Milestone, Flicker Alley, Oscilloscope, Cinema Guild...they're all here.
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Second Sight is releasing this in June too in UK, so I'll wait for both to compare and get the best version since I don't have a region problem.dwk wrote:David Gregory was on Shock Waves today and he officially announced The Changeling, from a new 4K scan, with an April or May release. He also said the Amicus set is sold out and what ever stock is out is all that is left.
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- Location: NYC
I had never seen it before but knew, or thought i knew, of it by reputation. So when i saw it in the new releases at my local BN a few weeks back i ponied up and paid full retail for a blu of Threads. And i'm not so glad i did...In spite of the obvious skill with which the film is made it's just so soul deadeningly morose that it's hung over my head like a black cloud for some 6 weeks now. That i haven't been able to shake some of its images is a testament to its greatness but goddamn...
The next closest thing to this is the American nuke flick from 1983-The Day After-but as bleak as that film got it cast some big name actors that offered a sense of the familiar and by extension a somewhat reassuring feeling that i was watching fiction.Threads doesn't have a single actor i'd seen before and offers no such lifelines. I admire movies like this that have the courage to not give an inch towards any kind of sentiment (and really, how else could a film about this subject matter have played out) but it's not something i imagine i'll ever sit through again. Maybe if i'm feeling overwhelmingly happy and i need to balance myself out...
After life in England has been reduced to medieval levels of toil with not even a hint of levity for the (now mostly) children of the initial survivors, Jackson sets up for a possible moment of redemption when female lead Ruth's daughter prepares to give birth. A healthy child might've offered at least a glimpse of hope after such a harrowing two hours but instead (and this might be to Jackson's credit-i'm still not sure) the child is stillborn and the film ends on a closeup of Jane's distorted face, forever caught in a moment of unspeakable pain.
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- Location: Berlin, Germany
I‘m glad to hear Threads still has the power to traumatise. I saw it at its original UK TV transmission and no film before or since had the same emotional impact in me. Haven’t watched it since but I’m tempted to get the blu-ray.
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- Location: Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, UK
If anyone is curious as to just how Bruno Mattei ripped off Terminator 2 two years before Terminator 2: Judgment Day, that is because Shocking Dark is actually much more of a rip off of Aliens! (albeit set in 'future Venice'!)
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- Location: NYC
I cannot in good conscience recommend that anybody watch Threads. One of the rare quality films i can say that about.
- Joined: Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:10 pm
Since there isn't a thread for the film or Ronin Flix, I don't know where to stick this, but since Severin previously released it on Blu-ray, I thought I'd stick it here. Ronin Flix is now taking orders for their own Hardware Blu-ray
if you have an account with Ronin you can use the code mark13 for an extra 10% off (some people on the Blu-ray.com forum are having trouble getting the code to work, but it worked fine for me.)Special Features: New 4K scan of the original negative, New 5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio & Stereo DTS-HD Master Audio, English SDH Subtitles (Feature Only), Reversible Cover, 2 Discs
DISC 1: Hardware, Audio Commentary with writer/director Richard Stanley, Deleted and Extended Scenes
DISC 2: New Interview with writer/director Richard Stanley, Interview with Iggy Pop, No Flesh Shall Be Spared - The Making of Hardware, 3 Richard Stanley Shorts: Incidents in an Expanding Universe - Early Super 8 version of Hardware, The Sea of Perdition, and Rites of Passage, Richard Stanley on Hardware 2, Vintage Hardware Promo Videos featuring Iggy Pop and Lemmy, Theatrical Trailer (English & German)
Miramax // 1990 // 94 Minutes // Not Rated // Color // English // Region A
Please Note: The Hardware Blu-ray is available for sale to customers in the US only. Also, the Limited Edition magnet will be delivered in the same box with the Blu-ray. Please use caution when opening the package to avoid damaging the item.
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this is one of my favorite films of all time. it's true it's very upsetting, realistic, depressing and traumatizing- but it's an incredibly important film and historical record of a very real threat that could have- and possibly still could happen.
i think the worst part about it (for me) is that the message is still relevant today.
- Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:29 am
There is a still from Mad Doctor of Blood Island that I saw as a child in Denis Gifford's Pictorial History of Horror Movies that gave me nightmares. Sadly what looks hideous in a moody black and white still looks goofy in motion and muddy colour.