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MGM MOD: Fox Bows On Demand MGM Movies for Retailers (1 Viewer)

ChuckWL

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Let the floodgates open:




Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Nov. 2 unveiled a program that enables retailers to custom order DVD movies from MGM’s vaunted film library.
Through collaboration with Allied Vaughn’s “manufacturing on demand” technology, the MOD program allows retailers to offer MGM’s Limited Edition Collection for sale ($19.98 SRP) on their websites without having to order product upfront. Each DVD (no Blu-ray) is manufactured for a specific consumer order that is placed on a retailer’s site.
Initially, more than 50 films will be offered, with an expansion plan to release more than 400 new-to-DVD titles within the next 18 months.
The first titles include 1982 feature Still of the Night, starring Meryl Streep; Rolling Thunder (1977) starring Tommy Lee Jones, and The Hawaiians (1970) starring Charlton Heston. Other movies, featuring their original theatrical trailers, include Bad Jim (1990); By Love Possessed (1961); Diary of a Madman (1963) with Vincent Price; Futureworld (1976); The Satan Bug (1965), directed by John Sturges; The Spikes Gang (1974) with Lee Marvin; and Vigilante Force (1976) with Kris Kristofferson.
DVDs without theatrical trailers include The 7th Dawn (1964) with William Holden; 99 River Street (1953); Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954); Crusoe (1989); Flight From Ashiya (1964) with Yul Brynner; Big House, U.S.A. with Charles Bronson; and Callie & Son (1981).
“MOD provides an ideal solution to retailers who wish to expand the MGM DVD titles they offer to their customers without having to make an inventory investment,” said Eric Doctorow, GM, MGM worldwide.

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/fox/fox-bows-demand-mgm-movies-retailers-21036
 

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You beat me to it. I just heard this news and was on my way over to make a post about it. Hope to God those backlog of genre flicks MGM has will finally see the light of day. THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT anyone? Better yet, how 'bout THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN?
 

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Originally Posted by SWFF
You beat me to it. I just heard this news and was on my way over to make a post about it. Hope to God those backlog of genre flicks MGM has wil finally see the light of day. THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT anyone? Better yet, how 'bout THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN?
Yes SWFF I will take one of each of the above, please! Im hoping we see more Midnight Movies!
 

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Mmmm, MIDNITE MOVIES . . . that would be a great way to reintroduce them, assuming they put them in their correct aspect ratio and remaster them to some degree. There's no way I'm buying a fullscreen copy of Malone's CREATURE, already got one of those. Here's a list of what I know is in their library. The longer one is courtesy of DVDDrive-In.

CREATURE
THE BORROWER
THE HORROR SHOW
THE RIFT (aka ENDLESS DESCENT)
THE FALLING (aka ALIEN PREDATORS)
SUPERBEAST
LONE WOLF
TERRORVISION

THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN
ANGEL, ANGEL, DOWN WE GO (aka CULT OF THE DAMNED)
ANGELS FROM HELL
BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1962)
BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER
BLACK SABBATH
THE BLACK SLEEP
BLOOD AND LACE
BLOOD BATH
BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW
BOBBIE JO AND THE OUTLAW
THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE
A BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY
BURN, WITCH, BURN!
CAULDRON OF BLOOD
CHATTERBOX
CREATURE OF DESTRUCTION
THE CRIMSON CULT (aka CURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTAR)
CRUCIBLE OF HORROR (aka THE CORPSE)
CURSE OF THE FACELESS MAN
CURSE OF THE SWAMP CREATURE
DAGMAR’S HOT PANTS, INC.
DAUGHTERS OF SATAN
THE DEVIL’S ANGELS
DIARY OF A MADMAN
THE DIRT GANG
DIRTY O’NEIL
DR. BLOOD’S COFFIN
DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE GIRL BOMBS
THE EVICTORS
THE FLIGHT THAT DISAPPEARED
FUTUREWORLD
GOG
GORATH
THE GLORY STOMPERS
GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE
THE HARD RIDE
THE HAUNTED HOUSE OF HORROR (aka HORROR HOUSE)
HOUSE OF 1,000 DOLLS
HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS
THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED
THE HUMAN VAPOR
THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN
IN THE YEAR 2889
INVASION (1966)
IT’S A BIKINI WORLD
IT’S ALIVE (1968)
JENNIFER
KILLERS THREE
LADYBUG LADYBUG
THE LAST WAR
LITTLE CIGARS
MAGNETIC MONSTER
THE MANSTER
MARYJANE
MASTER OF THE WORLD
MESSAGE FROM SPACE
THE MILLION EYES OF SUMURU
THE NEANDERTHAL MAN
OCTAMAN (not to be confused with "Octo-Mom")
OLD DRACULA (aka VAMPIRA)
THE PEACE KILLERS
THE PHANTOM PLANET
PHAROAH’S CURSE
THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT (aka THE CREEPING UNKNOWN)
QUEEN OF BLOOD (aka PLANET OF BLOOD)
THE RAPE SQUAD (aka ACT OF VENGEANCE)
RED PLANET MARS
RIOT ON SUNSTET STRIP
THE SAVAGE SEVEN
SAVAGE SISTERS
SEARGANT DEADHEAD
SEVEN (1980)
SCHOOL FOR UNCLAIMED GIRLS
SCORCHY
THE SCREAMING SKULL
SNAKE WOMAN
SPACE PROBE TAURUS (aka SPACE MONSTER)
SUGAR HILL (1974)
SUPERBEAST
THE TIME TRAVELERS
THE TOWN THAT DEADED SUNDOWN
UNHOLY ROLLERS
VAMPIRE AND THE BALLERINA
VOYAGE INTO SPACE
WITHOUT WARNING (1980)
 

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SWFF I will take one of each of those too, please. Where do I sign up!
 

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I for one do NOT want QUATERMASS XPERIMENT from this program. If so, I'll wait for an international release using MGM's restoration and with extras.
 

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I will literally crap my pants if we get WITHOUT WARNING, LBX, in the next 18 months.
 

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Originally Posted by bgart13
I for one do NOT want QUATERMASS XPERIMENT from this program. If so, I'll wait for an international release using MGM's restoration and with extras.
What if this program rivals, if not exceeds, Sony's? I understand Sony's MOD program is pretty damn sweet! MOVIES UNLIMITED has an international version of THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT. It's the only place I have seen selling this flick, sadly, I have yet to acquire it, so I don't know what the quality is like.
 

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Let me get this straight - it looks like they won't do any direct selling but leave it to the retailers. Just expanding on what they started at Amazon.com?

400 titles - sounds like the cream of the MGM-UA/Orion/Filmways/AIP library - I wonder how many will be older DVD titles no longer in print?
 

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I remember reading somewhere that Fox will be doing this with its movies sometime next year as well. Does anyone recall hearing about this?
 

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Originally Posted by ChuckWL
I remember reading somewhere that Fox will be doing this with its movies sometime next year as well. Does anyone recall hearing about this?
Nope, only rumors.
 

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99 River Street!!

The perfect title to open the floodgates of [COLOR= rgb(255, 0, 0)]Noir[/COLOR], I say. Let's continue with:

The Long Wait (1954) (Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn)
The Naked Street (1955) (Farley Granger, Anthony Quinn, Anne Bancroft)
Nightmare (1956) (Edward G. Robinson, Kevin McCarthy)
Witness to Murder (1954) (Barbara Stanwyck)
The Sound of Fury (1950) (Lloyd Bridges)
Wicked Woman (1953)

He Ran All the Way (1951) (John Garfield, Shelley Winters)
Lonelyhearts (1958) (Montgomery Clift, Robert Ryan, Myrna Loy)
Black Tuesday (1954) (Edward G. Robinson)
Baby Face Nelson (1957) (Mickey Rooney)
Storm Fear (1955) (Cornel Wilde)
Shield for Murder (1954) (Edmond O'Brien)
Once a Thief (1950) (Cesar Romero, Lon Chaney Jr.)
Red Light (1949) (George Raft, Virginia Mayo)
Guns, Girls, and Gangsters (1959) (Mamie van Doren, Lee van Cleef)

[COLOR= rgb(255, 0, 0)]Other assorted titles on my wishlist:[/COLOR]
A Child is Waiting (1963) (Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Gena Rowlands)
The Bachelor Party (1957) (Don Murray, Jack Warden)
12 Angry Men (1997) (George C. Scott, James Gandolfini, Jack Lemmon, William Petersen)
Last Embrace (1979) (Roy Scheider, Christopher Walken)
Ladybug Ladybug (1963)
The Macomber Affair (1947) (Gregory Peck, Joan Bennett)
The Visitors (1972) (James Woods)
The Grey Fox (1982) (Richard Farnsworth)
The Bay Boy (1984) (Liv Ullmann, Kiefer Sutherland)
My American Cousin (1985)
My American Boyfriend (1989)
Face-Off (1971)
Captive Hearts (1987) (Pat Morita)
Martin's Day (1985) (Richard Harris, James Coburn)
Nothing Personal (1980) (Donald Sutherland)
Heartaches (1981) (Margot Kidder, Robert Carradine)
By Design (1982) (Patty Duke, Saul Rubinek)
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
TerrorVision (1986)
The Video Dead (1987)
Stone Cold Dead (1979) (Richard Crenna)
Wake in Fright/Outback (1971) (Donald Pleasance)
The Delinquents (1957)
Paris Blues (1961) (Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier)
Rosebud (1975) (Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough)
Sharks' Treasure (1975) (Cornel Wilde, Yaphet Kotto)
Harry & Son (1984) (Paul Newman, Ellen Barkin)
Pirates (1986) (Walter Mathau)
Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Johnny Oro (1966)
 

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THE NAKED STREET, THE BIG NIGHT, THE CAPTIVE CITY, 99 RIVER STREET and several others are available on Netflix streaming. They've added tons of MGM titles over the past few weeks including many items that were never even on VHS.
 

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Good news (and there was talk of a Fox MOD some time ago, but perhaps this Fox/MGM MOD is it).

A few more titles listed here: http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/fox-use-dvd-manufacturing-demand-mine-mgm-catalog-22229

But as a MOD supporter I'm only cautiously optimistic. The existing MGM Limited Edition Collection releases were pretty spotty quality-wise, and I can only hope that mistakes were learned from.
 

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So any word on WHICH retailers will be distributing these? And Availablity?

So just how many film titles are in the MGM-UA/Orion/Filmways/AIP Combined Library?
 

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Nice list, Shawn. May I add:

THIEF OF BAGHDAD (1961)
THE MINOTAUR (1961)
THE SLAVE (1963)
THE NAME OF THE GAME IS KILL (1968)
 

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400 is a lot of movies...I hope Fox/MGM doesn't forget about us cult film enthusiasts. I will happily pay $20 for a good copy of Incredible Melting Man.
 

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As far as I know, The Prowler is not controlled by MGM/UA. There is something in the works from the Film Noir Foundation instead.
 

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