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Catalog From The Beyond: The Bat (1959)

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How the hell do I introduce a legend like Vincent Price? This is a guy who has starred in scores of horror roles and carried the banner for the genre in an era when the public saw it as little more than a breeding ground for psychopaths and miscreants. There isn’t much that I can say about this man that hasn’t been said a dozen times over, but I do have this: Vincent Price looked very much like my grandma. Or I suppose my grandma looked very much like Vincent Price. Don’t get me wrong, she was a beautiful lady, but she had Price’s ability to raise an eyebrow in a way to convey pretty much any emotion (usually mild annoyance). So for me, sitting down for a Vincent Price flick is like sitting down with a family member. Sure, he’s typically evil to a mustache-twirling degree,
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February 16th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Vincent Price Collection III, The Mutilator

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Genre fans have a quiet week of home entertainment releases ahead of them as February 16th features only a handful of horror and sci-fi Blu-ray and DVD offerings. That being said, cult and classic horror film fanatics should be ecstatic with several of the Blus coming out on Tuesday, including The Vincent Price Collection III, The Mutilator, Curse of the Faceless Man and My Science Project, featuring none other than the legendary Dennis Hopper.

Other releases this week include Estranged and Riddle Room.

Curse of the Faceless Man (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray)

Entombed for eons and turned to stone... the Volcano Man of 2,000 years ago stalks the earth to claim his woman! A team of archeologists, led by Dr. Paul Mallon (Richard Anderson, TV’s The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman) excavates a perfectly preserved faceless man of stone encased in lava from a site at ancient Pompeii.
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The Bat | Blu-Ray Review

The Film Detective Archives refurbishes the forgotten 1959 film version of The Bat, an adaptation of a play by Depression era mystery writer Mary Roberts Rhinehart (co-written with Avery Hopwood in 1920), a woman referred to as the American Agatha Christie. A previous film version was made in 1926 by Roland West, followed by a 1930 sequel. Concerning a criminal who dresses in a bat costume and terrorizes people while committing crimes, Rhinehart’s character was the basis for American comic book artist Bob Kane’s creation of Batman. Thus, it’s an intriguing ‘origin’ property for several reasons. This particular version, which stands as the last official directorial credit of writer and B-film director Crane Wilbur, is also rather entertaining thanks to its two headlining stars, the inimitable Vincent Price and a rare leading role for the superb character actress, Agnes Moorehead.

Murder mystery writer Cornelia van Gorder (Moorehead) rents an isolated mansion
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Drive-In Dust Offs: House Of Wax

Whether you’re all for 3D, or have reserved a special place in hell for those awkward glasses, it would seem that it is here to stay. Long before it turned into the latest service fee added onto the bill of your movie going experience, 3D was a fun (and new) twist for film lovers. And with House of Wax (1953), Warner Bros. created not only the first color major studio 3D film, but one of the finest horror films of the 50’s, period.

Released in April of ’53, House of Wax was a pricey venture (1 million Us to produce), but one that Warner Bros. was willing to bank on after the smash 3D success of Bwana Devil (1952), an independent production. By this point, the major studios were desperate to get people back to the movies, as that new and nasty little box called television halved theatre attendance. What they achieved with
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Batman: The Complete TV Series Limited Edition Blu-ray Special Features & Collectibles Revealed

The 75th anniversary celebration of Batman continues. Many lovers of the recent grim takes on Batman first took an interest in the DC Comics character via a much more lighthearted look: the campy 1960′s Batman TV series that starred Adam West and Burt Ward. The infectiously fun comic book adaptation is coming to Blu-ray, and fans of the cowled crusader should be excited by the special features and collectibles that range from new interviews to vintage trading cards.

Batman: The Complete Television Series will be available as a limited edition 13-disc box set Blu-ray release beginning November 11th for $269.97, and it can be pre-ordered now on Amazon for $189.99. The show will also come out on DVD and Digital HD on that day, making its debut on all three formats. The entire 120-episode run of the show will be remastered in high-definition, brining West, Ward, and the show’s plethora
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Batman: The Complete Television Series Official Press Release


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For Immediate Release

Fanboys And Fangirls Rejoice! As Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Releases Batman: The Complete Television Series On Blu-ray™ And DVD For The Very First Time November 11, 2014

The Long-Awaited 1960’s TV Series Features All 120 Original Broadcast Episodes Completely Remastered

Includes Over Three Hours of Never-Before-Seen Enhanced Content Including Interviews With Adam West and Burt Ward

Burbank, CA (July 24, 2014) -- For the very first time, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) is releasing the fan-favorite original 1960’s Batman TV Series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. On November 11, 2014, just in time for the holiday season, Batman: The Complete Television Series Limited Edition will hit shelves on Blu-Ray™ ($269.97 Srp). Batman: The Complete Television Series DVD ($199.70 Srp) and Batman: The Complete First Season($39.98 Srp) will also be available. Additionally, The Complete Series will be released for purchase on Digital HD.
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Josh Soriano’s Five Best “Old Dark House” Films

On a stormy night, amidst the the trees on a fog-shrouded​ hilltop, a large house sits. Inside, a group of people have come together to hear the reading of a will. As the night continues, the ​​storm’s grasp strengthens and renders it impossible for the group to leave. They’ll have to spend the night. However, one amongst them is a murderer and will do anything in his/her power to be the next heir, including killing the guests off one by one. Before daybreak the killer will traverse throughout the house by secret passages, terrorizing each guest and creating a panic, while our protagonists race to solve the mystery.

Sound familiar? It should. It’s the classic scenario ​of what are known as ​”Old Dark House​​​” films that were popularized in the 30s and 40s in cinema. If you’ve ever watched a Saturday night horror film on basic television,
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The Bat (1959) Review

The Bat is a fun movie a Sunday afternoon movie that would have (and did) showed up years ago during the horror matinee on TV. The acting performances are all overdone and on purpose its hilarious and entertaining how films done in the 50s were played as if the performers were onstage in front of a live audience. Way over the top and stylized making the whole presentation engaging and entertaining. Agnes Moorhead is a bit inconsistent in this feature however changing general character type here and there but ultimately an argument can be made that when she got into mystery writer mode she indeed was a bit different than the author in normal life. Vincent Price is solid as he always is and really makes for a film thats comfy.
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1959 Vincent Price Classic The Bat Flies in HD for the First Time

If you've never seen The Bat before, then we can promise you're in for a treat. If you have seen the flick, we can also promise you've never seen it quite like this! Read on for details.

From the Press Release

Mystery, murder, and mayhem take flight in The Bat – restored and in HD for the first time ever – debuting on Turner Classic Movies October 24 and DVD November 12 from Film Chest Media Group. Featuring an all-star cast, this suspenseful cult favorite from 1959 will keep you on the edge of your seat!

In The Bat, mystery writer Cornelia van Gorder (Agnes Moorehead - TV’s "Bewitched"; Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte; Citizen Kane) resides in a town terrorized by a mysterious murderer known only as “The Bat,” said to be a man with no face who kills women at night by ripping out their throats with steel claws.

Breaking into Cornelia’s countryside home one night,
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TCM Salutes Vincent Price In October With A Month-Long Film Fest

TCM devotes Thursday nights in October to Vincent Price, the versatile actor whose career lasted more than five decades and extended far beyond the horror films for which he was best known.

The chronological lineup includes such classics as The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), The Three Musketeers (1948) and While the City Sleeps (1956).

And on Oct. 23 and Oct. 31, Price’s talents in the horror genre are on full display in 17 films, just in time for Halloween.

Thursday, Oct. 3

8 p.m. – The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

10 p.m. – Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Midnight – The Keys of the Kingdom (1945)

2:30 a.m. – The Three Musketeers (1948)

5:15 a.m. – The Bribe (1949)

7 a.m. – The Long Night (1947)

Thursday, Oct. 10

8 p.m. – The Baron of Arizona (1950)

9:45 p.m. – His Kind of Woman (1951)

Midnight – The Las Vegas Story (1952)

1:30 a.m. – Dangerous Mission (1954)

3 a.m. – Son of Sinbad (1955)

4:45 a.m. – Serenade (1956)

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Vote for Cinelinx's Vic Medina to win a Rondo Award!

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Submit your vote for Reviewer of the Year!

Every year, the Classic Horror Film Board recognizes the best in the horror/sci-fi/fantasy realm with the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. Fans of the genre can vote for their favorites in over thirty categories, and this year, Cinelinx would like to ask you to vote for one of our own, staff writer Victor Medina, as Reviewer of the Year (Category 29)! We've even included the ballot below so you can vote!

Votes must be submitted by copying and pasting the ballot into your personal email, making your choices, including your name, and sending it in. Votes for Reviewer of the Year are write-in only, so you must be sure to include Vic's name yourself under Category 29 when you vote. Pre-filled ballots are not allowed, so we can't do it for you! Remember, you must write in "Victor Medina," yourself.
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Classic Horror Giveaway - The Bat

It's giveaway time again here at Flickering Myth and this time one of our lucky readers can get their hands on a copy of the classic 1959 mystery-horror The Bat, starring Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead.

Read on for the synopsis, trailer and details of how to enter the competition...

Cornelia Van Gorder (Agnes Moorehead) is an author of mystery novels living in a sleepy American town terrorised by a gruesome killer known as 'The Bat'. Striking by night, The Bat has began conducting a series of murders; when Cornelia is bitten by a bat she fears she has contracted rabies and contacts her doctor, only to become drawn ever deeper into the dangerous world of the killer. Fighting for her life, Cornelia must now face what she fears the most - The Bat.

Take a look at the trailer...

To be in with a chance of grabbing the prize,
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Celebrate The 100th Birthday Of Vincent Price With A Stellar Limited Edition Poster Series!

May 27 marks the 100th birthday of Vincent Price, as iconic a film star as ever there was. And, to celebrate, three of Toronto's finest illustrators have gotten together to create a limited edition poster series featuring some of Price's finest works. Justin Erickson tackles The Bat, Ghoulish Gary Pullin handles The Last Man On Earth and Jason Edmiston visits House On Haunted Hill.These are limited editions of 113, each signed and numbered by the artists, and printed on 11x17 sundance felt tex 80lb paper. They'll go fast so move quickly if you want them....
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Phantom City Creative Celebrates the 100 Anniversary of the Birth of Horror Icon Vincent Price with Three Incredible Posters

Phantom City Creative has just released three posters in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of horror icon Vincent Price (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993). The posters created by Justin Erickson, Ghoulish Gary Pullin and Jason Edmiston are as expected, fantastic. All prints are limited edition of 113, 11×17 signed and numbered, printed on sundance felt tex 80lbs paper.

Here are the posters. Head over to their website for more info on how you can go ahead and purchase a print. Enjoy!


The Bat (1959) – Poster art by Justin Erickson

The Last Man On Earth (1964) – Poster Art by Ghoulish Gary Pullin

House on Haunted Hill (1959) – Poster art by Jason Edmiston


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In Case You Missed It: ‘The Bat’

P.S. After seeing ‘The Bat’ 7 out of 8 people will get cold feet tonight!

Okay, I’ve gotta be honest. I don’t even know what that tagline for the 1959, murder mystery, ‘The Bat,’ means, but evidently it’s supposed to be menacing. Much like a majority of the film. It’s supposed to be foreboding and full of danger. It’s not. In the end, fun as it might be for the sheer entertainment value, ‘The Bat’ is nothing more than a stagy, hokey version of a story that had been twice before in the film world.

Based on the stage play from the 1920s, ‘The Bat’ tells the story of a masked killer who strikes his victims with steel claws. Throw into a large mansion, a missing, million dollars,a mystery novelist, and about 84 secondary characters who serve one of two purposes (suspect or victim) and you’ve
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