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Cover Art and Details on Warner's "Karloff and Lugosi Horror Classics" DVD Set

Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics

It appears that the Karloff/Lugosi box set that Warner Home Video promised back in March is a sure thing, as they have officially announced the release of Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics on October 3rd, 2009. The set will contain four films -- The Walking Dead (Michael Curtiz, 1936), Frankenstein 1970 (Howard W. Koch, 1958 - presented in anamorphic widescreen),You'll Find Out (David Butler, 1940), and Zombies on Broadway (Gordon Douglas, 1945). Special features will include two commentary tracks: one on The Walking Dead with Gregory Mank (author of Hollywood Cauldron, an excellent book which devotes a full chapter to the film) and another featuring Tom Weaver and actress Charlotte Austin discussing Frankenstein 1970. Suggested retail price for Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics is $26.98.

New Karloff and Lugosi DVD Box from Warner Bros. for Halloween

The Walking Dead poster

In their annual chat with the Home Theater Forum, representatives from Warner Bros. Home Video announced that a Boris Karloff/Bela Lugosi DVD box set was being prepped for a Halloween release. The four movies in the set will be The Walking Dead (Michael Curtiz, 1936), You'll Find Out (David Butler, 1940), Zombies on Broadway (Gordon Douglas, 1945), and Frankenstein 1970 (Howard W. Koch, 1958 - presented in anamorphic widescreen). The information appears in the chat transcript just over halfway down the page.(read more...)

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...)

Pennywise Floats Again: Stephen King's "It" Coming to Big Screen

Pennywise in the Sewer

The television miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's It is one of the formative experiences of my horror fandom. Actually, it terrified my eight-year-old self so badly, it nearly prevented me from becoming a horror fan. That's neither here nor there. So when I read (over at The Hollywood Reporter) that Warner Bros. and Vertigo Entertainment are developing a new feature-length adaptation of It for theaters, my interest is piqued. I made my peace with Pennywise several years ago and I look forward to seeing how a new creative team will handle King's ridiculously long (1000+ pages) novel. One member of that team that's already signed on is screenwriter Dave Kajganich (The Invasion), who is apparently also writing the Pet Sematary remake for Paramount.

And remember, we all float down here.

Official Details on "Picture of Dorian Gray" DVD

Picture of Dorian Gray poster (wide)

Warner Bros. has confirmed the rumors that The Picture of Dorian Gray will arrive on DVD on October 7, 2008. Here's the official release:(read more...)

Rumor: The Picture of Dorian Gray on DVD in Oct. 2008?

Picture of Dorian Gray poster (wide)

Warner to Release More Classic Horror on DVD in Q4

Beast with Five Fingers poster

This is apparently ancient news (from February), but I completely missed it. I'm posting it now in case anybody else shares my lack of timeliness. As part of a press release about Warner Bros.'s 85th Birthday, Warner Home Video announced that a new classic horror box set would be forthcoming in the fourth quarter of this year (between October and December).(read more...)

The "Devils" in the DVD Details (UPDATED)

UPDATE: There will be no release of The Devils in the near-future.(read more...)

"Illustrated" by Zack Snyder

Illustrated Man book

Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead, 300) is attached to directed Warner Bros. upcoming adaptation of Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man. Snyder will also produce the film, written by Alex Tse (who also wrote the screenplay for Snyder's current project, Watchmen), under his production shingle Cruel and Unusual Films. Co-producing will be Denise DiNovi (Edward Scissorhands), Frank Darabont, and Snyder's wife Deborah.

The original book was a collection of short stories narrated by a man whose living tattoos told the future. A previous adaptation from 1969 stars Rod Steiger in the title role and also features Claire Bloom.

Warner Bros. to Distribute "Fallen Angels"

Writer-director Jeff Thomas sent us the news that Warner Bros. has picked up his film Fallen Angels for theatrical and home video distribution in the United States via its Polychrome Pictures subdivision. In the film, the demolition of a turn of the century prison grinds to a halt when a 100 year old crime scene is discovered. Hidden deep underground is a chamber filled with the remains of several brutally slain children. As a CSI team arrives at the prison, an even more disturbing discovery is made that will eventually unveil a legion of seven demons and their even more chilling origins: each demon is responsible for one of the seven deadly sins.(read more...)

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