Arrow Video US / UK Thread

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  1. maybrick

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    Does anybody have a clue when the Zavvi sale ends?
     
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    I’ve never seen or owned The Hills Have Eyes 2 in any format, so I’ll bite. The trailer makes it look pretty exciting, but I am aware that it isn’t highly thought of.
     
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    It actually reminds me a lot of Trapped Alive, which you seem to really like.

    A new transfer will certainly help, considering how dark it has always looked. Even on the previous blu-ray.
     
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    Thanks. Yeah, I thought Trapped Alive was a lot of fun. It's definitely lighter in tone than Craven's The Hills Have Eyes, which has no sense of humor at all. I took a long time to warm up to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 because it is so different from the first one in tone, but at least TCM2 is a very deliberately nutty movie. I'm definitely not expecting a sequel that's an equal with HHEP2, but if can throw enough jump scares, gore, explosions, and deformed killers at me, I'll probably find it satisfying enough. :)
     
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    No clue, but I did get an extra free title from them just today in the mail from the sale. Their order "cancellation" on this sale certainly is buggy, that's all I'll say. o_O
     
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    Bought 20 movies over at the Arrow site, during their ”buy 1 get 1 free” sale.

    Haven’t bought that many movies at the same time in years :D
     
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    I watched 'trapped alive' today, boy it's a bad movie! But fair play for arrow to release such obscure stuff, I'm sure there are fans off this title, I'm unfortunately not one of them,
     
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    I also picked the set up on the Zavvi sale with an extra set free, sold it on ebay so after the fees I paid about $23 for mine.

    Barnes & Noble have it in stock for $49.99 in their Arrow sale as well. There are also some 15% coupons floating around for there.
     
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    Oh wow, I didn't know Barnes & Noble was having their Arrow sale. Between that and Criterion I should hide my wallet.
     
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    Ya - I got The Brood, Trapped Alive and Chill Factor for $56 along with a $3 off coupon code.
     
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    Okay, so the buy-1-get-1-free persuaded me to visit my maybe-pile and give Scared Stiff a chance, and... this movie is a HOOT! Watching it in the right frame of mind definitely helps. The effects are a bit ropey, and while there are a couple of good jolts, don't expect to be, uhm, scared stiff. What the movie does do is try out a lot of ideas, and that gives it a fun, energetic vibe. One YouTube critic comments that the movie is too slowly paced for the first hour, but I enjoyed just watching Mary Page Keller experiencing nocturnal visions, noticing eerie similarities between a previous occupant's composition and her own upcoming hit, and being unsettled by Andrew Stevens' gradual change in behaviour. Stevens was something of a minor scream king, with this, The Seduction, Day of the Animals, Massacre at Central High, and the Terror Within movies, and both he and Keller kept me entertained until the movie got to the hallway of rubbery horrors and the gooey demon finale.

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    Why does demon Masterson look like he smokes the best dope? That's just one question this movie left me with. How did nobody notice that corpse hanging there for days? Why is a key character still possessed after the demon is banished? What singled that character out for possession in the first place? And why did the slaves curse the cruel slavemaster into becoming a powerful demon? Wouldn't that make him even worse? Who cares, I had a blast with Scared Stiff - it satisfied me in the same way Trapped Alive did, which may or may not be a recommendation. Oh, and yes, I loved the song in all its schmaltzy 80's glory:

     
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    ^ I'm a little surprised you liked Scared Stiff and Trapped Alive as much as you did, but I'm glad!
     
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    Surprised? How so?

    You might argue that neither is a legitimately good movie, but both put a smile on my face, and Scared Stiff even managed to keep me awake though my eyelids were heavy after a long day of work. Cheesy and light-hearted though they may be, I found them utterly charming.
     
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    Based on your posts, your tastes seem to lean a bit more towards '70s fare over late '80s cheese, and I seem to recall you not being too enthusiastic about titles like Blood Rage or The Mutilator.

    I'm glad you're enjoying these releases though!
     
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