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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:39 am 
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Postcard reveals the Crazies to be forthcoming from Arrow


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:50 am 

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The Blue Underground disc just went OOP. Wonder if Scream Factory's going to pick this up in the U.S.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:38 am 
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The card was in the American edition of Crimes of Passion so I assume Arrow has it for the US (and probably the UK).


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:22 am 
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George Romero’s name may be synonymous with the living dead subgenre, but his filmography is far richer and more varied than his reputation as “the zombie guy” would suggest. Following the breakout success of his debut feature Night of the Living Dead, the director would embark upon a series of projects which, whilst firmly rooted in the horror genre for the most part, demonstrate a master filmmaker with more than mere gut-munching on his mind.

In There’s Always Vanilla, Romero’s sophomore 1971 directorial effort, young drifter Chris and beautiful model Lynn embark upon a tumultuous relationship which seems doomed from the outset. 1972’s Season of the Witch (originally filmed as Jack’s Wife but released to theaters under the title of Hungry Wives) follows the exploits of Joan Mitchell – a housewife whose dissatisfaction with her humdrum life leads to an unhealthy interest in the occult. Lastly, 1973’s The Crazies, which sees Romero returning to more “straight” horror territory, has a small rural town finding itself in the grip of an infection which send its hosts into a violent, homicidal frenzy.

Taken together, these three early works, made in the period between Romero’s celebrated living dead outings Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, serve to display the broader thematic concerns and auteurist leanings of a skilled craftsman too often pigeonholed within the genre.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard DVD presentations
• English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
• Limited Edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing on the films

THERE’S ALWAYS VANILLA

• Brand new 2K restoration from the original negative
• Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
• Brand new interviews with actors Judith Ridley and Richard Ricci, producer Russ Streiner and sound recordist Gary Streiner
• Digging Up the Dead – The Lost Films of George A. Romero – archive interview with Romero looking at his early films There’s Always Vanilla and Season of the Witch Trailer

SEASON OF THE WITCH

• Brand new 4K restoration from original film elements
• Alternate extended cut
• Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
• When Romero met Del Toro – celebrated filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro sits down with George Romero for this candid career-spanning conversation
• The Secret Life of Jack's Wife – archive interview with actress Jan White
• Alternate Opening Titles
• Trailers

THE CRAZIES

• Brand new 4K restoration from original film elements
• Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
• Romero Was Here – featurette revisiting the Crazies filming locations in Evans City, PA
• Never Before Seen BTS footage
• 2016 Q&A with Lynn Lowry from Abertoir Film Festival
• Alternate Opening Titles
• Trailers

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:31 am 
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That title is kinda misleading. I mean it is true, but.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:35 am 
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It's true and it's catchy. And if anyone's momentarily minded to think that these are more zombie films, the blurb will put them right.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:47 am 
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MichaelB wrote:
It's true and it's catchy. And if anyone's momentarily minded to think that these are more zombie films, the blurb will put them right.

Dat book cover, tho'.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:44 am 
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It makes my heart hurt that Arrow can't get Martin to go in this set too.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:54 am 

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It's definitely more catchy than "Between Night and Martin". Is there any info regarding the extended cut of Season of the Witch? From what I've heard, there are multiple cuts with Romero's original, titled Jack's Wife, being the longest (and potentially lost). I always thought Hungry Wives and Season of the Witch were 2 different cuts of the film; and then once Anchor Bay released the film back in the day, I thought that cut was like a hybrid. Does anyone have any clarity on this history?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:45 pm 

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http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/mo ... story.html


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:13 am 

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Nice, what a great idea.


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