April Fools Day (1986) blu ray Aug 28th

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  1. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    They sometimes still do for TV airings. The Star Wars films (and similar) are often cropped to 1.78:1 when shown on the networks for instance.

    Why they would do it for a legit Blu-ray is just perplexing however... especially when we know there is a good existing HD source in the correct ratio.
     
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    Interesting, here in the UK they show pretty much all movies in correct ratio, can't remember the last time wasn't.

    For a blu ray there is no excuse.
     
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    To be honest, I think the main networks here just figure most of their viewer base are idiots. 1.78:1 has really been the new "Fullscreen" on them since the conversion to HD. On the "no commercials" movie + paid channel networks, they generally always show them in the correct original ratios.
     
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    Honestly might as well own the fucking VHS.

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    Well I'm just going to hang onto my DVD and wait. Trust Cinema Cult to screw up a release like this.
    Hopefully if Scream Factory is going to release this they don't actually wait until April (which they shouldn't anyway with the 1st being April Fools, you'd think they'd release it before then).
     
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  6. buck135

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    I'm so glad I didn't order this. I wisely cancelled my preorder for The Tenant blu-ray as well.
     
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    It's kinda cool this discussion veered to The Burning and Friday the 13. I had F13 on the brain yesterday. Part 3 is my favorite. Remember that big thread here ranking them all 2-3 years ago? That was really interesting to read peoples opinions (actual discussion about the movies themselves!).

    Anyway, I really like The Burning. I'll probably watch it again in the next couple months. Im kinda suprised the canoe scene isn't getting any love here (the trimmer in the neck is pretty memorable). Bonus points for having Leah Ayers in it (BLOODSPORT!).
     
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    I love the canoe scene, even though it is a bit stupid. It’s so wonderfully brutal :D
     
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    Natas Is it October yet?

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    The Canoe scene is a fucking riot.
     
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  12. Matt89

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    The cut elements for part 6 are from a VHS workprint no?

    That would....look pretty terrible spliced back into the film.

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    Yeah they are. They don't look too great in a HD age. Would be cool to see this film get an uncut release someday though.
     
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    I would assume it would resemble how Scream presented Silent Night Deadly Night. They could do it the same exact way and present both versions. Of course, this is all assuming they have the ability and desire to release the Friday the 13th films, which I'm going to say is probably unlikely.
     
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    Didn't someone go through the Paramount vault looking for materials for that big Friday the 13th set a while back and came up emptyhanded? If there are workprint materials or even VHS footage out there, it would take a dedicated label AND Paramount's willingness to provide access to the materials and allow re-cuts. I don't know if Shout is dedicated enough. Their bread and butter are slipcovers. Those Nightbreed and Creepshow sets were one-offs
     
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    I doubt that we will ever see part 2-8 uncut.
    Paramount probably burned all the footage. Someone would have found the footage by now, if it still was hiding in their vaults.

    Lionsgate was lucky though, when they found all the uncut footage of My Bloody Valentine.
     
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    I would like to say, never say never, but the chances are pretty slim at this point, I think the deleted gore footage that was presented on the special edition dvd/blu rays are the best we are ever going to get.

    With regards to my bloody valentine, they didn't find all the uncut footage, there are a few bit's still missing.
     
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    I also think the footage is long gone. Paramount obviously junked the footage but are unwilling to admit to it. Like others have said, if it was in the Paramount vaults, they would've found it when they were given access when they made the deluxe edition DVDs. I mean they found other deleted scenes, alternate endings, gore outtakes, bloopers, but not the actual gore scenes that were cut from the film? That's a red flag. I'd love to see uncut versions of all the films, but at this point it's probably never going to happen.

    And it wasn't so much that they found the footage for My Bloody Valentine in the Paramount vaults or anything, the producers just so happened to keep the snippets that were cut out.

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    The footage sourced was from the film's Producer John Dunning's storage facility in Canada. Not Paramount. And something close to 6 minutes of addition footage is completely gone. But that footage had nothing to do with gore or violence.

    Back in 2009

    George Mihalka

    “Everyone knows how it got truncated by the MPAA” “They asked to cut even one frame. That’s 1/24th of a second. We basically spent two and a half weeks working around the clock pulling frames and fixing the mix. At the same time we had to cut the negative. Every decision had to be final. You could cut, but you couldn’t put anything back in. It was quite the challenge.” “At one point they asked us to take one more frame out and we told them there are no more frames left there! It’s just the sound that’s making you feel that way. Now [with this DVD] we have it back to 80% of the image back and 95% of the impact back.”

    “There was a scene with the two kids in the mine and they’re joined together forever” “There was a whole set up scene to that. They’re just necking and Tom’s lying on top of [Harriet] and the miner comes in and puts the [drill bit] through him. She’s got her eyes closed and thinks he’s just being a little frisky. She opens her mouth and her eyes just as he bleeds into her mouth. Then the miner goes whoomp! And [skewers] them both . That scene had to be taken out totally. It has disappeared and we’ll never see it.” “We went through the vaults and found out all of that negative has corroded or disappeared.”
     
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    So chances are that April Fool's Day has suffered the same fate (junked excised footage)? I guess pretty much anything horror-related made by Paramount that was cut is lost forever. Damned shame.
     
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