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Discussion in 'High Definition' started by zbinks, Sep 13, 2016.
I think this is what I want to see most. Dude was coked out of his gourd when he made this.
A Blu-ray.com forum member has informed that 4 titles on the Vidmark Roku channel with a Vestron label:
Placing bets now for potential 2019 releases.
Also proof Anchor Bay/Lionsgate still own Ilsa, She Wolf of the S.S.
Michael Felsher would probably know for sure, but I think Lionsgate has Ilsa through their Cinépix Film Properties back catalog, not through the Starz/Anchor Bay acquisition.
If they're going to be delving into Cinépix films, hopefully, they can get around to The House by the Lake (Death Weekend).
Before anybody gets too excited, I just downloaded the Vidmark channel to my Roku and there are dozens of unreleased titles labeled with Vestron branding. So many, that I think Lionsgate is simply lumping older back catalog titles under the Vestron label and not considering whether or not these will be future Blu-Ray releases, some of which Lionsgate doesn't even hold home video rights to.
Edit: Some of these are clearly SD sources, too. Neon City is definitely a tape master, for example.
Night School has artwork for the 1981 horror film by that title (owned by Warner as part of the Lorimar back catalog), but it's actually the 1987 Jackie Kong comedy, and it's sourced from an old Artisan tape master.
I don't want to read too much into that but maybe Lionsgate is preparing an onslaught of titles for next year to compensate for the lack of product. Otherwise someone is playing a cruel joke on us
Deep Discount is having a Lionsgate BOGO sale ... ends 10/10
Here's your chance to pickup some select Vestron Titles for $16 and under.
Local store got my copy in for 10/23 of Maximum Overdrive seen it today.
Bestbuy stores will also be carrying Maximum overdrive in store Tuesday!
To my utter shock in the new release end cap at Walmart sits Maximum overdrive for 24.96!
The Studiocanal intro showed up on this disc - this pretty much confirms that SC titles are game for this line. This is potentially the most exciting development for horror titles on Blu-ray. For me, anyway
Blu-ray.com reviews Maximum Overdrive: https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Maximum-Overdrive-Blu-ray/79558/#Review
Rock Shock Pop reviews Maximum Overdrive: http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/...rive-(Lionsgate-Vestron-Video)-Blu-ray-Review
From Vestron's Facebook:
Sorry there has been nothing to announce. I spoke with someone there today and Lionsgate has just been very busy with their Q4 / Black Friday / Holiday sales, releases and promotions. I'm told there will be more announcements soon. Hang in there."
I spotted a copy at Best Buy (Jeez, what a shithole store) - for $34.99! Seriously, who's gonna pay that much? Are they insane?
It's great that lionsgate have chosen to release these titles, but the presentation on most has been disappointing, Based on the titles I've seen.
Chopping mall - great start, strong release, great picture.
Waxwork - nice extra's but picture was poor, looked like an upscale, I sold my copy and brought the German release, now that's how the lionsgate release should have looked great picture, not as many extras but the one to get for movie presentation.
Wishmaster, in the UK only the first has been released by lionsgate, I picked thus up this weekend and just watched it.
Again a pretty poor presentation, Remastered my arse, this looked again like an upscale, if it is a HD print, it's an old one, great movie, but very disappointing presentation.
I certainly will look twice before purchasing any more from there range, I will be looking at reviews and cap a holic before dropping cash, I never expected arrow type presentations, but for the premium price, I expect better.
I think the popular opinion is that the Nameless release of Waxwork blows away the Vestron release, but I'm not sure if that's actually the case. In the caps-a-holic comparisons, I'm seeing blown out highlights (1, 2), crushed blacks (1, 2, 3, 4), and lots of sharpening artifacts (1, 2, 3, 4). The Vestron release could definitely use a better master or a better encode (many of their releases could), but I think the Nameless release may actually be introducing more problems than it corrects.
I generally tend to avoid German releases unless it's from a reputable label with a good overall record, like Camera Obscura. There are a lot of bootleggers in that part of the world and I suspect that many of those mediabook guys don't even have the authorization to release some of those movies. I have some but it's the packaging I buy them for.
The WARLOCK set is just $15.99 on Amazon right now.
AND USE THE LINK AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE, PLEASE
The Waxwork set is $17.99 on Amazon.