Troma Goes Blu!

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  1. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    I wish I could be excited for Nuke 'Em High II blu but I dislike that film quite a bit.
     
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    That's a relief, at least. I've never owned Rabid Grannies on any format so, while the situation is still shitty, I kind of feel like I just paid a couple dollars more for the DVD.
     
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    I love Troma but it's even hard for me to defend what they did with Rabid Grannies.

    I don't own any of their blu-rays yet (SOON) but I've seen enough screen shots to know for the most part they look pretty darn good.

    Rabid Grannies has never been a good looking film and the only way to watch the movie truly uncut (and I'm not talking that barely feature length producer's cut) is with dutch subs hardcoded on the film. A price to pay to see the film right way (IMO)

    I was kind of excited when I heard that Troma was releasing it on Blu. Did they finally have a good print of the film? Nope. Just the shitty producer's cut with its cropping of the dutch subs, rushed pacing and horrible new color timing.

    Lloyd's excuse is complete bullshit too. It's just as bad as his bullshit excuse for giving 88 films an edited print of Toxie III.

    I adore Lloyd but in its condition Rabid Grannies didn't need a blu release. DVD with those cuts? Yep. But they should've used their money to release other titles on hi-def.
     
  4. Zollman

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    Vinegar Syndrome does their HD work, it's not Troma themselves.
     
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    Are you sure about that? Vinegar Syndrome have released some licensed Troma titles, like Graduation Day, which they did do the transfers of; but things like Rabid Grannies were released by Troma themselves.
     
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    The folks behind Vinegar Syndrome run Process Blue, which is a full service restoration house, and Troma is one of their clients (among others like Synapse and Drafthouse Films) - so yes, technically VS does do transfers for Troma and Zollman is correct. Whether they (Process Blue) did the transfer for Rabid Grannies though, I'm not sure as I don't have the Blu-ray, but it could have been another company who did that one - depending on where Troma sourced the HD master from. Troma does not actually do their own HD scanning and restoration in house.
     
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    Regardless of who did the Rabid Grannies transfer/encode, it's a monumental disgrace that shouldn't have even been considered for the format.
     
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    So, both versions on the Blu-Ray itself are the Gold/Blue version of the movie?
     
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    Most likely will be the same cut version 88 films has.

    So pass.
     
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    Better than using the DVD transfer of the unrated cut! :p
     
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    I rather have that than the censored version of the film.
     
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    I would be ok with that as a bonus disc. I guess we'll have to wait and see. The keyword of advice for myself this time is WAIT.
     
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    No kidding. I think it's wise advice to wait on any Troma release... at least until some advance reviews are out first.
     
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    It's not censored per se, it misses 4 seconds in the opening fight but has all the other violence.
    The 35mm version is of the "R rated" cut it's just how it is.
     
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    HD versions of Troma movies will be whatever the final 35mm IP contains.
     
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    The cuts in the opening, is when Toxie rips out the intestines of one of the bad guys. When you see the hand getting mangled in the VCR, and it get ripped off. And when Toxie pushes the stick through the head of the guy and twists the head off. Really sucks that it has been edited out of the HD transfer :(
     
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    Thanks for the heads up will just stick with my boxset dvds. The transfers for 2 & 3 are sufficient. I can not see lloyd not wanting those gags included. Weird.
     
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    Here's hoping Terra Firmer gets a HD release soon. Then I think I'm set with my Troma movies.
     
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    I'd like that as well as Troma's War, Sgt. Kabukiman and Cannibal the Musical. After that, I'm good to go.
     

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