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Old 09-28-2016, 11:15 PM   #1
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Default The Lift (1983) / Amsterdamned (1988) (Collector's Editions)

SURPRISE TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT: After 10+ years of trying, we're very pleased to announce that we've finally closed the deal to bring Dick Maas's AMSTERDAMNED and THE LIFT to the U.S. for the first time since VHS & LaserDisc! Blu-ray and DVD will be released at some point next year. Nothing else to report at this time.

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Old 09-28-2016, 11:23 PM   #2
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I have not seen The Lift in years. I remember i used to have it on Betamax when i was about 14. I would love to see it again to see how it holds up. Amsterdamned is a movie i spent years trying to track down and forgot about, i might give that a whirl too.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:42 PM   #3
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Hopefully the quality is good. The current German Blu-ray of Amsterdamned is very bad.

-Cut status (StudioCanal did an uncut replacement plan. But I think the cut version is still in stores... Amazon doesn't have this Blu-ray anymore for months. 3-party sellers only)
-Horrible scanner noise, affects the PQ.
-Not the original film title in the intro. German

On October here in the Netherlands, Flodder, De Lift & Amsterdamned will be for the first released as well on Blu-ray. The release company "Dutch Filmworks" doesn't have a good reputation. Dutch Filmworks claims new scans. Although Dick Maas wasn't involved on these releases.

It's such a shame the film licences on the Dick Maas movies are such a mess due bankrupt of FFF (First Floor Features)

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Old 09-28-2016, 11:46 PM   #4
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Fantastic!
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Old 09-29-2016, 02:11 AM   #5
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BU finally announces something I like. Terrific news on both.
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Old 09-29-2016, 03:05 AM   #6
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I used to know a guy by that name. Don't think it's the same guy.
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Both of them are finally coming out in Holland also on November 7 2016 if I can believe the Bol.com website. They come as a Collected Boxset or seperate copy for sale. Hope with extra's
A know fact about "the Lift" is that Dick Maas made his own remake for the US market and called it DOWN. It could or wished it would be his break thru flick in the US. But it would come out on the time that New York had their biggest tragedy of 9/11. So it was pulled back and never heard of it again, maybe there is a trailer on YouTube.
Dick Maas not standing still his new movie Prooi/Pray is coming out in Holland on October 13th 2016.
Also the Flodder movies coming out on Bluray in Holland.
Me, still waiting for a propper release of "Soldier of Orange"from Paul Verhoeven.
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Old 09-30-2016, 11:47 AM   #8
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Epic announcements! I've wanted to see Amsterdamned for years.
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Awesome news. Gonna pick them up
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:18 PM   #10
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A know fact about "the Lift" is that Dick Maas made his own remake for the US market and called it DOWN. It could or wished it would be his break thru flick in the US. But it would come out on the time that New York had their biggest tragedy of 9/11. So it was pulled back and never heard of it again, maybe there is a trailer on YouTube.
It was actually released direct to DVD here as The Shaft. Personally, I found it a pale imitation of The Lift, overlong with needless subplots. I doubt it would've been much of a breakthrough.
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It was actually released direct to DVD here as The Shaft. Personally, I found it a pale imitation of The Lift, overlong with needless subplots. I doubt it would've been much of a breakthrough.
I never saw it, but I seen the the trailer and I remember the scene with the rollblader that was a funny scene.
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:31 AM   #12
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Great!
I live in Amsterdam and saw Amsterdamned when it came out in theatre, cant wait for De Lift in HD.
Now if we could only have Soldaat van Oranje..
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:34 AM   #13
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Nice. I always wanted to see both films after reading very good things about 'em in those old Video Watchdog and horror/cult movie books.

Easy blind buys for me.
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Been waiting to see The Lift for a very long time.
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I transferred an old video store rental VHS I purchased of The Lift to dvd and just watched it not that long ago. It is a very enjoyable film and I am excited to hear it is actually getting a blu ray release!! Day one purchase!
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Seen both films a few times and they are very enjoyable.
Hope for a good transfer,so i can retire my dvd's.
Gonna skip the dutch releases,because they are done by DFW
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If you only want "Amsterdammed" the movie for what it is just buy if you can't wait, but if you go for quality don't even bother buying it. It's very cheap doh.
The problem with it is that it is an exact copy of the German release. Poor picture quality and it has been cut. Where well on the end:
[Show spoiler]They don't show the harpoen right thru the head
.If you believe the reviews that I saw on bol.com. I was hoping to get this one but afer reading that I am so disappointed so I am only gonna get "The Lift" and that one is pretty good.
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If you only want "Amsterdammed" the movie for what it is just buy if you can't wait, but if you go for quality don't even bother buying it. It's very cheap doh.
The problem with it is that it is an exact copy of the German release. Poor picture quality and it has been cut. Where well on the end:
[Show spoiler]They don't show the harpoen right thru the head
.If you believe the reviews that I saw on bol.com. I was hoping to get this one but afer reading that I am so disappointed so I am only gonna get "The Lift" and that one is pretty good.
Is the US VHS uncut? I own two copies.
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:26 PM   #19
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Finally someone is giving the HD treatment to The Lift.
Yeah, the US remake is pretty forgettable. The only thing interesting about it (in my opinion) is that Naomi Watts played the female lead before she starred in Mulholland Drive and became famous. And the male lead is James Marshall who played James Hurley in Twin Peaks. It's like a David Lynch reunion.

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The Lift? Holy crap! I haven't thought of that flick in years and years. I am SO buying this when it drops - and hopefully it stands up.

Never heard of Amsterdammned, I'll have to check out a trailer on youtube and see if it gets my mojo rising.
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