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#21 of 37 Radioman970

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Posted May 31 2007 - 04:09 AM

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... "The Deadly Mantis,"
a MST3K classic. The film is actually quite good on it's own. The effects are very nice. I love that scene with the chick getting off the bus in the fog. It'd be great to have a stack of flicks at least as good as it.
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#22 of 37 JeffMc

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Posted May 31 2007 - 05:20 AM

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The only thing wrong with "The Giant Claw" is that goofy bird.

There ain't nothing wrong with this guy!

I'm sure at least his mother loved him!


#23 of 37 Mario Gauci

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Posted May 31 2007 - 05:38 AM

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Note to Mario: THE RETURN OF DRACULA is MGM.

Note to Joe: MGM titiles are now controlled by Fox; whether they will still be when THE RETURN OF DRACULA (1958) does get a DVD release, is another matter altogether...

#24 of 37 Jim_K

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Posted May 31 2007 - 05:58 AM

MGM titles are just distributed by Fox. The conglomerate that bought MGM in 2005 (including Sony, Comcast and several other entities) still calls the shots on what gets released, not Fox.

It's quite a bit more complex (especially given Sony retaining distribution and future film rights to the Bond films) than say Warners outright owning of the RKO and pre 86 MGM titles.
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#25 of 37 Joe Lugoff

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Posted May 31 2007 - 09:24 AM

The funny thing about that bird in "The Giant Claw:"

Who are we to say that a giant bird made of anti-matter from elsewhere in the Universe wouldn't look like that? And if that jerky thing with that ludicrous face came swooping down at you, don't tell me you'd laugh. You'd be scared to death.

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#26 of 37 Joe Karlosi

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Posted May 31 2007 - 10:22 AM

Are you kidding? The ridiculous bird in THE GIANT CLAW helps make the movie!

#27 of 37 Larry Sutliff

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Posted May 31 2007 - 12:39 PM

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I'm thrilled to learn that Sony will be releasing THE GIANT CLAW. Nice work!


I agree! One of the most entertaining "bad" films ever made.

#28 of 37 Richard_Gregory

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Posted May 31 2007 - 07:50 PM

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Note to Joe: MGM titiles are now controlled by Fox.

No they aren't. Fox just does the distribution. It's still the group of companies that bought them up a couple of years ago that decides which titles will be released and which won't be.

The biggest fly in this ointment in Sony, who have a well-deserved reputation for being the studio that is very poor when it comes to opening up the archives under their control.

#29 of 37 Radioman970

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Posted May 31 2007 - 11:43 PM

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The funny thing about that bird in "The Giant Claw:"

Who are we to say that a giant bird made of anti-matter from elsewhere in the Universe wouldn't look like that? ...
*produces a mountain of documentation including lovely 3-color charts and graphs plus a signed affidavit from Howdy Doody*
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#30 of 37 Jim Peavy

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Posted June 01 2007 - 03:51 PM

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The only thing wrong with "The Giant Claw" is that goofy bird. If they hadn't used that Mexican marionette, the movie would be no worse than the average Universal-International 50s science fiction...
Gotta disagree with ya', Joe. Even without "ole' beaky" The Giant Claw would still be goofy as all get-out. Of course with the old boy (girl??) it's a classic laugh riot!

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#31 of 37 DaveyM

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Posted June 02 2007 - 02:26 PM

Doesn't Sony own the rights to The Town That Dreaded Sundown?
I would really love to see this film released to Dvd in its proper widescreen format.
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#32 of 37 AlanBrom

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Posted June 02 2007 - 05:09 PM

TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN is an AIP title, therefore owned by MGM.

#33 of 37 Jim Peavy

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Posted June 03 2007 - 05:41 AM

I'd love to see The Town That Dreaded Sundown come out, too (as would many others). I've never even seen the film!
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#34 of 37 Radioman970

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Posted June 04 2007 - 04:22 AM

I'd buy Town that Dreaded Sundown. It's been years because I recorded over my VHS copy. Isn't that the flick where....

Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island...

gets beaten to death? That scared the crap out of me!

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#35 of 37 John Stell

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Posted July 13 2007 - 01:09 AM

DVD Empire now has the Fox Horror set up for preorder - release date 10/9/07 for about $27. However, only 3 titles are listed: The Lodger, Hangover Square, and The Undying Monster.
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Posted July 14 2007 - 09:37 AM

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I'd buy Town that Dreaded Sundown. It's been years because I recorded over my VHS copy. Isn't that the flick where....

Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island...

gets beaten to death? That scared the crap out of me!

Oh, a Charles B. Pierce collection would be something I'd buy. Because, well...I'm a sad person. Posted Image

Dawn Wells does play a victim in the movie but she survives.
I wouldn't mind a Charles Pierce collection either or at least give me a double feature disc of Town That Dreaded Sundown/ Legend Of Boggy Creek and i'll be happy.
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Posted July 14 2007 - 10:02 AM

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Dawn Wells does play a victim in the movie but she survives.
I wouldn't mind a Charles Pierce collection either or at least give me a double feature disc of Town That Dreaded Sundown/ Legend Of Boggy Creek and i'll be happy.

She was also in RETURN TO BOGGY CREEK (1977 - not to be confused with Pierce's later BOGGY CREEK 2). I believe Fox owns RETURN - it's the only BOGGY film not on DVD.


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