AMERICAN NIGHTMARE (1983) and DEATH SHIP (1980) from Scorpion 11/6

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  1. Chomp

    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    I watched the Death Ship BD over this past weekend…solid job indeed, especially for such a small and niche label like Scorpion. I was surprised by the level of detail in the transfer. And the colors in the opening costume party scene are pretty eye-catching. Death Ship is also such an eerie slow-burn masterpiece.

    Great release all around…looking forward to future HD releases from Scorpion and Code Red.
     
  2. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    I've always liked the film.

    I wouldn't call it that "nasty" in comparison to today's films. For the time some of the scenes might have been a bit shocking I guess, but even for the 80's I really wouldn't consider it that extreme. I certainly know of many more films that have rape plot angles and are far more disturbing.
     
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    does death ship have any nudity in it???
     
  4. The Tall Man

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    Very minimal. There is one shower scene that go's for a few minutes, apart from that zilch.
     
  5. Chomp

    Chomp Rudest Motherfucker on HD

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    Yeah but that shower scene is awesome. You get boobs and 80's style snatch....all covered in blood!
     
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    I think I need to re-visit Death Ship as I was just too young to appreciate it first time around.
     
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    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    I wrote about it briefly here, which does address that the depictions of rape in the film are extremely nasty and violent... but it is, in my opinion, a brilliant and chilling horror film.

     
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    Thanks, I never enjoyed the I Spit On Your Grave, Demented or Last House films but the supernatural element here has got me intrigued.
    I may have to check this out.
     
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    Watching DeathShip now on Blu, and I must say the video quality is amazing - impressive transfer!
     
  10. bruce h

    bruce h Editor - CINEMA ARCANA

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    They are probably re-wrapping them, but still a good deal nonetheless!
     
  14. Kim Bruun

    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    Tower of Evil and The Unseen look pretty cracking as well - I hope these Blu-ray releases will be a financial success for Scorpion, cause I'm very happy with their releases!
     
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    I picked up Death Ship (never seen) along with The Prowler (never seen) and Elvira's Giant Monsters (never seen) to get free shipping.

    I also picked up AHS: Asylum at BB along with the 1978 version of Body Snatchers since it was only $7.99 and came with a $7.50 off coupon for the Carrie remake.
     
  16. CPT HOOK

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    I nabbed one, but it's attached to a pre-order of Cat People for the free shipping. So it's not scheduled to arrive until January.

    I'm fine with that though, especially for $5. If I needed it right away, I would have bought it back when it was first released.

    Looks like there's only 4 left. Better act fast!
     
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    Damn, I'd love to get Death Ship but they won't ship to Canada. Anyone want to pick me up an extra copy? I'll pay for the post and a little extra for your time too.
     
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    Mine arrived today, and even though it was listed as "Used", it did in fact arrive brand new! Security label across the top and everything. Hell of a deal for $5! :banana:
     
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    I really wanted to like this but it just bored me. I wouldn't say it's a bad movie so don't get me wrong.
     

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