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Old 07-26-2013, 03:53 AM   #136
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That's a long SOV movie! Can't wait to get this release.
I haven't watched the Director's Cut yet... but you might wanna watch the original shorter 99 minute cut first. You'll probably be less likely to go insane from it.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:21 AM   #137
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I haven't watched the Director's Cut yet... but you might wanna watch the original shorter 99 minute cut first. You'll probably be less likely to go insane from it.
That's exactly what I plan to do. At least that way I may be curious to sit down and see what was added to the longer version. Of course, that's if the shorter version doesn't put me to sleep
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:10 AM   #138
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Yeah I watched both versions today back to back. I'm fascinated more with the 80's and the clothes then the actual film. I watched all the extras and yeah the Easter egg also.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:15 AM   #139
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Yeah I watched both versions today back to back. I'm fascinated more with the 80's and the clothes then the actual film. I watched all the extras and yeah the Easter egg also.
That's dedication. I'm impressed
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:17 AM   #140
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What an incoherent mess. Yeah, I don't recommend anyone watching the Director's Cut if its your first go at BoardingHouse. It's a lot of randomness and amateurish transitions over and over and over. Its cool to see the extra footage and the 33 1/3 stuff, but its gonna be a fucking chore to sit through if you're not accustomed to this caliber of film making. I'd definitely call myself a fan of the film, but I'll stick to the regular version for future viewings.

What's funny is Wintergate seems to think the Director's Cut makes more sense....pfffffft. About an hour in they mention a party on Saturday, and you don't see that party until a good hour and 15 minutes later.

The transfer itself looks great. It isn't as dark as the Code Red DVD and the audio is fucking top notch. I love that synth theme they did for it. From the interviews, it seems they weren't too happy with the Code Red release and how it was handled afterwards. They wasted no time in taking a little stab at Bill.

I kinda wish there was more interview time with Wintergate and Kalassu. But I bet there is plenty of info to grasp in the commentary. But I don't know when I will be able to endure another 3 hours of BoardingHouse.

All in all, its a fantastic DVD...well worth the admission price. The easter egg regarding Terror on Tour was icing on the cake.

Too bad Slasher Video wasn't able to track down the chick that played Debra Hoffman...other than Kalassu, she was the hottest chick in the flick. It's so satisfying that we were able to see her tits....and what an amazing pair they were.

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Old 07-27-2013, 08:06 AM   #141
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Just finished the original version. A bizarre mess of a film but I can't deny I had fun with it. Some great SOV gore here and that Jim is a p-i-m-p.

Zombie Dude, good luck
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:19 AM   #142
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Just finished the original version. A bizarre mess of a film but I can't deny I had fun with it. Some great SOV gore here and that Jim is a p-i-m-p.

Zombie Dude, good luck
Thanks mate, I think I'll need it!


After Chomp's post I'm worried about sitting through the DC
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:36 PM   #143
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Wrote this one up today -- hope it isn't too redundant if I post it here!

In one of the more unexpectedly essential double-dips of recent memory, Slasher//Video serve up John Wintergate's BOARDINGHOUSE (aka HOUSEGEIST, 1983) in a packed special edition! Leopard print-thonged Jim inherits the Hoffman House, a California homestead with a hidden history of bloodshed. Realizing he'll need some help with the bills, he places an ad in the paper and begins filling vacancies with a varied assortment of '80s Valley babes. It's pool parties, meditation freak-outs, telekinesis and casual murder, climaxing with a house-warming shindig / psychic showdown. It's like a teen sex comedy with the occasional mental-power disembowelment.

Remastering the film from its original tapes to fix the problematic dark levels of the previous Code Red release, the disc also features a bonus extended cut that clocks in a full hour longer! I can't even imagine. Other supplements include commentary, interviews, music videos, trailers, galleries... they even have the hilariously obnoxious original "beeping" intro that was on the 35mm print I saw! Essential stuff for bizarro film connoisseurs worldwide.

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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ag=cinema09-20

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Old 07-31-2013, 10:34 PM   #144
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Review of the new disc up at Video Junkie:

http://originalvidjunkie.blogspot.co...dinghouse.html

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Old 08-01-2013, 04:11 PM   #145
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I wonder what this movie looked like in 35 MM...crazy!
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I saw it on 35mm years ago. Suprisingly the transfer to 35mm really covers up the fact that it was shot on video making it a more expensive looking film.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:35 PM   #147
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That just amazes me. A few years ago I had a rolled one sheet poster that I couldn't even give away on Ebay. I chucked it in the trash. I should have held on to it.
What an intriguing film...I've still not ventured to check it out yet although I fondly recall the trailers on my old VHS tapes of Gates of Hell and Funeral Home.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:13 AM   #148
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That just amazes me. A few years ago I had a rolled one sheet poster that I couldn't even give away on Ebay. I chucked it in the trash. I should have held on to it.
What an intriguing film...I've still not ventured to check it out yet although I fondly recall the trailers on my old VHS tapes of Gates of Hell and Funeral Home.
Damn. I would have liked that poster. I guess you just never know with these things though.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:04 AM   #149
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Got my copy in the mail today. I think I might give it a spin now.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:34 AM   #150
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Got my copy in the mail today. I think I might give it a spin now.

I'm still trying to figure out how in hell I sat through this for 3 hours. I love this movie but hot diggity I doubt I will ever re-watch the directors cut.
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