Who owns Tales From the Crypt ('72) and Vault of Horror? Planned releases in 2002?

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  1. Wes Ray

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    I was just wondering who owned the DVD rights to these two titles. I know Fox released Tales from the Crypt on VHS a couple of years ago, but I'm not sure if they still have the rights. No one has released it's sequel, The Vault of Horror on VHS in a long time.
    These are two very overlooked horror anthologies that should recieve great DVD releases. Does anybody know who owns the rights to these movies and if there are plans to release them next year? They'd make a great 2-pack, if you ask me. [​IMG]
     
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    Is Tales from the Crypt the one with:
    A. the serial killer at Christmas time?
    B. "The Monkey's Paw"?
    C. The old folks home at the end, with Patrick Magee?
    If so, I'd buy that one. A creepy film!
     
  3. MaxY

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    Tales From The Crypt was an HBO Series and there is one DVD out there with 3 EPs on it.
    I got mine a while back but I have noticed that in two Different Best Buys they have loaded up on copies of it.
    The Eps on the DVD are very good ones. It has the one With Kirk Douglas and Dan Aykroid during wartime called yellow, whic is really one of the better shows.
    It also had one Isabella Rosselini and John Lithgow called You Murderer, which is pretty good as well.
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    Max: Wes is referring to the theatrically released 1972 horror anthology, not the HBO series of the same name. Vault of Horror was released the following year.
    I've also been waiting for these two movies to hit DVD. I was talking about the original Tales of the Crypt with one of my old roommates the other day, in fact...
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    I'd love to see a Tales from the Crypt dvd. Is Vault of Horror as good? I've never seen it.
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  7. Wes Ray

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    Yes, I'm talking about the horror anthology film. [​IMG]
    I've seen a lot of good anthology films (Creepshow, Dr. Terror's House of Horror) and I've seen a lot of halfway decent ones (The Willies, Tales From the Darkside: The Movie) and nothing...I mean NOTHING beats the original Tales From the Crypt. Ever since I saw it late one night on TBS, I've loved it. I tracked down a used VHS copy about 3 years ago when it was still out of print and paid 30 bucks for it (i know, I know). But it was still worth it, because this is simply the greatest anthology film ever. All the stories are great (probably the best ever to come out of EC Comics), the cast is great (Peter Cushing, Patrick Magee, Joan Collins), and it is extremely well directed by Freddie Francis.
    I highly recommend any of you who haven't seen it to check it out. The "And All Through the House" segment that opens the film is 100000000 times better than the Robert Zemeckis-directed HBO version for the TV series. This one was actually SCARY!
     
  8. Wes Ray

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    I caught Vault of Horror on HBO late one night several years after I'd seen Tales From the Crypt. It's decent, but the stories they chose just weren't that great. I don't remember a whole lot about it, but I'd still buy it in an instant if and when someone releases it on DVD. It was pretty good, but just not as good as Tales. [​IMG]
    [Edited last by Wes Ray on October 04, 2001 at 11:26 PM]
     
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    I would love to see both the TV series released in seasons and The movies released on DVD.
    Wes put it nicley, One of in not the best anthology movies out there. I hope to see them on DVD someday.
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    I would love to see all the Amicus anthologies on DVD. My favorite is Tales from the Crypt, but others that I'm anxious to see is on DVD are The House That Dripped Blood, Torture Garden and the already mentioned Vault of Horror & Dr Terror's House of Horrors.
    Columbia owns Torture Garden and Republic owns Dr Terror's House of Horrors. I'm not sure who owns the other three. None of these are on laser although Torture Garden was announced at one time as coming on laser.
    Asylum, is the only Amicus anthology on DVD, and the film is one of their better efforts. If you like these type of anthology films, I recommend picking up this DVD.
     
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    I think I saw this on AMC last night. Is it the one where the woman wishes her husband back to life?
    Very creepy.
     
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    All of the above metioned titles wouild be great on DVD. I know Fox put "Tales of the Crypt" out on video about two years ago (I just checked the video tape and the lable has a date of 1998 so it wasn't to long ago) so maybe they still have the rights to it.
    I saw this move in Jr High. School. I guess my school principal was a horror buff because he wanted to show us "The Legend of Hell House" (which I had already seen by that time as I was a horror buff too) but he couldn't because some parents were concerned about showing any move with the word "Hell" in the title to their kids (which is ironic because there is worse stuff to be seen in "Tales from the Crypt" than in "Hell House").
     
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    Russ,
    Your principal showed you horror movies in junior high? Man, what kind of school did you go to? Where I went to school, all anyone would have had to do was suggest such a thing and there would have been a lynch mob would have formed to hang the poor man! [​IMG]
    Anyhow, I'd love to see all of the above mentioned films on DVD, especially THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD. I haven't seen it in more than 15 years but I still get the creeps thinking about the segment with Denholm Elliott. [​IMG]
     
  14. Wes Ray

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    Scott, yes, Tales From the Crypt is the anthology in which during one of the stories, a woman wishes her husband back to life (inspired by "The Monkey's Paw", I'm sure).
     

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