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Anyone up for the Haunting (1998?) in Blu?

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#1 of 23 OFFLINE   Matt Butler

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Posted August 29 2008 - 12:43 PM

This movie was silly as hell but it has some of the best audio around. The DTS disc I had has some of the most sub blowing bass...ever! I can only imagine a lossless HD audio track.
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#2 of 23 OFFLINE   Marc Colella

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Posted August 29 2008 - 02:35 PM

It doesn't matter how good the audio/video is, if a movie sucks (ie. The Haunting) then I really don't want to watch it again. I'll take a great film with bad A/V over a crappy film with great A/V any day of the week.

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Posted August 29 2008 - 03:35 PM

i'll take a dts hd ma audio track for this one. I didnt think it sucks. not as good as the original but it was till worth owning for me.

#4 of 23 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted August 29 2008 - 04:26 PM

disappointment on the DVD: the bottom end of the bass was rolled off in the surrounds for the disc. When the disc was released, WSR did an interview with the guys behind this disc and that was mentioned. If the Blu-ray is released, I'd like the roll off to be eliminated. There is still plenty of bass in the rear channels (and hardly realistic) - but it's pure fun. I've got 2 12" powered subs for the surrounds (one for each channel) that can go to 20Hz at high SPL...so Universal...let me utilize them. Save the bass management for audio processors on the consumer end... Mike

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#5 of 23 OFFLINE   Xylon


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Posted August 30 2008 - 12:19 AM

I still have The Haunting on D-Theater.

#6 of 23 OFFLINE   Brad Vautrinot

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Posted August 30 2008 - 12:37 AM

Nope, but I'd be interested in a BD of Robert Wise's 1963 version. Brad
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Posted August 30 2008 - 12:47 AM

Yes! Bring on the Original '63 version! I'd pass on the remake.
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#9 of 23 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted August 30 2008 - 12:56 AM

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Posted August 30 2008 - 01:18 AM

I only bought the D-Theater tape for the loooooooooooow bass Posted Image

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#11 of 23 OFFLINE   Travis Brashear

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Posted August 30 2008 - 02:20 AM

As excruciatingly awful a movie as I've ever come across; of course, I don't possess the "enjoyment of films so bad, they're good" gene, so I'd pass on this a million times over...
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#12 of 23 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted August 30 2008 - 03:04 AM

Uhm, no. But I'll wait for the 1963 version to come to BD. Cees

#13 of 23 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted August 30 2008 - 03:07 AM

Nthing the need for the '63 film first. Watchable movie > LFE. Hopefully it would include the deleted scenes found in a UK preview print at the National Film Archives. The sound design, despite being mono, is excellent. BluRay needs more stunningly photographed B&W films like this. (I turned off the remake after 15 minutes and I hadn't even seen the original yet, so no comparision bias here)

#14 of 23 OFFLINE   RobertR


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Posted August 30 2008 - 05:46 AM

I have the demo scene from this film; That's all I need to see from it. Posted Image

#15 of 23 OFFLINE   Martin Henry

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Posted August 30 2008 - 09:00 AM

To answer the title thread: No. Put something worthwhile out instead.

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Posted August 30 2008 - 02:33 PM

I enjoyed this quite a bit, I'd buy it, but I'd pass on the '63 version.
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#17 of 23 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted August 31 2008 - 12:27 AM

While I eventually support all BD-releases (I mean we need different films for different people), I disliked the remake. It´s empty and hollow CGI-mess. And the worst of all, it´s not spooky... I like the original, though.

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Posted August 31 2008 - 10:30 PM

"Anyone up for the Haunting (1998?) in Blu?" No, but I'd certainly be up for THE HAUNTING (1963) in Blu, as long as they could inject a little life into the soundtrack (i.e. an augmented low end).

#19 of 23 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted September 01 2008 - 02:50 AM

lord, yes!

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Posted September 01 2008 - 04:57 PM

The Haunting ('98) has not found its way into my considerable DVD library and would not find a place in my slowly growing Blu-ray collection either, due to the fact that it's such a poor film (and I do have the 'so bad it's good' gene! But this one is just plain awful!). As others have said on this thread, if Robert Wise's superlative original was issued on Blu, I'd buy it on day of release!

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