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Old 02-24-2012, 02:22 AM   #1
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House By The Cemetery on UK Blu-ray from Arrow!

http://film.thedigitalfix.com/conten...ry-in-may.html

"Arrow Video have announced the UK Blu-ray Disc release of The House by the Cemetery on 7th May 2012. Shock gore master Lucio Fulci’s The House by the Cemetery is one of the finest typically single-minded exercises in zombie terror. Its just a shame no-one told the Boyle family who move into a gothic style house (by a cemetery) with a bloody past and a guts spraying future, what is yet to come! You’d think they’d twig given the basement door is nailed shut that they should get the hell out. Instead they stay long enough to discover their zombified non rent-paying lodger, the cellar-dwelling, flesh-hungry Dr Freudstein and boy is he pissed!

Features include:
•Brand new High Definition restoration from the original negative presented totally uncut
•Optional English subtitles for both the English and Italian audio tracks
•Audio commentary with star Catriona MacColl, moderated by Calum Waddell
•Audio commentary with co-star Silvia Collatina, moderated by Mike Baronas of Paura Productions
•Introduction to the film by star Giovanni Frezza
•Back to the Cellar: Interview with star Giovanni Frezza
•Cemetery Woman: Interview with star Catriona MacColl
•Freudstein's Follies: Interview with special effects artist Giannetto De Rossi
•Wax Mask – Finishing the Final Fulci: Interview with Sergio Stivaletti about his completion of Wax Mask after Fulci’s passing
•Women of Italian Horror: Featuring Silvia Collatina (The House by the Cemetery), Stefania Casini (Suspiria/ Bloodstained Shadow) and Barbara Magnolfi (Suspiria/ The Sister Of Ursula)
•House by the Cemetery Onstage Q&A Cast Reunion: Live from the Horrorhound convention, Indianapolis, March 2011: Featuring Catriona MacColl, Giovanni Frezza, Silvia Collatina, Carlo DeMejo and Dagmar Lassander
•Italian Trailer Compilation: Twenty cult trailers from the golden age of Italian cult cinema including several rare previews from the resume of the late, great Lucio Fulci each prefigured by a written introduction
•The Italian Master of Splatter Featurette
•Deleted scene
•Trailers
•TV Spot
•Easter eggs

A Limited Edition release, you also got the following packaging content:
•Reversible sleeve with 3 original poster artworks and newly commissioned artwork cover
•Double-sided fold-out artwork poster
•Collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by author Calum Waddell

Once the Limited Edition stock is exhausted it will be replaced by a standard edition packaged in an amaray case that misses out on the poster and features just 2 of the original artwork panels."
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:21 AM   #2
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Any idea if this will be region free or region locked? I really enjoyed their blu release of The Funhouse
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:58 AM   #3
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I think there should be a limited "Bob" cover edition.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:54 PM   #4
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DVD Beaver has a comparison between the Arrow and Blue Underground releases: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-r...ry_blu-ray.htm

The Arrow release looks a bit washed out, losing some of the detail. I've already got the BU, but will probably pick up the Arrow as well.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:01 PM   #5
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I agree that the colours look better on the BU, the disc also has a higher bitrate and less compression. I got the arrow release last week an i'am happy enough with it. Its not a film i'am going to watch tooo much.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:33 PM   #6
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I'll be sticking with the BU version. Cool artwork though.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:56 AM   #7
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I'll be sticking with the BU version. Cool artwork though.
Ditto, it's just not a movie that I feel like owning multiple copies of. It's not like Arrow usually (or ever?) beat Blue Underground's transfers.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:40 AM   #8
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No arrow never seem to get transfer quite right even when they share the same master like City of the Living dead they cant get it the same as BU.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:40 PM   #9
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I only have The Beyond, Bay of Blood and Funhouse from Arrow because there's no US Blu releases and got them for reasonably cheap, although Funhouse is coming in the near future.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:37 AM   #10
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That's some excessive chroma noise in some of the Arrow screen caps. Well, with half the bitrate of the BU it's no wonder, really. May still pick this one up for the extras though.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:54 AM   #11
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That's some excessive chroma noise in some of the Arrow screen caps. Well, with half the bitrate of the BU it's no wonder, really. May still pick this one up for the extras though.
It just doesn't make much sense why they didn't utilize a higher bitrate to begin with. The Arrow disc is a dual-layer after all, with almost 20gb to spare!
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:18 AM   #12
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Thats arrow for ya, or the company they use to press the discs.
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the extra's were worth the price alone, but to just watch the movie I use the BU version

for those in the know.....I have a full HD 42 inch screen, and I seldom notice the huge differences people often talk about. How large does the screen have to be before you REALLY notice a major difference?
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for those in the know.....I have a full HD 42 inch screen, and I seldom notice the huge differences people often talk about. How large does the screen have to be before you REALLY notice a major difference?
I'm beginning to think you can only notice on projectors. I couldn't notice on my 32" set, I can't really notice on my 67" either. I'd guess over 80 inches as those 80" sets in Best Buy always look pretty no matter what they play.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:57 AM   #15
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Detailed screen comparisons between the Blue Underground and Arrow discs: http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleich...D=1211#auswahl

As usual, BU clearly wins in the transfer department.
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