Universal, how about a Paramount Horror Collection next year?

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  1. Tim Tucker

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    Of course, it couldn't be called that, but here is what could be in it:

    Island of Lost Souls
    Murders in the Zoo
    Supernatural
    The Monster and the Girl
    The Man in Half Moon Street
    The Uninvited


    Then there is still The Cat and the Canary, but that one belongs in a Bob Hope set

    There are also several Universal Horrors still left in the vault for another collection or two:

    The Great Impersonation
    The Black Cat
    (1941)
    Man-Made Monster
    The Mad Doctor of Market Street
    Night Monster
    The Strange Case of Dr. RX
    Captive Wild Woman
    The Mad Ghoul
    The Ghost Catchers
    Jungle Woman
    Jungle Captive
    The Cat Creeps
    (1946)
    House of Horrors
    The Spider Woman Strikes Back


    So have I missed any?
     
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    For Paramount (maybe a Vol. 2), I would add
    THE UNSEEN
    DOCTOR CYCLOPS
    DOUBLE DOOR
    THE WITCHING HOUR
    MENACE
    THE MAD DOCTOR
    AMONG THE LIVING
    MURDER BY THE CLOCK

    For Universal, I would add
    MYSTERY OF MARIA ROGET
    SECRET OF THE BLUE ROOM (well, all the "Blue Room" films)
    and possibly the CRIME CLUB films.
     
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    I'd probably buy them all.

    That statement, "I'd probably buy them all" should be enough to get the ball rolling. I expect "thank yous" from all of you once they are announced next spring.
     
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    Universal owns "The Old Dark House", do they not?

    That one needs to be back in print; it should have been on their recent "Boris Karloff Collection"
     
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    No. It's also still in print, but it does deserve a new release.
     
  7. Tim Tucker

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    It's available here.
     
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    Isn't "The Old Dark House" technically owned by Sony? I read that the original negative exists (except for reel 1), yet Kino's DVD is from a 16mm source. Columbia bought it decades ago for a remake, but the literary rights somehow were tangled up by Raymond Rohauer.
     
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    I don't think Sony owns it, I think it's still in the hands of the Douris Corporation, the caretakers of Rohauer's collection (and they also share Rohauer's inexplicable behavior towards allowing the prints to be seen...we should have much better versions of Buster Keaton's films available on DVD). The Kino DVD is taken from William Everson's private 16mm print. I don't know if the original negative still exists, but at the very least a superior source does exist (wether it's the negative or just a better print) in the Douris Corporation's archives, as evidenced by the scenes in Brownlow's Universal Horror.
     
  10. Tim Tucker

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    I've read that the negative is at George Eastman House.
     

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