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So I did a little checking:

Audio #1
Format : DTS XLL
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel layout : C L R Ls Rs LFE


Shouldn't it read L R C LFE Ls Rs?

This makes all the disc already pressed useless, and I don't think we will be seeing corrected versions this this week or the next, probably in april or may.
 
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Yeah....even as an avid fan of this sequel (and, of course, the original), I'll be sticking with my Scream Factory Blu-ray edition. They did a great job cleaning up that print, especially compared to the artifact-riddled non-anamorphic DVD from Paramount I was holding onto for years (finally dumped it for the BD), and the transfer on that disc (struck from a new 4K scan of the interpositive) was even "darkened" a bit purposefully by Scream, rendering the god-awful CGI work less cringe-worthy to look at. It really was an ingenious move that improved the picture quality significantly, at least to my eyes.

I just didn't see the value in a UHD/HDR transfer of this title, especially since most of it takes place in the dark of night (albeit in the sometimes wildly-lit, hooker-and-junkie-populated streets of a burned-out L.A.).
 

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Is there really anything to be gained though from Friday the 13th in 4K? They were all shot on crappy stock and Part III's main gimmick won't be available for use either.

Last year's Shout set used 4K transfers for the first four movies so 4K transfers exist for half of the Paramount movies. By no means should anyone take an AV review from me but I did think those transfers looked better than the previous Blu-rays. I can't imagine Friday The 13th would be the centerpiece of anyone's UHD collection but if the independent Halloweens 4 and 5 have been released and were generally praised, I can't imagine that the F13s wouldn't benefit similarly.

Also, it's worth noting that horror fans are easy marks who buy the same movies over and over again. I know because I'm one of them. :)
Hey....

I'm STILL rockin' these classic films via Paramount's original From Crystal Lake to Manhattan DVD set!

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FYI, Paramount told me they'll send "fixed" copies out automatically to critics like me.

No idea if that means we'll get them sooner than actual purchasers, later or at the same time.

No ETA from Paramount on when to expect copies.
 

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Here's the Mondo collectors set coming soon, Damn, just give me the MOVIE!!! just more crap to step on in the middle of the night, LOL!!!
kurt russell call me snake GIF
 

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Here's the Mondo collectors set coming soon, Damn, just give me the MOVIE!!! just more crap to step on in the middle of the night, LOL!!!
kurt russell call me snake GIF
I knew it was a matter of time, after Studio Canal's European releases...

They'll probably put out their own UHD release of L.A. after this, too; after so many people bought version after version of NY on Blu-ray (first MGM's initial release, then the multiple releases Scream did including the steelbook, a la the Halloween sequels).

To be honest, as much as I love EFNY -- and I do love it -- I'm still perfectly fine with my Special Collector's Edition two-DVD set from circa 2004 or so; this film doesn't need to boast 2160 resolution with HDR, IMHO, as it always had a low-budget gritty look (and it takes place, for all intents and purposes, over the course of a night).

This Collector's Edition set is really nice, coming with a Snake comic book and the deleted opening Federal Reserve robbery scene that Carpenter cut but which never made it into the final film.

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There was even a nice little "message" from Carpenter himself on this edition, included on one of the fold-out panels...very cool touch I thought.
 

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Here's the Mondo collectors set coming soon, Damn, just give me the MOVIE!!! just more crap to step on in the middle of the night, LOL!!!
kurt russell call me snake GIF
I'm glad that Shout rolls out the red carpet on some of their releases but I'm good with just ordering the standard release from Amazon and saving a few bucks. I don't want the pins, I don't need the poster and I already have the full soundtrack (not just the theme on a 7 inch) on vinyl and CD but for those that want that stuff, I hope they enjoy it. :)
 

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I want to get the full Carpenter soundtrack to EFNY on vinyl, as well -- The Duke's Theme must sound awesome!
 

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Just FYI, I finally received a response from Parmount customer service that they are now shipping replacement 4K discs for Escape from L.A.:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for providing the requested information. We have everything we need to process your request and have passed it along to our fulfillment center.

Our fulfillment center has begun to ship replacement discs to customers. Due to the fact that our fulfillment center will be overseeing delivery we will not be able to offer tracking information in this scenario.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Sincerely,

Customer Service - Paramount Home Entertainment
 

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