HK and Cult Film News's Fan Box

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"Suspense: Ultimate Collection" -- Special 12-DVD Collector’s Set, in Stores May 19th

Join Master of Horrors Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi & Other Iconic Hollywood Stars For 90 Episodes of Popular ’50s Mystery TV Series

‘And now, a tale well calculated to keep you in … Suspense’

LOS ANGELES — May 1, 2009 — At last, your journey into the obscure, the bizarre and the downright terrifying is complete with Suspense: Ultimate Collection, a special DVD collector’s set being released May 19 from Infinity Entertainment Group and Falcon Picture Group.

Marking the first time all 90 episodes – including many episodes long thought lost – have all been available in one collector’s set, this 12-disc compilation is a must-have for any fan.

Suspense, a premiere anthology drama series featuring stories of mystery and the macabre, broadcast live from New York on CBS from 1949 to 1954. The show chilled and thrilled Americans each week with a new, spine-tingling tale. Suspense’s television version was based on the long-running show from the "Golden Age of Radio" and successfully created the atmosphere of its radio predecessor by using the same identifiable opening announcement, "And now, a tale well calculated to keep you in … Suspense," accompanied by the familiar, ominous Bernard Herrmann theme.

Film and television critic Leonard Maltin marks the unearthing of these lost shows as "a major discovery," touting the show as "especially fun to watch, exciting TV at its best!"

Throughout its run, the series featured many of Hollywood and Broadway’s most legendary young stars, including Boris Karloff, Charlton Heston, Paul Newman, Rod Steiger, Anne Bancroft, Jack Lemmon, John Forsythe, Brian Keith, Peter Lorre, John Carradine, Art Carney, Chester Morris, Leslie Nielsen, Hume Cronyn, Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Lloyd Bridges, Jackie Cooper, Jack Palance, Jack Klugman, George Reeves and Lee Marvin, Walter Matthau, Jayne Meadows, Jack Warden, Stella Adler and many more. One special episode was written by Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone).

Complete your Suspense library with all 90 episodes, digitally remastered from the original Kinescope masters.

Infinity Entertainment Group, headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., is a multi-service home entertainment retail distributor specializing in independent films, television programming, special-interest, documentaries, anime and music. Clients include Smithsonian Networks, MOJO HD, Falcon Picture Group, Bandai Entertainment, Roxbury Entertainment, SJ2 Entertainment and Retromedia. Hit titles include the iconic Route 66 television series, now available on DVD for the first time, and Spike Jones: The Legend. The company was launched in 2006 and is a division of Infinity Resources, Inc., a privately-held, multi-channel marketing and service enterprise with general offices based in suburban Chicago, Ill.

Suspense: Ultimate Collection (12 Discs)
Infinity Entertainment Group/Falcon Picture Group
Genre: Classic TV/B&W
Not Rated
Format: DVD Only
Running Time: Approx. 43 ½ Hours (90 Episodes/29 Minutes Each)
Suggested Retail Price: $49.98
Order Date: April 14, 2009
Street Date: May 19, 2009

No comments: