Vinegar Syndrome - New Genre Label

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  1. x666x

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    We just watched Midnight Hour again. So awesome. I can't wait for this to get a blu release. Actually watched it when it aired in the 80s.
     
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    This is the problem that I have with most box sets for franchise films, or really most box sets in general: The only Omen I would buy is the first one. The only Wishmaster I would buy is the first one. I haven’t seen any of the Angel movies in ages/decades but if I recall right the only one I liked was the first one. The last thing I want to do is to clutter my limited shelf space with unwanted movies with no rewatch value. And even if they are all packed together in a case barely larger than a standard release I’m still paying extra for movies I don’t want.
     
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    I think that I watched it back in the 80’s, too, because when I rented the Anchor Bay release 20 years ago it all was strangely familiar. Clearly it didn’t make that much of an impression on me as a kid and I have no idea why. Maybe I was just used to seeing better (non-PG) horror movies by then.
     
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    I have no idea if it's true or not, but I've heard music rights are preventing a re-release of The Midnight Hour.

    I would love an upgrade, because it's one of the best made-for-TV horror films ever made.
     
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    That really wouldn't surprise me, as some pretty big songs are heard during the film and I can't recall if they even get listed in the film's end credits.

    I bought the Anchor Bay DVD way back when it was first released, and I doubt I'll be parting with it anytime soon.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. As per maybrick's comment, the reason I remember watching it on TV as a kid really well was because of the Smith's song in it, let alone it was used during the really cool scene in the wine cellar. I was into music from a young age as I was with horror, so combine a good soundtrack with a fun movie and I will remember it on my deathbed.

    But yeah, music licensing was not so forward thinking back then so here we are with these issues to no end.

    I could go without the Shari Belafonte music performance. Like, was that a demand of hers? Who OK'd that? Was she that big of star? Connections at ABC?
     
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    Shari is Harry Belafonte’s daughter, who was a very famous musician in his era. Maybe she learned from him how to negotiate for music rights.
     
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    Yeah, I am aware of the Harry B connection, just didn't think he typically connects to the horror demographic. Unless you want to count the song Day O in Beetlejuice. My theory is that the movie was made by people who care about horror but someone in casting was pressured to shoe horn Shari B and her music number in the production. Don't mean to be so obsessed about its inclusion, just the song and dance number was wildy out of place.
     
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    Is there someone on here who can verify this? The Cursed Collection is region A, though this info is on DVD Compare :

    "US region 'A' locked, but when the region block screen comes up hit the menu button and it goes straight to the menu."
     
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    I REALLY enjoyed the Amityville cursed collection.

    If VS has more like this in store, I’m on board.
     
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    I am going to stick with my Anchor Bay releases of the Angel movies for sentimental reasons. When I saw the movie in the 80s, it really romanticized the Sunset Strip and WeHo for me. And Dick Shawn playing her mother and Susan Tyrrell playing her father in her family of choice roles was done without an iota of condescension or parody. Angel is the 80s counterpart to Fleshpot of 42nd St. It works at a level of the film Suburbia in depicting the desperate lifestyle and the connections it forges among lost people.
     
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    French Sex Murders confirmed for 2020. From the original negative, and with an Italian track to go with the English dub. I didn't realize that some parts were tape-sourced on earlier releases.

     
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    I hope other people buy it n droves, but I still have my mondo macabro dvd
     
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    So, with the Black Friday sale upcoming, what are some VS titles you all would recommend? That's one thing about VS; many of their titles are so obscure, you really have to blind buy them, and that can be risky. I've mentioned before that I like sleaze, not cheese, I.E., not "Troma-esque" movies. Some of my favorite VS movies have been Snapshot, Sudden Fury, Trip With the Teacher, The Muthers, and Star Time. I don't mind sexploitation either; enjoyed Sugar Cookies, Memories Within Miss Aggie, and A Woman's Torment.

    Trying to keep it below $100, so probably only 4-5 discs for me. Thinking of:
    Raw Force
    Count Dracula's Great Love
    Corruption of Chris Miller
    Corruption (for the easter egg)
    Pretty Peaches
    Confessions of a Peanut Butter Freak
     

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