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bdc 3rd November 2009 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye (Post 46470)
Also, I've seen a lot of those Neo Publishing releases about bdc and they look gorgeous - it's a shame most are not English language or subtitle friendly though... :pout:

Well some Neo dvd's are English friendly and have removable French subs like Killer Crocodile 1+2.
If you want to know which ones are English friendly just ask and I'll try to help you out. :)
Neo's having a sale of their older titles btw (at their website).

Stephen@Cult Labs 3rd November 2009 10:51 AM

The Commando Blu-ray is uncut,just a shame it isn't the director's cut :pout:

You'll have to tell us what you think about The French Connection transfer when you watch it Reaper.There was a lot of controversy regarding William Freidkin's decision to completely alter the colour of film.To tell the truth,it didn't bother me,but some people have said it looks like a bad colourized film :fear:

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/1916...onnection.html

Pete 3rd November 2009 11:19 AM

I picked up a few goodies at the Cult Fiction store in Edinburgh:

Street Law - Blue Underground
Two Undercover Angels (aka Sadisterotica) / Kiss Me Monster - BU
Dont Answer the Phone / Prime Evil - BCI
The Blob (1988) - Columbia R1

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 3rd November 2009 05:51 PM

Good prices?

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 3rd November 2009 05:52 PM

When I get hooked up mate,I'll let you know.
Not so ban then,that Commando's uncut.

42ndStreetFreak 3rd November 2009 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by stevoj (Post 46548)
The Commando Blu-ray is uncut,just a shame it isn't the director's cut :pout:

You'll have to tell us what you think about The French Connection transfer when you watch it Reaper.There was a lot of controversy regarding William Freidkin's decision to completely alter the colour of film.To tell the truth,it didn't bother me,but some people have said it looks like a bad colourized film :fear:

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/1916...onnection.html


What a shit interviewer. Typical up the arse of the industry Hollywood whore rubbish.

He let Freidkin waffle on endlessly about the completely wrong topic.
That a film is cleaned up, repaired, mistakes fixed on DVD/Blu-ray was not the issue here. Yet he lets Freidkin bang on about restored paintings and such as if restoration is the issue...well it's not. It's change!

How come this simperingly drab suit didn't stop Freidkin when he went around yet again about restoring a Rembrandt and how no one would moan about that?
Well no Mr Freidkin, no one would moan about you restoring the painting...But they may ****ing well moan if you decided to change its colours!
Two entirely separate issues.

IF Friedkin is right about these CHANGES (and judging by the remarks on the review of the disc about bleeding colours and houses now turning into the same colour as the sky, he is not right) then so be it...But not everyone will agree and he will have to indeed defend such massive changes in such a well loved, classic, movie.
A movie that is also one of the only two films his entire career exists on I might add.

And bleating on about restorations to defend the completely different topic of changes is not the way to do it, or to convince people.

And what about the weasel reply from the interviewer about the Blu transfer, when he was asked what he thought of it? 'Eventually he squeezed out a 'It looked good yeah'. What did? The transfer? or the thing he was really asking you about...the changes?
Yuck! Typical 'E'ntertainment channel style interview.

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 3rd November 2009 05:59 PM

Shit,I got rid of my region 1 Boxset as well......:ohwell:

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 3rd November 2009 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by bdc (Post 46542)
Well some Neo dvd's are English friendly and have removable French subs like Killer Crocodile 1+2.
If you want to know which ones are English friendly just ask and I'll try to help you out. :)
Neo's having a sale of their older titles btw (at their website).

Cheers bdc - will do! :)

TBH, it's mainly the gialli releases I would be interested in, which I'm guessing, would be Italian language with French subs, or both Italian and French language... :ohwell:

Kyle 3rd November 2009 06:08 PM

today i got
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...2348-large.jpg
from amazon 3

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...d_2d_large.jpghttp://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2.../th_145650.jpghttp://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...9/th_16016.jpg
from cex all for 10

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 3rd November 2009 06:21 PM

I really enjoyed 13 Game of Death mate - even if I am still a little undecided about that ending... :decision: !

42ndStreetFreak 3rd November 2009 06:22 PM

Enjoy "Bad Lt"! :angel:

Kyle 3rd November 2009 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye (Post 46616)
I really enjoyed 13 Game of Death mate - even if I am still a little undecided about that ending... :decision: !


yeah i know what you mean, rest of the film was great!

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Originally Posted by 42ndStreetFreak (Post 46617)
Enjoy "Bad Lt"! :angel:

i hope so, ill try to wat5ch it this week:woot:

LineSix 3rd November 2009 08:28 PM

Yeah, Bad Lt. is great, make sure you let us know what you thought of it after you watch it.

bdc 3rd November 2009 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye (Post 46608)
TBH, it's mainly the gialli releases I would be interested in, which I'm guessing, would be Italian language with French subs, or both Italian and French language... :ohwell:

I have all the Neo giallo discs and only one has an English track,My Dear Killer.
Unfortunately it has forced French subs.
Normally I don't mind the subs if it's an Italian track (my Italian is not bad but not perfect so they are handy since my French is very good) but I can't stand French subs with an English track... ;)

EDIT Short Night Of The Glass Dolls also has an English track (may have forced subs/haven't watched that one yet).

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 4th November 2009 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by 42ndStreetFreak (Post 46617)
Enjoy "Bad Lt"! :angel:

You've never seen Keitel like this before BS.:shocked:
Make sure your jaw is firmly propped up mate....:laugh:

Daemonia 4th November 2009 01:57 AM

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Originally Posted by BioZombie (Post 46098)
Halloween and The Thing both look fantastic and they can be got a a pretty decent price plus Army Of Darkness is amazing too.

I just picked up the Halloween Blu-ray from HMV online - and it was a snip at 6.99.

kevxxx1 4th November 2009 08:43 AM

I was thinking of picking up Halloween until I read the review on highdefdigest which states the picture has serious problems - http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/966/halloween1978.html

This is a review of the US release, I assume the UK release uses the same master.

Can anyone verify this?

Stephen@Cult Labs 4th November 2009 12:09 PM

The French Connection debacle could have been easily avoided if Fox had slipped in another disc with the original unaltered version.Oh yeah,apparently the Exorcist is going through the same process for it's blu-ray release but I have heard that the original version will be included.

Daemonia 4th November 2009 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by kevxxx1 (Post 46722)
I was thinking of picking up Halloween until I read the review on highdefdigest which states the picture has serious problems - http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/966/halloween1978.html

This is a review of the US release, I assume the UK release uses the same master.

Can anyone verify this?

Yes, I was aware of these issues. However, if I took the time to analyze every review of every DVD/Blu-ray that I wanted to pick up, there'll always be, somewhere, a negative review and I'd end up not buying anything. I'd rather judge for myself. If I dislike the Blu-ray transfer, I still have the ABUK DVD to fall back on. There's been instances where there's been damning reviews of DVDs which I subsequently bought and thought they were fantastic.

For instance, this review of the Halloween Blu-ray states that it's the best the film has ever looked. So who do you believe?

I've also never read about Carpenter 'disowning' the Blu-ray transfer, is there a link for this?

Daemonia 4th November 2009 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by stevoj (Post 46742)
The French Connection debacle could have been easily avoided if Fox had slipped in another disc with the original unaltered version.Oh yeah,apparently the Exorcist is going through the same process for it's blu-ray release but I have heard that the original version will be included.

Ha! That's like Da Vinci going back to the Cistene Chapel 20 years later and asking if he can repaint and recolour the entire thing. Leave it the **** alone, Friedkin. I'm horrified that he's tinkering with The Exorcist again, the Version I Never Want To Ever See Again was bad enough! The original, as originally released, is one of my all time favourite films - even the 25th Anniversary edition had some minor retouching (yes, I did notice, Willy Boy - I noticed the dissolve from priest to demon had been 'altered' when Karras is possessed at the climax).

Friedkin should be ordered by law to keep away from his old films. And that goes for Lucas too! Although, when you dig a bit deeper with Lucas, you'll learn the real reason why he altered Star Wars. ;)

mbv 4th November 2009 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by reaper72 (Post 46694)
You've never seen Keitel like this before BS.:shocked:
Make sure your jaw is firmly propped up mate....:laugh:

I can still remember the first time I saw this! Quite a performance.

42ndStreetFreak 4th November 2009 08:40 PM

"The Mummy" (Karloff) - 2 disc Special Edition.

"The Invisible Man" (Universal) - Upgrade from VHS dup.

"Horror Express" - Upgrade from VHS dupe.

"Rosemary's Baby"

"Amusement"

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 4th November 2009 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by bdc (Post 46650)
I have all the Neo giallo discs and only one has an English track,My Dear Killer.
Unfortunately it has forced French subs.
Normally I don't mind the subs if it's an Italian track (my Italian is not bad but not perfect so they are handy since my French is very good) but I can't stand French subs with an English track... ;)

Cheers for the info bdc. I thought that the English would be in short supply on those. ;)

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 5th November 2009 01:11 AM

Couldn't have put it better myself D.
I've got the R1 version of THE EXORCIST,the first release.Is this untampered with?
****ing French Connection is one of my faves as well:mad2:

Daemonia 5th November 2009 01:42 AM

The DVD release, which I believe is the 25th Anniversary Edition, has had very minor retouching as far as I know, but nothing major - the most noticeable alteration is when Karras is possessed by the demon, it's far smoother than in the original version and has obviously been achieved digitally. This is the only alteration I really noticed to any degree.

That's what I find jarring about Star Wars now. It's the fact that the CGI looks horribly out of place in a movie that was made without CGI. It therefore sticks out like a sore thumb. It looks awful. Why Lucas can't see the stupidity of imposing CGI upon a film that never utilised that technology is beyond me. Lucas: it looks like shit, mate.

BioZombie 5th November 2009 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by kevxxx1
I was thinking of picking up Halloween until I read the review on highdefdigest which states the picture has serious problems

I have the UK editin of Halloween on blu-ray and as I have stated on here many times it looks fantastic! Every tiny detail is brought out and the colours are just amazing. Its a must own disc imo.

Daemonia 5th November 2009 01:17 PM

Thanks for the vote of confidence, BZ. I'll judge the disc for myself when it arrives and post up what I think of it.

kevxxx1 5th November 2009 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by BioZombie (Post 46898)
I have the UK editin of Halloween on blu-ray and as I have stated on here many times it looks fantastic! Every tiny detail is brought out and the colours are just amazing. Its a must own disc imo.

Yes, the highdefdigest review was a bit anal, it seems most people think the quality is fantastic and for only 7 at HMV I've placed an order. After all, it is a classic :cool:

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 5th November 2009 08:30 PM

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I've also got HALLOWEEN on R2.
I wonder what this Aussie 30th Anniversary edition is like :eyebrows:

sdw 6th November 2009 12:35 AM

review here of Aussie BR (1080i)
http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/Reviews...ws.asp?ID=8853

Stephen@Cult Labs 6th November 2009 02:01 PM

Got my Night Of The Creeps disc this morning :party: I'll give it a little spin tonight.

Stephen@Cult Labs 6th November 2009 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by sdw (Post 46972)

:ohwell: Think I'll stick with my Anchorbay disc

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 6th November 2009 05:47 PM

Received Troma's The Last Horror Film and Combat Shock as well as Peep Show Series 6 and Viy (Cheers loops ;)).

mbv 6th November 2009 05:51 PM

My wife bought me Eraserhead and I also picked up the August Underground trilogy(cheers BS) it's a double dip but at last my Toetag collection is complete

42ndStreetFreak 6th November 2009 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by bizarre_eye (Post 47063)
Received Troma's The Last Horror Film

Nice to have that uncut on DVD. But I wish they had found better insert footage, or brightened it up, as it's very dark compared to my old uncut pre-cert VHS.
In the DVD you can hardly make out the heart she chews on as the footage is so damn dark.


Picked up;

"Assassin(s)"

A Bullet for the General" ('Argent') - Upgrade from television DVD-R.

"Hitch Hike to Hell"

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 6th November 2009 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by 42ndStreetFreak (Post 47067)
Nice to have that uncut on DVD. But I wish they had found better insert footage, or brightened it up, as it's very dark compared to my old uncut pre-cert VHS.
In the DVD you can hardly make out the heart she chews on as the footage is so damn dark.

I'm probably going to give it a spin this weekend. I'll watch it on my PC and fiddle with the brightness levels if needs be - so thanks for the warning! :)

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 6th November 2009 07:44 PM

I've just had a Don't ... DVD binge. :loco: :laugh: :popcorn:

Don't Answer the Phone

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA240_.jpg

Don't Go in the House

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_lRncxb7CTu...0/Picture1.jpg

Don't Go Near the Park

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0...CLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Don't Look in the Basement

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA240_.jpg

:woot:

Pete 6th November 2009 08:02 PM

I watched Dont Answer the Phone! the other night and thought it was rather good. It has got a really sleazy atmosphere to it and Nicholas Worth is great as the killer.

Dont look in the Basement is good. Dont go Near the Park is unbelievably silly.
Never seen House

bdc 6th November 2009 08:07 PM

Eat My Dust (1976) (Warner,R2)

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 6th November 2009 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by loops (Post 47079)
I watched Dont Answer the Phone! the other night and thought it was rather good. It has got a really sleazy atmosphere to it and Nicholas Worth is great as the killer.

Dont look in the Basement is good. Dont go Near the Park is unbelievably silly.
Never seen House

I've never seen Phone, but have liked what (little) I've heard about it so I thought I'd give it a shot. Park is silly but I actually really enjoy it... :o House and Basement are both great, and I have been meaning to pick them up on DVD for a while now. I used to have the old Apex (?) VHS of House which was cut. I think it ended up going to a charity shop! :shocked:


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