Friday, April 01, 2005

DVD announcements...

DVDdrive-in.com announces that on July 12th, MGM will release DVDs for Love at First Bite, Bert I. Gordon's cheeseball fantasy flick The Magic Sword (a hell of a lot better than Dungeons & Dragons, I tell you what), and Lou Ferrigno's Sinbad of the Seven Seas and YES! a double bill DVD of his Ferrigno's hilarilous Italian Hercules movies. Man, that makes my day. Also mentioned are the previously announced Paramount special editions of Danger Diabolik and George Pal's War of the Worlds, out in June.

In November, Classic Media will release five previously available Godzilla movies: Godzilla King of the Monsters, Godzilla vs. Mothra (aka Godzilla vs. The Thing), Godzilla vs. Monster Zero, Godzilla's Revenge and Terror of Mechagodzilla. Supposedly these will feature better transfers than the previously available Simitar DVDs. Too bad they didn't get the rights to King Kong vs. Godzilla, as the previous, OOP DVD for that title wasn't in widescreen. However, Classic is supposedly seeking the rights to more Godzilla titles. The notoriously balky Toho might just be waiting to check out their first batch, for quality and/or sales. Sony and especially Media Blasters (the recent Matango and Mysterians discs) have really raised the bar.

Hilariously, Classic will also release a DVD set of the dreadful King Kong cartoon show, most famous for its memorable theme song: "King Kong/You know the name of King Kong/You know the fame of King Kong/Ten times as big as a maaaahn!" However, the show also was the basis for the Toho Kong film King Kong Escapes, which featured the series villain Dr. Who and, of course, Who's MechaKong.

1 Comments:

At 1:14 PM, Blogger BeckoningChasm said...

Sinbad of the Seven Seas? Oh my God, that's the movie that destroyed my brain--from the inside!

Yeah, the Hercules films are hilarious, but they are mere candles 'gainst the sun compared to Sinbad.

July 12, here I come!

 

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