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Discussion in 'Slashers' started by Justin Kerswell, Apr 28, 2011.
It would be nice if we could get a comparison with the German steelbook.
Wow! Look at that comparison!
Fuck you, LionsGate! :fuck:
big difference in picture here. new one looks as good as its gonna look. Btw. this film was shot in 1984.... and the guy who played marty committed suicide shorty after filmed wrapped. So, he never got to see a release..
I assumed the LionsGate disc was just entirely unmatted. The cigarette burns appear much lower than usual, almost halfway down the screen. You can also tell that the woman in the bathtub is wearing underwear, and that Marty is wearing pants in the shower scene. The boom mike even makes an appearance.
But from those caps, not only does the Arrow disc have the proper matting, but there's more information on the right and left sides.
On the LionsGate disc, the nighttime scenes where they are entering the school are so dark you can barely tell what is going on. I'd love to see how these scenes compare on the new disc.
I have the steelbook, and this one is on the way , can try to grab some screenshots for comparison
You're buying it again just like me! :evil:
I took some screengrabs from the German Steelbook. These are near the same frames (several frames off in a couple) that the DVDBeaver review posted:
They look very similar for the most part.
It's not surprising that both PAL releases easily destroy the Lionsgate DVD. That transfer looks like utter shit no matter how you slice it. The colors suck, the black levels and contrast suck, the framing sucks. You can really see the interlaced "combing" on some of those DVD Beaver screenshots from the Lionsgate DVD.
Yeah, very close indeed. It seems like the Arrow colors are slightly more vibrant than the steelbook, but nothing to make a case about. You can get the same effect probably by +/- the Color/Picture levels 1 or 2 times on your TV.
No need to double dip on a PAL version. Release a Blu and we'll talk
Looks the same master used on the german edition.
Okey, then they must have ment "New Master" compared to an earlier UK disc.
Will be picking up the Arrow release eventually.
Yeah I have the German steelbook version. Which looks damn near the same as the new version. So much for "new print from master negatives" cough cough whatever!
well even if it is the same print , who here ever thought in their wildest dreams a movie like slaughter high would EVER get a SE?
and yeah Katatonia , I bought another copy of this along with ARROW's savage streets ( which might be bought for a 6th time on dvd if CODE RED comes up with something new.)
The commentary tracks sound especially tempting...but I'm going to hold off. I don't play my Lionsgate disc often enough to warrant an upgrade.
What about Munro's interview? Is it new or the same one from Shout Factory's STAR CRASH disc?
I would NEVER have dreamt about this movie EVER coming out in an special edition like this!
I just can't get that excited about a such bad horror film.. This film had bad acting and just didnt do it for me.
I would have kind of thought that way 5 years ago, but since then I've grown to appreciate Slaughter High for its tone and wackiness. Marty is also a top notch iconic figure when he's in Jester mode. That and watching a 1986 movie with the feel of 1984/1985 helps a lot. In my opinion, something happened to most horror films in 1986. I don't know what, but their creepy atmosphere was just dropped. WTF '86? WTF? But Slaughter High, and correct me if I'm wrong, is probably the grittiest shot slasher of 1986. Probably has to do with the fact that it was shot in '84, but still.
You have to think British for a second...
Arrow´s statement was probably done for the UK market.
comparing the german and english dvd's, is it just me or does the English look slightly more vibrant, and clearer during the night scenes?