Image Entertainment Re-Releasing DVD & Blu-Rays (Lake Shore Deal)

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  1. Shawn Francis

    Shawn Francis New Member

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    If this like the Echo Bridge deal then what's the point of re-buying them? If they are new transfers and/or new estras then sure, but I don't think that's what this deal is about. All links go to Image Entertainment's sight. Did you guys know they own the rights to THE PREY? Found this out recently and sent them an email asking if this was true and if they could release. Never got a reply. Figures.

    THE HILLS HAVE EYES

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  2. HAEMORRHAGE

    HAEMORRHAGE If he dies, he dies

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    Like Heathers doesn't have enough versions out there already. Maybe they should release a new DVD of Halloween while they're at it?
     
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    will get hills have eyes on blu 9/6/2011 if that release date holds up
     
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    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    also seen creepshow 2 also but just the dvd no blu-ray
     
  5. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Hopefully they do a better job than they have with most of their Blu-ray releases of older genre titles.
     
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    yeah hills have eyes i aint expecting a whole lot the picture quality isnt very good on the anchor bay 2 disc dvd
     
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    I don't know. Django got a great PQ upgrade for the Blu-Ray. Image should also consider re-releasing The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 with a new transfer and judging by what I'm seeing, it can't be long now.
     
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    and in widescreen too
     
  9. CPT HOOK

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    I already own the Anchor Bay blu-rays of Heathers and Children Of The Corn, so no need for those. I have the DVDs for all of the rest (including Heathers and COTC, actually).

    I'd love to upgrade Vamp, depending on the reviews. I'll probably get Hills Have Eyes too. I don't think I ever even opened my Dead Heat DVD.
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    The first Django? Blue Underground released that.

    Image's DVD of The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 had an atrocious transfer.
     
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    I know. I'm just saying that sometimes a film will get a new transfer for a Blu-Ray release that looks better than it's recent/current DVD release.
     
  12. It's me Billy

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    So Anchor Bay/Starz licensed these titles out to Image? I guess that means the AB/Starz BDs/DVDs are out of print?

    I don't see how Image could do any better for Children of the Corn than Anchor Bay/Starz did with their 20th Anniversary DVD and 25th Anniversary BD.

    And as for Heathers...I own the 2001 DVD (with the Winona Ryder cover), the 20th Anniversary DVD from 2008, and the BD. It would be nice for Image to add something substantial like a commentary track with Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater, and Lisanne Falk. Perhaps a tribute documentary on Kim Walker (Heather Chandler) who died in 2001 at the age of 32.
     
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    Kolpitz Purely and Simply Evil

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    I have absolutely no faith in these releases. Image has never been a great company but their track record as of late has been truly abysmal.
     
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    In defense, they've done great with the Sony catalogue. We got Money Train in it's widescreen ratio at last.
     
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    Hellraiser 2 and Hills Have Eyes are already up fo pre-order at Amazon, among others. I will be getting these 2 assuming they are not complete garbage.
     
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    Sony originally released Money Train with widescreen and full screen formats, one format on each side (I know this, because I have it). It was in 2004 that Sony reissued a bunch of DVDs in full screen only. Sheena, Idle Hands, Air Force One, Revenge, Anaconda, The Fan, Silent Rage, etc. To be fair, Sony rereleased a few titles as widescreen only, but the vast majority were relegated to full screen status.

    But yeah, finding the Money Train DVD with the widescreen option isn't easy anymore, so it's nice that Image put out the BD.
     
  17. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Of course older films can look superb on Blu-ray, if done right. Image's Blu-rays of Time Bandits and Dreamscape are disasters for example.

    I also kind of doubt Image actually had a hand in the transfers for the Sony Blu-rays, they just distributed them. Many were just reissues, like The Deep. Sony already had HD masters for many of their films in the vault.
     
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    Isn't Hellraiser already on bly from Straz? I'd like to pick up part 2.
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Yeah, it was already released by Anchor Bay/Starz. It looks like the rights to most of the New World library (post-Corman) are now with Image, so we'll see some reissues. Whether or not they'll be exact clones of the old discs though...

    It's interesting that the Anchor Bay website still lists all of the New World films in their catalog of films, and haven't yet removed them. It doesn't look like any of the DVD/Blu-ray releases are getting scarce as of yet.​
     
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    Interesting. Well I hope Hellbound gets a nice new transfer. Now the question is which release of Hellraiser should I get? Should I get both? Hmmm *ponders*
     

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