Masters of Horror

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Kamyar-MZ, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. Kamyar-MZ

    Kamyar-MZ Auditioning

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2005
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0


    Just wanted to tell you guys, that over here in Germany "Imprint" is coming out on DVD in May. I don't know if there is going to be any supplementary material on it or if it's uncensored.

    I hope "Anchor Bay" is going to release the first Season in one "Box Set" (Maybe they will, when "Season 2" airs), although the "Cover Artwork" for the first two DVDs looks beautiful.
     
  2. DwayneH

    DwayneH Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Here in the US I am not too happy with Showtime. They are making us buy the episode if we want to see it. It would not be a problem for me except I have to pay to get Showtime. If Masters of Horror aired on a free channel then no problem and I could understand. I think this is just a way for Showtime to make more money. It is obvious they care nothing about their subscribers. We were promised 13 episodes on Showtime and not 12 on Showtime with the last only on dvd. It is no wonder that Showtime is no longer the highly rated channel it was just a few years ago. I bet that if dvd was not around the episode would air. I'll stop my rant. At least Germany gets to see it. I wonder if other countries will also?
     
  3. SeanC

    SeanC Agent

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2005
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well, Showtime wouldn't be making any money off the DVDs, only Anchor Bay. Anchor Bay's parent company IDT produced all the episodes, Showtime only came into the picture after the episodes were produced and agreed to air them. Originally they were just going to premiere on DVD. From what I've heard, "Imprint" is very gory and hard to watch, and Showtime realized they could either show it early in the morning when less viewers would be watching, or let it premiere on DVD. Why are you mad at Showtime for not airing it? Did you specifically order Showtime just to watch the series?
     
  4. DwayneH

    DwayneH Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I am just mad that I pay for Showtime and now I have to pay for something that should air on their network if I want to see it. Not a big deal but it just bugs me.
     
  5. Rolando

    Rolando Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2001
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    110
    I having been trying forever to catch this on "Scream" our horror themed channel.

    Unfortunately having kids around at 8 and 9 pm when it airs and beeing worned out by 1 and 2 am when it airs again I keep missing these.

    I was hoping to hear DVD releases would not be far off.

    I can't wait to get my hands on these!
     
  6. Rolando

    Rolando Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2001
    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    110
    WHAT THE F*CK???

    I just went to Anchor Bay's site to get some info and when I clicked on the Masters Of Horror Pic/Ad/Link I got this:


    We at Showtime Online express our apologies; however, these pages are intended for access only from within the United States.

    What the? Canadians aren't good enough to read info on the net? What gives?
     
  7. Jeff Kuykendall

    Jeff Kuykendall Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    No box set? And only single-episode discs? I've been waiting for this because I don't get Showtime. If this is how the show is being sold, it's a rip off.
     
  8. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    28,528
    Likes Received:
    5,175
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    The basement of the FBI building
    I know I'm the minority but I like the way they're releasing them since I only want the John Carpenter episode. I figured that a Season One set was going to be $60 to $80 and I was prepared to spend it but AB made it easy for me (and screwed the people who want them all really, really hard).

    They'll probably bundle them all together as a S1 set and drop the price significantly after they release all the individual discs. AB does that with movies so I don't think it's hard to see them doing it with episodes that should be released together.
     
  9. Daryl L

    Daryl L Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 1999
    Messages:
    762
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

    I agree because so far these are the only ones I want to own.

    March 28th

    ($16.98 SRP) Masters of Horror - John Carpenter: Cigarette Burns (Ep. # 8)

    May 9th

    ($16.98 SRP) Masters of Horror - Don Coscarelli: Incident On and Off A Mountain Road (Ep. # 1)

    June 27th

    ($16.98 SRP) Masters of Horror - John Landis: Deer Woman (Ep. # 7)

    July 18th

    ($16.98 SRP) Masters of Horror - Larry Cohen: Pick Me Up (Ep. # 9)

    Episodes 1, 8 and 9 are my favorites. [​IMG]
     
  10. Jeff Kuykendall

    Jeff Kuykendall Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yes, but for the price you're paying for those, you could have acquired the whole season in a reasonably-priced four-disc box set.
    Greed is the only motivation in this release.
    I've seen a handful of the episodes, and some I liked and some I didn't, but I really looked forward to have the whole season. Now I won't be getting any, because I didn't see any worth the price they're asking.
    Maybe they should have released their Three's Company sets only one episode at a time, and fans would be just as pleased?
     
  11. Robert Ringwald

    Robert Ringwald Cinematographer

    Joined:
    May 16, 2001
    Messages:
    2,641
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I plan on picking up "Sick Girl" and possibly a few others. I've only seen two of them, but I absolutely love Angela Bettis and Lucky Mckee. OnDemand people don't have to pay extra as far as I know.
     
  12. Randy Korstick

    Randy Korstick Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Messages:
    3,756
    Likes Received:
    1,491
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Yeah this release plan is real dissapointing. I want all on the above list except for "Homecoming" and "Deer Woman" but not at the price it will cost me for the 7 episodes I want. Plus there are still 4 more episodes for them to release so this series DVD release is being dragged out over the whole year it appears. Maybe if sales are poor they may release a box set later. I saw these in HD so that makes this release appear even more expensive for individual non-HD releases.
     

Share This Page