Second Sight Films (UK)

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#276 Post by manicsounds » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:33 am

digital fix review of Heaven's Gate
The reviewer says the extras are much better than the Criterion, though the movie had to be cut by 59 seconds.


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#278 Post by manicsounds » Tue May 27, 2014 8:27 am


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#279 Post by manicsounds » Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:38 am

bluraydefinition on "A Hard Day's Night"

Same source as the Criterion, both audio and video, slightly differing and less extras though.

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#280 Post by Telstar » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:51 am

Just curious if any one has had problems playing Second Sight's Possession blu-ray? I recall hearing reports of people with all-region Sony, Panasonic and Sharp players having issues when this was first released.

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#281 Post by skeets kelly » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:57 am

Telstar wrote:Just curious if any one has had problems playing Second Sight's Possession blu-ray? I recall hearing reports of people with all-region Sony, Panasonic and Sharp players having issues when this was first released.
i do. freezes during the subway scene. i have a pioneer bdp 330.

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#282 Post by Telstar » Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:20 am

Hmmm. Maybe it would be better to ask if anyone's all-region player has not had issues with Second Sight's Possession?

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#283 Post by fdm » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:04 am

Telstar wrote:Hmmm. Maybe it would be better to ask if anyone's all-region player has not had issues with Second Sight's Possession?
Played fine on Oppo 93.

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#284 Post by Telstar » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:11 am

I have a region-free Insignia player. Has anyone tried watching Possession on that kind of player?

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#285 Post by PfR73 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:54 pm

Does anyone know why Amazon UK doesn't sell the Second Sight The Long Riders blu-ray? It's only for sale by Fulfilled by Amazon sellers & thus Amazon won't ship it to the US.

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#286 Post by kekid » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:36 pm

PfR73 wrote:Does anyone know why Amazon UK doesn't sell the Second Sight The Long Riders blu-ray? It's only for sale by Fulfilled by Amazon sellers & thus Amazon won't ship it to the US.
The same is true of Argento's Tenebrae (Arrow Blu Ray). I would like to know the reason as well.

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#287 Post by manicsounds » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:32 am


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#288 Post by Pepsi » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:54 am

Does anyone know why Amazon UK doesn't sell the Second Sight The Long Riders blu-ray? It's only for sale by Fulfilled by Amazon sellers & thus Amazon won't ship it to the US.
The same is true of Argento's Tenebrae (Arrow Blu Ray). I would like to know the reason as well
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You can probably bypass that going trough a link from Blu-ray.com or dvdbeaver. It's the same opposite, ordering from US to Europe, but using Blu-ray com or a DVDBeaver link you get the seller Amazon, and not "fullfilled by amazon" links! So get the title from Blu-ray.com, press the "buy now" link. I think it should work!

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Re: Second Sight Films (UK)

#289 Post by MichaelB » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:20 pm

Isn't Arrow's Tenebrae (or at least the good one) still a Zavvi exclusive?

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#290 Post by manicsounds » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:18 pm

MichaelB wrote:Isn't Arrow's Tenebrae (or at least the good one) still a Zavvi exclusive?
not anymore?

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#291 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:54 am

Or you could try Arrow's own store.

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#292 Post by manicsounds » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:55 am

bluraydefinition review of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre"

So it looks like "Making Grandpa" was not carried over on this edition, yet it is available on the US 40th Anniversary release.

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#293 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:28 am

I read somewhere (I don't remember exactly the thread but it was on blu-ray.com forum) that the US release of the x4 restoration of the Texas Chainsaw had a pressing problem with the disk and that's what a good news that the UK release didn't have this problem.
Do you know where I could find more info about this? Can I order the US disk now ?

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#294 Post by domino harvey » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:33 am

The problems are extremely minor but you can read about them here

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#295 Post by kidc85 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:43 pm

Penelope Spheeris’ iconic music documentaries The Decline of Western Civilization have been at the top of fans’ most wanted DVD list for many many years and now thanks to Second Sight Films they are set to get their first ever UK DVD and Blu-ray release.

This celebrated and infamous anthology chronicles L.A.’s hardcore punk phenomenon, the hair-metal movement at its pinnacle in the late-eighties and the late-nineties gutter-punk scene and will be released on 27 July 2015 as The Decline of Western Civilization Box Set complete with a slew of superb extras.

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#296 Post by pointless » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:38 pm

Ghost Story (John Irvin, 1981) - late 2015

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#297 Post by pointless » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:55 pm

The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Sign of Four - April 25th

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Douglas Hickox, 1983)
Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Sherlock Holmes expert David Stuart Davies
    Newly-commissioned sleeve art from legendary artist Graham Humphreys
The Sign of Four (Desmond Davis, 1983)
Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Sherlock Holmes expert David Stuart Davies
    Newly-commissioned sleeve art from legendary artist Graham Humphreys
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#298 Post by AidanKing » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:16 am

Second Sight appear to be releasing a 30th anniversary edition of Absolute Beginners on BluRay and DVD. There's a short review in Sight and Sound this month that seems fair on the film's ambition and achievement, describing it as ultimately falling apart but pointing out that it is as much about the eighties as the fifties, praising the opening tracking shot and arguing that there's much to enjoy and be impressed by if you look at it as a series of five minute segments.

Given the sterling work the BFI did on Revolution, I had hoped they'd be releasing Absolute Beginners too but you can't have everything.

I'd argue that the three films that destroyed Goldcrest (The Mission being the third) are all highly underrated (even if they're not completely successful) but I imagine some people might think I was a bit mad to do so.

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#299 Post by RossyG » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:15 am

I'm fond of Absolute Beginners but it's an odd bird. It has a weird generation gap thing going on too. Almost every actor over thirty is hamming it up, whilst the younger cast are all wooden. Visually interesting with plenty of good music, though.

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#300 Post by AidanKing » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:06 am

RossyG wrote:It has a weird generation gap thing going on too. Almost every actor over thirty is hamming it up, whilst the younger cast are all wooden.
That's a really interesting observation and an accurate one too. I hadn't really thought of it before. On reflection, I suspect the hamming it up might be a deliberate stylistic choice, but I'm not so sure about the woodenness.

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