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Discussion in 'General' started by gore, Oct 18, 2007.
Thanks for the heads up Katatonia. I couldn't pass up some of these titles at that price.
Thanks for the heads up, I don't upgrade a lot of my Code Red DVDs but at those prices I had to get Julie Darling and 2019: After the Fall of New York, also picked up Quadroon because I've been curious about that one since the DVD.
How is Running Scared?
I like fun 80s movies and I like the cast, but the fact I've heard next to nothing about it isn't promising.
Concrete Jungle & Slithis updates:
Crap, I've been checking almost daily for Slithis to come back in stock, but I just spent $70 on Arrow stuff yesterday. Thanks for the heads up though, probably going to be ordering this later today.
I've been waiting for Slithis to come back in stock as well. Ordered that, along with Cut And Run, The Witchmaker, and The Being.
I would have waited for The Concrete Jungle, but don't want to risk things going out of stock again.
The Concrete Jungle is now available at Ronin Flix.
DVD Beaver reviews One Dark Night with comparisons between the Code Red & 88 Films releases: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film6/blu-ray_reviews_77/one_dark_night_blu-ray.htm
Yeesh... 2 for 2 for 88 Films having a worse transfer this week. This one like the botched Toolbox Murders restoration happens to be zoomed in, highlights too bright, and leans incorrectly bluer for white balance compared to the previous edition. Also, I don't know what Gary Tooze is on with both of these as this clearly looks inferior to the Code Red overall (which has more accurate white balance even if Adam West's skin tones are more "orange" than "pink"...), and he couldn't tell which transfer he liked better for Toolbox (which BU's was easily, clearly better) which is mind-boggling.
this was the same critic who claimed my LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE blu had identitical content to the UK release, which was completely false (UK version did not have directors commentary, nor on camera with Martin Sheen).
I dont want to say my brother is correct on his claims, but one does begin to think if he isnt on some "favor" with the UK labels to say theirs is better than the US counterpart (I know he has done that with Kino and Scream titles too, even though anybody can see ones identical, like the recent CARRIE). Definitely raises ones eyebrows, especially since the screen grabs speaks for itself.
Blu-ray.com reviews The Dark: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Dark-Blu-ray/153226/#Review
The release scores high in terms of video, audio, and extras, while the reviewer is lukewarm towards the movie itself. I don't care what anyone says, I still find it fun, exciting, and even mildly scary.
Thanks, glad the reviewed liked the transfer I supervised, now if the reviewer listen to the commentary he would know originally the killer wasn't an alien, that was changed during filming, so thats why they gave away he is an alien at the opening
I received Slithis today, less than 48 hours after ordering. Those Roninflix guys are quick.
Thank you - it looks spectacular! I remember you saying in 2013 that there were no good elements left to properly HD The Dark, so a pristine print must have been discovered in the meantime. Gives me hope that one day, a Blu-ray of Night of the Demon (1980) will be a reality.
I actually located the original camera negatvies for THE DARK so thats why it looks so beautiful, plus a lot of restoration time, since it was filmed in "the dark" alot too.
Again, I am really grateful for your efforts - I love The Dark. I'm very much looking forward to your release of Rituals by the way. I read that you've put the release on hold while searching for better elements. I certainly appreciate that, but even if a pristine print isn't found, I still hope it will see a release. It's a darn good movie.
But again, I've read the words "the elements no longer exist" many times and been disheartened - I'm glad they were wrong in the case of The Dark. Now, if only that bloodhound nose could locate The Prey (1984), Honeymoon Horror, Night of the Demon (1980), and Silent Night, Bloody Night.
Merry Christmas, Walt.
Mondo Digital reviews Seven Bloodstained Orchids: http://mondo-digital.com/orchid.html
Mondo Digital reviews Emmanuelle & the Deadly Black Cobra: http://mondo-digital.com/blackcobra.html
DVD Beaver reviews Seven Bloodstained Orchids: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film6/blu-ray_reviews_80/seven_blood_stained_orchids_blu-ray.htm
The macro-blocking issue is disappointing. I find this sort of oversight in the restoration process extremely distracting - like the weird, echoey audio on Scorpion's Humongous release or the imprecise HD to SD transition on Scream's Hell Night release. Limitations of the source material I can live with. The odd hair or damaged frame I can live with, but the digital restoration process itself should be completely invisible - the only trace it should leave is a movie looking and sounding as good as it realistically can.