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KRULL Blu-ray on 9/30


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#1 of 50 OFFLINE   John Doe

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Posted July 15 2014 - 03:01 PM



#2 of 50 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted July 15 2014 - 03:30 PM

I'm very surprised this is coming from Mill Creek (although that company has given us a few stunning Columbia releases). I'd have guessed Twilight Time (with an isolated score by James Horner) or Sony itself would have been more likely. But, hey, bring it on!



#3 of 50 OFFLINE   Mark_TB

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Posted July 15 2014 - 09:57 PM

For ten bucks, I ain't complainin'.  I wonder if they will port over the extras from the DVD.



#4 of 50 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 15 2014 - 11:24 PM

Wow.

 

At the time this film came out, it was very popular here on HTF.

 

I remember many members pushing for its DVD release.

 

Haven't seen the film in at least 20 years.

 

I wonder how it will hold up to a fresh viewing today.

 

For $10, its' worth a gamble.  This will be my very first Mill Creek purchase.

 

My only concern is that, from what I have read here on the forum,

this distributor doesn't have a very good reputation for quality releases.

I am hoping this is a Sony authored transfer that was handed over to them.

 

Very surprised as well that Twilight Time did not get this release. How could

anybody turn this title down?  It really was a very popular film in its day.


 

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#5 of 50 OFFLINE   Tino

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Posted July 15 2014 - 11:37 PM

Wow.
 
At the time this film came out, it was very popular here on HTF.
 
I remember many members pushing for its DVD release.
 
Haven't seen the film in at least 20 years.
 
I wonder how it will hold up to a fresh viewing today.
 
For $10, its' worth a gamble.  This will be my very first Mill Creek purchase.

The HTF was around in 1983? Wow. ;)
It's gonna be a hell of a ride. I'm ready. .

#6 of 50 OFFLINE   Tino

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Posted July 15 2014 - 11:39 PM

Btw, I love this film. Lotsa fun and still holds up with a great score and great cinematography. Have it on Vudu in 1080P and it looks good. Hopefully the blu will look better.
It's gonna be a hell of a ride. I'm ready. .

#7 of 50 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 15 2014 - 11:44 PM

Tino,

 

Ooops.  Thanks for thinking about that one.

 

I obviously didn't.  :P

 

I just remember a push to get this out on DVD.

 

Now I am really trying to think about the circumstances around the release and 

what all the "hubbub" was about from the membership.

 

I distinctly remember being introduced to KRULL on HTF.  Once I saw it, I was

hooked.  Just don't remember it anymore and wonder how it will hold up, for me, now.


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Posted July 16 2014 - 12:11 AM

I just remember a push to get this out on DVD.

 

It was a big deal to get this on DVD, back during the first big '00 renaissance, when Sony was already getting Dark Crystal and Seventh/Sinbad on disk right off the bat.  Everyone thought it was the coolest extra that they'd included a montage of the '83 Marvel comic, as tribute.

 

Always thought Sony kept Krull by as one of those "symbolic" catalog titles to prove they had "Kids" and "Sci-Fi" titles.  But at this point, it was either this or Columbia MOD Archive.

It's still one of the five visually best looking 80's Summer of Love titles, and has that James Horner score.



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Posted July 16 2014 - 12:41 AM

I haven't seen "Krull" since I rented it out on VHS as a kid.  Lovely Lysette Anthony with a mane of red curly hair.  What's not to like?


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#10 of 50 OFFLINE   Konstantinos

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Posted July 16 2014 - 01:23 AM

This is one of my most wanted Blurays!

 

Since it's Mill Creek I guess no extras at all (or a trailer at the most), but I won't mind if the transfer is outstanding, it's not in a BD-25, and it includes English subtitles!



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Posted July 16 2014 - 04:25 AM

Who says Twilight Time didn't at least TRY to license this film, lol.

 

TT (to Sony): Um, we'd like to acquire KRULL from your library.

Sony: Um, OK. But we have another distributor interested. Give us a week to look at their offer

 

24 hours later

 

Sony (to TT): Um, the other distributor offered us BIG money for this, plus they promised to saturate the market with product AND keep the MSRP low so that all those folks buying gas, filling their prescriptions or grabbing a few items at the supermarket can easily grab a copy

TT: Um, OK. What if we offer extras, a non-eco case and better artwork?

Sony: We've already made the deal. Sorry.

TT: Oh, well


 

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Posted July 16 2014 - 06:27 AM

I highly doubt the conversation went anything like that


"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


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Posted July 16 2014 - 06:57 AM

I really don't get the point on that "conversation". Krull is probably the last film that TT wants.

This is one those films that I saw as a kid with my sister from the big screen. Such a great memories. Too bad that there are no extras, though.

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Posted July 16 2014 - 07:01 AM

Krull has got a really good music score, i remember enjoying this film, i sure hope it's 2.35:1, it should be decent as it's a Sony title but that all depends, the television broadcasts in the UK are always cropped to 1.78:1 and have excessive edge enhancement with halo's everywhere, if it's from an older 2K film scan and has no edge enhancement and is the original aspect ratio then it should be fine, if it's a new 4K scan then even better.  I'm not that trusting of the Mill Creek label, hopefully they are improving.


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Posted July 16 2014 - 07:14 AM

I like how part of the end credits James Horner score sounds like STAR TREK II THE WRATH OF KHAN, at 4mins 13secs it sounds like the opening titles to STAR TREK II at the very start, don't listen to the choir/voices that fade in on the track a few seconds later, The pulse low end bit sounds a bit like. 

 

Epilogue & End Title - Krull - James Horner

https://www.youtube....9CQo1lOkc#t=253

 

Listen between the two or play both parts at same time. lol

 



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Posted July 16 2014 - 07:20 AM

"I'm not that trusting of the Mill Creek label"

Well yeah, this film went to the "wrong" lable.

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Posted July 16 2014 - 07:54 AM

I really don't get the point on that "conversation". Krull is probably the last film that TT wants.

This is one those films that I saw as a kid with my sister from the big screen. Such a great memories. Too bad that there are no extras, though

 

 

That's the same thing I thought when they announced MINDWARP. We can't presume to understand what's behind their decision-making process. What made Criterion decide to license ARMAGEDDON? We'll never know. Anyway, I was just having some fun - let no one get their panties in a bunch, please :)


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#18 of 50 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted July 16 2014 - 08:06 AM

Shout, Arrow... Why, why??

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Posted July 16 2014 - 08:11 AM

I'm not that trusting of the Mill Creek label, hopefully they are improving.

 

Mill Creek is just the distributor - they're only releasing whatever Sony gives them, so it should look great.


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Posted July 16 2014 - 08:14 AM

Mill Creek is just the distributor - they're only releasing whatever Sony gives them, so it should look great.

 

While this is true i recall reading how sometimes they dumb down the audio.


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