Netflix Adds Ultra-rare 1970s Horror to Instant Streaming
December 15, 2010 Some of the most in-demand, unreleased horror classics from the 1970s are finally making their way to home screens -- courtesy of Netflix streaming! New titles available in awesome defintion, and widescreen, now include Hammer’s "Twins of Evil", "Hands of the Ripper" and the slasher masterpiece "Blood and Lace".
All three of these titles would have been released to DVD or Blu-Ray by MGM via its Midnite Movie series, if that series hadn’t been shelved. At least they are getting some kind of release.
While “Hands” and “Twins” hit DVD shelves in Europe, “Blood and Lace” has actually never had any kind official DVD release anywhere. It did get a release on VHS in Asia more than a decade ago -- and that was it.
How do these releases look on Netflix streaming? Well, the trailer embeds here are no indication. These films look great.
Well, if you own a Netflix-compatible device like Vudu or an LG BD-590 Blu-Ray player, they look as good as DVD, if not better, on your widescreen TV.
In fact, "Blood and Lace" has never been available in widescreen ever before, so seeing it in this format is something of a revelation.
"Twins" and "Hands" are both due for a DVD and Blu-Ray release from Synapse in 2011, but there's been no word of "Blood and Lace" getting any kind of release on disc from anyone, anytime soon.
There’s no sign of "Blood on Satan’s Claw" yet. That’s another early 1970s, unreleased horror gem that would have been released by MGM had they kep their Midnite series going.