X-RAY/SCHIZOID, Q THE WINGED SERPENT, SWAMP THING & More from Shout in August

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  1. Katatonia

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    The Outing is sourced from an older video master, but it's certainly not a direct VHS transfer. I even own two VHS editions of The Outing, and it still looks better than those.

    We don't even know exactly what materials MGM currently had to hand to Shout for The Outing.
     
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    The Outing (or "The Lamp" as it´s called over here) is one of those cult movies that REALLY deserves a proper release with a new transfer. I wished they had passed this one off to someone else.

    Hopefully some Euro label like Arrow will give this one a chance to shine.
     
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    Well, might give this one a try afterall. Wish there was some screenshots avalible on the web.
     
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    I wish so too, but let's stop calling it a "VHS transfer" though, because that's not what it is.

    Would I love to see a full blown Blu-ray Special Edition of The Outing? Hell yes! I'd also love to see Special Editions of a lot of other such films. I'm just thankful that they've released it.

    And like I said, we don't even really know what materials MGM had in their vaults to hand out to Shout. For all we know, the original source materials could be lost and this is the best source that remains in their archives.

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    DDD just started shipping the Hospital Massacre Blu!
     
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    Thanks for the screenshots, looks better than I expected, so I´m getting this :)
     
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    Haven´t seen Schizoid, but I really enjoyed X-Ray when I saw it on VHS a few years back :)
     
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    I'm surprised that they had actually pressed. Amazon cancelled my order and I'm not sure I'm tempted to buy it again at 10 when I got it for 6 something, so to all that hate the disc pm me and maybe I can take it off your hands.
     
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    Just got the rejection letter from Amazon that my DVD order with Schizoid would not be filled. Shocking the chat folks have no idea what they're talking about! Time to get the discount the order the updated version of the 4-pack!
     
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    So blu-ray.com gives X-Ray 1 star but seems to think Flashdance is some masterpiece by giving it 4 stars. I actually watched it recently because it was on Netflix...goddamn Flashdance is a terrible film. 2 stars is even generous...

    ~Matt
     
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    Got my $3 back from Amazon so I can order the new 4-pack at the same price. So wait, I'm confused - Schizoid is just A Lizard in Woman's Skin? Why would we want a shitty print of that in this 4-pack? Is it a different version or something? what's the excitement? What's the Matter With Helen is already on the Midnight Movies roster - so not sure that's really a better swap though. Whatever, I'm getting this for the Outing anyway.
     
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    Hospital Massacre is one of a few films that, I don't know why, I prefer the thought of watching it on VHS. It just seems more authentic that way to me. Maybe if my tape was damaged in some way I would think about an upgrade, but nope! Plays just fine.
     
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    Ripped my VHS to DVD and sold it for $35 - done! Bye!
     
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    Same here. When I looked in "Your Orders" it is completely gone. Nothing to even show it was there or cancelled.

    I'm sure that's going to make it easy to explain the situation. :mad:


    LOL! :lol:
     
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    What's up with SF skimping on the subtitles lately? They were pretty good about including them for most of the Scream Factory releases, but they went fuckin' cheap on us with the X-Ray double feature and Q: The Winged Serpent. They also skipped 'em on The Hot Spot, which was fucking weak. But then they include ENG subs with The fucking Idolmaker??? (what's that gonna sell, like 8 copies?) :bs:
     
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    There seems to be no rhyme or reason to which titles they pick to put subs on. Cliff stopped posting on the forums so I can't ask what the reasoning behind these decisions are. Maybe I'll ask on facebook.
     
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    Just got X-Ray / Schizoid in the mail.

    Kind of crazy to think I own a blu-ray of Hospital Massacre. I mean, who saw that coming?
     
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