I guess the late July exclusive was a success. I know that Best Buy had plenty of those discs on hand and actually had them in the new releases section. I guess classic horror will sell if promoted half way right.
On the plus side, that page reports that those sci-fi titles released earlier in the year as BB exclusives will get general release on the same date.
Brides of Fu Manchu is a solid film, but its release is rather random, the second of a five part series. Part three is probably the best of the bunch. There is a wonderful German boxset already available - my review of the films and discs in the Fu Manchu collection.
I would appreciate once these titles are available that someone posts a link of the super secret code word for the Best Buy search engine! I seem to have the worst luck in trying to find the right words to enter in order to get to the discs. Thanks
I can't find a listing for the 10/7 releases anywhere on the BB site. I thought "Dbfe" might work, since that seems to be the super secret code word for the 8/29 releases, but alas, no luck. I even went through all the releases for that week - and that's a lot of junk to sort through!
DVD Drive-In now has the cover art up for these two double features, and they look great, very much like the Midnite Movies covers. It's funny how almost every other company is interested in doing Midnite Movies type releases this year except for the company that started them.
I am so frustrated with Warner. Last year in their chat, they said the DS movies were going to be released. Here we are, two years later and still waiting. What do we get in the interim? More schlock. None of these movies are very good. Were it not for Picture of Dorian Grey, it would be a dismal year for Warner horror.
You and I did the same thing. I slogged through the morass of Oct. 7 releases and tried such searches as "Dbfe" and "Horror '60s." I dredged up some less-than-thrilling information (e.g., the pending release of HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS) but little else.
The DVDs can now be found on the Best Buy site by searching for any of the four movies by name, although "It!" brings up a zillion matches. But, so far, only one Best Buy within 200 miles of me has either title in stock.
Numerous copies were at the east Madison BB last night. I found Chamber of Horrors/Brides of Fu Manchu right away but it took me a while to find It/The Shuttered Room since it was filed under "S" instead of "I".