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'Ed Wood' and 'Mad Monster Party' Blu-Ray Cover Art and Release Dates


Two macabre-flavored favorites are making their way to Blu-ray just in time for Halloween 2012: Tim Burton's Ed Wood (quite possibly the best movie ever made about making movies) and the Rankin-Bass stop-motion Mad Monster Party (which influenced another Burton film, The Nightmare Before Christmas). Release dates and full cover art below.

Ed Wood will make its debut on Disney Blu-ray on September 18th. Other Blu-ray releases from Disney that month include Arachnophobia, Hocus Pocus and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle on September 4th, which is also the date on which Lionsgate will release Mad Monster Party. Here's the film's official press release (Ed Wood deets are still TBA):

"Baron Von Frankenstein has decided to retire as the head of the Worldwide Organization of Monsters. But first, he must inform the other monsters about his plans. How to deliver the news? How else - through a Mad Monster Party! Von Frankenstein's guests include a who's who of Halloween favorites, including the Werewolf, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, and more. But who among them is fit to be the new head of the monsters?"

Lionsgate's Blu-ray/DVD combo pack presents the feature in a 1.33:1 aspect ratio with a monaural DTS-HD Master Audio track. The disc also contains the following supplements:

Behind-the-scenes featurettes: Mad Monster Party: Making of a Cult Classic
Groovy Ghouls: The Music of Mad Monster PartyI
t's Sheer Animagic! Secrets of Stop-Motion Animation
Two Bonus sing-along tracks