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News on Universal's next batch of Horror titles (including Hammer!)


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#1 of 15 Jay E

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Posted September 06 2001 - 01:04 AM

Saw this news item at http://www.dvddrive-in.com/news.htm

"If Universal's recent monster double feature DVDs weren't enough for you, the studio plans to release a lot more in the future. Titles in the works include: MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS, THE LEECH WOMAN, LAND UNKNOWN, THE MONOLITH MONSTERS, REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US, TARANTULA, THIS ISLAND EARTH, HOUSE OF DRACULA, THE CLIMAX, plus the Hammer classics: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN, BRIDES OF DRACULA, and CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF. No dates have been set for these yet, but you can expect to see these titles as double feature DVD sets".


Boy am I excited!!!!


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Posted September 06 2001 - 01:06 AM

Wow!
It's nice to see someone other than Anchor Bay releasing some classic Hammer stuff!

#3 of 15 Mark Zimmer

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Posted September 06 2001 - 02:01 AM

Glad to see the Creature sequels are going to make it to disc. I'm REALLY psyched to see Curse of the Werewolf on the list....for my money one of the best movies Hammer ever made. Hopefully it will be uncut!

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#4 of 15 Brook K

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Posted September 06 2001 - 02:30 AM

It will be nice if we don't have to wait until next August for the CREATURE DVD's.

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#5 of 15 Jim_K

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Posted September 06 2001 - 10:02 AM

Yeahhhh!

BRIDES OF DRACULA & CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF are two of my favorite Hammer films. But what about ISLAND OF LOST SOULS & the BLACK CAT/RAVEN? I hope these don't get overlooked just because they don't have a featured "MONSTER" per se.

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#6 of 15 Johnny Angell

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Posted September 06 2001 - 10:20 AM

I'm looking forward to Tarantula the most. I'm sure I'll get the 2 Creature sequels, though they pale in comparison to the original.

BTW, isn't This Island Earth out already?

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Posted September 06 2001 - 10:27 AM

"This Island Earth" was released by Image Entertainment but went out of print. Apparently Universal has decided to hold the rights themselves.
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#8 of 15 Sarah S

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Posted September 06 2001 - 11:58 AM

Silly question: Is Universal releasing This Island Earth the regular movie or the MST3K version or (hopefully) both?
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#9 of 15 Adam Tyner

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Posted September 06 2001 - 12:06 PM

That's a double feature I'd buy, Sarah. Posted Image

#10 of 15 Jim Bivins

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Posted September 06 2001 - 03:14 PM

Ahhhhh, cool! A giant spider classic...since a new giant spider film is due out next year (Arac Attack), perhaps Warner will ante up with THEM! I believe Warner has THEM! (I can read the jokes already) don't they?

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Posted September 06 2001 - 03:41 PM

This is a great list, but I'm surprised The Incredible Shrinking Man isn't there. Is that still Universal?

#12 of 15 Jay E

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Posted September 07 2001 - 12:53 AM

Yes The Incredible Shrinking Man is still a Universal title and I would love to see this as a SE on it's own.

I'm also hoping that The Black Cat and The Raven are on Universal's schedule, especially as they have already been released as a double feature on VHS & Laser.

Also The Deadly Mantis and Tarantula would make a great double feature.

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Posted September 07 2001 - 01:00 AM

Tarantula and The Monolith Monsters are high on my list. If you haven't seen the latter, it's a superb example of 50's sci-fi nonsense.
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#14 of 15 Johnny Angell

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Posted September 07 2001 - 03:01 PM

Speaking of Warner & 'Them', doesn't Warner also have 'The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms'? I'd love to see these two out on DVD soon.

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Posted September 08 2001 - 02:54 PM

Johhny,

Yup, Warner has BEAST FROM TWENTY THOUSAND FATHOMS (1953), as well as these other 'giant monster' classics:
  • KING KONG (1933, RKO)
  • SON OF KONG (1933, RKO)
  • MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (1949, RKO)
  • ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS (1957, Allied Artists)
  • THE BLACK SCORPION (1957, WB)
  • THE CYCLOPS (1957, Allied Artists)
  • THE GIANT BEHEMOTH (1959-British, Allied Artists)
  • CALTIKI, THE IMMORTAL MONSTER (1959-Italian, Allied Artists) -directed by Mario Bava (PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES, BLACK SUNDAY, BLACK SABBATH)
  • VALLEY OF GWANGI (1969, WB)
  • WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH (1969-British, WB/Hammer Studios)
  • NIGHT OF THE LEPUS (1972, MGM)
  • CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981, MGM)
--They possibly might even have a superior technicolor print of GORGO (1961-British, an MGM film) buried somewhere deep in their vaults, even though the movie has been in the public domain for a long time.

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