Thursday, August 30, 2007

Sam Katzman (DVD NEWS)

Pre-code comic horror fans take note: SONY’S latest “ICON OF HORROR” collection brings four great Sam Katzman Sci-Fi / Horror classics from the '50s for the first time to DVD on October 16th. Included in this 2-disc set are: ZOMBIES OF MORA TAU, CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN, THE GIANT CLAW, and THE WEREWOLF!

Priced to chill at $24.95

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

COOL...... THESE ARE FUN MOVIES, HAVENT SEEN GIANT CLAW IN AGES BUT ITS GOOD STUPID FUN FOR SURE!!!!!!! WATCHED ZOMBIES A COUPLE WEEKS AGO ON CABLE AND THOUGH IT WAS MORE LOW BUDGET THAN ATOM BRAIN I WAS SURPRISED AT HOW SPOOKY SOME OF THE SCENES WERE WITH THE ZOMBIES RISING FROM THERE COFFINS IN THE MAUSOLEUM ALSO OF THEM COMING OUT OF THE WATER. NOT SURE IF I VE SEEN THE WEREWOLF I DONT RECOGNIZE THE ONE ON THE BOX COVER ART ANYWAY

Karswell said...

I watched Zombies of Mora Tau a few weeks ago too on TCM, same night they showed Man Who Turned to Stone which was also loads of fun in a live action ACG sort of plodding way.

I'm surprised they included The Giant Claw in this collection when Man Who Turned to Stone would have been a much better horror fit... maybe save Claw for a later Katzman box set with Earth vs the Flying Saucers, It Came From Beneath the Sea, and Night the World Exploded.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the GIANT CLAW,i watched it with my fiancee's family during Thanksgiving,to hell with A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING!,its such a great movie to laugh at and eat turkey and drink beer to,and you would be surprised to find out how high it was revered in John Baxters unbelievably f-ed up book SCIENCE FICTION IN THE CINEMA;"eerie scenes of night-time horror",oh well,im just glad it came out.

Karswell said...

In the 40's Katzman produced some of those fun Lugosi Monogram cheapies you see in every public domain dollar bin, stuff like Invisible Ghost, Spooks Run Wild, Voodoo Man, Ghosts on the Loose, Black Dragons, Corpse Vanishes, The Ape Man etc...