Vinegar Syndrome - New Genre Label

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  1. x666x

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    We just watched Midnight Hour again. So awesome. I can't wait for this to get a blu release. Actually watched it when it aired in the 80s.
     
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    This is the problem that I have with most box sets for franchise films, or really most box sets in general: The only Omen I would buy is the first one. The only Wishmaster I would buy is the first one. I haven’t seen any of the Angel movies in ages/decades but if I recall right the only one I liked was the first one. The last thing I want to do is to clutter my limited shelf space with unwanted movies with no rewatch value. And even if they are all packed together in a case barely larger than a standard release I’m still paying extra for movies I don’t want.
     
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    I think that I watched it back in the 80’s, too, because when I rented the Anchor Bay release 20 years ago it all was strangely familiar. Clearly it didn’t make that much of an impression on me as a kid and I have no idea why. Maybe I was just used to seeing better (non-PG) horror movies by then.
     
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    I have no idea if it's true or not, but I've heard music rights are preventing a re-release of The Midnight Hour.

    I would love an upgrade, because it's one of the best made-for-TV horror films ever made.
     
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    That really wouldn't surprise me, as some pretty big songs are heard during the film and I can't recall if they even get listed in the film's end credits.

    I bought the Anchor Bay DVD way back when it was first released, and I doubt I'll be parting with it anytime soon.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. As per maybrick's comment, the reason I remember watching it on TV as a kid really well was because of the Smith's song in it, let alone it was used during the really cool scene in the wine cellar. I was into music from a young age as I was with horror, so combine a good soundtrack with a fun movie and I will remember it on my deathbed.

    But yeah, music licensing was not so forward thinking back then so here we are with these issues to no end.

    I could go without the Shari Belafonte music performance. Like, was that a demand of hers? Who OK'd that? Was she that big of star? Connections at ABC?
     
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    Shari is Harry Belafonte’s daughter, who was a very famous musician in his era. Maybe she learned from him how to negotiate for music rights.
     
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    Yeah, I am aware of the Harry B connection, just didn't think he typically connects to the horror demographic. Unless you want to count the song Day O in Beetlejuice. My theory is that the movie was made by people who care about horror but someone in casting was pressured to shoe horn Shari B and her music number in the production. Don't mean to be so obsessed about its inclusion, just the song and dance number was wildy out of place.
     
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    Is there someone on here who can verify this? The Cursed Collection is region A, though this info is on DVD Compare :

    "US region 'A' locked, but when the region block screen comes up hit the menu button and it goes straight to the menu."
     
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    I REALLY enjoyed the Amityville cursed collection.

    If VS has more like this in store, I’m on board.
     
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