Wednesday, July 13, 2011

SHOUT! Factory to cancel Filipino film release!

A few months back I posted about SHOUT! Factory's upcoming DVD releases of a pile of Roger Corman produced Filipino films. Unfortunately it seems one of them has been cancelled! A few days ago Cliff Mac (of SHOUT! Factory) mentioned on Dvdmaniacs forum that they're not going to release FLY ME (Cirio H. Santiago, 1973) unless they can find a proper print. Terrible news indeed (not least cos this is one of the titles I don't already have on VHS!). FLY ME was released on VHS in the US and UK but those tapes have basically vanished off the face of the Earth! Boo-hoo. Personally I'd rather they release whatever half decent (or not decent) print that they have.


  1. Pretty sure SHOUT! have curtailed future Blu-ray releases too, although for a different reason...

  2. That's a bummer! I wonder if this includes the blu-ray of the three Pam Grier films (which I just got the ordinary DVD version of)???

  3. I just checked the SHOUT! thread on Dvdmanicas and someone asked Cliff mac the a few days ago:

    "Cliff, are any of the upcoming titles going to receive Blu-ray releases?"

    To which he replied:

    "That will all depend on how well WOMEN IN CAGES sells on Blu-Ray."