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bgart13
05-08-2012, 05:03 PM
I guess we can start a discussion on these, about whatever aspect we want. First part I'll mention is these two coming from Germany soon:

THE HAUNTED PALACE (5/25): http://www.kochmedia-film.de/blu-ray/details/view/film/die_folterkammer_des_hexenjaegers_hd_remastered_bl u_ray/
http://hosting1.media-e.com/product-images/normal/dbm020009d.jpg

PREMATURE BURIAL (8/24): http://www.kochmedia-film.de/blu-ray/details/view/film/lebendig_begraben_blu_ray/
http://hosting1.media-e.com/product-images/normal/dbm020011d.jpg

Both are English-friendly and claim to be HD remastered, too.

Ian Jane
05-08-2012, 05:28 PM
Man, there are some awesome MGM catalogue titles coming out in Germany on Blu, huh? Kind of odd.

Would love to get a boxed set of these on Blu-ray without having to pay high import prices, but that's probably not going to happen. If the quality on these are good I might bite though. I'd be more interested in Masque of Red Death than the others but both Premature Burial and Haunted Palace... very tempting.

Jack J
05-08-2012, 09:16 PM
Have any of you bought the new(ish) bluray/dvd of THE TERROR? Until that release came out all we had was crappy versions on dvd in fullscreen and the best of the lot looked like a tv print. Some of the Amazon customers say this release looks pretty good and is even in letterbox.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Terror-Blu-ray-Import-Boris-Karloff/dp/B004I3Z6G8/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1336526019&sr=1-2

Roderick
05-08-2012, 11:32 PM
Have any of you bought the new(ish) bluray/dvd of THE TERROR? Until that release came out all we had was crappy versions on dvd in fullscreen and the best of the lot looked like a tv print. Some of the Amazon customers say this release looks pretty good and is even in letterbox.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Terror-Blu-ray-Import-Boris-Karloff/dp/B004I3Z6G8/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1336526019&sr=1-2

I have it. It's the best looking I've ever seen it. It's well worth picking up.

Gary Banks
05-09-2012, 09:23 AM
I have it. It's the best looking I've ever seen it. It's well worth picking up.

What he said.

Ian Jane
05-09-2012, 09:31 AM
There are a bunch of screen caps here (http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/content.php?1366-Terror-The). The DNR isn't as bad on this disc as on some of the company's other releases - and yeah, it's a pretty nice improvement over the previous DVD issues. I have a soft spot for that movie.

Robert W
05-09-2012, 03:38 PM
I really Like the Haunted Palace and consider it a fairly good adaption of CDW, but I honestly can't say I feel the need to upgrade to bd for this one.

Jack J
05-10-2012, 12:25 AM
Thanks on the TERROR info, guys. :D

bgart13
05-10-2012, 01:04 AM
The MGM HD broadcast is the real knockout.

Ian Jane
05-10-2012, 09:40 AM
Didn't you do a screen cap comparison of that somewhere Ben? Or am I imagining that?

bgart13
05-10-2012, 12:59 PM
Mmm, yeah -- I think I did at Latarnia. I think.

EDIT: Yup, found it: http://thelatarniaforums.yuku.com/sreply/120466/THE-TERROR-1963-Watchable-DVD-Versions-

Ian Jane
05-10-2012, 01:04 PM
Definitely better contrast and less noise reduction on the MGM.