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Blue-Underground announces its first titles for Blue Ray


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#1 of 32 OFFLINE   flagbrothers

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Posted May 29 2008 - 11:44 PM

I Can't Wait for "Vigilante". Hopefully, we will get an isolated score as part of the extras. Blue Underground Blu-ray Releases Coming Soon: The Final Countdown, Fire & Ice, Maniac and more.

#2 of 32 OFFLINE   Paul_Scott

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Posted May 30 2008 - 12:01 AM

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

#3 of 32 OFFLINE   MattFini

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Posted May 30 2008 - 01:26 AM

Oh my. Argento in Blu-Ray? Vigilante!? Maniac? Wow ... I cannot wait for these titles.
Universal, please release Streets of Fire on Blu-ray.

#4 of 32 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted May 30 2008 - 01:30 AM

I'll be double-dipping 'The Final Countdown' for sure. Posted Image
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#5 of 32 OFFLINE   RickER

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Posted May 30 2008 - 01:32 AM

Oh hell yea!

#6 of 32 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted May 30 2008 - 02:53 AM

Fire & Ice in HD? Hmmmmm.

#7 of 32 OFFLINE   Jeff Robertson

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Posted May 30 2008 - 03:10 AM

- 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 of 32 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted May 30 2008 - 03:14 AM

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

#9 of 32 OFFLINE   Paul Arnette

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Posted May 30 2008 - 03:47 AM

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. Posted Image
Universal Blu-ray Discs I will not be buying while they're offered only as Blu-ray + DVD 'flipper' discs:

The Jackal
, Out of Africa, and Traffic.

#10 of 32 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted May 30 2008 - 09:47 AM

I'll definitely pick up The Bird With The Crystal Plumage and Maniac and probably The Stendhal Syndrome.

#11 of 32 OFFLINE   troy evans

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Posted May 30 2008 - 06:45 PM

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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#12 of 32 OFFLINE   Bob_L

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Posted May 30 2008 - 07:09 PM

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.

#13 of 32 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted May 31 2008 - 01:55 AM

Wasn't MANIAC shot in 16mm? Would this benefit on Blu-ray?

#14 of 32 OFFLINE   Vern Dias

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Posted May 31 2008 - 02:01 AM

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 Posted Image.

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#15 of 32 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted May 31 2008 - 03:20 AM

There's more of an advantage to transferring 16mm to HD than DV *cough* 28 Days Later *cough* Posted Image
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#16 of 32 OFFLINE   Vincent_P

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Posted May 31 2008 - 03:55 AM


The original Troma DVD was poor, but the Blue Underground 2-disc set is really good Posted Image

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.

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Posted May 31 2008 - 04:07 AM

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.
 

 


#18 of 32 OFFLINE   Jeff McMillan

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Posted May 31 2008 - 05:03 AM

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. Posted Image

#19 of 32 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted May 31 2008 - 05:22 AM

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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Posted May 31 2008 - 08:38 AM

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. Posted Image




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