Arrow Video US / CA / UK Thread

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  1. Steel76

    Steel76 Well-Known Member

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    So happy that The Last Starfighter is getting a 4K scan.

    The old HD transfer, used on HD-DVD and Blu-Ray, was mediocre. The Blu-Ray even got more DNR added to the transfer.
     
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    The Last Starfighter is one of my 80's favorites as a kid, so this is great news that Arrow is releasing it. I can vividly remember catching it in the theater when I was about 9 years old.
     
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    I've never seen The Last Star fighter but it's the only title this month that would interest me. I've seen a few reviews on YouTube and it looks fun. Not sure I need to own it though.
    Arrow has definitely not been giving me much to get excited about lately.
     
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    Arrow's really helping me saving money lately, which comes in handy so I can spend it on other labels!
     
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    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    Yeah, if this had been any other month, I'd probably have went, "oh well, nothing for me this month." But this is October. I'd expected some classic or obscure retro horror. The last Arrow release I got was Blood Tide, which shows Arrow is still capable of finding and dusting off such material (it looks and sounds gorgeous too). Obviously, Blood Tide is strictly obscure retro and not a rediscovered classic (though still fun for beefcake Martin Kove and a monster with a bad case of camera shyness), but something of this caliber would have made for a most welcome release just in time for Halloween. I know the pandemic may make locating materials and producing releases more difficult, but Scream Factory still managed to put together an impressive line-up, and I'm hopeful Severin and Vinegar Syndrome will do the same.
     
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  6. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    I could be wrong but it does feel like Arrow is consciously moving away from horror.

    I’ve noticed a more 90s oriented feel from s number of labels.
     
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    Arrow is moving into a more mainstream direction. A lot less horror and cult titles. Emphasis on films from the 90's up to the present. Lots of recent indie stuff too that just doesn't appeal to me at all. Arrow was my favorite label for years, not so much anymore.
     
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    Given their focus on mainstream Universal movies, I feel like it's a matter of time before they do Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, given Arrow's UK homebase.
     
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    Fingers crossed they will have some more horror titles on their roster soon.

    It is a surprise they have no horror titles for October.
     
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    https://www.facebook.com/ArrowVideo/photos/a.157131957654140/3487838157916820/
     
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    God, I hope they're not using Pitch Black as a way to test interest for 4k release. Can't imagine that title selling well ever.
     
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    All the Arrow Blu’s I ordered from Grindhouse Video shipped :)
     
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    I fear they are. It’s not a movie I need and not one particularly well suited to show off 4K. There’s a million catalogue titles I would have bought in a minute from them.
     
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    It's seems foolish of them to think this would be worth it when compared to other titles. I never hear Pitch Black ever mentioned by anyone...ever lol. I seem to remember it being pretty disposable.
     
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    Pitch Black comparisons are now up: https://caps-a-holic.com/c_list.php?c=5547

    Just keep in mind the 4K grabs are converted from HDR to SDR, so the colors/contrast aren't going to be a true representation on a standard SDR monitor.
     
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    Great to see more native 4K transfers on UHD.

    I feel like I'm one of the few people on this planet, that likes the movie :D
     
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    Got the Gamera collection in the mail from Diabolik and this thing is a beast. Very heavy and the artwork and layout of everything is gorgeous. I'm still going to put my discs in a regular case to avoid scratching, but it makes sense they went this big, it really makes the comic collection and essay book feel even more substantial. I know Criterion had their hands tied, but everything about this Gamera release blows their Godzilla box set out of the water.
     
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    My Gamera order from Diabolik has been stuck in Pre-Shipment status since July 28, 2020. :(
     
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    As long as you've still got it in pre-shipment (I believe mine said GAMERA ONLY for weeks, but I had ordered something else along with it) then at least you'll get it. Lots of people who pre-ordered with Deep Discount and some other places had their orders cancelled because of stock issues. I remember scrambling for the Bride of Re-Animator LE when Deep Discount cancelled my order after over selling in pre-order. Makes me only want to use places like Diabolik or Grindhouse Video who take care with their stock and shipping for these sets that could sell out before release date.
     
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