88 Films Classic Slasher Line

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  1. elDomenechHDG

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    Glad to know someone is releasing this. Knowing that VS is working on the restoration is very comforting. But didn't Billnana claim there weren't good elements for an HD master, though?
     
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    He probably did. But then, he wasn't able to find usable elements for The Mutilator either, whereas Arrow did (and at the Library of Congress, no less).
     
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    Not really a slasher per-say, but the most appropriate 88 Films thread: DVD Beaver reviews The Devonsville Terror Blu-ray: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film6/blu-ray_reviews_75/the_devonsville_terror_blu-ray.htm

    "The BD is cited as "Remastered 2K Transfer from Original Film Materials" and is in the correct 1.85:1 aspect ratio but is cropped on the top and bottom beside the 1999 DVD which shows less on the side edges (notably the left edge.) We presume the letterboxed SD it to be from an open matte print. the 1080P does not look stellar - it is so thick and almost seems like it might have been from 16mm. Colors warm but it has a blue-leaning that doesn't seem accurate.

    88 Film use a linear PCM transfer for the audio and it still sounds a bit scattered and screechy - even in the score by Ray Colcord but some bass is exported. No subtitles on either release and that might have been a good idea. The 88 Films Blu-ray is region FREE.

    Not much in the way of extras - a 7-minute interview with director Ulli Lommel and the usual 88 Films trailer reel.

    I had trouble getting into The Devonsville Terror and my expectations, simply from the excellent title, weren't matched by my viewing. It can look quite amateurish at times - and in others it encourages interest. Bit of a mess, overall."
     
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    Not all slashers, but someone on Horror Blu-ray Maniacs shared this today on Facebook. Lots of new releases coming soon from 88 Films.

     
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    I think a good chunk of those announcements are Asian films from their Shaw Bros. acquisitions. Still haven't watched my copy of Seeding Of A Ghost. Gotta check a couple of these out before making a commitment to blind buy them.
     
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    The movie is batshit insane, and the ending is an hilarious bloodbath. It's also wonderfully sleazy :D
    Glad they are also releasing Oily Maniac!
     
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    Oily Maniac is an interesting film. I'll upgrade to the blu.
     
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    88 Films announced the specs for JUST BEFORE DAWN today on Facebook:

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    Return To Horror High still looks softer than it should, almost like a DVD. What gives?
     
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    The UK budget pack release is a direct copy of the anchor bay release (it even has the anchor bay copyright at the beginning), it's on a single disc, so I would imagine its pretty much identical to US release.
     
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    Sure, it might be from the same master Anchor Bay used, but it'd have to be re-authored for the PAL disc to change the frame rate and frame size, thus compression could still be different.
     
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    No its a direct copy, they copied the whole disc and released it, it's also in NTSC, they did this for a few of their releases. This, slugs and dead heat to name a few.
     
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    I made a similar comment on Facebook: I like The Toolbox Murders. But the way they'd built up this announcement, I was anticipating, I don't know, something that wasn't already available. Maybe not Hell Night, definitely not Body Count (which they did look into), but maybe Honeymoon Horror, The Prey, or Girls Nite Out, or The Demon...

    That said, I'll upgrade if they include the OST on a CD, but I don't see the 88 guys doing that kind of legwork.
     
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    All of the other titles you mentioned would have made more exciting announcements for their 30th release. I saw The Toolbox Murders only once (many years ago). I recall it started off pretty strong, but then slowed down considerably for too long of a stretch.
     
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    The Toolbox Murders isn't strictly a slasher, and it isn't paced like one, but I like the sleaze and grittiness of it.

    That said, the existing release is region free, and many fans probably already own it. I don't mind 88 aquiring titles already released by others, but the way they built up the anticipation for the 30th title of the line, I had expected them to do something a little more exciting.
     
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    3 more titles for the 88 Films Slasher Classics series:

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    i have seen Body Count (or Camping Del Terrore) only once on VHS, i would really like to revisit it on Blu-Ray

    that said, the amount of releases coming out from all corners these days is astounding, i was planning on buying Slaughterhouse Rock on DVD and now 88 films release it, so i'll wait for that one
     

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