Laserdiscs that haven't hit DVD yet?

Discussion in 'Laserdisc' started by Dave, Jul 29, 2001.

  1. Dave

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    I could have sworn there was a list we all compiled that contained some of the many horror movies - mainly past movies prior to DVD's birth - that have been released to laserdisc and have not yet made their way to DVD. I can seem to find it, however, so I think it's time to create a new one. I'll get things started:

    The Howling SE
    Frigheners SE
    BS Dracula SE
    Silent Night, Dead Night
    My Bloody Valentine
    The Monster Squad
    THEM
    Return of the Living Dead Parts 1 and 2
    Waxwork 1 and 2 (I hear 2 is on Jap. LD, never on domestic LD though)
    The Shining TV miniseries (Jap. LD)

    Keep it going, people! I'm glad to say that I just added My Bloody Valentine to my collection - won it off ebay for $43.00 (ouch).
     
  2. Paff

    Paff Super Moderator

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    Damn. I only got $11 for my copy of My Bloody Valentine when I E-bayed it. If I sold it to you for $20, we both would have been happier...
     
  3. Dave

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    Heh heh. Well, that's the world of ebay. You get two people who want something and you can get screwed. :D

    Added the Encyclopedia of Horror Jap. LD box set to that list. Think I may be buying that one too.
     
  4. lasers not available on DVD

    I think the special edition of Texas Chainsaw Massacre III: Leatherface has yet to make it onto DVD, right?
    Hmmm... I'm blanking.
    The Making of Lifeforce and Invaders From Mars... Aliens, Dragons, Monsters & Me (documentary on Ray Harryhausen (sp?), that includes additional footage not available on the VHS (basically, the ending chapters)...
    I dunno. DVDs are slowly closing the gaps...
     
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    Well, if you include special edition and extra content, the list would be huge. But here's the stuff in my collection that I don't think is on DVD (at least not Region 1):

    Two Evil Eyes
    Trauma
    The Fog
    The Thing (51)
    Phantasm 2
    Phantasm 3
    The People Under the Stairs
    The Haunting (63)
    Brides of Dracula
    God Told Me To
    Day of the Triffids
    Kiki's Delivery Service
    Indiana Jones Trilogy
    Original Star Wars Trilogy
    Back to the Future trilogy
    Wait Until Dark
    Mute Witness
    Ed Wood
    The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
    The Stepfather
    The Sure Thing

    again, if I added special edition content (Jaws, 12 Monkeys, Escape From New York, Seven, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1&2), I could put another 20-30 movies on here. Hope my LD player(s) never conk out...
     
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    Well, I was kinda bored and decided to sort through some of the lasers I have. While this list is far from complete maybe a forgotten title or two will surface. There are some stinkers in there but I rarely get rid of lasers. I left some of my SE lasers out (like the Frighteners sig. coll. box) because the movie has seen a release. Otherwise, there would be MANY more here! Also, I may include a few that have made it to DVD, I just didn't know it.

    King Kong (1931)
    Fly, The (1958)
    Blob, The (1988)
    976-Evil SE
    Amityville 1992: It's About Time
    Basket Case 3: The Progeny
    Blades
    Borrower, The
    Cemetery Man
    Company Of Wolves, The
    Contagion
    Dark Side of the Moon, The
    Deadly Harvest
    Deadtime Stories
    Demonstone
    Dolly Dearest
    Eternal Evil
    From Beyond
    Gate, The
    Graveyard Shift
    Haunting Fear
    Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth
    Hideaway
    I, Madman
    Lift, The
    Mausoleum
    Monster Squad, The
    Near Dark
    Nightbreed
    Pet Sematary 2
    Phantasm II
    Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
    Prison
    Repossessed
    Return of the Living Dead
    Return of the Living Dead Part II
    Runestone, The
    Scarecrows
    Silver Bullet
    Soultaker
    Spontaneous Combustion
    Temp, The
    Ticks
    Watchers
    Prison
    Mangler, The
    House III aka Horror Show, The
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    Body Parts
    Predator 2
    Suspiria
    Theater of Blood
    Razorback
    Dracula vs. Frankenstein
    Howling, The SE
    Leatherface:Texas Chainsaw Massacre III SE
    Fog, The SE
    Gamera The Giant Monster
    Blood From The Mummy's Tomb
    Scars Of Dracula, The
    Dragonslayer
    Legend
    Beastmaster
    Mysterious Island
    Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1959)
    Twilight Zone: The Movie
    I Come In Peace
    Buck Rogers In The 25th Century
    Colossus: The Forbin Project
    E.T.
    Star Wars
    Empire Strikes Back
    Return Of The Jedi
    Lost In Space (TV)
    Metropolis (Giorgio Moroder)
    Robinson Crusoe On Mars
    Silent Rage (Not bad Chuck Norris thriller)
    Soylent Green
    Time After Time

    There are more, more, more, but I can't list everything!:)
     
  7. lazer

    Actually, I'd also be pretty interested, and I imagine I'm not alone, in exploring lasers with good spec ed's that just go no frill, bare bone DVD releases, so if anyone wants to share, I, for one,'d appreciate it.

    ...I think God Told Me To IS out on DVD, actually...
     
  8. Paff

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    Well, when you go with difference in content (as opposed to just LDs that don't exist on DVD), you can go on almost forever. Not to mention little differences like Dazed and Confused (DVD has a weak 2.0 track, LD has a beautiful Dolby Pro-Logic PCM surround mix), or the EC Fulci discs (gorgeous gatefold sleeves), or even The Stendhal Syndrome (no damn Lloyd Kaufman intro).

    Also, even if the original Star Wars movies come to DVD, it will most likely be the Special Editions from 1997. If you want the original films you first saw in the theaters (but with THX surround and remastered print), you have to go LD.

    But here's a few from my collection that I believe are different than the DVDs:

    Alien (Box Set) - lots of original photos and sketches
    Boogie Nights (Criterion) - John Holmes documentary
    Breakfast at Tiffany's (Box Set) - annotated Audrey Hepburn script
    Chasing Amy - proper transfer
    Dawn of the Dead (Box Set) - commentary + extras
    Day of the Dead - Documentarys
    Bram Stoker's Dracula (See new review)
    Escape From New York - commentary
    Evil Dead (Japanese) - still the best transfer
    Evil Dead 2 - Red disc
    Frighteners (Signature Edition) - NOT in my collection at this time
    Halloween (Criterion) - commentary + extras
    Heavenly Creatures - widescreen
    Innocent Blood - widescreen
    Jaws - Extended documentary
    Logan's Run - tons of extras
    Nightmare on Elm Street - (also not in my collection, but i think there's more extras)
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Next - coffee table book
    Romeo + Juliet (Dicaprio/Danes) - documentary
    Seven (Criterion) - outtakes + bloopers
    Silence of the Lambs (Criterion) - few more extras than the DVD
    Supercop - deleted scenes
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre - digitally cleaned up print not used for the DVD
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 - deleted scenes
    Tomorrow Never Dies (and other Bond films) - proper burned-in subtitles, not electronic ones

    There's obviously way more...
     
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    Just secured my set of the Encyclopedia of Horror Jap. LD box. Looks fucking sweet. Can't wait to watch it. :D
     
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    Saw one on eBay recently. Where did you get yours and how much? Let us know how it is.
     
  11. Zimmer

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    I saw that Dave mentioned the Shining Mini-Series Jap LD on this list. Has anyone ever seen one of these. I have been looking for it since the day it came out and have yet to see pictures or hear of someone owning it. Just Curious!
     
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    Not really horror but what about the Indiana Jones trilogy?
     
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    Ugh. Stupid Admin login. Oh well. This is Dave.

    Zimmer - I'm probably going to be picking up that Japanese LD set of The Shining TV mini-series. I'm one of the few people that liked it. Not sure if it's better than Kubrick's, but what's most important to me is which is more faithful to the book. From what I hear, it's the TV version. I plan on reading the book soon, then I'll probably watch and review the Jap. LD. I can scan it in for you as soon as I get it.

    Encyclopedia of Horror should be here by this weekend. Plan on reviewing that too, though I have a few DVDs to crank out first. Encyclopedia cost me about $110.
     
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    Brian DePalma's BLOW OUT is not on DVD...but I think I heard it's going to be. I love my LD.

    I didn't realize my DVD of TCM didn't have the restored print. That's disappointing.
     
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    Yeah, Blow Out is coming (this month?) on DVD. Not a great Laserdisc, but miles better than VHS (and widescreen too!). I'm sure the DVD will blow the LD out of the water, but hey, I've been watching a damn nice widescreen edition of Blow Out for a couple of years now...

    As far as Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the DVD DOES have the restored print. But according to Don May himself, after the print was restored, there were lines on the print due to glue seepage from original splicing tape. They went in and digitally removed those lines. However, the DVD does not have this digital line removal, only the LD does. Same print, it's just that the LD is cleaned up a little more.
     
  16. Andrew

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    Dave, what's the Encyclopedia of Horror? And why's it $110?
     
  17. Dave

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    I believe it's a huge documentary of some sort that covers many horror films. It's 4 discs, 8 sides - mighty impressive.

    I'll post my initial impressions once I receive it, which should be this weekend.

    $110 because it's a Japanese import, which are always expensive. It's a bit rare too.
     
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    I received the package (Enc. of Horror) this morning, which is impressive given it shipped out of Tokyo on Monday morning. Beautiful box set! I love the artwork. The actual LD sleeves are the artwork, but it's high quality material - not the flimsy paper sleeves we're all used to. I'll definitely scan everything this weekend in preparation for the review, which I hope to post next week sometime.

    I still have no idea what's on this. Like I said, I think it's a documentary of some sort. Truth be told, I bought it because of the gorgeous artwork. LD has always done that to me...

    Anyway, I'm going to take a quick look at a few of the discs tonight. I'll post an update later.
     
  19. skinnypuppy6

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    what about the STARWARS definitive trilogycollectors box
     
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    Where's that review of the horror encyclopedia set? It's been quite a while:(
     

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