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Discussion in 'High Definition' started by zbinks, Aug 1, 2018.
Fantastic news! The Legend of Boggy Creek has long deserved a restoration. So glad it's finally happening. I've had the same atrocious quality public domain DVD for what seems like forever.
Very excited for this one!
This is the extremely rare release where I won't care about the price--AT ALL. The Legend of Boggy Creek is right up with James Bond, Kolchak, Batman, and Sherlock Holmes. All of them are pure distilled childhood magic for me. For 90 minutes or so, this disc will make me a little kid again.
As we've discussed in a different thread, it'll be interesting to see if this flick retains its eeriness in a pristine presentation. I think it's very possible that the low-fi, murky prints add some ambience that make all the hokum seem more authentic. Regardless, this is an easy pre-order for me.
Short clip of the (80% complete) restored, 4K, Blu-ray...'Legend of Boggy Creek'...from grayscale to living color! No more bootleg! <3#TheLegendofBoggyCreek#CharlesBPierce
Damn, that is looking good!
I watched the Joe Bob Briggs screening of the film in September, this looks like a great upgrade !
This movie really speaks to the kid in me who loved reading about prehistoric animals, lost worlds, the abominable snowman, and the Loch Ness monster. For some reason, the folksy ballads always put me in a good mood. Can't wait to watch it on Blu.
***BOGGY CREEK UPDATE***
Just received confirmation that the new restoration of Charles B. Pierce’s “The Legend of Boggy Creek” (1972) will be released on 4K UHD AND standard Blu-ray! Pre-order for both the standard Blu-ray and UHD will be up this coming week!
MORE INFO TBA
I'm going to skip the part where I pretend to care what this release is going to cost. I'm all over this.
I do think my fears are going to be realized, though. In the trailer scene where the monster grabs the guy, it's brighter than ever before--which means you can see the unbelievably cheesy and unconvincing gorilla mask (including the actor's white skin through the eye holes). I'm going to enjoy the hell out of this in a nostalgic way, but I think that the low-fi 70s scary vibe that always accompanied some of the reenactments is going to be dissipated by the clarity of the new presentation.
I'm looking forward to this. all the vids on Youtube are all but gone (a few were even in widescreen!) so I can't wait to see something official!