Within a couple years every television series,
large or small, will have come out to DVD or will be in the process of coming
out to DVD. People love watching television shows on a repeated basis; especially
comedies. Series like Seinfeld and Southpark are great
to own and guarantee consumers value even after the DVDs first viewing.
Purchase at Amazon
Warner Bros has picked up on this trend and decided to dig up a comedy that
mixes gore with laughs-- Tales from the Crypt S1.
Tales from the Crypt to DVD
One show that I would love to see on DVD is Two
Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place. While you could run over to Ebay and
purchase burned copies created directly off of WE [Women's Entertainment],
these low-resolution episodes blow when played on anything bigger than twenty-nine
inches. But where was I?
Based on the legendary and gruesome EC Comics from publisher William Gaines,
this horror anthology featured stories of murder, the super natural, gore
and humor and always had a twist ending of sorts. Some of Hollywood's biggest
names took part, either working in front or behind the camera. Hosting duties
fell to everyone's favorite decaying corpse, the Cryptkeeper. The success
of this series spawned a Saturday morning cartoon series (Tales From the
Cryptkeeper), a short-lived Saturday morning game show on CBS (Secrets of
the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House) and lots of merchandise. Two feature films
(Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood) were also produced
and released in the late 90's. The TV series originally aired on HBO, but
was later syndicated to Fox, the Sci-Fi Channel, and most recently AMC.
Despite being a short season (only 6 episodes), Season 1 enjoyed the highest
ratings in its HBO airings.
Even though the Tales from the Crypt
DVD only includes six episodes [unlike the standard 13 for hour-long series
such as Sopranos, or 25 episodes with half-hour series such as
Friends], it still does offer 168 minutes of runtime plus a small
little set of extra features.
To purchase Tales from the Crypt S1, head over to Amazon.
The DVD set will be released Tuesday, January 12th.
Stay tuned for updates.