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Ian Jane
06-08-2012, 10:33 AM
Amazon has a pre-order link (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0081AWV9Y/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cognitrespon-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0081AWV9Y) up for this, coming from Tokyo Shock (which is probably incorrect - though it's possible Media Blasters is releasing it, I can't see them branding it with the Tokyo Shock banner).

Stated release date is 7/24/2012. Haven't heard anything else about this release so take it with a grain of salt, though the description says:

"The original 1971 U.S. theatrical
release, remastered for optimal quality!

Groton (Lon Chaney Jr.) is an axe-wielding homicidal maniac working for Dr. Durray (J. Carrol Naish), who is the last of the Frankenstein family and is now running a house of horrors by the beach. Count Dracula (Zandor Vorkov) visits the doctor, shows him the original monster creation buried in a nearby graveyard, and promises to revive it in exchange for a serum that will grant him immortality!"

Nice cover art...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LcIpTuylL.jpg

BrianS
06-08-2012, 05:03 PM
So, they finally go through the trouble of redesigning their website ( http://www.media-blasters.com/ ) and they don't even mention this?

Ian Miller
06-08-2012, 05:25 PM
I don't even really like the movie (though it holds plenty of nostalgia value for me), but the notion of seeing it on blu (especially credits/optical fx) has me interested! How have Media Blasters' non-Italian blu-rays fared so far?

Ian Jane
06-08-2012, 05:40 PM
Story of Riki is the only non-Italian one I have and it sucked.

Ian Jane
06-08-2012, 05:40 PM
Oh wait, I have Destroy All Monsters too and it was good. But I think that was Toho's HD master working in their favor maybe?

Amazon's got DvsF at $10 though, for that price I'll probably bite. Just to have it.

Ian Miller
06-08-2012, 05:53 PM
One of the first blu's I bought was CARNIVAL MAGIC, so I'm used to that line of thinking!

Ian Jane
06-08-2012, 05:58 PM
Ha, I know you get it.

Apparantly the Media Blasters Devil Dog Blu-ray is really good, so I guess we can hold out some slim margin of hope for this one.

Roderick
06-08-2012, 05:58 PM
Story of Riki is the only non-Italian one I have and it sucked.

But is it better than the DVD? Because if I recall correctly that sucked as well.

Alex K.
06-08-2012, 06:33 PM
http://cinemassacre.com/2010/10/11/dracula-vs-frankenstein/

Ian Jane
06-09-2012, 08:42 AM
But is it better than the DVD? Because if I recall correctly that sucked as well.

Yes it is. But it looks like an upscaled version of that DVD to my eyes. Check the screen caps in the review and you'll see what I mean.

Ian Jane
06-27-2012, 11:26 AM
Price has gone up to $14.99, and Amazon promoted the title in their latest email advertisement.

Gary Banks
06-27-2012, 06:13 PM
I preordered it for $7.19. The movie kinda chews on it but it was too hard to pass up.

John Bernhard
07-02-2012, 11:35 AM
The MGM HD version is stunning....if they are using the MGM source this might be less than optimal.
Would be cool if they had the alternate ending included as well.

Ian Jane
10-27-2016, 08:26 AM
Media Blasters says this is back on track and coming out in November.

"The special edition blu-ray includes an audio commentary by writer/producer Sam Sherman, a documentary on Independent International Pictures, a rare alternate ending, deleted scenes, a deleted scene with Famous Monsters’ editor Forrest J Ackerman & Dracula, rare 8mm movie location footage, the original theatrical trailer, TV Spot and an extensive photo gallery."

16756

Ian Jane
12-22-2016, 09:34 AM
So this is in stock now at Diabolik.

http://www.diabolikdvd.com/category/Horror-[sl]-Thriller/Dracula-Vs-Frankenstein-(Blu~Ray).html

Alex K.
12-22-2016, 03:10 PM
Media Blasters is still around?

Ian Jane
03-17-2017, 09:27 AM
Oddly enough, it looks like this is coming soon from Severin.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?p=13360986#post13360986