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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby lhb412 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:49 pm

We're gonna get a Mandela effect going.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Gwangi » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:43 am

Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:Kino comes through again,announced that they will be releasing The Land Unknown on BD later this year.


They just made it official - April 23rd with Audio Commentary by Film Historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter.

https://www.facebook.com/KinoLorberStudioClassics/photos/a.683404775049766/2141852449204984/?type=3&theater
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:56 am

Gwangi wrote:
Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:Kino comes through again,announced that they will be releasing The Land Unknown on BD later this year.


They just made it official - April 23rd with Audio Commentary by Film Historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter.

https://www.facebook.com/KinoLorberStudioClassics/photos/a.683404775049766/2141852449204984/?type=3&theater


Awesome, I've decided to sell off those Universal Classic Sci-fi releases and just get the individual BD releases at a later date. Besides the only movies I care about from those sets are this, The Mole People, The Deadly Mantis and Tarantula. The others on the set(s) I don't really care to see.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:16 pm

Shout announced today that they'll be doing the Alligator People on BD later this year.

Man this year has been shaping up to be a good year for genre fans between Shout and Kino. Hopefully that's a sign that Criterion will do their Godzilla releases this year.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby lhb412 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:26 pm

I'll get you alligator man!

(Never seen the movie: the trailer in Fantastic Dinosaurs of the Movies made it iconic to my childhood!)
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:28 am

Shout does it again with an announcement of Night of the Creeps. They have a deluxe version coming out with a NECA figure of Tom Atkins' character from the movie.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Jinzo Ningen » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:35 pm

Anyone heard or read anything anywhere about possible blu-ray releases of MATANGO or THE MYSTERIANS??? I re-watched them again this weekend and the DVDs may have looked pretty impressive back in the day compared to my shatty old off-air VHS recordings, but boy do they look like dookey now! :( Someone needs to step up to the plate and offer these in hi-def... that is, if Toho has actually affected quality restorations for them.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Henry88 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:13 pm

a conversation i had with MVD Collector's Brands on facebook (they put out a good selection of b movies) about Alligator (1980) and prophecy the monster movie(1979)

me I hope that one day you guys can get movies like Alligator (1980) or prophecy the monster movie(1979) those would be great on blu ray.
Tue 11:05 PM

MVD ,Some of those are coming... Just not by us. Sorry.
But happy some are coming!

me at least knowing they are coming at all is good to know many thanks.


a bit vague i know but it seems that one or both of them will be hitting Blu ray sometime in the near future
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby H-Man » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:42 pm

Jinzo Ningen wrote:Anyone heard or read anything anywhere about possible blu-ray releases of MATANGO or THE MYSTERIANS??? I re-watched them again this weekend and the DVDs may have looked pretty impressive back in the day compared to my shatty old off-air VHS recordings, but boy do they look like dookey now! :( Someone needs to step up to the plate and offer these in hi-def... that is, if Toho has actually affected quality restorations for them.


Both are on Blu-Ray in Japan. (Other non-Godzilla movies on Blu-Ray in Japan are Rodan, Mothra, Atragon and both Frankenstein movies.) The Mysterians looks OK but it's one of the first Toho HD transfers and doesn't stand up so well to their most recent work. Matango is one of those recent transfers and it's really stunning. Toho also has HD scans of most of their other non-Godzilla movies available on Amazon Prime in Japan; I haven't seen all of them yet but the one that impresses me most is Space Amoeba. I hope those will make their way to Blu-Ray either in Japan or preferably in the States before long.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby H-Man » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:01 pm

More Universal from Scream Factory:

The Monolith Monsters

Monster on the Campus

This Island Earth (finally!)
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Gwangi » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:15 pm

H-Man wrote:More Universal from Scream Factory:

The Monolith Monsters

Monster on the Campus

This Island Earth (finally!)


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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby lhb412 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:02 pm

I really dig how Shout Factory is including the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes as special features on these nice Blu-ray editions of movies they riffed.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby H-Man » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:15 am

The remaining Universal-International horrors awaiting Blu-Ray release are:

The Black Castle (1952 - Kino releases the similar "The Strange Door" in April.)
Cult of the Cobra
Curse of the Undead
Curucu, Beast of the Amazon (Unlikely, never seen official video release and not well liked. Svengoolie has shown it using a foreign video master so Universal might not even have its own scan from domestic elements.)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (Easily the most likely of these.)
The Leech Woman
The Thing That Couldn't Die

Not bad!

The list gets a bit longer if you extend it to films U-I released but didn't produce but I'm not going to go there because I think Universal has released or licensed all of those that they still hold (Hammers, King Kong vs. Godzilla, etc.) except for "The Shadow of the Cat" (1961).
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Gwangi » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:41 am

H-Man wrote:The list gets a bit longer if you extend it to films U-I released but didn't produce but I'm not going to go there because I think Universal has released or licensed all of those that they still hold (Hammers, King Kong vs. Godzilla, etc.) except for "The Shadow of the Cat" (1961).


"Dinosaurus!" is the one that comes to mind for me. Heck, if we are talking Universal, It would be nice if they released their Buster Crabbe "Flash Gordon" serials on bd.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Jinzo Ningen » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:31 am

Gwangi wrote:
H-Man wrote:The list gets a bit longer if you extend it to films U-I released but didn't produce but I'm not going to go there because I think Universal has released or licensed all of those that they still hold (Hammers, King Kong vs. Godzilla, etc.) except for "The Shadow of the Cat" (1961).


"Dinosaurus!" is the one that comes to mind for me. Heck, if we are talking Universal, It would be nice if they released their Buster Crabbe "Flash Gordon" serials on bd.


Do you have the dvd of Dinosaurus! that came out several years ago? It was a really excellent transfer from original film elements and the results were spectacular. I can only imagine what a fully restored blu-ray would look like. It's a super fun movie and absolutely deserves a hi-def treatment.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Gwangi » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:58 pm

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Gwangi wrote:
H-Man wrote:The list gets a bit longer if you extend it to films U-I released but didn't produce but I'm not going to go there because I think Universal has released or licensed all of those that they still hold (Hammers, King Kong vs. Godzilla, etc.) except for "The Shadow of the Cat" (1961).


"Dinosaurus!" is the one that comes to mind for me. Heck, if we are talking Universal, It would be nice if they released their Buster Crabbe "Flash Gordon" serials on bd.


Do you have the dvd of Dinosaurus! that came out several years ago? It was a really excellent transfer from original film elements and the results were spectacular. I can only imagine what a fully restored blu-ray would look like. It's a super fun movie and absolutely deserves a hi-def treatment.


Indeed, I do have the "Dinosaurus!" DVD, which I agree is great looking (it was the first time I had seen the film in a widescreen format). Still, spoiled me wants a blu-ray! :mrgreen: Going back in the day, "Dinosaurus!" was actually one of the first VHS's I ever bought around 30 years ago from the now extinct Sam Goody (very much miss stores like that, Suncoast Video, FYI and of course Tower Records). :cry:
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby H-Man » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:18 pm

I'd like to see Dinosaurus! too but I think Universal's involvement with the film ended a long time ago. (I think the rights are with Jack Harris' estate.) I had a GoodTimes VHS as a kid and I didn't really think much of the movie until I saw the Image DVD. The photography and even just the tropical scenery elevate the movie and that old cruddy VHS did a bad job showing that off.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby lhb412 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:05 pm

Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit is finally, finally coming out on Blu in June.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby lhb412 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:23 am

Shout Factory has renamed their Karloff / Lugosi set as "Universal Horror Collection Volume 1."

That sounds very promising for the future!
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Gwangi » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:22 pm

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With all of the talk on "The Joker" this past week, I'm actually more excited about seeing the very movie that inspired the Joker character - "The Man Who Laughs" with the great Conrad Veidt, which is coming out on blu-ray June 4th, 2019, via Flicker Alley.

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Man-Who-Laughs-Blu-ray/237673/
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby lhb412 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:22 am

^ Cool. There's so much cool catalog stuff coming out it's hard to keep track of!
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Tue May 14, 2019 7:30 pm

Kino just announced on FB today that they'll be doing BDs of the 4D Man and most importantly Dinosaurus!!!!
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby lhb412 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:02 pm

Cool!

Dead of Night (also from Kino) has also been scheduled for release only a few months from now. It's definitely one of the most underrated classic horror films; the birth of the anthology horror and killer doll genres!
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Wed May 15, 2019 12:29 am

I've decided to go on an upgrading spree on my home movies so I'm getting rid of a bunch of DVDs to upgrade to BD and a bunch of BDs to upgrade to 4K, my sister is having a garage sale this weekend so I'm going to be selling them there and with some of the money I make I'm going to pick up Kino's One Million Years BC as well as Jack the Giant Slayer.
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Re: Blu Ray Wish Lists

Postby Gwangi » Wed May 15, 2019 1:23 am

Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:Kino just announced on FB today that they'll be doing BDs of the 4D Man and most importantly Dinosaurus!!!!


What a great time to be a monster & sci-fi fan!!!

Tom R VanSlambrouck wrote:I've decided to go on an upgrading spree on my home movies so I'm getting rid of a bunch of DVDs to upgrade to BD and a bunch of BDs to upgrade to 4K, my sister is having a garage sale this weekend so I'm going to be selling them there and with some of the money I make I'm going to pick up Kino's One Million Years BC as well as Jack the Giant Slayer.


If you can't sell all the DVDs, there are sites like DeClutter.com https://www.decluttr.com/, where you can sell them off, though you may not get the biggest fortune.

I am actually going the opposite direction. My father just unearthed my grandfather's old 16mm projector and since my father has the very same machine, he gave it to me and it is still in good condition! All that is needed is a lamp/ blub, which I just ordered on Ebay. I can't believe I get to watch some of my 16mm Godzilla films again! Heck, I will probably go on Ebay and see if I could find more 16mm Toho or giant monster features! :mrgreen:
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