Vinegar Syndrome - New Genre Label

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  1. russweiss

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    I retired last year and start selling off my movie and memorabilia collection. For me it only takes about 10-15 hours to get 100 plus auctions ready per month. Yes there is also time needed for packaging and trips to the post office but the money is supplementing my retirement. I sold over 15K in the first year and it's not like I'm really missing the items that are now gone.
     
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    I just received Pledge Night, which too came with the ad for Tammy and the T-Rex. Here's a question: the card says Tammy and the T-Rex will be available for the 50% off Black Friday sale. Does that mean those of us who just pre-ordered it at full price will receive that discount?
     
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    The ad is deceptive. Tammy will be regular price. I agree though, it does kind of read that way.
     
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    I’m pretty sure that anything recently released never falls into the 50% off sale. Keep in mind too, the “50% off” is off the suggested retail price.
     
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    Question / comment.

    Is diabolikdvd the only website/shop that carries VS releases (with slipcovers) besides VS's own shop?

    And if this is the case ... why not just buy them from directly from VS. Same price and you don't have to pay for shipping if you spend over $50.


    P.S. - If diabolikdvd is selling them for the same price as VS .. then what the hell are they paying for them? They got to be getting them for like $20 or cheaper ... it's not worth the hassle. VS should sell them at those prices at their own shop. Cut out the middleman.
     
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  8. MorallySound

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    Yes, the only other place to get the LE slipcovers other than direct from VS is Diabolik. Lots of folks buy from Diabolik, especially international customers, where you'd have to pay shipping regardless plus you can bundle with more options for other discs if doing a bulk order. Sure, if you're in the US and are only ordering straight VS titles, then yeah, direct from VS is a no-brainer, but if you're even bundling with other titles you'll still have more options from Diabolik than with VS's online Archive storefront selections. Plus the more places you can buy something, the more units you will sell, even if you lose a percentage than if you sold direct.
     
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    I watched Pledge Night today, and I found it pretty enjoyable. It's definitely in same the don't-take-it-too seriously mid to late 80's vein of horror as Slaughter High (of which it in some plays like a more modest version). Puerile hazing rituals take up the first half of the movie and sets a light, immature tone, and there's even a weirdly homoerotic undercurrent to the proceedings that the movie seems to take as far as it dares. There is female nudity as well, but for a bunch of supposedly straight guys, the fraternity members sure are in a hurry to expose the buttocks of their pledges in all sorts of ways. Once the vengeful Acid Sid makes his entrance, there are some fun kills - not least the one where he gorily emerges from the body of a fraternity member he had apparently possessed. One death, where Sid buries a guy's face in his open abdomen, is a missed opportunity for gnarly acid burns. We hear victim's skin sizzling, but the makeup effects are tame. Sid himself looks pretty cool, though. And I disagree with the reviewer about him being a Freddy clone - IMO, he has much more in common with Mary Lou from Prom Night II.
     
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    But Mary Lou is basically a Freddy clone...
     
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    You’re right, of course. It’s the same rubber reality, back from the grave with a vengeance schtick with all three. Mary Lou adds sexiness to the equation, and Sid is actually well-intentioned. Sorta. Sid also doesn’t really go for the unfunny one liners too much. He gets a couple, but they’re not as jarring as those in the later ANOES instalments. So yeah, I take it back, they’re both clones, but each has a distinct enough character to make them fresh and enjoyable for me. Neither of which I found Freddy from The Dream Child and onwards.
     
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    I will say, though, that with the fraternity theme and Sid’s own death via a hazing ritual, it would have been cool if all the kills resembled hazing rituals. Some do, like the firecracker up the butthole, but others are kinda workmanlike - “oh there you are. I’ll just twist your head till your neck snaps. No time to get all creative with you.” Sid’s also a bit of an opportunist:
    ”I’m here to protect my son, but while I’m here, I might as well have some fun and get it on with this chick.”

    Sid and Mary Lou also differ from Freddy in that they didn’t really deserve their fate. Mary Lou’s only crime was being a loose woman, while Sid hadn’t done anything to anyone except get some girl pregnant. Freddy was a child murderer and implied child molester, and still the universe sided with him over the parents who killed him.
     
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    Anyone know when Amityville ships?
     
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    Also curious about this. Anyone also know how long their international shipping usually takes?
    Was hoping this would come before Halloween but seems pretty unlikely now that they haven't shipped yet.
     
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    Anxiously awaiting the Amityville set as well. As someone who loves low rent sequels far down the line in big franchises, there is so much for me to like with these later Amityvilles. Despite my Canadian-ness, even I'll admit that the Canadian The Amityville Curse (the one title that seems stranded between the Scream Factory set and the Vinegar Syndrome set) is the worst of the bunch, and that the four Amityvilles in this set are all fun in their own way (Dollhouse is the most bonkers, 1992 the most accomplished, The Evil Escapes the cheesiest and A New Generation the most, uh, okay in the bunch). I thought those movies would languish in shoddy Lionsgate bargain bin DVD transfers forever, so imagine my surprise when the transfers all look amazing from the stills and the extras lists are certainly more than you'd ever expect for these movies. Even the box art looks so collectible. Excited for Beserker too, slashers have always been my jam, and I've really been falling more and more in love with regional flicks these days (Blood Beat, Screams of a Winter's Night, Sudden Fury, House of Death, etc.). Vin Syn is hitting it out of the park these days.
     

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