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Old 01-06-2013, 02:14 AM   #61
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The review is up but it's the same guy who reviewed and trashed Halloween III Scream factory review this reviewer shouldnt be allowed to review scream factory titles!!!!
Then just ignore the review section and focus on the transfer comments, technical info, and screenshots.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:35 PM   #62
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This has been released a week early in Canada, I was pretty surprised when my copy from Amazon arrived this morning !
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:05 PM   #63
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This movie had me right up to the ending. Im a big fan of Doug Barr (From Fall Guy). I know Sharon Stone gets high billing for just showing up halfway through. Still the ending is over the top and has no place in the film. It kinda ruins it for me a bit.

That being said, Im still gonna buy it. Scream Factory has been doing outstanding work lately.
Exactly how I feel on every point. I thought the film was strong but I don't know what they were thinking with that ending. I am guessing they just wanted a last minute scare like Carrie or Friday the 13th but it did not work. 3 reasons why I am still buying the film though. 1. Shout Factory is doing great things and want to support them 2.) The Three leading ladies 3.) Is was still a entertaining film and is worthy a multiple viewing.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:27 PM   #64
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This arrived from Shout today!
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:12 PM   #65
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Watched this Friday night and I must say it's not a movie I'll ever watch again. So if anyone wants to buy it from me let me know. I'll let it go for $15 or trade it.
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Watched this Friday night and I must say it's not a movie I'll ever watch again. So if anyone wants to buy it from me let me know. I'll let it go for $15 or trade it.
What kind of films are you looking for? Any interest in Embodiment Of Evil (Synapse)?
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:58 PM   #67
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Watched this Friday night and I must say it's not a movie I'll ever watch again. So if anyone wants to buy it from me let me know. I'll let it go for $15 or trade it.
Does it have the slipcover still? I'm interested.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:44 AM   #68
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So I'm watching this on Netflix. The bathtub scene has a naked Maren step in, but then she is wearing black panties in the water!

Is that a Netflix cut, or is that also on the blu?

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Old 04-11-2013, 10:00 AM   #69
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So I'm watching this on Netflix. The bathtub scene has a naked Maren step in, but then she is wearing black panties in the water!

Is that a Netflix cut, or is that also on the blu?

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Present on the VHS as well, but it's something you don't see in the properly framed version.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:57 PM   #70
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weird...I would think the vhs and netflix copies would take away from what was "framed", not add to it!

anyone out there with the blu?
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:28 PM   #71
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weird...I would think the vhs and netflix copies would take away from what was "framed", not add to it!

anyone out there with the blu?

Not weird at all. This movie was shot open matted using the whole 35mm frame, then when shown in the theater it's matted at the top and bottom to make the 1.85:1 framing. With this matting, the black underwear stated above will not be seen.

When the film was transfered for the VHS the whole 35mm frame in used which was the same framing as the old TV's, so then you will see more info on the top and bottom.

Here is a cool page about matting, http://www.widescreen.org/widescreen_matte.shtml
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ah, cool! I always thought that when they "pan and scanned" that the sides were hacked off....didn't realize that they might open it up more vertically.

thanks!
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:19 AM   #73
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I always liked this movie for years and i remembered when i was 5 when i rented this on video, i thought it was creepy. I had this on a blank tape with other stuff on it i recorded from a second VCR my family had when i was a 90s teen and over the last decade i yearned for a DVD release yet Scream finally announced it as i threw that tape away.

Decent picture no doubt but better than the bootleg DVDs fans held on for years and the extras are very good along with the decent audio.

Ernest Borgnine did a great performance in this movie as Isaiah and Michael Barryman as the mentally challenged/deformed Hittite, Sharon Stone was sexy in this one.

Are Hittites like related to the Amish/Hutterites or are they just counterfit Amish?
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This didn't come with a slip did it? I just bought a brand new copy and no slip.
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This didn't come with a slip did it? I just bought a brand new copy and no slip.
Yes, i just bought this on Amazon & it came with a Slip
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Yes, i just bought this on Amazon & it came with a Slip
Damn that's BS, wonder why mine didn't.
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Just watched this for the first time, this was a weird movie and had some strange plots twists, I still have no idea what happened.
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I just watched the Scream Factory Blu-ray of Deadly Blessing and am now listening to the Wes Craven commentary track. I used to see this flick on HBO back in the early 1980s, but I have not revisited it in over 30 years. I'm pleasantly surprised to find out that it holds up quite well for me, and that I had forgotten how fun this movie is, in terms of cool scare moments and atmospheric scenes.

"Atmospheric" is not a term that I usually associate with Wes Craven's work, because, in my humble opinion, most of his films have not aged well at all and they somehow lack the visual cinematic magic that I associate with good horror movies. Deadly Blessing works well in this regard, and it's probably the coolest-looking film in the director's canon. In fact, it's probably my favorite Wes Craven film. I know that I'm going against the grain here, but I like this flick a lot.

Don't get me wrong, because Deadly Blessing is not a perfect movie. When I watched it from an adult perspective tonight, I had to facepalm at the ending that was tacked on by the studio, although I loved it when I was a kid. It's all in the fun, though, and it was certainly a way to send people out of the theater wanting more.

The late great Ernest Borgnine is a blast to watch, much in part because of the camera perspective that always seems to look up to his larger-than-life character. Jeff East looked so familiar to me during the whole film, and it took me a while to realize that he was the young Clark Kent in Superman: The Movie. I cannot say anything about the three gorgeous female leads that has not already been said. It certainly does not hurt the movie that I am able to look at the three of them for the whole time.

The cottonmouth-in-the-bathtub sequence always fascinated me when I was a kid, because I saw a great many real cottonmouths in the woods near my house. I still think that it's a great scene.

The paint can scene is great...just great.

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"Atmospheric" is not a term that I usually associate with Wes Craven's work, because, in my humble opinion, most of his films have not aged well at all and they somehow lack the visual cinematic magic that I associate with good horror movies.
I respect your opinion, but considering the budgetary restrictions of his early films, I think Craven managed to demonstrate a keen sense of mood and atmosphere, especially with The Hills Have Eyes and A Nightmare on Elm Street (the second nightmare sequence with Tina is an excellent example of this, imo). I definitely agree that Deadly Blessing contains some of his best use of atmosphere.
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I respect your opinion, but considering the budgetary restrictions of his early films, I think Craven managed to demonstrate a keen sense of mood and atmosphere, especially with The Hills Have Eyes and A Nightmare on Elm Street (the second nightmare sequence with Tina is an excellent example of this, imo). I definitely agree that Deadly Blessing contains some of his best use of atmosphere.
I agree that Wes Craven did well with his early films considering the means at his disposal. I've always thought, however, that films like The Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and even Swamp Thing (which I love enough to own, mostly due to my 1980s nostalgia) have a "fast food" cobbled-together vibe about them that gives the movies an overtly dated look. For some reason, Deadly Blessing has more of a cinematic sheen to it that far surpasses all of those movies.
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