Tuesday, July 25, 2006

New Releases on DVD for 7/25/06

Slow week...

Halloween: 25 Years of Terror
A documentary that follows the evolution of the 'Halloween' movies over the past twenty-five years. It examines why the films are so popular and revisits many of the original locations used in the films - seeing the effects on the local community. For the first time, cast, crew, critics and fans join together in the ultimate 'Halloween' retrospective. Loaded with special features including:
"Horror's Hallowed Ground" featurette, "Fans of Halloween" featurette, Halloween II and Halloween III extended interviews, Halloween Convention Montage, Halloween I &II panel discussion, Dean Cundey panel discussion, Halloween producers panel discussion, Halloween location still gallery, Halloween Convention Behind-The-Scenes gallery, Original artwork gallery, Exclusive comic book inspired by the series

The Beast Must Die (Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing)
Tom Newcliffe, a rich businessman and expert hunter summons six guests to his huge country estate which he has rigged up with video cameras and a high-tech security system. He tells them and his surprised wife that they are all to stay over a weekend and that all of them will be kept on the estate during that weekend. For each guest, dead bodies have followed in their wake and the way that the dead have been murdered means that one of the guest is a werewolf and Tom has summoned his guests here to discover who it is and to hunt it down... The film has a clip at the beginning asking people in the audience to try to identify the werewolf and near the end there is a 30-second "Werewolf Break" for the audience to think over the evidence... No special features.

Tarzan and the Golden Lion (James Pierce, Boris Karloff)
Flora Hawks is in love with the overseer of Tarzan's African estate. After a search for a legendary city of diamonds, Tarzon races with his pet lion Jad-bal-ja to save Haws from being sacrificed to a lion-god.

2 comments:

Mob said...

Caught The Beast on cable awhile back, it's a werewolf movie with no werewolf(!). I don't recall specifics, but we never see any creature, and damn it was cheesy.

Becca said...

That's the unfortunate thing about finding out that Peter Cushing is in a movie, he's in as many good ones as bad, so you take your chances.