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Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




A movie I've been waiting for finally went on preorder. It's a super limited release, they're only doing 200 blurays... and 50 VHS tapes.

Is that a thing? Are there VHS nerds now?

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Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Iron Crowned posted:

Uh, which one?

Howl From Beyond The Fog, the giant monster movie where the humans are played by puppets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY6Yqq6kBxs

https://srscinemastore.com/products/howl-from-beyond-the-fog-bluray

https://srscinemastore.com/products/howl-from-beyond-the-fog-vhs

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Origami Dali posted:

Where you been, VHS tape heads have been kickin it for a decade. Really picked up about five years ago.

Brexit the Frog posted:

(that one senator they interview in Fahrenheit 9/11 voice) sit down, my child

What's the appeal? I'm sure I don't have to list all the ways VHS tapes are the worst media storage system. You'd think if people were gonna bring a defunct media back it would be laserdiscs, you get that nice huge coverart. Or even beta, for tech nerd points and Vaporwave style

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Spatulater bro! posted:

Yep I have both the ED and ED2 Book of the Dead editions, bought back in 2002 and 2005 respectively. And they're totally destroyed despite being stored and handled with the utmost of care (as I do with all of my movies). The latex has completely dried out. Everytime I pick it up a big chunk of it falls off. It's like handling bone dry leaves.

I remember some DVD that had fake blood in a plastic pouch on the cover. I wonder that those look like now.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Spatulater bro! posted:

Oooh I have that one too! The first unrated Saw release on DVD. Funny, I just looked at it a few days ago. All of the red coloring is gone and the liquid is about 90% evaporated.

So it's more mysterious and confusing than scary now.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




If I had truly too much money, I would collect Gundam Laserdiscs. They all have such great coverart

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Happy Hippo posted:

I guess I'm just dumb but what is the difference in these two options?

The picture in the tweet is the giftset version, which has a nice box and the ring. Here is the non giftset version

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Xenomrph posted:

Wait, what?

I would assume that CPL593H, like me, hates the Lord of the Rings movies and will never forgive Peter Jackson for them. After decades of waiting we finally get a bug budget Lord of the Rings adaptation, and it's completely pointless because it doesn't include Tom Bombadil.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Xenomrph posted:

Criterion should intentionally skip a spine # and then deny they did it, and if anyone asks "Oh yeah, then what movie is #XXXX????" then just ignore the question entirely.

They should announce the release, ideally some anticipated movie, but just before preorders open say a rights issue has come up and they have to delay release to get things sorted. And then never mention it again

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




SRS Cinema claim to have shipped my copy of Howl From Beyond The Fog on November 15th and USPS says it's still in pre-shipment. This is so hosed up.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




The Ten came out in 2011, how is it only available on DVD and VHS

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




CPL593H posted:

If you mean the movie with the people from The State/Wet Hot American Summer it's probably because the movie flew very far under the radar. I've also heard that it's not that funny. Plus it's older than 2011. Tapes were definitely not still being produced in 2011 unless it was some kind of niche novelty release like House of the Devil or some poo poo sold by Mondo.

Oh that's weird, Amazon listed it as 2011. I guess that's the DVD printing. But still, 2007 seems pretty late for a VHS and no bluray.

Also, of course that's the movie I mean. And you heard wrong.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Boywhiz88 posted:

prestige older titles like Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

new thread title

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




I really liked the Hammer Draculas I watched for last year's October challenge, so OK I'll blindly buy 20 Hammer movies for 20 dollars.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Deepdiscount.com has shown themselves to be cowards

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




alright I'm game

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




CPL593H posted:

They're probably doubles.

I checked but it doesn't look like anyone else has even a single season of Ultraman.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Vince MechMahon posted:

I haven't posted a pic but I've got all the classic Ultraman.

Good. I'm way behind, I need to get and watch another season before Ultraman Trigger starts

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




I preordered Howl From Beyond The Fog the second it was available, I had been waiting to see that movie for so long. It shipped in November, and immediately entered post office hell. In January SRS Cinema very kindly emails everyone who didn't get their copy offering to send them a new one for free, if the original shows up just ship it back. But I wanna hold off, I don't want them to be out copies, there were stories of tracking not being updated but people getting their copies anyway. So I wait another month and then finally say, yes please send me a new copy. Which they promptly do! It's on it's way!

And according to tracking, my new copy of Howl From Beyond The Fog's arrived in Dallas last weekend.

All of this is to say, I wonder what series of national disasters will occur to prevent me from receiving my copy of Monster Seafood Wars

https://twitter.com/COBRAcollector/status/1362220983239782401?s=20

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




The President didn't want me to have it. A historic winter storm didn't want me to have it. God himself didn't want me to have it. But yet here it is!



I hope its good

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Millard Jovovich should be in all video game adaptations.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




I have bought multiple seasons of Ultraman on bluray at Best Buy because they usually have them at near the same price as Amazon, and I'm impatient.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




https://twitter.com/WillSloanEsq/status/1376653634465857538?s=20

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Apparently Media Blasters is doing a 4k transfer of Ryuhei Kitamura's Alive?

https://twitter.com/mediablasters1/status/1384928340998594570?s=20

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Is Unearthed Films legit? They have A Record of Sweet Murder on bluray, and after watchin Occult, Noroi, and Cult I am more than willing to blind buy any Koji Shiraishi movie but looking at the Unearthed Films website makes me worry that they're shady or if I buy something from them I'll end up on a list.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




John Romero posted:

I mean my dad would let me buy fangoria at media play but wouldn’t let me order the guinea pig dvds that company would advertise in the back

Yeah that's the thing, I'm hesitant about buying from people whose claim to fame is producing the American Guinea Pig series

MacheteZombie posted:

Wait there's a place to get Koji's films on bluray?!

As far as I can tell it's just A Record of Sweet Murder and it's only direct from Unearthed Films. The other ones I watched on Youtube

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Liar Lyre posted:

If you don’t want to order direct, you can go through Diabolik or Grindhouse. I guess they’re legit enough to be carried by them

oh poo poo and it's cheaper too. Thanks!

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




PeterCat posted:

The Black Cauldron would be so much better if it were re-dubbed. The Audio book has everyone speaking with a Welsh accent and it works so much better.

yeah well name an animated movie that wouldn't be improved by everyone having a Welsh accent.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Basebf555 posted:

I'm looking forward to Shout Factory's upcoming release of King Kong(1976). Apparently there's an extended cut that was only aired once on television with like almost an hour of additional footage.

Why would you want more of the 1976 King Kong?

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




How long does Diabolikdvd usually take to ship?

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




I always toss slipcases, except in cases like the steelbook Ultramans where the slipcase keeps the book in place or something

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




CPL593H posted:

Me when someone brings up the last 20 years of home video releases of the original Star Wars films:




I'm going to gather up every slipcase I have and make a video of me throwing them into a fire and post it on the blu-ray.com forums.

Especially when they have the exact same art as the case, I just don't see the appeal.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Spatulater bro! posted:

Arrow July releases



I'm in for all the UHDs.

I'm glad Daimajin is getting a new bluray release but a little bummed it's gonna cost like three times as much as the previous bluray release.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Franchescanado posted:

It works out to about $20 per film (USD). That's a really good price, considering.

Yeah but the previous bluray release was like 25 bucks for the entire trilogy.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Roth posted:

Welcome to the prestige of boutique home video releases.

Yeah it kinda sucks. Like, it's great that these movies are getting such high quality releases, but the boutique prices make them much more niche.

I remember being a teenager back in the day, going to Suncoast and buying just weird poo poo because it looked weird and I had 20 bucks to spend. That is how I got into Japanese movies in the first place, buying a copy of Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl because it kinda looked like Reservoir Dogs, and being like holy poo poo who is this "Tadanobu Asano" guy, and then buying anything with him in it, and from that getting into Takashi Miike and then Ryuhei Kitamura and Takeshi Kitano and so on.

And that was only possible because the movies were cheap! If they had all been 40 dollars with artbooks and chipboard boxes, I never would've seen so many great movies.

I get why they're doing it, streaming is eating the world and people buying physical media is a shrinking market, so you need to get more money out of fewer people. And it also ties in to the death of movie retail, places like Suncoast don't exist so people can't browse shelves, so building up a brand and targeting consumers who follow Arrow Videos releases is necessary and also breeds a certain type of consumer base, etc. etc.

But it still kinda sucks.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Hirsute posted:

I like watching movies with commentary tracks if they have them, but I'm kind of annoyed when some films in a series have commentaries and others don't. Most recently noticed this with the John Wick movies, the first 2 have commentaries but the 3rd one doesn't even though Chad Stahelski directed all 3 and Keanu Reeves starred in all 3. Why wouldn't they just record a commentary? Doesn't seem like that much extra work.

Probably it was an issue of both of them finding a time in their schedules to meet up and do it before the home video release.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Speaking of which, I really want the Japanese Columbo Bluray box

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Detective No. 27 posted:

I really hope there was a late 80s/90s culture of Japanese people recording and distributing VHS fansubs of Columbo.

They didn't need to, it aired on Japanese TV dubbed in Japanese. And if they missed it on TV they could simply buy the novelizations of popular episodes, which were only available in Japan. Or get the show on Laserdisc, which was also only available in Japan.

Japan loves Columbo.

Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018




Are we just talking about companies that use the special clear thick bluray cases, or boutique physical media producers in general?

If the latter I want to shout out SRS Cinema, who do nice releases with new cover art and posters of low budget kaiju movies and micro-budget shot on video garbage.

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Gripweed
Nov 8, 2018





How does Vinegar Syndrome distinguish between exploitation and porn?

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