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Sony's Mike Schlesinger talks; Boetticher/Scott, Toho, Hammer, Peter Lorre, more...
156 replies to this topic
Posted May 22 2009 - 12:43 PM
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.
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.
Posted May 23 2009 - 06:52 PM
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?
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!
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!
Posted May 25 2009 - 07:39 AM
I'm hoping for some of Guy Madison's 'noir'-Westerns, such as 'Reprisal!' and 'The Hard Man'.
Posted May 25 2009 - 01:33 PM
Sure! I'd buy that in a heartbeat! BTW, I'm glad "Hangman's Knot", at least, has already been released.
Posted May 25 2009 - 07:06 PM
There are HAMMER films from Colpix that haven't been released? Which ones?
Posted May 25 2009 - 08:13 PM
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.
Posted May 26 2009 - 01:55 AM
That's pretty good but also add: The Crimson Blade
...When you eliminate the impossible whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth
Posted June 22 2009 - 06:18 AM
More Jacques Demy is always welcome!
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