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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:40 pm 
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Which was already out on Blu-ray via Echo Bridge


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:51 pm 
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Ah. Forgive me for overlooking that.


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:55 pm 
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It does beg the question whether Lionsgate is the label that absorbed the majority of the Echo Bridge Miramax holdings (a nice fit, considering they already negotiated the more prestige-y Miramax titles earlier)


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:57 pm 
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There have been other former Echo Bridge Miramax titles re-issued by Lionsgate, so that certainly seems to be the case. The question remains if they will be releasing any future new-to-Blu Miramax titles as they've seem to have pretty much stopped. The handful of Woody Allen titles they have are calling out for Blu-rays.


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:09 pm 
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Lionsgate has been confirmed as the label to license 250 Miramax titles-- a logical fit given their existent Miramax releases and salvation from Echo Bridge at last (though the comments suggest they're just repackaging the Echo Bridge discs, which funnily enough is what the first wave of many Echo Bridge DVDs did with the original Miramax discs)


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:23 pm 
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The expanded agreement reflects Lionsgate's successful track record in distributing third party product from some of the most prominent libraries in the world, including Miramax, Studiocanal and A&E, as well as its own Lionsgate titles.

This is clearly my favorite part of the press release.


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:44 pm 
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The expanded agreement reflects Lionsgate's successful track record in distributing third party product from some of the most prominent libraries in the world, including Miramax, Studiocanal and A&E, as well as its own Lionsgate titles.

This is clearly my favorite part of the press release.


Yeah, I had to hold back my flippant laughter on that one.


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:36 pm 
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My Left Foot (1989) - 1/13/15


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:39 pm 
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Dead Man in January


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:23 pm 
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That is quite disappointing, was hoping the rights had reverted back to Jarmusch for a Criterion release...


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:24 pm 
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The next batch of StudioCanal titles downgraded to DVD-R at Amazon are The Man in the White Suit, Contempt, Nights of Cabiria.


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:44 pm 
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captveg wrote:
My Left Foot (1989) - 1/13/15

One awful cover.


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:53 pm 
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It is indeed. But considering the way LG is treating the SC library right now I'll gladly take a terrible cover if the disc content is up to snuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:10 pm 
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Chopping Mall (1986)
Blood Diner (1987)

Also, new editions of Highlander (1986) and Evil Dead II (1987) also coming that day, but these may be simply re-packaging.


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:11 pm 
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Studiocanal remastered Highlander in the UK so I have a hard time imagining this isn't that remaster.


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:14 pm 
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Chopping Mall of course opens with the wonderful cameos by Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov as their Eating Raoul characters, but the whole thing has a certain charm to it


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:31 pm 

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From today's Digital Bits post:

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Lionsgate has announced a new line of Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray releases, set to include new remastered special editions from the iconic Vestron Video cult and horror label of the 1980s. The first release will be Jim Wynorski’s Chopping Mall (1986) on 9/27. Extras will include commentary with Jim Wynorski, actress Kelli Maroney, and co-writer/2nd unit director Steve Mitchell, a second commentary with Nathaniel Thompson (of Mondo Video) and Ryan Turek (of Shock Till You Drop), and a third with Wynorski and Mitchell alone, 7 featurettes (Back to the Mall, Chopping Chopping Mall, The Killbots, Scoring Chopping Mall, The Robot Speaks, The Lost Scene, Army of One, and Chopping Mall: Creating the Killbots), an isolated score track by Chuck Cirino, and the film’s trailer. The second release in the series will be Jackie Kong’s Blood Diner (1987), also on 9/27 (SRP $39.99). The title will feature a newly remastered HD transfer supervised by Kong himself, along with audio commentary by Kong, 5 newly-produced featurettes (Queen Kong, The Cook, The Uncle, and The Detective, Open for Business, Scoring for Sheetar!, and You Are What They Eat), an archival interview with project consultant Eric Caidin, the theatrical trailer, TV spots, and a still gallery. You can see the cover artwork at the left there. When you think of the list of B-titles distributed by Vestron, this line could be full indeed. We can’t wait to hear what’s coming next!


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:43 pm 
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Are they fucking kidding with that MSRP


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:46 pm 
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But it's a Collector's Edition... :roll:

Still, that seems to be the new standard retail price for (genre) releases with any effort put into them. Hopefully these do well enough to encourage Lionsgate to start doing more with their catalogue again.
I'm happy Chopping Mall is finally coming out, been wanting to see it for a while now.


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:14 am 
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The title will feature a newly remastered HD transfer supervised by Kong himself


what?


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:49 am 
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As long as they're dipping into the Vestron catalogue, how about a set of
Ken Russell's films from the late 80s?

(Lair of the White Worm, The Rainbow, Salome's Last Dance)


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:03 pm 
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Press release with news on what the next three Vestron Video Collector's Series Blu-rays will be:
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SANTA MONICA, CA (August 2, 2016) – Lionsgate is exhuming classic horror films with a red carpet rollout this fall for the limited edition Vestron Video Collector’s Series. Hours of materials have been assembled for the Vestron Video Collector’s Series Blu-ray™ releases, starting with six horror cult classics! Taste the fear and the flesh, in shocking high definition for the first time, as teenagers meet their untimely demise at the hands of cannibals, killer robots, horror icons, sewer-dwelling monsters, and an army of the undead!

Vestron Video has been a leader in providing the most unique and wide-ranging selection of films. Lionsgate honors the spirit of Vestron Video by presenting the Vestron Video Collector’s Series — a line of classic genre films newly remastered and with a wealth of supplementary features. Starting with Chopping Mall and Blood Diner, and continuing with Waxwork and Waxwork II: Lost in Time Double Feature, Return of the Living Dead 3, and C.H.U.D. II: Bud the CHUD, these re-releases are for the collector and horror fan alike and will be available for a limited amount of time.


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:13 pm 
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Can you imagine being assigned the blurb writing for CHUD II: Bud the CHUD after being told it's your job to convince anyone that it was a treat for horror fans and collectors alike?


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:18 pm 
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Glengarry Glen Ross on Blu-ray October 11th


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 Post subject: Re: Lionsgate
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:25 pm 
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Return of the Living Dead 3!!! Fingers crossed it's actually uncut this time.


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