Herb Freed's GRADUATION DAY (1981) from Vinegar Syndrome 9/9/14

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  1. burieddeep

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    Also, after she sees Michael between the sheets outside, you can see a wooden tennis racquet in the corner of the bedroom. Halloween looks very much like 1978...like it should.
     
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    If it was a favorite movie i would buy both, but I have only watched my Troma DVD once so.....
    The fact of the matter is The scream Queen documentary is more of a draw than this film.
     
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    Now someone needs to pick up The Children from Troma and re-release that.
     
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    yes!!!!
     
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    I think The CHildren looks dated. :lol:
     
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    While the doc has nothing to do with the feature in question, it was made by the very same people who done another great doc about slashers.
     
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    Good for you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    I'm familiar with that documentary, and with numerous special features done by the production company (mostly for Arrow releases), and I will gladly pass on it.

    To say it kindly, let's just say I'm not a fan of Mr. Calum Waddell's work. :p
     
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    The thing I didn't care for about the Slice and Dice documentary was that it fell into stereotypes, I recall. There was a segment about "tsk tsk, naughty teenagers", and how that was a big reason that they died. And that's not true. I have not clue why they included that in the doc. It felt patronizing to slashers.

    And it felt incomplete. Going to Pieces was infinitely better. However, I feel as if I am dissing on it. I liked it, but it was not what it could have been.
     
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    Just got a shipment notification from Blowitoutahere.
     
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    Same here:banana: I'm stoked about this one since the Troma dvd was nearly unwatchable. It'll be nice to revisit this one.:)
     
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    I received it earlier today from Amazon... excellent transfer. The shitty old Troma DVD isn't worth more than a coaster now. :lol:
     
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    You should consider ordering directly from Vinegar Syndrome, they ship well before release date, and their prices aren't too expensive.
    I have my copy since early last week, and I'm in Europe. :)
     
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    I just sat down with the VS disc, and it's a totally enjoyable release. The image is mostly clean, with fine grain structure. I did notice a couple of jumps (as I did on the Synapse Prom Night disc), as if perhaps a frame is missing (or the disc is changing layers, I don't know). No subtitles, but the dialogue is easy to follow. Graduation Day may not earn the highest grade in any category - there certainly gorier, scarier, sleazier, more technically elegant, and campier slashers - but if for someone like me who has a real sweet tooth for golden age slashers, it's a lot of fun. And it does feature a spunky heroine and some good looking dudes.

    Don't miss the interview with Patch Mackenzie, btw. She's sweet and down to earth, and honestly seems to enjoy talking about Graduation Day - which she says is the only reason she still gets fanmail. :)
     
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    I am really surprised that Amazon Canada are still showing this as having a release date of November 4th and yet Amazon US has it in stock and I received mine from DiabolikDVD last week.
     
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    Finally watched the blu-ray last night. The movie is far from a favorite, but I do enjoy it, and it was a treat seeing it in hi-def (and in it's proper aspect ratio). The bonus interviews were a fun watch as well.

    I could be wrong about this, but I seem to remember an interview with Linnea Quigley that explained one of the movie's major issues. In the opening scene with the track photo, there's a blonde girl who mysteriously disappears after that one scene (although her severed head does turn up near the end). Supposedly, this girl was supposed to be the Linnea Quigley character, but after they shot a few scenes with her, she decided she wasn't going to do the nudity and quit. So instead of reshooting her scenes, they simply added the Linnea Quigley character and wrote the other girl out of the rest of the movie. Surprised this wasn't mentioned in any of the interviews (although it could have been in the commentaries, but I don't listen to commentaries).
     
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    Can anybody explain how Amazon Canada have this as a release date of November 4th and yet DiabolikDVD and Amazon US have had this in stock for ages?
     

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