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WHV Press Release: House of Wax (3D Blu-ray)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by bluirv, Jun 3, 2013.

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  1. RolandL

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    That's great news! No mention of the sound in the press release. I wonder if we will get the same DD 2.0 soundtrack that was on the DVD.
     
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    Looking forward to this one.
     
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    WOW... House of Wax in 3D and just in time for my birthday! I can't wait.

    I saw this when it was first released. I live in Canada and saw it the day the Queen was crowned. We had the day off school and since the coronation couldn't be broadcast live from England in those days, it was filmed, processed on the plane while flying over the Atlantic and shown on TV later that evening. Since we had the day off for the coronation, every kid in town ran down to the local 1200 seat movie house to see House of Wax in scary 3-Dimensions. The place was packed to the rafters. What a day that was.. my first 3D movie and the Queen's coronation all in one day. A great double-bill, wouldn't you agree?
     
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    Count me in for wanting Mystery of the Wax Museum in HD as well. The version on DVD has pretty bad color timing and isn't even progressive encoded.
     
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    Wasn't the laserdisc supposed to have color timing much closer to the original?
     
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    I do agree, it would be very nice to get this in HD as well, standard definition just doesn't cut it when you are buying blu ray releases, at least not when the extra is in fact a pretty good movie in it's own right, this should be given the high definition treatment, i think it will be SD though, shame really but i doubt they will give it to us in HD.
     
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    Well, we need to keep asking and making our feelings known. If it hasn't happened, there's probably still time...
     
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    Correction: We are NOT running House of Wax in any "restored" or digital format; we are running it in dual 35mm, same as Expo I and II. I don't know where this incorrect info came from; I see it posted on the Steve Hoffman Forum as well. Here's the complete schedule with the correct information. Thanks, Jeff Joseph Producer, 3-D Expo III

    http://3-dfilmexpo.com/filmguide/festival-schedule
     
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    Keep in mind that a 3D film on Blu-ray essentially takes up twice the space of a 2D-only feature with the same runtime. Putting Mystery in HD on the disc may be difficult simply from a disc space issue.
     
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    At the very least, if they won't do a new film scan and give us it in HD then i'd like them to do a new encode, if it is standard definition then make it the best possible standard definition release and we can have it upscaled in the finest quality, use the AVC codec instead of the old MPEG2, don't just port the DVD edition over, a new encode would at least give us decent quality when upscaled.
     
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    Since the Wizard of Oz and House of Wax are both announced for release on October 1, why the special page for Wizard but nothing for House of Wax?
     
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    And still no pre-order listing on Amazon (the pre-orders for other October WHV discs "Wizard of Oz" and "The Haunting" have both been up a while).
     
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    I will be buying this as soon as its up for preorder.Can't wait.
     
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    according to classicflix this is a 2 disc set, I hope that all of us get a surprise and Mystery is a proper HD presentation on the 2D disc!
     
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    I think the extras will be included with a 2-D version of the feature on one bluray (This is the one ClassicFlix will rent out), while the 3-D version will have its own disc.

    View attachment 2561
     
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    Loving the artwork, I must say... :)
     
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    Why "House Of Wax 3D?" Isn't the 3D at the top of the cover enough? C'mon, WB -- show some respect.And I still think it's terribly short-sighted of them not to present MYSTERY in HD (assuming this is still the case).
     
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    Same way they did Dial M. Add 3-D to the title. Who cares lol.
     
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    Personally I'm just really glad they added Phyllis Kirk to the cover - this movie was probably her only "big movie" and she is great in it.
     
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    Six rolls of film scanned at 4K and then restored/aligned for flawless 3-D and people still find something to complain about!
     

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