Warner creates Halloween Horror Havoc on DVD August 5

On August 5th, Warner Home Video will thrill and chill fright fans everywhere with the release of seven new horror titles on DVD. Newly released titles include: Horror Classics The Haunting, House of Wax, The Thing from Another World and Contemporary Thrillers Soylent Green, The Omega Man, Of Unknown Origin, Wait Until Dark. Each title carries an SRP of $19.98.

Sure to please many is the fact that several of these releases are available on DVD in their original widescreen aspect ratios for the very first time. For the full low down on what to expect read on for synopsis, specs and selected art - for the hi-res art take a look at this Image Gallery.

The Horror Classics


The Haunting (1963) –

Directed by Robert Wise (Westside Story, Star Trek), this renowned first screen adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House stars legendary actors Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn. The Haunting, which tells the story of a group of people determined to investigate a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity, is the ultimate haunted house thriller.

DVD features include:

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • English and French Mono audio
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary by director Robert Wise, screenwriter Nelson Gidding and cast members Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Russ Tamblyn and Richard Johnson
  • Two stills galleries that include the script with director Robert Wise’s notes
  • Theatrical trailer
House of Wax (1953) –

In the performance that crowned him the screen’s macabre master, Vincent Price plays a sculptor of wax figures that plunges into murderous madness. This creepy classic also stars Charles Bronson (Death Wish series).

DVD features include:

  • 1.37:1 Full Screen
  • English Dolby Surround audio
  • French and Spanish Mono audio
  • English, French, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin/Taiwan, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai subtitles
  • Original 1933 two-strip technicolor The Mystery of the Wax Museum, starring Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray
  • Vintage premiere footage
  • Theatrical trailer of House of Wax
The Thing from Another World (1951) –

One of the greatest science fiction classics, this film was released in 1951 and stars James Arness (TV’s Gunsmoke) as a murderous alien whose crash-landed UFO is discovered by Arctic researchers.

DVD features include:

  • 1.33:1 Full Screen
  • English Mono audio
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Theatrical trailer
The Contemporary Classics


Soylent Green (1973) –

Directed by Richard Fleischer (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), this cautionary tale with a human dimension stars Charlton Heston as a cop who is conducting a murder investigation in a polluted, overpopulated Big Apple in 2022. The film includes the powerful final screen performance of the legendary Edward G. Robinson (Little Caesar, Key Largo).

DVD features include:

  • 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French Mono audio
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary by Leigh Taylor-Young and director Richard Fleischer
  • A Look at the World of Soylent Green: A vintage making-of featurette
  • MGM tribute to Edward G. Robinson’s 101st film
  • Theatrical trailer
The Omega Man (1971) –

Charlton Heston (Ben Hur, El Cid) stars in this cult favorite about an apocalyptic war that is waged with biological weapons, transforming Los Angeles into a windswept ghost town. The film also stars Anthony Zerbe (The Matrix Reloaded, License to Kill).

DVD features include:

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French Mono audio
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Introduction by screenwriter Joyce H. Corrington and cast members Paul Koslo and Eric Laneuville
  • The Last Man Alive – The Omega Man: Vintage making-of featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
Wait Until Dark (1967) –

Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin share a heart-pounding one-on-one confrontation in one of the most memorable thrillers of all time.

DVD features include:

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French Mono audio
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • A Look in the Dark featurette
  • Warning and Theatrical trailer
Of Unknown Origin (1983) –

Peter Weller (Robocop) gives an intense performance as a high-finance executive whose prized Manhattan brownstone is under siege by a destructive rat determined to drive him over the brink into madness.

DVD features include:

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Mono audio
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary by Peter Weller and director George P. Cosmatos
  • Theatrical trailer

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