Tuesday, April 05, 2005

This week on DVD...04/05/2005

Tuesday is when the new DVDs hit the shelves. Here are some highlights:

The Amityville Horror Giftset: A four disc set featuring the three theatrical Amityville Horror movies (also available separately), including the notorious laughright third film, along with a companion documentary disc of extras. The Canadian DVD vendors, like DVDSoon.com, are selling this for an incredibly low $20.

Deep Evil: More direct to video Lorenzo Lamas monster stuff.

The Ealing Comedy Collection: A set of films by the studio that defined wry British comedy in the '50s and '60s. Includes The Maggie, Passport To Pimlico, A Run For Your Money, The Titfield Thunderbolt and Whisky Galore.

Elektra: Finally, huh?!

Hell Squad: The Jabootu classic Commando Girls under its alternate title, and available for as low as $6!

Mark of the Witch/Brides Wore Blood: More schlock from Image. Brinke Stevens apparently provides a commentary for one of the films.

The Professionals: New two-disc set for a fun Western with an amazing cast: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Woody Strode, Jack Palance, Claudia Cardinale and Robert Ryan.

Silverado: A new two-disc set for this truly enjoyable Western with one of the greatest ensemble casts of the '80s.

Svengali: Remake of the venerable tale with Jodie Foster and Peter O'Toole.


Ventura appears to be the new Brentwood, the company offering sets of public domain films that undoubtedly give you crappy transfers but offer a ton of films for a small price:

Adventure 10 Movie Set (Tarzan and the Green Goddess, Tarzan’s Revenge, Tarzan and the Trappers, Son of Hercules: The Land of Darkness, Hercules Against the Moonmen, Colossus and the Amazon Queen, Hercules and the Captive Woman, Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon, Hercules Unchained, and Devil of the Desert vs Son of Hercules!; about $7)

Chilling 20 Movie Set (Maniac, The Little Shop of Horrors, Moon of the Wolf, The House on Haunted Hill, Creature from the Haunted Sea, Tormented, Dementia 13, The Galaxy Invader, Phantom from 10,000 Leagues, Attack of the Monsters, Blood Tide, The Terror, Laser Mission, The Astral Factor, The Came from Beyond Space, The Last Man on Earth, Gamera the Invincible, Snowbeast, Night of the Living Dead and Cosmos: War of the Planets! $10.)

Combat 10 Movie Set (Warhead, Hell in Normandy, Gung Ho, Go for Broke, Three Came Home, The Proud and the Damned, Eagle in a Cage, The Big Lift, Blood on the Sun and This is the Army! $7)

Detectives 10 Movie Set (Bulldog Drummond’d Revenge, Bulldog Drummond Escapes, Bulldog Drummond in Africa, Dick Tracy vx Cueball, Dick Tracy Meets Gruesom, Sherlock Homes: Terror by Night, Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon, Dick Tracy Detective, Mr. Moto’s Last Warning and Sherlock Holmes: Dressed to Kill! $7)

Diva 20 Movie Set (Home Town Story, Affair in Monte Carlo, Lady of Burlesque, Love Affair, Indiscreet, The Fat Spy, The Bigamist, Hell's House, Oh Alfie, Dishonored Lady The Joyless Street, Smash Up: The Story of a Woman, I Cover the Waterfront, Killing Heat, Carnival Story, Too Late for Tears, Heartbeat, The Outlaw, The Evil Mind and the Snows of Killimanjaro! $10)

Family 20 Movie Set (Over the Hill Gang, The Over the Hill Gang Rides Again, Captain Kidd, Africa Screams, The Magic Sword, The Borrowers, Gulliver' Travels, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, The New Adventures of Heidi, The Little Princess, Father's Little Dividend, A Christmas Without Snow, Son of Monte Cristo, The Jungle Book, Little Lord Fauntelroy, The Inspector General, Long John Silver, Jack in the Beanstalk, Coach of the Year and Flying Deuces! $10)

Star Power 20 Movie Set (The Man With the Golden Arm, Good Against Evil, Border Cop, The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery, Out aka Deadly Drifter, All the Kind Strangers, Stunts, Catholics, Evel Knievel, Gone with the West, A Real American Hero, Project Kill, Katherine, The Last of the Belles, The Swiss Conspiracy, The Disappearance of Flight 412, Love is Forever, The Pride of Jesse Hallum, How Awful About Alan and McLintock! $10)

Suspense 20 Movie Set (British Intelligence, Suddenly, Jigsaw, He Walked by Night, Quicksand, Eyes in the Night, The Man on the Eiffel Tower, The Black Book, They Made Me a Criminal, Algiers, The White Orchid, Port of New York, Outpost in Morrocco, Detour, Jail Bait, Ransom Money, Sundown, Dangerous Passage, The Stranger and Scarlet Street! $10)

Thrills 10 Movie Set (Firehouse, Four Deuces, Black Brigade, The Ballad of Andy Crocker, Treasure of Jamaica Reef, Get Christie Love, The Klansman, The Uranium Conspiracy, Diamond Thieves and Gold! $7)

Tough Guys 10 Movie Set (Fingers of Death, Cold Sweat, Desert Commandos, Fighting Mad, Mr. Scarface, Funeral for an Assassin, The Grand Duel, Trained to Kill USA, Black Fist and Black Godfather! $7)

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