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The Classic Sci-FI Ultimate Collection


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#1 of 267 Charles H

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Posted August 16 2006 - 02:55 AM

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!
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#2 of 267 Eric Peterson

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Posted August 16 2006 - 03:17 AM

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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Posted August 16 2006 - 03:22 AM

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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Posted August 16 2006 - 03:37 AM

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)

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#5 of 267 Joe Lugoff

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Posted August 16 2006 - 04:04 AM

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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Posted August 16 2006 - 04:07 AM

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#7 of 267 Bradley-E

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Posted August 16 2006 - 04:13 AM

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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!


About friggin' time!

#8 of 267 Eric Peterson

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Posted August 16 2006 - 04:57 AM

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 of 267 Randy Korstick

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Posted August 16 2006 - 05:58 AM

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.
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#10 of 267 Joe Karlosi

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Posted August 16 2006 - 08:25 AM

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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

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 of 267 WadeM

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Posted August 16 2006 - 10:33 AM

Incredible Shrinking Man!! It's about time! Good for Universal!

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Posted August 16 2006 - 11:27 AM

Great! I hope it's successful enough to generate a volume 2 with The Leech Woman!

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Posted August 16 2006 - 11:52 AM

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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Posted August 16 2006 - 11:54 AM

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
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#15 of 267 Larry Sutliff

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Posted August 16 2006 - 12:05 PM

This is great news!

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Posted August 16 2006 - 02:02 PM

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This is great news!

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.

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#17 of 267 Peter Apruzzese

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Posted August 16 2006 - 03:47 PM

There's nothing on Universal's B2B site about this. If it were coming in September, they'd have announced it back in June.
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Posted August 16 2006 - 04:54 PM

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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.
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.

#19 of 267 Jay E

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Posted August 17 2006 - 12:16 AM

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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Posted August 17 2006 - 01:50 AM

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