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Old 01-21-12, 01:54 PM
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I wish they were doing a box with Mannaja: A Man Called Blade and Run, Man Run!, but I'm pleased regardless. I keep hoping for an official announcement on the Larry Cohen films, but presumably July is the earliest we could expect a release.
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From DVDAf:

A Bullet for the General - 5/22
Django, Kill... If You Live, Shoot! - 6/19
Nice! Depending on how reviews go, I might upgrade from my DVD copies.
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A Bullet for the General - 5/22
Django, Kill... If You Live, Shoot! - 6/19
Holy shit, how did I not see this. YES! this goes on the list of most anticipated. Hopefully next they announce Companeros
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Old 01-30-12, 02:40 PM
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I really hope the two upcoming Westerns don't have the same weird fake grain that covers Django.
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I really hope the two upcoming Westerns don't have the same weird fake grain that covers Django.
I wish they'd fix Django and offer a replacement plan or at least admit they fucked up.
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Old 02-01-12, 09:00 PM
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From Synapse's site:
With all the news about the various upcoming international releases of RED SCORPION on Blu-ray (UK, France, Germany, etc.), I just wanted to take a few moments to let you know what's happening with our version, which should be announced soon.

We've been working on our release of RED SCORPION for almost a year now. We want ours to be the best version available in any country, on any format, and we have been taking our time putting together the ultimate version of the film for our audience. Not only in compiling some amazing supplements, but also working on a restoration of the original materials to make ours the best looking version released.

Here is a breakdown of some of the features of our RED SCORPION release:

- All-new 2K transfer of the uncensored edition, containing additional footage not found in the original U.S. theatrical release
- Digital restoration of film materials supervised by Synapse Films and Reliance Mediaworks (formerly Lowry Digital), exclusive to Synapse Films
- All-new DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Mix, made specifically for the Synapse Films release
- Digitally Remastered Original 2.0 Soundtrack.
- Synapse Films exclusive audio commentary with director Joseph Zito, moderated by Mondo Digital's Nathaniel Thompson
- HATH NO FURY - DOLPH LUNDGREN AND THE ROAD TO RED SCORPION - Video Interview with Dolph Lundgren
- ASSIGNMENT: AFRICA - An All-New Video Interview with Producer Jack Abramoff
- SCORPION TALES - An All-New Video Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Creator Tom Savini
- Original On-Set Behind-the-Scenes Video Footage
- Animated Still Gallery
- Extensive Liner Notes on the Making of RED SCORPION by Jérémie Damoiseau

...and the list of extras is growing daily... we're still working on some other things to add!

And, yeah, you read that right up there... we DID get Jack Abramoff. I know a lot of people made some jokes about getting him to do something for us while he was in prison. Well, we just waited for him to get OUT... and he agreed to give us an interview. It's a really cool thing and Jack was a great guy.

We worked closely with two companies to help us with extras for our release. Both RED SHIRT PICTURES and BALLYHOO MOTION PICTURES have put together some GREAT stuff. And a big congratulations goes to Tom Savini who not only gave us an interview, but raided his footage archive to give us some great behind-the-scenes "on the set" footage that no one has seen in 14 years. And big thanks to Dolph Lundgren for allowing us into his home for a great retrospective/interview about his career.

RED SCORPION is also being digitally restored by the same folks who did the Indiana Jones films, Once Upon a Time in the West, the Godfather Trilogy, The Alien films and, most recently, the all-new 4K 3D restoration on TITANTIC. We are thrilled to be working with them on this, as well as many future releases for Synapse Films.

Our release is going to be superb, not to mention a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, so you get both formats in one package. Also, our release will be encoded for ALL REGIONS for both the DVD and the Blu-ray.

We're going to announce it in the coming weeks. Remember the old saying... "Good things come to those who wait!"
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we DID get Jack Abramoff. I know a lot of people made some jokes about getting him to do something for us while he was in prison.
Now, who would say such a thing?

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I gave Red Scorpion a spin today, knowing nothing about it going in except that was directed by trash-master Joseph Zito and featured FX work by Savini (nothing too memorable save some nice work with a severed arm), and was shocked to see that it was produced and co-written by Jack Abramoff, the disgraced lobbyist! I'm guessing he won't be appearing on the commentary track...
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Old 02-03-12, 08:23 AM
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That Red Scorpion release sounds like all kinds of awesome. Never seen it, but Joseph Zito and Savini are reason enough to blind buy.
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that red scorpion release sounds like all kinds of awesome. Never seen it, but joseph zito and savini are reason enough to blind buy.
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Old 02-03-12, 12:39 PM
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It's a pretty routine 80's right-wing action flick, with minimal Savini gore. I might pick it up it it were under $15. This part of the blog post perked up my interest:
RED SCORPION is also being digitally restored by the same folks who did the Indiana Jones films, Once Upon a Time in the West, the Godfather Trilogy, The Alien films and, most recently, the all-new 4K 3D restoration on TITANTIC. We are thrilled to be working with them on this, as well as many future releases for Synapse Films.
I just wish the company producing the extras for the Hammer titles would get things wrapped up so the discs could be announced.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
That Red Scorpion release sounds like all kinds of awesome. Never seen it, but Joseph Zito and Savini are reason enough to blind buy.
Can MGM just give Synapse the rights to Invasion U.S.A. and Missing in Action so we can have a Zito box set? Blue Underground already gave us a great disc in terms of The Prowler.
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Old 02-10-12, 12:11 PM
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Old 02-16-12, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Don May on Blu-ray.com
...we're going to try and do 42ND STREET FOREVER: THE BLU-RAY EDITION for May.
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someone tell don may to come hang in this thread
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Synopsis

One Of The Greatest 'Spaghetti Westerns' Ever Made!

At the height of the Mexican revolution, a mysterious young American (Lou Castel of FIST IN HIS POCKET) joins a gang of marauders led by El Chucho (Gian Maria Volonte of A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS) on a series of savage raids to steal guns for a powerful rebel general. But when the Gringo brings his own cold-blooded ideals to the bandits, El Chucho discovers that the real weapons of war belong to no army. In a land ravaged by poverty and violence, can true freedom be bought with a single bullet?

Klaus Kinski (FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE) and Martine Beswick (THUNDERBALL) co-star in this legendary western directed by Damiano Damiani (AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION) from a powerful screenplay co-written by Oscar-nominee Franco Solinas (THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS, THE BIG GUNDOWN). Also known as QUIEN SABE?, this thrilling epic features some of the most surprising performances, radical politics and shocking violence of any 'Spaghetti Western' ever made. Freshly transferred in handsome High Definition, A BULLET FOR THE GENERAL is now presented here in both its U.S. and International Versions for the first time ever!

Extras

A Bullet for the Director - Interview with Director Damiano Damiani
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International Trailer
Poster & Still Gallery

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English SDH, French, Spanish, English for Italian Version
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U.S.: 115 Mins. / International: 118 Mins.
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Region Code: ALL
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Old 02-27-12, 08:18 AM
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Now that's a cover!
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That cover is sweet.

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
someone tell don may to come hang in this thread
I wish he would. Seems like he hasn't been posting in AVManiacs Forums in quite a while.
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As others have said, great cover. I'll be very happy when 42nd Street Forever hits Blu! My DVDs get a lot of play on my outside system. Is there a release date for the Blu-ray yet?
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As others have said, great cover. I'll be very happy when 42nd Street Forever hits Blu! My DVDs get a lot of play on my outside system. Is there a release date for the Blu-ray yet?
May 8th. The release will contain the trailers found on the first two DVD volumes alongside all-new trailers and a newly recorded audio commentary.

The list of what we will see on the Blu-ray release include:

Spoiler:
ACT OF VENGEANCE
BLACK SAMSON
THE BULLET MACHINE
THE CENTERFOLD GIRLS
CHAINED HEAT
CHAPPAQUA
COLLEGE GIRLS
THE CURIOUS FEMALE
THE DARK
DARK STAR
DELINQUENT SCHOOLGIRLS
THE DEADLY SPAWN
DEATH DRIVE
THE DEPRAVED
THE DEVIL'S NIGHTMARE
DR. BUTCHER M.D.
DR. TARR'S TORTURE DUNGEON
THE EVICTORS
EYE OF THE CAT
FLESH GORDON
THE FLESH AND BLOOD SHOW
THE .44 SPECIALIST
GINGER
THE GRIM REAPER
THE GUY FROM HARLEM
HARD CANDY
HELGA
HELLS ANGELS ON WHEELS
HONKY
I, A WOMAN
I DISMEMBER MAMA/BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE
INVITATION TO RUIN
THE ITALIAN STALLION
MAID IN SWEDEN
MARK OF THE WITCH
MS. 45
PANORAMA BLUE
THE PINK ANGELS
THE POM POM GIRLS
THE RAIDERS OF ATLANTIS
SAVAGE!
SAVAGE SISTERS
SECRET AFRICA
SHOCKING ASIA
SHOGUN ASSASSIN
SPY IN YOUR EYE
STREET GIRLS
SUGAR HILL
SUPER FUZZ
SUPERMANCHU
TABOOS OF THE WORLD
THE TALE OF THE DEAN'S WIFE
THE TEACHER
THEY CALL HER ONE EYE
THEY CAME FROM BEYOND SPACE
THE 3 DIMENSIONS OF GRETA
THE UNDERTAKER AND HIS PALS
WELCOME HOME, BROTHER CHARLES
WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS
WHEN WOMEN HAD TAILS
WICKED WICKED
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May 8th. The release will contain the trailers found on the first two DVD volumes alongside all-new trailers and a newly recorded audio commentary.
Is there anything from the first two missing?
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