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Old 08-28-22, 11:25 PM
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Old 08-28-22, 11:34 PM
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Re: UHD release announcements

Whew - none of those for me. Wallet gets a break! Glad to see so many 4K discs coming out of the Shout.
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Originally Posted by WTK
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Oh hell yes! I love Piranha.
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Old 08-29-22, 07:47 PM
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Re: UHD release announcements

Horrible artwork!

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Old 08-29-22, 08:07 PM
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Re: UHD release announcements

Originally Posted by LorenzoL
It makes this one, which is damn crappy in its own right, look like a masterpiece of promotion.

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Originally Posted by LorenzoL
This year has some of the worst 4K cover art I've ever seen. What terrible survey did they run where these terrible exclusive cover arts are supposed to help move discs?
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
This year has some of the worst 4K cover art I've ever seen. What terrible survey did they run where these terrible exclusive cover arts are supposed to help move discs?

I'll assume the majority of these artists didn't have to report to the art department, the studio, or wherever the offices are located. They just whipped something up from home and called it a day.
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The Christmas Vacation cover looks like a terrible homemade family Christmas card, which is perfectly appropriate to the movie. I have no problem with it. I think you all are missing the point that it's supposed to look cheesy.
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Old 08-29-22, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
I think you all are missing the point that it's supposed to look cheesy.
Old 08-30-22, 07:25 AM
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Re: UHD release announcements

Considering the bluray looked pretty bad and there was only a commentary track and trailers, here's hoping for a good restoration of the film and some extras finally. I mean, seriously, considering it's status as a holiday favourite it has to be one of the most watched films year in and year out during the Christmas season. Give it some some, WB!
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Old 08-30-22, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by ViewAskewbian
Considering the bluray looked pretty bad and there was only a commentary track and trailers, here's hoping for a good restoration of the film and some extras finally. I mean, seriously, considering it's status as a holiday favourite it has to be one of the most watched films year in and year out during the Christmas season. Give it some some, WB!
Christmas Vacation and Elf are both in dire need of remasters, as the Blu-rays for both looked terrible (especially Elf). I'd be inclined to give Warner Bros the benefit of the doubt, as they've mostly done right with 4K, but they do occasionally screw up.

I've been working through the Batman '89-97 box set recently. While the first two movies were remastered, both were given hideous teal-and-orange color makeovers. The last two movies don't seem to be remastered at all, and look to be upconverted from old masters with DNR and sharpening problems.
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Originally Posted by ViewAskewbian
Considering the bluray looked pretty bad and there was only a commentary track and trailers, here's hoping for a good restoration of the film and some extras finally. I mean, seriously, considering it's status as a holiday favourite it has to be one of the most watched films year in and year out during the Christmas season. Give it some some, WB!
I don't think that the 25th anniversary bluray looked "pretty bad". Definitely room for improvement on UHD though.
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I don't think that the 25th anniversary bluray looked "pretty bad". Definitely room for improvement on UHD though.
Just looked and they released an Anniversary edition with a better transfer. I have the older blu and totally missed the re-release. Yes, from the screen caps, the second release looks better.
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Unearthed Films and Vinegar Syndrome are working on at least two UHD releases together: The Guyver (!!!) and A Serbian Film.
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
This year has some of the worst 4K cover art I've ever seen. What terrible survey did they run where these terrible exclusive cover arts are supposed to help move discs?
I've mentioned this before, but studios (most of them at least) actually think if you use artwork that has been used in a prior release (DVD, Blu-ray, even VHS), customers are too "stupid" to realize that it's an updated version and/or a different format. I know it's crazy, but that's the theory.
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Old 08-31-22, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
I've mentioned this before, but studios (most of them at least) actually think if you use artwork that has been used in a prior release (DVD, Blu-ray, even VHS), customers are too "stupid" to realize that it's an updated version and/or a different format. I know it's crazy, but that's the theory.
Reversible cover art with the original poster art on the flip side would solve this problem in an inexpensive way.
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Old 08-31-22, 07:28 PM
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Re: UHD release announcements

Originally Posted by WTK
November 1

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This is probably blasphemous but I'm kinda bummed that's not the remake, which is a total guilty pleasure. I've never seen the original.
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Maybe all the bad cover artwork are for mostly Warner Bros releases?
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Vinegar Syndrome has the original Amityville Horror up for preorder.



George Lutz, his wife Kathy, and their three children have just moved into a beautiful, and improbably cheap, Victorian mansion nestled in the sleepy coastal town of Amityville, Long Island. However, their dream home is concealing a horrific past and soon each member of the Lutz family is plagued with increasingly strange and violent visions and impulses. Fearing for their sanity, they consult with Father Delaney who realizes a dark supernatural presence has consumed the home and is attempting to propel the Lutz family into becoming its latest victims of unspeakable acts of violence...

One of the most acclaimed and terrifying horror films of the 1970s, director Stuart Rosenberg's (Cool Hand Luke) The Amityville Horror (TM) features powerhouse performances from James Brolin (Westworld), genre film icon Margot Kidder (Superman, Black Christmas), Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night), and cult star Don Stroud (Django Unchained). With a chilling screenplay by Sandor Stern, based on Jay Anson's best selling novel, and an unnerving score by Lalo Schifrin (Mission: Impossible), Vinegar Syndrome is proud to present the UHD debut of The Amityville Horror, stunningly restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative and featuring a comprehensive selection of new and archival interviews.

directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
starring: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Don Stroud, Murray Hamilton, John Larch
1979 / 118 min / 1.85:1 / English 5.1 Surround

Additional info:
  • 4K Ultra HD / Region A Blu-ray Set
  • 4K UHD presented in High-Dynamic-Range
  • Newly scanned & restored in 4K from its 35mm original camera negative
  • Presented for the first time on home video in its original unaltered theatrical surround mix with an optional stereo mix
  • "My Amityville Diaries" - a brand new making-of documentary featuring interviews with screenwriter Sandor Stern, actor Meeno Peluce, actor Don Stroud, actor Marc Vahanian and actress Amy Wright
  • "For God's Sake, Get Out!" - an archival making-of documentary featuring interviews with actor James Brolin and actress Margot Kidder
  • "Brolin Thunder" - an interview with actor James Brolin from 2017
  • "Child's Play" - an interview with actor Meeno Peluce from 2017
    "Amityville Scribe" - an interview with screenwriter Sandor Stern from 2017
  • "The Devil in the Music" - an interview with composer Lalo Schifrin from 2017
  • "Haunted Melodies: A Journey Inside the Music That Makes Horror Come Alive" - an interview with composer Lalo Schifrin from 2013
  • Commentary track by Dr. Hans Holzer, PhD in Parapsychology (Author of ‘Murder in Amityville’)
  • Video introduction by Dr. Hans Holzer
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Still gallery, TV Spot, Radio Spots
  • Reversible cover artwork
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That Christmas Vacation artwork is so awful Sant would skip your house for having it.
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Originally Posted by LorenzoL
Horrible artwork!
I couldn't care less about the cover artwork, or the extras of these UHD releases.

What matters 100% is that the transfers be exceptional, high-bitrate outstanding encodes from the films' OCN. Further, that they not be tweaked, with "modernized" tealish color-timing or darkening or other modifications which would otherwise wind up ruining the films, obviating the higher resolution which 4k provides. I've seen this happen so many times that I'm rather cynical of almost every catalogue-title UHD release now. I never, ever buy preorders without waiting to read at least one unbiased review and / or forum members' comments at that OTHER forum, which is known for its pedantry. If the news is good on THAT forum, then I'll buy with confidence

The only exception to this rule would be from that great company Vinegar Syndrome. They get it right 95% of the time, and are reliable.
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$271 for that Australian Saw 4K set. I don’t love the series enough to spend that kind of money even if it is limited.
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Dark Force announced on Facebook that they’re putting out Final Exam, with a shiny new scan of the OCN.
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As rare as it is to see TV series hit the format — and even rarer for studios other than Warner — Bullmoose just added a listing for the first season of Halo.
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