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Old 08-26-2010, 10:12 PM   #106
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HKFlix is tossing in the T-shirt for an extra 5$ (compared to without). SD DVD or Blu-ray. Large or XL.

House - With T-Shirt [The Criterion Collection] - $29.95
House - With T-Shirt [The Criterion Collection] [Blu-Ray] - $36.95

Apparently it also comes with a decal that ships right away. I've placed my pre-order, as I was seriously considering a t-shirt anyways, and I'll find out I guess.
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:28 AM   #107
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HKFlix is tossing in the T-shirt for an extra 5$ (compared to without). SD DVD or Blu-ray. Large or XL.

House - With T-Shirt [The Criterion Collection] - $29.95
House - With T-Shirt [The Criterion Collection] [Blu-Ray] - $36.95

Apparently it also comes with a decal that ships right away. I've placed my pre-order, as I was seriously considering a t-shirt anyways, and I'll find out I guess.
I pre-ordered mine through HK Flix as well. $5 more for a cool T-Shirt isn't bad at all!
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:28 AM   #108
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Blu-Ray review!:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews48/hausu.htm
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:24 AM   #109
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Yea I loved this movie when I saw it by accident on either IFC or Sundance (I forget which) about a year ago or so - when I saw how great the review is for the blu I had to preorder it:

House [Criterion Collection] [Blu-Ray]
Criterion Collection: House (1977)
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Release date: 10/26/2010 1
PreOrd* Blu-Ray $25.17 $25.17
Subtotal 1 US$25.17
Super Saver *May include handling $1.98
Backorder - Total Price US$27.15
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:48 AM   #110
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Wow, to say Criterion's release is an improvement would be quite an understatement.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:04 PM   #111
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Got this from Amazon today. Looks absolutely beautiful in motion. Great job Criterion!
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:46 PM   #112
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I got this today too...can't wait to get it spinnin'!
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:18 PM   #113
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Mine is on the way still- hopefully show up in the next day or two
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:46 AM   #114
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As soon as I get a free day where I'm not swamped with projects, I'll be picking this up. Cannot freaking wait.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:48 PM   #115
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Sorry, that trailer was awful to watch
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:08 PM   #116
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Just got my Criterion Blu-Ray edition yesterday with cool orange T-Shirt from HK Flix! Now I juts need a Blu-Ray player...LOL
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:28 AM   #117
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I watched this on blu today- Criterion did an amazing job with this transfer - night and day from when I saw this on IFC a few years back and the bootleg dvd copy I had (which was the only way to own it since this is its first R1 release - long overdue). I still think this is an amazing arthouse horror/comedy especially for 1977 - went against the grain and took a lot of chances and for the most part it seems to work when all thrown together- beautiful movie to watch too.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:04 AM   #118
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Great transfer from Criterion.
Shitty movie.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:52 PM   #119
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*glances at Sax for a second*. Moving on...

Finally got the blu-ray today. Good god this is a wicked transfer. Grain aside (which I kind of like), the color vibrancy is far more impressive than the remastered theatrical release I saw over the summer. My fav blu-ray purchase so far! Now I'm about to pop in the 30th anniversary of "Maniac" on blu.
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:38 PM   #120
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*glances at Sax for a second*. Moving on...
I feel like I should elaborate.

There are parts of the film that work. Several work quite well in fact. For instance, the merger of animation and live action in place of conventional effects,
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and a surprisingly perfect ending. There are guilty pleasures (every scene involving Kung Fu) and even a few outwardly cheesy moments that inexplicably work quite well such as Auntie (with skeleton in tow) and the cat "dancing" to the film's strangely haunting melody.

However, there are also several scenes that are either too stupid or illogical to have any effect other than ellicit a "WTF?" from the audience. For instance Sweet's death, Kung Fu's "death" or
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There are several more that I recall and probably more that I have blocked from memory, but these scenes detract so severely from the film that I feel they overwhelm the good aspects.

Finally, it is clear from the outset that this film intends to be an experimental film for the sake of being experimental. There is nary a "standard" shot in the entire film, as each shot seems to either begin or end with a "music video" wipe (understanding that this released prior to the advent of MTV so there is some creativity) involve a desaturation, over-saturation or filter, or be filmed (edited?) into a bizarre stuttered cadence that goes on for far too long.

There is something said about pushing boundaries in film-making, but this one pushing too many to be taken seriously or to still be fun.
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