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Re: Dolph's movies on BLU-RAY (HD)!

Postby leigh1975 on 11 Feb 2013, 21:58

I'm looking at Shooter and Minion, definitely... haven't seen either avilable in the UK since the VHS days.
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Re: Dolph's movies on BLU-RAY (HD)!

Postby leigh1975 on 13 Feb 2013, 23:15

These are impossible to find on english-friendly sites... no Ebay, no international sellers on Amazon... bah!
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Postby Jox on 14 Feb 2013, 12:37

Anchor Bay UK seem to have got their hands on THE PUNISHER (now licensed by MGM) which is scheduled April 1st in the UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Punisher-The-Bl ... d_add_1_dp

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Punisher-DVD-Do ... 82&sr=1-13
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Re: Dolph's movies on BLU-RAY (HD)!

Postby leigh1975 on 14 Feb 2013, 13:39

YES! Hasn't really been seen since VHS rental here. Are any of these MGM transfers uncut? I did notice the recent Blu Ray release (Dutch?) sported the MGM logo... is the forthcoming German one sporting an MGM print too??
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Postby leigh1975 on 14 Feb 2013, 14:29

Also, did you know the uncut blu ray is simply the theatrical version with the unrated sections only being standard definition? :/
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Re: Dolph's movies on BLU-RAY (HD)!

Postby Jox on 14 Feb 2013, 14:51

leigh1975 wrote:YES! Hasn't really been seen since VHS rental here. Are any of these MGM transfers uncut? I did notice the recent Blu Ray release (Dutch?) sported the MGM logo... is the forthcoming German one sporting an MGM print too??
NO IDEA BUT VERY LIKELY I GUESS.
(JOSHUA TREE was also licensed from MGM - and Fox)

leigh1975 wrote:Also, did you know the uncut blu ray is simply the theatrical version

That distinction does not make sense to me: I have seen the uncut version in theatres.
(France, don't know about the other worldwide releases but I'm sure it was uncut in Japan and other places as well - not so sure about the UK and Germany though)
"R-rated" would be a better term then than "theatrical".

leigh1975 wrote:Also, did you know the uncut blu ray is simply the theatrical version with the unrated sections only being standard definition? :/

That's for the upcoming German Koch Media edition it seems, the Dutch is cut, and we don't know what material Anchor Bay will be using (because they're also the kind who will make their own master) but it sure appears to be some issues having access or tracking a proper uncut internegative or print to make an all HD master...
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Re: Dolph's movies on BLU-RAY (HD)!

Postby leigh1975 on 14 Feb 2013, 16:04

I meant the R-rated version... many apologies.
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Postby leigh1975 on 14 Feb 2013, 16:08

Jox wrote:That's for the upcoming German Koch Media edition it seems, the Dutch is cut, and we don't know what material Anchor Bay will be using (because they're also the kind who will make their own master) but it sure appears to be some issues having access or tracking a proper uncut internegative or print to make an all HD master...


I guess it's because the feature print is based on a cinema print, and am I right in thinking the extended footage is reframed VHS material? Sure I read that somewhere. Hard vto get a decent. consistent remaster I guess.
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Re: Dolph's movies on BLU-RAY (HD)!

Postby Jox on 14 Feb 2013, 16:13

No VHS was for the German one released a few years ago. That will based on a Beta and Japanese laserdisc I think... They should have rented Goldblatt personal print (uncut)... Thing it's a title nobody really cared about and was handled then by independent distributors that have disappeared since the theatrical release. So really there must be some material in a storage warehouse somewhere unless all have been trashed...
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Re: Dolph's movies on BLU-RAY (HD)!

Postby leigh1975 on 14 Feb 2013, 16:20

I really wish they's approach Dolph for a sequel... I feel like he'd love the approach the character took once Garth Ennis started writing the stories... really hard-boiled and free of the spandex era tone that was happening in the late eighties.
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Re: Dolph's movies on BLU-RAY (HD)!

Postby Jox on 23 Mar 2013, 17:53

RECAP:
A VIEW TO A KILL (worldwide)
ROCKY IV (worldwide)
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (US)
RED SCORPION (Netherland, Sweden, UK, France, US)
THE PUNISHER (Netherlands, coming to the UK, Germany and Sweden)
DARK ANGEL / I Come In Peace (coming soon to the US)
UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (worldwide)
JOSHUA TREE / Army Of One (US)
JOHNNY MNEMONIC (Japan, US)
THE SHOOTER / Hidden Assassin (US, Germany, (poor quality)
BRIDGE OF DRAGONS (Germany) (poor quality)
THE MINION (Germany) (poor quality)
THE LAST PATROL / The Last Warrior (Germany)
DIRECT ACTION (US)
RETROGRADE (Germany) (poor quality)
THE DEFENDER (Germany)
THE MECHANIK / The Russian Specialist (UK)
THE INQUIRY / The Final Inquiry (France)
DIAMOND DOGS (Sweden, France)
DIRECT CONTACT (US, Scandinavia, France)
COMMAND PERFORMANCE (US, France, Germany)
UNIVERSAL SOLDIER REGENERATION (worldwide)
ICARUS / The Killing Machine (France, Germany, UK, US, Australia, Netherlands)
THE EXPENDABLES (+director's cut) (worldwide)
"Chuck" season 4 (US, UK)
IN THE NAME OF THE KING 2: TWO WORLDS (US, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands)
SMALL APARTMENTS (coming to the US April 16)
STASH HOUSE (UK, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, France)
UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (worldwide)
ONE IN THE CHAMBER (US, UK, France, Australia, Netherlands, Germany)
THE EXPENDABLES 2 (worldwide)
THE PACKAGE (US, UK, Australia, coming to France)
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Re: Dolph's movies on BLU-RAY (HD)!

Postby Jox on 10 Apr 2013, 17:13

A hint from the French distributor Metropolitan's website tells me that DETENTION might up for a Blu-ray release fairly soon...
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Re: Dolph's movies on BLU-RAY (HD)!

Postby Sgt.AndreaScott on 14 Apr 2013, 22:44

I still hope for a Joshua Tree region B blu-ray 'n' a decent Silent Trigger blu-ray, while my silly friend's prayin' for, nah, it's not even worth mentionin'... :lol:
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Re: Dolph's movies on BLU-RAY (HD)!

Postby Jox on 02 Jul 2013, 16:13

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Picked up the Aussie MOTU blu today. It has the same transfer as the Warner blu, and has the same extra features as well. I think even the menu was the same but I'll need to re-check the Warner disc to be sure.

And like the Warner release, it's region-free despite the back cover stating it's Region B.

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php ... ost7775302

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