Monday, 27 October 2014

Take a look at the Vincent Price Collection II Blu-ray Collection from Scream Factory!


Get ready for seven chilling tales starring the master of the macabre as Shout!'s Scream Factory release the second volume of their Vincent Price Blu-ray collection for the US/Canada markets, all featuring new re-mastered HD presentations, a host of extras and a collector’s book. Here’s the full run down.

While its the first time for most of these features to be presented in HD*, not all of the bonus content is new. What I am looking forward though are the Iowa Public Television Gothic Horrors segments (they were the best part of Vol 1), Elizabeth Shepherd's audio commentary for Tomb of Ligeia, and also the commentaries by David Del Valle, who is always a scream. The Raven, The Comedy of Terrors, and The Last Man on Earth also feature the late Richard Matheson discussing his work on those films (I haven’t seen those before, so am not sure they have exised elsewhere).

Have you got your box set yet and want to share your thoughts, then do leave a comment here.

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

A millionaire offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a spooky house overnight.
(1080p HD Widescreen, 1.78:1, DTS Master Audio Mono, Black & White, 75 min)
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Steve Haberman
• Theatrical Trailer
Vincent Price: Renaissance Man featurette
The Art of Fear Featurette
• Working with Vincent Price featurette

The Return of the Fly (1959)
15 years after the tragic death of scientist Andre Delambre, his son Philippe (Brett Halsey) takes up transportation experimentation with equally horrifying results.
(1080p HD Widescreen, 2.35:1, DTS Master Audio Mono, Black & White, 86 min)
• Audio Commentary with actor Brett Halsey and film expert David Del Valle
• Theatrical Trailer
• TV Spot
• Still Gallery

The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

An undertaker and his assistant (Peter Lorre) are forced to commit a murder in order to keep their business from going under.
(1080p HD Widescreen, 2.35:1, DTS Master Audio Mono, Color,  83min)
• Introduction and Parting Words by Vincent Price (IPT Gothic Horrors segment)
• Richard Matheson Storyteller: The Comedy of Terrors
• Theatrical Trailer
• Still Gallery

The Raven (1963)

A magician (Peter Lorre) who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer (Price) for help in returning him to his human form.
(1080p HD Widescreen, 2.35:1, DTS Master Audio Mono, Color, 86min)• Introduction and Parting Words by Vincent Price (IPT Gothic Horrors segment)
• Richard Matheson Storyteller: The Raven
• Corman's Comedy of Poe
• Promotional Record (I'm liking this)
• Theatrical Trailer
• Still Gallery

The Last Man on Earth (1964)

When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, a scientist (Price) becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.
(1080p HD Widescreen, 2.35:1, DTS Master Audio Mono, Black & White, 87min)
Richard Matheson Storyteller: The Last Man On Earth
Still Gallery
Audio Commentary With Authors David Del Valle And Derek Botelho

Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

A man’s obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride (Elizabeth Shepherd).
(1080p HD Widescreen, 2.35:1, DTS Master Audio Mono, Color, 82min)
• Introduction and Parting Words by Vincent Price (IPT Gothic Horrors segment)
• Audio Commentary By Producer/Director Roger Corman
• Audio Commentary with Elizabeth Shepherd NEW

Dr Phibes Rises Again (1972)

The vengeful Phibes heads to Egypt in an attempt to resurrect his beloved wife Victoria, but he’s not the only one seeking the elixir of life.
(1080p HD Widescreen, 1.85:1, DTS Master Audio Mono, Color, 89min)
• Theatrical Trailer
• Still Gallery
* The Complete Dr Phibes Blu-ray release from Arrow in the UK is actually a far superior release to this one. (check out my review); while a stand alone Region A/1 Blu-ray was released in May 2014 from Cinema Cult.

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2 comments:

nightofthecreepymonstersquad said...

I actually won a gift card over at the Vincent Price website and ordered the first volume with that. The Iowa "Gothic Horrors" features were really cool. I will probably wait to get the second volume a little later on, but I would definitely love to add it to my Vincent Price collection. Do you have plans on ever showcasing your Vincent Price collection?

Kultguy said...

That is certainly food for thought, but in what respects do you mean?