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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1126 Post by doh286 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:39 pm

Shout Select is releasing Holy Motors on Blu-ray in November.

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#1127 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:12 pm

Wouldn't anyone who wants that already have one of the many available Blu-rays?

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#1128 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:43 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:12 pm
Wouldn't anyone who wants that already have one of the many available Blu-rays?
Yes but the special features are awful. If they add any new special features that offer insights into the film I'd be delighted as it's one of my favorites of the decade.

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#1129 Post by swo17 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:53 pm

A/V presentation was also wanting on the US Blu-ray

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#1130 Post by dwk » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:15 pm

Shout Select is releasing The Glenn Miller Story on Blu-ray on November 20th.

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#1131 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:26 pm

Better to pick up the German Blu-ray instead, which is in the correct intended 1.33 framing and not Universal's release ratio of 1.85 like the R1 DVD and now Shout's Blu-ray

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#1132 Post by 4LOM » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:38 pm

domino harvey wrote:Better to pick up the German Blu-ray instead, which is in the correct intended 1.33 framing and not Universal's release ratio of 1.85 like the R1 DVD and now Shout's Blu-ray
The 112 minute cut is in 1.37:1, the 116 minute cut has an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 with more picture informations on the left and right sides.

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#1133 Post by Calvin » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:47 pm

On the off chance anybody from Shout is reading, I’d double dip on any Carax film if they managed to source and include Strangulation Blues.

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#1134 Post by bad future » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:19 pm

Hopefully this isn’t too redundant as I’m sure it’s discussed somewhere in the last 45 pages, but is there any reliable way to save money on Shout Factory releases, a la the BN Criterion sale? I’ve never bought any before, but I’m definitely gonna have to get Holy Motors.

(I did a forum search for “save” and “sale” and didn’t see anything, but wanted to avoid reading the whole thread if possible)

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#1135 Post by dwk » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:33 pm

Scream is releasing a 3-disc The Thing steelbook in November. Disc 1 is the 2017 4K master (I assume Arrow's) and discs 2 and 3 are the same as the previous Scream release.

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#1136 Post by tenia » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:28 am

dwk wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:33 pm
Scream is releasing a 3-disc The Thing steelbook in November. Disc 1 is the 2017 4K master (I assume Arrow's) and discs 2 and 3 are the same as the previous Scream release.
I don't understand what Scream is doing with these 4K upgrades. It's nice for people who haven't bought these yet to get their hands over updated versions (especially with The Thing's comparison with the Arrow version), but if they keep doing these, some people will just stop buying these during the early runs and will just wait out to see if a better version comes later. It seems even more unexpected in cases (like the Halloween 4K remasters) or very quickly arriving (only 2 years between the 2 The Thing releases) that I clearly would be wary about buying any Scream release I feel might be upgraded/updated later on.

The good thing is that they at least seem to be keeping all the older content, so there's at least that, but from a pure marketing strategy, this seems not a very thorough one on a longer term.

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#1137 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:38 am

They started by releasing a few steelbook editions for their 5th (?) anniversary, and it seem to've snowballed from there. I'm sure they wouldn't keep it up if it wasn't doing well for them. When Jeff Nelson & Cliff MacMillan were on the Shock Waves podcast recently, they mentioned that Shout! are keeping a closer eye on how much titles are making, and so they have to keep certain financial criteria far more in mind when licensing films these days. Honestly, guessing which titles might get remastered is probably a fools errand. While I quite like the film (mosty for Linnea Quigley's performance), I never would've imagined they'd do so for Night of the Demons, and include some additional extras too!

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#1138 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:12 pm

According to several members on the Blu-ray.com forums, Shout Factory has now limited all retailers except Amazon (and their own site) from offering their films both for preorder and after release until three weeks after release date. Which removes incentive for Amazon to offer competitive prices, so they'll likely be offered with limited discount (if any). What a bunch of tools

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#1139 Post by dwk » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:21 pm

Last week Diabolik DVD posted on facebook
Their new rule is that we can’t take preorders until release date on most titles. Just wait and we will have them.
and earlier today they posted
Despite our previous, now deleted post, Return of the Living Dead 2 is not up for preorder. If you already caught it while it was up, you will still get it no problem, but otherwise we will have stock on 9/3/18 if everything remains the same.
Incredibly stupid, and I have cancelled all my Scream Factory pre-orders.

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#1140 Post by M Sanderson » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:33 am

In the Mouth of Madness looks fabulous on Blu ray. This could be the strongest ever Blu ray I’ve seen from this company. Can’t see any sharpening, compression artifacts, boosting - or any other digitally introduced anomalies. If a scene doesn’t feature a huge amount of physical detail, the disc isn’t trying to modify it for home viewing in any way - as far as I can see, based upon one very impressed viewing. I tend not to see too many astounding Blu rays of ‘90s films - but, this is one of them.

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#1141 Post by tenia » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:02 am

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:12 pm
According to several members on the Blu-ray.com forums, Shout Factory has now limited all retailers except Amazon (and their own site) from offering their films both for preorder and after release until three weeks after release date. Which removes incentive for Amazon to offer competitive prices, so they'll likely be offered with limited discount (if any). What a bunch of tools
If I'm not mistaken, the price fluctuations on Amazon during pre-orders are taking from their margins, not the suppliers anyway. If that's indeed the case, they're just trying to force people to pre-order from Shout's own webstore only, which limits the flexibility of their customers by preventing them to lock an early pre-order and be done with it. This is so backwards.

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