Scorpion Releasing

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dwk
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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#76 Post by dwk » Thu May 31, 2018 6:06 pm

Kino insider announced two Scorpion releases that they are distributing:
Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975) on August 7th
Leonor (1975) on August 21st
here are the extras for Leonor
• Brand New 2018 HD Master of the 85-Minute U.S. Cut | Brand New 2017 HD Masrer of the 99-Minute International Cut
• In English and Spanish (with optional properly translated English subtitles)
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Howarth

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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#77 Post by dwk » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:44 pm

Update on The Church from Roninflix's Facebook page
Some great news to report.. THE CHURCH has shipped and should be available next week.

This collector's edition will now be a limited 1,500 edition and to make up for the delay, we will include a poster of the new custom artwork done by Wes Benscoter.

The disc will only be available at Ronin for domestic customers.

The disc will come with a slipsleeve, and will have a reversible cover.

In both English and Italian with new English subtitles.

DISC 1 BD50:
- Feature at max bitrate w/ English and Italian DTS Stereo
- Audio Commentary with star Barbara Cupisti moderated by Nathaniel Thompson
- The Mystery of the Cathedrals with Michele Soavi (20 min.)
- Alchemical Possession with Dario Argento(13 min.)
- Theatrical Trailer

DISC 2 BD25:
- Interview with Tomas Arana (26 min.)
- Interview with Barbara Cupisti (25 min.)
- Interview with Asia Argento (9 min.)
- Interview with Giovanni Radice (15 min.)
- Interview with set designer Massimo Geleng (21 min.)
- Interview with screenwriter Franco Ferrini (14 min.)
- Intervew with makeup artist Franco Casagni (10 min.)

We will send another post when it's available for order

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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#78 Post by Cash Flagg » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:30 pm

Human Experiments available to order
Blu-ray includes a Limited Edition Slipcover while supplies last.

In a secret room, deep in the catacombs of Gates Prison, there are secret experiments going on .... human experiments! Rachel Foster, a beautiful country singer is falsely convicted of murder and is sentanced to prison. Once inside, her existence becomes an unending nightmare of pain and terror. In a desperate attempt to escape, she embarks on a terrifying chase through the catacombs of the prison. But instead of finding freedom, she finds herself in a final confrontation with the sadistic prison psychiatrist, Dr. Kline.

Starring Linda Haynes, Geoffrey Lewis, Jackie Coogan, Aldo Ray

Special Features: New HD master from the original camera negative, Audio Commentary with director Greg Goodell, Watch in Katrina's Nightmare Theatre Mode, Original trailer, Reversible Cover

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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#79 Post by dwk » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:02 pm

Both The Church (2-disc set) and The Unseen are available at Ronin Flix. If you buy both before 11:59am on the 6th, you'll save $5 with the promo code SAVE5.

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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#80 Post by dwk » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:46 pm

A couple days ago Walter Olsen/Scorpion Releasing posted an update on The Last Seduction
I want to be upfront with all of you, that the HD master that is utilized on this version of The Last Seduction is an older one supplied by ITV, which is all they have. The reason it took me almost 3 years to release this title is because I spent all that time searching for elements in the United States to do a new 2K scan. However, all film elements that were in ITV's possession in the United States turned out to be nothing but a workprint and release prints that have been beaten to death. Without going into details, I wasn't able to come to terms with getting a scan done even in the UK, so I contemplated for almost a year wondering if I should even release this at all, as I did not want the backlash. But in the end, I decided that since it is still a much better presentation than the old full frame DVD that utilized a 1” tape master, plus I also did a brand new audio commentary and licensed the old extras, I figured I will release it regardless. So please realize that this version is from an older HD master, but it is still the best version you will see anywhere at this time.

Please understand that this is the final say on this title. I have spoken 100% truth about this older HD master to prospective buyers, and I have exhausted every possible avenue regarding making a new HD master on this film. It is what it is, and I will not respond to any further inquiries on this title. Thank you.

But if you have any other questions about any of my other upcoming titles, please feel free to do so. Your support is always appreciated.

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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#81 Post by dwk » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:52 am

Scorpion has licensed a large batch of titles from MGM
All I can say is it's the biggest deal I have ever done, and these will be Ronin exclusives and will not go through Kino , my deal has some horror films, some action , some comedy , biker films, some drama from the 70s , Leo Fong, The Hammer, some Cannon . several AIP titles, a black and white monster movie, Japanese monsters, and as well as deluxe edition of some of my all time favorite action films with new scans, I'll be hinting at one of them in a week or so. Would have mentioned these earlier if not for my health issue

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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#82 Post by dwk » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:02 pm

Scorpion might release a remastered The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea
The original camera negs have been sent for me to take a look at to see if I could improve on a beautifully shot, but disturbing, 1976 drama based on a classic Japanese novel that I'm a big fan of. The old Blu-Ray that came out 6 years ago was not well-received, so I want to see if I can make this film a lot better with today's technology. More info to follow.

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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#83 Post by dwk » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:02 am

The Blu-rays of Rituals and Fulci's The Psychic are both available to order from Ronin Flix.

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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#84 Post by AlexHansen » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:20 am

Is that SE of Opera still on tap?

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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#85 Post by sabbath » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:10 am

AlexHansen wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:20 am
Is that SE of Opera still on tap?
Yep. Yesterday Walt said, "we are just waiting for the wraps and the o cards to come in"

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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#86 Post by dwk » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:44 am

Speaking of Scorpion and Argento, they have lost the rights to Two Evil Eyes (which they never released because they never got the promised access to the film elements) and Blue Underground has re-licensed it and announced they are doing a new 4K scan. However, three other Argento movies appear to still be in the works. Freak-o-rama posted that they've shot interviews for Scorpion releases of Sleepless, The Card Player, and, everyone's favorite Argento film, Phantom of the Opera

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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#87 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:17 am

Unfortunately, Phantom of the Opera’s no longer Argento’s worst film (actually, it might even be my favourite of those three...).

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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#88 Post by dwk » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:29 am

I agree that it is no longer his worst, but it is the dividing line between his great run in the 70s and 80s and his bad films of the 90s and 00s. The Card Player is my favorite from those three and I am looking forward to replacing my crappy, interlaced Anchor Bay DVD.

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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#89 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:54 am

dwk wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:29 am
I agree that it is no longer his worst, but it is the dividing line between his great run in the 70s and 80s and his bad films of the 90s and 00s.
I'm in agreement here. I don't think he directed something truly, truly awful until Phantom despite my belief that most of his stuff post Opera was much, much weaker than everything that came before it. I still get whiplash thinking about how big his decline was.

This news is great for the fans of these films though. And collectors. Unsure if I could sit through Phantom more than once though.

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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#90 Post by Morbii » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:38 pm

I agree too that Phantom was the most major falling off point, but I personally have always thought Sleepless was the one exception to his later works’ decline. Sad to hear that isn’t universally true!

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