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Old 09-25-20, 05:41 PM
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So these guys are even releasing their very niche titles on UHD-BD, and Criterion can't with less obscure titles?
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So these guys are even releasing their very niche titles on UHD-BD, and Criterion can't with less obscure titles?
I have been over Criterion for years, their product just doesn't have the collector's appeal it once did.
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Old 09-25-20, 08:10 PM
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So these guys are even releasing their very niche titles on UHD-BD, and Criterion can't with less obscure titles?
I posted my thoughts in the Criterion thread.
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I have been over Criterion for years, their product just doesn't have the collector's appeal it once did.
I never understood the collectors mentality to Criterions that some have. I can't wrap my head around buying movies that you don't like just to add to the collection.
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I'll believe I might order this one. I really enjoyed this flix when I was younger with just the right amount of cheese.
Might as well get Dial Code Santa Claus too.

I have a question about Subscribers. I'm not seeing anything about it on Vinegar Syndrome website.
A search gets me to a weird site that says it cost $60 a month to receive 3 blu-rays,but nothing about yearly or half a year.
hmm, I need help.

See post #31

LIMIT 2 PER CUSTOMER.

NOTE: Subscribers (Yearly and Halfway), you will be receiving ALL of these as part of your subscription. There is no need to place an order!

This is the package you’ve been waiting for; the biggest and among the best of the year...and it’s finally time to reveal some (but not all) of its secrets!

You’ve hopefully already explored the listing for our very first VSU release, Don Coscarelli’s THE BEASTMASTER, but that’s only a fifth of what you’ve got coming!

Next up, the world Blu-ray premier of Vernon Zimmerman’s cinephile slasher classic, FADE TO BLACK, newly restored in 4K from long believed lost pre-print elements and packed with exciting extras!

Last, for now, is our long anticipated second Giallo collection, this time featuring a trio of never on Blu and long OOP on DVD early 70s, all Italian, slasher-esque gialli, headlined by Ferdinando Merighi’s impressively sleazy and gory FRENCH SEX MURDERS, presented in its never-on-disc French version (restored from the camera negative!), which includes extensive extra nudity that’s only ever been available in low grade VHS rips. Then Tonino Valerii’s satisfyingly violent MY DEAR KILLER, in a new 4K restoration of its original negative, and lastly a rare example of a giallo directed in Italy - by an American, with William L. Rose’s ultra trashy THE GIRL IN ROOM 2A, presented in its extended Italian cut newly restored from its original negative!

But that’s not even close to being all as there’s two more titles which we’re not gonna tell you about…perhaps even the best two…the surprise titles, both of which are 80s horror must haves and include our much speculated on 3D release along with an incredible supernatural slasher. We can basically guarantee that you're not gonna be disappointed…

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I have a question about Subscribers. I'm not seeing anything about on there website.
Subscriptions are only available to sign up for during their Black Friday throwdown (and Half-Year subscriptions in May).
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Old 09-26-20, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Coral View Post
I never understood the collectors mentality to Criterions that some have. I can't wrap my head around buying movies that you don't like just to add to the collection.
It's all about the spine #s, baby!
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The Beastmaster's price is going up (slightly) on Monday, so if you want it, pre-order it now!

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Old 09-26-20, 01:24 PM
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What amazes me is that they sell vintage porn shot on film from the 70s. I haven't bought any but I'm tempted to blind buy a title or two just to see what they are like.
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Old 09-26-20, 04:52 PM
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And they actually resemble REAL movies, not the quick-and-dirty shot on video junk that it's been reduced to since the 90s.

I want to order the 3D title but wish they had more pre-order options. Don't really care about Beastmaster (have it on CED) or the giallo set, but would like to get Fade to Black. The other mystery title might end up being something I don't care about either, but might still save a bit with the preorder of that with the 3D title which I'll want no matter what.
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And they actually resemble REAL movies, not the quick-and-dirty shot on video junk that it's been reduced to since the 90s.

I want to order the 3D title but wish they had more pre-order options. Don't really care about Beastmaster (have it on CED) or the giallo set, but would like to get Fade to Black. The other mystery title might end up being something I don't care about either, but might still save a bit with the preorder of that with the 3D title which I'll want no matter what.
It is probably worth a gamble if you want the 3D one.

I don't know if you ever resell your stuff on ebay or elsewhere but you almost always get your money back or more on their titles once they go out of print (or at least the slipcover version if it is a title they keep printing).

But then again...I have seen your threads/posts. Don't know if you get rid of anything.
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No, I don't. I'm at least trying not to buy stuff that I won't watch right away if at all, so that pretty much rules out Beastmaster. I'll probably take a chance on that other mystery title with the 3D one though.
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The Beastmaster only went up $3 to $40


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I never understood the collectors mentality to Criterions that some have. I can't wrap my head around buying movies that you don't like just to add to the collection.
I really enjoyed them when I was first getting into film. I didnít have the historical background but knew I could blind buy one of their films with confidence that Iíd appreciate it, even if I didnít like the movie. Iím very much over that now and do a lot more research before renting/buying one of their titles.
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The Beastmaster only went up $3 to $40
That's good to know. I made a note to pre-order it last night but forgot.
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Was going to do the 3D pre-order Sunday night but it went away after 9 PM west coast time. Hope that 2nd movie isn't going to be anything I want.
Old 12-12-20, 03:25 PM
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My copies of Dial Code Santa Claus and Beastmaster arrived.
Beastmaster is a damn fine looking set! If all the official "VSU" titles get this treatment, I'll be impressed. Looking forward to diving into both of these films this weekend.
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I donít get how Beastmaster is only limited to their site. Donít that title have massive mainstream appeal.
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I would not be surprised if they end up doing a "retail" release of Beastmaster, just without the fancy packaging.
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^ I hope so then, along with RAD.
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Beastmaster arrived a like on Tuesday for me. The box is heavy as fuck, too. May watch tonight or tomorrow.
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^ I hope so then, along with RAD.
RAD won't, at least not from Vinegar Syndrome. The licensor's terms were really limiting. But it's possible another label could pick it up, or maybe VS could negotiate another deal.

Jealous of everyone whose copies of Beastmaster have arrived! I pre-ordered the full November shootin' match back in September, but my stuff hasn't been handed off to FedEx yet.
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I wouldn't say Beastmaster had a picture that totally blew me away or anything, but I can't imagine it looking any better. There is some variability in the picture quality, which is explained in the beginning. It results in some shots being more grainy. It stood out to me more in some shots in the beginning, but it wasn't too bad at all. Before long, I really didn't notice it.

It has been so many years since I saw it. I actually didn't even really remember the final battle. I almost wonder if I ever saw it. I always saw this on TBS and stations like that, so it was no doubt cut. It was to revisit, though.

Slightly off topic but watching Fade to Black now. Having a lot of fun with it. I do think I saw it way, way back when, but I actually get all the film references now as an adult.
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RAD won't, at least not from Vinegar Syndrome. The licensor's terms were really limiting. But it's possible another label could pick it up, or maybe VS could negotiate another deal.

Jealous of everyone whose copies of Beastmaster have arrived! I pre-ordered the full November shootin' match back in September, but my stuff hasn't been handed off to FedEx yet.
Same here. I also pre-ordered some stuff from black Friday. Given the number of sales, think I'll be surprised to get anything before Christmas...
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So, Beastmaster has a defect. The UHD and first BD are fine, but the 2nd BD ("alternate VFX" version) has a replication error, causing it to freeze in some peoples' players (around 5 minutes in)

Vinegar Syndrome is aware. You do NOT need to email them.
If your order hasn't shipped yet, it'll include the replacement disc in the parcel.
If you already have yours, they'll ship the disc before the end of the month, but don't expect it to show up by Dec 31.
Repeat... you do NOT need to email them. They're sending replacements to everyone, one way or another.

If you haven't ordered it... do it!
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