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Discussion in 'High Definition' started by bruce h, Apr 5, 2013.
Hopefully have The Fog & The Incredible Melting Man tomorrow, What a double feature
Just finished watching 'The Fog' Blu-Ray, The PQ is certainly a little different in the fact that there is now a blue hue added to the transfer. Not saying it's good or bad but it does feel like some sort of Lucas revisionist tinkering.
Anyway, Quality wise it's leaps and bounds better than that Optimum piece of shit Blu-Ray that came out in 2008.
The extras are interesting, Especially the Jamie Lee Curtis interview. She states that she thinks The Fog is a bad movie but appreciates Carpenter putting her in it!! She then goes on to apologize to John and then adds "Well, What's he gonna do fire me, I'm 54"!!! ......How odd!!
Appreciate Scream Factory putting in the time to produce some excellent features and carry over all previous ones.
Well worth a purchase
My Blu of Incredible Melting Man just shipped from DDD.
Blu-ray.com review of The Fog: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Fog-Blu-ray/61747/#Review
...and The Incredible Melting Man: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Incredible-Melting-Man-Blu-ray/58216/#Review
So two days after the street date and amazon.ca still had not shipped my copy of The Fog, I checked the website and saw a new shipping estimate of 1-2 months. WTH!?!
Fortunately for me my local HMV got multiple copies of The Fog Blu-Ray as well as The Incredible Melting Man for $14.99 so I picked up both.
Have not watched The Fog yet, but The Incredible Melting Man was a pleasant surprise despite a somewhat jittery transfer at times. It's no masterpiece, but the great effects and ample gore make up for any deficiencies and it was a 'fun' bad film, much like The Octaman or The Boy Who Cried Werewolf.
I will report, The fog looks really excellent on blu ray. a great package. indeed worth getting...................
IMO, the best part of the disc is the Horror's Hallowed Grounds. Since they have no operational website, does anyone know if they ever made an episode for NOTLD and/or Dawn of the Dead? I can't find anything on Google or YouTube. Thanks.
That sucks, shipping from shout is shout is fast-ish but is expensive and their shipping paper sleeves horrible. Often get torn up posters, broken discs, their customer service is very drawn out and can be terribly long getting replacements too. Sounds like you got a better price than from either of them anyway
There is a website, but it's still under construction.
I couldn't find any evidence of them filming an episode, but they did apparently do an article in Horror Hound.
Hey thanks zbinks. That website has been under construction forever. I hope to see episodes filmed from those locations. They do a fantastic job.
I can corroborate this. I watched it a few nights ago and the image and sound is a vast improvement.
Excellent extras as well, a well merited 'dreaded' double dip.
Yep. Both The Fog and Melting Man are fantastic. If you like these films but don't buy them due to a few shlub reviews online, then you're missing out.
The Howling though, as I've mentioned in the Howling thread, is somewhat of a botched transfer, although easily rectified. The transfer is much too light. Yes, it has a lot of detail, but I don't believe that we were ever supposed to see that much. The exposure is so bright that you can easily tell that Eddie's lines are overdubbed in the porn booth at the beginning of the film. This is the first film that I've ever had to do this, but I had to go into the settings of my Panasonic Plasma to switch the black level from "light" to "dark" in order to get the movie to look the way that I believe that it should. Once I did that, all of the problems with the transfer went away.
Review of this one up at Rock!Shock!Pop!
I got this one the other day. It's really a solid set given the low price. The HD transfers all look really nice, and the inclusion of the extras (some appear to even be true HD) was a nice touch.
I guess it's technically a Timeless Media Group release...who aren't exactly known for doing good Blu-ray releases. But since Shout bought them out, their quality seems to be getting much better.
Timeless Westerns reviewed at Blu-Ray.com
I just sat down with The Incredible Melting Man, and I can honestly say that I've never enjoyed it more - the Scream Factory release looks and sounds as good as the movie probably ever has (it sounds slightly muffled for a few minutes late in the movie but is otherwise fine). Yes, it's as cheap and schlocky you might remember it, but it for its meagre budget, it manages not only the cool effects, but also a certain spooky atmosphere (when not throwing smoking pre-teens and fat nurses running from nothing at us) - thanks to some crudely effective cinematography. This movie, to me at least, is pure popcorn perfection.
I got Melting Man the other day and decided to watch it on my outdoor screen (16') with the family. We all had a good time. The film was a hoot and the transfer looked great.
A poetic horror masterpiece...that's about how one could describe The Fog. I probably haven't sat down to watch The Fog in a good 10 years. I always liked the film, but I never really thought of it as top tier Carpenter. But after watching the BD, I can safety say this film is definitely exceptional and is 100% top tier Carpenter. And I do not agree with Jamie Lee Curtis...it is very well made.
Sitting down and watching this one again gave me chills...the way the fog rolls in, the way the silhouette of Blake and his crew look in the Church, and that score, good fucking Lord, that score is absolutely stunning....this is one beautiful, chill inducing film.
Shout!'s BD is fucking phenomenal. If you don't do yourself a favor and buy it because some tech nerd asshole picks out the most mundane flaws, you are an idiot and you shouldn't be watching these films in the first place.
From the transfer to the supplements, this BD is easily my favorite release in the Scream! Factory line up. This thing is almost perfection (I wish they could have scored an on camera interview with JC and been able to go into the lighthouse on HHG). And I cannot wait to receive Prince of Darkness.
Man, I fucking love revisiting JC's catalog in HD....its like watching them for the first time all over again and re-witnessing just how phenomenal of a talent and an asset to film making he is. Without a shadow of a doubt, JC is my favorite director.
Well said, Couldn't agree more. Already watched this 3 times. Shame JC didn't contribute on the extras but at least he's making an appearance on the Prince Of Darkness BD