Criterion: Shochiku Boxset 11/20/12 (Goku, X from Outer Space, & 2 More)

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  1. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Just in time for Christmas Criterion announces Eclipse Series 37: When Horror Came to Shochiku:
    http://www.criterion.com/boxsets/928-eclipse-series-37-when-horror-came-to-shochiku

    I'm not familiar with Genocide but I've been waiting to see the rest of these for awhile now. Do these count in the half off sales?
     
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    I've seen Goke and X From Outerspace but not Genocide or Living Skeleton. Looks like a great set.
     
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    Nice! I've only seen Goke but really look forward to this set. I have a few of the other Eclipse box sets on my 'need to buy' list but still haven't gotten around to grabbing any of them yet.
     
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    GENOCIDE is OK, but it is a odd hybrid of a bug attack/espionage revenge/romance film, with a break ending, so it isnt camp, except for the bad acting by the blond American female fatale.
     
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    Sounds like a cool set.
     
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy Closet SCREAM fan

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    I can't afford this set and I don't have time to watch it...But I MUST have it! Seriously, I'm pre-ordering it now.
     
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    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    Well, *that* took long enough... This November, The Criterion Collection finally issue a quartet of late '60s horrors from Japan's Shochiku Company. Running the gamut from giant, beaked, city-smashing monstrosities to parasitic alien life forms that hide in your forehead, from vengeance-seeking sea ghosts to genetically engineered super-bee attacks, this collection showcases some of the country's more wildly adventurous outings and will definitely have *something* to satisfy your pulp-trash cravings. Easily one of this year's more essential releases.

    Preorder:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...eASIN=B008Y5OXDI&linkCode=as2&tag=cinema09-20

    U.S. GOKE, BODY SNATCHER FROM HELL (1968) trailer:
    http://youtu.be/Kh2mvH9QFqY

    Japanese THE X FROM OUTER SPACE (1967) trailer:
    http://youtu.be/BpdpPdoQpDw

    Japanese GENOCIDE (WAR OF THE INSECTS) (1968) trailer:
    http://youtu.be/AwNHNgd86Og


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    Jeremy Closet SCREAM fan

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    I've never bought an Eclipse set before, although I know they are basically barebones other than liner notes. I do, however, wonder if they'll include the English dubs that are available for at least X and GOKE, along with the original Japanese soundtracks.
     

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