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Discussion in 'Laserdisc' started by Agent Z, Jan 8, 2003.
That is cool Dave.
The only LD I have purchased recently is The Beyond.
Which version of The Beyond did you get? I have the EC Entertainment version (L'Aldila), and it's pretty lame. If I were a bigger fan of the movie, I'd definitely upgrade to something better. I might upgrade anyway.
Only LDs I've picked up recently are The Wild Bunch and Beavis and Butthead: The Essential Collection.
Oh, and I got stiffed on my E-Bay purchase of Tomorrow Never Dies DTS. That kinda pissed me off.
I also have the EC version, haven't watched it yet.
Pretty lame? That sucks. I'll still give it a spin soon but have always trusted your judgement.
Let's just say you won't be selling off your Anchor Bay DVDs of The Beyond anytime soon.
I finally got THE SENDER in last week and it was what I expected. Pretty much like watching the old VHS...and the dust jacket was beat-up, but I can't complain for $5.00. This copy will hold me over until Paramount commits this little gem to dvd. I will post a review next week....
I picked up Robot Wars (older Full Moon movie) yesterday.
I just picked up nice, used copies of:
The Vampire Lovers (nice gatefold with some documentation by David Del Valle)
Dimentia 13 (the nice Roan release)
I may go back and rescue Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things that is just sitting there. It's always nice to see great horror titles in the LD format. Usually these used record stores only have movies like TOY STORY or MR. BASEBALL. One time I really scored last year: nice import copies of TENEBRE, LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE, OPERA and PHENOMENA - all for only about $40. Those are the Saturday mornings I love.
Although it's barebones (well, there are two trailers, if I recall correct), I rather like the EC version of THE BEYOND. It looks very clear to me and the framing looks great. I'll have to admit, it could use the "gatefold" design like CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD.
Would anyone recommend the LD of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST? It comes in a red jacket and is from Europe, but in the NTSC format. I've seen this for a month now and it's just waiting for a purchase.
I just thought EC's Beyond was kind of muddy. I mean, you know going in it won't look as good as the AB DVD, but it didn't impress me. And yeah, the cover is not up to EC's normal standards either.
If the Cannibal Holocaust you're talking about is the "Cult Epics" version (it says "Italian Gore Classics" on the front), run, don't walk to get it. It's a damn fine LD, and also has the isolated soundtrack on the Analog Track. Definitely recommended.
I just ordered Full Moons Lurking Fear.
Someone unloaded an entire Horror LD collection over at Ameoba records in San Francisco. They had some great titles all in mint condition: Elite fare like DAY OF THE DEAD, Roan greats like HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM, ALICE SWEET ALICE and some nice Imports like DELLAMORTE. They had a bunch of great titles. I walked away with WAX MASK, ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST, HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK and MARK OF THE DEVIL.
The Fulci titles were higher priced ($19.99) and Elite's TEXAS CHAINSAW was in mint condition (and only $10). They looked so great that if I hadn't already had those titles I would have bought them all. There's still plenty of great titles left, too (EATEN ALIVE, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, Corman double features...)
I love the gatefold covers, a very nice touch.
I still haven't had a chance to watch the EC LD yet, I need to find time to check it out.
It was weird seeing EC's BEYOND, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD and HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY at the used record store for $19 each. They were in better condition than mine which I bought for $70 back in the day.
I wonder if the Japanese versions had as good quality.
The HOUSE BY THE EDGE OF THE PARK I bought had a nice gatefold as did BLADE IN THE DARK. I wonder why BEYOND missed out - perhaps it was the first release from EC??
Bram Stoker's Dracula: Special Edition.
I picked it up by accident, the cover looks a hell of a lot like Criterion's, but I see that it has the full Making Of while Criterion only has a segment, which appeases my disapointment somewhat.
Live and learn I guess.
In my quest to get all Friday the 13th movies on LD just for the fun of it (and the big original cover art), I got Part 1 and 3 on Ebay. I now have parts 1,3,4 (sealed),7 and 8.
By looking more closely at the disks themselves for part 1 and 3, I noticed that the LD for part 3 came out in 1990 but nothing for part 1. Only 1981 on the back cover, which is probably the year of the first video release. I wonder when it came out on LD.
I recall seeing Friday the 13th on laserdisc way back in 1983.
I just bought Test Tube Teens From The Year 2000 and Bad Channels.
Woo hoo! I won an auction for Elite's Dracula: Prince Of Darkness.
Only $3.99, I was surprised no one else bid
I got the Criterion version's of Blood for Dracula and Flesh for Frankenstein for a total price of $25, pretty cool huh?