DARKMAN, THE BEAST WITHIN, CRAWLSPACE, SATURN 3 & More from Shout Factory in December

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  1. bruce h

    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    Preorders are now live for Shout Factory's December lineup. Direct links for these and others available at my Upcoming Releases page:

    http://bruceholecheck.blogspot.com/2009/12/upcoming-dvd-blu-ray-releases-of-note.html

    Titles so far:

    Stanley Donen's SATURN 3 (1980) -- Blu (12/3)

    CULT MOVIE MARATHON, VOL. 1 -- DVD (12/10)
    includes Denis Sanders' Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973), Burt Topper's The Devil's Eight (1969), Vernon Zimmerman's Unholy Rollers (1972), and Albert Pyun's Vicious Lips (1986)

    CULT MOVIE MARATHON, VOL. 2 -- DVD (12/10)
    includes Bruce Kessler's Angels from Hell (1968), Tom DeSimone's ChatterBox (1977), Paul Nicholas' The Naked Cage (1986), and Nicholas Beardsley's Savage Island (1985)

    TV TERRORS, VOL. 1 -- DVD (12/10)
    includes Robert Day's The Initiation of Sarah (1978), and Walter Grauman's Are You in the House Alone? (1978)

    Philippe Mora's THE BEAST WITHIN (1982) -- Blu (12/17)

    David Schmoeller's CRAWLSPACE (1986) -- Blu (12/17)

    Sam Raimi's DARKMAN (1986) -- Blu / DVD Combo (12/17)

    As usual, I'll use this thread for updates, covers, reviews, etc.
     
  2. bruce h

    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    Coinciding with this year's cicada-tennial, Philippe Mora's THE BEAST WITHIN (1982) molts its way to blu courtesy of Shout Factory! Seventeen-year-old Michael MacCleary suddenly comes down with a debilitating illness. The local doctors are baffled; thinking it could be something genetic, they turn to his parents, who harbor a secret of their own. It seems Mikey's dad may just be the insectoid swamp monster who assaulted mom the opening scene, and given a certain bug's cyclical gestation period, this puberty's going to get ugly. A good-and-gooey early '80s creature feature with a wildly over-the-top metamorphosis showstopper, THE BEAST WITHIN is exactly the type of movie that plays much better now than it did during its initial release. Full of pulpy ideas and gory practical fx, it deserves another chance, and I can't think of a better way to do so! "There's something inside Michael..."

    Keep up with the latest release announcements at Cinema Arcana!
    http://bruceholecheck.blogspot.com/2009/12/upcoming-dvd-blu-ray-releases-of-note.html

    Theatrical trailer:
    http://youtu.be/-qOEf46iRPo

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  3. ronnie21

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    Always liked beast. Good FX that was all shot on film, no CGI..
     
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    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    Beast within....fun movie, but some of the most excessive use of bladder effects ever. Easy purchase for me. :)
     
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    Longshot but I'd love to see some extras for Invasion of the Bee Girls.
     
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    Me too! Really enjoy this movie. I have the MGM Midnite Movies double feature & am pretty sure that it is cut. Hopefully that won't be the case with Shout Factory.
     
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  8. bruce h

    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    Sorry - I was asked to no longer post Amazon links. Pointing people to my page is the best I can do. For what it's worth, it does list a lot of titles I never get around to giving the full write-up to.
     
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    From the cover art work for Saturn 3, it appears it will still be the old cut version :(
     
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    Hey, what was cut from Saturn 3?? R rated version??
     
  11. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    Didn't know there was more than one version of Saturn 3. I saw it in the theater way back and have seen it a few times over the years, but it is the R rated cut. I cannot wait for the Blu-Ray of this one. And that Cult Movie Marathon Vol. 2!! It took me years to track down a copy of Chatterbox. I actually have an old 16mm trailer of it and wanted to see it after running the trailer. I actually rented it pay per view in a hotel room one time and now I have a copy thanks to bit torrent, but will be happy to upgrade.

    There is only an R rated cut of Saturn 3 listed on IMDB.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079285/?ref_=sr_1
     
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    even though it was rated R, I don't recall it being overly gory or have lots of nudity. at least not in the (forbidden world) kinda way..
     
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    the germans have a full cut, its quite different with a lot of scenes added back in that the producers thought were going too far back in the day.
    YOu can find out more here http://saturn3makingof.com/
     
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    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    That is an incredible site. I will read that at some point. So, if I order a German DVD, will be their cut???
     
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    I am not sure about all the editions released, but apparently they have an uncut edition
     
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    According to the comments on the Youtube clip, no.
     
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    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    So, we'll probably never get that cut anyway.
     
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    cool site. lots of info..
     
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    yeah it is probably unlikely as the title is not well known enough which is a shame as I have wanted to see it for years uncut. Hopefully they will at least include the scenes as deleted scenes (no matter what condition they are in) as there is quite a lot of them.
     
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    No idea where that rumor came from but according to the German movie database no German version runs longer than around 85 minutes. So I am not sure if that rumor is true.

    http://www.ofdb.de/film/641,Saturn-City
     

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