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Jul. 27, 2005by: BiggNewt
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FACE

Tartan's Asia Extreme label is releasing a promising Japanese-Horror film called Face. The plot of film is as follows: Police are hot on the trail of a serial killer who burns away the flesh of his victims with acid leaving only the bones behind – turn to Hyun-min, a former forensic sculptor adept in reconstructing faces by examining and interpreting skulls. With the bones of one of the victim's in his house, Hyun-min's daughter begins to hear loud screams in the night and experience disturbing visions of a distraught, long-haired woman in a white robe … a woman she may know. Seems like a good ole' mind fuck in the making. The film is set for a September 27th release and comes with the following extras...


Includes:

  • Anamorphic widescreen
  • Korean Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 Surround tracks
  • English subtitles will also be provided.
  • An interview with the director
  • Cast and crew behind-the-scenes photo shoot
  • Outtakes
  • Photo gallery
  • Trailers of Tartan Asia Extreme's upcoming releases.

Gotta' love the Japanese consistency in putting out solid horror flicks, let's hope this falls into the same pattern. No pre-order info yet but I'll keep you up to date on when you can get some face...


HITCHCOCK: The Masterpiece Collection

Rarely do Director's collections feature the best films and even an extensive volume of films packaged. However, Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection defies the norm and boasts an impressive list of films from the Master of Suspense. The release date is October 4th for this massive set . Here's the full rundown of the films and extra material...


Includes:

  • Every film is remastered
  • Saboteur
  • Shadow of a Doubth
  • Rope
  • Rear Window
  • The Trouble With Harry
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Vertigo
  • Psycho
  • The Birds
  • Marnie
  • Torn Curtain
  • Topaz
  • Frenzy
  • Family Plot
  • An interview with Hitchcock conducted by Ingrid Bergman's daughter, and an AFI Salute to Alfred Hitchcock featuring speeches from Henry Fonda, Ingrid Bergman, James Stewart and more
  • A thirty-six page collectible book will also be included

 

With just a few titles missing, it still holds up as one of the best Hitchcock Collection's assembled. Pre-order it now before another Collection comes out :)


ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: Season One

Good' ol Al is getting a lot of DVD time lately and this time it's Season One of the long lost television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The three-disc set will pack 39 total episodes and comes along with a feature entitled "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Look Back". Each episode will be presented in 1:33:1 full frame along with English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono tracks. English, and Spanish subtitles will also be provided. The set will be available Oct. 4th.

Fond memories of this show, to rekindle those Nick at Nite days, Pre-Order the DVD set by clicking on this link here...



HOUSE OF WAX

Hidden behind the deliciously-dumb Paris Hilton lies a pretty decent horror film for 2005. That of course being the sticky House of Wax, which got mixed reviews by a lot of the horror fanbase including Arrow. The Warner Bros. film will be available to own on October 25th and will be presented in a 2-Disc Special Edition DVD package. Below as always are the specs and details of the DVD...


Includes:

  • Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 track
  • B-Rol and Bloopers video cast commentary
  • From Location: Silver Reveals House of Wax featurette
  • Wax On: The Design of House of Wax featurette
  • House Built on Wax: The Visual Effects of House of Wax featurette
  • Alternate opening
  • Gag reel (not to be confused with Hilton's sex tape)
  • theatrical trailer

No Pre-Order info yet fellow Schmoes...


THE RING TWO: Unrated Edition

Updating you on the news of the Unrated Version of The Ring Two, which pretty much was bashed to bits by everybody including Arrow (see his review). So hoping that an Unrated Version can help redeem some of it's status, Universal will be releasing one on August 23rd. The specs are still the same but there has been some added menu shots...Peep dem' joints...


Includes:

• Another 18 minutes of deleted scenes
RINGS, the short film revealing the connection between THE RING and its sequel (originally released in a package with the first film), with a special introduction by producer Walter F. Parkes
Faces of Fear: The Cast : Interviews with Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, David Dorfman, Elizabeth Perkins and Sissy Spacek
Fear on Film: Special Effects featurette with Nakata, the producers and the visual FX team
Samara: From Eye To Icon featurette on the movies' villain, including a time-lapse look at Rick Baker's five-hour makeup process
The Power of Symbols featurette, in which the filmmakers as well as psychologists and urban myth experts discuss Samara, the Asian myths and ghost stories that inspired her and the impact of such stories
HBO First Look: The Making Of THE RING TWO behind-the-scenes segment
• Cast/crew biographies and production notes

Maybe an Unrated edition can take a piece of shit and make it into a better, more defined, piece of shit. Click here to find out for yourself.


SAW: Uncut Edition

Back when I bought this DVD, I knew this day would come but yet still being the impulse buyer I am, I quickly grabbed the nearest copy of Saw (check Arrow's review) the day it came out. Now I currently have my copy on Ebay as I now have to get the new Uncut Edition. The two-disc special edition DVD set will be in stores on October 18th. The DVD comes with the following...


Includes:

  • A newly re-mastered alternate cut
  • DTS 6.1 and Dolby Digital 5.1 EX tracks
  • Two audio commentaries, one with director James Wan, screenwriter/actor Leigh Whannell and star Cary Elwes, and the other with the producers.
  • Behind the scenes featurette
  • Full Disclosure: Investigating Jigsaw featurette
  • "Saw" original short film
  • Jigsaw's Workshop (build a puppet DVD-ROM)
  • Animated storyboard sequences
  • An on-set preview of Saw 2
  • Trailers
To all your double dippers: I have no pre-order information at this time. Please come back and I'll be sure to give you the link to do the dip :)


UNDEAD

Following it's limited release in theaters, Lion's Gate Home Entertainment has announced the DVD for Undead (See Arrow's review here). The underrated Australian Zombie/Alien/Undead flick is making it's U.S. DVD debut on October 11th. The following will be included...


Includes:

  • Crew audio commentary
  • Cast audio commentary
  • Making-of featurette
  • Zombies Internet featurette
  • Toronto Film Festival screening featurette
  • Camera and makeup tests
  • Homemade dolly construction video
  • Animatic-to-film comparison
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Artwork and design sketches

No Pre-Order information at this time...


HIGH TENSION

After a disappointing theater run (even though it still grossed a lot compared to it's budget) Lion's Gate is hoping for a big return with it's release of the Unrated and Uncut edition of it's flick High Tension (see Arrow's review). The DVD will be chopping up DVD shelves everywhere on October 11th. The extras on this bitch are...


Includes:

  • R Rated version will also be available
  • Both featuring options to screen the film in its U.S. theatrical audio version (with mixed use of languages), the original French version with English subtitles or with full English dubbing
  • Director/writer commentary with Aja and co-scripter Grégory Levasseur
  • A director and lead actress select-scene commentary with Aja and star Cécile De France
  • Making Of
  • Make-Up FX
  • Building TENSION featurettes
  • Various trailers for the film

* MINOR SPOILERS*

What a great film this is, well at least I think so, I mean where else can you see female masturbation, decapitated oral sex, barb-wired baseball bat-beatings and running-dresser head smashings?

Source: FangoriaDVDAnswers

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6:59AM on 07/30/2005

Haute Tension

...The ending rocked, but I already have this sucker on DVD :D Thank you Ebay!
...The ending rocked, but I already have this sucker on DVD :D Thank you Ebay!
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2:08AM on 07/30/2005

Undead

Its good to see Undead finally getting a good release here in the States. The extras look good.The movie kicks all kinds of everything. That and High Tension on the same day, got call out of work sick that day.
Its good to see Undead finally getting a good release here in the States. The extras look good.The movie kicks all kinds of everything. That and High Tension on the same day, got call out of work sick that day.
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11:38AM on 07/28/2005

Finally

Finally I can watch Undead! After all the buzz on the net and speaking with the directors (on these very boards!) well, I was already getting kind of anxious as to when I would actually get to see this zombie flick. But finally the day is here! Oct 11th! Cant wait.
Finally I can watch Undead! After all the buzz on the net and speaking with the directors (on these very boards!) well, I was already getting kind of anxious as to when I would actually get to see this zombie flick. But finally the day is here! Oct 11th! Cant wait.
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4:48PM on 07/27/2005

hell yahh !!!

i knew this day would come to with a saw special edition but fuck it two's better then one and i can't wait tell high tension comes out this movie kicks ass and the hitch cock pack come on now thats whats up
i knew this day would come to with a saw special edition but fuck it two's better then one and i can't wait tell high tension comes out this movie kicks ass and the hitch cock pack come on now thats whats up
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2:31PM on 07/27/2005

Haute tension

I can't wait to get my copy of Haute tension (unrated version). I saw this movie last year at Fantasia festival and couldn't believe my eyes. It's one of my best films of all time, if not the best. As for the ending of this movie, I actually found it really sick!I hope there will be an original french version without english subtitles on the dvd (but I wonder why there wouldn't be one). Anyways, there's the theatrical release on august 5th here, maybe I'll just won't resist to see the movie on
I can't wait to get my copy of Haute tension (unrated version). I saw this movie last year at Fantasia festival and couldn't believe my eyes. It's one of my best films of all time, if not the best. As for the ending of this movie, I actually found it really sick!I hope there will be an original french version without english subtitles on the dvd (but I wonder why there wouldn't be one). Anyways, there's the theatrical release on august 5th here, maybe I'll just won't resist to see the movie on big screen again. Also I'm looking forward on buying the new Saw edition since I didn't get my hand on the first edition.
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2:10PM on 07/27/2005
If there any 2 words that never fail to work their magic on me, they're "Uncut" & "Unrated!" With "Haute Tension" released in its original format, I'll finally be able to get it & see what all the fuss is aboot!
If there any 2 words that never fail to work their magic on me, they're "Uncut" & "Unrated!" With "Haute Tension" released in its original format, I'll finally be able to get it & see what all the fuss is aboot!
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11:38AM on 07/27/2005

House of Crap

I really didn't like House of Wax and I personnaly think that The Ring 2 is the worst sequel ever.

Out of all these title I will only be getting Haute Tension, I would also buy Undead but I already have the Australian DVD.

p.s. I hate re-release !
I really didn't like House of Wax and I personnaly think that The Ring 2 is the worst sequel ever.

Out of all these title I will only be getting Haute Tension, I would also buy Undead but I already have the Australian DVD.

p.s. I hate re-release !
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10:48AM on 07/27/2005
Good call on giving HIGH TENSION subtitle/language options. Maybe seeing it without the ridiculous dubbing might apologize a little bit for that really horrible ending.
Good call on giving HIGH TENSION subtitle/language options. Maybe seeing it without the ridiculous dubbing might apologize a little bit for that really horrible ending.
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