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Old 08-23-2022, 07:57 AM   #1
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Vampire Circus Blu-ray

Release date Oct 3rd. Will be interesting to see what print they use.



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Release date Oct 3rd. Will be interesting to see what print they use.
Isn't this their first blu-ray? Mostly known for releasing British pictures from the 1940's to 1970's.

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Isn't this their first blu-ray? Mostly known for releasing British pictures from the 1940's to 1970's.
... in the wrong AR.
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I have their Bachelor of Hearts DVD. It's like a 1980s TV broadcast: ropey print trimmed at the edges to make it 4:3.

I'll be waiting for reviews before I commit to this.
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Might be this classic's last chance for a watchable region B blu ray release. Lets all cross our fingers and pray!
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Yeah, I'll be waiting to see what the reviews are like. Vampire Circus and Twins of Evil are my favourite Hammer productions.

The fact that they didn't stump up some cash to make their WordPress site ad-free doesn't fill me with confidence.
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Yeah, I'll be waiting to see what the reviews are like. Vampire Circus and Twins of Evil are my favourite Hammer productions.

The fact that they didn't stump up some cash to make their WordPress site ad-free doesn't fill me with confidence.
Wordpress site? That appears to belong to strawberry-media (some kind of creative agency) and not Strawberry Media.
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Well, it is linked to from their FB page

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Well, it is linked to from their FB page

https://strawberrymediauk.wordpress.com/
Cheers, my work laptop bars access to Facebook etc.

As regards AR I think Strawberry very much takes what its given, I have the now old Synapse BR so it will have to be a step up from that before I consider buying.

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I had been hoping they would lose the UK rights then someone who's more likely to get a new scan could have taken over, like Network.

Some raved how the Imprint version was much better. But when I look at the caps all I can see is they pushed the gamma up and highlighted further issues with that master. https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&...174113&i=8&l=0
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The US release is very dark. And I read several negative comments about the Aussie release, so I skipped it.
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I had been hoping they would lose the UK rights then someone who's more likely to get a new scan could have taken over, like Network.

Some raved how the Imprint version was much better. But when I look at the caps all I can see is they pushed the gamma up and highlighted further issues with that master. https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&...174113&i=8&l=0
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The US release is very dark. And I read several negative comments about the Aussie release, so I skipped it.
Agree the US is far too dark - the Auz one too light... we need something in between
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Horror films were presented in theaters dark, they are not tv-sitcoms.
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No idea what transfer they are using but this is up for order at Amazon now rrp of 19.99 release date Oct 23rd

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Amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vampire-Cir...2C211&sr=1-231

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Out of the entire Hammer canon "Vampire Circus" has got to be one of the strangest things they ever did and itís coming to Blu-Ray for the first time in the UK to celebrate its 50th Anniversary!

It is an offbeat, highly surreal number with oodles of blood and gore thrown in. A Transylvanian village is sealed off from the outside world due to an outbreak of the plague. Anyone who tries to get in or out is shot dead by the police. Nevertheless a travelling circus somehow breaks through the lines, and boy, are all its bloodless-looking performers a wee bit strange!

There is a gypsy male who seems to be able to turn himself into a panther, and a pair of very creepy acrobatic twins, who seem impervious to pain and can transform themselves into birds. All of it is presided over by Adrienne Corri, who makes a suitably vampy Ring-Mistress.

Added to all this the village itself is living under a curse imposed on them by an aristocrat they killed several years before for being a vampire, all of which is related in the violent and blood-splattered opening sequence to the film. A Creepy Hammer horror with bite!

SPECIAL FEATURES
  • 12 PAGE BOOKLET INCLUDING A NEW ESSAY by The Evolution Of Horror's Mick Muncer
  • REVERSIBLE SLEEVE ARTWORK
  • 'THE BLOODIEST SHOW ON EARTH' documentary featuring interviews from renowned director Joe Dante and actor Dave Prowse
  • VISITING THE HOUSE OF HAMMER - an insight into Britain's legendary horror magazine
  • GALLERY OF GROTESQUES - A brief history of Circus Horrors
  • VAMPIRE CIRUCS interactive comic book
  • STILLS GALLERY
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So excluding the booklet, stills gallery and artwork its a port of the extras that were on the Synapse release.
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Same as the Synapse release. What good is it ? VC,CD,HOR,& Twins all need NEW Restorations ! I wish Shout would release them with slipcases like they did with the Universal Hammer titles and the others
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Same as the Synapse release. What good is it ? VC,CD,HOR,& Twins all need NEW Restorations ! I wish Shout would release them with slipcases like they did with the Universal Hammer titles and the others
That would be great, though I think Network in the UK is probably our best bet.
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Same overly dark transfer?
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