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Warner Bros. Opens Library for Made-on-Demand DVDs; One Hammer Flick in First Wave

Crescendo DVD

Warner Bros., the studio that has the largest film library in the world, has taken a new approach to the problem of diminishing returns on archival releases. They've launched a new home entertainment label, the Warner Archive, a made-on-demand outfit that will offer a number of archival titles for $19.95 each through the new website WarnerArchive.com. Instead of mass-producing these DVDs, each one will be manufactured, along with its case art, as it is ordered. The shrink-wrapped DVD will then be shipped within five days of purchase.(read more...)

The Week in Classic Horror: March 14 - 20, 2009

I'm trying something new this week that will hopefully become a regular feature. Too often I read some really interesting blog post or news snippet and think to myself, "Gosh, the readers at Classic-Horror would dig this," only to be waylaid by the follow-up, "Yeah, but think of all the text regurgitation you'll have to do just to make it a proper news story." The actual news copy is the part I struggle with the most, so instead, I'm doing a weekly round-up of links to posts that I find noteworthy.(read more...)

Shiverin' 6: Horror Holiday Shopping List

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If you're struggling to think up a last minute present that will shock and delight the horror fan in your life, Classic-Horror.com has some suggestions that will give you the breakthrough you need!(read more...)

Dario Argento's "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" Finally Coming to DVD in 2009

Four Flies on Grey Velvet DVD

Rarely seen outside of bootlegs, Dario Argento's Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971) will see its first official DVD release on February 24, 2009, thanks to MYA Communication. The film, the third in Argento's loose "Animal Trilogy" (following The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and Cat 'o Nine Tails), has been restored from the original negative. According to DVD Drive-in, the disc will present the movie uncut, in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio, and with both the Italian and English soundtracks as options. Special features will include trailers and an extensive photo/poster gallery, as well as the original English opening and closing credits. (read more...)

First Season of "Tales from the Darkside" Coming to DVD

Tales from the Darkside Season 1 DVD

In 1983, George A. Romero and his business partner Richard Rubinstein launched a horror anthology series entitled Tales from the Darkside. Made for syndication, the show presented a new tale of terror every week for four seasons, eventually making a total of ninety modestly-budgeted episodes. Many of the episodes were based on works by renowned authors like Stephen King, Robert Bloch, and Harlan Ellison. (read more...)

Paramount to Release Uncut DVD of "Friday the 13th"

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One of the most-repeated fandom gripes I heard at the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival was directed squarely at Paramount -- they won't release the uncut DVDs of the slasher movies that they produced and/or distributed in the 1980s, even when the materials are plainly available.(read more...)

New "Last House on the Left" DVD in 2009

Last House on the Left poster

DVD Drive-In reports that MGM will release a Collector's Edition DVD of Wes Craven's controversial 1972 thriller Last House on the Left on February 24, 2009. The new disc will feature a commentary by the lead actors, numerous featurettes, never-before-seen outtakes, and more. Full details are at DVD Drive-In. Last House, ever-so-loosely based on Ingmar Bergman's Virgin Spring, deals with a group of criminals who rape and kill two young women, then receive the violent reprisal of the parents of one of the girls. Midnight Entertainment has recently completed a remake set to be released in March 2009.

"The Strangers" on DVD

The Strangers DVD

I've been late with news before, but this is embarrassing. We've been tracking The Strangers for a while, ever since talking with writer/director Bryan Bertino about his inspirations and whatnot at Comic-Con 2007 (sadly, we never did get that coverage posted). The film, which follows a couple (Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman) who have their romantic evening is interrupted by masked strangers with sinister plans, had a great trailer but had trouble nailing down a release date before finally coming out last May. Somehow it totally passed me by that Universal put it out on DVD and Blu-ray disc two days ago, October 21st, 2008. Whoops.(read more...)

Help Select the Cover Art for "Icons of Horror: Hammer Films"

Icons of Hammer cover options

Amazon.com is giving Hammer fans the opportunity to select the key art for Sony's upcoming "Icons of Horror: Hammer Films" box set. On a special voting page(read more...)

Sony to Unleash "Icons of Horror: Hammer Films" in October

Scream of Fear poster

DVD Drive-in has word that Sony Home Entertainment will be releasing "Icons of Horror: Hammer Films" on October 14th. The DVD box set will contain four films (on two discs) from the classic horror studio: The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb, Scream of Fear (aka Taste of Fear), and The Gorgon. No specifics on special features as of yet, but DVD Drive-in says to expect commentaries, trailers, and newly remastered transfers.

We'll have more details on this set as they are released.

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