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Blue Underground's Blu !!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by WadeM, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. WadeM

    WadeM Well-Known Member

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  2. Marc Colella

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    Blue Underground sells more obscure titles than Criterion and in lesser quantities, yet they're releasing on BD.

    So what the hell is taking Criterion?
     
  3. Jeff_HR

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    What is taking them so long....I guess perhaps they're stubborn?!? [​IMG]
     
  4. Brandon Conway

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    Didn't Criterion recently say they were at the cusp of entering the HDM market?
     
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    Now this is GREAT! Could i even hope to get The Final Countdown on Blu?
     
  6. Marc Colella

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    Well someone from Criterion unofficially said that when BD has reached a certain level of market saturation that they would jump aboard. Odd that Blue Underground would beat them to it considering it's a much bigger gamble for them.
     
  7. Zack Gibbs

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    They have "name" synergy.
     
  8. Paul Arnette

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    It would be awesome to see some Hammer films come to Blu-ray Disc, but it probably isn't wise to get my hopes up.
     
  9. Jari K

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    All due respect, but this thread is not about Criterion. So don´t hijact it, please.

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    Great news! BU is (was) one of the best companies when it comes to Euro cult/horror/exploitation/etc, so bring it on. [​IMG] Only thing is, that I have zillion of their SD DVD-titles, so this means double-dipping.
     
  10. Jari K

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    Indeed. I now realized that BU owns several Hammer-titles (from "Anchor Bay" catalog). Then they´ve most of the Argento-films, Romero, etc.
     
  11. Jim_K

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    Fuck Criterion. They're a bunch of pussies. [​IMG]

    As for BU, very cool. Their Hammer titles, Spaghetti Westerns and the Dario Argento titles are must haves for me.

    I'd be surprised if Suspiria isn't one of the first titles on Blu.
     
  12. MattFini

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    I can't think of many BU titles that WOULDN'T be a must own for me in Blu-Ray.

    Any Argento, Hammer, giallo, Castelinni ... my list goes on. And I have to say, I would go nuts if The Prowler was one of their first releases!

    At any rate, this is absolutely stellar news ... bring it on BU!
     
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    Great!!!!![​IMG]


    I'll take FINAL COUNTDOWN on BLU!!!![​IMG]
     
  14. Jari K

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    [​IMG]

    Well, seriously, I love Criterion (take some time, and they´ll also release some Blu-ray-titles), but even those guys will be envious as hell if "Suspiria" will be released on 1080p.. [​IMG]

    But hey, did Weinstein co. acquired also "Suspiria" (along with "El Cid", "Madadayo" and some other titles) quite recently? Am I mistaken?
     
  15. Gary Murrell

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    sketti westerns!!! hell yeah!!

    -Gary
     
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    As far as I know, the Weinstein Company does own Suspiria now. I assume that other Argento titles that Blue Underground had like The Bird With The Crystal Plummage, The Cat O' Nine Tails, Deep Red, etc. are still theirs though.
     
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    Oh great...does that mean that they'll sit it on it for a few years, and then re-release an edited version?
     
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    Considering the poor returns on the movies the Weinstein company has released, they'll probably be out of business soon.

    [​IMG]

    Then someone else who will actually release films can buy them.
     
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    1408 and HALLOWEEN both did quite well at the box office for the Weinstein Company this past year, and CLERKS II did pretty darn well the previous year, especially given its budget ($5-million and it grossed around $25-million theatrically in the U.S. alone).

    Vincent
     
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    "Q", "The Black Cat", "House by the Cemetary" and "Final Countdown" I would buy immediatly and many others shortly after. Oh yeah, throw Argento's "Opera" as a first buy as well.
     

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