Any suggestions for future MGM "Midnite Movies"?

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  1. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    I have enjoyed MGM's "Midnite Movies" cult classics collection ever since it began and am looking forward to all the future releases from MGM. But what will they be? These...
    The Raven (1963, Roger Corman)
    The Haunted Palace (1963, Roger Corman)
    The Haunting (1963, Robert Wise)
    Tomb Of Ligeia (1965, Roger Corman)
    The Witchfinder General (1968, Michael Reeves)
    The Young Racers (1963, Roger Corman)
    Burn, Witch... Burn! (1962, Sidney Hayers)
    Cry Of The Banshee (1970, Gordon Hessler)
    I Bury The Living (1957, Albert Band)
    Demon Seed (1977, Donald Cammel)
    ... possibly?
    Any information would be great.
    Gordy
     
  2. Jay E

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    I Bury the Living is already on DVD from MGM.
    The Haunting & Demon Seed are Warner owned films.
    I wouldn' be surprised to see The Raven and Tomb of Ligeia on DVD this year.
     
  3. Gordon McMurphy

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    Thanks, Jay. I was just about to delete I Bury The Living from my list! Thanks anyway.
    Are you sure that The Haunting and Demon Seed are Warner titles now? Was it just recently that Warner acquired them? I'm actually quite surprised that The Haunting is not on DVD yet - fans have been asking about for a while now. I'm sure Warner will do it justice too. I mean, if they can find the time to put out oddball classics like Strange Brew (a former MGM title, BTW) then surely a horror masterpiece like The Haunting is definately worth the effort.
    Patience will be rewarded, I'm sure!
    Gordy
     
  4. Will K

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    In addition to my insatiable desire for Vincent Price classics, I'd like to see The Burning and Amityville II: The Possession on DVD, Midnight Movie label or not.
     
  5. Jay E

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    Gordon, Warner acquired the rights to MGM films a few years ago (pre 1980 - not sure about the cut-off year). I simply can't understand why Warner hasn't released this film yet, you would have thought they would have released it when the remake came out. Warner owns a ton of great horror films, I hope they step up their plans to release some (Freaks, Mad Love, The Val Lewton films, Fearless Vampire Killers, Village of the Damned, the Devils, The Thing...).
     
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    Right off the top of my head, I would add BLACULA/SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM and BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW to the list.
     
  7. Gordon McMurphy

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    Glad you appreciate the greatness of Vincent Price, Will! [​IMG] He's one of my all-time heroes for sure! [​IMG]
    And is it true that Warner are working on a DVD edition of House Of Wax for next year? I hope so. The irrepressable Andre De Toth floated upwards recently and a DVD of House Of Wax would be a timely reminder of De Toth - and Price for that matter - at his best! [​IMG]
    Gordy
     
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    I'd like to see the early Jim Carrey flick, Once Bitten. My old VHS tape is worn to hell-- especially the dance scene.
     
  9. Steve Phillips

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    Additional MGM suggestions:

    RETURN OF COUNT YORGA
    KONGA
    TENTACLES
    HOWLING II (restored version playing on cable)
    BLACULA
    SCREAM, BLACULA, SCREAM


    As for Warner's HOUSE OF WAX. we're all praying they intend to include the 3-D version (field sequnetial format) on the DVD along with a flat presentation. This was released in Japan over a decade ago so there is no excuse for them not doing it. Since 90% of those contacting Warner about this title have said the 3-D version is important to them let's hope they finally listen. Warner also has other good 3D movies like CHARGE AT FEATHER RIVER, PHANTOM OF THE RUE MORGUE, DIAL M FOR MURDER (and even the not so good MOONLIGHTER) in their libraries so they should lead they way with a new 3-D series....heck, they've even got an old 3-D Bugs Bunny cartoon and the more recent Marvin 3-D cartoon they could add as extras....
     
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    I wish MGM would pick up the rights to Stuart Gordon's From Beyond and issue that as a Midnite Movies title. I also would like to see a widescreen re-release of Pumpkinhead.
     
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    Countess Dracula
    Twins of Evil
    Vampire Circus
    Hands of the Ripper
    Blacula
    Scream Blacula Scream
    Return of Count Yorga
    Witchfinder General
    Blood on Satan's Claw
     
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    The Haunting might make it next year since it'll be the 40th anniv.

    WB has all pre-1986 MGM save for a handful of titles made in 1986.
     
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    Any of Vincent's films are more than welcomed in my house. On of the best actors that the screen has ever scene and a man that really loved and admired his role in the business.

    I would love to see Poltergeist 2: The Other Side finally make it out (at the same time, they could burn the third one) and The Burning finally needs a release as well.
     
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    COUNTESS DRACULA is already a go. Commentary already recorded! What isn't certain, but likely, is that it will be paired with THE VAMPIRE LOVERS, also with commentary recorded earlier this year.
     
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    All these would be great, plus Green Slime! A ridiculous, fun movie.
     
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    Death Line aka Raw Meat!
     
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    BURN WITCH BURN for sure! What a knockout of a movie! Lots of implied horror rather than graphic, and the last five minutes are wonderful! For the Orion laser, author Richard Matheson did a commentary, and the original British title sequence (NIGHT OF THE EAGLE) was included as an extra. Beautiful leterbox transfer.
     
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    The Return of Count Yorga
    The House That Screamed - a Spanish horror film that was originally released by AIP.
     
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