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Piranha II: The Spawning - 7/31/18

Old 09-29-17, 10:18 AM
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Piranha II: The Spawning - 7/31/18

New transfer. First time in its OAR. Extras to be announced. Will be uncut.


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Old 09-29-17, 10:28 AM
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re: Piranha II: The Spawning - 7/31/18

The "extra" is the "Power Off" switch on your Blu-ray player.
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I'm honestly shocked they didn't find a way to put James Cameron's name on the cover.
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Old 09-29-17, 11:17 AM
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re: Piranha II: The Spawning - 7/31/18

So no Abyss bluray, but this?!?!
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re: Piranha II: The Spawning - 7/31/18

Definitely will be upgrading.

Bought the DVD a while back at a Video Store that was closing down.
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I'm guessing there's little chance Cameron contributes anything to this release.
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re: Piranha II: The Spawning - 7/31/18

Stelvio Cipriani's score for this is fantastic.
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re: Piranha II: The Spawning - 7/31/18

D'oh.

***PIRANHA II: THE SPAWNING - DELAYED***
We sincerely regret to report today that our planned release of PIRANHA II: THE SPAWNING is being placed on hold until further notice. This is prompted by some unexpected issues that arose from the project after we announced it last Friday.
As fans of the film ourselves, no one is more disappointed to bring you this news than we are. We are working to resolve the situation so that we can still bring you the title in 2018 and will keep you posted on any updates.
If you pre-ordered from ShoutFactory.com, your order for Piranha II will be cancelled today. If you ordered via PayPal, your account will be refunded within 24 hours.
The scuttlebutt is that it's because Sony still has the domestic rights.
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I read the thread title and just assumed the delay was because it's a Cameron film.
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Right, the real reason it's not getting released is because Cameron's ego got in the way.

Sad, but 99% probability of being the cold, unfortunate truth.

Really was hoping we'd get a nice 1080p OAR-relase of this very guilty pleasure of mine! Now, it's shelved like ABYSS and TRUE LIES, and probably we'll never get any of those, either. Damn.
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re: Piranha II: The Spawning - 7/31/18

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Right, the real reason it's not getting released is because Cameron's ego got in the way.

Sad, but 99% probability of being the cold, unfortunate truth.
I really doubt that's the case. No fuss was made when Sony released it on DVD a while back. I get that Cameron has been a roadblock for other releases, but Piranha II seems to be in that middle ground where he's not embarrassed by it (so he won't say "no, never!") but isn't compelled to take an overbearing, micromanaging role in its release either (unlike The Abyss or True Lies).

From the sound of things, it's pretty straightforward: Shout Factory licensed domestic rights to the movie from an international distributor, only that distributor never had the ability to license distribution in the U.S., as that is already in Sony's hands. When the announcement went public, Sony said "nope".

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I actually figured it was a studio thing. Title will stay unreleased and no one makes money off of it.

So, we have to wait and see if Sony dishes it out to Twilight Time who seems to be the only company willing to pay their requested fees.
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re: Piranha II: The Spawning - 7/31/18

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
From the sound of things, it's pretty straightforward: Shout Factory licensed domestic rights to the movie from an international distributor, only that distributor never had the ability to license distribution in the U.S., as that is already in Sony's hands. When the announcement went public, Sony said "nope".
So there's a possibility for an International release I assume.
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That'd be nice to see! It's also possible that Scream and Sony will be able to work something out, or that Sony could even release it themselves over here. They put out 976-Evil on Blu-ray last week, and I've gotta think that Piranha II would do better than that.
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Back on the schedule for July 31st!
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Old 04-29-18, 04:54 AM
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Hooray! Did Cameron kowtow to the fans or the dollar signs?

Hoping beyond hope that original color-timing is intact, no tealization, please! Please keep it real.
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