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Old 02-23-2012, 12:02 AM   #436
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Ronnie21 noted that DVDTalk has a review up for Humongous in another thread:

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yeah. it's about time. but its actually fairly accurate..

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/51525/humongous/
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Well as the video explains, I do not think it is a great film, nor do I think.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:31 PM   #437
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No release date set yet.

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Old 02-26-2012, 09:39 PM   #438
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I finally picked up Humongous. The transfer is pretty disappointing. It's definitely far superior to the lousy VHS rips I've seen in the past. But it's very obviously sourced from a video master and not film--which results in a soft image and a lot of shimmering. Contrast is pretty lousy too. You can see what's going on in the dark scenes a lot better. But there isn't much delineation between the brightest and darkest parts of the frame.

The bummer is the trailer was obviously sourced from a film print. And although it displays a lot more print damage than the feature it looks a lot sharper and more organic to my eyes. It's too bad they couldn't find a usable print for the feature itself.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:55 PM   #439
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Wow, feels like you and I saw two different DVDs. I thought the HUMONGOUS DVD was an excellent transfer for what it was. And, I saw the bootleg six months before, and it is a MAJOR improvement. I thought the trailer was on par with the bootleg.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:00 PM   #440
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It IS a major improvement over the bootlegs. But it doesn't look like film. Hopefully a good print turns up at some point.

I'm not suggesting it's a horrendous release. But picture quality certainly isn't on par with some of the other recent Scorpion releases.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:24 PM   #441
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WHOA!! Is that for real? If so, that's the best news this week!

Kat Scratch Fever!

I see they are also re-releasing Joysticks as a 30th Anniversary DVD in the near future.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:28 AM   #442
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Joysticks AND Ator!! Made my night!
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:56 PM   #443
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Joysticks AND Ator!! Made my night!
Me too...

Joysticks (30th Anniversary) and these below will make my year more happy...



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Old 02-27-2012, 09:07 PM   #444
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"the day after halloween", huh? that looks interesting. i'm just puzzled by their exclamation mark placement. it seems kind of!!!!! random.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:33 PM   #445
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"the day after halloween", huh? that looks interesting.
Rent it beforehand if you can is my best advice. Snapshot (local title, and much better one IMO) is certainly an interesting title, but probably not in the way you expect. That North American title is just silly!!
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:33 PM   #446
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Shape22, i thought the same thing, its interlaced for sure. Certain shots look good. and brighten up, but look at the beginning when it says :36 years later: it is interlaced big time. Definalty not film like. I bet if anyone has a good copy of the cinemax braodcasting it would look better. Funny thing is, i taped vice squad off cinemax in 1995 and that copy has way better colors and really clean compared to the anchor bay dvd , which is too grainy..
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:45 PM   #447
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Shape22, i thought the same thing, its interlaced for sure. Certain shots look good. and brighten up, but look at the beginning when it says :36 years later: it is interlaced big time. Definalty not film like. I bet if anyone has a good copy of the cinemax braodcasting it would look better. Funny thing is, i taped vice squad off cinemax in 1995 and that copy has way better colors and really clean compared to the anchor bay dvd , which is too grainy..
In this thread, back in November, you'll notice a lot of discussion on the Humongous transfer. It is from a tape master and not interlaced.


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The Humongous DVD transfer is Progressive flagged (checked with PowerDVD), but I noticed it also. It almost appears more like edge enhancement or other digital tinkering.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:03 PM   #448
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Anyone pick up the Whispers or Mark Of Cain / ThrillKill discs yet?
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:55 PM   #449
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Had Whispers and Mark of Cain/Thrillkill show up Friday and Double Exposure arrived 30 min ago! I watched all 3 over the weekend, didn't care for Thrillkill much but the other 2 were decent enough. Gonna give DE a spin later tonite! I'm really loving the titles scorpions been putting out, hell of a lot better than code reds Maria's B-movie banner, already gave up on those.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:00 PM   #450
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I definitely want to pick up Whispers, as I remember reading the book. Tempted to get Mark Of Cain / Thrillkill out of curiosity.

How's the PQ, and are there any extras?
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