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Killers From Space (1954) DVD (Restored Edition)

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Mark McFurbin, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. John Sparks

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    Just watched "The Killer Shrews" from Film Detective. It was interlaced, ringing throughout with some scene moving. Motion was very slow and a few scenes had the change reel black mark.


    There was a very faint yellow horizontal smear across the frame. The picture was 1.37:1 and not 1.85:1 and the audio was clear.


    They used a good source without print damage but did a lousy job in the transfer. Film ran 1:08:24.


    Now here's the kicker, The SD of "The Return of the Killer Shrews" made in 2012 has as a bonus...a new HD transfer to SD in 1.85:1 of the original "The Killer Shrews!".


    I have that on order from Amazon and will compare that one too.
     
  2. Mark McFurbin

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    Please do tell. Standing by.
     
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    I should know for sure very soon...
     
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    Sadly, the pending deal fell through.

    This edition is the best you can get. Use your zoom function to approximate the correct aspect ratio.
     
  5. John Sparks

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    BASTARDS!!!...and I say that in a nice way.
     
  6. Mark McFurbin

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    I'm very curious to know who the pending deal was with?
     
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    So, what, we can't order a physical disc from Amazon? I couldn't find one, anyway. This trend is becoming alarming.
     
  8. John Sparks

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  9. Mark McFurbin

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    I don't understand how people aren't able to find the DVD we are discussing. I posted a direct link to it on the VERY FIRST POST ON THIS THREAD. There is absolutely no searching necessary. Here is again:


    http://www.amazon.com/Killers-Space-Restored-Peter-Graves/dp/B013KUEPOS/
     
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    It looks to be the same print from Sinister Cinema, Even the audio is out of sync, like the Sinister Cinema 35mm print.
     
  11. Mark McFurbin

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    Didn't seem to be out of sync when I watched it. I have a friend who bought the SC release and I had him check and he confirmed the SC release has a bug in the beginning credits (the SC logo). This version does not, so it would appear SC sourced there release from this DVD.
     
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    That cover scene is really cool, IMHO. Looks like it is probably a reproduction of poster art created to promote Killers From Space.


    Really appreciate you sharing that with us, Mark.
     
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    Are you looking at the digital copy linked to on the product page? If so, that *is* the Sinister Cinema version. The remastered one is this one. I've not watched it yet but it looks to be completely different than the "free" for Prime streaming version. You have to search for it or use that link as it's not linked from the remastered DVD version page (how stupid is *that*?!?).
     
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    I also appreciate this. What I don't appreciate is the rather condescending remark added to my post,


    "I don't understand how people aren't able to find the DVD we are discussing. I posted a direct link to it on the VERY FIRST POST ON THIS THREAD. There is absolutely no searching necessary."


    Except, Mark, that i did try your link,and from the "VERY FIRST ;POST OF THIS THREAD" but for whatever reason it did not work for me, thus my question. It might work for me now, but I have already found and purchased this from Amazon. There are many reasons why computer-related procedures have temporary glitches that are no fault of the user. To paraphrase your comment, I don't understand why people aren't able to understand that. ;)
     
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    Come on, any body else buy and watch this?
     
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    Not yet but it's on my "Purchase soon" list. Part of me is hoping for a slightly lower price since it's MOD (I have major issues paying pressed prices for MOD product) but I also have several titles I want more to pick up first. Hopefully by Christmas...
     
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    I did buy the "restored" streaming version that Amazon offers (for all of $2.50) and it is much better than the free one it has. I think that'll do for me.
     
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    YES to this!
     
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    This is the exact copy I have (I think - artwork looks exactly the same) and yeah no real details re: distributor but it is a good quality print, best I've come across anyway. I got mine at the annual Fire Dept. community yard sale fundraiser here, so cheap I felt guilty taking it.
     

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