Phantasm series on Bluray

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  1. Zombie Dude

    Zombie Dude Well-Known Member

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    It looks like a German or Austrian release. And you have to be careful with these, because a lot of them are just bad SD upscales.

    Considering the cheap price, I really doubt these are legit HD transfers. Also, they may just be German dubbed versions, and not even have the English soundtracks. "340 MIN DEUTSCH" leads me to believe that's probably the case here.
     
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    That would make sense. I was hoping this might mean that we could expect releases of Phantasm 1, 3&4 here.

    Thanks for the input :)
     
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    They are fullscreen vhs rips.
     
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    Wow, so they're not even sourced from the DVDs? That's piss poor.
     
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    Oh cmon :lol:
     
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    This series needs a legit bluray sphere box someday, it 's right up there with NOES and F13 for me
     
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    They are not fullscreen VHS rips, they are upscaled 4:3 DVDs, I think the fourth one was even letterboxed, anyway the quality is okay but definitely not an upgrade and it's only got German audio anyway.
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    Damn. I really want to get rid of my R2 DVDs.
     
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    Who even owns the rights to these atm?
     
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    Starway International owns I, III, and IV with Anchor Bay currently handling distribution (although for some reason the first film is still on MGM's website)

    Universal own US rights for II while Starway International owns international rights.
     
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    So Anchor Bay are just sitting on these then?
     
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    Obviously. I really wish some other studio that gave a damn would get the rights.
     
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    Either that or Anchor Bay gets off their ass and release these films.

    If they did a box set it'd be cool if they left a spot for part 2 so we could put in the Scream Factory release. :cool:
     
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    That'd make far too much sense.
     
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    :lol: True. It can't be that easy.
     
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    Heads up for those of us in the Chicago area:

    My guess would be that, with Coscarelli in attendance, we may finally find out when and by whom the remaining Phantasm films will be released to Blu-Ray.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    Tempting.

    Have you gone to a Flashback showing zbinks? I regret not going to either NotLD with Romero a few years ago or Mad Monster Party with Svengoolie last year. But I stopped going entirely because Flashback itself is overly expensive when there's really not much to it. And they always schedule it during WizardWorld so parking is a nightmare.

    I'm mostly wondering how packed the theater usually is. I don't want to drive out to Rosemont only to find it's sold out.
     
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    I thought we would have had some sort of blu announcement by now. Hopefully it's not far away.
     
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