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Old 12-04-06, 09:53 AM
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Blue Underground for February

Checking out DVDAf this morning, the following titles are marked for release on February 27th:

Autopsy (1975)
City of the Living Dead (1980)
Deep Red (1975)
Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Inferno (1980)
Shock (1977)

No pictures or other details, but this is more information than BU's website puts out in a year. I wish they'd get their asses in gear; the internet community is their lifeblood. Anyway, don't forget Maniac and Vigilante, both due on January 30th.
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Old 12-04-06, 10:01 AM
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City of the Living Dead (1980)
Deep Red (1975)
Inferno (1980)

- might have to double dip on these titles depending on what the supplements are.
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I have all these dvds. Are they upgraded in some way?
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Old 12-04-06, 10:19 AM
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Apparently it's just a limited re-release of the old Anchor Bay stuff. Nothing new. No new transfers.
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Old 12-04-06, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
Apparently it's just a limited re-release of the old Anchor Bay stuff. Nothing new. No new transfers.

oh well... no sale.
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Old 12-04-06, 05:27 PM
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Does anyone have further info? The limited release doesn't surprise me because of the sheer volume of titles for a single month...

Is BU in trouble? Their website (and online news in general) is pretty silent these days... Releases are fewer in between and their just doesn't seem to be a lot of hype anymore... I hope they're not turning into Anchor Bay or something. At least Mondo Macabro is strong as ever.
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Old 12-04-06, 05:29 PM
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At least Mondo Macabro is strong as ever.
As well as CasaNegra and the kings....NoShame.
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yes I agree, CasaNegra rocks
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Old 12-04-06, 07:21 PM
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Still no "Four Flies on Grey Velvet"?
Paramount must be holding onto that one tightly.
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Old 12-04-06, 07:23 PM
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BU in my books was all but forgot till this thread. Sucks on the reissues...
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Originally Posted by Daniel L
Is BU in trouble?
I blame it all on


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Old 12-05-06, 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
Apparently it's just a limited re-release of the old Anchor Bay stuff. Nothing new. No new transfers.
That sucks. I have most of those AB titles, and was hoping for some sort of upgrade. Oh well, I'm saving money, I guess.
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I'm hoping BU will upgrade Phenomena, Tenebre, and the Demons films when it's time to re-release those titles.
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
Apparently it's just a limited re-release of the old Anchor Bay stuff. Nothing new. No new transfers.
Too bad, cuz SHOCK is in need of a much better transfer - no sale from me.
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Old 12-07-06, 08:23 PM
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this is great news, as I had missed some of these titles first time out, and have been hunting them down piece by piece.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
I'm hoping BU will upgrade Phenomena, Tenebre, and the Demons films when it's time to re-release those titles.
YES. I need anamorphic Phenomena : )
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Old 12-08-06, 05:30 PM
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i also hope that they do the same with all the hammer titles they held
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Old 12-08-06, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel
I'm hoping BU will upgrade Phenomena, Tenebre, and the Demons films when it's time to re-release those titles.

Funny that I e-mailed BU about all 3 of these titles. I begged for anamorphic versions. Maybe if enough e-mails get to them, they will get tired and actually update thier web-site. I've been holding out buying the Japan Reg. 2 version that have the best reviews. But $40 a pop, plus shipping hurts. If BU does them they should hopefully only be 14.99.
I just iwsh they would make an announcement if they will be redone or not. If there old AB junk, I'll have to hurt my wallet and buy the damn Japan one's.
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Old 12-09-06, 01:12 AM
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That fucking website absolutely mystifies me...

A company like BU depends on the online community, don't they understand that? With each release, people somehow catch onto it ahead of time and discuss it, but anymore, people don't know exactly what they're getting until someone's order arrives or if a horror site reviews a disc. I think it's sad beyond belief that I have to depend on Amazon pre-order pages and review sites to get basic information about a BU release. These are not mainstream movies, and often big retailers, even Best Buy, seem to have trouble stocking them. The online community already contributes to the bulk of the company's sales I'm sure, but wouldn't it make so much more sense to have a frequently updated website with thorough information? I mean, I see listings on Amazon and no one has any idea what the hell they are. I see a title like the new Daughters of Darkness SE... obviously a lot of care was put into it, they could at least try to promote the damn thing.

Ugh. This company is in trouble, I know they are.
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Old 12-17-06, 04:58 PM
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Amazon has new remasters of Maniac and Vigilante with a Jan 30, 2007 release date. These are Lustig's own films, so I'd bet that's what he's been working on recently.
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Old 12-21-06, 04:57 PM
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From the sales sheet I got from ryko distribution:

INFERNO - 1.85:1/16:9
5.1
2.0
extras include:
interview with writer/director argento
theatrical trailer
still gallery
talent bios

DEEP RED - 2.35:1/16:9
5.1 english & italian
2.0
extras:
25th anniversay featurette
italian theatrical trailer
us theatrical trailer
talent bios

SHOCK - 1.85:1/16:9
mono (english, italian & french)
extras:
interview with writer/asst. director lamberto bava
italian trailer
us beyond the door II tv spots
talent bios

CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD - 1.85:1/16:9
5.1
2.0
extras:
theatrical trailer
stil gallery/radio spots
lucio fulci bios

DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING - 2.35:1/16:9
mono
extras:
lucio fulci bio

AUTOPSY - 1.85:1/16:9
mono (english & italian)
extras:
international "the victim" trailer
us theatrical trailer

ONLY 14.95 EACH
AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

yada yada...

for those who care:

severin is releasing: Lucio Fulci's Perversion Story
subversive: Hundra
synapse: 42nd street forever xxx-treme special edition (porn trailers)
cult epics: un chant d'amour (jean genet)
heretic: planetfall

ALL FOR 2/27

nothing from No Shame or casa negra
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Old 12-22-06, 12:18 AM
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Wasn't Severin started by a couple of former Blue Underground guys?
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Hopefully, Deep Red will also include the extra of 'Corrected end credits without freeze-frame of David Hemmings'.
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Hopefully, Deep Red will also include the extra of 'Corrected end credits without freeze-frame of David Hemmings'.
I doubt it. Those specs look to be EXACTLY the same as the Anchor Bay discs. I could really use rereleases of some of Anchor Bay's nonanamorphic discs over this. Where is Tenebre and Phenomena?
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severin is releasing: Lucio Fulci's Perversion Story
I am not familiar with this company. Do they have a website? Do they sell their dvds at the normal places? I'd like to get this dvd and am not sure if I will find it in my normal surfing.
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