Company of Wolves october 15

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  1. oscar_merkx

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    http://www.dvdfile.com/software/dvd-...002/07_23.html
    In what is fast becoming a banner year for horror fans on DVD, indie distributor Hen's Tooth has announced a first-ever widescreen release of Neil Jordan's cult classic The Company of Wolves, starring a very un-Jessica Fletcher-like Angela Lansbury. Featuring a newly remastered 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer and English 2.0 Dolby surround track, extras include a still gallery and the trailer. Street date is 10/15 and retail $24.95.
    they have also the cover
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    I have great reservations about this DVD due to the fact that Hen's Tooth is releasing it. They are, along with Madacy, probably the worst DVD company out there. The one good thing is that it is widescreen, as Hen's Tooth has always released pan & scan before. I'm going to hold off ordering this until I see some reviews.
     
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    Personally I have to have it on something besides an old VHS rental. Unfortunately, I will get it despite reviews, because I loved the film so much.
     
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    YES!!!! I never thought I'd see this picture!

    Thank You! I guess it sucks that the worst DVD publisher is putting this out, but it's better than Nobody putting it out!

    And they kept the original poster art, one of the spookiest posters ever.
     
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    Thanks for that info Jeff.

    I did not know about the Flesh Gordan DVD, so I stand corrected on this being their first widescreen DVD. There are quite a few small companies out there that try to get the best materials for their DVD releases such as Fantoma, All Day, Synapse and most recently, (although there is still room for improvement), Retromedia. I hope that Hen's Tooth is starting to see the error of their past ways, and are heading in the same direction as these companies.
     
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    I was also pretty darn happy with their release of HEARTLAND with Rip Torn. It was 1.33, but I believe it was filmed that way and matted for theaters. What an improvement over the terrible THORN EMI video!
     
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    Glad to see this is coming out - I recently gave Angela Carter's original short stories to my partner to read, and I've been telling her just how good the movie is. I had considered buying the Germany R2 disc, but was discouraged by reports of poor picture quality.

    Wonder if anyone will ever release the other Angela Carter movie "The Magic Toyshop". If so, it would be nice if the TV documentary "Angela Carter's Curious Room" could be included as an extra.
     
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    You got Frank![​IMG]
     
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    Any reviews of the DVD?

    A nice price at deepdiscountdvd,
    so I am very hopeful.
     
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    The only review that's popped up so far was the following short blurb in last week's Video Business:
     
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    Just received my copy. The opening of the film looked pretty good on my computer screen, but I'll know more when I view it for real this evening.

    M.
     
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    OK, first the bad news:
    Notwithstanding DVDFile's description, the disc is not anamorphic. It's a 1.78:1 letterboxed transfer (according to the box). It looks OK blown up to fill my Toshiba widescreen TV, but it certainly helps that I'm playing it in progressive scan.
    The good news:
    The print used was in excellent condition, the transfer is very good, and the DD 2.0 mix is strong with good fidelity. Especially at a street price of around $15, I can easily recommend this disc to any fan of the film. It's just a shame, since they were doing a new transfer, that they didn't go the extra mile (more like an extra yard) to enhance it for 16:9.
    M.
     
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    Thanks Michael for that info. I took a chance & pre-ordered this with Deep Discount and they shipped my copy yesterday. I was worried about how it was going to look but your review made me breathe easier.
     
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    Received my copy of The Company Of Wolves today and wanted to let people know that this Hen's Tooth release is fabulous. Now, I'm watching it through a 36 inch XBR monitor, but ir looks really fine. In its correct OAR of 1.78:1, the transfer appears to have been made from a new print. There are no problems that I could see. In some scenes the colors appear muted but I believe that's the intended look as there is a lot of fog and mist in the various scenes. This is soft and film-like and is far superior to the VHS and LD releases. It looks and sounds great. The supplements include a Still gallery and theatical trailers.
    Hen's Tooth came through for this DVD and fans will not be disappointed. [​IMG]
     

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