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The Classic Sci-fi Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1 and 2 - Set for general distribution


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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   Gunther Toody

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Posted February 07 2008 - 01:32 AM

We knew Universal would eventually come out with general distribution of these sets and it's finally here. Although at a little higher price than those who bought them early at Best Buy for $19.99 each, it's certain to be a relief who don't want to pay between $40 and $80 for them from scalpers.

Via Classicflix.com:

After aggravating Classic Sc-Fi fans with their exclusive distribution deal with Best Buy, **Universal** has announced they will re-package 2006's (Volume 1) and last year's (Volume 2) Classic Sci-fi Ultimate Collections as The Classic Sci-fi Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1 and 2 for release on May 13th. The set will feature the exact same content with 10 films on 6 discs with only trailers as bonus features. It will retail for $59.98, but is available at Classicflix.com for only $44.99. However, for 3 days only (until February 10th), we'll have it for the SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE of $39.98.

The films are:

Tarantula (1955, 81 min.)
An experiment to create a growth formula that could end starvation evolves into a nightmare when a contaminated spider grows gargantuan - with an appetite to march!

The Mole People (1956, 78 min.)
Deep below the surface of the earth, three scientists stumble upon a tyrannical tribe of albinos who have enslaved a mutant - and dangerous - race of mole people.

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957, 81 min.)
After encountering a mysterious radioactive mist, an ordinary businessman finds his physical size diminishing as his ordinary household becomes a terrifying trap of doom.

The Monolith Monsters (1957, 76 min.)
In a desperate race against time and nature, a geologist and a scientist must find a way to stop effects of killer outer-space rocks that are literally petrifying people with fear!

Monster on the Campus (1958, 76 min)
Terror sweeps a college campus after the discovery of a prehistoric fish that turns animals and humans that come into contact with it into bloodthirsty monsters.

Dr. Cyclops (1940, 78 min) in COLOR!
A brilliant but deranged physicist shrinks his enemies to one-fifth of their normal size when they begin to challenge his unconventional experiments.

Cult of the Cobra (1955, 80 min)
Vengeance is sworn against six American GI's after they witness a clandestine ceremony worshiping beautiful women who can change into serpents.

The Land Unknown (1957, 79 min)
When a navy expedition crash-lands in a crater thousands of miles below sea level, they encounter a hot, tropical landscape of prehistoric terror filled with ferocious dinosaurs.

The Deadly Mantis (1957, 79 min)
A paleontologist teams up with the military to battle a huge praying mantis when it goes on the attack in metropolitan cities after being released from an Arctic iceberg.

The Leech Woman (1960, 77 min)
Determined to recapture her beauty, a woman discovers a compound that will restore youth - but only when it's combined with fluid taken from bodies of the newly dead!

#2 of 15 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted February 07 2008 - 08:50 AM

You may thank me; I just paid beaucoups bucks for Sci Fi vol. 1 on eBay, which I presume triggered this announcement. Posted Image

#3 of 15 OFFLINE   Simon Howson

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Posted February 07 2008 - 08:55 AM

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#4 of 15 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted February 07 2008 - 09:20 AM

Glad to do my part for my HTF Buds!

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#5 of 15 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted February 07 2008 - 09:34 AM

Thank God for this. I think my first post at the HTF was asking for Shrinking Man, but I missed the boxed set and was not willing to pay the $100+ asking price on Amazon/eBay. Looks like I'm in the ball game after all.

#6 of 15 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti

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Posted February 07 2008 - 12:41 PM

Knew this was coming... glad to see a formal announcement, it's about time! Bet the repackaging will be an improvement as well.

#7 of 15 OFFLINE   Jack Theakston

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Posted February 07 2008 - 04:34 PM

Maybe the first set will have new, corrected transfers, but maybe I'm just dreaming.
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#8 of 15 OFFLINE   DavidBC

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Posted February 07 2008 - 09:38 PM

now they just need to release the horror set they put out last year
I don't care for modern films. All crashing cars and close-ups of people's feet.
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#9 of 15 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted February 08 2008 - 07:11 AM

Nice! I'll grab this for sure!

#10 of 15 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted February 08 2008 - 07:39 AM

Heh, I just sold mine for $135 combined.

#11 of 15 OFFLINE   David Egan

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Posted February 10 2008 - 08:45 AM

I'm sure the guy selling vol 1 on Amazon for $370 is disappointed. I was this close to paying up to $100 for one but it was hard to believe that a movie like The Incredible Shrinking Man would stay out of print forever. The only drawback to this is that I will now own The Mole People. 100% MST3K.

#12 of 15 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted February 11 2008 - 03:47 AM

The Mole People does have a good score, if nothing else.

#13 of 15 OFFLINE   Jack Theakston

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Posted February 11 2008 - 07:18 AM

Frankly, I'd take THE MOLE PEOPLE over any of the dreck playing in theaters today.
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#14 of 15 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted February 11 2008 - 08:17 AM

Even "Monster on the Campus" is better than Meet the Spartans.

Then again, I'd rather watch Manos: The Hands of Fate over Meet the Spartans.

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Posted February 11 2008 - 12:50 PM

I can't choose between Plan 9 From Outer Space and Killers From Space. Both are campy fun. Posted Image