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rxfiend
01-02-2010, 09:42 PM
Looks like Alliance is releasing a triple feature of these three movies on blu in 10 days. I wonder if they'll keep the correct aspect ratio. If so, this could be a very worth while purchase as Amazon.ca has it for a decent price:

http://www.amazon.ca/Halloween-Triple-Feature-Blu-ray/dp/B002WH0ZDG?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1260392773&sr=8-1-spell&tag=bluraycom0c-20

Spacetraveler
01-02-2010, 10:11 PM
Oh wow! Should I get the Canadian version or wait for a US release?

Spacetraveler
01-02-2010, 10:14 PM
Looks like Halloween II (I think it's the original) is also getting a release on Blu-Ray from Alliance. It's pretty expensive though.

http://www.amazon.ca/Halloween-II-Blu-ray/dp/B002ZSUEIS/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1262466708&sr=8-4

It's me, Billy
01-03-2010, 03:04 AM
Looks like Alliance is releasing a triple feature of these three movies on blu in 10 days. I wonder if they'll keep the correct aspect ratio. If so, this could be a very worth while purchase as Amazon.ca has it for a decent price:

http://www.amazon.ca/Halloween-Triple-Feature-Blu-ray/dp/B002WH0ZDG?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1260392773&sr=8-1-spell&tag=bluraycom0c-20

Awesome find! Thanks for sharing. Halloween 6 we don't have to worry about since its OAR is 1.85:1. (1.78:1 is almost identical) H20 and Resurrection we do have to worry about though since their OARs are 2.35:1. Hopefully, these won't be bastardized 1.78:1 versions. And hopefully they'll be progressive (1080p) and not interlaced.

Very cool news about Halloween II as well. Let's hope it is the 1981 original (it appears to be since Universal is mentioned in the studio stats) and that it's 2.35:1 1080p.

rxfiend
01-03-2010, 03:17 AM
Thing is, Universal is handling the new Halloween II releases (since Weinsteins are in the poor house), so I wouldn't hold you breath on that blu being the original part 2. But you never know...

It's me, Billy
01-03-2010, 03:26 AM
Thing is, Universal is handling the new Halloween II releases (since Weinsteins are in the poor house), so I wouldn't hold you breath on that blu being the original part 2. But you never know...

I thought that was Sony... or is it Sony for the US and Universal for Canada?

Nailwraps
01-03-2010, 03:29 AM
In the US, Sony is handling the new (Rob Zombie's) Halloween II DVD/Blu-Ray releases while Universal still owns and controls the original 1981 Halloween II.

Spacetraveler
01-03-2010, 03:32 AM
How much is the price for Halloween Triple Set and Halloween II (original) in US dollars? The exchange rate may be different though when amazon.ca ships the items on 1/12.

Katatonia
01-03-2010, 03:34 AM
Alliance have a habit of screwing up the aspect ratios on their Blu-ray releases, so I'll gladly wait to see some reviews on these first.

rxfiend
01-03-2010, 04:24 AM
In the US, Sony is handling the new (Rob Zombie's) Halloween II DVD/Blu-Ray releases while Universal still owns and controls the original 1981 Halloween II.

My bad. I knew Universal did the home release of Inglorious Basterds and thought they were handling H2 as well.

Vance Vandy
01-03-2010, 05:31 AM
Depending on quality, I'll buy all 3 of these. I like 6 in both of its incarnations but the Producer's Cut would be preferred.

rhett
01-03-2010, 06:39 AM
These are both totally mine. Alliance did some great work on the ANOES Blu-ray, and for the price I certainly can't complain. Awesome.

Matt89
01-03-2010, 07:50 AM
I'm gonna wait for the blu-ray reviews first. Awesome news that Halloween II might be hitting blu-ray (hopefully it's the original). But yeah, I'll definitely wait for a review first, considering Alliance fucks up more of their releases than getting them right. Seven was in the wrong ratio, The English Patient, The Others, A Hard Day's Night, Good Will Hunting, etc all interlaced.

~Matt

Katatonia
01-03-2010, 08:56 AM
I'm gonna wait for the blu-ray reviews first. Awesome news that Halloween II might be hitting blu-ray (hopefully it's the original). But yeah, I'll definitely wait for a review first, considering Alliance fucks up more of their releases than getting them right. Seven was in the wrong ratio, The English Patient, The Others, A Hard Day's Night, Good Will Hunting, etc all interlaced.

~Matt

Also add Outlander, which was released with a badly cropped 1.78 ratio even though it's a 2.35 film. They later corrected the disc with the proper ratio, but that's just poor quality control right there.

Stige
01-03-2010, 11:14 AM
weren't the "BLADE" movie also released 1:1,78

also the halloween 2 I believe is the remake , since playusa.com have it slated for a jan 12 release at roughly the same price

Matt89
01-03-2010, 07:15 PM
Yeah, that Halloween II blu-ray is definitely the remake. Alliance just distributes it in Canada. If you search 'Halloween II' it shows you 6 releases, 'Unrated' DVD, 'Theatrical Cut' DVD and the blu-ray - All from Sony. If you look under 'Product Details' and 'Format' it says 'Import', which means these are US releases. Then there are 3 more releases underneath these, without product artwork. Once again there's a 'Theatrical' and 'Unrated' cut, then the blu-ray underneath. Alliance is distributing Rob Zombie's Halloween II in Canada.

Sorry to be the one to break the bad news.

~Matt

fceurich39
01-06-2010, 04:57 AM
i remember hearing the rumors that 6,h20,ressurection was going to get new edition here in the usa but i think that was dvds not blu-ray and anchor bay was trying to get em

leem6453
01-09-2010, 11:07 PM
Axelmusic updated the box art on their website which confirms that it is in fact Curse, H20, and Resurrection. Pic below:

http://www.axelmusic.com/resources/cache/front/300/200/065935832379_300x200.jpg

Here's the direct link again for the order page:

http://www.axelmusic.com/productDetails/065935832379

rxfiend
01-10-2010, 08:22 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/iyee0n.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4255611920_8a5473848f_o.jpg

Looks like they are in their correct ratio, though 6 & 7 are 1080i rather than P. Also, all three movies are on a single disc. Which in itself isn't bad as I've seen Kingdom of Heaven on a single BD (being 3.5 hours) and it's quality is demo material. I believe I'll bite and order this set.

dickieduvet
01-10-2010, 08:37 PM
Being Alliance I'm betting it's region locked :(

rxfiend
01-10-2010, 09:18 PM
I'm wondering if 8 is the true theatrical cut or if it's the slightly altered home video version. Hmm....

SaxCatz
01-10-2010, 10:54 PM
I'm also concerned that the box art indicates that 666 & H20 are presented in 1080i.
Though there is nothing inherently wrong with a 1080i Blu-Ray presentation, more often than not 1080i seems to be synonomous with "quick and dirty."
I'm still waiting for a Blu presentation of Halloween III. :D

Matt89
01-11-2010, 12:40 AM
1080i? Alliance can go fuck themselves. Jesus Christ, what studio in this day and age releases INTERLACED transfers? Ridiculous. Pass.

~Matt

Katatonia
01-11-2010, 01:44 AM
1080i for the two best movies (included), and 1080p for the worst movie? :lol: No thanks Alliance!

leem6453
01-11-2010, 02:29 AM
Here are some pics one of the guys on the other forum posted. The screenshots of Curse don't look bad, much better than my non-anamorphic dvd. For $6.66 a movie, I think it's a steal.

here's some pics:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b218/danny19_/10012010080.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b218/danny19_/10012010081.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b218/danny19_/10012010082.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b218/danny19_/10012010083.jpg

Main Menu & H6:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b218/danny19_/10012010086.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b218/danny19_/10012010087.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b218/danny19_/10012010088.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b218/danny19_/10012010089.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b218/danny19_/10012010090.jpg

rhett
01-11-2010, 04:07 AM
Thanks for sharing the pics. Shame two of them are 1080i...from being non-anamorphic to interlaced it seems H6 just can't win. But then again, maybe it shouldn't. Still, even for that price I think I can deal...

rxfiend
01-11-2010, 04:40 AM
I'll take 16x9 1080i over 4x3 480i anyday! I placed an order on amazon.ca earlier today and now the wait begins...

Reverenddave
01-11-2010, 01:33 PM
I'll take 16x9 1080i over 4x3 480i anyday!

+1

It's a shame they can't do a better job. But these should still be a good improvement over the DVDs.

However, there's no way I'm paying Amazon.ca $10 for shipping to the USA. I'll wait until some US reseller get it in stock.

Vlachio
01-11-2010, 02:05 PM
I'm still tempted to buy this sense the NOES Alliance disc went OOP quickly. That interlacing really makes my blood boil so I dunno now. Still it might be a day & a year before these get legit US releases on Blu-Ray.



:(

leem6453
01-11-2010, 09:58 PM
+1

It's a shame they can't do a better job. But these should still be a good improvement over the DVDs.

However, there's no way I'm paying Amazon.ca $10 for shipping to the USA. I'll wait until some US reseller get it in stock.

I got it though Axelmusic and the shipping was $3. The total price was under $25.

rxfiend
01-12-2010, 04:01 AM
Got an email from Amazon.ca that my disc shipped out earlier today. Can't wait to check this out.

Zombie Dude
01-12-2010, 05:18 AM
Can I ask whatever happened to Anchor Bay's release of the film? They were going to give us the producers cut (hopefully the theatrical cut as well), nice new presentation of the film and most likely extras.

http://www.dreadcentral.com/story/producers-cut-halloween-6-official

fceurich39
01-12-2010, 05:32 AM
Can I ask whatever happened to Anchor Bay's release of the film? They were going to give us the producers cut (hopefully the theatrical cut as well), nice new presentation of the film and most likely extras.

http://www.dreadcentral.com/story/producers-cut-halloween-6-official

who knows i doubt it'll ever come now also H20 and Resurection were also in talks for anchor bay to get. at this point if anchor bay did get these they would redeem themselves it has been all down hill since they merged with starz

Zombie Dude
01-12-2010, 05:44 AM
who knows i doubt it'll ever come now also H20 and Resurection were also in talks for anchor bay to get. at this point if anchor bay did get these they would redeem themselves it has been all down hill since they merged with starz

I've noticed Anchor Bay's lack of good releases lately. All they seem to do is re-release Halloween and Evil Dead and haven't been picking up any good old school titles.
I do hope this H6 special edition happens. The movie has a shocking release as it is now. It'd also be nice if Universal would give up Halloween 2 and Phantasm 2 seeing as I'd much rather AB release tham.

Katatonia
01-12-2010, 08:26 AM
I've noticed Anchor Bay's lack of good releases lately. All they seem to do is re-release Halloween and Evil Dead and haven't been picking up any good old school titles.
I do hope this H6 special edition happens. The movie has a shocking release as it is now. It'd also be nice if Universal would give up Halloween 2 and Phantasm 2 seeing as I'd much rather AB release tham.

Anchor Bay's going way down. Just look at a few of their new Blu-ray releases of several older DVD titles. No extras ported over, and no lossless/uncompressed audio.

Unless it's an older "high-profile" film release, or brand spanking new films to DVD/Blu-ray, they don't seem to put much quality in them anymore.

Zombie Dude
01-12-2010, 01:59 PM
Anchor Bay's going way down. Just look at a few of their new Blu-ray releases of several older DVD titles. No extras ported over, and no lossless/uncompressed audio.

Unless it's an older "high-profile" film release, or brand spanking new films to DVD/Blu-ray, they don't seem to put much quality in them anymore.

Which is a shame seeing as they were such a good company.

dickieduvet
01-12-2010, 05:39 PM
AB keeps region locking their titles too, Stupid move, I remember back in the day when they were the releasing all the 80's slashers etc.... they said over 30% of their sales were coming from peeps importing their DVD's, I know I did.

rxfiend
01-12-2010, 07:01 PM
Well I got the disc today! Talk about a surprise, I picked the cheapest shipping option and didn't expect the disc until next week and here it is now in my player. Major kudos to Amazon.ca!! Anyway, I have to head out to work here in a hour, so I just skipped around on all the movies to get a general idea of the quality. First off, grain is quite apparent in these movies. It's been awhile since I watched 6 & 7, but did watch 8 last year and that DVD did mask a lot of it. Of the three, I think 6 may have the best video quality. There were quite a bit of scenes that had the "HD" sharpness to it. I didn't catch many of those on the others, but to be fair, I was just chapter skipping. H20 appears to be the worst of the quality, probably could use a remaster job, but hey, it's miles better than the DVD that's for sure. The audio on these movies sound pretty damn good though. When I go through them all, I can give a better review, but these are first impressions. (FYI, my TV is a philips 42" 1080p and my blu is a Samsung hooked up via HDMI 1.3 cables) I definitely feel it was worth the money and to be quite honest, I doubt I'll upgrade to any new edition that Anchor Bay or whoever puts out of H20 or Resurrection. Now Curse, I'll upgrade if they include a Producers Cut. ;)

leem6453
01-12-2010, 11:33 PM
Well I got the disc today! Talk about a surprise, I picked the cheapest shipping option and didn't expect the disc until next week and here it is now in my player. Major kudos to Amazon.ca!! Anyway, I have to head out to work here in a hour, so I just skipped around on all the movies to get a general idea of the quality. First off, grain is quite apparent in these movies. It's been awhile since I watched 6 & 7, but did watch 8 last year and that DVD did mask a lot of it. Of the three, I think 6 may have the best video quality. There were quite a bit of scenes that had the "HD" sharpness to it. I didn't catch many of those on the others, but to be fair, I was just chapter skipping. H20 appears to be the worst of the quality, probably could use a remaster job, but hey, it's miles better than the DVD that's for sure. The audio on these movies sound pretty damn good though. When I go through them all, I can give a better review, but these are first impressions. (FYI, my TV is a philips 42" 1080p and my blu is a Samsung hooked up via HDMI 1.3 cables) I definitely feel it was worth the money and to be quite honest, I doubt I'll upgrade to any new edition that Anchor Bay or whoever puts out of H20 or Resurrection. Now Curse, I'll upgrade if they include a Producers Cut. ;)

Thanks for the mini-review. I scanned throught these last night and I agree with you...Curse looks the best. I watch all of H20 last night and there was a lot of grain. It was still leaps and bounds better than the dvd and a few scenes really popped out. The fleshtones in the close-ups were nice and crisp too. The audio was awesome on H20. I'm sure Curse will shine in the audio department as it has a lot of those deep bass scare/jump scenes.

Being a Halloween fanatic, this is my number 1 blu-ray purchase now. I still can't believe I have the Curse of MM on blu-ray...one of my favorite sequels in the franchise!

Zombie Dude
01-13-2010, 12:04 AM
AB keeps region locking their titles too, Stupid move, I remember back in the day when they were the releasing all the 80's slashers etc.... they said over 30% of their sales were coming from peeps importing their DVD's, I know I did.

I don't see region locking as a big deal. Most dvd players these days are multi region compatible. I'd say a lot of people still import their titles.

dickieduvet
01-13-2010, 12:25 AM
I don't see region locking as a big deal. Most dvd players these days are multi region compatible. I'd say a lot of people still import their titles.

I was talking about them locking their Blu-Rays.

Zombie Dude
01-13-2010, 12:30 AM
I was talking about them locking their Blu-Rays.

That would make a lot more sense.:o

dickieduvet
01-13-2010, 12:41 AM
Superbeasto and Jack Brooks were both region coded :(

Zombie Dude
01-13-2010, 12:45 AM
Superbeasto and Jack Brooks were both region coded :(

I don't think I've heard anything good about Superbesto anyway. Shame Jack Brooks is coded though. Are there any plans to make blurays multi region compatible? I know they are when it comes to dvd's.

dickieduvet
01-13-2010, 12:58 AM
There are a few Multi Region players out there at the moment, One from Momitsu and one HMV is selling in store as a UK exclusive, There is a mod for some of the Panasonic players too.

Zombie Dude
01-13-2010, 01:09 AM
There are a few Multi Region players out there at the moment, One from Momitsu and one HMV is selling in store as a UK exclusive, There is a mod for some of the Panasonic players too.

I had no idea. Last I knew there were no multi region players. That was probably a year ago though. May be time for me to upgrade to blu then.

dickieduvet
01-13-2010, 01:18 AM
You won't look back once you have, Believe me :)

Katatonia
01-13-2010, 01:24 AM
There are a few Multi Region players out there at the moment, One from Momitsu and one HMV is selling in store as a UK exclusive, There is a mod for some of the Panasonic players too.

Also the Sherwood BDP-5004 Blu-ray player has been verified as a clone of the Momitsu region-free player, which you can get easily for well under $200.

indiephantom
01-13-2010, 03:00 AM
back on topic:

just picked it up for a cool $20 at HMV. Bought both of Zombie's H's today to complete my set.

It's me, Billy
01-13-2010, 03:22 AM
I placed my order with Amazon.ca earlier today. It's still in "item shipping soon" status so hopefully it will ship tomorrow. Purchased the Unrated Director's Cut DVD of Halloween II (2009) at Wal*Mart. I'll get the Theatrical Edition DVD and the Blu-ray Disc eventually. Strange, Wal*Mart didn't have the Theatrical Edition DVD

Matt89
01-13-2010, 03:55 AM
How is shipping when you Americans order from amazon.ca? Amazon.com rapes you on shipping with international orders (that includes Canada). Standard shipping for a single item is $7.98, and anything over $15 before shipping gets charged a duty fee. So if something's $15.99 on Amazon.com, you have shipping of $7.98 ontop of that plus like a $3 duty fee. It's just not worth it anymore. I barely order off amazon.com anymore (yet their flat rate prices are still cheaper than the prices on amazon.ca, yet with this sihpping and duty fee bullshit, it comes to roughly the same price, sometimes more).

Anything I've ordered off amazon.com over the past several months have all been less than $15. Surprisingly, you can still get an assload of blu-rays for less than that.

~Matt

rxfiend
01-13-2010, 04:22 AM
I paid $10 for shipping from amazon.ca for this blu ray. That's half the price of the disc!! lol. And that was the cheapest option, which should have taken up to about 10 days, but oddly enough, arrived in just a few. I don't really see myself ordering from amazon.ca anymore in the future unless it's really something I want as the shipping is a bit steep.

It's me, Billy
01-13-2010, 09:55 AM
I had two options for shipping.

Standard (8-14 days) $9.98
Expedited (4-7 days) $10.98

I chose Expedited. For only $1 more, why not?

But yeah, $11 or $10 is a lot for shipping.

bigdaddyhorse
01-13-2010, 03:57 PM
I paid $10 for shipping from amazon.ca for this blu ray. That's half the price of the disc!! lol. And that was the cheapest option, which should have taken up to about 10 days, but oddly enough, arrived in just a few. I don't really see myself ordering from amazon.ca anymore in the future unless it's really something I want as the shipping is a bit steep.

I had two options for shipping.

Standard (8-14 days) $9.98
Expedited (4-7 days) $10.98

I chose Expedited. For only $1 more, why not?

But yeah, $11 or $10 is a lot for shipping.


This is why I don't own The Faculty on blu. I went to amazon.ca and had my order all done until I saw what shipping was, this made it not worth it. I expect that shit from ebay sellers, but from amazon itself? No ggod reason unless they've been lossing so many packages in customs or something like that. When I can get a disc shipped cheaper from the UK, which is about half a world away, than Canada, that I could walk too...

leem6453
01-13-2010, 04:12 PM
How is shipping when you Americans order from amazon.ca? Amazon.com rapes you on shipping with international orders (that includes Canada). Standard shipping for a single item is $7.98, and anything over $15 before shipping gets charged a duty fee. So if something's $15.99 on Amazon.com, you have shipping of $7.98 ontop of that plus like a $3 duty fee. It's just not worth it anymore. I barely order off amazon.com anymore (yet their flat rate prices are still cheaper than the prices on amazon.ca, yet with this sihpping and duty fee bullshit, it comes to roughly the same price, sometimes more).

Anything I've ordered off amazon.com over the past several months have all been less than $15. Surprisingly, you can still get an assload of blu-rays for less than that.

~Matt

I ordered through Axelmusic.com. The shipping was only $3 to New Mexico.

CaptHowdy
01-14-2010, 03:11 AM
I paid the $10.98 for shipping. Hell, it's only money. :D

Vlachio
01-14-2010, 10:22 AM
I paid the $10.98 for shipping. Hell, it's only money. :D

You must enjoy having sex with strangers. :spit:


This is why I don't own The Faculty on blu. I went to amazon.ca and had my order all done until I saw what shipping was, this made it not worth it. I expect that shit from ebay sellers, but from amazon itself? No ggod reason unless they've been lossing so many packages in customs or something like that. When I can get a disc shipped cheaper from the UK, which is about half a world away, than Canada, that I could walk too...

That movie sucks big hairy balls.

dickieduvet
01-14-2010, 01:15 PM
Fecking Alliance and their region locking, Both the Tripe bill Halloween disc and Zombie's H2 are locked, Ordered my H2 from PlayUSA and it's the Alliance version instead of the Sony release.

Stige
01-14-2010, 01:40 PM
ok so I am gettign a region A locked halloween 2?
damn , does it at least have the same bonus features as the sony release??

have a region a , and a region b bluray player so its no bi9g deal and the bluray on my laptop is region free so guess it doesnt matter.....

does anyone know? if all you have to do is attach the hmdi port on the pc to the reciever to use it as a standalone player?

bigdaddyhorse
01-14-2010, 04:40 PM
That movie sucks big hairy balls.


To each their own, I think it's a blast. Basicly it's Scream for sci-fi IMO.

dickieduvet
01-14-2010, 04:42 PM
ok so I am gettign a region A locked halloween 2?
damn , does it at least have the same bonus features as the sony release??

have a region a , and a region b bluray player so its no bi9g deal and the bluray on my laptop is region free so guess it doesnt matter.....

does anyone know? if all you have to do is attach the hmdi port on the pc to the reciever to use it as a standalone player?

Yeah it's got all the same features :)

Katatonia
01-15-2010, 02:47 AM
You know, the more I think about it...this might be worth getting. For as cheap as it is, and an upgrade from the non-anamorphic DVD's, even if two are HD Interlaced. Who knows when we'll see actually see seperate USA Blu-ray releases, or how long this will actually stay in print?

Hmm, do I order this or not? :nervous:

indiephantom
01-15-2010, 07:48 AM
To each their own, I think it's a blast. Basicly it's Scream for sci-fi IMO.

Agree. I had a lot of fun with the film and it holds up pretty well.

meljon
01-15-2010, 07:56 AM
The Faculty aint great but it aint bad either. I liked it and would buy it with this Halloween triple feature if I could find some place with decent shipping charges.

rxfiend
01-15-2010, 10:23 AM
You know, the more I think about it...this might be worth getting. For as cheap as it is, and an upgrade from the non-anamorphic DVD's, even if two are HD Interlaced. Who knows when we'll see actually see seperate USA Blu-ray releases, or how long this will actually stay in print?

Hmm, do I order this or not? :nervous:

If you got the $, then go for it!! As for the HD interlaced, I didn't notice any problems with this on my set up. Maybe it's because I don't have super human eyesight or something, but this was never an issue when I viewed the two movies. :lol:

Reverenddave
01-15-2010, 03:11 PM
As for the HD interlaced, I didn't notice any problems with this on my set up. Maybe it's because I don't have super human eyesight or something, but this was never an issue when I viewed the two movies. :lol:

I wonder how many people could accurately pick a 1080p transfer over a 1080i transfer in a side-by-side comparison. I doubt I could do it.

Of course, I wish companies would do a proper 1080p transfer for all blu-rays. But I'm not going to pass on a blu-ray because it's 1080i.

Katatonia
01-16-2010, 02:54 AM
If you got the $, then go for it!! As for the HD interlaced, I didn't notice any problems with this on my set up. Maybe it's because I don't have super human eyesight or something, but this was never an issue when I viewed the two movies. :lol:

I ended up and ordered it from AxelMusic last night, and it shipped today. I popped in the old DVD's of Curse and H20 and they look pretty antiquated on a 16x9 set being non-anamorphic.

Less than $10 per movie isn't too bad I suppose! :nervous: How long does it generally take for a shipment from AxelMusic to arrive to the states? I've never used them before now.

bigdaddyhorse
01-16-2010, 06:57 PM
I wonder how many people could accurately pick a 1080p transfer over a 1080i transfer in a side-by-side comparison. I doubt I could do it.

Of course, I wish companies would do a proper 1080p transfer for all blu-rays. But I'm not going to pass on a blu-ray because it's 1080i.

I'm pretty sure I can't tell the difference. The only difference I see between watching say, Casino on HD cable vs the Blu-ray is the cable is cropped to 1.78. Other than that, they look the awesome same to me.

Now if I cared for Halloween 6 or 7 this would be a must have. But, I hate both of them and don't think 8 deserves an upgrade, so I'll be passin. Maybe I'll put it on my swapadvd wishlist.:)

rhett
01-16-2010, 07:10 PM
I wonder how many people could accurately pick a 1080p transfer over a 1080i transfer in a side-by-side comparison. I doubt I could do it.

Of course, I wish companies would do a proper 1080p transfer for all blu-rays. But I'm not going to pass on a blu-ray because it's 1080i.

You can really notice it on a computer. The two interlaced films here are pretty much unwatchable on it. When I throw it into my set top player, though, it is much harder to discern. Still, I think you can tell during moments of action or movement. Edges appear softer than they would on the progressive transfer.

If I get some time I will try to review this...

dave13
01-16-2010, 08:54 PM
If I get some time I will try to review this...

that would definitely be appreciated

Katatonia
01-16-2010, 11:24 PM
You can really notice it on a computer.

Agreed, you can really notice the flaws of an interlaced transfer on a computer monitor far easier than a set TV for some reason.

shape22
01-16-2010, 11:29 PM
You can really notice it on a computer. The two interlaced films here are pretty much unwatchable on it. When I throw it into my set top player, though, it is much harder to discern. Still, I think you can tell during moments of action or movement. Edges appear softer than they would on the progressive transfer.

If I get some time I will try to review this...

Yep. I do a lot of video encoding and this is consistent with what I experience too. None of the PC media players seem to handle real-time deinterlacing as well as a DVD or Blu-ray player.

I ordered this one from Axelmusic. If the existing DVD transfers were good anamorphic transfers I might have held off. But even with the interlacing, this is bound to be an enormous upgrade. And at this price it's a no brainer if you enjoy these films.

How long did shipping to the US take? I put my order in Tuesday night. I was really hoping to find it in my mailbox today. But it's not here yet. No mail delivery on Monday either. Bummer. I'm looking forward to the strobe light hospital massacre in HD.

Vlachio
01-17-2010, 12:04 PM
If I get some time I will try to review this...

A review would be most appreciated. :p

Zombie Dude
01-17-2010, 01:54 PM
A review would be most appreciated. :p

I agree, though I'm only interested in the first two movies in the the set.

CaptHowdy
01-18-2010, 04:23 AM
You must enjoy having sex with strangers.

What?

Zombie Dude
01-18-2010, 07:03 AM
What?

It's a prostitute joke. He said it was just money making it sound like he just throws it around and spends it on anything. I have no idea why I'm explaining this.:hum:

shape22
01-20-2010, 04:21 AM
My disc showed up today. I watched all of H6 and a good portion of H20. If you're concerned about the interlaced transfers, I wouldn't worry. Yes, there's some loss of sharpness during rapid pans and very isolated fast movement. But I didn't notice much in the way of distracting artifacts 99.9% of the time. Overall these transfers are such huge upgrades that I can't see anyone complaining (unless you plan to watch primarily on a PC).

H6 is the better of the interlaced transfers. Sharpness is fantastic, black levels are spot-on, the colors really pop, and there's plenty of natural-looking grain. Detail is massively improved over the existing DVD release. I noticed a lot of things in the background that never really stood out before.

H20 is a significant upgrade but not as strong. Colors appear slightly washed out and sharpness isn't as strong as H6. Unfortunately over-processing appears to be the culprit. Hardly any grain is apparent. Combine that with the lack of really fine detail and I'm guessing they overdid it with the DNR.

Unfortunately the lossless soundtracks don't appear to be major upgrades. H6 leans way too heavily toward the bass side of the spectrum and there's very little high-end. H20 sounds flat but not as bass-heavy.

I didn't check out Resurrection because I'm really not a fan of it.

With the budget price, this should be an easy purchase if you're a fan of these movies.

It's me, Billy
01-20-2010, 06:16 PM
I agree. My disc arrived yesterday too and I was delighted by how good 6 and 7 look. Yeah, it's a shame they aren't progressive transfers, but for being interlaced they look really good. Such a huge improvement over the non-anamorphic DVDs. (Fuck Dimension :fuck: ) The level of detail is amazing. Part 8 looks good too, but not nearly as impressive as 6 and 7. I guess that's because 8 was always 16x9 anamorphic on DVD so it isn't as big of a step-up as 6 and 7 are. I wonder why 6 and 7 got interlaced transfers while 8 got a progressive one?

Katatonia
01-26-2010, 03:59 AM
I received mine today from Axel Music. They bill from Denmark though, and I had to pay an extra fee just for the payment transaction.

These are definitely solid upgrades from the old non-anamorphic DVD's. It's unfortunate that the first two films are indeed Interlaced, but they still look quite good in 1080i. The DTS Master Audio tracks sound quite dynamic as well.