Universal's b/w sci-fi?

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  1. bob kaplan

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    At one time i thought there was mention Universal could be releasing a multi-disc set of old b/w sci-fi...similal to the horror sets that were released. Much of MGM's laser box-set stuff has been released as part of the Midnite Movie series...and i enjoy that stuff so much!
    Universal had some laser box sets years ago that were great...they contained "classics" like the MONOLITH MONSTERS, THE LEECH WOMAN, MONSTER ON CAMPUS. Well, anyway...has anyone heard whether these might be released?
     
  2. Paul_Scott

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    i would love to see a legacy/franchise/whatever collection of the 'atom age' monster movies- like Tarantula and the rest.
    haven't heard anything yet though.

    Universal is inscrutable.
    they got a little more on the ball last year, bringing out the legacy collections and the film noir and ramping up the tv product, but they still have a mile deep catalog they've barely got their feet wet dipping into.
     
  3. Dave H

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    The Incredible Shrinking Man would be nice.
     
  4. Jeff_HR

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    It would be NICE if Universal would get on the ball & release these atom age monster movies.[​IMG] My tape copies are getting worn!!!![​IMG]
     
  5. LaurenceGarvey

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    For the life of me, I cannot imagine why Universal has released two collections of MA & PA KETTLE and one of FRANCIS THE TALKING MULE while THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS, THE DEADLY MANTIS, TARANTULA, et al sit in the vaults.
     
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    Yes, I sure would like a copy of The Incredible Shrinking Man.
     
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    I'd imagine they'd get around to these, and I cannot wait! Not only would I love the 50s sci-fi films, but I hope they get moving quickly with the rest of their 30s and 40s horror collections ("Legacy's").
     
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    They could package quite a few of these movies together in future legacy sets. They have a lot of Karloff titles that also need DVD treatment.
     
  9. Jae_E

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    I'd like to see...

    50's Sci-Fi collection with:
    This Island Earth
    Tarantula
    Incredible Shrinking Man
    Monolith Monsters
    Deadly Mantis
    Mole People

    Hammer collection with:
    Brides of Dracula
    Curse of the Werewolf
    Phantom of the Opera
    Captain Clegg (aka Night Creatures)
    Kiss of the Vampire (anamorphic this time)
    Evil of Frankenstein

    Karloff and/or Lugosi collection with:
    Murders in the Rue Morgue
    Island of Lost Souls
    The Black Cat
    The Raven
    Invisible Ray
    Black Friday
    Tower of London
     
  10. Mark_TS

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    lest we forget, THE LAND UNKNOWN should also be included, with its fabulous Tyrannosaurs-on-stilts...
     
  11. bob kaplan

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    Jae_E i agree with you 100%. i purchase every one of them![​IMG]
     
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    Alot of that is on LD.

    If they ever release them and are better prints, say "The Land Unknown" in anamorphic. Then I would upgrade.
     
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    Yes, the 98-minute version, of course. The 84-minute version is so confusing.
     
  14. Russell G

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    All titles listed so far are absolutly sexy in my opinion, and I would get them all.

    I have a sneaky feeling that since the big monster guns have been shot, that we probably wont see many of these in the future. Universal isn't exactly known for their incredable leaps in releasing cult catalog titles.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. LaurenceGarvey

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    Who would complain about a KARLOFF/LUGOSI LEGACY with THE RAVEN, THE BLACK CAT, THE INVISIBLE RAY, and BLACK FRIDAY, and a MAD MONSTERS LEGACY with MAN MADE MONSTER, THE MAD GHOUL, HOUSE OF HORRORS, and '43 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA?
     
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    I've been waiting for more 50's Sci-Fi (my wife and I call them 'bug movies'). I'd buy 'em in a heartbeat.
     
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    The Mole People...one of my Faves!

    -dave [​IMG]
     

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