What is the better "bug" movie?

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  1. dickieduvet

    dickieduvet Member

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    Olive don't DNR their titles like SF do, See Halloween II & III. Did you see their BD release of The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea...Holy shit....Bargain bin DVD quality. Hoping 'The Burning' at least has some grain.
     
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    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    Uhhh...regarding The Sailor...that was the master Shout! was given. They had no control over it.

    Sounds like you've been drinking Blu-Ray.com forum kool-aid there buddy.
     
  3. dickieduvet

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    Not at all, Have you seen the comparison between the Universal Halloween II Blu and SF.

    They do work on their transfers, Having viewed 'Sailor' they should have refused to release it until given proper materials!!

    Like I said Olive's releases are un-molested
     
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    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    Yeah, that's a great business practice...spend thousands of dollars and ignore contractual obligations just to sit on a title. Like I said...not Shout!'s fault.

    That Universal transfer of Halloween II isn't perfect either. See opening credits. Regarding the Halloween sequels and They Live (I imagine you'll go there next)..any tampering is negligable. I have no problem with any of those releases...Halloween III is GORGEOUS.
     
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  5. skinnypuppy

    skinnypuppy New Member

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    Hey guys, stop arguing over the better company and start arguing over which movie I should buy. Only a few more hours until I go shopping :)

    Ticks is still winning. Fattyjoe37 gave me some good info, but I'm still looking for feedback.
     
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    It depends on your era of preference. Ticks is very 90's, so if you're a big 90's fan you'll probably love it.
    I thought it was ok but wasn't a big fan of its goofiness. The Nest is more serious.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    I haven't seen Ticks but I rather liked The Nest. So while I've wanted to get Ticks the outpouring of support for Ticks surprises me. I really want to see Ticks now.

    The Nest takes a lot of its cues from The Thing and The Fly. That's not to say it compares favorably to them, just that some scenes do a good job recreating that vibe. Since I'm a big fan of both Thing/Fly the Nest is kinda like bonus material to them.
     
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    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    I'm in THE NEST camp, but both are favorites and I'm super happy to have 'em in hi-def!

    (And I agree a MOSQUITO blu would be great. I'd love to have a proper SKEETER special edition, too. We were going to put one together for New Line / Image, but the schedule got bumped forward several months and all plans were dropped. I had already talked with Tracy Griffith, who's now a sushi chef, and she was really excited to do it. Oh well.)
     
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    This. I watched The Nest BD last night. The first half of the film is definitely drab but it certainly picks up towards the middle with some great effects. However, the Queen Cockroach didn't look as good as I had remembered it...that whole ending seemed a lot more colorful too. I guess that's primarily due to watching it so many years on VHS...its jump onto HD was pretty jarring for someone not used to the film looking that way. Lisa langlois is totally cute in the flick too. And Ticks may have Carlton, but The Nest has Homer!

    Ticks has its moments though...Ami Dolenz is great eye candy and the ending transformation is totally awesome. But there are also some bad looking CG blood squibs. Like ZD said....it all comes down to which era you prefer.

    And we were not fighting...I was obviously informing the uninformed. :)
     
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    I haven't seen Ticks but do like the Nest quite a bit. I can't not recommend the Nest, but I also can't say it's better or worse than Ticks either until I try it myself.
     
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    Lol!! What. Uninformed my arse fella!

    With close to 1500 Blu-Ray's in my collection and being 6 years into the format, I have a fair idea what, How and why digital tinkering can make or break a HD transfer.

    Shout (Scream) Factory apply DNR to their transfers, Olive Films do not....This is fact. Deal with it!!!

    If you're happy with the way they look, Good for you!!
     
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    Awww....ain't he cute?
     
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    I've seen my copy of The Nest twice since tuesday and have only watched Ticks once since I got it. 80's over 90's always for me because Im old and it's the nostalgia factor. Also I'd love to have BUG(75) on bluray.
     
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    Bummer about the end scene. I remember it looking pretty good effects wise. Can't say I remember it being colorful though.
    I'm only 21 and it's still 80's over 90's for me :lol:
     
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    Well hopefully I made the right decision. I went ahead and bought Ticks. Luckily I still have some GiftCard money so I will pick up The Nest next time I see it. I would have picked it up yesterday, but it was sold out.

    I'll let you all know what I think when I get a chance to watch it later this week.
     
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    I can probably count on one hand how many horror flicks from the 90's I actually enjoyed. It's by far my least favorite decade for horror (although the present is giving that time period a run for its money) I guess a lot of tastes depends on when you grew up. I was a child of the 80's so a lot of those movies are pure nostalgia to me. I love The Nest, but to be fair, I have yet to see Ticks. Have to check it out at some point.
     
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    Skeeter... lol jk... This should have had a poll. Never seen The Nest, Love Ticks though.
     
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    I watched these 2 back-to-back last night in honor of this thread. I prefer Ticks--mostly because it knows what it is. It's a fun, goofy B movie that never aspires to anything more. The Nest takes itself a little too seriously at times--and it spends too much time trying to ape Jaws. It only serves to remind you of what an inferior rip-off it is.

    The character backstories in both films are dull and ridiculously hackneyed. But Ticks spends a lot less time on those elements than The Nest. For a while The Nest seems like Melrose place with its love triangle and broken family plotlines. Ticks gets to the bug mayhem quickly and keeps the action coming.

    Supporting performances are mostly terrible in both films--with Clint Howard and Terri Treas doing some of the worst work I've ever seen. Treas stands out more because of the semi-serious tone of The Nest. She's so inept that I'm surprised she ever worked again.

    Neither film is boring or among the worst the genre has to offer. But I'd much rather re-visit Ticks.
     
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    Well, after months of putting off watching both movies, I have finally sat down to watch them.

    I have to say TICKS won me over. I loved the movie. It's like what a few of you said - it knows what it is and doesn't try to be anything else. The Nest is fun too I just found it a little slow in parts. The cockroaches weren't really that fun to watch. I love the monster at the end. And the cool lighting in the cave.

    Anyways, for anyone who hasn't purchased these movies, I suggest TICKS over The Nest.
     

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