Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

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M Sanderson
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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1551 Post by M Sanderson » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:36 am

EddieLarkin wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:28 pm
For those that are Region B compatible, this release uses the same superior source as the Scream Factory disc but unlike that one actually uses the full original theatrical soundtrack.
Thanks for the tip. Just ordered it. I was close to buying the OOP Shout Factory version for around $70 after Christmas.

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Ribs
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#1552 Post by Ribs » Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:48 pm

Shout have acquired video rights to Coraline, Paranorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings. I find this whole deal a little confusing as I don't really understand how Laika have reacquired the rights to their own films only five years after the last Focus title was released, and I also don't entirely think they are like Ghibli that the fans that own their previous (good!) 3D releases are going to be particularly compelled to rebuy (especially as I don't think a 3D release from Shout seems like a sure thing). These also seem like titles where the choice to do a 3D release is probably preferable for most to a potential 4K release.

Also upcoming releases for May:

The Hand (1981)
Eyes of a Stranger
He Knows You're Alone (1980)
King Kong (1976)
The Nest (2020)
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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1553 Post by Big Ben » Mon Feb 08, 2021 1:45 pm

King Kong 76 is a big get because it's never been on Blu-Ray here in the States before. I haven't seen it since I was a child in the nineties or early 2000s but it'll be interesting to revist what I consider to an interesting albeit inferior remake. Of note here is that it includes an extended TV version which has never been seen outside it's original airings.

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1554 Post by dwk » Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:28 pm

Joe Dante's Explorers is coming from Shout Select in a collector's edition that appears to have two cuts of the film.


Other Shout Select releases
Wildcats
All About the Benjamins
City Slickers II The Legend of Curly's Gold

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Dylan
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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1555 Post by Dylan » Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:48 pm

dwk wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:28 pm
Joe Dante's Explorers is coming from Shout Select in a collector's edition that appears to have two cuts of the film.
It would be amazing if the deleted scenes were found (the most notable seem to be an extended party scene with Ethan Hawke and Amanda Peterson, and additional Dick Miller scenes), but on Shout!'s website the two running times listed are 106 minutes and 109 minutes, which seems to indicate that what we're getting is the theatrical cut (106 minutes) and the later home video cut (109 minutes) which restores a few minutes of footage at the end that Dante was able to find. Hopefully the extras will address the deleted material, as I understand there was quite a lot of it.
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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1556 Post by beamish14 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:55 pm

Dylan wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:48 pm
dwk wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:28 pm
Joe Dante's Explorers is coming from Shout Select in a collector's edition that appears to have two cuts of the film.
It would be amazing if the deleted scenes were found (the most notable seem to be an extended party scene with Ethan Hawke and Amanda Peterson, and additional Dick Miller scenes), but on Shout's website, the two running times listed are 106 minutes and 109 minutes, which I assume indicates that what we're getting is the theatrical cut (106 minutes) and the later home video cut (109 minutes) which restores a few minutes of footage at the end that Dante was able to find. Hopefully the extras will address the deleted material, as I understand there was quite a lot of it.

I can't wait to have both the theatrical and preview cut that Dante has preserved. I'm sure part of the timing behind this release might be the TV series spin-off that is supposed to debut later this year.

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1557 Post by Dylan » Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:01 pm

Did Dante preserve a preview cut of Explorers? I know he did for The 'Burbs, but to my knowledge he wasn't able to save (or later, locate) the deleted Explorers scenes that meant the most to him.

By the way, a visit to IMDB reveals that I was incorrect above. Apparently, the 109-minute version is the theatrical, and the 106-minute version is the one slightly re-cut by Dante for home video.

I look forward to more details about this release and the extras Shout! will be including.
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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1558 Post by beamish14 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:05 pm

Dante screened an alternate version of it at the New Beverly a while back, and I think it's that tweaked cut that we got on DVD, but I'm not sure.There are relatively minor differences.
Like Looney Tunes: Back in Action, it went into production with an incomplete script, and the third act suffers terribly for it (although Looney Tunes fails on a bigger level).

He didn't save any 35mm material from The 'Burbs, sadly.

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1559 Post by Dylan » Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:19 pm

beamish14 wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:05 pm
Dante screened an alternate version of it at the New Beverly a while back, and I think it's that tweaked cut that we got on DVD, but I'm not sure.There are relatively minor differences.
Like Looney Tunes: Back in Action, it went into production with an incomplete script, and the third act suffers terribly for it (although Looney Tunes fails on a bigger level).

He didn't save any 35mm material from The 'Burbs, sadly.
Thank you for the information. It does sound like what he showed at The New Beverly is what's currently on home video. Overall, I think Explorers ended up to be quite a beautiful and fun film, even if it starts to feel pieced together in the final few minutes (but Jerry Goldsmith's score really helps and ultimately makes it work, in my opinion).

That's right, the Blu-ray of The 'Burbs has a workprint cut that isn't from 35mm. I haven't seen it yet, but I understand it's quite fascinating.

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1560 Post by Ribs » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:58 pm

It's nice that the Shout Select brand isn't dead as I had assumed it had become as there hadn't been releases in what was approaching a year. Shout has better access to catalogs like Paramount that other labels seem to have trouble wrestling things from so it's good to see more may be coming.

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1561 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:39 pm

beamish14 wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:05 pm
Dante screened an alternate version of it at the New Beverly a while back, and I think it's that tweaked cut that we got on DVD, but I'm not sure.There are relatively minor differences.
Like Looney Tunes: Back in Action, it went into production with an incomplete script, and the third act suffers terribly for it (although Looney Tunes fails on a bigger level).

He didn't save any 35mm material from The 'Burbs, sadly.
Was this in 2016? I think he may have done the same program at BAM.

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1562 Post by beamish14 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:52 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:39 pm
beamish14 wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:05 pm
Dante screened an alternate version of it at the New Beverly a while back, and I think it's that tweaked cut that we got on DVD, but I'm not sure.There are relatively minor differences.
Like Looney Tunes: Back in Action, it went into production with an incomplete script, and the third act suffers terribly for it (although Looney Tunes fails on a bigger level).

He didn't save any 35mm material from The 'Burbs, sadly.
Was this in 2016? I think he may have done the same program at BAM.

It was possibly even earlier. Dante and Jon Davison (producer of Robocop and Airplane!) have a joint collection at the AMPAS, which is where the print is held.

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1563 Post by L.A. » Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:09 pm

***Update on EVENT HORIZON***

After a very long wait (and we thank you for your patience) we are finally able to announce the final list of extras on our new upcoming Collector's Edition of EVENT HORIZON!

We do want address the natural question of "Were you not able to find more uncut footage?" that has been on many minds since we announced the release last year.

We did an exhaustive search for film elements for the director’s cut, but as you’ll hear in his new 2021 interview, director Paul W.S. Anderson doesn’t think his cut will materialize. Unfortunately, much of the footage is lost and as he mentions, he’d need to shoot new footage. We moved the release date a few times because of some leads, but to our disappointment, they didn’t pan out. We definitely tried our best.

We're still very proud of what we we're able to deliver. We have a new 4k scan, as well as a robust slate of new interviews and additional bonus materials, so we hope you still enjoy the release.

• NEW 4K scan of the original camera negative
• NEW Reflecting on Hell - an interview with director Paul W.S. Anderson
• NEW Ghost Galleon - an interview with writer Philip Eisner
• NEW Organized Chaos – an interview with actress Kathleen Quinlan
• NEW Compassion in Space – an interview with actor Jack Noseworthy
• NEW The Doomed Captain – an interview with actor Peter Marinker
• NEW Space Cathedral – an interview with production designer Joseph Bennett
• NEW Something New – an interview with set decorator Crispian Sallis
• NEW Taking Care of It – an interview with production manager Dusty Symonds
• NEW Reinforcements – an interview with second unit director Robin Vidgeon
• NEW Almost Real – an interview with location manager Derek Harrington
• NEW Screams from the Cosmos – an interview with sound designer Campbell Askew
• Audio Commentary with director Paul W.S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt
• The Making of EVENT HORIZON – a 5-part documentary
• The Point of No Return – a 4-part look at the filming of EVENT HORIZON with narration by Paul W.S. Anderson
• Secrets – deleted and extended scenes with director’s commentary
• The Unseen EVENT HORIZON – The un-filmed rescue scene and conceptual art with director’s commentary
• Theatrical Trailer
• Video Trailer

Release date planned for March 23rd. Pre-order now @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/ev ... ct_id=7436

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Adam X
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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1564 Post by Adam X » Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:48 pm

I hope there’s room for the film amongst all those extras. A pity they couldn’t get a new bearded Sam Neill interview, while he was going happily mad on social media in 2020.

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