Midnite Movies

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Midnite Movies
Industry Motion picture video production
Genre Science-fiction/Horror/Cult
Founder(s) MGM
Products VHS, DVD
Owner(s) MGM

Midnite Movies is a line of B movies released first on VHS then on DVD by MGM Home Entertainment then later Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The line was begun by MGM in March 2001 following its acquisition of Orion Pictures, which bought out Filmways, Inc., the owner of American International Pictures. AIP had a library of B movies from the 1950s and 1960s that were science fiction, horror, and exploitation films. The DVDs were first released as single films but most later releases would be double features.[1] Sony Pictures Home Entertainment later became owners of the MGM library and continued the Midnite Movies line with distributor 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. As of 2011 no releases have been announced and with previous catalog titles slowly going out-of-print and the website being taken down it has been assumed that the "Midnite Movies" line has been discontinued.[2] Shout! Factory is scheduled to release several of the AIP horror films on Blu-ray late in 2013.

The collection is mostly made up of AIP films (including most of Roger Corman's and Vincent Price's horror movies) but also includes some Hammer Horror, Amicus, United Artists, and Empire Pictures movies as well.

DVD releases[edit]

Typical Cover Layout for a Midnite Movies DVD

Single movie releases also available in Double and/or Quadruple Features[edit]

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (OOP)
The Angry Red Planet(OOP)
At the Earth's Core (OOP)
Attack of the Puppet People (OOP)
Beach Blanket Bingo (OOP)
The Beast Within (OOP)
Count Yorga, Vampire (OOP)
Die, Monster, Die! (OOP)
Dr. Phibes Rises Again (OOP)
The Dunwich Horror (OOP)
Empire of the Ants (OOP)
House of Usher (OOP)
Invaders from Mars (1986) (OOP)
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (OOP)
The Man from Planet X (OOP)
The Monster That Challenged the World
Morons from Outer Space (OOP)
The People That Time Forgot (OOP)
The Pit and the Pendulum (OOP)
Strange Invaders (OOP)
Theatre of Blood (also as Theater of Blood) (OOP)
The Thing with Two Heads (OOP)
Twice-Told Tales (OOP)
Village of the Giants (OOP)
War-Gods of the Deep (OOP)
The Wild Angels (OOP)

Single movie releases not available in Double Features[edit]

Donovan's Brain (OOP)
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (OOP)
The Food of the Gods
I Bury the Living (OOP)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (OOP)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Mars Needs Women (OOP)
Planet of the Vampires (OOP)
Reptilicus (OOP)
Witchfinder General
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (OOP)

Double Feature releases[edit]

The Abominable Dr. Phibes / Dr. Phibes Rises Again
Angel Unchained / Cycle Savages
Attack of the Puppet People / Village of the Giants
The Attic / Crawlspace (OOP)
Beach Blanket Bingo / How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (HtSaWB was also released as a single disc but not a Midnite Movie)
Beach Party / Bikini Beach
The Beast Within / The Bat People
Blueprint For Murder / Man in the Attic
Chosen Survivors / The Earth Dies Screaming
The Comedy of Terrors / The Raven (1963) (OOP)
Count Yorga, Vampire / The Return of Count Yorga
Countess Dracula / The Vampire Lovers
Cry of the Banshee / The Murders in the Rue Morgue (OOP)
Crystalstone / The Boy and the Pirates
Deranged / Motel Hell
Devils of Darkness / Witchcraft
Die, Monster, Die! / The Dunwich Horror
Empire of the Ants / Tentacles
The Fall of the House of Usher / The Pit and the Pendulum (OOP)
Fireball 500 / Thunder Alley
Fortunes of Captain Blood / Captain Pirate
Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow / The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
Gorilla at Large / Mystery on Monster Island
The Haunted Palace / The Tower of London
The House on Skull Mountain / The Mephisto Waltz
The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant / The Thing with Two Heads
Invasion of the Star Creatures / Invasion of the Bee Girls
Invisible Invaders / Journey to the Seventh Planet
The Land That Time Forgot / The People That Time Forgot
The Masque of the Red Death / The Premature Burial
The Mini-Skirt Mob / Chrome and Hot Leather
Morons from Outer Space / Alien from L.A. (Alien from L.A. was also released as a single disc but not a Midnite Movie)
The Monster That Challenged the World / It! The Terror from Beyond Space
Muscle Beach Party / Ski Party
The Oblong Box / Scream and Scream Again
Panic in Year Zero! / The Last Man on Earth (TLMOE was also released as a single disc but not a Midnite Movie)
The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues / The Beast with a Million Eyes
Psych-Out / The Trip (OOP)
The Return of Dracula / The Vampire
Strange Invaders / Invaders from Mars
Tales from the Crypt / The Vault of Horror
Tales of Terror / Twice-Told Tales (ToT was also released as a single disc but not as a Midnite Movie) (OOP)
Theatre of Blood / Madhouse (OOP)
The Tomb of Ligeia / An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe
Voodoo Island / The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake
War-Gods of the Deep / At the Earth's Core
The Wild Angels / Hell's Belles
Wild in the Streets / Gas-s-s-s
What's the Matter with Helen? / Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?
Yongary, Monster from the Deep / Konga (Konga was also released as a single disc but not a Midnite Movie)

Quadruple Feature releases[edit]

Released April 5, 2011
The Land That Time Forgot / The People That Time Forgot / Panic in Year Zero! / The Last Man On Earth
Morons from Outer Space / Alien from L.A. / The Man from Planet X / The Angry Red Planet
The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues / The Beast with a Million Eyes / War-Gods of the Deep / At the Earth's Core
Strange Invaders / Invaders from Mars / Invisible Invaders / Journey to the Seventh Planet

Box Sets[edit]

Midnite Movies: Creepy Classics (OOP)
- X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes
- The Fall of the House of Usher
- The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
- The Dunwich Horror
Midnite Movies: Volume One - Creatures & Monsters (OOP)
- Yongary, Monster From the Deep / Konga
- Chosen Survivors / The Earth Dies Screaming
- The Food of the Gods
- Gorilla at Large / Mystery on Monster Island
- The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues / The Beast with a Million Eyes
Midnite Movies: Volume Two - Vampires & Witchcraft (OOP)
- The Beast Within / The Bat People
- Devils of Darkness / Witchcraft
- Witchfinder General
- The House on Skull Mountain / The Mephisto Waltz
- The Return of Dracula / The Vampire
Vincent Price: MGM Scream Legends Collection
- Tales of Terror / Twice Told Tales
- The Abominable Dr. Phibes / Dr. Phibes Rises Again
- Theater of Blood / Madhouse
- Witchfinder General / Disc of Horrors (Bonus Disc)

Selected VHS releases[edit]

These 12 titles were not later released as a "Midnite Movies" DVD.
The Amazing Transparent Man (A Public Domain title released on several different DVDs.)
The Brain That Wouldn't Die (A Public Domain title released on several different DVDs)
A Bucket of Blood (Released on an MGM DVD with same box art/text, but no Midnite Movies title.)
Burn, Witch, Burn (film) (Released on DVD-R as part of the "MGM Limited Edition Collection")
Frogs (Released on an MGM DVD with same box art/text, but no Midnite Movies title.)
High School Hellcats (Released on DVD-R as part of the "MGM Limited Edition Collection")
The Incredible Melting Man (Released on DVD-R as part of the "MGM Limited Edition Collection")
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (A Public Domain title released on several different DVDs)
Master of the World (Released on DVD-R as part of the "MGM Limited Edition Collection")
Pajama Party (Released on an MGM DVD with same box art/text, but no Midnite Movies title.)
The Phantom Planet (A Public Domain title released on several different DVDs)
The Quatermass Xperiment (Released on DVD-R as part of the "MGM Limited Edition Collection")

All released titles in alphabetical order[edit]

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (OOP)
Alien from L.A.
An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe
Angel Unchained
The Angry Red Planet (OOP)
At the Earth's Core (OOP)
Attack of the Puppet People (OOP)
The Attic
The Bat People
Beach Blanket Bingo (OOP)
Beach Party
The Beast with a Million Eyes
The Beast Within (OOP)
Bikini Beach
Blueprint For Murder
The Boy and the Pirates
Captain Pirate
Chosen Survivors
Chrome and Hot Leather
The Comedy of Terrors
Count Yorga, Vampire (OOP)
Countess Dracula
Crawlspace
Cry of the Banshee
Crystalstone
Cycle Savages
Deranged
Devils of Darkness
Die, Monster, Die! (OOP)
Donovan's Brain (OOP)
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (OOP)
Dr. Phibes Rises Again (OOP)
The Dunwich Horror (OOP)
The Earth Dies Screaming
Empire of the Ants (OOP)
The Fall of the House of Usher
Fireball 500
The Food of the Gods
Fortunes of Captain Blood
The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake
Gas-s-s-s
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow
Gorilla at Large
The Haunted Palace
Hell's Belles
House of Usher (OOP)
The House on Skull Mountain
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
I Bury the Living (OOP)
The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant
Invaders from Mars (1986) (OOP)
Invasion of the Bee Girls
Invasion of the Star Creatures
Invisible Invaders
The Island of Dr. Moreau (OOP)
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (OOP)
Journey to the Seventh Planet
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Konga
The Land That Time Forgot
The Last Man on Earth
Madhouse (OOP)
The Man from Planet X (OOP)
Man in the Attic
Mars Needs Women (OOP)
The Masque of the Red Death
The Mephisto Waltz
The Mini-Skirt Mob
The Monster That Challenged the World
Morons from Outer Space (OOP)
Motel Hell
The Murders in the Rue Morgue (OOP)
Muscle Beach Party
Mystery on Monster Island
The Oblong Box (film)
Panic in Year Zero!
The People That Time Forgot (OOP)
The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues
The Pit and the Pendulum (OOP)
Planet of the Vampires (OOP)
The Premature Burial
Psych-Out
The Raven (1963) (OOP)
Reptilicus (OOP)
The Return of Count Yorga
The Return of Dracula
Scream and Scream Again
Ski Party
Strange Invaders (OOP)
Tales from the Crypt
Tales of Terror
Tentacles
Theatre of Blood (also as Theater of Blood) (OOP)
The Thing with Two Heads (OOP)
Thunder Alley
The Tomb of Ligeia
The Tower of London
The Trip (OOP)
Twice-Told Tales (OOP)
The Vampire
The Vampire Lovers
The Vault of Horror
Village of the Giants (OOP)
Voodoo Island
War-Gods of the Deep (OOP)
What's the Matter with Helen?
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?
The Wild Angels (OOP)
Wild in the Streets
Witchcraft
Witchfinder General
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (OOP)
Yongary, Monster from the Deep

OOP = out-of-print

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnold, Thomas K. (April 27, 2003). "Before the A-films arrive, 'psych out' with a good B-movie". USA Today. Retrieved November 26, 2008. 
  2. ^ Kehr, Dave (September 27, 2005). "Critic's Choice: New DVDs". The New York Times. Retrieved November 26, 2008. 

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