What Classic Horror/Sci-Fi missing on DVD but available on LD

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  1. Todd_Brown

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    Hey all,
    First let me say I love classic (some say cheese)horror and sci-fi. Anything pre-70. I know there is a ton of unreleased stuff on DVD. What are some glaring missing titles that I can find on Laser Disc. King Kong is coming so that doesn't qualify.

    I can think of The Amazing Colossal Man, and War of the Colossal Beast. I know there are tons more. Additionally are any titles released on DVD wrong, i.e. aspect ration, etc...

    Thanks,
    Todd
     
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    ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS! I know the star, and he is such a nice guy, and this film is one of my favorites!

    Does THE KEEP count as a sci-fi?
     
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    The Reincarnation of Peter Proud--this is only available on VHS right now, actually, I believe.
     
  4. Med

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    This Island Earth & The Incredible Shrinking Man instantly come to mind.

    Tarantula is another and how about The Monolith Monsters - not sure if these are/have been available on Laser disc.
     
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    CRACK IN THE WORLD (1965)
    DAMNATION ALLEY (1970)
    QUARTERMASS AND THE PIT (1967) This was also known as Five Million Years to Earth.

    I personally don't know what is and is not available on LD but...
    You've got a good selection going right now. Check the bargain "bins" of DVDPlanet, DeepDiscount, etc. The "bad" (cheesy) monster/scifi sometimes show up there.
     
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    REINCARNATION is on LD, I have the old image L, DAMNATION ALLEY was never released on LD.

    QUATERMASS AND THE PIT is on DVD, a nice bonus filled DVD.
     
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    Here are a few classic horror LD must-haves that aren't on DVD yet:

    THE MASK OF FU MANCHU (1932)
    DR. X (1932)
    ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1933)
    MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)
    MAD LOVE (1935)
    THE BLACK ROOM (1935)
    DEVIL-DOLL (1939)
    THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS (1946)
     
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    @walter o
    The correct name would be :
    "Robinson Crusoe on Mars".

    I'd really love to lay my hands on this gem from the past - plus Tarantula (1955) and Phase IV (1974).
     
  9. Mark_TS

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    CRACK IN THE WORLD!
    ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS-
    both Paramount...

    I think, TARANTULA, and I know MONOLITH MONSTERS were in an LD box-along with THE LAND UNKNOWN
     
  10. LaurenceGarvey

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    Many of the Republic serials were released on laserdisc, but few of them are on commercial DVD these days. KING OF THE ROCKET MEN is coming in October, though, and hopefully others will follow.



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  11. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    A legit, widescreen edition of DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS was released on LD by Image, but no legit widescreen R1 DVD yet.

    Other sci-fi/horror films released on LD in the USA that haven't made it to legit R1 DVD yet:

    DR. CYCLOPS (1940)
    THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1945)
    THE QUATERMASS X-PERIMENT (1956)
    BURN WITCH BURN (1962)
    MASTER OF THE WORLD (1961)
    THE DEADLY MANTIS (1957)
    THE LAND UNKNOWN (1957)
    MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS (1958)
    THE MOLE PEOPLE (1956)
    THE LEECH WOMAN (1960)
    THE MAGNETIC MONSTER (1953)
    THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN (1956)
    RED PLANET MARS (1952)
    THE 27TH DAY (1957)
    THE GORGON (1964)
    THE POWER (1968)
    ATLANTIS, THE LOST CONTINENT (1961)
    THE SATAN BUG (1965)
    THE MASK (1961)
    GIANT MONSTER GAMERA (1965, WS with English subtitles)
    WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (1966)
    WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH (1969)
    THE HEADLESS GHOST (1959
    BLACK SABBATH (1963, English-language cut)
    WILD WILD PLANET (1965)
    COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT (1969, WS edition)
    THE GIANT BEHEMOTH (1959)
    ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN (1958)

    Some never released on LD, and aren't on legit R1 DVD:

    UNEARTHLY STRANGER
    PLANETS AGAINST US
    INVASION (1966)
    SPACE-MASTER X7
    THE GREEN SLIME
    HAND OF DEATH
    CURSE OF THE FLY
    THE DAY MARS INVADED EARTH
    WITCHCRAFT
    HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1960)
    GOKE BODY SNATCHER FROM HELL
    THE UNDEAD
    THE SHE CREATURE (1957)
    INVASION OF THE SAUCERMEN
    I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF
    I WAS A TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN
    HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER (1958)
    IT CONQUERED THE WORLD
    THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED (1956)
    THE BRAIN EATERS
    PHANTOM OF THE RUE MORGUE
    TWO ON A GUILLOTINE
    CHAMBER OF HORRORS (1966)
    BEAST WITH A MILLION EYES
    MOTHRA (1962)
    THE H-MAN
    BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE
    FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERED THE WORLD
    HALF-HUMAN
    GORATH
    THE HUMAN VAPOR
    SECRET OF THE TELEGIAN
    GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN
    THE GAMMA PEOPLE
    THE GIANT CLAW
    THE WEREWOLF (1956)
    CREATURE WITH AN ATOM BRAIN
    BEFORE I HANG
    THE BOOGIE MAN WILL GET YOU
    SPACE CHILDREN
    SCREAM OF FEAR
    THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL
    THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH
    DR. TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS
    THE LOST WORLD (1960)
    THE FABULOUS WORLD OF JULES VERNE
    JOURNEY TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME
    NOT OF THIS EARTH (1957)
    ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS
    CALTIKI THE IMMORTAL MONSTER
    WORLD WITHOUT END
    QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE
    THE MAZE
    THE HYPNOTIC EYE
    BLACK ZOO
    ISLAND OF TERROR
    THE PROJECTED MAN
    ISLAND OF THE BURNING DOOMED
    IT (1967)
    TROG
    BATTLE BENEATH THE EARTH
    THE OMEGANS
    EQUINOX
    NAVY VS. THE NIGHT MONSTERS
    MAN-EATER OF HYDRA
    CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN
    JUNGLE WOMAN
    JUNGLE CAPTIVE
    RETURN OF DR. X
    THE MAD GHOUL
    THE MAN-MADE MONSTER
    SUPERNATURAL (1933)
    MURDERS IN THE ZOO
    TOWER OF LONDON (1939)
    NIGHT MONSTER
     
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    This Island Earth was on DVD...i have it, but it is out of print. I own Night of the Creeps on LD, but it isn't on DVD. I have a few anime titles on LD that are not on DVD. I would love to see Robot Carnival on DVD.
     
  13. Todd_Brown

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    Excellent stuff so far!! If anyone has a copy of It Conquered the World that they would part with, please let me know.
    Todd
     
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    The American LD of Robot Carnival is awful, though. The picture quality leaves a lot to be desired, and it seems to be partly cropped and partly open-matte. On the other hand, while a couple of the segments are pretty good, I have to say the film as a whole strikes me as a little better than indifferent. [I feel the same way about Heavy Metal; maybe the anthology thing just turns me off?]
    If you want to talk about anime, or even SF anime, not on R1 DVD, though, I've got some real wierdies.

    The LsserDisc Database [see my sig] is pretty good for locating whether a title is out there on LD or not.
     
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    I once had THIS ISLAND EARTH on DVD, from Image, it was fullscreen, was that it's OAR?
     
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    Some other Hammer stuff was available on LD TWINS OF EVIL and VAMPIRE CIRCUS are two of them not available on DVD....at least i dont think they are.
     
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    THE GHOUL is on DVD from MGM.
     
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    There were 2 very cool box sets released by Universal. The Golden Age of Science Fiction Thrillers which contained 4 movies on 3 discs (5 sides): It Came from Outer Space, Tarantulu, The Mole People, and The Deadly Mantis. The other set was The Golden Age of Science Fiction Thrillers Vol. II which contained: The Land Unknown, Monster on Campus, Monolith Monsters, and The Leech Woman.

    I was very happy to acquire both these excellent sets, but want tons more!!!

    Todd
     
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    Darren,

    My bad, I was in a hurry (my day job beckoned) when I composed that list; I meant to type THE MAD GHOUL (1943), rather than THE GHOUL (1933, which I own on DVD). I've updated my list accordingly.
     
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    Star Wars [​IMG]
     

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