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Great Warner Horror/Sci-Fi titles up for pre-order for 8/6.


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#1 of 35 Jay E

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Posted April 30 2002 - 06:18 AM

Saw these up for pre-order at DVD Empire at $19.95 retail for 8/6 release (Gremlins 2 is out on 8/20):

Gremlins 2: The New Batch - with commentary
Wolfen - with commentary
Exorcist II: The Heretic - with alternate ending
Swarm, The - with commentary & behind the scenes documentary
Them
Time After Time - with commentary
Clash Of The Titans

I'm so happy to see that Warner has finally started to get around and release some of their truckload of horror/sci-fi titles. Posted Image

#2 of 35 Will K

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Posted April 30 2002 - 06:26 AM

Excellent! Will be picking up at least four of these. The 2nd half of '02 is looking sweet for horror.
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#3 of 35 Eric Paddon

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Posted April 30 2002 - 06:40 AM

I'm just trying to envision a commentary track on "The Swarm" that doesn't degenerate into MST3K territory. I can't! Of all the Irwin Allen disaster films, "Swarm" was the one I always felt least likely to be the first with that feature (Fox, how about some Five Star editions of "Poseidon Adventure" and "Towering Inferno"?)

#4 of 35 Bill Huelbig

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Posted April 30 2002 - 07:05 AM

Thanks, Warner! At last I'll be able to see TIME AFTER TIME in widescreen for the first time since 1979. I'll also be able to own one of the funniest movies I've ever seen in a theater, if not THE funniest - EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC.

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#5 of 35 Larry Gardner

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Posted April 30 2002 - 07:16 AM

This just goes to show that Warner is listening. Every one of these titles has been requested here many times.

I for one, will be picking up every one of these.

WS, commentaries, extras, ... what more could you ask for?


#6 of 35 JohnS

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Posted April 30 2002 - 08:14 AM

Warner is also releasing a Special Edition of Grmlins at the same time, but extras hasn't been officially announced.

I'll be buying
Clash of the Titans
Gremlins 2
Gremlins SE
Time After Time

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#7 of 35 Jodee

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Posted April 30 2002 - 08:21 AM

Don't forget V: The Final Battle also coming on 8/6!

#8 of 35 Chuck L

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Posted April 30 2002 - 08:25 AM

Gremlins 2
Wolfen
Time After Time.....

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#9 of 35 Jay E

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Posted April 30 2002 - 08:33 AM

Here are the features for the Gremlins special edition coming out on 8/20 for $19.95 retail:

Audio Commentary with Director Joe Dante
Deleted Scenes
Bloopers
Behind-The-Scenes Documentary
Audio Commentary with Cast
Theatrical Trailers

#10 of 35 Will K

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Posted April 30 2002 - 08:38 AM

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Exorcist II: The Heretic - with alternate ending

Cool, but I wonder which version they're actually putting out, the original theatrical or the post-release re-edit?
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#11 of 35 JohnS

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Posted April 30 2002 - 09:35 AM

It says that Exorsist II will be the 117 minute version

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#12 of 35 Bill Huelbig

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Posted April 30 2002 - 09:36 AM

According to DVD Empire, the running time is 117 minutes. That would make it the original theatrical version, before WB cut it on account of unintentional laughter breaking out in theaters all over the country (as reported in Variety, and also as remembered by me when I saw it on the first Saturday of its run in 1977). The shorter ending, though less ridiculously funny, doesn't make any sense.

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Posted April 30 2002 - 09:44 AM

THE SWARM would have been the LAST movie I would have expected Michael Caine to do a commentary on! Then again, maybe it's one of his faves because he got to work with Henry Fonda and many other talented people. I hope he'll tell on his commentary track!
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#14 of 35 Sarah S

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Posted April 30 2002 - 09:51 AM

Are these OAR?
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#15 of 35 Scott Weinberg

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Posted April 30 2002 - 10:03 AM

(Standing ovation for WB!)

Gremlins with cast and director commentaries???

Gremlins 2 with another Dante track??

Clash of the Titans...and it's got some features on it???

Time After Time with a track by Meyer, McDowell and Warner???

Them!??? The Swarm??? Wolfen???

All widescreen (except for Them!), all about 20 bucks...

You've made a movie freak very happy today... (sniff)

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#16 of 35 Dave H

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Posted April 30 2002 - 10:46 AM

I'm looking forward to Clash of the Titans. I'm sure Warner will do a nice transfer on this, as it was being restored if I'm not mistaken. I'm sure the price will be very reasonable, as well.

#17 of 35 Joseph J.D

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Posted April 30 2002 - 02:16 PM

Wolfen and Time After Time are a definite purchase for me on that day. Clash of The Titans and the Gremlins series are a possibility.Posted Image
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#18 of 35 Steve_Knutzen

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Posted April 30 2002 - 02:40 PM

Both Gremlins for me definitely.
Clash of the Titans is very likely.
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Posted April 30 2002 - 02:53 PM

:swoon: AWESOME!
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Posted April 30 2002 - 03:55 PM

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