Happy Birthday to Me finally on DVD!

Discussion in 'Slashers' started by rhett, May 28, 2004.

  1. RyanPC

    RyanPC Guest

    Are you for real? That cover is awful!

    Of course, it might be okay for a cheap direct-to-video flick... and to me it does somewhat remind me of the poster art for The House that Dripped Blood, but it's still stupid. If they were able to get the original poster art for HBTM on the insert, why not just put it on the cover? And no one give me that crap about people not wanting such a graphic cover on the shelves... I thought people were more lenient about such things than they were in the past.
     
  2. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    And to think Columbia is getting the MGM library next year. Best stock up on the MGM Midnight movies line now - I doubt Columbia will be persuing those great titles and then selling them for $9.99.
    It's enough to make you scream.
     
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    I ordered mine at www.jpc.de but beware, shipping to the U.S. is very expensive.
     
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    Why in Savini's name is columbia getting MGM's library? :nervous:
     
  5. Because they bought MGM, I was under the assumption that MGM would still operate as a seperate entity.
     
  6. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Let's hope so. It would be a monumental shame if MGM's vast library was turned over to Columbia/Tri-Star's shitty division.
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Well, I actually broke down and bought the Columbia DVD at a used record store for $12. I immediately put the insert over that terrible cover art.
    The picture on the DVD is wonderful. The sound is good, too. As for the altered soundtrack, the only part I hate is the very start when the film opens on Bernadette walking to her car. That song is not Disco - it's just terrible pop music (like out of one of Marilyn Chambers' porno films). Other than that, I actually liked the rest of the music in the film! The original score tended to sound a little "made-for-TVish" and this replaced score sounded more horror-movie ish (such as when Dr. David shows Virginia the empty bathtub or when Bernadette is getting strangled).
    Not a bad purchase for $12, but I'd love to have at least the trailer!
     
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  8. *disco beat* (singing) "Suddenly......out of the bluuuue"
     
  9. Stige

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    just out of curiosity...........I checked a few discs and I noticed that all of the films/ tv series where the original music was altered came from columbia. could it be that they just don't bother with getting the music right? I have also noticed most of the "catalog titles" released from them are below average in print and extras . Is it a question of cost, or can't they be bothered by getting a print right/ doing a slight bit of restoration? ( ok I know return of the living dead 2 had this problem and it was released by warner, but the other languages had the right music). And considering that columbia is one of the majors, couldn't they do the same as most other companies, that are smaller and I assume poorer?
     
  10. _pi_

    _pi_ Peace, bitch

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    I just bought/watched the R2 version of this film. Didn't know whether or not it had the old or new music, but after reading these posts I'm pretty sure it has the new music. Can't say it bothered me much ... but then again, I never heard the old score!

    The film itself was wonderful! That climax ... ah, what joy! And was it cut or not? I don't know ... the murder scenes all *felt* cut, but then again that brain surgery scene was (i think) obviously intact. Veeeery gooey and disgusting. So I'm gussing the R2 is uncut ... But have no idea.

    And personally, I think the R2 cover is pretty cool. Black with big red letters ... better than some girl with a cake. And the shiskebab image is on the back cover anyway ... All in all, I was very happy with the R2 edition. Great image quality too!
     
  11. CubeOfTheDead

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    In every store that I've seen this movie in, its been priced at $30, or more (In Canada).For a barebones release, thats ridiculous, even for Canada. Anyone seen it for less in stores?(Excluding online retailers)
     

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