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Blue Underground and Synapse Films to release on Blu-ray

Old 03-05-08, 11:53 PM
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The Alan Clarke films would be wonderful.
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Old 03-24-08, 08:23 AM
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From Synapse's Don May, Jr. at Mobius:
Right now, we've got ONE Blu-Ray title in the works... and I don't even want to talk about it until I can see some good results. I'm a picky bastard and I just want to make sure I'm comfortable with Blu-Ray authoring before we venture into any other titles... and price is a factor and Blu-Ray ain't cheap. Once all is well with it, we'll announce it officially... not sure when it'll be out, though.

Our plan is to maybe announce a couple future titles (two I haven't announced yet, but will when the time is right) to have a simultaneous day & date DVD and Blu-Ray release.
(Posting into and retitling the Blue Underground thread since I figured both'd appeal to the same bunch.)
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Never heard of Synapse films...anything noteworthy?
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Old 03-24-08, 11:26 AM
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Reviews of Synapse Films' titles at DVD Talk

Their DVDs look unbelievable -- there's an attention to detail there that very few studios can match -- so I have extremely high hopes for their Blu-ray releases. Before either of the next-gen formats launched, Synapse pointed to The Image, Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural, and Document of the Dead as their first HD DVD releases. Dunno if Don is looking at any of those as that initial Blu-ray release or something else entirely.
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Old 03-24-08, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
Never heard of Synapse films...anything noteworthy?
Maniac Cop
Street Trash
Christmas Evil
Thriller: A Cruel Picture
Lemora
others

'Noteworthy' is a very subjective concept, of course...
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Old 03-24-08, 08:10 PM
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Synapse handles some wonderful pinky and '60s/'70s Japanese horror titles, too. A new high-def release from either area would be fantastic!
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
Before either of the next-gen formats launched, Synapse pointed to The Image, Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural, and Document of the Dead as their first HD DVD releases.
A Metzger film in high def.. the mind boggles.

Synapse has put out some great, obscure films and Don's love of these films shows through in his company's releases. I can't wait to see what they have plans for on Blu-ray.
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Blue Underground on Blu-ray

Today Blue Underground announced their slate of BD titles...



Full 1080p HD Resolution
7.1 DTS-HD and 7.1 Dolby TrueHD Audio
50GB Dual Layered for Maximum HD Quality
D-Box Motion Code (on select titles)
Loaded with Extras

Titles include...
Maniac
The Final Countdown
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
The Stendhal Syndrome
Vigilante
Fire and Ice

Others include...
Dead and Buried
Two Evil Eyes
Uncle Sam


More Info:
http://www.blue-underground.com/blu-ray.php

Dates TBD

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...I am VERY excited for all of these. This is really getting me on the Blu train...unique horror films, baby!
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Cool!
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Old 05-29-08, 09:21 PM
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Freaking awesome. I absolutely LOVE Maniac.

And Uncle Sam? That's a guilty pleasure of mine, never thought I would see the day that Uncle Sam was made Blu before something like Star Wars or Titanic!
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who owns zombi now?
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Originally Posted by davethomasowns
Freaking awesome. I absolutely LOVE Maniac.
Indeed! I accidentally traded in my Anchor Bay copy to FYE a few months ago. I guess that I can now call it a happy accident.
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Zombie (i.e. the one with the zombie vs. shark?) is both Blue Underground and another studio I think. Seems odd they didn't do Zombie first as it would be an easy first sale!
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Cool, I may get The Final Countdown.
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I've been putting off seeing The Final Countdown forever. Finally going to see it now on BD.
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Old 05-29-08, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
Zombie (i.e. the one with the zombie vs. shark?) is both Blue Underground and another studio I think. Seems odd they didn't do Zombie first as it would be an easy first sale!

Thats the one I'm talking about!

I'd just about kill to get that title...

When I witnessed BU signing, I seriously thought this was going to be their first unit out. I'm sure they'll get some emails about this...
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Originally Posted by True_Story1011
Thats the one I'm talking about!

I'd just about kill to get that title...

When I witnessed BU signing, I seriously thought this was going to be their first unit out. I'm sure they'll get some emails about this...

I'm down for Maniac and the Argento flicks.
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The Final Countdown will be mine!
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I'm just gonna buy all of them. Take that bank account!
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Old 05-29-08, 11:05 PM
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The real question is...

How well does everyone think they'll do on the transfers?

Sidenote: I've gotta start selling some of my other HDM titles... I was just about purchasing everything that I enjoyed - and only really watching them maybe once to twice a year.

I dont wanna make the same mistake as I did with SD...

I'm just thinking about all the money thats gonna go by-by when Criterion finally starts getting those titles they announced out later this year...


OH BROTHER!!
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Blue Underground can kinda go nuts with noise reduction with their DVDs. Fingers crossed that this doesn't hurt their Blu-ray discs...that they don't make the same mistake Anchor Bay did. If the DNR is in the masters and wasn't an intermediate step, though, we might be out of luck.
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Old 05-30-08, 08:55 AM
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Finally, Tom Savini's head gloriously exploding via shotgun blast in 1080p!
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YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS is what I have been waiting for!
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Old 05-30-08, 10:09 AM
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Oh man, The Final Countdown!
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