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Old 05-19-17, 09:26 PM
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Re: Blue Underground and Synapse Films to release on Blu-ray

Synapse Films are working with the original Cinematographer of Suspiria, Luciana Tovoli on their restoration.

IMO, totally worth the wait.

Other forums will still find things to complain about.

http://www.theasc.com/site/news/luci...voli-suspiria/
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Re: Blue Underground and Synapse Films to release on Blu-ray

Originally Posted by asianxcore View Post
Other forums will still find things to complain about.
I'm not saying everyone on Blu-ray.com is a fucking idiot (most are), but that specific Suspiria thread is like venturing into The_Donald sub on Reddit.

Don May, Jr. has been in this industry for nearly three decades and has never released a restoration that wasn't less than stellar. I realize most of them were not around during the DVD (or Laserdisc) era so they're not familiar with his work prior to Synapse. With that being said, I expect nothing less here, especially with how Suspiria has always been his "bucket list" restoration.

It's a shame the rights holders didn't give him access to the original film elements to Phenomena since that might be Arrow's first release that trumps the Synapse equivalent.
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Re: Blue Underground and Synapse Films to release on Blu-ray

Pre-Orders for Synapse Films' Steelbook Edition release of Suspiria are live!

Put in my order!

http://synapse-films.com/dvds/suspir...ion-steelbook/
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Re: Blue Underground and Synapse Films to release on Blu-ray

It would've been nice if there were a UHD BD tucked in there too, but I locked in my preorder just the same. I'm sure it'll be a stronger presentation than the Italian UHD BD release.
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Re: Blue Underground and Synapse Films to release on Blu-ray

..I just reserved my order...cant wait...
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$50 is painful but I'm in as well. Been waiting on this one for a long time!
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Re: Blue Underground and Synapse Films to release on Blu-ray

Not a big surprise, but it look like the Blue Underground extras aren't coming over. Oh well.
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Re: Blue Underground and Synapse Films to release on Blu-ray

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I asked Synapse about a possible Blu-ray (presumably combo) of The Kindred:
It's happening!

On Thursday, we detailed the four-year-long quest by Synapse Films to restore Dario Argento’s horror classic, Suspiria. But, in chronological terms, that pales in comparison to the time genre fans have been waiting for the company to release the 1987 creature feature, The Kindred.

“About ten years ago, we announced The Kindred,” says Synapse Films President Donald May Jr. “We had purchased it and it got entangled in a horrible legal battle. It was no fault of ours, we just had to hold tight until everything was finalized.”

And what is the situation now?

“You know what? It’s Entertainment Weekly — I will let you guys know, you’re the first to hear about it,” says May. “Almost ten years later, I can now say that, yes, we are doing The Kindred, finally, for 2018. While we didn’t spend four years restoring it, it took us ten years to get out of all the legal mess to finally announce it again, ten years later. I could probably write a book as to what happened with The Kindred. [Laughs] We’ll do The Kindred on Blu-ray and DVD, because honestly it’s never been legally available on Blu-ray or DVD in the U.S. So, we’ll be the first company to actually release it.”

Directed by Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow, The Kindred stars David Allen Brooks as a man who discovers he has a “brother,” the monstrous result of an experiment conducted by his scientist mother. Mayhem, unsurprisingly, ensues, in a film whose cast also features Rod Steiger, Amanda Pays, and Kim Hunter.

“It’s awesome, it’s really fun,” May says of the movie. “It was done at the tail-end of the era when everything was practical. So, you have practical effects with the creatures being made out of latex, with blood that’s made out of Karo Syrup, or whatever. There’s no computer effects in the film and that’s what we love about it. It’s a creature feature with practical gore and some really amazing prosthetic effects. I can also say that our version of The Kindred actually has more gore in it than the original U.S. version had. We ended up finding material which has extra gore which hasn’t been released here. You might think, Well, it’s a fairly unknown movie that doesn’t quite have the cachet of something like Suspiria. But we like to treat all the films that we do with the same type of respect. So, we’re doing The Kindred for next year and hopefully we’ll have a lot of extras for it.”
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Re: Blue Underground and Synapse Films to release on Blu-ray

g-damn does this look awesome. i'm torn on the eye or the zombie face. the bridge one looks like Romero's Land of the Dead and doesn't appeal to me...



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40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION! NEW 4K RESTORATION!

In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line ''WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!''; Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!

Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is ZOMBIE like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras!

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Re: Blue Underground and Synapse Films to release on Blu-ray

fuck this thing looks amazing. 3D Lenticular...






i only saw once and really can't remember at all. bits and pieces, just remembering loving it and Fulci's style. can't wait to revisit...
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Re: Blue Underground and Synapse Films to release on Blu-ray

The Zombie face was the only way to go. It is an iconic image.
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the bridge one looks like Romero's Land of the Dead and doesn't appeal to me
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Re: Blue Underground and Synapse Films to release on Blu-ray

oh man, can't wait to dig into this, hopefully this weekend...
https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/7349...8-4k-remaster/

From Adam Tyner's review...
"Video: In a word: revelatory. The result is one of the most phenomenal presentations I've ever witnessed – not just of Zombie specifically, and not just of Eurohorror in a wider sense. When the 'best of 2018' lists start flooding in over the next few weeks, expect to see Zombie rightly topping many of them. DVD Talk Collector Series"
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Re: Blue Underground and Synapse Films to release on Blu-ray

I finally picked up the 4K Restoration Blu-Rays of Maniac & Zombie.

One of my best friends & I drove out to Sacramento on his day off and my favorite Blu-Ray/DVD Store out there had copies of both.

Can't wait to watch them!
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Re: Blue Underground and Synapse Films to release on Blu-ray

Let us know your thoughts on those!
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Originally Posted by asianxcore View Post
One of my best friends & I drove out to Sacramento on his day off and my favorite Blu-Ray/DVD Store out there had copies of both.
Out of curiosity, which store?

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Out of curiosity, which store?
Dimple Records

Specifically the location on Broadway (as they have quite a few locations in the area).
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Let us know your thoughts on those!
I finally got a chance to watch Zombi 2 last night. Absolutely beautiful transfer on the 4K Restoration.

Having owned the film in various formats 5 times before this, it was well worth the money I paid for it.

If I don't pass out early tonight, I'm going to finish Maniac (started it last night as well).
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I know this has been rumored for awhile now. I'm hoping for some new extras... the previous release is pretty bare bones.


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Finished watching the 4K Restoration of Maniac.

Like the Zombi 2 Restoration, this one is also beautiful, probably the best it'll ever look. Having owned the Anchor Bay DVD & Blue Underground's 2010 BD Release of the film, the differences were immediately noticeable.
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Don confirmed in the comments that it's not Dawn of the Dead or Martin.
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Based upon that photo, I'm going to guess Deep Red.
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I’m doubtful it’s Deep Red just because it already has a pretty amazing 4K master.
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How about The Crimson Rivers, then?
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I know it won't be but I want it to be Massacre At Central High
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