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Friday, June 13, 2014

NEW RELEASE ANNOUCEMENT: Scream Factory to Release Volume II of the VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION!

By now I'm sure you've all heard the amazing news out of Scream Factory for Friday . 13th. They are releasing the second collection of Vincent Price movies on Blu-ray. This release will fill in some major gaps in the HD offerings of Vincent Price's catalog including The Last Man on Earth, The Comedy of Terrors, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Tomb of Ligeia, The Raven, Return of the Fly and... the William Castle favorite The House on Haunted Hill. 


The Last Man on Earth - based on a Richard Matheson story, this is a rather strange little adaptation of AIP's that I strongly recommend. Filmed in Italy so I always like to include it in Italian Horror Week. I Am Legend and Omega Man would adapt the story in later years.

The Raven - Vincent Price, Peter Lorre AND Boris Karloff! This is a classic AIP Poe cycle movie that took some liberties and had some fun.

Dr. Phibes Rises Again - He's back! He's the man behind the mask! (Oh wait... getting caught up in the Friday the 13th festivities). Well this is the sequel to the Abominable Dr. Phibes featured in the first set. It's less appreciated than the original, but still carries on the legacy of Anton in a most elegant and brutal fashion. Phibes is Legend!

Return of the Fly - Misfits fans rejoice. Now you can sing the infamous song off Static Age while enjoying your HD Blu-filtered light copy. Francois!

The Comedy of Terrors - a true horror comedy featuring a bunch of folks returning from the Tales of Terror. AIP gold.

House on Haunted Hill - one of my favorite movies of all time. This is the one that made me a Vincent price fan... well it's this or The Abominable Dr. Phibes. Let's hope for some Emerg-O screenings or extras!

This is some truly excellent news. This fills in the Edgar Allen Poe/Corman/AIP collection, but still leaves some room to have a potential third volume that might include The Tingler, Madhouse, Theater of Blood, The Oblong Box, Twice-Told Tales and Twice Told Tales to name a few. The Fly was release within the past year outside of the S.F. lineup and is a truly great disc. Also, Theater of Blood made its Region B debut from Arrow which opens up the door to Scream Factory doing their thing for the Region A crowd in the future. We welcome all additions to the set.

From the Scream Factory Facebook page:

"THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION II Blu-ray set is no longer a rumor and will officially arrive in October! Sales were greaton the first volume (thank you!) and we are thrilled to be able to bring more of the legendary star's films to light in HD. Titles in the set include The Last Man on Earth, The Comedy of Terrors, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Tomb of Ligeia, The Raven, Return of the Fly and... the William Castle favorite The House on Haunted Hill "

Thanks SCREAMFACTORY!!!

Note: Not actual cover art by any stretch of the imagination. More info to follow!

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