FILMS PRESENTED ON DVD COURTESY OF SLINGSHOT ENTERTAINMENT!
Three Phenomenal Films On Each DVD Featuring The Works of Bela Lugosi,
Roger Corman, Boris Karloff, F.W. Murnau And More!
Burbank, CA This month, SlingShot Entertainment will release fifteen
classic films on five DVDs for a suggested retail price of $12.99 each.
Featuring the works of Roger Corman, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Ralph
Bryd, George Zukor, Lionel Atwill, Ann Jeffreys, F.W. Murnau and more,
each DVD release will include three films.
Roger Corman Retrospective
Volume II contains three of Cormans best pictures with The
Little Shop of Horrors, The Terror and Creature from the Haunted Sea.
Corman is most noted for his uncanny ability to spot talent launching
careers for Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese and
Jonathan Demme, to name only a few. The Little Shop of Horrors was shot
in only 2 days and features a walk-on by Jack Nicholson as Wilbur Force.
The Terror stars both Boris Karloff and Nicholson and was written by Leo
Gordon and Jack Hill. Creature from the Haunted Sea stars Antony Carbone
(The Pit and the Pendulum), Betsy Jones-Moreland and Robert Towne. Towne
went on to write some high profile screenplays including Mission Impossible,
The Firm and Days of Thunder.
Bela Lugosi Collection Volume
II consists of White Zombie, The Ape Man and The Gorilla. Lugosi began
acting in 1901 in Hungary. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1921 and attained
fame with his portrayal of Count Dracula on Broadway in 1927 which was
later turned into the infamous film by Tod Browning in 1931. He was paid
only $800 for his role in White Zombie. Lugosi helped organize the Screen
Actors Guild and joined as the 28th member. He died in 1956 and was buried
in his full Dracula costume.
Nosferatu, The Last Laugh and Der Golem are included on German
Silent Masterworks. Nosferatu was the first filmed version of the
Dracula story and is used as the benchmark for many horror directors.
It originally had Dracula in the title but the name was removed
when Bram Stokers estate sued. The film was directed by F.W. Murnau.
The Last Laugh was also directed by Murnau and chronicles the story of
a proud old hotel doorman who is stripped of his job as well as self esteem
and is demoted to mens washroom attendant at the hotel. Originally
released in 1915, Der Golem has been called an expressionist classic.
It stars Paul Wegener as Golem, a clay statue that is brought to life
by an antique dealer.
Two volumes of Crime Stoppers (Crime
Stopers l / Crime Stoppers
ll) is also being released with the first volume containing Mr. Wong,
Detective, Dick Tracys Dilemma and Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome. Volume
II includes Fog Island, The Black Raven and Dick Tracy vs. Cueball. Directed
by William Nigh, Mr. Wong, Detective brings to life Colliers magazine
famous detective with Boris Karloff in the lead role. Both Dick Tracy
films were made by RKO in the 40s. Based on Chester Goulds
comic strip, Ralph Byrd plays Tracy in Volume I. Jason Robards, Sr. plays
a bank vice president in Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome. On Volume II, Tracy
is played by Morgan Conway with Anne Jeffreys as Tess Trueheart. Fog Island
was released in 1945 and stars George Zucco who starred in the 1943 release
of The Black Raven which was directed by Sam Newfield.
SlingShot Entertainment is the worlds largest distributor of large
format films on DVD and video. Located in Burbank, CA, SlingShot is affiliated
with The Enterprise Group, a multi-media conglomerate that provides a
variety of world class services for audio, video, DVD, interactive and
live productions. SlingShots complete DVD collection ranges from
an eclectic mix of movies originally presented in IMAX® theaters to
cult and classics films and a host of animated features for all ages.
MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Procko or Maral Kaloustian
Sue Procko Public Relations
SLINGSHOT ENTERTAINMENT CLASSIC COLLECTION
SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $ 12.99
ROGER CORMAN RETROSPECTIVE VOLUME II
The Little Shop of Horrors
Creature from the Haunted Sea
Catalog #: TDVD9131
UPC: 0 1707 89131 2 5
GERMAN SILENT MASTERWORKS
The Last Laugh
Catalog #: TDVD9127
UPC: 0 1707 89127 2 2
BELA LUGOSI COLLECTION VOLUME II
The Ape Man
Catalog #: TDVD9106
UPC: 0 1707 89106 2 9
CRIME STOPPERS VOLUME I
Mr. Wong, Detective
Dick Tracys Dilemma
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
Catalog #: TDVD9119
UPC: 0 1707 89119 2 3
CRIME STOPPERS VOLUME II
The Black Raven
Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
Catalog #: TDVD9166
UPC: 0 1707 89166 2 1