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Old 03-17-2010, 11:50 AM   #1
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Darkman and Flash Gordon Announced on Blu-ray

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that it will release two catalog titles on Blu-ray on June 15, both of which belong decidedly in the "guilty pleasure" category: Sam Raimi's Darkman, starring Liam Neeson, and the 1980 space-opera Flash Gordon, adapted from the classic 1930s comic strip and serials. Both will be presented in non-flipper, single-sided discs.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:22 PM   #2
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Great news! I'll be picking up Flash Gordon for sure.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:06 PM   #3
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Awesome, I'll definitely get Flash Gordon. The old R1 DVD looked great for standard def, but certainly failed in the audio department compared to the R2 DVD's DTS track. The Blu-ray should have DTS Master Audio since it's coming from Universal.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:31 PM   #4
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Under no circumstances is Darkman a guilty pleasure!

It'd be nice if Universal shelled out a few bucks and gave the thing some extras, though.
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:18 PM   #5
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I'd prefer Flesh Gordon on Blu-ray.
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:27 PM   #6
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In other news today, Universal has announced a pair of new catalog Blu-ray titles that have us pretty excited: Darkman and Flash Gordon are expected to street on 6/15. Looks like everything from the previous DVDs will be included... which is to say not much. Darkman has nada, while Flash will include a pair of featurettes (Alex Ross, Renowned Comic Artist, On Flash Gordon and Writing a Classic: Screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr.) and the first episode of the classic Flash Gordon 1936 serial. Now, if Universal wanted to do something REALLY cool, they should include the ENTIRE 1936 serial in HD. I'm just saying. I'd LOVE to have that on Blu-ray. Anyway... audio will be DTS-HD MA for both.
Flash Gordon came out just as the format wars were starting, so I've been holding off on that title ever since. I'll wait and see that they're not fuck up release but after that Flash Gordon is a must and Darkman is a probable.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:01 PM   #7
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Wow man, those Flesh Gordon blue-screen scenes will look soooo cheap and grainy in HD. But I guess that's part of the charm.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:41 PM   #8
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Flash Gordon fo sho!

I have on purposely avoided watching it over the last 5 years or so in anticipation of this day. Almost bought the Steelcase version dvd, but am glad I waited. It is such a neat film with a lot of color. So worth a Blu.

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Old 03-18-2010, 01:37 AM   #9
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Flash Gordon came out just as the format wars were starting, so I've been holding off on that title ever since. I'll wait and see that they're not fuck up release but after that Flash Gordon is a must and Darkman is a probable.
Same here! I unloaded my old Flash Gordon DVD for good money and kept a DVD-R copy. I have been tempted to buy the newer DVD release, but ever since I bought the Blu Ray, I've been glad I haven't picked up a lot of DVDs, since I'd rather own them on Blu!
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:45 AM   #10
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Blu-Ray review for Flash Gordon is up!:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Flash-.../10510/#Review
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:54 AM   #11
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4 stars on video quality!! This is a must buy!!
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:26 AM   #12
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I've got the German import of Flash Gordon and the transfer is stunning, A must buy.
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:18 AM   #13
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What are the extras on the German release?
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:25 AM   #14
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FLASH is great eye candy.
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:43 AM   #15
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Blu-Ray review for Flash Gordon is up!:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Flash-.../10510/#Review
Nice, and Blu-ray.com are picky as hell...so 4 stars for an older movie means it looks really damned good.

I can't wait to get this baby in my hands!
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