Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s manufacturing-on-demand program continues during the month of June with 29 films being released as part of MGM’s Limited Edition Collection. Unfortunately only one qualifies as real horror, but there’s another that should appeal to genre fans so we’re including some info on both for your perusal.
First up is 1958’s Curse of the Faceless Man – A stone figure is unearthed in Pompeii followed by a series of skull crushing murders. Stars Richard Anderson, Elaine Edwards, Adele Mara; irected by Edward L. Cahn.
Next is the mash-up entitled Haunted Summer from 1988 – Romantic poets Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, along with Shelly’s future wife, Mary, and her beautiful stepsister, Claire, travel blissfully through Switzerland one summer. Both women share Shelley’s bed, while the tortured Lord Byron flounders in a secret relationship with his physician. They experiment with opium, “free love”, and the nature of good and evil. The events form the foundation for Mary Shelley’s famous novel, FRANKSTEIN. This drama is part surreal, part historical – of lust and fantasy, of ecstasy and horror, of the inner strings of creativity. Stars Philip Anglim, Alice Krige, Eric Stoltz; directed by Ivan Passer. A little something for everyone, right?
The rest of the 29 films slated for release in June range from 1954 to 1990 and include performances by Hollywood’s greats – Bob Hope, Anthony Hopkins, and Yul Brynner to name just a few. Most are crime dramas/noirs, thrillers, and comedies: Down Three Dark Streets (1954), Return to Treasure Island (1954), Quincannon, Frontier Scout (1956), The Killer Is Loose (1956), Hot Cars (1956), The Boss (1956), Gun Duel in Durango (1957), The Halliday Brand (1957), Lost Lagoon (1958), Riot in Juvenile Prison (1959), The Man in the Net (1959), Phaedra (1962), Call Me Bwana (1963), Johnny Cool (1963), Love Is a Ball (1963), A Rage to Live (1965), Riot on Sunset Strip (1967), Red, White, and Zero (aka The White Bus) (1967), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1968), The File of the Golden Goose (1969), Cannon for Cordoba (1970), Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1974), Hennessy (1975), Another Man, Another Chance (1977), April Morning (1987), The Iron Triangle (1989) and The Fourth War (1990).
For more info visit MGM.com.
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