Peter Jackson's First 3 Films..Coming Soon To Blu?!?!?

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  1. Nailwraps

    Nailwraps Well-Known Member

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    Oh please let it be true!:

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=3886

    "In a recent interview for Reel Time (a programme on the CineMagic XM radio channel), Peter Jackson said he is currently restoring his "early films" for release on Blu-ray. No specific titles were mentioned, but Jackson was probably referring to his three first movies, which have become cult favorites in their own right: 'Bad Taste', 'Meet the Feebles' and 'Braindead' (also known as 'Dead Alive').

    The interview will replay on CineMagic (XM Ch. 76) today at 9 am ET and 11 pm ET.

    Credit goes to Adam Tyner at DVD Talk."

    I hope SE DVDs will be made too.

    Also in related Peter Jackson Blu-Ray news...

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=3884

    "New Line Home Entertainment, in conjunction with Warner Home Video, will release 'The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy' on Blu-ray on April 6, 2010. Release details are largely unchanged from those revealed early in the year (see blu-ray.com, June 24). The nine-disc box set will contain the theatrical versions of the movies, along with more than seven hours of special features (on three regular DVDs), digital copies for each film, and previews for the extended versions of the films (which will come out on Blu-ray "at a later date").

    A week later, Warner Home Video will release the 1978 animated version of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic."
     
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  2. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Excellent news but I wonder what region he has in mind... Hopefully they'll release the extended version of Braindead, as word has it Jackson prefers the shorter US Theatrical Version.

    I'll probably hold off on LotR, something better might be down the road with The Hobbit.
     
  3. KR~!

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    I agree. Only if it is the Euro version called Brain Dead. Haven't seen Feebles in years, so that is the one I will most likely get.
     
  5. Grim

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    Somehow I fear this might be for Europe or elsewhere, as the rights to his first three films are with all different companies here in the states. Although I did find Bad Taste on archive.org, so maybe that lapsed into the public domain or something. Still, it would be great to have these in HD.
     
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    I would buy Braindead without question..
     
  7. Nailwraps

    Nailwraps Well-Known Member

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    Actaully, Peter Jackson prefers the US 97 Minute Unrated Cut. But yes, I hope both the US Unrated Cut and the Braindead Cut are included.
     
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    Grim Well-Known Member

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    I think that's what he was saying. I don't believe the R-rated version of Dead Alive was ever released theatrically, only the unrated.
     
  9. fceurich39

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    i have a vhs laserdisc copy of an even longer cut than the 97 unrated cut

    but anyways i kinda doubt it will be region1 i sure hope so though

    lionsgate owns dead alive
    anchor bay i think owns the rights or used to for meet the feebles and bad taste

    anyway dead alive a.k.a. braindead is a must buy blu-ray hopefully it will be a region 1 release
     
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    Dead Alive was released theatrically. The US theatrical version was 85 minutes long (12 minutes shorter than the US Unrated Version and 19 minutes shorter than the Original European Cut). When released on VHS both the R-Rated Verison and the Unrated Version were released. The R1 DVD is the Unrated Cut which (again) is Peter Jackson's preferred version.

    Anchor Bay did used to own the rights (Bad Taste anyway). There was going to be a SE DVD of Meet The Feebles released by Anchor Bay in 2002, but was cancelled possibly due to rights.
     
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    I love how they are going to try gouging us for the extended versions "at a later date" the same way they did the first time with the DVD releases.
     
  12. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    i hope they release them all on SE DVDs as well.. especially Braindead...w/ both versions..i would slap my money down for it right now! i LOVE that movie its hilarious
     
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    I don't like the post-Lord of the Rings Jackson. Really want some of the earlier stuff on blu, though.
     
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    I never said Dead Alive wasn't released in the United States theatrically. Only that I don't believe the R-rated version was ever released theatrically, only the unrated, as I clearly stated in my post.

    Here's a poster that clearly displays no rating and only an indicator of who can be admitted, similar to the way Dawn of the Dead was released.
    [​IMG]

    And I'm aware of everything else you said as well. I've known the US unrated version is his preferred version since I first saw the film around 2000, not to mention it's been stated repeatedly in this thread. And I know that's the version that is on the US DVD. You're kind of preaching to the choir as I know the film's release history already.
     
  15. Sounds awesome and i love his LOTR! can't wait to sell my theatrical editions of LOTR trilogy at hastings.
     
  16. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    What a crock of shit!! Why are they even bothering releasing the theatrical cuts of LOTR? Why not just put out the extended cuts or put them both in the set? Fucking bastards want to steal more money from the consumers!! Well, at least they are telling us what they are doing, instead of just releasing them and putting out the new versions a few months later!
     
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    Kolpitz Purely and Simply Evil

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    Word has it that Jackson is planning an uber-elaborate release of the extended editions to coincide with the release of The Hobbit in theatres. But, since he doesn't own the films, he couldn't exactly stop the studio from putting out the theatrical versions.
     
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    Basically, they are using the same tactics they used for the DVD release. But I think it will backfire this time. The big difference this time is, a lot of the target audience already has the DVD versions of the theatrical cut, so we have no incentive to buy the Blu Ray versions when we all already know the extended cuts will arrive soon enough.
     
  19. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    Yes, you are totally correct here!! It is going to backfire big time!
     
  20. Nailwraps

    Nailwraps Well-Known Member

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    We may have a release date!:

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001392/board/thread/166028968

    "Here's a paste and copy from WingNut Films, via Kemps:

    'Bad Taste', 'Meet the Feebles', and 'Braindead' are currently undergoing digital restoration and we intend to release them in a blu-ray box-set, with added special features, sometime around 2011. The only catch is that Peter has very little time at the moment to oversee this restoration, and it may be a little while before the box hits shelves."

    Judging by the word box set, it's probable that Lionsgate will release it since they own Dead Alive. Here's hoping for SE DVDs
     

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