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#41 of 83 OFFLINE   Stefan Andersson

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Posted June 13 2013 - 06:44 AM

Another vote for Theatre of Blood, the second Phibes film and Scream and Scream Again on Blu from Shout!



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Posted October 07 2013 - 06:27 AM

Anybody gotten a hold of this set yet? Interested in importing it into the UK.

 

DVD Beaver have got their review up and it from the screen caps at least they look like reasonably good transfers. Though I hate this growing trend for putting two films on one bluray disc.

 

http://www.dvdbeaver...ion_blu-ray.htm

 

According to dvdbeaver, the UK release of The Fall of the House of Usher is not quite up to the standards of the UK Arrow transfer, but Witchfinder looks better on this set than the Uk Odeon entertainment bluray.

 

Would be interested in any further opinions...

 

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Posted October 08 2013 - 04:44 AM

The only real difference i see in those Vincent Price, Fall Of The House Of Usher, caps is that the Arrow is slightly brighter/better compressed, this slight brightness boost seems to make the film grain more noticeable, definately better compression on the Arrow release, of course i am saying the Arrow has a brightness boost, i say that because i have seen this with dozens of their titles, films like Dressed To Kill are slightly brighter than the USA MGM release, either it's a brightness boost or the other company has their levels wrong, it's one or the other, Koch seems brighter too, which is correct. ?

 

DVD Beaver need to learn how to take screencaps and use the correct frame, several don't match up which makes it more difficult to tell things, for example grain structure, grain can look very different if you miss the correct frame.


Edited by FoxyMulder, October 08 2013 - 04:52 AM.

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#44 of 83 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted October 08 2013 - 05:08 AM

Thumbs down on this instance of two movies per disc.  House of Usher gets a 39.00 Mbps bitrate from Arrow, and 24.00 from Shout!?  Not to mention that the four doubled up films are the prime Poe material.  What kind of a coin toss was this decided on?  I've really been looking forward to this set (for years, actually) and I will probably like it a lot, but these things are disappointing.

 

But thanks go to Shout! for including the Overture to Usher.  

 

Wait.  Wait just a moment.  Usher had an Overture?  Did I know that??  Has it been on any home video release before this?

 

One thing I did know, and had happily repressed the memory for years:  EDGAR ALLEN POE on the main title for The Haunted Palace.   Oy!      :) 


Edited by Charles Smith, October 08 2013 - 05:19 AM.

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#45 of 83 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted October 08 2013 - 05:10 AM

My eyes!!  The Beaver thinks it's "Allen", too.



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Posted October 08 2013 - 05:57 AM

 

But thanks go to Shout! for including the Overture to Usher.  

 

Wait.  Wait just a moment.  Usher had an Overture?  Did I know that??  Has it been on any home video release before this?

 

 

 

That surprised me as well Charles. But I see that it was on the Intrada soundtrack CD - which I now rather wished I had bought before it sold out. Pity the Arrow disc didn't include it as well.



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Posted October 08 2013 - 10:01 AM

The Arrow Usher is superb and looks exactly as it should.  I don't have this US release, but will get it for the other films.



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Posted October 08 2013 - 03:01 PM

The Arrow Usher is superb and looks exactly as it should.  I don't have this US release, but will get it for the other films.

 

Then let me direct you to this post and also say that David Mackenzie works on encodes for companies like Arrow.

 

http://forums.hdtvte...8;boardseen#new


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Posted October 08 2013 - 11:53 PM

 

Anybody gotten a hold of this set yet? Interested in importing it into the UK.

 

Yes - I bought the set last week from that famous store near Covent Garden that sells US imports before release date...

 

I think it looks fantastic. Usher is slightly darker than the Arrow, but still looks great. Masque's colours are wonderful, and Witchfinder & Phibes are stunning transfers. The booklet is nice too.

 

All I'd say is that the packaging feels/looks a bit cheap compared to Shout's usual standard...

 

If you're a Price fan, then you can buy this with total confidence, in my opinion.


 

 


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Posted October 09 2013 - 11:38 AM

Thumbs down on this instance of two movies per disc.

 

I agree about this new practice by Shout! with their blu-rays.  So I can't buy Cassandra Crossing without buying Domino Principle as well, which likely share the same disc? And the DVD too?  Shout! blu-rays are sure coming with a lot of baggage these days.

 

Does the Vincent Price blu-ray collection come with DVDs too?  It seems like on of the few Shout! releases that doesn't.


Edited by JoHud, October 09 2013 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted October 16 2013 - 06:55 AM

Groupon has this Blu-ray set as a DEAL today for just $39.99!



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Posted October 16 2013 - 08:58 AM

That's a great deal! Ordered. Thanks for the heads-up.


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Posted October 16 2013 - 09:01 AM

Groupon has this Blu-ray set as a DEAL today for just $39.99!

 

Yikes!  My Amazon price is $55.98...



#54 of 83 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted October 16 2013 - 09:26 AM

Yes, that's a great price, and free shipping to boot!  Too bad I already bought it for $50.



#55 of 83 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted October 16 2013 - 09:28 AM

But we can cancel, can't we?  Why not?  Is there any chance Amazon is going to meet, let alone beat, this price?  (I don't know the answer to that.  Maybe there is?)



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Posted October 16 2013 - 09:44 AM

I didn't order from Amazon so it's not an option for me (not a big deal).  I'm pretty sure Amazon orders can be cancelled when on pre-order.

 

As for the Amazon price, I doubt it will get that low before the release date.  That would be about 50% off and they're currently selling at $69.99.



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Posted October 16 2013 - 09:48 AM

Right.  I believe my $55 level there was a very short-lived one.



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Posted October 16 2013 - 03:11 PM

Having already read the reviews, I just HAD to jump on this one!

 

(Charles, the Vincent Price party is still on. Hopefully, mine will arrive on, or near the release date of 10/22, but if not, and you receive yours from Amazon first, unless you already canceled, or maybe you can get a "Price" match? ) ;)



#59 of 83 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted October 16 2013 - 03:58 PM

I ordered the Groupon but haven't cancelled the Amazon yet.  How do you request a price match? 



#60 of 83 OFFLINE   Reed Grele

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Posted October 16 2013 - 04:11 PM

I ordered the Groupon but haven't cancelled the Amazon yet. How do you request a price match?


Not sure. I never had to request one.

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