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The Classic Sci-FI Ultimate Collection

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Charles H, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Charles H

    Charles H Screenwriter

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    Universal is releasing five Sci-fi's in a collection (TARANTULA, THE MOLE PEOPLE, MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS, THEINCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, MONOLITH MONSTERS) priced at $19.98 on 9/19. Probably few, if any, extras but if memory serves me right, Orson Welles appeared in the trailer of THE SHRINKING MAN and that it was a hoot!
     
  2. Eric Peterson

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    Holy Crud!

    Tarantula! Another one of my long-time hold outs is coming to DVD. It seems like Universal is finally starting to figure out what they have in their closet. This has always been my favorite of the giant bug movies, and I can't wait to get my hands on this one.
     
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    Monolith Monsters....oh man is this a personal favorite I haven't seen in a looong time! Provided these are DVD-9s and not DVD-18s, Universal may just get my vote as "most improved" studio of the year.
     
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    Absolutely tremendous news, I have been waiting to see these again forever, the only one here that I haven't seen is MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS. I can't wait. I hope that Universal will have someone do commentaries for all of these, I suggest Tom Weaver, he did a great commentary on Universal's release of It Came From Outer Space, and it would be great to have him commenting on these five classics. Thank You Universal (I can't believe I just said that, they will probably find a way to screw it up)

    Edit: How Stupid of Me, Where is The Deadly Mantis!!!!!!
     
  5. Joe Lugoff

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    Where does this information come from? This doesn't show up in the list of upcoming releases on their website -- in September, or any other month.
     
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    About friggin' time!
     
  8. Eric Peterson

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    Uh-Oh!

    I'm very nervous with the $19.98 pricepoint that these are DVD-18. Please no! I would pay more than that for Tarantula alone, where I won't give one red cent for these on DVD-18.
     
  9. Randy Korstick

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    Great news and great price. I'll buy them regardless of format since I've never had an issue with a DVD-18 only a few DVD-9's. Maybe these will be two DVD-14's since its only 5 movies.
     
  10. Joe Karlosi

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    Ditto! Yeah, let's keep a lookout to see if these are those disastrous DVD-18's.

    Also, I'd have to presume there will be a "volume 2," as Universal has missed some other '50s sci-fi flicks...
     
  11. WadeM

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    Incredible Shrinking Man!! It's about time! Good for Universal!
     
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    Great! I hope it's successful enough to generate a volume 2 with The Leech Woman!
     
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    I have not seen a DVD 18 release from Universal for a time now. Thank you! Maybe they finally got the hint.

    If anyone can find this for preorder from Amazon that would be cool.
     
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    i hope that is is not dvd 18, and i would welcome a second set as well, nice to see them going into to vaults, some how i could see this work as a three disc set
     
  15. Larry Sutliff

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    This is great news!
     
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    Only if it turns out to be true. Right now, with only one site mentioning it and no site offering it for pre-order, I'm suspicious.

    Gary "it would be nice if Universal's site had some official announcement or something..." O.
     
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    There's nothing on Universal's B2B site about this. If it were coming in September, they'd have announced it back in June.
     
  18. WadeM

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    From DVDReview: "Universal has not yet revealed exact details about each of the films" -- that's probably why it's not on their website yet. And this wouldn't be the first release from a major studio that has pretty much gone without a press release. I don't think it'll be on their website until/unless they issue a press release??? Although I would think this would get more attention than it has been getting.
     
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    Wow, it's about time!

    I'm so happy that Universal is starting to get its act together with their film Library. I just wish their was a volume 1 listed next to the collection.
     
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    'Bout time! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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