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knives
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Re: Blue Underground

#251 Post by knives » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:52 pm

Maniac Cop 3 should be especially interesting since if I remember rightly he quite before finished shooting. I guess that's what that unrated bit is for.

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Re: Blue Underground

#252 Post by dwk » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:17 am

BU posted the Maniac Cop 2 Blu-ray special features:
MANIAC COP 2 Extras can finally be revealed!

• Audio Commentary with Director William Lustig and Filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn
• "Back On The Beat - The Making Of MANIAC COP 2" (A newly-produced retrospective documentary including interviews with most of the cast and crew)
• Cinefamily Q&A with Director William Lustig
• Deleted Scene (The Evening News with Sam Raimi)
• Theatrical Trailers
• Poster & Still Gallery
• Isolated Music Track
• Enhanced for D-Box Motion Control Systems

• Gorgeous new 4K High Definition transfer from the original camera negative supervised by Director of Photography James Lemmo
• Blu-ray features upgraded 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (as well as original Dolby Surround track)
• Blu-ray and DVD feature numerous subtitle options, including English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish

The MANIAC COP 2 Collector's Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack will be released on November 19, 2013.

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Re: Blue Underground

#253 Post by dwk » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:13 pm

and here are the Maniac Cop 3 special features:
MANIAC COP 3 Extras can now be revealed!

• "Wrong Arm Of The Law - The Making Of MANIAC COP 3" (A very candid retrospective documentary including interviews with most of the cast and crew)
• Deleted and Extended Scenes
• Theatrical Trailer
• Poster & Still Gallery
• Original Synopsis
• Enhanced for D-Box Motion Control Systems

• Gorgeous new 4K High Definition transfer from the original uncensored camera negative, presented in it's original 2.35:1 aspect ratio for the first time ever
• Blu-ray features upgraded 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (as well as original Dolby Surround track)
• Blu-ray and DVD feature numerous subtitle options, including English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, and Russia

The MANIAC COP 3: BADGE OF SILENCE Collector's Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack will be released on November 19, 2013.

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Re: Blue Underground

#254 Post by dwk » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:33 pm

From their facebook page: Hell of the Living Dead Blu-ray is coming in 2014.
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Re: Blue Underground

#255 Post by zedz » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:32 pm

You know you're in for a heartwarming film when even a cannibal apocalypse gets a cutesy pet name.

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Re: Blue Underground

#256 Post by solaris72 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:58 am

dwk wrote:From their facebook page: Hell of the Living Dead Blu-ray is coming in 2014.
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Ha, never thought this'd see HD. It's barely even a movie! I'm in.

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Re: Blue Underground

#257 Post by CSM126 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:29 am

Bruno Mattei on blu ray! This is a magical time to be living in.

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Re: Blue Underground

#258 Post by dwk » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:15 pm

From BU's facebook page "Who woulda thunk this "classic" would make the leap to Blu-ray next year..."
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(Rats - Night of Terror)

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Re: Blue Underground

#259 Post by knives » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:17 pm

Now that I can get excited about. Second best Mattei.

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Re: Blue Underground

#260 Post by solaris72 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:03 pm

dwk wrote:From BU's facebook page "Who woulda thunk this "classic" would make the leap to Blu-ray next year..."
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(Rats - Night of Terror)
Even better. That ending...
knives wrote:Now that I can get excited about. Second best Mattei.
Just curious, what's first best in your book?

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Re: Blue Underground

#261 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:16 pm

zedz wrote:You know you're in for a heartwarming film when even a cannibal apocalypse gets a cutesy pet name.
Hell of the Living Dead is the best kind of terrible film. It starts off pretty limply (after a sequence involving a rat in a radiation suit) with a rip-off of Dawn Of The Dead's apartment block siege (down to using the same music cues) but with terrorists involved and then has a silly interlude in a village where the heroes and heroine extremely slowly figure out that you have to shoot zombies in the head.

But then it goes steadily weirder, such as the heroine trying to communicate with a tribe through getting naked and being intercut with Mondo stock footage. Or the section where one of the wackier characters bows out with a song and dance number, thereby proving that even the undead have some sense of artistic taste by stopping it in mid-performance!

I also love the final sequence of wandering around the factory. But then I do already have a strange fondness for wandering around empty industrial environments that gets played to in that sequence! And the handbrake turn into bleak nihilism was also very endearing!

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Re: Blue Underground

#262 Post by solaris72 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:49 pm

Also there's a TV monologue at the end which is word-for-word from a TV monologue from Night of the Living Dead

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Re: Blue Underground

#263 Post by knives » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:50 pm

solaris72 wrote:
knives wrote:Now that I can get excited about. Second best Mattei.
Just curious, what's first best in your book?
That rip-off of Salon Kitty. Can't remember the name.

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Re: Blue Underground

#264 Post by CSM126 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:44 pm

SS Girls?

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Re: Blue Underground

#265 Post by knives » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:19 pm

Yes, though now that I'm thinking about it Women's camp 119 is also pretty enjoyable.

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Re: Blue Underground

#266 Post by CSM126 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:28 pm

I'll be honest, you're the first person I've ever encountered who calls Women's Camp 119 "enjoyable". I find it depressing, what with all the body parts strewn about and the sadistic degradation.

And since we're on the subject of Bruno Mattei, I highly recommend Brad Jones' series "The Bruno Mattei Show" to anyone who hasn't discovered it yet. They never finished Bruno's filmography, but they produced a strong series of episodes looking at some of his best-known work.

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Re: Blue Underground

#267 Post by knives » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:28 pm

I used enjoyable mostly because I'm not sure if good applies. It's a film I'd revisit I guess would be more appropriate phrasing (than again I genuinely find Salo delightful so clearly my eagerness for masochistic viewing is higher than the norm).

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Re: Blue Underground

#268 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:59 am

I also quite enjoyed Mattei's entry into the nunsploitation subgenre of Italian films that ripped off The Devils (and which also rips off zombie films, the dog scene from The Beyond, Inferno, Deep Red and Suspiria during its course too!), The Other Hell.
CSM126 wrote:And since we're on the subject of Bruno Mattei, I highly recommend Brad Jones' series "The Bruno Mattei Show" to anyone who hasn't discovered it yet. They never finished Bruno's filmography, but they produced a strong series of episodes looking at some of his best-known work.
Also add in the episodes that he did in his Cinema Snob persona on Mattei's Jaws 5: Cruel Jaws and Terminator II!
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Re: Blue Underground

#269 Post by dwk » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:00 pm

From Blue Underground's facebook page:
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Coming to Blu-ray Spring 2014...
They were asked if they have any Argento or Fulci titles in the works and they said
Sorry, no news yet. But we might be able to announce something in a few months...
Hopefully this means that Opera is finally happening.

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Re: Blue Underground

#270 Post by manicsounds » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:42 pm


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Re: Blue Underground

#271 Post by dwk » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:27 am

Turns out that Hell of the Living Dead and Rats: Night of Terror are being released as a double feature:
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They haven't announced a release date, but here are the special features:
HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD Extras:
Hell Rats Of The Living Dead - Interview with Director Bruno Mattei
Theatrical Trailer
Poster & Still Gallery
Bruno Mattei Bio

RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR Extras:
Hell Rats Of The Living Dead - Interview with Director Bruno Mattei
Theatrical Trailer
Bruno Mattei Bio

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Re: Blue Underground

#272 Post by dwk » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:55 pm

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Special Edition Blu-ray coming this Fall...
A few months ago, Alan Jones mentioned on twitter that he recorded an interview for this.

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Re: Blue Underground

#273 Post by dwk » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:06 pm

Bill Lustig was on the Killer POV podcast and he said BU is working on Blu-rays of the following films:
Bronx Warriors
Escape The Bronx
New Barbarians
Shockwaves
God Told Me To
Man, Pride & Vengeance

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Re: Blue Underground

#274 Post by Ashirg » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:19 pm

HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD / RATS on August 28
STAGEFRIGHT on September 23

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Re: Blue Underground

#275 Post by dwk » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:26 pm

Here are the special features for the Stagefright Blu-ray:
• "Theatre Of Delirium" – Interview with Director Michele Soavi
• "Head Of The Company" – Interview with Star David Brandon
• "Blood On The Stage Floor" – Interview with Star Giovanni Lombardo Radice
• "The Sound Of Aquarius" – Interview with Composer Simon Boswell
• "The Owl Murders" – Interview with Make-Up Effects Artist Pietro Tenoglio
• Theatrical Trailer
• Poster & Still Gallery"

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