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#21 of 119 RolandL

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Posted June 04 2013 - 06:20 AM

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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Posted June 04 2013 - 06:40 AM

Looking forward to this one.


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Posted June 04 2013 - 08:30 AM

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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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Posted June 04 2013 - 09:23 AM

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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Posted June 04 2013 - 09:32 AM

Wasn't the laserdisc supposed to have color timing much closer to the original?



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Posted June 04 2013 - 09:33 AM

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.

 

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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Posted June 04 2013 - 09:35 AM

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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Posted June 04 2013 - 10:05 AM

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

 

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Posted June 04 2013 - 10:29 AM

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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Posted June 04 2013 - 10:43 AM

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.

 

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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Posted June 30 2013 - 05:25 AM

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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Posted June 30 2013 - 03:26 PM

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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Posted July 01 2013 - 03:38 PM

I will be buying this as soon as its up for preorder.
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Posted July 01 2013 - 07:01 PM

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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Posted July 01 2013 - 07:13 PM

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.

 

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Posted July 01 2013 - 07:17 PM

Loving the artwork, I must say... :)



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Posted July 01 2013 - 08:01 PM

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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Posted July 01 2013 - 09:21 PM

Same way they did Dial M. Add 3-D to the title. Who cares lol.
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Posted July 01 2013 - 09:31 PM

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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Posted July 01 2013 - 10:06 PM

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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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As there has been some colorful debate about the meaning of "Director-approved" transfers and how it relates to how widespread 1.66 was in the UK, I will make the following point. The dominant aspect ratio at British Studios between 1955-1970 WAS 1.75. This is based on research going through trade listings of hundreds of British films, as well as studio archives and other primary sources. 1.85 was the second most listed aspect ratio, with 1.65/1.66 a distant third.

 

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