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1989's 'Scandal' featuring John Hurt, Ian McKellen and Bridget Fonda is getting it's first ever worldwide HD release on blu-ray from the BFI next February. Restored from original elements. Extras are still to be confirmed.

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The original version of 'Edge of Darkness' (not the Mel Gibson remake) is getting it's first blu-ray release next month. Remastered from the 16mm materials. The extras are a bit vague but they seem to suggest it comes with Eric Clapton and Michael Kamen's score in some form.

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Happily Arrow video are re-releasing their long out-of-print Vincent Price/Edgar Allan Poe/Roger Corman blu-ray boxset this month (sans book). The original set goes for £100-150 on eBay, this is more affordable at £25. £4 a blu-ray is great value with all the bonus features, I've pre-ordered one already Smile .

Sony Home Media Headquarters

Boss: "Daniels! We're gonna sell a four-pack of the two Tom Holland Spidey movies, the animated one, and Venom. Can you come up with a name for the set by lunchtime?"

Narrator: Daniels could not.

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Does anybody have the Universal Classic Monsters collection?
I'm wondering what the quality of the restorations is like.
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I've got the blu-ray boxset with just the main Universal films (not all the sequels) and the image quality on that is outstanding.
What is the cheapest Universal monster boxset with the most movies, not worrying about quality? DVD or bluray
Thanks, TM2YC. I think I'll pick up this complete set. It's the same price right now as the main films set.
(10-21-2019, 09:40 AM)asterixsmeagol Wrote: [ -> ]Does anybody have the Universal Classic Monsters collection?
I'm wondering what the quality of the restorations is like.
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I have it in SD and the picture quality is excellent.
"Non-stop nudity in a thrilling 3D experience!"

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Um... should I have gotten a 3D blu-ray player after all?! Tongue
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Hallelujah! Pet Shop Boys' 1988 surreal 86-minute seaside pop video film thing 'It Couldn't Happen Here' is finally being re-released and on blu-ray in June from the BFI. It was last available to buy back when VHS (my older brother had a tape of it) and Laserdisc were the formats of choice. I'm looking forward to seeing if the mad humour holds up as well as the music still does.

Let's hope the new transfer is at least as good as this trailer Big Grin :

A couple of releases on the News page of caught my eye:

Alastair Sim's School for Laughter is a 4-disc blu-ray box set which includes 'Belles of St. Trinians', 'School for Scoundrels', 'Laughter in Paradise' and 'Hue and Cry'. I know and like the first three, but haven't heard of the fourth. $70 pre-order, but hoping it'll come down.

The Great Escape is being released by Criterion and I'll probably be picking that up at their next half-price flash sale. An absolute classic of a film, and an impressive set of features:
  • NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • Two audio commentaries, one from 1991, featuring director John Sturges and composer Elmer Bernstein; the other, from 2004, featuring actors James Coburn, James Garner, and Donald Pleasence
  • New interview with critic Michael Sragow
  • "The Great Escape": Heroes Underground, a four-part 2001 documentary about the real-life escape from the Stalag Luft III prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, including interviews with POWs held there
  • The Real Virgil Hilts: A Man Called Jones, a 2001 program on the United States Army Air Forces pilot David Jones, the inspiration for Steve McQueen's character in the film
  • Return to "The Great Escape," a 1993 program featuring interviews with Coburn, Garner, actors David McCallum and Jud Taylor, stuntman Bud Ekins, and McQueen's son, Chad McQueen
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Sheila O'Malley
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