Popcorn re-release?

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  1. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Same here.

    Actually, I kept a copy in my Amazon.com cart and waited probably over a year for it to drop down to $10 ($13 with S&H).


    I made sure to check it out too when that happened, but it's fullscreen and the quality is really not that much better than the widescreen DVD.
     
  2. Mortis

    Mortis GARBAGE DAY!

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    I've yet to see this movie, but I think it's time to change that. I've been hearing good things about it forever now.
     
  3. Zombie Dude

    Zombie Dude Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the same boat. Hopefully this new release comes out. I'll definitely be seeing it then.
     
  4. JGrendel

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    I'm hoping they release this it's a solid movie & deserves special treatment.
     
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    I'd like to see this happen as its a great flick.
     
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    Does anyone know if the rights have been nailed down yet?
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Glad I pre-ordered it when it was cheap then. I have some doubts that the fan edition will ever become a reality. It certainly wouldn't be the first time that two competing parties are claiming the release rights for a title.
     
  9. JGrendel

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    Is working together out of the question?
     
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    ZOMBIE was one, with Shriek Show and Blue Underground both claiming rights.
     
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    I don't know but to me this sounds like the perfect chance for these two companies to work together to bring the fans what they want which is a definitive version of Popcorn.
     
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    old ass update from january, I have yet to reach out to her and see what's going on as of recent

     
  13. CPT HOOK

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    It was supposed to be spine #65 from Code Red. They had it up for pre-order before they switched to selling direct.

    I would be interested in hearing an update, either from Bill or that girl. If the girl can deliver a blu-ray as opposed to Code Red, then I'm rooting for the girl!
     
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    Hate to say I told you so... but...
    yeah...
     
  15. Zombie Dude

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    Popcorn sucks anyway. I saw it a little while back for the first time and wasn't impressed. I found it slow and far less fun than I was expecting.
     
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    Yeah its not NOTLD or TCM but I have far worse in my collection. It deserves a legitimate release.
     
  17. CPT HOOK

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    Whenever these threads get bumped, I think it'll be an announcement.

    Way to poop in my Cheerios, you guys. :(
     
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    Sorry.

    Ive been away for over a year, the first things I checked on is this and Gator Bait.
    So Im one for two.
     
  19. bruce h

    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    Surprised this hasn't been posted yet! (Nevermind - just saw it was in the Synapse thread.)

    "NEW SYNAPSE FILMS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BLU/DVD!

    Buy A Bag, Go Home In A Box!

    Popcorn, the 1991 cult classic starring Jill Schoelen (The Stepfather, Cutting Class), Malcolm Danare (Christine, Heaven Help Us), Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-terrestrial, The Frighteners, The Lords of Salem) and Tom Villard (One Crazy Summer, My Girl) is coming to Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD from Synapse Films, Inc in 2014!

    This release will give fans a brand-new 2K restoration of the film, taken directly from original vault materials. Supplementary materials from Michael Felsher’s Red Shirt Pictures will round out the exciting package. While the line-up of bonus materials has not yet been finalized, it will feature a retrospective documentary on the making of and legacy of Popcorn along with more extra features currently in the planning stages.

    “We are thrilled to be working closely with Kristy Jett and Red Shirt Pictures to bring Popcorn out properly. We now have some amazing materials, including the original camera negative and 35mm Interpositive materials to go through, to make sure this release is the best it can be. We just got a palette of amazing stuff we have to sort through for extras, including never before seen behind-the-scenes photos, documents, vintage interview tapes and even an alternate, never used original movie poster design that I found in the bottom of a random box,” says Donald May, Jr., President of Synapse Films.

    Getting Popcorn to this point started very simply with a dedicated fan, Kristy Jett of HorrorHound Magazine, launching a Facebook page with the sole purpose of gaining momentum to encourage a distributor to re-release Popcorn. A year in, she gained the support and guidance of Michael Felsher and within the next year she had secured advocacy from Don May, Jr. and Jerry Chandler of Synapse Films. In late 2013, Synapse Films was able to finally secure the rights to the film, to bring it out properly for the fans.

    “Make no mistake, this would not have happened without the support and efforts of Don May, Jr. and Jerry Chandler of Synapse. Other companies inquired over the years but Don and Jerry fought alongside me for the past two years. Without them or Michael Felsher, we would not be here.” –Kristy Jett

    More details will be released in the coming months, including the release date (estimated date is Halloween 2014, but this is not confirmed). In the meantime, keep up to date on developments at Popcorn’s Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/popcornmovie "
     
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    did not dig this film at all
     

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