Finally on DVD


August, 2004, saw MGM release a new batch of Midnite Movie double feature DVDs, including both Count Yorgas on a single disk! For some reason, however, this latest batch of MidNite Movies seem to be a Best Buys exclusive, and were released with little or no fanfare. Still, for $9.99, it's well worth a trip to the store.

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Be aware that RETURN... is the severely edited TV version, not the mildly cut theatrical version. The R rating is most bogus.

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Thanks for the tip--I had no idea! (I had only seen RETURN on television, for some reason, so didn't know just what I was missing.) I recall the original COUNT YORGA had initially been planned as a softcore film during early planning stages, but the decision was made to focus more on the horror as it went into production. Had heard there was more nudity planned for RETURN, but that some of it was dropped at star Robert Quarry's suggestion.

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Edited? What exactly was edited out?

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Gee, this was rated "GP" when I saw it in the theater. I was 11, and it scared the CRAP out of me. This one, along with House Of Dark Shadows left me with many, many sleepless nights. I just got the DVD on ebay, but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. I just saw the end of CYV on TCM, and decided to look it up here. I remember the preview of the first movie really scaring me, and I wasn't much for fright flicks when I was young, so my friends had to drag me to this one. I remember thinking the cops were very funny, and now I see that one of them was Craig T. Nelson! Now, I really can't wait to watch it.

The scene where they invade the house and attack the family has been repeated: American Werewolf In London and, too a lesser extent, Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer. I think those scenes scare people the most, because it's in the home, the supposedly safe place.

I'll let you know if I think it was edited.

"I thought you was dead" - "Not hardly"

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Years late to the party, I know, but I just watched RETURN on Netflix Instant the other night, and what struck me most about the home invasion scene is that it seemed very much a reference to the then-current Manson/Tate murders (they occurred in '69, movie was probably shot in '70). Fantastically creepy, unsettling scene that I was *not* expecting.

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Years late to the party, I know, but I just watched RETURN on Netflix Instant the other night, and what struck me most about the home invasion scene is that it seemed very much a reference to the then-current Manson/Tate murders (they occurred in '69, movie was probably shot in '70). Fantastically creepy, unsettling scene that I was *not* expecting.

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I live in Canada,do you know where I could buy this double feature movie...is there a web site I could order it from??
I tried MGM Midnight Movies to see if they were selling it and there is nothing about it.
Can you help me locate it??
Please send me an email to: [email protected]
Thank you for letting me know that this movie is on DVD!

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The DVD offers both Yorga films in their original widescreen ratio, and includes trailers for both films.

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Would any body believe years ago I videotaped this movie off TV onto Betamax, only to have the machine break down before I could transfer it to VHS?

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The attack by the sexy lady vampires on the family home was severely cut. It's been shown uncut here in Australia, and is cool.

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Would like to see the longer cut. You know, the initially intention for the first YORGA film was to make it as a softcore title!

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Hi, Bob.

Love this movie. I'm sceptical about a longer cut.

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I originally saw this movie on VHS. Aside from the attack on the family 20 minutes in this was strictly PG material. I just got the DVD. It's been quite a few years but the attack looks just like it did in the tape R rated version. I don't think anything was cut out for the DVD. The R rating was ridiculous. At the worst this is PG-13.

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These were both released separately on DVD first I bought them then. Very soon afterwards MGM released it again with the two films on one disc. It's still for sale on amazon.com well worth the $$

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