By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)
If you are a Full Moon Pictures addict like me, I am seriously considering pre-ordering Charles Band’s The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection. Pre-sales have begun (it started yesterday) and although I’m hard pressed for money, I’m seriously considering hitting a casino to break the bank so I can buy it! I have been waiting for certain films like Ghost Town to get a release for a long time and while others like From Beyond and Robot Jox are available as singles, to see it all put together in a comprehensive package, which includes a 24-page book with notes from the producer and Empire of the B’s author Dave Jay is very enticing.
This company is working with Shout! Factory to release this box set and only 600 editions will be made. A bit of stock will be held back for sales at conventions Full Moon will be at, but if you do not have any of the titles in your video collection yet, then this set is worth obtaining! Especially if you do the math:
There will be 18 films on 15 discs (14 Blu-ray and 1 DVD) packaged in a stunning, sturdy and elegant black collectors box adorned with a collage of original Empire poster art. To buy what’s currently available will set any fan back $450 (approximately). The box set is priced at $250 USD.
Those who pre-order will get 11×17 Signature Series poster with vintage and rare Empire Pictures variant poster art. These units will not be sold in stores and can only be purchased at http://www.FullMoonDirect.com
Classic Empire films included in this set are:
- METALSTORM (3-D version)
- THE DUNGEONMASTER
- FROM BEYOND
- CELLAR DWELLER
- GHOST TOWN
- GHOULIES 2
- ROBOT JOX
- ARENA (DVD)