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pedromonkey 26th December 2011 02:47 PM

just got Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes blu - not in a sale though, just really wanted it...

RedEyeTheCylon 26th December 2011 04:43 PM

Braved the sales today and managed to get from HMV:

Batman Anthology
Tremors
THX 1138
Forbidden Planet
Evil Dead 2
The Nightmare Before Christmas

robertzombie 26th December 2011 06:28 PM

What were the HMV prices like?

RedEyeTheCylon 26th December 2011 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by robertzombie (Post 205927)
What were the HMV prices like?

Quite a few titles reduced to 5 and 6 (Tremors and THX 1138 were part of this offer) and a few box sets were reduced (Batman anthology was down to 15) but everything else was at it's normal price .My local HMV is fairly small so doesn't have a very big selection so there's probably better offers on in the larger stores.

Scyther 27th December 2011 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by oaxaca (Post 205757)
Got CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST and THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH/THE SKULL off me old Ma for xmas!

Also ordered the following 2 Spaghetti Westerns:-

http://www.dvdorchard.com.au/images/coverart/179729.jpghttp://www.dvdorchard.com.au/images/coverart/172842.jpg

And these post-spaghetti westerns:

http://www.dvdorchard.com.au/images/coverart/180855.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg

Yes! I'm always down for a Sabata flick, although this one is probably my least favorite of the trilogy.

Phurious 27th December 2011 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Slippery Jack (Post 205465)
Yeah...but the cover art sucks :p ;)

Talking of FRANCE and DVD, I've ordered the rather awesome Home, with a rather awesome performance by Isabelle Huppert - can't wait to give this a second watch, quietly blew me away first time round . . .

Haha - yeh it does, but with used copies going for 29+ on Amazon, I can suffer not staring at the sleeve art.

ReturnToZero 27th December 2011 11:17 AM

Okey, this will be the last for the year. Now i will wait about a month when Di Leo Crime Collection and Rolling Thunder gets released on blu-ray :)

http://www.boulevardmovies.com/image...ankenstein.jpg http://www.dvd-shoppen.com/128-261-large/puzzle.jpg http://s0.discshop.se/img/front_norm...90/dracula.jpg http://s1.discshop.se/img/front_norm...ankenstein.jpg
http://s4.discshop.se/img/front_norm...de_bergman.jpg http://www.shameless-films.com/wp-co...eve-small.jpeg http://www.ginza.se/Archive/Images/i...rge/323972.jpg http://s2.discshop.se/img/front_norm..._en_sommar.jpg http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/images/765house.jpg http://images2.static-bluray.com/mov...1164_large.jpg

Daemonia 27th December 2011 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by keirarts (Post 205830)
with titles like this is as much about the source materials as anything else, blu-ray can improve the picture quality on most (not all) releases. But low budget horror like maniac cop and releases like it can only look so good. I've owned both the elite entertainment and synapse dvd's of maniac and trust me on this, arrows release is better but its as good as its going to get.

I can't quite agree with that. Unless we're saying that Blu-ray has a higher resolution than 35mm film? Well, that isn't the case, so I'd argue that in the cases where the film looks poor on Blu-ray, it's probably down to a poor encode. Just look at how good Evil Dead looks on BD, and that's from a 16mm source, not even anything approaching 35mm, and it looks stunning.

Old films can look spectacular on the format. If restored properly. It's probably a case of niche companies not being able to afford a full restoration rather than a case of 'this is as good as it gets'. It could be better, if the smaller companies had the time and money to do full restoration jobs.

I actually prefer the look of older films, where they actually look like films. New films just look like shiny pop videos, they lack realism and look like video games.

Prince_Vajda 27th December 2011 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Daemonia (Post 206007)
I can't quite agree with that. Unless we're saying that Blu-ray has a higher resolution than 35mm film? Well, that isn't the case, so I'd argue that in the cases where the film looks poor on Blu-ray, it's probably down to a poor encode. Just look at how good Evil Dead looks on BD, and that's from a 16mm source, not even anything approaching 35mm, and it looks stunning.

Old films can look spectacular on the format. If restored properly. It's probably a case of niche companies not being able to afford a full restoration rather than a case of 'this is as good as it gets'. It could be better, if the smaller companies had the time and money to do full restoration jobs.

I actually prefer the look of older films, where they actually look like films. New films just look like shiny pop videos, they lack realism and look like video games.

I totally agree. :nod: :clap:

Witchfinder General is from 1968, and it looks stunning on Blu-ray. Even Coppola's very cheap, Corman-produced movie Dementia 13 looks pretty neat on this format. :nod:

Greetings!

Slippery Jack 27th December 2011 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Phurious (Post 205984)
Haha - yeh it does, but with used copies going for 29+ on Amazon, I can suffer not staring at the sleeve art.

shiiiit, really? One of those I remember seeing going dirt cheap on numerous occasions but never bought :mmph: . . .


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