Black Christmas SE announced!

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  1. Jon Robertson

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    On December 3rd, for the price of $29.95, you can be the proud owner of:
    • DIGITALLY MASTERED AUDIO AND VIDEO [1.66:1 - no word on whether it's anamorphic or not]
    • AUDIO: ENGLISH DOLBY DIGITAL 2.0, MONO, FRENCH MONO
    • “BLACK CHRISTMAS REVISITED” ALL NEW DOCUMENTARY INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEWS
    • 2 COMMENTARY TRACKS:
    DIRECTOR – BOB CLARK
    ACTORS – JOHN SAXON, KEIR DULLEA
    • SPECIAL FEATURE GALLERY INCLUDING:
    ORIGINAL ENGLISH AND FRENCH TRAILERS
    ORIGINAL TV AND RADIO SPOTS
    ALTERNATIVE TITLE SEQUENCES
    PICTURE AND POSTER GALLERY
    • DARK DREAMERS INTERVIEW W/JOHN SAXON
    • REVERSIBLE COVER INCLUDES ORIGINAL 1974 [ARTWORK]
    From DVD Maniacs
     
  2. JayF

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    It would be cool if it was anamorphic. I've resisted buying the current version since it's not, but I'd really like to have this movie.
     
  3. Matt Stone

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    It's region 0 according to the website...so I doubt that it will be released in the US, but will probably be easily importable.
     
  4. Walt Riarson

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  5. Matt Stone

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    Is this definitive? I haven't been able to locate any solid info.
     
  6. Matt Stone

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    Okay, finally found something. DVDFile has a story up that says this:

     
  7. Gordon McMurphy

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    Excellent news. Superbly made pre-cursor to Halloween. I'm glad I resisted buying the current edition. I always felt that a SE would be available some day. [​IMG]
    Not sure about the 1.66:1 ratio though. When it was shown on Film Four in Britain last Christmas, it was shown in 1.85:1 and the framing looked just fine to me. I won't mind if it's 1.66:1 or 1.85:1, as long as it's anamorphic.
    The extra features should be interesting.
    Nice one! [​IMG]
    Gordy
     
  8. Walt Riarson

    Walt Riarson Supporting Actor

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    The film was never shot widescreen. Ever. Bob Clark did not have the money.

    1:85:1 was too obtrusive and cut people's heads off, is why they aren't going with that AR. 1:66:1 eliminates the boom mikes and doesn't interfere with the picture.

    MVD will once again be handing US distribution for Critical Mass, so yes, it WILL be available in the U.S. and not just through Canadian retailers.
     
  9. Walt Riarson

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    Double post. It happens.
     
  10. Robert Ringwald

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    dvdfile.com is reporting that it's anamorphic, but they have gotten these things wrong from time to time. We'll have to wait for an official announcement.
     
  11. Matt Stone

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  12. Gordon McMurphy

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    Like I said, I have seen the film shown in 185 on TV, and it looked great. I always look for headroom in 185 presentations, and it looked hunky dory to me. [​IMG]
    To compose for 1.66 in 1975 would have been a bit weird. 1.85 had become the standard matting for 35mm by then, had it not?! Here we go...! :wink:
    G.C.M
     
  13. Walt Riarson

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  14. Scott Temple

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    [​IMG]
    This was posted on the Friday the 13th Forum/Message Board and HorrorDVDtalk's message board.
     
  15. Gordon McMurphy

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    Pfffft - cheap-looking artwork, says I. [​IMG]
    A pure-black cover with simple white text for the title and the house at the bottom-left would have been stylish.
    Sorry for bitchin'. I just don't like ill-conceived artwork.
    Gordy
     
  16. Scott Temple

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  17. Gordon McMurphy

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    Of course, Scott! The 1974 artwork is on the reverse side! Cool.


    G.C.M
     
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    Is this film any good? Is it scarey???
     
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    Is this film any good? Is it scarey???
     
  20. Matt Stone

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    Yes...Dharmesh, very scary. Much like Halloween...only it came out before Halloween.
     

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