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Rare Horror Released on DVD Via Columbia's Screen Classics on Request

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10-24-2010
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Following in the footsteps of the Warner Archive Collection, Columbia/Sony has announced its own burn-on-demand DVD service, Screen Classics on Request. Among the 100 initially available titles are several of interest to horror fans, including the rarely-seen The Soul of a Monster (1944), a brand-new transfer of The Spiritualist (1948, previously available in cheap movie multi-packs as The Amazing Mr. X), and Arthur Hiller's killer bat movie Nightwing (1979). All titles are available for purchase (typically at around $19.94 a pop) at the Columbia Classics website.  A full list of horror-related titles appears below:
  • 10 Rillington Place (1971, starring Richard Attenborough and John Hurt)
  • The Mad Room (1969, starring Stella Stevens and Shelley Winters)
  • The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957, produced by Sam Katzman)
  • Nightwing (1979, directed by Arthur Hiller, starring David Warner)
  • A Reflection of Fear (1973, starring Robert Shaw, Sally Kellerman, and Sondra Locke)
  • The Soul of a Monster (1944, starring Rose Hobart)
  • The Spiritualist (1948, starring Turhan Bey)
  • A Study in Terror (1965, Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper, starring John Neville, with Adrienne Corri and Judi Dench)

Be advised, however, that visiting an individual film's details page on the Columbia Classics site will cause a video clip from the movie to begin playing automatically, so you may want to mute your computer or turn off Javascript before heading that way.

 

I saw Nightwing when it was

I saw Nightwing when it was first shown on HBO, probably in early 80s. Not a bad movie, but about the only thing I remember was the fact (?) that after gorging on blood, the bats have to relieve their bladders before being able to fly, leaving the strong odor of ammonia at the scene. I always enjoy seeing David Warner, no matter what kind of movie he’s in. Music was by one of my all-time favorite composers, Henry Mancini.

Paul

"A Study In Terror" is an

"A Study In Terror" is an excellent Sherlock Holmes movie. Not as good as the similar themed "Murder By Decree" but still a fine film

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