Battle #67: Don't Go In The Woods (1982) VS The Final Terror (1983)

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  1. Don't Go In The Woods (1982)

    39.4%
  2. The Final Terror (1983)

    60.6%
  1. Hellbilly

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    The Final Terror, but I do enjoy Don't Go In The Woods.

    It's just too bad the Final Terror DVD looks worse than some VHS tapes.
     
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  4. eric_angelus

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    Back when these movies first came out, I would have voted differently...since when I was 13 I thought Don't Go in the Woods was so cool for having such an insanely high body count (and Final Terror has almost no body count)...but today I think final terror actually holds up pretty well...while Don't Go in the Woods is just silly (entertainingly so).
     
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    like both went with final terror
     
  6. onebyone

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    That transfer for The Final Terror is really a disgrace isn't it? It is like they used a VHS transfer, but then spent some time trying to make that transfer worse. I really hope to double dip for a better DVD of that one some day.

    Oh, and I went with The Final Terror, mainly because of Joe Pantoliano.
     
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    Yeah that DVD sucked.The same company put out a fairly good transfer of American Gothic but this one was at least on par with my old Vestron tape.There are far too many shadows and it made it hard to see.
     
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    It's a shame about The Final Terror and the crappy disc/transfer. Years ago I was hoping AB would snatch the rights and give us a decent (widescreen) presentation. This film truly deserves one.
     
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    The transfer is so utterly dark that I literally have to turn the contrast way up just to make out any details in some scene.

    I'd gladly buy it again if a reputable DVD studio gets behind a re-release.
     
  10. Rockmjd

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    Don't Go in the Woods. Can't wait for the DVD!
     
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    THE FINAL TERROR was pretty forgettable for me, and I am a big fan of all who was involved in it (Davis, Hannah, Pantoliano). DON'T GO IN THE WOODS, on the other hand, is one of those rare films like TROLL 2 that exists on a platform above criticism. It is filmmaking so bad it becomes surreal. It gets my vote for the theme song alone. You probably will be thrilled!
     
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    I haven't seen either one!!! (loser) :cry:
     
  13. Cujo108

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    I just stuck with my old VHS of the film. I've heard varying accounts, some saying the DVD is actually darker than the tape.
     
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    They're probably correct! It is extremely dark on the disc. You could probably just transfer your VHS to a DVD-R and have a better copy.
     
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    That company seems to be really hit or miss. They put out a fairly decent disc of Mansion of the Doomed, but they also put out a shitty looking release of Kiss Daddy Goodbye. The best thing about the company though, is that whenever you buy one of their releases from an FYE store, there are some great coupons inside the pack...included some for $10 off any DVD 21.99 or above. I used one to get the Equinox Criterion DVD the other day...and a friend of mine used another one of the coupons off the sale price of the Deer Woman DVD (the final price ended up being $9, I think) so it is practically like FYE is paying you to take home the shitty Final Terror DVD.
     
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    I gotta go with The Final Terror. It DOES seem to hold up very well. Some parts of it STILL frighten me. When they're on the bus, and the killer is smashing windows and scampering around, and Darryl Hannah's "throat" scene.

    But about that DVD...does it really look WORSE than a VHS tape? I mean, I own it and the quality is pretty atrocious, but is it actually worse than the VHS? Shit, and I thought Graduation Day looked bad...

    ~Matt
     
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    How is the picture quality on that one? I have a UK import disc that looks great. I just figured they (Trinity/905) would have used the old Bingo VHS transfer or something.
     
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    It is a rip from the old Bingo Video!
     
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    haven't seen "Don't Go in the Woods" ( I didn't vote). I did enjoy "The Final Terror". It's an early Andrew Davis film, the man who would go on to direct Harrison Ford in "The Fugitive".
     
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    Ugh, crappy transfer! That was an unofficial bootleg too I might add. ;)
     

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