Xtro Trilogy

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  1. Spacevis

    Spacevis There's some Dettol in the jeep!

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    This is awesome news and I'd buy that limited edition package in a heartbeat, but these guys don't ship to my country!!! Anybody know if there are other places where I can get this?
     
  2. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    Xtro is one of the most batshit nutty pieces of cinema I've ever seen and I love every single weird second of it.

    The first sequel is a charming enough Aliens rip off and the final film is a charming enough predator rip off.
     
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    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    I'd wait for reviews. Platinum Cult Edition was the company behind the "restoration" of Moontrap.
     
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    I really liked Xtro. Will definitely pick this up.
     
  5. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Agreed, the company simply loves using DNR and also never use lossless audio. I would definitely wait to see some reviews first.
     
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    Some test footage:

     
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    Damn, that's one hell of an upgrade over the DVD, even with the horrible Youtube compression.
    Though, it's hard to tell if they kept the filmgrain intact.

    So, I'm waiting for the screenshots and reviews, before I dare to order the disc.
     
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    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    UK release of Xtro forthcoming next year:

    https://www.facebook.com/SecondSigh...3512.154695504664891/1046395362161563/?type=3
     
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    Details on the Second Sight release of Xtro:

    XTRO: LIMITED EDITON Blu-ray (region free) released May 28th. Packaging will feature a rigid slipcase with both original UK theatrical and video artwork, each flipped vertically on either side so you choose which is front. Inside will be digipak containing Blu-ray and CD soundtrack plus soft cover book. Here are the full contents…

    • New restorations of extended version with option of alternate endings plus original UK video version
    • New director restoration
    • ‘Xploring Xtro’ - a new 57 minute documentary featuring interviews with Harry Bromley-Davenport, Mark Forstater, Bernice Stegers, Susie Silvey, Tim Dry (Tik), Sean Crawford (Tok), Robert Pereno, Alan Jones and Craig Lapper
    • ‘The World of Xtro’ - a new featurette with Dennis Atherton, Harry Bromley-Davenport and Mark Forstater
    • ‘Beyond Xtro’ – a new featurette with Harry Bromley-Davenport and Mark Forstater looking ahead to new reboot ‘Xtro – The Big One’, including exclusive test footage
    • ‘Loving The Alien: A Tribute to Philip Sayer’ featuring exclusive Brian May music tribute
    • ‘Xtro Xposed’ archive interview with Harry Bromley-Davenport
    • Soft cover book with new writing by Kevin Lyons plus behind-the-scenes stills and promo material
    • Original soundtrack CD
    • New English subtitles for the hearing impaired

    https://www.facebook.com/SecondSigh...695504664891/1146045575529874/?type=3&theater
     
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    4 versions of the movie WOW, not sure why the director revisited the movie, and the results appear to be the worse of the 4 presentations, but a stacked package, they were not shouting about the transfer, so that sounds a little disappointing, it looked ok for me but I am viewing this on my phone.

    I sold my region 1 disc, so a definite purchase for me.
     
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    sounds like a great package, but with only 'good' technical credentials

    still, I've only seen the Laser Paradise Red Edition DVD of this years ago and from that it's probably going to be a huge upgrade
     
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    Not sure how the Second Sight compares to the DigiDreams German Blu-ray, but there's screenshot comparissons between that Blu-ray release (which also has multiple cuts with varying image quality) and the old Image DVD at Caps-A-Holic, and is definitely an improvement over the DVD: http://caps-a-holic.com/c_list.php?c=4297
     
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    It sounds like a solid release. Mine shipped the other day from Amazon UK, so should be arriving soon.

    I had almost forgotten that I pre-ordered this back when Amazon UK had that £10 off £50 promotion back in January. I had also pre-ordered it with a couple of other items...one of which was 88 Films' Blood Harvest, but they cancelled that pre-order. The £10 voucher remained active in the order however, and took off £6.24 from Xtro's price.

    So Xtro was just £10.40 (under $14) shipped! o_O
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    The UK Blu-ray is a really superb release, and I can't imagine a US label doing much better, except...

    The "2018 version" of the film on the disc looks like utter crap. It was obviously restored by Oliver Krekel and just a ported remnant from the German Blu-ray set, since it's literally swimming with obvious DNR and boosted contrast. I guess Bromley-Davenport had a hand in it somewhere as well, as he does a brief intro before that version basically stating it had been seriously messed with. The child actor (Philip Sayer) was apparently digitally "slimmed down" in this version as well.

    The other branching cuts of the "original versions" of the film look great however. Strong colors and solid detail. No real signs of such DNR or digital tinkering.

    The hour-long documentary (and other bonus features) are well done, produced by Nucleus Films.

    The soundtrack CD featuring the full original score is a definite plus, running at 43 minutes with 12 tracks.

    I haven't yet had a chance to read the included booklet yet, but plan on doing that later tonight.
     
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    Uh huh

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