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Hammer Horrors: Frankenstein Created Woman

In the spirit of Eric taking a stroll down nostalgia lane with his 'Re-Education' series, I've decided to take a walk myself. I've been a long time lover of Hammer Studios, the UK's home of horror throughout the 50's, 60's and 70's. With their age and unique flavor of horror, I figured it was a good opportunity to share something that not so many horror fans are familiar with these days.

To kick things off, I give you Peter Cushing in Frankenstein Created Woman.

Warner Bros. Launches Red2Blu Program

In the early days of the High Def format wars, Warner Bros aligned themselves with the now defunct HD-DVD brand and started pumping out disks. Months later as the dust settled, they were forced to concede to the power house of Blu-ray.

For Warner, this wasn't a big deal. They've already stopped production, and probably made some money in the process. For us, the viewers at home however were more or less out of luck.

Blu-ray Players to Hit $99?

If you're like me, you've been waiting for that magical moment to jump on the Blu-ray bandwagon when prices dip below the mythical $150 price. Since they've won the format war, there has been no sign of the player prices dropping save for a few sparse Holiday sales last year. Well, according to Bl-ray.com however, the days of $99 players will soon be upon us thanks to the format finally being introduced to China.

"Plague Town" Streets May 12th

Dark Sky Films announces today the details for its upcoming direct to DVD opus, Plague Town. The film is the directorial debut of David Gregory, long time award winning provider of DVD special features and documentaries.

"The Girls Next Door" Turn To Horror

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"Ghostbusters" on BluRay!

Mark your calendar's BluRay owners! "Ghostbusters" will be ready for you to buy on June 16th! Not only will this classic come packed with full 1080p video and Dolby 5.1 Surround, it comes with a boat load of special features as well:

• Digitally Mastered Audio and Video (BD Exclusive)

Blockbuster Nearing its "End of Days"

News has broken today that movie rental giant Blockbuster is not only having a rough go of it financially, but is in danger of shutting down altogether:

Movie rental company Blockbuster Inc. said Monday the risk that it may not complete financing deals raises “substantial doubt” about its ability to continue as a going concern.

The article talks specifically about some loans that are coming due. It appears though that this is just a sign of a more systemic problem within the company:

TCM 2's Lou Perryman Possibly Murdered

Sad news today that veteran actor Lou Perryman passed away on April 1st.

Known as a long time collaborator with Tobe Hooper, Perryman was best known as L.G. from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" as well as behind the camera work on many films such as "Poltergeist", "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "The Blues Brothers", "Boys Don't Cry" and many others. Perryman has been a long time resident of South Austin, Texas.

Dexter Season 2 Coming to Blu-Ray

CBS Home Video announced today that Season 2 of Showtimes serial killer epic "Dexter" will make its way to Blu Ray on May 5th!

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – Revisit Showtime’s most watched original series in its darkly intoxicating sophomore season, when DEXTER: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON slashes its way onto Blu-Ray May 5 from Showtime, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. The three-disc set includes all 12 riveting episodes and BD Live capability to access a host of delightfully twisted special features.

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