Image Entertainment Re-Releasing DVD & Blu-Rays (Lake Shore Deal)

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  1. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

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    So do most pawn shops with the first Columbia dvds, although it did take a while to track down a copy.;) Sheena was/probably is the hardest to find with WS.

    Does Image handle catalog titles like EB, i.e. no extras or menus, movie only blu-rays? I might have to go get the AB Heathers Blu if so.

    The only Image BD I've seen in action is Stuck, which wasn't a bad presentation for a not-very-cared-about flick, along with a few extras and decent transfer. Of course I'm sure Stuck is their title, so they would bother to put an extra feature or 2 on it. I'm hoping this isn't like their old Universal dvd deal, where we'd be lucky to get a trailer along with the flick, but feel it will be.

    Edit: Didn't see page 2 before posting, so tropical marsh already said most of what I did, but my question stands about those catalog BD's.
     
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  2. bigdaddyhorse

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    No one hyped for Apt Pupil of Johnny Mnemonic? I could care less about Johnny too, but Apt Pupil is awesome and the dvd is in need of an upgrade if I recall. The Image site even says it will have the making of from the dvd!
     
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    I'd love a Vamp upgrade, too. As long as they track down additional footage. When this was shown on my local FOX affiliate back in the late 80s (probably part of some syndicated movie "debut", similar to the old Universal Pictures Debut Network, though this was New World, I know), there was additional footage shown in place of segments that had to be cut for television.

    There wasn't a great deal of footage, but there were additional scenes around the near-elevator-death/escape scene. A sequence where Chris Makepeace spends more time contemplating taking the stairs and another where he enters a room through the window and is nearly assaulted by an elderly couple who are trying to ward him off, as if he is a vampire.

    Sorry, I love Vamp, and as a kid I had recorded it during one of these broadcasts and will never forget those additional scenes. Though they may actually not add much, if I saw them today, it would still be nice to have them at least as deleted scenes.

    I doubt I still have the old VHS with the broadcast recording on it.

    Now that I'm thinking about it, there may have been a few additional street or sewer scenes, as well.
     
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    Don't apologize, Vamp is a great flick! I'd love to see the additional footage.
     
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    The UK Blu-ray of Vamp is quite a nice package. The disc is region-free, so it'll play anywhere.

    It's packed as far as bonus features are concerned. No new deleted scenes though.
     
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    Eh, y'all quit yer bitchin'... Better in the hands of Image than Echo Bridge. ;)
    And Dreamscape is not a disaster... yes, its 1080i (I've discussed before why this isn't a big deal) & yes, the print is smattered with damage- such was the condition of the source material & clearly there was no budget for restoration of the film elements. The release is disappointing, but far from a "disaster."
     
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    I doubt Image will contribute any new extra features, but I'm hoping they will carry over the ones from the Anchor Bay discs. If they don't, I already own the DVDs, so I will settle for a quality transfer.

    Has anyone viewed Image's Jawbreaker blu-ray? How's the quality? I'm also curious about Apt Pupil.
     
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    Image did an INCREDIBLE job on "Assault on Precinct 13" on BD.
    The PQ is superb and much better than I had ever hoped for. Looks like if it was shot yesterday. Lots of fine-details and with wonderful colors. And no DNR :)

    And then we have the Twilight Zone season sets on BD that also looks perfect, razor sharp with all the filmgrain intact.

    So not everything they release is mediocre, far from it.
     
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    Dead Heat will be mine. The more zombie flicks in HD the better.
     
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    Wow Dead Heat on BD. I never thought that would happen.
     
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    They seem to do a good job with titles that they've had the rights to for awhile. But, the acquisition of the Studio Canal titles saw them taking a nosedive in BD quality (no remastering, PAL sourced transfers, massive amounts of dirt and scratches). I just hope the same isn't true for the Sony and Anchor Bay acquisitions.
     
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    Amazon has the coverart posted for the Hellbound: Hellraiser II Blu-ray

    It looks pretty much like the recycled artwork from Anchor Bay's 20th Anniversary Edition DVD...albeit now with the "Midnight Madness Series" banner.
     
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    Whatever works, I'm just happy that they're releasing it.
     
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    Jawbreaker looks outstanding, like a brand new film, not one from 1999. I figured it would look good in HD because of the bold, bright colors saturated throughout. Visually, it's gorgeous. It's 1.85:1 1080p. Unfortunately, the director's commentary track from the DVD was not retained. Just picked up Blue Crush (2002) on BD today. That's another film that should look gorgeous in HD.
     
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    Funny you mention that. I have Jawbreaker and Beyond the Darkness on blu coming from amazon. I'm excited to see all those colors pop in HD. I'm a big fan of Jawbreaker (saw it twice in the theater even). Columbia has done a great job of getting their smaller catalog titles out there in HD. It gives me hope (and I'm sure im the only one), that someday Spice World will get an HD upgrade.
    How does Blue Crush look? Worth the upgreade?
     
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    ^ I am curious about Blue Crush on blu-ray myself. I caught it on Starz HD not too long ago, and it didn't look too great. The image seemed dark, and it didn't have that HD pop. I hope they used a better source for the blu-ray.
     
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    I kind of hope they re-release the Angel Collection. That's one I've always been pissed I didn't buy the first time around.

    Does anyone know if this deal includes Escape 2000? I want to pick up the Anchor Bay DVD while it's on sale at DeepDiscount, but I might hold off if there is a possible blu-ray release in the near future?
     
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    I never expect to see those films again. Sucks as I had that set, watched it and thought I wouldn't ever want to see them again, sold it for a fraction of todays prices, and now want to try the films again.:(
    I am next up if anyone is silly enough to post a set on swapadvd though. :banana:Started at 3, so either 2 people posted them, or 2 people gave up waiting. I don't mind waiting, and it's had the #1 slot for like 3 years.

    Hey, I got a copy of Caged Heat from there, so anything is possible!
     
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    Pretty amazing what the Angel set goes for now. I grabbed my set new back when it was in print and spent around $23.

    Some stuff goes OOP and gets rare really fast though. I remember Hastings having a ton of the Six Pack DVD's not too long ago, now it's quite rare.
     

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