any plans for a BLIND DEAD blu-ray release?

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  1. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    This series of films needs an upgrade. These transfers weren't that great to begin with. Now they look really poor. Does anyone knows if there are any news concerning a blu-ray release in the future?
     
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    I hope so. I just watched a couple of these recently and was thinking the same thing. Does BU still have the rights?
     
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    Was wondering this as well. I just watched the first 3 and still love them. I guess they still look good enough for now. It did take BU forever to sell the coffin box set so I would assume a blu-ray set would be far more limited whenever Bill gets to it.
     
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    Really? Wow, that coffin set was one of my most anticipated DVD releases and still one of the favorites in my collection. I'd love blu upgrades but I'd still probably hang on to that coffin out of nostalgia.
     
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    I enjoy them, but I still haven't even watched my Blue Underground discs enough to even justify the cost I paid for them. I think they look okay.
     
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    The coffin box set is one of the last DVD's I still have. I love how it looks on the shelf, but I would easily toss it aside for a new blu-ray set.
     
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    That's the weird thing, a lot of people were anticipating the release of the uncut versions of the first two films for years. Then BU released the coffin box set, and it was selling for years and eventually at a reduced price. I even know someone who bought it at a FanExpo here on the exhibition's opening night for like $20. I paid at least $90 if I recall. Canadian money mind you. So maybe that would be $60ish U.S.
     
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    I would buy this day one, I love all of them.
     
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    Worldwide rightsholder, I think. Probably waiting for a company to license the films from them.
     
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    I recall an interview with Bill Lustig where he said that the originals didn't sell very well on DVD. But that was many moons ago. Now a days everything's getting a Blu-ray release. I would snatch these up in a heart beat.

    But the rights owner's site saying that there's HD masters, that could be from the original DVD masters which were done in HD. But that can even mean 720p. I've become very dubious of these kinds of statements, especially from Europe (or Asia). We're hearing a lot from distributors about how rights owners do their own scans and they're old or crappy or not uncut but they still want a fortune for them and won't allow access to the materials. May very well be the case here too. :(
     
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    Well they also have Mark of the Devil so... Maybe new scans?
     
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    I would have bought those Blind Dead films within the first few months they were out but I have no interest in the box set or paying $100. Likely I wasn't the only one and that is why it didnt sell as expected. I patiently waited a year for the individual discs.
     
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    I don't think I've bothered watching every film , and not more than once since I bought them at the realease years ago.

    I wonder if there is enough of a market for these types of films to justify the expense?
     
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    There is definitely a devoted worldwide cult following out there for the films... even an entire band from Finland that literally breathes The Blind Dead with every release they do.

    I'd personally buy a complete Blu-ray set in a heartbeat. Not all of the films in the series are great, but they are certainly better than a lot of the other genre crap that gets releases to acclaim these days. They could just do it as a strictly limited edition set...and the FanB0Yz on Blu-ray.com would surely scramble for it just for that fact alone! o_O
     
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    I know people who are quite the fiends for this franchise. So... for them, there's a market. Not sure they'd reach into their pockets for $100 over the lot. But, if this were me and some film property ultra-important to me was expecting $100 for 4 films, I would probably plonk it down.

    Though, not for this franchise. The original is alright, overall, but the sequels are abominable.
     
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    I like the whole series, and would happily upgrade. But not for $100. Maybe for half the price. I'd love to see some supplements on them, though....the original box had almost nothing.
     
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    I like all of them though The Ghost Galleon is the weakest.
     
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    Beg to differ. Return is even worse, more pointless.
     

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