Image Entertainment Re-Releasing DVD & Blu-Rays (Lake Shore Deal)

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  1. Zombie Dude

    Zombie Dude Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I misread your post. :eek:
     
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    No problem bro, I do the same thing. :)
     
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    What I'm really curious about though is the transfer on Hellbound. I hope that's good.
     
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    I'm dying to know too. I thought there would have been some advance reviews posted online for these, but it doesn't look like it thus far.

    And here's some more news about the first Hellraiser Blu-ray (re-release) from Image:

    According to the Blu-ray.com forum, the HD transfer is not even the same one used on the older Anchor Bay Blu-ray. That Blu-ray also utilized a higher bit-rate for the film. I'd suggest buying the old Anchor Bay Blu-ray if you haven't already!
     
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    It´s an upscale, clear signs of such artifacts in the screenshots, so why not buy the DVD instead since it´s even cheaper, and let your player upscale it?

    Why support a crappy release like this when the PQ isn´t any better than the DVD?
    If we keep buying shitty releases like this, the companies will never learn and continue to give us crap like upscales etc, since they will think "Those gullible fools will buy anything as long as it has the Blu-Ray logo on it." and keep on with this low quality shit.

    Hell, there is even VHS style ghosting around the edges of the screen. They probably upscaled an old tape master.
     
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    From the screenshots, it looks like another upscale. :(
    The HDTV transfers blows it away.

    Keep the DVD.
     
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    Yea I just might do that. I'd like to have the special features as well.
    I don't think there has been screenshots from Hellbound yet.:confused:
     
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    Looks like I might be downloading that HD tv version if I can find it. Thanks for the pics :)
     
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    i own it on every format so i want the blu
     
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    I think these are meant more for people who missed out on the original runs. There's absolutely no incentive for anyone who already owns the Anchor Bay DVDs to upgrade to these. Personally, I'm hoping to see DVDs of New World titles that didn't make it out the first time thru AB, stuff like Breaking All the Rules, The Annihilators or In the Aftermath. This would be the only positive thing to come out of this deal for me.
     
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    Geez, Image is looking about equal to Echo Bridge in terms of this batch.

    I really wish Anchor Bay still had these...
     
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    hellbound hellraiser II blu-ray pics look good
     
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    They look average at best, but still a downgrade over the HDTV airing of the film.
     
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    You would do better letting your player upscale the DVD, it will look the same.
     
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    Me too, they could've given us a hell of good transfer for The Hills Have Eyes. If only they renewed their deal with Lakeshore. Infact, if they have gotten the rights to the Miramax/Dimension library that Echo Bridge and Lionsgate have, we could've gotten complete box sets of the Hellraiser and Children Of The Corn films. To me, right now, Anchor Bay should consider making a deal with MGM to obtain MGM's independent film library.

    But hopefully, this release of Hills might be able to get a new remastered edition of the 1985 sequel rolling.
     
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    Anchor Bay doesn't have the same interest in older genre titles they once had. Even if they had renewed their deal and kept the rights, we probably wouldn't see a blu-ray from them.

    They could have put this on blu-ray. They've been releasing blu-rays since 2007 and have had several years to do so. But they didn't. :(
     
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    Anchor Bay is the house that horror built. Without the horror genre I doubt they would even be in business today and to practically abandon the genre that made you what you are once a new format becomes available is bullshit. They released their biggest horror titles on blu-ray and then just quit. I hope the DTV market runs them into the ground, cause if they honestly think that movies like Super Hybrid are going to make them more money than releasing films like Re-Animator, Phantasm, Halloween 4 & 5, etc. then they're not going to be in business much longer. Actually, I need to be blaming Starz for this bullshit. Anchor Bay was amazing until they ruined them.
     
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    Yeah, once Starz bought the company, it all went down the crapper :(

    But really, today I feel that companies like Synapse is taking over the throne of the "Cult on Disc" department. Plus together with Severin, and the return of Elite Entertainment, they are hopefully the saviours of cult films on disc for the next 10-15 years and beyond :)
     

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