Tuesday, August 4, 2020

GHOST STORY aka CIRCLE OF FEAR Horror Anthology from William Castle & Richard Matheson on Blu-Ray!

Out of the shadows at last! GHOST STORY aka Circle of Fear is a slice of spooky seventies greatness! This horror anthology television show ran from 1972-1973 and was the creation of legendary B-movie producer William Castle and writer Richard Matheson. After years of obscurity and on-demand discs, this show makes a worldwide, region-free Blu-ray debut thanks to Australia's Via Vision Entertainment! With a cast list of some of the most prestigious names of the time (Karen Black, Meg Foster, Janet Leigh, Jason Robards, Martin Sheen, Jodie Foster) and writers including Matheson, Hammer's Jimmy Sangster, D.C. Fontana, and Harlan Ellison, the pedigree for the series couldn't be higher for genre buffs. The unknown is waiting...

Order your copy directly from Via Vision HERE
*Note: Price is in Australian dollars. 

Monday, August 3, 2020

Of Clowns and Cornfields: Josh Jabcuga Interviews Horror Author Adam Cesare

Josh Jabcuga returns to interview Adam Cesare about his upcoming book from HarperTeen, Clown in a Cornfield, the slasher genre, Rob Zombie, Nurse Sherri, and earning Clive Barker's seal of approval! 

Josh Jabcuga: Clive Barker provided an incredible blurb for your upcoming book Clown in a Cornfield (out August 25th from HarperTeen; pre-order the Hardcover, ebook, or audiobook here).

First off, congrats on the new book. The advance reviews have been amazing. And earning a stamp of approval from Clive Barker, it seems so fitting on many levels. 

People know the Clive Barker name from the Hellraiser and Candyman films, others from The Great and Secret Show, or Abarat, or all of the above. His work has appeared in many forms, spanning generations of fans, crossing genres. There are many points of entry to becoming a Clive Barker fan. It’s similar in some ways to the shape that your body of work is beginning to take. This year alone, you’ve got Clown in a Cornfield coming out, you scripted a 4-issue arc of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (from Boom! Studios/Archaia—available in a hardcover collection later this year), plus Dark Crystal fans can look forward to your work on Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Bestiary: The Definitive Guide to the Creatures of Thra, which is being released in October. Readers may be familiar with your previous books like Tribesmen, Video Night, and The Con Season, too.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

New From Mill Creek Entertainment: Eureka, Neo Ultra Q, Beatles, Rolling Stones, and The Mafia!

Mill Creek Entertainment's August releases have arrived at Cereal At Midnight and we have your hands-on FIRST LOOK! 

Join us as we discuss Eureka: The Complete Series on Blu-ray, Neo Ultra Q (from the Ultraman universe!) The Complete Series on Blu-ray, Becoming Evil: The Mafia, and The British Invasion, a five-documentary collection exploring The Beatles, their manager Brian Epstein, John Lennon, The Rolling Stones, and The Who!

Check out our EXCLUSIVE interview with Mill Creek Entertainment HERE

Use the following purchase links to get cool stuff AND help Cereal At Midnight!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Collecting At Midnight Episode 15 (Patreon Exclusive)

In Collecting At Midnight Episode 15, we talk about toy hunting for Real Ghostbusters and He-Man, dollar store movies, pawn shop and thrift store pickups, and another pulpy paperback collection that we've finally completed! 

This preview features roughly 12 minutes of footage from the full 70-minute video! If you like what you see, we would love to have your support, which goes directly into the channel and helps us to grow, make more videos, and come one step closer to achieving our ultimate goal: creating Cereal At Midnight content FULL TIME!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Ghost in the Shell To Receive 4K UHD/Blu-ray Combo Release to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Lionsgate has just announced that Ghost in the Shell, one of the most influential and popular anime films of all time, will be coming to 4K UHD/Blu-ray/Digital on September 8th to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The 4K presentation will feature Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and will feature artwork from pop illustrator Martin Ansin as well as brand new bonus material. This release is being touted as "the most definitive Ghost in the Shell package to date."

Special features include an audio commentary featuring Mary Claypool (Animation Writer and English Language Scriptwriter), Eric Calderon (Animation Producer and Writer), Richard Epcar (Voice of "Batou"), and Charles Solomon (Animation Historian and Critic) as well as two new bonus featurettes: "Accessing Section 9: 25 Years into the Future" and "Landscapes & Dreamscapes: The Art and Architecture of Ghost in the Shell." 

MSRP is $22.99

Thrift Store 23 - Out of Print and Out of Control!

After a months-long drought, the thrift store series makes a triumphant return! Saddle up for bargains, pardner, becuase in this video, we're discussing out of print movies, complete seasons of TV shows at rock-bottom prices, classic rock on vinyl, and pulpy paperbacks with covers that have to be seen to be believed! It's Thrift Store 23, baby!

Find all 23 Thrift Store videos in this playlist
Check out our Paperback Paradise pulp fiction playlist

Friday, July 24, 2020

A Conversation with Mill Creek Entertainment's Barrett Evans! (Ultraman, Retro VHS, TV on Blu-ray)

Cereal At Midnight sits down with Mill Creek Entertainment Vice President of Marketing Barrett Evans for an EXCLUSIVE conversation about Ultraman, 50 movie packs, the Retro VHS Blu-ray collection, modern and classic TV on Blu-ray, packaging ups and downs, the importance of retail stores to physical media, and how cool it is when the spines of a collection line up to form a mural! This is a huge interview for fans of physical media and we appreciate Barrett Evans, Mill Creek Entertainment, and the Patreon supporters who submitted questions!

Make your voice heard! Reach out and engage with Mill Creek Entertainment via the following outlets:

@MillCreekEnt on Twitter
MillCreekEnt on Instagram

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Mill Creek Entertainment Announces New Special Features for The Inner Sanctum Mysteries!

Mill Creek Entertainment has detailed the array of new special features that will be included on their forthcoming Blu-ray release of Universal's The Inner Sanctum Mysteries! The six-film collection stars Lon Chaney, Jr. and hails from the Golden Age of Hollywood, as well as one of the most beloved eras for Universal's chillers!

From Mill Creek Entertainment's press release, the package will include the following special features:

THIS IS THE INNER SANCTUM: MAKING A UNIVERSAL MYSTERY SERIES produced by Daniel Griffith of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures (55 minutes)

THE CREAKING DOOR: ENTERING THE INNER SACTUM - History of the radio series with author/radio historian Martin Grams Jr. (15 minutes)

MIND OVER MATTER: AN ARCHIVAL INTERVIEW WITH ACTOR MARTIN KOSLECK (The Frozen Ghost) - Never Before Viewed by the Human Eye! (20 minutes)

3 Feature Length Commentaries:

Calling Dr. Death (1943)
Featuring commentary from screenwriter/film historian C. Courtney Joyner and Regina LeBorg (daughter of director Reginald LeBorg)

Weird Woman (1944)
Featuring commentary from author Justin Humphreys (The Dr. Phibes Companion) and Del Howison (Dark Delicacies Horror)

Strange Confession (1945)
Featuring commentary from screenwriter Peter Atkins (Hellraiser II, III, and IV) and screenwriter/film historian C. Courtney Joyner

MovieSpree digital bonus (standard definition streaming)
Lady of Burlesque (1943) - 91 minutes
Inner Sanctum (1948) - 62 minutes
Inner Sanctum Mysteries (Radio Episodes 3 x 26 minutes)
-"The Tell-Tale Heart" featuring Boris Karloff
-"The Black Sea Gull" featuring Peter Lorre
-"Melody of Death" featuring Mary Astor

ALSO INCLUDED - A 28-page color booklet with detailed franchise history, Lon Chaney, Jr. biography, detailed film guide, trivia, and more!

This loaded Blu-ray package is scheduled for release on September 22nd. Pre-order HERE and stay tuned for future breaking news as well as a full review of this highly-anticipated release, which preserves a truly-magical film series from a fan-favorite era.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Cauldron Films - A New Horror and Cult Films Label! (Abrakadabra, American Rickshaw, Giallo)

There's a new horror/cult films label in town, and Cauldron Films has appeared out of the misty night with two EPIC releases to announce their arrival! Pour a bowl of your favorite cereal and join us as we detail the debut discs Abrakadabra and American Rickshaw, as well as delve into what makes these two physical media releases such an important and valuable addition to the shelves of genre film collectors!


Monday, July 20, 2020

12 Monkeys and Andy Sidaris COMPLETE -- New Blu-ray Releases from Mill Creek Entertainment!

The latest Blu-ray new releases have just arrived from Mill Creek Entertainment! Strap in for tremendous time travel drama with 12 Monkeys: The Complete Series, and complete your Malibu Bay Films collection as the last two installments from the beloved Andy Sidaris film series arrive on Blu-ray!

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Kino Lorber Summer Sale Haul! Horror, Noir, Bronson, Bava, and Wrestling Movies Unboxed!

A huge sale is underway at Kino Lorber with 500 titles deeply discounted as part of their LAZY, HAZY, CRAZY SUMMER SALE! We've got our first shipment of goodies, and we're unboxing them with you!

Check out the sale HERE
Also be sure to browse the "While Supplies Last Sale" on items going out of print
Finally, find ALL of our Kino Lorber sales coverage in this playlist

Friday, July 17, 2020

Patreon Exclusive: Collecting At Midnight Episode 14

Collecting time again, chums! Your host with the most is back with a fresh bevy of bounties and a whole bunch of opinions on everything from George Lucas haters to the role that fan satisfaction should (or should NOT) play in the creative process. All this, plus Dollar Tree titles, Criterion sale talk, and is he ever going to mention those yellow glasses? It's Collecting At Midnight Episode 14!

Unlock hours of collection tours, behind-the-scenes videos, exclusive audio commentaries, private Discord hangouts, and the rest of the Collecting At Midnight series today (and support a independent creators and voices while you're at it) by visiting patreon.com/cerealatmidnight! Top level support is only $7 a month!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Review: Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1

IDW's latest G.I. Joe title sees the fan-favorite character Snake Eyes taking on a new supernatural foe! Since the announcement that Snake Eyes: Deadgame would feature both story and art from '90s comics entrepreneur Rob Liefeld, fan reaction has been divided. Now the first issue is here, so how is it?

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

BRUCE LEE - HIS GREATEST HITS Collection Blu-ray UNBOXING / First Look!

Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits is one of the most anticipated physical media releases of the year, and we have your first look and FULL unboxing video for this Criterion Collection masterpiece! The seven-disc set includes all the films that made Bruce a martial arts movie star: The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, The Way of the Dragon, Enter the Dragon, and Game of Death! Extras include Game of Death II AND Game of Death Redux, plus numerous documentaries, commentaries, and special features!

Purchase from Barnes and Noble
Purchase from The Criterion Collection