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Casimir Radon
Aug 1, 2008




I will reevaluate buying some VinSyn stuff when I can buy Dead Heat on its own. I like the releases I have from them but I donít really need a bunch of physical copies of weird porn and Z-Grade horror.

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PinkoBastard
Oct 2, 2010


Casimir Radon posted:

I will reevaluate buying some VinSyn stuff when I can buy Dead Heat on its own. I like the releases I have from them but I donít really need a bunch of physical copies of weird porn and Z-Grade horror.

Yeah even as a big fan of that kind of stuff the subscription is a little risky, since I only collect things I want to watch it just makes more sense to buy what I want during the mid year and Black Friday sales

Iron Crowned
May 6, 2003


Casimir Radon posted:

I will reevaluate buying some VinSyn stuff when I can buy Dead Heat on its own. I like the releases I have from them but I don’t really need a bunch of physical copies of weird porn and Z-Grade horror.

The weird porn is no longer included in the sub, but they give you a discount code on them.

SneakySneaks
Feb 11, 2006


PinkoBastard posted:

Yeah even as a big fan of that kind of stuff the subscription is a little risky, since I only collect things I want to watch it just makes more sense to buy what I want during the mid year and Black Friday sales

I'm in the same boat as you. I subscribed for the half-way and do not regret it, but there are still quite a few films I haven't watched yet, and likely never will. I might do the same next year, buying what interests me before the mid-way sale (Homegrown Horrors part 2, Chiller, Dead Heat).

Arrow has been my recent addiction with their sale and the Barnes and Nobel.

King Vidiot
Feb 17, 2007

The video arcade made me what I am today!



If you buy all your VinSyn or Severin blus on sale, you can resell them later for basically what you paid for them and they'll sell. Chances are they might also go out of print and be worth even more than what you paid.

I mean, I'm not going to buy one of their subs because I can't really afford to spend that kind of money all at once that often (even in four Paypal payments), but it's not a total waste of money since you can get money back for sealed copies of whatever you don't want.

Iron Crowned
May 6, 2003


I'm locked in for another year :getin:

I'll be honest, I really do wish VinSyn offered a first half of the year option, because $850 is a major chunk of change.

This Is the Zodiac
Feb 4, 2003


Look up here, man
I'm in danger


I would probably buy a subscription package to just the weird porn if they decided to offer such a thing.

edit: Speaking of weird porn, anyone have the first VinSyn ďSmut Without SmutĒ release (Things to Come / The Dirty Dolls) and can tell me if itís worth getting? It was a very limited release and rarely gets below $60 on eBay.

This Is the Zodiac fucked around with this message at 00:41 on Nov 29, 2021

wyoming
Jun 7, 2010

Like a television
tuned to a dead channel.


Going back a bit, but pretty sure Dolemite was my first VS, off the top my head Santa Sangre is the only Severin I own...

Anyway ended up adding Alley Cat to my Flesh For Frankenstein preorder :sickos:

Also ordered Psychomania from Arrow, just love those skull and crossbone helmets.
This was my lock screen for years:

Iron Crowned
May 6, 2003


This Is the Zodiac posted:

I would probably buy a subscription package to just the weird porn if they decided to offer such a thing.

edit: Speaking of weird porn, anyone have the first VinSyn “Smut Without Smut” release (Things to Come / The Dirty Dolls) and can tell me if it’s worth getting? It was a very limited release and rarely gets below $60 on eBay.

I probably wouldn't pay $60 for it TBH, but it's a nice oddity to have around.

I haven't gotten around to watching The Dirty Dolls, but Things to Come was a passable low budget 70's sci-fi movie. I didn't watch it "without smut" but those sequences would be easily excised because it was like someone watching S&M on TV.

Kingtheninja
Jul 29, 2004

"You're the best looking guy here."


More deals on amazon today. Looks like the indy 4k is 44 bucks, that might be the lowest yet.

Basebf555
Feb 29, 2008

The greatest sensual pleasure there is is to know the desires of another!



Fun Shoe

$72 for the Harry Potter set is also probably the lowest you'll see that one, although from what I've read those UHDs are nice but not major upgrades. Also Back to the Future set for $29.99(I feel like that's a lesser discount though because I think I've seen it for like $40 before).

Boywhiz88
Sep 11, 2005

floating 26" off da ground. BURR!


Star Trek Motion Picture UHD set is also super chat.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


The Jurassic World 5 movie collection UHD set is $29.99 on Amazon, so I ordered it even though I only really want the first movie. I don't think they sell the movies separately.

Basebf555
Feb 29, 2008

The greatest sensual pleasure there is is to know the desires of another!



Fun Shoe

The Lost World is actually the standout on that set, but yea I don't think they sell it individually. Not that Jurassic Park looks bad but The Lost World looks way way better than it's ever looked in previous releases.

Boywhiz88
Sep 11, 2005

floating 26" off da ground. BURR!


The MIB set is like that for me and those fuckers know it. The only one worth owning is the first, and they wonít sell it solo. Iím gonna have to wait like 2 years for stand-alone Indy releases probably.

AlsoÖ still waiting on Lawrence.

Iron Crowned
May 6, 2003


Boywhiz88 posted:

The MIB set is like that for me and those fuckers know it. The only one worth owning is the first, and they won’t sell it solo. I’m gonna have to wait like 2 years for stand-alone Indy releases probably.

Also… still waiting on Lawrence.

At least for Indy there's only one embarrassing movie.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Old Town Road to EGOT


Basebf555 posted:

The Lost World is actually the standout on that set, but yea I don't think they sell it individually. Not that Jurassic Park looks bad but The Lost World looks way way better than it's ever looked in previous releases.
Oh neat! I was just going to watch the first one/put the first one in my binder and leave the rest in the case on my shelf, but I'll have to watch The Lost World too.

david_a
Apr 24, 2010





Megamarm

Boywhiz88 posted:

The MIB set is like that for me and those fuckers know it. The only one worth owning is the first, and they wonít sell it solo. Iím gonna have to wait like 2 years for stand-alone Indy releases probably.

AlsoÖ still waiting on Lawrence.

I doubt Indy solo releases will ever happen, just like they wonít unpack Jurassic Park. Those Star Trek movies probably wonít see individual releases either (except for the revamped Directorís Cut of The Motion Picture, which will be a Paramount+ exclusive for a while next year). These bundles have got to be the worst aspect of UHDs.

Basebf555
Feb 29, 2008

The greatest sensual pleasure there is is to know the desires of another!



Fun Shoe

It seems unpredictable. Like, the Rambo series got individual releases. I definitely wouldn't have expected the Hitchcock set to get individual releases so soon, but they did. Just recently Mad Max, same thing and the individual release was the same day as the full set.

Casimir Radon
Aug 1, 2008




I bought a few items from Arrow UK a few weeks back and itís finally arriving. Shipping anything from the UK right now takes forever, and if itís not tracked itís probably just going to disappear.

dorium
Nov 5, 2009

If it gets in your eyes
Just look into mine
Just look into dreams
and you'll be alright
I'll be alright






https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=29707&page=

HELLLL YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA



that boxart is sick

Basebf555
Feb 29, 2008

The greatest sensual pleasure there is is to know the desires of another!



Fun Shoe

That extra thick cardboard with like a matte finish to it is really great and I hope Scream Factory makes that a thing for all of their 4k releases. They did it for the Halloween series UHDs and it just feels a lot nicer than a standard slipcase.

Liar Lyre
Jun 3, 2011

TOOT TOOT
All aboard!



All slipcases should be like Vinegar Syndromeís. They just feel premium.

Iron Crowned
May 6, 2003


Liar Lyre posted:

All slipcases should be like Vinegar Syndrome’s. They just feel premium.

Everything should be like Vinegar Syndrome

PinkoBastard
Oct 2, 2010


Liar Lyre posted:

All slipcases should be like Vinegar Syndromeís. They just feel premium.

Yeah I have to admit I never cared much about slips one way or another before getting in to the VS/AGFA ones. I have some Severin slips and they look nice (I really like the one for Blood on Satanís Claw) but theyíre not as nice texturally and are a little too snug. on the other hand my wife caught me running my fingers along the Boardinghouse slip the other night and honestly would have preferred her to walk in on me cheating.

CPL593H
Oct 28, 2009

I know what you did last summer, and frankly I am displeased.

If I ever had "gently caress you" money I'd buy a shitload of rare/limited edition slip cover and make snuff videos of me destroying them to post on the blu-ray.com forums.

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment
I wouldn't have any appointment



Grimey Drawer

The 4k UHD of A Clockwork Orange has been $15 on Amazon for a few days now.

Iron Crowned
May 6, 2003


CPL593H posted:

If I ever had "gently caress you" money I'd buy a shitload of rare/limited edition slip cover and make snuff videos of me destroying them to post on the blu-ray.com forums.

:catstare:

You really are future history's greatest monster

CPL593H
Oct 28, 2009

I know what you did last summer, and frankly I am displeased.

Iron Crowned posted:

:catstare:

You really are future history's greatest monster

My dream is also to do with this vintage Les Pauls and whatever forum boomers post on.

tonedef131
Sep 3, 2003



I watched the extended (original?) cut of Psycho out of the classics collection last night. Absolutely stunning, it was the first B&W movie Iíve watched in 4k and I couldnít believe the level of detail. The shot where they slowly twist and pan out from Marionís eye immediately following the slashing had everyone in the room commenting on how beautiful it looked. Canít wait to watch Vertigo, itíll be my first time seeing it since DVD.

Basebf555
Feb 29, 2008

The greatest sensual pleasure there is is to know the desires of another!



Fun Shoe

tonedef131 posted:

I watched the extended (original?) cut of Psycho out of the classics collection last night. Absolutely stunning, it was the first B&W movie Iíve watched in 4k and I couldnít believe the level of detail. The shot where they slowly twist and pan out from Marionís eye immediately following the slashing had everyone in the room commenting on how beautiful it looked. Canít wait to watch Vertigo, itíll be my first time seeing it since DVD.

Oh yea for sure if you haven't seen Vertigo since the DVD days the UHD is gonna blow you away.

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment
I wouldn't have any appointment



Grimey Drawer

The best B&W 4k UHD I've seen is still It's A Wonderful Life, which might still be super affordable until it gets closer to Christmas. I was always a little hard on the movie, and the new 4k UHD has made it an annual favorite.

Well, that and my growing appreciation for Capra.

Cemetry Gator
Apr 3, 2007

Do you find something comical about my appearance when I'm driving my automobile?


CPL593H posted:

My dream is also to do with this vintage Les Pauls and whatever forum boomers post on.

Get an Electric Recording Company record and play it on a Crosley all in one.

ultraviolence123
Jul 3, 2002


It's a Wonderful Life has a beautiful 4k disc. It's stunning how great some B&W films look on UHD. I know it's a sappy movie, but it gets me every time I watch. "A toast to my big brother George - the richest man in town", I hear that line and I'm instantly teary.

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Basebf555
Feb 29, 2008

The greatest sensual pleasure there is is to know the desires of another!



Fun Shoe

It's counterintuitive I guess because you'd think that B&W films wouldn't benefit nearly as much from HDR. But B&W films obviously have many different gradations of those colors that HDR can handle with a lot more accuracy and it gives the film a lot more texture because the contrast between the blacks/whites and the various grays is improved so much.

Boywhiz88
Sep 11, 2005

floating 26" off da ground. BURR!


Yeah, I've got the Pyscho 4K UHD ready to lend out to my dad so he can see just how remarkable it looks. I had never seen it before this year and was just gobsmacked at how good it looked.

david_a
Apr 24, 2010





Megamarm

I got my MVD Black Friday order but in the holiday rush they grabbed some movie called Abominable instead of Nemesis. Looking up the reviews it seems better than I expected for a 2006 bigfoot movie with Lance Henriksen on the back cover, but yeah.

Edit: looks like they donít want it back so bonus. Something something ďdonít look a gift Sasquatch in the mouthĒ

david_a fucked around with this message at 18:09 on Dec 1, 2021

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

Go to commercial!



david_a posted:

I got my MVD Black Friday order but in the holiday rush they grabbed some movie called Abominable instead of Nemesis. Looking up the reviews it seems better than I expected for a 2006 bigfoot movie with Lance Henriksen on the back cover, but yeah.

Edit: looks like they don’t want it back so bonus. Something something “don’t look a gift Sasquatch in the mouth”

It wasn't the worst thing I've seen, but Lance Henriksen and Jeffery Combs are barely in it.

Iron Crowned
May 6, 2003


Biff Rockgroin posted:

It wasn't the worst thing I've seen, but Lance Henriksen and Jeffery Combs are barely in it.

So it would be the worst thing you've seen if it wasn't for them?

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Aug 20, 2006



ultraviolence123 posted:

It's a Wonderful Life has a beautiful 4k disc. It's stunning how great some B&W films look on UHD. I know it's a sappy movie, but it gets me every time I watch. "A toast to my big brother George - the richest man in town", I hear that line and I'm instantly teary.

I took years to get around to seeing it, partially because I had this idea that was really sappy and sentimental, but I found it to be so much more than what I expected. Itís pretty clear-eyed and honest about what makes life bad and how people can respond, and it presents the then-recent history of the depression with far more honesty than I was expecting. Itís well worth watching no matter who you are or how you feel about sentimentality.

And itís worth seeing to learn how terrific young Jimmy Stewart was, if you only know him from Vertigo and Rear Window. Heís great in it.

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