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Re: Arrow Announcements, Speculation & Wild, Irresponsible Conjecture

#1676 Post by tenia » Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:13 pm


What A Disgrace wrote:The other three items - "WWS", "REB BOXSET", and "DEHH" - did not manifest.
I guess the Weird Wisconsin - Bill Rebane set is the REB boxset (though WWS could work too !).

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#1677 Post by Stefan Andersson » Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:43 pm

Would Arrow be interested in restoring Halloween (1978)? I´m no expert on the film´s home video history, but I know there has been a few revisions of the colour timing.

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#1678 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:43 pm

WWS and REB BOXSET are separate items on the list, so I imagine WWS refers to Wolf of Wall Street...but Arrow's just cheeky enough that I won't discount the possibility that WWS stands for Weird Wisconsin, and REB stands for something else.

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#1679 Post by dwk » Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:55 pm

Fran Simeoni said that WWS isn't Wolf of Wall Street

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#1680 Post by dwk » Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:46 pm

Kim Newman tweeted that Arrow is releasing the Daimajin Trilogy

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#1681 Post by Big Ben » Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:56 pm

dwk wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:46 pm
Kim Newman tweeted that Arrow is releasing the Daimajin Trilogy
These are interesting films I suppose if a gigantic statue completely wrecking shit is your forte. I'm pleased that some of the other kaiju films, namely the ones not produced by Toho are finally getting some time in the spotlight.

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#1682 Post by DRW.mov » Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:09 pm

Fingers crossed for the Yokai Monsters trilogy as well...

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#1683 Post by RitrovataBlue » Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:57 am

Stefan Andersson wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:43 pm
Would Arrow be interested in restoring Halloween (1978)? I´m no expert on the film´s home video history, but I know there has been a few revisions of the colour timing.
I'm not sure whether a better Halloween UHD can be made can the one currently in circulation. It's not the most visually impressive UHD I've ever seen but it's consistent with every iteration of the film I've owned on home video, and I've owned it in every medium since widescreen VHS. In the Mouth of Madness could use a good restoration, though.

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#1684 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:02 pm

RitrovataBlue wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:57 am
Stefan Andersson wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:43 pm
Would Arrow be interested in restoring Halloween (1978)? I´m no expert on the film´s home video history, but I know there has been a few revisions of the colour timing.
I'm not sure whether a better Halloween UHD can be made can the one currently in circulation. It's not the most visually impressive UHD I've ever seen but it's consistent with every iteration of the film I've owned on home video, and I've owned it in every medium since widescreen VHS. In the Mouth of Madness could use a good restoration, though.
Hi! Thanks for the response!

Unfortunately, I´m not equipped for UHD. Which bluray edition do you prefer for fidelity to original colours? I know there is one or more home video edition with a grey filter to simulate Autumn light.

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#1685 Post by swo17 » Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:06 pm

I believe the best Blu-ray is supposed to be the Anchor Bay 35th anniversary edition

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#1686 Post by Stefan Andersson » Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:21 pm

swo17 wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:06 pm
I believe the best Blu-ray is supposed to be the Anchor Bay 35th anniversary edition
Hi, thanks for the tip!

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#1687 Post by Drucker » Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:25 pm

Stefan Andersson wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:21 pm
swo17 wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:06 pm
I believe the best Blu-ray is supposed to be the Anchor Bay 35th anniversary edition
Hi, thanks for the tip!
Unfortunately this one doesn't have the original mono audio which is worth calling out. I don't believe any release has the right color/original mono track :(

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#1688 Post by dwk » Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:35 pm

The copy of Halloween found in the Scream Factory boxset uses the 35th anniversary edition's video and has the original mono audio.

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#1689 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:04 am

A filmmaker named Jonathan Zaurin revealed in a interview last month that he had edited an essay for an upcoming Dario Argento release from Arrow. I wouldn't be surprised if "T UHD" was for 'Tenebre'.

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#1690 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:30 pm

Arrow's plans for the releases of Richard Stanley's 'Hardware' and 'Dust Devil' have been cancelled due to claims of domestic violence against him.

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#1691 Post by perkizitore » Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:38 pm

Nico Mastorakis was a Greek junta collaborator, but that did not stop them...

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#1692 Post by knives » Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:09 pm

He’s dead though so no one cares.

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#1693 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:20 pm

He's actually still alive...

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#1694 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:33 pm

I'm not very familiar with the Greek junta and have no idea who Nico Mastorakis is. I'm guessing I'm not alone there so it's a bit easier to fly under the radar. Whereas people who regularly collaborate with Arrow are tweeting about Richard Stanley. It's good they made this announcement now.

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#1695 Post by furbicide » Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:45 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:30 pm
Arrow's plans for the releases of Richard Stanley's 'Hardware' and 'Dust Devil' have been cancelled due to claims of domestic violence against him.
They know that more than one person makes a film, right?

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#1696 Post by mteller » Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:39 pm

furbicide wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:45 pm
yoloswegmaster wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:30 pm
Arrow's plans for the releases of Richard Stanley's 'Hardware' and 'Dust Devil' have been cancelled due to claims of domestic violence against him.
They know that more than one person makes a film, right?
No, they probably don't! You should tell them!

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#1697 Post by JabbaTheSlut » Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:08 am

mteller wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:39 pm
furbicide wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:45 pm
yoloswegmaster wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:30 pm
Arrow's plans for the releases of Richard Stanley's 'Hardware' and 'Dust Devil' have been cancelled due to claims of domestic violence against him.
They know that more than one person makes a film, right?
No, they probably don't! You should tell them!
I hope they’ll thoroughly check the backgrounds of every director from now on. I want my movies clean.

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#1698 Post by MichaelB » Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:46 am

Having seen the specific nature of the allegations against him, I'm not surprised that Arrow took that decision - it would have been a potential PR nightmare for them.

Non-British readers may not be as aware of this as British ones, but over the last ten days or so misogyny in general and violence against women in particular has become perhaps the main national cultural talking point following the Sarah Everard murder, the charging of a serving police officer, and a subsequent vigil-cum-protest that was subjected to a needlessly heavy-handed crackdown (which in the process created truly terrible optics for the Metropolitan Police). For Arrow to then blithely release films known to have been made by someone allegedly responsible for repeated instances of precisely the kind of misogynist violence that's being increasingly widely condemned...

...well, as I said, I'm not surprised they took that decision.

And I doubt that too many anonymous keyboard warriors would have done differently if they had to defend their decisions to the people who paid their salaries and who obviously have a strong vested interest in their company not getting caught up in all this.

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#1699 Post by reaky » Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:44 am

The inevitable posts of “Yeah, he abused those women, but I want my sci-fi blu-ray” are disheartening.

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#1700 Post by MichaelB » Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:58 am

These are the specific charges against him - short version: repeated instances of domestic violence against more than one partner, including revenge porn. All untested allegations, obviously, but law enforcement and the FBI were contacted on more than one occasion so there'll presumably be an official record of things like physical injuries.

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