Blue-Underground announces its first titles for Blue Ray

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  1. flagbrothers

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  2. Paul_Scott

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    The Final Countdown!
    Woo Hoo! That will be a day and date purchase for sure.
     
  3. MattFini

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    Oh my. Argento in Blu-Ray? Vigilante!? Maniac?

    Wow ... I cannot wait for these titles.
     
  4. Joseph J.D

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    I'll be double-dipping 'The Final Countdown' for sure. [​IMG]
     
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    Oh hell yea!
     
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    - Full 1080p HD Resolution.................................check

    - 7.1 DTS-HD and 7.1 Dolby TrueHD Audio............check

    - 50GB Dual Layered for Maximum HD Quality.........check

    - D-Box Motion Code (on select titles).................check

    - Loaded with Extras........................................chec k


    - Final Countdown on BD.....................double check and a big woo hoo!!
     
  8. Jari K

    Jari K Producer

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    Great news! Plenty of double-dipping ahead, though. I have about zillion releases from BU...
     
  9. Paul Arnette

    Paul Arnette Cinematographer

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    Admittedly, I don't know much about the particular titles listed, but it is good to see Blue Underground in the Blu-ray Disc game nevertheless.

    I guess like Matt, I am most intrigued by the Argento films, especially The Bird with the Crystal Plumage. I realize The Final Countdown has a lot of admirers, just look at this thread alone, but I can't say the film did anything for me.

    What I am most excited about however was news that the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is getting a BD release this September. That warrants another thread me thinks. [​IMG]
     
  10. TravisR

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    I'll definitely pick up The Bird With The Crystal Plumage and Maniac and probably The Stendhal Syndrome.
     
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    Change "Maniac" to "Two Evil Eyes" and that's pretty much me. I'm another excited about "Final Countdown as well. Now, I need them to announce "The Black Cat" and "Q" and it's pig in s**t time....Oh Yeah!
     
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    Oh. The Stendahl Syndrome. Excellent.

    While quite a number of Argento fans hate this movie, I think it's one of his best and the existing American DVD is pretty poor. This could be great.
     
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    Wasn't MANIAC shot in 16mm? Would this benefit on Blu-ray?
     
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    Yes it would. I transfer home movies to video, and when I started using an HD camera at 1080 30SF, the difference was apparent on 8mm, Super8 and 16mm transfers. Of course this does assume that the film was shot in focus to begin with [​IMG].

    Vern
     
  15. Stephen_J_H

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    There's more of an advantage to transferring 16mm to HD than DV *cough* 28 Days Later *cough* [​IMG]
     
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    The original Troma DVD was poor, but the Blue Underground 2-disc set is really good [​IMG]

    I only wish that STENDHAL had been remixed in English using the original production audio tracks. The "vocal artists" who replaced most of the voices in that film- in particular Asia Argento- are really terrible.

    Vincent
     
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    I really hope they announce Fulci's Zombi 2. That would look absolutely amazing in HD, especially if it was sourced from the remastered transfer (which I assume it would be).

    So far, Maniac and Bird are definite purchases.
     
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    I'll definitely be buying the all the Argento ones. They're not really my faves, but I'd love to see Susperia, Opera, and some others hit the format and I want to show some support. [​IMG]
     
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    Great news that they're releasing to Blu though there's nothing I want in this batch (but that's okay).

    Looking forward to their Spaghetti Westerns, Hammer Horror (if they now have the rights) and Deep Red if they still have the rights (they don't with Suspiria).
     
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    I didn't watch the video so I missed that they were releasing Two Evil Eyes but I'll pick that up too. Thanks for spending another $20 for me. [​IMG]
     

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