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rhett
05-13-2009, 10:13 PM
At one point or another almost every company has created a special sort of branding for a number of their similarly themed films. MGM's Midnight Movies, Warner's Twisted Terrors, Anchor Bay's Hammer collection...which one would you like to see brought back for this year's fall horror slate?

old-boo-radley
05-13-2009, 10:15 PM
Midnight Movies, and it's not even close.

Of course, the "Euroshock" or "Giallo" collections weren't bad, either.

DeathDealer
05-13-2009, 10:20 PM
Anchor Bay's Giallo Collection were fantastic, too bad its no more...

Anchor Bay's Lucio Fulci Collection, Dario Argento Collection, and NoShame's Sergio Martino Collection were also brilliant.

Actually all of were of them were of high quality. :(

maybrick
05-13-2009, 11:47 PM
My first instinct was the Hammer Horror Collection by Anchor Bay because that was what got me into collecting VHS (and later DVD) to begin with, but nearly all of the good Hammers left to be released are owned or controlled by major studios. Not really sure what would be left for them to release. Do we really need more like Straight on Till Morning or Fear in the Night? I think not. So instead I opted for BCI's Spanish Horror Collection. A fantastic series dead before it's time. Of course, BCI is dead as well so if anyone brought the collection back it would have to be through another company.

fattyjoe37
05-13-2009, 11:51 PM
Midnite Movies

Body Boy
05-14-2009, 12:07 AM
Tie between Anchor Bay's Giallo Collection, MGM's Midnight Movies, Shriek Show's The Slasher Collection & Warner's Twisted Terrors.

I think almost all Fulci films have been released on DVD, and practically the same for Argento. Therefore, the Giallo Collection would be the one to bring out unseen treasures, like Iguana with the Tongue of Fire or Eye in the Labyrinth. :)

Midnight Movie DF's are awesome and cheap. Wonder why they disappeared. :(

'The Slasher Collection' showed promise with Girls Nite Out...then...it ended. :[ WTH? How does a collection become 1 film? I guess we could add 'Scream' to that list, but really, Hide and Go Shriek, among others rumored, would have been sweet to have.

Twisted Terrors would be great for Night School and other sweet films we know of to be in Warner's vaults. *sigh*

BroodingHope
05-14-2009, 12:09 AM
Hammer collection, without a doubt

spawningblue
05-14-2009, 12:14 AM
I went with Anchor Bay's hammer collection just because I want to watch all their monster films, but Anchor bay owns half of them and sadly they are OOP and selling for way more then I'm willing to spend. So yeah, I would love them to re-release their Hammer films such as Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Satanic Rites of Dracula, Abominable Snowman, Quatermass and the Pit, Quatermass 2, The Witches, ect. Also, weren't they all released with non-anamorphic transfers? That would be another reason to re-release the series.

The other ones that I would love to continue would be MGM's Midnite Movies as they have a lot of great movies that still need releases, and Anchor Bay's Giallo line, who's first set was really good and I'm pretty sure they had a second set that was rumored to come out but never did.

I have most of Lucio Fulci and Argento's films, so I don't care if they re-release them. Most of them have good enough editions as far as I'm concerned, and most have already been recently re-released and aren't hard to find.

One that isn't mentioned but I hope they continue is Vol. 3 of Mario Bava's films. It could include Blood and Black Lace (This is an amazing movie that desperately needs a better release!), Hatchet for the Honeymoon, The Whip and the Body, and I Vampiri.

Anyways, great poll Rhett!

/\ that sounds like a porn movie title :lol:

Harry Warden
05-14-2009, 12:33 AM
Midnight Movies

Mattapooh
05-14-2009, 12:39 AM
Midnite Movies for sure, such a great series.

The WB Twisted Terrors box was REALLY cool, I wish there was another :(

maybrick
05-14-2009, 12:50 AM
The other ones that I would love to continue would be MGM's Midnite Movies as they have a lot of great movies that still need releases, and Anchor Bay's Giallo line, who's first set was really good and I'm pretty sure they had a second set that was rumored to come out but never did.

It came out, just not in a boxed format, and not through AB. Anchor Bay's Giallo Collection was actually a Blue Underground collection. When Lustig jumped ship he took those titles with him. The Giallo Collection that BU later put out is what ultimately became of AB's Giallo Collection #2.

Angelman
05-14-2009, 01:36 AM
Giallo. Still SOOOOO many unreleased... as for Fulci, Argento etc. I feel like we have most if not all of the key titles available. If you pick up that Blood and Black Lace guide to Giallos you would just drool at all the gems not out yet.

Katatonia
05-14-2009, 01:55 AM
Definitely MGM's Midnight Movies. They still have a ton of films in their vaults that are still unreleased on DVD, and would certainly qualify.

eric_angelus
05-14-2009, 02:42 AM
I love almost all of these lines, but I can think of more stuff that MGM owns the rights to that I would love to see released.

satans-sadists
05-14-2009, 03:17 AM
Lots of great choices, but one clearly stands out: the Midnite Movies from MGM. This series has brought us so many classics from Vincent Price, AIP, Amicus, and various exploitation vaults. Too many worthy unreleased pictures to call it quits. On a related note, I also miss MGM's Soul Cinema series too!

Would also love to see the BCI Spanish Horror/Naschy Collection resurrected. That series was far too short lived.

I'd also welcome the return of the Hammer Collection because I missed out on a bunch of them which currently remain OOP.

Great poll, Rhett! :glasses:

vampyr789
05-14-2009, 04:07 AM
midnight movies!!!!

but Shriek Show's slasher collection is second

CasEjonz
05-14-2009, 04:20 AM
I went with Midnite Movies as though I like the Giallo collection, thanks to Mya we will still see great films of that genre. However, the AIP and Cannon stuff can only be had through MGM, so that is why I think this is the one we need revived

indiephantom
05-14-2009, 05:16 AM
No Shame...just because I didn't buy enough titles from them when they were around. :(

rxfiend
05-14-2009, 06:04 AM
The Midnite Movies collection for me. I own about 90% of the line (and that's a LOT of titles). There are many great films in that collection. Unfortunately, I see this line going the WB "from the vaults" route and producing DVDRs on demand rather than actual pressed discs.

KamuiX
05-14-2009, 06:40 AM
As much as I love the Midnite Movies line, BCI's Spanish Horror series gets my vote. I have every release, and would absolutely have loved if more were released. At least we got 11 releases, which are more than we got from some of the other series mentioned.

scott71670
05-14-2009, 07:49 AM
The MGM Midnight Movies, and also the Elvira Movie Macabre collection.

Hellbilly
05-14-2009, 08:00 AM
Warner's Twisted Terrors. I absolutely love the one they put out. They are still sitting on quite a few gems worthy to be included on more Twisted Terror releases.

addicted2dvd
05-15-2009, 12:20 AM
Warner's Twisted Terrors. I absolutely love the one they put out. They are still sitting on quite a few gems worthy to be included on more Twisted Terror releases.

I agree... I would love to see more sets!

Kim Bruun
05-15-2009, 12:32 AM
MGM's Midnight Movies, followed closely by Shriek Show's The Slasher Collection and Warner's Twisted Terrors...

The Town that Dread Sundown and Blood and Lace would both be great candidates for the Midnight Movies line. I Think Warner owns the underappreciated Night School. And anyone who could release Curtains and/or Rituals has my vote.

Code Red has a three of the slashers I'm most interested in: The Mutilator, Silent Scream, and Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker.

Rocker10
05-15-2009, 12:57 AM
I said other, not much interest in DVD anymore, just want stuff in Blu-Ray. Guess other doesn't exactly represent that view though.

Mutilated Prey
05-15-2009, 02:22 AM
Most of this needs to make a comeback, but Midnite Movies gets my vote. We're missing out on a lot of poterntail stuff.

maybrick
05-15-2009, 03:59 AM
I don't know. There may not be any midnite movies this year, but it somehow seems a little premature to call the line "defunct".

rhett
05-15-2009, 05:20 AM
I don't know. There may not be any midnite movies this year, but it somehow seems a little premature to call the line "defunct".


But "Defunct DVD" has a much better ring to it than "DVDs Indefinitely On Hiatus", don't you think?

old-boo-radley
05-15-2009, 05:40 AM
But "Defunct DVD" has a much better ring to it than "DVDs Indefinitely On Hiatus", don't you think?

Gary Coleman and Mark Messier approve.

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/1385/coleman.jpg

I honestly think it's dead as shit, though, sadly. Mya and Severin are pretty much the last in line to feed our addictions.

othervoice1
05-15-2009, 05:47 AM
I would have to go with MGM's Midnight Movies

maybrick
05-15-2009, 06:19 AM
But "Defunct DVD" has a much better ring to it than "DVDs Indefinitely On Hiatus", don't you think?

But what does that even mean? It isn't as if MGM is going to mysteriously disappear overnight. I was more worried about that a few years back when they were taken over by Sony. But then they were joined with 20th Century Fox and everything was better. Midnite Movies isn't even remotely comparable to the likes of BCI's Spanish Horror Collection or even the output of Blue Underground or Anchor Bay. MGM was around 50 years ago and will most likely be around 50 years from now. The others on the list? I wouldn't be really all that surprised if they crashed tomorrow. I'm totally convinced that the movies we want from MGM will make it to the marketplace eventually. You just have to be a little patient. :)

Erick H.
05-15-2009, 08:05 AM
Voted for MIDNITE MOVIES though I pray they are not truly ''defunct".

Stige
05-16-2009, 12:38 PM
twisted terror, based soley on the uncut releases of "eyes of a stranger" and "deadly friend". I think the box was the only thing they had in that series , and Warner owns SO many titles.
but would really vote for all of them

Vlachio
05-16-2009, 06:35 PM
Warner's Twisted Terrors for me

AndresG
05-17-2009, 07:09 PM
MGM's Midnight Movies, by far...

maybrick
05-17-2009, 07:38 PM
A little early to called the series "defunct", but I hope that Warner Bros. continues to put out more "Horror Double Feature" discs like IT/THE SHUTTERED ROOM.

X-human
05-18-2009, 01:52 AM
I think MGM's Midnite line will come back eventually, it was too good to kill off, but the Paul Naschy stuff being canceled really did suck the big one. They even had a Blu-ray release! It's doubtful we'll be seeing any HD Naschy any time soon, perhaps never if they consider it a dead franchise.

The rest of the lists were pretty much played out in a way, it's not like giallio in general isn't being released anymore. Whatever isn't put out on those lines probably comes out some other way.

shithead
05-18-2009, 06:00 AM
I'd like to see Anchor Bay's Hammer Collection get decent remasters.

I watched Dracula Prince of Darkness a while back and it looked like shit on my HDTV.

Vlachio
05-18-2009, 11:47 AM
I'd like to see Anchor Bay's Hammer Collection get decent remasters.

I watched Dracula Prince of Darkness a while back and it looked like shit on my HDTV.


Ya same here all of my hammer dvd's look pixelized. http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/McHammer.gifhttp://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h85/spoondeath/hammer.gif

Zillamon51
05-19-2009, 06:19 AM
I voted "other," because if rights issues and availability were no obstacle, I would want Classic Media's "Toho Master Series" of Godzilla and Toho sci-fi releases to continue. Unfortunately, CM isn't interested in licensing additional titles, and even if they were, many are tied up w/ other companies and some just aren't available for various reasons.

As for something that might actually happen, I'd of course like MGM's Midnite Movies to continue. I'd also like to see more of Elvira's Movie Macabre and The Film Crew from Shout! Factory. And more sci-fi, horror, and monster titles from Warner's Cult Camp Classics.

thrashard76
05-25-2009, 10:32 AM
Warner's Twisted Terrors

maybrick
05-25-2009, 01:17 PM
Ya same here all of my hammer dvd's look pixelized. http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/McHammer.gifhttp://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h85/spoondeath/hammer.gif

That's understandable for the early releases which were mastered just before the advent of DVD to look good on laserdisc, but are you talking about even the later ones? I watched SCARS OF DRACULA recently and it looked fine to me, as good as most any other Anchor Bay DVD pressed in the 2000s.

Good call of the Toho Collection, Zillamon!

maskull
08-19-2009, 04:28 AM
Anchor Bay's Giallo Collection cause I want more!! I just really got into them last year and now I'm hooked . Love to see another Bava collection and Shriek Show's The Slasher Collection make a comeback too.

fceurich39
08-19-2009, 10:06 PM
mgm midnite movies still has tons that aren't on dvd yet my two i want are octaman and incredible melting man for me i have a bootleg of octaman and the midnite movie vhs of melting man to tide me over also mgm owns town that dreaded sundown which is another title i'd like to see as well as hospital massacre

warner has alot also
godzilla 1985
razorback which i wished would of gotten better treatment instead of an archives collection
primal rage
the nesting
among others
deadly eyes