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    Dennis Hopper's Out Of The Blue

    There's a kickstarter going to get this restored in 4k.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ut-of-the-blue

    More info here:

    https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/07...classic-in-4k/
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    I can't believe a movie this good needs a Kickstarter to get restored. You're telling me Criterion or Arrow couldn't afford this masterpiece?
    Why would anybody watch a scum show like Videodrome? Why did you watch it, Max?

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    I havent seen this one, but IMHO Hopper was a much better director then given credit for. I would even go so far as to say that he was wildly overrated as an actor, but at the same time quite underrated as a director. (Even if his sample size is substantially smaller as director)
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    I keep wanting to see this, and then keep forgetting about it. But yeah, it's sad that it needs a kickstarter.

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    I've never seen it so I just bought the out of print dvd on ebay for $5. We'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclefred View Post
    I've never seen it so I just bought the out of print dvd on ebay for $5. We'll see.
    For some reason, it was released a bunch of times on DVD by cheapie labels; I guess it became a PD title after Anchor Bay's rights lapsed. Not sure how or why. Do you know if you got the AB disc or one of the knock-offs? I'm pretty sure at least one of the PD releases utilized the AB transfer, only with worse compression.
    Why would anybody watch a scum show like Videodrome? Why did you watch it, Max?

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    I saw this on video years ago and thought nothing of it
    Hopper made some weird stuff - all that coke etc

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    MCMLXXX Matt H.'s Avatar
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    So it looks like this sucker got funded! Great news.
    Why would anybody watch a scum show like Videodrome? Why did you watch it, Max?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt H. View Post
    For some reason, it was released a bunch of times on DVD by cheapie labels; I guess it became a PD title after Anchor Bay's rights lapsed. Not sure how or why. Do you know if you got the AB disc or one of the knock-offs? I'm pretty sure at least one of the PD releases utilized the AB transfer, only with worse compression.
    Yeah, it's a cheapy, it looks like a crappy vhs transfer. There are some good performances but it's a 70's style, gritty blue collar film and dismal, like what was in style back then. Still, I'd bet in 4k it would be pretty good.
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