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Old 04-21-2011, 07:41 PM   #1561
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The Witchmaker DVD is now up for pre-order at Amazon.

The Nightmare DVD is also up.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:14 PM   #1562
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It doesn't make sense. I read on DVDDrive-In that Retromedia was going to release Witchmaker and now Code Red is the one releasing it! Is there any reason why?
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:20 PM   #1563
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It doesn't make sense. I read on DVDDrive-In that Retromedia was going to release Witchmaker and now Code Red is the one releasing it! Is there any reason why?
Well L.Q Jones, whom you might know as the star of countless Peckinpah films to directing BOY AND HIS DOG, made WITCHMAKER, and he did do a commentary for Code Red's WITCHMAKER, so looks like Jone's didn't want a release from RetroMedia and gave the rights to Code Red, as the film could have fallen into public dormain, which explains how RetroMedia can release it as well?
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:45 PM   #1564
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That elusive thing known as "rights" has never been much of an impediment to Retromedia. Yes, they do legitimately make deals with rights owners to release their films, but they will also release things that they haven't licensed on the apparent excuse that they've fallen into a faux public domain status - ie, seemingly most of their releases of Japanese and European films especially.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:45 AM   #1565
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I have a doubt that you guys might help me...

I never heard of Witchmaker before, so I did a little search and from what Ive read, this a late 60s movie.

My main like in horror movies are from the mid 70s to the early 90s.

Does this movie have anything special and does it rocks?
If you were to compare this movie to another what it would be?
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:04 AM   #1566
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I received the Rituals DVD earlier today.

The transfer looks pretty good to me. Yeah, there is some print damage at times and it looks very much "Grindhouse" — but overall it's the best the film has ever looked in the home market. The colors and detail are good, and it's Progressive encoded.

It certainly looks better than The Redeemer transfer, let's put it that way.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:05 AM   #1567
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I have just watched the Rituals DVD, and I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, there is a lot of dirt and damage, but the image itself is sharper than I had dared hope. My bootleg has nowhere near the same level of detail. For once, we get to see exactly how disfigured Matthew Crowley is, and it's pretty disturbing (excellent makeup). The sound is also better than expected, and while some dialogue is muffled, again, more of it is audible than on my bootleg - conveying what a philosophically rich and artistically strong movie this actually is.
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:57 AM   #1568
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Mine's been shipped and should be here mid next week. Despite my issues with Code Red, I really don't see the problem with this release at all. I've seen a few screenshots posted around the net, and the picture quality is WAY better than the vhs rip I have. I fully expected that this film wouldn't look pristine as it's been neglected for so long. I'm not sure how anyone could expect an Anchor Bay cleanup job with this film. It looks better than vhs, and judging from the reviews I've read, it sounds a lot better than vhs too. That's all I can ask for.
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:59 AM   #1569
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I'm a little late to the party, but now that this title has piqued my interest, is there anywhere reputable that has this in stock?
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:18 AM   #1570
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I'm a little late to the party, but now that this title has piqued my interest, is there anywhere reputable that has this in stock?
It seems to be backordered virtually everywhere already.

FYE already lists it as "Discontinued" — how true that is though I haven't a clue.
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:54 AM   #1571
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It seems to be backordered virtually everywhere already.

FYE already lists it as "Discontinued" how true that is though I haven't a clue.
There are a couple of copies available from this ebay seller for $19.80.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Rituals-DVD-2011-...#ht_2690wt_905
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:54 AM   #1572
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Got mine from DVD Pacific 13 something real fast shipping to
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:57 AM   #1573
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What I don't understand is how code red is complaining about only selling so many copies when at the same time people are complaining about having a hard time getting a hold of a copy because it's on backorder everywhere. Doesn't sold out usually means it's doing well or am I missing something?

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Old 04-24-2011, 07:53 AM   #1574
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I don't get how Code Red can be all "this has only sold _____ copies" on titles that haven't been out even a week. Some people wait a month or two to buy. Not everybody pre-orders.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:18 AM   #1575
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There are a couple of copies available from this ebay seller for $19.80.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Rituals-DVD-2011-...#ht_2690wt_905
Those might be the last copies you'll see offered new for sale for a bit. Either they didn't initially print many copies, it's already out of print, or they're having more distribution problems. There's a problem somewhere.

All online stores I've checked either show it out of stock, backordered, or discontinued in that one case.

I'm glad I already received my copy a few days ago now!
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