Dead & Buried....very creepy film gets SE treatment!

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  1. Jon Sheedy

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    Been many years since I saw Dead & Buried, but to the best of my recollection it was a very effective spooky/creepy film...hope it's as scary as I remember.

    I'd been on the verge several times of ordering the import....glad I didn't as the film arrives in SE form on July 29th. Looking forward to dimming the lights for this one!

    I've not seen any DVD's produced by Blue Underground, anyone know what level of quality we can expect on this?


    Here's the features:
    2-Disc Set

    Audio Commentary 1 with Director Gary A. Sherman
    Audio Commentary 2 with Co-Writer/Co-Producer Ronald Shusett and Actress Linda Turley
    Audio Commentary 3 with Cinematographer Steve Poster
    Theatrical Trailers
    Poster & Still Gallery

    Bonus Disc:
    Stan Winston's Dead & Buried EFX
    Robert Englund: An Early Work of Horror
    Dan O'Bannon: Crafting Fear
    Steve Poster's Location Stills

    Video:
    Anamorphic 1.85:1
    Color

    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 5.1
    Dolby Digital EX 5.1
    DTS ES 6.1
    Dolby Surround
    Mono

    Languages:
    English
     
  2. Gordon McMurphy

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    VERY creeping early-Eighties horror film.

    Blue Underground is owned(?) by William Lustig, who used to own(?) Anchor Bay Entertainment, and the quality of their releases is superb.

    So... there's kinda like two Anchor Bays now! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    They are also releasing SEs of Larry Cohen's, Q: The Winged Serpent and God Told Me To on 26th August, which is already a very big day for horror DVDs! [​IMG]

    Great stuff!


    Gordy
     
  3. Will K

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    I'm looking forward to this one, too. It's fairly "lost" by today's standards, but happily it's being brought back to a new generation of home video viewers. Here's another vote for Blue Underground, who's done some excellent work so far with cult titles.
     
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    One of the best Horror films of the 80's. I was hoping that this would one day make it on DVD, but I never dreamed that it would be such a feature packed presentation. Can't wait!
     
  5. Paul_Scott

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    BU is at the top of the list of all DVD producers as far as care and quality in regards to the final product.
    considering the content, what they are usually working from is not in the best shape to begin with, yet they extract the best that is possible.

    in regards to D&B, a film i haven't seen all the way thru yet, i've heard this may be a problematical transfer for even the best- what with the use of hazy exteriors and soft filters.

    i'm looking forward to it though.
    i'm confident with BU it will look the best it ever has.
     
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    The lack of subtitles does not automatically render any release redundant, certainly not those of the calibre that Blue Underground manufactures.
     
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    Perhaps I should have phrased it better. I didn't exactly mean "redundant", but more addressing your claim that there is no "care or quality" in Blue Underground's releases, which is patently untrue.

    Several of their discs do have subtitles - the Spaghetti Western Collection (which I couldn't recommend more highly if I tried) and Salon Kitty (worth a look if only for being genuinely unique and unforgettable). Admittedly, this is not a great batting average, and I wholeheartedly agree that English subtitles should be available on each and every DVD.
     
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    Yeah, isn't it funny - and great, that so many obscure movies from the past get the justice they deserve on DVD? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Even though I am not deaf, I deeply simpathise with those who are hard-of-hearing. There are two women at work who are HOH, but I can't even begin to empathise with their condition.

    Every DVD - by law should have subtitles/Closed Captions. Even on obscure 80s horror! [​IMG]

    Anchor Bay are perhaps the worst culprits.

    There is a message board for Anchor Bay UK (not USA, though) and there is, I belive an on-going thread about subs: http://www.anchorbay.co.uk/

    But at least Big Studios rightfully support subtitles/ CC.


    Gordy
     
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    Bill, i'll confess that subs/CC are not a feature that i need as yet, so i haven't given them much thought.
    i can understand your feelings toward BU and other companys in regard to that issue, and if i was in the same position, i would probably feel differently.

    however, with that caveat, and in all other respects, BU seems to produce very high quality discs for their films.
     
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    Blue Underground ROCKS
     
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    It's nice to have sub-titles even if don't have difficulty hearing. Sometimes certain bits of dialogue can be difficult to understand, and I almost always turn on subtitles when I'm running a commentary track.
     
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    I think I remember renting this one on VHS in the late 80's.

    But help me remember if this scene is in this movie.

    Is this the movie that:
    the lady gets lost or captured in a house by the evil owners and one of them proceed to torture her by pulling off her fingernails in the bathtub with a pair of pliers? Ouch!


    That movie was very creepy and intense as well.

    Please let me know if I'm on the right page with this one.

    Thanks!
    Troy
     
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    This one has me interested.... anyone found a link to a decent review of the movie itself (non-technical)?

    Curious in Seattle:
    ~Rob
     
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    Just wanted to mention my question from earlier.. but does anyone know if this movie has the following scene in it? If it does, then I've seen this one. Thanks!

    the lady gets lost or captured in a house by the evil owners and one of them proceed to torture her by pulling off her fingernails in the bathtub with a pair of pliers? Ouch!
     
  20. Mark_Paul

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    I've never heard of this movie!! Worth a blind buy?
     

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