Horror Express & The House that Dripped Blood from Severin

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  1. Darga

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    Boooo! I was hoping to have it in my hands for Halloween viewing. Guess we'll just have to wait......
     
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    Severin made a Facebook update about an audio interview with Cushing:
    Iron Mask was with James Whale btw.
     
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    This is great news. Thanks Kat. I needed it. I always find the day after Halloween depressing as hell.
     
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    OK, less than a month away for Horror Express. Looks like it should be a great release.
     
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    Thanks for the review. I'm glad I pre-ordered this months ago.
     
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    shame on me for not knowing more about this release, but its only after reading this review that i learned the scope of the peter cushing interview. that sounds amazing - better than a commentary. i definitely want this soon!
     
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    Boy,the HORROR EXPRESS disc sounds fantastic.I'd get it just to hear the old Q & A interview with Peter Cushing.
     
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    Can't wait for Horror Express. Severin always puts out quality product...I don't think I've ever been let down by one of their releases...Hardware, Santa Sangre, BMX Bandits, and Loose Screws are some of my favorite BD's in my collection.

    I just wish Severin would put out more releases. Any word on the status of The House that Dripped Blood?
     
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    I still say Bloody Birthday would have been a prime candidate for blu-ray.
     
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    For sure...did Severin ever state why they didn't release it on BD?
     
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    I realize that it's part of their job, but I sometimes think that reviewers are a bit TOO anal. Do they check out the bitrates before or after viewing the disc? It's one thing to do it as an afterthought, but if they do it beforehand it would very well prejudice their entire review as it would entice them to look twice as hard for flaws that they wouldn't have otherwise seen. I just think a disc's bit rate can be misleading. Who's to say that a lot of bits in a high bitrate transfer are anything more than useless, garbage data? 11gb is certainly more compressed than a blu-ray disc needs to be, but that's still quite a bit higher than a DVD could hold. Anybody who is a serious fan of Horror Express would be crazy not to upgrade.
     
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    Because of the way I get the screengrabs in my reviews, I can't help but see the overall filesize. I usually don't start poking around with the files on the disc until after I've watched a movie, though.

    I agree that looking at a bitrate meter (which I, personally, have never done) and focusing on that instead of the actual picture is a bad idea. A low bitrate doesn't necessarily mean the image is going to devolve into a big, blocky mess, and a high bitrate doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be pristine and gorgeous.

    I'm sure there are cases where that's happened, just as I'm sure there are plenty of cases where people have complained about the lack of lossless audio...but if a different icon had lit up on their receiver but it sounded exactly the same, they'd have written a much more enthusiastic review.

    To be fair, though, Blu-ray also has six times the resolution. That doesn't mean it needs six times the bitrate, obviously, but I promise that what Severin has delivered here is woefully inadequate.

    When I gripe about the compression here, I'm not nitpicking. It really is that disastrously bad. I've reviewed around 500 Blu-ray discs and have watched around 600 more on top of that, and the compression here is in the running as the very, very worst of all of them. The image is unstable throughout and has a distracting electronic texture. I agree that the disc is still worth watching, but because I don't want to reward work this sloppy, I'd personally recommend a rental or waiting for it to get really, really cheap first. I'm not saying everyone should have the same reaction I do, but I don't think I could trust a reviewer who handles the A/V end of things and doesn't take note of how abysmal the compression is.
     
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    Fair enough. :)
     

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