10/20/08

Still Waiting on the DVD #2: Horror Movies


How is it possible that I Was a Teenage Werewolf is STILL not available on DVD? One of the most recognizable and influential drive-in horror flicks of all time, yet we can't watch it. I understand that it is a gradual process converting and releasing all these films to the DVD format, but when I look at some of the pointless crap that has already been released on DVD, it makes me wonder why I'm still kept waiting.

Here's a few other examples of great horror flicks being held captive in limbo. If you know that one of these has already been released, let me know please.

Whose idea was it to release Phantasm I, III, and IV, but leave out II? I liked the second one... too bad I can't watch it (sigh).

Piranha and Piranha 2 are unbelievably still unavailable on DVD. (correction: see comments)

I've written an extensive post on Pretty Maids All in a Row, the controversial film featuring Rock Hudson and Angie Dickinson. Read the post and you'll see why it's imperative that the film get released on DVD pronto.
The Toybox (1971) is raved about in The Book of Lists: Horror and is called on IMDb "the best surreal Age of Aquarius sexpo overflowing with early seventies craziness ever made". Yet, if you want to watch it, your SOL.

Speaking of exploitation, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers just got released. Waiting this long for this VHS favorite is unforgivable. I guess I should stop bitching and just be glad it got released at all.

And, of course, I'm still waiting on many non-horror titles such as the TV series The Wonder Years and James at 15. Also, Marcia Brady in Skatetown USA still hangs elusively in VHS no-man's land. Gilligan is losing patience...

(By the way, I can't for the life of me remember who to thank for the Teenage Werewolf picture. I absolutely love this artist, but his/her name eludes me. If someone knows, I will happily give credit where it's due.)

4 comments:

  1. I know what you mean. I heard somebody bring up Teenage Werewolf the other day. I looked it up on Netflix. It wasn't there. I looked around and couldn't find it on DVD at all. I couldn't believe it. With all the worthless crap that's out on DVD, why is this movie not out!?!

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  2. Gosh, they must have gone out of print or something, but I have both PIRANHA movies in my DVD collection. Licensed and all that, no bootlegs.

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  3. Here is a link to get I Was a Teengae Werewolf. It may a VHS rip of course, but I am going to download it soon. It is on a list of stuff I have going all the time unless my connection dies.

    I am sorry to pander the film like this and you can of course remove the links, but like you said, this film is not coming out on DVD anyway soon it seems.

    http://rapidshare.com/files/3235884/IWZ4TN3WWF.part1.rar.html
    http://rapidshare.com/files/3239032/IWZ4TN3WWF.part2.rar.html
    http://rapidshare.com/files/3241891/IWZ4TN3WWF.part3.rar.html
    http://rapidshare.com/files/3244850/IWZ4TN3WWF.part4.rar.html
    http://rapidshare.com/files/3247518/IWZ4TN3WWF.part5.rar.html
    http://rapidshare.com/files/3250054/IWZ4TN3WWF.part6.rar.html
    http://rapidshare.com/files/3252306/IWZ4TN3WWF.part7.rar.html
    http://rapidshare.com/files/3252484/IWZ4TN3WWF.part8.rar.html

    Password is: http://1337share.com

    If you do not know how to do it just enetr the link in your URL and download it. Hope it is okay to send you this.

    Bill

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  4. Keith- There's got to be a reason for it... I'm just not sure what it is. The gymnast who gets attacked by the werewolf is married to one of the biggest producers in Hollywood, David Wolper. I'm just speculating, but maybe that has something to do with the hold up.

    David- Interesting. I'll have to check on that. I know they're not available on Netflix. Thanks for the information.

    Willy- Appreciate the link. Always thankful for your contributions and input here. I will say that I have become somewhat of a "quality snob" in that if it's a bad copy (from a VHS or something), I can't watch it. As a kid I could watch anything - our TV was fuzzy and had poor colors or simply B&#W. Now, I'm spoiled and need a 50 inch screen in HD. Man, it's sad.

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