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Discussion in 'High Definition' started by bachmann, Jan 23, 2013.
The Walmarts around here still stock them.
Is Spider Baby going to be a blu-ray? I'll upgrade if it's region free. The movie is one of my favorites. Same goes for Motel Hell (which I believe they already announced a blu-ray).
All those announced titles are Blu-ray, or Blu-ray+DVD combos. But according to Arrow's spec sheet on their site for the Spider Baby release, it's Region B/2. But who actually knows until it's released.
Agreed! I really dislike the Italian version of the film to be honest. Not only does Karloff sound weird being dubbed in Italian, but the stories are also rearranged...and the film just doesn't work nearly as well, IMO.
I also enjoy Les Baxter's English music score much more. I recently bought the Intrada CD of that...
thats interesting. maybe its a regional thing? or maybe i just picked a really bad time to look. walmart is notoriously bad at knowing what they have in stock. they never even seem to know what they have on the shelves.
in any case, its good that they're still available. like i said, i've been happy with mine.
"Baron Blood" will also contain the AIP soundtrack by Les Baxter :banana:
This is also the version I loved from the VHS days, and also was a huge letdown when the DVD´s only had the italian score.
Though wasn´t the AIP lacking a gore scene? I guess it will switch to the original Italian soundtrack during that moment and back to the awesome AIP track
Wasn't Arrow's BARON BLOOD originally announced to have Bava's FOUR TIMES THAT NIGHT included on it as an extra?
Was really pumped for Motel Hell (love the artwork too), but if it isn't playable in the US, I will pass. Will there be a region 1 blu of this? Seems like it would appeal to a much wider market if it was region 1 also. Seems kinda silly to limit it to certain regions (and I don't want to buy another player just to get a region free player.)
I agree but according to their facebook page they are "contractually obliged to region code to Europe by MGM."
Sucks for us!
I believed so, and it's listed on DVDAf that way, but Arrow's site doesn't list it now. Hopefully, maybe, they ended up with some better material after all?
Apparently Shout Factory are releasing KNIGHTRIDERS this Summer.
Decisions decisions on Knightriders. I have actually preferred Arrow's releases to Shout Factory's in the past and I'm looking to upgrade my Knightriders DVD. Such a great, low-key, underrated film.
Check out the cover art for the new Arrow releases at dvdactive http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/arrow-video-q2-releases.html
Did I miss the memo aren't Arrow release DNR hell?
One of their latest releases, Zombie, was an excellent transfer with hardly a trace of DNR. So hopefully they've turned a corner on that.
But when it comes to the Bava stuff with the AIP versions there's really no other game in town. Since Kino has already released most, if not all, of them I don't see Kino back tracking on any of that to include the AIP stuff.
Shout has confirmed Knightriders is coming from them stateside so I'll have to wait and see on that. Spider Baby is with Dark Sky so we'll have to wait and see what they're up to.
[Edit]More info on Spider Baby:
Apparently they're talking about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which premiered their new restoration last September. The response itself is a little confusing as you'd have to do a telecine somewhere down the line. I suspect they're using the same scan Dark Sky used for the 2007 DVD.
Early review of KNIGHTRIDERS at Mondo Digital:
Sounds very positive. I'll still wait to see what Shout Factory has in store, but it's nice to know the Arrow import is a worthwhile option, just in case!
The Beav on KNIGHTRIDERS:
No comparison to the Anchor Bay disc, unfortunately. I've preordered the Shout disc; I guess we'll see how they line up!
Motel Hell review, and comparisons with the R1 DVD: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_59/motel_hell_blu-ray.htm
How could anyone NOT want Motel Hell on Blu? Well, anyone with a region-free player, that is. This is a must-own release. Just ordered my copy (didn't know it was coming out so soon).
Don't know how true this is, but I heard the Scream Factory passed on this? If so, they just lost a shitload of points in my cool book.