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Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2021, 03:41:22 PM »
Indicator doing a sale at the moment last until monday, only happens a couple of times a year with them.

https://www.powerhousefilms.co.uk/collections/sale

Has some stuff in it for the first time like Britannia Hospital.

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Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2021, 04:20:46 PM »
Indicator, from Powerhouse Films, a Lime Wood Media Ltd company.

PICK ONE!

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Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #62 on: March 11, 2021, 04:24:31 PM »
Their version of Scum is ace though, 12 quid is a steal. Great pressings of The Gorgon and Torture Garden which I should probably replace after a crisis downsize a year or so ago.

Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #63 on: March 11, 2021, 04:25:06 PM »
I think Powerhouse is the company that puts the releases together, Indicator is a sub label they use for older English language stuff(also do the Anti-Worlds modern arthouse label) and Limewood is the physical distribution company.

Again in my experience you only get a couple of sales from them per year, one in the spring and one in the autumn.

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Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #64 on: March 11, 2021, 04:27:55 PM »
Cheers, greenman.

Picked up the Ford at Columbia set, and may go for the Dietrich, as well. Depends how pissed I get tomorrow, basically.

Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #65 on: March 11, 2021, 04:33:59 PM »
Yeah went for the Dietrich Box myself, that's very good value per film for this kind of label and a bit easier on the shelf space, Brit Hospital, Moscow on the Hudson, Night of the Demon and that Refn restored incest one I'v seen raved about.
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Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #66 on: March 11, 2021, 05:18:54 PM »
Picked up NOTD at some point over the last few months, and it's brilliant as I'm sure you already know. Was a new one on me. Looks fantastic.

Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #67 on: March 11, 2021, 05:59:41 PM »
Never seen it before now, hopefully another good example of a label like this getting me to watch something I wouldn't otherwise.

That is actually an interesting effect of these labels, because their drawing people to certain films by their releases you have a bit of a shared viewing experience developing that makes up a bit for the decline of it on TV and at the cinema.

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Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #68 on: March 11, 2021, 06:10:09 PM »
Great point, and I'll look forward to your thoughts on it when the time comes. Will be worth a thread, I reckon.

And sod it, in for a penny, just got the Dietrich, as well!

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Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #69 on: March 13, 2021, 10:23:15 PM »
Ford at Columbia came today. Hopefully Dietrich and a couple of others on Monday. I tried to get the Body Double and NOTD LE releases but they sold out within seconds, literally. I had both open in separate tabs, refreshing every five seconds from 13:57, added both to basket within two seconds, press PayPal, two seconds later, sold out. Bit gutted! I love them both. Ended up rewatching NOTD to commiserate and it's so good, probably better second time around.

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Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #70 on: March 14, 2021, 02:58:30 PM »
Day Of The Beast just got a nice blu-ray release from one of the smaller labels, and it's a fucking belter.

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Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #71 on: March 14, 2021, 06:31:31 PM »
Not heard of that but I'll stick it on the list. Looks like there's a 4K disc coming soon, as well.

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Day-of-the-Beast-4K-Blu-ray/282591/


Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #72 on: April 05, 2021, 04:37:52 PM »
Picked up the UHD of King of Newyork in the Arrow sale Honks, pretty big upgrade relative to the old release, especially the colour grading makes the old version look very washed out.

Better film than Scarface for me.

Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #73 on: April 06, 2021, 09:38:23 AM »
I thought King of New York was meant to look washed out

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Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #74 on: April 06, 2021, 09:40:10 AM »
Picked up the UHD of King of Newyork in the Arrow sale Honks, pretty big upgrade relative to the old release, especially the colour grading makes the old version look very washed out.

Better film than Scarface for me.

I've never seen it but nearly went for it in the sale. It's not really a genre I've ever been that into but glad to hear it's a good un, and I may well end up getting it.

I picked up the Walkabout set from Second Sight which is a fantastic little package, the film looks superb. I'll inevitably start a thread on it soon.


Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #75 on: April 06, 2021, 12:53:34 PM »
I think Walkabout was arguably the best disk release last year even though its not UHD.

King of Newyork does have rather more to it than it might seem, excellent performances from Walken and Fishburn that I think take it beyond a typical pulpy gangster film, very well suited to UHD as well.


Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #76 on: April 15, 2021, 05:40:39 PM »
Eureka/ Masters of Cinema have a little sale on.

https://eurekavideo.co.uk/promotions/awards-sale/

Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #77 on: April 15, 2021, 08:20:58 PM »

Picked up from CEX the 70s thriller/neo-noir Night Moves on Blu Ray the other day. Part of Warner Brothers' Premium Collection, it's technically a Boutique release but special features include a vintage featurette and theatrical trailer. That's it.

Not a bad film. One of those  films where the second half is better than the first. Solid performance from Gene Hackman, pretty great dialogue, 90% sure that Tarantino re-used a location in Pulp Fiction (the house where Butch goes after the boxing match) and features a shockingly young and naked Melanie Griffith - She was 16 at the time of shooting.

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Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #78 on: April 16, 2021, 09:13:15 AM »
Picked up from CEX the 70s thriller/neo-noir Night Moves on Blu Ray the other day. Part of Warner Brothers' Premium Collection, it's technically a Boutique release but special features include a vintage featurette and theatrical trailer. That's it.

Not a bad film. One of those  films where the second half is better than the first. Solid performance from Gene Hackman, pretty great dialogue, 90% sure that Tarantino re-used a location in Pulp Fiction (the house where Butch goes after the boxing match) and features a shockingly young and naked Melanie Griffith - She was 16 at the time of shooting.

I absolutely fucking love Night Moves. And am a bit in love with the other woman in it (i.e. not the 16 year old).

That is all.

Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #79 on: April 16, 2021, 05:41:35 PM »
A magazine is going to turn its hand to making Blu Ray releases: https://www.filmstories.co.uk/news/a-new-project-from-film-stories/

(it's Sneakers btw)

Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #80 on: April 16, 2021, 07:38:52 PM »
I absolutely fucking love Night Moves. And am a bit in love with the other woman in it (i.e. not the 16 year old).

That is all.

I was initially a little underwhelmed as it wasn't what I'd hoped it to be - ie: something more akin to The French Connection or Dirty Harry, something a bit more action based with a decent car chase or two, but I've not stopped thinking about the final act of Night Moves. Obviously won't spoilt it for those who haven't seen it, but there's something haunting about the closing image of Gene Hackman bleeding to death in a boat as it endlessly circles round and round.

Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #81 on: April 16, 2021, 11:32:25 PM »
Picked up from CEX the 70s thriller/neo-noir Night Moves on Blu Ray the other day. Part of Warner Brothers' Premium Collection, it's technically a Boutique release but special features include a vintage featurette and theatrical trailer. That's it.

What about an interactive menu?

Fopp have got a 2 for £25 Criterion sale on at the moment. Mostly the same old stuff though.

Re: Boutique Blu-Ray Releases
« Reply #82 on: April 19, 2021, 09:00:53 AM »
The Arrow Jodorowsk boxset going for £40 at the moment rather than £54.

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