48 Night of the Demon

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#76 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:20 pm

MichaelB wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:27 pm
But if you ordered directly from Powerhouse, your package should be in transit right now.
I ordered Born of Fire thru Powerhouse and it arrived here on the UK release date. With results like that I'm pretty sure American buyers will get it before Halloween. That's what I'm hoping at least!

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#77 Post by rawlinson » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:57 am

My copy arrived today. Delighted with it.

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#78 Post by Boosmahn » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:53 am

Amazon shipped my order yesterday; they say that it'll arrive on November 12.

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#79 Post by Costa » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:19 pm

Does anyone know how much cheaper the regular edition will be?
Right now there is a difference of just 0.76 pounds at amazon.
I thought it would be cheaper that's why I'm waiting for it..

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#80 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:59 pm

Assuming there is a regular edition, same as the others, I’d imagine.

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#81 Post by MichaelB » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:16 pm

Powerhouse's own website says £17.99 - which would make sense given that it's a two-BD50 set so per-unit production costs are inescapably higher than they are for the other standard editions.

So four quid cheaper, which sounds about right when you're losing the 80-page book, poster, reversible sleeve and box.

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#82 Post by Costa » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:38 pm

MichaelB wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:16 pm
Powerhouse's own website says £17.99 - which would make sense given that it's a two-BD50 set so per-unit production costs are inescapably higher than they are for the other standard editions.

So four quid cheaper, which sounds about right when you're losing the 80-page book, poster, reversible sleeve and box.
Thanks MichaelB. Didn't think to look there...

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#83 Post by Florinaldo » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:33 pm

Boosmahn wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:53 am
Amazon shipped my order yesterday; they say that it'll arrive on November 12.
Mine was shipped this morning, with an estimated arrival date of November 7. They usually overshoot their estimation and parcels are most often delivered from the UK to Canada 2-4 days earlier than they say. However, if the planned rotating strikes at Canada Post start tomorrow as scheduled, who knows how it will go this time.

The William Castle box set has not shipped yet, although both of these titles are listed as "in stock", contrary to what happened with the Indicator releases in late August.
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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#84 Post by Rayon Vert » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:48 pm

Amazon UK shipped both this and the Castle box to me today.

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#85 Post by Florinaldo » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:27 am

Rayon Vert wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:48 pm
Amazon UK shipped both this and the Castle box to me today.
Well, Amazon UK moves in mysterious ways that are beyond the understanding of mere mortals like me.

Meanwhile, this title is now listed as "Usually dispatched within 5 to 7 days", meaning they are waiting for new stock. They list it as #12 in DVD & Blu-Ray sales, #1 in Thriller, #1 in Horror, and #2 in Blu-Ray. So it is selling briskly on that site. No indication yet from Powerhouse of how close they may be to selling out and it becoming OOP.

ETA: The listing has now been updated to "Usually dispatched within 1 to 3 months". Which may yet unpredictably change.
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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#86 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:09 pm

Received my copy (bought direct from Indicator) this evening, only one day after the official release date despite being 5,000 miles outside the home market. Packaging looks fantastic, and I can’t wait to dive into it.

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#87 Post by Drucker » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:43 pm

Received in New Jersey, with the Castle box, as well today.

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#88 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:58 am

So received two copies today One from Amazon that I forgot to cancel and the other direct from Indicator. The latter included a carte de visite from Julian Karswell.
I think I know which one I will be passing on to some poor unsuspecting victim

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#89 Post by connor » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:41 am

I would love for someone to do an edit of this movie that excised the demon shots that Tourneur loathed. I think he's right in that making it obvious that the demon is real from the very first scene really detracts from the suspense. Otherwise, the build-up and ambiguity is really stellar. The quick shots of the (different) demon on the train tracks at the end are all that's necessary.

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48 Night of the Demon

#90 Post by MichaelB » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:48 am

connor wrote:I would love for someone to do an edit of this movie that excised the demon shots that Tourneur loathed. I think he's right in that making it obvious that the demon is real from the very first scene really detracts from the suspense. Otherwise, the build-up and ambiguity is really stellar. The quick shots of the (different) demon on the train tracks at the end are all that's necessary.
It’s one thing to say it, quite another to try it - and it really doesn’t work. You need to substitute what Tourneur claimed to have wanted to do instead, and even if that footage was ever shot, it no longer survives.

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#91 Post by connor » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:54 am

MichaelB wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:48 am
connor wrote:I would love for someone to do an edit of this movie that excised the demon shots that Tourneur loathed. I think he's right in that making it obvious that the demon is real from the very first scene really detracts from the suspense. Otherwise, the build-up and ambiguity is really stellar. The quick shots of the (different) demon on the train tracks at the end are all that's necessary.
It’s one thing to say it, quite another to try it - and it really doesn’t work. You need to substitute what Tourneur claimed to have wanted to do instead, and even if that footage was ever shot, it no longer survives.
An alternate opening, I'm guessing?

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#92 Post by HitchcockLang » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:42 pm

So I know very little about this film but ordered it as a blind-buy based purely on the enthusiasm for it in this and other forums. I think it arrived today and I'd like to watch it before October is over. Trying to avoid spoilers, can someone suggest which version would make the most ideal first viewing and with which aspect ratio?

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#93 Post by swo17 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:10 pm

MichaelB stated his preference earlier in the thread for the Disc 1 version of Night at 1.75:1

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#94 Post by Florinaldo » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:49 pm

We also do not know to what extent Tourneur really was betrayed or pressured by the producer since some of his post-hoc reservations are contradicted by the fact that the demon's apparitions were present in the initial script, which he of course saw and presumably accepted before the shoot even though his personal preference may have been for fewer glimpses of the creature. My impression, mainly from Earnshaw's book, is that when he realised these scenes were not all executed equally well, he may have decided to put some distance between him and the film, wishing to give himself some artistic cover.

I expect the bonus material will cover that issue, especially if more information has come to light since the book was first published.

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#95 Post by MichaelB » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:55 pm

The extras tackle this topic in some detail, and scepticism is indeed expressed about Tourneur’s version of events.

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#96 Post by MichaelB » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:49 pm

A typically exhaustive CineOutsider review.

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

#97 Post by whaleallright » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:29 pm

just want to say "thanks" and "wow" to those responsible for this edition, which is probably the most lavish and thoughtful package for what is essentially a cult film I've ever owned. I appreciate the wide swath of interviews and other material used to put together the booklet, including the unpublished(?) V.F. Perkins program note. it's easy to forget how recent the films he and his Movie compatriots chose for that series were at the time. I know that in many respects they were taking cues (in terms of which directors to pay attention to) from the French critics, but I think Perkins in particular bested any of the Cahiers bunch in the precision and insight of his observations. anyway, thanks again!

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Re: 48 Night of the Demon

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