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Thanks to UK distributor StudioCanal, next Monday (30 July) sees the arrival of four classic Amicus Studios films on DVD, including Warlords of Atlantis, They Came From Beyond Space, At the Earth's Core and The Land That Time Forgot. To celebrate these re-releases, we have Three Amicus DVD bundles to give away to our readers. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
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★★★☆☆ StudioCanal have just released four monster titles from Amicus Studios, the only company which even came close to beating Hammer at their own game during the 1960 and 70s. Warlords of Atlantis (1978), They Came from Beyond Space (1967), At the Earth's Core (1976) and The Land That Time Forgot (1975), directed by Kevin Connor, Freddie Francis and starring Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Monroe and Susan Penhaligon, are all examples of some of the studio's better-known epics.
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It’s Monday, so we all know what that means! Yes, it’s time for another rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s a jam-packed week, with plenty of movies waiting to take you money, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, July 30th 2012.
Pick(S) Of The Week
As a snow storm closes in, one final plane takes off. The plane reports to the ground that both pilots are dead, while the slowly dwindling number of passengers on the plane wish that they’d never left the ground. Airborne Review
After a freak accident reduces the population of Reno to a horde of shuffling, flesh-hungry undead, a handful of shocked survivors are faced with a terrifying battle for survival. Fighting their way out of a »
Amicus has a history of horror and fantasy, be it their famous anthologies or the Doug McClure adventures with dinosaurs and beautiful women. They Came From Beyond Space brings a change to this, being a cross between Quatermass and The Avengers (the Steed and Emma Peel variety), with its storyline very similar to Invasion of the Body Snatchers but much more eccentric, in a way that manages to make it quite unique especially from Amicus.
When a group of meteorites fall into a farm field in rural England Doctor Curtis Temple sends a group of scientists to look into them, one of these being his assistant and girlfriend Lee Mason. When he loses contact with the scientists he decides to take a trip to »
Director: Freddie Francis
Running Time: 85 minutes
Synopsis: A group of scientists investigating an irregular meteor shower in a rural area become possessed by an alien force with mysterious motives. Only Dr Curtis Temple (Hutton) is immune to possession due to a metal plate implanted in his head, so he is naturally selected to investigate.
This quaint British science fiction story, not to be confused with They Came From Outer Space (1953), was originally unveiled in 1967, and is one of several classics being re-released as part of Amicus Productions’ fiftieth birthday celebration. It features some of the most endearing, though stilted, performances you are likely to see in a feature film. It also boasts two of Britain’s most cherished actors: Bernard Kay, who regularly appeared in Doctor Who under various guises and Michael Gough, perhaps best »
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From the 1950's to the late 1980's, New York's 42nd Street maintained a cinematic subculture of grindhouse cinema. Genres varied from exploitation to revenge to horror to XXX and anything else in between. More often than not, the cheaper the film was, the better it was received. Also more often than not, the trailers for said films were immensely better than the films themselves.
In 2005, Synapse Films created 42nd Street Forever, a compilation of sorts of the best of the worst trailers the grindhouse era had to offer. Having released 6 volumes of DVDs, Synapse has moved the series into the high def age with 42nd Street Forever: The Blu-ray Edition.
Obviously since this is nothing but a compilation of trailers, there isn't a real plot here. I do commend and appreciate Synapse for coupling the films together with their specific genres. It kicks off with Blaxsploitation and runs the gamut through zombies, »
Following hot on the heels of the recent remastered re-releases of Hammer’s classic horror titles, another classic collection of titles, this time from celebrated horror house Amicus Productions, are set to make their debut on DVD in revived and digitally restored versions – Warlords of Atlantis, They Came From Beyond Space, At The Earth’s Core and The Land That Time Forgot. All of which are available to own individually from 30th July.
As the studio creators of some of Britain’s best fantastical horror titles, their spectacular styles and imaginative stories featuring man’s discoveries and subsequent battle against jaw dropping mythical creatures or extra-terrestrial life forms, have resulted in many of their films receiving cult status.
Aboard the Texas Rose, a professor of archaeology, his scientist son, and an engineer are on a quest to find the lost city of Atlantis. When a giant octopus attacks their ship, »
Synapse’s 42nd Street Forever trailer compilations have been a tremendous success for the imprint, similar to what Something Weird Video has been doing for decades. Synapse gathered trailers from all corners of the cinematic universe, enough to populate five volumes over the last seven years, and now they are finally stepping into the world of Blu-ray.
42Nd Street Forever: The Blu-ray Edition, available on May 8th, is a compilation of the best of of the best from volumes 1 and 2 of the DVD series, featuring almost four hours of all the naughty bits that get underground cinephiles excited. Also included is a new commentary from Fangoria’s Mike Gingold. Fangoria.com has shared the cover art and sample list of trailers below.
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8 items from 2012
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