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Has Anyone A Clue As To the Fate of the Remaining Val Lewton Films?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Dick, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. Dick

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    I recall in some thread a couple of years ago that our resident guru Robert Harris assured us the Lewton titles "Are in good hands." I'm not sure if those hands (Shout/Scream's) are even the same ones anymore. There is a ridiculous amount of mystery involved as to why ISLE OF THE DEAD was cancelled and why such classics as I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE and SEVENTH VICTIM are not even being talked about anymore. Can a company spokesperson from Shout! or WAC or someone please enlighten us? Can we look forward to ever seeing these on Blu-ray? Many thanks in advance.
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    I was really disappointed when the Blu-ray of “Isle of the Dead” was cancelled.
     
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    I'm sure Warner home entertainment has some ideas but then that depends on who they have their deals with and who they're going to release those titles through. That wasn't meant to sound sarcastic, just optimistic towards future releases
     
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    The only info I saw was that Shout said sales were very disappointing on the two titles they released so my "guess" is they cancelled Isle of the Dead because of this and this is why no further discussion but there could be other issues involved as well.. I think it was a big mistake releasing these as very expensive single titles. They should have released them in 4 film volumes similar to the Universal sets they are releasing. I would have bought them that way.
     
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    I watched a pretty nice transfer of I Walked with a Zombie on the Criterion Channel a few months ago, and it's still available there.
     
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    Curse was a really nice presentation
     
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