Any word on " The Creature Walks among us" or " Revenge of the Creature"?

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  1. Todd_Brown

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    Anyone know if Universal is planning to release these sequels to "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" as part of their Classic Monster series, and if so, when?
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    I was quite disappointed that these two Creature sequels were NOT included in tomorrow's huge batch of Universal Monsters double feature discs.... instead, we get all four Mummy sequels. I'm sure they're just cashing in on the current Mummy craze because of the remakes, but sheesh!
    I'm sure REVENGE OF THE CREATURE and THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG us will come out eventually... but I for one want 'em NOW.
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  3. Greg_S_H

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    I'm sure we'll get them next time. I want those and the four Invisible Man sequels. Hopefully, they'll do them in the same double feature style.
     
  4. SteveGon

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    Let's not forget House of Dracula!
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  5. GregK

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    If they do "Revenge of the Creature", I would hope THIS
    TIME Universal also include the original 3-D version.
    (The first two of the Creature trilogy were shot in true
    stereoscopic 3-D) Universal really missed the boat by
    not including the 3-D version along with the flat 2D
    version for the 'collector's edition' of CFBL. DVD has
    more than enough room to include both.
     
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    I don't know. I asked that question here a while back and never got an answer. I sure hope we don't have to wait until next August for the next round.
     
  8. Eric Peterson

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    I was really waiting for "The Black Cat" and "The Raven". They are probably my 2 favorite original Universal horror titles after "Son of Frankenstein"
    I hope I don't have to wait another year, but it definitely looks that way if they stick with their current release schedule.
     
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  10. Steve Phillips

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    Greg, I couldn't agree more. We need 3-D versions of the initial two Creature flicks on DVD. Field sequential, of course, no red/blue anaglyph downconversions!

    HOUSE OF DRACULA is a must also!
     
  11. Brook K

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    Count me in for both Creature sequels.
     
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  13. Jim Peavy

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    I just bought Revenge of the Creature last night... on VHS :b.
    Heresy, I know, but I was at K-Mart last night picking up Star Trek II (on DVD), and ran across Revenge for $3.99 and thought, "ahhh, what the hell."
    Can you do 3-D on DVD well?
     
  14. Steve Phillips

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    Quality 3-D on DVD is possible using field sequential format. This requires LCD glasses and a 3-D driver box like those sold with the Ultimate IMAX and Ultimate horror DVD sets. Full color stereoscopic 3-D.

    The red/blue ananglyph format could be used, but the results are usually poor. Both of the 3-D Creature movies have been downconverted to this inferior format for re-issues and TV broadcasts before. These versions looked nothing like the original polariod 3-D release prints. Field sequential allows the closest approximation of the original theatrical experience. If you've seen a IMAX 3-D movie, it is the same concept scaled down for the home. The glasses are much lighter! Lots of 3-D movies have been released in Japan on the old VHD videodisc format, and on VHS in the states. These days mostly low budget direct to video stuff and IMAX type novelty movies are what are widely available. The studio could easily offer 3-D versions on their DVDs along with a flat version for those who don't have the glasses.

    Stay away from flat movies that are being advertised as being converted to 3-D though! SOme companies are selling NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, MONSTER FROM A PREHISTORIC PLANET, RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON and other flat movies on DVDs that have a flat version on one side, and what they claim to be a 3-D version on the other. This is bunk; they can't make flat movies look 3-D even by putting them through a field sequential treatment. Beware!
     
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    I have seen a 3-D Imax movie. They use glasses that alternate blocking out the view in each eye and presenting corresponding alternate frames on screen. Or something like this, right?
     
  16. GregK

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  17. John Sparks

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    Getting back to the movies, when they released all 3 on laser, they were beautiful prints. Surely not restored, but from a pretty good source.
    When they released "Creature" on DVD, it probably wasn't restored, just the same print as the laser, but 10 years older.
    That's why I kept my "Creature" and the double feature of the other 2 on laser and never bought the DVD.
    The laser of "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" was a good print, but when they re-released it in the laser box set titled "Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters", the print was much better.
    I couldn't wait for the DVD of A&CMF, a big disappointment, only as good as the original laser, if that!
    So in conclusion, Universal is giving us what we want, the movie, no matter what condition it's in! [​IMG]
     
  18. Jim Peavy

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    I don't know about the laser, but the picture on my CftBL DVD is quite nice. Very nice as a matter of fact. One might even go so far as to say, "exquisite!" (Hey, I just did!)
    Plus, it's got a great Tom Weaver commentary track, the best documentary of any of the Universal monster DVDs, and a great photo section as well.
    IMO, besides possibly Frankenstein, the best Universal classic monster DVD yet!
     
  19. John Sparks

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    I did compare, just a notch up difference in clearity...as some lasers are from their DVD counterparts...but not worth the extra $$$...even for a commentary. IMO [​IMG]
     
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    Not to forget that the laserdisc have a nice gatefold sleeve!! [​IMG]
     

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