Tuesday, July 12, 2005

More DVD announcements...

Per the invaluable DVDdrive-in.com:

"This October, Sony will release some classic horror films, as well as some thrillers and sci-fi titles just in time for Halloween. First up is THE MAN WITH NINE LIVES, a 1940 effort starring king of horror, Boris Karloff. Next is the 1967 Amicus Anthology TORTURE GARDEN, starring Peter Cushing, Jack Palance and Burgess Meredith, and directed by Freddie Francis. Through Sony’s acquisition of MGM’s library comes THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE, an AIP release which stars Jody Foster and Martin Sheen. Other October Sony titles include: THE DARK BACKWARD, Tony Richardson’s DEAD CERT, JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (assumingly the 1976 Spanish film), MONSTER HIGH, MORTURARY ACADEMY, Sean Cunningham’s THE NEW KIDS, OMEGA DOOM, PULSE and ROBOT JOX. Sony is also announcing a newly remastered Special Edition of THE FOG. Street dates and more info to follow."

It's great to see another of Karloff's 'mad scientist' movies hitting DVD. Torture Garden is not the cream of the anthology crop, but might be worth a rental. Little Girl is a pretty intense psychological thriller starring a *very* young Jodie Foster being threatened by young child molester Martin Sheen. Of the rest of the titles, they're basically junk, but I guess I'll have to pop for the SE of The Fog, assuming the new stuff justifies replacing my original disc.


At 7:39 AM, Blogger Marty McKee said...

The DVD of THE FOG that already exists seems like a Special Edition to me--it's got a Carpenter/Hill commentary, outtakes, a new documentary, even an Easter Egg. What could Sony possibly dig up for a new disc that the current one doesn't have?

At 8:17 AM, Blogger Ken Begg said...

I agree, it's going to have to be a pretty nice package to get me to shell out replacement money.

Is that remake coming out that soon already? That's the only reasonable 'trigger' I can think of for a new DVD release.

At 6:20 PM, Blogger Brad said...

IMDb says that THE FOG will be coming out on October 14.


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