Tobe Hoopers's - The Funhouse (Arrow Video)

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  1. Marv

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    Arrow Video: The Funhouse

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    Released: 18 Jul 2011
    Starring: Elizabeth Berridge, Miles Chapin, Shawn Carson
    Directed by: Tobe Hooper
    Rating: 15


    Overview: Something is alive in The Funhouse!

    The carnival is a place for fun and laughter, but not for Amy and her friends. When their childish dare to stay all night in the spooky funhouse backfires, it leaves a trail of dismembered teenagers a mile long in Tobe Hooper’s classic video nasty era slasher.

    Will anyone escape the clutches of the stumbling madman that stalks to sideshow? Is there no end to the carnival barkers chilling sadism? The only way to find out is ascend into the funhouse, where the games have no rules and the only prize on offer is a grisly demise.

    Join us in The Funhouse. So much fun that you’ll never leave...Alive!

    THIS BLU-RAY EDITION CONTAINS:
    - Brand new transfer of the film in glorious High Definition (1080p)
    - 4 panel reversible sleeve options with original and newly commissioned artwork
    - Double-sided fold-out artwork poster
    - Collector’s booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by critic and author Kim Newman.
    SPECIAL FEATURES:
    - Audio commentary with The Funhouse S/FX wizard Craig Reardon and Jeffrey Reddick (creator of The Final Destination series)
    - Audio commentary with producer Derek Power and genre scholar Howard S. Berger
    - Audio commentary with Justin Kerswell, author of ‘Teenage Wasteland’ and host of the slasher cinema website Hysteria Lives, and author Calum Waddell
    - Stuck in the Funhouse with director Tobe Hooper
    - Carnage at the Carnival: Tobe Hooper Remembers ‘The Funhouse’
    - Miles of Mayhem: Acting in Tobe’s Funhouse with star Miles Chapin
    - A Trilogy of Terror: The Make-up Madness of Craig Reardon, the S/FX wizard recollects his collaborations with Tobe Hooper; ‘Eaten Alive’, ‘Poltergeist’ and ‘The Funhouse’
    - Master Class of Horror: Mick Garris, the director of Sleepwalkers and The Shining reflects on the crimson-covered career of his longtime colleague Tobe Hooper
    - Live Q&A with Tobe Hooper from San Francisco
    - Never before seen behind the scenes photographs from the collection of Craig Reardon

    Blu-ray only
    English subtitles for the hard of hearing
    Running time 95 mins
    Region ABC
    RRP £27.99

    Release date 18th July 2011


    I'll be getting it, cant wait to hear the first two commentarys.
     
  2. KillerCannabis

    KillerCannabis Slow, Deep & Hard

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    Looks solid, but I hope they put as much effort into getting the transfer right as they do everything else.
     
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    it's funny all that extras and no t.v. spot or trailer????
     
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    pretty sure this is on Netflix streaming right now, also.
     
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    Oh MY God,,,,,,,,,,, i hate these kinda reviews, where the reviewer talks only about the movie. who cares. we all know what the movies about. They should talk about the picture quality of the blu ray or the sound or the extras.. You wont find that here..
     
  7. Kolpitz

    Kolpitz Purely and Simply Evil

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    Click on the "Blu-ray Review" tab at the top or bottom.
     
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    oh ok. seems to be a good transfer. I wonder if this blu ray will play in my player or do you need a region code free player??
     
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    I preordered it from DiabolikDvd,can't wait to have it!But the reviewer said that the movie will play fine but the featurettes won't play in a Us Playstation...that's pretty sad news:cry:
     
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    Must be region free, but the features are in PAL.

    Same thing with my Black Sheep BD. The movie plays fine, but try and play any feature just pauses a second and goes right back to the menu, almost just like when I dub a dvd and leave stuff off, then try to play whatever was left off. I don't have a Playstation but imagine it's the same from a standard player.

    Features should play fine on your computer, assuming no region coding. Of course it's easy to get around region coding if you have to.
     
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    Just finished watching this, Fooking fantastic. Probably Arrows best release to date AV wise. Transfer is excellent as is the sound. Extras are interesting too. Gunther rules :banana:
     
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    I'd like to pick this up but I'm still hoping a north american version finds it's way here.
     
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    Are the video extras playable on US Blu-ray players? That's the only thing holding me back from a purchase.
     
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    Not sure about the extras but the case states regions ABC, Worth the purchase for the Film alone though as Universal probably wont pony up for any extras anyway. Great package from Arrow, Booklet, Poster and choice of 4 covers.
     
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    Now you have me salivating! :evil: Mine shipped earlier today from Amazon UK, so hopefully it won't take too long to arrive.
     
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    This title would never have seen the same care and attention from anyone other than Arrow here in the UK or perhaps anywhere else, Glad they had the UK distribution rights and kudos to them for putting together a bloody great package.
     
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    So does anyone know if the special features are PAL or will they also play on R1 players like my ps3? Id love to pick this up but probably only if I can actually view the special features also.
     
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    My copy has shipped from amazon uk, so should have it within the next couple of days :)
     
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    I'm dying to know this as well. But I've seen a couple reviews saying they are region locked (and other reviews like DreadCentral saying they are region free).
     

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