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Old 05-05-2016, 11:08 PM   #261
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The remake did a much better job of consistent thrill and scares.
I can barely find any information on the remake. Is it fanmade?
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Old 05-06-2016, 01:36 AM   #262
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It was a major studio release: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455857/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Essentially the first 20 minutes of the original stretched out to feature length. I for one hated it.
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Old 05-06-2016, 12:18 PM   #263
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I can barely find any information on the remake. Is it fanmade?
No it was a major studio release, and did quite well at the box office if I recall. The lead actress is good and it is much more of a cat and mouse thriller, with some horror elements. They took the entire middle portion of the original and cut it (thank god). I thought it was really good!
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Old 05-06-2016, 12:23 PM   #264
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I liked the remake as well.
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:43 PM   #265
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No it was a major studio release, and did quite well at the box office if I recall. The lead actress is good and it is much more of a cat and mouse thriller, with some horror elements. They took the entire middle portion of the original and cut it (thank god). I thought it was really good!
Oh my bad, I thought you were talking about HBTM.
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Old 05-07-2016, 12:37 AM   #266
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I really liked the sequel of the original movie. The beginning of the movie with the new younger babysitter in the school uniform scared the shit out of me when I was a kid. I wish that it was out on blu-ray right now.
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:57 PM   #267
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Just watched Happy Birthday to Me for the first time. I'd heard years ago that that Melissa Sue Anderson had a nude scene in this.

Anyway, I'm kind of lukewarm on it. The killings were something you don't normally see in these kind of movies, and its strange to see Glenn Ford and the girl from Little House on the Prairie in this. The movie seemed overly long and the ending is indeed Scooby Doo like. However, the movie kept me off balance so much that I really didn't laugh at the ending or anything.

I think I like it better thinking about it after the fact than when I was watching it, but I don't think it has much reply value.

When a Stranger Calls is ok, but the first half hour and the last 15 minutes are the best. The in-between stuff is lacking. This could have been a classic with more effort. Perhaps even better than Black Christmas. But the middle part of the movie ended that.
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:02 PM   #268
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My region free Indicator Blu-ray of Happy Birthday to Me arrived in the mail last week, but I haven't had a chance to watch it yet.

My decision to double-dip over the Mill Creek release was an easy one, because I love this movie so much, although I'm keeping my Mill Creek double feature as well because of When a Stranger Calls.
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:12 PM   #269
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I'm hoping there's a standalone edition of When A Stranger Calls in the works, preferably from Indicator. I'm kind of done with Twilight Time.
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:19 PM   #270
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My region free Indicator Blu-ray of Happy Birthday to Me arrived in the mail last week, but I haven't had a chance to watch it yet.

My decision to double-dip over the Mill Creek release was an easy one, because I love this movie so much, although I'm keeping my Mill Creek double feature as well because of When a Stranger Calls.
A pretty good release. I enjoyed the Hysteria Continues group commentary in particular. I love their passion for the slasher genre. The booklet is excellent too, although I wish there were some more photos. An easy recommendation for any fan of the film or fan of 80s slashers, especially if you don't already own the Mill Creek release.

However, when downsizing my Blu-ray collection recently, I decided to keep the Mill Creek double feature and do away with the Indicator (a good choice considering I got almost $30 on eBay for it). As much as I enjoy HBTM, I can live the rest of my life perfectly content with the Mill Creek release.
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A pretty good release. I enjoyed the Hysteria Continues group commentary in particular. I love their passion for the slasher genre. The booklet is excellent too, although I wish there were some more photos. An easy recommendation for any fan of the film or fan of 80s slashers, especially if you don't already own the Mill Creek release.

However, when downsizing my Blu-ray collection recently, I decided to keep the Mill Creek double feature and do away with the Indicator (a good choice considering I got almost $30 on eBay for it). As much as I enjoy HBTM, I can live the rest of my life perfectly content with the Mill Creek release.
Outside of audio commentary it doesn't look as if the Indicator version is that much better than what is on the double feature and so I will not be upgrading.
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Did Mill Creek let these two movies go out of print on blu-ray?
The first blu-ray discs I ever owned:

Orphan (2009), Dawn of the Dead (2004), American Mary (2012), Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition (1987), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), Prom Night (2008), The Haunting in Connecticut (2009), Alien Anthology (1979-1997).
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Old 04-19-2018, 02:58 AM   #273
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Did Mill Creek let these two movies go out of print on blu-ray?
Used prices say to me, "yes they did".
Still somewhat cheap on ebay, just not that $5 at Wal-Mart cheap it was when originally released.
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Old 04-19-2018, 03:43 AM   #274
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Guess someone else will just have to get them then. And I think you know who I'm talking about?
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Old 04-19-2018, 04:17 AM   #275
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Guess someone else will just have to get them then. And I think you know who I'm talking about?
Is Shout Factory rumored to be releasing them?
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This is a decent double feature. No bonus features, but good transfers for both films. I think I paid like $7, and it was beyond worth it. When A Stranger Calls is a terrific, suspenseful film, although the second act can be a bit of a chore to sit through. Happy Birthday to Me is an enjoyable Canadian slasher, about on par with Terror Train and Prom Night, even if it’s too long and convoluted for its own good. Outside the Scream series, it’s the longest slasher I’ve seen (at 1 hr, 50 mins). Not sure if I’d double-dip on Scream Factory editions. They would have to have killer bonus features.
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:06 AM   #277
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Guess someone else will just have to get them then. And I think you know who I'm talking about?
*Crosses fingers*

Please be Twilight Time, please.
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:55 AM   #278
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I love When a Stranger Calls remake. I really hope a region B friendly release shows up one day.
"Still in all, every night we does the tell, so that we 'member who we was and where we came from... but most of all we 'members the man that finded us, him that came the salvage. And we lights the city, not just for him, but for all of them that are still out there. 'Cause we knows there come a night, when they sees the distant light, and they'll be comin' home."
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I love When a Stranger Calls remake. I really hope a region B friendly release shows up one day.
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Please be Twilight Time, please.
Noooo, I hate Twilight Time, they only release a limited amount of copies
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Oh whoops, this is for the original lol.
"Still in all, every night we does the tell, so that we 'member who we was and where we came from... but most of all we 'members the man that finded us, him that came the salvage. And we lights the city, not just for him, but for all of them that are still out there. 'Cause we knows there come a night, when they sees the distant light, and they'll be comin' home."
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