Blue Underground going Blu-Ray

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  1. Nailwraps

    Nailwraps Well-Known Member

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    The (original) Crazies has been announced for Blu-Ray!:

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=3592

    Blue Underground has announced that they will bring George A. Romero's 'Crazies' to Blu-ray on February 23rd. For this release, Blue Underground went back to the original film negative for a brand new high definition master. Technical specs have not been announced at this time, though you can expect a 1080p AVC video presentation accompanied by a DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack.

    Special features for this release include:

    -Audio Commentary with Director George A. Romero
    -The Cult Film Legacy of Lynn Lowry – Interview with Star Lynn Lowry
    -Theatrical Trailers
    -TV Spots

    UPDATE: Forgot to mention that The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue Blu-Ray has been reviewed!:

    http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Living-Dead-at-Manchester-Morgue-Blu-ray-Review/6165/

    http://10kbullets.com/reviews/l/living-dead-at-manchester-morgue-the-bluray/
     
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  2. spawningblue

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    Sucks that they keep leaving off the photo galleries on their releases. The Crazies had a huge one with over 200 pics I believe including all the original posters and marketing.
     
  3. gunner

    gunner Cropsy Maniac

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    Just finally sat down to my favorite Fulci film "New York Ripper" tonight and holy ole jesus, what a sight to behold! The film has much more impact in 1080p for sure (they all do imo). I loved the "then and now" feature too, I didn't think it would be as special as it is.
    I'm no expert, but going by the incredible old dvd transfer that still impresses me, I think "The Toolbox Murders" has potential to be their strongest blu-ray transfer yet!!
     
  4. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    cool i'll get the crazies on blu-ray too bad there is no new special features
     
  6. rhett

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    Great to see THE TOOLBOX MURDERS finally coming to Blu-ray. That was part of their first wave of releases, so hopefully this means they'll soon come back to my other first wave favorites: THE PROWLER and SHOCK WAVES.
     
  7. Kim Bruun

    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    I'll second The Prowler and Shock Waves - those two are my favourites among all the movies BU has released, along with Dead & Buried, already released on blu (and which I already own).
     
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  8. Katatonia

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    I see on theior website that they aren't porting over the Stills Gallery yet again however. :eek2: I really don't see why, as they did port the old gallery over on the recent The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue Blu.
     
  9. spawningblue

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    Yeah I hate that and have kept several DVDs because of this. It's one thing if it's a couple boring production photos but I like having all the original posters and advertising materials. To me they are just as important as the original TV Spots/ Trailers. I like seeing how they tried to sell the movie back when it was released, it's interesting to me.
     
  10. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    Shock Waves for sure. One of my favorites of all time. A blu purchase would be a no brainer...
     
  11. rhett

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    Guys...more good news straight from the horses mouth. More Fulci, some camps and a western. Awesome. Here's what's coming:

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    Jan. 26 – THE TOOLBOX MURDERS (BLU-RAY)
    Feb. 23 – THE CRAZIES (BLU-RAY)
    Mar. 30 – VAMPYRES (BLU-RAY)
    Apr. 27 – CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (Special Edition DVD & BLU-RAY)
    May 25 – DJANGO (BLU-RAY)
     
  12. Grim

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    Nice! Haven't seen Django or Vampyres so that'll be a great first viewing for me.
     
  13. Nailwraps

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    OMG! That is gonna rock, especially the City Of The Living Dead SE DVD and Blu-Ray! Now if Blue Underground could manage to release SE DVD and Blu-Ray of both Suspiria and Bad Taste...
     
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    Weinsteins have Suspiria. I don't think Bad Taste carried over to BU. Anchor Bay might actually still have the rights. Although it is on archive.org so maybe it lapsed into the public domain or something.
     
  15. I thought the Weinstein's only had theatrical or remake rights to Suspiria, not the home video rights?

    I would love for BU to release a Blu-ray of Suspiria, only reason I have held off on buying the 2 disc.
     
  16. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    Bring on the blu Fulci, say I.
     
  17. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    I'll definitely get City of the Living Dead on blu.
     
  18. Stige

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    city and crazies for sure
     
  19. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    All of the above for me.
     
  20. Lone Wolf

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    I'll be picking up City Of The Living Dead, The Crazies, and The Toolbox Murders.
     

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