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"The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

Old 09-10-10, 04:32 PM
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

For some reason direct links to products on DVDEmpire doesn't work.

Interesting to see the Blu-Ray has some all-new features.
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

Very nice set!
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anyone find it out early at walmart some other message board person said they did i didnt even think walmart stores was going to carry it
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

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anyone find it out early at walmart some other message board person said they did i didnt even think walmart stores was going to carry it
I was in a store this morning that had it out early (not Walmart though). I passed getting it though. It would be the 4th time buying this film so I will not pick up the Blu-Ray until its around the $12 or less range.
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What store?
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

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anyone find it out early at walmart some other message board person said they did i didnt even think walmart stores was going to carry it
Didn't see it this morning.
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What store?
Local store in Jersey.
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

Oh damn. It's $18 on amazon....was hoping to snag it cheaper.
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

Here's a review. They gave it a solid PQ review, but I'm going to wait on screenshots.

Here's another review that's quite enthusiastic about the transfer:
The movie is presented in a 1080p high definition presentation in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio. While this may be a bit of a cultish schlocker of a film, the transfer is anything but. Clean and free of defects or blemishes, the transfer also has a natural level of grain - minimal to non-existent in virtually all shots, except a few rare occasions. Colors are wonderfully reproduced in this transfer, with rich hues and vibrant tones, bringing the stylish comic book look to life like never before. Whether it's the blue of the nighttime shots or the red of the bloody mess that constantly accompanies the film, you will love how faithful the transfer renders the colors. Solid black level give the image depth and the high definition of the transfer allows you to view details and read textures in the image that have been impossible to spot before. In fact, it is so detailed that you can read the memos on the office wall and take a pretty good look at the pin-up girls in the background.
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
Here's a review. They gave it a solid PQ review, but I'm going to wait on screenshots.
I haven't popped it in my home theater yet, but I did snap a few screengrabs if you want a preview. I'm...err, not impressed by what I'm seeing so far.





The full-size images are PNGs snapped from a Blu-ray rip via MPC-HT.

If you want a point of comparison, this is a JPEG snapped from A Nightmare on Elm St.. I know they're two different movies, but still... Plus Return of the Living Dead had a larger budget.

Spoiler:
Old 09-19-10, 02:14 PM
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I'm going to try to find this today. I will report back about the audio. Seeing as there is 2 different audio mixes, I really hope at least one is the non-altered one. I'll lat ya'll know asap.
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

blu-ray.com review: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Re.../14065/#Review
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

I can't wait for part two, the better of the pair.
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

Originally Posted by Spottedfeather View Post
I can't wait for part two, the better of the pair.
Wuh?....
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

Return Of The Living Dead Part II. It's better than this movie. So, why the Wuh?
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

Originally Posted by Spottedfeather View Post
Return Of The Living Dead Part II. It's better than this movie. So, why the Wuh?
If you're a hair farmer.
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

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Because it's considered the sub-par of the two by 99.7524% of the Earths' current populace?
That's a pretty conservative estimate too.
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

No shit. I can't even watch part II it's so awful. I only own I & III myself.
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II isn't terrible, it's just that it rehashes most of the first one, only not as cleverly.
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

If you're bored, here's my review: http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/45795...ead-dvd-combo/
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
II isn't terrible, it's just that it rehashes most of the first one, only not as cleverly.
I watched II on netflix over the weekend, and I actually winced quite a few times (It was so bad, it felt like a "Meet the Spartans" type movie). I enjoyed it when it first came out on VHS, but now...

And thank you Adam for your review (you probably saved me some money...until a price drop of course).
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Thanks! I appreciate it.
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

Me too, one less disc to buy.
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

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I watched II on netflix over the weekend, and I actually winced quite a few times (It was so bad, it felt like a "Meet the Spartans" type movie). I enjoyed it when it first came out on VHS, but now...

And thank you Adam for your review (you probably saved me some money...until a price drop of course).
Does it stream in HD?
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Re: "The Return of the Living Dead" BD 9/14

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
Thank you Adam! Very entertaining & informative review. I'll wait until there is a price drop.

I did notice 2 things in the screenshots.

1. Linnea's right eye is only clearly visible in one screencap, when enlarged. The other 2 have a unfocused/fuzzy look. BD wins rather easily there, IMO.

2. Oddity: Where's the hole in the ceiling from the 2002 DVD to the left above Mohawk's head, on the 2007 DVD & the Blu-ray? Looks like slightly different framing.

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