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SOME UNIVERSAL SCI-FI FROM KOCH MEDIA IN GERMANY


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#1 of 45 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted March 31 2014 - 05:46 PM

Classic Horror Film Board has posted information about several 50's Universal Sci-Fi titles that are coming from Germany.

 

1. TARANTULA

2. MONOLITH MONSTERS

 

From what I gather, TARANTULA will include both 1.33:1 and 1.85:1.

 

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#2 of 45 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted March 31 2014 - 06:05 PM

In blu-ray. Fantastic. Region locked?
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Posted March 31 2014 - 06:10 PM

Classic Horror Film Board has posted information about several 50's Universal Sci-Fi titles that are coming from Germany.

 

1. TARANTULA

2. MONOLITH MONSTERS

 

From what I gather, TARANTULA will include both 1.33:1 and 1.85:1.

 

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I have Monolith Monsters ready to ship from Amazon Germany.  It's limited to 1000 units.  Tarantula is a Koch release from what I understand and shouldn't be limited in number.  It comes out June 12, I believe.



#4 of 45 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted March 31 2014 - 06:16 PM

What's amazon Germany charging, shipped?
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#5 of 45 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted March 31 2014 - 06:20 PM

I can't find it on Amazon Germany.
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Posted March 31 2014 - 06:44 PM

It doesn't appear to be up at Amazon.de yet.

Here is a link to the BD specs as posted at Bluray-disc.de


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Posted March 31 2014 - 11:20 PM

These are another two from the Universal sci-fi ultimate collection. Hopefully Dr Cyclops and Monster on the Campus will be along soon.


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Posted April 01 2014 - 06:47 AM

And possibly the ultimate could happen with Uni's 50's sci-fi titles...THIS ISLAND EARTH.


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Posted April 01 2014 - 06:49 AM

And possibly the ultimate could happen with Uni's 50's sci-fi titles...THIS ISLAND EARTH.

 

But now watch... we'll pay fairly high prices for these individual titles from Europe, and then Universal domestic will finally decide to release an 8-disc sci-fi Blu-ray collection.



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Posted April 01 2014 - 07:31 AM

A red Blu-ray case! Isn't that against the law or something.



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Posted April 01 2014 - 07:38 AM

A red Blu-ray case! Isn't that against the law or something.

 

One of the Hulk movie blurays came out in Green, if I'm not mistaken.  :D


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Posted April 01 2014 - 08:04 AM

It's a great cover and case, red will certainly stand out on your shelves. The Monolith Monsters comes in a black case. Carlotta (France) also use black cases.



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Posted April 01 2014 - 10:36 AM

I'd settle for a DVD re-release in the correct OAR in the US but Blu would be better. Its funny how many studios can do things right in other countries but not the US.


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Posted April 01 2014 - 11:31 AM

And possibly the ultimate could happen with Uni's 50's sci-fi titles...THIS ISLAND EARTH.


I agree!!! This is the holy grail of Universal films IMHO!!!
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Posted April 01 2014 - 11:39 AM

If they do release THIS ISLAND EARTH, one element that is nearly as important as the correct aspect ratio is the original three channel Perspecta stereo track.

 

I used to have a 35mm Perspeca print and when heard through a restored 1954 integrator, the sound was incredible! Not only was the audio VERY directional, the gain control for the sound effects and explosions was really powerful and certainly added to the film.


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Posted April 01 2014 - 12:06 PM

It doesn't appear to be up at Amazon.de yet.
Here is a link to the BD specs as posted at Bluray-disc.de

It's region B.
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Posted April 01 2014 - 12:54 PM

If they do release THIS ISLAND EARTH, one element that is nearly as important as the correct aspect ratio is the original three channel Perspecta stereo track.

 

I used to have a 35mm Perspeca print and when heard through a restored 1954 integrator, the sound was incredible! Not only was the audio VERY directional, the gain control for the sound effects and explosions was really powerful and certainly added to the film.

Hi Bob: Do you know if any releases, DVD or BLU have taken advantage of the Perspecta tracks?

I think The Court Jester had one, among others. Thanks.



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Posted April 01 2014 - 01:05 PM

No, I don't believe any have.

 

In the 1990's, the co-creator of Perspecta (Bob Eberenz) and I met with archival reps at Paramount, Universal and WB with an offer to restore their Perspecta tracks for future releases.

 

Sadly, none were interested.

 

Chace did create some kind of Perspecta decoder but it was lacking the all-important gain control feature which was a crucial element.

 

I ran a restored Perspecta print of FORBIDDEN PLANET for an audience of 700 at a movie palace in New Jersey about twelve years ago. The audio spread was fifty feet across the full stage and I had many people comment on how much the audio sounded truly stereophonic.


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Posted April 01 2014 - 02:44 PM

Can't Perspecta sound be duplicated or near enough if the elements are missing?
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Posted April 01 2014 - 02:54 PM

The elements survive in the form of a 35mm optical track negative.


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