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!