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Old 09-09-2022, 04:07 PM   #21
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I’ve got the a German version. It isn’t up to much, and I have low expectations for this version. Strawberry Media with ITV studios put out Sapphire on DVD a few years ago. I really like that film so it would be nice to see a BD for that sometime if they are venturing out into blu ray releases.
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Same overly dark transfer?
Either that, or the brighter Aussie version from the same dated source scan. They can package it as lovely as they want, what it really needs is a whole new scan. So I'm gutted really Strawberry seem to have renewed - it really needed to go to someone like Network who have a good relationship with and access to ITV film vaults.
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Old 09-12-2022, 02:44 PM   #23
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I messaged Strawberry Media on Facebook about the transfer for this, and their reply was, "The source of the master is the copyright owner ITV and nor synapse although we have acquired some material from them to be included in the extras".
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Old 09-12-2022, 02:51 PM   #24
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I messaged Strawberry Media on Facebook about the transfer for this, and their reply was, "The source of the master is the copyright owner ITV and nor synapse although we have acquired some material from them to be included in the extras".
That doesn't sound promising. Sounds like a slap on disc what you're given job, so obviously the same old master, but likely it'll still be missing dialogue that some other labels have patched back in themselves.
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Old 09-12-2022, 06:16 PM   #25
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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 if they are new scans. But I think Synapse is still holding on to the license for these.
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This is sounding like the old synapse release replete with the missing audio dialogue in the fight scene isn't it ? I almost got my hopes up for a second.

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Old 09-12-2022, 09:37 PM   #27
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A transfer that has been criticised for years and this is what they intend to release.

Strawberry Media really are a shit company. They could do what Indicator would do with this title, but no. They just can’t be arsed.

Well, I won’t be buying this. Reward bad behaviour, encourage bad behaviour.
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Old 09-13-2022, 12:40 AM   #28
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They just canít be arsed.
I've never heard this term, but I like it.
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Old 11-23-2022, 05:41 PM   #29
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Anyone got this?
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Old 11-23-2022, 07:37 PM   #30
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Just read a review on Amazon and it gets one star. No restoration work done, abysmal quality. The reviewer has sent it back in disgust. Sounds like one to avoid.
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Old 11-24-2022, 02:02 AM   #31
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I got it, it's not the best transfer i've ever seen but it's not the worst either, it's clearly an old master but visually it's obviously a huge upgrade from my 20 year old DVD however unfortunately it does have the 'How can i thank you' line missing at around the 29:50 mark which is on my DVD.
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Old 11-24-2022, 05:03 AM   #32
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This movie deserves a 4K restoration.
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We've had five releases of Vampire Circus so far: Synapse, Elephant Films, Imprint, Pidax and Strawberry Media. Cmiiw. I have the Synapse release but I'm not satisfied with the picture quality - too dark in certain scenes.

Is the picture quality of the UK release better than Synapse's? I'd be surprised if it is. What about Pidax's?
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Old 11-24-2022, 08:59 AM   #34
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This movie deserves a 4K restoration.
Agreed. Along with the Karnstein trilogy.
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Old 11-24-2022, 10:23 AM   #35
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Eh **** it, I've ordered a copy from amazon. Wanted this in my collection for too long and tired of waiting for a decent transfer. It'll look better than my old recorded off tv VHS I used to have anyhoo..
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Old 11-24-2022, 11:23 AM   #36
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We've had five releases of Vampire Circus so far: Synapse, Elephant Films, Imprint, Pidax and Strawberry Media. Cmiiw. I have the Synapse release but I'm not satisfied with the picture quality - too dark in certain scenes.

Is the picture quality of the UK release better than Synapse's? I'd be surprised if it is. What about Pidax's?
Six if you include Germanyís i-catcher.
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...unfortunately it does have the 'How can i thank you' line missing at around the 29:50 mark which is on my DVD.
Strawberry Media were made aware but clearly didn't give a damn.

So, this confirms that the leopard hasn't changed it's spots.
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Horror films were presented in theaters dark, they are not tv-sitcoms.
Silliest comment I've read online today. As someone who ran a cinema for a while, I can assure you this is nonsense. We didn't spend time adjusting bulb brightness for films, they went on as they came, only differences being aspect ratios and sound mixes. And no, film prints weren't made dark for cinema exhition, they were sent as they were meant to be seen.

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We've had five releases of Vampire Circus so far: Synapse, Elephant Films, Imprint, Pidax and Strawberry Media. Cmiiw. I have the Synapse release but I'm not satisfied with the picture quality - too dark in certain scenes.

Is the picture quality of the UK release better than Synapse's? I'd be surprised if it is. What about Pidax's?
Which is the best? I have the too-dark Synapse release.
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Strawberry Media were made aware but clearly didn't give a damn.

So, this confirms that the leopard hasn't changed it's spots.
I did message them about it on Facebook to tell them how disappointed i am with their release and the missing audio issue a few days ago but needless to say i've had no response.
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