Paul Naschy Collection

Scream Factory: The Paul Naschy Collection!

Our friends at Scream Factory are on a roll this week. First it was The Lawnmower Man and now they’ve unleashed the Paul Naschy Collection on Blu-Ray! Much like the bang up job they did with their Vincent Price Collections. The Paul Naschy Collection will make fright film fans certainly sit up and take notice!
Paul Naschy

Paul Naschy in fact has been called the Spanish Lon Chaney. In addition I think that is rather fitting as one of his favorite films from his youth was 1943’s Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man. A film of course that featured Lon Chaney Jr. in the titular role of the Wolf Man!

[Via] Movieclips Trailer Vault

I bring that up because not only did Paul Naschy also portray a victim of Lycanthropy in 12 different films. But Naschy also was also able to make the acquaintance of the legendary Boris Karloff as well. Naturally Karloff wasn’t in the 1943 film but he obviously helped to make the Frankenstein Monster a cultural icon. The meeting between the two was thanks to the classic TV show I Spy, which was in Spain shooting on location. Paul has mentioned that it was an incredible thrill to meet the actor.
Paul Naschy - Boris Karloff

However the icon was apparently suffering from poor health and rather depressed. Furthermore this would lead to an 2010 documentary about Naschy entitled The Man Who Saw Frankenstein Cry. A posthumous documentary where many filmmakers share their respect such as Joe Dante, John Landis, Mick Garris, and Javier Botet to name a few.

I think you can see why Scream Factory’s The Paul Naschy Collection is so important. They have chosen 5 films from his long career of over 121 roles, playing characters from Jack the Ripper to The Mummy! A sampling of some of his best work and of course as always they have added worthwhile extras.


VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES

  • Complete Uncut Version
  • In Castilian with English Subtitles and English Dub
  • Theatrical Trailers (Spanish and English)
  • Spanish Credit Sequence
  • Alternate Clothed Sequences
  • Still Gallery


HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB

  • Complete Uncut Version
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn of the podcast, NaschyCast
  • In Castilian with English Subtitles and English Dub
  • Theatrical Trailers (Spanish and English)
  • Alternate Clothed Sequences
  • Still Gallery


BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL

  • Complete Uncut Version
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn of the podcast, NaschyCast
  • In Castilian with English Subtitles and English Dub
  • Theatrical Trailers (Spanish and English)
  • Spanish Credit Sequence
  • Still Gallery


NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF

  • Complete Uncut Version
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn of the podcast, NaschyCast
  • In Castilian with English Subtitles and English Dub
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailers (Spanish and English)
  • Spanish Credit Sequence
  • Still Gallery


HUMAN BEASTS

  • Complete Uncut Version
  • In Castilian with English Subtitles and English Dub
  • Spanish Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

The Paul Naschy Collection offers all of these movies in high definition 1080p. You can head out to your better blu-ray dealer today and pick up a copy for your collection. Of course you can also jump on over to Scream Factory and order from them as well.

Saturday Frights Podcast Episode 051 (All Good Things…)

Welcome back friends to the Saturday Frights Podcast! Each podcast my co-host, the Projectionist and I will discuss a particular horror movie or horror themed TV episode from the Retroist Vault. This week I had intended to discuss 1984’s Gremlins…and had set out to do so…but then everything went wrong.

If you have any suggestions for topics you would like for us to cover in the future or comments, email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on Twitter and on Facebook.

The Music at beginning of our show was provided by Peachy (The Jerry Goldsmith of Wales), if you have musical needs why not contact him at peachy@Retroist.Com. And be sure to “Like” him on his Facebook Page.

The ending music for the show is entitled “Twisted Toys” and was provided by Tony Longworth, you can visit his site by clicking that link provided or hopping over to his SoundCloud Page!

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Retroist Presents: Joe Dante’s E! Gremlins 2 Segment (1990)


Do you remember back in the early days of E! when they would do the Shameless Plug segment? An actor or director would be taped for five seconds, allowing them to express their desires to have you see their new film. In this segment Joe Dante implores everyone to go out and catch the sequel to his 1984 box office smash, Gremlins.

Hey, there’s a bonus appearance by Beau Bridges at the beginning of that clip as well!

Fast Food Fridays

Burger King Commercial Featuring…Meg Ryan? (1982)


I had a powerful craving to eat at Burger King today and I’ll tell you something, the girl that took my order was in no way as cheery and polite as Meg Ryan in this commercial from back in 1982!

Things apparently took an upswing in Meg’s life after the “Aren’t You Hungry?” sweepstakes because 5 years later she was starring with Martin Short and Dennis Quaid in the Joe Dante classic Innerspace!

Thanks to Crommy 5 for uploading this commercial over on YouTube.

The Howling Theatrical Poster (1981)

The Retroist and I both have discussed the classic Joe Dante helmed Werewolf extravaganza the Howling, here and here.

Like the Fog theatrical poster last week, this is another fine example of great 80’s poster design! Not to mention it’s really, really creepy. I can vividly recall in my youth staring at this poster at the 62 Drive-In, drinking my Coke and waiting for my Father to pay for the Hot Dogs and Popcorn.

Thanks to IMP Awards for this scanned image of the original theatrical poster!