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Old 11-09-2012, 09:07 PM   #1561
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This and that deserve Blu-Ray more blah blah blah. Just hush up. You should grateful these are even popping up on DVD.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:25 PM   #1562
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Haha, he told y'all to hush - EH!
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:26 PM   #1563
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Scream Factory said in the original announcements for Schizoid, Hospital Massacre, and Godsend that they MIGHT be on Blu-ray depending on the condition of the masters. If the masters they have to work with are pretty rough (ala, American Nightmare) then DVD makes the most sense. Why would they pay for HD mastering when the print wouldn't be up to HD quality?

I'm sure they know most people want Blu if possible, but it has to make economic sense or else why bother? I don't blame them for being careful in this economy. Some people just like to whine.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:30 PM   #1564
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Honestly, not every movie is equally deserving of being preserved for posterity in a high tech format. And I doubt I'll be buying a copy of every single Scream Factory release. Some of the announcements are wonderful, some of them makes you think, "was that really necessary?" As in: "Is there a market at all for that one?" But hey, I was always one to play favourites and never a completist.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:42 PM   #1565
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This and that deserve Blu-Ray more blah blah blah. Just hush up. You should grateful these are even popping up on DVD.
I wasn't saying "waaah, they should release this film on Blu. I'm-a cry now!"

What I was actually saying was along the lines of "LOL! If the Video Dead can receive a Blu Ray release, than these others certainly can."

Perception mister. You hush.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:51 PM   #1566
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I wasn't saying "waaah, they should release this film on Blu. I'm-a cry now!"

What I was actually saying was along the lines of "LOL! If the Video Dead can receive a Blu Ray release, than these others certainly can."

Perception mister. You hush.
If Troll 2 can get a Blu-ray release....anything goes
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:40 PM   #1567
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If I recall correctly didn't shout refuse to put several Roger Corman flicks on BR? If I remember the argument was they didn't think they would sell good on BR? They omitted allot of releases like the Sword & Sorcery collection among several horror tittles. So yeah I do agree there really is no excuse for not putting their releases on BR. While there is the argument of "if it doesn't look HD why bother?" I can't agree. Allot of their BR release are far from perfect and don't look HD. So I do understand the desire to see certain films preserved on the BR format.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:38 AM   #1568
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Schizoid deserves a Blu a hell of a lot more than shit like The Video Dead and a few others they've released.
becareful, you dont want the Video Dead fans to hear that
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:16 AM   #1569
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It's a double-dose of '80s trash, courtesy of Shout's Scream Factory!

In Ted Nicolaou's TERRORVISION (1986), the Putterman's new satellite dish gets reception that's out of this world. Literally. Things get ugly when they beam in an intergalactic spacedog that eats everything in sight, be it food, trash, or family member. Campy, colorful, and completely stupid, this latex-heavy Empire Production is about as decade-centric as it gets, with a great cast including Diane Franklin, Mary Woronov and Gerrit Graham.

There's more TV-themed terror in Robert Scott's THE VIDEO DEAD (1987), as an errant delivery lands a supernatural television in the suburbs, where it unleashes a gang of evil dead set on dropping property value. A gory, low-budget, metaphysical zombie flick that's more fun than it has any right to be -- or at least it was when I was 14, which was the last time I watched it. Hope it holds up!

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Old 11-10-2012, 02:38 AM   #1570
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Apparently determined to make all horror fans poor, Shout's Scream Factory line continues with Renny Harlin's PRISON (1988)! Thirty years after a wrongful electrocution, budget cuts force Wyoming State Penitentiary to reopen its doors. Breaching the sealed execution chamber, the new inmates release a vengeful, bloodthirsty force and before you know it, population is down due to reanimated barbed-wire antics, possessed pipe impalements, prisoner flambé and more. A pre-stardom Viggo Mortensen appears as a car thief with a mysterious past who potentially knows the connection between this haunted jailhouse and its former warden, and may have a few secrets of his own. One of Empire's best films, PRISON remains a serious, atmospheric, and gruesome time, stylishly directed by Harlin right before he stepped things up with DIE HARD 2. Labeled a Collector's Edition by the company, I imagine this'll have a full slate of supplements. Deservedly so.

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:03 AM   #1571
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Bruce I have to ask you, do you work for any of these guys or get some sort credit for all your advertising? Not saying it isn't appreciated, but it is indeed always in full effect, thread duplicated and plentiful
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:28 AM   #1572
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Evidently, a lot of DNR was applied to the Shout release of They Live. Obviously, this is the fault of Universal (and not Shout), but what can you do?

Comparison pics between the Shout BD of They Live and the Italian BD have been posted over at blu-ray.com to show DNR and EE.
Took a look at what they're talking about:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/156999
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/157000
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/157003
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/157004

And... While I agree there's color push and EE I don't think this was scrubbed all that much. The zoom on the Italian disc isn't radical and just shows they're from different scans. No scan is identical. Specifically when I look at these things I look at hair and fabric.

In the Meg Foster close up on Shout's you can perfectly trace stray strands of hair. In the Italian version some are entirely gone or only partially there (even looking like part of the back ground instead of hair because you can't trace it all the way).

On Roddy Piper the flannel pattern is very defined on Shout's and small details like the wear on the belt are more distinct. On the Italian they're a little run together and blurry. Flannel patterns are a killer and I would have to see it in motion to make a final decision on that.

I think Universal did a fine job here and didn't go anywhere close to being overboard on this. Sure they put on their life jacket so that you might think they're about to jump overboard but they never did. If Army of Darkness was like this I'd be thrilled.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:00 AM   #1573
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The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 3rd and Final Season
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Har...Season-3/17726

The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams 2nd and Final Season
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Har...Season-3/17726

The Haunting Hour: The Series Volume 3 and 4
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Hau...-3-and-4/17718

Big Bad Beetleborgs Season 1 Volume 2
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Hau...-3-and-4/17718

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Season 2 Volume 1
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Mig...Volume-1/17720

Ultra Seven The Complete Series Press Release
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Ult...e-Series/17715

MST3K Volume XXV Press Release
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Mys...3000-XXV/17716

Rocko's Modern Life Season 4
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Roc...Season-4/17721

West Point
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Wes...nnounced/17722

The Loretta Young Show - The Best of the Complete Series: 100th Birthday Edition
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Lor...e-Series/17723

The Virginian The Complete 7th Season
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Vir...Season-7/17724

Joshua Tree Blu-ray
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=9906

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Old 11-10-2012, 07:07 AM   #1574
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The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 3rd and Final Season
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Har...Season-3/17726
Now that news makes my night!

Amazon sure has the pre-release price screwed up though: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A429YRE

$170?
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:10 AM   #1575
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Still no Hey Dude? I'm starting to worry.

This completes Rocko's Modern Life though!
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