Arrow Video US / CA / UK Thread

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  1. fattyjoe37

    fattyjoe37 Well-Known Member

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    Jumped on the Django LE in case the rights kerfuffle leads to it being a higher priority for people and a fast sell out.
     
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    Amazon Prime has Hagazussa available to stream in a nice quality print. The film is light on dialog and heavy on atmosphere. Unfortunately I found it slow and tedious. At least it saved me buying the Arrow blu-ray.
     
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    It's on Shudder too. And like you, I saved myself some cash by watching it first.
     
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    I guess I wasn’t paying attention, but what’s up with the the Beyond the Door Blu? Seems like it came and went a little quickly.
     
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    It seems to have sold out and is already selling for much higher prices on Ebay. Kind of surprised as this didn't seem like a popular title and it had already been released on blu-ray previously.
     
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    It's sorta been in and out of print since even before its release day. It keeps showing back in stock at stores, so it could again. I think it's mostly just one of those weird Arrow stocking titles...it's happened before.

    Of course I could be wrong and it is indeed OOP on this side of the ocean... but people were panicking even before the release date. Then it showed up again healthily in stock at various places, etc.

    Arrow's UK edition of the title, which is basically identical except for the ratings logo and UPC is still readily in stock at Amazon UK and Base.com.
     
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    I actually own the old Code Red DVD. and watched it for the first time recently. Enjoyed it enough where I’d certainly upgrade to the Blu, and to my surprise out of stock everywhere and 100% markup on eBay. I agree @Katatonia that’ll be back in stock soon enough.

    Any major quality differences between the Code Red Code and Arrow Blu’s?
     
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    I revisited this as well recently. I really didn't remember it at all. I enjoyed it for the most part but I felt it sort of looses steam towards the latter half. Although I think I got the most enjoyment out of the kids dialogue lol. Anyway, I was happy I skipped buying the new edition. This isn't something I'd watch again besides some clips I think.
     
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    The Arrow transfer and encode look a lot better, and it includes the US theatrical cut of the film as a bonus. The Arrow release also includes the full-length "Italy Possessed" documentary on Exorcist ripoffs along with the other new extras.

    The movie itself though isn't that grand, but if you had to pick between the two versions the Arrow release clearly wins in all areas. I definitely wouldn't pay any Ebay prices on it though...
     
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    "Beyond the Door" blu is also still available on Amazon.ca... although the price has gone up...
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on "Hagazussa." I think I enjoyed it more knowing what I was getting into, so the slow burn and ambiguity didn't bother me as much.
     
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    I received the Canadian exclusive of The Woman + Offspring today. Haven't had a chance to open it yet, but it's a single case with a slipcover.

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    Extras for the Gamera set from Arrow's site are up. Long story short: all previous supplements carried over, dubs & subs on all 12 films, and several alternate cuts. Blows the Criterion Godzilla set out of the water, shame it also has big unwieldy packaging though.

    GAMERA: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
    COLLECTOR’S EDITION BOXSET CONTENTS

    Limited collectors’ edition packaging, housed in a large-format rigid box, fully illustrated by Matt Frank
    Casebound, fully-illustrated disc book containing eight Blu-ray discs
    High Definition (1080p) versions of all twelve films, with lossless original Japanese audio and a complete collection of English dub tracks, including classic American International dubs on the Showa-era films remastered from original MGM elements
    Hardback 130-page comic book including a full-colour reprint of the four-issue Gamera comic series originally released by Dark Horse Comics in 1996, and the first-ever English-language printing of the prequel comic The Last Hope by Matt Frank and Joshua Bugosh
    Perfect-bound 80-page book including a new retrospective on the series by Patrick Macias, an archive interview with Noriaki Yuasa by David Milner, kaiju X-ray illustrations by Jolyon Yates, Fangoria set reports on the Heisei trilogy by Norman England, and a viewers’ guide to the English-dubbed versions of the films
    Double-sided four-panel poster of “Gamera’s Map of Japan” in both Japanese and English
    Collectors’ artcards for each film, featuring new artwork by Matt Frank

    DISC ONE – GAMERA THE GIANT MONSTER

    High Definition (1080p) transfer of Gamera the Giant Monster, with lossless original Japanese and dubbed English mono audio, and optional English subtitles
    Commentary and newly filmed introduction by August Ragone
    High Definition (1080p) transfer of Gammera the Invincible (Blu-ray premiere), the American theatrical version of the film, with lossless mono audio and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
    Remembering the Gamera Series, an archive featurette from 1991, including interviews with director Noriaki Yuasa, writer Nisan Takahashi and others
    Interview with Noriaki Yuasa, filmed by Jörg Buttgereit in 2002
    Gamera Special, an hour-long best-of compilation supervised by Noriaki Yuasa in 1991
    Alternate English credits
    Trailer and image galleries

    DISC TWO – GAMERA VS. BARUGON / GAMERA VS. GYAOS

    High Definition (1080p) transfers of Gamera vs. Barugon and Gamera vs. Gyaos, with lossless original Japanese and dubbed English mono audio, and optional English subtitles
    Commentary on Gamera vs. Barugon by August Ragone & Jason Varney
    Commentary on Gamera vs. Gyaos by Stuart Galbraith IV
    Newly filmed introductions to both films by August Ragone
    High Definition (1080p) transfer of War of the Monsters, the shorter American edit of Gamera vs. Barugon, with lossless English audio
    Alternate English credits for both films
    Trailer and image galleries

    DISC THREE – GAMERA VS. VIRAS / GAMERA VS. GUIRON

    High Definition (1080p) transfers of Gamera vs. Viras and Gamera vs. Guiron, with lossless original Japanese and dubbed English mono audio, and optional English subtitles
    Choice of three different versions of Gamera vs. Viras via seamless branching (72-minute Theatrical Version, 81-minute Director’s Version and 90-minute US Extended Version)
    Commentary on Gamera vs. Viras by Carl Craig and Jim Cironella
    Commentary on Gamera vs. Guiron by David Kalat
    Newly filmed introductions to both films by August Ragone
    New featurette with actor Carl Craig showing his souvenirs and props from Gamera vs. Viras
    Highlights from the G-FEST X convention in 2003, featuring Noriaki Yuasa and Carl Craig
    The 4th Nippon Jamboree, a promotional film for the Boy Scouts of Japan directed by Yuasa in 1966
    Alternate English credits for both films
    Trailer and image galleries

    DISC FOUR – GAMERA VS. JIGER / GAMERA VS. ZIGRA / GAMERA SUPER MONSTER

    High Definition (1080p) transfers of Gamera vs. Jiger, Gamera vs. Zigra and Gamera Super Monster, with lossless original Japanese and dubbed English mono audio, and optional English subtitles
    Commentary on Gamera vs. Jiger by Edward L. Holland
    Commentary by Gamera vs. Zigra by Sean Rhoads & Brooke McCorkle
    Commentary on Gamera Super Monster by Richard Pusateri
    Newly filmed introductions to all three films by August Ragone
    Alternate English credits for all three films
    Trailer and image galleries

    DISC FIVE – GAMERA THE GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE

    High Definition (1080p) transfer of Gamera the Guardian of the Universe, from a 4K restoration by Kadokawa Pictures
    Original Japanese and dubbed English DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio, with optional English subtitles
    Commentary by Matt Frank
    Newly filmed introduction by August Ragone
    A Testimony of 15 Years: Part 1, the first in an epic three-part documentary interviewing cast and crew of the Heisei Trilogy
    Interviews with director Shusuke Kaneko and SFX director Shinji Higuchi, filmed by Jörg Buttgereit in 2002
    Extended 90-min interview with Shinji Higuchi from 2001, focusing on the trilogy’s special effects
    Behind the scenes featurettes tracing the film’s production from announcement to release
    Alternate English credits
    Trailer and image galleries

    DISC SIX – GAMERA 2: ATTACK OF LEGION

    High Definition (1080p) transfer of Gamera 2: Attack of Legion, from a 4K restoration by Kadokawa Pictures
    Original Japanese and dubbed English DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio, with optional English subtitles
    Commentary by Kyle Yount
    Newly filmed introduction by August Ragone
    A Testimony of 15 Years: Part 2, the next part of the documentary interviewing cast and crew of the Heisei Trilogy
    On-set footage from the shooting of the film’s main unit and special effects filming
    Behind the scenes featurettes tracing the film’s production from announcement to release
    Alternate English credits
    “Lake Texarkana” comedic dub track
    Trailer and image galleries

    DISC SEVEN – GAMERA 3: REVENGE OF IRIS

    High Definition (1080p) transfer of Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris, from a 4K restoration by Kadokawa Pictures
    Original Japanese and dubbed English DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio, with optional English subtitles
    Commentary by Steve Ryfle & Ed Godziszewski
    Newly filmed introduction by August Ragone
    A Testimony of 15 Years: Part 3, the final part of the documentary interviewing cast and crew of the Heisei Trilogy
    Newly filmed interview with Kaho Tsutsumi about the DNA Tokasatsu exhibition in Tokyo, by kaiju historian Edward L. Holland
    Behind the scenes featurettes tracing the film’s production from announcement to release
    Deleted Scenes
    The Awakening of Irys (Remix), a montage of behind-the-scenes footage and work-in-progress special effects footage
    Alternate English credits
    Spoof commentary by “Gamera” & “Soldier No.6”
    Trailer and image galleries

    DISC EIGHT – GAMERA THE BRAVE

    High Definition (1080p) transfer of Gamera the Brave
    Original Japanese and dubbed English DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio, with optional English subtitles
    Commentary by Keith Aiken & Bob Johnson
    How to Make a Gamera Movie, a featurette hosted by director Ryuta Tasaki
    Behind The Scenes of Gamera the Brave, an all-access on-set documentary
    The Men That Made Gamera, a documentary looking back at the series from start to finish, featuring interviews with cast and crew
    Opening Day Premiere, a featurette showing the cast and crew presenting the film at its first showing
    Kaho’s Summer, an interview with the film’s young star
    Special Effects Supercut, a montage of effects shots overseen by FX supervisor Hajime Matsumoto
    Trailer and image galleries
     
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    Actually a note on those Gamera features: I'm not 100% positive all the Mill Creek Blu-ray bonus features are carried over (they could've been renamed), but all U.S. DVD features from Shout, ADV, and Tokyo Shock are.
     
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    Happy to see them diving into 4K.

    Just need some catalogue titles in 4K.
     
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    https://www.facebook.com/ArrowVideo/posts/3307471575953480
     
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    It's great to see Arrow are now doing 4k releases. Shame it has to be Pitch Black. I hate that movie lol.
    Flash is ok and I'd be curious to revisit it but it's nothing I'm over excited about. I've been hoping we could get a 4k release of Return Of The Living Dead from someone soon.
     
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    I'm hoping Shout Factory goes UHD with their Scream Factory line. I mean it's only a matter of time considering they put out The Deer Hunter. I'm just thinking some of their more recent 4K stuff like Carrie, Creepshow, Halloween II/III, The Thing, etc. Those ones I think have the best chance at getting a UHD release when it comes to Shout. They all recently got 4K remasters and they're very popular titles.

    Surprised that Arrow's first horror UHD is Pitch Black, but whatever. At least they've finally gone UHD, and I'm glad I no longer have to import the StudioCanal 4K edition of Flash Gordon.

    ~Matt
     

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