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Discussion in 'High Definition' started by It's me Billy, Dec 27, 2014.
Curious as to why nothing has been announced yet. I would hope it would come out in the fall or very early winter. It would also be nice if a corresponding release for the remake came out on blu too.
It's coming in November. Anchor Bay Canada confirmed on their facebook page. I, too, am surprised it hasn't been formally announced yet. And yes, a 1080p transfer of the unrated cut of the 2006 remake would be most welcome on BD.
Hey guys, couldn't log into my old account (It's me, Billy) so I started a new one. Anyway I found a cool page documenting a fictional Black Christmas (1974) video game for the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. Pretty cool.
No word yet on a new transfer, but I got this bit of info off of Amazon CA...
Black Christmas Legacy: New Documentary, 40th Anniversary Panel at Fan Expo 2015 featuring John Saxon, Art Hindle, Lynne Griffin & Nick Mancuso, Commentary Track – Billy Is Watching (Nick Mancuso as Billy), Exclusive to Blu-Ray: Black Christmas Retrospective Booklet created by Rue Morgue Magazine, All previously released Bonus Features
It's odd Anchor Bay doesn't seem to want to promote this for the fans and potentially increase sales. It comes out next month and no one knows if there's definitely a new transfer or not. I'm hoping this release is great in terms of picture and sound as I love this film.
Yeah, them not mentioning anything about the transfer makes me think it's probably going to be the same one used on the previous Blu's.
But did they even mention the special features or did they just show up on Amazon? It seems unlikely as they've become such a shit company now that it's depressing. It'll be a Christmas miricle if this release turns out being being an improvement in PQ.
Nah, it just showed up on Amazon. AB is lazy as fuck.
I'd be truly surprised if it's a new transfer.
Same sadly. Is it still meant to be a steelbook?
Yeah, I'll be truly shocked if it's a new transfer. I really hope it is, but we're talking about AB here. I'm wondering too if it's even going to still be a SteelBook.
This is the cover art they have on their website (but no further details) for it: http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com/detail.aspx?projectID=f45ca526-1450-e511-9486-0e563b5fb261#
That's some ugly looking cover art. Hopefully that changes.
Even if it isn't a new transfer, with the addition of all the extras we'll hopefully get better encoding and a dual-layered disc. Wasn't the old disc only like 10 GB or something?
The only problem with the old release, was that the encoding and bitrate was terrible.
Don May Jr did the transfer, so if the encoding is better on the new disc, I think it will look pretty damn good
That "Billy is Watching" commentary is the original caller providing audio commentary as his character! Should make an interesting listen.
It's different cover art on Bluray.com: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Black-Christmas-Blu-ray/121719/?e=1
Anyone can upload or change whatever they want on blu-ray.com, so I'd be more keen to believe the official Anchor Bay website. In fact, I'll upload the Anchor Bay cover to blu-ray.com right now.
EDIT: Actually, no I won't. Looks like the cover image on the Anchor Bay site is too small for their guidelines. But it says zbinks (who I believe posts here too) actually uploaded the temporary cover there.
I know for a fact that they are using Gary Pullin's 40th Anniversary artwork that he did as a screen printed poster, as referenced in that Blu-ray.com link, and viewable here: http://www.ghoulishgary.com/portfolio/black-christmas-40th-anniversary/
Whether or not the layout slightly changes, we'll have to wait and see, but it will be some reiteration of that artwork, if not exactly it.
Good to know. The whole artwork looks a lot better than just the phone and Christmas balls.
I also didn't realise the current disc is so small in size.
I uploaded that artwork as a temporary placeholder last December based on the artists' comments that his art would be used for a future steelbook. It looks like Anchor Bay has elected to use only a small portion of that artwork and may not be doing a Steelbook after all.