The Giant Spider Invasion on Blu-ray and DVD from VCI!!!

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  1. Nailwraps

    Nailwraps Well-Known Member

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    From DVD Newsflash's Facebook!!!!:

    "June 9th!!
    DVD & Blu-ray Editions!

    Extras for the blu-ray:


    Blu-ray | 2 DISC | 84 minutes | 1975 | Color | PG | English language | English subtitles | 1.85:1 | Dolby Digital Mono | All

    - New 2015 Documentary by Daniel Griffith – “Size Does Matter! Making The Giant Spider Invasion”
    - Bonus CD from “The Giant Spider Invasion the Musical” – 14 Rockin’ Tracks from the forth-coming Live Musical-Stage Play
    - Mini ‘TGSI’ Collectible Comic Book
    - The SUPER-8 Version (the original home media format!)
    - The SUPER-8 Version re-edited in HD!
    - Archival Interviews with cult-film director Bill Rebane and other members of the cast, crew and Super-fans
    - Archival Interview with actor Robert Easton (Kester)
    Bill Rebane introduction by Kevin Murphy and Mike Nelson (of Mystery Science Theater fame)
    - Extensive Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
    - Original Theatrical Trailer and TV Spots
    - Archival TV News Reports
    - Liner Notes written by Tom Stockman, WeAreMovieGeeks.com

    Extras for the DVD:

    DVD-9 | 1 DISC | 84 minutes | 1975 | Color | PG | English language | English subtitles | 1.85:1 | Dolby Digital Mono | All

    - Archival Interviews with director Bill Rebane and members of the Giant Spider Invasion cast and crew.
    Kevin Murphy of “Mystery Science Theater” introduces Bill Rebane (7:08)
    - Archival Newsreel - Bill Rebane on the set of “Rana” (7:30)
    - Bonus Music Sampler – 4 Tracks from the “The Giant Spider Invasion – The Musical”
    - The SUPER-8 Version (the original home media format!)
    - Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
    - Original The Giant Spider Invasion Theatrical Trailer
    - Liner Notes written by Tom Stockman, WeAreMovieGeeks.com"
     
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  2. russweiss

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    Saw this in the theater when it played on a double bill with Godzilla Vs Megalon. I own the DVD but not sure if I'll bother with an upgrade.
     
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    Will absolutely pick this up. Saw it a the drive-in with Food of the Gods.
     
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    Can't wait. Missed the boat on the opp dvd. Worth having in the collection.
     
  5. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Great flick. All sorts of fun. Can't wait!
     
  6. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Huh, I thought Retromedia had this? Or did that finally lapse? It seemed like Fred Olen Ray locked up the distribution for quite awhile.

    Still... I'd hold off on buying the release until I've seen some reviews. VCI's not the most reliable, and neither is Rebane. So I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if we a repeat of something like the Deadly Spawn fiasco which wasn't even as good as an upconverted DVD!
     
  7. Katatonia

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    I think Fred Olen Ray got into a lawsuit with Bill Rebane about the deal. There were some legal issues anyway, so I'm not surprised that Retromedia doesn't have it now.

    Agreed about VCI though, their release quality has definitely been inconsistent. The specs sound good, but it wouldn't shock me if the Blu-ray turned out to be an upconvert or something.
     
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    Its really the extras I want.
     
  9. Dobby

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    Upconverted with DNR up the ying yang wouldn't surprise me either.
     
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    Looking at that list of extras, I feel like they're going to do a good job on this one. After all, they gave us the stunning Dark Night Of The Scarecrow blu-ray, so they are capable of great work.

    I'll probably pick this one up, but have to admit it's pretty low on my hi-def wants from their catalog. I'd be much more excited about blu-rays of Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, Satan's Cheerleaders, Ruby, The Demon, etc.
     
  11. MisterTwister

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    Missed out on the OOP DVD so I'll snag this.
     
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    A CSPWDT blu-ray would be a "must buy" for me. C'mon VCI!!
     
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    I've never seen it. Looks AWESOME! I'm in!
     
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    Does VCI ship out new releases early or do they hold shipment till street date?
     
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    It's been a while since I pre-ordered anything from them, but I seem to remember that they ship things out a bit early.

    I went ahead and pre-ordered The Giant Spider Invasion Blu-ray a few weeks ago, since it's the only place it's going to be sold from. Expensive fucker though, so I hope they don't screw it up. :eek2:
     
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    VCI stated yesterday on Facebook that it began shipped last Friday, so if you've already ordered it should be arriving soon.
     
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    ...and I received mine yesterday.

    MPEG-2 encode as usual from VCI, but uncompressed audio.

    The transfer itself looks pretty much like DVD quality. Very soft and not a lot of visible detail. I don't know if the surviving elements are just lacking or what, but it's a disappointing HD transfer. I seriously doubt we'll see a better edition anytime soon however.

    It is PACKED with bonus features though, and the comic insert is pretty cool.
     
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    And the only place to get this is the VCI website?
     

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