The Toxic Avenger on Blu-Ray

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  1. Katatonia

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    Nope, I've ordered from Zavvi several times before. No problems at all.

    I was just being sarcastic about the Japanese cut perhaps being overly goofy, not the actual product or retailer.
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    Okay, thanks. They have FORBIDDEN ZONE on blu for 7.99 so I'll give it a whirl.
     
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    Anyone know if the Japanese Cut will be in NTSC or PAL on the 88 films release?
     
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    So the Jap Cut is only on the 88Films release and in SD?
     
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    Yep.
     
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    What version is better? I've never seen the Jap cut so I don't know if I should go for the UK release or get the US one which is meant to have more extras.
     
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    The Unrated DC is better. The Japanese cut is a must see for fans but the pacing in the DC is much smoother and the additional scenes don't add a whole lot (except revealing two characters didn't actually die)
     
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    Can't wait to view this on Blu-ray, it's still currently in the mail. The Toxic Avenger is the movie that changed it all for me as a wee lad and turned me into a movie maniac. I screened a 35mm print back in 2008, which actually turned out to be the Japanese cut with the alternate takes, extra montages and phone-booth scene. I'm pretty excited to revisit the film in HD.
     
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    It's definitely NTSC.

    I received the Steelbook earlier today, and it looks great with the embossed cover. Lossless audio, and everything is on a dual-layer disc.

    Also, here's detailed screen comparisons of the US Blu-ray with the old US DVD: http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleic...disc1=4532&disc2=4531&hd_multiID=1855#auswahl

    I would expect the 88 Films to best the US Blu-ray, since the feature size on that release is about 8+ gigs in size larger (MPEG-4 AVC) — so there should be less compression artifacting.
     
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    Thanks for confirming the format guys.

    Now I'm really interested to see how picture quality of 88 Films and Troma stack up.
     
  15. Katatonia

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    I'm pretty sure the 88 encode will prove superior to the Troma. It has 8+ extra gigs for the feature itself...if caps-a-holic is accurate with the specs for the Troma release.

    I can see some noticeable compression artifacts in the screenshots for the Troma BD. Here's a good example of that. It's not that bad in most shots, and certainly far better than the DVD, but I'm amazed they were too cheap to put everything on a dual-layer with all the bonus features and stuff.
     

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