Blue Underground not quite dead yet!

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  1. Crystal Plumage

    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    Read the interview.Some genuinely nice things here:
    http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/blue-underground-forgotten-70s-cinema-interview-with-bill-lustig/

    Which to me means they don't actually quit the business...
    Franco Nero and Castellari = [​IMG]:banana: :cool:
     
  2. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I love Blue Underground. I've bought so many titles sight-unseen just because they were released by them.
    I wonder if I should buy doubles of their releases before they fold?
     
  3. RyanPC

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    Good to hear Lustig might not call it quits after all. Blue Underground is my favorite DVD label!
     
  4. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    Agreed. Don't give up the fight, Lustig, keep up the excellent work!
     
  5. blood vamp

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    its great that blue underground will be with us for a while yet. what was amazing was how fast noshame tanked! i loved that label.
     
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    Same here, I've picked up a lot of Blue Underground releases as blind buys and am never disappointed! :) Just watched again this past weekend their 2 disc Daughters of Darkness & The Blood Spattered Bride double feature. Nice dvd package there with generous supplements.

    I would really like to see BU stick around. They have turned me on to so many great European films I never saw before. One of my favorite labels ever!
     
  7. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Blue Underground's not going to fold, they're just not going to produce much if any new titles after the ones Lustig mentions in the interview. It's not so much about the money since they're not in financial trouble. Lustig's just lost interest in producing DVDs and the market's not as easy as it use to be so he's putting it on the back burner that's all. Can't blame the guy.

    I think it's great news that he's getting back into production. Sure I'm not an Uncle Sam fan or anything but I'm happy Lustig's going back to doing what he loves most. If someone has the desire I'd rather see them making movies then distributing them.
     
  8. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I wouldn't mind a new job doing what he does. I've always wanted to run a DVD outfit. ;)
     
  9. FulciZombieFan

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    My guess is that Lustig doesn't want to continue with DVD right now since HDTV is the future.

    I can see them re-releasing everything eventually on HD-DVD and/or Blu-Ray and that would take a while to do with just the titles they already own let alone new titles.
     
  10. RyanPC

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    I doubt that is the reason. If you read the interview, Lustig says he doesn't think high definition DVD will take off because it is a niche market, and he thinks that DVD will be around for quite a while yet.
     
  11. FulciZombieFan

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    I guess I should have read the interview which I didn't LOL

    I'd still like either HD-DVD or Blu-Ray to "take off" but only one format ... one needs to die.

    I haven't gone either way yet as I am waiting for a winner unless it turns out that both survive and combo players become the norm.

    Either way I think we have a bit of a wait yet ...
     
  12. BLUE UNDERGROUND = AMAZING. one does have to wonder though, these companies are EVENTUALLY going to run out of movies to release. yes there were plenty of crazy films released from the 60s through the 80s but theyre not an infinite amount.
     
  13. ducktree

    ducktree Guest

    Likewise, some of the best films I never knew existed and can't possibly live without.
     

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