John Carpenter's "Assault On Precinct 13" SE DVD: March 11

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  1. Michael Allred

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    As I mentioned in an older thread about "..Precinct 13", Image was going to re-issue the currently OOP DVD in 2003. Now www.dvdfile.com has reported this. Here's what was posted on their web site today;
     
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    All right! I can finally retire my old Image LD! God, I remember owning this as a pan-and-scan VHS dub back in the day.
     
  4. Michael Allred

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    Damin, I did not know that, thanks. Now I'm verrrrrry happy. This SE looks pretty good I think.

    IFC broadcast "...Precinct 13" last weekend and it was my first opportunity to see it in widescreen. Glad I taped it too, March seems so far away.
     
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    I found the original disc's transfer very hard to watch at certain points due to bad artifacting. Given all that Image has learned about DVD transfers in the intervening time, this new release should be quite pleasing. The commentary is a little dry for Carpenter, but the new Q&A sounds like fun.

    DJ
     
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    Bye Bye LD, hello dvd! But will that 5.1 track match up to the PCM track on the LD? I'm gonna buy it anyway, so I guess I'll find out soon enough.
     
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    wow this is certainly good news indeed. Another John Carpenter dvd to be owned.
    What is the word on Dark Star ?
    Thanks Michael
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    thanks for the update folks and yes They Live is indeed awesome
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    What's the story with Carpenter and O'Bannon? Inquiring minds want to know.
     
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    5.1 Dolby Digital? Well I hope the original Mono is included as well.
     
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    Never had the LD, but now I can store away that vhs copy that featured the ws version.I watched this film a few times a year at least and the tape was just about shot...so this is splendid news indeed. now the only JC film I need is Elvis. the collection wont be complete 'till I have it!!!!
     
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    Oscar, far as I know, when I ordered from them, I was charged when the item was shipped.
     
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    This is one of the best of John Carpenter. I rank this only behind his masterpiece, The Thing.
     
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    All of John Carpenter's early work (pretty much everything up to They Live, with the possible exception of Christine) is wonderful. None of it's really perfect, but they are cult films par excellence and have enough vibrancy, edginess and entertainment value to rewatch again and again.

    I'm hugely looking forward to getting a better version of Dark Star in the future and Assault on Precinct 13 in the immediate future.
     
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    thanks Michael
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