An American Werewolf in London

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  1. Kim Bruun

    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    My point exactly - don't trust the shifty, subliminal witch! :p
     
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    I do get the frustration over the fact that they didn't add any new features to this new disc, but the features that are there are fantastic. A 3/5 for special features is harsh I think. And 3.5/5 for the actual film? You're kidding. This is one of the most well respected horror films of the 80s. I'd say it's a solid 4.5/5.

    ~Matt
     
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    3.5 for the movie, never in a million years, 4.5 at the very least!
     
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    Still doesn't warrant a double dip in my estimation. But if it turns out the movie looks better, I may pick one up. I just can't simply go by Bluray.com - who recently have been slipping in their reviews imo. Plus the fact that they no longer review Scream Factory titles irks me somewhat.
     
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    What? They just reviewed The Thing last week.

    ~Matt
     
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    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    A 3.5 film score doesn't really surprise me, given the reviewer. Martin Liebman never struck me as being particularly pro-horror, but I think the film and extras scores were carried over from Casey Broadwater's review of the original release. The only two horror feature films rated above 4 / 5 by Casey Broadwater were Nosferatu (1922) and Santa Sangre at 4.5/5 each.
     
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    Crikey! They did didn't they! I know for a while they didn't review any SF! releases. Apparently they had a falling out.
     
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    Okay, so I grabbed the new Blu-ray ($5 at Best Buy, needed to use a rewards coupon) and it looks far better in motion than the static screenshots online would suggest.

    Yes, there is some DNR, but I can also see distinct film grain a lot of the time. The DNR applied is far less than, for instance, Code Red's recent Mutant Blu-ray where DNR was turned up to the absolute max. You don't really start watching this new Blu-ray and constantly think of "DNR" in the back of your mind.

    I can see where some of the "good" comments and reviews are coming from. It's not really the trainwreck judged on the static screenshots alone. Of course it's far from perfect either, but it's probably about the best we'll get for a long time to come.
     
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    Might pick it up in the near future, during a sale.
    I took a look at my old disc, and it sure has plenty of problems as well, the contrast boosting and edge enhancement is pretty rough at times.
     
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    What the hell?! Those screenshots show filmgrain, even in the darker shots, which an earlier review didn't o_O
    The grain is a bit soft, so I suspect a small amount of DNR might have been added, but small enough, to not eliminate it.

    I was pretty negative in the beginning, but at $12, I'm gonna bite, and I'll let you know what I think, when it arrives.

    Dammit, the witch got to me :D
     
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    Yeah, I could definitely detect distinct grain at times when I watched the new Blu-ray. The DNR really is not as excessive as was feared.
     
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