Alas, you never know how these things are going to go in the realm of complimentary titles: I'm listed as a reviewer with Kino Lorber, and I'd made a few requests for older genre titles that are hitting the shelves today. (I'll mention them below in a moment.) Sometimes, I'm good enough to receive them; other times, I guess I just don't make the cut. Honestly, it's a bit strange, as I'm sure very few outlets grant older releases the kind of coverage I can give them here at SciFiHistory.Net, but -- as they say -- it is what it is.
In any event, here are a few worthy of mention today.
There was an awful lot of hubbub surrounding The Green Knight when it hit theaters earlier this year. I was almost going to run out and see it, but then I started reading reviews, slowly realizing that it might be one of those flicks that plays better with the critics than it does with audiences. As the title wore on, it was kinda/sorta clear no one but the "in crowd" were praising the thing, and that usually doesn't bode well all that often. Look, I'm not harping on the flick, as I haven't seen it; consider my observations offered in the spirit of buyer beware. In any event, it's out there today, and here's the Amazon.com link for those interested.
For those of you who've never heard of Kolchak The Night Stalker, the property began as a pair of telefilms that were so strongly received it eventually morphed into a single season television procedural. Kolchak was an intrepid reporter tasked with investigating the paranormal, and -- for what it's worth -- the show is very fondly remembered by those who've seen it. X-Files creator Chris Carter -- among others -- have stated that it definitely served as an influence for him when he was creating his singular program, so there's something to be said for inspiration. It's a mid-1970's program, meaning that it's all a bit dated, but this release is apparently restored with commentaries and the like. Interested readers can pick up a copy at Amazon.com right here.
Shout Factory does an incredible job bringing some older titles to life with new features, and today's entry into their catalogue is none other than Deadly Friend, a 1986 Horror/SciFi starring the lovely Kristy Swanson. If I remember this one correctly, it's kinda/sorta an updated take on the whole Frankenstein mythology with a young man bringing his dead girlfriend back to life with computer technology. It's directed by Wes Craven, which usually bodes well, and anyone interested in checking out a copy further can swing by Amazon.com at the link right here.
I see a few more titles on Blu-ray.com which might interest folks, so I'll put the link to their page right here in case anyone wants to know more.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!