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

Monday, July 13, 2020

Arrow Video Closeout / Going Out of Print Sale Haul

MVD Entertainment recently had a closeout sale on a baker's dozen Arrow Video titles that are going out of print. Cereal At Midnight grabbed quite a few, and we're unboxing them for you so you know what titles are going away and what to keep an eye out for!

Interview With MVD Rewind's Eric D. Wilkinson -
Jack Hill Double Feature Video:

Friday, July 10, 2020

'70s Cinema - An In-Depth Discussion with Cinema Dave!

Ah, the 1970s! There's no other decade quite like it, and the movies that came from the era are a reflection of the rapid social changes that were happening at the time. From The Godfather to Grease, from Serpico to Star Wars, it's an period of unrest, cynicism, and anger, but also of hope, excitement, and nostalgia. It's also the decade in which the blockbuster as we know it now was first born with the movie JAWS! Please join Heath and Cinema Dave for an in-depth discussion about this tumultuous decade in film and an exploration on how so many of the movies from that reflect so many of our current social struggles. It's a mini-film school session as we dig into the classics!

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Check out his conversation with Daisuke Beppu about Sidney Lumet HERE

Cereal At Midnight - Top Ten Halloween and Horror Movie Favorites Featuring Cinema Dave

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Patreon Exclusive: Dick Tracy (1990) Movie Commentary featuring Eric Grigs!

Cereal At Midnight is back with another commentary, and this time we're celebrating the anniversary of 1990's Dick Tracy! It's been thirty years since Warren Beatty brought the colorful hero and his cartoon menagerie of villains to the screen in one of the first comic book movies of its kind. The spectacle was huge, the art was gorgeous, and the scope was ambitious. Madonna! Multiple Academy Award winners in crazy makeup! Al Pacino doing Al Pacino! Grab your two-way wrist radio, yellow trench coat and hat, and ride shotgun with Heath and Eric Grigs as we revisit the comic book movie event of 1990!
Be sure to read Eric Grigs' article about Dick Tracy at Pop Trash Museum!

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

$200 Captain America Book 83% Off at Ollie's!

Comics are showing up at Ollie's Bargain Outlet again, and this time we've found a deal that we STILL can't believe! Captain America: The 75th Anniversary Vibranium Collection, a $200, 2-foot-tall, 12 pound behemoth that even Thor himself might struggle to lift, for a whopping 83% off the retail price! Join as we take you into the store with us and then unbox our haul! This is one you won't want to miss!

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Check out our review of Captain America: Man Without a Country HERE

Friday, July 3, 2020

Review-Palooza! Ultraman Begins, Indie Horror, B-Movie Blowout, and Andy Griffith on a Motorcycle!

In our latest Review-Palooza, we discuss and review over two dozen titles! Pour a bowl of your favorite cereal and get ready for 70 minutes of deep genre cuts, filipinosploitation, Ultraman awesomeness, and independent horror!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Abbott & Costello: AFRICA SCREAMS Blu-ray Review with Restoration Screenshots! (ClassicFlix)

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO'S 1949 film AFRICA SCREAMS has recently been restored thanks to a highly-successful Kickstarter campaign, and CLASSICFLIX has just released the new 4K restoration on a new LIMITED EDITION Blu-ray! In this complete video review, we dig into the new restoration, discuss all the new special features, and compare the new restoration to the old public domain image to illustrate just how much of an improvement the new release is! We also talk about the two newest releases in THE COMPLETE HAL ROACH STREAMLINERS COLLECTION! Grab your 3-D glasses, this is gonna be FUN!
These can be purchased directly from!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sugar Rush (July 2020)—Respected Genre Critic and Author Mark Sieber discusses his new collection He Who Types Between the Rows: A Decade of Horror Drive-in with C@M’s Josh Jabcuga

(The following interview was conducted via email from June 15-26, 2020.)

Josh Jabcuga: Last year here at Cereal At Midnight I named your book, He Who Types Between the Rows: A Decade of Horror Drive-in, as my personal favorite of 2019 (Click here to read Josh’s review). I said the book deserved to be ranked up there with The Psychotronic Video Guide to Film, Nightmare USA, and Paperbacks from Hell.

Whelp, here we are at the halfway point of 2020, and I've still got your book on my mind! I've been following your work for quite awhile actually, but for those who may not be familiar with you, would you mind telling readers a bit about yourself and He Who Types Between The Rows?

Mark Sieber: Thanks, Josh. I really appreciate this.

I've been a horror fan all my life. I've watched thousands of movies and I've read thousands of books in the genre. I had some success as a moderator of message boards. This was before the onslaught of social media. I was writing at the board for around eight years, and thought it was time to launch my own place.

I started Horror Drive-In in 2006. It was a website that would host a message board and an outlet for me to write reviews. Looking back, it was crazy. I was reading like a maniac, watching at least a movie a night, working a full time job, managing a busy message board, and somehow I found the time to write a whole bunch of reviews and essays. I was running on autopilot, and when I went back to see what I had done, I literally had no memory of writing a lot of it. It was stream of consciousness stuff. I was reviewing books and movies, commenting on the genre and the then-current trends, and putting myself and my life in the middle of it all.

The book is a collection of these pieces. I guess you could call them blog entries. I'd been doing them for a decade and I thought about putting together a book. I was editing them up, and fixing a lot of errors and clumsy writing. I had the book almost done, artwork and all, when Norman Prentiss, of Cemetery Dance Publications, offered to pick it up and publish it. I already had a longtime association with them, and it was a perfect fit.

Monday, June 29, 2020

International Mail and An Awesome Autograph!

This truly international mail haul comes courtesy of Alex, Timothy, Mike, and Ferris! Hang out with us in Case de Midnight as we unbox movies, music, and even an autograph from the generous, kind, and incredibly-good-looking Cereal At Midnight community! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has ever sent us anything! We appreciate you!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Patreon Exclusive: Collecting At Midnight Episode 13

The latest installment of our Patreon-exclusive Collecting At Midnight series is now available! For those that want to learn more and unlock hours of collection tours, behind-the-scenes videos, exclusive audio commentaries, private Discord hangouts, and the rest of the Collecting At Midnight series, please visit!
In the latest installment of Collecting At Midnight we discuss comics omnibuses, limited edition vinyl, tons of Blu-ray box sets, out of print goodies, dirt-cheap westerns, '90s animation, and Grumpy Heath even stops by for a rant over the reasons why some fringe genre films are going away and may never come back! It's 79 minutes of thrills, chills, and demolition's Collecting At Midnight Episode 13!

Monday, June 22, 2020

Interview with Producer/Director Eric D. Wilkinson from MVD Entertainment!

Cereal At Midnight chats with Eric D. Wilkinson, the director of the homemade horror smashes The Violence Movie Parts I and II and producer of films such as Mischief Night and The Man from Earth! Eric is also the man behind the MVD Rewind Collection, the MVD Marquee Collection, and so many other exciting physical media ventures. In this conversation, we discuss how Eric went from a homemade horror sensation to a producer, as well as how he brings all those wonderful MVD Blu-rays to life!
Cereal At Midnight's MVD Rewind Video Playlist

Friday, June 19, 2020

Trailer: The Devastator (1986)

It's the Vietnam War, Filipino style! 1986's The Devastator (aka The Destroyers) stars Rick Hill (Deathstalker), Katt Shea (Barbarian Queen), and was directed by one of the all-time masters of Filipino-sploitation, Cirio H. Santiago! What's more, it's produced by Roger Corman and is considered an entry in the "Pre-Nuke Collection." The war is over and a Vietnam vet visits the town of his former commanding officer only to discover that there's a land war being fought over the control of marijuana fields and the town is being strangled by an army of drug thugs. What's a guy to do? Reassemble the old team and take the war to the bad guys! Shot in both California and the Philippines, this movie seems to be chasing the success of both First Blood and Rambo: First Blood Part II with some Chuck Norris action thrown in as it mounts up a huge body count while also showing the bonds of brotherhood between our soldiers. This one feels like a pulp novel come to life and it's everything the trailer promises. It's on Blu-ray from Code Red. Stay tuned for coverage of this film in the next Review-Palooza!

Vinegar Syndrome Half Way to Black Friday Haul!

It's here! Our haul from Vinegar Syndrome's Half Way to Black Friday sale has finally arrived! This is going to be one RAD unboxing!

Further viewing from the Cereal At Midnight archives:
5 Films That Need a Blu-ray (Crossover with Films At Home)
Charlie's Angels Blu-ray Review
Icons of Horror: Slashers
My Wrestling DVD and Blu-ray Collection
Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers (Lansdale, Jabcuga, Galusha)
Review-Palooza Playlist

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Unboxing The Three Stooges - The Ultimate Collection (EVERY SHORT)!

Hang out as we unbox The Three Stooges: The Ultimate Collection! Every short film plus 11 hours of extras are collected in this 20-disc package that runs a whopping 65 hours of nyuck nyucks! Grab your copy here:

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Mill Creek Entertainment Announces The Birth of Ultraman Collection For Blu-ray Release on July 10, 2020!

Mill Creek Entertainment has just announced The Birth of Ultraman Collection for Blu-ray release on Ultraman Day, which is July 10, 2020!

The set will present some of the best episodes from the original Ultraman show with a choice of original Japanese with English subtitles or English dub!

The set will ALSO contain THE BIRTH OF ULTRAMAN, a pre-premiere special that is the very first appearance of Ultraman and would serve as the introduction of the character to the world. The pre-premiere special debuted on July 10, 1966, one week before the Ultraman TV series launched.

The artwork for the Blu-ray set comes from Alex Ross and will also be featured on THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN comic book which will be released this September in collaboration with Marvel Comics and Tsuburaya Productions.

From Mill Creek Entertianment's press release, the following episodes will be included in the set:

 Episode 1 – ULTRA OPERATION NO. 1 – The story begins as the heroic alien Ultraman pursues the space monster Bemular to Earth, leading to a fateful encounter with Shin Hayata, an agent of the SSSP.

Episode 2 – SHOOT THE INVADER – Ultraman’s iconic foe, Alien Baltan, makes its first appearance in a tale narrated by Ide, the SSSP's genius inventor.

Episode 19 – DEMONS RISE AGAIN – An ancient time capsule unleashes the red-skinned monster Banila and its blue-skinned rival Aboras, who wage a titanic battle in the National Stadium.

Episodes 26 & 27 – THE MONSTER HIGHNESS Parts 1 & 2 – The only 2-part ULTRAMAN story features the Ancient Monster Gomora, who escapes captivity and overwhelms Ultraman as it rampages towards Osaka.

Episode 33 – THE FORBIDDEN WORDS – When Alien Mefilas tries to convince a boy to give him the Earth, even Ultraman may not be able to stop him.

Episode 37 – A LITTLE HERO – Ide suffers a crisis of faith as the Friendly Monster Pigmon warns that the evil creature Geronimon is reviving an army of monsters to destroy Ultraman and the SSSP!

Also from the press release:

"The Birth of Ultraman Collection" Blu-ray will be exclusively sold on DeepDiscount as part of the launch of a dedicated Ultraman storefront that will offer up all of Mill Creek Entertainment's current Blu-ray/SteelBook® releases in addition to other Ultraman related merchandise and product.  Available July 10, 2020, the set retails for $25.99.  Pre-order today:

Stay tuned to Cereal At Midnight for all the latest Ultraman news and reviews and be sure to grab your copy of this box set from Deep Discount!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Micro But Many - Micro Machines Collection Book!

The wonderful preservationists at Bitmap Books have just released Micro But Many, a 400-page book dedicated to Micro Machines! With over 1,000 Micro Machine cars, trucks, vans, planes, and even snowmobiles presented in glorious full-color photographs, this is the first unofficial Micro Machines collecting resource of its kind, and also features tons of unmade prototypes and even stories from the folks who made and marketed the toys! The fast-talking Micro Machines Man himself is even in the book! Check out our video, then head over to to find out how you can get your own copy. And be sure to tell them that Cereal At Midnight sent you!

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Serials At Midnight - King of the Rocket Men! (1949)

The Rocketeer, Commando Cody, Boba AND Jango Fett, and even The Mandalorian himself all owe a debt to Republic's 1949 12-part serial King of the Rocket Men! strap on your helmet and rocket pack and let's blast off into adventure as we explore the very first rocket hero of the silver screen!

Behind the Scenes of Serials At Midnight (Patreon Exclusive!)

In this Patreon-exclusive video, Cereal At Midnight takes you behind the scenes of our Serials At Midnight series, offering a step-by-step guide covering how the opening theme was created, as well as our goals with the series! Unlock this video at

Thursday, June 11, 2020

HUGE Kino Lorber Memorial Day/June Swoon Sale Haul!

Our latest coverage of Kino Lorber Studio Classics find us discussing recent pickups from the Memorial Day/June Swoon sale, including some brand new releases from the Dark Side of Cinema! Nobody does deep cuts like Kino, and this video is absolutely packed with great titles from all genres, including western, action, thriller, crime, comedy, and even some vigilante and biker exploitation flicks!

Monday, June 8, 2020

Massive Mill Creek Unboxing - Ultraman Ace, Westerns, Noir, Andy Sidaris, & Kung Fu!

The latest releases from Mill Creek Entertainment are out of this world...literally! Ultraman Ace has arrived in both standard and Steelbook packaging, alongside the highly-anticipated Blu-ray double feature of Japanese sci-fi classics The H-Man and Battle in Outer Space from the creator of Godzilla and the creator of Ultraman! We also have to more Malibu Bay films produced by Andy Sidaris, a William Castle crime/noir double feature, and a classic western double feature starring Gary Cooper, Glenn Ford, and Rita Hayworth! Did we mention the martial arts mini-series starring David Carradine and Daryl Hannah? Thanks to Mill Creek Entertainment for preserving so much of the pop culture that we love!

Saturday, June 6, 2020

NEW Batman Figures from Spin Master! WAVE 1 Unboxed (Includes Chase & Retailer Exclusives)

Spin Master is making new Batman action figures and they are AWESOME! With a focus on affordability and play appeal, this could be just what the toy industry needs! In this video, we discuss ALL the new Batman products from the company. We also unbox the ENTIRE first wave of 4 inch action figures, including all chase figures and retailer exclusives!

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Community Mail - Dr. Seuss/Who Nightmares and VHS Memories

In our latest community mail episode, we're opening packages sent to Cereal At Midnight by YOU! This installment contains VHS nostalgia, Dr. Seuss nightmares, Doctor Who, and Dollar Tree movies!

Thank you to Art! Find his YouTube channel Eastsiders Concerts HERE

Thanks also to our Patreon Family member Ryan! Find his YouTube channel Triple Feature Creature HERE

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Three Dollar Playstation 4 Games At Walmart! ($3 PS4 Deals!)

We just found a ton of $3 Playstation 4 video games at Walmart! Is finding console games at mobile game prices too good to be true, or is this an example of being in the right place at the right time? Let's find out!

Monday, June 1, 2020

A Conversation with YouTuber Aaron Pynn, aka Mr Vinegar Syndrome!

What do two movie enthusiasts with HUGE physical media collections talk about when they get together? They talk about their love of collecting boutique distributors, and genre films! You're invited for a fly-on-the-wall conversation between Cereal At Midnight and Aaron Pynn, aka Mr. Vinegar Syndrome, one of the most knowledgeable voices on YouTube in regard to movie knowledge! Subscribe to Aaron Pynn's YouTube channel here:

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Atari 2600 / 7800 Visual Compendium from Bitmap Books!

Bitmap Books has just released a stunning visual compendium focusing on the Atari 2600 and 7800! Featuring over 500 pages of interviews, retrospectives, in-game pixel art, box art, and history as told by the people who were there, this book is poised to become one of the definitive resources of the Atari Age. Please don't just take our word for it: check out the video and see for yourself! Have you played Atari today?

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Cooking At Midnight - Peanut Butter Pie! (Patreon Exclusive)

Time to tackle one of Heath's favorites! In this Cooking At Midnight episode from our Patreon-exclusive series, we make Peanut Butter Pie! It's super-easy, but a really delicious and cool treat for the warmer months. This is one of the wildest videos we've posted to date. Bon Apetit!
*Note: Approximately 30 seconds of this video is affected by an electronic buzzing feedback noise. Hopefully it doesn't distract you too much from our recipe!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Al Adamson - The Masterpiece Collection from Severin Films

Al Adamson has arrived! Tune in for our unboxing and complete movie-by-movie walkthrough of Al Adamson: The Masterpiece Collection from Severin Films. At a whopping 32 feature films on 14 Blu-rays, this is one of (if not the ultimate!) B-movie collections dedicated to a single director ever to be released. Horror, exploitation, gritty action, biker gangs, and even westerns, it's all here in one massive Blu-ray box set!

Purchase Al Adamson: The Masterpiece Collection here:
Severin Films

Monday, May 25, 2020

Blue Underground Goes 4K! Zombie and Maniac 4K UHD FULL REVIEW

Blue Underground’s very first two 4K UHD releases have arrived and Cereal At Midnight has your FULL, hands-on review of the FULL HD transfers as well as a complete breakdown of everything included! Plus, we explain why these releases are BIG NEWS for both the horror community and for the physical media market!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Serials At Midnight - Superman (1948)

Welcome to the very first chapter of Serials At Midnight, a new series where we'll spotlight the movie serials that paved the way for our modern entertainment blockbusters! In the inaugural chapter, we discuss Superman and the 1948 Columbia cliffhanger that was the very first live-action, big-screen adventure of the Man of Steel!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Guns Akimbo / We Summon the Darkness New Movie Reviews!

It's time for new movie reviews! Join Heath (and his wonky mustache) for a discussion about both Guns Akimbo and We Summon the Darkness from Lionsgate. Both films are now available on digital.
Guns Akimbo can be purchased on disc HERE 
We Summon the Darkness can be purchased on disc HERE

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

ClassicFlix Spotlight Vol. 1

ClassicFlix is a label to watch! In our first spotlight video to focus on the company, we discuss how they're restoring and preserving movies, shorts, and television shows from the Golden Age of Hollywood and keeping titles that might otherwise fall through the cracks at the forefront. Tune in for an item-by-item tour through our growing ClassicFlix collection, and find out why we're all in on collecting their entire library!

ClassicFlix Sale Haul

Secret Agent Matt Helm: Better Than Bond?!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Midnight Music: "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done" by Sonny and Cher

1971's "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done" is a spaghetti western anthem in need of a movie. With banjo, brass, and a wah-wah guitar that's feels straight from the Spanish deserts by way of Italy, it's so evocative of a certain kind of movie that it becomes impossible to distinguish where art and influence meet. The song also features cunning and suggestive lyrics that serve as a nice counter-point to the wholesome image the duo were projecting each week in their variety show. From the album All I Ever Need is You, which has still not been released in its entirety on CD, this song is so evocative, so well-produced by Snuff Garrett (who specialized in country hits), it's hard not to love.

Collecting At Midnight Episode 12 (Patreon Exclusive)

Is the latest installment of Collecting At Midnight the most eclectic yet? In this edition, we discuss a few 4K UHD pick-ups, Hamilton Book scores, and a whole cargo truck full of serials and low budget movies from Poverty Row! Throw in our usual music and book deep cuts, and you've got assortment of awesomeness! Oh, and did we mention the Bond movie that never made it to screen?

Unlock this video by supporting Cereal At Midnight at five dollars or more, and you'll also unlock the entire Collecting At Midnight series, collection tours, behind-the-scenes videos, and exclusive audio commentaries that can only be heard on Patreon. For more details, visit!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Sonic the Hedgehog Complete 4K/Blu-ray/Digital Hands-On Review

Sonic the Hedgehog speeds onto disc with the debut of the new 4K/Blu-ray/Digital combo! Cereal At Midnight was there when Sonic debuted in movie theaters, and we're here when he arrives on home video with our full, hands-on review of the new 4K transfer as well as all the special features!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Horror Blu-ray Contest Winners

Let's announce the winners of our Horror Blu-ray contest! Thanks to everyone who entered, and stay tuned for our next contest, which will be coming soon!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Unboxing Gunsmoke: The Complete Series - Biggest DVD Set Ever?!

Gunsmoke: The Complete Series has arrived on DVD! At 143 discs, is this the biggest DVD set to have ever been released? We have the answer, as well a complete hands-on look at the mammoth package that collects all 20 seasons of TV's longest running western. What does this release from Paramount and CBS DVD mean for physical media and those who support it? As it turns out, quite a bit.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Midnight Music: "Science Funktion" by Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd was a jazz/funk/fusion trumpeter who played with dozens of other greats throughout the fifties and sixties, including John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, and Thelonius Monk. In the seventies, as a solo artist and producer, he embraced the incoming funk and disco scenes and contributed some of the hippest grooves to both genres while still being true to his own unique voice. This space-tastic track "Science Funktion," from 1976's Caricatures album (which predates Star Wars and the sci-fi mania it spawned), is dedicated to all of you until we can next meet up for midnight bowling, laser tag, or an all-nite roller boogie.

For further listening, we recommend the track "Lansana's Priestess,"as found on the new three-disc anthology Donald Byrd and the Blackbyrds: The Jazz Funk Collection, just released from Robinsongs, a division of Cherry Red Records, out of the U.K.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Review-Palooza - The Dude Abides in 4K! Plus, Deep Dives and New Releases Reviewed!

It's time for another Review-Palooza! In this 70-minute episode, we shine a light on the newest releases to hit Blu-ray and explore the deepest recesses of cinema past, leaving no stone unturned!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Axe Grinder Collection Arrives on Blu-ray!

From producer David Sterling, the man behind the Camp Blood franchise, comes The Axe Grinder Collection on Blu-ray! We've got a hands-on look at the new Blu-ray set, and stick around for the surprise ending!

Note: Just like most of the discs in the Camp Blood set, the discs are burned on demand.

Our Camp Blood video review

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Horror Contest Announcement - Win a Horror Blu-ray!

Contest announcement! Find out how you can win a horror Blu-ray from Cereal At Midnight! Check out the video for all the details. Contest ends at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, May 12.

Good luck!

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Midnight Music: "And the Address" by Deep Purple

Darkness shrouds the land. In those mystic hours between midnight and dawn, when the quiet is so imposing that it becomes a presence in and of itself, all good people are sleeping. Even the moon slumbers, obscured by shadowy clouds which cloak the fields, valleys, and towns of the hillside below in shadowy pitch.

The silence is broken. Not at once, and not by a scream, but slowly, and by a low moan. It begins distant, almost as if the wind itself were uttering lamentations. Could that be thunder? The rumble grows, slowly, imperceptibly, then louder, more clear. It becomes a roar, unmistakable, unavoidable, inevitable, and with the flash of lightning and the heat of flame, the darkness is shattered with blistering brightness as Deep Purple are released upon the face of the Earth.

The first track of their first album, "And the Address" heralds the arrival of something powerful and altogether new. Before giants walked the Earth in the form of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple channeled American blues through a filter of English tradition in a style that felt different from trails that had been blazed by Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, or Jeff Beck. There's something unpredictable about the music of Deep Purple. Baroque organ and piano chamber music flow not against, but alongside the music of the Mississippi Delta. And yet...there's another Delta present in the potion. Is that the Nile? With an arcane twist that seems to originate from deep within the pyramids of Giza themselves, another ancient vibration that seems otherworldly and familiar all at once joins the existing elements in this sonic alchemy. It's a sound that guitarist Ritchie Blackmore would spend decades embellishing and perfecting. But here it is in its earliest form, as alien and mighty to the culture of 1968 as Horus, the god of the sky, would have been to the people of Egypt.

Behold Ritchie Blackmore's guitar virtuosity, the ethereal organ of Jon Lord, the thumping, pilgrim bass of Nick Simper, and the bombastic drums of Ian Pace. With vocalist Rod Evans, the sound that Deep Purple summoned still resonates far over the oceans, under the mountains, and echoes within the empty halls of old kings long deposed.

Deep Purple have arrived.


"And the Address" appears on the band's 1968 debut LP, Shades of Deep Purple. For further listening from this album, we recommend "Hush" and "Prelude: Happiness/I'm So Glad."

Friday, May 1, 2020

Rue Morgue Midnight Movie Society Sale Haul!

It's time to share our pick-ups from another fantastic sale! In this episode, we talk about the Rue Morgue Midnight Movie Society sale presented by our friends at MVD Entertainment. With over 800 titles under the "midnight movie" banner included and with a whole host of labels and companies represented, there were tons of treasures to be discovered for all different tastes! Let's explore the dark corners of cinema past, shall we?

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Olive Films BOGO Sale Haul!

Let's unbox our latest haul of goodies from another great movie distributor! In this episode, we're covering our pick-ups from a recent buy-one-get-one-free sale at DeepDiscount for titles from the Olive Films library! There's something for everyone here, from horror to noir, and even some biker madness!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Cooking At Midnight - Rice Krispie Treats! (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)

New Patreon-exclusive video! Cooking At Midnight tackles one of the all-time comfort food classics: Rice Krispie Treats!

Our past Cooking At Midnight videos:

Ep.1 - Magdalenas

Ep. 2 - Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Welcome to Music-Palooza, a long-form discussion episode about the music that's making us tap our toes and nod our heads! Pour a glass of something, kick back, and let the rhythm take you away.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Kino Lorber "While Supplies Last" Sale Haul - Get 'Em Before They're Gone!

Our latest Kino Lorber sale haul is bittersweet: while the deals are unbeatable, every item shown in this video is going out of print from Kino Lorber. When existing stock on the titles from their "While Supplies Last" sale is gone, they won't be coming back! Now is a great time to check out all the cool deep cuts that this distributor has so wonderfully preserved over the years, and hopefully you can grab a few for yourself before they're gone for good.

Find the sale HERE

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

HORRORPACK Unboxing of Frightful Delights!

The April 2020 HorrorPack horror movie subscription box has arrived! In this latest video, we answer the all-important question: "What's in the box?!" Join as we discover what terrors await us this month, and start your own horror adventure by visiting!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Let's talk about Mill Creek Entertainment's TV on Blu-ray collections! In this episode, we go item by item through over a dozen TV shows that have been released in complete series form, each in full HD and on Blu-ray from the fine folks at Mill Creek Entertainment!

Purchase links for each show below:

30 Rock:
The King of Queens:
The Mindy Project:
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt:
Friday Night Lights:
Knight Rider:
Miami Vice:
Quantum Leap:
That '70s Show:
The Rockford Files:
Charlie's Angels:

Our Community: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review:
Our King of Queens: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review:
Our Charlie's Angels: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review:

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Patreon Exclusive: Collecting At Midnight Episode 11!

In Collecting At Midnight Episode 11, we discuss Doctor Who old and new, a secret Warner Archive order, new 4K UHD pick-ups, filling gaps in our TV on Blu-ray collection, some new video game purchases, and where we stand on burned-on-demand discs!

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Leggo My Eggo CEREAL?! Kellogg's Eggo Cereal Review!

In our latest cereal review, we check out the newest offering from Kellogg's! How did they manage to shrink those delicious toaster waffles into mini, bite-size cereal pieces?!

Find all of our cereal review videos HERE

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Surprise Live Stream!

Join us live from the Jurassic Deck was we hang out with you and talk about pop culture! We cover a ton of ground here, and discuss everything from Star Wars to buddy cop movies, along with just about everything in between!

Monday, April 13, 2020

Mill Creek Entertainment Unboxing: Ultraman X, 30 Rock, Harrison Ford, & Kirk Douglas!

It's unboxing time! Mill Creek Entertainment's newest releases are now shipping, and we've got you covered for a full hands-on walkthrough! 2015's Ultraman X arrives in a  6-disc series/movie combo pack! The multi-Emmy-winning series 30 Rock makes its Blur-ray debut in a 20-disc Complete Series collection, and two titles from the Universal vaults arrive on Blu-ray for the first time ever! Check out 1977's Heroes, starring Henry Winkler, Sall Field, and Harrison Ford, and 1983's Eddie Macon's Run, starring Kirk Douglas and John Schneider!

Friday, April 10, 2020

Review-Palooza! Titans, Warner Archive, Kino, Horror, & Drive-In Schlock!

The latest Review-Palooza spectacular is the biggest so far at nearly 90 minutes! In this video, we review 20 titles from all genres and a variety of distributors! You want modern? We got it! Classy old-timey gems? Check. Indie horror? Yup! Drive-In schlock? You know it! Grab some cereal and settle in, it's time for Review-Palooza!

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Mill Creek Entertainment Announces July Releases!

Mill Creek Entertainment has announced their slate of releases for July, 2020.

12 Monkeys: The Complete Series will be released on DVD and Blu-ray, collecting all four seasons. Both the DVD version and the Blu-ray version are 8-disc sets.

Honor and Remember: Stories of Vietnam is a collection of six documentaries highlighting the stories of veterans of the Vietnam War. The 2-disc set also includes digital.
Day of the Warrior (1996) and Return to Savage Beach (1998), the final two films in Andy Sidaris' Malibu Bay Films 12-movie cycle, arrive in Blu-ray/Digital combo editions.
 The complete Inner Sanctum Mysteries movie collection Blu-ray set which was originally slated for May has been rescheduled for July 21st.
Stay tuned to Cereal At Midnight for all the latest pre-order links and reviews of these titles and so much more!

My Comic Shop Country Documentary Review with Comic Book Savant

Heath is joined by his Spinner Rack Bro James, the Comic Book Savant, for a review of "My Comic Shop Country," a new documentary that focuses on the business of comic book shops all across America! Within each brick and mortar store is a sense of community and belonging, but with so may shops closing all across America and with the current climate making things even harder for our local comics dealers, what does the future hold for the hobby so many hold dear?

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

A Conversation with Matt Patterson of Warner Archive

Cereal At Midnight sits down with writer/producer/editor/director Matt Patterson from Warner Archive (and co-host of the Warner Archive Podcast) for a long-form conversation about the current state of physical media, the celestial glee of collecting films on the CED format, how David Lynch put an end to animated DVD menus, and how Matt landed the role of the devil in Warlock: The Armageddon!

Follow Matt on Twitter and Instagram @MrMattPatterson

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Monday, April 6, 2020

ClassicFlix Sale Haul and Label Spotlight!

Join us as we shine a light on the label ClassicFlix! We also unbox and discuss limited edition noir, suspense, and thriller films from the Golden Age of Hollywood that we picked up from's current sale!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Cooking At Midnight Episode 1 - Magdalenas (Patreon Exclusive)

In the debut episode of Cooking At Midnight, Chef Teacher Bree guides viewers through the art of making Magdalenas, a lemon muffin from Spain! Find it at!

Saturday, April 4, 2020

HORRORPACK Unboxing - Nighmares Delivered To Your Door Monthly!

In this episode, we unbox the March 2020 subscription box from our friends at HORRORPACK! Each month, four new horror Blu-rays or DVDs (your choice) are delivered to your doorstep, including exclusive movies not available anywhere else! Thanks to HORRORPACK for providing us this box to share with you!

Check out our previous HORRORPACK unboxing HERE

Friday, April 3, 2020

The Four Season TV Theory Debate!

Heath and Bree are joined by the neighbor's lawnmower for this spirited discussion about the "Four Season" TV show theory, which is presented and debated in this episode! Join us, and be sure to weigh in (kindly) with your own opinion!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Eating Expired Marvel Studios Cereal! Will We Survive? (MCU)

In this video, we eat expired Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary cereal! Is this the end of Cereal At Midnight? Will evil prevail over goodness? Tune in to find out!

Find all of our cereal review videos in this playlist

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Never Miss A Sale! Plus A Peek Behind the Scenes!

In this video, we discuss sales! How and why we cover them, and the tips you can follow so that you NEVER miss a sale announcement. We also give a peek behind the scenes at Cereal At Midnight headquarters to share with you a bit about how we do what we do.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

MVD Entertainment Flash Sale Haul and Unboxing!

MVD Entertainment, the company behind the fantastic MVD Rewind Collection, recently announced a flash sale, and we grabbed some of the deals! In this video, we unbox our order and go through the movies one by one with you!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

March 2020 Livestream - Shelter In Place Edition! (Patreon Exclusive)

Our latest monthly Gold Tier live stream replay is now available On Patreon! Due to the current circumstances, we have decided to make this month's replay available to ALL support levels. Thank you for being a part of Cereal At Midnight!
Join us for our March 2020 Patreon-exclusive live stream from the Jurassic Deck as we discuss video games, the pros and cons of streaming, what makes Heath really grumpy, and why generic Photoshopped DVD and Blu-ray artwork is a big epic fail!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Top 6 Physical Media Music Picks! (Crossover with The Movie Vault)

In this video crossover with Projectionist Rob from The Movie Vault YouTube channel, we each highlight six music-related items from all categories of our physical media collection that we love! This one has some really great hidden gems and oddities for the music enthusiast!

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Gunsmoke: The Complete Series Headed to DVD - What This Means for Physical Media

This is a big one, folks, and it holds a lot of meaning for those of us who buy, watch, and collect the movies and TV shows we love on DVD and Blu-ray.

In all honesty, I never thought I would see the day when the longest-running TV western of all time (20 seasons, from 1955 until 1975) was not only completed on DVD, but was given a lavish, deluxe package.
For those who might not have been following the saga of Gunsmoke on home media, the series first saw a DVD release way back in January of 2006 when Paramount put out two 50th Anniversary box sets, each serving as "best of" compilations chronicling a ten-year chunk of the show. This was certainly to test the waters and see how well the show could sell on DVD, which was in its heyday.

Season One of Gunsmoke finally came a year-and-a-half later in 2007, with every subsequent season being split into two halves and released months apart. Fans of the show could hope, at best, to add one complete season of the show to their collection each year. Sometimes there were 10 months between releases. After Season 12 Part 2 was released to DVD, it took nearly two years before Season 13 Part 1 was released.

The tricky part about releasing shows like Gunsmoke to DVD is that the law of diminishing returns is in full effect. And it's not just DVD sales. Any comic shop will tell you that number ones sell like gangbusters, but number 5? Not so much. Number 17? Forget about it. The enthusiasm and blue sky opportunity that accompanies a debut quickly falls off, as do sales figures. So the undertaking of a 20 year show (not counting reunion movies) on DVD is huge, and many fans wondered if this law of diminished returns and shrinking sales profits for Paramount would result in the show never being completed on DVD.

That's what makes this "Complete Series" package such a huge deal. This is the culmination of 14 years of baby steps, of half-season releases, of fan support, of wonder and worry that the show would be abandoned on the format.

But here it is!
For all those who say "physical media is dead," for all the worry that the market has shrunk to the point where it will no longer sustain wide releases on the mainstream market, Gunsmoke says "not so fast, partner."

It's not just the completion of the show on DVD that fills me with such hope and joy. It's the sheer SIZE of the thing in the first place, accompanied by a retail price that may seem high at first, but that seems shockingly-low when one realizes what is included.

Gunsmoke: The Complete Series arrives on DVD in a whopping 143 disc collection. This must be a new record for the largest single DVD box set in existence. The show ran for 625 episodes totaling a combined length of over 440 hours. The retail price for the set is $338.98, but many online retailers, including Amazon, have already dropped their price down to around $210. That's a couple of hundred bucks for 440 hours of television, not including special features. A dollar and forty-seven cents per DVD.
This is beyond good news. It's a shot in the arm for everyone that's worried about the future longevity of home media in an ever-increasing streaming world. Paramount has done the unthinkable, and we better believe that other studios will be watching to see how this package sells. Whether or not you are a fan of Gunsmoke, we should all be pulling for this release to be a success. If interested and able, please support Paramount's efforts instead of waiting for some drastic price drop or for a Blu-ray announcement, which is doubtful to come, given the expense of such an undertaking and yes, the diminishing returns. This set exists because of 14 years of hard work. Had Gunsmoke arrived on DVD much later than 2006, would the possibility of such a box set exist today?

I just had to share this news. I'm filled with hope, joy, and excitement for the continued viability of the movies and TV shows that we love on a format that we can own and watch forever on our own terms. If Gunsmoke is possible...ANYTHING is possible.