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Ashirg
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#1 Post by Ashirg » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:04 pm

Get a load of this! Titles being released on 6/26 -

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
The Big Cube
Caged
The Colossus of Rhodes
The Giant Behemoth
Hot Rods to Hell
Land of the Pharoahs
The Prodigal
Queen of Outer Space

The Laser's Edge has a preview of cover artwork for all these titles. I've said my peace. Now let's turn this into "why they are not releasing such and such title?"!

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#2 Post by Lino » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:13 pm

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#3 Post by Matt » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:25 pm

$14.97 list. Not bad. I will have to pick up a few.

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#4 Post by Michael » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:29 pm

Which one(s) should I get?

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#5 Post by Matt » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:30 pm

Michael wrote:Which one(s) should I get?
At least Queen of Outer Space and Caged (lesbo prison flick with Agnes Moorehead). And don't let any auterists convince you into getting Land of the Pharaohs.

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#6 Post by Lino » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:37 pm

Colossus of Rhodes is an early Sergio "Spaghetti Western" Leone that should at least warrant a rental, I think.

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#7 Post by Michael » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:38 pm

Anything with Agnes Moorehead is must-get.

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#8 Post by Lino » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:45 pm

I'm surprised Trog wasn't included in this new line. Maybe they're saving it for Halloween.

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#9 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:39 pm

What's wrong with Land of the Pharaohs? Is it really camp? How's The Prodigal?

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#10 Post by mogwai » Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:44 pm

According to The Digital Bits, these are also being released as box sets.
Warner has also announced a number of great catalog classics for release on 6/26, including a Cult Camp Classics: Volume 1 - Sci Fi Thrillers (Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1958), Giant Behemoth and Queen of Outer Space), Cult Camp Classics: Volume 2 - Women in Peril (The Big Cube, Caged and Trog), Cult Camp Classics: Volume 3 - Terrorized Travelers (Hot Rods to Hell, Skyjacked and Zero Hour) and Cult Camp Classics: Volume 4 - Historical Epics (Colossus of Rhodes, The Prodigal and Land of the Pharoahs). Each of the sets carries an SRP of $29.98, and the films will be available separately for $14.97 each.

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#11 Post by david hare » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:38 pm

This auteurist is definitely going to convince you to get Land of the Pharoahs - if only for Dewey Martin in a teatowel, or Joan Collins at the end screaming "Lemme outa here". Never mind Hawks, just enjoy.

The two Lana Movies are a lot of fun, esp Big Cube with Lana on Acid (her last movie!) Queen of Outer Space is also a gas - Test: which character says "You evil KVEEN"?

Attack of the 50 FT Woman belongs to the school of existentialist SciFi, and of course Hope Emerson is the screen's finest SM bulldyke in Caged. The movie is a bona fide masterpiece as well.

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#12 Post by tryavna » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:24 pm

davidhare wrote:This auteurist is definitely going to convince you to get Land of the Pharoahs - if only for Dewey Martin in a teatowel, or Joan Collins at the end screaming "Lemme outa here". Never mind Hawks, just enjoy.
Let's not forget that it was co-written by William Faulkner of all people.

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#13 Post by Antoine Doinel » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:32 pm

tryavna wrote:
davidhare wrote:This auteurist is definitely going to convince you to get Land of the Pharoahs - if only for Dewey Martin in a teatowel, or Joan Collins at the end screaming "Lemme outa here". Never mind Hawks, just enjoy.
Let's not forget that it was co-written by William Faulkner of all people.
That reminds me of a line from the Simpsons:
Moe (recalling his days as a Little Rascal): We had good writers. William Faulkner could write an exhaust pipe gag that'd really make you think.

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#14 Post by Cinephrenic » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:50 pm

So Trog is being released.

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#15 Post by Lino » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:54 pm

Cinephrenic wrote:So Trog is being released.
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#16 Post by Lino » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:58 pm

More cover art:

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#17 Post by Cinephrenic » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:04 pm

Sweet, Warner is great!

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#18 Post by shearerchic » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:46 pm

i'll be buying all of these sets. joan collins looks hot on the pharaohs cover. =D>

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#19 Post by justeleblanc » Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:16 pm

Wow! They topped their Val Lewton set. I didn't know that was possible.

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#20 Post by Belmondo » Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:21 pm

I'm still having a bit of trouble putting Land of the Pharaohs in the Cult Classic category, although I haven't seen it in many years. I do remember (I think) that it was narrated by James Robertson Justice, over an excellent music score by Dimitri Tiompkin, and they teamed up again a few years later for Guns of Navarone.

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#21 Post by Ashirg » Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:05 pm

Saw it at DVD Savant:
From the Classic Horror Film Board, Tom Weaver has leaked that the Volume One set will all have commentaries: "... some well-known FX guys-fans on Behemoth, Yvette Vickers and Weaver on 50 Foot Woman, and Laurie (The Queen) Mitchell and Weaver on Queen of Outer Space."

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#23 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:03 pm

Yes! A Peter Bogdanovich commentary on the Hawks film! :cry:

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#24 Post by Highway 61 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:44 pm

But it has Hawks back from the dead! I just know there's a mummy joke in that somewhere, but damn if I can find it.

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#25 Post by davebert » Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:24 am

Caged is actually the first 'modern' women-in-prison exploitation film, following the doomed girl/reform school stories of the silent and early sound age. Preachiness turns to oversexed exploitation, and I am so there.

(Many of the others sound great too, this is going to be good summer fare.)

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