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Theatre of Blood Steelbook [Blu-ray]
Theatre of Blood Steelbook [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Vincent Price
Price: 24.00

5.0 out of 5 stars the extras alone deserve a standing ovation., 12 April 2014
Here is an update on this amazing new steelbook blu-ray...

Special Features:

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by MGM
Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
An audio commentary with The League of Gentlemen, Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith
A Priceless Pot-boiler – Victoria Price discusses Theatre of Blood
A Fearful Thespian – author and film historian David Del Valle discusses Vincent Price in Theatre of Blood
Staged Reaction – Star Madeline Smith remembers Theatre of Blood
A Harmony for Horror – Composer Michael J. Lewis remembers Theatre of Blood
Original Trailer and a reproduction of the original press book material, illustrated with original archive stills


Koyaanisqatsi+Powaqqatsi [Blu-ray]
Koyaanisqatsi+Powaqqatsi [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Godfrey Reggio
Price: 25.25

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ...an update on the extras now published:, 10 April 2014
New, restored digital transfers of Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi, approved by director Godfrey Reggio, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks
Introduction by filmmaker and composer Gary Tarn (Black Sun, The Prophet)
Interviews with Reggio and composer Philip Glass on the making of Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi
Anima Mundi (1992): Reggio’s 28-minute montage of over seventy animal species, scored by Philip Glass
Original theatrical trailers for Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi
Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Anton Bitel, Michael Brooke, Peter Cowie and Jean-Baptiste Gouyon


Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell( 2 DVD + 1 Blu-Ray)
Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell( 2 DVD + 1 Blu-Ray)
Dvd ~ Peter Cushing
Price: 17.75

8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Nuts and Bolts......, 9 Mar 2014
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...Just a quick review to confirm, that, after a look around the internet, this is a 3 disc, dual format edition. It includes the Blu-ray as well as the DVD.

...also the extras include:
Animated stills gallery,
"Taking Over The Asylum:" The Making Of Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell,
"Charming Evil:" Terence Fisher at Hammer and an audio commentary by Shane Briant, Madeline Smith and Marcus Hearn.
Comment Comments (3) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Mar 14, 2014 5:23 PM GMT


Nosferatu Ltd. Edition Steelbook [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format [Blu-ray & DVD]
Nosferatu Ltd. Edition Steelbook [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format [Blu-ray & DVD]
Dvd ~ Max Schreck
Price: 23.30

20 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 1922 Vampire classic.., 23 Aug 2013
The film will be re-released theatrically, newly restored, in time for Halloween.(25th October 2013)

the Blu-ray extras are as follows:

Brand new high-definition restoration by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung.
Two audio commentaries: one newly recorded by film historian David Kalat; the second by historian R. Dixon Smith and critic Brad Stevens
"The Language of Shadows", a 53-minute documentary on Murnau's early years and the filming of Nosferatu, carried over from previous editions.
New video interview with BFI Film Classics Nosferatu author Kevin Jackson
Newly translated English subtitles with original German intertitles
More extras to be revealed closer to release date of 18.11.2013
PLUS: a 56-page booklet featuring writings and rare imagery.
Comment Comments (12) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Nov 7, 2013 3:07 PM GMT


Dracula (Blu-ray + DVD) [1958]
Dracula (Blu-ray + DVD) [1958]

34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fangtastic extras included are ...., 13 Mar 2013
...Four Brand-New Featurettes:

* "Dracula Reborn". New 30 min. featurette about the film's creation and history, featuring, among others: Jimmy Sangster, Kim Newman, Mark Gatiss, Jonathan Rigby and Janina Faye (Tania in the film).

* "Resurrecting Dracula". New 20 min. featurette about the film's restoration, from the BFI's 2007 restoration through to the integration of "lost" footage, featuring interviews with key staff at the BFI, Molinare and Deluxe142. Also covers the February 2012 world premiere of Hammer's interim restored version including "vox pop" interviews with fans after the event.

* "The Demon Lover: Christopher Frayling on Dracula". New 30 min. featurette.

* "Censoring Dracula". New 10 min. featurette on the original cuts to the film ordered by the British Board of Film Censors.

Commentary:

* New commentary by Hammer historian Marcus Hearn and author & critic Jonathan Rigby.

Plus:

* All 4 surviving "Japanese reels" (6 - 9) unrestored (40 mins).

* The World Of Hammer episode: Dracula And The Undead.

* Janina Faye reading a chapter of Stoker's novel at the VAULT festival.

* Stills Gallery of over 100 fully-restored and rare images.

* Booklet by Hammer archivist Robert J. E. Simpson (PDF).

* Original shooting script (PDF).


Winner
Winner
Price: 1.99

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Was it Worth It.....?" "Yes!", 5 Aug 2012
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This review is from: Winner (MP3 Download)
Leave it to the Pet Shop Boys. Any other U.K. act who released a single called Winner within a week of the Olympic Games would be expected to have shots of people breaking the tape and standing on the podium getting their gold medal. Not Neil and Chris.

They've assembled a rather touching video of the London Rollergirls, a Roller Derby team, and their new rookie, Dirty Diana, who happens to be transgender...-Music News.

The single contains four tracks and , as always, is excellent value for money;

Winner
A Certain "Je ne Sais Quoi"
The Way Through the Woods (Long Version)
I Started a Joke

Joke is a cover of the Bee Gees song and is a salute to the late Robin Gibb.


Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection [Blu-ray] [1931] [Region Free]
Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection [Blu-ray] [1931] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Boris Karloff
Price: 26.00

19 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gods and Monsters, 3 July 2012
For the first time 8 universal classic monster movies in Hi-Def sound and vision.

The bonus features are as follows:

Dracula
Dracula: The Restoration
Monster Tracks: Interactive Pop-Up Facts About the Making of Dracula
Dracula Archives
Score by Philip Glass performed by the Kronos Quartet
Feature Commentary by Film Historian David J. Skal
Feature Commentary by Steve Haberman
Screenwriter of Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Trailer Gallery also includes a never-before-seen featurette about the restoration of Dracula

Frankenstein
The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster
Karloff: The Gentle Monster
Monster Tracks: Interactive Pop-Up Facts About The Making of Frankenstein
Universal Horror
Frankenstein Archives
Boo!: A Short Film
Feature Commentary with Film Historian Rudy Behlmer
Feature Commentary with Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
100 Years Of Universal: Restoring the Classics
Trailer Gallery

The Mummy
Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed
He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art Of Jack Pierce
Unraveling the Legacy of The Mummy
The Mummy Archives
Feature Commentary by Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Burns and Brent Armstrong
Feature Commentary by Film Historian Paul M. Jensen
100 Years Of Universal: The Carl Laemmle Era

The Invisible Man
Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed
Production Photographs
Feature Commentary with Film Historian Rudy Behlmer
100 Years of Universal: Unforgettable Characters

The Wolf Man
Monster by Moonlight
The Wolf Man: From Ancient Curse to Modern Myth
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr.
He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce
The Wolf Man Archives
Feature Commentary with Film Historian Tom Weaver

Phantom Of The Opera
The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked
Production Photographs
Feature Commentary with Film Historian Scott MacQueen
100 Years of Universal: The Lot
Theatrical Trailer

The Creature From The Black Lagoon
The Creature From The Black Lagoon in Blu-ray 3D
Back to The Black Lagoon
Production Photographs
Feature Commentary with Film Historian Tom Weaver
Trailer Gallery

Also included - 44 page booklet and
8 exclusive art cards with original theatrical posters
Comment Comments (16) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Sep 25, 2012 12:57 PM BST


Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection - Limited Edition [Blu-ray] [1942] [Region Free]
Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection - Limited Edition [Blu-ray] [1942] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Alfred Hitchcock

22 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Masterpiece Collection, 24 Jun 2012
"Universally recognized as the Master of Suspense, the legendary Alfred Hitchcock directed some of cinema's most thrilling and unforgettable classics. Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection features 14 iconic films from the acclaimed director's illustrious career including Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest and many more. Starring Hollywood favorites such as James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Paul Newman, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery and Kim Novak, this definitive collection showcases a true cinematic master at his best. Featuring almost 15 hours of insightful bonus features plus an exclusive collectible book, each film has been digitally restored from high resolution film elements for the ultimate Hitchcock experience."
Each film, presented in a digibook (in the US), has been restored and remastered in 1080p high definition, featuring DTS-HD Master Audio (2.0 for most films except Vertigo and Psycho, which are mixed in both 2.0 and 5.1).

Below is a breakdown of what to expect from each disc:

Saboteur:

Saboteur: A Closer Look behind-the-scenes featurette
Storyboards for the "Statue of Liberty" setpiece
Alfred Hitchcock's sketches
Production photographs
Theatrical trailer

Shadow of a Doubt:

Beyond Doubt: The Making of Hitchcock's Favorite Film behind-the-scenes featurette
Production drawings by art director Robert Boyle
Production photographs
Theatrical trailer

Rope:

Rope Unleashed behind-the-scenes featurette
Production photographs
Theatrical trailer

Rear Window:

Commentary with Hitchcock's Rear Window: The Well-Made Film author John Fawell
Masters of Cinema featurette
Rear Window Ethics: An Original Documentary
A Conversation with Screenwriter John Michael Hayes
Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of The Master
Breaking Barriers: The Sound of Hitchcock
Hitchcock-Truffaut interview excerpts
Production photographs
Theatrical trailers
Re-release trailer narrated by James Stewart
BD Live and Pocket Blu (BD Exclusive)

The Trouble with Harry:

The Trouble with Harry Isn't Over behind-the-scenes featurette
Production photographs
Theatrical trailers

The Man Who Knew Too Much:

The Making of The Man Who Knew Too Much behind-the-scenes featurette
Production photographs
Trailers

Vertigo:

Commentary: Associate producer Herbert Coleman, restoration team Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz, and otherVertigo participants
Commentary: Filmmaker William Friedkin
Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock's Masterpiece
Partners in Crime: Hitchcock's Collaborators
The Vertigo Archives feature
Hitchcock-Truffaut interview excerpts
Foreign censorship Ending
100 Years of Universal featurette: The Lew Wasserman Era
Theatrical trailer
Restoration theatrical trailer
BD Live and Pocket Blu (BD Exclusive)

Psycho:

Commentary with Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho author Stephen Rebello
The Making of Psycho
Psycho Sound
In The Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy
Breakdowns of the "Shower Scene" setpiece: with and without music, storyboards by Saul Bass
The Psycho Archives feature
Vintage newsreel: The Release of Psycho
Hitchcock-Truffaut interview excerpts
Posters and Psycho ads
Lobby cards
Behind-the-scenes photographs
Production photographs
Theatrical trailer
Re-release trailers

The Birds:

The Birds: Hitchcock's Monster Movie (BD Exclusive)
All About The Birds
The Birds Is Coming Vintage Newsreel
Suspense Story: National Press Club Hears Hitchcock Vintage Newsreel
Tippi Hedren's screen test
Hitchcock-Truffaut interview excerpts
Deleted scene
Original ending
Storyboards
Production photographs
Restoring the Classics
The Lot
Theatrical trailer
BD Live and Pocket Blu (BD Exclusive)

Marnie:

The Trouble with Marnie behind-the-scenes featurette
The Marnie Archives feature
Theatrical trailer

Torn Curtain:

Torn Curtain Rising behind-the-scenes featurette
Selected scenes scored by Bernard Herrmann
Production photographs
Theatrical trailer

Topaz:

Alternate endings
Topaz: An Appreciation with film historian and critic Leonard Maltin
Storyboards for "The Mendozas" setpiece
Production photographs
Theatrical trailer

Frenzy:

The Story of Frenzy behind-the-scenes featurette
Production photographs
Theatrical trailer

Family Plot:

Plotting Family Plot behind-the-scenes featurette
Storyboards for the chase scene
Production photographs
Theatrical trailer
Comment Comments (9) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Aug 12, 2012 9:42 AM BST


Eraserhead [Blu-ray] (1977)
Eraserhead [Blu-ray] (1977)
Dvd ~ Jack Nance
Price: 7.00

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extras, 31 Mar 2012
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Extras include a feature length documentary on the David Lynch, and four of his short films;"Six Men Getting Sick", "The Alphabet", "The Amputee Take 1" and "... Take 2"
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jul 7, 2012 2:23 AM BST


Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter [DVD] [1973]
Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter [DVD] [1973]
Dvd ~ Horst Janson
Price: 4.21

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captain Kronos DVD quality update., 5 Mar 2012
Just a short note to say that, I have just received a copy of Captain Kronos today, 5th March 2012, and the picture quality and sound quality are just about perfect. At times the picture quality looks like it is from a Blu-ray, it is so clear. I would recommend this DVD to everyone.
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Mar 17, 2012 9:38 PM GMT


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