Classic Horror Review:
'56 Forgotten Oldie 'The Werewolf'
September 19, 2006 -- Tony Bernardini from HorrorTheaterVideo reviews a forgotten film from 1956: "The Werewolf." This one used to double feature with "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers." [MORE]
Sony to Release Karloff Box on Oct. 17
August 8, 2006 -- Sony has announced they will release the "Boris Karloff: Icons of Horror Collection," Oct. 17. Films in the box will include "The Man They Could Not Hang," "The Black Room," "Before I Hang" and "The Boogey Man Will Get You."
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Classic Horror Sets for Halloween
July 19, 2006 -- Universal Home Studios revealed details of two Legacy Series classics lines. "Dracula: 75th Anniversary Edition" features the classic Lugosi film with an optional Philip Glass soundtrack, along with commentary, etc. There's also the Spanish language version of the film, which some consider better than the English-language version, although it features another actor as Dracula. It was shot on the same exact sets. "Frankenstein: 75th Anniversary Edition" features the original film, along with a short film entitled, making-of films, commentary and more. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound as good as the previous Frankenstein edition that came out featuring most of the original films in one set, but oh well. Look for both Sept. 26. ...
On the same day, Universal will also release the 1973 TV movie in its original 3-hour version. this will be the full three-hour version of the British-made telefilm, starring James Mason, Leonard Whiting, Michael Sarrazin and Jane Seymour. ...
Warner Home Video will "Hollywood’s Legends of Horror Collection" on October 3. The 3 disc collection features DVD debuts of "The Devil Doll," "Doctor X," "The Return of Doctor X," "Mad Love," "Mark of the Vampire" and "Mask of Fu Manchu." All come with newly remastered fullscreen transfers ("Doctor X" presented in its rare two-strip Technicolor version) and Dolby Digital Mono tracks. Extras will include audio commentaries and trailers for each film. Retail is $29.99. ...
Meanwhile, Fox will release the rarely seen 1963 film "House of the Damned," starring Ron Foster and Merry Anders. Richard Kiel ("Jaws" from the James Bond movies) is featured in an early performance. The film streets on Sept. 1.
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Universal's Hammer Titles to See DVD at Last
June 14, 2005 -- Universal is going to release its entire Hammer Horror catalog in a single box set! Due out Sept. 6 are "Curse of the Werewolf,” "Phantom o the Opera," "Paranoiac", "Kiss of the Vampire," "Nightmare," "Night Creatures," and "Evil of Frankenstein". The ENTIRE BOX is just $19.95. This is MAJOR news for old-time Hammer Horror fans.
Warner's Hammer Lineup to Hit Stores April 27
January 30, 2003 -- More than two years after their last Hammer release on DVD, Warner Bros. is dusting off three titles for the vaults for release on DVD on April 27, around the time that "Van Helsing" hits screens. "Dracula Has Risen From the Grave," "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed" and "Taste the Blood of Dracula" will hit disc on that day, and "Taste" is going to be the uncut European version (containing a little extra gore and nudity than what appeared in the original U.S. release). Thanks to DVD Drive-In.
Universal Re-Releases the Classics
January 16, 2003 -- Although I prefer the original cover art that Universal put on these titles, the long out-of-print Universal classic monsters catalog is coming back with a vengeance this year. On April 27, the two-DVD set 'Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection' will feature the original '31 Karloff classic, along with 'Bride of', 'Ghost of' and 'House of Frankenstein.' On the same day, Universal will unleash Dracula and Werewolf box sets, featuring the original Lugosi Dracula, along with the Spanish version, 'Dracula's Daughter,' 'Son of Dracula,' the Chaney 'Wolfman,' 'Werewolf of London,' 'Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman' and 'She-Wolf of London.' The sets retail for $26.98.
Warner to Release More Hammer
November 21, 2002 -- More than two years after their last Hammer release on DVD, Warner Bros. is dusting off three titles for the vaults for release on DVD sometime in 2004. "Dracula Has Risen From the Grave," "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed" and "Taste the Blood of Dracula" will hit disc in '04. "Taste" is going to be the uncut European version (containing a little extra gore and nudity than what appeared in the original U.S. release). Thanks to DVD Drive-In.
Cover Art for 'Horror of Dracula' and 'Curse of Frankenstein' DVDs
April 22, 2002 -- Warner Bros. has finally announced plans to release "Horror of Dracula" and "Curse of Frankenstein" to DVD. The long-awaited titles are currently only available as very blurry VHS releases. Although the film's were due out in August of this year, it looks like they will be pushed back to October, in time for Halloween. Christopher Lee is not participating in the releases. Thanks to DVD Drive-In.
Classic Horror Reviews
The staff at ESplatter is generally too perverse to focus on anything but modern, R-rated horror films from 1970-present. All the same, here are some classic '50s and '60s titles we do have reviews for:
Curse of Frankenstein; Curse of the Werewolf; Evil of Frankenstein; Fall of the House of Usher; Frankenstein Created Woman; Horror of Dracula; Night of the Living Dead (1968); Psycho (1960); Revenge of Frankenstein