Legend SE, Duel SE, It Came From Outer Space & Silent Running arriving on 5/21.

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  1. Jay E

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    Universal will be releasing all 4 on 5/21 according to their press release.

    I knew about Legend & Duel but I'm pleasently surprised to see It Came From Outer Space will be coming. Hopefully Universal will be releasing more of their 50's Sci-Fi films on DVD.
     
  2. Jeff Ulmer

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    I'm interested in a new Silent Running. The Image disc was good, but this is a classic, which I hope is getting a proper anamorphic transfer and at least a couple of extras. Hopefully this also means we will see new versions of the rest of the Image releases, most of which were pretty good, but nonanamorphic.
     
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    Yep, the Silent Running release is also what caught my eye!

    Where can we get the specs for this release?
     
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    ooohh... to sell or not to sell? that is the question for Silent Running. I'd hate to ditch my Image copy only to find out Universal has pulled the plug or something. They're not exactly easy to come by these days.
     
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    The code 2 version of "Silent Running" is a bare-bones with a letterboxed transfer, not anamorphical. Here in Germany it was released 01/16/02.
     
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    cool scoop, Jay...[​IMG]
     
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    Wow! All four are must-buys for me. May is getting very expensive!!
     
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    legend woot!
     
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    ~ To sell or not to sell ? Well I have other reasons to not sell my "Silent Running" it is the double feature LD with "Colossus: The Forbin Project"
    "This is Colossus The Voice of World Control"
    bodymovn [​IMG]
     
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    I hope we get both versions of Duel or only the original TV version...
     
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    I too will be contributing to DVD Empire's bottom line as a result of this announcement. Great news!
     
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    Finally, Duel on DVD! Thank you Universal!
     
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    O.K., you can ditch your old Silent Running DVDs. Here's the specs for Silent Running & it Came From Outer Space http://dvdfile.com/software/dvd-vide....html#02125002
    "Also coming from Universal on 5/21 are some sci-fi classics. Up first is a new special edition of Silent Running, featuring a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer, the original mono mix, an audio commentary by director Douglas Trumbull and star Bruce Dern, the "Douglas Trumbull: Then And Now" and original featurettes,a still gallery, and trailers. Retail is $19.95. Next up is the classic sci-fi potboiler It Came From Outer Space! Presented in it's original full frame aspect ratio (non-3-D) and mono, extras are slight, with only production notes, filmographies and a trailer. Retail is $19.95."
     
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    Wow! Great specs for Silent Running, and great prices for all. Should be able to pre-order these for about $14 at DVD Planet. A big [​IMG] for Universal on these titles!!
     
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    I'm taking a wait and see on It Came From Outer Space. Since the LaserDisc had the stereo tracks (it was actually 3-channel magnetic: left, center, right with no surround), I really hope that Universal sees fit to include them. Since an anaglyph 3D video version just wouldn't look very good, it's no real loss to leave it off.
     
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    [​IMG] Say what? Here is a clip from an R4 review (DVDNET.au)
    It just came out there earlier this month:
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    The box says '4:3 Letterbox' which is an oxymoron of incredible proportions. It's actually a non-anamorphic transfer which measures out to about 1.85:1 (not stated). It is a bit noisier than I'd like but it is a colourful, reasonably sharp print. Damage is very limited and the quality is consistent. Blacks look good. The external star backdrops are not as impressive as say 'Star Wars' but it looks reasonable with an acceptable representation of space. The busy interiors of the ships are well served by the transfer with the intricate details easy to discern. This is as about as good as it gets for a non-anamorphic print of this age. The disc is single layer and not even a full single layer disc (~3.5Gb from memory) so it is compressed a bit too much. Still, I was pleasantly surprised.
     
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    That sounds like the old R1 Image transfer.
     

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