Hudson Horror Show V the 35mm Horror Film Festival Reveals Details

On Saturday, May 19th, 2012, the hallowed grounds of the Silver Cinemas South Hills 8 will once again showcase the greatest classic horror film festival in the Hudson Valley, Hudson Horror Show V (www.hudsonhorror.com)! Our fifth 12 hour movie festival will feature five full length classic genre films along with shorts and drive in style trailers, all off rare 35mm film prints!

Our December to Dismember 2011 show was a sell out with people having to be seated in our “reserved for staff seats”. Don’t miss out, grab your tickets now! This is our third year of shows and ticket prices are still only $26.00 in advance via PayPal. Advance ticket holders save money and will be admitted first. If any tickets remain they will be available at the door on the day of the show for $30.00, cash only.

Our Frankenstein like monster of a lineup is now complete! Doors open at noon that day and our “opening act” will be a mash up of two of the greatest movie studios of all time as Hammer Films and the Shaw Brothers collide in LEGEND OF THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRES! This film, also know as The Seven Brothers Meets Dracula, mixes Gothic horror with well, kung fu, it’s kind of like putting your peanut butter in my chocolate, who knew they would taste so good together?

We’ll have our semi-traditional “Mystery Movie” in the lineup and that could be just about anything at this point. Perhaps some blaxploitation? How about a good old fashioned rape/revenge flick? Maybe some more giant monsters? Our lips are sealed until show time but we are sure the mystery movie will be anything but a disappointment.

Hudson Horror Five will then push on full steam ahead with our triple axe attack triple headliner! Our zombie movie for this show will be an extremely rare screening of George A. Romero’s DAY OF THE DEAD. Unfortunately this amazing film was barely seen in theaters upon its original theatrical run in 1985, and it’s had even fewer screenings since. We are proud to unearth this zombie classic one more time.

Headliner number two will be a movie that has been constantly requested by Hudson Horror fans, PHANTASM! Dwarf zombies, crazy bugs, killer spheres and of course, “The Tall Man”, the nightmarish masterpiece will definitely make you want to sleep with the lights on.

Our third and final headliner of this triple threat will be none other than the incredibly influential slasher flick, the original, FRIDAY THE 13th! This film, originally released in 1980, was a watershed horror release and kick started the slasher craze that took Hollywood by storm for many years to come. Perhaps the biggest star of the film isn’t Jason Voorhees, but Tom Savini’s realistic and gruesome special effects. These effects were unfortunately toned down in 1980 so the producers could secure an “R” rating. However, we’ve been lucky enough to obtain a print that has the best parts intact! At long last, Hudson Horror presents the UNCUT version of the original FRIDAY THE 13th off 35mm film!

We will have the usual shorts, drive in trailers, vendors, giveaways, trivia questions and usual nonsense that make Hudson Horror so much fun. We’ll have just a few vendor spots for HHV, if you are interested in selling or promoting your wares, or if you just have questions regarding our show, send us an email to info@hudsonhorror.com. Get your tickets early for Hudson Horror Show V, and we’ll see you on May 19th, 2012!

Boss, Da Plane! Da Plane! Season 2 of Fantasy Island Coming to DVD on MAY 8, 2012

Great news from Shout! Factory today…

Television favorite wish-fulfilling resort director Mr. Roarke and his energetic sidekick Tattoo from the classic hit series Fantasy Island are back to see their guests frolic in tropical paradise and live out their wildest fantasies when Fantasy Island finally returns for a second season on DVD, just in time for Mother’s Day. On May 8, 2012, Shout! Factory will release the long-awaited Fantasy Island: The Complete Second Season, featuring all 25 memorable episodes. This 6-DVD set is priced to own at $39.97 SRP and is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com, ShoutFactoryStore.com and other online retailers before hitting store shelves nationwide.

From legendary creative team of Aaron Spelling (Charlie’s Angels, Beverly Hills 90210) and Leonard Goldberg (Hart to Hart, Starsky & Hutch), Fantasy Island premiered in January 1977, and became one of primetime TV’s most popular series in TV history. Starring Ricardo Montalban (Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan) and Herve Villechaize (The Man with the Golden Gun) as the unique leading characters, the series entranced viewers with tropical settings, engaging storylines, and kept fans hooked with its weekly parade of recognizable name actors throughout its successful seven-season run. It is best remembered for Villechaize’s performance as Tattoo, whose cry of “Da plane! Da plane!” made him a pop culture icon.

Imagine a place where any dream or fantasy can come true. Welcome to Fantasy Island. Each week, two guests arrive on the island looking forward to getting their fantasy fulfilled. Their host is the sophisticated Mr. Roarke (Montalban), the charming and fashionable gentleman who, along with his pint-sized assistant, Tattoo (Villechaize) sees to it that their guests’ island visit is all they could ever have imagined. Each fantasy comes with mystery and suspense; and guests always get what they asked for, but rarely what they expect.

Second season of Fantasy Island features guest stars including Desi Arnaz, Jr., John Astin, Scott Baio, Vivian Blaine, Danny Bonaduce, Sonny Bono, Yvonne De Carlo, Troy Donahue, Samantha Eggar, Anne Francis, Jonathan Frakes, Annette Funicello, Eva Gabor, Peter Graves, Sid Haig, Florence Henderson, Celeste Holm, Don Knotts, Michelle Lee, Janet Leigh, Maureen McCormick, Jayne Meadows, Rue McClanahan, Roddy McDowell, Leslie Nielsen, Cassandra Peterson, Eleanor Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Regis Philbin, Robert Reed, Kyle Richards, Cesar Romero, John Saxon, Connie Stevens, Abe Vigoda, among other notables.

Fantasy Island is a production of Spelling-Goldberg Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television Inc. It has been sublicensed for home video distribution to Shout! Factory.

Update on the Release of M.A.S.K.: The Complete Original Series on DVD

I just received another press release concerning the upcoming DVD release of M.A.S.K.: The Complete Original Series and it looks like we have a street date of August 9, 2011.

This Summer, loyal fans and collectors can finally bring home one of the most enduring animated adventures from the 80’s when the long-awaited M.A.S.K.: The Complete Original Series DVD box set debuts nationwide on August 9, 2011 from Shout! Factory, incollaboration with FremantleMedia Enterprises. Poised to attract an audience of kids, young adults and parents who grew up with this animated series, this 12-DVD box set contains all 65 action-packed episodes – known to fans as the original series aired in 1985, as well as insightful bonus features. A must-have for collectors to complete their pop culture video library, M.A.S.K.: The Complete Original Series is available for pre-order now from Amazon.com and major retailers.

Led by multimillionaire Matt Trakker, the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand — better known simply as M.A.S.K. — defends the world against Miles Mayhem and his nefarious international criminal organization V.E.N.O.M., the very samegroup responsible for the death of Trakker’s teenage brother. With his own son, Scott, and a secret strike force including his friends — engineer Bruce Sato, courageous historian Hondo MacLean, mechanic Buddy Hawks, rocker Brad Turner, computer expert Alex Sector, stunt driver Dusty Hayes and beautiful martialartist Gloria Baker — it’s up to Trakker, equipped with special power-granting masks and a garage of special militarized vehicles, to keep the world safe from Mayhem and the villainy of V.E.N.O.M (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem).

Throughout the years, M.A.S.K. boasts a large fan following and spawned a series of toyline, comic books and video games. The complete original series of M.A.S.K. has been sub-licensed to home video distribution to Shout! Factory by FremantleMedia Enterprises.

M.A.S.K.: The Complete Original Series DVD Bonus Content
-Unmasking M.A.S.K.: retrospective interview with show writers on this hit animated series
-Saturday Morning Krusaders: entertaining look back with loyal fans

Technical Information:
– Street Date: August 9, 2011
– Not Rated: For all audiences
– 12 DVDs
– Aspect Ratio: 4:3
– English, Stereo
– Total Running Time: +/- 1430 min.

The Gamera Resurrection Continues with 2 Double-Feature Collector’s Edition DVD Sets

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If you loved the first two Special Edition home entertainment releases of the original Gamera movies – Gamera, The Giant Monster and Gamera Vs. Barugon, prepare yourself for four times the fun! On September 21, 2010, Shout! Factory will further unleash four more Gamera movies (the original Japanese version) from the Showa series in two Double-Feature Collector’s Edition DVD sets: Gamera Vs. Gyaos/ Gamera Vs. Viras and Gamera Vs. Guiron/Gamera Vs. Jiger. Featuring all-new anamorphic widescreen transfers, each Double-Feature DVD set includes both the original Japanese and infamous English dubbed versions of each film along with publicity galleries. A must-have for film enthusiasts and collectors, aggregate your Gamera movie collection with these two Double-Feature Collector’s Edition DVD sets. Each DVD set is sold separately with $19.93 SRP.

GAMERA VS GYAOS / GAMERA VS VIRAS
As a competitor to Godzilla in the Sixties, Gamera developed a strong following in and out of Japan, and with Gamera Vs. Gyaos his most famous enemy emerged, one that would play a key role in the Gamera trilogy released in the ’90s. Like a giant bat fused with a shark’s head, the laser-spewing Gyaos is discovered in an ancient cave by a young boy named Eiichi and a reporter named Okabe, whose neglect of the child in crisis leads to his death. Once Gyaos is unleashed upon Japan, both Gamera and the country’s Self-Defense Forces try to bring down the flying terror. And that’s not going to be an easy feat!

While Gamera and Gamera Vs. Barugon established the colossal chelonian as both a force to be feared by mankind and a friend to children everywhere, the giant turtle began to live up to his potential as a kids hero in later movies, most notably in Gamera Vs. Viras, in which not only does the oversized turtle race Boy Scouts in the water, but he must save them from an alien menace that uses his compassion as a weakness and ultimately mentally manipulates him to destroy parts of Earth. Once the children free Gamera from his mental slavery, the aliens’ non-human form is revealed, they bond together to form the squid-like Viras. Then a climactic beachside rumble begins! (And Frankie and Annette aren’t sticking around for one.)

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GAMERA VS. GUIRON / GAMERA VS. JIGER
Kids take an even more prominent role in Gamera Vs. Guiron as two star-gazing Japanese tykes get whisked away by a spaceship to a planet where two “groovy spacegirls” are the sole survivors of a once-superior civilization. But the seemingly hospitable women have sinister plans in store, and Gamera comes to save them and battle their rhino-like guardian Guiron, a formidable beast with a razor-sharp steel blade for a snout. This is one Gamera movie that needs to have the Japanese version seen as it features possibly the worst dubbing job in Japanese monster history. But it’s still a camp gem. Space Gyaos makes an appearance, too!

Our favorite flying turtle gets a female foe in Gamera Vs. Jiger, which is set around the 1970 World’s Fair in Osaka. When scientists discover a mysterious statue called The Devil’s Whistle on a remote island, they steal it away to show at the Fair, which causes it to unleash a high-pitched sound that disturbs the Triceratops-like Jiger, who comes after them to stop the auditory pain she is in. And when she faces down Gamera, she proves to be a nasty foe, able to shoot quills from her head and a heat ray that can dissolve entire city blocks, plus she has a tail stinger that implants eggs into her victims. Gamera eventually has to cope with a baby Jiger growing inside of him. You’ve got to love the lovably twisted Japanese concept of family entertainment: No holds barred monster smackdowns!

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Until the partnership of Shout! Factory and Kadokawa Pictures in May 2010, the original Gamera films were woefully underrepresented on DVD in the United States, especially in featuring the authentic original Japanese versions of the films. But that has changed with the recent releases of Gamera, The Giant Monster, Gamera vs. Barugon and now, the two double feature collections Gamera vs. Gyaos/Gamera vs. Viras and Gamera vs. Guiron/Gamera vs. Jiger. Upcoming highlights include Gamera Vs. Zigra and Gamera: The Super Monster.

Marcus Welby, M.D.: Season One arrives this May 4 in a 7-DVD box set

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Shout! Factory and the NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group will bring classic television’s most popular and acclaimed medical drama to DVD with MARCUS WELBY, M.D.: SEASON ONE. Starring Robert Young as the kind and caring family practitioner Dr. Marcus Welby and James Brolin as the young, handsome motorcycle-riding associate Dr. Steven Kiley, MARCUS WELBY, M.D. was the highest rated and acclaimed medical drama on TV for an unbelievable seven consecutive seasons. In addition to series regular Golden Globe®-nominated actress Elena Verdugo, Young and Brolin are joined by a veritable list of notable guest stars including Anne Baxter, David Cassidy, Robert Guillaume, Vera Miles, Belinda Montgomery, Butch Patrick, Richard Thomas and many others. Available for the first time on DVD, the collectible 7-DVD set of MARCUS WELBY, M.D.: SEASON ONE contains all 26 memorable episodes, featuring a rare episode entitled The Daredevil Gesture, directed by Steve Spielberg, plus a rarely seen two-hour made-for-TV movie A Matter of Humanities which set the stage for this successful one-hour television series. A must-have for classic TV fans and collectors, MARCUS WELBY, M.D.: SEASON ONE 7-DVD box set is priced for everyone to own at $49.97 ($34.99 at Amazon).

Marcus Welby, M.D. aired on ABC from 1969–1976, earning it a top spot in the medical drama lexicon and paved ways for such popular hits as House, M.D., Grey’s Anatomy and Royal Pains. Robert Young plays Dr. Marcus Welby, a dedicated family physician who made house calls a priority in life. From week to week Welby was tasked with some of the most devastating disorders and serious situations an M.D. can face, but confronted them with a fierce honesty and dedicated compassion that made him a virtual superhero with a stethoscope. But he couldn’t do it alone. Enter Dr. Steven Kiley, portrayed by the strapping and very new James Brolin in his first regular television role. As any doctor will tell you, looks can be deceiving. The show mixed up the common formula, with the older and wiser Welby embracing the unorthodox treatments while the young gun, Kiley, had the straitlaced approach. The chemistry was electric, and the results were positively award-winning, as both actors earned Emmys® for their roles.

Bonus Feature:

  • Original 2-Hour Pilot Movie: “A Matter Of Humanities”
  • Dr. Marcus Welby enlists the help of a young Doctor Steven Kiley to help run his Santa Monica practice. Originally aired on March 26, 1969, this two-hour made-for-TV movie set the stage for the one-hour series that would be viewed regularly in about one of every four American homes that year.

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