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#426 Post by Costa » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:44 am

What A Disgrace wrote:The crown could stand for Jörg Buttgereit's Der Todesking.
Yes, I'm afraid this will be it.
I hope for Stephen King too though (Misery, Cujo, IT [complete TV version], The Running Man, The Shining).

And above all, I would love a glorious 4K transfer of King Kong (1976)!
But that's not gonna happen! :lol:

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#427 Post by rapta » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:01 pm

dwk wrote:Dino De Laurentiis's De Laurentiis Entertainment Group produced Maximum Overdrive and all that catalog is owned by StudioCanal
Ah, I see. Guess it's in a similar position to Manhunter and Near Dark then. That's a shame...

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#428 Post by tenia » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:32 am

Amazon leaked it again :
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Video :

Feb 5 : The Gruesome Twosome Ind. release
Feb 12 : The Bird with the Crystal Plumage STD release
Feb 19 : Scalpel (2K resto)
Feb 26 : Der Todesking LE

Academy :
Feb 5 : Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno
Feb 12 : A Woman's Life
Feb 12 : Orchestra Rehearsal (new exclusive 2K resto)
Feb 19 : Magnificent Doll (HD presention = most likely a pre-existing master)

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#429 Post by domino harvey » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:36 am

Magnificent Doll is horrible-- what are they thinking??

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#430 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:01 am

As compensation Brizé's 'A Woman's life' is magnificent

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#431 Post by swo17 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:35 am

Interesting that Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno is coming out in the US, since the Flicker Alley release is still in print as far as I can tell.

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#432 Post by knives » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:48 am

Maybe it is a misprint and is actually referring to Chabrol's?

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#434 Post by DeprongMori » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:00 pm

So, it looks like that Arrow Academy clue was for Magnificent Doll rather than Angel at My Table. It would have been a perfect clue for the latter.

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#435 Post by What A Disgrace » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:18 pm

It seems Basket Case was the "special" US announcement. I'm in for it, and maybe Der Todesking. I will probably get most of the Academy titles, and Scalpel, when they're on sale.

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#436 Post by Aunt Peg » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:51 pm

Well I'll purchase Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno and maybe A Woman's Life is the extras are an improvement of the Kino Release.

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#437 Post by MichaelB » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:21 pm

DeprongMori wrote:So, it looks like that Arrow Academy clue was for Magnificent Doll rather than Angel at My Table. It would have been a perfect clue for the latter.
The golden rule with Arrow clues is that if the answer seems obvious, it’s probably wrong.

I still have very fond memories of people assuming that a sign reading “Round-Up” referred to Miklós Jancsó, instead of a Texas town (as in Terror in...) - if it really had been the Jancsó, would they have been quite that blatant?

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#438 Post by swo17 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:24 pm

Still not sure how it was supposed to be a perfect clue for the Campion...

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#439 Post by DeprongMori » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:21 pm

swo17 wrote:Still not sure how it was supposed to be a perfect clue for the Campion...
The halo of bright red hair, suggestion of wispy white wings, and a dinner napkin?

As both a nod to the subject of the film -- Janet Frame, who had a brilliant corona of bright red hair like the doll -- and to the title by both the suggestion of wings and the grasping of a dinner napkin, it's about as direct a clue as one might have expected.

There's even a shot of a young Janet Frame in the film that resembles the doll, though with a grubbier face.
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But then again, as MichaelB notes, Arrow clues are notoriously awful. They recently posted a picture of a bulldog with sergeant strips as a clue for Doberman Cop.

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#440 Post by M Sanderson » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:33 pm

What A Disgrace wrote:I have my fingers crossed for Creepshow. I think that's the Stephen King penned title I most want, and as I recall the Second Sight edition is out of print, so its got a shot.
Anyway, Der Todeksing was a great surprise. Arrow certainly listen to the fans, after their impressive editions of Butthereit’s Necromantik films.

I wonder what’s happening with Creepshow in the UK. I had assumed Second Sight would release it in a black case, as a regular edition, like they did after Re-animator sold out. But nothing. And no one else so far has picked it up and given a release.

Certainly would love to see Arrow release Creepshow.

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#441 Post by AidanKing » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:32 am

From the latest set of forthcoming releases, including those for new films, it looks as if Arrow is going down the BluRay only route and is ceasing dual format or separate DVD releases.

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#442 Post by Ribs » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:45 am

No? Both of February's LE sets are dual format.

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#443 Post by AidanKing » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:36 am

Maybe just the single film releases are going to BluRay only then, but, as this includes a new film (A Woman's Life), this seems a slightly odd decision as it may well have a market outside of collectors and the users of forums like this.

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#444 Post by JamesF » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:38 pm

M Sanderson wrote:I wonder what’s happening with Creepshow in the UK. I had assumed Second Sight would release it in a black case, as a regular edition, like they did after Re-animator sold out. But nothing. And no one else so far has picked it up and given a release.

Certainly would love to see Arrow release Creepshow.
I believe that Second Sight licensed it from Universal, whose rights to the film (from what I understand - someone please correct me if I'm wrong!) subsequently expired and went over to Paramount when the latter took control of the Republic Pictures library for the UK. Hence Second Sight had to delete their disc as their deal with Universal no longer stood, and whoever wants to release the film now has to go through Paramount.

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#445 Post by M Sanderson » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:39 am

Thanks for the helpful information. Who, from the good UK boutique labels, is likely to licence from Paramount?

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#446 Post by MichaelB » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:14 am

Off the top of my head, the only one that’s dealt with Paramount is Eureka.

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#447 Post by What A Disgrace » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:39 pm

Creepshow would be an amazing Masters of Cinema release - assuming Romero passes Eureka's occasionally daffy standards for what a "Master of Cinema" is.

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#448 Post by swo17 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:04 pm

I doubt he would, for the same reason Arrow's Romeros aren't Academy.

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#449 Post by MichaelB » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:27 pm

...although I can absolutely see Night of the Living Dead qualifying for the main MoC line-up, although there’s obviously no point doing it.

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#450 Post by Aunt Peg » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:56 pm

Speaking of Romero, Monkey Shines is long overdue for a Region B release.

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