An American Werewolf in London

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  1. indiephantom

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    The cover art is up and it looks pretty good. Not quite as cool as original artwork, but closer to it (and better than the DVD SE versions IMO). Full Moon Edition is a stupid tagline at the top, though!

    Take a look-y: http://tinyurl.com/lhvr4h
     
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    A definite improvement over the DVD cover. But still, the original artwork would have been much appreciated.

    This release seems to carry over all of the extras from the previous DVD. There is also new 90 mins documentary that might make this worthwhile for those who don't own the film. But as a owner of the 2001 CE DVD, I'll wait for the reviews to make up my mind.

    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/1604/americanwerewolfinlondon.html
     
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    u mean like the original universal DVD?
     
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    I meant the original theatrical poster artwork. Here it is:

    american_werewolf_in_london.jpg
     
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    yea the original universal DVD used that as the cover/.
     
  6. Matt89

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    Wasn't that released by Artisan? It went OOP and was replaced by the Universal Collector's Edition, which had horrible artwork. Well it wasn't "horrible", but it was way different than the original artwork.

    ~Matt
     
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    US Coverart:

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    UK Coverart:

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    Not sure which I like better they both have + and - points about them.
     
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    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    Man I gotta get on board with Blu Ray...just wish a new tv wasn't so expensive. :(
     
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    That was my big step to going Blu getting a new t.v even though my Old 28" Panasonic Widescreen was still good as new.and seemed a shame to replace but...
    Once i got the t.v i got myself a PS3 and then after a while i caved in and started getting Blu's.
     
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    I was really hoping for an improved transfer. Doesn't sound like we are getting it.
     
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    Im not sure I trust the review. I recall reading an interview someplace,where John Landis said it looks better then when it was playing in the theaters. Ill judge it for myself.
     
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    This saturday I went to a Horror Convention in my country (Portugal) and saw "American Werewolf in London". John Landis was there and he spoke before the screening. He said the this is the new remastered version that the new editions are based upon. Let me say that It was wonderful on the big screen. This is indeed remastered, the colors were very strong, there was a huge amount of detail. The sound was awsome too. For those worried that the extra detail would spoil the movie... don?t be...
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    BUY VAPORIZERS
     
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    Just waiting on this to be delivered any day now :D
     
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    Me too, shipped 3 days ago, hopefully have it Tues or Weds :)
     
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    Got mine today. Disappointed with the picture quality, very grainy :mad:

    The new documentary is good though and covers just about everything including interviews with the cast and crew.
     
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    I've got the HD-DVD and that was as grainy as hell, I thought it was supposed to be a new transfer.
     
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    Grain is going to be in a movie, regardless of how well it is mastered. Unless you want it all DNR'd to hell and everyone looks waxy.
     
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    I got Creepshow blu ray a couple of weeks ago and it looks great even though it was made 27 years ago.

    Weirdly enough American Werewolf was on Sci-Fi HD Channel here in the U.K. tonight and the picture was better!
     

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