Warner Archives (Select Titles) DVD-R

Contents Of Post:

  • Thundarr The Barbarian: The Complete Series (1980-82) (4 DVD Set)
  • Second Sight (LBX)
  • Penn & Teller Get Killed (LBX)
  • Flood! (Full Frame)
  • Razorback (LBX)
  • From Hell It Came (LBX)
  • The Bermuda Depths (Full Frame)
  • A Return To Salem’s Lot (LBX)
  • The Cyclops (LBX & Uncut)
  • The Power (LBX)
  • The Green Slime (LBX)
  • *The Wild, Wild Planet  (LBX)
  • *War Of The Planets (LBX)
  • *The Snow Devils (LBX)
  • The Last Dinosaur (LBX & Uncut)
  • Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark: Remastered Special Edition (Full Frame)
  • The Pack (1977) Remastered (LBX)
  • Nightbreed (LBX)
  • Demon Seed (LBX)
  • From Beyond The Grave (LBX)
  • Killer Party: Remastered (LBX)
* NOTE: The GAMMA I QUADRILOGY consists of THE WILD, WILD, PLANET, WAR OF THE PLANETS, WAR BETWEEN THE PLANETS and SNOW DEVILS.
* Currently, you can find WAR BETWEEN THE PLANETS (LBX) on a doube feature DVD with CREATION OF THE HUMANOIDS from DARK SKY FILMS.

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Man’s civilization is cast in ruin when a runaway planet speeds between the Earth and the Moon, unleashing cosmic destruction. Two-thousand years later, Earth is reborn from the ashes with a savage landscape, strange creatures and a primitive sense of justice. But one man fights to spread peace throughout the land: he is Thundarr the Barbarian and you can own All 21 Exciting Adventures in a 4-Disc Collection starring Thundarr and his companions Ookla the Mok and sorceress Princess Ariel. Using their strength, courage and wits plus Thundarr’s magical Sunsword, they journey from village to village, liberating slaves and battling all kinds of beasts, mutants, wizards, thieves and robots. The future of Earth may be shrouded in darkness, but Thundarr the Barbarian bursts into action as a shining symbol of hope for humanity.

  • Price: $29.95
  • Studio: Hanna Barbera
  • Screen Aspect: 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
  • Run Time: 480 minutes
  • Genre: Animation

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Four-time Emmy Award-winner John Larroquette (“The John Larroquette Show,” “Richie Rich”) and Bronson Pinchot (“Perfect Strangers,” “The First Wives Club”) star as a private investigator and a super-psychic who operate a paranormal detective agency in this wild comedy. When the pair is enlisted to solve the kidnapping of the Cardinal of Boston, the case takes a bizarre twist as the normally cooperative spirit world runs amok. From a screenplay by Tom Schulman (“Dead Poets Society,” “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”), and co-starring Bess Armstrong (“My So-Called Life”) and Stuart Pankin (“Fatal Attraction”).

  • Price: $13.96
  • Theatrical Release Date: 11/02/1989
  • Screen Aspect: 16 X 9 Widescreen
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy

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The “bad boys of magic” go over the edge in this mind-blowing, role-switching comedy murder mystery set in the dizzying world of Altlantic City casinos. In a TV interview, Penn mentions his idea of a fun practical joke: “I wish someone were trying to kill me. It would give focus to my life, excitement. I’d be like James Bond.” Twenty-million people hear him. One decides to deliver a punchline he’ll never forget. Made by people who thought Psycho was a comedy, Penn & Teller Get Killed (they also wrote the piece) features Caitlin Clarke as the femme fatale and David Patrick Kelly as the Edgar Allan Poe-esque nutcase with a new mission. Arthur Penn, known for hip masterpieces like Bonnie and Clyde, Alice’s Restaurant and Little Big Man, directs with roller-coaster pacing and subversive intelligence.

  • Price: $13.96
  • Theatrical Release Date: 09/21/1989
  • Screen Aspect: 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy

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A rain-swollen lake. A small town dependent on fishing revenues. A rivulet of water seeping through the rocks beneath an earthen dam. These are the suspense-generating ingredients of this onrushing, all-star Irwin Allen production. A helicopter pilot (Robert Culp) and a youngster (Eric Olson) first discover the dam’s leaky secret. But local leaders refuse to face the drain on the town’s troubled economy that draining the lake would cause. A high-and-dry solution is not in the cards. Martin Milner, Barbara Hershey, Richard Basehart, Cameron Mitchell, Teresa Wright and two stars of Allen’s smash The Poseidon Adventure, Carol Lynley and Roddy McDowall, all try to keep afloat when the wall of water hits and the special effects kick into high gear. Take a dive into the raging currents of this topflight adventure.

  • Price: $19.95
  • Theatrical Release Date: 11/23/1976
  • Screen Aspect: 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

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It’s no cute koala munching eucalyptus leaves. It’s a rhino-sized denizen of the Outback that can turn you into a blood-feast. Out of a wasteland of beauty and death comes Razorback, tensely directed by Russell Mulcahy (Highlander) and ominously shot by Dean Semler (the Mad Max cinematographer who won an Academy Award for Dances with Wolves). Gregory Harrison plays a naïve American arriving down under to look for his missing wife. Unequipped for the rough landscape and unprepared for the horrors lurking within, he is soon battling to survive. Amid the hanging carcasses of the Pet Pak cannery, he confronts the monstrous creature while a conveyor belt inches man and beast toward razor-sharp blades that will make pet food out of one – or both.

  • Price: $19.95
  • Theatrical Release Date: 11/15/1984
  • Screen Aspect: 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Suspense/Thriller

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Beware Tabonga! On a remote South Seas island, no one is safe from this hideous…and unique…monster. Tabonga is part man, part tree, all doom. Formerly an island prince, he was unjustly put to death by a witch doctor. Now he’s returned to life with roots, branches and a vengeance. Against natives. Against visiting American scientists who investigate the tree’s radioactive green sap. Against anyone unwise enough to expect a tree to stay put. A macabre medley of creature feature, Polynesian kitsch and Atomic Age cautionary tale, From Hell It Came is the killer-tree movie you woodn’t want to miss!

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What secret lurks 20,000 feet below the waves in the paranormal realm called The Bermuda Triangle? That’s the question a scientist (Burl Ives), his student (Carl Weathers) and a young man (Leigh McCloskey) haunted by nightmarish memories of his Bermuda childhood ask themselves. The answer involves a beauty (Connie Sellecca) who has sold her soul for eternal youth. And a giant sea turtle that leaves death in its wake. Eerie and hypnotic, The Bermuda Depths was produced by Arthur Rankin, Jr and Jules Bass (The Year Without a Santa Claus), who meld their imaginative fantasy style with the live-action horror genre.

  • Price: $19.95
  • Screen Aspect: 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Genre: Fantasy Adventure

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In a certain New England town, it’s hard to keep the undead down. It’s shocking story continues courtesy of Larry Cohen, a maestro of cinematic horror (the It’s Alive trilogy) and writer of police-action thrillers (Best Seller, Maniac Cop), tapping into his senses of the macabre as well as satire in a clever chiller based on characters created by Stephen King. Joining in to bedevil and terrify are Michael Moriarty as an anthropologist asked to write a “bible” for the town’s ghastly group, Andrew Duggan as the leader of the town folk (including June Havoc and Evelyn Keyes) who hide their blood-feasting bent behind sweet exteriors and filmmaker Samuel Fuller in a rare on-screen role as a vampire hunter. For mortals who occasionally like to go to the devil – and come back – A Return to Salem’s Lot is one terrific terror trip.

  • Price: $19.95
  • Theatrical Release Date: 04/30/1987
  • Screen Aspect: 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Suspense/Thriller

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Lovely Susan Winter organizes an expedition deep into the wilds of Mexico. She hopes to find her aviator fiancé, lost after his plane crashed. Instead she and her three male companions find behemoth bugs, giant battling lizards, mountains practically glowing with uranium, and a 25-foot-tall human beast with a single eye, a melted-cheese-sandwich face and a very scary attitude. If you like nifty ’50s horror, The Cyclops is the kind of over-the-top frightfest that’ll have you spilling your popcorn. Among the cast: Lon Chaney (The Wolf Man) as a manipulative wheeler-dealer who’d just love to become a uranium millionaire…no matter the danger to the rest of the expedition. Writer/director Bert I. Gordon (Beginning of the End, The Amazing Colossal Man) masterminds the menace.

(Despite the below review saying there are six seconds of footage missing where the Cyclops removes a bloody spear from his eye, this actually is the uncut version. Apparently, the cut version was indeed released, but Warners has rectified that oversight and any purchases made now will get you the true blue movie uncut).

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Who has The Power? The Power to control minds, move objects, and murder by telekinesis? That’s what scientists at a space lab want to know when they realize they are targeted by one of their own – someone who possesses a superhuman power and a terrifying secret agenda. Producer George Pal brings the imagination and craft that turned his The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine into sci fi-classics to this eerie tale heightened by a suspenseful Miklos Rozsa score. The fine cast, led by George Hamilton and Suzanne Pleshette, includes two talents forever emblematic of paranoid post-war sci-fi/creature features: Michael Rennie (The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Richard Carlson (Creature from the Black Lagoon).

  • Price: $19.95
  • Screen Aspect: 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Genre: CRIME, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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After a perilous mission to a huge asteroid, a crew returns to its space station, unaware a bit of ooze from the asteroid clings to a crewman’s uniform. The green goop grows – into murderous, tentacled monsters. And as station members fight to live, gunk from the monsters’ wounds turns into more monsters! That’s the story. Now enjoy as our heroes fight to preserve Earth and, unintentionally, our own senses of humor with a movie that Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times called “one of the funniest made-in-Japan sci-fi monster movies ever.” Kinji Fukasaku, whose later work was championed by Quentin Tarantino, directs. The world would be a far more bleak and joyless place without marvels like The Green Slime.

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It’s groovy to be a spaceman! The way-out ’60s meet the far-out 21st century in this psychedelic sci-fi head trip. Villains from überpowerful The Corporations think they’d found a way to defeat their rivals, the United Democracies: send robot minions to kidnap UD citizens, shrink them down to suitcase size and transport them to a planetoid for hideous human experiments. But a fearless rescue team is on the way! All that stands between the rescuers and success are four-armed androids in wraparound shades, martial artists wearing silk nighties and sporting sky-high hairdos, flying saucers swinging around the cosmos on strings like interplanetary yo-yos and more mod malevolence. It’s all wild, wild fun and fantasy, brothers and sisters!

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Look! Out among the stars! What are those mysterious lights? A space aurora? Asteroids? No, they’re predators from Mars intent on conquering our planet. Earthlings, this means war! After invading the United States with his spacey space flick The Wild, Wild Planet, Italian director Antonio Margheriti (aka Anthony Dawson) did it again with another low-budget, high-camp sci-fi blast: War of the Planets, a tale of astronauts battling invisible enemies who leave their human victims neither alive nor dead. Look for Camelot, Die Hard 2 and spaghetti-western star Franco Nero in the cast. Then laser up and go kick some Martian butt!

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Big, hairy and very scary. When a Himalayan weather station is smashed to smithereens by creatures who leave super-sized footprints, suspicion falls on Abominable Snowmen. A heroic expedition braves snow-whipped precipices and discovers the dreaded humanoids. But wait – these are extraterrestrial yetis who zipped in from outer space to conquer Earth by melting the polar ice caps with high-energy proton fields. Will mankind be global-warmed into surrender? Antonio Margheriti (aka Anthony Dawson) of The Wild, Wild Planet and War of the Planets fame directs this cult-classic freakfest that’s a Big Foot tangled up in a shoestring f/x budget.

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“It eats meat! Us!!” It is a Tyrannosaurus, ruler of a lost world hidden within a dormant polar volcano. Us are members of expedition led by a big game hunter and überzillionaire (Richard Boone). And eats – well, you get the idea, tyrant lizard fans! Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass, who charmed families with The Year Without a Santa Claus and more animated and stop-motion holiday heartwarmers, relied on dinomight for The Last Dinosaur, the sort of thrill-a-minute popcorn-seller that gives bad movies a good name. Join the adventurers as they encounter a perilous array of prehistoric beasts, a tribe of savage cavemen and a T. rex who, despite its less-than-special effect appearance, can kick some serious Triceratops butt.

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It’s back! The classic TV MOW that continues to cast a spell almost 40 years after it was first broadcast, in a new remastered and enhanced edition. Sally (Kim Darby) and Alex Farnham’s (Jim Hutton) marriage has a sinister wedge driven through it, when her occult “imaginings” threaten to derail his career after they inherit Sally’s grandmother’s house. Also starring William Demarest.

  • Price: $14.95
  • Theatrical Release Date: 10/09/1973
  • Screen Aspect: 4 X 3 FULL FRAME
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • Genre: Horror

Features: Superfan commentary track from horror fans and pros Jeffrey Riddick, Steve Barton (“Uncle Creepy”) and Sean Ably.

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Writer/director Robert Clouse, whose Enter the Dragon delivered hard-hitting action and whose Deadly Eyes provided gnawing rodent terror, combines both fright and fight in this survival tale where a walk in the woods becomes a long, dark journey into fear. Set on a remote island where vacationers have senselessly abandoned their unwanted pet dogs, The Pack shows man’s inhumanity coming back to haunt him with fanged fierceness. The confused, starving pets form a rampaging pack – and man’s best friend becomes his worst fiend. Joe Don Baker (Walking Tall, The Natural, The Living Daylights) stars as the heroic marine biologist who comes up with a do-or-die scheme that will either reestablish man as top dog – or turn him into a tasty tidbit. The suspense is ferocious.

  • Price: $19.95
  • Theatrical Release Date: 08/23/1977
  • Screen Aspect: 16 X 9 FULL FRAME
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Genre: Horror

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Boone (Craig Sheffer) may be a troubled young man, but his troubles are just beginning. Set up as the fall guy in a string of slasher murders, he decides he’ll hide by crossing the threshold that separates us from them and sneak into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian. Boone will live among the monsters. Hellraiser creator Clive Barker writes (adapting his novel Cabal) and directs this vivid leap into horror that asks: in the battle of man vs. monster, who’s really the monster? The answer supplies flesh-crawling suspense, sudden fear, a colorful Danny Elfman score and a creepy array of shape-shifting beings. They are the Nightbreed, denizens of a world beyond death, beyond the imagination, perhaps beyond anything you’ve seen.

  • Price: $14.95
  • Theatrical Release Date: 02/15/1990
  • Screen Aspect: 16 X 9 FULL FRAME
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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Susan Harris is alone in the house when, suddenly, doors lock, windows slam shut and the phone stops working. Susan is trapped by an intruder – but this is no ordinary thug. Instead, the intruder is a computer named Proteus, an artificial brain that has learned to reason. And to terrorize. In “one of her finest, most vulnerable performances” (Danny Peary, Guide for the Film Fanatic), Julie Christie plays Susan in this taut techno-thriller based on the Dean Koontz novel. Packed with suspense, surprise and special effects, Demon Seed follows Susan’s desperate attempts to outmaneuver and outthink her captor. Then Susan learns what Proteus wants: its own child, conceived in her womb and destined for domination.

  • Price: $14.95
  • Theatrical Release Date: 04/07/1977
  • Screen Aspect: 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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MASS MARKET DVD – $9.95

Bolt the door, lower the lights and settle in for a stylish five-episode supernatural shocker possessed of a shivery all-star cast and drenched in evil. Welcome to Temptations Ltd., a decrepit antique shop whose unwary customers get more than they bargain for from the wily proprietor (Peter Cushing). Much more. Go to the head of the horror class if you can predict who’ll join the ranks of the doomed from among the roll call of distinguished British actors: Ian Bannen, Ian Carmichael, Diana Dors, Lesley-Anne Down, Margaret Leighton, Donald Pleasence, Nyree Dawn Porter, David Warner, and more. A mirror. A medal. A snuff box. An ornate door. All unleash novelty surprises for the characters –and you– in these wickedly horrific tales From Beyond the Grave.

  • Price: $14.95
  • Theatrical Release Date: 10/31/1975
  • Screen Aspect: 16 X 9 FULL FRAME
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

It’s April Fool’s Day and the sisters of Sigma Alpha Pi have found the perfect place to throw a party: the abandoned fraternity house where a guillotined pledge lost his head in a hazing gone slightly awry. But shortly after the revelry begins, the student body count starts to rise as the vengeful pledge returns from the grave and makes it a party to die for. Featuring appearances by Eating Raoul’s Paul Bartel, debuting Joanna Johnson (who a year later would graduate to her longtime best-known role on The Bold and the Beautiful) and teen heartthrob Martin Hewitt (Endless Love) plus a bangin’ performance of April (You’re No Fool) by ’80s hair metal band White Sister, Killer Party is the stuff of legends, a one-of-a-kind slasher-horror-musical-sex comedy of terrors!

  • Price: $19.95
  • Screen Aspect: 16 X 9 FULL FRAME
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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5 Responses to Warner Archives (Select Titles) DVD-R

  1. Alison says:

    When are we going to get a proper factory pressed DVD release for ‘Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’? There’s a remake out soon, so the original be re-released to coincide with it. I’m not interested in paying $19.99 for an unrestored film on a DVD-R! I consider it a rip-pff!

  2. Well, for Fangoria’s October issue, Warner took out a full page advertisement for their DVD-R horror flicks, old and new, and there was cover art for a remastered special edition of it. I think it was supposed to be released this past October, but then the remake got pushed out of it’s January slot and nothing ever came out.

    I still believe this new remastered DVD-R is pending, and, I think, they’re gonna release it when the remake finally hits theaters. I, for one, will surely pay the twenty-bucks to own it.

  3. Jamie Mathers says:

    I totally agree, it’s about time that Warner put out a factory pressed version of ‘Don’t be afraid of the dark’. It’s one of the most popular TV movies ever made and it would easily sell the required amount for them. I know from personal experience that to factory press titles they only have to book 500 copies at the pressing plant, and it will sell in the thousands. Warner Archive is second rate treatment for this movie, and it deserves better.

  4. joe paarato says:

    i would really love it if the john larroquette show got archived! the first season was all time classic and although it went downhill it never sucked and i still loved the original characters! please give us this series!

  5. Ha! I remember that show, too. I actually liked it.

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