Creepshow 2 blu-ray 9/03/2013

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  1. Mikey Horror

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    also idle hands but same day from image but I hope creepshow 2 transfer will be good image's hills have eyes transfer was bad but Hellbound and re-animator were small improvements not great!!!!
     
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    thrashard76 Thrash or be Thrashed

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    CS 2 was decent, not as great as the first but I'll be waiting for this to street.
     
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    no reviews yet online????
     
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    What a worthless release this looks to be. It's obviously an old transfer, with not even a trailer added. They didn't get any of the Anchor Bay extras from their excellent DVD Special Edition release and didn't even reach out to create anything new.

    Image may be one of my least favorite companies out there. From the miserable upconvert on HILLS HAVE EYES to the old HD master that was recycled for RE-ANIMATOR, not to mention their lackluster handling of the New World releases, they have proven to be a diehard traveler on the path of least resistance when it comes to catalog titles.

    Honestly, what is the point of spending money on this release? How great a visual/audio upgrade could I possibly be getting from this cashgrab?
     
  7. Mikey Horror

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    I'll be sticking with my Anchor Bay special edition DVD. No way I'm supporting bullshit, half-assed releases like this anymore.
     
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    Isn't Second Sight releasing this in the UK soon? Maybe I'm thinking of the first film.
     
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    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    They're doing the first film.
     
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    Damn, for a second there I was thinking "fear not people!". What a shame.
     
  11. buck135

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    While I agree that this blu-ray looks to be half-assed, I disagree about Image. They are responsible for the amazing Twilight Zone BD's which are my favorite blu's in my collection. I'll hold out for this to either drop to $5 or for a region B or C release.
     
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    I received it earlier today. The transfer looks fairly good in most scenes. I found The Raft sequence to benefit the most from an HD bump.

    The Blu-ray is indeed barebones, but at least the disc does have a menu with scene selections.

    So if you love the film, it's probably the best the film has yet appeared in the home. Perhaps Arrow (or some other Euro studio) will release a packed Blu-ray release sometime in the future, but for now this is it.

    If anyone overseas is wondering... the disc is definitely "A" locked.
     
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    I have the German blu-ray from a few years back and it's horrendously cut! Even without extra features, I'm looking forward to having the original cut of the film on BR.
     
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    I looked for this and Idle Hands today at BB but nothing to report. :(
     
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    Best Buy won't be carrying either in store. They assigned 8 digit skus to both discs which means they will be available only for online purchase.
     
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    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    Me neither. I already own the DVD, and this is one that is an easy decision NOT to buy the Blu-Ray. When I make a decision for upgrading to Blu-Ray is if I watch it multiple times and it will look excellent on Blu-Ray, and the cost is right. The first Blu-Ray I purchased, and at the time I didn't even own a Blu-Ray player, let alone a HD TV, was the Limited Edition of Evil Dead, and for me, that was a no-brainer. Evil Dead for me, hands down, is my top favorite movie, and it's looks great on Blu-Ray.
     
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    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Hasn't this been the pattern with Image for awhile now? I seem to remember someone here complaining about them very recently.

    On the flip side, have Image produced any must-have, laud-worthy blus yet?

    Also, who released Basket Case's Blu-ray? I was told Image and Something Weird are much one in the same.
     
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    Yes, Image presses the Something Weird blu-rays. I'm shocked to read the negative opinions on this one. I was totally impressed by this new bare release by Image. The transfer is as different as night & day to the AB Divimax release. Much greater detail, right from the beginning the store interiors in Old Chief Woodenhead are a revelation, along with never before seen movements in the statue (oops or intentional?). The nighttime Bangor, ME streets in The Hitchhiker look true to the Bangor streets in reality (never did before). There's lots of interesting textures in this one. But I do love the supplements on the Divimax, won't be parting with it.

    Added: The lake blob never looked so much like melted trash bags like it does on blu.
     
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  19. Katatonia

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    ^^ I thought the Blu-ray looked pretty good too. It's not great, and certainly could look better...but it's superior to the old DVD transfers. I really doubt we'll get a better Blu-ray release anytime soon.
     
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    I don't think I'm buying anymore Blu-rays that are bare bones or have less features then my DVD.This is very disappointing.
     

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