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Eric D.
08-24-10, 04:07 PM
It's too bad they couldn't give us the theatrical cut in OAR and the unrated one in fullscreen like they did with Forbidden World.

NoirFan
08-24-10, 05:54 PM
Hopefully Starcrash won't be the last of Shout's Corman on Blu. :(

I'm guessing Battle Beyond the Stars will receive a Blu-ray release, but that may be it.

M&J
08-25-10, 04:04 AM
Just need to wait.

dom56
08-25-10, 09:02 AM
I only got Galaxy of Terror on blu-ray and really enjoyed it and plan to purchase more of Roger Corman Classic. I do wish that Shout! put in English subtitles on all their dvd. I'm hearing impaired and I alway have subtitle turn on when watching a dvd on tv.

Toddarino
08-25-10, 03:35 PM
Just a heads up for anyone waiting on a better price. Galaxy Of Terror is down to 16.49 at Amazon.

NoirFan
08-28-10, 10:59 PM
Just a heads up for anyone waiting on a better price. Galaxy Of Terror is down to 16.49 at Amazon.

And Forbidden World is $15.99.

NoirFan
08-31-10, 02:42 PM
The Starcrash Blu-ray (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/43904/starcrash/) is Highly Recommended, while the DVD (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/43907/starcrash/) receives the DVD Talk Collector's Series (!) designation. I'm disappointed to see that the 73-minute Munro interview contains no clips whatsoever. At that length, the viewer really needs brief breaks from a static talking head.

NoirFan
09-01-10, 09:31 AM
DVD Verdict (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/starcrashbluray.php)

OldBoy
09-01-10, 01:31 PM
anybody know where Starcrash can be had at the cheapest? i would have Netflix'd it, but seems they won't be carrying it.

toddly6666
09-01-10, 02:32 PM
Starcrash was one of the first movies I wanted to rent from Nicheflix.com, 8 years ago when the only good DVD release was the Italian PAL dvd.

NoirFan
09-03-10, 04:56 PM
anybody know where Starcrash can be had at the cheapest? i would have Netflix'd it, but seems they won't be carrying it.

$18.75 from DVD Empire, but you need to spend $25 to get free shipping, otherwise it's $1.98, though there's this coupon: enter the code 1548537 at checkout to save 10% on your next order of $5 or more (Not valid on used, VOD or with any other offers, expires 10/01) So your total would be $18.85 without the free shipping.

NoirFan
09-06-10, 04:24 PM
DVD Beaver on Starcrash (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews52/starcrash_blu-ray.htm)

NoirFan
09-11-10, 12:45 PM
I'm guessing Battle Beyond the Stars will receive a Blu-ray release, but that may be it.

Confirmed by Cliff on the AV Maniacs board as a 2011 Blu-ray.

NoirFan
09-15-10, 04:51 PM
Blu-ray.com on Starcrash (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/StarCrash-Blu-ray/9442/#Review)

OldBoy
09-16-10, 03:50 PM
i'm so torn on StarCrash. all the reviews give it high marks for everything BUT the film itself and don't know if i can justify a blind buy on a movie i might not watch more than once. though i am very intrigued and want to see something so bad it is good.

Sessa17
09-16-10, 03:57 PM
i'm so torn on StarCrash. all the reviews give it high marks for everything BUT the film itself and don't know if i can justify a blind buy on a movie i might not watch more than once. though i am very intrigued and want to see something so bad it is good.

If you have to question a movie like this I say avoid it. Films like these are for those that can appreciate them for what they are & get enjoyment out of it. I find the movie to be fantastic fun that looks amazing on Blu-Ray but it is an absolute abomination of a film.

toddly6666
09-16-10, 04:05 PM
i'm so torn on StarCrash. all the reviews give it high marks for everything BUT the film itself and don't know if i can justify a blind buy on a movie i might not watch more than once. though i am very intrigued and want to see something so bad it is good.

Buy it. You have over 1330 dvds in your collection which includes Howard the Duck and Killer Klowns. I dont think this is a big issue.

Let me put it this way, Starcrash is better than the Star Wars prequels and more creative than them. The only thing really bad about Starcrash is the acting. If this film was remade with the same script and same creative sets, it would be a good scifi flick. But the way these actors deliver their lines is pretty damn funny. Watch this film as a creatively done spoof, u will enjoy the film.

Furthermore, Starcrash is more rewatchable than Flash Gordon.

OldBoy
09-16-10, 04:14 PM
^ yeah, HtD & Killer Klowns was for nostalgia sake and have yet to even put the new HtD in :(. but, your mini-review makes it more enticing then before and thanks. just wish i could find it at a B&M.

NoirFan
09-16-10, 04:20 PM
Furthermore, Starcrash is more rewatchable than Flash Gordon.

Plus, it has two commentary tracks and well over two hours of extras, so there's plenty to explore there.

just wish i could find it at a B&M.

As I mentioned above, your best bet is $18.85 shipped from DVD Empire.

doctorthodt
09-16-10, 04:26 PM
I saw a few copies of StarCrash at MovieStop for $19.99

OldBoy
09-16-10, 04:27 PM
As I mentioned above, your best bet is $18.85 shipped from DVD Empire.
it's "On Order" right now, but i think i am convinced.

toddly6666
09-16-10, 04:32 PM
That Caroline Munro interview is endless, but is interesting. She says she turned down the louis lane character in Donner's Superman. She would have been a certainly hotter lois lane than margot kidder.

She is also chunky now. She is more of a hot looking homely housewife rather than being a milf.

NoirFan
09-16-10, 04:48 PM
That Caroline Munro interview is endless, but is interesting.

I wish they had included a few clips or even stills to break up the visual monotony, but I'm assuming those were cost-prohibitive.

toddly6666
09-16-10, 08:03 PM
I wish they had included a few clips or even stills to break up the visual monotony, but I'm assuming those were cost-prohibitive.

Exactly, that's all they had to do. She was talking about her whole resume. If they just flashed up some images of her old movies, i'm sure people would then seek out her other movies on blu-ray or dvd.

cdmac2007
09-17-10, 11:46 AM
Exactly, that's all they had to do. She was talking about her whole resume. If they just flashed up some images of her old movies, i'm sure people would then seek out her other movies on blu-ray or dvd.

Except that we would have to clear every photo with the studio or photographer and that can get expensive especially clips from other films.

NoirFan
09-17-10, 11:53 AM
Except that we would have to clear every photo with the studio or photographer and that can get expensive especially clips from other films.

That's what I figured was the case. In a perfect world where money grew on trees, we'd have a slick, exhaustive multi-media documentary presented in razor-sharp hi-def, but obviously that's just not possible for the smaller boutique labels. As it is, the interview is still a very substantial extra, and only one of many included in this wonderfully stacked release. I would love to see more Corman trailers on the discs though. Cliff, perhaps Shout could put together an unrestored trailer compilation DVD and sell it as a web exclusive for, say, $9.99? I'm sure that would be a popular release. Either way, I'm looking forward to Battle Beyond the Stars and any other possible future HD releases.

JHosk
09-26-10, 08:16 AM
Just finished the star crash bluray. I was pretty shocked at how awesome this thing looked and sounded. Kudos to Shout.

Are their other titles remastered as well as this one ?? I also have the piranha release, but I haven't given it a spin yet.

cdmac2007
09-27-10, 02:49 PM
That's what I figured was the case. In a perfect world where money grew on trees, we'd have a slick, exhaustive multi-media documentary presented in razor-sharp hi-def, but obviously that's just not possible for the smaller boutique labels. As it is, the interview is still a very substantial extra, and only one of many included in this wonderfully stacked release. I would love to see more Corman trailers on the discs though. Cliff, perhaps Shout could put together an unrestored trailer compilation DVD and sell it as a web exclusive for, say, $9.99? I'm sure that would be a popular release. Either way, I'm looking forward to Battle Beyond the Stars and any other possible future HD releases.

You will start to see other Corman trailers on future releases. We've been transfering them over the last month or so.

NoirFan
09-27-10, 03:17 PM
Glad to hear it, thanks for the update. Any word on whether any future releases will receive Blu-ray editions?

SethDLH
10-02-10, 12:12 AM
Finally started my Corman blu collection with Piranha and Forbidden World. This is a slippery slope I just got into.

visitor Q
10-02-10, 08:41 AM
Finally started my Corman blu collection with Piranha and Forbidden World. This is a slippery slope I just got into.

Head's up (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/blu-ray-bargains/580033-all-7-roger-corman-blu-rays-99-99-s-h.html) if you plan on going all the way ..

SethDLH
10-02-10, 08:57 AM
Head's up (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/blu-ray-bargains/580033-all-7-roger-corman-blu-rays-99-99-s-h.html) if you plan on going all the way ..

Thanks. I saw that yesterday and it was tempting but rarely do I have $100 to drop on movies at a single moment. Its such a good deal though. The 2 I bought last night cost me a total of about $8 after trading in some crap to a local store :)

Brandon Gantt
10-02-10, 09:17 PM
Who would think that seeing StarCrash beautifully restored and in 1080p would totally change my opinion of this obscure gem?

You see my first run-in with this film was via the French DVD release from a few years back. I can safely say that I was not impressed. Sourced from what looked like an actual exhibition print, colors were muddy and dull. Sound on the English track was even worse. Added to this I went in expect what most online reviews have incorrectly called a Star Wars rip-off.

Oh, how things have changed! I now absolutely love this film! In order to understand and appreciate StarCrash you have to know itís background. Director Luigi Cozzi is like a kid in a candy shop. Every genre he grew up loving and admiring in Italy has been stuffed into StarCrash! From Harryhausen, Barbarella, cliffhanger serials, and beyond. It may be set in space, but Star Wars it ainít (thankfully).

StarCrash is a romp. Cheesy, yes! Fun as hell! Mesmerizing and absolutely engrossing! Itís not high art and it was never meant to be. Everything that should be wrong (scripting, production values, special effects, some of the acting) is somehow right for this film. Plus itís all wrapped up in John Barryís glorious score.

Shout Factory has done wonders with this release. Rescuing Roger Cormanís decaying elements and producing an eye-popping transfer. The film has probably never looked this good. I know some were complaining about the bit rate on this, but it only dips down low in scenes with optical effects.

Enlisting Stephen Romano to produce bonus content was a no brainer. The man absolutely is nuts about this film, and thank God for that! Iím sure Shout regretted getting him involved when the bills came in! It is the most packed of the Roger Corman releases so far and there isnít a duff feature included. The interview with Luigi Cozzi is very enlightening. He explains his early years and the genesis of the film, the writing process, casting, and production. We also get the true story of Star Riders, the StarCrash sequel that never was - in more ways than one!

Caroline Munro is on hand to give a lengthy interview about her career and her time as Stella Star! Now this feature has been criticized by some and the points raised are certainly valid. However, I would rather have it than not have it! I appreciate that Shout went through the trouble of getting Caroline involved. The final product may not be as technically polished as the others on the disc, but Iím glad itís here.

The star of the release though is Stephen Romano. His two audio commentaries will tell you everything you need to know about the film (including who dubbed Carolineís voice!). There is no overlap between the two and it feels like one is listening to a film school professor preparing you for a final exam! I honestly feel that once you understand the background of why StarCrash came to be, and the actual production of the film, you will walk away with a better appreciation of it.

Now add to this, deleted scenes, trailers with commentary by Joe Dante and Eli Roth, a fun feature on special effects by Armando Valcauda, rare photos, and a music feature. Shout has totally spoiled us! I am eternally grateful for everyone involved in making this such a special release. My love of StarCrash is now never ended. I am officially a Crasher for life!

OldBoy
11-22-10, 09:57 AM
i think this was discussed, but are there no plans for The Slumber Party Massacre Collection to hit Blu-ray?

NoirFan
11-22-10, 09:58 AM
i think this was discussed, but are there no plans for The Slumber Party Massacre Collection to hit Blu-ray?

No, no more Blu-rays are planned for now with the exception of Battle Beyond the Stars, which will be released in July.

Adam Tyner
11-22-10, 10:04 AM
i think this was discussed, but are there no plans for The Slumber Party Massacre Collection to hit Blu-ray?The transfers weren't even done in HD (unlike the usual DVD workflow), so there's no way we'll get a Blu-ray release without them basically starting all over.

OldBoy
11-22-10, 10:24 AM
thanks Adam.

asianxcore
11-22-10, 04:46 PM
i think this was discussed, but are there no plans for The Slumber Party Massacre Collection to hit Blu-ray?

From Cliff Mac @ Shout Factory

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/10301116-post239.html

NoirFan
02-23-11, 05:29 PM
This was posted on AV Maniacs: Daniel Griffith shot and edited an hour-long documentary about stunt coordinator Paul Nuckles for the RACE WITH THE DEVIL disc, but now that's been postponed for a Blu-Ray release as well.

riotinmyskull
02-23-11, 05:37 PM
^ that'd be awesome!

NoirFan
02-23-11, 05:43 PM
Agreed. I had Shout! written off for Blu-rays other than Battle Beyond the Stars, but perhaps this is a sign that they're still active.

Spottedfeather
02-23-11, 06:45 PM
The only Corman movie I'm even remotely interested in is the superior Fantastic Four movie from 1994. It's not Oscar material, but it's a hell of a lot better than the movie that DID come out. But there isn't a chance that it will come out on dvd.

NoirFan
02-23-11, 08:50 PM
Bah: Not really true. It didn't make it on the disc because we ran out of time. We have deadlines we need to hit to ensure the product gets replicated and shipped. Our sales department doesn't like to move street dates. I hope we are able to do a Blu-Ray in the future so that the doc can be seen.

NoirFan
02-25-11, 08:33 PM
For anyone who wants more Corman on Blu-ray:

I want to do more but our sales and marketing department dont.... So I urge you all to write to info@shoutfactory.com and tell them you want to see more Blu-Ray releases. They've stopped listening to my begging.

NoirFan
04-12-11, 07:25 PM
I actually wrote to Shout a few weeks ago asking them nicely not to give up on their Blu-Ray releases. I got a reply today not only confirming a BD release of Damnation Alley, but also Women in Cages as well!

riotinmyskull
04-12-11, 09:27 PM
yesssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NoirFan
04-13-11, 08:32 AM
7/12:

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/10738_front.jpg

Mike UFC
04-13-11, 09:29 AM
Battle Beyond the Stars is a day one buy for me. I remember watching this at the drive-in when I was a little little kid....holy crap. 30 years?

BSTNFAN
04-13-11, 12:41 PM
Damnation Alley????? FINALLY!!!!!!

The Valeyard
04-13-11, 08:27 PM
7/12:

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/10738_front.jpg


YES! :banana:

I really hope it carries all the DVD features over.

zombeaner
04-14-11, 09:44 AM
Their upcoming Women in Cages DVD triple feature is coming to Blu-ray somewhere down the line as well.

NoirFan
04-14-11, 11:12 AM
Their upcoming Women in Cages DVD triple feature is coming to Blu-ray somewhere down the line as well.

Confirmed by Cliff as a 2-disc Blu-ray set.

zombeaner
04-14-11, 12:20 PM
Confirmed by Cliff as a 2-disc Blu-ray set.

Yeah, I know, but I don't think he's given a date for the BD yet.

NoirFan
04-14-11, 03:40 PM
Yeah, I know, but I don't think he's given a date for the BD yet.

Right, I was just making note of the configuration. Pre-orders for Battle and Damnation Alley are up at Amazon - $18.99 per.

NoirFan
04-19-11, 07:35 AM
Damnation Alley isn't a Corman title, but it is a cult release from Shout, so we might as well include it in this thread. No details on specs/extras for either Alley or Stars yet.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/23124_front.jpg

SethDLH
04-19-11, 09:29 AM
DA looks cool, in for it.

NoirFan
04-22-11, 10:12 PM
According to Shout's website, The Women in Cages Collection has an 8/23 Blu-ray release date.

visitor Q
04-22-11, 11:25 PM
DA looks cool, in for it.

That "An Adventure You'll Never Forget." headline looks like those silly UK rating placards ..and if it were not for that, I'd fully agree. That artwork would otherwise be badass! It would be nice to see a reversal cover, simply. without. it.

Though to Cliff, and all the others over at Shout!, thanks for listening to your crew and continuing on with the blu-ray releases ....

Living Deadpan
04-23-11, 08:43 AM
Is there anyone praying for Carnosaur Blu-rays?

NoirFan
04-23-11, 09:26 AM
For anyone who wasn't already aware, the three films included in the upcoming Women in Cages collection are Women in Cages, The Big Doll House, and The Big Bird Cage. Here's the DVD cover art:

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/23450_front.jpg

And trailers (might be NSFW):

<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HBHXkKAcKu4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

The Big Doll House (spoilered for nudity)<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/InncOOVzNBc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CWJUETL0vD8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

zombeaner
04-23-11, 10:49 AM
I am so in for these. Pam Grier in her prime in high-definition? Sold!

NoirFan
05-05-11, 07:16 PM
Extras on Battle Beyond the Stars, from HTF (http://www.hometheaterforum.com/forum/thread/311169/shout-factory-press-release-battle-beyond-the-stars-30th-anniversary-se-blu-ray): New anamorphic widescreen transfer (1.85:1) from the internegative
New 5.1 DTS Master Audio (Blu-ray)
Commentary by writer John Sayles and Roger Corman
Commentary by production manager Gale Anne Hurd
The Man Who Would Be Shad - New interview with actor Richard Thomas
Space Opera on a Shoestring - A comprehensive look at the technical challenges and postproduction of the film with Aaron Lipstadt, Alec Gillis, Alex Hajdu, Allan Holzman, R.J. Kizer, Robert & Dennis Skotak, Thom Shouse and Tony Randel
Trailer, TV and radio spots

NoirFan
05-06-11, 01:04 PM
Here's a typically ridiculous scene from Damnation Alley featuring giant killer cockroaches. The clip includes spoilers, so be forewarned.

<iframe width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gjiOb8WZoEo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

NoirFan
05-07-11, 04:35 PM
The Women in Cages set is now up for pre-order from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZKKL0A/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER). No official word on extras, but AV Maniacs had this to say about the DVD release, which I assume would also hold true for the Blu-ray: Extras are still being gathered, but we do know that DOLL HOUSE and BIG CAGE will carry over the commentaries, trailers and TV spots from the earlier New Concorde releases. New to this release is a new full length documentary on the making of both of these films with Jack Hill. No word on extras for CAGES, but we can expect trailers and TV spots.

davidh777
05-08-11, 09:05 AM
Here's a typically ridiculous scene from Damnation Alley featuring giant killer cockroaches. The clip includes spoilers, so be forewarned.

<iframe width="480" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gjiOb8WZoEo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

That scene freaked me out when I was a kid and saw it in theaters

NoirFan
05-10-11, 10:05 AM
Extras on Women in Cages set:

BIG DOLL HOUSE
• Audio commentary with director Jack Hill
• From Manila with Love - new documentary on the making of THE BIG BIRD CAGE and BIG DOLL HOUSE featuring interviews with director Jack Hill, screenwriter James Gordon White, actors Sid Haig, Judy Brown, Anitra Ford, Roberta Collins, Candice Roman, Teda Bracci and producers Roger Corman, and Jane Schaefer
• Trailer, TV Spot and Radio Spot

WOMEN IN CAGES
• Interview with star Judy Brown
• Trailer and TV Spot
• Poster and Still Gallery

THE BIG BIRD CAGE
• Audio Commentary with director Jack Hill
• Trailer and TV Spot

riotinmyskull
05-10-11, 10:23 AM
^ might just pre-order considering it's all 3 flicks with extras - $28 doesn't seem too bad really

NoirFan
05-10-11, 11:28 AM
^ might just pre-order considering it's all 3 flicks with extras - $28 doesn't seem too bad really

I'm going to hold off for a few days and see how much Family Video charges. I still have an unused Groupon for them as well.

NoirFan
05-11-11, 03:47 PM
According to Cliff, the 'From Manila with Love' doc will be just under an hour.

Living Deadpan
05-11-11, 07:43 PM
Here's a typically ridiculous scene from Damnation Alley featuring giant killer cockroaches.
Aww, I was expecting a *giant* cockroach to pop out of the dark & bite the biker's head off.

Regarding giant cockroaches + Corman, do you know if Shout has any plans for The Nest (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095719/)? I saw parts of that on TV when I was a kid. Left an impression, though things change in 20 years.

bse
05-11-11, 10:32 PM
Its amazing that the Frequently Bought Together section for Woman in Cages blu-ray is Fox and the Hound.

NoirFan
05-12-11, 09:46 AM
Regarding giant cockroaches + Corman, do you know if Shout has any plans for The Nest (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095719/)? I saw parts of that on TV when I was a kid. Left an impression, though things change in 20 years.

Cliff from Shout! had this to say on AV Maniacs: I'd like to release THE NEST, but I believe it's still at MGM for a few more years.

NoirFan
05-13-11, 09:56 AM
^ might just pre-order considering it's all 3 flicks with extras - $28 doesn't seem too bad really

You might want to check your Gold Box - it was $26.59 for me today.

Living Deadpan
05-14-11, 01:57 AM
FYI, there's a "Spring Cleaning Sale" going on at Shoutfactory.com, including some Corman DVD/BD's. Of course, a sale at Shout Factory means about the same prices you'd find these at Amazon (plus shipping). http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prodList.aspx?sid=F0AFB21F80FA45A0BF713C5DAA15635B#axzz1ME7HraYH

NoirFan
05-14-11, 12:08 PM
FYI, there's a "Spring Cleaning Sale" going on at Shoutfactory.com, including some Corman DVD/BD's. Of course, a sale at Shout Factory means about the same prices you'd find these at Amazon (plus shipping). http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prodList.aspx?sid=F0AFB21F80FA45A0BF713C5DAA15635B#axzz1ME7HraYH

Yup, their prices aren't too competitive. I'll probably pick up Caged Heat/Jackson County Jail if/once it hits $11.99 or so on Amazon.

Trevor
05-14-11, 12:19 PM
I went ahead and picked up the Sci-Fi trilogy for $12.99, even though I'm sure it will be cheaper someday, since I was buying the MST3K Gamera set for the exclusives anyway.

NoirFan
05-14-11, 12:29 PM
I went ahead and picked up the Sci-Fi trilogy for $12.99, even though I'm sure it will be cheaper someday, since I was buying the MST3K Gamera set for the exclusives anyway.

I got it from Amazon for the same price last month, and had a lot of fun with the whole set. Crab Monsters was as bizarre and unique as any 50's sci-fi movie I've ever seen, and Not of this Earth had a surprisingly down-beat, atmospheric vibe that I enjoyed quite a bit. Satellites was minor, if engaging filler, and the lengthy collection of Corman trailers was great. Throw in a couple of informative, entertaining commentaries (several of their we-kid-because-we-love observations had me actually laughing), and you've got a release with a high bang-for-the-buck value.

Trevor
05-14-11, 01:22 PM
^ Thanks NF! Another review I browsed was very positive too, looking forward to watching them all in July.

Paul1957
05-18-11, 11:23 PM
Damnation Alley isn't a Corman title, but it is a cult release from Shout, so we might as well include it in this thread. No details on specs/extras for either Alley or Stars yet.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/23124_front.jpg


Damnation Alley Special Features:
New Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.78:1)
Audio Commentary With Producer Paul Maslansky
Survival Run Ė A look at the challenges of adapting the celebrated novel with co-screenwriter Alan Sharp
Road To Hell Ė Producer Jerome Zeitman details the process of making the film and the difficulties it encountered along the way.
Landmaster Tales Ė A detailed examination of the now-famous Landmaster Vehicle from the film with stunt coordinator and car designer Dean Jeffries
Theatrical Trailer and TV Spot

Limited edition Damnation Alley lithograph offer available exclusively from the Shout! Factory website.

http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257425#axzz1MljQZioh

Oblivion on July 5th:

http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/content.php?1495-Damnation-Alley-Oblivion-From-Shout!-Factory-In-July

NoirFan
05-19-11, 09:15 AM
After watching the trailer, I feel pretty comfortable taking a pass on Oblivion, but I've already pre-ordered Damnation Alley. Looks like a solid set of extras.

<iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5buqVnYiswA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

joltman
05-19-11, 10:43 AM
Wait, they're releasing Oblivion? That's a Full Moon title, isn't it? Is it possible we'll finally get decent releases for some Full Moon movies??

NoirFan
05-21-11, 09:44 AM
Wait, they're releasing Oblivion? That's a Full Moon title, isn't it? Is it possible we'll finally get decent releases for some Full Moon movies??

A Blu-ray of Tourist Trap would be nice.

islandclaws
05-21-11, 11:58 AM
A Blu-ray of Tourist Trap would be nice.

I can tell you Full Moon won't put it out, so I'd love to see Shout get it. I asked one of the FM reps at the recent Weekend of Horrors con about that title, and any other, on BD, and he said the currently available Puppet Master: "Whatever It's Called" was their only release for now.

NoirFan
05-21-11, 01:20 PM
Ah, too bad. I'd love a Blu-ray of TerrorVision, but that's controlled by MGM. It looked pretty good on their HD channel.

Gomezfan69
05-23-11, 09:31 PM
They never even bothered to release Terrorvision on DVD.

NoirFan
05-23-11, 10:08 PM
They never even bothered to release Terrorvision on DVD.

It would have been a perfect title for their Midnite Movies line. I first saw it on TV when I was a kid, and was a bit freaked out by it. Bert Remsen is great.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/11096042_gal.jpg

"Just taking care of business!"

SethDLH
05-23-11, 10:14 PM
A proper TerrorVision release would get my $. I watched it for the first time via torrent a few weeks ago and it was pretty damn fun.

NoirFan
05-24-11, 03:16 PM
Wait, they're releasing Oblivion? That's a Full Moon title, isn't it? Is it possible we'll finally get decent releases for some Full Moon movies??

Over at the home theater forum, Cliff said they are only releasing one more Full Moon title, OBLIVION 2

Most of the Blu-Ray worthy Full Moon titles are with Echo Bridge (PUPPET MASTER, MERIDAN etc.)

LosingMyMind
05-24-11, 04:03 PM
Originally Posted by AV Maniacs
Over at the home theater forum, Cliff said they are only releasing one more Full Moon title, OBLIVION 2
Well he is mistaken .
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pxalYcteL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/Crash-Burn-Robot-Double-Feature/dp/B004RBC5OM/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1306270882&sr=1-2

NoirFan
05-24-11, 06:39 PM
'Giant Robot Action Pack?' Yeesh. I don't think I'm missing much by skipping that one.

SethDLH
05-24-11, 08:28 PM
Crash And Burn is actually pretty fun

BurnCard
05-25-11, 08:36 PM
They couldn't get the rights to Robotjox in order to capture the entire 'giant fighting robots" trilogy?

zombeaner
05-26-11, 11:41 AM
That Robot pack is bare bones, I have it for review. Haven't watched it yet, though.

Lastdaysofrain
05-27-11, 06:59 AM
Didn't MGM put out Robotjox a few years ago? you can have the whole trilogy, although I'm not sure why you'd want to (although I'll have it)

JackBurton
06-23-11, 09:02 AM
For those interested, Amazon currently has Joe Dante's Piranha (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00317LM92?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1) for $13.99 - cheapest I've seen. Ships in 9-13 days though.

NoirFan
06-27-11, 05:33 PM
Rock Shock Pop review of Battle Beyond the Stars (http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/content.php?1579-Battle-Beyond-The-Stars)

NoirFan
06-29-11, 04:23 PM
Article on Damnation Alley (along with Crack in the World) from Blu-ray.com (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=6740)

NoirFan
06-30-11, 04:16 PM
No excitement for Battle Beyond the Stars!?

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/6a00e54ee7b6428833014e89409b37970d-800wi.png

SethDLH
06-30-11, 04:49 PM
I'll probably be using some Amazon credit I have coming my way to pick up Battle Beyond The Stars. I've never seen it... pretty excited to check it out.

NoirFan
06-30-11, 04:57 PM
There's a DVD Talk review of Battle up:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/49229/battle-beyond-the-stars/

Adam Tyner
06-30-11, 05:15 PM
No excitement for Battle Beyond the Stars!?I'm really, really looking forward to it, personally.

The Valeyard
06-30-11, 05:44 PM
No excitement for Battle Beyond the Stars!?


Already pre-ordered as a birthday present to myself. I can't wait!

NoirFan
06-30-11, 06:05 PM
Noticed that the thread title was changed - might be more appropriate to re-label it 'The Official Shout! Factory Blu-ray Thread', as any Corman Blu-rays would be released by Shout, and Shout's other Blu-ray releases like Damnation Alley and Oblivion, plus whatever future titles they announce, could continue to be included.

SethDLH
06-30-11, 06:28 PM
agreed

riotinmyskull
06-30-11, 06:47 PM
damnit...i was kind of happy about how long my original thread title lasted! :(

Peep
07-01-11, 01:41 PM
Noticed that the thread title was changed - might be more appropriate to re-label it 'The Official Shout! Factory Blu-ray Thread', as any Corman Blu-rays would be released by Shout, and Shout's other Blu-ray releases like Damnation Alley and Oblivion, plus whatever future titles they announce, could continue to be included.

Is Oblivion really coming out on Blu-ray? I missed that.

NoirFan
07-01-11, 01:49 PM
Is Oblivion really coming out on Blu-ray? I missed that.

Looks like it's DVD only, sorry. I must have misread the announcement.

NoirFan
07-08-11, 08:55 AM
DVD Beaver on Damnation Alley (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews54/damnation_alley_blu-ray.htm)

NoirFan
07-10-11, 12:19 PM
Blu-ray.com review of Damnation Alley (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Damnation-Alley-Blu-ray/23124/#Review)

NoirFan
07-11-11, 07:29 AM
Blu-ray.com review of Battle Beyond the Stars (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Battle-Beyond-the-Stars-Blu-ray/10738/#Review)

I guess Liebman isn't a big fan of silly B-movies (except Star Wars!).

NoirFan
07-15-11, 03:04 PM
Over at AV Maniacs, Cliff announced that Terror Train will be getting a Blu-ray release next October.

jrsl76
07-15-11, 04:29 PM
Sweet, Terror Train is so good. That's a definite purchase. By next October, I assume you mean 2012?

NoirFan
07-15-11, 04:41 PM
Correct. Cliff also said that, depending on sales of the Women in Cages box, some of their recent acquisitions (Corman biker and nurse films) may also receive BD releases.

MrStayPuft
07-15-11, 05:43 PM
Correct. Cliff also said that, depending on sales of the Women in Cages box, some of their recent acquisitions (Corman biker and nurse films) may also receive BD releases.

Glad to be doing my part, already got the BD on preorder. Hope to see a nurse boxest!

NoirFan
07-16-11, 07:30 PM
Over at AV Maniacs, Cliff announced that Terror Train will be getting a Blu-ray release next October.

April, as it turns out.

NoirFan
07-17-11, 08:59 AM
So, has anyone checked out Battle or Alley yet? I thought Battle was loads of hokey fun, although Richard Thomas was pretty bland in the lead. John Saxon was surprisingly grim and effective as the heavy though. I thought the transfer was excellent, and I'm looking forward to delving into the extras. Alley, on the other hand, really tried my patience - as the reviews have noted, there simply isn't enough to it. The film could have used at least one more scene of conflict with mutants, monsters, or some other interesting enemy. The transfer, considering the source materials, looked pretty solid, certainly better than one might be expecting from the Beaver caps. I'll listen to the commentary this week - perhaps the director is able to mount a suitable defense of the film!

Paul1957
08-13-11, 01:15 AM
Great Women In Cages Collection review, looking forward to it:

http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/content.php?1720-Women-In-Cages-Collection-The-%28Blu-ray%29

riotinmyskull
08-17-11, 07:51 PM
dvdbeaver on WOMEN IN CAGES triple feature (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/dvd_reviews54/women_in_cages_collection.htm)

NoirFan
08-17-11, 08:10 PM
Love the HD exploitation stuff, looks good!

visitor Q
08-17-11, 09:15 PM
Great Women In Cages Collection review, looking forward to it:

http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/content.php?1720-Women-In-Cages-Collection-The-%28Blu-ray%29

I concur. I've only watched The Big Birdcage so far and it looked very good. Here's a good review comparing the old New Concorde releases to the Shout! Blu-rays: NSFW (http://wtf-film.com/site/2011/08/05/the-women-in-cages-collection/).

NoirFan
08-17-11, 09:27 PM
^
Thanks for the link. It's too bad The Big Bird Cage and it's extras couldn't have been housed on a BD-50, but the caps still look pretty sharp. I suppose the cigarette burns and scratches will add to the overall grindhouse experience. At least, that's what I'll tell myself.

NoirFan
11-21-11, 09:20 AM
Some disappointing but not unsurprising news, in response to a question about future Blu-rays:

No, nothing at this time. WOMEN IN CAGES, DAMNATION ALLEY... all sold very poorly .... once again proving what i knew... BD sales are very low. It's still a small niche audience like laser disc... unless you are talking mainstream titles.... but even some mainstream titles sell poorly. I recently noticed that FATAL ATTRACTION sold less than 800 copies.
It's hard to recoup the added BD expenses when you are selling so few copies.

Kedrix
11-21-11, 09:43 AM
Some disappointing but not unsurprising news, in response to a question about future Blu-rays:

No, nothing at this time. WOMEN IN CAGES, DAMNATION ALLEY... all sold very poorly .... once again proving what i knew... BD sales are very low. It's still a small niche audience like laser disc... unless you are talking mainstream titles.... but even some mainstream titles sell poorly. I recently noticed that FATAL ATTRACTION sold less than 800 copies.
It's hard to recoup the added BD expenses when you are selling so few copies.



*looks at collection, sees Fatal Attraction on blu*. I guess I was one of the 800? But to be honest on that one, it was not exactly readily available nor a decent price (I ended up paying $10, but until I found it for $10, it was pretty normal for it to be $20-$25). Bad price, bad distribution, catalog title...I mean really what do you expect?

NoirFan
02-10-12, 06:13 PM
Terror Train (with reversible cover) and Walking Tall trilogy in July, and (possibly) Death Watch as a Shout! website exclusive.

Edit: Fixed title

riotinmyskull
02-11-12, 08:13 PM
5/15 - Walking Tall / Walking Tall Part 2 / Final Chapter: Walking Tall

MTRodaba2468
02-11-12, 08:50 PM
Terror Train (with reversible cover) and Walking Tall trilogy in July, and (possibly) Summer Death Watch as a Shout! website exclusive.

5/15 - Walking Tall / Walking Tall Part 2 / Final Chapter: Walking Tall

Walking Tall has been a title I've had people asking about for years in my store. I could imagine at least a FEW sales for it...

Deco King
02-14-12, 11:30 PM
How I wish that Shout would release Dick Cavett's Backlot USA TV Special starring Mae West , and from memory John Wayne and Mickey Rooney amongst others it was produced in I think March 1976 and was Mae's final TV appearance before she made Sextette her I'll starred final comeback movie! I doubt however that they own the copyright to this show , but would like to think it might turn up at some future point as an extra on a Mae West box set !

theWitcher
02-15-12, 06:05 AM
I would buy Tavernier's 'Death Watch' this summer, if it was available as a website exclusive blu-ray. I'm not sure what 'Summer Death Watch' is and I couldn't figure it out via brief searches on Google and IMDb.

May be interested in the Karlson if they add some extras.

NoirFan
02-15-12, 12:23 PM
I would buy Tavernier's 'Death Watch' this summer, if it was available as a website exclusive blu-ray. I'm not sure what 'Summer Death Watch' is and I couldn't figure it out via brief searches on Google and IMDb.

Sorry, 'Summer' was the release date for Death Watch.

theWitcher
02-15-12, 06:09 PM
Sorry, 'Summer' was the release date for Death Watch.

Excellent. Thanks for the clarification. I hope a blu-ray happens.

NoirFan
04-19-12, 09:22 AM
Jeff Nelson on Facebook said Terror Train is one of the 8 (horror titles that Shout! Factory are working on for the fall) and the rest will be revealed around the end of May and June.

No word yet on which titles other than Terror Train will be receiving the Blu-ray treatment, but there's also this:

Don May of Synapse confirmed for me that Universal has licensed (Halloween III) out to a third party. He stated that it was not Synapse, but that he knew the details.

Perhaps that will be one of the other seven?

MTRodaba2468
04-20-12, 01:27 AM
That would be great if it's true...

riotinmyskull
04-20-12, 03:12 AM
i just hope it's not twilight time that they licensed it out to

SethDLH
04-20-12, 07:45 AM
i just hope it's not twilight time that they licensed it out to

That would bum me out so bad. I want Halloween 3 on Blu dearly, but not for $35-40 and having to rush to get it.

NoirFan
04-20-12, 08:52 AM
i just hope it's not twilight time that they licensed it out to

Twilight Time only releases Fox films.

islandclaws
04-20-12, 09:58 AM
Halloween III? Hell yes.

I wonder who's handling it, though? I've got a friend who might be able to find out, so I'll check with him.

JackBurton
04-20-12, 10:27 AM
Halloween III :thumbsup:

obscurelabel
04-20-12, 11:02 AM
Twilight Time only releases Fox films.

?

Mysterious Island
Pal Joey
Picnic

Sony :)

NoirFan
04-20-12, 11:05 AM
Whoops. Either way, the don't release Universal titles.

Matthew Chmiel
04-20-12, 11:09 AM
Before reading this thread, I was under the impression that Halloween III is going to be a Shout! Factory release.

Or I just ruined a surprise.

MTRodaba2468
04-20-12, 12:33 PM
Twilight Time only releases Fox films.

I was actually under the impression most of the films released were Sony. With that said, you're right that they haven't done any Universal titles.

Before reading this thread, I was under the impression that Halloween III is going to be a Shout! Factory release.

Or I just ruined a surprise.

As great as that would be, my one complaint with Shout is that they never have subtitles on their titles.

islandclaws
04-24-12, 01:26 PM
I have it on good authority that Shout is putting these out on BD in Oct:

Halloween II
Halloween III
The Funhouse
Deadly Blessing
Terror Train (which we already knew about)

riotinmyskull
04-24-12, 01:28 PM
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :thumbsup:

wait...they're putting HALLOWEEN 2 out again?

MTRodaba2468
04-29-12, 12:59 PM
I have it on good authority that Shout is putting these out on BD in Oct:

Halloween II
Halloween III
The Funhouse
Deadly Blessing
Terror Train (which we already knew about)

I'm looking forward to Halloween 2 and 3. Even though Universal put out Halloween 2, I can see Shout giving us the special edition we've been wanting for years.

I've already got the Arrow release for The Funhouse, however, I'm willing to see what Shout does with it; they'll just REALLY have to bring their A-game to top the Arrow release.

asianxcore
04-29-12, 01:33 PM
Terror Train (which we already knew about)

:banana:

I would love to replace my current DVD.

NoirFan
04-29-12, 02:17 PM
If that's true, I'll hold onto my Universal disc of Halloween II for Terror in the Aisles, but I'd love to see Shout remaster the film, as the print used for the Universal release was a bit battered at points. Deadly Blessing is a typically muddled Craven misstep, but I'll likely pick it up regardless, as long as some decent extras are included. I'm not sure how Shout could improve on the Arrow Funhouse disc though, short of including a Hooper commentary track and securing Elizabeth Berridge's participation in some form. Halloween III, of course, will be a must-buy. Since Shout will be releasing a total of eight horror titles this fall, I'm hoping The Kindred will be among the other three.

Gizmo
04-29-12, 02:36 PM
I have it on good authority that Shout is putting these out on BD in Oct:

Halloween II
Halloween III
The Funhouse
Deadly Blessing
Terror Train (which we already knew about)

Halloween II...again? Would be great to see the TV Cut again, but since it's Shout!...I'll be buying used.

Halloween III is a really bad film. Not sure why every is always clamoring for this film.

Where the hell is Halloween 4 and 5? Anchor Bay (or whomever holds the rights) needs to get the ball rollings. We've been hearing "This October!!!" for years now.

NoirFan
04-29-12, 02:40 PM
^
Halloween III, though suffering from a logic-free script, is infinitely more enjoyable than any of the other Halloween sequels, including II.

Gizmo
04-29-12, 02:52 PM
^
Halloween III, though suffering from a logic-free script, is infinitely more enjoyable than any of the other Halloween sequels, including II.

Errr, well, that's probably a matter of opinion. Had it not had the Halloween III in front of it, we likely wouldn't even be talking about it.

IMDB has it at a 4/10 while Halloween IV is a 5.6. Not like thats the most reliable barometer...

Maybe I'll give it another shot. It's probably been a decade or so since my last watch, and I remember it being really bad (save for the "Halloween! Halloween! Six more days Till Halloween!" song).

NoirFan
04-29-12, 03:05 PM
Oh, it is entirely ludicrous and absurd, but the presence of the always-dependable Tom Atkins, a great Carpenter/Howarth score, and a handful of nasty and unexpected deaths all combine to create a fun, if admittedly nonsensical, B-movie. It's not so much that the film is some sort of masterpiece, it's just that the other sequels are so dreary, mechanical and pointless that one welcomes the refreshing change of pace and tone that Season of the Witch provides. That's why I deemed it 'more enjoyable' as opposed to 'cinematically superior'.

riotinmyskull
04-29-12, 03:37 PM
IMDB has it at a 4/10 while Halloween IV is a 5.6. Not like thats the most reliable barometer...

only because it lacks michael myers...not because it's a bad movie

SethDLH
04-29-12, 04:17 PM
Halloween 3 is one of the best of the series imo. Easily better than 5-8 and probably better than 2.

NoirFan
04-30-12, 07:22 PM
For me, II's hospital setting is utterly devoid of the atmospheric, creepy sense of suburban isolation that the first film captured so well. Plus, it's populated entirely by unlikable and/or undeveloped characters who have none of the quirky personality traits of the teens in the original. The girl talk in the first film, scripted by Debra Hill, comes off as warm and genuine. In Part II, we're supposed to chuckle at a repugnant jerk who 'cleverly' croons 'Amazing Grace, sit on my face'? When, say, the airhead nurse and her sneering, sleazy boyfriend are killed, does anyone really give a shit? It's a competently helmed but nevertheless mind-numbingly boring slasher that is nevertheless superior to any of the more recent incarnations, in which noted thespians like Busta Rhymes and Josh Hartnett stumble around unconvincingly.

islandclaws
05-01-12, 12:03 PM
I'm not sure how Shout could improve on the Arrow Funhouse disc though, short of including a Hooper commentary track and securing Elizabeth Berridge's participation in some form.

I'm not sure either, but I can tell you that it'll have all-new extras that aren't on the Arrow release.

Also, H2 and H3 will have some great supplements that I can't discuss.

riotinmyskull
05-04-12, 07:10 AM
Death Watch (1980) - 8/28

NoirFan
05-18-12, 08:48 AM
According to Cliff on FB, Shout will not be releasing Halloween III. They will be releasing Abel Ferrara's Fear City (uncut, according to FB) through their Shout! Select series on 7/17 here (http://www.shoutfactory.com/browse/469/fear_city.aspx#axzz1vEF4pYpq).

It's a pretty lousy film, but plenty of slick, sleazy 80's cheese for those who enjoy such things.

riotinmyskull
05-18-12, 09:01 AM
Who owns MS. 45 godammnit!?!?

Gizmo
05-18-12, 09:39 AM
I have it on good authority that Shout is putting these out on BD in Oct:

Halloween II
Halloween III
The Funhouse
Deadly Blessing
Terror Train (which we already knew about)

Did the Halloween info change?

Willo007
05-19-12, 01:08 AM
Jul 17, 2012

http://images2.static-bluray.com/movies/covers/45539_medium.jpg

Shout Factory have announced that they will release on Blu-ray director Abel Ferrara's Fear City (1984), starring Tom Berenger, Billy Dee Williams, Melanie Griffith and Jack Scalia. The Blu-ray, which feature the film's uncut version, will be available for purchase exclusively at the ShoutFactoryStore.com on July 17th.

There are no special features listed for this release at the moment.

:D

NoirFan
05-23-12, 03:21 PM
I got confirmation on 2 of the titles from someone involved. I can't say what they are but the two I know are both Universal, one early 80's, one late 80's, both have come up here in discussion and Halloween II, III is not one of them.

Doing a little detective work, here are the six horror titles released by Universal between 1987-1989, according to Wikipedia:

Prince of Darkness
Serpent and the Rainbow
Phantasm II
They Live
Watchers
Shocker

Neither Shocker or Watchers were mentioned in the thread in question, and They Live seems too high profile. That would leave either Serpent, Phantasm II, or Prince of Darkness.

MTRodaba2468
05-23-12, 10:15 PM
Doing a little detective work, here are the six horror titles released by Universal between 1987-1989, according to Wikipedia:

Prince of Darkness
Serpent and the Rainbow
Phantasm II
They Live
Watchers
Shocker

Neither Shocker or Watchers were mentioned in the thread in question, and They Live seems too high profile. That would leave either Serpent, Phantasm II, or Prince of Darkness.

As much as I love Phantasm II, I would be disappointed if that's the only one in the series that gets a Blu-Ray. Someone please get Anchor Bay off their collective asses...

NoirFan
05-23-12, 10:26 PM
Someone please get Anchor Bay off their collective asses...

I emailed them about Phantasm a month or so ago, and was told they had no plans. Guess they're too busy with the various no-budget STV turds they now specialize in.

clckworang
05-24-12, 03:29 AM
As much as I love Phantasm II, I would be disappointed if that's the only one in the series that gets a Blu-Ray. Someone please get Anchor Bay off their collective asses...

Yeah, I would find it very strange if that was the only of the films on Blu. What happened to the Phantasm remake? Maybe that would spur a Blu-ray release.

Of the Universal films listed, I would be very happy with Prince of Darkness, They Live, or Serpent and the Rainbow.

riotinmyskull
05-24-12, 03:44 AM
i'm hoping for PRINCE OF DARKNESS and PHANTASM II

Matthew Chmiel
05-24-12, 03:44 AM
I emailed them about Phantasm a month or so ago, and was told they had no plans. Guess they're too busy with the various no-budget STV turds they now specialize in.
Would the rights have reverted back to MGM or go back to MGM?

I don't recall how AB got the rights to it, but the first Phantasm was an Avco Embassy release. Every film the studio released is currently in the hands of MGM.

NoirFan
05-24-12, 07:15 AM
Would the rights have reverted back to MGM or go back to MGM?

I don't recall how AB got the rights to it, but the first Phantasm was an Avco Embassy release. Every film the studio released is currently in the hands of MGM.

For what it's worth (probably not much), the reply email didn't mention rights issues:

We donít have anything on the schedule at this time.

MTRodaba2468
05-24-12, 11:48 AM
I emailed them about Phantasm a month or so ago, and was told they had no plans. Guess they're too busy with the various no-budget STV turds they now specialize in.

That's awful. Mind you, I have no qualms of getting a Blu-Ray for Phantasm II, and hope Shout's working on it (I'm a fan of the entire series, and would be nice to have extras available on a domestic release for it). But I remember when AB was talking about their planned "second wave" of films (I know this was quite a while ago when this was mentioned, but I still held out hope), and Phantasm (along with Re-Animator, Hellraiser II, Evil Dead 1, and a port of the UE of Dawn Of The Dead) was planned.

Well, only Evil Dead has come to fruition. Hellraiser II, like the other New World titles Anchor Bay had, has been put out by Image, and there's apparently no word on any of the other titles. Sigh. Instead of waiting for Arrow to potentially do a release, perhaps Shout could try and get the rest of the Phantasm series (and Re-Animator, while we're at it, too).

JackBurton
05-24-12, 12:50 PM
Fingers crossed for Prince of Darkness. I'd like to retire my region 2 DVD.

If AB would release decent blus of Phantasm and Re-Animator I could amicably part ways with them. While their quality varied, AB used to be my go-to guy. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Shout! was hitting them out the park for a while there. Hopefully they do these horror titles right - whichever they may be.

SethDLH
05-24-12, 01:58 PM
Remember when Anchor Bay ruled the horror market? It seems like decades ago.

I'd love to give them my money for a Re-Animator blu and a Phantasm set (I think I could even part with my r2 sphere set if I was given all 4 on blu)

islandclaws
05-24-12, 03:04 PM
i'm hoping for PRINCE OF DARKNESS and PHANTASM II

Read my mind.

clckworang
05-24-12, 03:54 PM
That's awful. Mind you, I have no qualms of getting a Blu-Ray for Phantasm II, and hope Shout's working on it (I'm a fan of the entire series, and would be nice to have extras available on a domestic release for it). But I remember when AB was talking about their planned "second wave" of films (I know this was quite a while ago when this was mentioned, but I still held out hope), and Phantasm (along with Re-Animator, Hellraiser II, Evil Dead 1, and a port of the UE of Dawn Of The Dead) was planned.

Well, only Evil Dead has come to fruition. Hellraiser II, like the other New World titles Anchor Bay had, has been put out by Image, and there's apparently no word on any of the other titles. Sigh. Instead of waiting for Arrow to potentially do a release, perhaps Shout could try and get the rest of the Phantasm series (and Re-Animator, while we're at it, too).

Oh, I had forgotten about all of those films that had been previously discussed. I remember actors from Re-Animator even tweeted about working on extras for it. Of course, that has been quite a while ago now.

As others have said, Anchor Bay used to have such a great brand. There were so many great titles and packages that were released. Does Anchor Bay still own the rights to the original Wicker Man? I would love to upgrade that one, too.

MTRodaba2468
05-24-12, 08:18 PM
No, Lionsgate has that one now. It's one of Studio Canal's titles.

NoirFan
05-25-12, 08:18 AM
No, Lionsgate has that one now. It's one of Studio Canal's titles.

Good luck with a US edition then - Lionsgate just sits on their catalog.

clckworang
05-25-12, 12:58 PM
Good luck with a US edition then - Lionsgate just sits on their catalog.

You're probably right about that, especially since the remake was a monumental flop. I could see Wicker Man getting an eventual UK release, though. I hope anyway.

islandclaws
05-31-12, 07:59 PM
From Shock Till You Drop:

Here is some news that's going to knock your socks off. Shout! Factory is launching a new division called Scream Factor - "a new home entertainment series created to celebrate some of the most enthralling horror and sci-fi films with massive cult followings in cinematic history." And, get this, they've got a new special edition of Halloween II in the works along with Halloween III: Season of the Witch! That's not all. Read on for the other titles they have on the way...

Debuting this September, SCREAM FACTORY boasts a scary slate of fan-favorite thrillers from the 1980s, many of which have never been available on Blu-ray before. Titles include Halloween II and TERROR TRAIN, (both starring “Scream Queen” Jamie Lee Curtis); the 30th Anniversary release of Halloween III: Season of the Witch; THEY LIVE from director John Carpenter (The Thing); Peter Benchley’s THE ISLAND starring Michael Caine, THE FUNHOUSE from director Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist); the nightmarish PHANTASM II; and the much-anticipated DVD debuts of DEADLY BLESSING, directed by Wes Craven (Scream) and featuring Sharon Stone in an early role, and DEATH VALLEY starring Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story). Each title will be presented in anamorphic widescreen, and most will be released in a “Collector’s Edition” packed with new bonus content, archival materials, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more!

On September 18, 2012, fans will rejoice as Shout! Factory unleashes Halloween II Collector’s Edition and Halloween III: Season of the Witch 30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray and DVD. These two formidable titles inaugurate the SCREAM FACTORY home entertainment series and are now available to preorder at ShoutFactory.com and Amazon.com.

HALLOWEEN II Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD

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Starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence, Halloween II follows the same ill-fated characters as they encounter the knife-wielding maniac they left for dead in the first film. It seems the inhuman Michael Myers is still very much alive and out for more revenge as he stalks the deserted halls of the Haddonfield hospital. As he gets closer to his main target, Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) discovers the chilling mystery behind the crazed psychopath’s actions. Written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill, Halloween II is a spine-tingling dark ride into the scariest night of the year.

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED OFFER: Order the Blu-ray or DVD directly from ShoutFactory.com and receive an exclusive “Haddonfield Memorial Hospital nurse’s hat!” Less than 500 have been made, so these are only available while supplies last.

Special Features (preliminary confirmed line-up):

•Audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal
•Audio commentary with stunt coordinator / actor Dick Warlock
•The Nightmare Isn’t Over – The Making of HALLOWEEN II, featuring Rick Rosenthal, Lance Guest, Dick Warlock, Alan Howarth, Dean Cundey and more..
•Horror’s Hallowed Grounds- Revisiting the original shooting locations
•Still Gallery
•Theatrical Trailer, TV and Radio Spots

Halloween III: Season of the Witch 30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD

<img src=http://www.shoutfactory.com/pics/temp/H3Poster.jpg alt=h3

A murder-suicide in a northern Californian hospital leads to an investigation by the on-call doctor, which reveals a plot by an insane toymaker to kill as many people as possible on October 31st through an ancient Celtic ritual and deadly Halloween masks. Starring Tom Atkins, Stacy Nelkin and Dan O’Herlihy, this third chilling film from the popular Halloween franchise is produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill and is directed by Tommy Lee Wallace.

EXCLUSIVE LIMITED OFFER: Order the Blu-ray or DVD directly from ShoutFactory.com and receive an exclusive 18”x24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork! Less than 500 have been printed, so these are only available while supplies last.

Special Features:

•Audio commentary with director Tommy Lee Wallace
•Audio commentary with actor Tom Atkins
•Stand Alone: The Making of HALLOWEEN III: Season of the Witch featuring Tommy Lee Wallace, Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dick Warlock, Dean Cundey and more
•Horror’s Hallowed Grounds- Revisiting the original shooting locations
•Still Gallery
•Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots

**********************************************

Told ya, and then some!

Holy fuck.

NoirFan
05-31-12, 08:02 PM
Wow, commentary track from Tom Atkins! I'll likely buy the two Halloweens direct from Shout for the poster and, uh, nurse's hat. I wish Deadly Blessing were Blu-ray as well though, crappy as it is. I'm really pleased that the covers will be reversible with original poster art. Can we look forward to Shocker and Prince of Darkness in the future?

SethDLH
05-31-12, 08:05 PM
Awesome

islandclaws
05-31-12, 08:09 PM
NoirFan, I believe all titles are on Blu-ray.

riotinmyskull
05-31-12, 08:13 PM
ummmm...........this is the best damn blu-ray news i'll hear all year.

i might even have to re-purchase HALLOWEEN II for that awesome cover

NoirFan
05-31-12, 08:14 PM
The phrasing makes me think DVD-only:

and the much-anticipated DVD debuts of DEADLY BLESSING, directed by Wes Craven (Scream) and featuring Sharon Stone in an early role, and DEATH VALLEY starring Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story).

Wouldn't they write 'much-anticipated Blu-ray and DVD debuts?' if the titles were being released on both formats?


i might even have to re-purchaser HALLOWEEN II for that awesome cover

And (hopefully) an improved transfer.

islandclaws
05-31-12, 08:17 PM
Probably semantics, I hope, since they know fans want them on BD.

Now, they really need to acquire more titles for Wave 2. I'm hoping Prince of Darkness is a lock at some point.

EdTheRipper
05-31-12, 08:47 PM
Love the art for both Halloween flicks. I'm definitely in for both.

Gizmo
05-31-12, 09:20 PM
Halloween II...again?

Well, we now know why Universal randomly decided to release the Blu-ray. They were selling the rights and wanted to make a little extra cash off fans. Thanks Universal!

Shout wants $24 for Halloween 2 and $30 for Halloween 3. Wowzers!

NoirFan
05-31-12, 09:24 PM
Probably semantics, I hope, since they know fans want them on BD.

Although Shout does release quite a few DVD-only titles.

Now, they really need to acquire more titles for Wave 2. I'm hoping Prince of Darkness is a lock at some point.

Other future possibilities, in addition to the titles already mentioned (list of all Universal horror films released during the 1980's with no HD release):

Burned at the Stake
Psycho II
Nightmares
Slayground
Psycho III
Serpent and the Rainbow
Shocker
Watchers

And, all of Universal's not-yet-released 1990's horror output:

The Guardian
Child's Play II
Child's Play III
The People Under the Stairs
Dr. Giggles
Phantasm III
Demon Knight
Village of the Damned


Shout wants $24 for Halloween 2 and $30 for Halloween 3. Wowzers!

Those are list prices, the other Shout discs have dropped as low as $15 on Amazon.

MTRodaba2468
05-31-12, 09:33 PM
Well, I was hoping that Halloween II would be Rosenthal's original cut, since we have the theatrical cut already from Universal. Looks like I'll be hanging onto that one, for Terror In The Aisles, and I'll grab both II and III from Shout as well.

As far as the other titles announced, I'm also definitely in for Phantasm II and They Live. As much as I like The Funhouse, as I've said before, I've already got Arrow's Blu-Ray, so I'll see how this one compares...

Gizmo
05-31-12, 09:43 PM
Well, I was hoping that Halloween II would be Rosenthal's original cut, since we have the theatrical cut already from Universal. Looks like I'll be hanging onto that one, for Terror In The Aisles, and I'll grab both II and III from Shout as well.

As far as the other titles announced, I'm also definitely in for Phantasm II and They Live. As much as I like The Funhouse, as I've said before, I've already got Arrow's Blu-Ray, so I'll see how this one compares...

Rosenthal's cut is the one that occasionally (or did) air on Cable, right? Alternate ending?

MTRodaba2468
06-01-12, 12:17 AM
Yeah, to my understanding, Rosenthal's cut is the TV cut.

NoirFan
06-01-12, 08:19 AM
As much as I like The Funhouse, as I've said before, I've already got Arrow's Blu-Ray, so I'll see how this one compares...

Same here - other than a Hooper commentary and Berridge interview, I'm not sure what Shout could do to improve on the Arrow release.

JackBurton
06-01-12, 09:07 AM
Awesome. Day one for Halloween III and likely Halloween II shortly after. Looking forward to future announcements. I'll be buying as many of these releases as possible to support the new line.

Gizmo
06-01-12, 09:17 AM
Maybe AB (?) can piggy-back and release Halloween 4 and 5 the same day.

riotinmyskull
06-01-12, 09:28 AM
Maybe AB (?) can piggy-back and release Halloween 4 and 5 the same day.

be nice if they did PHANTASM whenever Shout releases part II

NoirFan
06-01-12, 09:39 AM
No specs/extras yet:

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/TT1.png

Matthew Chmiel
06-01-12, 10:01 AM
Dr. Giggles
Warner owns this title and has already released it on Blu-ray (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Dr-Giggles-and-Otis-Blu-ray/10752/#Review).

Nearly all of the films produced under Largo Entertainment have made their way to Warner regardless of the original distributor.

riotinmyskull
06-01-12, 10:11 AM
i hope that artist does all their covers

islandclaws
06-01-12, 11:19 AM
I'm seeing reports that The Island and Death Valley are going to be on a double-feature and DVD only.

Crapola.

NoirFan
06-01-12, 01:33 PM
At this time, the films we're looking at generally fall in the 70s and 80s but there are some possible exceptions we're eyeing down the road. Response to these first batch of strong titles will be key.

asianxcore
06-01-12, 01:34 PM
No specs/extras yet:

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/TT1.png

That artwork rules.

I hope it ends up being a good release, since I want to upgrade my DVD copy.

NoirFan
06-01-12, 01:40 PM
I'm sure it will be, Shout (or Scream in this case) hasn't disappointed me yet, although I recall some criticism of their Stepfather transfer. Damnation Alley was a terrible movie, but that's not their fault.

clckworang
06-01-12, 06:52 PM
I'm sure it will be, Shout (or Scream in this case) hasn't disappointed me yet, although I recall some criticism of their Stepfather transfer. Damnation Alley was a terrible movie, but that's not their fault.

I've been very happy with the Shout titles I've purchased on Blu-ray. My biggest complaint regarding Shout's titles is that they tend to have a higher price tag and don't tend to drop in price too much. I keep saying that I'm going to catch up with the other Shout titles I'm interested in when I get a better job. Still waiting ...

NoirFan
06-01-12, 06:58 PM
My biggest complaint regarding Shout's titles is that they tend to have a higher price tag and don't tend to drop in price too much.

Loathe as I am to give them any business, many Shout titles are around $15 right now at DD.

mrpeavey
06-01-12, 07:31 PM
Seriously - This is the best home video news in a while! I am pumped for vintage Jamie Lee Curtis slasher film awesomeness in high-def!

MrStayPuft
06-01-12, 08:41 PM
Very happy to see these all released, will purchase them all.

My only complaint against Shout! Factory is their lack of subtitles. What gives?

DarthVong
06-01-12, 09:10 PM
I just made a mess in my pants.

Mike86
06-01-12, 09:33 PM
Awesome news! I'm in for Halloween III and They Live for sure. The Island sounds sort of interesting as well and I do like Michael Caine so may have to look into that one too. I haven't picked up Halloween II yet but I don't know if I'll get this version or the existing disc from Universal.

NoirFan
06-01-12, 09:52 PM
I haven't picked up Halloween II yet but I don't know if I'll get this version or the existing disc from Universal.

If you're just interested in the film, I'd wait for the Shout disc, as the transfer will likely (hopefully?) be an improvement, and it looks stacked with extras. I really enjoyed the Terror in the Aisles doc on the Universal disc - I look at as a horror That's Entertainment!, with the irritating narration and fluctuating quality balanced by the sheer fun of seeing a steady stream of classic clips in HD, many of which come from films that will likely not see Blu-ray releases themselves - but I'm guessing the Shout will be an improvement in every other way. Hmmm, should we be calling them Shout or Scream?

Mike86
06-01-12, 10:48 PM
If you're just interested in the film, I'd wait for the Shout disc, as the transfer will likely (hopefully?) be an improvement, and it looks stacked with extras. I really enjoyed the Terror in the Aisles doc on the Universal disc - I look at as a horror That's Entertainment!, with the irritating narration and fluctuating quality balanced by the sheer fun of seeing a steady stream of classic clips in HD, many of which come from films that will likely not see Blu-ray releases themselves - but I'm guessing the Shout will be an improvement in every other way. Hmmm, should we be calling them Shout or Scream?
Actually the Terror in the Aisles documentary is one of the main reasons I was looking at the Universal disc. I've heard it's good and it appears this release from Scream (Shout) Factory won't include it. I'll wait to see how the transfer is rated in comparison once it's out though.

NoirFan
06-01-12, 10:51 PM
Actually the Terror in the Aisles documentary is one of the main reasons I was looking at the Universal disc.

Not the same as watching it in HD on your TV obviously, but the entire film is on YouTube here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DOSoHBx7t4) if you want to sample it first.

Julie Walker
06-02-12, 12:16 AM
The Terror Train artwork looks pretty cool! I really need to make some money this fall to afford all these releases! This is some of the best horror release news in years in my opinion.

NoirFan
06-02-12, 08:01 AM
^
Agreed! Hopefully Scream/Shout will be able to at least partially fill the void left by the almost non-existent Anchor Bay (the upcoming Halloween 4 and 5 not withstanding) and the increasingly uninteresting Blue Underground.

islandclaws
06-02-12, 11:44 AM
All this Scream talk. Maybe we should get a new thread going?

Neil M.
06-02-12, 02:32 PM
I will gladly buy all of these releases but I'm sure Shout! will have high sale expectations so I'm not holding my breath for this line to have a lot of success.

Mike86
06-02-12, 02:59 PM
I will gladly buy all of these releases but I'm sure Shout! will have high sale expectations so I'm not holding my breath for this line to have a lot of success.
Eh..you never know. They could just be testing the waters a bit. Has Shout Factory released any horror stuff in the past?

NoirFan
06-02-12, 03:37 PM
All this Scream talk. Maybe we should get a new thread going?

There are so few regular Shout Blu-ray releases that we might as well keep the one thread, but maybe a mod could change it to:

The One and Only Shout and Scream Factory Blu-ray Thread

Mike86
06-02-12, 07:21 PM
I don't see it happening but it would be nice if Scream/Shout Factory was able to somehow work out a deal with Paramount to release the remaining Friday the 13th's since I doubt Paramount will bother putting them out anytime soon.

HockeyMan2000
06-03-12, 07:58 PM
Rosenthal's cut is the one that occasionally (or did) air on Cable, right? Alternate ending?

Not really. The TV version that aired in syndication for years (and more recently on AMC) cuts out the gore and adds a number of scenes that he directed, that were cut out. It's not really "his cut", just a few scenes that were put back in to pad the running time when the R rated material was discarded. The "alternate ending" isn't really an alternate -- it's just a discarded scene at the end, which also was in the TV cut (and is also in Universal's Blu-Ray deleted scenes section).

Ironically the guy who dismantled his original version and inserted all the gore himself was John Carpenter! But it's not like it was "Rosenthal's movie." He was a hired hand by Carpenter and Hill, and it was their production. Rosenthal's original version was apparently not graphic enough and Carpenter reshot the most violent stuff before it got released. (Which is odd because the original Halloween is a lot less graphic by comparison, not to mention a much better movie).

If you're just interested in the film, I'd wait for the Shout disc, as the transfer will likely (hopefully?) be an improvement

Something was wrong with that transfer? Looked pretty damn good, especially by Universal standards. I'd almost guarantee they're going to license the same HD master from Universal.

NoirFan
06-04-12, 10:59 AM
Something was wrong with that transfer? Looked pretty damn good, especially by Universal standards. I'd almost guarantee they're going to license the same HD master from Universal.

I thought it looked pretty scratched up, but you're likely right that Shout will use the same transfer. If Universal couldn't/wouldn't do any restoration work, a smaller company like Shout certainly won't be in a position to. Still, I remain optimistic. I'm not really a fan of the film anyway, so as long as Halloween III has a quality transfer I'll be pleased. Looks like a great collection of extras.

islandclaws
06-07-12, 07:30 PM
Well, this is welcomed news:

Shout/Scream Factory just posted on their FB page that all copies (BD & DVD) of Halloween II will include a second disc (presumably DVD-only) containing the TV version of the film.

Gizmo
06-08-12, 10:35 AM
Well, this is welcomed news:

Shout/Scream Factory just posted on their FB page that all copies (BD & DVD) of Halloween II will include a second disc (presumably DVD-only) containing the TV version of the film.

That's actually pretty cool. Wonder how they managed that.

Still would like it if they could just brand it in (even it would switch to SD on the HD Cut) on the Blu-ray

ThePhantomGoat
06-08-12, 06:10 PM
I'd prefer if they released it in HD, but I'll take a standard def copy... very exciting stuff.

MTRodaba2468
06-08-12, 10:00 PM
Well, this is welcomed news:

Shout/Scream Factory just posted on their FB page that all copies (BD & DVD) of Halloween II will include a second disc (presumably DVD-only) containing the TV version of the film.

That's fantastic. That's what I've been waiting for, honestly. I'd like an HD version, but I won't be TOO bummed if it's on a separate DVD instead...

Julie Walker
06-09-12, 01:34 AM
I'd prefer if they released it in HD, but I'll take a standard def copy... very exciting stuff.

There is no way to make an HD copy of the t.v. version since it was only created and exists in 4x3 SD. But I'm happy this version is being made available in it's original form, since the added material is cool, and the content edits are hilarious and I wouldn't want it any other way.

Peep
06-11-12, 07:59 PM
There is no way to make an HD copy of the t.v. version since it was only created and exists in 4x3 SD. But I'm happy this version is being made available in it's original form, since the added material is cool, and the content edits are hilarious and I wouldn't want it any other way.

I've never heard of upscaling either. Oh, wait....

:)

NoirFan
06-11-12, 08:53 PM
For those that have asked about the picture quality of HALLOWEEN II, you'll be happy to know I'll be spending next Monday night cleaning the existing HD transfer ... taking out all the dirt and marks on the film. So, the transfer will be better than the current BD.

ThePhantomGoat
06-11-12, 11:09 PM
fan-fucking-tastic!

Darth Maher
06-12-12, 12:12 PM
I am SO looking forward to these upcoming releases... especially Halloween II & III with their special features!
It's going to be a GREAT Halloween!!
Looking forward to the October Challenge!!!!

milo bloom
06-14-12, 02:48 PM
There is no way to make an HD copy of the t.v. version since it was only created and exists in 4x3 SD. But I'm happy this version is being made available in it's original form, since the added material is cool, and the content edits are hilarious and I wouldn't want it any other way.

I'm just kinda following along with this conversation, and I can't help but thinking of the TV cut of the first Halloween. It was originally pan and scan 4x3, which is what the old Criterion LD used IIRC. But Anchor Bay was later able to release a 16x9 reconstruction on DVD. Could they do the same thing for the cut of II if they had the footage?

ScissorPuppy
06-14-12, 04:11 PM
I'm just kinda following along with this conversation, and I can't help but thinking of the TV cut of the first Halloween. It was originally pan and scan 4x3, which is what the old Criterion LD used IIRC. But Anchor Bay was later able to release a 16x9 reconstruction on DVD. Could they do the same thing for the cut of II if they had the footage?

Yes, they could do that. But getting the actual film footage from the Universal vault and then transferring it, is probably much more expensive than just making a dvd master of the tv version.

I don't have the current Universal disc, but someone said the tv footage is included as deleted scenes. How is the quality? Is it in HD? If so, I guess they could just incorporate that footage and call it a day.

Warner did a similar thing with Superman III, they just took the deleted/extended scenes used in the Tv version and included them in 4x3 SD res instead of finding the original film and making a new scan.

Julie Walker
06-14-12, 05:58 PM
I'm just kinda following along with this conversation, and I can't help but thinking of the TV cut of the first Halloween. It was originally pan and scan 4x3, which is what the old Criterion LD used IIRC. But Anchor Bay was later able to release a 16x9 reconstruction on DVD. Could they do the same thing for the cut of II if they had the footage?

The AnchorBay release of the first film wasn't the 't.v. version' since it just edited the extra footage into the theatrical version of the film. The true t.v. print removed footage for content and other reasons, and the new material was then added to pad the time. It would be interesting if they would re-release the first film with both the widescreen extended cut, and the original 4x3 edited for t.v. version, since I'm curious exactly what edits(and or alternate takes/footage) were made to the film to make it suitable for t.v.

Also the only reason the extra footage in part 1 was released in widescreen on the A.B. release and not the Criterion laserdisc is because the original negative for the scenes weren't discovered until years later and it was discovered they were filmed in scope instead of 4x3. Most 'made for t.v.' scenes were shot in 4x3 regardless of what the original aspect ratio of the film was, and that was the assumption about the extra Halloween scenes until the negative was discovered.

While I'm sure the extra t.v. scenes in Halloween 2 were filmed in widescreen. It would take a lot of work and money to reconstruct a new version of the film from scratch, and they couldn't advertise it as the 't.v. version' since it wouldn't be that version anymore. Since the t.v. version has the order of scenes re-arranged, and extensive content edits as well including the laughable still frame inserts added to a few scenes to cover up 'explicit' content. The still frames are taken from scenes later in the film and don't match the scene they're inserted into, and it's really amusing in my opinion. One death scene is also re-edited to make it 'intense' for t.v. and is badly edited using footage from later in the film. And if they were to re-edit a widescreen print into an exact replica of the t.v. version with all the content edits and mismatched audio/score. It's kind of pointless and a waste of money in that case, when they can just use a transfer that already exists. So it's really a no win situation I guess depending on what you want. But I think their release is the best way to release the t.v. version intact.

Matthew Chmiel
06-14-12, 06:41 PM
Yes, they could do that. But getting the actual film footage from the Universal vault and then transferring it, is probably much more expensive than just making a dvd master of the tv version.
Who is to say the deleted footage even exists on film?

A lot of material was lost during Universal's fire in 2008. Some things had duplicates made and were stored elsewhere around the globe. Other things weren't as fortunate. If a 16mm, 35mm, or possibly video or HD source of it existed, it might be gone forever.

milo bloom
06-15-12, 10:01 AM
Thanks Julie, wasn't sure of all the differences in the projects.

NoirFan
06-15-12, 10:40 AM
Reverse art for Halloween II and III:


http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/COMBO-2.jpg

Is anyone else pre-ordering the swag editions from Shout/Scream?

islandclaws
06-15-12, 10:57 AM
Not for those prices.

Mike86
06-15-12, 12:02 PM
Fuck, those covers are fantastic. I wish other studios would take note and use the original art or reversible covers.

SethDLH
06-15-12, 12:18 PM
I wasn't really keen on double dipping for part 2, but I may have to for the new features and great artwork. And apparently a new transfer. I don't really care about Terror In The Aisles anyways. They'll both be mine on release day.

islandclaws
06-15-12, 01:14 PM
Shout just posted on their FB page that TERROR TRAIN and THE FUNHOUSE are tentatively due on 10/16.

asianxcore
06-15-12, 01:53 PM
Shout just posted on their FB page that TERROR TRAIN and THE FUNHOUSE are tentatively due on 10/16.

:banana:

NoirFan
06-15-12, 04:44 PM
Now to see what kind of extras are included with Funhouse - I'm not sure if I'll double-dip or not.

islandclaws
06-15-12, 05:23 PM
I know they'll be different from Arrow's extras at least.

MTRodaba2468
06-15-12, 09:55 PM
Reverse art for Halloween II and III:


http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/COMBO-2.jpg

Is anyone else pre-ordering the swag editions from Shout/Scream?

I wanted the poster for Halloween III, so I ordered that one from them. Don't need a nurse's hat, so I'll see where else I can grab II (although I fully plan to snag a copy).

Shout just posted on their FB page that TERROR TRAIN and THE FUNHOUSE are tentatively due on 10/16.

Now to see what kind of extras are included with Funhouse - I'm not sure if I'll double-dip or not.

I know they'll be different from Arrow's extras at least.

True; they did state that they want to do all new extras for these films, so it's won't just regurgitate Arrow's stuff. I'll have to see what they choose as extras before I make up my mind (although knowing how I am, I'll probably grab it just to support the Scream Factory line)...

NoirFan
06-16-12, 07:58 AM
On one of the Funhouse commentaries, they mentioned a potential commentary with the film's DP that had to be abandoned due to time constraints, so I suppose that's a possibility.

NoirFan
06-18-12, 05:46 PM
Terror Train will be a combo pack:


http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/7396507594_f589388204_b.jpg

MTRodaba2468
06-18-12, 10:11 PM
I like the art for The Funhouse as well...

onebyone
06-18-12, 10:13 PM
Love the new cover art on all of those.

I hope they keep these up. I will definitely be buying.

MrStayPuft
06-19-12, 12:59 AM
Thank you Shout! Such a blessing, never did I ever dream these would come out on blu.

Along with MST3K, Shout is now my favorite company ever.

asianxcore
06-19-12, 04:29 AM
Loving all the cover art.

Can't wait to get these!

ScissorPuppy
06-19-12, 08:27 AM
Has there been any word on if the Piper/Carpenter commentary from the R2 DVD will be on the They Live disc? I have always wanted to hear that! I have heard it is up there with the Russell/Carpenter tracks.

NoirFan
06-19-12, 08:30 AM
Has there been any word on if the Piper/Carpenter commentary from the R2 DVD will be on this? I have always wanted to hear that! I have heard it is up there with the Russell/Carpenter tracks.

Cliff from Shout said that all extras will be new, so no Piper/Carpenter commentary. You can download it in mp3 form from Teh Paradox though.

Darth Maher
06-20-12, 01:26 PM
This is such a fun thread.

I miss getting excited about releases.

PopcornBandit
06-20-12, 02:22 PM
Is there a release date for They Live yet? It's my most anticipated Scream Factory release.

NoirFan
06-20-12, 03:22 PM
Is there a release date for They Live yet?

No, still 'coming soon', as the trade ad I posted above notes.