Anyone else want a DVD of The Creeping Flesh?

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  1. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

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    I am a horror fanatic, and there are literally tons of horror films I want on DVD, but in this thread I will talk about THE CREEPING FLESH. This is one of the best horror films of the 70s in my opinion, and also has one of Christopher Lee's best roles. I would absolutely love a DVD release with a wonderful OAR transfer and some nice extras (i.e. Christopher Lee or director commentary)! I don't know who owns the rights, but I get the impression that Columbia does. Am I alone in wanting this gem? Thoughts?
     
  2. Kevin M

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    Ah, I would love a DVD of The Creeping Flesh.
    MGM may have acquired this...Midnight Movies anyone?...or Anchor Bay....or Blue Underground.....or Image.....or...
     
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    Meesa want.
     
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    yup....i would love a copy of this title!!
     
  5. Justin_S

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    Glad to see others who love this film. Kevin, it would be awesome if any of those studios had the rights to it, as with Columbia, there's always the fear of possible pan and scan, and all the studios you mentioned would surely do the film justice.
     
  6. Steve Christou

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    I've had The Creeping Flesh on video for about 20 years, a good creepy atmospheric non-Hammer horror, worth having on dvd if it ever comes out, and like Gremlins, whatever happens don't get it... wet![​IMG]
     
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    The Creeping Flesh is, as one reviewer put it, a "Jekyll and Hyde" of a film, seemingly the result of smushing two different scripts together that don't quite fit. (I'm speaking of the mad daughter's story.) The story of the fossil monster, though, has some of the creepiest, most atmospheric horror scenes in all of filmdom. It is, indeed, a "must-have" for any horror-movie fan.
     
  8. Justin_S

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    I'm a huge Horror fan, just look at my collection, lol. I'll be getting the UK R2 release, as it features a commentary track and video interview from Christopher Lee.
    My DVD Collection
     
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    I really like this movie but won't be buying the DVD until a price reduction. If it's $24.95 retail, the poor video quality from previous Columbia releases will have me waiting for a price reduction. If the retail is $19.95 I might jump at it now. I still haven't bought the Karloff film THE DEVIL COMMANDS due to the high price and poor transfer.
     
  11. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    This is a good companion piece to "Horror Express." Nice cover art too!
     
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    Do you have a link to the r2 release
    Cheers
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    thanks for the link
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  15. Kevin M

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    Great news, too bad about the non-extras but I am hopeful about the transfer....I hope.
     
  16. Randy Korstick

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    I'll be getting this. I agree the price is a little high but its standard for Columbia titles but the transfers are usually great so I expect this one to have a great transfer too. The Devil Commands was a little different story since it was a very old title, never released on Home Video before, not in TV circulation and the negative was probably in poor shape.
     

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