The Bat (1959)
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.
Murder mystery writer Cornelia van Gorder (Moorehead) rents an isolated mansion
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
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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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.
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,
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,
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)
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, Cinelinx.com" yourself.
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,
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
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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