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Old 03-24-07, 07:49 PM
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Where are these horror flicks?

I know there are many, many cult horror flicks floating around that haven't made it to R1 releases yet, or have subpar releases as it is. I just want to get a discussion going on these types of movies.

I know Night of the Comet finally got it's release recently. I'm waiting for my copy to get here. But what about films like Night of the Creeps? Phantasm 2? The Gate II? I read Monster Squad is being worked on by Lions Gate. I just watched the Gate earlier, and forgot how ambitious and great it is. It really deserves a much better DVD, any hopes for that?
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the list goes on for days my friend.

also

ben/willard double feature
the town that dreaded sundown
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The Gate II is available in Canada. Fullscreen only though...
http://www.amazon.com/Gate-2-Can-Ful...4787573&sr=8-1
Old 03-25-07, 08:39 AM
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Phantasm II is available in the UK. Quite nice, it's in the "ball" set.
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Originally Posted by gorgo99
Phantasm II is available in the UK. Quite nice, it's in the "ball" set.
Unfortunately, many of us haven't gone (or don't want to go) multi-regional.

I don't know why Phantasm 2 hasn't gotten a proper release in R1. And Night of the Creeps. They're both pretty high profile titles among unreleased recent horror films, and I see threads in just about every DVD forum asking about these two titles in particular on a monthly basis.
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Well sometimes different regions get better things. I have an Avril Lavigne concert that is only available in region 2. I believe Child's Play is in widescreen in region 2. Halloween 2 and Halloween 3 have commentaries in region 2. I bought the Ginger Snaps trilogy from Canada and the first film is in widescreen with special features (I know Canada is region 1, but still)
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How about the '80s cheesefest "Terrorvision"? I've noticed The Movie Channel has been playing it in a remastered(?) Letterbox version recently.
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Old 03-26-07, 10:53 AM
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There are so many unreleased titles...I'll just post my top 10 most wanted to keep it manageable.

1. The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975)
2. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1977)
3. The Food of the Gods (1976)
4. The Devils (1971)
5. Blood Beach (1981)
6. Willard (1971)
7. Ben (1972)
8. Bad Ronald (1974)
9. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
10. Beyond the Door (1974) (rumored, Code Red)
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Originally Posted by Chad
How about the '80s cheesefest "Terrorvision"? I've noticed The Movie Channel has been playing it in a remastered(?) Letterbox version recently.
One of my favorite's from the 80's. I recently spoke to John Carl Buechler and he said that he thought MGM had the rights. I had thought Charles Band did. Either way this really needs a good release. I'm upset I missed the beginning of the showing on Showtime HD, but I did catch the rest and it looked awesome in 1080i.
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The Burning!
isn't MGM sitting on this? They released an unrated version on VHS through Amazon, but haven't released this on DVD- for shame!

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Originally Posted by The Monkees
Well sometimes different regions get better things. I have an Avril Lavigne concert that is only available in region 2.
Sucks to be region 2.
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From Beyond. A spiffed up, remastered version has been showing on cable for a few months now and Stuart Gordon has said an SE is in the works.
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I haven't seen From Beyond since I was a little kid. I'm dying for that to hit DVD.
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Originally Posted by Sex Fiend
Unfortunately, many of us haven't gone (or don't want to go) multi-regional.
Why exactly would someone NOT want to go multi-regional?
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Originally Posted by JesseCuster
From Beyond. A spiffed up, remastered version has been showing on cable for a few months now and Stuart Gordon has said an SE is in the works.
let's not overlook the obvious, it's the full uncut version with reinstated grue.
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Originally Posted by Sex Fiend
Unfortunately, many of us haven't gone (or don't want to go) multi-regional.

I don't know why Phantasm 2 hasn't gotten a proper release in R1. And Night of the Creeps. They're both pretty high profile titles among unreleased recent horror films, and I see threads in just about every DVD forum asking about these two titles in particular on a monthly basis.
Well now you have a good reason to go multi-regional :-D

Seriously, there is nothing to lose by doing this and everything to gain. It is very often possible to find releases in other regions that aren't available in your home one, or alternatively better releases.

I know that it is more unusual for those of you living in r1, because of the size and makeup of the market there, r1 generally has the largest selection of titles. However, it is still possible to find releases in other regions that are of interest.

Living in r2-UK, multi-regional capability is an absolute must. At least half of my collection consists of imported titles (most of them from r1). The r2 market is fragmented, and the UK part of it too small to support so many "niche" and "cult" titles that I want. Also, UK releases tend to be cut, whereas I can find uncut editions elsewhere. I also have a small number of discs from r3 and r4.

Buying and importing discs is very easy, it's no different from ordering from a more local store. And in the USA, your tax-free "import allowances" are much higher than our pathetic little one here in the UK, so you don't have to worry about extra costs like import taxes/duties!
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Originally Posted by alfonsosoriano
Sucks to be region 2.
Yeah, but only if you aren't multi-regional. And a LOT of us here are. There's a real industry in importing discs.

In the DVD world, it really pays to be able to go global.

But, as I have said, there ARE quite a few titles that you can't get in r1 that you can get in r2, r4, etc.

We do have, for example, a rather nice boxset of all the Phantasm films that are all anamorphic OAR, from our own Anchor Bay. And r1 doesn't.

Sounds as though Phantasm II is stuck in rights hell over where you are.
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Anyone have a link to where I can purchase the region 2 widescreen Child's Play??
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Death Ship (1980) is being released today in R2.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Ackerly
Anyone have a link to where I can purchase the region 2 widescreen Child's Play??
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Childs-Play-.../dp/B0006QAIJQ

Assuming you mean the UK one.
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The Burning http://www.amazon.co.uk/Burning-Bria.../dp/B0000558P2
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I'm still waiting for most already mentioned, especially The Burning. Also...

Curtains
Slaughter High
Dark Night of the Scarecrow
Killer Party
The Mutilator
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Go Cropsy!

The memories! I think I first seen this on Betamax (Blu-Ray v1.0) and it scared me quite a bit.

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