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Old 12-22-04, 05:26 AM
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Midnite Movies Double Features

The situation over these is very confusing. As I understood it some - but maybe not all - of these from MGM became exclusive to Best Buy. However, they were also made available to "some Canadian online stores". Weirdly, Best Buy's own website doesn't list most of them! Does anyone know:

Which ones were made "exclusives" and which ones were still generally available?

Can I still get them from - for example - DVDSoon, who still list them? I ordered one (the Phibes double) and it's sat on order for quite a while (nothing unusual in that DVDSoon never seem to hold stock of anything!)?

It would seem a bit odd that they would not be available as they were only released on August 24th of this year.

I know one place that has stock, but they're almost twice as expensive as DVDSoon. I don't mind ordering and waiting, but don't want to find that they can't get hold of them after eight weeks, while "another place" sells their last copies!

I realise that many of the single titles that wer eused to make up the doubles are generally available.
Way to go MGM for confusing everything and minimising your sales.
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Agreed - very annoying, very confusing, very stupid.
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I was able to find these (most of them) in B&M stores. The only one I had trouble getting was the Count Yorga double set, and I ended up ordering that one from DVDSoon and eventually got it (after 4 or 5 weeks - you know, typical DVDSoon time)
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Whenabouts was this?

The DVDSoon prices on them are very good. But boy the time they take to supply stuff! I had to wait two WEEKS for something they had "IN Stock" to ship out (yep it sat "ON Order" for most of that).

As I'm in the UK I can't go to a store and get them. :-(
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I know Deranged & Motel Hell Double feature is $9.99 at my local Suncoast & Sam Goody. So is another one Something Hotel Massacre & something else is $5.99 at the same stores. I have yet to see these anywhere else besides for $14.99 at Best Buy,and the ones mentioned. I have however only seen others at Best Buy ONLY. I would like to know this as well. I own the MH/D one.
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AFAIK, these are the Best Buy exclusives, although this list might have changed since I first made it:
The Abominable Dr. Phibes/Dr. Phibes Rises Again
Attack of the Puppet People/Village of the Giants
Beach Blanket Bingo/How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
Beach Party/Bikini Beach
Count Yorga, Vampire/The Return of Count Yorga
Empire of the Ants/Tentacles
The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit and the Pendulum
Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow/ Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant/The Thing with Two Heads
Invasion of the Star Creatures/Invasion of the Bee Girls
The Land that Time Forgot/The People that Time Forgot
The Monster that Challenged the World/It! The Terror from Beyond Space
Strange Invaders/Invaders from Mars
Theatre of Blood/Madhouse
The Wild Angels/Hell's Belles
Wild in the Streets/Gas-s-s-s
Old 12-25-04, 03:59 PM
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Issued in August 2004, right? And also made available to "some" Canadian online stores, notably DVDsoon (hah, if ever there was a store with a misleading name, it's that lot. DVD-after-four-or-five-weeks-if-you're-lucky, more like...their info is also hilariously inaccurate. Apparently the Midnite Movies have been issued variously by Orion, Image, A&E and Universal!)

Also worth noting that Best Buy don't list the "exclusives" on their website, were they instore only? If so, MGM really don't want these to sell, do they?

Also, are Masque of the Red Death/Premature Burial and Comedy of Terrors/The Raven OOP or not? Conflicting info out there.

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Old 12-29-04, 03:34 PM
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Moved here:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showpost.ph...3&postcount=15

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Wow - thanks for the info!
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Thanks Gojira69!
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Did anyone get the Incredible two-headed transplant one? I have a cheapo version of it and the quality is AWFUL, and I'm wondering if this version in the two pack is better. Also, mine is full screen...UGH.
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Thanks for the detailed list, extremely helpful stuff.
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Originally Posted by Little Joe
Did anyone get the Incredible two-headed transplant one? I have a cheapo version of it and the quality is AWFUL, and I'm wondering if this version in the two pack is better. Also, mine is full screen...UGH.
I have it. It is beautiful! Can you say that about this movie? Okay, I will! It's Beautiful! It is also presented in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with anamorphic enhancement.

But you be the judge:
http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/i...oheads7172.htm

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Old 12-30-04, 05:36 PM
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Now which ones are out of print? I know the first and second batches are, or some of them at least. I can't believe that the ones released August 2004 are OOP already.

I think some folks are thinking that because - being exlusive to Best Buy (and DVDSoon incidentally) most sites don't list them.
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MidNite Movies R1 DVDs

There have been 125 film titles released as part of the MGM "Midnite Movies" line. 100 of these titles are available on double-feature DVDs, 14 as single-feature DVDs, and 11 were released as Midnite Movies only in the videotape format.

Here is the complete list of MGM Midnite Movie double-feature releases on DVD:

Released August 27, 2002:

01: The Attic/Crawlspace
02: Deranged/Motel Hell
03: Masque of the Red Death/Premature Burial
04: The Oblong Box/Scream and Scream Again
05: What's the Matter with Helen?/Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?


Released April 15, 2003:

06: Angel Unchained/The Cycle Savages
07: Cry of the Banshee/Murders in the Rue Morgue
08: Invisible Invaders/Journey to the Seventh Planet
09: Muscle Beach Party/Ski Party
10: Psych-Out/The Trip


Released August 26, 2003:

11: The Comedy Of Terrors/The Raven
12: Countess Dracula/The Vampire Lovers
13: The Haunted Palace/Tower of London
14: The Tomb of Ligeia/An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe


Released August 24, 2004 (Initially released as Best Buy exclusives):

15: The Abominable Dr. Phibes/Dr. Phibes Rises Again
16: Attack of the Puppet People/Village of the Giants
17: Beach Blanket Bingo/How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
18: Beach Party/Bikini Beach
19: Count Yorga Vampire/The Return of Count Yorga
20: Empire of the Ants/Tentacles
21: The Fall of the House Of Usher/The Pit and the Pendulum
22: The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow/Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
23: The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant/The Thing with Two Heads
24: Invasion of the Star Creatures/Invasion of the Bee Girls
25: The Land that Time Forgot/The People that Time Forgot
26: Monster that Challenged the World/It! Terror from Beyond Space
27: Strange Invaders/Invaders from Mars
28: Theater of Blood/Madhouse
29: The Wild Angels/Hell's Belles
30: Wild in the Streets/Gas-s-s-s!


Released March 22, 2005 (Initially only available via Canadian online retailers):

31: Die Monster Die!/The Dunwich Horror
32: Fireball 500/Thunder Alley
33: Last Man on Earth/Panic in Year Zero!
34: The Mini-Skirt Mob/Chrome and Hot Leather
35: Morons from Outer Space/Alien from L.A.
36: Tales of Terror/Twice Told Tales
37: Voodoo Island/The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake
38: War-Gods of The Deep/At the Earth's Core


Released June, 2006:

39: Crystalstone/The Boy and the Pirates
40: Fortunes of Captain Blood/Captain Pirate


Released September 11, 2007:

41: Beast Within, The/Bat People, The
42: A Blueprint for Murder/Man in the Attic
43: Chosen Survivors/The Earth Dies Screaming
44: Devils of Darkness/Witchcraft
45: Gorilla at Large/Mystery on Monster Island
46: The House on Skull Mountain/The Mephisto Waltz
47: Konga/Yongary, Monster from the Deep
48: Phantom from 10,000 Leagues/The Beast with a Million Eyes
49: Return of Dracula/The Vampire
50: Tales from the Crypt/Vault of Horror


The following titles are available as single-feature Midnite Movies DVDs:

01: Angry Red Planet
02: Donovan's Brain
03: Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
04: The Food of the Gods
05: I Bury the Living
06: Island of Dr. Moreau
07: Killer Klowns from Outer Space
08: Man from Planet X
09: Mars Needs Women
10: Pajama Party
11: Planet of the Vampires
12: Reptilicus
13: Witchfinder General
14: X - The Man with the X-Ray Eyes


The following are Midnite Movies which were released to VHS format but have not been released as part of the "Midnite Movies" collection on DVD:

01: Amazing Transparant Man, The
02: The Brain that wouldn't Die
03: A Bucket of Blood *
04: Burn, Witch, Burn
05: Frogs *
06: High School Hellcats
07: The Incredible Melting Man
08: Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter
09: The Master of the World
10: The Phantom Planet
11: The Quatermass Xperiment

[* Released to DVD without the Midnite Movies packaging.]


Information garnered with help from:
http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/Midnight_Movies/

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Old 07-20-05, 06:32 PM
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Thanks. It's worth mentioning that the former "Best Buy exclusives" can now be purchased elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by Quatermass
Thanks. It's worth mentioning that the former "Best Buy exclusives" can now be purchased elsewhere.
Done.
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I think 32, 34, 35 were actually released on 6/7. I picked them up during the DDD sale.
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Hmmm, that helpful update reminds me of all the single releases I don't have. In fact, I only have Killer Klowns, one of their most excellent releases. I always wonder if I should start hunting the rest of those down, or if I should suspect a double release sometime soon. I especially want Reptilicus and Frogs, but I can easily see them on a disc together, so....what to do?
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I'd say, given the crazy way the last series of titles were released, whether the "Midnite Movies" line will even survive is in question.
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Originally Posted by Gojira69
I'd say, given the crazy way the last series of titles were released, whether the "Midnite Movies" line will even survive is in question.
I agree. Also, I think Reptilicus might be OOP now, but I'm not sure about Frogs. Last time I checked, amazon.com listed Reptilicus as unavailable. I'd say if you can find them, maybe you should go ahead and pick them up.
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I have yet to see a Wal-Mart dump bin that didn't have at least half a dozen copies of FROGS. Look no further.
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Hmmm, maybe I will start trying to pick up the ones I can find, just in case. I would hate to not have them at all, and it seems like you can get them kind of cheap.

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Old 07-22-05, 12:34 PM
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I don't think "Frogs" was part of the "Midnite Movies" collection. At least the copy that I have doesn't say "Midnite Movies" anywhere on it, nor does the one available on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...v=glance&s=dvd
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I think it is, despite the lack of a banner. It is listed at the MGM Midnite Movies site.

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