Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1376 Post by captveg » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:31 pm

Universal Horror Collection Vol. 5 - The Monster and the Girl (1941), Captive Wild Woman (1943), Jungle Woman (1944), The Jungle Captive (1945)

The Jungle Captive had not been released on DVD in the US.

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1377 Post by swo17 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:36 pm

captveg wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:22 pm
kcota17 wrote:
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Finch wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:01 pm
The wait for I Walked With A Zombie continues. Apparently sales for the other Lewtons weren't so good.
I’m sure it has something to do with the materials. With all the junk that comes out of Shout / Scream, I doubt they would suddenly pass on releasing more Lewtons.
It's not so much just the low sales, but the low sales combined with the transfer cost and the licensing costs:

"Hello all.
The truth is poor sales. Plain and simple. The standards for the transfers is high, the cost is high, and the licensing is high. Sales did not translate. I can’t say more, but I produced these releases, and I’ve been working with the Lewton films since 2003. I’m terribly disappointed, as work was in progress on a number of titles when it was all halted. I wish it were otherwise. I appreciate all the support given and all the purchases made. Hopefully something will jumpstart their heartbeat in the future.
Thanks.
Constantine"


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Well that's a shame. They've been on my wishlist but I haven't seen them dip low enough to take the plunge yet

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#1378 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:43 pm

I would kill for a restoration of The 7th Victim, is Shout the rights holder just sitting on this indefinitely, or is it possible for another cult label with more money/resources to rescue these?

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#1379 Post by Glowingwabbit » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:32 pm

swo17 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:36 pm
Well that's a shame. They've been on my wishlist but I haven't seen them dip low enough to take the plunge yet
This has been my problem too. Given SF's prices and that they never have decent sales anymore a lot of their releases now get bumped down in favor of other stuff on my wishlist. There are just too many labels releasing great stuff to grab it all (not a complaint, just the reality of the marketplace). I did grab The Curse of the Cat People during a B2G1 at Target finally (and it's definitely a great release) and may do the same with The Leopard Man eventually.

It's a shame this is happening before The 7th Victim and I Walked with a Zombie which I'd think outside of Cat People would be the biggest Lewton sellers. I know I wouldn't hesitate about the price point when buying The 7th Victim if that ever gets released (I had hoped Criterion would do it after Cat People)

I assume the short runtimes of these titles also doesn't help when people see the price. I've noticed at least on this forum and blu-ray.com that people have a weird sense thinking shorter feature films should cost less many...which I find absurd.

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1380 Post by swo17 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:42 pm

I actually cleared out a ton of my wishlist during Target's B2G1 in December, but they still weren't quite low enough for me then (my personal rule--with exceptions for titles going OOP--is that the sale price before shipping and tax can't exceed 50% MSRP, which I feel is pretty lenient)

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#1381 Post by Feego » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:16 pm

Shout! Factory produced some great extras for the Lewtons, doing far more than Criterion did with Cat People. But I honestly wouldn't be upset if the remainder were released by Warner Archive, even if it means no new supplements. At least the prices would be decent during a sale.

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#1382 Post by knives » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:52 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:43 pm
I would kill for a restoration of The 7th Victim, is Shout the rights holder just sitting on this indefinitely, or is it possible for another cult label with more money/resources to rescue these?
Or a release of some of the unreleased films like Youth Runs Wild.

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#1383 Post by Finch » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:57 pm

Thank you for sharing the link. I Walked With A Zombie is another Jacques Tourneur title so I remain puzzled as to why Criterion didn't purchase it together with Cat People. Unless it is in the pipeline with them and they are just keeping very quiet about it. It's not as though it needs major restoration; the Japanese Blu-Ray looked decent.

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#1384 Post by onedimension » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:08 pm

I’ve got two of them.. I’ve been waiting for a sale on Leopard Man.. maybe I’ll stimulus-buy it

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#1385 Post by agnamaracs » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:16 am

dwk wrote:
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The Hills Run Red
I'm assuming this one as opposed to this one?

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#1386 Post by dwk » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:41 am

Yeah, it is the 2009 one.

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#1387 Post by dwk » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:43 pm

Over at the Blu-ray.con forum, a Shout employee posted a list of more MGM titles that are going OOP later this year:

Scream Factory
Alienator 
Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh 
Exterminator 2 
From A Whisper To A Scream 
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers [Collector's Edition]
The Phantom Of The Opera (1989) 
Poltergeist II: The Other Side [Collector's Edition] 
Poltergeist III [Collector's Edition]
Prison [Collector's Edition] 
Supernova 
TerrorVision / The Video Dead [Double Feature]
The Vincent Price Collection III 

Shout Select
Road House [Collector's Edition] 

Shout Factory
Action-Packed Movie Marathon [4 Films]
Death Wish II [Special Edition]
Futureworld 
Invasion U.S.A.
Joshua Tree 
Lee Marvin Presents Lawbreaker: The Complete Series 
Miami Blues [Collector's Edition] 
West Point: The Complete Series

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1388 Post by onedimension » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:50 am

Could they have done a Lewton “box” with the titles they have? Does that help their profit margins or hurt them?

I’ve also been holding off on some of their stuff wondering if there will be more 4K discs after The Deer Hunter in May..


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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1390 Post by dwk » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:21 pm

Also,Graveyard Shift and The Kiss of the Vampire

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#1391 Post by captveg » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:42 pm

Great news about The Tenant. Long overdue for a NA BD release.

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#1392 Post by captveg » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:47 pm

dwk wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:21 pm
Also,Graveyard Shift and The Kiss of the Vampire
As well as War of the Colossal Beast and Tattoo.

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1393 Post by dwk » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:04 pm

According to Shout's website, Rolling Thunder, Electra Glide in Blue, and Raimi's Crimewave are all going OOP later this year.

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#1394 Post by agnamaracs » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:45 pm

dwk wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:04 pm
According to Shout's website, Rolling Thunder, Electra Glide in Blue, and Raimi's Crimewave are all going OOP later this year.
As well as:
4 Western Classics (Lone Gun/Ride Out for Revenge/Gunsight Ridge/Gun Belt)
Bearcats! The Complete Series
Captain America (1990)
Swimming to Cambodia (DVD)
Blue Lightning (DVD)

Wonder why Swimming to Cambodia never made it to Blu... though I admit it's not as visually appealing as Gray's Anatomy.
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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1395 Post by dwk » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:34 pm

That is actually the 1990 Albert Pyun Captain America that is going OOP. Dont know why Shout's site says 1979.

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Re: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory

#1396 Post by cdnchris » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:56 pm

I've really debated on picking that up just because of how ridiculous it is, but it really is a terrible film. And knowing it will go out of print, I still don't know if I can bring myself to do it, even though I could probably sell it in the future for more.

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#1397 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:10 pm

I've seen it too, and it was especially disappointing for a comic book fan. The only thing I really remember about it is the recurring foolproof tactic of pretending to throw up from motion sickness if you ever need to steal someone's car.

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#1398 Post by dwk » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:26 pm

I picked up a copy years ago at Target for like $10 and haven't felt enough self hatred to put it in the Blu-ray player.

Unless I'm misremembering, but I think the costume is so goofy that instead of holes for his ears to stick through, they have rubber ears glued onto the side of his head.

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#1399 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:30 pm

Oh forgot one bit of trivia - the lead actor is actually J.D. Salinger's son.

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#1400 Post by M Sanderson » Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:38 pm

Escape from LA will be a 4k scan of the original negative. Just been confirmed.

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