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Classic sci-fi/Horror

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Todd_Brown, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. Todd_Brown

    Todd_Brown Second Unit

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    I thought it would be fun to get a thread going similar to the likes of Horror/Gore shopping, or gay friendly DVDs, that just has to do with what's available, and what's coming in classic Sci-Fi/Horror. You know the great fun titles from the 20's-60's. I'm a monster kid at heart growing up in the 60's and 70's.

    So post your reviews on the newest releases, and your want lists.

    I'm looking for:
    The Revenge of the Creature
    The Creature walks among us

    Todd
     
  2. Jay E

    Jay E Screenwriter

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    My horror want list is very large, but the ones I want most are:

    Black Cat, The
    Brides of Dracula
    Burn Witch Burn
    Curse of the Werewolf
    Doctor X
    Freaks
    Incredible Shrinking Man, The
    Invasion!
    Island of Lost Souls
    Island of Terror
    Mad Love
    Monolith Monsters, The
    Murders in the Zoo
    Night of the Big Heat
    Picture of Dorian Grey, The
    Quatermass Xperiment, The
    Robinson Crusoe on Mars
    Tarantula
    Unearthly Stranger
    Uninvited, The
    Village of the Damned
     
  3. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    My want list is also very large.

    My top picks would be

    Hammer
    Brides of Dracula
    Curse of the Werewolf
    Twins of Evil


    30's
    King Kong
    Island of Lost Souls
    The Black Cat
    Freaks


    40's - 50's
    The Cat People
    The Body Snatcher
    Revenge of the Creature
    Creature Walks Among Us


    60's
    Matthew Hopkins Witchfinder General
    The Innocents


    Toho (un-cut OSL only)
    Gojira '54
    Mothra '60
    King Kong vs. Godzilla
    Godzilla vs. Mothra '64
    Rodan
    Atragon
    Dagora the Space Monster
    Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster '65
    The Mysterians
    Mantango - Attack of the Mushroom People
     
  4. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

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    I'd buy a large number of these titles.
     
  5. Steve Phillips

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    VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED/CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED Double feature is on the way. No official word, but planned.
     
  6. John Hodson

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    Those of you with multi-region players will be interested in this snippet from www.zetaminor.com

    "DD Video has certificated (with the BBFC) three Christopher Lee interviews: one about his experience working with Boris Karloff (24m), one about Peter Cushing (27m), and another about director Terence Fisher (24m). These are presumably destined for their forthcoming discs of The Creeping Flesh (which co-starred Cushing), Night of the Big Heat (which was directed by Fisher) and The Curse of the Crimson Altar (which co-starred Karloff)."

    I would love to see a decent anamorphic and restored version of the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and This Island Earth.

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    So many films, so little time...
     
  7. Todd_Brown

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    What exactly is the story with This Island Earth. I have it in my collection but it cost me dearly for a bare bones release. I assume its a rights issue, why else did it come into print and go OOP so quickly?
     
  8. Russell G

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    I'd be interested in most of the above, having a love for classic horror and monster films.

    I'll add these to the growing list!

    Amazing colossal Man, colossal Beast
    The Deadly Mantis
    Earth Vs. The Giant Spiders
    Teenage Frankenstein
    The Day The World Ended
    (pretty much any AIP drive in flick from the 50's/70's.
    Some of these might be available, but I've never seen them.


    I'd love to see more classic Universal horror!
     
  9. EricSchulz

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    One of my FAVORITE horror movies of all time is Horror Hotel with Christopher Lee. I seem to think it's available on several different discs. Any suggestions as to which one to buy?
     
  10. Todd_Brown

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    Hopefully after the release of Van Helsing, and now that the sale of Universal is over some of these titles will come out. I am desperate for The Black Cat, The Raven, and The Invisible Ray. Plus countless others.

    Is MGM going to continue the Midnite Movies line?
    Todd
     
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    Rex:

    That's the movie, but I KNOW it's called Horror Hotel...is this a UK release???
     
  13. Paul_Scott

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    Horror Hotel is on a double feature release with Carnival of Souls, and it is LBX'd and looks pretty good from what i remember.
    don't know if its anamorphic or not (i doubt it) but it is under $8 most places
     
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    MGM has already put out The Raven as part of the Midnight Movies series. Or are we talking about different movies?
     
  15. Howard Glenn

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    Many great titles listed here. One important title missing from the list of Toho films would be;

    Furankenshutain no kaiju: Sanda tai Gairu-1966 (The War of the Gargantuas)

    I enjoyed watching this picture many times when I was young, but always dubbed in english.


    I'm also hoping we get an announcement soon regarding the terrific Oliver Reed werewolf film Curse of the Werewolf.


    H
     
  16. Todd_Brown

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    We are talking different flicks. The one referred to is the 1935 Universal horror movie starring Karloff and Lugosi.

    The MGM release was the 1963 movie with Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Karloff.
    Todd
     
  17. AlanP

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    Here goes my LIST-

    "BRIDES OF DRACULA"
    "CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF"
    "BURN, WITCH BURN"
    "CAT PEOPLE"-1942
    "CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE"
    "VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED"
    "GHOST SHIP"-1944
    "THE SEVENTH VICTIM"
    "PHANTOM OF THE OPERA"-1962
    "CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED"
    "WOMAN OF STRAW"
    "THE THING THAT COULDN'T DIE"
    "SUSPIRIA"
    "CURSE OF THE UNDEAD"
    "I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE"
    "NOT OF THIS EARTH"-1957
    "SHE DEVIL"-1957
    "ISLE OF THE DEAD"
    "ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS"-widescreen/remastered
     
  18. Jeff Swearingen

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    I just saw Destination Moon and Rocketship X-M in a two pack at BB for $10. These are both landmark 1950s Sci-Fi, and were some of the first to treat space travel in a serious manner.
     
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    The British title for this film was City of the Dead. In the USA it was called Horror Hotel.

    Definitely pick up VCI's version as it contains the British version of the films (2 additional minutes added), it's anamorphic & contains a commentary by Christopher Lee & the director.
     

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