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Old 08-10-16, 02:19 PM
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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by Josh Z
I'm not saying that authoritatively based on any inside knowledge. However, it doesn't look to me like a deliberately applied blue tint - more like other color layers have faded, leaving the blue overemphasized. The bleached flesh tones remind me of what faces look like on my projector if I turn the green and red controls way down.

Generally, when a colorist adds a blue or teal tint intentionally, those colors will look more saturated than what I see in that trailer.

Given the post in the Arrow Video blog about the film elements for these movies being in poor shape, I'm inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt that this is the best they could do with them.
That was what I was looking for. Thanks for answering the question.
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I've never seen blue color fading. Seen my share of reddish/pink tint fading though. A good tell for color fading is fade outs. When a source material is damaged with color fading it will get worse when a scene fades out. Faded color makes a film brighter, as the scene begins to fade there is a brief flicker of it getting brighter before going black.
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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

November Title Announcements:

The Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf (UK Release) (BD/DVD)
To Live and Die in L.A. (UK Release) (BD/DVD)
C.H.U.D. (US Release) (BD/DVD)
The Initiation (US & UK Release) (BD/DVD)
The Driller Killer (US & UK Release) (BD/DVD)
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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

Interesting.

Wonder who will have the better release of To Live And Die In LA or Howling 2?
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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by Spiderbite
Interesting.

Wonder who will have the better release of To Live And Die In LA or Howling 2?
On their FB page, Arrow mentions (in terms of P/Q):

To Live and Die In L.A.
Brand new 4K restoration from the original 35mm negative supervised and approved by director William Friedkin

The Howling II: Your Sister Is A Werewolf
Brand new digital transfer

If Shout/Scream & Arrow are working with the same elements, I always go with Arrow.

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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

Arrow will be handling the UK release of Tales of Halloween

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=19700
Old 09-09-16, 02:07 PM
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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

Donnie Darko and Guyver got announced today. I don't have the artwork. Donnie Darko is getting remastered in 4K?
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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

Looking forward to the re-pressing of Hell Comes To Frogtown!

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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Donnie Darko and Guyver got announced today. I don't have the artwork. Donnie Darko is getting remastered in 4K?
According to the Press Release it is. Looks like the 4K Restoration will be done exclusively for that release.
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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

Directors cut for Darko?
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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by OldBoy
Directors cut for Darko?
Taken from that other forum:

Brand new 4K restorations of both the Theatrical Cut and the Director s Cut from the original camera negatives produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release, supervised and approved by director Richard Kelly and cinematographer Steven Poster
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of both cuts
Original 5.1 audio (DTS-HD on the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by writer-director Richard Kelly and actor Jake Gyllenhaal on the Theatrical Cut
Audio commentary by Kelly, producer Sean McKittrick and actors Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone, Beth Grant, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Katharine Ross and James Duval on the Theatrical Cut
Audio commentary by Kelly and filmmaker Kevin Smith on the Director s Cut
Brand-new interviews with Richard Kelly and others
The Goodbye Place, Kelly s 1996 short film, which anticipates some of the themes and ideas of his feature films
The Donnie Darko Production Diary, an archival documentary charting the film s production with optional commentary by cinematographer Steven Poster
Twenty deleted and alternate scenes with optional commentary by Kelly
Archive interviews with Kelly, actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, James Duval, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Noah Wyle and Katharine Ross, producers Sean McKittrick, Nancy Juvonen, Hunt Lowry and Casey La Scala, and cinematographer Steven Poster
Three archive featurettes: They Made Me Do It, They Made Me Do It Too and #1 Fan: A Darkomentary
Storyboard comparisons
B-roll footage
Cunning Visions infomercials
Music video: Mad World by Gary Jules
Galleries
Trailers
TV spots
Exclusive collector s book containing new writing by Nathan Rabin, Anton Bitel and Jamie Graham, an in-depth interview with Richard Kelly, introduction by Jake Gyllenhaal and contemporary coverage, illustrated with original stills and promotional materials
Limited edition packaging featuring new artwork by Candice Tripp
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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

Wow! That sounds mint.
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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

Any specs for C.H.U.D.?
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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

How is Arrow usually on movies they have as exclusives in regards to transfers? Big fan of Pulse & would love to finally see it clearly and not blurry
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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by Rypro 525
How is Arrow usually on movies they have as exclusives in regards to transfers? Big fan of Pulse & would love to finally see it clearly and not blurry
Arrow Video always give a sporting effort in securing the best elements and striking new transfers. I wouldn't call all of their own transfers perfect, but they get it right more often than not.

I wouldn't worry.
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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by asianxcore
Looking forward to the re-pressing of Hell Comes To Frogtown!
Easily one of my more prized Blu-rays. While it hurts the resale value, I am glad more people will be able to pick it up. It's a great set.

http://doblu.com/2014/02/15/hell-com...lu-ray-review/
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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

Some interesting new titles from Arrow.

Here's the extras for The Guyver

NEW UK TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Guyver Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD
Mark Hamill and the team behind horror classic Re-animator join forces for this live-action adaptation of Yoshiki Takaya’s celebrated manga series!
Pre-order your copy direct here: http://bit.ly/2cIrWo6
PART HUMAN. PART ALIEN. PURE SUPERPOWER.
Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and the team behind horror classic Re-animator join forces for this electrifying live-action adaptation of Yoshiki Takaya’s celebrated manga series!
Having been smuggled out of the mysterious Chronos Corporation by one of its researchers, a bio-weapon known as the “Guyver” unit – which transforms its holder into a lethal super-being – ends up in the hands of Sean, a young martial arts student. Sean soon finds himself in the sights of the Chronos Corporation and its mutant henchmen, who’ll stop at nothing to retrieve the weapon.
Produced by Brian Yuzna (Society, Bride of Re-animator) and co-directed by special-effects masters Screaming Mad George and Steve Wang, The Guyver is an FX-laden extravaganza featuring a plethora of familiar genre faces such as Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes) and David Gale (Re-animator).
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
•Brand new digital transfer of the Director’s Cut
•High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
•Original uncompressed audio
•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
•Brand new interview with producer Brian Yuzna
•Trailer
•Image Gallery
•Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nick Percival
•Limited Edition O-card
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film

I remember seeing The Guyver back in the early 90's. I recall it was a direct to video release and was quite cheesy, but fun. Really surprised to see it get a big release on BD.

Brian T. mentioned that Arrow's UK site usually has a sale around November. I'll look into maybe getting a few things then.

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Damn I was very excited when I saw PULSE is getting a release, only to have my hopes crashed down when I see it's the 2004 film, as opposed to the wonderful film entitled PULSE from 1988.

Arrow should consider that one. Who doesn't love electricity going crazy?
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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Donnie Darko is getting remastered in 4K?
One thing to keep in mind with Donnie Darko is that Richard Kelly made a dumb decision to shoot the entire movie on film stock intended for extreme low-light photography. Even the daylight scenes are shot that way. Doing so made the picture very soft and killed the contrast. He said at the time that he felt it made the movie look "dreamy" or something.

A new 4k scan may help somewhat, but the movie's photography will always have issues.
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Re: The Official Arrow Blu-ray Thread

One of the first reviews of Arrow's release of The Hills Have Eyes!

http://mondo-digital.com/hillseyes.html
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Arrow just tweeted they'll be announcing "some exciting Clive Barker related news" for U.S. fans some time this week.
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Arrow just tweeted they'll be announcing "some exciting Clive Barker related news" for U.S. fans some time this week.
The Hellraiser Scarlet Box Set is coming to the States in Mid-December!

December 13th! Their FB page said Pre-Order links should go live next week!

Spoiler:


4-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
•Brand new 2K restorations of Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
•Uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 and Lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound for Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II
•Lossless DTS-HD MA 2.0 sound for Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
•English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for all three films
•Limited Edition bonus disc
•Exclusive 200-page hardback book with new writing from Clive Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes
•20-page booklet featuring never-before-seen original Hellraiser concept art
•Limited Edition packaging with new artwork from Gilles Vranckx
•Set of 5 exclusive art cards
•Fold-out reversible poster

DISC 1 – HELLRAISER
•Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon
•Audio commentary with writer/director Clive Barker
•Audio commentary with Barker and actress Ashley Laurence
•Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser – brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of Hellraiser, featuring interviews with key cast and crew members
•Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellraiser – actor Sean Chapman talks candidly about playing the character of Frank Cotton in Barker’s original
•Soundtrack Hell: The Story of the Abandoned Coil Score – Coil member Stephen Thrower on the Hellraiser score that almost was
•Hellraiser: Resurrection – vintage featurette including interviews with Clive Barker, actors Doug Bradley and Ashley Laurence, special make-up effects artist Bob Keen and others
•Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellraiser
•Original EPK featuring on-set interviews with cast and crew
•Draft Screenplays [BD-ROM content]
•Trailers and TV Spots
•Image Gallery

DISC 2 – HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II
•Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon
•Audio Commentary with director Tony Randel and writer Peter Atkins
•Audio Commentary with Randel, Atkins and actress Ashley Laurence
•Leviathan: The Story of Hellbound: Hellraiser II – brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of Hellbound, featuring interviews with key cast and crew members
•Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellbound – actor Sean Chapman talks about reprising the role of Frank Cotton in the first Hellraiser sequel
•Surgeon Scene – the home video world premiere of this legendary, never before-seen excised sequence from Hellbound, sourced from a VHS workprint
•Lost in the Labyrinth – vintage featurette including interviews with Barker, Randel, Keen, Atkins and others
•Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellbound: Hellraiser II
•On-set interview with Clive Barker
•On-set interviews with cast and crew
•Behind-the-Scenes Footage
•Rare and unseen storyboards
•Draft Screenplay [BD-ROM content]
•Trailers and TV Spots
•Image Gallery

DISC 3 – HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH
•Brand new 2K restoration of the Original Theatrical Version [93 mins]
•Alternate Unrated Version [97 mins]
•Brand new audio commentary with writer Peter Atkins
•Audio commentary with director Anthony Hickox and Doug Bradley
•Hell on Earth: The Story of Hellraiser III – making-of documentary featuring interviews with Atkins, Keen and actor Ken Carpenter
•Terri’s Tales – brand new interview with actress Paula Marshall
•Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
•Raising Hell on Earth – archival interview with Hickox
•On-set interviews with Barker and Bradley
•Never-before-seen Hellraiser III SFX dailies
•Theatrical Trailer
•Image Gallery
•Hellraiser III comic book adaptation [Disc gallery]

DISC 4 – THE CLIVE BARKER LEGACY – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
•Clive Barker short films Salomé and The Forbidden
•Books of Blood & Beyond: The Literary Works of Clive Barker – horror author David Gatward provides a tour through Barker’s written work, from the first Books of Blood to the recent The Scarlet Gospels
•Hellraiser: Evolutions – a brand new documentary looking at the evolution of the hit horror franchise and its enduring legacy, featuring interviews with Scott Derrickson (director, Hellraiser: Inferno), Rick Bota (director, Hellraiser: Hellseeker, Deader and Hellworld), Stuart Gordon (director, Re-Animator, From Beyond) and others
•The Hellraiser Chronicles: A Question of Faith – short film
200-PAGE BOOK – ‘DAMNATION GAMES’ – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
•Exclusive 200-page hardback book with new writing on Hellraiser and the Barker universe from Barker archivists Phil and Sarah Stokes – including chapters looking at Barker’s early work, the genesis and production of the first 3 films in the Hellraiser series and much more, all illustrated with stills and rare material from the Barker archive

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Cool news but I already bought the UK version. Looks like I now have an extra one to sell. This gold backer thing is really paying off.
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Looks like I still need the Anchor Bay DVDs for the exclusive extras, but I'm definitely getting this. I wonder what's the rights situation with Part III. I bet Lionsgate lost the rights because I doubt they would license it out to Arrow and for cheap either.
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Originally Posted by Ringmaster
Looks like I still need the Anchor Bay DVDs for the exclusive extras, but I'm definitely getting this. I wonder what's the rights situation with Part III. I bet Lionsgate lost the rights because I doubt they would license it out to Arrow and for cheap either.
I still have my Lament Configuration Box Set (BD/DVD) that Anchor Bay released, so having that and purchasing this upcoming release will make me really happy.

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