Upcoming Shout Factory releases

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  1. Matt89

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    There's screenshots just posted on caps-a-holic of Shout's Terror Train disc compared to the R1 DVD. Of course there are people bitching about it but is it strange for me to say I don't really understand what they're talking about? Some guy posted a link (zoomed in 200%, talking about 'macroblocking') when I said the transfer didn't look as bad as people were making it out to be. And I think his response kind of proved my point. Dude you zoomed that shit TWO HUNDRED PERCENT. Nobody is going to notice that shit when you're sitting at home watching the movie on your TV. It's leaps and bounds better than the DVD. But of course it's never good enough. I seriously hate horror fans sometimes. They're just whiny cunts most of the time.

    http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_verg...disc1=5806&disc2=5807&hd_multiID=2363#auswahl

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    I was around that age when I joined here :D
     
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    Totally agree. I'm over the bashing of modern films too. Just because it was filmed within the last few years doesn't make a film bad by default. It's fucking stupid.
     
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    I watched this a few weeks ago and it looked great on my big screen tv.
    People need to quit all the stupid bitching and just sit back and enjoy watching these classics.:rolleyes:
     
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    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    While I personally consider the 70's through early 80's to be the golden age of horror, there are certainly excellent contemporary horror movies. The Babadook is a masterpiece in terms of not only scare factor but also subtext, for instance.

    That said, the cinemantic language of the horror B-movie today is one I fail to connect with. I simply cannot find a contemporary equivalent of Neon Maniacs or The Manitou. Today, the market is flooded with such efforts as Sharknado vs Piranhaconda, and those just don't have the charm of their retro counterparts.
     
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    I agree with this strongly. I realize now that some of the apathy I feel towards modern genre films simply stems from being older and not feeling that 'magic' I once did about film or music for that matter.
    I'll catch Hell for this, but if I were 18 now instead of 42 I'd probably hold 'The Babadook' in the same high esteem I once did Nightmare on Elm St. and 'It Follows' as I once did Cronenberg's early efforts.
    I also loved Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil and Exists. Certainly better and more inventive than most of the derivative eighties slasher films that I once watched ad infinitum and heralded as awesome as a teen.
    With age my perspective has changed, but this does not negate the fact that many a fine genre film has come down the pike in the past decade.
     
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    Oh I can't be doing with all the 'macro blocking' freaks - they're starting to do my head in. Blu-ray.com are getting on my tits too. :D

    I prefer to use Sunblock 5000 personally...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCTSCAQzY9k

    Too much bloody moaning if you ask me. (and now I'm moaning about moaners :( )
     
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    Well, it depends. If one use a very big screen and a projector with a lot of light, even small problems can be very visible.
     
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    So I guess it's safe to assume they'll be using the same transfer that Universal gave to Arrow. I actually liked this movie, I'm interested in seeing what Shout will do with it.

    ~Matt
     
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    That would be a safe assumption, though a new transfer is probably warranted. Judging by the various screen comparisons at http://caps-a-holic.com it looks like all of the various Blu-Ray releases stem from the same master as Universal's 2003 DVD release. It's not an upscale as some of the commenters have claimed, but the film could probably look quite a bit better than it currently does.
     
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    man, i just bought the arrow release a week ago!

    i don't know which to hope for more - that it's identical, meaning I don't have any urge to upgrade, or that it's completely different, meaning I can enjoy having both...

    i guess i should just watch the movie again, for the first time in a long time, and decide if i really even like it very much. this is around the time Craven started to really slide...

    edit: i must say, i like the Scream custom artwork more than I do the Arrow custom artwork....
     
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    Serial Mom is with Universal....

    There's your next release SF.
     
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    That would be great. We need more John Waters on blu.
     
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    God, yes! :evil:
     
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    Serial Mom is on blu in Germany. A very attractive transfer.
     
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    UK, too. No extras though.

    The Waters commentary that was on the DVD is a must.
     
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