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

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  1. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    Just saw Image put out Money Train on blu. Great news, but it's in the wrong ratio.

    It's now an offical race with them and Echo Bridge as to who can fuck up the most titles and be the worst BD release company. My money is still on EB, but this makes it a seriously close game.

    What is up with their version of The Deep? That's one I haven't picked up yet and am feeling like maybe I should now before I'm stuck with shit.
     
  2. spawningblue

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    Not sure about video or audio, but I know it lost all the extras from the previous Sony Blu Ray. Here's a list from Bluray.com of the Image re-releases and what is missing from their previous releases, again no mention if their is also a difference with the video and audio.

    About Last Night...

    Image re-release is missing "Ed Zwick and Rob Lowe in Conversation" and an original making-of featurette.

    The Big Hit

    Theatrical trailer
    Director's, Producer's and Screenwriter's Commentary
    Deleted scenes

    This one seems to be the exception, the Image re-release has actually added Deleted Scenes.

    The Deep

    Image re-release is missing making-of documentary, and six 1080p selected scenes from the three-hour special edition.

    Half Past Dead

    Image re-release is missing "The Making of Half Past Dead".

    St. Elmo's Fire

    Image re-release is missing the featurette "Joel Schumacher Remembers 'St. Elmo's Fire'" and 12 deleted scenes.

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=5225
     
  3. spawningblue

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    Just a heads up, the back of the box is wrong, Money Train is in it theatrically intended 2:35:1 ratio. It has been confirmed on Bluray.com.
     
  4. bigdaddyhorse

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    Cool, might be worth picking up then. I just figured with EB altering ratios, it's only a matter of time before someone else follows. Thanks for pointing it out!
     
  5. Grim

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    Well mine shipped so we'll see how it really looks when it gets here. If it is truly that horrible I can probably sell it off for almost as much as what I paid for it.
     
  6. Shawn Francis

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    Coming from Image on December 13: DEF-ON 4/HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN (Double Feature)
     
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    well the hellbound hellraiser II transfer looks good probably the best it will ever look
     
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    Your observations or is there a good review out? Thanks!
     
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    I popped mine in and it looks great. Never seen that movie look so great. I haven't really gone through it with a fine tooth comb but there were certain shots (like Dr. Chanard coming out of the Lament Configuration box all transformed) looks great. Just my opinion.
     
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    i may have missed this somewhere else on the thread (if thats the case, my apologies), but has anyone confirmed what if any features are on the hellbound blu ray?
     
  11. eric_angelus

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    Nothing but a trailer (as well as trailers for the first film and Children of the Corn). Watching it right now.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    Damn, Blu-ray.com's single item page didn't list anything but I missed the news. I figured as much too. Unfortunatly I canceled my DeepDiscount order within minutes but they said it was "in process" and couldn't cancel. Two days later I get the shipping notification. :rolleyes:
     
  13. SaxCatz

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    Excellent! I'm so excited to hear that.
     
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    Not to be a party pooper, but, we compared the disc over at a friends house two night ago with my HDTV version. And compared to the new HDTV transfer, the BD does look almost like an upscale. Finedetails, colors and blacklevel is far superior in the new transfer.

    Pisses me of that they were to cheap to use the new one. :mad:

    He told me he would use the BD as a beercoaster from now on. Though the BD isn´t THAT bad of course :D

    If you are satisfied with the BD, then DON´T watch the HDTV version, it´s impossible to go back if you do ;)

    Edit: The HDTV version I have seems to be from an German HDTV channel. And THAT might be the reason why Image used the old transfer, might be rights issues. Hopefully they will use this transfer on an european BD in the future. There is also an Japanese Boxset of part 1-3 coming on BD. Might check out that one, if it´s not too damn expensive.
     
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    fucking balls.
     
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    Hopefully it gets a better release somewhere in Europe or Asia in the future...

    The forthcoming Japanese 1-3 BD set runs easily over $150+, so I'd wait to see some reviews before laying down that kind of cash.

    The recent German Blu-ray doesn't look much better than the DVD either judging by these screenshot comparisons.

    My Image BD should arrive today from Amazon. I'll probably be disappointed in the transfer, but I love the film. Hell, I'll own 5 versions of it now on various formats. I'd love to see the HDTV transfer! :evil:
     
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    Now I need to watch the HDTV version. ;)
     
  18. eric_angelus

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    I agree, Hellbound did not look all that spectacular. The first portion of the movie pretty much looks like a DVD. It felt like there should have been a lot more detail present. Later though in the labyrinth sequences the colors are nice and rich so the disc is not a total loss.
     
  19. It's me Billy

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    1.33:1 aspect ratio? Could this also be a typo?

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  20. JGrendel

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    I hope so cause the original AB dvd was in 1.85:1
     

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