The Last Shark coming to NTSC DVD in 2013

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  1. chancetx

    chancetx Active Member

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    Yeah, I preordered direct from their website in January. Actually, it's been over 45 days which is Paypal's normal dispute window. I'll have to check if their policy is different in the case of preorders like this. Hopefully it will still show up.

    What's the DVD like? Is it a real DVD as some websites promised or a burned one?
     
  2. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    It is a real factory pressed silver DVD. The transfer looks pretty good, it's 16x9 and progressive encoded...although I have nothing else to compare it to. There's about 4 or 5 trailers, a short featurette, some brief deleted scenes, and a stills gallery.

    I would have thought these would be numbered, since it's supposedly limited to 500, but they're not.
     
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    I assume this is the same transfer as the Scandinavian release?
     
  4. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    I have no idea. The film runs a little over 87 minutes on this DVD.
     
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    I really wanted to like this movie but found it a complete borefest.
     
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    Aside from a couple hilariously dizzying highs (the helicopter scene is riotous) I agree. This film should have been trashier. Had it been more consistently outrageous it might not seem like such a pale shadow of Jaws.
     
  8. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    I enjoyed it :)
     
  9. CPT HOOK

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    Have to agree, but I'm glad it's available. Universal's "ban" on the film is ridiculous.

    And to be fair, they should have just turned around and sued Universal for Jaws 3-D. If I remember, isn't there a scene in this with a bunch of people partying on a floating dock, and the shark splits the dock apart and knocks the people into the water? Pretty sure the exact same scene happens in Jaws 3-D.
     
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    LIMITED SPECIAL 35th ANNIVERSARY EDITION - Region Free (A, B, C) Blu-ray - ONLY 1000 PRESSED

    COMING TO BLU-RAY MARCH 5th, 2015 from SHOCKING ENTERTAINMENT (JAPAN) in conjunction with RETROVISION ENTERTAINMENT, LLC (USA).

    For the first time ever, THE LAST SHARK is available on Blu-ray for its 35th anniversary, remastered from the original negative stored in the film vaults in Italy. See this cult classic in beautiful 1080p! This definitive edition of THE LAST SHARK contains new exclusive special features, including a new HD scan of the original GREAT WHITE trailer, the only known remaining film elements of the Film Ventures International cut of the film. Also included is the newly expanded documentary GREAT WHITE: 30 YEARS LATER, featuring interviews with Brannon Carty, ED Tucker, and other LAST SHARK fanatics. This is a release not to be missed! Only 1000 Blu-rays will be pressed. Once they're gone, they're gone forever!

    A teenage windsurfer is killed by a giant Great White shark in the coastal community of South Bay. Journalist Peter Benton (James Franciscus) and sea dog Ron Hammer (Vic Morrow) realize the truth, but the young Governor William Wells (Joshua Sinclair) dismisses the claim. Fearing that a canceled wind-surfing regatta will bring ruin to his political career, Wells has shark nets installed. However, the sounds of teenagers splashing in the surf leads the shark to rip through the nets causing havoc throughout the town. It is then up to Benton and Hammer to rid the bay of the shark menace.

    Directed by Enzo G. Castellari.

    Digitally Scanned, Restored, and Remastered from the ORIGINAL Negative
    AVC-encoded HD 1080p Video
    Uncut
    1.85:1 Widescreen
    Region Free
    English 2.0 LPCM Audio
    Japanese 2.0 LPCM Audio
    GREAT WHITE TV Spot (SD)
    Italian Theatrical Trailer (SD)
    Original GREAT WHITE Theatrical Trailer (HD)
    Photo Gallery (HD)
    Deleted Scenes (SD)
    GREAT WHITE: 30 Years Later - Expanded Documentary (HD)

    Run Time - 88 mins.

    Pre-orders are up now!

    http://www.retrovisionfilms.com/products-blu-ray/
     
  11. Zillamon51

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    And here we are, all these years later, eagerly anticipating :rolleyes: the impending release of Sharknado 2. Who would have ever guessed that shitty shark movies would be such a long-running subgenre?
     
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    What is known about this company? I'd pre-order it in a heartbeat if this was Synapse or somebody reputable, but these guys? I don't know anything about them.
     
  13. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    They sell a lot on Ebay. I think a year in advance is a bit too far to reserve...? I could picture this being pulled. I dunno.
     
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    I posted this on Bluray.com. I would be weary ordering from them myself.




    Yeah this release is exciting, but they definitely seem like a bootleg operation.

    - the fact that they are high school kids (They have since taken down their pics from their "About" section) with a very unprofessional website
    - their last DVD release was just a stolen PAL transfer with their own personal colour correction, not Director approved or anything
    - extras are mostly trailers and still photos that can be found online
    - their last fundraiser was done through indiegogo where they keeps the funds whether their goal was reached or not, it wasn't
    - they are taking pre-orders (aka. your money) for this Blu-ray even though it isn't coming out for over a year
    - I find it hard to believe this small company was able to get the rights to release The Last Shark legally, when so many other bigger companies were not able to in the past. They say the Japanese company okayed them to use their transfer for a price, but that doesn't mean they legally have the license to release the film here.
    - they are again somehow getting ahold of many other rare Italian flicks when we know they are very expensive to sub license, again these are high school kids!

    I hope I'm wrong, but something is definitely fishy here, no pun intended.

    Don't get me wrong, this could be a great release if they are pretty much just releasing the Japanese disc here, but that doesn't mean it's legal. I guess it just comes down to how you feel about owning a bootleg or not.
     
  15. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    Thanks for the heads-up on the company. I think I'll pass.
     
  16. spawningblue

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    This is the founder of the company.

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  17. zbinks

    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    RetroVision has since changed their preorder policy.

    http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=9312371&postcount=26

     
  18. CPT HOOK

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    I say step back, let the kid do his thing, and see what happens. Even if it is a bootleg and there are legal consequences, that's entirely on him. If you're uncomfortable ordering, then simply don't.

    Especially now that he's going the invoice route, worst case scenario: no blu-ray and you're out nothing.
     
  19. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    Yeah - Okay. I mean I was his age once, too, and LOVING these films. Obviously has a good thing going and this is a movie I LOVE (saw it opening weekend in Reno and sat through 3 showings!!!! Theatre was EMPTY by the way all that Saturday.)
    I'm still wondering if I should by his DVD because it looks aces. At least until the Blu arrives.
     
  20. MisterTwister

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    Is it the same company that did the DVD? If so I thought he did a solid job with it.
     

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