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Old 10-29-2014, 06:17 PM   #7041
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Sorry but Scream already confirmed, multiple times, they only have the licensing rights to 6, H20, and Resurrection as part of the sets with Anchor Bay.

Any new special editions of these films would have to be handled by Lionsgate.
Not quite. What Scream has apparently said is that their current license agreement only applies to including the films in the boxed set.

That has nothing to do with what other license agreements could be entered into in the future.

Unless one has access to the licensing agreements Miramax has drawn up with Lionsgate and Anchor Bay/Scream respectively, there's no way to know what the terms are, and certainly no way to know whether Lionsgate already has exclusive licensing rights to stand-alone special editions.

I understand emphasizing the boxed-set exclusivity right now. There's no way Anchor Bay and Scream would put out a big boxed set, and then immediately even imply the possibility that the majority of the "new" stuff exclusive to the boxed set (the stuff that many folks are primarily buying the boxed set for) might be released on its own in a year or two.

It has been said the films are very expensive to license. But I would tend to doubt that Miramax would simply deny Anchor Bay and Scream if they wanted to pay enough money to do a new license for stand-alone releases. It would be easy money for everybody. Most (if not all) of the work is already done. They would just need to repackage the things.

Does anyone think Lionsgate is going to do their own special edition with all new, independently-produced special features? They could essentially license back all of Anchor Bay and Scream's special features. But simply reissuing the cheapie Echo Bridge BD tells me Lionsgate and Miramax don't have a huge interest in any of this. It would be much easier to simply issue a license to Anchor Bay/Scream to do standalone releases.

Any Anchor Bay/Scream release wouldn't even particularly be competing with the barebones Lionsgate release of the films, as those are always going to be infinitely cheaper.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:44 PM   #7042
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It pisses me off that this 35th Anniversary Edition doesn't have the mono mix (despite advertising that it does) but yet the '78 version of Halloween in the new Halloween boxed set has the mono mix with no problems.
Don't forget the new commentary as well. I would have understood if it was 10 years later and they released a better edition but to release the 35th anniversary edition and then not long after release a better version in a box set is pretty annoying. That's basically giving a big "screw you" to those who bought the digibook. This will just make me hold off in the future before buying anything.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:22 PM   #7043
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So is the book that comes in the cased version smaller than the digibook one?
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:25 PM   #7044
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Does anyone think the 40th Anniversary of this movie will look better? Was this release a mastered in 4K one? If not maybe the 40th Anniversary will be, and thus look better.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:52 PM   #7045
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My wife surprised me with this. PQ looks amazing.
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:09 AM   #7046
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Does anyone think the 40th Anniversary of this movie will look better? Was this release a mastered in 4K one? If not maybe the 40th Anniversary will be, and thus look better.
Not mastered in 4k but, looks phenomenal!!!!
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:14 AM   #7047
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Does anyone think the 40th Anniversary of this movie will look better? Was this release a mastered in 4K one? If not maybe the 40th Anniversary will be, and thus look better.
I don't think the movie can look much better on standard blu ray. I won't even think about an upgrade until the actual 4k format comes along.
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Old 11-03-2014, 01:20 AM   #7048
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I compared the 2007 version with this version on my 55" the other day...the 35th blows the 2007 out of the water in every way. It has beautiful grain structure and the color timing is so fall like. It's like watching it again for the first time.
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:36 PM   #7049
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Found the digibook version of this at a store today. Last one and the only copy of the movie they had out on the shelves. Thought about purchasing it, but passed when I saw the nearly 40 dollar price for it.
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:48 PM   #7050
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Found the digibook version of this at a store today. Last one and the only copy of the movie they had out on the shelves. Thought about purchasing it, but passed when I saw the nearly 40 dollar price for it.
Thank you for this thrilling account of not purchasing something.
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Old 12-07-2014, 11:20 PM   #7051
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Thank you for this thrilling account of not purchasing something.
In his defense, a price of $40 would be more excitement for my wallet than I would want as well.
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:17 AM   #7052
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Thank you for this thrilling account of not purchasing something.
Glad you found it thrilling. I was excited to have discovered it, but not too excited about the price. That was all.

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In his defense, a price of $40 would be more excitement for my wallet than I would want as well.
Agreed. Had it been $15-20 bucks cheaper, I would have bought it.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:20 AM   #7053
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Not mastered in 4k but, looks phenomenal!!!!
Halloween's original negative was scanned at 4K for this master.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:21 AM   #7054
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Found the digibook version of this at a store today. Last one and the only copy of the movie they had out on the shelves. Thought about purchasing it, but passed when I saw the nearly 40 dollar price for it.
Damn, Target had them around Halloween time for $14.
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I don't think the movie can look much better on standard blu ray. I won't even think about an upgrade until the actual 4k format comes along.
I've heard that one before
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Old 01-01-2015, 01:01 AM   #7056
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Halloween's original negative was scanned at 4K for this master.
Show me please, links. Its not on the 4k film transfers list on this very site.
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How about when it looks good to the viewer, as opposed to some talking head somewhere? I don't care what "director X" says about a release, so long as it looks good to me. I'm tired of re-buying over and over because "this time, the bushes look just right!", or some other meaningless bullshit.
I agree. Many of these people are so engrossed in minutia that the joy of simply watching the film disappears. Are you really "into" the film if you can notice such things—I'm not so sure. And I of course appreciate the opinions of the filmmakers but I just picked up the original Anchor Bay release for $4.99 and had to watch it last night. I had the 35th Anniversary on my radar and still plan to pick it up eventually, but after watching the original release again, I'm not so motivated. It looked pretty damn good—still. And I far prefer the original poster art to that nasty looking artist rendering.

I went to see Halloween when it was first released with some friends I worked with at a local restaurant. The following morning I hid in a cooler and doused my arm with ketchup and held up a knife as my co-worker arrived in the wee hours of the morning. She screamed, and deservedly slapped the shit outta me! I remember THAT far more than the color timing.

As a side note, these are the same types who purchase extremely expensive equipment for rooms with lousy acoustics. The sound they hear is far better because they associate the money spent as producing "better" results. I keep my mouth shut and just say "it sounds terrific." Sorry folks quite often you can get the same results at half the price—or less. But bragging rights are not included.

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What are the chances of Scream coming out with a standalone, blu-ray release of H6 Director's Cut? A lot of people hated on it (and the shorter version does indeed suck), but I loved the atmosphere. I also love ancient/pagan storylines. I know the Halloween blu-ray box set has it included, but I'm not gonna shell out $90+ for movies I already own.
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What are the chances of Scream coming out with a standalone, blu-ray release of H6 Director's Cut? A lot of people hated on it (and the shorter version does indeed suck), but I loved the atmosphere. I also love ancient/pagan storylines. I know the Halloween blu-ray box set has it included, but I'm not gonna shell out $90+ for movies I already own.
It's assumption it will ever come out by itself at all. If it does it would probably be like a year or so after the box, to try and get as many box set purchases as possible.
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