Road Games (1981) coming soon!

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  1. shithead

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    From Umbrella Entertainment's Facebook....


    Umbrella Entertainment
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    Road Games (film) COMING SOON on BLU-RAY!
    Mastered from a new 4k transfer.
    New and exclusive special features.
    PLUS brand new artwork!
    [​IMG]

    Finally! This has been OOP for way too long.
     
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    Good one, very fond of it !
     
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    Fantastic news. I've never seen it, but heard only good things, plus I love Psycho 2 and the director's Hitchcockian style. Looking forward to it.
     
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    Nice! I just mentioned this yesterday. Awesome news.
     
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    Oh shit I'll definitely be grabbing this! I have a burned copy of the old AB disc looks like I can finally retire it.

    ~Matt
     
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    Funny enough I was just thinking the other day when this would make its way to Blu-ray. Mystery solved!
     
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    https://www.facebook.com/UmbrellaEn...163450.158674078780/10154234853513781/?type=3
     
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    Wow this is stacked.

    But ugh I hate importing stuff from Australia. It always takes forever. Where do you guys order from?

    ~Matt
     
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    Diabolik has it as a pre-order, Deep Discount have it for just $13.79, and DVDPlanet at $13.17
     
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    So has anybody received the disc yet and can comment any on the quality? Both Blu-ray.com & Profiler are saying the audio is just lossy Dolby 5.1 (448kbps) and Mono (224kbps), and the back cover also specifies that. I can't believe they did a 4K remaster and didn't at least go lossless? :eek:

    ...but the audio commentary has LPCM "uncompressed" audio?!? :eek::eek::eek: Umbrella seems to always screw something up like that, but at least it isn't 1080/50i this time around.

    I did finally got a shipped email from Deep Discount earlier – $11.94 shipped. I guess at that price you can't complain too much.
     
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    I received my copy this morning. I plan on watching it in about 1/2 an hour. First time seeing the film.
     
  13. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    I wanted to see this so bad, I bought a R2 DVD of it and sadly, I still haven't watched it.
     
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    Diabolik says this item "no longer exists". Maybe they sold out?

    EDIT: Never mind - it's still up on the main page.
     
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    I haven't seen much buzz about this online and now I know why - the transfer is supposed to be less-than-stellar? My copy arrives today but now I'm not as excited.
     
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    Better look as good as the one they play on El Rey network.
     
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    From what I've read on other forums it's only from a film print, not the original negative or interpositive, so the "4K" restoration looks less than stellar.

    And they screwed the audio up. The main audio for the film is just "lossy" and no better than the old DVD editions, not even a slight bit-rate upgrade. BUT... the commentary on the disc is uncompressed PCM, which makes no sense at all. :rolleyes:

    I should receive mine from Deep Discount any day now. It's hard to complain though, getting it for under $12.
     
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    Here's what Umbrella clarified on Facebook about the A/V quality of the Blu-ray:


    Also, here's a review of the Blu-ray: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Road-Games-Blu-ray/153972/#Review
     
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