Halloween Horror Titles From Sony and Fox

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  1. Radioman970

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    a MST3K classic. The film is actually quite good on it's own. The effects are very nice. I love that scene with the chick getting off the bus in the fog. It'd be great to have a stack of flicks at least as good as it.
     
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    There ain't nothing wrong with this guy!

    I'm sure at least his mother loved him!
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    Note to Joe: MGM titiles are now controlled by Fox; whether they will still be when THE RETURN OF DRACULA (1958) does get a DVD release, is another matter altogether...
     
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    MGM titles are just distributed by Fox. The conglomerate that bought MGM in 2005 (including Sony, Comcast and several other entities) still calls the shots on what gets released, not Fox.

    It's quite a bit more complex (especially given Sony retaining distribution and future film rights to the Bond films) than say Warners outright owning of the RKO and pre 86 MGM titles.
     
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    The funny thing about that bird in "The Giant Claw:"

    Who are we to say that a giant bird made of anti-matter from elsewhere in the Universe wouldn't look like that? And if that jerky thing with that ludicrous face came swooping down at you, don't tell me you'd laugh. You'd be scared to death.

    Joe "Will Defend 1950s Science Fiction Movies to the Death" Lugoff
     
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    Joe Karlosi Producer

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    Are you kidding? The ridiculous bird in THE GIANT CLAW helps make the movie!
     
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    I agree! One of the most entertaining "bad" films ever made.
     
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    No they aren't. Fox just does the distribution. It's still the group of companies that bought them up a couple of years ago that decides which titles will be released and which won't be.

    The biggest fly in this ointment in Sony, who have a well-deserved reputation for being the studio that is very poor when it comes to opening up the archives under their control.
     
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    *produces a mountain of documentation including lovely 3-color charts and graphs plus a signed affidavit from Howdy Doody*
     
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    Gotta disagree with ya', Joe. Even without "ole' beaky" The Giant Claw would still be goofy as all get-out. Of course with the old boy (girl??) it's a classic laugh riot!

    Blood from the Mummy's Tomb came out from Anchor Bay, didn't it? Curse of the Mummy's Tomb is the one I'd like to see (in R1 - already out in R2).
     
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    Doesn't Sony own the rights to The Town That Dreaded Sundown?
    I would really love to see this film released to Dvd in its proper widescreen format.
     
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    TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN is an AIP title, therefore owned by MGM.
     
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    I'd love to see The Town That Dreaded Sundown come out, too (as would many others). I've never even seen the film!
     
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    I'd buy Town that Dreaded Sundown. It's been years because I recorded over my VHS copy. Isn't that the flick where....

    Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island...

    gets beaten to death? That scared the crap out of me!

    Oh, a Charles B. Pierce collection would be something I'd buy. Because, well...I'm a sad person. [​IMG]
     
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    DVD Empire now has the Fox Horror set up for preorder - release date 10/9/07 for about $27. However, only 3 titles are listed: The Lodger, Hangover Square, and The Undying Monster.
     
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    Dawn Wells does play a victim in the movie but she survives.
    I wouldn't mind a Charles Pierce collection either or at least give me a double feature disc of Town That Dreaded Sundown/ Legend Of Boggy Creek and i'll be happy.
     
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    She was also in RETURN TO BOGGY CREEK (1977 - not to be confused with Pierce's later BOGGY CREEK 2). I believe Fox owns RETURN - it's the only BOGGY film not on DVD.
     

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