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Old 01-12-22, 09:57 AM
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I know this probably isn't the spot but just out of curiosity's sake, since it is being discussed, for those of you that had movies in UV...did they transfer to MA?
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Old 01-12-22, 01:21 PM
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

Originally Posted by Spiderbite
I know this probably isn't the spot but just out of curiosity's sake, since it is being discussed, for those of you that had movies in UV...did they transfer to MA?
For the MA eligible movies they could. But that window to transfer ended a long time ago.
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I totally get what you're saying, and I'd like to see some of those here myself, but I'd argue that most of the titles you mention are "obscure" from the perspective of your average North American/British HK film fan. Whether that's a chicken or the egg situation is another discussion. But like I mentioned before, these labels are starting to widen their reach. They have to. You mention 88 "dabbling" in comedy, but that's where it starts, isn't it?

And you probably know this, but most of those Spectrum releases have English friendly HK equivalents. I wouldn't be surprised to see some of them get released in the US/UK eventually.
Late reply here, but yes, I do know most of those Spectrum titles have HK equivalents (generally minus extras, though). Thatís where I get most of them! I guess Iím among that dwindling minority of folks who still import Hong Kong discs FROM Hong Kong, and the unexpected releases there from companies like CN and Panorama surprise me on a nearly weekly basis. I donít disagree that such titles are lesser known to the average western HK fan (and for what itís worth, France certainly doesnít have some kind of isolated fan base dedicated to non-martial arts Hong Kong films, which only further validates Spectrumís work in my eyes in looking beyond the repetitive selections of the UK and US labels), but I canít go so far as to call then obscure because when I used that term, I was more referring to titles much, much further down the food chain (long story short, I have a fairly massive collection of ultra-low-budget, often SOV Ďmoviesí that will probably never see the light of day again in Hong Kong, let alone the west, nor would any western company bother with them, despite the occasional gems to be found). In the sense that Spectrumís choice of titles might be considered obscure, I think it can likewise be argued that the Shaw library has a number of similarly lesser-known-in-the-west titles, and thatís often verified by text and video (YT) and even the myriad unboxing vids I mentioned earlier, in which the writers and unboxers clearly have little to no familiarity with certain titles being released by Arrow 88 et al. And thatís fine; itís always cool to see newcomers discovering stuff, even if it is via pricier deluxe editions. But like you say, hopefully the occasional Ďdabblingí Ė like that Stephen Chow title Ė will lead some of these companies away from the Ďsafeí territory of endless martial arts films, Jackie, etc.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

Originally Posted by Spiderbite
I know this probably isn't the spot but just out of curiosity's sake, since it is being discussed, for those of you that had movies in UV...did they transfer to MA?
Most UV movies from MA studios were allowed MA rights in a special transfer of accounts. Some people had problems but for the most part it was a smooth process.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

If you slept on the 1984 Dune 4k from Arrow, it is available for $24.95 at Best Buy (sans the nifty post cards and what-not from the deluxe edition).
Dune [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray] [Only @ Best Buy] [1984] - Best Buy
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
Most UV movies from MA studios were allowed MA rights in a special transfer of accounts. Some people had problems but for the most part it was a smooth process.
My MA seems to be having problems over the last year... I should look more into it.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

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If you slept on the 1984 Dune 4k from Arrow, it is available for $24.95 at Best Buy (sans the nifty post cards and what-not from the deluxe edition).
Dune [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray] [Only @ Best Buy] [1984] - Best Buy
Thanks for the heads up. I was dragging my feet on this release since Iíve always been so-so on the OG Dune, but this was too tempting to overlook.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

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Thanks for the heads up. I was dragging my feet on this release since Iíve always been so-so on the OG Dune, but this was too tempting to overlook.
Ditto, I figure for the AV upgrade and 2 commentaries it was worth it. Still keeping my 2005 DVD with the Smithee cut, though.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

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Ditto, I figure for the AV upgrade and 2 commentaries it was worth it. Still keeping my 2005 DVD with the Smithee cut, though.
same here. Decent looking steelbook too.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

I also saw that 12 Monkeys is getting a 4K release as well.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

I don't care how good it is, Henry is one depressing movie to me. Never felt compelled to own it, even on DVD.
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I don't care how good it is, Henry is one depressing movie to me. Never felt compelled to own it, even on DVD.
I saw it first on VHS which is probably the best format for a movie like this.
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Re: The Official Arrow Films 4K/Blu-ray Discussion and Release Thread

Of course 8 Diagram gets a new scan. Ugh. Was hoping I could skip that one, but I'm going to feel compelled to pick it up. I like the idea of the exclusive original poster slip case, but the original poster kind of sucks.

And yet another disappointing Chabrol set full of titles already available on BD. If the new transfers on the first set are any indication of what we're getting with this one, this will be an easy pass.
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Was hoping 8-Diagram would be in a Shaw Bros box-set, but I guess it's too popular not to sell on it's own.
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Was hoping 8-Diagram would be in a Shaw Bros box-set, but I guess it's too popular not to sell on it's own.
The rights in the UK are currently with 88 Films (released 2 years ago), so they can't put it in the box. Arrow is only releasing it as a Region A title. It is the same situation with Come Drink With Me as well.
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Glad to see a new(er?) artist being featured on the cover, even though I'll always prefer the original HK art for display. Kung-Fu Bob is clearly stretching himself too thin these days (comparing his solid art from the 88 Films release of 8-DIAGRAM to the rushed appearance of many of his recent works will attest to that). This Marc Aspinall – similar to Tony Stella on COME DRINK – has a much better sense of balance and spatial relationships, even if he's clearly a devotee of the Struzan school. And at least this US/Canada version has some decent extras. The 88 release was pretty barebones.
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So excited about Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) coming to 4K UHD!
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Exclusive slipcover edition of The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter Blu-ray release only available from the Arrow Store.

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Based on the wording of this tweet, it sounds like more Shawscope Volumes beyond Vol. 2 are being planned:

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You could insert just about any Shaw Bros. director that isn't Chang Cheh or Lau Kar Leung into that tweet and it would be true.

That said, give me all the Chor Yuen.
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Looks like Arrow is releasing a Wild Things 4K this May

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Hope there's a good amount of new features. In any case, will be able to retire my old Blu-ray.
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Bonus Materials
New 4K restorations of both the Original Theatrical Version and the Unrated Edition from the original camera negatives by Sony Pictures Entertainment
4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Original uncompressed stereo audio and DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Exclusive new audio commentary by director John McNaughton and producer Steven A. Jones
Commentary by director John McNaughton, cinematographer Jeffrey Kimball, producers Steven A. Jones and Rodney Liber, editor Elena Maganini and score composer George S. Clinton
Exclusive new interview with John McNaughton
Exclusive new interview with Denise Richards
Making of documentary
An Understanding Lawyer outtakes
Trailer
Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anne Billson and Sean Hogan
Double-sided fold-out poster
Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproductions
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sam Hadley
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