The House by the Cemetery

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  1. KR~!

    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    Blue Underground has announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of The House by the Cemetery on 9/27 (SRP $19.98 and $29.98). Extras will include the Meet the Boyles featurette, tons of interviews with the cast and crew members, a deleted scene, the theatrical trailers, a TV spot and galleries of poster art and still photos.

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    Nice!
     
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    One of Fulci's best.Timeless classic.

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    Wez4555 Happy Trees Motherfucker!

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    I will for sure be getting this!
     
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    A bit underrated I think,that film has some images that really stuck with me.
     
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    Just checked the specs. Only a mono soundtrack?
     
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    Not everything must be needlessly upconverted to a multi-channel soundtrack just so that it takes up more space on the disc. As long as it is a quality lossless track, I will gladly take it and, if I want a more aggressive soundstage, I'll let my receiver spread it amongst the channels.
     
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    Just thought it were odd as the Anchor Bay DVD had a nice 2.0 stereo track and would have thought BU would have used the same elements for the Blu. I agree. Not every Blu needs multi-channel and indeed BU have gone overboad in the past with the inclusion of these(Toolbox Murders in 7.1 springs to mind).
     
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    I watch Blue Underground's 4k disc of this last night and was pretty impressed with the picture. Whilst it didn't totally blow me away it's definitely the best the film has ever looked.

    The movie itself I'm not too sure about. For one I think it's massively let down by it's score which isn't memorable in the slightest. Towards the last half of the film it felt like things had slowed down and I kept thinking how a better score over some of the scenes would have helped keep the pace up. It's not even that long a movie at about an hour and 26 minutes. Also, for a film called House by the Cemetery, the cemetery itself is criminally underused.
     
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    Currently airing on The Movie Channel, by the way. In fact, last Saturday's "Splatterday" double feature was The House By the Cemetery and Zombie.
     
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    Zombie was the other 4k I got my hands on lol. Haven't spun the disc yet.
     
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    I have Zombie and House by the Cemetery in 4k on their way to me next week - so looking forward to checking them out
     
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    I chucked Zombie on yesterday. I've never seen the newer BU prints, so last time I viewed this was Arrow's much brighter blu. So there were some scenes that had me wondering if the image should have been a little brighter. That aside I was pretty blown away by some of the details I was seeing. Both House and Zombie still have this gritty look to them but I doubt they can look much better than this. With Zombie I could see wind ripples in the water that I don't think I've ever noticed and everything just looks impressively detailed compared to previous releases that often had that Italian fuzz to the print. May try and get my hands on New York Ripper soon.

    Also, House by the Cemetery came with a slip but Zombie did not. The slips look pretty basic so no big loss.
     
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    I think when it comes to Zombi 2's water scenes in HD. People are looking for things other than wind ripples in the water. That's a wild scene though. I don't think many directors could get away with something like that today.
     
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    Lol, that particular scene was quite fantastic if I don't say so myself. Quite glorious in 4k :cool:
    I think the wind ripples I was talking about were during the beginning with the boat in the New York harbour though. I don't remember ever being able to make those out like I can here. Only blu I've ever owned of this was Arrow's though.
     
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    Yeah, I don’t understand the point of having slipcases, when it’s the exact same artwork, as the inlay.
     
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    It's alright when they're quality and have a nice finish with foil, or shiny areas etc. But yeah, otherwise they're pretty damn pointless and I'm at the stage now where I just start taking them off certain releases so they look more consistent on the shelf. These BU ones aren't special.
     
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