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indiephantom
06-05-2009, 11:15 PM
Coming soon from Blue Underground. Cover art here. http://tinyurl.com/r5zzss Can't wait for this one. Will be upgrading. :glasses:

Shlockjock81
06-05-2009, 11:16 PM
Holy crap... 7.1 and everything. I have a bit of a weakness for this film so I'll be picking it up for sure (just as soon as I get a damn blu-ray player lol)

zombi3
06-05-2009, 11:39 PM
This will be mine. I'm also interested in seeing the New York Locations Then and Now featurette, and of course the Zora interview.

vampyr789
06-05-2009, 11:43 PM
(just as soon as I get a damn blu-ray player lol)

lol same here
if i want to get the Friday the 13th Blu box set i need to get one soon...:D

Regurgitate
06-05-2009, 11:59 PM
Holy crap is right!

SaviniFan
06-06-2009, 12:30 AM
Day one purchase for me. I've been meaning to replace my import (although it has a wonderful transfer) but couldn't bring myself to do it for the current domestic DVD. This is a definite buy.

old-boo-radley
06-06-2009, 12:41 AM
I'll be picking this up because I only have the old AB widescreen VHS.

Grim
06-06-2009, 12:53 AM
I've actually never seen this film, so what better way to be introduced to it?

I'd like to see the Beyond released on blu, though. Wish that one would've reverted to BU, then we'd probably be seeing that one released as well.

hellraiser40
06-06-2009, 02:06 AM
hmm, i don't have BR player, have the Japan Shock DVD, which is fine by me

this is a great movie, this is actually the movie that should have gotten Fulci a footground in the US, but sadly, it wasn't to be

Myron Breck
06-06-2009, 02:20 AM
Man, now I want a Blu-ray player too!

fceurich39
06-06-2009, 02:29 AM
will just hold on to my bu dvd

the only bu blu-ray i am looking forward to is the crazies which will probably come out around the time the remake hits theaters

gunner
06-06-2009, 02:36 AM
I'm psyched for this!! In Fangoria's 30th Anniversary issue, Blue Underground did a back cover ad for Blu-Ray releases only. In this ad, along with New York Ripper, they also announced coming soon to Blu-Ray...
The Crazies
The Toolbox Murders
Living Dead at the Machester Morgue
Daughters of Darkness
Vampyres
The Blood Spattered Bride
Maniac: 30th Anniversary Special Edition

MorallySound
06-06-2009, 03:05 AM
Yes, Der New York Ripper Blu will be mine! Love this film!


Maniac: 30th Anniversary Special Edition

Fuck yes! My favorite slasher is coming to Blu with a whole-spanking-new edition!

deplop cinema
06-06-2009, 07:04 AM
High definition duck-quacking... well fuck me sideways...

Paff
06-06-2009, 07:38 AM
I haven't gone Blu Ray yet, but where are they getting the "extra" definition on these movies? Wouldn't they have to go back to original negatives to generate a high definition source? Once the a standard definition transfer (even anamorphically) has been made, it will always be standard definition.

Are they taking these SD transfers and just scaling them up to HD? That's not really HD. That's kind of what happened with Stendhal Syndrome, right?

rhett
06-06-2009, 08:21 AM
I haven't gone Blu Ray yet, but where are they getting the "extra" definition on these movies? Wouldn't they have to go back to original negatives to generate a high definition source? Once the a standard definition transfer (even anamorphically) has been made, it will always be standard definition.

Are they taking these SD transfers and just scaling them up to HD? That's not really HD. That's kind of what happened with Stendhal Syndrome, right?

Probably for the last five years or so, whenever a movie was upgraded on DVD or mastered for the first time, more than likely a much higher resolution digital file has been stored of each flying spot scan of the negative. Of course, before Blu-ray or HD-DVD, they were just downconverted to DVD (hence why so many DVDs state that they are "newly mastered in high definition") for release. So, basically, many companies are sitting on hundreds of different high definition transfers of big films that still haven't yet been released on DVD. It likely comes down to a combination of the still expensive cost per disc that Blu-ray commands, and the desire to spread out sales by liquidating existing DVD product before introducing higher definition upgrades. This is all the more evident when you look at just how many movies out there are already HD on television or video game services, but not yet released on disc.

I don't even know what the hell happened to Stendhal, but it wasn't just upconverted from a DVD master. The sharpness and such is improved over the DVD version, but the digital noise (don't ask me how it got there) was just greatly magnified with the added resolution.

Good news on all the upcoming Blus, but, uh, where is Suspiria. Seriously.

Here's hoping Jeremy's verbage still makes its way to the back cover!

Matt89
06-06-2009, 09:21 AM
I'm definitely gonna pass on this but yeah, seriously...WHERE IS SUSPIRIA!?!?

~Matt

The Chaostar
06-06-2009, 12:23 PM
If SUSPIRIA's BR doesn't include the original soundtrack, they can suck my dick for all eternity.

Will purchase NYR though.

ekent
06-06-2009, 01:13 PM
I like New York Ripper and all, but what is taking so long for The Beyond and Zombie? Who has the rights to those titles, currently?

zombi3
06-06-2009, 01:57 PM
I like New York Ripper and all, but what is taking so long for The Beyond and Zombie? Who has the rights to those titles, currently?

I believe I read that BU holds the exclusive rights to Zombie effective 2 years after the release of the Shriek Show DVD. And Grindhouse owns The Beyond.

Stige
06-06-2009, 03:44 PM
hope if they release a Zombie bluray they will use the chance digital soundtrack from the original AB release for sound ............

NYR on blu , not sure , will probably buy it but how much could a grungy movie like this improve?=

Jeremy
06-06-2009, 05:20 PM
I haven't gone Blu Ray yet, but where are they getting the "extra" definition on these movies? Wouldn't they have to go back to original negatives to generate a high definition source? Once the a standard definition transfer (even anamorphically) has been made, it will always be standard definition.

Are they taking these SD transfers and just scaling them up to HD? That's not really HD. That's kind of what happened with Stendhal Syndrome, right?

The majority of standard-def DVD releases today are actually sourced from HD masters, which are downconverted to SD anamorphic transfers. So theoretically you can make a regualr DVD and a Blu-Ray from the same source.

That being said, in the case of NYR it may well be necessary for them to go back to the negative, since the current AB/BU master was created back in the late 1990's and could very well be archived in something like 1080i that's less suited for Blu-Ray.

f.ramses
06-08-2009, 04:32 AM
...coming soon to Blu-Ray...
The Crazies
The Toolbox Murders
Living Dead at the Machester Morgue
Daughters of Darkness
Vampyres
The Blood Spattered Bride
Maniac: 30th Anniversary Special Edition

Not that soon, I caught William Lustig's stage appearance today at Weekend of Horrors and he said we should be seeing Maniac in about a year. Nothing was mentioned of the other titles except him saying that the New York Ripper release is going to blow us away! I'm definitely looking forward to a number of those titles, I was actually planning on buying The Blood Spattered Bride soon and have wanted to see Vampyres for some time now but I guess I'll wait even though it may be a while...

Kim Bruun
06-08-2009, 07:20 PM
I rather liked New York Ripper the first time around, but I haven't been able to make it through again since then, so maybe it doesn't have much replay value for me...

I would much rather have gotten:

The Prowler
Shock Waves
Zombie
and maybe Deathdream

rhett
06-08-2009, 07:44 PM
I rather liked New York Ripper the first time around, but I haven't been able to make it through again since then, so maybe it doesn't have much replay value for me...

I would much rather have gotten:

The Prowler
Shock Waves
Zombie
and maybe Deathdream

Amen on all of those. I'd add in:

Night Train Murders
The Fifth Cord [How beautiful that would look in HD!]
Killer Nun

I'd be most excited about Suspiria or Shock Waves, though.

Kim Bruun
06-08-2009, 08:33 PM
The Fifth Cord [How beautiful that would look in HD!]

Yeah, I forgot about The Fifth Cord... The print they worked from seems to have been in very good condition, so it would probably look spectacular in Blu! And a fine giallo it is, by the way - no doubt my favourite of the slew Blue Underground released a few years back.

Jason25
06-09-2009, 01:14 AM
Can't wait for NYR on blu, should be pretty sweet.

Mutilated Prey
06-09-2009, 04:36 AM
Disco, Disco Duck. I like this movie and all, but the DVD version is probably good enough for me. I will have to revisit it to see if I'm really in need of an upgrade. I love the news though of these kinds of flicks breaking thru to the Blu side.

spawningblue
06-09-2009, 08:12 PM
I might pick it up if I find it cheap somewhere. I liked it, but there are lots of other movies I need to double dip on Blu first. I wish BU would start including their still galleries though. They seem to be the only company now that isn't including them, and their's (And Anchor Bay's) were always galleries actually worth going through. I love all the original posters and what not.

marcx
06-09-2009, 10:55 PM
No suspriria on blu anytime soon--I saw Bill Lustig at the fango con on sunday--I asked if he still had the Suspiria rights and he said he only did for a while longer and that no bluis coming...

My understanding is that Weisteins have the rights after that--and they are in serios financial trouble now so i bet we will not see suspiria hit blu for a whhhiiiilleee..........

Odin
06-10-2009, 04:29 AM
Yes, Der New York Ripper Blu will be mine! Love this film!

Fuck yes! My favorite slasher is coming to Blu with a whole-spanking-new edition!

yeah i've been waiting for this to be released on blu

_pi_
06-10-2009, 01:15 PM
The fact that all of these movies are coming out on blu makes me giddy - and I'm starting to feel a bit gialli-o these days. It's been a while since I watched one - kinda got bored with them for a while - but lately I've had the urge to watch some of my old favorites again.

Think I'll start with Argento's Cat O'Nine Tails ... Anchor Bay had a beautiful print available for the DVD release, so I hope someone will eventually release an even more breathtaking Blu version :)

Beastus
06-10-2009, 01:28 PM
Blue Underground is also releasing a DVD Special Edition on the same day as the Blu-ray. They've newly created a new HD master from the original negative, so it should be a substantial upgrade from the Anchor Bay disc (and the recent reissue from Blue Underground).

marcx
06-10-2009, 04:59 PM
I asked Lustig what was on the horizon as far as Argento blus--he said Deep Red and maybe Cat O' Nine Tails

eric_angelus
06-10-2009, 05:31 PM
Just picked up my first Blue Blu this weekend (dead and buried). It looks like the prices on all of them are now below $20 on amazon...so I may pick up the rest fairly soon. I pretty much want them all. The batch of upcoming titles is great too!

Grim
06-10-2009, 06:43 PM
I haven't seen a good 60% of the blu's they just announced, so I think I'm going to have to pick up most of these. Great news indeed.

The Chaostar
10-11-2009, 01:09 PM
Take a look.

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews47/the_new_york_ripper_blu-ray.htm

I see some digital noise, but still this looks incredible.

Stige
10-11-2009, 02:18 PM
Gonna check out my dvd from Another World Entertainment first, but who am I kidding will probably order this

Horrorphilly
10-11-2009, 03:56 PM
Great dvd! I own a few AWE releases and they always give releases top shelf treatment.

seanGonna check out my dvd from Another World Entertainment first, but who am I kidding will probably order this

Regurgitate
10-11-2009, 05:52 PM
Holy crap that looks good! I need to order this immediately seeing as how it appears no stores are carrying it.

captain_brandon
10-11-2009, 06:41 PM
Take a look.

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews47/the_new_york_ripper_blu-ray.htm

I see some digital noise, but still this looks incredible.

Thanks for the link. Whoa, those comparrasion shots are staggering in they're improvement to Blu. I'll definately pick this up, as I enjoy this unintentially hilarious sometimes Giallo-style Slasher entry, misogyny and all, as it's Fulci's last mostly watchable film for me, as I'm quite honestly not his biggest fan.

CrazyFatEthel
10-11-2009, 08:10 PM
Ehhh, not really that big of a fan for Fulci or this movie. So, I will probably pass...

Mutilated Prey
10-11-2009, 08:18 PM
Holy smokes! No brainer on this Blu upgrade. It's kinda like the Friday the 13th Part 2 Blu.

meljon
10-11-2009, 08:28 PM
I got mine from amazon on release day and watched it last weekend. It's the best the movie has ever looked. It's not my favorite type of Fulci film, his horror stuff is, but it's still good.

Shlockjock81
10-11-2009, 09:47 PM
The picture quality is light years better than my Anchor Bay DVD. As soon as I get a Blu-Ray player, I'll be picking this up for sure.

Incredible how such a vile, sleazy film gets such royal treatment lol.

f.ramses
10-12-2009, 01:52 AM
I got NYR in the mail yesterday and it looked excellent! I was never a big fan of this movie but there is something about seeing a movie in such nice quality that makes it all the more enjoyable. :] This is easily one of the best disc's I own so far, can't wait for more from BU!

captain_brandon
10-12-2009, 05:08 AM
The picture quality is light years better than my Anchor Bay DVD. As soon as I get a Blu-Ray player, I'll be picking this up for sure.

Incredible how such a vile, sleazy film gets such royal treatment lol.

Oddly enough, I was just thinking the EXACT same thing earlier today ...

Nailwraps
10-23-2009, 10:29 PM
Here are some more reviews in case you're interested.:

http://10kbullets.com/reviews/n/new-york-ripper-the-bluray/

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-New-York-Ripper-Blu-ray-Review/5837/

SaxCatz
08-27-2010, 05:13 PM
I just saw this film on Blu-Ray for the first time...
Let me get this out of the way first. I do NOT care for this film. It is grimy, sadistic and reeks of everything that was wrong with film making in the '80s. Sure, Fulci's direction is characteristically excellent and the gore is over the top and fantastic. However, the plotting is ridiculous, even for a Giallo. The end result is satisfactory, but the road there is too convoluted and leaves too many unanswered questions.
And speaking of Italian Giallo, part of their appeal has always been the exotic locations- the elegant chateaus, the old Roman cities, and the countrysides with charming rustic villages. For me, these unfamiliar location lend an aire of mystery and suspense that help me overlook plot holes or inconsistencies since I am so drawn into the world that the filmmaker has created. With NYR being set in the familiar locale of New York City, and not even (primarily) in the city's seedy underbelly such as CHUD or Basketcase, the effect just doesn't exist for me. Perhaps the film would have been more effective for an Italian audience.
As far as the gore. Yes, it is well-executed, over the top, and mostly convincing. However, I find it somewhat unsettling. This is, without a doubt, more of an exploitation film than any other Giallo that I have seen. Virtually every female in the film is seen in a state of complete (or nearly) complete disrobing. The sleaze factor here is high, and the first 45 minutes of the film almost seem like more of a fetish porn that a "legit" film. I normally view Giallo as, to some extent, high-art, as the ability to weave a tangled web of red-herrings and draw the viewer completely in takes a truly masterful director. However, the "sleaze factor" of this film precludes me from considering it artful, and for that reason I just cannot respect or enjoy this film.
However, for those of you who do enjoy this film- WOW! The picture qualty of this Blue Underground release is STUNNING. Its pasty, techicolor tones aside, this film look like it could have been filmed anytime in the last decade. The print is crisp and primarily without damage. Grain exist and is well-preserved, but is not obstrusive like so many similar films of the time. And fine detail is... well... very fine. Actually, fine detail is the highlight of this transfer- textures, especially on Fulci trademark closeups, are rich. I can't imagine the original film prints of this feature looking any better than the Blu-Ray transfer. And, on my first (and last) viewing of this fim, I noted no significant compression artifacts.
In sort, I hate this film. However, if you enjoy NYR, you cannot go wrong with the Blue Underground Blu-Ray release.