Thursday, January 27, 2011
Joe Dante is one of my favorite directors and despite a wonderful Shout Factory release of PIRANHA on Blu-Ray (and of course GREMLINS, & THE TWILIGHT ZONE MOVIE which were already out), he's sorely missed on the Blu-Ray format. I would be so pleased to see THE 'BURBS, MATINEE, THE HOWLING, GREMLINS 2, EXPLORERS, INNERSPACE and SMALL SOLDIERS on Blu as well! Perhaps Shout Factory will yet dish out HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD in a nice BD edition as they have been working their way through the Corman classics. I was very saddened(as many were) to see Universal's shoddy treatment of the latest standard def DVD release of MATINEE last year. That would seem to indicate that there may be little hope of high definition releases of Dante's Universal films. I suppose there's a chance that we could see some of those films streaming in high-def or perhaps on cable HD channels though. Here's hoping for either!