Satan's Blade Blu-Ray coming from Slasher // Video Summer 2014

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  1. Katatonia

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    For the US, yes unfortunately. There's little chance we'll see a Blu-ray release as long as it remains with those lazy bastards. Hopefully in Europe, some good studio will release it sometime.
     
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    Caught SUPERSTITION on HBO last night. Surprisingly good. There are some genuinely creepy moments and many of the kills are impressive. Fans of 80's gore/slashers should check it out. The widescreen print on HBO HD looked very good. Nothing really pops but it's clean.
     
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    After having watched the 1.85:1 presentation of the film on the Arrow Blu-ray, I think it's safe to say the domestic Blu-ray has a screwy aspect ratio. That 1.85:1 ratio looks entirely correct, it's more visually pleasing to view it in that ratio, and you see no "boom mics" at anytime during the film. The film was shot on 35mm with the specific intent of having it sold and then playing in theaters, so the 1.20:1 (or whatever it actually is measured) on the Olive Blu-ray just seems even more bizarre.

    Even the bonus HD presentation of the "1.33:1" ratio of the film on the Arrow Blu-ray doesn't look as thin or weird as the aspect ratio on the Olive Blu-ray. You still see some boom mics a few times (which could easily be matted off, as intended) at the top of the frame, but they are nowhere near as apparent as on the Olive transfer's ratio. There's just no way that was the intended OAR... the "full frame" of the negative maybe, but certainly not the ideal presentation for the film.

    The Arrow Blu-ray is definitely B "locked" however, in case anyone is interested.
     

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