TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Horror (House of Wax 1953 / The Haunting 1963 / Freaks / Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1941)
Manufacturer: Turner Classic Movie Brand: MOVIE Model: MOV-TMCLASSIC
HOUSE OF WAX (1953) In the wicked performance that crowned him the moviesâ€™ master of the macabre, Vincent Price plays a wax sculptor plunged into madness when an arsonist destroys his lifeâ€™s work. Unable to use his flame-scarred hands, he devises a murderous way of restocking his museum. Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones and Charles Bronson co-star. THE HAUNTING (1963) Robert Wise directed this first screen version of Shirley Jacksonâ€™s The Haunting of Hill House. Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn come to the house to study its supernatural phenomena. Or has the house drawn at least one of them to it? â€œGuaranteed to chill youâ€ (John Stanley, Creature Features). FREAKS Tod Browning (1931â€™s Dracula) directs this landmark movie â€“ long banned, now highly lauded â€“ in which the true freaks are not the storyâ€™s real-life sideshow performers, but â€œnormalsâ€ who mock and abuse them. This unique ensemble play big-top troupers who inflict a terrible revenge on a trapeze artist who treats them as subhumans. DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1941) One man is a paragon of virtue. The other is a murderous creature of the London night. They are the same person. Spencer Tracy headlines this version of Robert Louis Stevensonâ€™s tale whose visual flourishes include a dreamscape in which carriage horses whipped by Hyde transform into the women in his life (Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner).
Manufacturer: MGM (Video & DVD)
Welcome to Castle Rock, Maine, a lovely place to live if you don't mind selling your soul! OscarÂ® nominees* Ed Harris (A Beautiful Mind) and Max Von Sydow (Minority Report) head an exceptional castincluding Bonnie Bedelia (Die Hard) and Amanda Plummer (Pulp Fiction)in this supernatural thriller that's dark, haunting and a hell of a good scare (LosAngeles Magazine)! Sheriff Alan Pangborn (Harris) has a devil of a problem: Suddenly all the residents of his sleepy little town are dying'to kill each other. But at least business is still booming, especially at a new antique store. The store's owner (Von Sydow) has something for everyone, and his prices are always reasonable: just one small favor oh, and, of course, eternal damnation! *Harris: Actor, The Hours (2002); Actor, Pollock (2000); Supporting Actor, The Truman Show (1998); Supporting Actor, Apollo 13 (1995). Von Sydow: Actor, Pelle the Conqueror (1988).
Night Gallery: Season 1
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment Brand: UNI DIST CORP. (MCA) Model: 4964677
Prepare for the chill of a lifetime as the master of suspense, Rod Serling, hosts over 20 episodes of terror in this classic series, featuring the original pilot movie and every spine-tingling episode from the complete first season of Night Gallery.Thrill to stories adapted from short story legends such as H. P. Lovecraft and Conrad Aiken, performed by Hollywood greats including Diane Keaton, Joan Crawford and Roddy McDowall, and directed by cinematic masters like Steven Spielberg in this unforgettable series - now available on DVD for the first time!
Manufacturer: MGM (Video & DVD)
A charming romantic comedy starring Andrew McCarthy (Pretty in Pink), Kim Cattrall ('sex andthe City ), Meshach Taylor ( Designing Women ), Estelle Getty ('the Golden Girls ) and James Spader(Stargate), Mannequin is more than the sum of its fiberglass body parts it's all heart! Jonathan Switcher (McCarthy) has certainly been living up to his name. A frustrated artist, he switches from one dead-end job to another, never managing to hold on to any of them. But all of that changes when a mannequin he created for a department store window comes magically to life! Gorgeous and statuesque, this fiberglass femme fatale (Cattrall) helps Jonathan turn his career around, inspiring him to be the best window dresser in town. But she soon discovers that the real world isn't so easy, when they run into competitors who want to put them out of businessfor good! Mannequin is notionally a romantic comedy in which Andrew McCarthy plays a luckless department-store employee and Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) is an Egyptian princess reincarnated as a shop-window dummy, who comes to life when she encounters McCarthy, only to revert to mannequin status when anyone else is watching her. With her encouragement, he becomes emboldened in his career as a window decorator as well as falling in love with the princess. James Spader's oily, stammering executive is just one of the many examples of a film that tries way too hard to be funny, the sort of characterization that would be barely adequate for a TV...
Cabin in the Sky
Manufacturer: Warner Home Video Brand: WATERS,ETHEL
Cabin in the Sky (DVD)Hollywood's first all-black film since The Green Pastures tells the vibrant fable of rascally Little Joe, torn between the love of his good wife Petunia and the wiles of good-time bad-girl Georgia Brown...and caught in a tug-of-war between emissaries from the Lord and Satan. How can virtue triumph over evil? Well, as Petunia says, "Sometimes when you fight the devil, you gotta jab him with his own pitchfork." Debuting movie director Vincente Minnelli (An American in Paris, Gigi) and stars Ethel Waters, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington are more than a match for the devil in this musical treasure. With a soundtrack of dazzling standards, including "Taking a Chance on Love" and "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe," Cabin in the Sky is a joyous classic.]]>
Northern Exposure - The Complete Fourth Season
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment Brand: UNI DIST CORP. (MCA)
Reunite with the eccentric and endearing folks of Cicely, Alaska, as Northern Exposure The Complete Fourth Season arrives on DVD! Nominated for an amazing 16 Emmy awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, this must-see season has Joel (Rob Morrow), Maggie (Janine Turner), "Chris-in-the-Morning" (John Corbett) and the rest of the town's residents in their most hilarious and heartwarming antics yet - from the arrival of a rock star to a totem pole war to the annual Mosquito Festival! And now, fans can see one of the most popular seasons ever in a newly digitally remastered format for unbelievable picture quality. Follow the moose north for critically acclaimed comedy and own all 25 groundbreaking fourth season episodes today!
The Ray Bradbury Theater: The Complete Series
Manufacturer: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment Brand: ECHO BRIDGE Model: 23289
Featuring 65 Episodes! Entranced by magicians, comic strips, and science-fiction magazines, Ray Bradbury began "educating" himself at the Los Angeles Library three to five times a week. By twenty-seven years of age he "graduated," having written over several million words. In his early twenties, he supported himself by selling newspapers on street corners and writing for radio programs such as Suspense, Escape, CBS Radio Playhouse, and X Minus One. Bradbury has now written over one thousand short stories--400 of which have been published in such magazines as The New Yorker, The New Republican, The Saturday Evening Post, Amazing Stories, Colliers, Dime Detective and McCall's. He has also written for Alfred Hitchcock Presents and for Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone. And now, showcased in this 5 DVD set are some of Ray Bradbury's finest works.
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