Savage Weekend

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  1. rhett

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    Yeah, the mask is cool. You can tell they were really trying to ape TCM with it, but it has a charm to it all its own. Or maybe they tried to amalgam the TCM mask with Michael's clown mask at the start of HALLOWEEN? Regardless, it ends up looking more like the TERROR TRAIN mask anyway.

    I like the other blatant ripoffs of TCM throughout, though - like how when the guy gets the needle through the ear he convulses on the floor like the first dude in TCM, or how whenever the chainsaw comes out there is this arbitrary close-up of it just to alert audiences that, hey, it's a Chainsaw.
     
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    So, since this thread has been brought back up, does anyone have an opinion of which DVD is the best version for this?
     
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    I have nothing to offer on the DVD versions, since I only have the VHS, but I wanted to add that it was cool seeing Yancy Butler when she was only a little kid here. Growing up I used to watch Hard Target quite a bit, so it was interesting to see. That would be a good thread - actors who started out as kids in horror films. Off the top of my head there's her, Brooke Shields in Alice Sweet Alice and Leif Garrett in Devil Times Five.
     
  5. thrashard76

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    Speaking of a savage weekend...

    ...holy shit - what was that?! Where do people learn to drive...fuck!
     
  6. thrashard76

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    Speaking of a savage weekend...

    ...holy shit - what was that?! Where do people learn to drive...fuck!
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    That's so cool Caitlin acknowledges the film - there are a few other familiar faces in the film.
     
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    It'll probably be released by either Scream Factory, Kino or Olive, since MGM apparently owns the rights to the film. Hopefully, it'll look quite a bit better than what MGM released through Amazon Instant Video. While it does appear to be in the proper 1.85:1 aspect ratio, the picture quality wasn't much better than all the VHS-rip bootlegs that are out there.
     
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    :eek:

    It's probably 88 Films, who have been hinting about a slasher title they've acquired. In any case, fucking awesome news!!
     
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    That was my guess as well, but I guess the MGM thing zblinks mentioned is a valid point.

    To be honest, this one is kind of a stinker, but the slasher completest in me will have to have it. I do think Christopher Allport is terrific in it, sad to hear about his tragic death.
     
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    I'd assume Scorpion or Kino. Walt posted on her status thanking her for the interview and talking about the transfer, though his comments have since been removed.
     
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    Then it's Olive. Walter has done extras for Olive back when Frank Tarzi was at the helm (The Boogens, for instance). Plus, Olive is now licensing MGM titles (or is it Kino?). Unless, of course, it's Scorpion themselves.
     
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    Olive is licensing films from MGM, but this is probably Kino. Frank Tarzi left Olive earlier this year to become VP of Acquisitions and Business Development with Kino. Since his arrival, they created the Kino Lorber Studio Classics line and have been licensing tons of films from MGM. Walter Olsen has worked with Shout! Factory, too, but since he switched to Kino for Scorpion Releasing's distribution, he's been recommending and working on lots of their MGM acquisitions.
     
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    https://www.facebook.com/scorpionreleasinginfo/posts/380954512064006
     

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