Sunday, February 25, 2007

February 25, 1967 Schedule

On Saturday Night, February 25 on KCRA Channel 3 at 11:15PM, Bob Wilkins again showed only one movie, but a CLASSIC!!! A Mario Bava Film, "Black Sabbath" (1963). "A trio of atmospheric horror tales: "The Drop Of Water" concerns a nurse who steals a ring off a dead spiritualist only to have the corpse seeking revenge. "The Telephone" A prostitute is terrorized by phone calls from a dead client. "The Wurdalak" stars Boris Karloff as a vampire who feeds on the blood of his loved ones. This movie is an absolute classic. When AIP released it, they changed around the stories and trimmed it for content. The AIP version however is scarced as only the International version in Italian is available on DVD, first by Image Entertainment in 2000, but as a forthcoming Mario Bava Box Set on April 3. The AIP version was released on VHS by VCI and Sinister Cinema as well on Laserdisc by Image Entertainment as part of a double feature with another Mario Bava Classic, "Black Sunday".Enjoy the various Posters, Video/DVD Covers and pictures from "Black Sabbath"! :)

Sunday, February 18, 2007

February 18, 1967 Schedule

On Saturday Night, February 18 in 1967 on KCRA Channel 3 at 11:30PM, Bob Wilkins showed only one movie, Universal's "The Black Castle" (1952), a very disappointing gothic horror movie starring Richard Greene, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney,Jr. "A man investigates the disappearance of two friends who were guests of a sinister Austrian Count". Boris Karloff plays against type as the sympathetic castle physician while Chaney plays a brutish mute servant in his last role for Universal. Available On DVD as part of "The Boris Karloff Collection".

Sunday, February 11, 2007

February 11, 1967 Schedule

On Saturday Night, February 11 on KCRA Channel 3 at 11:15PM , Bob Wilkins showed the double feature of "Castle Of The Living Dead (1964) and "Attack Of The Crab Monsters (1957). The first feature is no "Night Of The Living Dead". Stars Christopher Lee as "Count Drago who invites over entertainers to his castle but what the people don't know is that Drago mummifies animals and people.". The second feature: "People are frapped on a shrinking island inhabited by brain eating giant crabs.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

February 4, 1967 Schedule

On Saturday Night, February 4TH in 1967 at 11:15PM, Bob Wilkins showed Two Gems: "Terror In The Crypt"(1964)AKA "Crypt Of The Vampire" and "House On Haunted Hill"(1959). The first feature: "Count Karnstein sends for a doctor to help his sick daughter, Laura. Her nurse believes she's possessed by the spirit of a dead ancester, Carmilla". This movie stars Christopher Lee and is available on DVD courtesy of Retromedia/Image. It is worth owning. The second feature: "Five diverse people are invited to a haunted house party. They are offered $10,000 each by an eccentric millionaire and his wife to spend the night in a house with a murderous past". This movie stars Vincent Price. It was remade by Warner Bros./Dark Castle Films 4o years later in 1999. The original "House On Haunted Hill" is currently in the public domain and is offered by MANY DVD COMPANIES! The best available is on Warner Home Video in both letterbox and open matte. The next best is offered by both Roan Group (as a double feature with "The Bat") and 20TH Century Fox who offers the open matte version in both Black & White and Colorized. Avoid the following DVD Company versions of "House On Haunted Hill": "Diamond", "Cheezy Flicks", "Goodtimes", "Alpha", "Platinum", "Brentwood", "Madacy", "Tritron", and "Front Row", as well as many more that I have not mentioned.