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riotinmyskull
12-19-09, 02:11 AM
via dvddrive-in.com:

In April, Shout! Factory will commence a new series of DVD releases under the banner, “Roger Corman’s Cult Classics”, presenting classic titles from the New World Pictures film library. The first of these releases will be Barbara Peters' HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP (April 13), a two-disc special edition of Joe Dante’s PIRANHA (April 6) and a double feature of UP FROM THE DEPTHS/DEMON OF PARADISE (April 13). All titles will be presented with new anamorphic transfers, and PIRANHA will also be available on Blu-ray disc. We’ll post more details as they come in, but 2010 looks to be a great year for Shout! Factory.

GenPion
12-19-09, 02:44 AM
AWESOME news on Piranha coming to Blu-ray. Just in time for the new 3D film, right?

Matthew Chmiel
12-19-09, 03:44 AM
I'm assuming this means Buena Vista lost the rights to the New World Pictures library?

The Valeyard
12-19-09, 07:16 AM
In for PIRANHA. Hopefully the special features from the previous DVD will be ported over.

Joe Molotov
12-19-09, 09:47 AM
Come on Deathstalker Collection on Blu-Ray!

onebyone
12-19-09, 09:58 AM
Now that's great news.

Gizmo
12-19-09, 11:21 AM
Just in time for the the horrid 3D Remake!

visitor Q
12-19-09, 12:00 PM
Not sure how much these titles will benefit from the format. I'm just happy to finally be able to get Humanoids from the Deep for a reasonable price! More campy schlock in glorious HD!! Bring it on .....

islandclaws
12-19-09, 12:56 PM
New Humanoids from the Deep DVD? Finally! I hope it's uncut.

I'd def buy a Piranha Blu!

Just in time for the the horrid 3D Remake!

I've actually heard from early test screenings it's awesome.

LeBougre
12-19-09, 01:37 PM
Just in time for the the horrid 3D Remake!

Yeah, guess it's to coincide with the remake by Alexandre Aja (Hills Have Eyes) ;)

Geofferson
12-19-09, 01:38 PM
Piranha BD :up:

Trevor
12-20-09, 09:23 AM
:up:

asianxcore
12-20-09, 04:57 PM
:up:

+1

NoirFan
12-20-09, 05:02 PM
Bring on Rock n' Roll High School and Death Race 2000 in HD!

Chet Desmond
12-21-09, 10:28 AM
Bring on Rock n' Roll High School and Death Race 2000 in HD!

My head would explode at the mere announcement of these titles on blu!

lewisb73
12-21-09, 10:55 AM
Bring on Rock n' Roll High School and Death Race 2000 in HD!

Those are the two I really want... the upgrade would be huge on Rock and Roll HS, I own the old non anamorphic dvd

riotinmyskull
12-30-09, 12:28 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51D%2BqRp-oVL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

asianxcore
12-30-09, 01:26 PM
Hooray for theatrical poster artwork!

Solid Snake
12-30-09, 05:03 PM
What we need is Piranha 2....

riotinmyskull
01-14-10, 03:45 AM
update via blu-ray.com:

The first titles to be made available on Blu-ray from Roger Corman's Cult Classics presented by Shout! Factory are 'Piranha: Special Edition' (see blu-ray.com, December 31, 2009) and the 1979 classic 'Rock 'N' Roll High School'. Other Corman classics slated for 2010 release include 'Death Race 2000', 'Warlords of the 21st Century', 'Deathsport', 'Forbidden World' and 'Galaxy of Terror', although not all of them may be released in high definition.

full story: http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4036

asianxcore
01-14-10, 05:05 AM
Great news!!

AmityBoatTours
01-14-10, 07:02 AM
I got tickets last night to go to an advance screening here in L.A. of Piranah 3D tonight.
should be intresting.
The trailer looks like they did a great job in captureing some of what made piranaha such a fun movie.
And how cool is it to have Richard Dryfus in this? the original piranah was an homage to jaws so what could be even more fun that to have one of the last surviving star of Jaws in this new piranah film.
I will be sure to let you know what i think

riotinmyskull
01-14-10, 07:08 AM
I got tickets last night to go to an advance screening here in L.A. of Piranah 3D tonight.
should be intresting.
The trailer looks like they did a great job in captureing some of what made piranaha such a fun movie.
And how cool is it to have Richard Dryfus in this? the original piranah was an homage to jaws so what could be even more fun that to have one of the last surviving star of Jaws in this new piranah film.
I will be sure to let you know what i think

just be sure to post it in the proper thread (i.e. not this one).

AmityBoatTours
01-14-10, 04:52 PM
just be sure to post it in the proper thread (i.e. not this one).


hmmm wow why didnt i think of that, oh wait I DID!
actually i was going to post my thoughts about it, in the disney animated thread.


anyways you do realize of course the primary reason why this is being released on bluray when it is, is because of the 3D remake being released in theatres around the same time right?
:)
seriously though I wouldnt have even brought up i got tickets to see it tonight, if two other people in here allready hadnt mentioned the remake

Giles
01-14-10, 09:38 PM
In for PIRANHA. Hopefully the special features from the previous DVD will be ported over.

it better. The commentary track is just as entertaining as the film itself.

Giles
01-14-10, 09:39 PM
What we need is Piranha 2....

and in 3D :D flying fish... in your FACE!!!!

AmityBoatTours
01-15-10, 01:18 AM
I saw 3D flying fish in my face tonight, but iam afraid if i post here what i thought about the new movie some one in here might be upset or something. and in 3D :D flying fish... in your FACE!!!!

junglalien
01-21-10, 11:46 PM
http://i50.tinypic.com/20kuh3a.jpg

Rock 'N' Roll High School (Roger Corman's Cult Classics) [Blu-ray]
This title will be released on May 4, 2010.
Pre-order $19.49
http://www.amazon.com/School-Roger-Cormans-Classics-Blu-ray/dp/B0035CVB26?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1264131999&sr=1-1

Numanoid
01-21-10, 11:57 PM
My head would explode at the mere announcement of these titles on blu!Better get a helmet.

From Shout! Factory:
The A-Lister Of B-Movies
We’re thrilled to announce that we have joined forces with the venerable Roger Corman to release over 50 highly sought-after films under the series title Roger Corman’s Cult Classics. The first releases in the series come in May with the Ramones classic Rock ’N’ Roll High School (on DVD and Blu-ray) and Suburbia, featuring a very young Flea and performances by punk bands The Vandals, D.I. and T.S.O.L. These are followed in June by Death Race 2000 (DVD and Blu-ray) and a double feature of Warlords Of The 21st Century/Death Sport. We’re working closely with Mr. Corman to remaster the films and produce the best possible bonus features. Future titles include a Piranha Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray, a 30th Anniversary Special Edition DVD of Humanoids From The Deep, Up From The Depths, Demon Of Paradise, Forbidden World and Galaxy Of Terror, amongst others.

The Valeyard
01-22-10, 12:31 AM
I desperately need Battle Beyond the Stars on Blu-Ray.

islandclaws
01-22-10, 10:41 AM
RNRHS and DR2000? Score!

DonTHX1378
01-22-10, 12:51 PM
Are we getting Suburbia on blu also? Maybe at last we can get the 1.85:1 flat version since it seems that it was filmed this way then open matte for home video.

bearkiss
01-22-10, 12:58 PM
ordered R&RHS on blu!
Trying to think of how many formats I've had now...
let's see...
vhs...
japanese laserdisc...
lumivision US laserdisc...
initial dvd release (in a jewel case!)...
reissue dvd release with bonus features...
another reissue dvd release with additional bonus features and a slip case cover...

and finally blu!

junglalien
01-25-10, 10:06 AM
http://i50.tinypic.com/20kuh3a.jpg

riotinmyskull
01-25-10, 10:19 AM
^ :thumbsup: excellent artwork

islandclaws
01-25-10, 01:10 PM
Piranha has been delayed until 8/3.

cdmac2007
01-25-10, 04:04 PM
Piranha has been delayed until 8/3.

FYI.... Not only was it moved to play off of the new release date for PIRANHA 3-D, but it's given us more time to add more to the disc. There were things that weren't going to make it onto the disc, so the Weinstein moving the film to a new date made me happy :)

riotinmyskull
01-25-10, 04:14 PM
FYI.... Not only was it moved to play off of the new release date for PIRANHA 3-D, but it's given us more time to add more to the disc. There were things that weren't going to make it onto the disc, so the Weinstein moving the film to a new date made me happy :)

:thumbsup:

Chet Desmond
01-25-10, 05:53 PM
ordered R&RHS on blu!
Trying to think of how many formats I've had now...
let's see...
vhs...
japanese laserdisc...
lumivision US laserdisc...
initial dvd release (in a jewel case!)...
reissue dvd release with bonus features...
another reissue dvd release with additional bonus features and a slip case cover...

and finally blu!
This was the first VHS pre record I ever bought (in 1983 - ugh!) and every release since then has been missing two small lines of dialogue in the first reel. They almost seem like TV edits. I hope the blu ray finally has 'em back.

After Miss Togar introduces herself as the new principal a voice from the crowd says "Oh shit"
Later as Tom Roberts is talking to himself ("I need to broaden my horizons") after Riff walks past he pauses and says "I need to get laid".
Only about 2 seconds missing, but its always bugged me.

The Valeyard
01-25-10, 09:56 PM
Piranha has been delayed until 8/3.


8/3? That's my birthday! Time to get myself a gift.

riotinmyskull
01-26-10, 05:07 AM
Shout Factory has informed that the Blu-ray release of the 1978 movie 'Piranha' is being pushed to August 3. The reason officially given for the delay is that more time was needed "to finalize the bonus content" – although this comes just as the upcoming remake had its theatrical release postponed to August as well. Shout also set street dates for the Blu-ray editions of 'Death Race 2000' (June 22) and 'Starcrash' (September 7).

The first Blu-ray release by Shout Factory of a Roger Corman production will therefore be 'Rock 'N' Roll High School', due out on May 4.

i think the STARCRASH info is new.

SethDLH
01-26-10, 09:03 AM
i think the STARCRASH info is new.

Starcrash... The Luigi Cozzi film starring Hasslehoff? If so I'm PUMPED!

joltman
02-04-10, 11:29 AM
Umm...am I crazy, or did Amazon have a Blu-ray listing for Rock n Roll High School? They only have a listing for the new DVD now.

SPIDERone
02-04-10, 12:33 PM
Amazon pulled the item (same with piranha)

I had rock and roll high school and piranha in my wishlist and both changed to a "no longer available" image.

cdmac2007
02-06-10, 02:05 PM
PIRANHA moved to August to match up with the PIRANHA 3-D release and to allow us to add more content to the release...... like the additional scenes that were added to the network television version of PIRANHA!!

ROCK N ROLL blu ray is moving because it has been very difficult to find useable source material. We'd find elements and then they'd be in terrible condition. Some of them would take five or six figures to restore.
I will say that unlike the Disney version it will be anamorphic widesceen...and not just on the back cover :)

As you know, most of these films were shot low budget and we have spent days on some transfers color correcting each shot! One minute the film looks great and then the next shot... is entirely green... like Green-o-vision.... or the whole element has turned magenta. Let's just say I'm almost entirely grey.

I want to ensure you get the best possible release and that just takes a little extra time.

I think you'll all be happy with the end result.

Cliff
Shout Factory


Amazon pulled the item (same with piranha)

I had rock and roll high school and piranha in my wishlist and both changed to a "no longer available" image.

riotinmyskull
02-06-10, 02:33 PM
PIRANHA moved to August to match up with the PIRANHA 3-D release and to allow us to add more content to the release...... like the additional scenes that were added to the network television version of PIRANHA!!

ROCK N ROLL blu ray is moving because it has been very difficult to find useable source material. We'd find elements and then they'd be in terrible condition. Some of them would take five or six figures to restore.
I will say that unlike the Disney version it will be anamorphic widesceen...and not just on the back cover :)

As you know, most of these films were shot low budget and we have spent days on some transfers color correcting each shot! One minute the film looks great and then the next shot... is entirely green... like Green-o-vision.... or the whole element has turned magenta. Let's just say I'm almost entirely grey.

I want to ensure you get the best possible release and that just takes a little extra time.

I think you'll all be happy with the end result.

Cliff
Shout Factory

glad to hear RNRHS hasn't been cancelled! really excited about this release.

zombeaner
02-06-10, 10:31 PM
Rock N Roll High School will be the centerpiece of my Blu-ray collection. Don't make me wait too long, please!!!

The Valeyard
02-06-10, 11:30 PM
PIRANHA moved to August to match up with the PIRANHA 3-D release and to allow us to add more content to the release...... like the additional scenes that were added to the network television version of PIRANHA!!

ROCK N ROLL blu ray is moving because it has been very difficult to find useable source material. We'd find elements and then they'd be in terrible condition. Some of them would take five or six figures to restore.
I will say that unlike the Disney version it will be anamorphic widesceen...and not just on the back cover :)

As you know, most of these films were shot low budget and we have spent days on some transfers color correcting each shot! One minute the film looks great and then the next shot... is entirely green... like Green-o-vision.... or the whole element has turned magenta. Let's just say I'm almost entirely grey.

I want to ensure you get the best possible release and that just takes a little extra time.

I think you'll all be happy with the end result.

Cliff
Shout Factory


Thanks for the update. :up: These are definite Day One purchases for me.

Eric D.
02-07-10, 04:17 AM
I don't mind waiting as long as it's done right and it seems like that's what you guys are doing.

LeeVing
02-09-10, 12:30 AM
From http://www.horrorbid.com/blog/blog1.php/2010/02/05/slumber-party-massacre-dvd-series-gettin

According to Hockstatter, Shout! Factory will re-release the Slumber Party Massacre trilogy as special edition DVDs, tentatively scheduled for an October release. The fun slasher series has developed a cult following, but the DVDs have been out of print for years. Jason Paul Collum is directing an extensive, three-part supplementary documentary. There is also an “ultimate fan” contest being held...

Follow up:



The DVD releases are said to include the following special features:

* All-new interviews with cast, crew and FX personnel from the series
* Vintage never-before-seen interviews
* Behind-the-scenes footage and photographs
* a featurette featuring visits to the original shooting locations
* Audio commentary on the plethora of knockoffs that followed the release of these films such as: THE LAST SLUMBER PARTY, SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE and our personal favorite, THE SORORITY HOUSE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE
* "Sleepless Nights: Revisiting the Slumber Party Massacres" three-part documentary
* Audio commentaries for each film moderated by fansite webmaster and documentary producer, Tony Brown

The contest ends February 14th so act fast! Click HERE for contest rules, requirements, and to download a release form to accompany you submission.

Please stay tuned for official cover art and the final special feature tally once they're been revealed!



i know this says it's a dvd release....i'm hoping for a BD release the same day.

islandclaws
02-09-10, 10:59 AM
Time to try dumping my DVDs on ebay...

SPRBD
02-09-10, 10:12 PM
According to Hockstatter, Shout! Factory will re-release the Slumber Party Massacre trilogy as special edition DVDs, tentatively scheduled for an October release. The fun slasher series has developed a cult following, but the DVDs have been out of print for years. Jason Paul Collum is directing an extensive, three-part supplementary documentary. There is also an “ultimate fan” contest being held...

I'd settle for a rerelease of "Hard To Die".

Gizmo
02-09-10, 10:29 PM
From http://www.horrorbid.com/blog/blog1.php/2010/02/05/slumber-party-massacre-dvd-series-gettin




i know this says it's a dvd release....i'm hoping for a BD release the same day.

Those would be great on BD!

cdmac2007
02-11-10, 01:05 PM
That list of special features for the SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE series did not come from Shout Factory so you can consider them to just be someone's wishes and not factual.





i know this says it's a dvd release....i'm hoping for a BD release the same day.[/QUOTE]

junglalien
02-21-10, 01:07 PM
Death Race 2000 (Roger Corman's Cult Classics) [Blu-ray]
Price: $18.99
This title will be released on June 22, 2010.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039BEEWW?ie=UTF8&ref_=sr_1_5&s=dvd&qid=1266778498&sr=1-5&linkCode=shr&camp=213733&creative=393189&tag=highcom-20

MTRodaba2468
02-23-10, 02:18 AM
What we need is Piranha 2....

Seeing as how James Cameron can't even take the time to approve anamorphic transfers for the DVDs of The Abyss and True Lies, I doubt he'll have the time to supervise a transfer of Piranha 2 for release...

AmityBoatTours
02-23-10, 04:18 AM
Seeing as how James Cameron can't even take the time to approve anamorphic transfers for the DVDs of The Abyss and True Lies, I doubt he'll have the time to supervise a transfer of Piranha 2 for release...

especially how he wasnt even allowed to supervise any of the footage(or have any say in the editing) he shot for the movie, once it moved into post production. lol

you know what though, how cool would that be though if Cameron pulled a dick donner, and got the chance to recut piranha 2 as he envisioned.
doubt at this point he would ever even want to but still it would be intresting to see how much different the movie would have turned out.

riotinmyskull
02-26-10, 06:14 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/juk56g.jpg

asianxcore
02-26-10, 07:26 PM
Wow, the artwork is a million times better than the SE.

Already own the SE, but I am down to upgrade :)

dan31655
03-01-10, 02:05 AM
Hurray for using some original poster art.

Spottedfeather
03-10-10, 05:08 PM
I'd love to see Corman's Fantastic Four movie. Sure, it's cheesy, but it's a hell of a lot better than the recent ones. The Thing looked just like he's supposed to look, which the Thing in the new movie didn't look like him.

The Valeyard
03-10-10, 05:39 PM
Avi Arad claims that Marvel bought up the Corman Fantastic Four prints and burned them all.

joltman
03-10-10, 06:53 PM
Oh, it can be found at most big-city comic cons if you know where to look.

But what you will find is a bootleg with much lesser quality than what you would get from an official release, which would need the prints.

NoirFan
03-26-10, 06:03 PM
Extras on Rock N' Roll High School, from Blu-ray.com (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4351)--* Special Introduction And "Thank You" From Director Allan Arkush
* Audio commentaries:
o Allan Arkush, producer Mike Finnell and screenwriter Richard Whitley
o Roger Corman And Dey Young
o Allan Arkush, P.J. Soles And Clint Howard
* Back to School: A retrospective including all-new interviews with Allan Arkush, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Dey Young, Marky Ramone and More . . .
* Staying After Class: A roundtable interview with P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten and Dey Young
* Interview with Roger Corman conducted by Leonard Maltin
* New Interview with director Allan Arkush including a look at rare, behind-the-scenes stills from his personal collection
* Audio Outtakes from the Roxy – audio recording of The Ramones shooting
* The Final Scene
* Original radio ads and tv spots
* Original theatrical trailer
* Original theatrical trailer with commentary by writer/director/actor Eli Roth courtesy of Trailers from Hell.
* Additional Roger Corman trailers
* And more! (TBA)

AmityBoatTours
03-26-10, 11:13 PM
Avi Arad claims that Marvel bought up the Corman Fantastic Four prints and burned them all.


I dont think he is being serious, Fox probably has atleast one copy of it somewhere sitting in one of the film vaults on the back lot. Or Roger Corman might even have one in his archives somewhere.

NoirFan
03-30-10, 08:41 PM
Extras on Death Race 2000, from Blu-ray.com (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4373)-- * Audio commentaries:
o Roger Corman and Mary Woronov
o Assistant director Lewis Teague and editor Tina Hirsch
* David on Death Race: A brief look back from star David Carradine recorded in 2008
* Playing the Game: Looking Back at "Death Race 2000"
* Ready to Wear: In-depth interview costume designer Jane Ruhm on her inventive work for this film and other Roger Corman classics
* Designing Dystopia!: A detailed look at the film's futuristic landscapes and now-classic race cars with co-art director B.B. Neel, car designer James Powers and car constructor Dean Jeffries.
* Start Your Engine!: How the world of Death Race 2000 came to life, interview with original story creator Ib Melchior
* Killer Score: An all-new interview with composer Paul Chihara on the creation of the film's eclectic score, which was also his first feature film composition.
* Leonard Maltin interviews Roger Corman about Death Race 2000
* Original theatrical trailer
* Original theatrical trailer with commentary by filmmaker John Landis, courtesy of trailersfromhell.com
* Collectible 12-page booklet
* New World trailers

Looks like Shout! Factory are really doing these right.

Paul1957
03-31-10, 10:47 PM
From Shout Factory's website:

Following the release of Death Race 2000 Special Edition Blu-ray & DVD, Shout! Factory will continue to present Roger Corman’s Cult Classics home entertainment releases on a monthly basis. Upcoming highlights include Forbidden World (DVD), Galaxy Of Terror (DVD), Piranha (Blu-ray & DVD) Attack Of The Crab Monster/ Not of This Earth (DVD), Humanoids from Deep (DVD), Starcrash (Blu-ray & DVD) and Battle Beyond The Stars (Blu-ray & DVD), among others.

Starcrash and Battle Beyond the Stars on Blu!

http://www.shoutfactory.com/press/364/shout_factory_presents_roger_cormans_cult_classi.aspx

The Valeyard
04-01-10, 08:19 AM
!!!!!!!!!Battle Beyond the Stars!!!!!!!!

SethDLH
04-01-10, 09:00 AM
Starcrash, finally!!

islandclaws
04-01-10, 10:23 AM
Humanoids from the Deep really needs a BD release. And I'm also hoping it's uncut.

NoirFan
04-01-10, 03:08 PM
No Attack of the Crab Monster Blu-ray? Outrageous!

Supermallet
04-01-10, 04:50 PM
Battle Beyond The Stars, Galaxy of Terror. :up:

NoirFan
04-21-10, 05:21 PM
According to www.releaselists.com, Galaxy of Terror and Forbidden World have 7/20 release dates.

riotinmyskull
04-21-10, 05:32 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/2v2tzyd.jpg

asianxcore
04-21-10, 06:48 PM
Galaxy Of Terror on BD= :drool:

NoirFan
04-21-10, 07:22 PM
Great cover art on all of these.

MTRodaba2468
04-21-10, 10:35 PM
Damn, I'm going to go broke grabbing all the ones I want...

islandclaws
04-22-10, 01:35 PM
The cover art for these... :drool:

riotinmyskull
04-27-10, 05:16 PM
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/41826/rock-n-roll-high-school/

looks like a solid effort except for the audio....

NoirFan
04-27-10, 05:20 PM
The only audio option is 2.0 Stereo? That's a disappointment, and it certainly doesn't bode well for future releases.

cdmac2007
04-27-10, 06:57 PM
The only audio option is 2.0 Stereo? That's a disappointment, and it certainly doesn't bode well for future releases.

Keep in mind these films we shot with mono sound. I know you can create some sort of faux 5.1 from a mono source, but it won't sound very good in my opinion. Also, there is very little in the vaults on many of these films, so we've done the best we can with what we have to work with.

Cliff
Shout Factory

NoirFan
04-27-10, 07:18 PM
Thanks for the comments Cliff! I probably shouldn't have worded my post so direly. All of your points are reasonable ones, and none of these films would be exactly high-fidelity reference material even at the best of times. I'm sure everyone on the forum appreciates the time and effort you've obviously put into these releases.

*And I'm not just saying that in the hopes that you'll share a few bits of insider info on upcoming titles! *

zombeaner
04-27-10, 07:48 PM
I've owned every VHS and DVD incarnation of RNRHS and the audio has always been fine to me. I wouldn't want a fake 5.1 mix for this one.

cdmac2007
04-27-10, 08:07 PM
Thanks for the comments Cliff! I probably shouldn't have worded my post so direly. All of your points are reasonable ones, and none of these films would be exactly high-fidelity reference material even at the best of times. I'm sure everyone on the forum appreciates the time and effort you've obviously put into these releases.

*And I'm not just saying that in the hopes that you'll share a few bits of insider info on upcoming titles! *

LOL... You'd have to use water torture to get me to reveal what I'm working on before our PR department gets to announces it.

Trust me, if I had the ability to spend all the money I could on these I would. We spent a TON of money on the transfer of ROCK going back to the original camera negative when that was our only option, but it ate up a lot of my budget on the project.... but it looks nice... aside from some print damage which I didn't have time to fix before street date, which kills me.

MTRodaba2468
04-27-10, 10:33 PM
I just want to say thank you for coming here to let us know this "inside info"! It's great to have someone "on the inside" telling us about the releases. Much appreciated!

Likewise, thank you Cliff. It's fantastic to see someone in the company giving us this info.

cdmac2007
04-28-10, 10:13 AM
Likewise, thank you Cliff. It's fantastic to see someone in the company giving us this info.

you're welcome, guys!

NoirFan
04-29-10, 05:13 PM
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/11036_front.jpg

islandclaws
04-29-10, 08:10 PM
Fucking rad. I haven't even seen some of these Corman titles, but I'll buy them based on the cover art alone!

asianxcore
04-29-10, 10:15 PM
Fucking rad. I haven't even seen some of these Corman titles, but I'll buy them based on the cover art alone!

^
This

I wish they all came out on the same day, so I could get them all in one go :)

Toddarino
04-29-10, 11:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC2lrNRAvXo&feature=player_embedded

I'm not sure I know how to post this vid, but it's a trailer for the upcoming Shout! Roger Corman releases. I'm gonna get as many as I can just to support someone putting these out.
Shout! is quickly becoming my favorite releasing house.

The Valeyard
04-30-10, 01:54 AM
Shout! is getting a lot of my money recently.

islandclaws
04-30-10, 11:55 AM
<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/HC2lrNRAvXo&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/HC2lrNRAvXo&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

islandclaws
04-30-10, 11:56 AM
Cliff,

2 questions, if you can answer them....

Will Humanoids From the Deep be the unrated cut? And is there a chance of it getting a Blu-ray release down the line?

JackBurton
04-30-10, 05:18 PM
I'm interested in picking up quite a few of these. The possibility of eventually retiring my vhs copy of The Evil (1978) is a welcome surprise as well.

Thanks for the updates, Cliff. Shout! has really churned out some great product and the announcements continue to expand my wishlist.

dan31655
05-01-10, 11:47 AM
Probably should have pre-ordered galaxy of terror and forbidden world a few days ago. Since amazon jacked them up... :(.


Great trailer though, especially since my eye caught both Savage and The Evil as being releases.

PfR73
05-02-10, 12:13 PM
Cliff, I can certainly understand not remixing the soundtrack for Rock N Roll High School; the original mono mix is fine with me. But why not provide a lossless version of the mono mix?

NoirFan
05-07-10, 07:28 AM
From Blu-ray.com (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4577)--
Shout! Factory has officially announced two "science-fiction shockers" on July 20 as part of its Roger Corman's Cult Classics collection: Forbidden World (in a 2-disc BD/DVD edition) and Galaxy of Terror. Forbidden World will include the R-rated theatrical cut in a high-definition transfer from the interpositive film elements, and the never-before-seen, unrated director's cut (in standard definition, full-frame video).

Special features are as follows:

Forbidden World

* Interview with producer Roger Corman
* Interviews with cast and crew including director Allan Holzman, composer Susan Justin and actor Jesse Vint
* A look at the special effects of Forbidden World with John Carl Buechler, Robert Skotak, Tony Randal and R. Christopher Biggs
* Poster and still Gallery
* Original theatrical trailer
* Additional New World trailers
* Audio commentary with director Allan Holzman on the director's cut

Galaxy of Terror

* Commentary with Cast and Crew
* New Worlds: producer Roger Corman, screenwriter Marc Siegler and director Bruce D. Clark discuss the origins of the film
* The Crew Of The Quest: Actors Robert Englund, Sid Haig, Taaffe O'Connell and Grace Zabriskie discuss their experiences as crew members of the U.S.S. Quest
* Planet of Horrors: A detailed look into the creation of the film's memorable sets and alien landscapes
* Future King: Memories of co-production designer (and future visionary filmmaker) James Cameron from members of the cast and crew
* Old School: A journey into the complicated mechanical and makeup effects with artists Allan A. Apone, Douglas J. White, Alec Gillis and others
* Launch Sequence: Co-editor R.J. Kizer walks us through postproduction and a profile on composer Barry Schrader
* Theatrical trailers
* Extensive photo galleries including posters, production sketches and designs
* Theatrical trailer with commentary from writer/director Joel Olsen, courtesy of Trailersfromhell.com
* Original screenplay

riotinmyskull
05-11-10, 03:57 PM
ROCK N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL arrived today! i think this might be the first non-criterion blu-ray i own that has both inner sleeve art and a booklet. kudos to shout factory for an awesome package. hopefully i can watch it tomorrow night.

NoirFan
05-11-10, 07:57 PM
MoC and BFI discs also include both.

riotinmyskull
05-11-10, 08:30 PM
MoC and BFI discs also include both.

ah, you're right...my MAD DETECTIVE disc does include both. well how about US release then.. :)

NoirFan
05-15-10, 10:54 AM
Will Humanoids From the Deep be the unrated cut? And is there a chance of it getting a Blu-ray release down the line?

Blu-ray on 8/3 as well. (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4617)

islandclaws
05-15-10, 08:09 PM
Oh. Hell. Yes.

Paul1957
05-25-10, 08:47 PM
Starcrash up for pre-order:

http://www.amazon.com/Starcrash-Roger-Corman-Classics-Blu-ray/dp/B003NHMYHY


<a href="http://s395.photobucket.com/albums/pp36/Chris-01/?action=view&current=starcrash2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i395.photobucket.com/albums/pp36/Chris-01/starcrash2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

visitor Q
05-26-10, 03:52 PM
Blu-ray on 8/3 as well. (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4617)

Yeah, I just received an email from a buddy regarding the Humanoids from the Deep release. And it says this:

* New high-definition transfer of the Uncut international version presented in anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1)
* Never-before-seen deleted scenes
* Trailer, TV and radio spots
* Leonard Maltin’s interviews with Roger Corman on the making of the film
* “The Making of Humanoids From The Deep,” featuring new interviews with composer James Horner, second unit/assistant director James Sbardellati, editor Mark Goldblatt and more!
* New World trailers

The same can be found here (http://shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=15305).

I'm digging the reversible cover news. Can't wait to see what all this looks like ...

tylergfoster
05-26-10, 11:24 PM
Nothing makes me want to buy a movie like awesome, pulp-comic paintings of sexy women. I think it's an affliction.

NoirFan
05-27-10, 07:16 AM
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/11526_front.jpg

Trevor
05-27-10, 07:21 AM
Tagline gives a bit too much away, but I'm anxious to buy this one.

NoirFan
05-27-10, 06:32 PM
Pleased to see Humanoids is going to be uncut.

islandclaws
05-27-10, 07:11 PM
Pleased to see Humanoids is going to be uncut.

Ditto. The cover art and bonus features are icing on that cake.

asianxcore
05-27-10, 07:22 PM
I've already said it and will probably say it while buying up all these releases, but the cover art being used for these are reason alone for me to buy them all.

NoirFan
05-27-10, 07:36 PM
The press release for Humanoids and Piranha also has this to say: Shout! Factory will continue to present Roger Corman’s Cult Classics home entertainment releases on a monthly basis. Upcoming highlights include Starcrash, Slumber Party Massacre: The Collection, The Evil, Twice Dead, Not of This Earth, Time Walker, Dead Space, among others.

No word yet if any of these other than Starcrash will be HD.

Gizmo
05-27-10, 07:42 PM
The Collection?!?! :up:

Peep
05-28-10, 04:27 PM
I'm planning on buying all of these also. I almost wish the spines had numbers.

NoirFan
05-31-10, 11:34 AM
I almost wish the spines had numbers.

I was thinking the same thing! Criterion for the Drive-in set...

asianxcore
05-31-10, 12:57 PM
I usually dislike slipcovers, but I wish the upcoming Piranha Blu-Ray had the same lenticular cover as the DVD release.

http://www.amazon.com/Piranha-Roger-Cormans-Classics-Lenticular/dp/B00317LM8S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275328524&sr=8-2-spell

The Valeyard
05-31-10, 07:16 PM
I'd prefer the original poster as the Blu-Ray cover.

mayorofsmpleton
06-02-10, 02:11 AM
Cliff, I can certainly understand not remixing the soundtrack for Rock N Roll High School; the original mono mix is fine with me. But why not provide a lossless version of the mono mix? My sentiments exactly... I couldn't give a rat's ass about a 5.1 mix, etc... but I expect lossless audio from a BD. I'll pick it up used eventually. Great movie though.

GenPion
06-02-10, 02:14 AM
I'm going to want all of these. The problem is... these will add up fast. In other words, I'm going to have to wait for these on go on sale. I definitely plan on eventually getting all of these though.

NoirFan
06-03-10, 09:15 PM
Although not tagged as 25% off, Death Race 2000 is $16.71 pre-ordered from Deep Discount (http://www.deepdiscount.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/product.detail/productID/96815FA4-56C0-45F4-AA59-97FB6852FC71/).

NoirFan
06-04-10, 07:18 AM
Blu-ray.com review of Rock-N-Roll High School (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Rock-N-Roll-High-School-Blu-ray/9217/#Review)

cdmac2007
06-04-10, 10:44 AM
The press release for Humanoids and Piranha also has this to say:

No word yet if any of these other than Starcrash will be HD.

Only STARCRASH will be Blu

islandclaws
06-04-10, 11:54 AM
I usually dislike slipcovers, but I wish the upcoming Piranha Blu-Ray had the same lenticular cover as the DVD release.

http://www.amazon.com/Piranha-Roger-Cormans-Classics-Lenticular/dp/B00317LM8S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275328524&sr=8-2-spell

That is badass.

Why do we BD buyers always get the shaft on this kind of stuff?

NoirFan
06-20-10, 04:59 PM
Blu-ray.com review of Death Race 2000 (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Death-Race-2000-Blu-ray/9441/#Review)- Poor marks again for the audio, but at least it's lossless this time.

riotinmyskull
06-21-10, 09:05 PM
dvdbeaver on DEATH RACE 2000: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews51/death_race_2000_blu-ray.htm

NoirFan
06-22-10, 11:23 AM
Cliff, is Battle Beyond the Stars still being released (on Blu-ray, I assume?) September 7th along with Starcrash? Also, the original press release lists the double-feature DVD of ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS/NOT OF THIS EARTH as having a July 20th release date. Has that been postponed?

The Monkees
06-22-10, 01:14 PM
has anybody found death race in any stores? i don't want to wait for amazon or anywhere else to ship it.

therock69
06-22-10, 02:04 PM
i got the new dvd at my local indie store and also hastings is selling the dvd and vlu also

Sessa17
06-22-10, 03:35 PM
has anybody found death race in any stores? i don't want to wait for amazon or anywhere else to ship it.

Too bad, because I got mine over a week ago from Deep Discount & it was only $16.

NoirFan
06-22-10, 04:01 PM
How did you swing that? I ordered my copy on 6/4, it shipped 6/17, and has yet to arrive.

dan31655
06-22-10, 04:48 PM
familyvideo still has it for a nice price, for those wanting it. Probably going to order it today or tomorrow.

Sessa17
06-22-10, 05:40 PM
How did you swing that? I ordered my copy on 6/4, it shipped 6/17, and has yet to arrive.

:shrug: Ordered it in my 2nd order, arrived at my doorstep on the 18th I posted a pic in the bought thread the next day. Hoping I get the second volume of the noir set early too. Conversely 2 movies from my first order placed on the second day of the sale have yet to even ship.

NoirFan
06-22-10, 06:33 PM
Knowing DD, I'll be waiting another week. How's the booklet?

Sessa17
06-22-10, 06:46 PM
Knowing DD, I'll be waiting another week. How's the booklet?

Haven't opened it yet, just added it to the gigantic pile of unwatched unopened movies I have.

NoirFan
06-22-10, 09:17 PM
DVD Drive-In reviews of Forbidden World (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/e-h/forbiddenwrld82.htm) and Galaxy of Terror (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/e-h/galaxyofterror81.htm) DVDs. Normally I wouldn't post DVD reviews in the HD forum, but these two have been posted super early (almost a month before release date) and they give you a nice look at the extras, which are extensive once again. Galaxy of Terror even includes the screenplay as a PDF!

cdmac2007
06-23-10, 10:29 AM
Cliff, is Battle Beyond the Stars still being released (on Blu-ray, I assume?) September 7th along with Starcrash? Also, the original press release lists the double-feature DVD of ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS/NOT OF THIS EARTH as having a July 20th release date. Has that been postponed?

We are still trying to locate film elements for BATTLE, so no, it won't be released with STARCRASH.
Yes, CRAB MONSTERS and NOT OF THIS EARTH are on hold because the EARTH elements are missing. We will probably replace EARTH with an alternate title.
It looked like all the elements were in storage when we announced the titles... only to find out some were missing.

Paul_SD
06-23-10, 12:54 PM
Cliff,
Is Star Crash a lock (all elements accounted for, etc)? Has it been transferred yet? Anything that could queer the deal at this point? Any idea when we will get the official announcement with features list?
This film, in a high quality version, has been a Holy Gail for me since I bought my first DVD. It would be great to finally be able to toss the French Pal disc, but I still won't believe it until I have it in my hands (never really expected that BCI two-fer to be realized so that was far from a shock).

Also, is Saint Jack included in the Corman library?

And since I don't belong to the other forums where you post more frequently, it's great to have a chance to finally say how glad I was to see you not only land on your feet after the BCI bust, but wind up in a place much better equipped to exploit your talents and dedication.
From my perspective as a consumer, Shout is a hell of a lot more impressive organization than BCI was. Congratulations.

NoirFan
06-23-10, 04:42 PM
Thanks for the quick response, Cliff! Hopefully things will work out with Battle. Are there more Blu-ray releases planned for 2010?

Gizmo
06-23-10, 05:52 PM
Cliff,

Here' s a question for you. Why is it the DVDs only get slip covers and not the Blu-rays? Since the BDs are priced higher, I (and others) would probably expect at least the packaging to be the same.

Thanks

AmityBoatTours
06-23-10, 07:23 PM
I just watched my copy of Deathrace 2000 last night very happy with the disc (and the packaging lol) I dont need a slipcover or to sit there and complain about the lack thereof.

Gizmo
06-23-10, 07:34 PM
I just watched my copy of Deathrace 2000 last night very happy with the disc (and the packaging lol) I dont need a slipcover or to sit there and complain about the lack thereof.

Some people do care.

therock69
06-23-10, 07:47 PM
We are still trying to locate film elements for BATTLE, so no, it won't be released with STARCRASH.
Yes, CRAB MONSTERS and NOT OF THIS EARTH are on hold because the EARTH elements are missing. We will probably replace EARTH with an alternate title.
It looked like all the elements were in storage when we announced the titles... only to find out some were missing.

hey cliff any chance of munchies or confessions of a serial killer both corman films coming to dvd or blu

NoirFan
06-23-10, 09:53 PM
Here is the trailer for Starcrash. Can't say it made much sense to my tiny Earthling brain.

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cdmac2007
06-24-10, 11:23 AM
Yes, we are finalizing both discs this week (it's a two disc set) which will give you an idea of how many extra features are on the set.
We did a new transfer from the U.S. IP and it looks pretty great. 5.1 DTS HD Lossless audio on the BR.

No, we don't have Saint Jack.

Thanks!!
Cliff

Cliff,
Is Star Crash a lock (all elements accounted for, etc)? Has it been transferred yet? Anything that could queer the deal at this point? Any idea when we will get the official announcement with features list?
This film, in a high quality version, has been a Holy Gail for me since I bought my first DVD. It would be great to finally be able to toss the French Pal disc, but I still won't believe it until I have it in my hands (never really expected that BCI two-fer to be realized so that was far from a shock).

Also, is Saint Jack included in the Corman library?

And since I don't belong to the other forums where you post more frequently, it's great to have a chance to finally say how glad I was to see you not only land on your feet after the BCI bust, but wind up in a place much better equipped to exploit your talents and dedication.
From my perspective as a consumer, Shout is a hell of a lot more impressive organization than BCI was. Congratulations.

cdmac2007
06-24-10, 11:24 AM
hey cliff any chance of munchies or confessions of a serial killer both corman films coming to dvd or blu

Nope... sorry.

cdmac2007
06-24-10, 11:27 AM
Cliff,

Here' s a question for you. Why is it the DVDs only get slip covers and not the Blu-rays? Since the BDs are priced higher, I (and others) would probably expect at least the packaging to be the same.

Thanks

We only did one slipcover - Piranha - and it's not on the Blu-Ray because the amount of units we made was tiny compared to the DVD.... because Blu-Ray sales for independents are very low.... and the lenticular would have cost too much to make for such small sales.

cdmac2007
06-24-10, 11:29 AM
Thanks for the quick response, Cliff! Hopefully things will work out with Battle. Are there more Blu-ray releases planned for 2010?

I can't say at this time. Sales need to improve on Blu-Ray. Sure, the studios are selling a lot, but many retailers won't even carry our Blu-Rays so the sales are low... and the cost of making a Blu-Ray is twice (or more) than a DVD.

Paul_SD
06-24-10, 02:02 PM
Thanks for the response, Cliff!

Shame about Saint Jack, but great news about SC.

Cheers!

visitor Q
06-24-10, 05:53 PM
Here is the trailer for Starcrash. Can't say it made much sense to my tiny Earthling brain.

Doubt it's "supposed to".

Looks like a crazy mix of Star Wars, Battle Beyond the Stars, The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak (women's outfits) ...and God knows what else. It also looks like an instant silly B classic!

I've never even seen a trailer for that ..but after that, I. must. see. this.

NoirFan
06-25-10, 04:44 PM
Looks like a crazy mix of Star Wars, Battle Beyond the Stars, The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak (women's outfits) ...and God knows what else. It also looks like an instant silly B classic!

Starcrash actually recycles footage from Battle, so that would be an apt comparison!

NoirFan
06-26-10, 05:17 PM
Fans of Corman and New World should check out the UK book Mind Warp!: The Fantastic True Story of Roger Corman's New World Pictures. It's selling for ridiculous prices on Amazon, but can be had for £22.34 ($33.59) shipped from Amazon UK. It says 1 to 2 months to arrive, however. You can also purchase a copy autographed by the author directly from Hemlock Books (http://www.hemlockbooks.com/shop_products.php?sid=7) for £28.12 ($42.28) shipped, and they informed me it should only take a week to arrive. It looks like an entertaining read, and pretty extensive at 280 pages. Here's (http://www.horrordrive-in.com/serendipity/index.php?/archives/424-Mind-Warp!-The-Fantastic-True-Story-of-Roger-Cormans-New-World-Pictures,-by-Christoper-T.-Koetting.html) a review.

cdmac2007
06-26-10, 09:29 PM
Starcrash actually recycles footage from Battle, so that would be an apt comparison!

STARCRASH is an Italian production and was made a year or two before BATTLE. Footage from BATTLE has shown up in many films including SPACE RAIDERS and in the trailer for FORBIDDEN WORLD.

NoirFan
06-26-10, 09:40 PM
Footage from BATTLE has shown up in.... the trailer for FORBIDDEN WORLD.

Whoops, that must have been what I was thinking of. So the footage was in the trailer but not the actual film? Was this a common practice?

asianxcore
06-28-10, 10:23 PM
i know this says it's a dvd release....i'm hoping for a BD release the same day.

Cliff (who is over at AVManiacs as well) said there will not be a BD release for the Slumber Party Massacre films.

http://www.avmaniacs.com/forums/showpost.php?p=817076&postcount=20
http://www.avmaniacs.com/forums/showpost.php?p=818118&postcount=27

Fine with that because Shout Factory is putting so many Corman films/releases that I never thought would even be considered on Blu-Ray. Also I found Slumber Party Massacre 1-3 Used at a local Mom & Pop Shop a couple years ago for $15 total.

Gizmo
06-28-10, 10:37 PM
Cliff (who is over at AVManiacs as well) said there will not be a BD release for the Slumber Party Massacre films.

http://www.avmaniacs.com/forums/showpost.php?p=817076&postcount=20
http://www.avmaniacs.com/forums/showpost.php?p=818118&postcount=27

Fine with that because Shout Factory is putting so many Corman films/releases that I never thought would even be considered on Blu-Ray. Also I found Slumber Party Massacre 1-3 Used at a local Mom & Pop Shop a couple years ago for $15 total.

Sucks. His writings pretty much echo alot of other indies who are not getting much out of Blu-ray. Real shame.

JJE-187
06-28-10, 11:21 PM
It sucks that studios like Echo Bridge can continue to release stuff and get them stocked everywhere but a studio like Shout or Synapse or Blu Underground cant get there films into places like wal-mart or anything.

therock69
06-29-10, 07:50 PM
It sucks that studios like Echo Bridge can continue to release stuff and get them stocked everywhere but a studio like Shout or Synapse or Blu Underground cant get there films into places like wal-mart or anything.

i have never seen any synapse dvds at walmart blue underground maybe one or two titles at best shout i see there tv stuff but none of there movie releases

cdmac2007
06-30-10, 04:13 PM
It sucks that studios like Echo Bridge can continue to release stuff and get them stocked everywhere but a studio like Shout or Synapse or Blu Underground cant get there films into places like wal-mart or anything.

It's all about price. Those Echo Bridge Blu-Rays in many cases are under ten bucks.
I'm not quite sure how one stays in business doing that.... but they do :)

GoldenWheels
06-30-10, 06:00 PM
STARCRASH is an Italian production and was made a year or two before BATTLE. Footage from BATTLE has shown up in many films including SPACE RAIDERS and in the trailer for FORBIDDEN WORLD.

I noticed the spaceship Colby flies in the beginning of Forbidden World is the same ship from Galaxy of Terror. At least parts of it--hard to miss those toggle switches and the two-level bridge design. :)

Both movies were first time viewing for me and I really enjoyed both of them.

NoirFan
07-06-10, 08:43 PM
DVDTalk review of Forbidden World (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/43318/forbidden-world/)

Brandon Gantt
07-10-10, 10:40 PM
Fans of Corman and New World should check out the UK book Mind Warp!: The Fantastic True Story of Roger Corman's New World Pictures. It's selling for ridiculous prices on Amazon, but can be had for £22.34 ($33.59) shipped from Amazon UK. It says 1 to 2 months to arrive, however. You can also purchase a copy autographed by the author directly from Hemlock Books (http://www.hemlockbooks.com/shop_products.php?sid=7) for £28.12 ($42.28) shipped, and they informed me it should only take a week to arrive. It looks like an entertaining read, and pretty extensive at 280 pages. Here's (http://www.horrordrive-in.com/serendipity/index.php?/archives/424-Mind-Warp!-The-Fantastic-True-Story-of-Roger-Cormans-New-World-Pictures,-by-Christoper-T.-Koetting.html) a review.

Thanks for that! Had no idea this was out. It'll make perfect cold weather reading.

Brandon Gantt
07-12-10, 10:40 PM
It looks like 2010 will be the year of Starcrash! Just found this interesting nugget on the Myspace page of writer Richard Dean:

Curved Space - The Adventures of Stella Star is a brand new anthology book featuring short stories based on the plights and plunders of Stella Star, the beautiful heroine of the 1979 cult classic film Starcrash. I am editing the book and contributing a two-part story alongside other written contributions from awesome talents such as Glen Alan Hamilton, Madison Brents, Robin Grenville-Evans and Mark Gascoigne.

Fully endorsed by Starcrash writer/director Luigi Cozzi, this is a tremendously exciting project for me and all the contributors involved. The book will also be featured in the extra features of the upcoming Starcrash DVD / Blu-Ray release.

More details will be forthcoming through a dedicated Curved Space - The Adventures of Stella Star MySpace page and promotional video, both coming soon courtesy of the multi-talented Glen Alan Hamilton.

Book trailer:
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Myspace Page (http://www.myspace.com/curvedspace2010)

OldBoy
07-13-10, 11:44 AM
'Living Deadpan' posted this in covers forum for DVD. shout factory is doing lenticular slipcover. will probably go for Blu as well:

http://www.shoutfactory.com/av/roger_corman/piranha/pirahna_lenticular.gif

**edit** Blu-ray will not include slipcover :(

JJE-187
07-13-10, 02:39 PM
i still wish that Slumber Party Massacre & Sorority House Massacre were coming to Blu. I would even settle for bare-bones releases with all 3 films on 1 Disc!

PopcornBandit
07-13-10, 06:42 PM
Speaking of Slumber Party Massacre, I thought THIS (http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257237) was kinda neat.

JJE-187
07-14-10, 02:45 AM
Some clips from Galaxy of Terror and Forbidden World
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4872

MTRodaba2468
07-14-10, 03:19 AM
'Living Deadpan' posted this in covers forum for DVD. shout factory is doing lenticular slipcover. will probably go for Blu as well:

http://www.shoutfactory.com/av/roger_corman/piranha/pirahna_lenticular.gif

**edit** Blu-ray will not include slipcover :(

:( I would have LOVED that slipcover with the Blu-Ray.

*Sigh* Oh well.

Gizmo
07-14-10, 09:17 AM
Speaking of Slumber Party Massacre, I thought THIS (http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257237) was kinda neat.

Pretty cool, but no Blu, no sale. I'm done with buying DVDs unless they are TV Shows. I understand the costs that would have to go into this to make it to Blu-ray, but I just can't bring myself to buy the DVD set.

Still in for Pirahna.

Mike UFC
07-14-10, 11:08 AM
Speaking of Slumber Party Massacre, I thought THIS (http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257237) was kinda neat.


That's pretty cool but with shipping, it bumps up the price to about $30. I'll stick with my Amazon preorder of $22.49 shipped with Prime. I don't really care if movies like this are on BR since I think any imperfections or whatnot in AV quality are appropriate.

Toddarino
07-14-10, 03:14 PM
Speaking of Slumber Party Massacre, I thought THIS (http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257237) was kinda neat.

I had to pay the 30 bucks just for that pillowcase. It's gonna go great with the bloody sheets I got for christmas.

GoldenWheels
07-17-10, 07:32 PM
:( I would have LOVED that slipcover with the Blu-Ray.

*Sigh* Oh well.

The advance copy I have has that cover (non lenticular of course) as an alternate on the back of the normal one. You can just pull it out and flip it. Not as snazzy as the lenticular version but still cool.

All the Corman BRs I have received have some sort of alternate cover on the back side, some even using the movies alternate title--and IMO some of the alternates are cooler than the normal ones. Very very cool touch by Shout!.

Gizmo
07-17-10, 07:40 PM
So review copies went out already? Nice. Love to see how Piranha rates.

I'll have to wait and buy it used anyway since I don't support Shout! in any single way.

GoldenWheels
07-17-10, 08:03 PM
So review copies went out already? Nice. Love to see how Piranha rates.

I'll have to wait and buy it used anyway since I don't support Shout! in any single way.

Vendor sample in this case. They are really generous in that regard. Will be checking out Humanoids From the Deep later tonite!

Can I ask what your beef is with them Gizmo? (not looking to be argumentative, just curious--they seem to get universal kudos around here)

Gizmo
07-18-10, 12:06 PM
Can I ask what your beef is with them Gizmo? (not looking to be argumentative, just curious--they seem to get universal kudos around here)

Has to do with them advertising and selling a "Freaks and Geeks" Yearbook back in 2004 as being a one-print only run and the mold being destroyed once all copies were sold. Then they went ahead and re-released it in 2008 for a quick cash-grab (Apatow fever). They lied to fans and consumers and since that point I refuse to buy any Shout! items new. I will buy used - so I get the quality product and they don't get a single penny from me.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/533972-freaks-geeks-yearbook-re-released.html

It was sold with these things being said:
We are making only 25,000 of them and then that's it. We'll never make them again. We'll break the mold, lock the door, and throw away the key. The Special Limited Edition will not show up on any discount web sites and it will never be sold at a discounted price. It is a true collectible. We swear to you.

So that is why I don't support Shout!. I've skipped on about a dozen or so releases from them, and picked up a few used (My So-Called Life for example)

TomOpus
07-18-10, 12:57 PM
Gizmo, I totally understand only buying their stuff used. I think I posted my thoughts in that thread. I was not a fan of the show (never watched it) but, as a collector, I wasn't happy with the way they did the re-release. Would've been so much better if they just did a different package.

But I will go to their panel at Comic-Con and, if given a chance, will ask them about it and if they caught some backlash over it.

Gizmo
07-18-10, 01:03 PM
While I understand your frustration with them, and please don't consider this a "personal attack" as it is not meant that way, but.....Good Christ, man, a company has never lied to you before? I mean, you can spend your $$$ how you like (and that is the true bottom line, really), but it sounds like you're passing on some truly cool shit because somebody told you a nasty fib a long time ago. Just sayin'. :shrug:

I'm not passing on anything - I buy used. I can get just about anything they sell used a week or two after it comes out. I'm just not supporting them with buying it new.

Gizmo, I totally understand only buying their stuff used. I think I posted my thoughts in that thread. I was not a fan of the show (never watched it) but, as a collector, I wasn't happy with the way they did the re-release. Would've been so much better if they just did a different package.

But I will go to their panel at Comic-Con and, if given a chance, will ask them about it and if they caught some backlash over it.

Please do. I always enjoyed seeing them at Comic-Con (I stopped in and thanked them in 2005 after the set came out when they had a very small booth.

I don't want to threadcrap in this thread though so I'll halt my conversation regarding Shout! here. (But do PM me if you ask the question to them and they give you a response. I can't make it out this year :()

Paul_SD
07-18-10, 01:23 PM
If they had to do that (with Freaks & Geeks) to subsidize the 101 other things they license and put out that sell in pitiful numbers- that's fine by me. I understand why an original purchaser might be annoyed- but you did get to enjoy that release, and have pride of ownership of something rare and unique, for several years. Resale value may have taken a hit, but nothing changes the fact you still own a definitive version of the product.

The fact that they released F&G at all, considering how complex the licensing issues were and the fact the studio that owned it couldn't be bothered going to the trouble, means they get cut a lot of slack from me.

One of my favorite companies out there, and I hope they have a long happy life licensing plenty more cool stuff.

asianxcore
07-18-10, 02:05 PM
So review copies went out already? Nice. Love to see how Piranha rates.

I'll have to wait and buy it used anyway since I don't support Shout! in any single way.

AV Maniacs's Review of Pirahna (BD):

http://www.avmaniacs.com/review.php?id=1472

NoirFan
07-18-10, 02:06 PM
DVD Beaver on Galaxy of Terror (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews51/galaxy_of_terror_blu-ray.htm)

JJE-187
07-18-10, 05:09 PM
Dread central review of Galaxy Terror http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/galaxy-terror-blu-ray-dvd

JJE-187
07-18-10, 05:11 PM
I hope we get more Corman BR announcments soon. I am hoping for Grand Theft Auto and Eat My Dust

NoirFan
07-18-10, 05:32 PM
I've been making my way through the Corman/New World bio Mindwarp, and I've come across a few titles I'd like to see in HD: Unholy Rollers, The Arena, Caged Heat and Hollywood Blvd. A couple more reviews:
Blu-ray.com on Forbidden World (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Forbidden-World-Blu-ray/11036/#Review) and Galaxy of Terror (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Galaxy-of-Terror-Blu-ray/11035/#Review)

Gizmo
07-18-10, 07:29 PM
I hope we get more Corman BR announcments soon. I am hoping for Grand Theft Auto and Eat My Dust

I think Cliff has mentioned (on another board) that the current BDs were not selling very well (hence why we are not getting Slumber Party Masaccare). Piranha should sell well with the obvious tie-in to the remake though.

Sessa17
07-18-10, 08:34 PM
Damn I can't wait to get these 2 Corman titles this week. I pre-ordered them at DVD Empire for $18 a piece but they haven't even shipped yet. Usually they ship stuff early, guess not this time.

TheNightFlier
07-19-10, 12:02 PM
Vendor sample in this case. They are really generous in that regard. Will be checking out Humanoids From the Deep later tonite!

Can I ask what your beef is with them Gizmo? (not looking to be argumentative, just curious--they seem to get universal kudos around here)

How did Humanoids look?

PfR73
07-19-10, 03:12 PM
Glad to be seeing from reviews that Piranha, Galaxy Of Terror, & Forbidden World all have lossless audio, which means I plan on purchasing them.

OldBoy
07-19-10, 04:23 PM
Damn I can't wait to get these 2 Corman titles this week. I pre-ordered them at DVD Empire for $18 a piece but they haven't even shipped yet. Usually they ship stuff early, guess not this time.

i was wondering the same thing about DeepDiscount. usually they ship the Tuesday prior, but as of this evening, nothing still. was hoping to get by tomorrow :(

NoirFan
07-19-10, 04:23 PM
Damn I can't wait to get these 2 Corman titles this week. I pre-ordered them at DVD Empire for $18 a piece but they haven't even shipped yet. Usually they ship stuff early, guess not this time.

For once our situations are reversed - mine arrived today! Looking forward to watching both tonight for the Challenge. Bring on the HD cheese!

OldBoy
07-20-10, 02:27 PM
anyone find GoT in a retail store today?

Sessa17
07-20-10, 04:09 PM
Damn it, called DVD empire about my order, & they said they haven't even gotten the Corman Blu-Rays in yet, said they don't know when they will get there. They've been good in the past sending stuff early to me, so I guess I can't complain. I just really felt like watching these now.

GoldenWheels
07-20-10, 04:17 PM
How did Humanoids look?

I thought it looked pretty good, and clean. I am not a super stickler for PQ though so a more educated viewer might pick out some flaws which went right by me.

For some point of reference, I do think all the Corman BRs have looked pretty good (though I haven't watched R n R High School yet), with Forbidden Planet being a standout IMO. I remember thinking that one looked excellent, outside of the cheese sfx space fight that starts it.

dan31655
07-20-10, 05:58 PM
I thought it looked pretty good, and clean. I am not a super stickler for PQ though so a more educated viewer might pick out some flaws which went right by me.

For some point of reference, I do think all the Corman BRs have looked pretty good (though I haven't watched R n R High School yet), with Forbidden Planet being a standout IMO. I remember thinking that one looked excellent, outside of the cheese sfx space fight that starts it.

Forbidden World :p


I think family video sent mine out today... so thursday most likely for me.

visitor Q
07-20-10, 05:58 PM
anyone find GoT in a retail store today?

Not a national chain, but the Newbury Comics regional chain has both Galaxy of Terror and Forbidden World in stock - in Natick (I only say this because their stock varies store to store).

Each are also available for a limited time sale price of $19.99 a piece. Wish I knew about this before my pre-order. This is one thing that sucks about Newbury Comics.

GoldenWheels
07-20-10, 06:05 PM
Forbidden World :p


I think family video sent mine out today... so thursday most likely for me.

Do'h! :brickwl2:

I have no defense....this isn't even the first time I have gotten that wrong! I have some brain lock on this movies title!

NoirFan
07-21-10, 12:14 PM
anyone find GoT in a retail store today?

Cliff mentioned on another board that Best Buy isn't carrying any of these.

asianxcore
07-21-10, 03:56 PM
Cliff mentioned on another board that Best Buy isn't carrying any of these.

Lame. I'll probably end up ordering these either from Amazon or DiabolikDVD

OldBoy
07-21-10, 04:03 PM
well, Galaxy is on its way and pre-ordered Humanoids and Piranha (DVD) for the cool ass slipcover :up: :up:
will probably do a triple feature when they all come in.

riotinmyskull
07-21-10, 04:07 PM
well, Galaxy is on its way and pre-ordered Humanoids and Piranha (DVD) for the cool ass slipcover :up: :up:
will probably do a triple feature when they all come in.

so you opted for the dvd version of PIRANHA over the blu-ray because of a slipcover? :hscratch:

Sessa17
07-21-10, 04:10 PM
so you opted for the dvd version of PIRANHA over the blu-ray because of a slipcover? :hscratch:

-ohbfrank- I thought maybe I read that wrong. That is just sad, especially given the care that goes into these Corman HD transfers.

NoirFan
07-21-10, 04:12 PM
Lame. I'll probably end up ordering these either from Amazon or DiabolikDVD

Looks like DVD Empire might be cheapest if you're ordering three - $58.23 with shipping, then Enter the code 1539489 at checkout to save $8 on your next order of $55 or more (Not valid on used, VOD or with any other offers, expires 08/01) so $50.23 total, unless pre-orders aren't eligible for the code. They're $20.49 each from Amazon.

therock69
07-21-10, 04:27 PM
anyone find GoT in a retail store today?

got Galaxy of terror and forbidden world 2 disc dvd at my indie store today for 14.99 they didn't get the blu-rays in yet probably today but those ar 19.99 there

also i am really disapointed bestbuy stores now only get mostly major titles no catalog titles anymore

Matthew Chmiel
07-21-10, 05:09 PM
got Galaxy of terror and forbidden world 2 disc dvd at my indie store today for 14.99 they didn't get the blu-rays in yet probably today but those ar 19.99 there
My indie store (Zia) had all the Corman Shout! BDs on sale for $19.99 a pop and there were quite a few copies too.

PopcornBandit
07-26-10, 04:23 PM
The Slumber Party Massacre Collection is down to $18.49 (was $22.99) on Amazon for those of you who may care.

OldBoy
07-26-10, 09:33 PM
Cliff mentioned on another board that Best Buy isn't carrying any of these.

well, that is weird because Piranha is actually listed as "Coming Soon" for in-store pickup while the others are listed as "Not Available".

therock69
07-26-10, 10:11 PM
well, that is weird because Piranha is actually listed as "Coming Soon" for in-store pickup while the others are listed as "Not Available".

the 2 best buys 60 miles from me when it says coming they get them 90% of the time if it says not available means online only and check stores says 100% they will have them

cdmac2007
07-27-10, 01:37 PM
They are picking up PIRANHA

riotinmyskull
07-27-10, 03:24 PM
dvdbeaver on PIRANHA: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews51/piranha_blu-ray.htm

Bob_Bobbson
07-27-10, 03:34 PM
dvdbeaver on PIRANHA: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews51/piranha_blu-ray.htm

Note: There's a screencap in there that's definitely NSFW.

Good thing my desk is in a separate room from the others. :lol:

NoirFan
07-27-10, 03:48 PM
Note: There's a screencap in there that's definitely NSFW.

For future reference, any DVD Beaver review of a film containing nudity will itself contain nudity.

Bob_Bobbson
07-27-10, 04:16 PM
For future reference, any DVD Beaver review of a film containing nudity will itself contain nudity.

Yeah, I remembered that right as I scrolled down to the cap.

"Hey wait a minute, didn't this movie have boobs in i--yep there they are." :lol:

Larry C.
07-27-10, 05:37 PM
Well Pirana is a 1st day buy for me, but I'm embarassed to say I've never seen the others. Which is better Galaxy of terror or Forbidden World?

Larry C.
07-27-10, 05:38 PM
Yeah, I remembered that right as I scrolled down to the cap.

"Hey wait a minute, didn't this movie have boobs in i--yep there they are." :lol:

Yeah what was up with those Stevie Wonders?

NoirFan
07-27-10, 06:42 PM
Which is better Galaxy of terror or Forbidden World?

I enjoyed both of them, but Galaxy of Terror has superior sets and at least a semblance of a plot, plus a naked blonde being ravished by a giant, lustful maggot. The cast is a bit more interesting than Forbidden World, with Sid Haig and Joanie from Happy Days, but Forbidden World has the superior eye candy, and a higher sleaze quotient. You really can't go wrong with either one though.

GoldenWheels
07-27-10, 07:44 PM
I enjoyed both of them, but Galaxy of Terror has superior sets and at least a semblance of a plot, plus a naked blonde being ravished by a giant, lustful maggot. The cast is a bit more interesting than Forbidden World, with Sid Haig and Joanie from Happy Days, but Forbidden World has the superior eye candy, and a higher sleaze quotient. You really can't go wrong with either one though.

I hate to say it, as she didn't perform badly at all, but I had a hard time watching her...I kept expecting Chachi to come out with a sleeveless T-shirt. She is just so "Joanie Cunningham" to me. My own hang up to be sure. Still.

OldBoy
07-27-10, 07:52 PM
I enjoyed both of them, but Galaxy of Terror has superior sets and at least a semblance of a plot, plus a naked blonde being ravished by a giant, lustful maggot. The cast is a bit more interesting than Forbidden World, with Sid Haig and Joanie from Happy Days, but Forbidden World has the superior eye candy, and a higher sleaze quotient. You really can't go wrong with either one though.

was it FW that used the leftover sets from GoT? i thought i read that one of these movies' sets were used for another Corman cult classic...

Bob_Bobbson
07-27-10, 08:16 PM
was it FW that used the leftover sets from GoT? i thought i read that one of these movies' sets were used for another Corman cult classic...

"It is frequently paired with and compared to the previous year's Corman-produced Alien rip-off Galaxy of Terror, with which Forbidden World shares some of the same sets (designed by James Cameron)." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidden_World)

NoirFan
07-27-10, 10:21 PM
I hate to say it, as she didn't perform badly at all, but I had a hard time watching her...I kept expecting Chachi to come out with a sleeveless T-shirt. She is just so "Joanie Cunningham" to me. My own hang up to be sure. Still.

Then you must have had quite the reaction when her Dinty Moore Beef Stew-filled head exploded!

The Valeyard
07-27-10, 11:29 PM
Note: There's a screencap in there that's definitely NSFW.

Good thing my desk is in a separate room from the others. :lol:

Looks like it's gone.

JJE-187
07-27-10, 11:38 PM
http://www.spencersonline.com/images/spencers/products/processed/00028407.zoom.a.jpg

zyzzle
07-28-10, 01:52 AM
It is a pity that PIRANHA is only 16 GB and encoded at a somewhat low bitrate of 19 MBit/sec. It looks like that they did just enough to barely get by. Adding more bitrate may have helped get this title looking quite stellar. All the same, I probably will buy it any way to give support to the company so that they might release more of our beloved catalog titles in HD.

Gizmo
07-28-10, 08:52 AM
It is a pity that PIRANHA is only 16 GB and encoded at a somewhat low bitrate of 19 MBit/sec. It looks like that they did just enough to barely get by. Adding more bitrate may have helped get this title looking quite stellar. All the same, I probably will buy it any way to give support to the company so that they might release more of our beloved catalog titles in HD.

These type of movies barely even sell (break even?) so it's not all that shocking. It's either this...or stick with the DVD. Blu-ray just didn't catch on like the studios had hoped and people are not re-buying the movies they already own on DVD. Its this or nothing.

dsa_shea
07-28-10, 01:13 PM
These type of movies barely even sell (break even?) so it's not all that shocking. It's either this...or stick with the DVD. Blu-ray just didn't catch on like the studios had hoped and people are not re-buying the movies they already own on DVD. Its this or nothing.

You've repeated this tidbit of information in various threads.

Kedrix
07-28-10, 01:24 PM
You've repeated this tidbit of information in various threads.

Yeah he does that. :(, just ignore him and he tends to pipe down. I've upgraded plenty of my movies, so I guess I'm not a person per his analysis. :D

Just because Blu-Ray hasn't lived up to the potential that studios want (which I kinda disagree with, but that's another thread all together), doesn't mean we should settle though. If there is potential to encode a movie even as simple as this one, they should go ahead and try to give the blu-ray all they can. People would be a lot more accepting for the format (and not simply sticking with their dvd) and would consider upgrading. You see this a lot in foreign martial art films as well.

NoirFan
07-28-10, 07:51 PM
It is a pity that PIRANHA is only 16 GB and encoded at a somewhat low bitrate of 19 MBit/sec.

I believe all of their releases have been BD25s.

visitor Q
07-29-10, 04:36 PM
I enjoyed both of them, but Galaxy of Terror has superior sets and at least a semblance of a plot, plus a naked blonde being ravished by a giant, lustful maggot. The cast is a bit more interesting than Forbidden World, with Sid Haig and Joanie from Happy Days, but Forbidden World has the superior eye candy, and a higher sleaze quotient. You really can't go wrong with either one though.

Sid Haig vs. his arm! Sid Haig's unrelenting rage over his "Christmas ornaments"! Sid Haig, quiet, strong and philosophical! Classic silly, low budget slice of B with a decent wrap up (conceptually), a recognizable cast, some truly funny moments and a view into Cameron's early set work. 3.5/5.0

Forbidden Planet (theatrical cut) - sleazy, wet, peppered with some nice effects and surprisingly, a rather effectively built up sense of tension. Not to say the plots are all fully realized, or the set designs seem familiar (or the opening spaceship salvo), or the "hook ups" make a any sense - but I thought the work in the script and my interest in the story development gives the edge to Forbidden Planet. More serious of the two but it's still a blast. 4.0/5.0

Now I just wish Shout! picked up Inseminoid to complete the "trilogy" ...

NoirFan
07-29-10, 04:49 PM
Sid Haig, quiet, strong and philosophical!

On the commentary track, which is really lively and often hilarious, they claim Haig requested that most of his lines be dropped after reading the script.

Brandon Gantt
07-30-10, 04:23 PM
the ultimate roger corman science-fiction classic makes its long-awaited debut for the first time in high-definition blu-ray™ and on dvd!

Shout! Factory presents starcrash

starring caroline munro, david hasselhoff, christopher plummer, joe spinell and marjoe gortner

2-disc special-edition blu-ray™ and dvd

digitally remastered and presented in widescreen for the first time with a galaxy’s worth of special features!

Crashing home entertainment shelves nationwide september 14, 2010 from shout! Factory

one of the most eagerly awaited inter-galactic science-fiction adventures, released by roger corman’s new world pictures, will finally be made available for the first time to the home entertainment shelves as starcrash, directed by luigi cozzi, will debut september 14, 2010 on 2-disc special edition blu-ray and dvd from shout! Factory, in association with new horizons picture corporation. An adventure like no other, the starcrash 2-disc special edition contains anamorphic widescreen presentation of the movie with dts hd 5.1 surround sound (blu-ray), a reversible cover featuring vintage art for original movie posters and a payload of bonus content including all-new interviews and commentaries with cast and crew, rare behind-the-scenes footage and much more! A must-have for loyal fans of roger corman and luigi cozzi, science fiction enthusiasts and collectors, starcrash 2-disc special edition blu-ray and dvd mark the latest installments from the popular roger corman’s cult classics home entertainment series from shout! Factory. Each special edition blu-ray and dvd is sold separately. Blu-ray is priced to own at $26.97; and dvd is available at $19.93.

Produced in italy in the wake of star wars’ phenomenal success, starcrash (also known as the adventures of stella star in overseas territories) became an international blockbuster in its own right. This 1979 film became one of new world pictures’ biggest box-office hits. Critics might have laughed, by so did audiences, who grooved to its campy humor, wildly imaginative special effects (some of them quite good!) and non-stop adventure. Where star wars dared not go, starcrash went — at warp speed!

The lasting peace of the galaxy is threatened by the diabolical and relentless count zarth arn (cult icon joe spinell, rocky, the godfather and the godfather - part ii), who is determined to take the universe for himself and make each planet his plaything, each inhabitant his slave. There is no question that the count is evil, given his propensity for cackling at every opportunity.

Can anyone save the universe from this megalomaniacal madman? Indeed there is, and she’s quite a beauty.

Brave, bikini-clad star warrior stella star (caroline munro, the spy who loved me, at the earth’s core) and her co-pilot akton (child evangelist-turned-actor marjoe gortner, food of the gods, mausoleum) are pressed into service to thwart the evil zarth arn’s plot. If they succeed, galactic peace will be achieved. If they fail, the universe will fall into decay and destruction at the hands of its sadistic new overlord.

Have no fear, because stella star is here!

The film’s zesty, star-studded cast also includes people’s choice award winner david hasselhoff (knight rider, baywatch) in one of his first big-screen roles, noted screen tough guy robert tessier (the longest yard, the cannonball run) and legendary two-time emmy® and tony® award winner, and academy award® nominee christopher plummer (the last station, murder by decree, the sound of music) as the emperor.

Starcrash was written and directed by fan favorite luigi cozzi (aka lewis coates), whose other cult masterworks include alien contamination (an “homage” to alien) and the unforgettable lou ferrigno vehicle hercules (an “homage” to conan the barbarian). The film also boasts a rousing score by five-time academy award® winner john barry (dances with wolves, out of africa, 10 james bond films).

Alas, starcrash would prove to be the only big-screen stella star adventure … but as its worldwide legion of fans will attest, it was one to remember!

Starcrash 2-disc special edition blu-ray and dvd bonus content

new anamorphic widescreen transfer (1.85:1) and dts hd 5.1 surround sound (blu-ray), dolby digital 5.1 surround sound (dvd)

disc one:
· interview with writer/director luigi cozzi
· starcrash: The music of john barry, a detailed analysis of the score by mars of deadhouse music
· 2 feature-length commentaries by starcrash historian stephen romano:
Commentary 1: The history of starcrash, the making of the film and its importance in 1970s fantastic cinema.
Commentary 2: Starcrash scene-by-scene: Production trivia, anecdotes and critical analysis.
· behind-the-scenes image gallery, featuring storyboards, art, and rare, never-before-seen photos!
· promotional art gallery, featuring photos, posters, lobby cards and early poster designs by drew struzan
· fan art gallery, featuring an exclusive look at the all-new, sexy stella star art from fantasy illustrator robin greenville evans
· theatrical trailer with commentary by eli roth from trailersfromhell.com and an all-new exclusive trailer commentary by filmmaker/editor joe dante!
· tv spots and radio spots

disc two
· interview with actress caroline munro (60 min.)
· 17 deleted and alternate scenes
· the complete, original starcrash screenplay, illustrated with original storyboards and early, full-color concept art
· exclusive 20-minute behind-the-scenes footage reel, with commentary
· the making of the special effects of starcrash by armando valcauda with exclusive, never-before-seen special-effects footage

shout! Factory will continue to present roger corman’s cult classics home entertainment releases on a monthly basis. Upcoming highlights include the slumber party massacre collection, the evil, twice dead, the warrior and the sorceress, barbarian queen, not of this earth, terror within, streets, angel in red, lady in red, crazy mama, big bad mama, among others.

wow!

JackBurton
08-01-10, 07:34 AM
Death Race 2000 and Forbidden World blu-rays are currently $15.49 at Amazon. That's the lowest price I've seen yet.

riotinmyskull
08-01-10, 07:38 AM
death race 2000 and forbidden world blu-rays are currently $15.49 at amazon. That's the lowest price i've seen yet.

+ rock n roll high school

onebyone
08-01-10, 01:33 PM
I am in for Forbidden World, but sure wish they would throw Galaxy of Terror in there with the rest of the deals.

PopcornBandit
08-02-10, 08:42 PM
I have picked up every Roger Corman blu-ray thus far except for Rock 'N Roll High School because I'm not a fan and my only complaint is the packaging. Every RC BD I've gotten the case is pretty flimsy and leaves marks on the BD. It's not a big deal because I can pretty much wipe them away. It is a minor annoyance though. Anyone else experience this?

MrStayPuft
08-02-10, 09:23 PM
So slumber party massacre is getting a trilogy boxset dvd release in Oct, how come they're not released on blu ray?

asianxcore
08-02-10, 09:29 PM
So slumber party massacre is getting a trilogy boxset dvd release in Oct, how come they're not released on blu ray?

http://www.avmaniacs.com/forums/showpost.php?p=817076&postcount=20
http://www.avmaniacs.com/forums/showpost.php?p=818118&postcount=27

MrStayPuft
08-03-10, 02:35 AM
http://www.avmaniacs.com/forums/showpost.php?p=817076&postcount=20
http://www.avmaniacs.com/forums/showpost.php?p=818118&postcount=27

bummer. Thanks for the links!

godzilla rules
08-03-10, 08:03 PM
I just ordered Piranha and Humanoids From the Deep. They should be here on thursday. I can not wait.

Peep
08-05-10, 03:58 PM
Watched "Humanoids From the Deep" for the first time in Widescreen on Tuesday. Awesome disc!

JJE-187
08-05-10, 05:16 PM
My local Wal-Mart has Piranha on DVD but no Blu :(

riotinmyskull
08-05-10, 07:58 PM
dvdbeaver on HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews51/humanoids_from_the_deep_blu-ray.htm

MrStayPuft
08-05-10, 08:55 PM
Blind bought Forbidden World on blu after going on sale at Amazon, and had such a good time with it that I decided to buy Piranha, Galaxy of Terror and Humanoids on blu also, regardless of price.

Skipped Rock n Roll High School and Death Race because they just don't seem to interest me as much. I'm only into the monster/sci fi stuff.

visitor Q
08-06-10, 04:03 AM
dvdbeaver on HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews51/humanoids_from_the_deep_blu-ray.htm

Just watched this for the first time last night. It's been a long eight year wait. Keep in mind, as it may be expected, some of those shots could kill a first time viewing... (I didn't even know what the creatures looked like going in)

Buy or rent on the faith of the material alone. Skip the visual comparisons until after.

As for the film, Humanoids of the Deep is a lot of fun ...and definitely delivers!

Peep
08-06-10, 07:05 PM
Blind bought Forbidden World on blu after going on sale at Amazon, and had such a good time with it that I decided to buy Piranha, Galaxy of Terror and Humanoids on blu also, regardless of price.

I've bought all of the blu's released so far and am pre-ordering the rest as they become available. "Forbidden World" and "Galaxy of Terror" were both blind buys for me. I liked "Forbidden World" much better, but the extras on "Galaxy of Terror" don't make it a total loss.

I'll probably buy up the Cormans released only on standard DVD also, although I haven't picked up "Suburbia" yet because I'm pretty happy with my old copy. Upgrading "Rock 'n Roll High School" and "Death Race 2000" (which I already owned), were no-brainers.

alfonsosoriano
08-06-10, 07:18 PM
Pretty sure I'm gonna buy all of these eventually. Already have Death Race 2000 and just ordered Forbidden World since it went on sale on Amazon. Need the others as well eventually!

RD1973
08-07-10, 04:52 PM
I bought the Piranha BluRay yesterday. The second I opened it, something was off. The box felt and looked funny. Upon closer inspection, this was my first Vortex Eco-case. While not as bad as the Viva Elite Ecos, its still pretty shitty. It feels really flimsy and the plastic used for the cover side is so thin that it can't hold its shape so it was "caved in."

So, I took the cover art, flipped it, and put it in a Viva Elite. Now it looks awesome. The alternate cover rocks, the disc art rocks and theres even a booklet! Great presentation, can't wait to watch it.

Oh yeah, and the Vortex Eco is right where it belongs: in the garbage, with its Viva Elite Eco brothers.

NoirFan
08-08-10, 03:00 PM
Two commentaries on Starcrash? Be still, my beating heart!

NoirFan
08-15-10, 05:59 PM
According to this (http://wtf-film.com/site/2010/08/15/starcrash/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=starcrash) review of the Starcrash DVD, the Munro interview is 73 minutes, not 60.

RD1973
08-24-10, 12:32 AM
I was looking at the Piranha DVD at Best Buy today and I noticed that the slipcover said 1.85:1, while the case said 1.78:1. The Blu-ray also says 1.78:1. So, which is it? And what is it supposed to be?

Eric D.
08-24-10, 01:00 AM
I own all of the titles on BD now and am so happy with the love Shout is giving them. The extras are amazing and the booklets and cover art put it over the top. With that said, it's a damn shame that they are not selling well enough for them to release more on BD. I would have loved to have had The Slumber Party Massacre Trilogy in HD. Hopefully Starcrash won't be the last of Shout's Corman on Blu. :(

Peep
08-24-10, 01:35 PM
From what I've read, only the first movie of the Slumber trilogy will even be widescreen! If true, what a rip-off. I already have all 3 in FS.

asianxcore
08-24-10, 01:55 PM
From what I've read, only the first movie of the Slumber trilogy will even be widescreen! If true, what a rip-off. I already have all 3 in FS.

Where did you read that?

Adam Tyner
08-24-10, 02:12 PM
From what I've read, only the first movie of the Slumber trilogy will even be widescreen! If true, what a rip-off. I already have all 3 in FS.Nope.

Cliff from Shout! Factory sez:

There are some great extras... and they'll be some new transfers.
I did the SLUMBER II transfer last night. New Anamorphic transfer from the IP.

However:

Question for Cliff: Will all three movies be in anamorphic widescreen?
Not the third film. The third one's master is unrated and if we went back to the film elements, I couldn't be sure that i'd be able to rebuild the uncut version since all the elements in the vault appear to be the theatrical version. Their run times don't match.

Peep
08-24-10, 03:58 PM
OK, so 1 + 2 in WS and 3 in FS? That's a little better.