Wednesday, 13 April 2011


I've just ordered two box sets from the same American dealer via Amazon Marketplace, both of them from that well-known re-packager of out of copyright stuff Mill Creek.
Yes, 50 movies in a box set. And not for the first time either have I ordered a box set of this size. And here are the contents, courtesy of M. Terenzio  on who patiently typed out the entire list.

The Amazing Transparent Man
Anatomy of a Psycho
Blood Sabbath
Bloody Pit of Horror
Crucible of Horror
Curse of Bigfoot
Death in the Shadows
Death Warmed Up
The Devil's Nightmare
Devil's Possessed
Doctor Jekyll and the Werewolf
Don't Answer the Phone!
Double Exposure
The Dungeon of Harrow
The Eerie Midnight Horror Show
The Embalmer
Evil Brain from Outer Space
Fangs of the Living Dead
Frankenstein 80
Grave of the Vampire
Green Eyes
Guru,the Mad Monk
Hands of Steel
Horror Rises from the Tomb
The House by the Cemetery
The House That Screamed
It Happened at Nightmare Inn
Keep My Grave Open
Manos:The Hands of Fate
The Manster
My Mom's a Werewolf
The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave
Night Fright
Night of Bloody Horror
Night of the Blood Beast
The Oval Portrait
Point of Terror
The Sadist
Satan's Slave
Scared to Death
The Tell-Tale Heart
Terror Creatures from the Grave
Terror in the Jungle
They Saved Hitler's Brain
Thirsty Dead, The
The Undertaker and His Pals
Vampire's Night Orgy
The Werewolf of Washington 

Of course a number of these movies will be total crap and the quality of the prints won't be much cop either but there will be a fair number of fun stuff and at about 22p a film I 'm not being robbed. The running time is around 70 hours.

And then there's-

Again, a kind reviewer has provided this list.
HarryRfromNE (North Shore area of MA, USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Giant 600 Cartoon Pack (DVD)
This is from Mill Crek's Giant 600 Cartoon- Special Collector's Edition". Seems the only diff is a free t-shirt & some other things in the Special edition:

Includes Popeye and Betty Boop

# Popeye - 30 episodes
# Betty Boop - 22 episodes:

Includes Tom & Jerry, Mr Piper, The Three Stooges, Casper, Herman, Gabby, Little Audrey, Little LuLu, Felix the Cat and Mr. Bang, Katrinka & The Skipper
# Tom & Jerry - 5 episodes
# Mr Piper - 7 episodes
# Casper - 3 episodes
# Herman - 3 episodes
# Gabby - 4 episodes
# Little Audrey - 3 episodes
# Little LuLu - 2 episodes
# Felix the Cat - 2 episodes
# Mr. Bang, Katrinka, The Skipper - 3 episodes

Contains cartoons with various characters including Baby Huey, Hunky & Spunky, Mighty Mouse, Woody Woodpecker, Raggedy Ann, Heckle & Jeckle, and more!
# Other - 53 episodes:All's Fair At The Fair, Along Came A Duck, Ants In The Plants, Boy Meets Dog, A Car-Tune Portrait, Circus Capers, The Cob Web Hotel, Comin' Round The Mountain , Crazytown, Cupid Gets His Man, The Enchanted Square, The Fresh Vegetable Mystery, The Golden State, Goofy Goat Antics, Hawaiian Birds, Hector's Hectic Life, In The Museum, It's a Greeks Life, Jingles , Les Escargots, Little Brown Jug, Little Hawk, The Little Stranger, Marriage Wows, Music Academy, A Mutt In The Rut, Nursery Scandal, Once Upon A Time, Palm Court Orchestra, Pantry Panic, Parrotville Old Folks, Parrotville Post Office, Peeping Penguins, Picnic Panic, Play Safe, Professor YaYa's Memoirs, Quack-A-Doodle-Doo, The Queen of Hearts, Red Riding Hood, Scotty Finds a Home, Snow Foolin', The Snow Man, Spinning Mice, The Story of Time, Sultan Pepper , The Sunshine Makers, The Talking Magpies, Time For Love, Vacuum Cleaner, Westward Whoa, Winter Draws On, Wolf! Wolf!, You Can't Shoe a Horsefly

Includes Betty Boop, The Three Stooges, Various Christmas Cartoons and more!
# Betty Boop - 19 episodes
# The Three Stooges - 22 episodes
# Christmas Cartoons - 8 episodes
# Other - 6 episodes:The Big Bad Wolf, Mary's Little Lamb, Old Mother Hubbard, Simple Simon, The Three Bears, Tom Thumb

Includes Tom & Jerry, Felix the Cat, Popeye, Casper, Gabby, Little LuLu, Little Audrey & More!
# Tom & Jerry - 5 episodes
# Felix the Cat - 8 episodes
# Popeye - 6 episodes
# Casper - 2 episodes
# Gabby - 3 episodes
# Little Lulu - 4 episodes
# Oswald Rabbit - 3 episodes
# Little Audrey - 2 episodes
# Molly Moo-Cow - 1 episodes
# Alice - 3 episodes
# Other - 7 episodes: The Cat's Canary, Frisky Frolics, Frozen Frolics, Humpty Dumpty, Magic Mummy, Merry Kittens, The Toyland Caper
Product Description
Includes Hunky & Spunky, Pied Piper & more!
# Hunky & Spunky - 6 episodes
# Pied Piper - 4 episodes
# Other - 42 episodes: The Big Drip, The Big Flame Up, Bimbo's Auto, Bunny Mooning, Chicken a la King, Christopher Columbus, A Coach for Cinderella, Dancing on the Moon, David & Goliath, Dick Whittington's Cat, An Elephant Never Forgets, The Emerald Isle, The Enchanted Horse, Farm Foolery, Gobs of Fun, Granite Hotel, Helter Swelter, Little Red School Mouse, The Lone Star State, The Mild West, Much Ado About Mutton, Old MacDonald Had a Farm, Our Funny Finny Friends, Paul Bunyan, Pest Pupil, Pleased to Eat You, Robin Hood, Robin Hood Rides Again, Scrappily Married, A Self Made Mongrel, The Ski's the Limit, Sing or Swim, Small Fry, Somewhere in Dreamland, The Stork Market, Suddenly It's Spring, The Tears of an Onion, Tom Sawyer, Toys Will Be Toys, Treasure Island, The Trojan Horse, Yankee Doodle Donkey

Includes Calvin and the Colonel, Clutch Cargo, Felix, Aesop's Fables and more!
# Calvin And The Colonel - 4 episodes
# Clutch Cargo - 15 episodes
# Aesop's Fables - 10 episodes
# Felix - 11 episodes
# Space Angel - 5 episodes
# Blackie the Lamb - 2 episodes
# Snap, Crackle & Pop - 1 episodes
# Cinderella - 1 episodes
# Little Gray Neck - 1 episodes
# Little Gray Neck

Includes Fraidy Cat, Gumby, Hoppity Hooper, Wizard of Oz and Popeye
# Fraidy Cat - 9 episodes
# Gumby - 14 episodes
# Hoppity Hooper - 24 episodes
# The Wizard of Oz - 1 episodes
# Moonbird - 1 episodes
# Popeye - 1 episodes

Includes Farmer Alfalfa, Alice, Wacky & Packy, Herman the Mouse and many more!
# Ray Harryhausen - 5 episodes
# Farmer Alfalfa - 12 episodes
# Alice - 6 episodes
# Wacky & Packy - 9 episodes
# Nicky Nome - 2 episodes
# Comicolor - 4 episodes
# Herman the Mouse - 2 episodes
# Van Beuren Studios - 4 episodes
# Christmas Cartoons - 6 episodes

Includes Colonel Bleep, Christmas Cartoons & more!
# Colonel Bleep - 25 episodes
# George Pal Puppetoons - 5 episodes
# Mel-O-Toons - 10 episodes
# Christmas Cartoons - 9 episodes: Little Christmas Burro, Santa's Pocket Watch, Howdy Doody's Christmas, Santa in Animal Land, The Night Before Christmas, The Little Lamb, A Christmas Dream, The Elf and Mr. Little, A Present for Santa Claus
# Meany, Miny, and Moe - 1 episodes

Includes Calvin and the Colonel, Clutch Cargo, Felix the Cat, Tom & Jerry and more!
# Calvin and the Colonel - 4 episodes
# Clutch Cargo - 35 episodes
# Terrytoon - 3 episodes: Billy Mouse's Akwakade, The Black Duck, Sharpshooter
# Felix the Cat - 1 episodes
# Other - 7 episodes: Joe Glow the Firefly, Teacher's Pest, Ups and Down Derby, Joint Wipers, Adventures of Junior Raindrop, Destination Earth, To Spring

Includes The Three Stooges, Hoppity Hooper and more!
# The Three Stooges - 19 episodes
# Hoppity Hooper - 16 episodes
# Max Fleischer - 6 episodes
# Screen Songs - 5 episodes
# Noveltoon - 3 episodes
# Other - 1 episodes: Going Places 

What he doesn't mention is there's a fair bit of stuff from cartoon creator legend Ub Iwerks who left Disney in the early years to start his own studio. All this stuff from the 20's through to the 40's, the pioneering days of animation when the more imaginative animators were coming up with wild and weird stuff you just wouldn't see today. Also there was a huge market for cartoons at the cinemas then as fillers in the programming.
Sure a lot of them will be awful but the reviews suggest that there's also a lot of gems among them, just as they do for Pure Terror. I expect I'll be reviewing some of them in dribs and drabs once they arrive in two or three weeks time.

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