My name is Ken B., and I am a DVD addict...
I’m so broke, and yet I keep buying DVDs. It doesn’t help when DeepdiscountDVDs had a recent sale. At least one of these titles (And the Screaming Starts) I bought only because Netflix doesn’t carry it. I’ve never seen that particular movie, so I bought it, although I’ll probably re-sell the DVD on Half.com after giving it a look.
Even so, you can’t complain about the amount of bang for your buck…which is both a blessing and a curse, budget-wise. Here’s what I got in this order:
And the Screaming Starts ($11): Amicus Brit horror with Peter Cushing. Two commentary tracks, one with the director and the female lead, the other from male lead Ian Ogilvy.
Creation of the Humanoid / War of the Planets Double Bill ($11) Two movies, drive-in intermission ads, trailers.
Day the World Ended / The She-Creature double bill ($8.50) Two movies, Day in letterbox format. (She-Creature, sadly, is full screen.)
Prince of Space / Invasion of the Neptune Men ($11) Two movies, drive-in programming, trailers.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare ($14): Jabootu classic with newly remastered (!), high-def transfer from original 35mm negative. Commentary with director John Fasano and star Jon Mikl-Thor. Documentaries and ‘music’ videos, and intro and afterword from Mikl-Thor.
Roger Corman Puerto Rico Trilogy ($12) Three movies restored from 35mm elements, Last Woman on Earth, Creature from the Haunted Sea and Battle of Blood Island. Films “hosted” by Roger Corman. Letterbox transfers. Trailer, additional footage shot for TV versions. Commentaries for each film (none featuring Corman, oddly enough.)
Viking Women and the Sea Serpent / Teenage Caveman double bill ($8.50). Two movies, sadly with ‘standard’ full-frame presentations. Teenage Caveman apparently suffers badly due to this. Lionsgate is going to have to do better than that, even for such a bargain price.
With free shipping and no tax, that was about $75 for a zillion hours of content and a huge array of oddities. Not bad.
Things aren’t going to let up anytime soon. I already have on order the third season of Arrested Development, the already fabled two-disc Godzilla/Gojira DVD, Brainiac, the 11 hour documentary series 100 Years of Horror, and the Best Buy exclusive, five movie Universal Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection.
Add to that the upcoming Legends of Horror Collection and the two Boris Karloff box sets, the next two Classic Media Godzilla movies due out in early November, and things look to remain expensive for another couple of months.