Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1101 Post by jazzo » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:58 pm

smokes wrote:
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For fans of trash cinema (me), Shout Factory is putting out Michael Winner's very illogical and sleazy thriller, Scream For Help, the best film where a teenaged girl catches her stepfather having gross, doggy style sex on camera. Also features an over-cooked soundtrack by Led Zeppelin drummer John Paul Jones. I have to admit to really enjoying this one, especially when it develops into one of my favorite thriller sub-genres: the home invasion film.
Nice, that made my to watch list from the Trailer Trauma comp
just want to say, thank you for mention that trailer compilation. i really like these because they're a great way to discover new films as well as get a glimpse of other films i might never watch. had not heard of it before.

also- scream for help sounds like a film right up my alley. thanks
I was lucky enough to catch a 35 mm LaserBlast screening of this in Toronto late last year, and can attest that it is as delightfully batshit crazy as Death Wish 3 and The Sentinel, or any Michael Winner movie, really. If you enjoy this type of film, you will absolutely enjoy this film.

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1102 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:52 pm

Special edition of Platoon coming this fall. Does Shout do anything anymore other than license movies that already have fine Blu-rays with plenty of extras and slap a slipcover on them for five times the going market price?

EDIT: Even the sycophants on the Blu-ray.com forum are calling them out on this!

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#1103 Post by CSM126 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:48 pm

As long as people are dumb enough to buy the shit, they’ll keep selling it. I think I own 2 Shout discs and, well, that’s enough.

(Starcrash and Bolero/Ghosts Can’t Do It double feature. I can not justify these purchases rationally)

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#1104 Post by Glowingwabbit » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:11 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:52 pm
Special edition of Platoon coming this fall. Does Shout do anything anymore other than license movies that already have fine Blu-rays with plenty of extras and slap a slipcover on them for five times the going market price?

EDIT: Even the sycophants on the Blu-ray.com forum are calling them out on this!
I mean is this really any different from what Criterion does for a number of their releases? Packaging is important to some people especially since this will probably be the last home video format. I know I prefer boutique label releases over studio ones when it comes to displaying them on my shelves.

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#1105 Post by swo17 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:15 pm

No, Criterion at least goes to the effort of changing the film's color scheme

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#1106 Post by dwk » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:56 pm

City Slickers is getting a new 4K scan, so I would assume they are doing new scans for Platoon and Get Shorty.

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#1107 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:09 pm

You should not assume that, Shout by their own admission has repeatedly rereleased films without doing a new transfer

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#1108 Post by cdnchris » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:24 pm

I'm sure it's a safe bet Quigly isn't getting a 4K scan

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1109 Post by Jameson281 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:27 pm

MGM did a new 4K scan of PLATOON from the original neg; Oliver Stone approved it. That's the source of the new Shout disc.

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