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Interesting and unusual DVD/Blu-Ray releases (News)
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(11-03-2017, 02:19 PM)Plissken1138 Wrote: Dennis Hopper's 1971 cult classic "The Last Movie" to get 4K restoration and theatrical/Blu-ray release in 2018.

I'd never have thought this lost gem would land 4K restoration and Blu-ray.


^ Nice, I've wanted to see that ever since I read about it.


Oliver Stone's incredible war-movie 'Salvador' is getting a Masters of Cinema release in September:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Salvador-Master...07F8H7GRF/


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I'm glad I never imported the old OOP and expensive Twilight Time blu-ray from the US.



Arrow are putting out two late 80s/early 90s stone-cold Horror-classics later in the year from new 4K scans. They were both constant VHS rentals and late-night-TV fodder at the time. They have long deserved decent extras-stuffed blu-ray releases. Yay!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07FL214Z6/

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heathers-Blu-ra...07DXXG5YK/

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#62
Surprised no one has mentioned this yet....

Perhaps the greatest American cartoon ever made is getting a remastered Blu Ray release!



https://www.facebook.com/tvshowsondvd/po...__tn__=K-R

https://www.cosmicbooknews.com/batman-an...te-digital

Release date set for Oct 30th.
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#63
Damn you, Bob. I was trying to resist pre-ordering this (down to less than $90 now) as the series is currently on Amazon Prime Video. But seeing the upgrade (it's only SD on Amazon), I may have to bite...
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#64
Some great releases coming up:

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Once Upon A Time In China Trilogy (except it's actually got 4 movies in the set) on blu-ray. Nice to see Eureka! getting into releasing some of these old China/Japan/Hong Kong movies now. They lacked decent releases for so long and these are 4K scans. It's quite pricey though.



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Troll: The Complete Collection blu-ray set. Both sh*tty movies plus the acclaimed documentary on 'Troll 2' (on blu-ray for the first time), for a low price I'd expect to pay for just the Doc.



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Scorsese's 'The Last Waltz', his doc about The Band. One of the best music docs ever, for the first time on blu-ray outside the US. 2 audio commentaries included.



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Crimson Peak deluxe limited-edition blu-ray from Arrow films. One of Guillermo del Toro finest films. New feature-length making of doc. 80-page hardback concept design and interview book. Sweet.
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#65
Stumbled upon this and ordered last night....



Never heard of Twilight Time before, but I am guessing based on the bonus features, this is a repackaging of the blu-ray put by Arrow?

Anyway, grew up devouring THE DESTROYER novels in the 80s.  I my books, the best modern adventure series since the age of pulps in the 1930s and 40s.  Thus, I was ecstatic when a movie adaptation was announced in 84-85.   While the movie lacked much of the political and social satire of the novels, it was still a fun, if not flawed (the villain/threat is absolutely boring) movie.

Unfortunately, the film was not the box office success producers hoped for and any dreams of a Bond-like franchise (the movie was directed by Guy Hamilton) were dashed.  A tv pilot sequel was produced (easily found on Youtube) but never picked up.  A few years ago, Shane Black announced he was going to do a Destroyer movie, but nothing thus far has materialized.

The movie has never had a decent North American release.   The previous dvds were disappointing, as the aspect ratio and colouring were wrong and zero bonus features.  I heard great reviews of the Arrow release and the Twilight Time reviews sound identical.   So I am pretty excited for this blu-ray!   Big Grin
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Troll: The Complete Collection blu-ray set. Both sh*tty movies plus the acclaimed documentary on 'Troll 2' (on blu-ray for the first time), for a low price I'd expect to pay for just the Doc.

This looks fantastic but is it a UK-only release? I can't find Best Worst Movie on Blu-ray here in the US. I don't really care about the unrelated Troll but a double feature of Troll 2 and the documentary would be great and if it comes with Troll that's fine.
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#67
(09-04-2018, 11:40 AM)asterixsmeagol Wrote: This looks fantastic but is it a UK-only release?

I think Eureka! video releases are almost always Region B locked, so yes.
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#68
"Complete Collection," huh?  Pfft.  There's two different Troll 3s, and neither is included!



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#69
Michael Powell's final feature film, 1969's 'Age of Consent' is being released on blu-ray for the first time by Indicator on the 19th of November. I think even the few old DVDs are out of print, so it's not been easy to see until now:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Age-Consent-Lim...07GXGRMM5/

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I've not seen it yet myself. Starring James Mason and a young Helen Mirren in her first major role. Both the censored/recut/rescored theatrical cut and the later Scorsese backed Director's Cut restoration are included, plus loads of other extras. Limited to 3000 copies.
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#70
For some reason the BBC is re-releasing the Hitchhiker's TV show on blu-ray in October (it was only shot on low quality videotape) but they are packaging the limited edition as a VHS:

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hitchhikers-Ann...07H3F3Q3Q/

Clearly using the actual old VHS cover as the basis. Meta.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hitch-Hikers-Gu...00004CNLE/




Ken Russell's brilliantly campy Horror 'Lair of the White Worm' (featuring young Peter Capaldi and Hugh Grant) was released on blu-ray for the first time on Vestron video a few months back:

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lair-White-Worm...077H6JK9J/

I remember fellow faneditor dr.sapirstein made an HD version a while ago.

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