88 Films to Launch 88 Italian Line

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  1. Angelman

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    I would also support this although it is not among my favorite films.
     
  3. Angelman

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    Not among favorites, but one I like quite a bit, and would definitely support.
     
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    Yes, definitely would like an absurd blu, watched their burial ground blu this weekend, great transfer, can't imagine the film could look better.
     
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    How do these kickstarter campaigns work? Do you have to pay hundreds of dollars years in advance or something?
     
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    You pay in advance if the campaign meets it's goal, or has flexible funding. The price to pay can be anything, $10 or $1000... it just depends on the campaign and its available perks.
     
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    I think the backers of the Burial Ground blu-ray from 88 films paid anything from £10 up to about £50, and it got them a very limited edition slipcase. If you like your limited editions, then being an Indiegogo backer (or whatever crowd funded source they use) is well worth it.

    I don't think Absurd is a particularly good film (it's Joe D'Amato, what do you expect), but it's a damn sight better than Anthropophagous. At least we get some relatively decent kill scenes every 10 minutes to alleviate the boredom!
     
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    Got my copy of Burial Ground in the mail today. Pretty impressed with the transfer. Great job 88 films.
     
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    Same here, arrived this morning with Creepshow 2 and watching the disc now. Great job, 88.
     
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    How does Creepshow 2 look? Interested in getting it.
     
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    the Burial Ground transfer is amazing, for completists they can enjoy the Grindhouse version (which in itself would be called mediocre if it were the only version)

    88 Films are delivering some stellar work
     
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    My Burial Ground copy also arrived the other day. I'm a huge fan of 88 Films and sometimes buy titles I'm not that interested in just to give them support. I want to help ensure that they continue putting out genre titles.
     
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    What's the creepshow 2 print like?
     
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    Sat down last night and watched Creepshow 2. The film looks good not as good as the first Creepshow but still dam good.

    The print is clean and scratch free and you can make what things say on labels and the make up fxs look great in HD. The film has always looked slightly soft and hazy due to its low budget and the film stocked used.
    I opted for the PCM 5.1 track and while it is'nt mega active. You do get music, claps of lightening and vehicles across the rear sound stage.

    Both of the two new interviews were produced by Red Shirt Pictures so of good quality but dont go into hugh depth. I get the impression from Romero once the film started shooting that was his involvement done with. Interesting to note that it was originally going to be five stories like the first film but due to budget was chopped down to three. One of the stories involving a black cat did make it into the Tales from the Dark side movie.

    Old Chief wooden head and The Raft are my two favs. The Hitch Hiker never did it for me like it has for others. Creepshow 2 from 88 films, recommended!!
     
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    I went ahead and ordered Zombi 3 and Zombi Holocaust.

    Besides Burial Ground I also bought Blastfighter. Transfer was good, not great but good. I have nothing to compare it to though.
     
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    Received my copy of Burial Ground today from Diabolik (along with Tourist Trap). 88 is a hit-or-miss kind of label. They try hard but I don't know if the dudes running it know anything about film restoration. They probably farm out some of the work to fringe companies but I'm guessing they just chug along as best they can. They release a lot of Italian stuff and everybody knows the Italians don't give a rat's ass about true film restoration - those guys are just out to make money licensing these cheap old movies. Gotta give them credit for being fans of the stuff they release and doing the best they can.
     
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    Should I take this to mean you were unimpressed?
     
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    So you thought the Burial Ground restoration was bad? :eek: For an obscure 80's Italian movie shot on 16mm, I thought it looked quite impressive. Compare it to the old Shriek Show Blu-ray's transfer, and the improvement is profound.
     
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    Every single 88 films blu I've bought has been a hit and the restore work on Burial Ground is great. Come on eldominosjpeg.
     
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    Not sure how you could criticise the burial ground restoration, I thought it was top notch.
     

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