THE BURNING (1981) and THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN (1976) from Shout Factory 5/21

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  1. Kim Bruun

    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    Fantastic! I can't wait to revisit it. I've only seen it once, and it was an unofficial release of unexeptional quality - which didn't do it any favors. It's nice that the movie will finally be able to speak for itself. :)
     
  2. bruce h

    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    The burning is one of my favourite slashers, ow yes this will be mine!!!!
     
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    Can't wait to see some screenshots. One of my all time favourites :cool:
     
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    I love "The Evictors" it was on Netflix streaming a while back. Sounds like a nice package.
     
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    For a less scholarly approach to reviewing The Burning, here's my review:

    http://the-manchester-morgue.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-burning-scream-factory-blu-raydvd.html

    Keep in mind my screenshots are from the DVD, making Blu-ray screenshots is not easy unless I plop down nearly $100 for AnyDVD. I'm trying to figure out a way around this, but it's a real bitch.

    I'm almost done with my Town That Dreaded Sundown review. That's an odd movie, the horror parts are actually pretty intense and well done, especially the Dawn Wells scene, but I don't really enjoy the parts of the movie with the cops. And don't get me started on the out of place comedy relief. I actually like The Evictors more, for me it was tighter since it wasn't jumping between styles and it had a better story. Town doesn't really have a lot of story, you can tell it in one sentence. "An unknown man killed five people in Arkansas in the 40's and they never found out who he was or why he did it." Not a bad movie at all, not trying to sound like I hated it, I'm just not too big on it.
     
  7. ronnie21

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    have to wait for dvd talk and blu ray.com's reviews for the real verdict. Sounds promising.. Good news on the picture quality looking good..
     
  8. booper71

    booper71 Lord of the Thighs.

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    I learned: Jason Alexander was balding even as a youth!
     
  9. Suicide

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    Yeah, I'm certainly not an authority on picture quality or anything, I'm not one to worry too much about imperfections in video quality usually. When I started reviewing I figured I'd just let the screenshots do the talking, so I need to figure something out that works for me to do the Blu-ray shots.
     
  10. Suicide

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    Okay, I found a temporary solution. They're JPEGs so there's probably a bit of compression, but this should give a good idea of what it looks like. I'm working on posting the Blu-ray shots now but blogger has been taking an eternity to upload lately. So here are a few shots for now, check my review in like 20 minutes for more.


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    And the best shot of the movie, highly spoileriffic so don't click unless you know the ending:

    http://img285.imagevenue.com/img.ph...76_7D2D_4149_836A_977888282430_122_202lo.jpg#
     
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    Awesome, Thanks for doing this, Much appreciated.

    They look great ;)
     
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    We should be getting some reviews soon,, hopefully Blu-ray.com and dvd talk is pretty slow at getting reviews. but they are the one site I go by as far as picture quality goes...
     
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    Suicide's screens look amazing, He's shown me all I need to see. Already ordered.
     
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    my store got these in now on hold for me for may 21st already they are also getting additional copies in the store
     
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    Me neither, but highly doubt I'll be upgrading/double-dipping anyway.
     
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    At least I'm not alone who don't like that new cover, judging from Facebook it felt like I was. Anyway for this one that will depend on the extras if I double dip or not.
     
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    wow, dvd talk only gave the pic quality 3 and a half stars. Cant wait to see what Blu-ray .com is gonna give it.. Whatever dvd talk rates it, Blu-ray.com will rate it lower. Remember they are the ones who gave a bad pic quality for Halloween III, and yet H3 had an awesome transfer..
     

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