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Image Press Release: Thriller: The Complete Series


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#1 of 5 Ronald Epstein

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Posted May 14 2010 - 10:30 AM


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As sure as my name is Boris Karloff, this is going to be a THRILLER!


ON AUGUST 31, IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT

BRINGS A TELEVISION CLASSIC TO DVD


“THRILLER: The Complete Series”

14-DVD Deluxe Box Set


Features all 67 episodes, remastered and uncut with over 50 hours of exclusive bonus features!


Chatsworth, CA – For two seasons and over sixty episodes, horror icon Boris Karloff invited television audiences to enjoy captivating tales of suspense, murder, and relentless terror as host of the 1960s anthology series “Thriller.” Featuring stories from such master storytellers as Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Bloch, Cornell Woolrich and starring a galaxy of classic television stars from the 1960s and 1970s, “Thriller” was dubbed by Stephen King as “the best horror series ever put on TV.”


Now, Image Entertainment proudly announces a tribute to a television legend with the August 31st release of “Thriller: The Complete Series” 14-DVD Deluxe Box Set. All 67 unforgettable episodes have been remastered, and are presented uncut for the first time since their original broadcasts! And for this very special release, over 50 hours of bonus features have been exclusively and specially created, with over 24 hours of audio commentaries, over 31 hours of isolated music & effects tracks for select episodes from composers Jerry Goldsmith and Morton Stevens, rare episode promos, extensive promotional and production still galleries and more! SRP is $149.98, and pre-book is August 3rd.


“Thriller” still stands today as one of the most chilling television shows ever produced. In addition to the sterling pedigree of stories chosen for the series, “Thriller” boasts an impressive cast of then and future superstars including William Shatner (“Star Trek,” “Boston Legal”), Leslie Nielsen (The Naked Gun films), Rip Torn (“The Larry Sanders Show”), Richard Chamberlain (The Towering Inferno, “The Thorn Birds”), Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman (“Phyllis,” Young Frankenstein), Oscar-nominee Mary Tyler Moore (Ordinary People), Russell Johnson (“Gilligan’s Island”), Edward Platt (“Get Smart”), Natalie Schafer (“Gilligan’s Island”), Tom Poston (Zotz!, “Newhart”), Elizabeth Montgomery (“Bewitched,” “The Legend of Lizzie Borden”), Ursula Andress (Dr. No, Casino Royale) , Howard McNear (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, “The Andy Griffith Show”), Dick York (Inherit The Wind, “Bewitched”) and many, many more!


And there was talent behind the camera. Episodes were directed by such veterans as “Twilight Zone” alums Douglas Heyes and John Brahm, Mitchell Leisen (Hold Back The Dawn, Death Takes A Holiday) and actor-turned-director Paul Henreid (Casablanca, Now Voyager).


“Thriller: The Complete Series” 14-DVD Deluxe Box Set is the ultimate tribute to the legendary television series and the ultimate must-have for any fan of horror, classic TV…or both! So turn out the lights, settle into your couch, and just keep telling yourself: It’s only a TV show. It’s only a TV show…


Episodes
SEASON 1: The Twisted Image, Child's Play, Worse Than Murder, The Mark of the Hand, Rose's Last Summer, The Guilty Men, The Purple Room, The Watcher, Girl with a Secret, The Prediction, The Fatal Impulse, The Big Blackout, Knock Three-One-Two, Man in the Middle, The Cheaters, The Hungry Glass, The Poisoner, Man in the Cage, Choose a Victim, Hay-Fork and Bill-Hook, The Merriweather File, The Fingers of Fear, Well of Doom, The Ordeal of Dr. Cordell, Trio for Terror, Papa Benjamin, Late Date, Yours Truly Jack the Ripper, The Devil's Ticket, Parasite Mansion, A Good Imagination, Mr. George, The Terror in Teakwood, The Prisoner in the Mirror, Dark Legacy, Pigeons from Hell, The Grim Reaper.


SEASON 2: What Beckoning Ghost?, Guillotine, The Premature Burial, The Weird Tailor, God Grante That She Lye Stille, Masquerade, The Last of the Sommervilles, Letter to a Lover, A Third for Pinochle, The Closed Cabinet, Dialogues with Death, The Return of Andrew Bentley, The Remarkable Mrs. Hawk, Portrait Without a Face, An Attractive Family, Waxworks, La Strega, The Storm, A Wig for Miss Devore, The Hollow Watcher, Cousin Tundifer, The Incredible Doktor Markesan, Flowers of Evil, ‘Til Death Do Us Part, The Bride Who Died Twice, Kill My Love, Man of Mystery, The Innocent Bystanders, The Lethal Ladies, The Specialists.


Special Features

·        29 New Audio Commentaries featuring Arthur Hiller, Patricia Barry, Ernest Dickerson, David Schow, Tim Lucas, Gary Gerani, Jim Wynorski, Richard Anderson, Lucy Chase Williams, Steve Mitchell, Marc Scott Zicree, Alan Brennert, Beverly Washburn, Larry Blamire, Jon Burlingame, Daniel Benton, Ron Borst, Craig Reardon

·        Extensive Promotional and Production Still Galleries

·        Rare Episode Promos

·        Thriller Series Promo

·        Isolated Music & Effects Tracks for Select Episodes from Composers Jerry Goldsmith and Morton Stevens



Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,200 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 340 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and approximately 400 programs internationally via sublicense agreements.  For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights and, through its subsidiary, Egami Media, Inc. has digital download rights to approximately 2,000 video programs and over 300 audio titles containing more than 5,100 individual tracks.  The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California.  For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to www.image-entertainment.com.

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Thriller: The Complete Series DVD

Street Date:                  August 31, 2010

Pre-book:                     August 3, 2010

Genre:                         Horror, Television, 1960s

Languages:                   English

Format:                        Full-screen (1.33:1)

Audio:                          Dolby Digital 1.0

Year:                            1960 - 1962

SRP:                            $149.98

Length:                         3354 minutes

UPC:                            014381642926

Cat#:                            ID6429NCDVD


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#2 of 5 Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted May 14 2010 - 01:53 PM

Hooray! My TV-on-DVD dream come true --this set will be mine, by hook or by crook

(probably both)! /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif /img/vbsmilies/htf/thumbsup.gif /img/vbsmilies/htf/thumbsup.gif /img/vbsmilies/htf/thumbsup.gif


Now if only T.H.E. CAT, WAY OUT, SUSPICION and THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR could get some DVD love from The Powers That Be...


My Current Damage at DVD Aficionado

Wanted in R1: UNEARTHLY STRANGER ('63) / IF I HAD A MILLION ('32) / THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK ('41) / IT CONQUERED THE WORLD ('56) / TERROR ABOARD ('33) / DANGER ROUTE ('68) / THE BLISS OF MRS. BLOSSOM ('68) / GUNN ('67) / ZOO IN BUDAPEST ('33) / THE SEA WOLF ('41) / DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS ('63, restored) / ALAKAZAM THE GREAT ('60) / DARKER THAN AMBER ('70) / THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME ('47) / CROSSWINDS ('51) / JIVARO ('54)

Wanted TV-on-DVD: T.H.E. CAT (1966-67) / SUSPICION (1957-58) / WAY OUT (1961) / ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65) / PANIC! (1957-58) / CORONET BLUE (1965) / DRAGNET ('50s) / NEW ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN (1968) / BUS STOP (1961-62) / THE WESTERNER (1960) / THE IMMORTAL (1970) / BLUE LIGHT (1966) / TERRIERS (2010) / THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS (1966)


#3 of 5 PianoPlayer

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Posted August 23 2010 - 05:04 AM

Any reviews of this yet?

 

AND:  Can someone explain these two things to me:

* Pete Rugolo's episode scores not available as isolated

* No commentary from producer William Frye

 

These aren't deal-breakers, but I'm curious who made these couple of decisions and why.



#4 of 5 TravisR

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Posted August 23 2010 - 05:23 AM

Originally Posted by PianoPlayer 
 

* No commentary from producer William Frye



Just a guess but maybe age has taken its toll on him.



#5 of 5 Hollywoodaholic

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Posted August 23 2010 - 08:46 AM

Now priced at $99 at Amazon (down from a high of $111) just prior to shipping.