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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:00 pm 
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DVD Beaver on Portrait of a Lady.


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:43 pm 
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Man, it's creepy to look at those well-defined capillaries in Nicole Kidman's eyes...


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:45 pm 
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hearthesilence wrote:
Man, it's creepy to look at those well-defined capillaries in Nicole Kidman's eyes...

I've always thought her a bit wacko; capillaries, or no capillaries


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:50 am 
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Feego wrote:
DVD Beaver on Portrait of a Lady.
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Beside the non-anamorphic image the Blu-ray is negligibly cropped
No examples of this cropping on the BR are in the review, however.


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:14 am 
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Check the caps with Viggo. Assuming this was a lock down shot, notice that the top DVD cap shows the entire candelabra sitting left on that table while the Blu-Ray cap slices off one candle. Curtain on the right side of the DVD cap also has a sliver of light peaking out of the opening, and we don't see that on the DVD cap. There's more information on the top part of the frame on the DVD cap as well.

In this case, losing the information on the sides actually feels significant - for any shot looking that meticulously composed, it throws things off. The shot I just referenced loses a sense of balance when those elements aren't shown whole (as they do in the DVD cap) but are clipped off like that. It's true again in that later cap with Malkovich and (once again) candelabras on both sides of the frame. And that cap with the blue wallpaper and Barbara Hershey, nudging that 'portrait' (not sure what to call that) further to the edge on the left side of the frame pushes it further out of your sight/point-of-concentration.


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:25 am 

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hearthesilence wrote:
Check the caps with Viggo. Assuming this was a lock down shot, ...

... And that cap with the blue wallpaper and Barbara Hershey, nudging that 'portrait' (not sure what to call that) further to the edge on the left side of the frame pushes it further out of your sight/point-of-concentration.

Neither of the shot comparisons on Beaver referenced above are exact frame matches. Not sure if the camera was moving -- though it's certainly possible the shot with Mortensen was a push-in -- but the position of Ms Kidman's hair viz the window is not the same in the two framegrabs. And the Hershey shot referenced above (also not an exact frame match) clearly involves some movement (certainly subject movement, likely also camera movement) too, thus possibly accounting for the difference in information at the frame edges.

A couple other shots show ever-so-slightly less picture info on the left frame edge of the blu-ray, but to me these differences seems negligible. Can't wait to receive the disc.


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:52 pm 
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Some March titles:

From Beyond (Unrated Director's Cut) (1986) (Scream Factory Label) - 3/26/13
Futureworld (1976) - 3/26/13
Phantasm II (1988) (Scream Factory Label) - 3/5/13
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982) - 3/19/13

I know From Beyond and Futureworld are licensed from MGM, and that Phantasm II is licensed from Universal, but is Timerider licensed from either one of them or another company? There's an old Anchor Bay DVD, but that's it.

In any case, it's good to see that, like Universal, Shout was able to license some MGM titles outside of the horror genre and MST3K.


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:14 pm 
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Some March DVD releases you didn't mention:
Action Packed Movie Marathon (Cyclone, Alienator, Eye Of The Tiger & Exterminator 2) - 3/19/13
Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot: The Complete Series - 3/26/13


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:14 pm 

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captveg wrote:
I know From Beyond and Futureworld are licensed from MGM, and that Phantasm II is licensed from Universal, but is Timerider licensed from either one of them or another company? There's an old Anchor Bay DVD, but that's it.

In any case, it's good to see that, like Universal, Shout was able to license some MGM titles outside of the horror genre and MST3K.


TIMERIDER is from MGM.


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:29 pm 
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Jameson281 wrote:
captveg wrote:
I know From Beyond and Futureworld are licensed from MGM, and that Phantasm II is licensed from Universal, but is Timerider licensed from either one of them or another company? There's an old Anchor Bay DVD, but that's it.

In any case, it's good to see that, like Universal, Shout was able to license some MGM titles outside of the horror genre and MST3K.


TIMERIDER is from MGM.


Cool. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:54 pm 
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April 16 -Message From Space


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:21 pm 

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dwk wrote:


And their ROLLING THUNDER Blu-ray comes out April 9.

Extras announced for LIFEFORCE and VAMPIRE LOVERS:

EXTRAS for LIFEFORCE:
- Both Theatrical & International Versions of the film (Theatrical cut available on the Blu-ray only.)
- New Commentary with Director Tobe Hooper
- New Retrospective with Cast & Crew including Star Steve Railsback, Tobe Hooper and others!
- Original vintage “Making-Of Lifeforce” Featurette
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spot
- Still Gallery
- And more to be announced!

EXTRAS for THE VAMPIRE LOVERS:
- Feature Length Commentary with Roy Ward Baker (Director), Tudor Gates (Writer) and Ingrid Pitt (Carmilla) moderated by Jonathan Sothcott.
- Excerpts from the novella Carmilla, that inspired the film, read by Ingrid Pitt
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- New Interview with Madeline Smith (Emma)
- New Interviews with Hammer Films Scholars
- Original Radio Spot


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:51 pm 
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From Cliff Mac's facebook page
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Tonight we start the new HD transfer of THE FOG, supervised by the great cinematographer, Dean Cundey.


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:33 am 
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dwk wrote:
From Cliff Mac's facebook page
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Tonight we start the new HD transfer of THE FOG, supervised by the great cinematographer, Dean Cundey.

Nice, looking forward to this one. It's been a while since I've watched any vintage Carpenter, come to think of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:53 pm 
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It's a great example of a film where the atmosphere is more successful than anything to do with the actual plot! Imagine seeing all that swirling fog in HD!

(I guess that I'm biased about the great locations in this film though, since I had an unattainable dream for a few years of one day living in a converted lighthouse with Adrienne Barbeau!)


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:32 pm 
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According to a post on Facebook by Cliff Mac, Shout is releasing Knightriders this summer.

They are also releasing Fridays and The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:21 pm 
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Back in December, Cliff announced on facebook that Shout will be releasing Electra Glide in Blue. (don't know why I never posted this news)


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:29 pm 
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Crimewave - 5/14/13


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:17 pm 
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dwk wrote:

Ah, CRIMEWAVE. I still remember when this was being shot in Detroit and called THE XYZ MURDERS. The cast and crew were staying at the (now-demolished) Ramada Inn on Telegraph Rd. in Southfield, MI and all of the production trucks and prop vehicles (including the exterminator truck with the rat on top) were parked in the hotel parking lot! The film is a crazy mess. One of the more disconcerting elements is that Detroit radio DJ George Baier (doing his "Dick The Bruiser" morning show voice) dubbed all of actor Paul L. Smith's lines; Brion James' lines are dubbed as well in an even loonier fashion.


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:32 pm 
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Bruce Campbell tweeted
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“@whatalanwatches: @GroovyBruce are you involved with the CRIMEWAVE blu-ray?” I am! The Mother of all Commentaries.


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:37 am 
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According to Cliff, Shout will be releasing The Hot Spot


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Captain America (1990), 5/21/13

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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:30 am 
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dwk wrote:

Great choice. I think I entered manhood the day I saw Jennifer Connelly's titillating role in this film twentysomething years ago. Nice to see Shout digging into some of the deeper cuts in MGM's catalog. Maybe since Criterion wasn't interested, Shout can rescue Smile.


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:52 pm 
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Movies 4 You: Western Classics (The Lone Gun, Ride Out For Revenge, Gunsight Range & Gun Belt) - 5/14/13
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Shout will also be releasing Eliminators on DVD, but it hasn't been announced yet


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 Post subject: Re: Shout! Factory
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:04 pm 
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Jeff wrote:
dwk wrote:

Great choice. I think I entered manhood the day I saw Jennifer Connelly's titillating role in this film twentysomething years ago.

That's not quite enough information to know whether or not that's too much information (but let's leave it at that!)


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