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Old 06-07-04, 10:20 AM
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New Candyman is coming in August

The folks at Davis DVD are reporting that a new Candyman DVD is coming in August (with a commentary). What a great flick! The cover looks kind of questionable but oh well, it's still a kick-ass movie.
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Old 06-07-04, 10:30 AM
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I haven't seen this one in years - thanks for the heads-up!
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Old 06-07-04, 10:34 AM
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Worst. Cover. Ever.
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Old 06-07-04, 10:39 AM
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You think the cover art is bad...wait until you see the menus. They're horrible and don't fit the movie at all.
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Old 06-07-04, 10:45 AM
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At least we have the new DVD. Sheesh.
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Old 06-07-04, 11:39 AM
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One of the scarier flicks I've seen. The scene with the littel kid in bathroom outside the projects freaks me out every time.

Any other specs on this? I'll upgrade if it's got a DD5.1 track.
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Old 06-07-04, 11:44 AM
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Yeah, i was watchin it again on TV last night and will upgrade my copy since I only paid $5.99 for it. This one should be better no matter what. Cover is easily replaced with a custom one.
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Old 06-07-04, 11:55 AM
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IMO, the cover wouldn't be so bad if they removed Tony Todd and brought the hook a little bit more to the front. Anyway, glad to hear a SE is coming out... Any specs?
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Old 06-07-04, 12:29 PM
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Specs are as follows:

"The disc will feature a 1.85 anamorphic transfer, DD 2.0 Surround sound, an audio commentary track with director Bernard Rose, the all-new "Sweets to the Sweet: The Candyman Mythos" featurette (featuring interviews with Rose, Clive Barker, actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen and Kasi Lemmons), "Clive Barker: Raising Hell" featurette, original storyboards and bonus trailers."

I'll be double dipping on this regardless of the atrocious Coverart and lack of a remastered 5.1 track.
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Old 06-07-04, 01:51 PM
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glad to see I held off on buying the current release. good news.
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Old 06-07-04, 02:52 PM
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You know, I had to concentrate to figure out that was a hook in the background. Looks like some kind of curled worm to me. Horrid cover

But one of the best horror movies ever. Definitely picking this one up.
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Old 06-07-04, 02:55 PM
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Saw this in the theater when it came out, probably my favorite Clive Barker movie so far and have been waiting for a "better version" on DVD for a while now before I plonked down the cash for it. Remembering the great sound design of the hook ripping through flesh still gives me the willies. Nice score from Philip Glass to boot !!!
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Old 06-07-04, 02:56 PM
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DD 2.0 Surround sound MORONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

barley no special features and no good sound, pointless buying it, and the covers crap. Stick with the old one which is almost free.
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Old 06-07-04, 03:23 PM
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"Be my Victim..."

Those words have always given me the chills when I think of Candyman.

I've waited a while for the SE. The cover does blow and it's sad that they couldn't remaster the sound (maybe if we're lucky, Sony'll have a change of heart and fix it up), but I'll still get it because I love Candyman. Such a great scary movie.
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Old 06-07-04, 03:26 PM
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Candy Man, Candy Man, Candy Man, Candy Man,.....
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Old 06-07-04, 03:50 PM
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i actually dont want this. but ill still get it. i borrowed this movie from my neighbors house when i was very very young. i watched it at night when my parents weren't around me, same with boogie nights. nightmares for a week. (no not from boggie nights) that scene with the little boy with his stomach split open in the bathroom screaming for his mother was easily the most disturbing thing i have ever seen in my life
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Old 06-07-04, 05:20 PM
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Glad I held off on this also. I am disappointed about the lack of 5.1.
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Old 06-07-04, 05:37 PM
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Originally posted by whynotsmile
i actually dont want this. but ill still get it.
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Old 06-07-04, 06:32 PM
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I'll just stick with the current disc...no difference in presentation...
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Old 06-07-04, 06:53 PM
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So far this looks like a Gneral Columbia SE reissue; take the original DVD, change nothing as far as picture and sound, and release with new material. That's actually pretty adequate in most cases, but...

... is this a new transfer? The one of the last DVD was ugly and lacked detail.

... is that a misprint, or a misquote, as far as the sound goes? Really, even Groundhog Day got a remastered 5.1 track in addition to the original sound; the remastered sound on GD sounds MUCH clearer.

... and I kinda dig the cover. Reminds of the graffitti from Cabrini.
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Old 06-07-04, 10:00 PM
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C'mon the Dolby surround 2.0 track is great and very atmospheric and effective.

Those saying the film scared the crap out of you when released and some scenes disturbed you...saw it with stereo surround sound.

So what makes you think the 5.1 will make it 'better',when it is already very effective?

A stupid reason not to get a dvd. That is just as absurd as not buying a dvd because it has mono audio,which is the original audio.

We don't need 5.1 on every film...unless the film was originally made in 5.1
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Old 06-07-04, 10:17 PM
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I will get it for the commentary, clive barker docu, and other stuff. I dont care about the sound, it will be loud enough. Its not like a war movie or sci fi where it needs good 5.1
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A little off topic but if you're intrested, there's a candyman 4 in the works.

Candyman 4
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Old 06-07-04, 10:55 PM
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I'll probably be picking this up eventually because I go to the University of Illinois At Chicago where it was set and some of it was filmed. Got to watch it in class last semmester.
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Old 06-08-04, 12:01 AM
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After spending $2000 on my dual SVS subs I would have liked to seen a LFE channel. Dolby Pro Logic II doesn't cut it as DD 5.1 or DTS.
Seeing as I have held off on buying the original in hopes of a new transfer may have paid off, but I may look International for a decent DVD release for this movie.
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