Jeff Lieberman's Remote Control (1988)

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  1. bruce h

    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    I'm very anxious to hear the quality of this -- please post when you guys get it!
     
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    Quality should be good. It was scanned by the same folks who worked on the Lost Films of Herschell Gordon Lewis and Misty Beethoven.
     
  3. Katatonia

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    He is trying to fund a new project of his, so more power to him. In the end, it is his film to distribute any way he wants.
     
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    I just listened to an interview J.L. gave a few days ago. He said he will be bringing copies to Cinema Wasteland. I guess thats assuming word doesnt get out and they dont sell out by then.
     
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    I bought the VHS last year. Sounds like a good time to load it up.
     
  6. bruce h

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    Thanks! Didn't realize Process Blue had a hand in it. Wonder what the source was? Hopefully he had pre-print materials and not just a theatrical 35mm.

    I interviewed Jeff years back for Ultra Violent -- I'll see if I can post the sections about REMOTE CONTROL when I get home.
     
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    booper71 B-Zone on Roku

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    this and the Blob remake made me a Kevin Dillon fan for years but he disappeared for a long time until that sci fi vampire movie came about.
     
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    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    Dude was in Entourage.
     
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    And in The Doors.
     
  10. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    I received a "shipped" email earlier this morning with included tracking number. :banana:
     
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    Just thought I'd add they are being shipped first class.
     
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    ...which in my experience is usually just as fast (often faster) than Priority Mail.
     
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    Dobby Banned Mofo

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    Hopefully you all received your blu ray by now. Quality is top notch absolutely beautiful fantastic purchase! Having never seen this it actually lived up to all my expectations! Such a fun movie that capitalizes on the VHS craze during the 80's!
     
  14. Katatonia

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    Not yet. Looks like it'll arrive either today or tomorrow according to the tracking #

    Good to hear it looks great though!
     
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    Mine arrived next day (it was only coming from NY to MA) and I flipped through the Blu. It looks good, not amazing (I suspect it never did being a low budget flick) but easily a really sold DVD quality, not quote a blow you away blu ray, but great. Best I've seen it look (and nice to see it in widescreen) and a really fun movie. One of my favorites from the 80s and totally overlooked.
     
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    I wouldn't say the blu ray looks like DVD quality no way. It looks fantastic on my TV for such on old flick grain and all. The detail is stunning I can actually read allot of the VHS cases in the backgrounds.
     
  17. Katatonia

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    Got mine in the mail earlier today...

    Yeah, it's definitely a solid HD transfer with a lot of visible detail. There some nice natural grain visible throughout, and the Blu-ray has a high bit-rate, often averaging around 32-36 mb/s.

    It's an 1080p MPEG-4 AVC encode.

    There's no lossless audio, but the stereo track is very clear and dynamic.

    The Blu-ray is REGION FREE. Confirmed with AnyDVD HD.

    Mine is hand-numbered #84 of 1000 and Jeff signed the front cover in black permanent ink.

    I forgot just how fun this movie was. Definitely money well spent!
     
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    Thanks for the caps, Kat.

    I really really want this, but I'm torn. I'm trying to be more frugal when it comes to DVD / blu-ray spending, but it's not going so well. At least I've still got my VHS.
     
  20. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    I'm doing pretty well myself in that...there's almost nothing I want that I haven't got already. I would definitely put my money into this because I've seen 4 Jeff Liebermans and not a single one disappointed me... but I'm broke now and I'm betting I won't get the money together in time.

    I just found out Jennifer Tilly's in this... When those thousand copies run out, I'm gonna cry! :(
     

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