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Old 08-26-11, 03:47 PM
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
According to Amazon, Horror Express has been postponed to 10/25.
Sigh... 11/22 now.
Old 08-28-11, 01:51 PM
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

I'm really glad I found that oop Image release yesterday. In case this never comes out, I can at least watch it in the correct aspect ratio.
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by Toddarino View Post
I'm really glad I found that oop Image release yesterday. In case this never comes out, I can at least watch it in the correct aspect ratio.
It's only been delayed, not cancelled. Delays are (unfortunately) rather common among the independents. You might want to hold onto that Image disc for the isolated score track though, as it won't be on the Severin disc.
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
Sigh... 11/22 now.
now 11/29...
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

And still no news on The House That Dripped Blood.
Old 10-19-11, 12:48 PM
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by NoirFan View Post
And still no news on The House That Dripped Blood.
From Severin's Facebook page:

A problematic title. Release date put back to mid-2012.
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

Horror Express is back down to $13.99.
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

Mondo Digital review of Horror Express
Old 11-10-11, 05:40 PM
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DVD Beaver on Horror Express

Pretty weak technically - only a 12.5 GB file size and compressed audio. Caps look decent though, and I'm satisfied with the $12.99 price point.
Old 11-13-11, 03:57 PM
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

I was less impressed, even with as much as I love the movie: http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/50748/horror-express/
Old 11-13-11, 08:09 PM
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

^
I agree that the miniscule file size is really inexcusable. Santa Sangre was 21.8 GB and The Stunt Man 22.7, so why are they suddenly turning out insanely compressed releases?
Old 11-14-11, 10:38 AM
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

Blu-ray.com review:
...an encode that has more artifacts than an ancient Egyptian tomb
I'm extremely disappointed with Severin's shoddy work on this one. Hopefully they'll turn things around - I'd hate to see them continue to churn out compressed, lossy product, especially with House that Dripped Blood apparently on the way next year.
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

I cancelled my pre-order for this due to the awful compression issues. This is really disappointing.
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

Just read Adam's review and looked at the screenshots. I can definitely see where the compression restrictions are going to come into play when this thing is in motion. Not pretty.

I wasn't much impressed with The Stunt Man either. This doesn't bode well for House That Dripped Blood.

Just canceled my pre-order.
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Normally I would overlook some of the issues mentioned in the reviews (like the lack of lossless audio for one), especially if I was getting it as cheap as I am...

But the compression artifacts are horrible, even to me, a person who usually doesn't really notice that type of thing. That doubled with the fact I am spending a lot of money this time of year already, just caused me to cancel my order.
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

Yeah, the pre-order price at Amazon was great- but that was contingent on this being a quality release.
Too many other good deals right now, to put money towards substandard product.

Apparently Severin is blaming the licensor for any issues people are seeing. From what it sounds like though, they could still go back, re-encode this properly with a healthy file size and bit rate, and re-release it in the future the way it should be released, and not in this half-assed fashion.

If they do, I'll look forward to buying it then. And until then, I'm just going to have to put this release out of my mind like it never existed at all.
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

Having watched Horror Express the other night, I must say that I was expecting it to look far worse. It's certainly not a pristine presentation, but I didn't find the compression issues overly distracting. I hadn't seen the film before, and found it an enjoyable if occasionally bewildering piece of atmospheric late-night fun. It was worth the $12.99 I spent.
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Severin will be releasing the mercenary soldier epic THE WILD GEESE, starring Richard Burton, Roger Moore and Richard Harris, as a Blu-Ray/DVD combo. The new high definition transfer from the original negative is complete and some very special exclusive new extras are being produced.
Last week veteran director Andrew V. MacLaglen, one of the few directors to have the distinction of working with both John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, sat down for a lengthy interview about the production of the film.
Richard Burton’s character Colonel Faulkner was apparently based on perhaps the world’s most famous mercenary Mike Hoare, also known as Mad Mike Hoare or the Mad Bloodhound. Hoare (now 92, the same age as MacLaglen incidentally) retired to South Africa some years ago after writing a number of books focusing on his military exploits. He has only very rarely given interviews but agreed to talk to us for this Special Edition of THE WILD GEESE wherein he discussed his incomparable career and his involvement in the movie as military advisor.



http://www.severin-films.com/2012/01...in-on-blu-ray/
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

I'll buy it. Sounds like something I'd enjoy.
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

Arrow is also releasing The Wild Geese, with presumably differing extras.
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

The Severin homepage has been down for at least a week or two. Anyone know what's going on?
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

On twitter they stated it was due to a server issue and that it should be back up "in a couple days."
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by blu-ray.com

Independent distributors Severin Films have announced that they are preparing a Dual Format Edition of Douglas Hickox's Zulu Dawn (1979), starring Burt Lancaster, Simon Ward, Bob Hoskins, and Peter Vaughan. Using a new high-definition transfer struck from the original negative, the release is expected to be available for purchase in the summer.
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

Ashanti also coming this summer
Old 08-12-12, 05:17 PM
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Re: The Official Severin Blu-ray Thread

Apparently many of Severin's Blu-rays (and several DVDs) have been discontinued. Are they folding up shop? They haven't released a Blu-ray since Horror Express last October, although that's one of the few titles to remain in-print.

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