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Sony's Mike Schlesinger talks; Boetticher/Scott, Toho, Hammer, Peter Lorre, more...


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#141 of 157 Richard--W

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Posted May 22 2009 - 12:43 PM

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I just wish they wouldn't put so many titles that have already been released in the sets. I have more than half the Castle set. That's going to be a tough buy. I want the set,but to rebuy 4-5 movies just to get three new titles kinda sucks. I hope the titles are wrong.
I know what you mean.
But I do welcome Zotz!, Hammer's The Old Dark House, and 13 Frightened Girls.

The title I was hoping for is I Saw What You Did (1965), but this turns out to be a Universal / Anchor Bay, now out of print and pricey.

Still, Columbia has enough William Castle films in their vaults for at least two or three more sets, perhaps categorized by genre:

1956 Uranium Boom
1956 The Houston Story

1955 New Orleans Uncensored
1955 The Gun That Won the West
1955 Duel On the Mississippi

1954 The Saracen Blade
1954 Masterson of Kansas -- a personal favorite
1954 The Law vs Billy the Kid
1954 Jesse James vs the Daltons
1954 The Iron Glove
1954 Drums of Tahiti
1954 Charge of the Lancers
1954 Battle of Rogue River

1953 Slaves of Babylon
1953 Serpent of the Nile
1953 Conquest of Cochise
1953 Fort Ti

1948 The Gentleman From Nowhere
1947 Crime Doctor's Gamble

1946 The Return of Rusty
1946 The Mysterious Intruder
1946 Just Before Dawn
1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt

1945 Voice of the Whistler
1945 Crime Doctor's Warning

1944 She's a Soldier Too
1944 Mark of the Whistler

Some of these are minor works and programmers that might best be presented as double / triple-feature discs in a box-set. But most of Castle's 1950s films are better quality B films in rich bright color and very entertaining.

Castle's 3-D films were enthusiastically received at the World 3-D Expos in 2003 and in 2006, especially Drums of Tahiti. They could be a hit again in a field-sequential 3-D box-set. Mike Schlesinger was there, perhaps he could advocate a 3-D release. Just put it out in field-sequential and don't stress over the tech. Plenty of fans will gobble it up.

#142 of 157 J Hall

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Posted May 23 2009 - 02:57 PM

I'd love to see Sony do a "Icons of the West" package on their B-western stars like Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Bill Elliott, Charles Starrett and George Montgomery.

#143 of 157 Derrick King

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Posted May 23 2009 - 06:52 PM

Seems the Samuel Fuller set is going to be a 7 film set, not a 3 film set

#144 of 157 Simon Howson

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Posted May 23 2009 - 07:24 PM

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GREAT!

Hopefully it includes the The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera documentary.

#145 of 157 MarcoBiscotti

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Posted May 24 2009 - 07:48 AM

A seven-disc/movie set of Sam Fuller titles = greatest release of 2009!!!

Mike, will we still see the Lorre and Hammer sets released later in the year or are these now slated for early 2010?

#146 of 157 Joe Karlosi

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Posted May 24 2009 - 11:16 PM

Since Sony has been doing such a sensational job lately of getting so many movies out there I'd like to suggest another HORROR SET featuring CRY OF THE WEREWOLF (1944), SON OF DR. JEKYLL (1951), and whatever else they can think of that fails to come to mind right now!

#147 of 157 Billy Batson

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Posted May 24 2009 - 11:53 PM

While we're making suggestions, how about a b/w war set: Hammer's "The Camp On Blood Island" & "Yesterdays Enemy" supporting "The Victors". A very nice two disc set!

#148 of 157 Dave B Ferris

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Posted May 25 2009 - 07:39 AM

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I'd love to see Sony do a "Icons of the West" package on their B-western stars like Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Bill Elliott, Charles Starrett and George Montgomery.




I'm hoping for some of Guy Madison's 'noir'-Westerns, such as 'Reprisal!' and 'The Hard Man'.

#149 of 157 Livius

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Posted May 25 2009 - 08:01 AM

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I'm hoping for some of Guy Madison's 'noir'-Westerns, such as 'Reprisal!' and 'The Hard Man'.

They could do a nice western box with Reprisal, Gunman's Walk and a few of the remaining Randolph Scott titles like 7th Cavalry, The Nevadan and The Walking Hills.
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#150 of 157 Dave B Ferris

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Posted May 25 2009 - 01:33 PM

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They could do a nice western box with Reprisal, Gunman's Walk and a few of the remaining Randolph Scott titles like 7th Cavalry, The Nevadan and The Walking Hills.


Sure! I'd buy that in a heartbeat! BTW, I'm glad "Hangman's Knot", at least, has already been released.

#151 of 157 DeWilson

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Posted May 25 2009 - 07:06 PM

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....will we still see the Lorre and Hammer sets released later in the year or are these now slated for early 2010?....

There are HAMMER films from Colpix that haven't been released?

Which ones?

#152 of 157 Billy Batson

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Posted May 25 2009 - 08:13 PM

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There are HAMMER films from Colpix that haven't been released?

Which ones?

Well there's the two war films I mentioned a few posts ago; "The Camp On Blood Island" & "Yesterdays Enemy" & "The Damned" (aka These Are The Damned), which I think Mike said might be part of a Joseph Losey set.

#153 of 157 Livius

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Posted May 25 2009 - 10:50 PM

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There are HAMMER films from Colpix that haven't been released?

Which ones?


Off the top of my head:

Cash on Demand
Maniac
The Snorkel
The Damned
Never Take Sweets from a Stranger
Creatures the World Forgot
Sword of Sherwood Forest
Brigand of Kandahar
Yesterdays Enemy
Camp on Blood Island

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#154 of 157 Randy Korstick

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Posted May 26 2009 - 01:55 AM

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Off the top of my head:

Cash on Demand
Maniac
The Snorkel
The Damned
Never Take Sweets from a Stranger
Creatures the World Forgot
Sword of Sherwood Forest
Brigand of Kandahar
Yesterdays Enemy
Camp on Blood Island

That's pretty good but also add:

The Crimson Blade
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#155 of 157 GregoryMesh

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Posted June 20 2009 - 11:28 PM

More titles are coming on September 8:

The Buttercup Chain (1971)
Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973)
Model Shop (1969)
The Pursuit of Happiness (1971)
Summertree (1971)

$19.94 is each title.

#156 of 157 Dave B Ferris

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Posted June 22 2009 - 06:18 AM

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Model Shop (1969)



More Jacques Demy is always welcome!

#157 of 157 Mike*HTF

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Posted May 19 2010 - 08:17 AM

Just curious if there are any developments on the Peter Lorre box?




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