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Discussion in 'General' started by MorallySound, Sep 12, 2012.
Maybe this was asked before, but has anyone bought their canister shipping? How was it?
I did it many years ago during Black Friday. It's just what the description says; they bubble wrap the hell out of your bundle of discs, put them in a shipping canister with plenty of bubble padding, maybe zip tie it? (wasn't pad locked), and slapped the FedEx sticker/envelope right on the can and shipped it that way.
Now I've got a film shipping canister that says "Hot Wind R# 1-2-3" on it. Kinda cool. My first thought was, "I'm going to do this every time!" but quickly thought better of that. Now it just sits at the bottom of my stairs next to a plant as a decorator piece.
It is ground shipping because it's so heavy so don't expect next day delivery for your $50. You're basically paying to have scrap metal mailed to you.
Coming soon: Dead Dudes in the House aka The House on Tombstone Hill aka The Road aka The Dead Come Home
I rewatched Dead Dudes In The House recently on one of the streaming services (I think Prime). Has some playful creepy moments and is fun at times, but being that the entire movie takes place in bland ugly interiors, I found it a bit repetitive and tough to get through.
Glad Vinegar Syndrome is still digging for gems in the Troma catalogue, there's a few in there I'd love to see them tackle (HollowGate, There's Nothing Out There, etc).
I love Tombstone Hill. Very happy this one is finally being released.
Both Blood Hook and Dead Dudes In The House were among my most-wanted Troma acquisitions so I'm a happy camper. It feels like this year labels are really starting to scrape the bottom of the slasher barrel -- and I couldn't be more excited! A lot of these movies were skipped over during DVD or had VHS-quality transfers so it's wild to see them getting HD upgrades. These releases fuel my nostalgia for the video store era and I have a lot of fun revisiting them.
I'm pleasantly surprised that Troma seems to have taken good care of the elements for some of these titles, as they aren't a studio I would normally associate with film preservation. I'm sure it helps that they've probably been sitting untouched for years while Troma kept recycling the same old masters!
^Good point on these being Troma films. I am glad it is not Troma releasing them. These movies will actually get the proper treatment and will be worth buying. I don't think I own one Troma blu.
It's possible that Vinegar Syndrome may be getting the negatives from the filmmakers themselves and not Troma. The blu-rays that Troma has released are mostly movies produced by Troma themselves, while the movies Vinegar Syndrome is releasing are regional horror films that were distributed by Troma (Luther The Geek, Nightmare Weekend, Blood Hook, Dead Dudes In The House, etc).
Had to go the eBay route but I now have Ice Cream Man in my possession.
Coolest cover art ever. Really fun flick too.
I thought Troma's blu releases have been pretty good quality wise. They're definitely better than Full Moon when it comes to quality.
They lost me during the dvd era. Good to know they stepped up their game!
Oh their DVD stuff was terrible lol. I can't blame you there.
Anybody know if Troma still holds the rights to 1980's THE CHILDREN ? That had a rather poor DVD release from them a few years back.
They apparently do, or at least they still have it on their website and it's sold and streaming elsewhere.
The Children would be perfect for Vinegar Syndrome. It's kind of fascinating how Harry Manfredini's infamous Friday The 13th score is really just the score for The Children recycled, which he did right before Friday.
As for Full Moon, I don't own a ton of their releases, but they did seem to get better after their first blu-rays. For instance, Puppet Master looks underwhelming but Puppet Master 2 and 3 look terrific.
Thanks ! I hope that one day better elements for that film might be used for a stronger release.
And then recycled yet again for SWAMP THING.
thx for the headsup, it made me pick up Blood Hook, Terror and Star Time