DVD/VHS


Wondering why only 2 of the films that the Lyons were involved in, "Panic in the City" and "Castle Of Evil" available on DVD or VHS...they weren't the best in the world but did have some entertainment value, packed with a bunch of familiar, looking for work actors.

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And to boot "Castle Of Evil" (made in 1966, the same year as "Destination") was only very briefly available years ago on VHS. I would LOVE to see a DVD (perhaps a double feature) of both of these films. Sure, they're low-budget, but they're both fun as hell-and so much more entertaining than the big budget stuff Hollywood is putting out now. I even copied my VHS of "Castle Of Evil" over onto a DVD-R and bought a "collectors" copy on DVD-R of "Destination Inner Space" many years ago-I think on Ebay.

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The cheapo fly-by-night label Cheezy Flicks Entertainment have just released this film on DVD.

I'm a totally bitchin' bio writer from Mars!

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I just watched the Cheezy disc. It's fairly obviously taken from a 16mm print, but, that said, it doesn't look bad at all. Picture quality is softer than what we're used to in this age of HD, but the colors, minus some blown out flesh tones in a couple of shots, look good and are generally stable. The blues and greens of the many underwater scenes are quite pleasing to the eye. Dialogue, music and sound fx, while hardly Dolby 7.1 type quality, seem undistorted. A surprisingly watchable disc - esp for the $3 I paid for it.

The movie itself was great fun.

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