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Old 02-17-22, 08:45 PM
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I've fallen behind on Blue Underground's 4K releases. Have to remedy that soon.
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According to MVD's website, there's no bonus material except a trailer for Desperate Hours.
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Looks like MVD also has MIAMI BLUES in the pipeline. No mention of special features, but like DESPERATE HOURS I have to wonder if the title warrants them.
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I don't want to steal Rue Morgue's thunder by copying/pasting their entire article, but they've revealed the cover art and the specs for this limited edition (4,000 units) 3-disc set. Copies will be on sale at Cinema Wasteland this weekend, and Synapse hasn't announced when online sales will start. (But if they have copies in-hand, surely not long...?)

It's a loaded set and one I can't wear to tear into in full.

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Old 04-08-22, 03:50 PM
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Is Tombs of the Blind Dead any good? Good cover art, but I've been fooled before by cover art.
Old 04-08-22, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
Is Tombs of the Blind Dead any good?
I haven't watched Tombs since the DVD era (with Blue Underground's coffin-shaped box set!), but I loved, loved, loved the original movie back in those days. The rest of the series doesn't approach those same heights, but if you feel like rolling the dice, Arrow might be putting out a collection next year. (They have a "TOTBD box set?" listed as a possible 2023 release on one of their teases. A similar collection in the U.S. seems unlikely now with the way the rights are spread out.)
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Old 04-08-22, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
Is Tombs of the Blind Dead any good? Good cover art, but I've been fooled before by cover art.
It is, in my opinion. It's what they call a Europudding, so it's a bit cheesy at times (dubbed in English, acting not great), but also atmospheric and creepy. The Templars ahorseback are the real draw. The sequel, Return of the Blind Dead (1973), is slightly better because of tighter plotting. I haven't seen any of the other sequels, but it is said that the third film is by far the worst.
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Old 04-18-22, 10:23 AM
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Tombs of the Blind Dead is available now on Synapse’s website and Diabolik.
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So much for non-4K.
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Re: MVD, Synapse, and Blue Underground Releases Masterthread

50 bucks for a bd only? No thanks! Watch them get ahold of a 4k scan just after this batch sells out.
Old 07-17-22, 01:29 PM
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Believe it or not, I've never seen God Told Me To until now. (In fact, it's the only Ultra HD title Blue Underground has put out that I can say that about.) And I've clearly been missing out, seeing as how I'd say this is easily my favorite of Larry Cohen's films that I've seen. I found myself immediately sucked in by the movie's combination of a gritty NY police thriller, the darker compulsions of religion, and...well, that would be telling, but let's just say there's no way you'll see anything in the final reel coming. It's my kind of bonkers for sure. God Told Me To is an even easier recommendation with Blue Underground's best Atmos track yet, a drop dead gorgeous visual presentation (despite some Panasonic/Dolby Vision hiccups), and a nice selection of extras. Highly Recommended.
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Great review, but GTMT wouldn’t even be in the top half of Cohen movies for me. I’m a bit biased though. He’s one of my favorite directors and I’ve seen all his pictures multiple times.
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Bone, his debut, is the pinnacle of his work, in my opinion, but I'm far from a Cohen completist.
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I want you...dead!



That's right! Uncle Sam is on Ultra HD Blu-ray with a drop dead gorgeous remaster and new Atmos remix. The good news...? This is a seismic improvement over the lousy 2010 disc. The bad news...? Well, it's still Uncle Sam. Hopefully you at least have a good time with my review.
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Old 10-03-22, 02:23 PM
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Blue Underground's first Jess Franco release in UHD.



We're pleased to announce our first Jess Franco 4K UHD upgrade is MARQUIS DE SADE'S JUSTINE, from a brand-new 4K Dolby Vision HDR master! New Extras are in progress, but we can confirm this release will also include the shorter DEADLY SANCTUARY cut in HD for the first time ever.
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I watched (and reviewed) Quiet Days in Clichy so you don't have to! It's still a repulsive, abrasive movie that kind of makes you question your faith in humanity more than you already are, but I think I might be warming to it just the slightest bit.
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Daisy von Scherler Mayer’s 1995 cult favorite starring Parker Posey comes to Blu-ray for the first time, thanks to a new 4K restoration from Fun City Editions.

Parker Posey fans rejoice! Her iconic looks and trademark laconic delivery are in full fashion in Party Girl, which looks and sounds more glorious than ever thanks to a new 4K restoration from Fun City Editions. Daisy von Scherler Mayer’s film follows Mary (Posey) on her screwball-like journey from a life of late nights and hangovers to romance with a falafel vendor (Omar Townsend) and a potential long-term career as a librarian.

This quintessential ’90s gem harkens back to ’30s and ’40s comedies while remaining firmly rooted in its own decade with its striking wardrobes and a stacked soundtrack that includes Tom Tom Club, Run-DMC, Deee-lite, Carl Craig and Ultra-Naté. Music supervisor Bill Coleman’s Peace Bisquit has made the entire soundtrack available on SoundCloud.

Founded by industry veteran Jonathan Hertzberg, Fun City Editions focuses on reissues of maverick repertory cinema which spans an array of genres, with a unifying focus on forgotten and overlooked treasures. Party Girl’s Blu-ray release marks the first for FCE with its new distributor MVD, as well as the first title in their ongoing AIP (American Independent Project) series.

FCE has previously partnered with distributor Vinegar Syndrome for releases of titles including Natural Enemies, Married to the Mob and Cutter’s Way, which we recently featured in our monthly Shelf Life column. FCE will continue to work with Vinegar Syndrome in addition to their new collaboration with MVD.

Included on the Party Girl release is the 4K restoration of the film, undertaken fully by Fun City Editions from the film’s original 16mm negative, along with new video interviews with Parker Posey, Daisy von Scherler Mayer, Bill Coleman and co-writer and co-producer Harry Birckmayer. MVD will release the Blu-ray on March 28, with a limited edition slipcover designed by Jess Rotter.
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Old 01-11-23, 02:28 PM
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"This quintessential ’90s gem"...i've never even heard of the movie.
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It's not unknown, to be honest, but now that FCE has labelled it a "quintessential '90s gem" and "more glorious than ever" a whole bunch of people will absolutely have to pre-order it on day one!
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Originally Posted by OldBoy
"This quintessential ’90s gem"...i've never even heard of the movie.
For a few years in the mid 90's Parker Posey was THE poster girl for independent cinema. This was her first starring role and does have a fairly outsized cultural legacy relative to the size and financial success of the movie.
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Originally Posted by OldBoy
"This quintessential ’90s gem"...i've never even heard of the movie.
Originally Posted by rocket1312
For a few years in the mid 90's Parker Posey was THE poster girl for independent cinema. This was her first starring role and does have a fairly outsized cultural legacy relative to the size and financial success of the movie.
Yeah, Party Girl is definitely a "quintessential 90s gem," but only if you were into independent cinema in the mid 90s, part of the long tail of Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino. I don't think it ever got higher than cult status, though. I think it might had some distribution/rights issues and wasn't seen on cable or home video much. If a video store had a VHS, it probably languished in the comedy section of video stores and was only rented by the rare soul who had actually heard of it, or some disappointed schlub who thought was some kind of raunchy sex comedy like Porky's.

I think I have a fullscreen Canadian DVD of it, because in the heyday of DVD it didn't get a US release.

From what I remember about it, it's an okay movie; but it's one of those movies that seems influential than actually a great film.

And, yeah, in the 90s Parker Posey was really the indie cinema "it girl." Dazed & Confused, Sleep with Me, Party Girl, Doom Generation, Kicking & Screaming, subUrbia, House of Yes, Basquiat, House of Yes, Daytrippers, Waiting for Guffman.

Then, in 2000 or so, she started showing up in a lot of mainstream pictures like Scream 3 and Josie & The Pussycats.
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Old 01-11-23, 10:16 PM
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My friends and I watched the hell out of Party Girl back in the day and would frequently quote lines of it to each other. It wasn't necessarily great, but it's very watchable and peak Posey. I think I might have even owned the soundtrack.

That's the first time I remember seeing Liev Schreiber; he stood out to me. Also the first time I saw Guillermo Diaz. Once they started popping up in other things, I always thought of them from Party Girl.

Just because some haven't heard of it doesn't mean it didn't have a following. I'll be happy to pick it up and upgrade my DVD. It did receive a full screen U.S. release.
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Old 01-18-23, 05:01 PM
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I know y’all are excited for this title.


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