'80s Fave MEGAFORCE Comes to DVD!

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  1. bruce h

    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    Wonders never cease! A longtime standard on "Why Ain't This on DVD?" Lists, this megaslice of '80s megacheese finally debuts courtesy of Hen's Tooth, so you can enjoy all the rocket-shooting motorcycle and laser-wielding dune buggy action in the privacy of your own home. To prove how awesome it is, it actually had its own Atari 2600 game.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008D9NIK4

    The trailer:
    http://youtu.be/-KpfKp-gv6s

    No words on extras yet (if any), but I've sent the company an email. Their website lists it as anamorphic, so at least there's that.

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    Holy fuck!! Epic news! :banana::banana::banana:
     
  3. Katatonia

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    Fuckin' A! :banana:

    Henstooth usually have a done a solid job with the transfers on their recent DVD & Blu-ray releases too. They usually don't include extras on most titles though, except for perhaps a trailer. But still, this will surely be a welcome upgrade from the crappy VHS!
     
  4. elDomenechHDG

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    This might end up on my wantlist list as a blind buy, mainly because it was directed by someone with a decent filmography. Judging by the trailer it looks to be another take on Mad Max. Still, it looks like fun.
     
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    Stoked! I watched this on CED a couple months ago.
     
  6. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    This is great news. Ironically I've been on a cheesy scifi kick. I actually bought from the DeepDiscount sale, Metalstorm, Spacehunter, Deathsport and Battletruck!!
     
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    Great news. Wonder if this will be DVD only or if there will be a Blu-Ray as well?

    The only down side to Hen's Tooth stuff is that it's usually really overpriced. Still waiting on the price to come down on their Blu-Ray of The Private Eyes.
     
  8. bruce h

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    So far it's standard DVD only; the company doesn't seem to do many blu rays. As for price, the current $13.97 preorder seems pretty fair; Amazon usually start off with a reasonably low price then jump up after a week or so.
     
  9. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    Is it a good idea to lock in that price now?
     
  10. bruce h

    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    I did. Their other titles with the same MSRP seem to hover around $15, so this looks the cheapest it'll get, at least for a while.

    If your order breaks $25 you get free shipping, too.
     
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    I thought that Hen's Tooth did a nice job last year with their dvd of Gargoyles (the 1972 tv movie). With that in mind, I look forward to checking out Megaforce.
     
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    Yep, that and the Born Innocent DVD they released have far better transfers than the older editions from VCI.
     
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    Now this IS a thick slice of cheese !
     
  14. Number Six

    Number Six I am not a number...

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    About damn time!

    Behold!!! One of my most prized possessions:

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    My MegaForce press kit!!! This bad boy includes:


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    Intro letter,


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    a 35 page(!!!) "Production Information" write-up including bios of the major players (Bostwick, Beck, Khambatta, Ruddy, Needham, etc.),


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    a 4 page listing of the credits,


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    an "Announcement Story" (I guess it's what Fox wanted read on radio ads),


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    a freaking sysopsis! (note the ominous "Not for Publication")


    And of course, the 8x10 promo stills:

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    (Sorry for the poor quality of some of the pics. Damn phone was all I had available.) So that's that, mattress man! As if merely having it in my collection weren't enough to brag about, I got this thing for a mere 75ยข. I guess it goes without saying that I'm pretty damn excited to finally have this out on DVD!
     
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    Hopefully it's anamorphic; The Company of Wolves was only letterboxed.
     
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    Their website lists it as anamorphic.

    And great stuff, Number Six!
     
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    Yep, DVD Empire even has the back cover displayed.

    True, but that DVD is a decade old release now.
     
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    I noticed that Hen's Tooth re-released The Private Eyes. The first version was full screen, but the newer version was widescreen (and it also got a blu release). It would be tits if they decided to revisit Alice, Sweet Alice and The Company of Wolves--and at the same time giving them the blu-ray treatment.
     
  19. elDomenechHDG

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    Alice Sweet Alice is in desperate need of a makeover on Blu but I'd much rather a more "legit" company handle it. Someone like Synapse. There's no point in releasing it on DVD only (Scorpion, Code Red) or by a big clueless studio (Anchor Bay) so Synapse is the best candidate at the moment.
     
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    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    I'd *love* a hi-def restoration of ALICE SWEET ALICE. Amazing, surprising, stylish film that really deserves much more accolades than it gets.
     

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