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Old 10-18-2012, 09:03 PM   #1426
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:27 AM   #1427
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half the definition for twice the price!
I guess it's really for those who still don't plan on upgrading to Blu-ray. Gotta pay more, and it's a DVD-R!
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:00 AM   #1428
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I'm glad that Terror In The Aisles will finally be on DVD (even if it's an MOD disc). Anyway, here's some juicy news from Scream's Facebook!:

"Another title announcement tomorrow with two this time! Only hints: First time on Blu-ray and both from the 70s.

Also to tease, we'll be announcing - in person - some highly requested titles that we are planning for a "Collector's Edition" at the HorrorHound Weekend convention in Indianapolis on Nov 16th. (But no worries if you can't attend, we'll share them very soon afterwards on here we promise!) :-)

Let the speculating begin..."

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Old 10-19-2012, 02:39 PM   #1429
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The Vampire Lovers and Incredible Melting man....cool.

Anybody have a direct email address to Shout! where I can get in contact with someone regarding sending a damaged item back in exchange for a new one? I used the form on their website twice now, and have not received a response and its starting to irritate me.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:41 PM   #1430
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It looks like The Vampire Lovers and The Incredible Melting Man are now headed to blu ray as well. I guess I'll double dip on Melting Man, even though I just bought the MOD disc. Vampire Lovers is a no brainer.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:56 PM   #1431
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Haven't even opened my Melting Man DVD yet. I'll do the upgrade and sell the MOD most likely.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:27 PM   #1432
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Ugh, I was just about to post that I don't buy MOD anymore because of the chance that they'll be released on pressed discs in the future and Shout announces The Incredible Melting Man. I just bought that for $10.99 during Amazon's sale. So yeah, I'm never buying MOD from the majors again (they'll be exceptions for some independent films I'm sure). Serious this time.

Great news from Shout though and I'll be certain to pick up Vampire Lovers on Blu-ray. I'm a bit surprised though because Synapse seemed to be on a roll with those when they announce Countess Dracula so I though Don May Jr. would be on top of those.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:29 PM   #1433
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Hmm....I actually think Terror Train might be one of the best slasher films made in the 80s. It has a clever plot - a costume party where the killer keeps changing disguises, so nobody really knows who he is (even though to the viewer it's no red herring). The acting is well done for the most part (Hart Bochner and Ben Johnson especially) - it has great cinematography, much better than other slasher films of the era. It's very atmospheric and the whole movie has this eerie claustrophobic vibe to it that actually works to great effect. Also, the chase scene is probably the best in any 80s slasher film (right up there with Hell Night and Wendy's chase scene in Prom Night).

I don't get all the hate for this film. It has better pacing than The Funhouse - sure it's not a gory slasher but Terror Train is stylish in the tradition of Halloween and it really works.

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Agree. I don't get all the hate this movie receives as it's one of my favourite slasher films. I have a feeling people dislike it because the kills aren't anything special, but to me slasher films have always been about more then just gory kills.

April Fool's Day is another slasher that I love but many seem to hate it, and I wonder if that too is because its lack of bloody kills? I guess the ending may rub some the wrong way as well, although I think its genius myself.

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Also, the claim that these films "haven't aged well" doesn't make sense to me. I mean isn't that part of the reason we love these films? Because they have this nostalgic charm to them that is absent from the horror films of today? Not many of these films (especially slashers) age particularly well only because the formula has been repeated and copied to the point where everything is derivative of something else. And in that case I think Terror Train is one of the few films of the slasher genre that has aged the least. It's really not as shlocky as many people make it out to be.

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Old 10-19-2012, 10:58 PM   #1434
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I fucking LOVE April Fool's Day.

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Old 10-19-2012, 11:02 PM   #1435
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^ Same here.

People say things like Student Bodies or Evil Laugh are predecessors to Scream, but I've always thought April Fool's Day was the true predecessor.

I think it was ahead of it's time, and it's much more clever than the standard '80s slasher fare.

The lost ending is my "holy grail" of slasher cinema.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:16 PM   #1436
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I love this movie too, I have a buddy that lives a couple blocks from where they filmed the ferry landing. So my question is when Shout start aquiring stuff from Pparamount so we can get decent blus of friday the 13ths and April Fools Day?
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:28 AM   #1437
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Agree. I don't get all the hate this movie receives as it's one of my favourite slasher films. I have a feeling people dislike it because the kills aren't anything special, but to me slasher films have always been about more then just gory kills.

April Fool's Day is another slasher that I love but many seem to hate it, and I wonder if that too is because its lack of bloody kills? I guess the ending may rub some the wrong way as well, although I think its genius myself.
"Kills" aren't really the reason I watch horror films, but I still didn't like Terror Train! While it's certainly a competent piece of work, it is still one of the dullest I've ever seen. One day I'll sit down for a re watch, but until that day, I can't imagine I'd change my mind.

I quite liked April Fool's Day, however.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:34 AM   #1438
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startide. i bought terror train on a wing. from shout. and didnt care for it at all..
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:51 AM   #1439
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Yeah Terror Train is pretty bland. I'll stick with my FOX dvd.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:26 AM   #1440
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Incredible Melting Man...FUCK YES!

So glad I held out on buying the MOD. And with Shout, you know they'll use the awesome original poster art as a reversible cover.



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