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Old 07-12-12, 09:39 AM
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The Official Second Sight Blu-ray Thread

With these guys stepping up their game recently, I figured they deserved their own thread. Discussion of their release of Return of the Living Dead located here.

From The Digital Fix:

Following their recent Blu-ray release of The Return of the Living Dead, Second Sight have announced plans to release several other cult classics on Blu-ray and DVD later this year.

First up is Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case Trilogy which will be getting a special limited edition Blu-ray steelbook release, as well as a special edition DVD. Slated for release on 22 October 2012 it will come with an amazing array of special features plus specially commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys.

Later on this year there will be some more classic 80's horror titles getting the special edition treatment including Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator and From Beyond, and Brian Yuzna's Bride Of Re-Animator and Society.

Full details are TBC as Second Sight works on the special features packages. You can keep up to date with their progress via their Facebook page.
Originally Posted by Second Sight FB
Here's the first look at the Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook for the Basket Case Trilogy. It's going to be 100% artwork with all text and tech details on a removable J Card wrap. The back will feature the original Graham Humphreys Basketcase artwork.

BASKETCASE TRILOGY UPDATE; The October 22nd UK Blu-ray release is now confirmed as REGION FREE.
Synapse will be releasing Basket Case 2 and 3 next year, but no word yet on format or extras.

Second Sight will be releasing a restored and limited Les Enfants du Paradis on 9/17, with these extras:

Birth of Les Enfants Du Paradis - a new 55 minute documentary film about the making of Les Enfants Du Paradis and the collaboration of diretor Marcel Carne, writer Jacques Prevert and set designer Alexandre Trauner
Once Upon A Time...Les Enfants Du Paradis (52 mins)
The Restoration
Restoration - Before and After
Note: the Criterion release of Enfants on 9/18 will include all of the above extras as well as:
Audio commentaries by film scholars Brian Stonehill and Charles Affron
Video introduction by director Terry Gilliam
Previous Second Sight Blu-rays:

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Braka
Microcosmos
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Carmen
A Midnight Clear

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Re: The Official Second Sight Blu-ray Thread

I'll definitely have to look into their Re-Animator release. It doesn't look like Anchor Bay will be doing it any time soon...
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Re: The Official Second Sight Blu-ray Thread

I'm not really a fan of that Basket Case artwork, but if exclusive extras for the three films are included I'll likely buy it, and then perhaps double dip on the Synapse sequels next year.
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I still need to pick up that ROTLD release.

That Basket Case Steelbook looks sweet.
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La gloire de mon père/Le château de ma mère on 10/8:
Together for the first time in a double disc box set, both films are fully restored and feature a host of newly-commissioned extras.
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Flight of the Navigator - 11/5
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Interesting choice. Does Disney usually license out overseas?
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I've never heard of it before, but I'm no Disney expert. I'd love to see Second Sight put out Something Wicked This Way Comes. They're releasing Short Circuit on 11/5 as well.
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Well, that was quick. I asked Second Sight if they had plans for any other Disney titles:

Nothing else at the moment.
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Originally Posted by Facebook
Another classic we're currently working on is Walter Hill's cult favourite SOUTHERN COMFORT, scheduled for UK Blu-ray and DVD release by the end of the year. Walter Hill very kindly granted a rare interview for us and will feature in a 40 minute documentary, 'Who Will Live, Who Will Die' in which he talks about the making of this legendary film.
They also said, via Facebook, that they are considering Zulawski's Possession for Blu-ray.
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LORD OF THE FLIES (1963) is on our list of possibles for next year.
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Re: The Official Second Sight Blu-ray Thread

It's pretty disappointing that this thread is not about a Blu Ray release of the John Larroquette/Bronson Pinchott epic film of the same name.
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Basket Case trilogy pre-order

Extras (from Amazon listing):
WHAT'S IN THE BASKET? - A look at the making of the trilogy with director Frank Henenlotter; actors Kevin VanHentenryck, Beverly Bonner, Annie Ross; producers Edgar Ievans and James Glickenbaus; make-up effects artists John Caglione Jr, Kevin Haney, Gabe Bartalos and writer Uncle Bob Martin
INTERVIEW WITH GRAHAM HUMPHREYS - The legendary film poster artist discusses his career up to the creation of the new 'Basket Case Trilogy' artwork
BASKET CASE: Video Introduction by Frank Henenlotter; Audio Commentary by director Frank Henenlotter, producer Edgar Ievins and actress Beverly Bonner; Outtakes & Behind The Scenes; 2001 Video Short - The Hotel Broslin; Trailers & Radio Spots; Photo Gallery - behind the scenes, promotional material, stills.
So it looks like they've ported over all the extras from the Something Weird disc and added a documentary and interview.
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That pre-order price is not pretty.
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Re: The Official Second Sight Blu-ray Thread

£31.49 doesn't seem unreasonable for a three-film steelbook. There's still time for the price to go down.
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Re: The Official Second Sight Blu-ray Thread

FWIW, I held off on pre-ordering the Return of the Living Dead Second Sight release at £11, as I thought/assumed it would get cheaper, but it's only gone up since.
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Originally Posted by Blu-ray.com forum
Just got an email from Chris at Second Sight regarding the Basket Case trilogy-
"All three releases are region free"
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Re: The Official Second Sight Blu-ray Thread

^^^
Well that's good news. From what I've heard, even though Return of the Living Dead is technically supposed to be Region B, hitting the menu button on the region lock screen lets you bypass it...
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£31.49 doesn't seem unreasonable for a three-film steelbook. There's still time for the price to go down.
Agreed. It's also Blu-Ray releases of all three films, not just the first.
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Originally Posted by joltman View Post
FWIW, I held off on pre-ordering the Return of the Living Dead Second Sight release at £11, as I thought/assumed it would get cheaper, but it's only gone up since.
I figured it'd go down too. I finally bought it this weekend so I wouldn't pay even more in the future.
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Re: The Official Second Sight Blu-ray Thread

A couple of items, in response to an email I sent Second Sight:

* The running time on the new documentary included with the Basket Case trilogy will be around 80 minutes

* There are no plans for a box set of the Yuzna/Gordon films
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Latest 'in the works' news!! We'll be bringing SCANNERS - THE TRILOGY to UK Blu-ray late 2012 / early 2013 together with Cronenberg's THE BROOD. More details as they happen...
With BU running on fumes, it's great to see another genre/cult company stepping up.
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The Brood?! That's fantastic news. I will also be happy to pick up Scanners, but The Brood is a favorite of mine.
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More Cronenberg on Blu-Ray? I'm in!
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I'm really only interested in the first Scanners, but I'm guessing I'll be stuck with the entire trilogy. Stephen Lack is woefully underwhelming in the lead (I wince at every line reading), but his limitations are generally covered by the strong supporting performances, terrific score, and of course the FX.

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