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Old 08-29-2017, 10:31 AM   #121
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Excellent! Shame about the censored bits but releasing the R-rated fullscreen VHS as a bonus is very welcome.

Very happy this is being re-released. Up there with JAWS & ALLIGATOR, IMO.
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:18 PM   #122
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Excellent news. Never imported the previous interlaced release and will be getting this one for sure. Great score by Iva Davies, hopefully some of the extras will give a shootout!
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Old 08-30-2017, 07:57 AM   #123
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The previous master was probably initially meant for TV or the 2005 DVD back when Blu-rays weren't a thing. A 4K mastering now means it's properly done at 24 fps and down-converted to 1080p if the disc isn't 4K itself.
Wouldn't be the first time a disc was marked as 1080p and turned out to be 50i. But fingers crossed.

I spoke with Umbrella when the previous release was 50i, and that was a pretty extensive restoration as well. The woman I spoke with wasn't completely up with the technology, but she said the reason for it was that they only had access to a 25fps source. So who knows what this new one has been derived from, but I sincerely hope it's not the same 25 fps source, because a down-conversion is no better, certainly pitch-wise, than a PAL speed-up.
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Old 08-30-2017, 08:46 AM   #124
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So who knows what this new one has been derived from, but I sincerely hope it's not the same 25 fps source, because a down-conversion is no better, certainly pitch-wise, than a PAL speed-up.
Yep. See The Dish. Roadshow slapped a standard def PAL source onto a 1080p BD and man, it was ugly.
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:44 PM   #125
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Damn I wish I hadn't bothered importing the 1080i edition now!
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:49 PM   #126
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Wouldn't be the first time a disc was marked as 1080p and turned out to be 50i. But fingers crossed.

I spoke with Umbrella when the previous release was 50i, and that was a pretty extensive restoration as well. The woman I spoke with wasn't completely up with the technology, but she said the reason for it was that they only had access to a 25fps source. So who knows what this new one has been derived from, but I sincerely hope it's not the same 25 fps source, because a down-conversion is no better, certainly pitch-wise, than a PAL speed-up.
The previous transfer was derived from an IP/IN source as well. It was at the encoding stage that someone made the lame decision to encode the film interlaced. Either before they received it or at the final BD encode.

I just hope the new encode does not suffer under so much material being crammed onto one disc. At least the previous release had lossless audio. Something that should be a standard at this point in time, is still left off quite a few of their releases.
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Old 09-03-2017, 11:59 PM   #127
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The film elements are. Umbrella posted this on the Facebook post about the Uncut version though.



However, shouldn't this mean that this new edition should be rated R because of it containing an R rated version of the film along with it?

EDIT: Also, about the 4K remaster, from the same post-
I guess they couldn't make the effort to try to locate the Japanese laserdisc?
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I guess they couldn't make the effort to try to locate the Japanese laserdisc?
All three Japanese Laserdisc releases are the cut version. I was told the 1985 release was uncut years ago, but that turned out to be incorrect.

What would be nice is the 2.0 PCM Stereo track from 1991 LD release.
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Old 09-06-2017, 06:19 PM   #129
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All three Japanese Laserdisc releases are the cut version. I was told the 1985 release was uncut years ago, but that turned out to be incorrect.

What would be nice is the 2.0 PCM Stereo track from 1991 LD release.
That's a shame. I guess no one has asked Russel Mulcahy if he might have (or know where to find) the cut bits?
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:49 AM   #130
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From what I recall of my interview with Mulcahy, he doesn't, and he's also under the belief that the Japanese laserdisc was uncut...
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Old 09-07-2017, 09:37 AM   #131
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That's a shame. I guess no one has asked Russel Mulcahy if he might have (or know where to find) the cut bits?
Umbrella said, back when the previous DVD was released, that they'd done a very thorough search for the missing footage, and were satisfied that it doesn't exist anymore -- unless a copy somehow shows up somewhere completely unexpected, like.an undocumented collector. But they made their search pretty public.
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:30 AM   #132
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Umbrella announced on Facebook the new release has been delayed until further notice.
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Old 10-03-2017, 10:05 PM   #133
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Bummer.
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feb 7,2018 for the razorback re-release/remaster, just mentioned on umbrella fb page(including the new extras).


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Old 10-20-2017, 11:48 PM   #135
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Excellent! Thanks for the update.
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Excellent! Thanks for the update.

No worries, I didn't buy the original release, but will pick up the remastered one in the new year for sure ;-)
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:08 AM   #137
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SPECIAL FEATURES
- Audio Commentary with Director Russell Mulcahy and Shayne Armstrong
- Audio Interview With Actor Gregory Harrison
- JAWS ON TROTTERS: Featuring interviews With Director Russell Mulcahy, Producer Hal McElroy, Razorback Creator Bob McCarron, Composer Iva Davies And Cast Judy Morris and Chris Haywood.
- Interviews with Cast and Crew by Mark Hartley From "Not Quite Hollywood"
- Grisly Deleted Scenes with option audio commentary
- RAZORBACK: THE VHS CUT
- A CERTAIN PIGGISH NATURE: Looking Back at Razorback

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