Severin - Upcoming Blu-Ray releases

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  1. MorallySound

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    Buddy Giovinazzo spilled the beans on what appears to be in the works for HD treatment from Severin - COMBAT SHOCK!

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    "Me [Buddy - on the right] and David Gregory at the Severin Films headquarters. David is releasing an awesome special edition of COMBAT SHOCK with a remastering and a ton of extras. I tried to talk him out of it but he was insistent. I'll keep you posted on his condition as it hopefully improves. PS: This photo was taken pre-litigation."
     
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    From my Cinema Arcana FB Page:

    “I go back there every night…” Add another excellent title to Severin Films’ 2018 roster – the much-requested Blu-Ray premiere of Buddy Giovinazzo’s legendary gut-punch, COMBAT SHOCK (1986)! Living in squalor since returning from a ‘Nam POW camp, damaged vet Frankie Dunlan wanders through his bleak existence, day after day, night after night. Spurred by his nagging wife and an endlessly-crying, Agent Orange-affected baby, he continues to hope for the means to turn things around, but the streets of New York only offer junkies, child prostitutes and worse, and eventually Frankie’s desperation leads him to a startling moment of clarity.

    Even more relevant today than it was three decades ago, Giovinazzo’s nihilistic peek at the post-war breakdown of the American soldier remains a desolate, harrowing, nightmarish ride, just as it should. Filled with unforgettable sights—coat hanger fixes, brutal beatings, and that oven...—COMBAT SHOCK is unquestionably a depressing ride, but an extremely well-crafted one; you feel these characters and their situations, and it ain’t pleasant. Filmed as AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, the title was ultimately acquired by Troma, who added stock war footage to its opening and deleted some character beats and backstory to shorten the runtime for their general release. And while the company eventually issued an intact special edition in 2009, their DVD set still utilized older tape masters, which leads us to Severin’s upcoming Blu-Ray.

    While it’s a little early for a specs announcement, you can pretty much guarantee the company will be performing a new restoration from its uncut elements—the first new scan the title’s seen in decades— and Giovinazzo himself has indicated the film’s wonderful synth soundtrack will also be included. As for extras, Severin co-founder David Gregory promises, “an embarrassment of riches.” Watch this space for further details!

    © Bruce Holecheck, 2018

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    damn, those transfers look AMAZING, especially Zombie 3

    i actually had the 88 Films Blu-Ray but never seen it, just glimpsed it, and everything was looking so soft, like vaseline smeared over the lens, super-glad i sold it last week and ordered this edition
     
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    I love this movie! I wasn't going to upgrade but this release does look great, I try not to upgrade Blu with Blu but I will have to pick it up during a sale sometime.
     
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    I feel like zombies are tearing ME apart every time I read a Severin Blu-ray review. Some say it's pristine and a huge improvement, others say it's riddled with compression artifacts (thank goodness I'm naive enough not to know what crappy compression/encoding looks like) and declare they're sticking with an older copy. Those nutcases at Blu-ray.com are no help either. I swear some people just have it in for certain labels.
     
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    The Changeling Blu-ray from Severin has a release date of August 7th. Shown right in this trailer:

     
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    Special Features and Technical Specs:
    • BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
    • Audio Commentary With Director Peter Medak and Producer Joel B. Michaels Moderated By Severin Films' David Gregory
    • The House On Cheesman Park: The Haunting True Story Of The Changeling
    • The Music Of The Changeling: Interview With Music Arranger Kenneth Wannberg
    • Building The House Of Horror: Interview With Art Director Reuben Freed
    • The Psychotronic Tourist: The Changeling
    • Master of Horror Mick Garris On The Changeling
    • Poster & Still Gallery
    • Trailer
    • TV Spot
     
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    ^ Ordered the bundle. Didn't want to miss it as the Changeling is a personal favourite. Thanks so much for the heads up!!!
     
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    Let's just hope Severin gets a better encoder for such a high profile release. Whoever has encoded most of their recent Blu-rays has done a terrible job. Macroblocking and artifacting galore.
     
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    Oh no! Really? Didn't know that. Haven't bough anything of theirs in a while. I thought reviews for Zombie 3 were good though. Perhaps an exception?
     
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    Preordered the regular version from Severin. Can't wait to replace my shitty Japanese blu-ray.
     

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