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L.A.
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Re: Severin Films

#151 Post by L.A. » Fri May 31, 2019 11:00 am

domino harvey wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 11:19 am
Severin is releasing Viy in a special edition only available for purchase this weekend. A regular Blu-Ray will follow later in the year
The features list ”English Track.” :-k

EDIT: They said on Facebook that it is offered in Russian as well.

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#152 Post by dwk » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:36 pm

Looks like one of the Alex De La Iglesia titles is Perdita Durango. According to Severin's facebook page, an uncensored director's cut will play next month at the Fantasia International Film Festival.


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Re: Severin Films

#154 Post by DeprongMori » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:28 pm

I understand that Severin's release of The Changeling had issues with both the film disc and the soundtrack disc, and have a disc replacement program. My recently purchased set has a soundtrack disc with a "V2" on the label, but the film disc does not. So far I have had no response from Severin.

Does anyone have the replacement film disc? Could you confirm whether it has a "V2" on the label or whether there is any other indication that it is a replacement disc? Thanks.

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Re: Severin Films

#155 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:15 pm

DeprongMori wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:28 pm
I understand that Severin's release of The Changeling had issues with both the film disc and the soundtrack disc, and have a disc replacement program. My recently purchased set has a soundtrack disc with a "V2" on the label, but the film disc does not. So far I have had no response from Severin.

Does anyone have the replacement film disc? Could you confirm whether it has a "V2" on the label or whether there is any other indication that it is a replacement disc? Thanks.
The replacement disc has V2 on it. But you're better off without it.

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Adam Grikepelis
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Re: Severin Films

#156 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:13 pm

More info & an email address for the replacement program here.

I’m sure Glowingwabbit might provide more detail on the result if you prod them.

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Re: Severin Films

#157 Post by DeprongMori » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:03 pm

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:15 pm
DeprongMori wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:28 pm
I understand that Severin's release of The Changeling had issues with both the film disc and the soundtrack disc, and have a disc replacement program. My recently purchased set has a soundtrack disc with a "V2" on the label, but the film disc does not. So far I have had no response from Severin.

Does anyone have the replacement film disc? Could you confirm whether it has a "V2" on the label or whether there is any other indication that it is a replacement disc? Thanks.
The replacement disc has V2 on it. But you're better off without it.
I understand that the replacement disc fixes some dropped frames and missing soundtrack problems in the 5.1 mix. Could you provide some details as to why I’m “better off without it”?

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Re: Severin Films

#158 Post by dwk » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:03 pm

The replacement footage is unrestored, so it has some dirt and/or scratches and, if I'm remembering correctly, the reel change marker is present.

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Re: Severin Films

#159 Post by DeprongMori » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:41 pm

dwk wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:03 pm
The replacement footage is unrestored, so it has some dirt and/or scratches and, if I'm remembering correctly, the reel change marker is present.
If the replacement disc is to fix a dropped frame and some 5.1 soundtrack issues, is your statement regarding Severin’s release as a whole, or specifically the “V2” disc that somehow got an entirely different transfer on it.

Could someone provide some specifics please?

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Re: Severin Films

#160 Post by dwk » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:42 pm

I'm just going by what I've read on the Blu-ray.com forums, but I think it is only the part that fixes the missing frames that has not been cleaned up, not the whole disc. I haven't watched the disc, but I do own it. So, I'll try and watch it tonight and I'll let you know if the dirty frames are just in the replacement section or if it is the whole film.

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Re: Severin Films

#161 Post by DeprongMori » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:54 pm

In answer to my own question on The Changeling replacement disc program, I found the following on DVDbeaver, which I had missed before:
UPDATE (10/10/18): "When fixing the audio, Severin did a new encode of the
video and inadvertently used their copy of the master pre-cleanup of the
scratches and cue marks present on the negative. Check back here for any
response." (sent in email by Kerry - thanks!)
That would explain why new copies are being sent out with the corrected V2 Soundtrack disc but not a corrected Film disc — they screwed up the transfer/encode when they manufactured the V2 Film disc.

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Re: Severin Films

#162 Post by dwk » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:22 pm

Yeah, I'm watching V2. I'm 40 minutes in and cue marks are visible at both reel changes. So it appears the whole thing is "unrestored"


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Re: Severin Films

#164 Post by swo17 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:16 pm

When the Wind Blows, such a great kids movie

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Re: Severin Films

#165 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:02 pm

You know, while I only saw it for the first time a few years ago, I could see it working as a ‘kids’ movie. Traumatic perhaps, but all the best kids films are.

I love the logo! They should at the very least retroactively induct BMX Bandits into the line. Not seen it since the ‘80’s, but I still have good memories of it.

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Re: Severin Films

#166 Post by dwk » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:54 pm

Wide release of the Viy Blu-ray is coming on December 10.

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Re: Severin Films

#167 Post by agnamaracs » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:53 am

swo17 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:16 pm
When the Wind Blows, such a great kids movie
So it's a "kids" label in the same way as Shout's Gkids is.

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