Tourist Trap on Blu-Ray!

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  1. elDomenechHDG

    elDomenechHDG Well-Known Member

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    Charles Band is a fraud. Full Moon Pictures should be disbanded
     
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    I caved and ordered it again...another $27 to have it shipped from the UK...first time ever I've double dipped on a release from two companies a month apart. FM botched it badly...its a disgrace.
     
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    You do realize that both Blu-rays have the same running time and are cut right?

    Full Moon supplied the master to 88 Films, so the fault lies with them though.

    I cancelled my order for the UK Blu-ray. It's just not worth spending $20+ if the damn thing is cut by 5 minutes. I'll wait and see if there's going to be a recall and replacement...
     
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  4. Mikey Horror

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    Jesus Christ can Full Moon do anything right?! The 88 Films blu-ray was looking so good too. Oh well, looks like I'm sticking with my dvd.
     
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    burieddeep Dr. Obrero

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    It will be a long while before this gets released again in HD...if ever. Just having the frame rate issue cleared up and the lossless audio is enough for me to double dip. As fare as the cuts go, I'm not bothered by it since I have the 91min version on Amazon VOD.
     
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    To be fair. The guy who apparently discovered this can't be bothered to even tell us what scenes were cut! If there was a problem and some stuffs missing, it'll be disappointing. But until I get some more info/proof I'm not giving up my 88' pre-order ;)
     
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    All we know so far is 30 secs are missing at the 25 minute mark, updates to follow.
     
  8. Mikey Horror

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    That's enough for me not to buy it on principle. I don't care what's cut, it's the fact that it's even cut at all.
     
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    Yep agree 100%
     
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    I got my pre-order of the 88 films version last Friday and can confirm (just watched);

    frame rate issues at various points in the film
    darker scenes (nighttime/shadows) are very hard to make out
    even though this is cut the film plays out OK (not watched the un-cut version though in a while)

    What a crock, it makes me wonder if the Japan edition might be the better option? I'll be sending this back next week :mad:

    This BR is a turkey! :cry:
     
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  11. zbinks

    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    The Japanese version is supposedly interlaced and an upconvert.
     
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    and expensive too! I think I'll go back to the DVD (which I sold in anticipation of this BR... sigh.)
     
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    If it was only 5 or 10 seconds in a transition scene or something like that, I probably wouldn't even care all that much. But we're talking almost a 5 minute difference here.

    If it's explained somehow, then fine I might buy it at some point. But to just waste $20+ on something that is potentially cut by that much...fuck it! I don't love it that much.

    That's why I usually almost never sell my stuff first. I did sell my DVD of Final Terror not long ago for some good $$...in anticipation of the Shout Factory release...but that looked worse than a VHS so I hardly cared.
     
  14. Mikey Horror

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    Best advice I could give you is to never, EVER, sell off the DVD until the blu-ray is in your hands. In a lot of cases the DVDs are out of print and though you may get a good amount for them, it would most likely cost you more to get back. I've learned this lesson the hard way and will never let it happen again.
     
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    Thankfully this is the only time I've done this (never again!). 88 films are releasing 'Bloody Birthday' here in the UK in a couple of months so I'll be holding onto my Severin DVD for sure! :lol:

    This particular BR though is really bad, daytime/lighter scenes do look good but overall I wouldn't give it the time of day otherwise - have Full Moon never heard of quality control?

    There's a particular scene at the beginning and the whole frame jumps - almost scared me to death :nervous: The best part are the ending credits the frame is constantly jumping as the credits roll (thought I was watching a film from the 1920s)
     
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    This is what somebody has posted over at the Blu-ray.com forum:

    It sounds more like a George Lucas re-edit.
     
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    So the UK suffers the same frame rate jump as the US...Ah fook this then!
     
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    Yeah, this is an easy pass. I honestly feel bad for those who bought this.
     
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    Is the new full moon dvd alright?
     
  20. Mikey Horror

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    At least 88 Films acknowledged the issue. From their Facebook:

    "We're aware through the comments on its page that the running time on Tourist Trap has become an issue. We did notice this when we received the master from the US and did raise the issue with Full Moon but ultimately this is the only HD master available and we felt we had to run with it to give the UK fans at least the equivalent of the US blu-ray.

    We considered adding in the missing excerpts from the DVD master but that would have created noticeable shifts in image quality and ruined the 5.1 mix. Also this release does include a brand new commentary by David Schmoeller and we're not aware that he had any issues with the master when he was recording that.

    We're very sorry if anyone feels their blu-ray is not as good as it should be but hopefully you will feel that the new special features, lossless sound, booklet notes and reversible art will make up for the slightly shorter running time than our previous DVD release."
     

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