Bad Ronald (Warner Archive BD $21.99) See? We told you. 1974 TV movie about a boy living in a hidden room. Golly, next thing you know, they’ll release Trilogy of Terror!
Dracula A.D. 1972 and The Satanic Rites of Dracula (Warner Archive BD $21.99 each) Two awful Hammer films from the 1970s. We’re aware Hammer fans love all their titles, but these two are a mess.
Shampoo (Criterion BD $39.95, DVD $29.95) Princess Leia says a bad word to Warren Beatty. Ah, NOW you remember it.
Charade (Universal BD $19.98) Universal is releasing low-cost editions of a spate of classic films it had released in pricier versions or licensed (like this one) to other companies such as Criterion. Stanley Donen directs Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, 1963.
Double Indemnity (Universal BD $19.98) Billy Wilder’s 1944 gem is arguably the best of all films noir. Fred MacMurray shouldn’t have trusted Barbara Stanwyck.
The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre (Kino BD $29.95, DVD $19.95) After he left The Outer Limits, Joseph Stefano created this TV movie (of course) as a pilot for a proposed series with Martin Landau investigating the inexplicable; it failed to sell. Includes a second cut of the film, entitled The Haunted, which didn’t sell also.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Olive Signature BD $39.95) Olive’s wonderful Signature series, which boasts of movies great and small but has given us earth-shatteringly good editions of The Quiet Man and Johnny Guitar, among others, tosses a bonus-packed restored edition of our favorite science-fiction terror film our way. Kevin McCarthy stars and Don Siegel directs, 1956. “You’re next!” Our pick for Official ITB BEST Release of the Month.
Sangaree 3D (Kino BD $34.95, DVD $19.95) Do they still even make 3D television sets? Also includes a 2D version of this 1953 historical melodrama with Fernando Lamas and Arlene Dahl.
Schlock (Arrow BD $39.95) A homicidal ape-man from the dawn of time and his romance with a sexy blind woman; 1973 horror spoof from John Landis that was a college midnight movie favorite back in the day. We love it.
Trilogy of Terror (Kino BD $29.95, DVD $19.95) Dan “Dark Shadows” Curtis directs Karen Black in a fondly remembered… um… “non-theatrical” film from 1975.
This week’s web-only Twilight Time releases (Blu-ray, $29.95 each) include Black Widow (1954, with Ginger Rogers and George Raft); The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954, with John Derek); Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960, a Hammer film with Richard Greene and Peter Cushing); and Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971, as if there aren’t enough Italian horrors on Blu-ray already). What, no TV movies?