Warner unleashes huge Val Lewton boxed set!

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  1. Mario77

    Mario77 New Member

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    Read this at Fango today:

    Warner Home Entertainment has a boxed set of no less than nine titles by producer Val Lewton on the way: CAT PEOPLE and THE CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE, I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE, THE LEOPARD MAN, THE SEVENTH VICTIM, THE GHOST SHIP, ISLE OF THE DEAD, THE BODY SNATCHER and BEDLAM, plus a new documentary. Most of these titles will be accompanied by audio commentary by assorted horror historians; no word yet on whether the movies will also be available individually.

    Sounds to be as awesome as their other recent classic boxed sets. I can't wait! :banana: :banana:
     
  2. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    Did they say when this stellar set would be released....? Sounds amazing!
     
  3. Mario77

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    I haven't been able to find a date yet, though there may be one.
     
  4. Having never gotten to see any of these films this is a definite buy when released.
     
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    From DVDTimes:

    Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Val Lewton Horror Collection for 4th October 2005. Val Lewton, a famous RKO Radio Pictures producer, redefined the horror genre with low-budget, high-box office films. Now available are nine of these horror classics on DVD in the all new Val Lewton Horror Collection. Exclusive to the collection are a new documentary on the producer and 3 of the 9 films.

    Across 5 discs you will find 9 films, they are: The Cat People, Curse of the Cat People, I Walked With a Zombie, Body Snatcher, Isle of the Dead, Bedlam, The Leopard Man, Ghost Ship and The Seventh Victim.

    6 of those films will be available separately on three double-feature releases, with The Cat People/Curse of the Cat People, I Walked With a Zombie/Body Snatcher and Isle of the Dead/Bedlam priced at $19.97 SRP each.

    The complete Val Lewton Horror Collection will retail at $59.92 SRP.

    Features include:
    Audio Commentaries:
    Greg Mank with Simone Simon on Cat People and Curse of the Cat People
    Kim Newman and Steve Jones on I Walked With a Zombie
    Steve Haberman with Robert Wise on The Body Snatcher
    Tom Weaver on Bedlam
    Steve Haberman on The Seventh Victim
    Shadows In The Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy - New Documentary on the producer
    Theatrical Trailer
     
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    Sounds fantastic, I can't wait for this set! It is too bad they didn't get commentaries for all the films, even if they just went with critics or scholars. I tend to like the scholar ones better anyway, since they know the film better in most cases than the people who actually made them. Since I am most anticipating THE LEOPARD MAN and GHOST SHIP, I'm kind of bummed that there are no extras for either. Oh well, a small gripe in what looks to be one hell of a release.
     
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    Definately a must have - no doubt. What with this and Dracula AD 1972, I'm set.
     
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    I am pleasantly surprised how much effort is being put into this set. It's nice that they got commentaries from Simone Simon before she died last year. That should be a great listen.
     
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    Gonna be an expensive fall...
     
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    Last year we got the awsome Legacy collections and Freaks. This year we get the hammer collection,Bela collection and Val Lewton. What more could a horrorfan want?
     
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    mutleyhyde Fuck it.

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    No shit, HF! [​IMG]
     

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