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Discussion in 'High Definition' started by zbinks, Aug 1, 2018.
Fantastic news! The Legend of Boggy Creek has long deserved a restoration. So glad it's finally happening. I've had the same atrocious quality public domain DVD for what seems like forever.
Very excited for this one!
This is the extremely rare release where I won't care about the price--AT ALL. The Legend of Boggy Creek is right up with James Bond, Kolchak, Batman, and Sherlock Holmes. All of them are pure distilled childhood magic for me. For 90 minutes or so, this disc will make me a little kid again.
As we've discussed in a different thread, it'll be interesting to see if this flick retains its eeriness in a pristine presentation. I think it's very possible that the low-fi, murky prints add some ambience that make all the hokum seem more authentic. Regardless, this is an easy pre-order for me.
Short clip of the (80% complete) restored, 4K, Blu-ray...'Legend of Boggy Creek'...from grayscale to living color! No more bootleg! <3#TheLegendofBoggyCreek#CharlesBPierce
Damn, that is looking good!
I watched the Joe Bob Briggs screening of the film in September, this looks like a great upgrade !
This movie really speaks to the kid in me who loved reading about prehistoric animals, lost worlds, the abominable snowman, and the Loch Ness monster. For some reason, the folksy ballads always put me in a good mood. Can't wait to watch it on Blu.
***BOGGY CREEK UPDATE***
Just received confirmation that the new restoration of Charles B. Pierce’s “The Legend of Boggy Creek” (1972) will be released on 4K UHD AND standard Blu-ray! Pre-order for both the standard Blu-ray and UHD will be up this coming week!
MORE INFO TBA
I'm going to skip the part where I pretend to care what this release is going to cost. I'm all over this.
I do think my fears are going to be realized, though. In the trailer scene where the monster grabs the guy, it's brighter than ever before--which means you can see the unbelievably cheesy and unconvincing gorilla mask (including the actor's white skin through the eye holes). I'm going to enjoy the hell out of this in a nostalgic way, but I think that the low-fi 70s scary vibe that always accompanied some of the reenactments is going to be dissipated by the clarity of the new presentation.
I'm looking forward to this. all the vids on Youtube are all but gone (a few were even in widescreen!) so I can't wait to see something official!
Now available for preorder:
"Orders will ship on or before December 1, 2019!"
This will be exclusive to their website, and it appears the UHD may be few years away, unless they're planning both a UHD release and a 50th anniversary release.
Bummed no bonus features on this initial release, but being that the 50th anniversary is 3 years away and there's no guarantee that version will ever come out, I'll grab this one. Gonna wait on some reviews, but I'll be picking it up before the end of the year.
Yeah, given the extremely independent nature of this project, there are just way too many things that can happen between now and then, that could cause this release to disappear and/or that release not to happen.
Has anyone actually placed an order? I started to, but the process is extremely odd. They want you to check boxes saying you won't dispute credit card charges, which seems awfully shifty. I doubt anything like that would hold up legally, anyway--but it seems shady enough to give me pause. There's a "submit order" button, but you aren't asked to input credit card info to that point. Is the button just named incorrectly? Does it ask for payment info on a follow-up screen? Submit order means FINISH to me.
I know this is basically a homespun release, but the ordering process seems less than professional than Big Cartel or Dark Forces. That's a red flag for me.
I want this release to happen, and although $34 is relatively absurd for a barebones release, I'm happy enough to finally see this in HD that I'll pay that much.
I checked out yesterday. Once you go through the screens, you get redirected to Paypal to make the payment.
The checkboxes are odd, but I don't think they can be construed as a waiver of liability to fulfill the order. I think it's meant to be a defense against frivolous chargebacks alleging unrecognized or unauthorized charges.
Thanks! Their credibility is unknown, yours is firmly established. I appreciate the info, and I'm placing my order.
Something odd happened to me while trying to place an order. I added a copy to my cart but when it came time to check out there was no way to. I then waited a while and tried again and there was the checkout option. At that point I decided not to proceed because something seemed off to me (other than the strange "UHD will be out in 2022" thing). To say this feels shady is an understatement lol.
Have you guys seen that Fred Olen Ray executive produced a new Boggy Creek series for Amazon Prime? I jumped into it with great enthusiasm only to immediately realize it's abominably bad. The monster suit is among the best I've seen, but everything else is comically amateurish. The first episode stars Brinke Stevens, who mostly succeeds in reminding us how long ago the 80s were. She looks much older than her actual age, and shows Stallone-like evidence of plastic surgery gone wrong.
If you're jonesing for some squatch action to tide you over for this blu-ray, watch the HD version of The Creature From Black Lake on Prime and leave this by the curb. As intriguing and durable as the sasquatch mystery has been, you'd think it would have produced more worthy cinematic explorations.
Oh yeah. Where the hell is our Demonwarp blu-ray? C'mon, Vinegar Syndrome!