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Old 02-08-2018, 07:11 PM   #1
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United Kingdom Alice, Sweet Alice coming soon from 88 Films!

I mentioned this in the Nasty thread, but I thought it was worth discussing on it's own. Look what snuck up on the preorder page:



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SPECIAL FEATURES
All Region Codes
NEW (2018) 2K Scan and Restoration from Positive Elements
Restored LPCM Original Mono Audio
Optional English Subtitles
Original Trailer
Restoration Comparison
Reversible Sleeve
Cardboard O-Ring

TECHNICAL SPECS
Region Code: All
Picture Format: HD 1080p 1.85:1
Audio Format: LPCM Dual-Mono
Language: English
Certification: 18
Running Time: 107 Mins Approx

The trailer for this looked great. This is one of the films on the list that I've been itching for a while (along with Jimmie Blacksmith) and here comes both more or less the same time!

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Old 02-08-2018, 07:14 PM   #2
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Nice. I just watched this for the first time a couple weeks ago, and thought it was pretty good.
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Fantastic! I love this film.

O ring had better be 'Communion'.
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:22 PM   #4
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Oh, and I got so excited ordering my Kung Fu preorders, I totally missed that 88 Films put up a sample of the restoration:

WARNING! Apparently there is a spoiler in that clip. Watch at your own peril!


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Oh, and I got so excited ordering my Kung Fu preorders, I totally missed that 88 Films put up a sample of the restoration:

Alice Sweet Alice Restoration Demo - YouTube
There is a major spoiler in this video, beware!
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:11 PM   #6
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Very awesome news!

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I'd be more curious in a difference from the DVD master to the blu-ray master screenshot. I mean, the video obviously is night and day between the "before and after" used for that video, but you can't tell if the after looks GOOD thanks to the youtube quality.
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Interesting, but I wonder why they didn't just do a 4k scan instead of a 2k scan?

I do like this movie though. Classic horror thriller. One of my rental faves from the early 80s. In the UK it was originally titled Communion, which I personally prefer. It was double billed theatrically in the 70s with Tintorera.

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Then on VHS with a crap cover lol:
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It will be interesting to see what the Bluray turns out like.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:23 PM   #9
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Interesting, but I wonder why they didn't just do a 4k scan instead of a 2k scan?
Because it's from a 35mm print, there's only so much detail you can get out of an element that far removed from the negative, and 4K scans are more expensive to perform than 2K ones.

Like I said in the SF Hell Night thread (4K scan from a print) before it was released, keep your expectations in check. Prints aren't ideal when it comes to home video releases due to their high contrast nature and drop-off in detail compared to an IP or negative.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:28 PM   #10
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I have the 88 films DVD and this will be an immediate upgrade for me. Mr Alphonso!
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Because it's from a 35mm print, there's only so much detail you can get out of an element that far removed from the negative, and 4K scans are more expensive to perform than 2K ones.

Like I said in the SF Hell Night thread (4K scan from a print) before it was released, keep your expectations in check. Prints aren't ideal when it comes to home video releases due to their high contrast nature and drop-off in detail compared to an IP or negative.
Actually I thought Hell Night came out pretty well personally. Much better than I expected and I quite like the end result for that release after the 4k scan of a print. Although lots of people disagreed lol. I would take a guess then that it's more about the expense.
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There is a major spoiler in this video, beware!
Shit! I'd already watched it. But then I was only half paying attention to what was going on and more paying attention to the restoration. I probably dodged that bullet, but I'll amend my post.

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I'd be more curious in a difference from the DVD master to the blu-ray master screenshot. I mean, the video obviously is night and day between the "before and after" used for that video, but you can't tell if the after looks GOOD thanks to the youtube quality.
Even if you assume heavy compression and artifacts from youtube, the color correction and extensive scratch removal alone is more than enough to make me go "Yeah, that's a serious step up!"
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Oh my goodness! One of my most wanted! I almost lost all hope for Blu-ray release since Warner has been struggling with their own restoration... Thank you so much, 88 Films, you rock!
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On the wishlist, great news about free international shipping too!
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Wait... there is a nasty thread?

Surprised there is no Facebook or Twitter activity from them about this. It is a pretty major release IMO.
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This will be my first 88 Films purchase.
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Wait... there is a nasty thread?
Right this way to all the movies Thacher and Whitehouse dont want you to see. . . .
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Shit! I'd already watched it. But then I was only half paying attention to what was going on and more paying attention to the restoration. I probably dodged that bullet, but I'll amend my post.



Even if you assume heavy compression and artifacts from youtube, the color correction and extensive scratch removal alone is more than enough to make me go "Yeah, that's a serious step up!"
The DVD had tons of scratches and uncorrected color? I've only seen the US DVD and don't remember big problems with either, but I don't own it and don't remember it clearly.
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The DVD was upconverted from an old non-anamorphic laserdisc-era master, so the substantial bump in resolution alone is enough to make this worthwhile.
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