Blue Underground going Blu-Ray

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  1. dave13

    dave13 Well-Known Member

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    yeah, that cover art sold me. fuck, just when i thought i had all the stuff i wanted by fulci....maybe i'll end up picking up the new york ripper blu too.
     
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    Great news, Blue Underground are really churning out their titles, Puts the big studios to shame.
     
  3. Wez4555

    Wez4555 Happy Trees Motherfucker!

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    yes! finally! HD gut puking!
     
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    The cover appears to be the same one used for the soundtrack

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    While I do like the cover. It looks a little bit like a bad photoshop job. Every tombstone has the exact name and dates on it. I wish they would have used one of these instead:

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  5. satans-sadists

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    Probably wishful thinking, but I'd love a Blu-Ray release of Shock Waves!
     
  6. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    Yes Guy - you need that.

    They are just going for the effect of a single zombie coming out of the ground - not 4. Like a flipbook :)
     
  7. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    I honestly don't know how much of an upgrade that would be bearing in mind that the only print in existence is the one owned by the director: 16mm and not in good shape.
     
  8. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    That's gotta be The quote of the month man. If I was selling blu-ray, I'd use it.
     
  9. gunner

    gunner Cropsy Maniac

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    I just watched "The Toolbox Murders" on blu-ray last night. Totally blown away, wow!! Seeing all those 70's textures was amazing, you could almost touch those shag rugs & linoleum floors!! Can't wait for CotLD, Maniac, The Crazies...the list goes on. Thanks Blue Underground!!!
    Shout!, take notes, the fans need to see Slumber Party Massacre in high def!!!!!!!
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Agreed, it looks absolutely superb. The level of detail is amazing, and puts the old DVD transfer to shame.
     
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    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    That's not true. I know for a fact 35mm prints of Shock Waves exist. I'm a collector of 35mm film, and just in the past four months I've seen two prints come up in my collector's circle. And Rue Morgue also did a 35mm screening a couple months ago as well at the Cinemacabre movie nights.

    And that City of the Living Dead artwork is awesome! Glad to see Blu-Underground has the "guts" to use original artwork on their releases.
     
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    No way am I paying $34.95 for a blu. Good way to go broke real quick.
     
  13. Grim

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    That's just msrp. It'll surely be $15-20 on amazon.
     
  14. Matt89

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    It was probably a blowup of a 16mm print. Wasn't the movie lost for like 20 years until the only print they could find was the 16mm print the director had? Those 35mm prints are more than likely blowups of the 16mm.

    ~Matt
     
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    What? It was no Gone With the Wind in terms of a remaster, but what was so awful about it? It didn't look any worse than most DVD transfers of slashers from that era.

    ~Matt
     
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    The artwork looks amazing!!! So glad they finally use to original.
     
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    Django has been announced for Blu!:

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=4099

    Blue Underground has announced two movies for release on Blu-ray on May 25: the horror cult movie 'City of the Living Dead', directed by Lucio Fulci, and the spaghetti western 'Django', directed by Sergio Corbucci. Both of them have received new video transfers from the original camera negative.

    Django

    Django: The One And Only: interviews with star Franco Nero and assistant director Ruggero Deodato
    The Last Pistolero: short film starring Franco Nero (BD-exclusive)
    Western, Italian Style: a 1968 documentary about the Spaghetti Western phenomenon containing interviews with directors Enzo G. Castellari, Sergio Sollima and Sergio Corbucci (BD-exclusive)
    International trailer
    Italian Trailer
    Franco Nero intro (BD-exclusive)
     
  18. indiephantom

    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    Those BD exclusives are on the LE DVD release from several years ago. I love the mini-DVD that was included with The Last Pistolero. I still have yet to watch that one, though. :p

    I did finally watch Django over the holiday with my Dad. Pretty fun spaghetti western and I dug the theme song.
     
  19. Horrorphilly

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    I take it that you have the DJANGO LE dvd with the Last Pistolero movie.My dvd doesnt have the Spag Docu nor does it have the Nero Intro.What release do you have?


    sean
     
  20. Vlachio

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    City Of The Living Dead & Django are must buys! Finlay I can't chuck my old DVD's. Hopefully the transfers will be superior.
     

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