KRULL Blu-ray on 9/30

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  1. John Doe

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    I'm very surprised this is coming from Mill Creek (although that company has given us a few stunning Columbia releases). I'd have guessed Twilight Time (with an isolated score by James Horner) or Sony itself would have been more likely. But, hey, bring it on!
     
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    For ten bucks, I ain't complainin'. I wonder if they will port over the extras from the DVD.
     
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    Wow.

    At the time this film came out, it was very popular here on HTF.

    I remember many members pushing for its DVD release.

    Haven't seen the film in at least 20 years.

    I wonder how it will hold up to a fresh viewing today.

    For $10, its' worth a gamble. This will be my very first Mill Creek purchase.

    My only concern is that, from what I have read here on the forum,
    this distributor doesn't have a very good reputation for quality releases.
    I am hoping this is a Sony authored transfer that was handed over to them.

    Very surprised as well that Twilight Time did not get this release. How could
    anybody turn this title down? It really was a very popular film in its day.
     
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    The HTF was around in 1983? Wow. ;)
     
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    Btw, I love this film. Lotsa fun and still holds up with a great score and great cinematography. Have it on Vudu in 1080P and it looks good. Hopefully the blu will look better.
     
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    Tino,

    Ooops. Thanks for thinking about that one.

    I obviously didn't. :P

    I just remember a push to get this out on DVD.

    Now I am really trying to think about the circumstances around the release and
    what all the "hubbub" was about from the membership.

    I distinctly remember being introduced to KRULL on HTF. Once I saw it, I was
    hooked. Just don't remember it anymore and wonder how it will hold up, for me, now.
     
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    It was a big deal to get this on DVD, back during the first big '00 renaissance, when Sony was already getting Dark Crystal and Seventh/Sinbad on disk right off the bat. Everyone thought it was the coolest extra that they'd included a montage of the '83 Marvel comic, as tribute.

    Always thought Sony kept Krull by as one of those "symbolic" catalog titles to prove they had "Kids" and "Sci-Fi" titles. But at this point, it was either this or Columbia MOD Archive.
    It's still one of the five visually best looking 80's Summer of Love titles, and has that James Horner score.
     
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    I haven't seen "Krull" since I rented it out on VHS as a kid. Lovely Lysette Anthony with a mane of red curly hair. What's not to like?
     
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    This is one of my most wanted Blurays!

    Since it's Mill Creek I guess no extras at all (or a trailer at the most), but I won't mind if the transfer is outstanding, it's not in a BD-25, and it includes English subtitles!
     
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    Who says Twilight Time didn't at least TRY to license this film, lol.

    TT (to Sony): Um, we'd like to acquire KRULL from your library.
    Sony: Um, OK. But we have another distributor interested. Give us a week to look at their offer

    24 hours later

    Sony (to TT): Um, the other distributor offered us BIG money for this, plus they promised to saturate the market with product AND keep the MSRP low so that all those folks buying gas, filling their prescriptions or grabbing a few items at the supermarket can easily grab a copy
    TT: Um, OK. What if we offer extras, a non-eco case and better artwork?
    Sony: We've already made the deal. Sorry.
    TT: Oh, well
     
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    I highly doubt the conversation went anything like that
     
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    I really don't get the point on that "conversation". Krull is probably the last film that TT wants. This is one those films that I saw as a kid with my sister from the big screen. Such a great memories. Too bad that there are no extras, though.
     
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    Krull has got a really good music score, i remember enjoying this film, i sure hope it's 2.35:1, it should be decent as it's a Sony title but that all depends, the television broadcasts in the UK are always cropped to 1.78:1 and have excessive edge enhancement with halo's everywhere, if it's from an older 2K film scan and has no edge enhancement and is the original aspect ratio then it should be fine, if it's a new 4K scan then even better. I'm not that trusting of the Mill Creek label, hopefully they are improving.
     
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    I like how part of the end credits James Horner score sounds like STAR TREK II THE WRATH OF KHAN, at 4mins 13secs it sounds like the opening titles to STAR TREK II at the very start, don't listen to the choir/voices that fade in on the track a few seconds later, The pulse low end bit sounds a bit like.

    Epilogue & End Title - Krull - James Horner
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF9CQo1lOkc#t=253

    Listen between the two or play both parts at same time. lol

     
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    "I'm not that trusting of the Mill Creek label"Well yeah, this film went to the "wrong" lable.
     
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    That's the same thing I thought when they announced MINDWARP. We can't presume to understand what's behind their decision-making process. What made Criterion decide to license ARMAGEDDON? We'll never know. Anyway, I was just having some fun - let no one get their panties in a bunch, please :)
     
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    Shout, Arrow... Why, why??
     
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    Mill Creek is just the distributor - they're only releasing whatever Sony gives them, so it should look great.
     
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    While this is true i recall reading how sometimes they dumb down the audio.
     

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