Blue Underground going Blu-Ray

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  1. X-human

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    What VS has done is good but they're just figuring this stuff out now too. So far they've only released one UHD. It was originally a "mystery" release for a title that also didn't originally have a UHD announcement initially when they were excepting pre-orders; it evolved into an UHD released. They haven't put out another UHD title since. Their second UHD announcement, Rad, was named after BU announced Zombie UHD. They did publicly put forth a a calendar including a light UHD commitment but it was title free and not in stone. And again BU doesn't have direct costs and sales figures on VS (an VS does their scans in house). The point is that there's no playbook for UHD.

    This is all slowly coming into focus. The reality is that all these guys are feeling out a new format in an uncertain market. I expect UHD releases of previous 4k master titles from the last few years from VS over the next few years.

    With BU's first title not even on store shelves they have made commitments to UHD re-releases of titles only a few months old. They could have said nothing and held off their UHD releases to milk those Blu-rays some more. They waited to see some sales data before making final decisions and only publicly made commitments then. And BU doesn't have the same web distribution that VS has. I don't see VS, or any other distributor, doing more than that.
     
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    My order of Zombie and Maniac are due tomorrow which is a couple of days earlier than the release date.
     
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    I checked the tracking this morning and now the package says it isn't due until Wednesday. Doesn't make any sense as it is currently located only about 16 miles away from my home unless somehow it was flagged to be delivered after the official release date.
     
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    The package did arrive so I now have 6 different blu-rays for this title.

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    I told myself I wasn't going to buy these new 4k editions but after seeing the early reviews and the Deepdiscount sale where I got them for $25 apeice I couldn't resist. This is for sure the last time I'm going to buy these though ;)
     
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    Yeah, same here. And there is nothing more they can do after this anyways. They have squeezed out all the fine details that are available on the 16/35mm negatives.
    If they were shot on 65mm though, then we would probably have upgraded to 8K next :D

    Man, I can't even remember all the different VHS tapes, Laserdiscs, DVD:s and Blu-Ray's I gotten of these classics :eek:
     
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    We now have the final release details for our next two 4K UHD releases! Coming August 25th...

    Blue Underground’s acclaimed restoration of THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, scanned in 4K 16-bit from the original 35mm 2-perf camera negative, is now presented with Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix, fully loaded with hours of Extras!

    Disc 1 (4K UHD Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
    • Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
    • Deleted Scene
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • TV Spot
    • Poster & Still Galleries

    Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Extras:
    • Meet the Boyles – Interviews with Stars Catriona MacColl and Paolo Malco
    • Children of the Night – Interviews with Stars Giovanni Frezza and Silvia Collatina
    • Tales of Laura Gittleson – Interview with Star Dagmar Lassander
    • My Time With Terror – Interview with Star Carlo De Mejo
    • A Haunted House Story – Interviews with Co-Writers Dardano Sacchetti and Elisa Briganti
    • To Build a Better Death Trap – Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Maurizio Trani, Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi, and Actor Giovanni De Nava
    • House Quake – Interview with Co-Writer Giorgio Mariuzzo
    • Catriona MacColl Q&A
    • Calling Dr. Freudstein – Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci

    • Audio: English (Dolby Atmos, 5.1 DTS-HD, 1.0 DTS-HD); Italian (1.0 DTS-HD)
    • Subtitles: English SDH, Français, Español, English for Italian Audio
    • Region Free
    • Limited Edition Slipcover on First Pressing Only!

    https://www.facebook.com/BlueUnderg...37787545148/10158230496575149/?type=3&theater

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    We now have the final release details for our next two 4K UHD releases! Coming August 25th...

    Now Blue Underground’s acclaimed restoration of THE NEW YORK RIPPER, scanned in 4K 16-bit from the original 35mm 2-perf camera negative, is presented with Dolby Vision HDR and a new Dolby Atmos audio mix, gushing with hours of Extras!

    Disc 1 (4K UHD Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
    • Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Disc 2 (Blu-ray) Feature Film + Extras:
    • Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
    • The Art Of Killing - Interview with Co-Writer Dardano Sacchetti
    • Three Fingers Of Violence - Interview with Star Howard Ross
    • The Second Victim - Interview with Co-Star Cinzia de Ponti
    • The Broken Bottle Murder - Interview with Co-Star Zora Kerova
    • "I'm an Actress!" – 2009 Interview with Co-Star Zora Kerova
    • The Beauty Killer - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
    • Paint Me Blood Red - Interview with Poster Artist Enzo Sciotti
    • NYC Locations Then and Now
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Poster & Still Gallery

    • Audio: English (Dolby Atmos, 5.1 DTS-HD, 1.0 DTS-HD); Italian (1.0 DTS-HD); French (Dolby Digital 1.0); Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0)
    • Subtitles: English SDH, Français, Español, English for Italian Audio
    • Region Free
    • Limited Edition Slipcover on First Pressing Only!

    https://www.facebook.com/BlueUnderg...37787545148/10158230482035149/?type=3&theater

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    While I do wish this release wasn't so close to the limited blu-ray they just did I'm still very glad to see older horror films get this wonderful treatment and will buy this version as well.
     
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