Second Sight Films (UK)

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colinr0380
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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#451 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:05 am

Orlac wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:00 am
When I first saw Dawn, it was on BBC2 in 2000. It was the Cannes version but cut to match the earlier BBFC edits so it was missing a LOT of gore. By that point, the Cannes version had just come out on UK DVD with a few seconds of cuts -one of which was a reaction to the Dunblane Massacre.
Yes, the child zombies getting shot (there is an awkard edit from them running out of the door to rolling off of the couch without any gunshot sound) was also missing from the first time the BBC aired Dawn in 1997, which would have been even closer to the Dunblane situation, although it was present in the VHS release of the extended version (erroneously called the director's cut) at the same time. I was actually a bit more incensed by the edits made to Tetsuo II: Body Hammer in that one and only UK television showing in the same Extreme Cinema season, which made a couple of significant television edits for perhaps understandable reasons but ones which completely destroy the narrative (and seething anger that motivates the characters) of the film:
Spoiler for the flashback sequence in Testuo II: Body HammerShow
The explanatory childhood flashback sequence (NSFW, even though it does not contain the last minute or so of end of the scene) of the father playing a rough sex game wielding his gun during an extended scene with the mother, which inevitably ends with him accidentally shooting her (maybe a homage to Cronenberg's contemporaneous Naked Lunch?). That act gets witnessed by the two brothers the father has been experimenting on and the trauma causes 'the bad one' (but which actually is the bad one?) to mutate first and shoot his father's face off (as well as suggested to actually fully kill the mother himself as well in his unfocused rage) in graphic and extended fashion.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#452 Post by dwk » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:19 am

From facebook:
GEORGE A ROMERO’S DAWN OF THE DEAD is coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in the UK and will feature ’Theatrical’, ‘Cannes’ and ‘Argento’ cuts!! We will also be releasing on standard Blu-ray together with our Blu-ray release of MARTIN. Many thanks to producer Richard P Rubinstein for allowing us access to the original elements, which includes the original camera negative for Dawn and dupe negative for Martin. New 4K scans are underway at Final Frame in New York which will be followed by grading and extensive restoration supervised by DP Michael Gornick. It will then be over to David Mackenzie at Fidelity in Motion for mastering and encoding. Currently slated for a late summer release, more news to follow….

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tenia
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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#453 Post by tenia » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:25 am

I'm certainly trusting this team more than the French one currently planning DotD's release in here. Plus, they're planning a split release with a simple 1-cut UHD/BD combo (at 40€) and a BD boxset with the 3 cuts and the extras at 70€. Needless to say I'm probably going to save some money AND get a better release via SS.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#454 Post by What A Disgrace » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:57 pm

That's a Hell of a way to break into UHD. Super excited.

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#455 Post by Finch » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:12 pm

It's a pity there doesn't seem to be a UHD release planned for Martin (not yet anyway). That would persuade me to upgrade (I'm one of the minority that prefers Day to Dawn).

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#456 Post by Roscoe » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:51 pm

And now the long wait begins for some kind of US Region One release....

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#457 Post by nitin » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:32 pm

Finch wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:12 pm
It's a pity there doesn't seem to be a UHD release planned for Martin (not yet anyway). That would persuade me to upgrade (I'm one of the minority that prefers Day to Dawn).
Isn’t is shot on 16mm reversal stock? Would seem to not be a great candidate for UHD.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#458 Post by Lowry_Sam » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:54 am

Roscoe wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:51 pm
And now the long wait begins for some kind of US Region One release....
Why wait for what will likely be more expensive? Isn’t UHD region free? I’m surprised Arrow didn’t get this.

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#459 Post by tenia » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:39 am

I suppose it might be expensive already to make importing it prohibitive. Also, while UHDs are without region locking, there's no guarantee all 3 cuts and extras will be included on UHDs, while the accompanying BDs will likely be locked.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#460 Post by M Sanderson » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:47 pm

nitin wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Finch wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:12 pm
It's a pity there doesn't seem to be a UHD release planned for Martin (not yet anyway). That would persuade me to upgrade (I'm one of the minority that prefers Day to Dawn).
Isn’t is shot on 16mm reversal stock? Would seem to not be a great candidate for UHD.
Also I’m not an expert but aren’t they using the dupe negative for Martin? So the source will surely have limitations.

Anyway, very positive from Second Sight & I’ll be supporting them by buying these releases.

Loved their work, in terms of PQ and packaging, on When a Stranger Calls and Changeling.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#461 Post by nitin » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:48 pm

It’s a dupe negative because there is no negative (because it’s shot on 16mm reversal stock).

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#462 Post by M Sanderson » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:32 am

Got it, cheers

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#463 Post by Drucker » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:29 pm

Out of curiosity, is the color timing on the Yutkevich Cut generally considered acceptable? The color seems pretty different...and I don't recall too much discussion about this.

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#464 Post by M Sanderson » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:09 am

Second Sight seem to gamble on the bigger or major cult titles, don't they? Creepshow, Scanners, The Brood, Re-animator, the first Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Even with that, Dawn and Martin are stupendous announcements. Good luck to them with the restoration job.

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#465 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:27 pm

Second Sight is teasing a picture of In Bruges on their social media

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#466 Post by rapta » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:27 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:27 pm
Second Sight is teasing a picture of In Bruges on their social media
Most likely another extras upgrade package similar to Take Shelter, albeit hopefully with some fresh interviews from the key faces (I'd especially love to see Gleeson/Farrell/Fiennes shine some light on this one).

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#467 Post by L.A. » Wed May 29, 2019 12:57 pm

Asylum and The House That Dripped Blood coming on July 29th. Details from their Facebook page:
ASYLUM

Limited Edition Contents
• Rigid Slipcase Featuring New Artwork by Graham Humphreys
• 40 page booklet with new essays by Allan Bryce, Jon Towlson and Kat Ellinger

Special Features
• Audio Commentary with Director Roy Ward Baker and Camera Operator Neil Binney
• ‘Two’s a Company’: 1972 On-set BBC report featuring interviews with Producer Milton Subotsky, Director Roy Ward Baker, Actors Charlotte Rampling, James Villiers, Megs Jenkins, Art Director Tony Curtis and Production Manager Teresa Bolland
• Screenwriter David J. Schow on Writer Robert Bloch
• Fiona Subotsky Remembers Milton Subotsky
• Inside The Fear Factory Featurette with Directors Roy Ward Baker, Freddie Francis and Producer Max J. Rosenberg
• Theatrical Trailer

THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD

Limited Edition Contents
• Rigid Slipcase Featuring New Artwork by Graham Humphreys
• 40 page soft cover book with new essays by Allan Bryce, Jon Towlson and Kat Ellinger

Special Features
• Audio Commentary with Director Peter Duffell and Author Jonathan Rigby
• Audio Commentary with Film Historian and Author Troy Howarth
• Interview with Second Assistant Director Mike Higgins
• A Rated Horror Film - Vintage featurette featuring interviews with Director Peter Duffell and Actors Geoffrey Bayldon, Ingrid Pitt and Chloe Franks
• Theatrical Trailers
• Amicus Radio Spots
• Stills Gallery

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#468 Post by reaky » Wed May 29, 2019 1:13 pm

Great stuff. That leaves From Beyond the Grave the only portmanteau horror unaccounted for on blu, doesn't it?

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#469 Post by DavyGallagher » Wed May 29, 2019 2:05 pm

I've got the overseas versions of those two Amicus films, will need to compare features. I remember the Severin Asylum being pretty loaded but I think my German House That Dripped Blood was barebones.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#470 Post by L.A. » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:10 pm

In Bruges August 12th and Flight of the Navigator August 26th.

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#471 Post by M Sanderson » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:48 pm

Hoping for Mad Dog Morgan at some point. SS have released good editions of Australian genre films before. I wonder if the recent Umbrella restoration will be picked up in the UK.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#472 Post by Finch » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:25 pm

Second Sight are going to release The Invitation, the Kusama film, on 11 November. Specs TBC. Dawn of the Dead UHD resto going well, slated for February 2020. No update on Martin.

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#473 Post by rapta » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:00 pm

Finch wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:25 pm
Second Sight are going to release The Invitation, the Kusama film, on 11 November. Specs TBC. Dawn of the Dead UHD resto going well, slated for February 2020. No update on Martin.
Someone on BR.com also pointed out there's a listing for the recent sci-fi film Upgrade on Amazon with a November release date: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Upgrade-Blu-ra ... B07W47BSVF

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