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I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Murder of a megathread, j'accuse

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I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Boinks posted:

Check out these sweet physical medias I got dirt cheap today.



Come back when you trash the slipcases and put them in a space saving binder

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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CPL593H posted:

I was about to say that I've never run into this problem but then I saw your post and it makes sense now. Most movies I own are from these or similar publishers.

I found that the quickest way to get around this sorta poo poo is to disconnect the device from the internet. Any BDLive enabled disc that I put in my PS4, I make sure I disconnect entirely before booting and it's just the (skippable) trailers and disclaimers, usually.

Some get around that mrgod, though. A current trend among Australian films is a 2 minute, volume boosted, unskippable vignette that's a bunch of local actors and industry saying "thank you for supporting local films!" with obnoxious backing music. It's killing me.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Oh man my first DVD that I watched/bought was the Futurama Season 1 boxset, which I wore out rewatching again and again and again. They lasted for a good decade or so before they gave up, though.

I just bought the Umbrella Entertainment version of Suspiria (the AUD has tanked and makes importing the Synapse/any overseas version prohibitively expensive), but I can't find out any information which transfer they're using out the million and a half 4K restorations that have come out over the last year. DVDBeaver says that the TLE transfer is used for overseas/Region B releases but it doesn't seem that dark?

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Egbert Souse posted:

Jan De Bont: director of Speed; cinematographer for Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, and Basic Instinct; also DP and editor on Roar in which he survived a lion attack that required his loving scalp to be stitched back on his head.

all this Jan De Bont talk and not even mentioning Twister, you're a disgrace

Also throwing my hat in for Vinegar Syndrome's Liquid Sky remaster. Even the 2K scan of Ice Cream Man makes a DTV film look halfway decent.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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LORD OF BOOTY posted:

My first time seeing Hard Boiled was on a sketchy R0 DVD that Blockbuster had mixed in with the other foreign films, in about 2006-2007ish. They also had End of Evangelion at the same Blockbuster as late as 09 (in the loving kids movie section, for some ungodly reason, but still).

Blockbuster putting hosed up adult animated films in the kids section because "cartoons are kids stuff, right?" is a universal thing. That's how I first saw Watership Down as a kid.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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I know there's a few other Australians floating around in the thread, so I figured I'd post this Amazon AU hack: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/377533

Managed to swing the Nightmare on Elm Street boxset, the Rocky boxset, Scorsese's 3 hour George Harrison doco, and ozploitation classic Long Weekend (so 15 movies) for $45AU.

There's also a shitload of UHD stuff in there, and someone on the Ozbargain site managed to get Nolan's 4K filmography for $39 total.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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mallratcal posted:

I hope those rumors for The Blob and Night of the Living Dead, come true.

Pretty sure Umbrella has released licensed editions of both of those in Australia recently, within the last couple of years.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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So I just saw Lawrence of Arabia for the first time with that new-fangled 4K scan and goddaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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EL BROMANCE posted:

Ha nice, Body Melt. Never gotten around to it, but it’s well known for starring soap actor ‘Harold from Neighbours’ which is enough to sell any Brit/Ozzie.

New transfer from the negative according to VS too. Not sure what the existing Umbrella blu uses, but knowing VS's quality it'll probably be a step up.

Looking at Star Time and Sweet Sweet back's in the sale, and depending whether the secret titles pique my interest or not, Pigs and Christmas Evil. It kicks off at 2pm local time for me, so I'm pretty #blessed

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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VS sale is live. Secret titles are Deadly Daphne's Revenge and Pets.

Pulled the trigger on Deadly Daphne's Revenge, because it sounds rad (it also isn't being re-released after this run) but Pets doesn't interest me at all. Also snagged Sweet Sweetback's, Dolemite, Christmas Evil, and Star Time.

edit: I also think I was the first purchase of the sale because the site didn't collapse in a flaming wreck like it has with all the other sales.

I, Butthole fucked around with this message at 07:02 on May 25, 2018

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, a blu-ray.com forum user had a meltdown about missing out on a VinSyn slipcase. The world still turns.

Is the Welcome Home Brother Charles/Emma Mae double worth it?

E: gently caress it I bought it. Gotta be the last of the sale, and between it and Pigs I gotta go with the 18 inch fighting dick

I, Butthole fucked around with this message at 11:29 on May 26, 2018

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Digging through my local pawn shop that has a surprisingly large collection of blu-rays, I picked up a copy of JCVD - one of the pull quotes on the back is just "A better film than The Wrestler" which is a) hilariously petty and b) untrue, sorry.

Kinda psyched for It Happened Here, too.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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To the many people who have said good things about VinSyn's Christmas Evil, thank you. This movie owns bones.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Name any other console that let you play Future Cop LAPD on the go

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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I found a VHS boxset of the Godfather trilogy at a thrift store today and had a real hard time passing it up. I own it on DVD and blu ray. What's wrong with me

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Welp, seeing 2001 in 70mm "unremastered" was absolutely revelatory so I'm 100% going to double dip on the new edition when it lands.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Cemetry Gator posted:

I thought the 2011 master is the only master for Jurassic Park in 2D on bluray. So the comparison is already kind of screwy.

Pretty sure there was something about the 2D disc of the 3D re-release having a new master.

88 Films has announced Simon Wincer's Harlequin for later this year, and are releasing Body Melt (as are Vinegar Syndrome). Body Melt has a new transfer according to VS, and apparently Umbrella in Australia has a new edition coming out around the same time (only a year and a bit after the last release...) but no word on a new transfer.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Teenage Fansub posted:

My prized VHS possession was an ex-rental Aus/NZ copy of Freddy's Dead with a puffy white cover (like a puffy sticker material, but a whole cover) that has a cutaway to art underneath.
I can't find it now, and there's seemingly no evidence online that it ever existed. I might have been imagining it, but looking around on Google Image Search I was reminded of what our Dream Warriors tape looked like.


gently caress poster art. Impact font and orange!

Just that WB shield on tape art is such brain tickling nostalgia to me.

Just to bring this back around to high def, I'm watching Freddy's Revenge on the bluray set where they have two films per disc and it looks phenomenal considering they're crammed on.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Boywhiz88 posted:

Would not disagree. A local theater has been doing a Verhoeven month for July. Total Recall, Showgirls, RoboCop, Basic Instinct, and Starship Troopers. Never saw Showgirls or Basic Instinct before. Showgirls was insane, and Basic Instinct is next week. It’s been a good month.

Basic Instinct is above average neonoir with terrible sexual politics (even for the early 90s).

Also a reminder that besides being a great film-maker, Verhoeven's a great addition to any commentary track, especially paired with Arnie.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Steen71 posted:

Oh no, not Arnold. I find him insufferable. It's all: "Here you see me rhading a horse!" "Here you see me shooting a ghan!" "Here you see me being stronk!" It's fun for about five minutes.

gently caress you he's great

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtKsBrgGH84

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Teenage Fansub posted:

The three new VS movies look pretty boss.
The one I'm eyeing is this 70's student action film called 'Shot'
https://vinegarsyndrome.com/shop/shot-slipcover/

Look at these dudes.


This is the first time I've ordered the monthly bundle, because by the looks of it Wonder Women is a lot less straight-up porn-y and a lot more exploitation-y. Both Shot and Dear Dead Delilah look great too.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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DrVenkman posted:

The most important news is that Shout! are doing a new release of POPSTAR.

YES

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Picked up Audition, Deep Red, and Tenebrae. Wish I could really just go HAM on the giallo stuff but need to be moderately conservative.

Cheap overseas shipping, too!

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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It's taken me forever but I finally sat down and powered through Flicker Alley's collection of American Avant-garde and Experimental films. Some real hidden gems in there, most of them look incredible, and surprisingly a lot of them made my rear end in a top hat cat zen out and just watch the screen. Highly recommended.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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I got really hyped about The Shield release news earlier in the thread, finally looked it up and Mill Creek are doing the release. I wasn't a huge fan of how they've handled transfers in the past, so hopefully it comes out alright?

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Egbert Souse posted:

Also, Milestone has a 50-75% off sale:
https://milestonefilms.com/collecti...-230373621&ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_6_11_2018_11_47_COPY_01)&mc_cid=7849c5ab6e&mc_eid=3be5d2268d

I can’t recommend the Shirley Clarke releases enough. Just get all of them.

I picked up The Connection and Portrait of Jason, thanks. Going in blind but they read like my jam, and by spending these I didn't have to agonise about which two Criterions I was gonna pick from B&N.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Egbert Souse posted:

Milestone already shipped my order and I only placed it last night.

Yeah, I got the shipping confirmation less than 12 hours after placing the order. That's rad.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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wa27 posted:

All the classic CBS TV blu ray releases are like that, I think. Star Trek is the same way. It's a shame because they're great sets for very cheap prices. And it's not like they cheaped out on the packaging, it's just poor design.

The best part is both my Star Trek and Twilight Zone had a few discs rattling around loose in there when I opened them. Given that there's no possible way for those discs to fall out of the holders once they're in, I can only assume they failed to insert some properly at manufacturing.

There were a couple of seasons of The Simpsons that had the discs slide in and out of a concertina cardboard sleeve. It was fantastic at scuffing DVDs right out of a brand new box.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Kino Lorber are releasing Kazaam and It's Pat: The Movie on October 16th.

Why

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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CopywrightMMXI posted:

I organize by genre and I like it because that way if I want a comedy I’ll see all my options right there. For hard to categorize movies I use a “cult” films genre that has stuff like my Arrow movies or Tarantinos or Hobo With Shotguns, and I also group my criterion’s together.

I keep all my "boutique" label stuff together on a separate shelf, which has led to Ice Cream Man next to Ikiru and that's the way I like it

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Eureka/Masters of Cinema have a sale goin' on:

Click here for buy links

quote:

Masters of Cinema titles
Asphalt (DVD) £4.99
Colossal Youth (DVD) £4.99
Phantom/ Die Finanzen Des GroŖherzogs (DVD) £5.99
Fear And Desire (DVD) £4.99
Tabu (DVD) £4.99
Les Miserables (DVD) £5.99
Der Tiger Von Eschnapur / Das Indische Grabmal (DVD) £5.99
Le Amiche (Dual Format) £5.99
Wooden Crosses (Dual Format) £7.99
Pickup On South Street (Dual Format) £7.99
The Naked Prey (Dual Format) £7.99
1900 (Novecento) (Blu-ray) £6.99
Stalag 17 (Blu-ray) £7.99
Cover Girl (Dual Format) £8.99
Daughter Of The Nile (Dual Format) £9.99
Der Mude Tod (Dual Format) £9.99
Westfront 1918 & Kameradschaft: Two Films by G.W. Pabst (Dual Format) £14.99
Buster Keaton: Short Films (Blu-ray) £24.99

Miscellaneous titles
Prince Valiant (Blu-ray) £4.99
Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves (Blu-ray) £5.99
Tokyo Tribe (DVD) £4.99
Dead Head (DVD) £4.99
Guilty Of Romance (Blu-ray) £4.99
The War Lord (DVD) £4.99
The War Lord (Blu-ray) £6.99
Enemy Mine (Blu-ray) £6.99
The Blue Lagoon (Dual Format) £7.99
Manina, The Lighthouse Keepers Daughter/56 Rue Pigalle (Blu-ray) £7.99
The Olive Tree (Dual Format) £6.99
Born Free (Dual Format) £7.99
The Skull (Dual Format) £6.99
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (Dual Format) £6.99

The Buster Keaton blu-ray set seems to be the same as the Kino set.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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caligulamprey posted:

Hey, I’ve seen that dude around.

Came back here to make a Residents joke and of fuckin course you made the reference already

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Iron Crowned posted:

I'm just shocked that some of you let your discs sit around unopened. The first thing I do every time I get them home is to open them up and examine them for damage.

Honestly this problem would be solved if you maniacs stopped using cases and switched to big ol BINDERS

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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feedmyleg posted:

Body Melt looks amazing.

Body Melt is equal parts batshit crazy and awesome. It's one of the few locally released blus that I've paid full price for (which was around $40AU on release) and I'm totally double dipping on the VS edition.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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CPL593H posted:

I still have no idea what Game Pass is and why it's supposedly better than just having Xbox Live.

Basically a Netflix for older Xbox titles to my understanding; does it stream them like PS Now or do you have to download the whole drat thing?

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Xenomrph posted:

Sounds like itís time for a house.

Does anyone have this Dawn of the Dead set?
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Dawn-of-the-Dead-4K-Blu-ray/164353/
Itís region-free, but Iím curious if the menus and stuff are in English and if the transfer is any good.

Looking at the Italian Amazon page here it says it has English audio but no subtitles. It might be that only the 4K UHD disc is region free (because there isn't any region encoding on those?) so the blu-ray edition might be locked; similarly, only the European cut has a 4K remaster, so on the UHD edition only 1 out of 6 discs is a UHD and therefore completely guaranteed to be region free (and the back of the box image on Amazon says UHD is Region ABC, Blu is Region B).

Reading the blu-ray.com forums makes it seem like a bit of a clusterfuck, though, with some relatively recent purchases still requiring to send away for replacement discs due to a framing issue, but it seems to be legit. I also assume that some prestige label is just going to bite the bullet and pay the licensing fee at some point, so unless you really need just that one single cut in UHD it'd probably be easier to wait it out.

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Jun 30, 2007

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Almost Blue posted:

Are there any blu-rays where the movies have the old red-blue 3D instead of RealD?

Jackass 3D comes with two pairs of Jackass branded red-blue glasses.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

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Boywhiz88 posted:

I still pine for a 3D version of Jackass 3D, it would take it to the next level.

I have an unabashed love for those movies. I almost wrote a paper in a film genre class about how they could almost be certified Dogme95 films and tbh they're probably the best modern body horror movies.

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Jun 30, 2007

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Egbert Souse posted:

Kino is releasing Pioneers: Early Women Filmmakers on Nov. 20.

It'll be a six-disc set with twenty-eight hours of films ranging from 1911-1929 - over 50 titles. There will be a disc each devoted to the work of Alice Guy-Blache and Lois Weber. Also will feature films by Mabel Normand, Grace Cunard, Dorothy Davenport, and Alla Nazimova. Also will include a 80 page booklet.

This was originally a Kickstarter project like their excellent Pioneers of Early African-American Cinema set. They're apparently only having one film that overlaps with Flicker Alley's 3-disc set from last year (Lois Weber's Suspense).

Releases the same day as the Criterion Bergman set, and three days after my friend flies back from the US that's gonna be an expensive month.

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