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Classic (pre-1970) Horror & Sci-Fi not on DVD (1 Viewer)

Jay E

Senior HTF Member
May 30, 2000
I'm still amazed that there are so many horror & sci-fi films that are still not available on DVD.

In order to see how many films are still languishing in the vaults, I've made a list of the most well known horror & sci-fi pre-1970 films that are still not available on DVD in Region 1. (I have not included silent films or foreign language films). I have indicated where a particular film is available in the UK as this might be helpful to those with a muti-region player.

I will update this list whenever any of these films are announced on DVD.

If there are any films that I might have missed, please let me know & I will add it to the list.

1984 (1956)
Amazing Colossal Man, The
Atlantis, The Lost Continent
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
Attack of the Crab Monsters
Bamboo Saucer, The
Battle Beneath the Earth
Beast of Hollow Mountain, The
Beast With a Million Eyes
Beast With Five Fingers
Before I Hang
Billy the Kid vs Dracula
Black Castle, The
Black Cat, The
Black Cat, The
Black Friday
Black Room, The
Black Sleep, The
Black Zoo, The
Blood of Dracula
- Available in Region 2 UK
Blood of the Vampire
Blood on Satan's Claw
- Available in Region 2 UK
Body Snatcher, The
Brain Eaters, The
- Available in Region 2 UK
Brides of Dracula
Brides of Fu Manchu, The
- Available in Region 2 UK
Burn, Witch, Burn! (Night of the Eagle)
Cat People
Colossus of New York
Conqueror Worm, The
(Witchfinder General) - Available in Region 2 UK
Crack in the World
Creation of the Humanoids
Creature with the Atom Brain
Cry of the Werewolf
Curse of the Cat People
Curse of the Crimson Altar
Curse of the Faceless Man
Curse of the Fly
Curse of the Living Corpse
Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
Curse of the Undead
Curse of the Werewolf
Cyborg 2087
Cyclops, The
Damned, The
Day the World Ended
- Available in Region 2 UK (P&S)
Deadly Bees, the
Deadly Mantis, The
Destination Inner Space
Devil Doll
Doctor X
Dr Blood's Coffin
Dr Cyclops
Dr Renault's Secret
Dr Terror's House of Horrors
- Available in Region 2 UK
Earth Dies Screaming, The
Earth vs the Spider
- Available in Region 2 UK
Evil of Frankenstein
Face of Fu Manchu, The
- Available in Region 2 UK
Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake, The
Frankenstein 1970
From Hell it Came
From the Earth to the Moon
Frozen Dead, The
Gamma People, The
Giant Behemoth, The
Giant Claw, the
Gorgon, The
Green Slime, The
Hand of Death
Hands of Orlac, The
How to Make a Monster
- Available in Region 2 UK
Hypnotic Eye, The
I Walked with a Zombie
I Was a Teenage Frankenstein
I Was a Teenage Werewolf
Illustrated Man, The
Incredible Shrinking Man, The
Innocents, The
Invisible Boy, The
Invisible Ray, The
Island of Lost Souls
Island of Terror
Isle of the Dead
King Kong
Kiss of the Vampires
Land Unknown, The
Leech Woman, The
Leopard Man, The
Let's Kill Uncle
Lost World, The
Mad Doctor of Market Street
Mad Ghoul, The
Mad Love
Magnetic Monster, The
Man in the White Suit, The
Man Made Monster
Man They Could Not Hang, The
Man Who Turned to Stone, The
Man With Nine Lives, The
Mark of the Vampire
Mask of Fu Manchu
Mask, The
Master of the World
Maze, the
Mighty Joe Young
Mole People, The
Monolith Monsters, The
Monster & the Girl, The
Monster from Piedras Blancas
Monster on the Campus
Moon Zero Two
Most Dangerous Man Alive, The
Murders in the Rue Morgue
Nanny, The
- Available in Region 2 UK
Neanderthal Man, The
Night of the Big Heat
- Available in Region 2 UK
Not of this Earth
Old Dark House, The
One Million B.C.
Panic in Year Zero!
Phantom of the Opera
Pharoh's Curse, The
Picture of Dorian Gray, The
Power, The
Projected Man, The
Psychopath, The
Quatermass Xperiment, The
- Available in Region 2 UK
Queen of Blood
Raven, The
Return of Dr X
Return of Dracula, The
Return of the Ape Man
Robinson Crusoe on Mars
Satan Bug, The
Seventh Victim, The
She-Creature, The - Available in Region 2 UK
Shuttered Room, The
Skull, The
Son of Dr. Jekyll
Son of Kong
Sorcerers, The
- Available in Region 2 UK
Space Children, The
Space Master X-7
Strange World of Planet X, The
(Cosmic Monsters, The)
Strangler, The
Stranglers of Bombay
Taste of Fear
Teenage Caveman
Terror of the Tongs
Terrornauts, The
They Came From Beyond Space
Thing That Couldn't Die, The
Time Travelers, The
Tobor the Great
Torture Garden
Tower of London
Two on a Guillotine
Undead, The
- Available in Region 2 UK
Undying Monster, The
Unearthly Stranger
Uninvited, The
Vampire, The
Voodoo Island
Voodoo Man
Voodoo Woman
- Available in Region 2 UK
Vulture, The
Walking Dead, The
War of the Colossal Beast
- Available in Region 2 UK
War of the Satellites
Werewolf, The
Whip Hand, the
Wizard of Mars
World, the Flesh and the Devil, The
World Without End
Zombies of Mora Tau
Zombies on Broadway

Michael Elliott

Senior HTF Member
Jul 11, 2003
Real Name
Michael Elliott
Billy the Kid vs Dracula
Return of the Ape Man
The Black Cat (1941)
Zombies on Broadway
Sinister Invasion

DOCTOR BLOOD'S COFFIN is public domain so I doubt a major studio will be releasing it anytime soon. There are discs out there by Alpha, Madacy and a couple other labels that don't look too bad but are open matte.

Joe Karlosi

Senior HTF Member
Nov 5, 2003
That's a fine list. I really wish more of these would come to DVD, as we're not getting nearly enough. I just watched THE RETURN OF DRACULA (1958) last night and it's excellent. This is an MGM/UA title that I'd hoped would have made their Midnite Movies line.

Gordon McMurphy

Senior HTF Member
Aug 3, 2002
Great list, Jay! I'm waiting for many of those titles. My list contains a bit more foreign titles. I'm still amazed that Brides of Dracula has not found its way yet. Hasta el Viento Tiene Miedo (Even the Wind is Afraid, 1968, Mexico, Carlos Enrique Taboada) is a masterpiece. Is it out on Mexico? Does anyone know of an online Mexican DVD store?

Ikarie XB-1 (1963, Czech)
The Cat Who Wore Sunglasses (1963, Czech, 2.35:1)
Beauté du Diable / Beauty and the Devil (1952, French)
The Body Snatcher (1945)
The Brides of Dracula (1960, Hammer)
Cesta do Praveku / Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955, Czech)
The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
De Dødes Tjern / Lake of the Dead (1958, Norway, 2.35:1 Agascope)
El Esqueleto de la Señora Morales / Skeleton of Mrs. Morales (1960, Mexico, Rogelio A. González)
Fährmann Maria / Death and the Maiden (1938, Germany)
Hasta el Viento Tiene Miedo / Even the Wind is Afraid (1968, Mexico, Carlos Enrique Taboada)
Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
The Innocents (1961)
Das Kalte Herz / Heart of Stone (1950 - * R2 German DVD has no subtitles)
Kdo Chce Zabít Jessii / Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)
Let's Kill Uncle (1966)
El Libro de Piedra / The Book of Stone (1969, Mexico - RARELY SEEN!)
Una Lucertola con la Pelle di Donna / Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971 - Media Blasters, get it out there!)
Macario (1960, Mexico)
Mad Love / The Hands of Orlac (1935)
La Main du Diable / The Devil's Hand (1943, Maurice Tourneur)
Na komete / On the Comet (1970, Czech)
Marketa Lazarová (1967, Czech, 180-minute version, 2.35:1)
The Nanny (1965)
Night of the Eagle / Burn, Witch, Burn! (1962)
Noita Palaa Elämään / The Witch (1952, Finland)
Obras Maestras del Terror / Masterworks of Terror (1960, Argentina)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
La Residencia / The House that Screamed (1969, Spain, Chicho Ibáñez-Serrador, 2.35:1 - Spanish DVD is non-anamorphic)
Spalovac mrtvol / The Cremator(1968, Czech)
Starik Khottabych / Old Man Khottabych / The Flying Carpet (1956, Russia)
Taste of Fear (1961, Columbia-Tri-Star)
The Tell-Tale Heart (1941, Jules Dassin, 20-minute short)
The Tell-Tale Heart (1953, Animated, James Mason)
The Horrible Doctor Hitchcock (1959, Jean Renoir)
The Uninvited (1944)
Valkoinen Peura / The White Reindeer (1952, Finland)
The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959)

Stay scared!

Tommy G

Sep 19, 2000
Also missing is Polanski's Repulsion. I'm still hopeful for a criterion release of this one.

Jay E

Senior HTF Member
May 30, 2000
Michael - Thanks for the titles. I did not add Sinister Invasion as it came out in 1971. As for Dr Blood's Coffin, I don't see it available for sale anywhere on the internet, maybe it's out of print. I've kept it on the list - MGM put had a widescreen version on Laser so I'm hoping it may make their Midnite Movie line.

Tommy - Repulsion is available, but it's put out by cheapo Koch with probably the worst DVD cover ever inflicted on a film. A nice version is available in Region 2 UK.

Gordon - Great list! I've added Let's Kill Uncle to my list.

Amy Mormino

Supporting Actor
Jan 16, 2004
A recent Robert Harris piece with a Warners exec in the Digital Bits finally gave a date for the release of the Val Lewton Collection that has been promised for awhile: 2005 (October, perhaps?). That should put a few of these movies (Cat People, Body Snatcher, Isle of the Dead) off the list.

And King Kong is available on Region Two as well, though I imagine a super mega release is coming for Region One in 2005 to coincide with the remake.

rick bie

Stunt Coordinator
Mar 15, 2002
H-man, I still can't even find it on VHS. My copy of it is on Beta which I recorded from TV years ago.:frowning:


Stunt Coordinator
Oct 25, 2004
Wow!.What a great list.Some of my all time favs growing up are there.Would love to have them on DVD in the future.By the way Attack Of The Crab Monsters is available from a company called Allied Artists.A few major online retailers have it.Movie is a Corman classic.

Jay E

Senior HTF Member
May 30, 2000
rick - The H-Man is a Japanese film which is why it's not on my list.

TommyJD - I've never seen the DVD of Attack of the Crab Monsters. Allied Artists is the company that released it in theaters. Can you tell me where you've seen it, I can't find it at any of the e-tailers I visit.


Stunt Coordinator
Oct 25, 2004
Jay E-got mine at overstock.com.Have bought quite a few DVDs from them in the past.Fast shipping and they take Paypal too.I hope this helps.Also saw They Came From Beyond Space at overstock and Amazon.Looks like one of those better public domain type releases such as Madacy etc...

Tommy G

Sep 19, 2000
That Koch version of Repulsion was discontinued quite a while back. I suppose I could get it on ebay for some astronomical amount. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for a R1 version.

Jay E

Senior HTF Member
May 30, 2000
TommyG - since it is oop I've added it to my list.

Too bad you don't have a multi-region player.


Stunt Coordinator
Apr 8, 2002
The Wizard of Mars, aka The Horrors of the Red Planet, is a movie i've been wanting a DVD of for a long time. It's not often such inept filmmaking can generate such an interesting final product. Almost effective in its badness, sometimes.:D


Second Unit
Aug 23, 2003
Ooh baby; if The Body Snatcher ia part of the Lewton set, I'll be a happy man. Even if I'll likely have to wait a year for it.


Ooh...I just gave myself goosebumps!

Robert Crawford

Senior HTF Member
Dec 9, 1998
Real Name
I think the following nine films will be in the Val Lewton boxset.
  • Cat People
  • The Curse of the Cat People
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • The Leopard Man
  • The Ghost Ship
  • The Seventh Victim
  • Bedlam
  • The Body Snatcher
  • Isle of the Dead
All of these films have played on Turner Classic Movies.


Amy Mormino

Supporting Actor
Jan 16, 2004
Do you really think that all nine Lewton films will be in the set? I can't recall a WB box set with so many films on it. Isn't six or so usually the limit? Still, hopefully they'll put them all out rather than split into two parts.

Amy Mormino

Supporting Actor
Jan 16, 2004
Thanks for looking that up. Even if it only has the nine movies in it (though I hope there will be extras!), the Lewton box set could be the best WB set ever.

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