Interview with the Vampire (10/7), Poltergiest (10/14)

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  1. Paul Arnette

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    Very cool.
    Glad I held off on the Poltergeist SE dvd last year.

    [​IMG]

    Now if only we could get some real extras...
     
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    Interview with a Vampire is very much in need of an upgrade. The original DVD was released over 8 years ago (June 6, 2000).
     
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    It's unfortunate but it's not a surprise.
     
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    Me too.

    But I doubt real extras will ever come, because I'm sure the legal department will eviscerate them.
     
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    Must have Poltergeist! Great news indeed. Thanks for sharing this Paul.
     
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    Indeed! Didn´t get the SD DVD, so great news! I´ll be also getting "Interview with the Vampire". Kinda liked it.
     
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    I'm still pissed about the special features debacle with Poltergeist. The film is too important and has too much history for it not to be talked about, even if some of the truth is ugly. But I will get it on BD. Let's just hope they don't blow it by not providing lossless audio.
     
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    Great! I nearly upgraded Poltergeist over the weekend to the most recent one since it was only about 8 bucks. A BD will be much MUCH better. A definite future purchase and I CAN'T WAIT!

    I pulled Interview out of the bargain bin months ago. It's still wrapped. Was saving it for October. But I'll definitely upgrade it too.

    Both these are beyond worthy of better media. Very exciting!

    The original Poltergeist DVD is one of the great disappointments in my DVD buying history. The opening credits look terrible.
     
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    I feel your pain. I was also super-pissed, that they didn´t even include one featurette ("They Are Here" was just some lame "real life"-doc) or something like that... I guess the truth is "that ugly" after all.. Shame.
     
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    How could someone get there hands on the E! THS on Poltergeist? Is it out on video? YouTube? anyone having a recording? wher can I buy/rent?
     
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    Yeah, I saw that doc. which was why I was so surprised that there wasn't anything of value on that DVD. Plenty of people associated with the film were willing to talk then.
     
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    Having seen it, I have a hard time trusting that E! True Hollywood Story as a serious look at the movie. I think they wanted to talk about 'the Poltergeist curse' more than anything else. Unless Tobe Hooper comes out and says that Spielberg made the movie, I doubt any documentary will change anyone's mind about who directed what in the movie. Personally, I think Steven Speilberg directed the big effects scenes in the movie but Tobe Hooper directed the bulk of it.

    I'm surprised that no one has posted a You Tube link to an EPK featurette and says that because it focuses on Speilberg that that's proof that he directed the entire movie. Of course, they completely disregard that Speilberg was probably the most famous director on the planet and Tobe Hooper was the guy who directed low budget horror movies so the EPK would feature Speilberg much more than Hooper. Another bit of 'proof' that I like is that there's a picture or footage of Speilberg wearing a hat that says "Producer/Director" so that proves he directed it. However, that disregards that it had to be a secret that he was directing the movie but he apparently had a hat made so everyone could know the secret.
     
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    That should be easy, wasn't he directing E.T. at the time?
     
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    that is a 7 minute making of poltergeist



    here is another.
    at about 50 seconds it changes from the first video above to what appears to be TCM footage.

    then about 65 seconds in the double hat is there on Speilberg, really hard to see what it says.
     
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    That's exactly why I find it such flimsy evidence to say that he directed Poltergeist.
     
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    Well I don't know the whole story but what would you call what he seems to be doing on the set. I am no expert but he does seem to be "directing" the crew...
     
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    I've read a few different stories about who really directed Poltergeist but I do know the film itself is completely unlike anything Hooper has made before and since. If there were no credits and I had to guess just from the vide of the film I'd say it was a film directed by Spielberg.

    Anyway I'll be picking up both Poltergeist and Vampire. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm sure that Speilberg directed scenes in the movie and had a strong creative hand in the entire movie but that doesn't mean that he directed the whole thing. Like I said before, who are they going to focus on in the EPK footage- the guy who directed Jaws, Close Encounters and Raiders Of The Lost Ark or the guy who directed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Eaten Alive and The Funhouse?
     

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