Severin - Upcoming Blu-Ray releases

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  1. elDomenechHDG

    elDomenechHDG Well-Known Member

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    Severin's box sets are getting more elaborate, which is a good thing, but, man, regular Blu-rays are getting the shaft. It's sad to open something like Born For Hell and see a lonely disc in a case. No reverse artwork, no booklet, nothing.
     
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    I don't think anyone has had this ship yet. It sounds like the conspiracy nuts may be on to something...
     
  3. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    As long as it's a win for those of who love the film and bought that Severin pre-order. That, doesn't - however...mean that I'm not willing to score the old Criterion version. I sold that DVD when the Image DVD came out and I've
    been regretting it ever shince.
     
  4. Paff

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    It is taking an awfully long time, isn't it?
     
  5. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Definitely. Severin haven't shipped a ton of orders from the sale. I'm still waiting, and I didn't even order Blood for Dracula.
     
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    My order hasn't shipped yet either.
     
  7. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    The only new stock I ordered was Beyond Darkness ( "Evil Dead 5" ) and they shipped exactly a month later on 7/27. Sat in Arizona for four days, went to LA, sat in LA for four days, and now is in Chicago. You West Coast guys need to get your ship together. :D

    Maybe they fucked up Blood For Dracula and they're still getting it fixed, but what do you want? A fucked up disc and a pain in the ass replacement program? It is what it is.

    My VS order took over a month too. Seems inevitable now from these two companies for these half year sales.
     
  8. Paff

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    Glad we reopened this topic; my order shipped today
     
  9. Darga

    Darga Narcissistic Personality

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    Just curious- why would you still want the Criterion version? It's not anamorphic and the commentaries were ported over to the Image release.
     
  10. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    They're just so attractive, those covers and the amaray cases. I love the menus, too. The Image versions just didn't charm me. That's all, really. I REALLY wish I still had the Criterion laserdiscs of Flesh/Frankenstein and Blood/Dracula though - I thought those were some real beauties, too.
     
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  11. Paff

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    Heh heh, I have them, and both have been watched in the last 3 months.
     
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    Just received the ship confirmation for Blood For Dracula.
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I got the ship confirmation also for BLOOD FOR DRACULA. Do you think it'll look good?
     
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    The last time I saw Blood For Dracula was in 1996 on laserdisc. I have the Australian blu but that is 1080I so this should be quite an upgrade.
     
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    Got my Blood for Dracula today. It looks pretty good IMO. The outdoor scenes are a little washed out, but the interiors look great. Of course, I only have the LD to compare to.

    Now off to BluRay.com to hear about what a "travesty" this transfer is and how they're demanding a free upgrade.
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    It looks a little washed out to me :p:D:D:D:D
     
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    The one scene I took notice of is near the beginning, when Dracula gets in the car with Anton and they drive off, over that little arch bridge. Again, I only had the Laserdisc version in the past, but when I watched it earlier this year the colors seemed way out of whack. Like the sky was purple, etc. If any of you still have the Criterion DVD (or LD), check out that scene in particular then compare it to the Blu (or UHD).
     
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    My sale order from Severin finally shipped... and no, I did not even order Blood for Dracula. o_O
     
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    Been digging through the Dracula extras. Liked the tour of the mansion where they filmed, and they did a good job using the same camera angles as what was used in the film. Despite starring in two of my favorite horror films of all time, I wouldn't recognize Stefania Casini if she walked in my office right now. But Joe D'Allesandro hasn't changed a bit, other than a raspy voice. I'm as straight as straight can be, but Joe is still a damn good looking guy and could probably hook up with a couple of hot aristocratic sisters right now if he wanted to. Although I'm told, he never once gave it away. Everybody had to pay and pay. Hustle here and a hustle there.
     

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