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Robert Harris

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If a list were created of all the films best suited for a 4k release, Lewis Teague's Alligator would probably not appear.

But leave it to Scream Factory to take a fan favorite - my son used to rent it on VHS - and give it the treatment that every fan might only dream about.

Having sampled the new 4k, I found it to generally look superb - with only minor instances of color being a bit off. Image is stable. Grain is in one's face. I thought it appeared to have been shot in 16mm, but apparently not.

Sitting at a proper viewing distance, everything works as it should, with grain nicely homogenized into the overall image, and not a problem in sight.

But wait! There's more!

In league with TV offers of steak-knives, you'll receive, not one, but two versions of the film - all scanned in 4k, and with the theatrical version as a 4k UHD disc.

Different extras will be found on both the 4k and Blu-ray variants, with the third disc - the television version, created from the OCN and an IP.

Bottom line. Here's a fan favorite of a film that probably has no relevance to 4k, but created as such, for fans, by Scream Factory.

Those fans had better come out and support the release, if they want more of the same. And it can be yours for a savings of $35 over the current DVD.

Image – 4.8

Audio – 5 (DTS-HD MA Monaural)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Plays nicely with projectors - Yes

Upgrade from DVD - Yes

Makes use of and works well in 4k - 3.75

RAH
 

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Been waitin' for this one. Thanks, Robert. I owned a Spanish Blu of this some years back and dumped it immediately with no better options in sight. Unwatchable. This sounds like nirvana.
 

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I confess that I've never managed to see this. To be honest, though, it's not really my kind of film, and I'm interested in this only because it's one of those films that John Sayles wrote for the money so he could finance his own films.

As it is, this will be the first "Sayles film" on UHD, and there aren't a whole lot of them on BD, neither.
 

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Have never seen it, and I'm not sure that I even knew about it. Well, I never claimed my life was complete.

Looking at a cast list, I see Robert Forster ... Dean Jagger ... Sue Lyon? And probably a few more I should be recognizing. Hmmm...
 

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Aaaargh! Now it's even harder to wait for my preorder to ship. I already have my Order Crocodilia Fest planned, with Lake Placid and Rogue on the docket as well, plus whatever else suits our fancies that day. But Alligator will be the centerpiece. It's been a long time coming.
 

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Aaaargh! Now it's even harder to wait for my preorder to ship. I already have my Order Crocodilia Fest planned, with Lake Placid and Rogue on the docket as well, plus whatever else suits our fancies that day. But Alligator will be the centerpiece. It's been a long time coming.
Just as long as they're not "Crocodile Tears";)!
 

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I ordered it a while back with some more preorders from DiabolikDVD. I’ve been wanting to watch it for years, and I’m glad that when I finally do, it’ll look fantastic.
 

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Aaaargh! Now it's even harder to wait for my preorder to ship. I already have my Order Crocodilia Fest planned, with Lake Placid and Rogue on the docket as well, plus whatever else suits our fancies that day. But Alligator will be the centerpiece. It's been a long time coming.
I highly recommend adding Crawl to your list as well.
 

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I haven’t checked, but this release is probably cheaper than the dvd. I also think there’s an ordinary blu included and the tv version. Which works best?
 

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I highly recommend adding Crawl to your list as well.
Oh, I have Crawl, along with The Great Alligator, Killer Crocodile, Killer Crocodile 2, Primeval, Dark Age, Black Water, Black Water: Abyss, and probably a few others that I'm forgetting. We're doing Alligator, Lake Placid, and Rogue for sure, and the rest are negotiable. It all depends on how we're doing for time. We'll also probably watch the "Untamed World" episode of Ren & Stimpy, so that we can search for the elusive CrocoStimpy.

We're good!
 

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Oh, I have Crawl, along with The Great Alligator, Killer Crocodile, Killer Crocodile 2, Primeval, Dark Age, Black Water, Black Water: Abyss, and probably a few others that I'm forgetting. We're doing Alligator, Lake Placid, and Rogue for sure, and the rest are negotiable. It all depends on how we're doing for time. We'll also probably watch the "Untamed World" episode of Ren & Stimpy, so that we can search for the elusive CrocoStimpy.

We're good!
What about Eaten Alive?
 

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