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Shawn Francis
12-05-2011, 12:53 PM
I PM'd Brian Yuzna, again, recently, asking him about 2 movies: Why there has never been an upgraded DVD of BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR and whether SOCIETY will ever get a re-release. Here's what he just replied to me: "Hi Shawn, The US rights to Bride are tied up until 2014 - at that time I will put out a bluray with extras. Society I believe is available as of January - so it may be time to bluray it."

Ian Jane
12-05-2011, 12:59 PM
So I'm guessing AB no longer has Society then. I could see Lionsgate doing both of these.

Shawn Francis
12-05-2011, 01:03 PM
There was always speculation that Lionsgate had BRIDE, but I wasn't sure what he meant about SOCIETY, that a DVD is coming in January, or that he's got the rights available as of January. I asked him to clarify. Shit, gotta wait until 2014 for a NEW BRIDE DVD.

Ian Jane
12-05-2011, 01:06 PM
Sounds like he means he gets the rights back in Jan.

Shawn Francis
12-05-2011, 01:10 PM
That's what I thought. Been looking off and on for SOCIETY for the past six months. Think I'll stop looking now, and wait for the blu-ray. Hope it hits sometime next year, perhaps, by the Halloween, or something.

Ian Jane
12-05-2011, 01:12 PM
The old AB disc looked good for it's time, but those effects would probably by way cool in high def.

Shawn Francis
12-05-2011, 01:15 PM
I haven't seen the movie since my teens, and am dying to see it again. For some ungodly reason, I neglected to buy the AB DVD. Can't recall why. What the hell was wrong with me?! I also skipped out on buying FREAKED and THE BEASTMASTER, Goddamit! Though, I DO recall why I didn't get them. Money issues, and they weren't priority flicks at the time.

Jens Thomsen
12-05-2011, 07:00 PM
I got the double feature with Society and Spontaneous Combustion on eBay some time ago. Just re-watched Society for the first time in, what, fifteen years or more. I found it quite entertaining, and yes the effects would probably look great in HD. A shame that we will have to wait another 2-3 years for en upgraded Bride, though.

Shawn Francis
12-05-2011, 07:22 PM
For the hell of it, I sent Cliff Mac, the acquisition specialist of Shout! Factory, a PM. asking him if he could get a hold of SOCIETY and possibly put that blu-ray out. They'd do a hell of a job with it, I think.

Terry C
12-06-2011, 08:54 AM
I just hope when they do put out Bride on Blu that it's the Unrated cut and not the 'R' rated one.

Still need to see Society...

Shawn Francis
12-06-2011, 04:31 PM
Brian Yuzna got back to me and he's thinking of going with Synapse for his release of SOCIETY. I assume then we'll probably get a DVD/Blu-Ray Combo.

Ian Jane
10-29-2014, 10:18 AM
From Second Sight's FB page:

"Unfortunately, and for reasons we are unable to go into, Second Sight will no longer be releasing Society and Bride of Re-Animator. However the good news for fans is that the films will be released by our friends at another specialist UK distributor so will be in good hands. Expect an announcement in the near future."

Ian Jane
10-31-2014, 11:32 AM
And now we know why...

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Ian Jane
01-11-2016, 10:56 AM
So Arrow is doing Bride on Blu!

NEW UK/US TITLE: Bride of Re-Animator (Arrow Video) Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD Limited Edition
Dr. Herbert West returns!
Pre-order your UK copy here: http://bit.ly/1Zfomqw
North American pre-orders links should be live soon!
UK Release Date: 11th April 2016
US Release Date: 12th April 2016
Region: Region free
DATE. MATE. RE-ANIMATE.
The success of Stuart Gordon’s hit horror-comedy Re-animator meant that a sequel was all but inevitable. The resulting follow-up, Bride of Re-animator - this time helmed by director Brian Yuzna (Society, Return of the Living Dead 3) - would prove that there was a good deal more life left in the story of Dr. Herbert West and his ghoulish exploits.
It is 8 years since the Miskatonic massacre. Unperturbed by the disastrous outcome of his previous meddling with the dead, Dr. West (again played by Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life – starting with the heart of his young protégé Dan’s dearly deceased, Meg Halsey. Surely nothing could go wrong?
With special effects master Screaming Mad George (the man behind the infamous “shunting” sequence in Society) on hand to contribute a host of characteristically weird and wonderful creations – including zombified bats and a one-eyed finger spider – Bride of re-animator is a more than worthy successor to Gordon’s original cult classic.
DIRECTOR-APPROVED 3-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
•Brand new 2K restorations of the Unrated and R-rated versions of the film, approved by director Brian Yuzna
•High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
•Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
•Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
•Newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
•Limited Edition Collector’s Booklet
•Limited Edition Packaging to be revealed
DISCS 1 & 2 – BLU-RAY/DVD – UNRATED VERSION
•Brand new 2K restoration of the Unrated version
•Brand new audio commentary with Brian Yuzna
•Audio Commentary with Brian Yuzna, star Jeffrey Combs, visual effects supervisor Tom Rainone and the effects team including John Buechler, Mike Deak, Bob Kurtzman, Howard Berger and Screaming Mad George
•Audio Commentary with stars Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott
•Brian Yuzna Remembers Bride of Re-animator – brand new featurette in which the director looks back at the making of the first Re-animator sequel
•Splatter Masters: The Special Effects Artists of Bride of Re-animator – Brand new FX featurette with a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Robert Kurtzman of KNB, Screaming Mad George, Tony Doublin and John Buechler
•Getting Ahead in Horror - archive making-of featurette
•Deleted Scenes
DISC 3 - BLU-RAY – R-RATED VERSION
•Brand new 2K restoration of the R-rated version

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Terry C
01-11-2016, 11:17 AM
Another must buy from Arrow, can't help but love this piece of goofy goodness.

Jason C
01-12-2016, 06:17 PM
I just ordered the German BLU last week. Oh well, at least it was cheap.

Ian Jane
03-18-2016, 11:33 AM
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bgart13
03-18-2016, 01:52 PM
I'm still waiting to hear if this "brand new" HD transfer is truly "brand new" or the same new HD transfer the Germans used. I've asked, but there's been no answer.

Derrick King
03-18-2016, 06:28 PM
Pretty sure Society was the same master as the German release, so this will no doubt be the same.

This limited edition has to have the worst exclusives. I imagine that the comic will be just as awful as the one in the Society limited edition and who the hell wants the r-rated cut of this film?

Paul L
03-19-2016, 03:14 AM
The German Capelight BD release of BRIDE... was not too bad, I thought, other than the shonky audio track.

Matt H.
03-21-2016, 08:28 PM
who the hell wants the r-rated cut of this film?

I think they're including it because it really is a brilliantly re-edited version. One of the most flawless I've ever seen. No choppy edits at all; the gorier shots were replaced with tamer or alternate shots.

Bogart
04-28-2016, 08:33 AM
Funny business going on with Arrow's release of Bride. Arrow claim its "sold out" with them.

They expect us to believe they've sold 8,000 worldwide in 2 months?

Going in and out of stock at Amazon, so Amazon are getting new stock from somewhere.

Smells to me of a fake attempt to create an "OOP" sales frenzy, they probably realised they pressed way too many. Anyway, their ploy backfired as I genuinely thought it had sold out so I bought the German version (which is identical except for the booklet).

Roderick
04-28-2016, 12:07 PM
False flag? I think it’s just as likely Bogart is in the pocket of Code Red and is trying piss on too many good shit from other labels.

Bogart
04-28-2016, 01:18 PM
Gosh, ive been outed

Roderick
04-28-2016, 01:48 PM
Unless I'm an Arrow puppet.

Damin J. Toell
04-28-2016, 02:26 PM
Funny business going on with Arrow's release of Bride. Arrow claim its "sold out" with them.

They expect us to believe they've sold 8,000 worldwide in 2 months?

Arrow only sells UK releases directly. Arrow doesn't directly sell its US releases at all (I believe MVD is the US distributor). I read Arrow's statement to mean that the remainder of the copies were in the hands of retailers and distributors, but that they no longer had any copies to sell themselves.

Bogart
04-28-2016, 02:34 PM
Well, its unavailable ANYWHERE in the UK EXCEPT through Amazon. I guess they have done kind of tie up deal to make Amazon the sole supplier, with full control of market monopolisation and price gouging. The fact they are still selling it at £17.99 means they have a LOT Of copies on hand. Watch as the numbers dwindle their price will sky rocket. Must have something to do with Arrow doing some kind of deal to make them the digital distributor of their product as well (Bride of Reanimator launching via Amazon digital May 5th)...Definitely some kind of shady false "oop" thing going on..

The German 3 disc L.E (http://www.amazon.de/Re-Animator-3-Disc-Limited-Collectors-Blu-ray/dp/B00GFOK5LE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461868548&sr=8-1&keywords=bride+of+reanimator). currently selling cheaper at Amazon.de, 15 euros, or £11 roughly. No comic book though.

IanIcon
04-28-2016, 02:48 PM
Diabolik still has copies of Bride. People are already trying to et 60 bucks for it on Amazon.

Paul L
04-28-2016, 05:56 PM
Well, its unavailable ANYWHERE in the UK EXCEPT through Amazon. I guess they have done kind of tie up deal to make Amazon the sole supplier, with full control of market monopolisation and price gouging.
It's in 'proper' shops too - at least, those that are still left. My local HMV had two copies in stock earlier this week, both priced at £17.99.

Bogart
04-29-2016, 04:13 AM
Too late for me now, I already bought German:howyoudoin:

Damin J. Toell
04-29-2016, 12:12 PM
Definitely some kind of shady false "oop" thing going on..

I don't see how it's "false" or even remotely shady. When the label has no more copies available, and all copies are in the hands of distributors and retailers (and purchasers), it's out of print. That's how it has always worked, long before Arrow even came into existence. It doesn't matter if Amazon still has 2,000 copies in stock; it's still out of print. "Out of print" does not mean "unavailable to purchase anywhere."

Bogart
04-29-2016, 03:36 PM
I don't see how it's "false" or even remotely shady. When the label has no more copies available, and all copies are in the hands of distributors and retailers (and purchasers), it's out of print. That's how it has always worked, long before Arrow even came into existence. It doesn't matter if Amazon still has 2,000 copies in stock; it's still out of print. "Out of print" does not mean "unavailable to purchase anywhere."

Its designed to make people rush and buy it under false premise of scarcity, that is what I mean. not honest so a bit shady really. anyway like I said it backfired with me as I went and got an alternative version so they lost as sale.

im sure theyre devastated.:hmph:

Paul L
04-29-2016, 06:02 PM
Too late for me now, I already bought German:howyoudoin:
You're late for the party with that one. I 'bought German' back in 2014 :biggrin:

However, it's definitely not an Amazon 'exclusive' ;) I popped into my HMV again today to buy Eureka's new NOVOCENTO Blu-ray, and they still had three copies of BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR (one more than last time) on the shelves for £17-99. Physical retailers in the UK may have better stocks of this than Amazon (thank heavens).

Thomas Wood
04-29-2016, 07:56 PM
This often happens with book publishers, they may not have any in stock but lots of copies are out in the stores. The only difference is that book publishers will usually not declare the book out of print since often in the contract once a book is out of print, the rights revert back to the author.

Bogart
05-25-2016, 06:43 AM
Its a miracle! The magicians at Amazon.co.uk (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bride-Re-Animator-Format-Blu-ray-Limited/dp/B01AD5WILU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464173058&sr=8-1&keywords=bride+of+reanimator) have this back in stock. Watch it disappear and then reappear! Ooh, the "rare"-ness really turns people on:funny:

Jason C
05-25-2016, 09:03 AM
Its a miracle! The magicians at Amazon.co.uk (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bride-Re-Animator-Format-Blu-ray-Limited/dp/B01AD5WILU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464173058&sr=8-1&keywords=bride+of+reanimator) have this back in stock. Watch it disappear and then reappear! Ooh, the "rare"-ness really turns people on:funny:

Don't they typically hold some back to deal with damaged product and lost packages. I've seen false scarcity before but I don't think that's the case here.

Ian Jane
07-22-2016, 11:07 AM
Scaled down Arrow Blu-ray/DVD release coming to US/UK in October.

Format: Dual Format Blu-Ray + DVD
Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones
Directed by: Brian Yuzna

Synopsis:
DATE. MATE. RE-ANIMATE.
The success of Stuart Gordon’s hit horror-comedy Re-animator meant that a sequel was all but inevitable. The resulting follow-up, Bride of Re-animator – this time helmed by director Brian Yuzna (Society, Return of the Living Dead 3) – would prove that there was a good deal more life left in the story of Dr. Herbert West and his ghoulish exploits.
It is 8 years since the Miskatonic massacre. Unperturbed by the disastrous outcome of his previous meddling with the dead, Dr. West (again played by Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life – starting with the heart of his young protégé Dan’s dearly deceased, Meg Halsey. Surely nothing could go wrong?
With special effects master Screaming Mad George (the man behind the infamous “shunting” sequence in Society) on hand to contribute a host of characteristically weird and wonderful creations – including zombified bats and a one-eyed finger spider – Bride of re-animator is a more than worthy successor to Gordon’s original cult classic.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 2K restoration of the Unrated version, approved by director Brian Yuzna
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio commentary with Brian Yuzna
Audio Commentary with Brian Yuzna, star Jeffrey Combs, visual effects supervisor Tom Rainone and the effects team including John Buechler, Mike Deak, Robert Kurtzman, Howard Berger and Screaming Mad George
Audio Commentary with stars Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott
Brian Yuzna Remembers Bride of Re-animator – brand new featurette in which the director looks back at the making of the first Re-animator sequel
Splatter Masters: The Special Effects Artists of Bride of Re-animator – brand new FX featurette with a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Robert Kurtzman of KNB, Screaming Mad George, Tony Doublin and John Buechler
Getting Ahead in Horror – archive making-of featurette
Deleted Scenes
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin



DETAILS:
RRP: £19.99 £15.99
Region: Free
Rating: 18
Cat No: FCD1215
Duration: 97 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audio: Stereo 2.0
Discs: 2
Colour

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Ian Jane
07-31-2017, 09:55 AM
Bride of Re-Animator steelbook edition available via Zavvi.

https://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/bride-of-re-animator-zavvi-exclusive-limited-edition-steelbook/11522065.html

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Ian Jane
09-06-2017, 09:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7jvHQTYdpg