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Old 12-14-19, 06:25 AM
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Roan DVD's

If anyone remembers Roan (imo the BEST of the public Domain labels for quality by a mile), I just noticed that Troma (who bought Roan) is currently selling a number of Roan titles from $4.50 - $8.99. I was under the belief that they were long sold out & out of print. I don't know if they are pressed old stock, or burned. I emailed Troma, & will post if they respond. As I posted elsewhere, I just bought the Kino RKO Romance blu-ray box, & fact is on the first film, "Millie", the Roan DVD pre-code box has much better blacks in the dark scenes & at a much lower price.

https://www.tromadirect.com/shop/cat...roup-classics/
Old 12-14-19, 05:53 PM
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Troma confirmed all remaining Roan is factory pressed. Shipping is kind of high, unfortunately.

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Old 12-15-19, 09:48 PM
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Bought a few this year.
Old 12-16-19, 02:30 AM
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I just realized that I already have 3 of the 5 titles from the Kino RKO Romance box that I recently bought on Roan DVD's; & the dvd's while much lower bit rate were taken from much higher quality prints (sigh). Sad that Roan used better quality prints than "boutique label" Kino.
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Re: Roan DVD's

Did some looking in my collection.

I own some Roan titles, but not from Troma which have their own security sticker on top of the DVD case (reads "Troma"). Mine were originals found off eBay.


The Bat/House On Haunted Hill: Vincent Price Collection

The Big Trees: Roan Group Archival Entertainment

D.O.A.: Roan Group Archival Entertainment

Santa Fe Trail: Roan Group Archival Entertainment

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Haven't watched yet.


The Hitch-Hiker: Roan Group Archival Entertainment

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Seeking; have bought twice, but the DVDs looks like someone took a scoop out of it. Were they all like this?


Vengence Valley: Roan Group Archival Entertainment

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imo the BEST of the public Domain labels for quality by a mile
Yes. Their release of "Santa Fe Trail" is a night and day difference from the the PD DVD releases which was so washed out, you can hardly make anything out.

I owned their laser disc for "The Most Dangerous Game" (1932) which blew away the Criterion DVD. Man, they dropped the ball so hard on that one. The LD came with a reproduction of the pressbook (physical copy), commentary, galleries and trailers.

Also have their laser disc for "Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers: Fred Olen Ray's Laser Drive-in Special Widescreen Collector's Edition"; unrated edition, interviews with actress Linnea Quigley and Michelle Bauer, plus trailers.
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I assume you're referring to Ida Lupino's The Hitch-hiker? It's excellent; I think Kino has it now (it may be Criterion). If it is the 1953 Lupino, it is very much worth watching.
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I assume you're referring to Ida Lupino's The Hitch-hiker?
Yes.

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