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Re: Severin Films

#101 Post by dwk » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:35 pm

David Gregory was on Shock Waves today and he officially announced The Changeling, from a new 4K scan, with an April or May release. He also said the Amicus set is sold out and what ever stock is out is all that is left.

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#102 Post by Costa » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:30 pm

dwk wrote:David Gregory was on Shock Waves today and he officially announced The Changeling, from a new 4K scan, with an April or May release. He also said the Amicus set is sold out and what ever stock is out is all that is left.
Second Sight is releasing this in June too in UK, so I'll wait for both to compare and get the best version since I don't have a region problem.
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#103 Post by barryconvex » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:36 am

I had never seen it before but knew, or thought i knew, of it by reputation. So when i saw it in the new releases at my local BN a few weeks back i ponied up and paid full retail for a blu of Threads. And i'm not so glad i did...In spite of the obvious skill with which the film is made it's just so soul deadeningly morose that it's hung over my head like a black cloud for some 6 weeks now. That i haven't been able to shake some of its images is a testament to its greatness but goddamn...
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After life in England has been reduced to medieval levels of toil with not even a hint of levity for the (now mostly) children of the initial survivors, Jackson sets up for a possible moment of redemption when female lead Ruth's daughter prepares to give birth. A healthy child might've offered at least a glimpse of hope after such a harrowing two hours but instead (and this might be to Jackson's credit-i'm still not sure) the child is stillborn and the film ends on a closeup of Jane's distorted face, forever caught in a moment of unspeakable pain.
The next closest thing to this is the American nuke flick from 1983-The Day After-but as bleak as that film got it cast some big name actors that offered a sense of the familiar and by extension a somewhat reassuring feeling that i was watching fiction.Threads doesn't have a single actor i'd seen before and offers no such lifelines. I admire movies like this that have the courage to not give an inch towards any kind of sentiment (and really, how else could a film about this subject matter have played out) but it's not something i imagine i'll ever sit through again. Maybe if i'm feeling overwhelmingly happy and i need to balance myself out...

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Re: Severin Films

#104 Post by Lost Highway » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:38 am

I‘m glad to hear Threads still has the power to traumatise. I saw it at its original UK TV transmission and no film before or since had the same emotional impact in me. Haven’t watched it since but I’m tempted to get the blu-ray.

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#105 Post by tenia » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:14 am

I'm considering trying Threads, but honestly, I've already been traumatised last year by Watkins' The War Game and am unsure if I can take another similar movie.

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#106 Post by dwk » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:04 am

Blu-rays of Zombie 3, Zombie 4, and Shocking Dark were announced and the last one has a limited edition slipcover of the Italian art with the original title: Terminator 2:
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#107 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:38 pm

If anyone is curious as to just how Bruno Mattei ripped off Terminator 2 two years before Terminator 2: Judgment Day, that is because Shocking Dark is actually much more of a rip off of Aliens! (albeit set in 'future Venice'!)

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#108 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:09 pm

Okay, I usually think Severin's bundles are a bit silly, but I had a good chuckle at their deluxe package for the Changeling, which comes with "a ball to leave at the top of your stairs"

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Re: Severin Films

#109 Post by barryconvex » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:47 am

tenia wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:14 am
I'm considering trying Threads, but honestly, I've already been traumatised last year by Watkins' The War Game and am unsure if I can take another similar movie.
I cannot in good conscience recommend that anybody watch Threads. One of the rare quality films i can say that about.

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