Sony's Mike Schlesinger talks; Boetticher/Scott, Toho, Hammer, Peter Lorre, more...

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  1. Richard--W

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    I know what you mean.
    But I do welcome Zotz!, Hammer's The Old Dark House, and 13 Frightened Girls.

    The title I was hoping for is I Saw What You Did (1965), but this turns out to be a Universal / Anchor Bay, now out of print and pricey.

    Still, Columbia has enough William Castle films in their vaults for at least two or three more sets, perhaps categorized by genre:

    1956 Uranium Boom
    1956 The Houston Story

    1955 New Orleans Uncensored
    1955 The Gun That Won the West
    1955 Duel On the Mississippi

    1954 The Saracen Blade
    1954 Masterson of Kansas -- a personal favorite
    1954 The Law vs Billy the Kid
    1954 Jesse James vs the Daltons
    1954 The Iron Glove
    1954 Drums of Tahiti
    1954 Charge of the Lancers
    1954 Battle of Rogue River

    1953 Slaves of Babylon
    1953 Serpent of the Nile
    1953 Conquest of Cochise
    1953 Fort Ti

    1948 The Gentleman From Nowhere
    1947 Crime Doctor's Gamble

    1946 The Return of Rusty
    1946 The Mysterious Intruder
    1946 Just Before Dawn
    1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt

    1945 Voice of the Whistler
    1945 Crime Doctor's Warning

    1944 She's a Soldier Too
    1944 Mark of the Whistler

    Some of these are minor works and programmers that might best be presented as double / triple-feature discs in a box-set. But most of Castle's 1950s films are better quality B films in rich bright color and very entertaining.

    Castle's 3-D films were enthusiastically received at the World 3-D Expos in 2003 and in 2006, especially Drums of Tahiti. They could be a hit again in a field-sequential 3-D box-set. Mike Schlesinger was there, perhaps he could advocate a 3-D release. Just put it out in field-sequential and don't stress over the tech. Plenty of fans will gobble it up.
     
  2. J Hall

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    I'd love to see Sony do a "Icons of the West" package on their B-western stars like Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Bill Elliott, Charles Starrett and George Montgomery.
     
  3. Derrick King

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    A seven-disc/movie set of Sam Fuller titles = greatest release of 2009!!!

    Mike, will we still see the Lorre and Hammer sets released later in the year or are these now slated for early 2010?
     
  6. Joe Karlosi

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    Since Sony has been doing such a sensational job lately of getting so many movies out there I'd like to suggest another HORROR SET featuring CRY OF THE WEREWOLF (1944), SON OF DR. JEKYLL (1951), and whatever else they can think of that fails to come to mind right now!
     
  7. Billy Batson

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    While we're making suggestions, how about a b/w war set: Hammer's "The Camp On Blood Island" & "Yesterdays Enemy" supporting "The Victors". A very nice two disc set!
     
  8. Dave B Ferris

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    I'm hoping for some of Guy Madison's 'noir'-Westerns, such as 'Reprisal!' and 'The Hard Man'.
     
  9. Livius

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    They could do a nice western box with Reprisal, Gunman's Walk and a few of the remaining Randolph Scott titles like 7th Cavalry, The Nevadan and The Walking Hills.
     
  10. Dave B Ferris

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    Sure! I'd buy that in a heartbeat! BTW, I'm glad "Hangman's Knot", at least, has already been released.
     
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    There are HAMMER films from Colpix that haven't been released?

    Which ones?
     
  12. Billy Batson

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    Well there's the two war films I mentioned a few posts ago; "The Camp On Blood Island" & "Yesterdays Enemy" & "The Damned" (aka These Are The Damned), which I think Mike said might be part of a Joseph Losey set.
     
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    Off the top of my head:

    Cash on Demand
    Maniac
    The Snorkel
    The Damned
    Never Take Sweets from a Stranger
    Creatures the World Forgot
    Sword of Sherwood Forest
    Brigand of Kandahar
    Yesterdays Enemy
    Camp on Blood Island
     
  14. Randy Korstick

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    That's pretty good but also add:

    The Crimson Blade
     
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    More titles are coming on September 8:

    The Buttercup Chain (1971)
    Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973)
    Model Shop (1969)
    The Pursuit of Happiness (1971)
    Summertree (1971)

    $19.94 is each title.
     
  16. Dave B Ferris

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    More Jacques Demy is always welcome!
     
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    Just curious if there are any developments on the Peter Lorre box?
     

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