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Old 09-07-07, 10:13 AM
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Creepshow SE - October 22nd in UK

http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news...ws.php?id=1250

In addition to the previously listed details, producer Michael Felsher stated, via his blog, the disc will also include...

"A Widescreen transfer of the film that is brand-new, having been downconverted from a new HD master that was completed last year.

An all-new 5.1 Surround Sound track in addition to the original stereo mix.

An audio commentary track with George Romero and Tom Savini, with myself as moderator. We recorded it in George's living room and it was a very loose and entertaining affair. One funny thing...we tried to point out all the times that the "Father's Day" ashtray appears in the film, but we kept missing it. Provoked multiple discussions.

Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow, which is a seven part 90 minute documentary that goes into virtually all aspects of the film's production and release. Included in the documentary are rare behind-the-scenes photos, footage, and a couple of bloopers for good measure. I am very anxious to hear what people think of this doc. It was a long journey to get this one done, but I feel it was worth it.

Deleted Scenes, of which there were around 12-15 minutes worth. Not the greatest quality, but they are broken down by episode and are pretty entertaining

Tom Savini's Behind-The Scenes Footage. Although I used a lot of it in the documentary, I also compiled almost a half-hours worth of his video footage into this highlight reel which is presented separately. It, like the deleted scenes, is broken down by episode.

Theatrical Trailer.

Still Galleries"

Generally, I always hear, "You guys get all of the cool stuff in the States," whenever it comes to toys or events or signings...whatever.

DVDs? Those across the pond in the UK shouldn't be complaining. They get the box sets with swank packaging (viva la "Phantasm" sphere DVD set!), now they get a 2-disc 25th anniversary edition of George A. Romero's Creepshow. The set hits stores in the UK on October 22nd and Universal Pictures was kind enough to shoot us a look at the slipcase packaging art.

The exhaustive seven-part documentary included in the presentation, and produced by Michael Felsher, is broken down like this...

Chapter One: An "E.C." Way To Start
From the origins of the classic "E.C." comics to the creation of the film's screenplay, this chapter delves in the historic meeting of George Romero and Stephen King and how Creepshow came to be.

Chapter Two: A Comic Book World
A look into the production, design, cinematography, and on-set challenges in creating the comic-ally dynamic visuals of the film.

Chapter Three: Acting Scared
Candid interviews with many of the actors, including Adrienne Barbeau and Ed Harris, and how they created their outrageous characters.

Chapter Four: Creature Features
An in-depth look at the ghoulish creations of special make-up effects and creature creator Tom Savini.

Chapter Five: Creepy Crawlies
The cast & crew sound off on the difficulties of wrangling over 10,000 cockroaches in the film's final segment.

Chapter Six: Anthology Unleashed
Follow the film through post-production, including the creation of the memorable score, and see how it became a theatrical and critical success.

Chapter Seven: 25 Years Later...
The cast and crew look back on the film's enduring popularity and their memories of making it.


You can see pics of the slipcover and the actual cover by clicking the link above.

I hope they eventually release this for Region 1.
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Originally Posted by DarthVong
I hope they eventually release this for Region 1.
You can bank on it!
Old 09-07-07, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by slop101
You can bank on it!
Can we? I understand that the movie has different distributors in the UK (Universal) and the US (WB). WB would have to lease the rights from all the bonus material from Universal in order to release them here. WB wasn't interested in making a SE for the film in the first place from what I've read, so I doubt they'd put the money and effort into it.
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Count me in. I'll order one of these up as soon as they're available. It's a shame that if we do ever get a SE here in R1 it probably won't be this packed.
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It's about $30 including shipping at amazon.co.uk. The word is that Warner told Romero straight out they had no intention of ever re-releasing this.
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which pic is the actual edition, the top or bottom? i would love it if bottom...
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Maybe the top image is a slipcover and the bottom one is the actual cover?
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I'm going to wait a few weeks since I think this'll show up in R1
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I'd buy that for a dollar! Or even $30!
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The black cover is a slipcase. The comic image is the actual cover.
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Even if Warners does pick it up for U.S. distribution, I'm sure they'll mess up the cover art. This art here (both cover and slipcase) is design of the decade as far as I'm concerned. Sold. Too bad they didn't get SK for the commentary though...
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Amazon.uk has it as "unavailable" now. What happened?
Old 10-22-07, 03:21 PM
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I placed an order over the weekend. I really hope they aren't cancelling this item.
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Originally Posted by slop101
Amazon.uk has it as "unavailable" now. What happened?


First Wonder Years season one and now this.....
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I received a delay e-mail from AmazonUK :

Estimated arrival date: 03/01/08 - 07/01/08
Yikes!
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That means 3rd of January 3008 - 7th of January 2008
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Originally Posted by manicsounds
That means 3rd of January 3008 - 7th of January 2008
Forgot about the different date format... January sounds much better.
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I just got shipping notification from Amazon.co.uk, but the website still lists the item as out of stock. If they send me the old, cheap R1 version I'll die from rage and come back as a vengeance-seeking zombie.
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I received a shipping e-mail too.
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any reviews?
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Back in stock again at Amazon UK
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I also got the e-mail that my DVD shipped and I had the exact concern, that they would send the R1 disc. And I would hope they would not expect me to pay to ship it back. Hell, if that happens they should pay me to keep it.

But if this is the new disc that comes I'll be a happy camper. I've been looking forward to this for many moons.

And hey, it'll arrive in time for Halloween, or right after. Either way, it's a celebration.
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I wish Cdwow carried this.
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Got my DVD of this today. The DVD looks great. It's miles above the region 1 disc, in all respects. One strange thing however. The commentary on the disc, I can really hear the PAL speedup. Romero and Savini's voices are a bit high and squeaky. I have NEVER noticed the PAL speedup affecting the sound before. Interestingly, it doesn't appear to affect the actual film, at least for me. Does anyone know why this would happen on the commentary and NOT in the audio for the film?

I have yet to watch any of the bonus features. I can't wait to dive in. I love this movie so much.
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Got my copy yesterday, and it is the special edition. I won't have a chance to dig into it until next week (going on a little vacation), but I'm looking forward to it.

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