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Old 10-17-2014, 06:15 PM   #461
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Call me crazy, but I actually prefer the unrated Dead Alive version to Braindead. Snappier pace.
It's easily the best version of the film. There is a huge amount of people who will always prefer the longer cut of EVERY SINGLE film because in there own minds, a longer film is a better film.
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:03 PM   #462
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It's easily the best version of the film. There is a huge amount of people who will always prefer the longer cut of EVERY SINGLE film because in there own minds, a longer film is a better film.
I want the longer cut not because it's longer but because it's the version I know, the version I originally saw in the cinema, way back in 1992 or whenever it was.

I really don't give a monkeys whether the US cut is Jackson's preferred version or not.
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:12 PM   #463
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I'd be fine with a decent bluray of Dead Alive, some of that extra junk seems like it would actually make the movie inferior. I'm never for "extended cuts" being the only version on a disc if they're not what the director intended, just put them in the deleted scenes or have a second version on the disc!
In the case of Braindead, the New Zealand cut is the original theatrical cut of the film, not an extended version. Story goes (I dunno if it's ever been entirely confirmed), during the wait between NZ and USA release, Jackson decided to make the movie more lean. The name change probably has to do with separating it from the 1990 movie Brain Dead. It's essential we have the uncut Braindead on Blu-ray at some point.

But yes, having seen both cuts numerous times, while the original cut has a lot of really funny bits, compared to Dead Alive I feel like it drags at parts. If Jackson did re-cut the movie and the US version is his preference, I could believe that because it flows so much better, and something like 98% of the gore is intact. I'd still love to have the original cut on Blu-ray though, because it's definitely worth seeing multiple times, and my Raro DVD looks like absolute dick (plus it has Italian credits and a non-animated movie title; and it's missing the "God Save the Queen" segment at the beginning, which is incidental).

Dead Alive is my preference, right down to the name and title screen, but Braindead is well worth seeing.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:05 AM   #465
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Empire is the UK magazine, so maybe Arrow or Second Sight are working on a blu-ray release.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:28 AM   #466
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I know Empire is a UK magazine, and I'm not sure about the UK rights, but the US rights have gone back to Jackson, so this restoration will, most likely, appear in the US from whatever company gets the film. Any way, we now have evidence that a new Blu is in the works from some unknown company and I hope no one over pays for the OOP Lionsgate Blu.
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:20 AM   #467
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Great news that a proper restoration of Jackson's second-best film will finally hit Blu. The uncut version is essential; I'll be glad to finally be able to retire my old Japanese LD.
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:22 AM   #468
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Wow, I didn't know that Dead Alive was OOP. Does anyone know why? I'd like to see a rerelease of Dead Alive provided Jackson does some good extra features like his other films have. I thought the blu-ray quality was fine, but a remaster certainly wouldn't hurt. Hopefully Bad Taste is in the works too.
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:49 AM   #469
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I know Empire is a UK magazine, and I'm not sure about the UK rights, but the US rights have gone back to Jackson, so this restoration will, most likely, appear in the US from whatever company gets the film. Any way, we now have evidence that a new Blu is in the works from some unknown company and I hope no one over pays for the OOP Lionsgate Blu.
I'm pretty sure he owns all rights worldwide..

I'm not holding my breath though, Blu-Ray.com reported on this back in 2009 remember.
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:35 PM   #470
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I'm pretty sure he owns all rights worldwide..

I'm not holding my breath though, Blu-Ray.com reported on this back in 2009 remember.
I'm about to have a marathon with my imaginary blu-rays of Bad Taste and Meet the Feebles! Then on to Kill Bill The Whole Bloody Affair. Dead Alive is messing it all up by being real.
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:15 PM   #471
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In the case of Braindead, the New Zealand cut is the original theatrical cut of the film, not an extended version. Story goes (I dunno if it's ever been entirely confirmed), during the wait between NZ and USA release, Jackson decided to make the movie more lean. The name change probably has to do with separating it from the 1990 movie Brain Dead. It's essential we have the uncut Braindead on Blu-ray at some point.

But yes, having seen both cuts numerous times, while the original cut has a lot of really funny bits, compared to Dead Alive I feel like it drags at parts. If Jackson did re-cut the movie and the US version is his preference, I could believe that because it flows so much better, and something like 98% of the gore is intact. I'd still love to have the original cut on Blu-ray though, because it's definitely worth seeing multiple times, and my Raro DVD looks like absolute dick (plus it has Italian credits and a non-animated movie title; and it's missing the "God Save the Queen" segment at the beginning, which is incidental).

Dead Alive is my preference, right down to the name and title screen, but Braindead is well worth seeing.
I too prefer the Dead Alive cut even though living in UK, the commonly released version here is Braindead. Jackson has a habit of letting everything drag on for too long and the shorter cut is better paced.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:47 PM   #472
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I hope this comes to fruition this time. It makes sense, actually, with Jackson wrapping up his Hobbit trilogy and presumably having nothing else planned for the immediate future. At this point I don't care about extras, just give us all known versions of the film. If we get that and they do a nice job on the transfer then I'll be more than happy.
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:21 PM   #473
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I'm pretty sure he owns all rights worldwide..

I'm not holding my breath though, Blu-Ray.com reported on this back in 2009 remember.
Circle of the internet... I posted the post at AV Maniacs that Adam Tyner quoted in his post at DVD Talk that was the source for Blu-ray.com's report.
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I hope this comes to fruition this time. It makes sense, actually, with Jackson wrapping up his Hobbit trilogy and presumably having nothing else planned for the immediate future. At this point I don't care about extras, just give us all known versions of the film. If we get that and they do a nice job on the transfer then I'll be more than happy.
i care about extras... after Jackson promising a big special edition he'd be putting together personally since the time of the first LotR trilogy, we've waited a long time to get stuck with no frills now.
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While I'm glad I was able to get the OOP Blu-Ray, I'll take an improved release any day.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:53 AM   #476
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i care about extras... after Jackson promising a big special edition he'd be putting together personally since the time of the first LotR trilogy, we've waited a long time to get stuck with no frills now.

Fair enough. I used to be very much into extras, until they turned into pointless EPKs of backslapping and "he was fun to work with" type of comments. But I agree that an extras-packed release is sexier than plain vanilla one
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Fair enough. I used to be very much into extras, until they turned into pointless EPKs of backslapping and "he was fun to work with" type of comments. But I agree that an extras-packed release is sexier than plain vanilla one
I hardly ever have time or inclination to watch extras, but extras on older films, with a bit of historical perspective, are always much more interesting than the fluff that comes with new films ("I was interested in the role because it's rare to see such a strong female character..." )

If Jackson hasn't the time to revisit his early films, I wish he'd let someone else (Arrow....? Shout....?) have a go - assuming he has some kind of control over the rights.
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We were going to but we lost it at the 11th hour. Sorry to say won't be releasing it."

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I have reliable info that all three of his early films - 'Bad Taste', 'Meet the Feebles' and 'Braindead' will be finding their way to Blu-ray soon. Soon would mean sometime in 2015. He has been a bit busy lately with some Tolkien stories you might have heard of, so this project has been on the back burner. Patience.
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