Underrated horror classics that truly deserve a special edition

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  1. Jon

    Jon Guest

    It's fantastic that with such a mainstream format as DVD, such little favourites can be brought out in beautifully-transferred special editions, making previously unknown or unavailable gems available to those unwisened souls.

    Carnival of Souls, Sisters and Piranha were just three that I counted down the days for until they arrived at my door.

    These are, arguably, classics that fully deserve to be released in such glorious editions, that only those who post on WWW-boards like this knew about.

    Some fun but ultimately bad movies don't deserve deluxe treatment (apart from a 16x9 transfer), but there are those that definetely do, however unknown. Let's go:

    The Fearless Vampire Killers
    Eyes Without a Face
    Don't Look Now
    Theatre of Blood
    Demon Seed
    Our Mother's House
    Alligator

    I know I'll think of some more later. Anyone else?
     
  2. Cujo108

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    Here are some that definitely deserve SE treatment:

    Prince of Darkness
    They Live
    The Hitcher
    Scanners
    The Hills Have Eyes
    Duel
    Videodrome
    Rabid
    Silver Bullet
    The Guyver
    The Guyver 2

    There are several more, but I don't have time to list them right now.
     
  3. hojimoji

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    Speaking of Videodrome, I think Cronenberg deserves an SE box set.
     
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  5. DVD Connoisseur

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    Society - one very bizarre movie but an old favourite of mine! Beverley Hills - 90201 meets Cronenberg!
     
  6. Vdlman

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    The Monster Squad
    Night of the Creeps
    From Beyond
     
  7. joltaddict

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    Cujo108 I would have expected you to say Cujo! [​IMG] The current DVD is sorely lacking.

    My personal choice would be The Amityville Horror. They could do a 3 disk set on the stuff they have done about that house. I feel really cheated by the barebones one out now.
     
  8. Mark Relford

    Mark Relford Chairman of the Bored

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    YES!!! The Fearless Vampire Killers deserves a sweet SE! [​IMG] But I think MGM holds the rights.

    Classics:

    Freaks
    El Topo
    Repulsion
    The Tenant
    It's Alive
    Targets
    Parents
    Night of the Creeps

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    I'd take Repulsion in any form at this point, it doesn't even have to be a SE, just get it on DVD already.

    Now Freaks I'll wait for. They better not release this bare-bones. I heard there was an ownership dispute though and thats why it hasn't been released.



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  10. landrvr

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    Last Man on Earth.

    see my (amateur) review in a recent thread.
     
  11. AceRimRat

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    I'll cast my usual votes for The Prowler and Night of the Demons, and second those for They Live and Night of the Creeps.
     
  12. Nos4ah2

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    I'll second Last Man on Earth...
    I was really excited to hear that Elite was supposed to be releasing this, but now that it looks like that's not going to happen, I'm pretty disappointed.
    I'll also second the Tenant!!! I'd give my eyeteeth for this on dvd at all, let alone a special edition!!!

    And a huge vote for VideoDrome, and pretty much every Cronenberg flick! I think the man deserves a fuggin SE box set!


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  13. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Anyone remembers THE BLACK ROOM?
    The one with the blood transfusions and stuff? A VERY SICK AND TWISTED FILM I might add and with a haunting finale. A real cult movie.
    Yeah, I'd love a S.E. of Eyes Without A Face though not from Criterion.
    I am not giving 40$ for a dvd with no extras (for what extras might there be for a 50 years olf french film?) and a grainy transfer!
    Also, someone MUST AT LAST release Four FLies On Grey Velvet....
     
  14. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    And El Topo! How could I forget that one?
    And Notte Dei Terrore of Andrea Bianchi (I can't remember the english title - anyone can help me on this one?)
     
  15. Vdlman

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    Chaostar, the English title is Burial Ground.
     
  16. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Thanx for the answer and happy new year!
     
  17. Cujo108

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    I new I forgot to put something on my list! Yes, the current Cujo DVD sucks ass to the bone. I can't believe that Artisan released such a shitty version of this classic! I do love the cover art though.
     

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