Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection - 8/28/18

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  1. Nailwraps

    Nailwraps Well-Known Member

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    Update from The Digital Bits:

    "Before we get started with news, we have a quick update on Universal’s new Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection and Creature from the Black Lagoon: Complete Legacy Collection Blu-ray sets. I still don’t have product in hand, but expect to soon. That said, we’re hearing that the 2D presentation of The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) IS in fact in full 1080p. That means it’s only Revenge of the Creature (1955) that’s screwed up, with both its 2D and 3D presentations offered in 720p only. Universal continues to investigate and we will provide an update as soon as they do. In the meantime, we still suggest that all those of you who care about this issue politely contact the studio’s Customer Support team via this e-mail link and Facebook and ask them to correct this issue."
     
  2. shape22

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    Let the backpedaling begin! Hard to believe a major review site with industry ties would report that something is incorrectly encoded at the wrong resolution before confirming it.
     
  3. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    MitRM has been released in France. Quiet a few Universals have made their way to France and Germany and I hear the quality is usually good. I do think they will release more of the other Lugosi/Karloff films on Blu-ray in the US I just don't think it'll be soon. We may even see them from Shout or for something like Black Cat possibly even Criterion.

    For the DVD re-releases the picture quality is not an upgrade over the old. The real reason to buy it is for the dual layered discs instead of flipper discs (which had lots of faulty discs that tend to degrade).

    Come to think of it I plan on screening Black Cat for my Halloween movie night on Lugosi's birthday. I should check my DVD because it's an original flipper and back dat shit up!
     
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    Anybody receive their replacement yet? I'd like to watch Revenge in 3D, but am waiting for my replacement before doing so.
     
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    No, and I got my request in before the replacement program major announcement.
     
  7. buck135

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    No, they haven't shipped yet.
     
  8. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    So, if I pick up the 30-film collection I will need to get A replcement?
     
  9. zbinks

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    Yes.
     
  10. ImmortalSlasher

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    Mark Schultz did this Creature from the Black Lagoon illustration in one of his Carbon books.

    Creature from the Black Lagoon Mark Schultz.jpg

    I still haven't seen a really good screenprint for the movie yet. I'm still waiting for Martin Ansin's version from Mondo. He did a print for all of the main Universal Monsters except the Creature.
     
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    Good God. How slipshod do your QC procedures need to be to approve 2 separate botched versions of the same disc?
     
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    It seems to be turning into a pandemic in the home video industry. See also MVD's Lionheart and Severin's The Changeling.
     
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    No doubt. Sadly I'm part of The Changeling debacle as well.
     
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    Ummm...how about now? Haha Jesus, it's been months. I keep having to remind myself that I'm expecting this.
     
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    Yes, I received my replacement a few weeks ago. The 3D for Revenge is excellent, however the image is still soft.
     
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    Ok thanks a lot! Canada Post was on strike the last month or so, so mine's probably stuck in a backlog in a sorting facility somewhere.
     
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