MGM Midnite Movies - Suggestions

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  1. Will K

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    If they aren't already in production, I'd like to suggest to MGM these titles for future waves of Midnite Movies:

    The Town That Dreaded Sundown

    The Burning(uncut)

    Motel Hell

    Night Of The Lepus

    Amityville II: The Possession

    The Brood

    Squirm(complete print)

    Blacula

    Burnt Offerings

    Crucible Of Horror

    The Horror Show(uncut)

    The Green Slime

    Vincent Price titles:

    The Conquerer Worm

    The Tomb of Ligeia

    The Comedy of Terrors

    The Haunted Palace

    Cry of the Banshee

    Diary Of A Madman

    Anyone have any others?
     
  2. Sally Hardesty

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    Good list.

    OAR is a must.

    A few i'd like to see

    Night of the Creeps,uncut

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 SE

    Slugs,uncut

    The Dorm That Dripped Blood

    Invasion of the Bee Girls

    Flesh Gordon,uncut

    Maximum Overdrive,uncut with commentary by SK & others.

    Intruder (1988),uncut

    Return of the Living Dead 2 ,if you can get the rights from Warner that is.

    The Crazies aka Code Name:Trixie

    Just Before Dawn

    SolarBabies

    God Told Me To

    Various Last House on the Left rip-offs uncut of course.

    Dead End Drive In

    Escape 2000,uncut

    Once Bitten

    My Moms a Werewolf

    My Best Friend is a Vampire

    Zone Troopers

    Anthropaphagus:The Beast aka The Grim Reaper,uncut.

    The Devils,uncut....if they can work out some type of deal with Warner.

    The Candy Snatchers

    Thats all i can come up with at the moment. Uncut is a m
     
  3. Walt Riarson

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    Will,

    Do you know if MGM controls "The Supernaturals" and "Final Exam"?

    They were Embassy titles, but I'm not sure if they went to MGM or not. I've not heard anything.

    If they are, I'd suggest both are ideal for MGM's Midnite Movies series.
     
  4. Will K

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    I would imagine that MGM holds the rights to Final Exam since they seem to possess much of the old Embassy library. There are still a lot of 80's slashers yet to hit DVD. The Supernaturals is anyone's guess. I think that was released by Republic Home Video, if I'm not mistaken. Recent developments have indicated Paramount is picking up a lot of Republic properties. I doubt they'd release this one, though. I can see Anchor Bay ending up with it.
    At least there is some good news on two of the titles mentioned by Sally(for some reason, I hear the buzzing of a chainsaw). [​IMG] Escape 2000 is on Anchor Bay's schedule for 2003 and uncut! Dead End Drive-In is also listed on their 2003 line-up. Cool, huh?
    Slugs is already available from AB. I've seen it and has a R rating, but with Anchor Bay's track record, I'm sure it's as uncut as they could get. Pretty icky, anyway!
     
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    Will K wrote:


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    I'd like to suggest to MGM these titles for future waves of Midnite Movies: . . . . Anyone have any others?





    1. Masque of the Red Death (AIP, 1964)
    2. Death Line (a.k.a. Raw Meat) (AIP, 1972)
    3. Scarecrows (Manson International/ Effigy Films, 1988) (if they own the video rights)
    4. The Neanderthal Man (UA, 1953)
    5. Queen/Planet of Blood (AIP, 1966)
    6. The Pharoah's Curse (UA, 1958)
    7. Terror from the Year 5000 (AIP, 1959) (cheesily good!!!)
    8. The Undead (AIP, 1957)
    9. The Astounding She-Monster (AIP, 1957)
    10. I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (AIP, 1957) (if not still with Columbia/Tri-Star)
    11. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (AIP, 1957) (if not still with Columbia/Tri-Star)
    12. The Vampire (a.k.a. Mark of the Vampire) (UA/Gramercy, 1957)[/list=1]

      I second

      The Haunted Palace and
      Cry of the Banshee.
     
  6. Patrick McCart

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    I'd like to see a double-feature of The Screaming Skull with Terror From The Year 5000. They originally premired together in 1958 as a double feature...so it would be neat.

    Stick in a cheesy intermission between the two, as well!
     
  7. Scott Weinberg

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    Nice list, Will! I'd love to get Squirm on DVD!
     
  8. Will K

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    I'd like to see AIP's Poe TV special with Vincent Price reading Poe tales (recently shown on AMC) added as an extra to one of the Poe films.

    I'd also like to see;

    MADHOUSE

    UNHOLY ROLLERS

    CALIFORNIA DREAMING

    FOUR FRIENDS
     
  10. Donald W

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    really great lists all around...MGM is doing great stuff with there DVD's but here is some FYI-

    Flesh Gordon is out on DVD in a SE and I don't think MGM has the rights

    Maximum Overdrive is out on DVD from Anchor Bay but they need to go back and do a SE like you said...I want to hear Mr. King talk about this film hehehehe

    I still think that The Crazies is with Anchor Bay...but they need to go back and clean this film up...my VHS is very poorly done *it's one of the first Anchor Bay did* and I hope the DVD when they get around to doing it will be great...

    ok here is one film I'd like to see but I don't know who has it...The Devils Rain...I think it's out on DVD but I'm not sure at all....
     
  11. Will K

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    Just about every title on Sally's list is owned by someone else. Try and focus on titles that MGM does own.
     
  13. Walt Riarson

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    How about Death Ship? Another former Embassy title.
     
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    Let us please not forget the scary and wonderful BURN WITCH BURN, which I believe was discussed as a Midnight Movies release for this year...A commentary track was recorded by author Richard Matheson for the Laser some years ago.
     
  15. Scott Weinberg

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    Walt! Wow!
    I've finally met the other person who's seen this one! [​IMG]
    Saw this one on HBO like 18 years ago...and it scared the crap out of me. Doesn't seem a likely title, but I'd love to see this one on DVD!
     
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    thanks for the FYI on Devils Rain

    ok MGM we know that sooner or latter Last House on the Left is going to be out...but what about Hills have Eyes??? I'm almost sure MGM owns this film
     
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    Four Friends probably wouldn't be a "Midnite Movie." Probably a general release like Coming Home or The Party.

    I'm not sure if this would fit Midnit Movies either, but MGM please release The Loved One.
     
  19. Walt Riarson

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    Would Amityville 3-D be a possible candidate?

    It was an Embassy title, wasn't it? So that means it would fall under the wing of MGM, right?

    And what about Killer Party?
     
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