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Alison Jane
08-11-2011, 05:35 PM
The colors look good but overall, HD didn't do much for this one (so far, I'm only on the first segment). This really is a fun movie that teaches a valuable lesson...

Ed Harris should NOT dance.

08-11-2011, 05:48 PM
Ed Harris should NOT dance.

Ha! I never understood what the hell he was doing in that scene. What a goof.

Ian Jane
08-11-2011, 05:56 PM

08-11-2011, 06:05 PM
He looks like Hugo...


Alison Jane
08-11-2011, 06:34 PM
The rest of the film looks a bit better as the later segments aren't nearly as dark. The Hal Holbrook one is my favorite. I can't watch the bug one. Luckily it's last so I can just turn it off.

Todd Jordan
08-11-2011, 06:50 PM
I love Leslie Neilsen in the Tide one. I love his maniacal laugh when the zombies are on him. I thought the disc looked miles better than the DVD, but yeah it's not as good looking as I wish it was.

Ian Jane
08-11-2011, 07:27 PM
Neilsen is the man in that one. Ted Danson is pretty good in his part too but Neilson rules.

Todd Jordan
08-11-2011, 08:22 PM
I get raked over the coals for spelling Brigitte Lahaie's name wrong in the same post, but I suppose Ian gets a free pass for doing the same thing. This place sucks.

Paul Casey
08-11-2011, 09:11 PM
Dat knucklehead pays the bills, Toddly.

Todd Jordan
08-12-2011, 01:20 AM
I bought a movie through the Amazon link and he gets 60 cents. He owes me.

Paul Casey
08-12-2011, 07:25 AM
60 cents worth of skintime.

Ian Jane
08-12-2011, 08:49 AM
I love Leslie Neilsen in the Tide one.

You started it.

Ian Jane
08-12-2011, 08:50 AM
Getting back on topic, I think it's fucking dumb that this gets a 2 disc SE in the UK and WB can't be bothered to get the rights to any of those extras for North America. I have the R2 so whatever, it's not that big a deal for me personally, but they know this movie has a pretty decent cult following and they have to know a lot of people would gladly double dip for a proper extras-laden release.

Todd Jordan
08-12-2011, 11:57 AM
I have the R2 one as well (never watched it since I don't have an R2 player) and I would absolutely shell out the money for a Region A BD with all the fixings. I spelled his name wrong?

08-12-2011, 12:20 PM
I didn't know about the R2 one. Thanks for ruining my day.

Ian Jane
03-24-2016, 09:06 AM
Coming soon from Synapse...


John Bernhard
03-24-2016, 02:44 PM
Weird, a whole BD for what should be an extra on a remastered release of the film.
if you are gonna go in depth on a Romero...why go CREEPSHOW?

Dark Horse 77
03-24-2016, 05:54 PM
Weird, a whole BD for what should be an extra on a remastered release of the film.
if you are gonna go in depth on a Romero...why go CREEPSHOW?

Doesn't make much sense. The only thing I can think of is that Synapse also released the final version of Document of the Dead.

Derrick King
03-24-2016, 06:25 PM
Red Shirt made the doc for the UK release, but WB wasn't interested in it for the US release.

03-26-2016, 09:03 PM
Super great doc! My most watched dvd extra of all time. Matter of fact, imma go watch it right now. Again.

Zane C.
03-27-2016, 10:48 AM
Coming soon from Synapse...


Definite purchase. Romero and CREEPSHOW are awesome.

Ian Jane
03-28-2016, 11:44 AM
"Over the weekend at North Carolina’s Mad Monster Party convention, Fango spoke with longtime DVD and Blu-ray supplement/documentary producer Michael Felsher, who hosted a special showing of his JUST DESSERTS: THE MAKING OF “CREEPSHOW.” Previously visible only on a 2007 UK double-DVD set and subsequent British Blu-ray of the 1982 Stephen King-scripted anthology, JUST DESSERTS includes interviews with Romero, makeup/creature FX creator Tom Savini, producer Richard P. Rubinstein, actors Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, Ed Harris and many others, plus plenty of on-set footage. It will be issued in the U.S. for the first time by Synapse Films in conjunction with Felsher’s Red Shirt Pictures, and the Blu-ray will be fully loaded with bonus material."

Lots of details here. (http://www.fangoria.com/new/exclusive-details-creepshow-documentary-coming-to-blu-ray-with-savini-scream-greats-and-more/)

Ian Jane
05-05-2016, 09:15 AM
From Blu-ray.com: (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=18981)

Synopsis: In 1982, author Stephen King and director George A. Romero collaborated on a feature-film tribute to the controversial EC comics of the 1950s. Told through five jolting tales of terror, Creepshow has become a celebrated horror classic over the past three decades. With an all-star cast, and featuring groundbreaking special effects by genre legend Tom Savini, Creepshow stands as a horrific and hilarious tribute to the stories that helped influence (and corrupt) a generation of writers and filmmakers. Now the tales behind the creation of this chilling masterpiece can finally be told!

Featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage and photographs, Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow also contains over a dozen interviews, including George A. Romero, Tom Savini, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and many others. These are the terrifying stories behind the film that promised you... The Most Fun You'll Ever Have...BEING SCARED!

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Director & Editor Michael Felsher
Audio Commentary featuring interviews with Actor John Amplas, Property Master Bruce Alan Miller, and Make-Up Effects Assistant Darryl Ferrucci
Creepshow Days An interview with Director of Photography, Director Michael Gornick
Extended Interview Segments with George A. Romero, Tom Savini, and Bernie Wrightson
Behind The Screams A compilation of on-set video footage from Tom Savini
Horror's Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark
Scream Greats Volume One: Tom Savini, Master of Horror Effects with Optional Audio Commentary with Tom Savini
Vintage 1982 Evening Magazine Segment shot on the set of the film, featuring rare cast & crew interviews
Behind-The-Scenes of CREEPSHOW Photo Gallery

05-06-2016, 01:56 PM
I have the UK Special Edition 2xDVD that has Just Desserts as a bonus feature... but this will be worth it just for the Scream Greats Volume One. I remember loving the original VHS put out by Fangoria back in the 80s. Glad to see it finally get a release.

Ian Jane
07-05-2018, 02:12 PM
From Shout's FB page:


We are proud (and so unbelievably excited) to reveal today that we are prepping to release the classic George A. Romero and Stephen King 1982 anthology CREEPSHOW this Fall in an all-new upgraded presentation! Because we feel this is a rather huge and beloved title, we are rolling this out a little more uniquely so please read carefully for all the details that we have at the time.

• Naturally, this will be branded as a “Collector’s Edition” but packaged a bit differently than we have done in the past for other CEs. This will come with a rigid slipcover (like what we did with the deluxe version release of Nightbreed) that will house a Blu-ray case and a collectible booklet featuring a new essay from Michael Gingold (Fangoria, Rue-Morgue, Dellirium). The newly-commissioned artwork pictured on the slipcase is from Laz Marquez (Army of Darkness, The Howling and Lifeforce steelbooks).

• The Blu-ray case wrap inside will be reversible featuring original theatrical artwork on both sides. (The “ticket booth” one and the “Comic book” one.)

• New extras and specs are still in progress and will be announced later in September. Rest-assured we have plenty planned and…we are in progress of doing an all-new film transfer!

• This will be the national release which streets on October 23rd. U.S. and Canada territories (Region A).


• If you order Creepshow from our site directly you will receive the Blu-ray two weeks early and the following exclusively-made-for us items:
• A rolled 28.5” x 16.5” lithograph poster of the slipcase art
by Laz Marquez
• A rolled 18” x 24” poster of alternative art illustration, also
by Laz Marquez
• Pre-order link @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/creepshow-collector-s-edition?product_id=6868


07-05-2018, 02:55 PM
This is great news! I don't need posters so I'll order closer to release date.

Darcy Parker
07-05-2018, 09:45 PM
I will get this and agonize over which cover to display. I still can’t get over the day I found a first-print copy of the graphic novel in mint condition at a used bookstore that sold everything for half cover price. In 2000. Paid $3.50!

07-06-2018, 02:10 AM
I will get this and agonize over which cover to display. I still can’t get over the day I found a first-print copy of the graphic novel in mint condition at a used bookstore that sold everything for half cover price. In 2000. Paid $3.50!

They must have printed tons of those graphic novels, they used to be everywhere well into the 90s, at least in the UK. Would have made a great print extra for this release.

Dick Ringeisen
07-06-2018, 03:36 AM
I very much enjoy this film, but I may wait a while to pick this up, unless there is something astounding about the new transfer. I imagine I may wait a long while, since it is full of a bunch of stuff to make it a, "Collector's Edition", and will probably have a larger price.

What WOULD make me more interested in picking a new Creepshow release up, sooner than later, is if SHOUT! included an open matte presentation of the movie, along with the typical widescreen. That was something I enjoyed about Warner's DVD, was the open-matte on the flip-side of the DVD. It fits the movie pretty well, as when it does the cut scenes to the comic panel art, where people are shrieking, etc, the colorful borders around the people are fully visible, and not cropped at the top and bottom. Open Matte didn't reveal any boom mics, and such, that I recall. I preferred to watch the open-matte DVD presentation, until the Blu-ray came along. I still prefer the open matte version, but, I also like the detail in the Blu-ray. If only someone could release an HD version in open matte.....

If anyone from Shout! is listening here in this thread, think about it! An open matte version, in HD as an option! :up:

Derrick King
07-06-2018, 09:11 AM
Cliff MacMillan posted at the Blu-ray.com forums that this is going to be a new 4K scan of the negative.

Ian Jane
09-13-2018, 12:15 PM
Full press release for the upcoming Shout! Factory special edition.

“Romero and King have approached this movie with humor and affection, as well as an appreciation of the macabre.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

Creepshow Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Debuts October 23rd, 2018 from Scream Factory

In Creepshow, masters of the macabre – writer Stephen King and director George A. Romero – conjure up five shocking yarns, each a virtuoso exercise in the ghouls-and-gags style of classic '50s horror comics. Available October 23rd, 2018, from Scream Factory, the Creepshow: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray features a new 4k scan of the original camera negative supervised and approved by director of photography Michael Gornick, as well as a sinister smorgasbord of brand-new bonus features, including two new audio commentaries and over 100 minutes of new interviews with cast and crew. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

A murdered man emerges from the grave for Father's Day cake. A meteor's ooze makes everything ... grow. A professor selects his wife as a snack for a crated creature. A scheming husband plants two lovers up to their necks in terror. A malevolent millionaire with an insect phobia becomes the prey of a cockroach army. Add the spirited performances of an excellent cast (Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, E.G. Marshall and King himself) and the ghoulish makeup wizardry of Tom Savini, and you have a non-stop, thrilling ride in Creepshow.

Creepshow Bonus Features:

-NEW 4K scan of the original camera negative – Color correction supervised and approved by director of photography Michael Gornick
-Audio Commentary with Director George A. Romero and Special Make-Up Effects Creator Tom Savini
-NEW Audio Commentary with director of photography Michael Gornick
-NEW Audio Commentary with composer/first assistant director John Harrison and construction co-ordinator Ed Fountain
-NEW Terror and the Three Rivers – a round table discussion on the making of Creepshow with John Amplas, Tom Atkins, Tom Savini and Marty Schiff
-NEW The Comic Book Look – an interview with costume designer Barbara Anderson
-NEW Ripped From The Pages – an interview with animator Rick Catizone
-NEW The Colors of Creepshow – a look at the restoration of Creepshow with director of photography Michael Gornick
-NEW Into The Mix – an interview with sound re-recordist Chris Jenkins
-NEW Mondo Macabre – A look at Mondo’s various Creepshow posters with Mondo Co-Founder Rob Jones and Mondo Gallery events planner Josh Curry
-NEW Collecting Creepshow – a look at some of the original props and collectibles from the film with collector Dave Burian
-Audio Interviews with director of photography Michael Gornick, actor John Amplas, property master Bruce Alan Miller, and make-up effects assistant Darryl Ferrucci
-Tom Savini’s Behind-the-Scenes Footage
-Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – a look at the original film locations hosted by Sean Clark
-Deleted Scenes
-Theatrical Trailers
-TV Spot
-Radio Spots
-Still Galleries – Posters, Lobby Cards and Movie Stills
-Still Galleries – Behind the Scenes photos

12-03-2018, 09:42 PM
My copy was stuck in USPS purgatory for the last 7+ days but has arrived today. Looking forward to watching it! I haven't seen the film in a very long time but it has always been a fave. I still have the original comic adaption.