Triple Terror Collection (DVD)
IT: Based on the King Of Horror's 1986 Best Seller, "It" is a jittery, jolting excursion into personal fear. "It" raises goose-bumps and brings out the stars. Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Annette O'Toole, Tim Reid, John Ritter, Tim Curry and Richard Thomas star in this thriller about a malevolent force in a small New England town. The Shining: Torrance and his family move into the sprawling, vacant Overlook Hotel to get away from it all. Away from the alcoholism that derails Jack's writing career. Away from the violent outbursts that mar Jack's past. But Jack's young son Danny knows better. He possesses a psychic gift called the shining. - a gift the hotel's vile spirits desperately want. Salem's Lot: A journalist returns to his hometown to research the mysterious memories that have haunted him since childhood. But soon, the closely held secrets of small-town life turn into unimaginable terror when a fearsome stranger arrives--looking to sink his teeth into a new home.]]>
From the era of silent movies through present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. The Universal Classic Monsters Collection showcases 6 of the most iconic monsters in motion picture history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Wolf Man. Starring Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester in the roles that they made famous, these original films set the standard for a new horror genre with revolutionary makeup, mood-altering cinematography and groundbreaking special effects. Featuring over 10 hours of revealing bonus features, each film has been digitally remastered for an unforgettable classic monster experience.DraculaCount Dracula leaves Transylvania and heads to London, where the vampire sleeps in his coffin by day and searches for potential victims by night.FrankensteinMedical student Henry Frankenstein pieces together salvaged body parts and brings a human monster to life only to see his dreams shattered by his creation’s violent rage.The MummyAccidentally revived after 3,700 years, Egyptian Mummy Imhotep sets out on an obsessive - and deadly - quest to find the reincarnation of his lost love.The Invisible ManA doctor discovers a serum that makes him invisible only to find that it also slowly drives him insane and capable of committing unspeakable acts of terror.The Bride of FrankensteinA deranged scientist, Dr. Pretorius, forces Henry Frankenstein to help him create a female companion for the monster.The Wolf ManAfter being attacked and bitten by a wolf in the woods, Larry Talbot becomes a cursed man who transforms into a deadly werewolf when the moon is full.
Blu-ray/DVD Dual-Format Edition
Beginning in 2008, with the release of the award-winning Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema, Flicker Alley and Blackhawk Films® have featured and celebrated the extraordinary work of Georges Méliès in various Blu-ray, DVD, and digital editions. Now, thanks to the extensive restoration efforts of Lobster Films, viewers will be equally delighted by the clarity, creativity and compositions of this new HD collection. This set features music scores from seven talented musicians, and English narration tracks for select titles (noted below), along with a booklet that includes optional read-along narration to select shorts in the collection.
The Pillar of Fire (LA DANSE DU FEU, 1899)
Joan of Arc (JEANNE D'ARC, 1900) + narration
A Trip to the Moon (LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE, 1902) + narration
Robinson Crusoe (LES AVENTURES DE ROBINSON CRUSOE, 1902, 12 min) + narration
The Kingdom of Fairies (LE ROYAUME DES FÉES, 1903) + narration
The Infernal Cauldron (LE CHAUDRON INFERNAL, 1903)
The Impossible Voyage (VOYAGE À TRAVERS L'IMPOSSIBLE, 1904)
Rip's Dream (LA LÉGENDE DE RIP VAN WINCKLE, 1905) + narration
The Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship (LE DIRIGEABLE FANTASTIQUE, 1905)
The Merry Frolics of Satan (LES QUAT'CENTS FARCES DU DIABLE, 1906)
The Witch (LA FÉE CARABOSSE ou LE POIGNARD FATAL, 1906)
A Diabolic Tenant (UN LOCATAIRE DIABOLIQUE, 1906)
Whimsical Illusions (LES ILLUSIONS FANTAISISTES, 1909)
Over the past ten years, many Méliès elements have been newly rediscovered, and are presented here many on Blu-ray disc for the first time culled from the best archival materials and using the most recent restoration technologies available.
Lobster Films (based in Paris, birthplace of Méliès) scanned the best sources for each of these films, and performed an extensive digital restoration, stabilizing the images and regrading faded colors. Eric Lange supervised the entire project. The nitrate hand-colored prints, and original camera negatives came from major archives and collectors around the world. We thank the EYE Film Institute, Library of Congress, Cinémathèque française, and Národní Filmovy Archiv for their help and their trust.
Focusing on a selection of hand-colored films, and designed to feature Méliès love of storytelling, this collection showcases Méliès talent for bringing imagination and fantasy to his films.
These new editions present an ideal opportunity for parents to share the fantastical world of Méliès with their children. The recorded narration tracks mirror the way these turn-of-the-last-century films were originally presented. The accompanying booklet narration texts, when read aloud, transports the magic of these stories to children of all ages. This Blu-ray disc/DVD animated fairy tale book will be an ideal gift for the holidays!
Helping to bring these films to life, is the work of the following talented musicians: Brian Benison, Eric Le Guen, Antonio Coppola, Robert Israel, Neal Kurz, Jeff Mills, and Serge Bromberg. Méliès: Fairytales in Color will fascinate and entertain both young and old.
Narration Tracks Featuring film historian Serge Bromberg, and adapted from George Méliès suggestions, these narrations are culled from Star Films distribution catalogues intended for the sale of these films to English-speaking territories.
Souvenir Booklet Featuring a new forward to the collection, along with rare images and the English-language narration text to several of the films.