Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Blue Underground Plant Flag In Anchor Bay

Several old Anchor Bay titles are getting rereleases from Blue Underground between now and the end of April. Thankfully, their extra features area all being ported over and each title will retail for under 15 dollars. If you ask me, this is brilliant news. There's a couple of Argento titles - Inferno and Deep Red - which will likely be the most popular, but Fulci's Don't Torture a Duckling is a must for me too.

The full list: Autopsy, The Black Cat, City of the Living Dead, Deep Red, Don't Torture a Duckling, The House by the Cemetary, Inferno, Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, Macabre.

I wonder if this is the beginning of something bigger?

[EDIT: A few sites have linked back to this story, and one in particular expressed surprise at Anchor Bay's decision. Let me fill you in just a little on the backstory. Bill Lustig, the Blue Underground main man, used to be one of the Anchor Bay power players. All that's happening here is that the rights are reverting to Lustig, personally, and the films changing labels to stay with him. Thanks to my anonymous source for seconding what I had supposed - and for pointing out that, sadly, some of these titles will not even be anamorphically encoded. Crying shame]

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