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Call of Cthulhu Available on DVD

ScuttleMonkey posted about 9 years ago | from the say-is-that-a-tentacle dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society is finally finished with the ultimate labor of mythos-love. The Call of Cthulhu is now available on DVD! For those not familiar with the long-awaited project, The Call of Cthulhu is a silent film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's famous literary masterpiece of the same name. It really looks like something that would have been shot in the 1920's silent film era. I, for one, welcome our new multi-tentacled, aquatic, ancient overlord. Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn."

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warning (5, Interesting)

cow_licker (172474) | about 9 years ago | (#13700101)

I ordered it the other day and got the testimonial of randolph carter as well (based on my favorite lovecraft story). and this is the message I got back.

Thanks for your order; your DVDs will ship the end of the week via US
Airmail. Be forewarned, the quality of The Call of Cthulhu is WAY better
than Randolph Carter. TTORC was shot on VHS tape and suffers from poor sound
and image quality. It's watchable but I wanted to give you fair warning.

Sean


I have no problem with that. But thought I would share.

Re:Sig (1)

WilliamSChips (793741) | about 9 years ago | (#13700125)

I think your sig was truncated. The parentheses don't match.

Re:Sig (1)

cow_licker (172474) | about 9 years ago | (#13700411)

yeah, I should get a new one. Sigs used to be longer on here. It was perl code for decrypting dvd's.

Re:Sig (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700608)

Maybe just include a link to this [cmu.edu] .

Re:Sig (0, Offtopic)

Hurricane78 (562437) | about 9 years ago | (#13701108)

Dvd his what?
Or did you mean DVDs?

New Cthulhu movie now in production! (1)

CrimsonBlur (601431) | about 9 years ago | (#13700843)

I have a friend that is making a new movie based on this that is in production right now! It's called, simply, "Cthulhu". I forget who their lead is, but Tori Spelling is in it! LOL. They're filming locally (Seattle) but most on-location is in Astoria, Oregon (Goonies was shot there). Check it out http://www.cthulhuthemovie.com/ [cthulhuthemovie.com] here. The Website is very simple, it should be updated/redesigned shortly (possibly by me). I hope it doesn't get Slashdotted!

Re:New Cthulhu movie now in production! (1, Funny)

Rei (128717) | about 9 years ago | (#13701144)

Cthulhu has such a nice kitch factor, it's no surprise that there are several movies being made. As for myself, I'm happy enough with Who Will Be Eaten First? [daughtersoftiresias.org] (Cthulhu parody of Jack Chick).

speaking of which (5, Funny)

porky_pig_jr (129948) | about 9 years ago | (#13700103)

isn't Chtulhu a father of Flying Spaghetti Monster?

Re:speaking of which (1)

WilliamSChips (793741) | about 9 years ago | (#13700109)

I don't know about Chtulhu, but Cthulhu is the FSM's cousin.

Re:speaking of which (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700164)

Flying Spaghetti Monster has existed forever and never had a father.

Re:speaking of which (1)

Meagermanx (768421) | about 9 years ago | (#13700334)

Arrrrr!

Re:speaking of which (1)

Jamu (852752) | about 9 years ago | (#13700732)

Global warming might be decreasing.

Re:speaking of which (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700260)

thanks man, now i have this mental image of "The empire strikes back" with Chtulhu and The Spaghetti Monster replacing Vader and Luke. ...

I hope you rot in R'lyeh for a couple of strange eons,
after which even death will die :)

Re:speaking of which (1)

Lord_Slepnir (585350) | about 9 years ago | (#13700310)

Yes. He is also the brother of Banjulhu! [giantitp.com]

Re:speaking of which (2, Funny)

Mastadex (576985) | about 9 years ago | (#13700524)

Well, the way I see it, i think Chthulhu and a lobster had sex, and out came zoidberg!

Waydago, Barry White!

Re:speaking of which (1)

jcr (53032) | about 9 years ago | (#13700693)

The FSM can kick Cthulhu's ass. Think Zeus v. Chronos.

-jcr

R'lyeh (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700110)

It had better feature non-euclidean geometry.

Re:R'lyeh (2, Funny)

Artifakt (700173) | about 9 years ago | (#13700828)

Actually, it does. The producers deliberately built a lifesize model of that part of R'lyeh that included the angle that looked obtuse but was actually acute, or whatever, and had it swallow one of the actors.

I've got the RPG (0, Offtopic)

DrSkwid (118965) | about 9 years ago | (#13700113)

I loved that game =)

Server slow: see below (5, Informative)

Winckle (870180) | about 9 years ago | (#13700120)

Coralized links

http://www.cthulhulives.org.nyud.net:8090/store/st ore.lasso?1=product&2=8 [nyud.net]
http://www.cthulhulives.org.nyud.net:8090/toc.html [nyud.net]

These links do not go over standard port 80 and so may not work behind company firewalls

Re:Server slow: see below (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700167)

Yes, and now you will be modded down for being a whore and not posting as AC.
Thank you for your time.

Re:Server slow: see below (2, Insightful)

Winckle (870180) | about 9 years ago | (#13700232)

Last time I had mod points, I didn't see any options for "-1 Too helpful"

Security Administrators and port blocking (1)

typical (886006) | about 9 years ago | (#13701184)

These links do not go over standard port 80 and so may not work behind company firewalls

Just once, I wish that all the "security administrators" out there who are convinced that they are protecting their network from "the evil hackers" by blocking *outgoing* ports need a swift kick in the ass.

God forbid that the evil hackers work their way back up the finger connection and destroy the entire LAN!

I remember at the place I used to work, I once asked a DNS question (I wanted to know whether I could have a CNAME set up.) The IT guy (long distance, sounded Indian) that eventually called me back, who *claimed* to be a "DNS administrator", had no idea what a CNAME is, but after about ten minutes of talking finally said "Oh, an *alias*!"

I don't get it. I'm pretty sure that IT people weren't always this clueless. I'm suspicious that they aren't all like this, but I can't figure out why I have a perpetual cloud of bad ones following me around all the time.

Famous Last Words (4, Funny)

Doc Ruby (173196) | about 9 years ago | (#13700122)

A silent feature of Cthulhu released on the heels of photographs of a live battling giant squid. Isn't it better to leave dreaming leviathans lie?

Silent Film Eh? (3, Interesting)

Kawahee (901497) | about 9 years ago | (#13700124)

It's been a while since I've seen a silent film. I don't think too many have been made since we've had the technology to have audio in films. Does anybody know of any?

At least this means that the movie can be multilingual with few problems.

Re:Silent Film Eh? (2, Informative)

pwrtool 45 (792547) | about 9 years ago | (#13700151)

Modern Times, starring Charlie Chaplin. The mechanical salesman has audio, the rest is a normal silent film (IIRC). Last one, AFAIK.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027977/ [imdb.com]

Re:Silent Film Eh? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700155)

Hmm, come to think of it, porn does a pretty good job of being multi-lingual too.

Re:Silent Film Eh? (4, Funny)

Excen (686416) | about 9 years ago | (#13700987)

. . . porn does a pretty good job of being multi-lingual too.

I believe the term you're looking for is cunnilingual . . .

Re:Silent Film Eh? (3, Insightful)

HermanAB (661181) | about 9 years ago | (#13700161)

Actually, it is amazing how much better some movies are if you press the mute button...

Re:Silent Film Eh? (1)

Nasarius (593729) | about 9 years ago | (#13700499)

I know! Star Wars 1 - 3 are almost bearable without sound.

Re:Silent Film Eh? (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700163)

Well, how about Mel Brook's "Silent Movie" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075222/ [imdb.com]

Re:Silent Film Eh? (2, Informative)

ocelotbob (173602) | about 9 years ago | (#13700169)

Mel Brooks' Silent Movie is, as the title suggests. Except for that one line spoken by a mime...

Re:Silent Film Eh? (3, Interesting)

nunchux (869574) | about 9 years ago | (#13700220)

There's a great silent theater on Fairfax in L.A. (I think it's still around, though I haven't paid attention for a few years) that shows old films, complete with live piano accompaniment. I think the Turner Classics channel also shows them occasionaly.

As for recent silent films-- there are plenty, but most are made by film students and obscure artistes. The "e" was intentional. It's a lost art, but like making a black and white movie today it's a conceit, so if you're doing it you better have a good reason and do it well... Most films of the silent era would have used sound if they could. It would be fun to see a major or large independant studio make one-- it really is a different kind of filmmaking, and works well with creepy horror and broad physical comedy-- but it's not likely to happen, since most moviegoers would avoid silent films like the plague. Also, they don't tend to play well on TV, it's harder for a silent film to hold your interest on the small screen... You really need to be in a theater.

Re:Silent Film Eh? (3, Informative)

Daverd (641119) | about 9 years ago | (#13700325)

Although not a "silent film" per se, an interesting French movie that came out in 2003 is The Triplets of Belleville [imdb.com] . There is a small bit of spoken French scattered throughout the movie, but very little. For the most part you can watch it and fully understand what's going on even if you don't speak French, because they did a very good job of communicating the characters' feelings and other plot elements without the use of words. I'd recommend it to anyone.

Re:Silent Film Eh? (2, Insightful)

xTown (94562) | about 9 years ago | (#13700336)

It's not the technology. Silents really don't play well today; the acting style is so different from what we're used to that modern audiences just don't understand them. I used to go to silent screenings at an old theater near my house, but after suffering through people laughing throughout the entirety of "Phantom Of The Opera", I vowed that I would only watch silents on TV.

Anyway, I couldn't think of any modern silents other than "Silent Movie," which someone else mentions. There are long stretches of movies that have (and need) no dialogue (isn't a lot of "Castaway" dialogueless?), but I don't think there are any modern silents that preserve the style and feel of movies from eighty-five years ago. Our visual language has moved past that, sort of the way we don't say "23 Skidoo" anymore.

Re:Silent Film Eh? (1)

Elad Alon (835764) | about 9 years ago | (#13701158)

I know The Phantom of the Opera was a book and a movie way before it was adapted as a musical play, and I still find the prospect of it as a silent film hilarious.

Re:Silent Film Eh? (1)

RobotRunAmok (595286) | about 9 years ago | (#13700492)

At least this means that the movie can be multilingual with few problems.

How is this meaningful to you? Do you speak a lot of languages and like to practice your comprehension?

Re:Silent Film Eh? (1)

Junior J. Junior III (192702) | about 9 years ago | (#13700506)

Well, it had noise, but the RIAA is preventing it from being distributed... for once.

Re:Silent Film Eh? (2, Informative)

n4t3 (266019) | about 9 years ago | (#13700685)

If you want to see a great silent movie, check out Buster Keaton's 'The General'. Made in 1927, Keaton did most of the stunts himself and they are pretty incredible. Set in the Civil War, Keaton is a locomotive engineer too small to make it into the Confederate army, so he helps out any way he can. Great comedy too! Note: this is not entirely OT, it's a *real* 20's film, so you can use it to set the mood before your next Cthulhu campaign.

Re:Silent Film Eh? (2, Informative)

westlake (615356) | about 9 years ago | (#13701201)

Set in the Civil War, Keaton is a locomotive engineer too small to make it into the Confederate army, so he helps out any way he can

A minor correction here: Keaton's character tries to enlist, but as an engineer, he is desperately needed right where he is.

The movie is based on the Anderson raid, "The Great Locomotive Chase."

Re:Silent Film Eh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700917)

2001 :D

Ok, it's not really. But a whole bunch of it is, and a whole bunch of the rest might as well be.

Re:Silent Film Eh? (1)

Byzantine (85549) | about 9 years ago | (#13701058)

Perhaps the most famous silent film, Modern Times[1], was made after the advent of talkies. Chaplin just wanted a silent film.

[1] The film does actually contain some dialogue, amounting to a few lines.

Re:Silent Film Eh? (4, Informative)

ColaMan (37550) | about 9 years ago | (#13701096)

A lot of Rowan Atkinson's work (that is to say, Mr Bean) had no dialogue at all.
Mind you, any of his live performances (with a lot of dialog) are quite funny (with a fair bit of wit) as well.

Cthulhu gets slashdotted ... (5, Funny)

icepick72 (834363) | about 9 years ago | (#13700139)

and woken from his slumber as a result. Shit man! A server on fire is one thing, but bringing on the end of the world as we know it ...

Awesome! (1)

BigDork1001 (683341) | about 9 years ago | (#13700160)

My wife is a huge fan of Cthulhu. This is the perfect X-mas present for my geeky lady. Too bad it's already down.

Re:Awesome! (2, Funny)

KillShill (877105) | about 9 years ago | (#13700390)

of Cthulu or the Cthulu mythos?

there's a difference...

I, for one.. (4, Funny)

Black Parrot (19622) | about 9 years ago | (#13700177)

DON'T welcome this particular overlord!

What the fuck is Cthulhu? (1, Informative)

CyricZ (887944) | about 9 years ago | (#13700201)

I, for one, don't even know what this particular overlord is!

Re:What the fuck is Cthulhu? (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700223)

Sheesh [wikipedia.org] .

Cthulhu (alternate spellings: Tulu, Cthulu, Ktulu and many others) is a fictional character in the Cthulhu mythos of H. P. Lovecraft.

Re: What the fuck is Cthulhu? (3, Funny)

Black Parrot (19622) | about 9 years ago | (#13700287)

> Cthulhu (alternate spellings: Tulu, Cthulu, Ktulu and many others)

On Slashdot, there are alternate spellings for every word.

Re:What the fuck is Cthulhu? (1)

Taladar (717494) | about 9 years ago | (#13700333)

Google it, you shouldn't find too many irrelevant results with that word...

Re:What the fuck is Cthulhu? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700897)

You have a small penis.

Re:I, for one.. (3, Funny)

rubycodez (864176) | about 9 years ago | (#13700480)

He doesn't need your welcome, just your tasty head.

Re:I, for one.. (1)

Ranger (1783) | about 9 years ago | (#13700486)

Like it matters. Cthulhu will devour the faithful with as much gusto as he would the unbelievers. Oh well, It could be worse. You could receive a visit from the Fungi from Yuggoth and have your brain removed and put in a cannister and flown back to Pluto. Well, actually, you could be eaten by Nyarlathotep and then go insane. It takes a while to be digested.

Re:I, for one.. (1)

rubycodez (864176) | about 9 years ago | (#13701142)

Cthulhu will devour the faithful with as much gusto as he would the unbelievers.

Yes, but He'll eat His faithful first . You don't want to watch Him eat your family, friends, loved ones, the innocent, do you? Convert now, and be among the first eaten!

Obligatory Metallica lyrics enclosed: (1)

TeleoMan (529859) | about 9 years ago | (#13700189)

Messenger of Fear in sight
Dark deception kills the light

Hybrid children watch the sea
Pray for Father, roaming free

fearless Wretch
insanity
He watches
lurking beneath the sea
great Old One
forbidden site
He searches
Hunter of the Shadows is rising
immortal
in madness You dwell

Crawling Chaos, underground
cult has summoned, twisted sound

Out from ruins once possessed
fallen city, living death

fearless Wretch
insanity
He watches
lurking beneath the sea
timeless sleep
has been upset
He awakens
Hunter of the Shadows is rising
immortal
in madness You dwell

Not dead which eternal lie
stranger eons Death may die

drain you of your sanity
face The Thing That Should Not Be

fearless Wretch
insanity
He watches
lurking beneath the sea
great Old One
forbidden site
He searches
Hunter of the Shadows is rising
immortal
in madness You dwell.

Re:Obligatory Metallica lyrics enclosed: (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13701137)

If only I had mod points, you are so far off topic with this. The only thing close was the band, wrong song and wrong album.

Yeah yeah! (4, Informative)

Henriok (6762) | about 9 years ago | (#13700192)

I'm really glad to see the correct spelling of "Iä Iä". As a native Swedish speaker I use the "ä" daily as it is a common vowl in Swedish. "Iä" is pronounced quite like an English speaker would pronounce "yeah". I'm not quite sure of how Lovecraft would've pronounced it though.

Re:Yeah yeah! (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700222)

Huh?

"Iä" is NOT the correct spelling.

"Ïa" is. Look it up. And if the i-umlaut is pronounced as it normally is, it would sound like "ee-yah".

Re:Yeah yeah! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700309)

"Iä" is NOT the correct spelling.

"Ïa" is. Look it up. And if the i-umlaut is pronounced as it normally is, it would sound like "ee-yah".

Great. Where else but on Slashdot would you find an imaginary, ancient, dead language grammar Nazi.

Re:Yeah yeah! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13701038)

Err... technically that's "spelling Nazi", not "grammar Nazi". Thanks. :)

Re:Yeah yeah! (3, Informative)

yppiz (574466) | about 9 years ago | (#13701068)

Ah, but is it a diaeresis or an umlaut [wikipedia.org] ? If the former, it indicates a that the marked vowel is pronounced separately from the preceding vowel (noël, coöperate). If the latter, it modifies the sound of the vowel.

--Pat "diaeresis -- the little mark with the terrib le name"

Re:Yeah yeah! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13701147)

You mean "imaginary-, ancient-, dead-language grammar Nazi". Unless you are trying to say that the GP poster is imaginary, ancient, and dead.

Rise, dead grammar Nazis! Rise! (5, Funny)

typical (886006) | about 9 years ago | (#13701216)

Where else but on Slashdot would you find an imaginary, ancient, dead language grammar Nazi.

You need a question mark at the end of that sentence.

Re:Yeah yeah! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700248)

It's a common vowel in Finnish too, but we pronounce it differently, more like the 'a' in 'answer' or 'ask', making 'Iä' sound something like 'ee-a'. As for Lovecraft, I wouldn't be surprised if he just used it in the same manner as the 'heavy metal umlauts' are used, thus not making any changes to the pronounciation of the word.

He loves you Iä, Iä, Iä! (4, Funny)

Number6.2 (71553) | about 9 years ago | (#13700362)

I know how John, Paul, Ringo, and George would have said it:

He wants you Iä, Iä, Iä!
He wants you Iä, Iä, Iä!
He wants you Iä, Iä, Iä!

With a lust like that, you know it's gonna be baaaad!

Apologies to the Pre Fab Four

Re:Yeah yeah! (1)

slavemowgli (585321) | about 9 years ago | (#13700466)

Considering that the average American (or, more generally, English-speaker) seems to think that accented letters, umlauts etc. are just "funny" versions of the regular letters where it's safe to disregard the diacritics (even when the letters aren't really related - it always bugs me that ð is often transliterated as a d, for example) it probably would've sounded like "yah".

Not that Lovecraft was an average English-speaker, of course, though.

Re:Yeah yeah! (1)

dnoyeb (547705) | about 9 years ago | (#13700689)

im an english speaker and I studied Hebrew. I found it interesting that they read their literature mostly without the vowels marks. Then I realized we do too. The vowels we have in every day writings do not tell you how to actually pronounce the words.

Re:Yeah yeah! (1)

Byzantine (85549) | about 9 years ago | (#13701051)

The diaresis (aka umlaut, although that's more properly the name of a vowel change) has historically been used in English to denote that both vowels are pronounced; if you look in some older editions of Jane Austen, for example, the word "cooperate" often has a diaresis on the second "o."

Bah! Cthulu is nothing! (1)

suitepotato (863945) | about 9 years ago | (#13700194)

Slashdotting brings him to his knees... Er... Tentacles...

Cthulhu and Dungeons and Dragons Issues (3)

totallygeek (263191) | about 9 years ago | (#13700199)

I got all the brushing with Cthulhu I wanted from playing Dungeons and Dragons [wikipedia.org] .

Re:Cthulhu and Dungeons and Dragons Issues (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700667)

Although i play both, D&D Cant hold anything, much less a candle, to the sheer awesomeness of The Call of Cthulhu. Cthulhu kills D&D not only in game mechanics, but also in the way it creates a more complete world that you can get lost in.
Screw 20 sided dice, i want my 1920s percentile based horror role-playing.

Ghostbusters (1)

lampiaio (848018) | about 9 years ago | (#13700251)

what about the Collect Call of Chtulhu [everything2.com] ?

but rather than the Necronomicon, I'd recommend reading the Gastronomicon. Yum, fried Chtulhu tentacles...

Original Text (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700274)

For those of you who have no idea WTF is this, here's the original text:

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Call_of_Cthulhu [wikisource.org]

and one of my favourites, the Mountains of Madness:

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/At_the_Mountains_of_ Madness [wikisource.org]

In general, wikipedia has lots of material on Lovecraft:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._Lovecraft [wikipedia.org]

Fantasic Talents (5, Informative)

Quirk (36086) | about 9 years ago | (#13700306)

Fantasy, the more lurid the better, ate up great chunks of my childhood. Clark Ashton Smith [oceanstar.com] should be remembered with Lovecraft. C A Smith and Lovecraft [oceanstar.com] had a good friendship. From the above site: "The friendship of Clark Ashton Smith and Howard Phillips Lovecraft began in letters in 1922 and progressed over the years as each became famous to the readers of Weird Tales and other pulps of the 1920s and '30s

Another great of the field was L. Sprague De Camp [wikipedia.org]

The Elric Saga [stormbringer.net] by M Moorcock remains my all time favourite.

Public Showings (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700317)

So, will it be shown at the Miskatonic University film festival?

Re:Public Showings (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700745)

No -- but they will screen it at the Arkham Moondance Film Festival.

Do not buy it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700329)

Do not buy it! The Dolby Digital and the DTS are sooooo crappy that my home cinema receiver does not decode it! Dhu!

I for one... (1)

bach_m (692327) | about 9 years ago | (#13700337)

I for one welcome our overused Slashdot joke overlords. Ah... The irony is delicious.

Excellent....*heh, heh, heh* (4, Insightful)

Nihilist Hippie (905325) | about 9 years ago | (#13700361)

Now that phase one is complete, we can look at "fixing" the administration;
http://www.cthulhuforpresident.com/ [cthulhuforpresident.com]

Hello Cthulhu (4, Funny)

Stormwatch (703920) | about 9 years ago | (#13700385)

- Hello Cthulhu [hello-cthulhu.com]

Teaser trailer too. (1)

antdude (79039) | about 9 years ago | (#13700407)

Teaser Trailer [cthulhulives.org] , but the site is slow. Coral Cache didn't give me the cached version of the trailers and this specific Web page. :(

Lovecraft question (1)

justforaday (560408) | about 9 years ago | (#13700408)

I've read The Call of Cthulhu and a few other Lovecraft stories that I dug up online in the past few years and really liked them. Does anyone have any suggestions for one or two good comprehensive compendiums of his works? The Library of America [amazon.com] book looks pretty good, but I just wanted to see if anyone else had any other suggestions before I order. Thanks for your help!

"Kill your friends, Light your feet, Do what I want, Lovecraft." -Vaselines

Would electronic copies do? (4, Informative)

Mark_in_Brazil (537925) | about 9 years ago | (#13700844)

Dos it have to be a print copy?

If not, try this: The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft [dagonbytes.com] , completely free (and legal!) in HTML. His works are available in a few other places online too, like here [wikisource.org] (see the copyright information at the bottom of the page-- most or all of Lovecraft's work is in the public domain), here [noveltynet.org] (complete works, mostly in PDFs-- probably your best source), here [polachek.net] (PDFs of several works), and here [blackmask.com] (a 100-page collection in a few different formats, including PDF and HTML).
Since most of Lovecraft's work is in the public domain, you can find other sources around the internet.
If you do want books, please consider buying from Arkham House [arkhamhouse.com] , which has done a lot to promote Lovecraft's work, encourage and publish studies of it, and keep the genre alive by publishing the works of other authors. You'll find Lovecraft, S.T. Joshi (the leading Lovecraft scholar), and other authors like August Derleth on the authors page. You may notice on the main page that despite Lovecraft's works being available in the public domain, books of his works are three of the top five sellers at Arkham House.
Whether you read Lovecraft in electronic format or in bound books, enjoy!

i for one... (1)

AlysseumWarrior (770815) | about 9 years ago | (#13700431)

..Am pissed off. " I, for one, welcome our new multi-tentacled, aquatic, ancient overlord." What is that shit? the submitter took my standard ploy for +5 funny. Now i have to be original. Damnit.

yes but.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700467)

are there japanese schoolgirls?

Not region-free (1, Insightful)

slavemowgli (585321) | about 9 years ago | (#13700489)

Wow - subtitles in 24 languages, but the DVD is not region-free? Pretty stupid, if you ask me (and they misspelled "Luxembourgish", too).

Re:Not region-free (3, Informative)

Txiasaeia (581598) | about 9 years ago | (#13700543)

From TFA: "Format: NTSC, Region 0, Black & White (special features in color with sound)."

Re:Not region-free (3, Informative)

Rude Turnip (49495) | about 9 years ago | (#13700566)

The DVD is region 0, which means region-free.

24 LANGUAGES!!!! (1)

Mastadex (576985) | about 9 years ago | (#13700626)

thats insane!!!

do they offer it in the original Chuthulian text? Klingon? Bork?

Cthulhu on Sunday Morning Cartoons (3, Interesting)

Nihilist Hippie (905325) | about 9 years ago | (#13700533)

Lest we forget The Real Ghostbusters? http://archive.ghostbusters.net/episodedetail/rgh/ 28/ [ghostbusters.net]

Site problems... (1)

Auraiken (862386) | about 9 years ago | (#13700673)

I don't think the javascript is compatible with Firefox or IE... this actually frightened me since i tried both.

Plug for "The Atrocity Archives" (2, Interesting)

Malacca (598693) | about 9 years ago | (#13700628)

Readers of Slashdot who also enjoy Lovecraftiana should check out Charles Stross [antipope.org] who has written a few 'Lovecraft-meets-Dilbert' stories.

The Atrocity Archives [goldengryphon.com] comprises The Atrocity Archive & the sequel novella, The Concrete Jungle [goldengryphon.com] wherein the protagonist, Bob Howard, provides IT support for a fictional British Intelligence agency charged with stopping the horrors from the next dimension from encroaching into our universe.

The stories are set in a universe where the running of certain esoteric code on your PDA can inadvertently open portals into the dimensions where the horrors wait.

Not only does Bob have to keep Cthulhu etc. from encroaching into our dimension, he also has to justify his expenses to his pointy-haired manageress. The Concrete Jungle [goldengryphon.com] recently won a Hugo award [worldcon.org.uk] for Best Novella.

A previous story that is available online, A Colder War [infinityplus.co.uk] , has a similar setting but is much more grim. Stross regards it as a 'dry run' for The Atrocity Archives.

Cinematography (1)

NoseBag (243097) | about 9 years ago | (#13700819)

I'm sure the special effects will be done with strange non-euclidean angles and planes.

Re:Cinematography (1)

WilliamSChips (793741) | about 9 years ago | (#13700926)

Your sig fits really nice with the topic of the article.

torrent of the trailer? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13700888)

Anyone manage to download the trailer?

And there's a musical! (4, Funny)

alasdair (213627) | about 9 years ago | (#13701104)

Not sure if they're selling it, but I have the HPLHS cast recording of A SHOGGOTH ON THE ROOF, the brilliant re-writing of A FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, orginally by Bock, Harnick and Stein. The rewrite is by He Who (For Legal Reasons) Must Not Be Named.

Henry Armitage, opening the show:
"A Shoggoth on the Roof. Sounds crazy? No, certifiably insane! ... It's not easy having a shapeless, malevolent monster hanging over your head like that, but there it is... A big monster like that, on such a pointy roof, you may how it stays up there? That I can tell you in one word: TENTACLES!"
Chorus of Old Ones and Townfolk:
"Tentacles, Tentacles! Tentacles, Tentacles!"

My favourite is "To Life, to life, I'll bring them! I'll bring all these bodies to life!" It's hilarious if you're into both FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and Cthulu, which is admittedly a select group...

For all those Canadians who are care... (2, Informative)

Txiasaeia (581598) | about 9 years ago | (#13701231)

...I just placed an order for the DVD: they charged me a whopping $1.60 USD for shipping, and they're apparently shipping with USPS. Finally, a US company that not only doesn't want to gouge their Canadian customers, but are actually charging a reasonable price for shipping!

Bear in mind that the site is still slashdotted, so I'm essentially ordering the DVD sight-unseen, but with the Canadian dollar worth $0.85 of 1 USD, *and* the fact that I'm not supporting the MP** with this purchase, it's worth it already.

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