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Vincent Price DVD Box Set On the Way

E-Splatter.Com informs us that MGM is planning to release a box set of Vincent Price horror titles on September 11:

MGM owns the best Price titles and a box set of them all is long overdue. It looks like, however, this will be the first of two volumes. The set will include “The Abomininable Dr. Phibes,” [...]

Sense of Wonder: Horror Porn and Prick Flicks

What’s in a name?” Shakespeare asked. Apparently quite a lot, as I happened to run across two posts recently (one by Chris Stangl, one by Gloria Steinem), both of which object to particular labels applied to certain films. First, Chris Stangle, at the Exploding Kientoscope, objects to the term “torture porn,” even though he did [...]

Chewbacca wanted by police

It’s a sad day for STAR WARS fans as everybody’s favorite wookiee finds himself on the lam from the law.
That’s right: Chewbacca is wanted by the police – for molesting Marilyn Monroe.
Well, actually it was a Chewbacca impersonator, wanted for molesting a Marilyn look-alike:

The Chewbacca impersonator was wanted on suspicion of grabbing the Monroe impersonator’s [...]

War of the Worlds (1953) – Film & DVD Review

Producer George Pal’s 1953 movie version of the H.G. Wells novel is lavishily mounted and visually stunning, thanks to imaginative production design and impressive technical effects — a rare example (along with FORBIDDEN PLANET) of a big-budget ’50s science-fiction film from a major Hollywood studio, made during an era swamped with low-budget B-pictures and independent [...]

Transformers blows things up real good – Science Fiction Film Review

This sci-fi action flick featuring Good and Evil robots based on the famous Hasbro toys promises to be another WAR OF THE WORLDS or INDEPENDENCE DAY. Although it strives to appeal to the whole family, it winds up emerging as a kiddie flick on steroids – a big-budget, effects heavy, feature film version of a Saturday morning [...]