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Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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gey muckle mowser posted:

someone recommend some good VS releases for me. I already have and enjoy:

Night Train to Terror
Christmas Evil
Hell Comes to Frogtown
Def by Temptation
Masoleum
Spookies
Tammy and the T-Rex
Jack Frost
Liquid Sky
Uninvited

Nightbeast
Psycho Cop Returns
The Suckling
Red Mob
Nightmare Sisters
There's Nothing Out There

Those are some I've enjoyed at the very least.

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Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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ultraviolence123 posted:

...Al Adamson set...

I have this pre-ordered on Amazon and it's not out until June 2nd or so. Did they end up fixing whatever was wrong with Disc 8 or am I going to have to send out for a replacement?

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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King Vidiot posted:

Severin is the label for the cool stuff I wanted to see after reading about it in Shock Cinema, stuff that you'd have to buy a mail-order catalogue to get and then wait three weeks for a lovely DVR transfer. Vinegar Syndrome is the label for porn, stuff you'd find in "1001 Grindhouse Classics!" boxed sets and the occasional oddball gem like Christmas Evil, Liquid Sky and Tammy and the T-Rex. Both have their place, I'm so glad we have weird boutique labels putting out professional, HD transfers of stuff no other label would touch.

I'd argue that VS has been getting a lot better about what they put out these days and you're seeing a lot more obscure things that people would actually want to watch now.

It is kind of funny that between Scream Factory, Severin, Arrow, and Vinegar Syndrome, each company has their own niche in the horror/cult community.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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What's wild is Vinegar Syndrome's sale went off without a hitch and that place is, like, three dudes in an almost abandoned building in Bridgeport CT.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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I don't want to give anyone false hope, but I was just able to get a small order through and paid for.

Still, even odds that I ended up giving them money for nothing.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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I don't know how licensing agreements and all that work, but I wish these companies would stop with the "ONLY 500 WILL EVER BE MADE" gimmick.

Just open pre-orders for a few hours and say, "after the pre-order window is closed, there will be no more made."

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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Vinegar Syndrome's logo looks like clip art and I hope they change it some day.

No idea who that's supposed to be on the Severin logo. That's kind of my issue with Severin over all though. They're releasing stickers during this sale and they've been posting them on their Facebook page while saying like, "We HAD to do it..." And everyone in the comments is like, "Oh ho hoooo! A delicious treat for fans of THAT movie..." Like, just loving say what it's from and stop trying to be an elitist.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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My money is on another "DDoS" attack.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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VoodooXT posted:

It sounds like they keep upgrading their DDoS protection but not upgrading their bandwidth.

I'm assuming whoever they're paying to deal with bandwidth is conning them.

"Oh what? Well you guys paid for the super-duper server bundle, so... It must be a DDoS! Yeah, that's the ticket!"

They've resorted to just having people E-mail them with what they want to order. The whole thing now has a "Kramer running Moviefone" vibe to it.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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Iron Crowned posted:

At this point I think I have all of the non-porno VinSyn releases ever, so my glass house is in need of a good windexing.

All I'm saying is "Non-porno" is pretty subjective when it comes to Vinegar Syndrome.

What is Orgy of the Dead considered?

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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It's also 20 bucks cheaper.

You don't get the posters but I already have a bunch of framed posters on my walls so it's not a huge loss.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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I never got into Freddie, Jason, and Michael Meyers as a kid because our next door neighbors were massive hicks who also loved Puppet Master, so I assumed all that stuff was complete garbage.

About five years ago I decided to give all of it a chance. Turns out the first three Halloweens are great and the Friday the 13th series is pretty drat good over all.

Nightmare on Elm Street is a little lame if I'm being honest though. I think it's one of those series that's awesome when you're a kid.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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Origami Dali posted:

How is noes "a little lame"? What does that mean?

Quippy killers are always really hit or miss for me.

I don't think NoES is bad or anything, it's just that I don't find Freddie that funny or scary, and he's the main draw usually.

But maybe there's something wrong with my brain though because I love Psycho Cop Returns.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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Maybe I need to re-watch the first one. For some reason I remember him being pretty jokey.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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I think I'm remembering the arm thing and that's why I remember the movie being goofier than it really was.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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I think most people like the aesthetic of Grindhouse rather than the actual movies whether they know it or not, because most of the movies are boring garbage that people had to be tricked into watching.

As far as renaming movies go, the worst example I can remember is the movie Screamers. Roger Corman bought some boring rear end Italian fishman movie called, like, Island of the fishmen, released it as that, and when it failed to make any money, he renamed it Screamers, made a cool poster for it, slapped 15 minutes of actual entertaining footage of Cameron Mitchell and awesome gore and rereleased it. The result is a movie that starts out great and then becomes almost unwatchable.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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King Vidiot posted:

...Cathy the Minstrel Doll is a close second, like why did they specifically need a black baby doll that sings old negro spirituals in the movie? And they just took audio of somebody singing and added a warbly chipmunk filter over it. I was cracking up every time that doll was onscreen and I didn't know if I should've been offended.

I was super confused by that because it wasn't like talking dolls weren't a thing back then, so why on Earth did it have to be THAT?

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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They said it's not another streaming service, so I'm out of ideas.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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Kind of leaning against the wall on top of my Blu-ray shelves.

I love the collection, but I was really expecting it to be more the size of the Zatoichi box set or something.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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VoodooXT posted:

Still nothing on my end.

Same.

One day...

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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So the Arrow Gamera collection is a little smaller than the Criterion Godzilla collection, but it weighs about fifty pounds.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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PriorMarcus posted:

I just got this today and overall its a much better presentation than the Criterion set for much worse films. I love it very much.

That was my first thought too.

The Godzilla set isn't bad at all, but this went above and beyond what I was expecting. I haven't gotten to watch anything from it yet, so I'm curious how the transfers are going to look.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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Antifa Turkeesian posted:

At least that lazy-rear end trend toward minimalism in covers is over. I think I even prefer actor face collages to the cover of the Matrix just being a duracell on a white background or whatever.

I honestly miss that trend because it was just a competition for pathetic nerds to try and be as esoteric as possible.

Like, imagine if those dopes had any say. Some normal person is browsing the DVD section at Walmart and sees the cover of The Big Lebowski and passes over it because they don't want to see some lovely rug movie.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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Well I didn't WANT to spend 70 dollars today, but if you think about it, that's like, $2.33 a movie. I'd be stupid NOT to waste my money!

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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caligulamprey posted:

Scream Factory already has a replacement disc program for the messed Friday the 13th discs:
https://www.shoutfactory.com/blog/friday-the-13th-replacement-disc-program/

The website that you need to go to to order replacements is currently making GBS threads the bed.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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I don't know why, but that movie collection video depresses me.

If I was "never have to worry about anything ever again" rich I'd definitely make a big rear end media room, so I can't be too harsh, but for as big as it is, it just seems so boring.

Why do you need 12 copies of Braveheart? Or four copies of Napoleon Dynamite? It's just so much junk, and if you removed all the doubles, I feel like you'd fill maybe one side of one of the aisles.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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A fake video store leading into a relaxing "viewing room" would be the way to go.

I guess it didn't help that the guy leads off with some more interesting stuff and then goes into the most mediocre crap imaginable.

"Here's my Arrow section. I don't know, I don't have a ton... Now here's the crown jewel of my collection: 58 copies of The Matrix INCLUDING this German version which comes with a model of the Blue Pill. Only 15 of these exist in the world and it came with a black Steelbook that says "Der Matrix" in neon green Comic Sans."

Part of me thinks this guy goes down there every night and then just watches The Office on netflix or something.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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Iron Crowned posted:

Nah, he's probably a Friends kinda guy.

"And here's my UHD Friends complete series. It comes in a life size model of Ross. All the discs are shoved up his rear end."

The size of the TV didn't bother me so much as how insanely close the couch was. If you're on one of the end seats you aren't seeing poo poo and the optimal spot is wedged into the corner piece.

But what can he really do about it, he needs the space to shelf the 11 Star Wars movies that each have six different versions.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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I cared about slipcovers for about a week until I realized it's just not good for my health.

Places like Vinegar Syndrome make it easy to deal with, but then Arrow apparently picks and chooses what gets a slip, and Scream Factory is all over the place and there's no real way of knowing if one was ever available.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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This is a weird question in general, but not for this thread:

My Arrow sale shipment from Grindhouse came in and three of the cases are blue. Some quick research is saying Arrow had some trouble sourcing their regular clear cases, which is what it is, but does anyone know a site where I can find clear replacements?

Arrow artwork looks super weird in a blue case.

Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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I, Butthole posted:

I'm thinking of forgoing the Barnes and Noble Criterion sale this year to fill out some of the VinSyn stuff instead, simply because it'll be less of a shipping nightmare to Australia and sometimes ya just need that balance, y'know?

Seeking recommendations on my wishlist for stuff I'm missing: https://vschecklist.com/checklist/24039/

I think I'm definitely gonna grab all 3 Forgotten Gialli boxes and round out the roster of blaxploitation stuff. There's also some titles like Putney Swope and Fade to Black that I've been eyeing off on since their release, but if there's anything y'all wanna make a case for me blind-buying, hit me.

I thought Mausoleum was pretty underwhelming, and from what I've heard Xtro 3 isn't good.

I'd highly recommend looking into There's Nothing Out There, Psycho Cop Returns, and Red Mob.

There's Nothing Out There is a super low budget monster movie that's some how so annoying it's charming, Psycho Cop Returns feels like it should be a movie someone is watching on The Simpsons and is just a ridiculously cheesey slasher, and Red Mob is a solid action movie that's pretty interesting because it's a Russian movie made right around the time that our relationship was being normalized, and it seems like they had access to a bunch of surplus military vehicles because near the end of the movie they're just blowing everything up.

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Biff Rockgroin
Jun 17, 2005

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I'm sure it's been asked before, but what is the go-to site for buying region free 4k players?

I'm starting to end up with UHD Blurays but I have no way to play them, and at the same time, I never got around to buying a region free Blu-Ray player, so I'm trying to kill two birds with one stone if possible.

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