Monday, September 28, 2020

Patreon Exclusive: Kino Lorber Pick Ups!

It's Kino time! In this Patreon-exclusive Kino Lorber pick-ups episode, we're talking about some recent new releases such as the Bob Hope and Dr. Who double drops as well as some purchases that have just arrived from the "While Supplies Last" sale.

Friday, September 25, 2020

MASSIVE Mill Creek Entertainment Update! (Ultraman, Battlefield Earth, Musicals)


Prepare thyself for a MASSIVE Mill Creek Entertainment update episode! Join us as we discuss Ultraman Ginga, a bevy of double and triple features that range from comedy to thriller, four crooner classics, controversial sci-fi epics, and some huge box sets that you'll want to add to your collection! Did someone say 50 movie pack? 

Links mentioned in this video:

Thursday, September 24, 2020

HorrorPack #51 Unboxing! (Horror Movies Delivered To Your Door)



Once again, the most chilling time of the month has arrived! Beware, the monsters are unleashed upon HorrorPack subscribers! What deadly delights await us in HorrorPack #51? Let's dig the up together!

For more information about HorrorPack and how you can have horror delivered to your door, visit HorrorPack.com, and tell them Cereal At Midnight sent you!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Patreon Exclusive: Huge Record Collection Update AKA The One with All the Free Records!


In this PATREON EXCLUSIVE record collection update, Heath tells the story of the 60+ free records he acquired, how it all happened, and what he got! This is one for the ages.

Not a Patreon supporter yet? Unlock tons of collection tours, hours of monthly exclusive videos, audio commentaries, live streams, hangouts, and more by visiting Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight!


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Spotlight on IMPRINT - A NEW Movie Label With INCREDIBLE Releases!


IMPRINT is a new label from Australia's Via Vision Entertainment, and in just a few short months, they've managed to put their lasting stamp on the physical media marketplace! In this episode, we're spotlighting the IMPRINT brand and covering their five latest releases, which range from science fiction classic to dark surreal crime, and even Oscar-winning romance. Make yourself comfortable as we take a deep dive into what makes this new physical media distributor so special and celebrate the power of cinema!

Find Imprint at ViaVision Entertainment's storefront HERE
*Note: All prices are in Australian currency.


Monday, September 21, 2020

New Comics At Ollie's Bargain Outlet! Marvel Omnibus, Batman, and More!



New comics have started to show up at Ollie's Bargain Outlet! This drop includes Marvel Omibuses, over-sized Batman hardcovers, and even an Avengers book you won't believe!

Check out ALL of our Ollie's comics coverage HERE

Friday, September 18, 2020

Golden Grahams RETRO RECIPE Cereal Review!


In our latest cereal review, we're checking out the new RETRO RECIPE of Golden Grahams from General Mills! Will it truly taste like we remember from the 1980s, or like the mullet, is it best forgotten? Grab a spoon and let's find out!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Thrift Store 24 - The Dirty Two Dozen!


In the 24th installment of the thrift store series, we've got everything from Golden Age Hollywood treasures to stuff from the bottom of the Garbage Pail. We've also got some true rock and roll history, '80s Swayze, and a gem featuring the Man Who Would Be Bond! Know what I mean, Vern?

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

EVIL TAKES ROOT: The Curse of the Batibat CONTEST and REVIEW!


Evil Takes Root: The Curse of the Batibat is now available, and we not only have a full Cereal At Midnight review, but we're giving YOU a chance to win the movie courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment! Details on how to win are in this episode!

For more info on how you can support us on Patreon and get tons of collection tours, exclusive videos, audio commentaries, live hangouts, and exclusive giveaways in return, visit https://www.patreon.com/cerealatmidnight to find out more!

All of our exclusives unlock at just $5!

Monday, September 14, 2020

Comics Collection Update September 2020 (Patreon Exclusive)

 In our latest Patreon-exclusive video, we're talking about comics! This collection update features 100 new additions to the comic book collection from Marvel and DC, and covers some full-runs and creator-driven titles from the '80s!

To learn how you can support Cereal At Midnight and get hours of monthly exclusives, visit Patreon.com/CerealAtMidnight

Friday, September 11, 2020

Mail Call - Pounds of Pulp, Vintage Action Figures, Comics, and Valuable Vinyl!


This mail video comes courtesy of Art, Corey, and Kyle, and you will NOT BELIEVE what all they sent! Pounds and pounds of pulp paperbacks, collected edition comics, vintage toys and action figures, and even some really obscure and unbelievable vinyl selections with movie connections! Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who has ever mailed Cereal At Midnight ANYTHING, and thank you for being a part of this community. YOU ARE THE BEST!

For more info on how you can support us on Patreon and get tons of collection tours, exclusive videos, audio commentaries, live hangouts, and exclusive giveaways in return, visit https://www.patreon.com/cerealatmidnight to find out more!

All of our exclusives unlock at just $5!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

EVIL TAKES ROOT - THE CURSE OF THE BATIBAT! Unboxing NEW Horror from Mill Creek Entertainment


A new horror film has been unleashed upon the world with EVIL TAKES ROOT: THE CURSE OF THE BATIBAT, and Cereal At Midnight has your first hands-on look! Drawing from the mythology of The Philippines, this brand new independent chiller transports the nightmare all the way from the western Pacific Ocean to the American Midwest. The 2020 film is making its DISC DEBUT via this DVD from Mill Creek Entertainment! Be the first Horror Kid on your block to see Evil Takes Root!


Grab your copy HERE 

Don't forget to check out our full interview with Mill Creek Entertainment's Vice President of Marketing, Barrett Evans! See it HERE

Monday, September 7, 2020

Review-Palooza! Flash Gordon, Pitch Black, Hidden Tarantino, and Rare Scream Factory!


In the latest Review-Palooza, we're diving deep into Arrow's FIRST 4K UHD releases ever, exploring hidden Tarantino connections in the least-likely of places, and delving into catalog titles from Warner Archive, Kino Lorber, and Scream Factory!

Time Codes:
Flash Gordon 4K - 1:33
Pitch Black 4K - 7:28
Birds of Prey (Harley Quinn) - 13:09
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - 19:48
Attack of the Crab Monsters - 24:21
Deathsport - 29:11
The Mystery of the Wax Museum - 33:50
Blood on the Moon - 37:19
Footlight Parade - 40:36
The Carole Lombard Collection - 45:45
- Fast and Loose
- Man of the World
- No Man of Her Own
The Tony Curtis Collection - 51:38
- The Perfect Furlough
- The Great Imposter
- 40 Pounds of Trouble
Cold Sweat - 59:40
Zachariah - 1:01:38
Go Go Mania - 1:04:49
Nightmare Beach - 1:07:11
The Paleface - 1:09:09
Money for Nothing - 1:11:30
The Accidental Studio - 1:13:16

Friday, September 4, 2020

August 2020 HorrorPack Unboxing - An Autograph and Bianca the Horror Cat!


August's HorrorPack has arrived! Four fresh horror titles delivered to your doorstep each month, and the latest box even includes AN AUTOGRAPH. For more info about HorrorPack and their service plans, visit HorrorPack.com and be sure to tell them that CerealAtMidnight (and Bianca the Horror Cat) sent you!

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Huge Twilight Time Movies Haul from Hamilton Book - Out of Print Insanity!

 

Twilight Time may be little more than a memory after their unfortunate closure earlier this year, but their legacy lives on in the movies they released! Recently, dozens of Twilight Time Blu-rays showed up at HamiltonBook, one of the internet's best-kept secrets. In this episode, we're running down the 20 films Cereal At Midnight picked up during the sale and paying tribute to a movie label gone too soon!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

What Movie Does This Tea Remind Me Of? Taking The BRUU Tea Movie Challenge!


Let's mix things up! In this episode, we're unboxing the latest Bruu Tea subscription box and then comparing each tea's flavor profile to a movie with similar qualities! It's the Bruu Tea Movie Challenge, and it's only happening here at Cereal At Midnight!

To try Bruu for yourself and customize different tastes and subscription levels, be sure to visit BruuTea.co.uk and use code BRUU25 for 25% off your first order! 

Friday, August 28, 2020

CANNON FILMS APPRECIATION with Austin Trunick, Author of THE CANNON FILM GUIDE!

Heath is joined by Austin Trunick, author of THE CANNON FILM GUIDE for a discussion about all things Cannon Films! This video is packed with everything we love about Cannon: Chuck Norris, Van Dammage, break dancing, ninjas, muscle-bound heroes and villains, gladiators, and cartoons come to life!  Austin tells us some of his favorite stories from behind the scenes of the (in)famous film studio, and even shares a few secrets! This interview is not to be missed for exploitation, cult, and B-movie fans. The video store is open!

Buy THE CANNON FILM GUIDE VOL. 1: 1980-1984 (over 500 pages!) using these links and support both the author and Cereal At Midnight:

Amazon (Hardcover) - https://amzn.to/3gw8pXi

Amazon (paperback) - https://amzn.to/3b2daqu

Stay up to date on the latest news from The Cannon Film Guide!

CannonFilmGuide.com

Facebook.com/CannonFilmGuide

Twitter: @CannonFilmGuide

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Mail Call: Toys! Wrestling! Imported Box Sets! Dollar Tree Movies!


Mail Call! You want wrestling? We got it! You want toys? We got it! You want imported entertainment from regions far and wide? We got that too! We've even got hand-made fan-made goodness from horror history and guys in gorilla suits! You want murder-clowns from the planet Beezelboop? We don't got that...but we can get it! Thanks to Gerry, Arthur, Herman, Carol, Firas, and Erik for their kindness and generosity, and thanks to YOU for watching! 

Monday, August 24, 2020

Fulci in 4K! The New York Ripper / The House By the Cemetery Arrive on UHD From Blue Underground


Hot on the heels of Blue Underground's recent release of Maniac and Zombie on the 4K UHD format comes Fulci's The New York Ripper and The House By the Cemetery! How do these new 4K discs compare to their standard Blu-ray counterpart, and is it worth the upgrade? We answer these questions and more in this in-depth review!

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Dick Tracy 30th Anniversary Commentary feat. Eric Grigs from Pop Trash Museum


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 from PopTrashMuseum.com as we revisit the comic book movie event of 1990! 

Be sure to read Eric Grigs' article about Dick Tracy at Pop Trash Museum!   

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

GAMERA - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Limited Collector's Edition Unboxing (Arrow Video, Kaiju, Blu-ray)

One of the most ambitious and prestigious Blu-ray box sets to date has arrived from Arrow Video! GAMERA: The Complete Collection features all twelve movies in the kaiju franchise on Blu-ray, as well as a 130-page hardcover book collecting the Dark Horse comics from 1996 and an 80-page perfect bound book of essays, schematics, posters, and more! This set is either already or very nearly sold out, so don't hesitate if you'd like to own your own copy!

Collecting At Midnight Episode 16 FREE PREVIEW - The Fly, Critters, and Big Lots TV Shows For Cheap!

The latest episode of the Patreon-Exclusive Collecting At Midnight series has posted, and here's a free preview featuring the first 15 minutes! We discuss Scream Factory's The Fly box set as well as the Critters box set, and also talk about the CBS/Paramount TV show collections that are showing up at Big Lots! In the rest of the video, which can be found on Patreon, we talk about our Severin Mid-Year Sale order, recent Hamilton Book pick-ups, an incredible box set of rock and roll music performances on DVD, and talk about the trouble with forced scarcity to sell movies based on FOMO. All this, plus a tale from the thrift store and a visit from the Cat of Christmas Past!

For more info on how you can support us on Patreon and receive collection tours, exclusive videos, audio commentaries, live hangouts, and exclusive giveaways, visit https://www.patreon.com/cerealatmidnight to find out more!

All of our exclusives unlock at just $5!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Toy Talk! He-Man & the MOTU, Real Ghostbusters, NECA Toony Terrors, & Care Bears?!

In this Toy Talk, we discuss the quest for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Origins from Mattel, The Wal-Mart-exclusive Real Ghostbusters retro line, NECA's Toony Terrors, which depict horror icons in cartoon-styled plastic, and even the newly relaunched Care Bears plushes that have appeared back on store shelves! All this, plus a rant against scalpers and the frustrations of store exclusives and short-packed figures.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Music-Palooza Vol. 2

In the latest installment of Music-Palooza, we explore some really offbeat and cool vinyl pick-ups rescued from a local shop's bargain bin, review the Linda Ronstadt documentary "The Sound of My Voice" as well as Mill Creek Entertainment's "The British Invasion" documentary/concert set, and close out with some CD new releases and thrift store scores! Throw your headphones on and put some Cereal At Midnight between your ears!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Neo Ultra Q Review (Ultraman, Blu-ray, Mill Creek Entertainment)

Neo Ultra Q has arrived on Blu-ray from Mill Creek Entertainment! How does the show live up to the legacy of the original Ultra Q, which is credited with creating the entire Ultra and Ultraman universe of TV shows, movies, comics, cartoons? Prepare to venture into the unknown!

Order Neo ultra Q HERE

Find all of our Ultraman videos HERE

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Mulan $30 on Disney Plus, Nolan and TENET, No More Disney 4Ks, Theaters Closed Until 2021?! Plus...CATS!

 

In our latest couch conversation, Heath and Bree discuss the decision to charge $30 for Mulan on Disney Plus, the rumor that Disney will no longer produce 4K UHD discs in favor of digital only, the continued delay of Christopher Nolan's TENET and the prospect of theaters being closed until 2021, and how these circumstances may change movies for the long-term! There are no shortage of opinions here, and there may even be a rant or two!

Friday, August 7, 2020

Kino Lorber Sale Pick-Ups: Bava Horror, Rock, Disco, Cannon, and Almost Out of Print!


In our latest Kino spotlight, we're covering our final order from the summer sale and talking about obscure musicals, Mario Bava horror, a war movie starring John Lennon, and a couple of deep cuts from the While Supplies Last sale that are about to go out of print! All this, plus loads of impressions and general silliness. Plus, we introduce a new lighting rig only to almost immediately say goodbye! 

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.com
Youtube.com/MillCreekEnt
@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!

Cauldron-Films.com
https://www.diabolikdvd.com/product-category/labels/cauldron/

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

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 - https://youtu.be/6IsHZ5o8v9Q
Jack Hill Double Feature Video: https://youtu.be/TDmwukIxin0

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!

Follow Cinema Dave on Instagram @cinema_dave and subscribe to the Cinema Dave Media YouTube channel HERE

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! https://poptrashmuseum.com/blog/dick-tracy-30-years-later

Not a Patreon supporter? Head over to Patreon.com/cerealatmidnight to find out how to get all of our exclusive videos like the Collecting At Midnight series, our Collection Tours, behind the scenes videos, audio commentaries which are yours to download and keep forever, and tons of other benefits like live streams, group watches, and hangouts!

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!

Follow JTWOH on YouTube HERE
Check out our past Ollie's comics coverage HERE
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 ClassicFlix.com!

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 patreon.com/cerealatmidnight!
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 spills...it'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!

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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: https://amzn.to/2YEZX0R

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: https://bit.ly/DDUltraman

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 Bitmapbooks.co.uk to find out how you can get your own copy. And be sure to tell them that Cereal At Midnight sent you!

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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!