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#1 of 44 OFFLINE   Chas_Michael

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Posted May 12 2004 - 12:56 PM

Has there been any news of The Amazing Colossal Man/War Of the Colossal Beast 2 companion movies being released on dvd? They would've made a great Midnite Movies Release.

#2 of 44 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted May 12 2004 - 01:22 PM

A DVD of "War Of the Colossal Beast" is available HERE.

"The Amazing Colossal Man" is not available as a legal DVD. Posted Image I don't believe either, as evidenced by the info at Xploited Cinema, are owned by M-G-M. Posted Image Posted Image

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#3 of 44 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted May 12 2004 - 01:43 PM

Columbia now owns The Amazing Colossal Man.

#4 of 44 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted May 12 2004 - 03:38 PM

I'd love to own either of these and the Amazing Shrinking Man. Why either does not get a decent release is beyond me. If a studio is unsure of sales license it to someone else I'm sure there are distributers that would love to get these films.
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#5 of 44 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted May 13 2004 - 05:07 AM

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I'm not really sure if that is a good thing or not. Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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#6 of 44 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted May 13 2004 - 05:11 AM

I'd love to get these as a 2-pack as well. I have copies VHS that desperatly need replacing, (as well as about 20 other AIP/Drive-In/Corman movies!)

#7 of 44 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted May 13 2004 - 05:14 AM

You can get half that pack by buying the version Xploited Cinema is selling. Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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#8 of 44 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted May 13 2004 - 05:14 AM

the amazing colossal man and colassol beast had MST3K treatments.

they would be a great release but the rights are no longer available to whoever owns that.

these were my favorite below b grade movies when i was a kid.

anytime they showed up on uhf i had to watch.

up until a few years ago i didnt know tgere were 3 of these movies.
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#9 of 44 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted May 13 2004 - 05:18 AM

Jeff, I can play Region 0 disks with my Cyberhome player But I'd rather have a region 1 release I can watch anywhere with anything.
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#10 of 44 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted May 13 2004 - 05:20 AM

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the amazing colossal man and colassol beast had MST3K treatments.they would be a great release
I'd get damned sick to my stomach if MST3K treatments were the ONLY versions of these two films available. Thankfully that is not the case!!!!!!!!!

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Jeff, I can play Region 0 disks with my Cyberhome player But I'd rather have a region 1 release I can watch anywhere with anything.
It could be a VERY long wait. I may not see it in my life on Planet Earth.
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Posted May 13 2004 - 05:45 AM

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I'd get damned sick to my stomach if MST3K treatments were the ONLY versions of these two films available. Thankfully that is not the case!!!!!!!!!

Well, both are real laugh riots. Columbia would get huge sales for the first film if they picked up the rights to put that episode on the film's DVD. War of the Colossal Beast is presumed to be in the public domain, though MGM would have DVD rights now.

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#12 of 44 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted May 13 2004 - 06:40 AM

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Well, both are real laugh riots.
IMO MST3K treatments spoil the viewing of a film. MST3K treatments are not a part of a film's original form. I won't buy any film that has been deformed in that manner. Here's hoping Columbia puts this film on DVD in the way it was intended to be seen by its director.
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Posted May 13 2004 - 08:26 AM

On Sunday, May 23rd Voom DBS will be showing high definition transfers of these two on their MonstersHD channel.

The Amazing Colossal Man
ll:30am, 7:15pm

War of the Collossal Beast
1:00pm, 8:45pm

Just wanted to give a heads up.

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Posted May 13 2004 - 08:27 AM

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I'd get damned sick to my stomach if MST3K treatments were the ONLY versions of these two films available. Thankfully that is not the case!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!

arent the mst3k dvd including both versions of the films?


most of the movies they mst3k'd are pretty hard to watch without it.

this island earth, calossal movies the exception, and a few others.
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Posted May 13 2004 - 08:58 AM

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IMO MST3K treatments spoil the viewing of a film. MST3K treatments are not a part of a film's original form. I won't buy any film that has been deformed in that manner. Here's hoping Columbia puts this film on DVD in the way it was intended to be seen by its director.

Well, films like Manos: The Hands of Fate, Catalina Caper, and Prince of Space were pretty deformed to begin with. Posted Image

I'm all for keeping films in the proper condition, but MST3K is simply out of this kind of situation. Consider MST3K to be the "Dada" form of cinema. The MST3K version of The Amazing Colossal Man is basically like drawing a moustache on a reproduction of the Mona Lisa.

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Posted May 13 2004 - 09:22 AM

What would be really great is to have all 3 of the giant man-monster flicks on one DVD:

1) "The Cyclops" (1957) with Dean Parkin as the cyclops
2) "The Amazing Colossal Man" (1958)
3) "War Of the Colossal Beast" (1959) with Dean Parkin again playing the cyclops with almost the same makeup as in "The Cyclops" and with the color footage at the end when he grabs the high tension wires.

In the proper AR and if widescreen, then ANAMORPHIC. Posted Image
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Posted May 13 2004 - 09:32 AM

the cyclops?
i think the 3rd film in this series is called
revenge of the collosal beast.

interestingly enough according to imdb was the first film directed by john carpenter.
http://imdb.com/title/tt0056410/
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Posted May 13 2004 - 09:37 AM

ok i see how that could fit in......

"Interesting factoid is that the same actor (Dean Parkins) who played the fiance/cyclops was in the previous Bert I. Gordon film War of the Colossal Beast, using essentially the same makeup. " from imdb.
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Posted May 13 2004 - 09:54 AM

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most of the movies they mst3k'd are pretty hard to watch without it
Speak for yourself.
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Posted May 13 2004 - 09:55 AM

i always do.Posted Image
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