Synapse Films

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  1. elDomenechHDG

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    I considered grabbing Arrow's Tenebrae steelbook but I decided the film isn't one of my favorites so an upgrade wasn't worth it to me. I've heard good things about Arrow's new transfer so I'm happy for anyone who truly loves the film. I don't really want to advocate for Arrow over Synapse but it sounds like Don will be up to his neck with restoration work on the film so I wouldn't hold my breath for a release date anytime soon. If I were a fan of the film I'd want to have it in my hands ASAP. Besides, the steelbook looks sweet IMO.
     
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    http://www.fangoria.com/new/first-look-coverdetails-for-synapses-countess-dracula-blu-raydvd/
     
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    great! I'll definitely be pre-ordering Countess Dracula. Nice to see them maintaining and adding to the existing supplements. Hopefully Synapse acquires a few more Hammer titles, they've definitely been treating those they do with a lot of respect.
     
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    Well said. This is a day one purchase for me.
     
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    Some more Tenebrae / Phenomena details:

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink....comment_id=6725414&offset=0&total_comments=17

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink....comment_id=6725430&offset=0&total_comments=17
     
  6. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Synapse probably thought they had, but the Italian owners had other ideas. A lot of distributors have expressed frustration when working with Italy.

    I can wait awhile longer if it means the best possible transfer. I think if they dig deep enough they'll find the raw scan after all. Even that might still be too problematic.
     
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    Nice to see Countess Dracula heading our way in two months. Synapse has done an awesome job with their Hammer films. I have all of them & plan on getting this one too. Hope that more are planned.
     
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    Restoring another Hammer Films production to its former glory, Synapse Films give Peter Sasdy's COUNTESS DRACULA (1971) her hi-def debut! Time: Medieval. The peasants of a small Hungarian town find themselves with a shortage of attractive young girls; it seems all their teenage virgins are turning up missing! Could it have something to do with Countess Elisabeth, a vain, petty woman whose castle overlooks the village? She does have an awfully large bathtub... This is Hammer's stab at the Countess Bathory tale, a 16th Century aristocrat who is said to have bathed in blood for its purported regenerative properties. Ingrid Pitt essays the title role, in both aged and youthful form, in both clothed and unclothed form. Originally panned by fans expecting another Dracula series installment, the film has slowly gained a bit of a following -- and fans will be well-served by Synapse's upcoming release. Besides the video upgrade (MGM's old DVD wasn't even anamorphic), the disc will port over the commentary with director, star and screenwriter, in addition to a new Pitt featurette, audio interview, stills and trailers.

    Blu-Ray / DVD Combo Preorder (5/6/14) -- now live. Direct link at my Upcoming Releases page:
    http://bruceholecheck.blogspot.com/2009/12/upcoming-dvd-blu-ray-releases-of-note.html

    Original trailer!
    http://youtu.be/uUtyVg4a6zs

    "Like" the Cinema Arcana Facebook page to keep up with the latest news, deals, release announcements and more!
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    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=838252429536097&id=193094600718553

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink....id=838261436201863&offset=0&total_comments=19
     
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    RE: Whether the Argento titles will be priced like the Demons titles even if they ultimately aren't released as steelbooks.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Syna...id=855121264515880&offset=0&total_comments=39
     
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    From FB:

    In light of all the discussion, etc. regarding SUSPIRIA and our announcement last year that we were trying to get a 2K scan of original materials, I've decided to give you all a quick update. It's been a long, very hard, road to get where we are today with this project but this picture speaks much louder than any words (from us, or from those who think they know all there is to know about us) right now. More info to come soon enough, but we're ready to knock your socks off in 2015.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd...._=1416475913_ddcf849908237576bcd85670aaf37df7
     
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    Much more curious about Popcorn than any of the Argento stuff.
     
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    Has it been confirmed if Synapse has Argento's OPERA? If not I'll grab a copy of the Japanese BD from Diabolik. It's a little pricey at $49 but this is my favorite Argento flick after PHENOMENA.
     
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    That picture is yummy.

    Day one purchase for me. As much as I would like to have it now, I know it's in good hands with Don. I'll be patient while he works his magic.

    BTW if anyone tried to upload the file and had issues, it's because we ran out of space. I changed the quota (advantages of a dedicated server) and we are good to go now on attachments...
     
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    Weirdo :p
     
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    ...but Argento makes me sleepy. :sleepy:
     
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    Next you're going to say that his music scores ruin the films. :p


    I too am more excited for Popcorn, but that's only because I own the Argento films already.
     
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    I'm only really excited about Suspiria. I own the Arrow steelbook of Tenebrae and am kind of relieved to hear they're using the same master.

    ~Matt
     

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