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Old 06-10-2014, 06:48 PM   #1
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9/2/14: Firestarter, People Under the Stairs, White Noise, The Watcher and The Return

The following titles are listed on Amazon for a September 2, 2014 release date:

Firestarter: http://www.amazon.com/Firestarter-Bl...um%2Findex.php

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  • Digital Copy of Firestarter (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
The People Under the Stairs: http://www.amazon.com/People-Stairs-...um%2Findex.php

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  • Digital Copy of The People Under the Stairs (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
White Noise: http://www.amazon.com/White-Noise-Bl...um%2Findex.php

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  • Digital Copy of White Noise (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Making Contact: E.V.P. Experts
  • Recording the Afterlife at Home
  • Hearing is Believing: Actual E.V.P. Sessions
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Feature Commentary with Director Geoffrey Sax and Michael Keaton
The Watcher: http://www.amazon.com/Watcher-Blu-ra...um%2Findex.php

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  • Digital Copy of The Watcher (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Return: http://www.amazon.com/Return-Blu-ray...um%2Findex.php

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  • Digital Copy of The Return (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
  • Making of The Return
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:02 PM   #2
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Dated masters, DNR and no special features. THANKS UNIVERSAL.

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Old 06-10-2014, 08:11 PM   #3
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Dated masters, DNR and no special features. THANKS UNIVERSAL.

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where did you get that info from?

I've been waiting a long time for Firestarter
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:16 PM   #4
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I got that info from almost every universal catalogue release thus far. They're notorious for using dated masters and transfers ridden with DNR.

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Old 06-10-2014, 08:19 PM   #5
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Dated masters, DNR and no special features. THANKS UNIVERSAL.

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Old 06-10-2014, 08:19 PM   #6
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I got that info from almost every universal catalogue release thus far. They're notorious for using dated masters and transfers ridden with DNR.

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haha cheers for the heads up - I'll await the review (not had a universal release in a long while!).
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:17 PM   #7
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Too bad Scream Factory wasn't able to pick up Firestarter or People Under ...
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:34 PM   #8
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The People Under the Stairs, White Noise and The Return have all been released on Blu-Ray internationally, so it's not exactly a secret what kind of transfer the US Universal releases will have.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:42 PM   #9
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White Noise was one of the only times I fell asleep in a movie theater. Not being dramatic or exaggerating either, I literally fell asleep. All I remember about it is that I think there was a car accident at some point in the film, and the sound woke me up.

Seed Of Chucky is the only other film I fell asleep during, which was coincidentally released around the same time if I recall.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:47 PM   #10
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I got that info from almost every universal catalogue release thus far. They're notorious for using dated masters and transfers ridden with DNR.

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Agreed, and Universal hardly cares about striking new transfers for most of the major titles in their back catalog.

These will all almost certainly be (albeit I'd wish to be proven wrong here) sourced from dated masters. It'll just depend on how old the transfers are; and how much DNR, edge enhancement and other crap they'll apply to attempt to make these look passable in HD.

White Noise deserves a crappy transfer...it's just a crappy film. The sequel was amazingly better in comparison.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:55 PM   #11
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Too bad Scream Factory wasn't able to pick up Firestarter or People Under ...
Why They would just use whatever transfers Universal gave them. Now if Synapse got them then I would be happy
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:05 PM   #12
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I own the German Blu-ray of White Noise and it looks quite stunning at times. Too bad they didn't include part 2 as a Double Feature.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:32 PM   #13
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Who are we kidding though? Universal is the worst studio by far when it comes to releasing films on blu-ray. They didn't even care about giving fucking HITCHCOCK films any better treatment. Watch The Birds and tell me Universal doesn't suck.

And UV and digital copies are not special features. What a joke.

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Old 06-10-2014, 11:05 PM   #14
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Why They would just use whatever transfers Universal gave them. Now if Synapse got them then I would be happy
Synapse is definitely better but these felt like Scream titles to me.
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:11 AM   #15
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no intrest in any of these movies.. Firestarter was ok in it's day. but now just dated.
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