Autumn 2007 means Horror films on DVD!

Coming soon...

Its that time of year again, the Hallowe’en period, and the months before and after, are a goldmine for classic horror titles, and this year is certainly no different.

The Midnite Movies line is back, to much fanfare, with a great selection of titles – like most people, I am most excited about Witchfinder General (1967) – finally (I hope) with a good looking, uncut print. A duet of Amicus anthology horror films from the new 20th Century Fox branch of the MM collection, along with the recently announced release of Beyond the Grave (1972) from Warner Brothers will also be more than welcome. I’m also likely to be tempted by MGM’s Vincent Price boxset, as I only own one film from it (Dr. Phibes). Expect reviews of all of these as soon as I can get my hands on them as part of that annual institution – Horror September!
For anyone who has not already seen them – the MGM/Fox titles and the WB collection.

Some other news, leaked yesterday, concerns the new Mario Bava releases coming from ABUS in October. As well as a single disc release of the exciting Erik the Conqueror (1961), there will be a boxset of Baron Blood, Bay of Blood, 5 Dolls for an August Moon, Roy Colt and Winchester Jack, Four Times that Night and Lisa and the Devil (with the House of Exorcism recut) – 3 of these films will also include newly recorded audio commentaries from Tim Lucas. This should be a good set to pick up – more details.

And literally just announced, from Severin Films, a brand new release of Lucio Fulci’s classic giallo Murder to the Tune of 7 Black Notes (1977), to be released in late October, along with his little known sex comedy The Eroticist (1972). The details.
If you can’t wait until then, BCI are releasing two more titles in their well received Spanish Horror collection in August, Paul Naschy in Exorcismo and Amando de Ossorio’s Night of the Sorcerers. Probably not for fans of “top quality” horror films, if you like the trashy stuff, this should be a good buy. Details. While the World Cult Cinema experts, Mondo Macabro are releasing the French sex-horror film The Blood Rose this month as well. Details.

It should be a good couple of months – not to mention the great series of reviews and features that I have got lined up for the site (hopefully including most of these new releases!).

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