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#401 Post by Movie-Brat » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:43 pm

So apparently, Shout Factory has confirmed they'll be releasing Pumpkinhead and its sequel on Blu-Ray for their Scream Factory lineup. Yes, they got the stupid sequel. They announced it in this podcast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wWzyBIRsi4#t=828" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Go to 13:11.

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#402 Post by dwk » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:43 pm

Bad news about Dog Soldiers
**Update on DOG SOLDIERS**

Sorry guys but there's been a change of plans for our upcoming Collector's Edition release of DOG SOLDIERS that we need to make you aware of...

Due to unforeseen issues on clear ownership of the rights, we are forced to move the title off of its planned August 26th release. Rest assured, we are doing everything we can to work out a solution to bring this back into our scary fold but, as of now, the street date is undetermined and there is a strong possibility of it moving to early 2015.

As always, we will keep you guys posted on any developments. Our apologies again.

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#403 Post by Drucker » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:21 pm

Scary fold.

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#404 Post by zedz » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:14 pm

Drucker wrote:Scary fold.
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#405 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri May 09, 2014 10:25 pm


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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#406 Post by Thornycroft » Sat May 10, 2014 4:30 am

Oof. Check out the shot of Adjani lying in bed near the top of the comparison. The compression artifacts on the Shout! release look so bad I'm having trouble believing that's an accurate representation of the disc they're putting out. It looks like an upscaled MPEG1 encode.

I know they've put out some discs hampered by poor quality masters and compression problems in the past, but if they had access to the same materials as the BFI I cannot imagine they could stuff it up as badly as those DVDBeaver caps seem to show.


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Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#408 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat May 17, 2014 8:47 am


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#409 Post by dwk » Thu May 22, 2014 3:02 pm

Phantom of the Paradise special features:
DISC ONE (BLU-RAY):
• NEW Audio Commentary with Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham and the Juicy Fruits (Archie Hahn, Jeffrey Comanor and Harold Oblong aka Peter Eibling)
• NEW Audio Commentary with Production Designer Jack Fisk
• NEW Interview with director Brian DePalma
• NEW Interview with Paul Williams talking about the music of PHANTOM
• NEW Interview with Make-up Effects wizard Tom Burman discussing the Phantom Helmet

DISC TWO (DVD):
• Paradise Regained – documentary on the making of the film featuring director Brian DePalma, Producer Edward R. Pressman, William Finley, Paul Williams, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham and more…
• Interview with Paul Williams moderated by Guillermo Del Toro
• Interview with costume designer Rosanna Norton
• NEW Interview with producer Edward R. Pressman
• NEW Interview with drummer Gary Mallaber
• NEW Alvin’s Art and Technique – a look at the neon poster
• NEW Phantom of the Paradise Biography by Gerrit Graham - 1974 Publicity Sheet written by and read by Graham
• Alternate Takes
• Swan Song Outtake Footage
• Radio Spots
• TV Spots
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• Still Gallery

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#410 Post by Superswede11 » Thu May 22, 2014 9:46 pm

And I thought the Arrow was stacked. I think Shout! Factory just lived up to it's exclamation mark

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#411 Post by Movie-Brat » Fri May 23, 2014 11:14 pm

Why are some of the new interviews on the DVD?

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#412 Post by Koukol » Sat May 24, 2014 12:11 am

While waiting for the BFI disc (it's in the mail) I watched the German version on SHOUT! and I'm quite happy with it.
I didn't t compare it to the German BD because there's no English subs so there's no point for me.

However, as stated at DVDBeaver the English version is unwatchable from the first minute...it really is the worst looking thing I've seen on BD so far...shame.
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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#413 Post by Movie-Brat » Wed May 28, 2014 2:02 am

Apparently Shout even screwed up the image quality on Ravenous. How the hell do you screw up the image quality on a film from 1999?

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#414 Post by Jameson281 » Wed May 28, 2014 2:40 am

Movie-Brat wrote:Apparently Shout even screwed up the image quality on Ravenous. How the hell do you screw up the image quality on a film from 1999?
Shout commented on Facebook:
We saw a lot of talk about it this weekend unfortunately and we haven't been ignoring it. (Quite frankly, this is our first day back in the office and its been quite busy - Sleepaway Camp and House in the Alley both releasing today, amongst other projects in the works.) We asked FOX about it, who supplied us with the HD transfer, and their response was as follows:

This was transferred directly from IP and 2 track stereo comp sources. There is no indication that noise reduction was employed, however some sort of DRS/VIP clean-up was used.

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#415 Post by tenia » Wed May 28, 2014 7:47 am

Movie-Brat wrote:Apparently Shout even screwed up the image quality on Ravenous. How the hell do you screw up the image quality on a film from 1999?
Very easy : these are the times where the movies are considered too young to justify a new scan / restoration, but actually are too old to be up to current standards.

So, to answer your question : by not doing anything new and keep on relying on obsolete HD masters.

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#416 Post by Orlac » Fri May 30, 2014 2:34 am

tenia wrote:
Movie-Brat wrote:Apparently Shout even screwed up the image quality on Ravenous. How the hell do you screw up the image quality on a film from 1999?
Very easy : these are the times where the movies are considered too young to justify a new scan / restoration, but actually are too old to be up to current standards.

So, to answer your question : by not doing anything new and keep on relying on obsolete HD masters.
Titus is another example.

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#417 Post by dwk » Fri May 30, 2014 3:26 pm

Scream factory announced two Blu-rays on the Killer POV podcast, TALES FROM THE CRYPT and VAULT OF HORROR Double feature and THE DOCTOR AND THE DEVILS
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#418 Post by dwk » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:59 am

THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION II Blu-ray set is now no longer a rumor and will officially arrive in October! Sales were great on the first volume (thank you!) and we are thrilled to be able to bring more of the legendary star’s films to light in HD. Titles in the set include The Last Man on Earth, The Comedy of Terrors, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Tomb of Ligeia, The Raven, Return of the Fly and…the William Castle favorite The House on Haunted Hill.

Exact street date, pre-order link and artwork will be show up sometime next month. Extras will be announced sometime later this Summer.

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#419 Post by Minkin » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:26 pm

The Last Man on Earth, The Comedy of Terrors, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Tomb of Ligeia, The Raven, Return of the Fly and…the William Castle favorite The House on Haunted Hill.
Rather excellent to see House on Haunted Hill get upgraded! That said, I'm more excited by this announcement in terms of the possibility of Arrow releasing these next (they've already announced Comedy of Terrors, and made hints towards the rest of the Corman/Poe series).

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#420 Post by Jameson281 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:17 am

Minkin wrote:Rather excellent to see House on Haunted Hill get upgraded!
Well, it remains to be seen how their master looks for that title. The film is public domain, so what are they using for their source? Warners holds the original elements--and they don't license to Shout Factory. So I'm curious to see what Shout comes up with. (LAST MAN ON EARTH is also public domain, but they're licensing that one from MGM/Fox.)

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#421 Post by Orlac » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:32 am

The source for Legend's House on Haunted Hill (open matte transfer) looked very good.

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#422 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:14 pm

***SURPRISE TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT***
The worms crawl in and out this October when we release the 1976 nature-gone-berserk classic SQUIRM to Blu-ray for the first time in U.S. and Canada!

No details on extras yet but this will be in our “Collector’s Edition” series and new artwork will be revealed soon. Expect exact street date and pre-order links to go up sometime next month.

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#423 Post by dwk » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:56 pm

Motel Hell special features:
• NEW Audio Commentary with director Kevin Connor, moderated by filmmaker Dave Parker
• NEW It Takes All Kinds: The Making of MOTEL HELL featuring interviews with director Kevin Connor, producers/writers Robert Jaffe and Steven Charles Jaffe and actor Marc Silver
• NEW Shooting Old School with cinematographer Thomas Del Ruth
• Another Head on the Chopping Block: An interview with actor Paul Linke
• From Glamour to Gore: An interview with actress Rosanne Katon
• Ida, Be Thy Name: A look back at MOTEL HELL’s frightful female protagonist Ida Smith
• Original Theatrical Trailer
• Photo Galleries

The Legend of Hell House special features:
• New Interview With Director John Hough
• New Audio Commentary With Actress Pamela Franklin
• Original Theatrical Trailer

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#424 Post by Roger Ryan » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:29 pm

dwk wrote: The Legend of Hell House special features:
• New Audio Commentary With Actress Pamela Franklin
Hmm - since she did this, it would have been nice if she (had been asked to...?) contribute to Criterion's upcoming THE INNOCENTS release.

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#425 Post by domino harvey » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:56 pm

Shout is putting out (the long OOP + big bux on the second hand market) 1965 TV musical of Cinderella with Lesley Ann Warren in September

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