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Interesting and unusual DVD/Blu-Ray releases (News)
#81
(11-07-2018, 03:39 PM)Sinbad Wrote: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Dwarf-Boxse...079FLRGZR/

Red Dwarf 1-8 due in January and a snip at £40 for all 8 BBC series, I do have all the DVDs though and much like the Hitchhiker's Guide set I'm dubious this will look any better than the SD version. Will definitely wait for reviews before taking the plunge.

I don't own any Red Dwarf on current post-VHS formats, so if this is stuffed with all the plethora of extras from previous releases, the George Lucas-ed CGI changes are switch-off-able and it's in the slim case pictured I might get a copy of this. Including the hilariously awful US pilot shows would be a nice new bonus.


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Thankfully Dennis Hopper's 'The Last Movie' is getting a European release on the Indicator label in January. Cheaper than importing the new US Arbelos release but the artwork isn't as nice IMO.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Movie-Limi...07KBT58PY/

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I've been on a Dario Aregento binge but was finding a decent copy of 'Opera' (with English + Italian audio/English subs etc) hard to locate. So it was nice to see today that Cult-Films are releasing it in January (I've got their very nice 'Suspiria' blu-ray).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Opera-Special-D...07JZB1XFQ/

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Europe will have to wait 5/6 weeks longer but David Byrne's 'True Stories' is coming to Region-B on Criterion as well. I was not looking forward to buying this on expensive import. Yay.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/True-Stories-Cr...07K4XTLMC/

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I've already got Criterion's 2-disc 'Othello' Blu-ray on Region-A but it will be coming to Region-B in a couple of weeks (with all the same content including 2-cuts of the film). Can't recommend it enough.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Othello-Criteri...07HKDKFRN/
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#82
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Region A release of Horror of Dracula, finally!
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#83
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Whoa this new German 'Das Boot: Complete Edition' really is complete:

https://www.amazon.de/Das-Boot-Complete-CD-Soundtrack-Hörbücher/dp/B07J35TB8S/

8-discs total. You get the short Theatrical Cut, the extended Director's Cut and the super long TV-Cut, spread over 5x 50GB blu-rays. Plus the soundtrack CD and 2 CDs with the audio-book (and a 24-page booklet). English and German 5.1/2.0 audio and subtitle options.

I've already got the 3 versions of the film but I'm still tempted Big Grin .
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#84
The Red Dwarf Series 1-8 remastered blu-rays are released in the UK next Monday, eagerly awaiting a review on these to see if its worth the upgrade

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Dwarf-Boxse...=red+dwarf
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#85
This BBC 'Threads: Remastered' 2-disc blu-ray sneaked out in December without me noticing:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Threads-Blu-ray...07JZVP6KX/

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Unlike other Remastered BBC blu-rays this one is of a show that was shot on 16mm film, so it should look good with the new 2K scan. It includes the original 4:3 broadcast version and a new Director-Approved Widescreen re-edit bonus cut.

I believe it's basically what would a nuclear holocaust really be like? I have never seen it but ordered a copy anyway because I know it by reputation from a few "the most scary/shocking TV shows ever made" type lists.

Quote:Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian called it a "masterpiece", writing: "It wasn’t until I saw Threads that I found that something on screen could make me break out in a cold, shivering sweat and keep me in that condition for 20 minutes, followed by weeks of depression and anxiety."

Edit: Now I remember. Charlie Brooker (creator/writer of Black Mirror) mentioned it on his old 'How TV ruined Your Life' show (from 2.20):

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Derek-Jarman-Tw...07JYQN7T8/

While this newly released 2nd volume of the BFI's Derek Jarman blu-ray retrospective is interesting, it's this stop-motion animated promotional "unboxing" video which I found more unusual:

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Quote:Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian called it a "masterpiece", writing: "It wasn’t until I saw Threads that I found that something on screen could make me break out in a cold, shivering sweat and keep me in that condition for 20 minutes, followed by weeks of depression and anxiety."

I concur this had me shitting myself more than the VHS copy of a copy of a copy of the banned Exorcist in the 80's Smile
Kept me up for weeks...don't watch it as a double bill with the similar American film "The Day After"
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#88
The Man Who Laughs [1928]

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This looks interesting. I'd often read that this film inspired the creation of Batman's Joker but have never seen it. If it comes down in price enough, I think I'll add it to my Batman blu-ray collection.
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#89
I find it interesting that the Blu-ray cover uses a green tint on Conrad Veidt's face (making his hair and eyebrows look green), and also uses purple (another color associated with the Joker). It seems as if they are trying to visually play up the Joker connection.
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#90
I've seen this movie before and never thought I'd see a Blu-ray release.  That is an instant buy.  One of my favorite silent films.
"Everything ends and it's always sad.  But everything begins again too and that's always happy.  Be happy." ~ The Doctor
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