Severin - Upcoming Blu-Ray releases

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  1. Steel76

    Steel76 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the 2K restoration might just be them adding some DNR on the 88films transfer, as a lot of their releases suffer from this.
     
  2. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    I wouldn't doubt it. Their Axe / Kidnapped Coed Blu-ray suffers from that on both films. You can play the alternate "Bloody Brothers" cut (or the clips in the Featurettes) and easily tell they drowned the detail with DNR in the main films.
     
  3. horrorlover

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    I don't mind different companies releasing their own version of the same film, I just pick out which one is best and buy it, I only buy 1 version of a film though on blu ray, I'm not doing the double dip game, 1 version of a movie in HD is enough for me, the only movie I have on blu ray that I'd buy again is Story of O, that blu ray from Somerville is horrendous, it looks worse than a bootleg DVD. I cant' even watch it it's so terrible. But every other blu ray I have I'm happy with. Severin has done some good blu rays, but I wait for reviews before I buy stuff so I'm usually able to avoid picking up poor releases. Sinful Dwarf was great on blu ray. I see Severin have Christina coming to blu ray, I have never seen it, but sounds fun, an 80's softcore film, I loved that stuff back in the day, when I'd watch it on late night cable when I was supposed to be asleep and my parents had no idea I was sneaking a peek at boobs when I was 10 years old haha.
     
  4. satans-sadists

    satans-sadists Ghost

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    Severin posted this today on Facebook:

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  5. fceurich39

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    Disc One: DOCTOR BUTCHER MD

    Officially, for the first time ever on disc, DOCTOR BUTCHER MD will be released UNCUT. Transferred in 2k and restored from negative elements from the Aquarius Releasing vaults and from the original negative of ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST in Rome. DOCTOR BUTCHER MD is the official US release version, with extra footage and a unique soundtrack, which was a massive hit on 42nd Street and birthed a generation of gore hounds in the early VHS era.

    Bonus Features:

    Featurette: BUTCHERY & BALLYHOO: Interview with Aquarius Releasing’s Terry Levene. A brand new half-hour plus career interview with the mastermind behind DOCTOR BUTCHER MD, the notorious Aquarius Releasing and their network of east coast cinemas. The 86 year old legendary showman regales us with tales of the making and marketing of movies to satiate the rabid appetites of the gore, action and sleaze crowds of the 70s and 80s.

    Featurette: DOWN ON THE DEUCE: Nostalgic Tour Of 42nd Street With Temple Of Shock’s Chris Pogialli and Filmmaker Roy Frumkes. Frumkes was the producer and star of the unfinished zombie short which features in DOCTOR BUTCHER MD. He and 42nd Street theater and cult movie historian Chris Poggialli took a recent stroll along what used to be the street which housed the world’s most disreputable cinemas, pointing out each location and its lurid details. Original footage and stills from that bygone era are contrasted to the Disneyfied corporate hub it has become.

    Roy Frumkes’ Segment Of Unfinished Anthology Film ‘TALES THAT WILL TEAR YOUR HEART OUT’. Frumkes’ full cut of his episode of the doomed anthology film, accompanied by his audio commentary.

    Featurette: THE BUTCHER MOBILE: Interview with Gore Gazette Editor & Butcher Mobile Barker Rick Sullivan. A rare on-camera interview with the reclusive Sullivan about the rise and fall of his infamous ‘zine and the outrageous story behind the New York street marketing of DOCTOR BUTCHER MD.

    Featurette: CUTTING DOCTOR BUTCHER: Interview with Editor Jim Markovic. The former Aquarius Releasing employee (then soon-to-be filmmaker) reminisces about his days working for the one and only Terry Levene and his assembling of the DOCTOR BUTCHER MD cut.

    Illustrated Essay: “Experiments With A Male Caucasian Brain (…and other memories of 42nd Street)” By Gary Hertz. The Doctor from the Butcher Mobile recalls his days on the Deuce.

    Trailers: One Theatrical and two Video Release Trailers for DOCTOR BUTCHER MD.

    Disc Two:

    ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST

    For the first time ever the UNCUT VERSION of ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST in HD. Previous releases of ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST have excised a 5 minute sequence from the middle of the movie and only included it as an inferior quality deleted scene. This sequence has now been restored into the movie, transferred from the original 16mm negative, as it was originally released. In addition, previous disc releases have used video generated titles which have now been restored from the original film source. Also a new color correction pass and further restoration have been undertaken, making this the definitive release to date of ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST.

    Bonus Features:

    Featurette: VOODOO MAN: Interview With Star Ian McCulloch. The ZOMBIE, CONTAMINATION, ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST actor discusses his career in an interview conducted by Shocktillyoudrop.com’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Alexander.

    Featurette: BLOOD OF THE ZOMBIES: Interview With FX Master Rosario Prestopino. The FX wizard behind the carnage in DEMONS, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD and BURIAL GROUND sadly passed away in 2008. Fortunately for fans, Freak-O-Rama Productions shot this previously unseen interview with the man about his work on ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST in 2007.

    Featurette: FILMMAKER ENZO G. CASTELLARI REMEMBERS HIS FATHER DIRECTOR MARINO GIROLAMI: It’s not a well known fact that ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST helmer “Frank Martin”, aka veteran director Marino Girolami, is the father of 70s/80s action maestro Enzo G. Castellari of INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, HIGH CRIME, BRONX WARRIORS and KEOMA fame. Castellari recently took the time to reminisce about his father via skype and supplied rare stills from his personal archive with which to illustrate the chat.

    Featurette: SHERRY HOLOCAUST: Interview With Actress Sherryl Buchanan. The famed Italian genre publication Nocturno Magazine shot a rare on-camera interview with Ms. Buchanan recalling ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST and her days in Italian exploitation movies.

    Featurette: NEUROSURGERY ITALIAN STYLE: Interview With FX Artist Maurizio Trani. The FX veteran recalls skull saws and 15 minute zombie makeups.

    Featurette: New York Filming Locations Then Vs. Now. A look at the Big Apple locales as they are today.

    Audio Bonus: Ian McCulloch Sings “Down By The River”. Back in 1964 McCulloch cut a folk music single early in his career. It’s included here visually enhanced by stills from his personal archive.

    Trailers: The International and German Trailers for ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST.

    The first 5000 copies of this double disc release will come with official DOCTOR BUTCHER Barf Bag!

    https://severin-films.com/shop/doctor-butcher-m-d-blu-ray
     
  6. loutoad23

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    Is this up for preorder on amazon yet??
     
  7. delicreep

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    I think this set qualifies as 'stacked'.
     
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  8. horrorlover

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    holy crap, this release looks amazing, Zombie Holocaust was released in the UK, but this release looks to be a better one
     
  9. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    It was also released on Blu in the US well before the UK release by Shriek Show/Media Blasters. But of course this will be a much much welcomed upgrade over that OOP disc.
     
  10. Katatonia

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    As long as Severin doesn't DNR it to death like some of their recent releases. They don't exactly have the best track record as far as Blu-ray A/V presentations go.
     
  11. burieddeep

    burieddeep Dr. Obrero

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    Tell me about it...I just bought the U.K. release a couple of months back:mad:

    But, I will double dip on this one since it has the U.S. print.:D
     
  12. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    LOL same here.
     
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    Darga Narcissistic Personality

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    I almost picked up the Shriek Show blu a number of times. I'm glad I didn't cos I'll definitely be grabbing this.
     
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    Currently says 39.99 at Amazon but 28.99 direct from severin, bit im sure the Amazon price will drop
     
  15. horrorlover

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    well if Severin does go berserk with the DNR, there is always the UK disc to choose from :) I will wait for the reviews to roll in before buying, here's hoping the Severin disc is a solid release, I'm sure it will be, but I've learned my lesson about preordering stuff, for the most part that is lol, occasionally I will preorder if it's something that is limited edition and might sell out fast.
     
  16. zbinks

    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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  17. Spacevis

    Spacevis There's some Dettol in the jeep!

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    Nice, too bad their international shipping prices are insane. 35 $ shipping for 4 BDs is just too damn much.
     
  18. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    Fucking-A. Can they please stagger these 50% Off sales? Jesus!
     
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    You're telling me, I have to pass on this one because of all the other great sales that just happened, Criterion, Twilight Time, Arrow, Shout Factory Deluxe editions, Olive bogo, Damn my wallets empty :(
     

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