Invasion of Astro-Monster, Son of Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, and Terror of Mechagodzilla
- Directors Guild of Japan interview with director Ishiro Honda, conducted by director Yoshimitsu Banno in 1990
- Programs detailing the creation of Godzilla’s special effects and unused effects sequences from Toho releases including Destroy All Monsters
- New interview with filmmaker Alex Cox about his admiration for the Showa-era Godzilla films
- New and archival interviews with cast and crew members, including actors Bin Furuya, Tsugutoshi Komada, Haruo Nakajima, and Akira Takarada; composer Akira Ifukube; and effects technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai
- Interview with critic Tadao Sato from 2011
- Illustrated audio essay from 2011 about the real-life tragedy that inspired Godzilla
- New English subtitle translations
- Trailers
- PLUS: A lavishly illustrated deluxe hardcover book featuring an essay by cinema historian Steve Ryfle, notes on the films by cinema historian Ed Godziszewski, and new illustrations by Arthur Adams, Sophie Campbell, Becky Cloonan, Jorge Coelho, Geof Darrow, Simon Gane, Robert Goodin, Benjamin Marra, Monarobot, Takashi Okazaki, Angela Rizza, Yuko Shimizu, Bill Sienkiewicz, Katsuya Terada, Ronald Wimberly, and Chris Wisnia

https://www.criterion.com/boxsets/2648-godzilla-the-showa-era-films-1954-1975 (https://www.criterion.com/boxsets/2648-godzilla-the-showa-era-films-1954-1975)

Very cool that we'll get the original Japanese version of King Kong vs. Godzilla for the first time, but strange that not all of the films will have the American counterparts. Kind of a shame for everyone like me who grew up with those and enjoy those versions as well.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Rex fury on July 25, 2019, 05:09:01 PM
Just pre-ordered this for my son! Thanks for the heads up
RF
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: geezer butler on July 26, 2019, 04:59:33 AM
Criterion is releasing a massive Godzilla boxed set comprised of all 15 Showa era films:

(https://i.postimg.cc/4nkMq8Gx/godzilla-cc.jpg)

EIGHT-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR’S SET FEATURES

- High-definition digital transfers of all fifteen Godzilla films made between 1954 and 1975, released together for the first time, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
- High-definition digital transfer of Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956), the U.S.-release version of Godzilla
- Japanese-release version of King Kong vs. Godzilla from 1962
- Audio commentaries from 2011 on Godzilla and Godzilla, King of the Monsters featuring film historian David Kalat
- International English-language dub tracks for Invasion of Astro-Monster, Son of Godzilla, Destroy All Monsters, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, and Terror of Mechagodzilla
- Directors Guild of Japan interview with director Ishiro Honda, conducted by director Yoshimitsu Banno in 1990
- Programs detailing the creation of Godzilla’s special effects and unused effects sequences from Toho releases including Destroy All Monsters
- New interview with filmmaker Alex Cox about his admiration for the Showa-era Godzilla films
- New and archival interviews with cast and crew members, including actors Bin Furuya, Tsugutoshi Komada, Haruo Nakajima, and Akira Takarada; composer Akira Ifukube; and effects technicians Yoshio Irie and Eizo Kaimai
- Interview with critic Tadao Sato from 2011
- Illustrated audio essay from 2011 about the real-life tragedy that inspired Godzilla
- New English subtitle translations
- Trailers
- PLUS: A lavishly illustrated deluxe hardcover book featuring an essay by cinema historian Steve Ryfle, notes on the films by cinema historian Ed Godziszewski, and new illustrations by Arthur Adams, Sophie Campbell, Becky Cloonan, Jorge Coelho, Geof Darrow, Simon Gane, Robert Goodin, Benjamin Marra, Monarobot, Takashi Okazaki, Angela Rizza, Yuko Shimizu, Bill Sienkiewicz, Katsuya Terada, Ronald Wimberly, and Chris Wisnia

https://www.criterion.com/boxsets/2648-godzilla-the-showa-era-films-1954-1975 (https://www.criterion.com/boxsets/2648-godzilla-the-showa-era-films-1954-1975)

OMG!!! Thanks for posting this Mike. That artwork is insane. I have most of the showa era films on DVD but only 3 or 4 on blue ray. So this will be nice way to upgrade. I'm all over this.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 03, 2019, 01:01:08 PM

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48447472887_cd57c13f6b_c.jpg)
Billy the Kid vs. Dracula, 1966 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Scheduled Release Date:  August 20, 2019

John Carradine, Chuck Courtney and Melinda Casey.


Bonus Features

-Audio Commentary by Film Historians Lee Gambin and John Harrison
-Trailers
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 21, 2019, 12:07:42 AM

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48589860987_b52c81ecc3_c.jpg)
Mind-Benders, The, 1963 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Scheduled Release:  October 15, 2019

Dick Bogarde, Mary Ure and Weny Craig.

A government scientist commits suicide while clutching a briefcase full of cash, and the police accuse him of being a Communist spy. But when his friend Dr. Henry Longman suspects that the death may have been the result of brainwashing, he decides to prove his theory by subjecting himself to sensory deprivation.


     Special Features:
 
     -Brand New 4K Master!
     -Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson
     -Reversible Cover Art
     -Theatrical Trailer


This is being touted as the "science fiction" movie that influenced Ken Russell's Altered States.

I'm not familiar with this film - can anyone here recommend it?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on August 21, 2019, 10:13:51 AM
This is being touted as the "science fiction" movie that influenced Ken Russell's Altered States.

I imagine Paddy Chayefsky had more influence.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on September 12, 2019, 07:43:57 PM
Coming from SHOUT Factory:

Dec.10

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/4ec03871-b5ca-e911-822a-881276765ee8/DJASH_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

Dec. 17

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/a6788033-7fcb-e911-822a-881276765ee8/UHCV3_Cover_Slipcase_72dpi.jpg)

Dec.17

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/968f3548-78cb-e911-822a-881276765ee8/MITRM1932_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

All have extras to be announced later..
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on September 12, 2019, 08:00:41 PM
Still no House of Horrors or Jungle Captive!  >:(
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on September 13, 2019, 12:00:04 AM
Coming from SHOUT Factory:
Dec.17

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/968f3548-78cb-e911-822a-881276765ee8/MITRM1932_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

They're selling MURDERS as a single, instead of on another set? That's stupid!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 13, 2019, 12:38:57 AM
They're selling MURDERS as a single, instead of on another set? That's stupid!

Could be they don't have access to 3 more movies for another set of 4 - or the cost of rights to this one made it necessary.

Let's hope it is because they are going to load this one with extra extras.  (Hey, I'm allowed to hope.)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on September 13, 2019, 01:41:14 AM
Could be they don't have access to 3 more movies for another set of 4 -

I guess we'll have to wait and see if they release any more.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lazarus on September 13, 2019, 02:23:56 PM
 That Collection 3 lineup is pretty sweet, though.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 13, 2019, 03:20:50 PM
That Collection 3 lineup is pretty sweet, though.

I hope they think "Horror Island" deserves a commentary.  I've always been fond of that film and looked forward to the times it played on TV back in the '50's.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 16, 2019, 03:35:23 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48149128162_ffa09b5ebe_o.jpg)
Blob, The - 1988 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Dat - October 29, 2019

Kevin Dillon and Shawnee Smith.

Shout will be including a limited edition poster for early buyers who purchase directly from them.

Extras not yet announced.


An unnecessary remake of the Steve McQueen classic  -  But an OK movie in its own right. 


     UPDATE:

          Here are the extras for this film:

• NEW audio commentary with director Chuck Russell, special effects artist Tony Gardner and cinematographer Mark Irwin, moderated by filmmaker Joe Lynch
• NEW audio commentary with actress Shawnee Smith
• NEW It Fell From the Sky! – an interview with director Chuck Russell
• NEW We Have Work to Do – an interview with actor Jeffrey DeMunn
• NEW Minding the Diner – an interview with actress Candy Clark
• NEW They Call Me Mellow Purple – an interview with actor Donovan Leitch Jr.
• NEW Try to Scream! – an interview with actor Bill Moseley
• NEW Shot Him! – an interview with cinematographer Mark Irwin
• NEW The Incredible Melting Man – an interview with special effects artist Tony Gardner
• NEW Monster Math – an interview with special effects supervisor Christopher Gilman
• NEW Haddonfield to Arborville – an interview with production designer Craig Stearns
• NEW The Secret of the Ooze – an interview with mechanical designer Mark Setrakian
• NEW I Want that Organism Alive! – an interview with Blob mechanic Peter Abrahamson
• NEW Gardner’s Grue Crew – behind-the-scenes footage of Tony Gardner and his team
• Audio Commentary with director Chuck Russell, moderated by film producer Ryan Turek
• Theatrical Trailers
• TV Spot
• Still Gallery


Nice bunch of goodies with this one!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on September 16, 2019, 05:47:07 PM
Since they made a single of MURDERS, I might take the BLACK CAT, RAVEN and INVISIBLE RAY discs and make singles of those.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on October 04, 2019, 01:51:37 PM
Coming January 14,2020 from Scream Factory:

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/7d65b8d9-ecdb-e911-822a-881276765ee8/MummShroud_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/1d2ef4c7-c1e4-e911-822b-fc72c65115ac/DOTM_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

Extras in progress to be announced later..
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on October 04, 2019, 02:54:58 PM
Since they made a single of MURDERS, I might take the BLACK CAT, RAVEN and INVISIBLE RAY discs and make singles of those.
Did that set (Black Cat, etc.) come with a booklet, or something? It's so expensive for four old movies.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on October 04, 2019, 03:45:34 PM
Did that set (Black Cat, etc.) come with a booklet, or something?

Haven't bought it, yet.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on October 04, 2019, 03:51:51 PM
Haven't bought it, yet.

I'm picking one up tomorrow. I'll let you know (not that you care).
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 04, 2019, 08:15:07 PM

     UPDATE:

          Here are the extras for this film:

• NEW audio commentary with director Chuck Russell, special effects artist Tony Gardner and cinematographer Mark Irwin, moderated by filmmaker Joe Lynch
• NEW audio commentary with actress Shawnee Smith
• NEW It Fell From the Sky! – an interview with director Chuck Russell
• NEW We Have Work to Do – an interview with actor Jeffrey DeMunn
• NEW Minding the Diner – an interview with actress Candy Clark
• NEW They Call Me Mellow Purple – an interview with actor Donovan Leitch Jr.
• NEW Try to Scream! – an interview with actor Bill Moseley
• NEW Shot Him! – an interview with cinematographer Mark Irwin
• NEW The Incredible Melting Man – an interview with special effects artist Tony Gardner
• NEW Monster Math – an interview with special effects supervisor Christopher Gilman
• NEW Haddonfield to Arborville – an interview with production designer Craig Stearns
• NEW The Secret of the Ooze – an interview with mechanical designer Mark Setrakian
• NEW I Want that Organism Alive! – an interview with Blob mechanic Peter Abrahamson
• NEW Gardner’s Grue Crew – behind-the-scenes footage of Tony Gardner and his team
• Audio Commentary with director Chuck Russell, moderated by film producer Ryan Turek
• Theatrical Trailers
• TV Spot
• Still Gallery


Nice bunch of goodies with this one!

Cannot wait for this one
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 04, 2019, 09:23:28 PM
Did that set (Black Cat, etc.) come with a booklet, or something? It's so expensive for four old movies.

       Here are the extras:

DISC ONE: THE BLACK CAT
NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Gregory William Mank
NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman
NEW Dreams Within A Dream: The Classic Cinema Of Edgar Allan Poe – Narrated By Doug Bradley
NEW A Good Game: Karloff And Lugosi At Universal Part One: The Black Cat
Vintage Footage – The Black Cat Contest
Still Gallery

DISC TWO: THE RAVEN
NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Gary D. Rhodes
NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman
NEW A Good Game: Karloff And Lugosi At Universal Part Two: The Raven
Audio Recording: Bela Lugosi Reads “The Tell-Tale Heart”
Still Gallery

DISC THREE: THE INVISIBLE RAY
NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
NEW Audio Commentary With Authors/Film Historians Tom Weaver And Randall Larson
NEW A Good Game: Karloff And Lugosi At Universal Part Three: The Invisible Ray
Re-Release Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery

DISC FOUR: BLACK FRIDAY
NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
NEW Audio Commentary With Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr
NEW A Good Game: Karloff And Lugosi At Universal Part Four: Black Friday
Inner Sanctum Mystery Radio Show: “The Tell-Tale Heart” Starring Boris Karloff
Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on October 04, 2019, 09:45:05 PM
       Here are the extras:

DISC ONE: THE BLACK CAT
NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Gregory William Mank
NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman
NEW Dreams Within A Dream: The Classic Cinema Of Edgar Allan Poe – Narrated By Doug Bradley
NEW A Good Game: Karloff And Lugosi At Universal Part One: The Black Cat
Vintage Footage – The Black Cat Contest
Still Gallery

DISC TWO: THE RAVEN
NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Gary D. Rhodes
NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman
NEW A Good Game: Karloff And Lugosi At Universal Part Two: The Raven
Audio Recording: Bela Lugosi Reads “The Tell-Tale Heart”
Still Gallery

DISC THREE: THE INVISIBLE RAY
NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
NEW Audio Commentary With Authors/Film Historians Tom Weaver And Randall Larson
NEW A Good Game: Karloff And Lugosi At Universal Part Three: The Invisible Ray
Re-Release Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery

DISC FOUR: BLACK FRIDAY
NEW 2K Scan Of The Original Film Elements
NEW Audio Commentary With Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr
NEW A Good Game: Karloff And Lugosi At Universal Part Four: Black Friday
Inner Sanctum Mystery Radio Show: “The Tell-Tale Heart” Starring Boris Karloff
Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery

Thanks, Adam. That's a lot of extras (I still want a booklet, though).
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: geezer butler on October 04, 2019, 09:57:56 PM
There's a booklet that comes with it. Nothing to read, but some cool photos.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on October 04, 2019, 10:51:36 PM
(I still want a booklet, though).

Here's a couple for you.

(https://www.classic-monsters.com/shop/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Black-Cat-Cover.jpg)

(https://www.classic-monsters.com/shop/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Raven-1935.jpg)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 05, 2019, 12:57:02 PM
Here's a couple for you.

(https://www.classic-monsters.com/shop/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Black-Cat-Cover.jpg)

(https://www.classic-monsters.com/shop/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Raven-1935.jpg)

Awesome
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 25, 2019, 12:33:05 PM
Scream Factory just announced a bunch of titles at San Diego Comic Con:
…  - Big Trouble in Little China (1986) Nov/Dev 2019 … 

Shout has disclosed the extras for Big Trouble In Little China.  There will be three choices for fans of this movie:

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Big Trouble In Little China - BLU-Ray - Shout Factory - Scheduled Release Date - December 3, 2019

Bonus Features

     DISC ONE: THE FILM
          NEW Audio Commentary With Producer Larry Franco
          NEW Audio Commentary With Special Effects Artist Steve Johnson, Moderated By filmmaker Anthony C. Ferrante
          Audio Commentary With Director John Carpenter And Actor Kurt Russell
          Isolated Score
          Theatrical Trailers
          TV Spots
          Vintage Audio Interview With John Carpenter
          Electronic Press Kit – Interviews And Profiles
          Gag Reel
          Music Video
          Deleted And Extended Scenes
          Extended Ending
          Photo Galleries – Movie Stills, Posters, Lobby cards, Publicity Photos, And Behind-the-scenes Photos

     DISC TWO: BONUS FEATURES
          NEW You’re The Hero – An Interview With Actor Dennis Dun
          NEW The Soul Of Lo Pan – An Interview With Actor James Hong
          NEW Able To Be Myself – An Interview With Actor Donald Li
          NEW The Tao Of Thunder – An Interview With Actor Carter Wong
          NEW The Tao Of Rain – An Interview With Actor Peter Kwong
          NEW The Hatchet Man Speaks – An Interview With Actor Al Leong
          NEW Damn Wiley Prescott – An Interview With Writer W.D. Richter
          NEW It Was A Western Ghost Story – An Interview With Writer Gary Goldman
          NEW The Poetry Of Motion – An Interview With Associate Producer/Martial Arts Choreographer James Lew
          NEW Into The Mystic Night – An Interview With The Coupe De Ville’s Member Nick Castle
          NEW Since We Were Kids – An Interview With Second Unit Director/The Coupe De Ville’s Member Tommy Lee Wallace
          NEW Love And Art – A Conversation With Movie Poster Artist Drew Struzan
          Return To Little China – An Interview With Director John Carpenter
          Being Jack Burton – An Interview With Actor Kurt Russell
          Carpenter And I – An Interview With Director Of Photography Dean Cundey
          Producing Big Trouble – An Interview With Producer Larry Franco
          Staging Big Trouble – An Interview With Stuntman Jeff Imada
          Interview With Visual Effects Artist Richard Edlund
          Vintage Featurette


If that isn't enough for you, Shout will also release this Limited Edition (2,500) Box Set:

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Big Trouble In Little China - BLU-Ray - Shout Factory - Scheduled Release Date - December 3, 2019 - Limited Edition Box Set

     It comes with all the extras listed above plus:

          An exclusive 18” x 24” rolled poster of the new Collector’s Edition artwork by Laz Marquez
          A 7” on exclusive green vinyl via Sacred Bones featuring music from Big Trouble in Little China composed by John Carpenter and recorded by John, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies.
                  The A-side includes the 2017 version of the main theme, "Porkchop Express (Big Trouble in Little China),"
                  The B-side contains a never-before-released recording of "The Alley War," recorded by the trio in 2019.
          A slipcase with new art by frequent Carpenter collaborator Chris Bilheimer.


Then there will also be a Steel Book version with all of the above plus:

     An exclusive 28.5” x 16.5" rolled lithograph of the new Steelbook artwork by Nat Marsh

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on October 25, 2019, 12:43:44 PM
Well, that's certainly a lot of extras, but I already have the old BD.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 25, 2019, 12:52:57 PM
Well, that's certainly a lot of extras, but I already have the old BD.

And the full list price progression goes from $27.99 to $51.98 to $81.96 (marked down to $71.98).

I don't remember it being all THAT good a movie.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on October 25, 2019, 01:23:05 PM
I don't remember it being all THAT good a movie.

I'd say it's one of my favorite Carpenter movies, but I've already got a BD.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on October 25, 2019, 02:56:30 PM
And the full list price progression goes from $27.99 to $51.98 to $81.96 (marked down to $71.98).

I don't remember it being all THAT good a movie.

It wasn't, imo.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 05, 2019, 03:08:59 AM

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X...  the Unknown, 1956 - BLU-Ray - Scream - Scheduled Release Date:  February 20, 2020


Hammer sci-fi about mysterious radiation burns and melting skin - Yecch!

Too early for extras details.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: cushing on November 20, 2019, 01:04:27 PM
Coming soon from Scorpion Releasing via Roninflix, the 1969 film ASSIGNMENT TERROR. This is coming from the Spanish negative and will blow every other release out of the galaxy. Having contributed to the release of MUMMY'S REVENGE and the forthcoming FURY OF THE WOLFMAN, I am eagerly awaiting this!

https://roninflix.com/collections/coming-soon/products/assignment-terror

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on November 20, 2019, 01:15:07 PM
Coming soon from Scorpion Releasing via Roninflix, the 1969 film ASSIGNMENT TERROR. This is coming from the Spanish negative and will blow every other release out of the galaxy. Having contributed to the release of MUMMY'S REVENGE and the forthcoming FURY OF THE WOLFMAN, I am eagerly awaiting this!

https://roninflix.com/collections/coming-soon/products/assignment-terror

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Cannot go wrong with a Paul Naschy film. Btw. Mr. Naschy was a very nice in person, to meet. Loved his fans.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on November 20, 2019, 04:58:29 PM
I'm a huge Naschy fan. I love his werewolf films and I enjoyed the new "Revenge of the Mummy" blu ray, but I've never been able to watch "Assignment Terror" in its entirety. I'm pretty sure it's because I've never seen a watchable print. I've purchased different versions of it over the years that were always pan and scan and looked terrible. Every time I've tried to watch it, I've given up before I even saw a single monster. I really hope this new transfer gives me a whole new perspective on this film.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 21, 2019, 10:35:41 PM
Coming from SHOUT Factory:

Dec.10

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Announced Bonus Features:

     NEW Becoming Sister Hyde – An Interview With Actress Martine Beswick

     NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Bruce G. Hallenbeck


     Ladykiller: Inside Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde

     Audio Commentary With Martine Beswick, Director Roy Ward Baker, Writer Brian Clemens, Moderated By Hammer Film       Historian Marcus Hearn

     Radio Spots
 
    Theatrical Trailer
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 21, 2019, 10:42:32 PM
Coming from SHOUT Factory:

Dec. 17

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Announced Bonus Features:

DISC ONE: TOWER OF LONDON (1939)

     NEW 2K Scan Of A Fine Grain Print
     
     NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman
 
     Still Gallery


DISC TWO: MAN MADE MONSTER (1941)

     NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Tom Weaver And Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr

     Still Gallery


DISC THREE: THE BLACK CAT (1941)

     NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Gary D. Rhodes
 
     Theatrical Trailer

     Still Gallery


DISC FOUR: HORROR ISLAND (1941)

     NEW Audio Commentary By Filmmaker/Film Historian Ted Newsom

     Theatrical Trailer

     Still Gallery
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 21, 2019, 10:46:52 PM
Coming from SHOUT Factory:

Dec.17

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Announced Bonus Features:

     NEW Audio Commentary By Author/Film Historian Gregory William Mank

     NEW Audio Commentary By Author/Film Historian Gary D. Rhodes

     Theatrical Trailer

     Still Gallery
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: cushing on November 25, 2019, 05:13:56 PM
Assignment Terror now available!

https://roninflix.com/collections/brand-new/products/assignment-terror
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 02, 2019, 04:01:22 AM

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                Trick, 2019 - Image - Scheduled Release Date:  December 17, 2019


Halloween, 2015, guy murders his classmates at a costume party. During his escape from police, he is shot 5 times and is presumed dead.   Every subsequent Halloween, a masked killer attacks party-goers.


Omar Epps, Ellen Adair, Kristina Rayes, Jamie Kennedy and Tom Atkins.


Bonus Features:

     Making of Trick : Featurette with cast & crew interviews.


Don't know anything about this one.  Has anybody here seen it?

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 02, 2019, 04:26:24 AM

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        Fail-Safe, 1964 - BLU-Ray - Criterion - Scheduled Release Date:  January 28, 2020

Henry Fonda, Larry Hagman, Walter Matthau and Dam O'Herlihy.


An equipment glitch results in U.S. bombers nuking Moscow.  Now the American President has to phone the Russian Premier and convince him that it was an accident and he shouldn't launch a massive retaliation.

Think Strangelove, without the yucks - Shudder...


Bonus Features:

     • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
     • Audio commentary from 2000 featuring director Sidney Lumet
     • New interview with film critic J. Hoberman on 1960s nuclear paranoia and Cold War films
     • “Fail Safe” Revisited, short 2000 documentary with interviews with Lumet, screenwriter Walter Bernstein, and actor Dan O’Herlihy
     • An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 03, 2019, 12:37:18 PM

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     Dr. Cyclops - 1940 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Scheduled Release Date:  January 7, 2020

Albert Dekker, Janice Logan, Thomas Coley and Charles Halton.


The deranged doctor belittles his opponents - without using twitter.


Special Features:

     - Brand New 4K Master
     - NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith
     - Trailers From Hell with Jesús Treviño "
     - Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
     - Optional English Subtitles
     - Theatrical Trailer



Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 03, 2019, 01:21:56 PM

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Konga, 1961 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Scheduled Realease Date:  December 3, 20019

Michael Gough, Jess Conrad and Claire Gordon.


Kind of blend of King Kong, Tarantula and one of those ape-trained-to-kill movies.


Bonus Features

     - Brand New 2K Master
     - Radio Spot
     - Image Gallery
     - Theatrical Trailer


Not much in the "Bonus" department!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lazarus on December 03, 2019, 04:21:54 PM
Not much of a movie, honestly.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on December 03, 2019, 05:21:39 PM
Not much of a movie, honestly.

My "Midnite Movies" ed. will suffice.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on December 03, 2019, 06:45:44 PM
I am hanging onto the DVD as well. I still can't get over how good the image quality of the Konga DVD is, compared to Gorgo!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 05, 2019, 03:34:17 AM

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INSEMINOID (AKA Horror Island), 1981 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  March 10, 2020


One of the many bad rip-offs that followed in the wake of Alien.


No word of Extras this early.


You might want to save your money and watch it on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/WzNe4RFWcmw
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on December 06, 2019, 04:56:31 AM
Coming March 17,2020:

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Extras in progress and will be announced at a later date.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 06, 2019, 05:14:13 AM
Coming March 17,2020:

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Universal Horror Collection, Vol. 4

Extras in progress and will be announced at a later date.

Great.  Keep 'em coming.

I've already placed my pre-order.  Yeah, I know that will cost me a few bucks more - but I am doing what I can to encourage Scream to continue issuing these little films no one else will touch, let alone do extras for.

I'll save it back on buys from eBay/Amazon purchases and BLU-Rays of more common movies that everyone wants to sell.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 06, 2019, 01:36:32 PM

Just got an e-mail from Scream Factory.

My pre-orders of Universal Horror Collection, Vol. 3 and Murders In the Rue Morgue, both scheduled for release on Dec. 17, shipped today.  Be here in a couple days.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on December 06, 2019, 11:15:21 PM
Yeah! House of Horrors! Finally!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on December 07, 2019, 02:17:37 PM
 Ready or Not (2019) -
 This just came out Tuesday. Wickedly funny horror tale with an equal balance of shocks and laughs. It starts out with a beautiful girl, Grace (played to perfection by Samara Weaving), marrying into a wealthy board game family. They insist that she play a game of hide and seek at midnight. Little does she realize, the object is to kill her by daybreak. There's a lot of violence and gore, but an equal measure of side-splitting laughs. Sample dialogue :
 "Did you poison them?"
-"Nah, just gave them a nip. I googled it. They'll  sh*t weird for weeks, but They'll be ok"

 I never laughed louder at a girl getting an arrow thru the throat. Sick, I know, but hilarious.

 The bluray includes 42 min. documentary (revealing the practical effects used), gag-reel, audio commentary, and trailers. Highly recommended.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on December 07, 2019, 02:39:23 PM
The bluray includes 42 min. documentary, gag-reel . . .

I'm guessing it makes you gag?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on December 07, 2019, 03:06:40 PM
I'm guessing it makes you gag?
Having an arrow shot thru your mouth? Absolutely!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 07, 2019, 03:12:43 PM
Having an arrow shot thru your mouth? Absolutely!

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth - I just found out where!

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on December 07, 2019, 03:27:33 PM
I shot an arrow into the air,
It hit my mouth - Man that really hurts!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on December 12, 2019, 07:14:21 AM
Coming from Shout Factory March 24,2020:

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March 10.2020:

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Extras in progress for these films to be announced later.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 12, 2019, 08:38:57 AM
Coming from Shout Factory …  …  March 10.2020:

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                  The Day the World Ended

Extras in progress...

FINALLY!  In proper 2.00:1 "Superscope" like it was intended.

In my old copy, the best-looking one I could find, there is scene where the two women are in twin beds, talking about the day.  All that can be seen is the bare wall between the beds!

I finally get to cross off one of the grails on my Blu-Ray list.  And I get to see it like I saw It in the theater as a kid again.  I'm making popcorn and having Milk Duds that day.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on December 12, 2019, 12:04:11 PM
Is this the first of the Arkoff movies to have a BD?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 12, 2019, 01:26:26 PM
Is this the first of the Arkoff movies to have a BD?

Only one I can think of.  Certainly hope it is just the first.

Hope we get War of the Colossal Beast (complete with color sequence) next.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 12, 2019, 10:51:44 PM
Coming from Shout Factory March 24,2020:

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March 10.2020:

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Extras in progress for these films to be announced later.

Finally
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on December 12, 2019, 11:55:29 PM
Coming from SHOUT Factory March 17,2020:

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Extras listed at a later date.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 13, 2019, 12:30:42 AM
Coming from SHOUT Factory March 17,2020:

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           How To Make a Monster, 1958

Extras listed at a later date.

Well, Mike, there is another AIP film.  Things are looking up.

This one also had a color sequence.  That just leaves War of the Colossal Beast and  I Was a Teenage Frankenstein of the AIP's that had color inserts.  Wonder if they will be next?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 13, 2019, 12:52:02 AM

Did a search and found this on Blu-Ray.com:


Shout Factory Acquires Roger Corman's Film Library

Posted March 15, 2018 07:00 PM


U.S. label Shout Factory has acquired Roger Corman's legendary New Horizons Pictures library. While the exact terms of the deal are unknown at the moment, it was confirmed that it covers more than 270 films, plus additional TV content.

Ace Film HK Company, a Chinese distributor, is also a new co-owner of the film library.

Shout Factory will control distribution rights for Corman's library in North America, Europe, Australia and Russia.

After the official announcement, Shout Factory's founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos said:

"We've loved working with them (Corman his wife, Julie) over the last eight years and are thrilled to now be the custodians of these beloved films, making sure that film buffs and fans everywhere discover them like we did."

Source: Hollywood Reporter.


Hmmm.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on December 13, 2019, 01:06:15 AM
Well, Mike, there is another AIP film.

Looks like SHOUT! has all the Arkoff library (around 10ish movies).

I Was a Teenage Frankenstein of the AIP's that had color inserts.  Wonder if they will be next?
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Not TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN. That's a Suzy movie.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on December 13, 2019, 01:18:29 AM
Here's the Arkoff movies.

Day The World Ended
The She Creature
The Undead
The Blood Of Dracula
The Brain Eaters
How To Make A Monster
The Spider
War Of The Colossal Beast
Viking Women and the Sea Serpent
Teenage Caveman
Voodoo Woman
Reform School Girl
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on December 13, 2019, 01:21:54 AM
Shout Factory Acquires Roger Corman's (New Horizons Pictures) Film Library

Hmmm.

Yeah, not exactly the Corman films that I'm interested in.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 13, 2019, 01:23:15 AM
Looks like SHOUT! has all the Arkoff library (around 10ish movies).

I Was a Teenage Frankenstein of the AIP's that had color inserts.  Wonder if they will be next?


Not TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN. That's a Suzy movie.

Nuts.  She is just 5 years older than me - and women tend to live longer than men.

Ah, well.  I have a good enough copy courtesy of you.  It ain't like it was a great movie or anything.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on December 13, 2019, 01:30:40 AM
It ain't like it was a great movie or anything.

But I still needs to has it!  ;D
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 13, 2019, 07:46:19 PM
Coming from SHOUT Factory March 17,2020:

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Extras listed at a later date.

Finally!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 17, 2019, 01:15:46 PM

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   Radioflash, 2019 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  March 3, 2020

Brighton Sharbino, Dominic Monaghan and Will Patton.


A nuclear explosion delivers an electromagnetic pulse that cuts off all power to the western United States.  A teenage girl and her father set out to travel to where the power is still on.

Too early for extras.  Here is a Trailer from YouTube:  https://youtu.be/FYgKDELgjkk

Anyone seen this?  How was it?


I like the general setup.  Have yet to see a really good movie about EMP's.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 19, 2019, 06:56:31 PM
… 
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Found this quote from Tom Weaver over on the Classic Horror Film Board:

"[Scream Factory's] UNIV. HORROR VOLUME 2 is a treasure, everybody should buy two of 'em. With only a few more shopping days left 'til Christmas, start thinking about stuffing all your friends' stockings with copies of it.

THAT SAID ...... don't jettison your old DVDs of HORROR ISLAND. The funniest shot in the whole movie is when everybody arrives at the castle and starts meandering around, and there smack-dab in the center of the screen is a crew member carrying a spotlight. In the new Blu-ray, he's gone: A section of the shot has been enlarged to fill the screen, so that the crew member no longer appears."


I didn't get permission before quoting him, but I don't think he will object - especially if none of you squeal on me.


AND THAT'S WHY I PREFER TO KEEP OWNING DVD's  - STUDIOS WILL ALTER THINGS I'D LIKE TO SEE LEFT ALONE.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on December 19, 2019, 07:05:59 PM
Thanks, I'm keeping my DVD version. It still looks great. Upgrading on this is just a waste of money. Think of how many times we've enjoyed these films with snowy, grainy, picture and were ecstatic to watch. I'm playing "House of Horrors" now, and it looks fantastic.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 29, 2019, 11:07:21 PM

Has anybody been keeping tally?  How many more are left from the Universal Studios DVD Horor/Sci-Fi Collections that need the full Blu-Ray treatment?

I'm thinking it can't be many.

And then, how many others have never even been on DVD?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on December 30, 2019, 12:19:32 AM
Has anybody been keeping tally?

What else am I good for?

PAULA THE APE WOMAN MOVIES

INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES

Secret of the Blue Room (1933)
Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)
The Missing Guest (1938) *
The House of Fear (1939) *
The House of the Seven Gables (1940)
The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942 Poe)
Murder in the Blue Room (1944) *
The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946) *
The Cat Creeps (1946) *
The Brute Man (1946)

The Black Castle (1952)
Cult of the Cobra (1955)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)
Curse of the Undead (1959) *

* no DVD release
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 30, 2019, 12:33:52 AM
What else am I good for?...   ...Do you want the '50s, too? 

As long as you are good for this, who cares?

Is there much from the 50's?  Besides the one or two from the Sc-Fi Classics 2 Vol. Set?

______________________________________________________

I really bugs me that the  non-Universal The Thing From Another World has never been done up properly in a 2-disc Blu-Ray edition with at least 2 commentaries and LOTS of extras.  Such an influential movie.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on December 30, 2019, 12:58:09 AM
Is there much from the 50's?

I added the '50s movies. Why is "The Incredible Shrinking Man" the only one of the sci-fi movies not on Blu-ray?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on January 07, 2020, 08:32:41 AM
Glenn Danzig's Verotika will finally be available to the masses as of February 25th. The 3 disc (Blu/DVD/Soundtrack) set is up for pre-order on Amazon now.

https://amzn.to/37IAJ4z (https://amzn.to/37IAJ4z)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 08, 2020, 06:00:16 PM
Glenn Danzig's Verotika will finally be available to the masses as of February 25th. The 3 disc (Blu/DVD/Soundtrack) set is up for pre-order on Amazon now.

https://amzn.to/37IAJ4z (https://amzn.to/37IAJ4z)

Good, weird  film. I saw the film in a theater.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on January 09, 2020, 04:43:49 AM
Coming from Scream Factory:

April 14

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April 21

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/cd3af2e9-f230-ea11-822b-fc72c65115ac/Spider_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/54899a44-7e22-ea11-822b-fc72c65115ac/COTW_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

All have extras now in progress and will be announced at a later date
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: zombiehorror on January 09, 2020, 12:45:00 PM
Good, weird  film. I saw the film in a theater.

I'm really on the fence with Verotika; don't know if I wanna spend the cash without seeing the film first.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 09, 2020, 08:15:53 PM
I'm really on the fence with Verotika; don't know if I wanna spend the cash without seeing the film first.

Yeah. The film is beyond different. But a fun watch.
Definitely a throw-back to Grindhouse cinema. Maybe because I am a Misfits/Danzig fan(atic), my opinion leans  towards of more favoritism of Danzig's film.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on January 09, 2020, 08:49:53 PM
Coming from Scream Factory, April 28:

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/3abd4e41-1c31-ea11-822b-fc72c65115ac/LostCont_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

Extras now in progress
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: zombiehorror on January 09, 2020, 10:28:08 PM
Yeah. The film is beyond different. But a fun watch.
Definitely a throw-back to Grindhouse cinema. Maybe because I am a Misfits/Danzig fan(atic), my opinion leans  towards of more favoritism of Danzig's film.

I'm a huge fan of Glenn's music but I'm also a realist; I've thought from the getgo that this film would be like Grub Girl (which was a porno based on one of Glenn's other Verotik characters) but without the sex.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 10, 2020, 01:04:50 AM
I'm a huge fan of Glenn's music but I'm also a realist; I've thought from the getgo that this film would be like Grub Girl (which was a porno based on one of Glenn's other Verotik characters) but without the sex.

My life is like a porno without the sex.  I don't believe I would like my entertainment to be the same.

I get frustrated enough on my own without any help from Hollywood.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: geezer butler on January 15, 2020, 12:51:45 PM
My life is like a porno without the sex.  I don't believe I would like my entertainment to be the same.

I get frustrated enough on my own without any help from Hollywood.

Ha, lmao. That's some funny s*%# MFS.  ;D
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 15, 2020, 02:07:06 PM
Ha, lmao. That's some funny s*%# MFS.  ;D

Yeah...  Funny...  a joke, hehe...
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 16, 2020, 02:46:08 PM
Wtf, did I just walk-in to?! Haaaaaaaa-haaaaaaaaa!🤡
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 24, 2020, 01:44:31 PM

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         Supernatural, 1933 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Sceduled Release Date:  April 7, 2020

Carole Lombard, Alan Dinehart, Vivienne Osborne, Randolph Scott, H.B. Warner, Beryl Mercer, William Farnum and Willard Robertson


A serial black widow murderess returns to life in the body of a young woman to exact revenge on a former lover, a phony spiritualist who betrayed her.


Special Features

   • New 2K Master
   • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
   • Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
   • Optional English Subtitles
   • Trailers

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on January 24, 2020, 02:00:44 PM
Top 10 one sheet poster art from the 1930s!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 26, 2020, 07:41:59 PM

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49446674988_94f7253646_c.jpg)
Until the End of the World, 1991 (2014 Director's Cut) - BLU-Ray - Criterion - Issue Date:  December 10, 2019

As a rogue Indian nuclear satellite threatens to disrupt civilization, a woman chases a mysterious scientist, who has a device that can record dreams and play them back in a kind of virtual reality, around the world.  Catching him turns out to be even more stressful than the chase.

Solvveig Tourmeur, Sam Neill, William Hurt, Max von Sydow, Pietro Falcone, Enzo Turrin and Ernie Dingo.  With some interesting unbilled cameos.


Extra features:

       Full 287-minute director’s cut in a new 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Wim Wenders
       New introduction by Wenders
       Conversation between Wenders and musician David Byrne
       Behind-the-scenes program detailing the creation of the film’s high-definition sequences
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 26, 2020, 08:17:33 PM

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49446818553_0f41dea833_c.jpg)
2050, 2018 - DVD - Uncork'd Entertainment - Release Date - January 14, 2020

In the very near future, a not-quite happily married man tries to improve his relationship by secretly employing a sexbot on the side.   

David Vaughn, Stormi Maya, Irina Abraham, Dean Cain and Devin Fuller.


Sadly, no BLU-Ray or extra features.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 26, 2020, 09:16:54 PM

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49447053623_0a0c2e40b2_c.jpg)
A Breath Away, 2018 - BLU-Ray - Gravitas Ventures- Release Date:  October 29, 2019

Following an earthquake, Paris loses all electrical power and is covered by a deadly, thick gas cloud that hides everything inside it from the lucky few who fled to higher floors.

Romain Duris, Olga Kurylenko, Fantine Harduin, Michel Robin and Anna Gaylor.

In French with English subtitles.


No special features.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 07, 2020, 03:20:48 AM

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How To Make a Monster, 1958 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  May 26, 2020


Initially announced for March 17, HTMAM has been officially announced for May 26.

Still too early for any extra details about extras, etc.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 07, 2020, 10:05:00 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49499876628_82f266c065_c.jpg)
How To Make a Monster, 1958 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  May 26, 2020


Initially announced for March 17, HTMAM has been officially announced for May 26.

Still too early for any extra details about extras, etc.
Very excited about this release. That DVD release about a decade ago, is crap.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 07, 2020, 11:23:28 AM

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49501376348_11a75ce6b3_c.jpg)
Color Out of Space, 2019 - BLU-Ray - Image Entertainment - Scheduled Release Date:  February 25, 2020

A meteorite lands on a farm, bringing an extraterrestrial that  infects terrestrial minds and bodies.

Nicholas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Elliot Knight and Tommy Chong.


Bonus Features:

       The Making of Color Out of Space
       Deleted Scenes
       Photo Gallery

Will also be available in DVD - and 4K/BLU-Ray editions.  I've seen a rumor (somewhere) that this will be the first in a trilogy of Lovecraft adaptions.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 07, 2020, 11:12:04 PM

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49504243521_6398836652_c.jpg)
       Bug, 1975 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  March 10, 2020

A California earthquake cracks the desert floor,  releasing deadly,  foot-long bugs with the ability to start fires.  A way must be found to destroy them before they spread.

Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles and Patty McCormack.


Bonus Features

        NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historian Troy Howarth
        Theatrical Trailer
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 08, 2020, 01:01:17 AM
Was that a Wm Castle movie?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 08, 2020, 01:10:16 AM
Was that a Wm Castle movie? 

He is credited for the screenplay.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 08, 2020, 02:53:57 AM
He is credited for the screenplay.

He was also the Producer. It was his last film.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BigShadow on February 08, 2020, 03:48:15 AM
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How To Make a Monster, 1958 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  May 26, 2020


Initially announced for March 17, HTMAM has been officially announced for May 26.

Still too early for any extra details about extras, etc.

This I will definitely have to pick up.  I remember seeing it for the first time at Monster Bash a few years ago, and I fell in love with it.  Can't wait for it to be available and add to my collection.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 09, 2020, 02:04:31 AM
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       A.I. Rising, 2018 - DVD Only - Lionsgate - Released:  March 12, 2019

Sebastian Cavazza, Stoya and Marusa Majer.

What if 2001's Dave went solo out into deep space with a walking, talking female-appearing HAL who’s main function was to keep him company during those long months in space?

Oddly, the cover art does not resemble the android seen in the movie.

AKA:  Ederlezi Rising.


Special Features

       Behind the Scenes of A.I. Rising
       Deleted Scenes
       A.I. Rising: About the Movie
       Interview With Stoya
       Trailer
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 09, 2020, 01:31:04 PM
A.I. Rising, 2018

Is this a foreign (language) film?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 09, 2020, 03:16:15 PM
Is this a foreign (language) film? 

Serbian produced - but all in English language.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on February 11, 2020, 02:58:02 PM
Looks like we're getting another release of the original Friday the 13th. I actually wouldn't mind it if we got a full run of steelbooks for 1-8 with the original art. It looks pretty dang nice, but I'm sure we all have nice enough copies to pass on this.

(https://i.postimg.cc/xddNskC4/61-Js-KI80-Xp-L-SL1000-jpg.jpg)

Credit to Dawn of the Discs for the info.

Pre-order here: https://amzn.to/2ULfOdR (https://amzn.to/2ULfOdR)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on February 11, 2020, 03:02:09 PM
Looks like we're getting another release of the original Friday the 13th. I actually wouldn't mind it if we got a full run of steelbooks for 1-8 with the original art. It looks pretty dang nice, but I'm sure we all have nice enough copies to pass on this.

(https://i.postimg.cc/xddNskC4/61-Js-KI80-Xp-L-SL1000-jpg.jpg)

Credit to Dawn of the Discs for the info.

Pre-order here: https://amzn.to/2ULfOdR (https://amzn.to/2ULfOdR)

 What the hell...what else are we gonna spend money on? Looks very nice. I hope they include booklets or mini trading cards of poster art etc.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 11, 2020, 08:32:03 PM
Looks like we're getting another release of the original Friday the 13th. I actually wouldn't mind it if we got a full run of steelbooks for 1-8 with the original art. It looks pretty dang nice, but I'm sure we all have nice enough copies to pass on this.

(https://i.postimg.cc/xddNskC4/61-Js-KI80-Xp-L-SL1000-jpg.jpg)

Credit to Dawn of the Discs for the info.

Pre-order here: https://amzn.to/2ULfOdR (https://amzn.to/2ULfOdR)

Looks cool. I just don't need another  version. Too many. But...I know I'll buy it.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on February 11, 2020, 09:24:51 PM
Hey guys, do any of you know if the blu ray of THE CYCLOPS  (1957) has the complete, unedited 'gooey eye scene' near the end? Thanks.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 11, 2020, 10:18:59 PM
Hey guys, do any of you know if the blu ray of THE CYCLOPS  (1957) has the complete, unedited 'gooey eye scene' near the end? Thanks.

DVD Drive-In review says yes.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on February 12, 2020, 06:30:24 PM
Thanks Mike. I'll definitely be getting it then. It's an old favorite.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 12, 2020, 09:52:10 PM
Coming March 17,2020:

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/86183a90-0917-ea11-822b-fc72c65115ac/UHCV4_br_cover_72dpi.jpg)
… 

Extras have been announced!


Bonus Features

     DISC ONE: NIGHT KEY (1937)
          NEW 2K Scan Of A Fine Grain Film Element
          NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historians Tom Weaver And Dr. Robert J. Kiss
          Theatrical Trailer
          Production Design Stills/Production Artwork Gallery
          Still Gallery

     DISC TWO: NIGHT MONSTER (1942)
          NEW 2K Scan Of A Fine Grain Film Element
          NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historian Gary D. Rhodes
          Theatrical Trailer
          Still Gallery

     DISC THREE: THE CLIMAX (1944)
          NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
          NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historians Kim Newman And Stephen Jones
          Theatrical Trailer
          Still Gallery

     DISC FOUR: HOUSE OF HORRORS (1946)
          NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historian Scott Gallinghouse
          NEW The Creeper – Rondo Hatton At Universal
          Still Gallery
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on February 12, 2020, 10:26:54 PM
House of Horrors isn't a 2K scan?  :(
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 12, 2020, 10:35:59 PM
House of Horrors isn't a 2K scan?  :( 

That was a direct copy and paste from the Shout/Scream site.

They must not have better surviving elements to scan.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 15, 2020, 10:53:50 AM
I have heard a rumor that there will be at least 2 more volumes coming in Scream's Universal Horror Collection series.

Don't ask me more.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 15, 2020, 02:05:53 PM
I have heard a rumor that there will be at least 2 more volumes coming in Scream's Universal Horror Collection series.

Good news! I'm hoping for the 3 Paula Dupree movies! If they need a 4th for the set, I would suggest the Paramount movie "The Monster and the Girl" (1941).

After that? Not a whole lot left that has previously been released on DVD.

UNIVERSAL
Secret of the Blue Room (1933)
Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)
The House of the Seven Gables (1940)
The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942)

I think all their other PARAMOUNT movies have been (or are about to be) released on BD?

Unless they want to go to the '50s, then you've got:

Cult of the Cobra (1955)
The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)
Curse of the Undead (1959)
The Leech Woman (1960)

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 15, 2020, 02:46:01 PM
Good news! I'm hoping for …   

…  The House of the Seven Gables (1940)  ...

…  The Leech Woman (1960) 

Can only say:

The House of the Seven Gables was done by Kino Lorber   -    https://tinyurl.com/sqq8lr6

The Leech Woman was done by Shout!    -    https://tinyurl.com/w3rtpqw
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 15, 2020, 02:57:52 PM
The House of the Seven Gables was done by Kino Lorber   -    https://tinyurl.com/sqq8lr6
The Leech Woman was done by Shout!    -    https://tinyurl.com/w3rtpqw

Thanks! Either missed them, or forgot about them.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 15, 2020, 03:03:07 PM
Thanks! … 

I live to serve.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 15, 2020, 03:38:02 PM
I live to serve.


I serve to live.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/2039/m3YHA3.jpg)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 15, 2020, 04:39:42 PM
I live to serve...apon their, SOULS!!!!!🤘💀

(https://pics.me.me/satan-hey-um-you-sold-your-soul-to-me-last-25488990.png)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: geezer butler on February 15, 2020, 05:24:31 PM
 >:D
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: zombiehorror on February 18, 2020, 03:14:17 PM
Munster, Go Home! makes its Bluray debut from Shout Factory; March 31st, 2020 ($22-$27)

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/c49c3672-0b17-ea11-822b-fc72c65115ac/MGH_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

Bonus Features
Bonus Television Film - The Munsters’ Revenge (1981) – NEW 2K Scan (1.33:1)
NEW Audio Commentary With Actor Butch Patrick And Musician/Filmmaker Rob Zombie
Vintage Cast Radio Interviews
Radio Spots
Theatrical Trailer
Extensive Still Galleries For Both Films – Behind-The-Scenes Photos, Movie Stills, And Posters


Personally I think the transfer of the 2 Film Fright-Fest ($5) was already an HD print but for anyone interested, there you go.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 18, 2020, 03:35:48 PM
Thank you for posting this, zombiehorror
.....and thank Shout/Scream Factory.🤘🏻🎃
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: zombiehorror on February 18, 2020, 08:03:01 PM
Al Adamson 30 film collection on Bluray from Severin; apparently they are running an ad in the new issue of Rue Morgue but I don't see it listed on their site.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8ublvCl2Nk/?igshid=j2t7wr7ef927 (https://www.instagram.com/p/B8ublvCl2Nk/?igshid=j2t7wr7ef927)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 19, 2020, 12:46:59 AM
Al Adamson 30 film collection on Bluray from Severin; apparently they are running an ad in the new issue of Rue Morgue but I don't see it listed on their site.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8ublvCl2Nk/?igshid=j2t7wr7ef927 (https://www.instagram.com/p/B8ublvCl2Nk/?igshid=j2t7wr7ef927)
I'll take a bluray set.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 19, 2020, 02:08:45 AM
Al Adamson 30 film collection

"Al Adamson: The Masterpiece Collection" (snicker!)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 19, 2020, 06:22:28 PM
"Al Adamson: The Masterpiece Collection" (snicker!)

While I do enjoy Al Adamson's films. I would not call his films Masterpieces'.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 19, 2020, 06:29:09 PM
While I do enjoy Al Adamson's films. I would not call his films Masterpieces'. 

Maybe they were trying to say "Pieces of Masters."
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 19, 2020, 10:21:58 PM
Maybe they were trying to say "Pieces of Masters."
🎃💀
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on February 21, 2020, 11:39:35 AM
Arrow is releasing a Gamera blu-ray set: https://bit.ly/2VcGqoC

(https://i.postimg.cc/Fz221gKC/Gamera.jpg)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on February 21, 2020, 03:36:44 PM
Maybe they were trying to say "Pieces of Masters."

Pieces of somethin'.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 21, 2020, 04:36:22 PM
Pieces of somethin'. 

Sometimes "Piles".
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 23, 2020, 12:52:50 AM
Not on bluray. Shout Factory has released Vice Squad-1982, on bluray

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81HWff28bJL._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lazarus on February 27, 2020, 02:27:05 PM
Arrow is releasing a Gamera blu-ray set: https://bit.ly/2VcGqoC

(https://i.postimg.cc/Fz221gKC/Gamera.jpg)

Is there anything that says if this includes the last film, Gamera The Brave (2006)?  I can't find anything saying it does.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 03, 2020, 11:12:45 AM

Scream Factory shipped Universal Horrors, Vol. IV today.  The Post Office says it will have it on my doorstep by Thursday.

YEA!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 03, 2020, 12:04:23 PM
Scream Factory shipped Universal Horrors, Vol. IV today. 

Can't wait to hear what's going to be on the next set!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on March 06, 2020, 10:13:29 PM
Coming from SHOUT FACTORY on May 19:

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/83601fcf-af44-ea11-822b-fc72c65115ac/EvilFrank_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/b21eb779-b044-ea11-822b-fc72c65115ac/FATMFH_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

Extras in progress..
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on March 06, 2020, 11:04:35 PM
Coming from Kino on April 14:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/817yPSoLHTL._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 07, 2020, 12:58:19 AM
Coming from Kino on April 14:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/817yPSoLHTL._SL1500_.jpg)

Yes! Finally! I wish the two previous films could be found.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: xcoreff on March 09, 2020, 11:14:02 PM
I know Mike is going to be happy about this one...

Universal Horror Volume 5:
https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Universal-Horror-Collection-Volume-5-Blu-ray/265664/ (https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Universal-Horror-Collection-Volume-5-Blu-ray/265664/)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 10, 2020, 12:18:53 AM
I know Mike is going to be happy about this one...

Great minds think alike!  ;D 

Thanks for posting that! Now, I can't wait to see what's going to be in the final set!  :)

Here's what's left from my list:

Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935) Vault DVD
The House of the Seven Gables (1940) Vault DVD
The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942) Vault DVD

Secret of the Blue Room (1933) Vault DVD
The Missing Guest (1938) No home video release.
Murder in the Blue Room (1944) No home video release.
The House of Fear (1939) No home video release.

The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946) No home video release.
The Cat Creeps (1946) No home video release.

The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958) Vault DVD
Curse of the Undead (1959) No home video release.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 10, 2020, 01:12:28 AM
Great minds think alike!  ;D 

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49642691431_51a951e123_c.jpg)
Universal Horror Collection - Vol. 5 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  June, 16, 2020

1.  The Monster and the Girl

2.  Captive Wild Woman

3.  Jungle Woman 

4.  Jungle Captive


(Sorry, Mike - I was sworn to secrecy.)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 10, 2020, 01:48:43 AM
(Sorry, Mike - I was sworn to secrecy.)

By whom?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 10, 2020, 01:56:24 AM
By whom? 

Hey, I know how to keep a secret.  I cleared what little I said before I spoke at all.


Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 10, 2020, 02:27:22 AM
I think I'm being punked.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on March 10, 2020, 09:59:18 PM
Oh yeah! Jungle Captive!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 10, 2020, 11:19:41 PM
Oh yeah! Jungle Captive!

Nice to finally have them all in one set!  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 12, 2020, 10:37:18 PM
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Creepshow:  Season 1, 2019 - BLU-Ray - Image Entertainment - Scheduled Release Date:  May 19, 2020

Six episodes, Twelve tales, 270 minutes, on One disc.


     Bonus Features

          -  Cast and Crew Interviews
          -  Behind the Scenes Footage
          -  Creepshow S1 Easter Eggs Featurette
          -  Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew
          -  Episode and Comic Art Photo Galleries
          -  Comic Art Booklet, and more!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on March 14, 2020, 02:55:26 PM
Coming from KINO on April 7:

(https://www.kinolorber.com/media_cache/images/full/738329244880.jpg)

Extras include:

New 2K film transfer

Commentary by Tim Lucas

Theatrical trailer
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on March 14, 2020, 09:19:27 PM
I've never seen "Supernatural", but I love the poster. I remember the first time I saw it in "Graven Images". Has anybody here seen the movie?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 14, 2020, 09:42:18 PM
Has anybody here seen the movie?

If the movie was half as good a movie as that poster is a poster . . . !
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on March 14, 2020, 10:57:42 PM
I've never seen "Supernatural", but I love the poster. I remember the first time I saw it in "Graven Images". Has anybody here seen the movie?

I own it in DVD, not bad but I would have rather had a blu ray of MURDER BY THE CLOCK
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on March 14, 2020, 11:18:40 PM
Coming from Kino on April 14:

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Extras include:

4K restoration of German version

Commentary by Tim Lucas

US release version included
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 16, 2020, 12:39:01 AM
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Thir13en Ghosts, 2001 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  June 9, 2020

Tony Shaloub, F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Lilard and Shannon Elizabeth.


Remake of the Vincent Price / William Castle horror film about a family who’s eccentric uncle leaves them an old house, a house with - problems.


     Special Features

          New Interviews with “to be announced)
          Commentary by Director Steve Beck, Production Designer Sean Hargreaves and Special Makeup Effects Artist Howard Berger
          "Thirteen Ghosts Revealed" featurette
          "Ghost Files" featurette
          Theatrical Trailer
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 16, 2020, 06:53:35 PM
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Thir13en Ghosts, 2001 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  June 9, 2020

Tony Shaloub, F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Lilard and Shannon Elizabeth.


Remake of the Vincent Price / William Castle horror film about a family who’s eccentric uncle leaves them an old house, a house with - problems.


     Special Features

          New Interviews with “to be announced)
          Commentary by Director Steve Beck, Production Designer Sean Hargreaves and Special Makeup Effects Artist Howard Berger
          "Thirteen Ghosts Revealed" featurette
          "Ghost Files" featurette
          Theatrical Trailer

Thank you for posting this....
However. I give this film a thumbs down👎. Not to mention the movie did not age well at all.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 16, 2020, 08:11:37 PM
Thank you for posting this....
However. I give this film a thumbs down👎. Not to mention the movie did not age well at all.

I've never seen it.  I post all kinds of stuff here that I don't like - just 'cause I know there will be some members who do.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: zombiehorror on March 16, 2020, 08:21:41 PM
Thank you for posting this....
However. I give this film a thumbs down👎. Not to mention the movie did not age well at all.

I still enjoy this one but I never cared for the glass house design and there is definitely some shoddy CGI in the finale.  Ghost designs are great and there's some good gore.  I just recently watched it with my kids because they showed interest in it.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lazarus on March 17, 2020, 03:15:43 PM
I like it because it stars Tony Shaloub, who should defintely star in more things.  He's great.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on March 23, 2020, 11:51:43 AM
Coming soon from KINO:

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 23, 2020, 12:37:03 PM
Coming soon from KINO:

Nice to finally have that one on home video! . . . all the '50s Universal horrors?

The Strange Door (1951) KINO
The Black Castle (1952)
Cult of the Cobra (1955)
The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)
Curse of the Undead (1959) KINO
The Leech Woman (1960) SHOUT!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 23, 2020, 12:42:19 PM
Nice to finally have that one on home video! I wonder if KINO will do all the '50s Universal horrors?

The Strange Door (1951) KINO
The Black Castle (1952)
Cult of the Cobra (1955)
The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)
Curse of the Undead (1959) KINO
The Leech Woman (1960)

The Strange Door and Leech Woman were already done by Shout Factory:

       https://tinyurl.com/ugsr2e9

      https://tinyurl.com/uhsw8du
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on March 23, 2020, 12:53:16 PM
The Strange Door and Leech Woman were already done by Shout Factory:

"The Strange Door" is KINO. I guess I'd forgotten that "The Leech Woman" had been released on BD.  So, 3 down and 3 to go! :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 23, 2020, 01:21:38 PM
"The Strange Door" is KINO. ...  ... 3 down and 3 to go! :)

Yeah.  Strange Door was a gift.  Otherwise I would have remembered that.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on March 24, 2020, 03:28:58 AM
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Tales From the Darkside: The Movie, 1990 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  June 30, 2020

Variation on the classic 1001 Arabian Nights.  Captive boy tells entertaining tales to a Witch, to keep her too distracted to turn him into dinner.

Too early for extras.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 03, 2020, 02:53:14 AM
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Graveyard Shift, 1990 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  July 21, 2020

Too early for Extras.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 03, 2020, 02:55:36 AM
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War of the Colossal Beast, 1958 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  July 21, 2010

Too early for extras.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 03, 2020, 02:58:56 AM
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Tenant, The, 1976 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  July 28, 2020

Roman Polanski's creepy tale of possession.


Too early for extras.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 03, 2020, 03:01:22 AM
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Tattoo, 1981 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  July 14, 2020

Bruce Dern and Maud Adams.


A tattoo artist becomes obsessed with what he thinks is the perfect "canvas" for his artistry.

A twisted tale that has been unavailable for a long time.  Didn't think it would ever get released again during this era of the "me too" movement.  (Bet this one draws a few critical protests.)


Too early for extras.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on April 03, 2020, 02:57:03 PM
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War of the Colossal Beast, 1958 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  July 21, 2010

Too early for extras.

That's the ticket! Love it when he attacks Vegas.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 04, 2020, 06:50:27 PM
Coming July 14 from SCREAM FACTORY:

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/22315/div_96/documents/d96c17r22315/KOTV_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)


Extras in progress.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 04, 2020, 07:37:32 PM
Coming July 14 from SCREAM FACTORY:

I hope they get the AR right, this time! The IMDb says the original AR was 1.66:1. The one in the Universal 8 movie BD set says 1.78:1 and the R2 BD says 1.85:1.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 04, 2020, 08:17:06 PM
I hope they get the AR right, this time! The IMDb says the original AR was 1.66:1. The one in the Universal 8 movie BD set says 1.78:1 and the R2 BD says 1.85:1. 

Scream is listing it as "Various".  Looks like there will be more than one choice - doesn't say what they are, yet.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 04, 2020, 10:33:22 PM
Scream is listing it as "Various".

Why would you need more than the correct one?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 05, 2020, 12:20:21 AM
Why would you need more than the correct one? 

Probably because the theaters used more than one.  Like the Universal Sci-fi movies that were shown in both 1.85:1 and 2.00:1 when they were initially released.

I'm guessing the 1.66 British format was shown in American theaters with a 1.85 mask.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 05, 2020, 12:52:01 AM
Probably because the theaters used more than one.

I'm just talking about DVDs, though. Use the AR that the filmmakers wanted it to be shown at. I know, people get all upset if they have to look at black bars. OMG, just shoot me if I have to look at a black bar!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 05, 2020, 06:18:46 PM
I'm just talking about DVDs, though. Use the AR that the filmmakers wanted it to be shown at. I know, people get all upset if they have to look at black bars. OMG, just shoot me if I have to look at a black bar!

SHOUT says that they are working with a new transfer of the film.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 08, 2020, 09:36:50 PM
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Cannibal Apocalypse, 1980 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Scheduled Release Date:  March 17, 2020

John Saxon, Tony King and Elizabeth Turner.

Three Vietnam vets return to America only to live an even more horrifying existence.


     Special Features:

          -BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION
          -NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
          -CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE REDUX: Documentary Featuring John Saxon, John Morghen (Giovanni Lombardo Radice) and director Antonio Margheriti
          -CANNIBAL KING: NEW Interview with Actor Tony King
          -APOCALYPSE IN THE STREETS: A Video Tour of Filming Locations
          -European Theatrical Trailer
          -Japanese Teaser
          -Alternate U.S. Opening Sequence
          -Optional English Subtitles
          -Dual-Layered BD50 Disc


This little Italian jewel opened in 9 other countries before reaching the U.S.  Was heavily censored in many of those countries - And has at least 25 AKA titles (7 of them in Germany alone).
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 09, 2020, 12:10:19 AM
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Invisible Man, The, 2020 - BLU-Ray, Universal - Scheduled Release Date - May 26, 2020

       Also available in 4K.


It's The Invisible Man;  it's Universal; it's in color; it's in stereo!  But..., it doesn't have Claude Rains.

I know some of you weren't thrilled by this movie.  But, if you weren't looking for an updated re-telling of the 1933 classic, would you still think it was a stinker?  What if it were made by Warner Bros. and peddled as a straight thriller with touches of sci-fi elements?  Would you still dislike it?


     Special features

     -Includes Blu-ray, DVD and a digital copy of The Invisible Man (2020) (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
     -Deleted Scenes
     -Moss Manifested
     -Director's Journey with Leigh Whannell
     -The Players
     -Timeless Terror
     -Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Leigh Whannell



I'm glad it's out on BLU-Ray.  I don't go to theaters - haven't in many years.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: geezer butler on April 09, 2020, 03:17:33 AM
I dig the new IM and will grab that blue-ray fo' shizzle
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: zombiehorror on April 09, 2020, 10:54:30 AM
But..., it doesn't have Claude Rains.

I know some of you weren't thrilled by this movie.  But, if you weren't looking for an updated re-telling of the 1933 classic, would you still think it was a stinker?  What if it were made by Warner Bros. and peddled as a straight thriller with touches of sci-fi elements?  Would you still dislike it?


Not only is it not Claude Rains, it isn't H.G. Wells or The Invisible Man.  I think it would have played better for me as a supernatural "red herring" tale with the audience thinking it was a vengeful spirit until the truth is revealed and obviously foregoing the misleading name.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 09, 2020, 01:55:16 PM
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                         FOES, 1977 - BLU-Ray - Garagehouse - Released - January 10, 2020

MacDonald Carey, Alan Blanchard, Jane Wiley, John Coats and Gregory Clemens.

The tranquil life of California Channel Anacapa Island's lighthouse keeper and his family is disrupted by a flying saucer and its occupants.


This was a TV movie that had limited theatrical play in a number of countries during the next few years.


     SPECIAL FEATURES:
   
          -Audio commentary by director John Coats
          -Original director's cut of FOES
          -Theatrical trailer
          -TALES OF - short film
          -Photo gallery
          -Garagehouse Pictures trailers


I'm looking forward to finally seeing this one - especially the "Director's Cut", which is said to be darker than what played on TV.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 09, 2020, 02:29:44 PM
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                Wind, The, 1986 - BLU-Ray - Arrow - Scheduled Release Date:  April 28, 2020

Meg Foster, Robert Morley, Wings Hauser and David McCallum.

Writer rents isolated house on a Greek island.  The rental agent warns her to beware of two things: hurricane strength night winds and the property's strange handyman.
 

     SPECIAL FEATURES

          - New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis
          - High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
          - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
          - Optional Greek subtitles
          - Original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and LPCM Stereo 2.0 Audio
          - Blowing The Wind - Brand new interview with Director Nico Mastorakis
          - The Sound of The Wind - The complete soundtrack composed by Hans Zimmer and Stanley Myers
          - A collection of trailers for the films of Nico Mastorakis
          - Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

         - FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and author Kat Ellinger
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 09, 2020, 02:57:52 PM
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Hollywood Horror House, 1970 - BLU-Ray - Vinegar Syndrome - Released:  March 31, 2020

Miriam Hopkins, David Garfield, Gale Sondergaard, Virginia Wing, Florence Lake and Joe Besser (in his last movie role).

Aging alcoholic actress, living in and aging mansion with her staff of aging servants, hires a young man to do things around the house.  He does.

AKA:  Savage Intruder


     Bonus Features:

          - Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
          - Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm camera negative
          - Historical commentary track with David Decoteau of RapidHeart.tv and David Del Valle of SinisterImage.com
          - Promotional image gallery
          - Reversible cover artwork
          - English SDH subtitles
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 09, 2020, 03:15:59 PM
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Backlot Murders, The, 2002 - BLU-Ray - Dark Force Entertainment - Scheduled Release Date - April 28, 2020

Priscilla Barnes, Corey Haim, Charles Fleischer, Brian Gaskill and Carrie Stevens.

A rock band tries making a music video on an empty movie backlot.  Someone evidently doesn't like their music - or them.


     Special Features:

          - Brand new 4k scan of the original negative
          - Interviews with stars Charles Fleischer, Brian Gaskill and Carrie Stevens
          - Commentary by Director David Defalco and Banana Man

This horror movie/slasher spoof was filmed on the Universal Studios backlot.  Considering its low viewer ratings, that might be the only reason to watch it.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 09, 2020, 04:31:57 PM
That's sure a bunch of obscure horror movies!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on April 09, 2020, 04:51:33 PM
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Backlot Murders, The, 2002 - BLU-Ray - Dark Force Entertainment - Scheduled Release Date - April 28, 2020

Priscilla Barnes, Corey Haim, Charles Fleischer, Brian Gaskill and Carrie Stevens.

A rock band tries making a music video on an empty movie backlot.  Someone evidently doesn't like their music - or them.


Don't know about Special Features on this one.


This horror movie/slasher spoof was filmed on the Universal Studios backlot.  Considering its low viewer ratings, that might be the only reason to watch it.

I've seen it....no bueno.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 09, 2020, 04:52:22 PM
That's sure a bunch of obscure horror movies!

That's why I try to do a little description that doesn't just recite the whole darn story.  I figure anyone interested would like to discover them on the screen.

Same thing with "Movies you watched".  I try to tell members about the more obscure stuff I sit through.  Otherwise its just "I watched that movie that you've seen a hundred times".  Sometimes I recommend, sometimes I try to warn prospective buyers that they should preview it on YouTube.

I like obscure junk, even the pretty bad ones.  I've learned a lot more about making movies from the failures than I ever could from those rare "perfect" films.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 09, 2020, 05:28:44 PM
I've learned a lot more about making movies from the failures than I ever could from those rare "perfect" films.

Don't know if I ever saw a perfect film? Maybe a couple that were close.  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 09, 2020, 05:54:28 PM
Don't know if I ever saw a perfect film? Maybe a couple that were close.  :) 

I think "Groundhog Day" comes close and "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" is a treasure.

"The Return of the Ghost of the Son of the Bride of Frankenstein" - not so much.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 09, 2020, 08:09:12 PM
"The Return of the Ghost of the Son of the Bride of Frankenstein" - not so much.

You're talking about a classic, here!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 09, 2020, 08:14:41 PM
You're talking about a classic, here! 

I was thinking of the 1980's remake.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 09, 2020, 08:22:42 PM
I was thinking of the 1980's remake.

Yeah, that's a piece of crap.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lazarus on April 09, 2020, 09:03:41 PM
Sure there are perfect movies.  I think if a movie does what it sets out to do and does it well, you can call it perfect.  John Carpenter's "The Thing" could be considered perfect.  (I think Big Trouble in Little China is also.)

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 09, 2020, 10:18:27 PM
Sure there are perfect movies.

It's kind of subjective.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 09, 2020, 10:41:16 PM
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         Spookies, 1986 - BLU-Ray - Vinegar Syndrome - Released:  February 25, 2020

Peter Dain, Nick Gionta, Joan Ellen Delaney, Peter Iasillo and Charlotte Alexandra.

When their car breaks down, a group of travelers take shelter in an old mansion.  They find a Ouija Board and decide to try to see if it will provide any diversion.  It does.


     Bonus Features:

          -  Region Free Blu-ray (2-disc set)
          -  Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
          -  "Twisted Tale - The Unmaking of Spookies" - making-of documentary, & commentary track with Michael Gingold & Glen Baisley and deleted scenes
          -  "VIPCO - The Untold Story" - documentary on the notorious UK home video label, including extended interview with Michael Lee (founder of VIPCO) and a trailer
          -  2015 Alamo Drafthouse screening introductions with Spookies director Thomas Doran and co-writer/producer Frank M. Farel
          -  Q&A from a 2015 Hudson Horror Show screening with actor Peter Iasillo, actor Anthony Valbiro and production assistant Tom Sciacca
          -  Archival locations featurette with actor Peter Iasillo
          -  Pinreel outtakes and bloopers
          -  Behind the scenes still gallery
          -  Theatrical trailer
          -  Reversible cover artwork with new artwork by Gary Pullin
          -  English SDH subtitles

I would be happy if the girl in the film looked like the one in the BLU-Ray cover graphics.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 09, 2020, 11:03:18 PM
Peter Dain, Nick Gionta, Joan Ellen Delaney, Peter Iasillo and Charlotte Alexandra.

So, an all star cast.  ;D
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on April 10, 2020, 12:49:31 PM
So, an all star cast.  ;D
Do not underestimate Nick Gionta. He puts DeNiro to shame.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on April 10, 2020, 02:55:19 PM
I have the limited edition "Spookies" Blu ray that was released earlier and immediately sold out. The movie itself is terrible, but the story behind the making of the movie is pretty incredible. It's also full of great, practical monsters from the Golden Age of practical effects. I'm not sure anybody would really want to sit through the resulting film unless they spent as much of their youth in the video store culture of the 1980's as I did, but the good news is the transfer is pristine.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 10, 2020, 03:20:34 PM
I have the limited edition "Spookies" Blu ray that was released earlier and immediately sold out. The movie itself is terrible, but the story behind the making of the movie is pretty incredible. It's also full of great, practical monsters from the Golden Age of practical effects. I'm not sure anybody would really want to sit through the resulting film unless they spent as much of their youth in the video store culture of the 1980's as I did, but the good news is the transfer is pristine. 

I just plunked down $17.50 (shipping included) on a New copy from Canada.  I knew I was lucky to get it at that price.

I was looking at getting it and saw that the prices were nuts.  I figured it was sold out.  I too, was getting it for the practical effects.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on April 10, 2020, 03:38:46 PM
I believe that there is a standard Blu ray release out now that shouldn't cost that much and I'm pretty sure the only difference is that it doesn't include a slip cover. It's a fun collectible of a pretty obscure movie that was hard-to-find for a long time, but it's not a masterpiece by any means. lol
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: zombiehorror on April 10, 2020, 07:49:20 PM
The movie itself is terrible, but the story behind the making of the movie is pretty incredible.

Definitely.  It's one of the only films I have ever watched and it compelled me to wonder how the train wreck came about; I looked it up while watching the movie and was definitely more more entertained by the behind the scenes story.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 14, 2020, 04:31:09 PM
I keep thinking Spookies would be a great name for some monster-themed cookies.

Like Animal Crackers, they could be shaped like different monsters and one or more like the girl. And try new Chocolate Spookies"
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on April 14, 2020, 05:06:33 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49755711547_6cc3a22418_c.jpg)
         Spookies, 1986 - BLU-Ray - Vinegar Syndrome - Released:  February 25, 2020

Peter Dain, Nick Gionta, Joan Ellen Delaney, Peter Iasillo and Charlotte Alexandra.

When their car breaks down, a group of travelers take shelter in an old mansion.  They find a Ouija Board and decide to try to see if it will provide any diversion.  It does.


     Bonus Features:

          -  Region Free Blu-ray (2-disc set)
          -  Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
          -  "Twisted Tale - The Unmaking of Spookies" - making-of documentary, & commentary track with Michael Gingold & Glen Baisley and deleted scenes
          -  "VIPCO - The Untold Story" - documentary on the notorious UK home video label, including extended interview with Michael Lee (founder of VIPCO) and a trailer
          -  2015 Alamo Drafthouse screening introductions with Spookies director Thomas Doran and co-writer/producer Frank M. Farel
          -  Q&A from a 2015 Hudson Horror Show screening with actor Peter Iasillo, actor Anthony Valbiro and production assistant Tom Sciacca
          -  Archival locations featurette with actor Peter Iasillo
          -  Pinreel outtakes and bloopers
          -  Behind the scenes still gallery
          -  Theatrical trailer
          -  Reversible cover artwork with new artwork by Gary Pullin
          -  English SDH subtitles

I would be happy if the girl in the film looked like the one in the BLU-Ray cover graphics.

We can get this on Blu-Ray but we can't get the Oscar winning Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1932 ?!?!  >:(
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 14, 2020, 06:54:57 PM
We can get this on Blu-Ray but we can't get the Oscar winning Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1932 ?!?!  >:(

What kind of name would that be for a box of cookies?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: cushing on April 15, 2020, 06:32:18 AM
This came in the mail yesterday. I'm excited for when I can delve into this new release! However, I am more excited about the upcoming EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN Collector's Edition :)

(https://i.ibb.co/TByyfCD/93771351-2794566097323389-355118225429626880-o.jpg)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 15, 2020, 07:20:38 AM
This came in the mail yesterday.

What's in the tube?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 15, 2020, 07:48:17 AM
What's in the tube? 

I think some early issues came with a poster.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: cushing on April 15, 2020, 08:15:02 AM
I think some early issues came with a poster.

That is what it is. I ordered directly from Shout Factory.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 15, 2020, 09:19:20 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49776596073_65b79f8ddb_c.jpg)
Blackout, The:  Invasion Earth, 2019 - BLU-Ray - Shout Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  June 2, 2010

Maksim Artamonov, Filipp Avdeev and Yuriy Borisov.

Only a small area of Eastern Europe is not effected by a worldwide power outage.  But even that location has no communications.  The military goes in to investigate and makes a startling discovery.

Russian language with English subtitles.


Too early for extras.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 15, 2020, 09:24:33 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49777128761_2283424c6b_c.jpg)
       Proximity, 2020 - BLU-Ray - Shout Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  July 7, 2020

Ryan Masson, Highdee Kuan and Christian Prentice.

NASA scientist is abducted by extraterrestrials, but when no one believes him, he becomes obsessed with finding proof.


Too early for extras.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 15, 2020, 11:10:26 AM
Ryan Masson, Highdee Kuan and Christian Prentice.

Too early for extras.

I hope the extras tell us who these people are.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 15, 2020, 02:56:58 PM
I hope the extras tell us who these people are. 

Would it matter?

Only watch films with either Adam Sandler or Keanu Reeves?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 15, 2020, 03:01:23 PM
Only watch films with either Adam Sandler or Keanu Reeves?

One of our great dramatic actors and one of our funniest comedians!! (In that order.)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 15, 2020, 03:47:43 PM
Coming from Criterion July 27:

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 15, 2020, 04:15:59 PM
Coming from Criterion July 27:

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War of the Worlds, 1953


The Digital Bits lists the extras:

- War of the Worlds will be mastered from the recent 4K restoration with mono audio and also a new “alternate” 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack created by Ben Burtt
- The 2005 audio commentary (with filmmaker Joe Dante, film historian Bob Burns, and author Bill Warren)
- Movie Archaeologists (a new program on the visual and sound effects in the film featuring Burtt and film historian Craig Barron), From the Archive (a new program about the film’s restoration featuring Barron, Burtt, and Paramount Pictures archivist Andrea Kalas)
- Audio interview with producer George Pal from 1970
- The Sky Is Falling (a 2005 documentary about the making of the film)
- The Mercury Theatre on the Air radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds from 1938 (directed and narrated by Orson Welles)
- A 1940 radio program featuring a discussion between Welles and H. G. Wells, author of the 1897 novel The War of the Worlds
- The film’s trailer,
- An essay by film critic J. Hoberman
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 15, 2020, 04:49:05 PM
I have it from 3 independent sources that Kino Lorber is releasing CURSE OF THE UNDEAD, 1959 on BLU-Ray.

No details or release date have been announced, yet - but it's coming, (and it will have extras).
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Lunkenstein on April 15, 2020, 05:01:53 PM
War of the Worlds, 1953


The Digital Bits lists the extras:

- War of the Worlds will be mastered from the recent 4K restoration with mono audio and also a new “alternate” 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack created by Ben Burtt
- The 2005 audio commentary (with filmmaker Joe Dante, film historian Bob Burns, and author Bill Warren)
- Movie Archaeologists (a new program on the visual and sound effects in the film featuring Burtt and film historian Craig Barron), From the Archive (a new program about the film’s restoration featuring Barron, Burtt, and Paramount Pictures archivist Andrea Kalas)
- Audio interview with producer George Pal from 1970
- The Sky Is Falling (a 2005 documentary about the making of the film)
- The Mercury Theatre on the Air radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds from 1938 (directed and narrated by Orson Welles)
- A 1940 radio program featuring a discussion between Welles and H. G. Wells, author of the 1897 novel The War of the Worlds
- The film’s trailer,
- An essay by film critic J. Hoberman

Oh yes! Finally. Do you know if it will include the options to watch with or without the wires? That is my dream.
When I saw it in the theater in '63 and then again around '76, I never saw wires.
Also never saw them on tv until the cleaned up DVD last decade. So naturally, I prefer without.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 15, 2020, 05:17:05 PM
I have it from 3 independent sources that Kino Lorber is releasing CURSE OF THE UNDEAD, 1959 on BLU-Ray.

Didn't KINO announce this about a month ago?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 15, 2020, 05:20:43 PM
Didn't KINO announce this about a month ago? 

Where?  I didn't see it.

The ones I saw were from this week - and no one has dates or details, yet.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 15, 2020, 05:22:48 PM
Oh yes! Finally. Do you know if it will include the options to watch with or without the wires? That is my dream.
When I saw it in the theater in '63 and then again around '76, I never saw wires.
Also never saw them on tv until the cleaned up DVD last decade. So naturally, I prefer without. 

Me, too!

Guess we won't know that until someone screens it and reports to the rest of us.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 15, 2020, 05:37:51 PM
Where?  I didn't see it.

Here's one.

Curse of the Undead Blu-ray, News and Updates

• Upcoming Kino Lorber Blu-ray Releases - March 16, 2020

Kino Lorber have confirmed that they will add six new titles to their Blu-ray catalog: The Ipcress File (1965), Curse of the Undead (1959), Breezy (1973), Deanna Durbin Collection I (1937-1941).
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 15, 2020, 05:40:57 PM
Here's one.

Curse of the Undead Blu-ray, News and Updates

• Upcoming Kino Lorber Blu-ray Releases - March 16, 2020

Kino Lorber have confirmed that they will add six new titles to their Blu-ray catalog: The Ipcress File (1965), Curse of the Undead (1959), Breezy (1973), Deanna Durbin Collection I (1937-1941).

Thanks.  Totally missed it - or am getting senile and forgot about it.  Did anybody discuss it here?  (if so, hope it wasn't me.)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 15, 2020, 05:45:09 PM
Did anybody discuss it here?  (if so, hope it wasn't me.)


You were there.  ;D

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=29945.msg583918#msg583918 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=29945.msg583918#msg583918)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 15, 2020, 05:48:39 PM
You were there.  ;D

[url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=29945.msg583918#msg583918[/url] ([url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=29945.msg583918#msg583918[/url])


That does it - senile. 

Come and get me, COVID-19.  I'm ripe and ready for pickin'.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: geezer butler on April 16, 2020, 04:48:53 PM
That does it - senile. 

Come and get me, COVID-19.  I'm ripe and ready for pickin'.

Ha, no we need you around here buddy!  :)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 16, 2020, 08:10:08 PM
Ha, no we need you around here buddy!  :)

And I'll match you senile anecdote for senile anecdote!  ;)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 16, 2020, 09:02:15 PM
And I'll match you senile anecdote for senile anecdote!  ;)

Ye'r bringin' a pen knife to a dueling match.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on April 23, 2020, 10:50:22 AM
Coming next month from WARNER:

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Newly restored print and extras include two commentaries.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 23, 2020, 11:32:10 AM
Is that a MOD, because BD are already blue, so how would you know?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 23, 2020, 11:40:15 AM
Mystery of the Wax Museum, 1933

Scheduled release date: May 26, 2020


Special Features:

• BRAND NEW MASTER OF THE FILM - Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Film Foundation in association with
   Warner Bros. Entertainment. Funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation
• Documentary "Remembering Fay Wray"
• Audio Commentary by Author.Film Historian Alan K. Rode
• Audio Commentary by Scott MacQueen, head of preservation, UCLA Film & Television Archive
• Restoration Featurette


Restoration Comparisons:

         https://youtu.be/XVrriovENz0
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on April 23, 2020, 06:53:37 PM
So, can Doctor X be far behind?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on April 24, 2020, 08:17:20 AM
Coming next month from WARNER:

(https://attachment.tapatalk-cdn.com/2013/202004/7242324_aceabdfba2342d8443a994c232d820ff.png?Expires=1587838749&Signature=e5cM1mi8tygS5zSSVjPGj2bOOhhKulTWK1OvHkSroir7OQK56sE0ByMuIAmf3QlzBvk7w-IGFj76oLGv26myrSD6cWFv4zga~NAysmV6Hu2-xGJSfBO4xpw69bH4FemKaDgE2l1JMZgmqvAecRi--BKU768Yog7R3kUz-pb3-j94Kv6VBL6WQs52XDdPlyDAT5wL~lpT199ddvL3thyUkk0NdozPw6yHHFgxYntnnTkPDX9D4q8dfRI5vmjXFTcagCWLQIHK-bWtPuQ8YjgzZ9ua~siUV4zw2Pmd2P-aGuZk6m9tngiC2joljH39NUInz9R4M4OuOPK0IRqXAXPMGQ__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJS72YROXJYGYDADA)

Newly restored print and extras include two commentaries.

I'm VERY excited about this. This is the movie that made me fall in love with Glenda Farrell and get into the Torchy Blane series.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 25, 2020, 11:08:03 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49817189363_92832d937a_c.jpg)
Jaws, 1975 - 4K & BLU-Ray - Universal - Scheduled Release Date:  June 2, 2020

Three guys go fishing.  (Not bad, if you like outdoorsy stuff.)


    Special features

           - Includes 4K UHD, Blu-ray and a digital copy of Jaws (Subject to expiration.
           - Features Dolby Vision and HDR10+ for Brighter, Deeper, More Lifelike Color
           - The Making of Jaws
           - The Shark is Still Working: The Impact and Legacy of Jaws
           - Jaws: The Restoration
           - Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
           - From the Set
           - Theatrical Trailer
           - The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws
           - Storyboards
           - Production Photos
           - Marketing Jaws
           - Jaws Phenomenon


I'm still using a pretty early DVD.  Might be time for an upgrade - and to finally add a 4K player.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on April 25, 2020, 11:16:07 AM

Three guys go fishing.  (Not bad, if you like outdoorsy stuff.)


Sounds dull.  Mord wants to know if there is any nudity?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 25, 2020, 11:19:40 AM
Sounds dull.  Mord wants to know if there is any nudity? 

Brief, silhouetted at dusk - and from too far away.

Some bikinis. 
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 26, 2020, 10:49:55 AM
Coming from Shout Factory ...   ...  March 10.2020:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81EjeOfvrGL._SL1500_.jpg)

Extras in progress for these films to be announced later.

I got a BAD feeling about this one.

It's scheduled release date was moved to May 26 and announced several places.  Amazon was taking pre-orders.  My source told me things were proceeding as might be expected.

But it was never listed on Shout/Scream's site and now Amazon is acting like it never existed.  When I check on the status of my pre-order, I find it still included.  But when I click on the item itself, I get a message that "This page does not exist  Try Amazon's Home Page".  When I do, I find no hint about any BLU-Ray.


I got a really bad feeling about this one.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: LugosiFan25 on April 28, 2020, 10:02:01 AM
I got a BAD feeling about this one.

It's scheduled release date was moved to May 26 and announced several places.  Amazon was taking pre-orders.  My source told me things were proceeding as might be expected.

But it was never listed on Shout/Scream's site and now Amazon is acting like it never existed.  When I check on the status of my pre-order, I find it still included.  But when I click on the item itself, I get a message that "This page does not exist  Try Amazon's Home Page".  When I do, I find no hint about any BLU-Ray.


I got a really bad feeling about this one.

Same thing happens to me with my Amazon pre-order. What a shame. I love this flick and was really looking forward to the Blu-Ray.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 28, 2020, 10:47:26 AM
I found it [Day the World Ended - BLU-Ray] listed on the Best Buy site.  They have it listed with an August 18, 2020 release date.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/the-day-the-world-ended-blu-ray-1956/34852739.p?skuId=34852739

That explains some of the confusion.  Conditions have caused a delay again.  No surprise there.  It doesn't explain why Amazon has not revised the release date, or sent out their regular e-mail announcing a revised expected delivery for pre-orders, like they normally do.  At least they haven't cancelled my order.


I think we are going to have to expect a lot of this thing in the near future.  I knew we had a lot of what we buy made in China.  I just never knew how much, until I read an article listing products that will be affected.  Even many "Made In America" products should be listed as "Assembled In America" since so many components are actually manufactured in other countries.

Mexico has been having its own coronavirus problems.  Some manufacturers have had to shut down.  Lots of DVD's are assembled by our neighbors to the south - maybe that could be the problem?

AH!  Border closures and heightened restrictions may be preventing the product getting in!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on April 28, 2020, 12:05:44 PM
I just published a new article highlighting some of my favorite recent, obscure monster movie Blu ray releases on the America Halloween and Louisville Halloween websites. I appreciate as many clicks as possible. Generally speaking, I don't get  a lot of attention talking about movies due to all the white noise blog critics out there, so any help is appreciated.

https://louisvillehalloween.com/cult-horror-obscurities-new-to-blu-ray-for-your-late-night-social-distancing-monster-movie-marathons/



Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 01, 2020, 07:26:32 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49841157266_dce48467dc_c.jpg)
Fiends and the Flesh, The, 1960 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Scheduled Release Date:  July 7, 2020

Peter Cushing, George Rose and Donald Pleasence.


Retelling of the madcap adventures of those rapscallions Burke and Hare.


     Special Features:

        -  Brand New 2K Master of original 95 min. UK cut *
        -  NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
        -  Includes alternate 74 min U.S. cut THE FIENDISH GHOULS (aka MANIA)
        -  Trailers
        -  Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
        -  Optional English Subtitles

* NOTE: Amazon lists this as the “95 min.UK version”, while imdb says the UK edited version was 93 min. and the uncut Continental version ran 94 min. and contained more boobage.  (Can’t image what all was cut from the U.S. version that would total 21 mins.)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on May 04, 2020, 03:28:07 PM
Coming from SHOUT on Aug.25:

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/24008/div_96/documents/d96c17r24008/UHCV6_BR_Cover_72dpi.jpg)

Extras in progress to be named later
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on May 04, 2020, 03:30:16 PM
Coming from SHOUT on Aug.11:

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/24006/div_96/documents/d96c17r24006/POTO_BR_Cover_72dpi.png)

Extras to be announced later
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 04, 2020, 03:55:38 PM
Coming from SHOUT on Aug.25:

Looks like that finishes the Universal genre movies from the '50s. Still a few left from the '30s and '40s, but we're not likely to get those, because they've never been released on home video.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on May 04, 2020, 11:55:20 PM
Looks like that finishes the Universal genre movies from the '50s. Still a few left from the '30s and '40s, but we're not likely to get those, because they've never been released on home video.

Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Secret Of the Blue Room and Mystery Of Marie Roget have all been released on video previously..
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 05, 2020, 12:00:33 AM
Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Secret Of the Blue Room and Mystery Of Marie Roget have all been released on video previously..

DVD- R "Vault" releases.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 05, 2020, 12:02:39 AM
OK, Universal! You're almost there! Let's bring it on home!

BLUE ROOM COLLECTION:
Secret of the Blue Room (1933) DVD-R
The Missing Guest (1938)
Murder in the Blue Room (1944)
+ The House of Fear (1939)

MORE MYSTERIES:
Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935) DVD-R
The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942) DVD-R
The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946)
The Cat Creeps (1946)

PARAMOUNT COLLECTION:
Murder by the Clock (1931)
Among the Living (1941)
The Mad Doctor (1941)
The Man in Half Moon Street (1945)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mord on May 05, 2020, 02:10:54 PM
Coming from SHOUT on Aug.25:

(https://www.shoutfactory.com/s3_images/images/24008/div_96/documents/d96c17r24008/UHCV6_BR_Cover_72dpi.jpg)

Extras in progress to be named later

Just saw this. Cult of the Cobra is worth the price of admission.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on May 05, 2020, 02:52:55 PM
Just saw this. Cult of the Cobra is worth the price of admission.

And Shadow Of the Cat as well! Love me some Barbara Shelley!!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 05, 2020, 03:38:01 PM
And Shadow Of the Cat as well!

I hate to see them put Hammer films in a "Universal Horror Collection", when there are still more Universal movies to release. At least they own the Paramount titles. The Hammers they just have the NA distribution rights for.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: cushing on May 06, 2020, 12:36:35 PM
I received a shipping notice yesterday from Shout Factory for EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN. It likely will not move until sometime next week. Anyway, I am looking forward to this release and can't wait to look closer at something...something of somethings I sent for the release.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 07, 2020, 09:50:28 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49642691431_51a951e123_c.jpg)
Universal Horror Collection - Vol. 5 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  June, 16, 2020 

Release date has been moved to June 16th.

     Bonus Features

             DISC ONE: THE MONSTER AND THE GIRL
                  NEW 2K Scan Of A Fine Grain Film Element
                  NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historians Tom Weaver And Steve Kronenberg
 
            DISC TWO: CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN
                 NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historian/Author Tom Weaver
                 Theatrical Trailer
                 Still Gallery

           DISC THREE: JUNGLE WOMAN
                NEW 2K Scan Of A Fine Grain Film Element
                NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historian Gregory William Mank
                Still Gallery

          DISC FOUR: THE JUNGLE CAPTIVE
               NEW 2K Scan Of A Fine Grain Film Element
               NEW Audio Commentary By Film Historian Scott Gallinghouse
               Theatrical Trailer
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on May 11, 2020, 04:42:44 PM
Looks like that finishes the Universal genre movies from the '50s. Still a few left from the '30s and '40s, but we're not likely to get those, because they've never been released on home video.

Still no INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN on Blu as yet..
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 11, 2020, 05:06:38 PM
Still no INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN on Blu as yet..

Oh yeah! What's the deal?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 11, 2020, 05:12:19 PM
Oh yeah! What's the deal? 

No one can find him.  Remember?  At the end of the film he shrank into infinity.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 11, 2020, 05:16:36 PM
No one can find him. 

I found him! He's on a DVD.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on May 11, 2020, 07:32:16 PM
What about "Curucu, Beast of the Amazon"? Or, doesn't that count?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 11, 2020, 07:56:33 PM
What about "Curucu, Beast of the Amazon"? Or, doesn't that count?

Apparently, Universal still has the distribution rights to "Curucu" and it's co-production "Love Slaves of the Amazon".
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 12, 2020, 01:42:51 PM
Mystery of the Wax Museum is shipping.  I've seen reports of people already receiving their pre-orders.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 12, 2020, 02:58:11 PM
Mystery of the Wax Museum is shipping.

I'm still not sure what a MOD BD is?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 12, 2020, 03:02:13 PM
I'm still not sure what a MOD BD is? 

Made On Demand Blue-Ray Disc  -  Like the DVD-R's were
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 12, 2020, 03:14:15 PM
Made On Demand Blue-Ray Disc  -  Like the DVD-R's were

I know what the letters mean. I just don't want a fake Blu-ray.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 12, 2020, 03:21:05 PM
I know what the letters mean. I just don't want a fake Blu-ray. 

The letters don't indicate how they are made on demand.

Ask Warner.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 12, 2020, 03:31:37 PM
Ask Warner.

He's dead!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 12, 2020, 04:15:49 PM
I know what the letters mean. I just don't want a fake Blu-ray. 

Does it matter?

I'm sure it will last longer than me - and no one will want the used discs.  Everyone will be streaming everything by then.

It would be nice to be able to stream everything in the Library of Congress...
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 12, 2020, 06:00:32 PM
- and no one will want the used discs.  Everyone will be streaming everything by then.

You've convinced me. I'm not buying it.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on May 12, 2020, 09:15:29 PM
I really like Mystery of the Wax Museum and want to get it. Best Buy had a good price on it, but they are sold out. I tried to get it directly from Shop WB, but when it came to check out, by the time they calculated in tax and shipping it added almost 50% to the cost of the disc! I guess I will have to wait for either a sale or a good coupon.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on May 23, 2020, 09:14:01 AM
I just got Mystery of the Wax Museum Blu-Ray. I watched it on the big screen last night and it looks AMAZING!!! They did a great job with the restoration, crystal clear and blemish free. Also, they didn't try to "correct" the color, it is still the weird, dreamy two-tone Technicolor palette; everything in shades of pink and green. It reminded me of a stylish Italian horror film. I wish they had filmed a lot more genre films in this process. Hopefully they will restore Dr. X next. Highly recommended!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 25, 2020, 11:36:34 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49934851276_9e65e16e5b_c.jpg)
Immortalizer, The, 1989 - BLU-Ray - Vinegar Syndrome - Scheduled Release Date:  June 30, 2020

Ron Ray, Chris Crone, Clarke Lindsley and Melody Patterson.


Doctor transplants the brains of his elderly patients into younger bodies.


     Bonus Features:

          1. Region A Blu-ray
          2. Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm interpositive
          3. "Making a Crazy Movie" - an interview with director Joel Bender
          4. "A Philosophy of Light" - an interview with cinematographer Alan Caso
          5. Promotional still gallery
          6. Reversible cover artwork
          7. SDH English subtitles
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 25, 2020, 11:47:31 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49935154332_2aef46e856_c.jpg)
Day the Earth Caught Fire, The - 1961 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Scheduled Release Date:  July 7, 2020

Edward Judd, Janet Munro and Leo McKern.


Simultaneous American and Russian nuclear explosions knock earth off course and spiraling into the sun.  Scientists' best idea for correcting the problem?  More explosions.  (Reads like real history.)


     Special Features:

          -  Brand New 4K Master
          -  NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith
          -  Audio Commentary by Co Writer/Producer/Director Val Guest
          -  4 TV Spots
          -  4 Radio Spots
          -  Theatrical Trailer
          -  Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
          -  Optional English Subtitles
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 25, 2020, 11:57:20 AM
and Melody Patterson.

From F TROOP?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 25, 2020, 12:00:47 PM
From F TROOP? 

Yessiree.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 28, 2020, 01:10:32 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49944167356_b7b56a40c3_o.jpg)
When World Collide, 1951 - BLU-Ray - Imprint - Scheduled Release Date:  August 26, 2020

Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen, John Hoyt, Larry Keating, Rachel Ames, Stephen Chase, Frank Cady and Hayden Rorke.

A newly discovered star and planet are on a collision course with the earth.  A select group has only 8 months to build an escape rocket.


     Special Features:

          • 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
          • NEW exclusive audio commentary by film critics Barry Forshaw & Kim Newman
          • interviews with Gene Roddenberry, Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen, Roy Edward Disney, Wah Chang, Russ Tamblyn & Duke Goldstone recorded 1985
          • Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
          • Optional English subtitles
          • Theatrical Trailer
          • Limited Edition slipcase with unique artwork on the first 1500 copies


          https://viavision.com.au/shop/when-worlds-collide-1951/
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 28, 2020, 10:05:29 AM
interviews with Gene Roddenberry, Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen, Roy Edward Disney, Wah Chang, Russ Tamblyn & Duke Goldstone

The last 3 worked with Pal, but what do the first 4 have to do with this movie?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 28, 2020, 10:28:37 AM
The last 3 worked with Pal, but what do the first 4 have to do with this movie? 

Probably just admirers of Pal.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 28, 2020, 12:07:18 PM
Probably just admirers of Pal.

There's a lot of those and all of these guys are dead. Are Richard Derr and Barbara Rush still living?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 28, 2020, 01:35:22 PM
There's a lot of those and all of these guys are dead. Are Richard Derr and Barbara Rush still living? 

Don't know, but, and I'm going out on a limb here...  That little factoid may have contributed to the disc producers' decision to utilize interviews from 1985.

Just spitballin'.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 28, 2020, 05:35:53 PM
Barbara Rush is 93. I saw a 5 yr old interview with her and she looked great! Unless she's really gone down hill in the last 5 yrs, she could have done an interview for this BD.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 28, 2020, 06:43:14 PM
Barbara Rush is 93. I saw a 5 yr old interview with her and she looked great! Unless she's really gone down hill in the last 5 yrs, she could have done an interview for this BD. 

Say, that DOES sound suspicious.  Maybe you had better not plan on buying a copy, after the prices come down.

To be on the safe side, don't let anyone loan you their copy, either - It's not worth the risk.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 28, 2020, 08:44:21 PM
Maybe you had better not plan on buying a copy

I'm gonna check my DVD, again.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 29, 2020, 12:11:59 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49946990378_cb0a28759c_c.jpg)
  Murder By Decree, 1979 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Scheduled Release Date:  June 23, 2020

Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, Susan Clark, Anthony Quayle, John Gielgud, Frank Finlay, Donald Sutherland and Geneviève Bujold.

A Citizens’ Committee hires Sherlock Holmes to help Scotland Yard apprehend whoever is murdering London’s prostitutes.


     Special Features:

          - Brand New HD Master
          - Audio Commentary with Director Bob Clark
          -  NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell
          - Optional English Subtitles
          - Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
          - Theatrical Trailer
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on May 29, 2020, 01:21:45 AM
Well crap! I just bought the DVD!
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 29, 2020, 01:27:06 AM
Well crap! I just bought the DVD! 

I know.

I was waiting until you did before I announced the BLU-Ray.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 02, 2020, 11:30:00 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49642691431_51a951e123_c.jpg)
Universal Horror Collection - Vol. 5 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  June, 16, 2020 

Yea!  Shout tells me they shipped this today - a couple weeks earlier than announced release date.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 02, 2020, 12:14:56 PM
Yea!  Shout tells me they shipped this today - a couple weeks earlier than announced release date.

I ordered #1-4 a month ago and have only gotten #1.  :(
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 14, 2020, 10:20:52 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50007539966_147443ab8c_c.jpg)
Face at the Window, The, 1939 - BLU-Ray - Kino Lorber - Scheduled release:  October, 2020

Kino Lorber has announced, via Twitter,  that they will Release The Face at the Window, 1939 on BLU-Ray sometime in October.

That's the Todd Slaughter version.

It will come from a new 4K master.  No other details were given.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 14, 2020, 10:35:56 PM
Never seen a Todd Slaughter movie. I'll have to check YT for one.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 15, 2020, 12:31:44 AM
Never seen a Todd Slaughter movie. I'll have to check YT for one. 

Toddy is an acquired taste.  Do you like Snidely Whiplash types?

        https://youtu.be/u7OB6GfnsQI?t=620
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 15, 2020, 12:45:25 AM
Do you like Snidely Whiplash types?

I like Snidely Whiplash!  ;D

Would you say this was a typical Todd S. movie? I know he did the "Demon Barber" story.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 15, 2020, 01:14:36 AM
I like Snidely Whiplash!  ;D

Would you say this was a typical Todd S. movie? I know he did the "Demon Barber" story.
 

His acting is pretty much the same.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 17, 2020, 02:13:49 PM
I quote from a post about Shout's Universal Horror Collections on the Classic Horror Film Board site:


"Confirmed on Facebook this is the last collection.

From Dawn of the Discs:

Scream Factory has announced that their upcoming Universal Horror Collection: Volume 6 will be the last set in that particular line.  No further explanation was given.
The final volume of Universal Horror Collection drops on 8/25"


While I assumed that this would be it, I hate to see it confirmed.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 17, 2020, 02:34:53 PM
While I assumed that this would be it, I hate to see it confirmed.

Me too! Still leaves all these titles hanging.

BLUE ROOM COLLECTION:
Secret of the Blue Room (1933) DVD-R
The Missing Guest (1938)
Murder in the Blue Room (1944)
The House of Fear (1939)

MORE MYSTERIES:
Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935) DVD-R
The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942) DVD-R
The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946)
The Cat Creeps (1946)

PARAMOUNT COLLECTION:
Murder by the Clock (1931)
Among the Living (1941)
The Mad Doctor (1941)
The Man in Half Moon Street (1945)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on June 21, 2020, 11:47:14 AM
Coming from KINO September 15:

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Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 21, 2020, 01:27:35 PM
Where did you find the announcement for Cat and the Canary & Ghost Breakers?

They are still not listed on Shout's site.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 21, 2020, 02:02:56 PM
Where did you find the announcement for Cat and the Canary & Ghost Breakers?

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Ghost-Breakers-Blu-ray/119651/ (https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Ghost-Breakers-Blu-ray/119651/)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Memphremagog on June 21, 2020, 02:31:21 PM
Where did you find the announcement for Cat and the Canary & Ghost Breakers?

They are still not listed on Shout's site.

They from KINO
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 21, 2020, 02:49:05 PM
They from KINO

Oh yeah!  :laugh:
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 21, 2020, 02:56:59 PM
They from KINO

D'Oh!  No wonder I couldn't find them. 
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: BRICK on June 22, 2020, 02:59:30 PM
Coming from KINO September 15:

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I recently got the Bob Hope 10 film DVD set, with these movies, at Big Lot's a few months back for $5. Ironically, I don't really like Bob Hope that much, but I love Paulette Goddard! Pity they have to come as a pair.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 22, 2020, 03:46:58 PM
... I don't really like Bob Hope that much, but I love Paulette Goddard! Pity they have to come as a pair. 

Bob Hope isn't my idea of someone funny.  He reads all his lines with the same, humorless smartass tone.  And he has a cruel, unfriendly smile.  Always left me cold.

I like to get my humor from someone I immediately like and feel sympathy for.  Someone I find myself rooting for - John Candy comes to mind.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 25, 2020, 03:05:50 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49730032266_d1f13cd246_c.jpg)
Tattoo, 1981 - BLU-Ray - Scream Factory - Scheduled Release Date:  July 14, 2020

Bruce Dern and Maud Adams.


A tattoo artist becomes obsessed with what he thinks is the perfect "canvas" for his artistry.

A twisted tale that has been unavailable for a long time.  Didn't think it would ever get released again during this era of the "me too" movement.  (Bet this one draws a few critical protests.)


Too early for extras.

Just received an e-mail about this title:

___________________________________________________________


"Hi everyone,
 
We regret to inform you that we will be canceling the physical and digital release for Tattoo.
 
It was recently discovered that we are unable to locate useable film elements to make the HD transfer, thus our decision to cancel the project. We will not be able to give you a great looking product and being fans, like you, we always want to deliver the best possible viewing experience.
 
Your pre-order will be refunded automatically - no need for you to do anything. If you ordered multiple titles, we have only canceled the Tattoo title from your order.
 
We apologize for the inconvenience. Please let us know if you have any questions."

_______________________________________

Bummer.

I really wanted to get this oddball.  At least I got to see it in a little arthouse theater down by the beach when it was fairly new.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 29, 2020, 05:13:30 PM

DAY THE WORLD ENDED


Amazon has recently added this title back to their pre-order items, even though it STILL does not appear on Shout's site.

I sent this message to Shout:
____________________________________________

Message: RE: Movie DAY THE WORLD ENDED.

The BLU-Ray of this movie was announced last December and initially had an estimated release date sometime in March, 2020. Then, it was moved up for a June release, and lastly given a release date of August 18, 2020. Sometime before the June date, it was listed on Amazon as a pre-order item. Then Amazon took the film off its site and no longer lets related sites link to the item IT HAS NEVER APPEARED ON THE SHOUT/SCREAM SITE. So what's the story? Are we EVER gonna get this film from you? And if so, WHEN? Thanks. Adam P.S. Love your product in the classic horror/sci-fi genre. Have bought many and hope to be able to buy many more.

______________________________________________________

I just got back this reply:



Hi Adam,
 
Thank you for your interest. We do not have anything to announce regarding this title, and it is not currently on our release schedule.
 
Best,
Shout

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 29, 2020, 05:51:57 PM
Thank you for your interest. We do not have anything to announce regarding this title, and it is not currently on our release schedule.

Or, "DAY THE WORLD ENDED? Is that a movie, or something?"
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 29, 2020, 06:56:35 PM
Or, "DAY THE WORLD ENDED? Is that a movie, or something?" 

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49208164993_70b688e515_b.jpg)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 29, 2020, 07:13:23 PM
You did see the "Or," and the "quotes", didn't you?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 29, 2020, 07:17:48 PM
You did see the "Or," and the "quotes", didn't you? 

Unhuh.  And...?
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 29, 2020, 08:03:20 PM
Unhuh.  And...?

Then I don't know why you posted that pic as a response to my post? It looked like you were saying "Yes, there is such a movie and here it is." Sometimes a 1,000 words is worth more than a picture.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 29, 2020, 10:34:33 PM
Welcome, new blood.

Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on June 29, 2020, 10:42:52 PM
He was a spammer.  :P
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 29, 2020, 11:32:40 PM
He was a spammer.  :P

Bummer. 

Thanks for keeping our site safe.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on June 30, 2020, 07:45:10 AM
It looks like the Vestron Video Collector's Series is back from the dead with two new releases:

(https://i.postimg.cc/pLzYBjFd/Monsters.jpg) (https://i.postimg.cc/L6r3fDh7/Shivers.jpg)

While I haven't loved every movie in the series, I'm glad to see the line isn't dead. There are still a few gems that I'm hoping they release.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 30, 2020, 10:52:07 AM
It looks like the Vestron Video Collector's Series is back from the dead with two new releases:

(https://i.postimg.cc/pLzYBjFd/Monsters.jpg) (https://i.postimg.cc/L6r3fDh7/Shivers.jpg)

While I haven't loved every movie in the series, I'm glad to see the line isn't dead. There are still a few gems that I'm hoping they release.

I totally dig David Cronenberg's Shivers( They Came from Within)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on July 13, 2020, 12:47:18 PM
Scream Factory is doing a Friday the 13th set.

(https://i.postimg.cc/fbTM7DKT/F13-Set.jpg)

All the gory details can be found here: https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/friday-the-13th-collection-deluxe-edition?product_id=7444 (https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/friday-the-13th-collection-deluxe-edition?product_id=7444)
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 13, 2020, 12:57:10 PM
Scream Factory is doing a Friday the 13th set.... 

I think I saw the first 3 - That was plenty for me.

But, that is a great set for any real fans of the franchise.  Thirteen BLU-Rays and a booklet for just $160.00.  Just $12.30 per movie.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on July 13, 2020, 03:42:40 PM
I think I saw the first 3 - That was plenty for me.

I've never seen any of them and that was too much!  ;D
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 13, 2020, 04:11:03 PM
It looks like the Vestron Video Collector's Series is back from the dead with two new releases:

(https://i.postimg.cc/pLzYBjFd/Monsters.jpg) (https://i.postimg.cc/L6r3fDh7/Shivers.jpg)

While I haven't loved every movie in the series, I'm glad to see the line isn't dead. There are still a few gems that I'm hoping they release.

Hey!

Target has the Shivers BLU-Ray on sale.  Pre-Order price (for September 15) is just $12.69.

         https://www.target.com/p/shivers-blu-ray/-/A-80595990
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 13, 2020, 10:18:05 PM
Hey!

Target has the Shivers BLU-Ray on sale.  Pre-Order price (for September September 15) is just $12.69.

Cool! Thank you for this post.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: zombiehorror on July 13, 2020, 10:48:50 PM
Scream Factory is doing a Friday the 13th set.

Definitely interested in Part 3 in polarized 3D format but I don't need the other films....again, my dvd set is good enough for those.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: geezer butler on July 14, 2020, 06:11:12 PM
I've never seen any of them and that was too much!  ;D

Come on Mike ;)! Friday the 13th is awesome. He's prob my favorite slasher to collect. I have all the movies on blue ray and dvd anyhow, but that set does look rad.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4837/31840500077_41b4c1736d.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QvCTng)2019-01-17_07-29-07 (https://flic.kr/p/QvCTng) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: Mike Scott on July 14, 2020, 06:30:05 PM
Come on Mike ;)! Friday the 13th is awesome.

Never been a slasher movie fan. A few, like the first HALLOWEEN, but that's it.
Title: Re: New Blu-ray/DVD Releases
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 14, 2020, 11:33:56 PM
Come on Mike ;)! Friday the 13th is awesome. He's prob my favorite slasher to collect. I have all the movies on blue ray and dvd anyhow, but that set does look rad.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4837/31840500077_41b4c1736d.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QvCTng)2019-01-17_07-29-07 (https://flic.kr/p/QvCTng) by geezer2014 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/66203961(*at*)N06/), on Flickr

Geez. I preorder the set. All the special features are incredibly fantastic. 🤘🏻