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Old 01-04-05, 12:03 PM
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Is "Night of the Demons" (88) a good blind buy?

From "viewers like me" opinions on whether this would be good to pick up on DVD. Thanks.
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the dvd is crap, but the movie is good.
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Originally Posted by zidane349
the dvd is crap, but the movie is good.
really? details? is it anamorphic? a lot of grain and stuff...1988 shouldn't have been too too bad considering some older have good transfers...
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its anamorphic, but personally i think the transfer sucks... the worst thing about it is the sound is crap, its 2.0 DD, and i have a 6.1 surround sound and i had to turn it all the way up to be able to hear it clearly.. Meh, if you're really into those kinds of movies get it, but to me its only worth a rental.
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The transfer's kind of inconsistent -- a lot of it looks fantastic, but then there are randomly scattered shots that look like they were upconverted from a Laserdisc or some sort of considerably lower resolution format. Very noticeably, jarringly different.

As for the movie...I dunno. I adored it when I was in high school, when I had it on Laserdisc and watched it repeatedly. It has a couple of great lines and a few really memorable visuals (almost all involving Linnea Quigley), but other than that, it really seems like the same old spam-in-a-can haunted house flick to me nowadays. Whatever appeal it held for me has mostly faded.
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It's a fun film, but Anchor Bay did a half-assed on the disc.
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what's the rating deal here, is this the R-rated theatrical cut or the unrated video edition?
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Originally Posted by Giles
what's the rating deal here, is this the R-rated theatrical cut or the unrated video edition?
Unrated
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im just happy its on disc,widescreen and unrated
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I categorize it with the 'so-so dvd category'. However, it is nice to have it be the Unrated version.

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