Horror Fans: Is DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK (1973) on DVD?

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  1. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    Yeah, DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK (1973) is currently owned by Warner Bros, due to it being a Lorimar release. However, apparently WB's catalog movie division, which has given us so much over the last few years, can't release it themselves, since the old TV-movies the company controls belong to WB's separate TV-on-DVD division. This info came out in one of the threads in this forum's "Home Theater Software - TV Shows and TV Movies" section, around the time of the last big HTF chat with George Feltenstein & co.
     
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    Holy Crap! You've just officially made my day. Thank you so very much for the info! I cannot believe it's being released. I want this, Shock Treatment (October), Let's Scare Jessica to Death, and eventually, someday, Lindsay Anderson's "if..." and I will be a happy, happy man.
    Oh, hell, I already am a happy man, but thanks again for the terrific news about a Halloween favorite!
     
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    What about "DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW"? Any news on that coming to DVD?
     
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    I bring up Frankenstein: The True Story, and then i read it is coming to DVD September. I must have the touch?
     
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    Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is now available in Japan on DVD double-featured with 1972's Gargoyles
     
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    There's also another company that owns rights into the film, which could be another reason this won't see the light of day anytime soon in this country. There was a smaller horror company that looked into buying the rights several years ago and they were told that Warner and this other company couldn't come to an agreement about a release and that was why the film was off the market for so long.
     
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    Anyone remember The Norliss Tapes with Roy Thinnes? Something about a making a statue of a demon out of clay mixed with blood. That one creeped the crap out of me. 'Course when I saw it many years later it was nowhere near as scary.
     
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    I'm surprised no one hasn't mentioned Crow Haven Farm and The House That Would'nt Die, which came out during the same time period. (The early to mid seventies). Good Stuff!
     
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    Looks like Anchor Bay will be releasing THE NORLISS TAPES (1973) on R1 DVD on Oct 3. Likely licensed to AB from Fox. I saw it listed on today's DVD PRICE SEARCH upcoming DVD list, and several e-tailers offer it for pre-order.
     
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    Wow, I was just thinking of The Norliss Tapes the other day when I started figuring out my October DVD list. Excellent news!
     
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    Lol ! I wish you guys would stop doing that, every time i see this thread updated im thinking , that its finally confirmation from warners that their releasing dont be afraid of the dark!
     
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    Where can I buy the Region 2 DVD of Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark?
     
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    Is there any site where they sell the movie on its own, without gargoyles?
     

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