Sony to release Torture Garden, The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane and more!

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  1. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    I believe these will be released on the 4th of October.

    There are some long-awaited titles there. I'm a bit confused regarding The Fog "remastering". The current transfer, sound, extras are all superb, I feel. Any thoughts?
     
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    The Fog will probably just be the same disc except it will also have a 'behind the scenes look at the terrifying new remake' [​IMG]
     
  3. Gordon McMurphy

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    Oh, yeah: I forgot about the remake. I'm really getting tired of these rehashed, 'souped-up' remakes of low-budget horror/sci-fi films from the 60s, 70s, 80s. It's amazing that filmmakers like Romero and Carpenter are willing to take the cash.
     
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    My thought? This is Sony. They'll start double-dipping the hell out of the MGM catalogue as soon as possible.

    Chris
     
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    mine looked terrible the last time i played it.
    lots of aliasing, and compression related noise.
    it looked like some of the earlier Bond SEs.
    i believe there is much room for improvment on this. and i would upgrade if there were (and the price was right).
     
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    Good to see "Torture Garden" get a release, I`m a sucker for the Amicus horror anthologies and I`ve only seen this one once before.

    As for "The Fog", I haven`t seen the current U.S. disc but the region 2 looks fine to my eyes, so won`t be double dipping on this title.

    Regards
     
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    Davis DVD has a more complete listing, including one of my holy grails:


    I never thought I'd ever see the black comedy classic The Girl Most Likely To... released on DVD!!! It was a TV movie penned by Joan Rivers and starring Stockard Channing. I don't believe it was ever even released on VHS.

    I am so excited this is coming out.
     
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    And one of my DVD holy grails (as long as it's 2.35:1 anamorphic):

    BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN (1967-British)

    --even if, like the R2 DVD apparently is, the brief bit with the Beatles tune turns out to be substituted and/or cut out (which, of course, would be unfortunate), I'm still psyched, as it would still be vastly superior to my glitchy EP VHS recording of a faded, P&S, severely-edited 16mm print from local TV, circa 1987.

    I'll finally have the original Harry Palmer trilogy complete on R1 DVD! Huzzah! Joy! Rapture! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Which THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE will it be? The 1946 classic directed by Robert Siodmak with Dorothy McGuire in a memorable Oscar-nominated performance? Or the 1975 "re-thought" rip-off? I wish that studios gave more specific info when they announce their catalog dates.
     
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    Redundant merged post.
     
  11. Jeff Ulmer

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    If I only get one thing in October it's THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE, although I doubt it will be the European cut.
     
  12. Gordon McMurphy

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    Not getting the 'European cut' of The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane isn't a big deal. The director doesn't like the nude footage anyway; its unnecissary; the motivations of Sheen are conveyed well without it.

    The Girl Most Likely To... is a true gem. Many, many people will buy this on DVD.
     
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    I wasn't stating that it was a big deal (have never seen the version, so wouldn't know what I was missing), just stating that it probably isn't going to be that version. I'll just be happy to have something better than my 1.33:1 LD, at least I hope we get something better...
     
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    Isn't Jodie Foster's nudity in the Euro cut just a body double, and was shot AFTER the film was completed?
     
  15. Gordon McMurphy

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    Yes, she was doubled by her sister, who was 19 at the time.
     

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