Death Wish II, III and IV Blu-rays - 8/11/12

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  1. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8761

    Now... if only Paramount would release the first film on Blu-ray. But knowing them, they'd claim it wouldn't make them any money. :eek2:
     
  2. CPT HOOK

    CPT HOOK Well-Known Member

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    Does MGM own the fifth film as well? That is the only one I haven't seen.
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Nope, Lionsgate holds the rights.
     
  4. Kolpitz

    Kolpitz Purely and Simply Evil

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    Of course. I just bought the triple feature DVD. Luckily, it was only $4.99.
     
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    Great news! I love this whole series--but especially Death Wish 3. Bring on August 14.
     
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    Ohh yes, Death Wish 3 on hi-def. Getting some serious pop corn for that. I downloaded a 1080p version of the first one in case you can't wait for a blu, there should still be around.
     
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    I've been waiting on this one! Fuck Yeah!!!!
     
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    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    I'll buy Deathwish 2 if it is the unrated cut.
     
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    I'm going to come down the mountain and get my Pancake Ass to Best Buy on day one to get these. I just hope at least they're in Dobby Digital.
     
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    Death Wish 3 is my favorite of the sequels, but I will probably pick up all three (provided they are in widescreen). The dvds were all full frame if I recall.
     
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    great news, this has got to be a good sign for more catalogue titles getting releases on Blu-Ray, here's hoping!!!

    will definately get part 3, a guilty pleasure of mine, can't see these being anything but widescreen so don't think there will be an issue there, i really don't expect part 2 to be released uncut though.
     
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    If we're talking MGM, I'm still praying for my beloved Teen Witch to hit blu-ray!
     
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    i highly doubt death wish 2 will be the uncut version if mgm is putting it out. its just gonna be the 3 films crossed over from dvd put onto blu-ray. there wont be anyhting worth getting excited about. execpt maybe 2 and 3 will be widescreen not full frame.
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    I wish! :evil: I'm still shocked they released Troll 2 on Blu-ray, so there is hope for cult classics in HD.
     
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    I have to agree. I remember seeing this uncut on Cinemax in the eighties, absolutely brutal. I have a Greek bootleg that looks pretty good. The MGM version will be cut and immasculated.
     
  16. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    Death Wish 3 is easily the best of the bunch. It's like a nutty Warner Bros. Saturday morning cartoon. I love every cheesy minute of it. Hopefully it is in OAR.

    The Giggler in hi-def!!
     
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    I have 2 on an uncut dvd region 4 and the transfer is great. really good colors and clean and sharp picture. Trust me, the blu-rays will only be exactly the same as the dvds just pressed on blu-rays..
    Now on death wish 2. uncut . Yes on cable in 1983, they ran the full uncut version . Now on Vhs for some reason it was edited, dont know why. but it was. Never seen it in theaters so i dont know which print showed in the movies.. I first saw DW2 on HBO and movie channel, so that was the only version i knew. seen it alot that summer so i got to know the movie well. Now 4 yrs later i rented it on VHS and to my surprise noticed right away it was cut up, They didnt show blood spitting out of the daughters mouth when she went through the fence, both rape scenes were heavly chopped. some of the dialouge was missing.. I personally think the rape scene in dw2 was the secnd worst rape scene in a movie next to original spit of your grave..
     
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    BREAKING NEWS!! ROSIRIA died of cancer this year. she was only 58.......
     
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    Supposedly, Netflix has had the uncut version of DW II in HD for a while now. I've also read that MGM HD has shown the uncut version, as well. I'm still skeptical that the blu will be uncut, but these seem like good indicators.

    Now bring on Lifeforce! :D
     
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