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Interesting and unusual DVD/Blu-Ray releases (News)
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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.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Scandal-Dual-Fo...07W47FRW4/



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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.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Edge-of-Darknes...07Y5VBHR3/



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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 .

https://www.arrowfilms.com/product-detai...ay/FCD1967

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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.

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Universal...creenshots
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What is the cheapest Universal monster boxset with the most movies, not worrying about quality? DVD or bluray
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Thanks, TM2YC. I think I'll pick up this complete set. It's the same price right now as the main films set.
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(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.
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"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.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Couldnt-Happen-...084DG7D2Q/

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

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A couple of releases on the News page of blu-ray.com 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:
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  • 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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