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As part of Vinegar Syndrome's PRE Black Friday Sale, they're offering their fourth Native UHD4K of Don Coscarelli's THE BEASTMASTER in a specially designed outer case which includes a 40 page hardbound book for $36.99. List price is $60. Also received free s/h and no sales tax was added to my order:


And BEHOLD this ebay pre~order price for the exact same content:



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Great Dolby Atmos track on the 4K release of the movie that gave us @Sonik Wiz 's avatar!
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I went for the SteelBook!
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Great Dolby Atmos track on the 4K release of the movie that gave us @Sonik Wiz 's avatar!
View attachment 56887 I went for the SteelBook!
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I just watched the 2017 4K live action one last night and quite enjoyed it. Not a ton of surround action but it was alright. Some really cool lows though and nice Blade Runner-esque visuals. Michael Pitt and Scarlett were good too.
 

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Spike Lee's greatest Joint looks and sounds spectacular in this Criterion Blu-ray
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The streets of Bed-Stuy come alive in the active soundscape of this DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix, and the music, featuring the jazz work of Lee's father Bill and Public Enemy's ubiquitous "Fight The Power" never sounded better (bring the BASS!). The violence depicted in the film is especially enhanced by the surround mix. This film still speaks volumes over thirty years after it was made.
 
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Spike Lee's greatest Joint looks and sounds spectacular in this Criterion Blu-ray
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The streets of Bed-Stuy come alive in the active soundscape of this DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix, and the music, featuring the jazz work of Lee's father Bill and Public Enemy's ubiquitous "Fight The Power" never sounded better (bring the BASS!). The violence depicted in the film is especially enhanced by the surround mix. This film still speaks volumes over thirty years after it was made.
I've purchased this one recently. Looking forward to watching what the guys at Criterion were able to do with this film. The packaging is excellent, and there's a nice thick book included.
 

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WHOA! This Criterion Blu-ray is an alien revelation!
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Sound designer Ben Burtt's 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack takes this spectacle to the next level! My subwoofer was rumbling every time the death ray fired! And the soundstage comes cacophonously alive during the scenes of destruction--this is a must hear upgrade to the original mono! It's the focus of one of the many wonderful bonuses on this disc. Thanks as always to @4-earredwonder for another stellar recoRAMdation!
 

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Oh man it was sogreat to run across this post. I will definitely take you up on your " recoRAMdation ". This is my favorite version of this movie. A hundred years ago I bought an LP record of the original Orsen Welles broadcast. It captivated my imagination right away & I've been in love with the story & characters ever since.

Also, from the linked Slant review:

These ‘50s films often strove for a dream logic that was enhanced by the methods of creating their special effects, from mattes to paintings to miniatures and puppets. This handmade quality is naturally, resonantly unreal, while CGI often encourages filmmakers to achieve a kind of anonymous, forgettable realism that isn’t usually realistic anyway, fashioning a worst-of-both-worlds aesthetic.
To touch on this briefly, I totally agree. With The Last Star Fighter we saw the dawn of CG FX to be used whenever possible. But prior days if someone fell to the ground off a 10 story building, yes, someone, a stunt actor, actually fell off a building on to an air bag. Or remember that great Terminator chase scene with the gasoline tanker truck? Yup that was a real truck with someone driving & even if the explosion was carefully staged it was sensational. I'll also say from that time period it was great to record dialogue as the cameras rolled instead of using it just for ADR prompts for over dubbing. In some ways I know CG stuff & ADR is technically superior to older methods... but in other ways it just ain't got no soul.

We now return you to your regular program in progress.
 
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Oh man it was sogreat to run across this post. I will definitely take you up on your " recoRAMdation ". This is my favorite version of this movie. A hundred years ago I bought an LP record of the original Orsen Welles broadcast. It captivated my imagination right away & I've been in love with the story & characters ever since.

Also, from the linked Slant review:



To touch on this briefly, I totally agree. With The Last Star Fighter we saw the dawn of CG FX to be used whenever possible. But prior days if someone fell to the ground off a 10 story building, yes, someone, a stunt actor, actually fell off a building on to an air bag. Or remember that great Terminator chase scene with the gasoline tanker truck? Yup that was a real truck with someone driving & even if the explosion was carefully staged it was sensational. I'll also say from that time period it was great to record dialogue as the cameras rolled instead of using it just for ADR prompts for over dubbing. In some ways I know CG stuff & ADR is technically superior to older methods... but in other ways it just ain't got no soul.

We now return you to your regular program in progress.
You're gonna love these extras on the disc:

  • The Mercury Theatre on the Air radio play of The War of the Worlds from 1938, adapted by Howard Koch and directed and narrated by Orson Welles
  • Radio program from 1940 featuring a discussion between Welles and H. G. Wells, author of the 1897 novel The War of the Worlds

Ralph (that's the R in RAM) aka @4-earredwonder has never steered me wrong with his recoRAMdations!
 

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The Dolby Atmos mix on this release is absolutely 4KILLER!
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Scary goodness throughout the film. Great sound design that makes FULL use of the soundscape. During the scariest moments, i wasn't sure if i was shaking from fear or from my subwoofer! One of the best movie soundtracks i've heard--it REALLY enhanced the movie experience!
 
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Sarah's Key (2010) BD:
1. I watched this last night and there was a fair amount of LFE + surround activity going on right from the get-go (e.g., off-camera door knocking coming from behind). Really good to hear considering it's basically a drama. I was more impressed by this than most superhero movies.
2. Such a gem of a movie. How it didn't clean up at the Oscars is a mystery (not that I care a hoot about awards, but come on. George C. Scott had the right idea!).
3. A superb performance by the little girl. Wow.
 

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although i wish there were a little more oom(ph)-pah-pah to the surround mix
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the DTS-HD MA 5.1 does sound great when the musical numbers kick in, and one of the 8 Academy Awards this film won was for sound!
 

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although i wish there were a little more oom(ph)-pah-pah to the surround mix
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the DTS-HD MA 5.1 does sound great when the musical numbers kick in, and one of the 8 Academy Awards this film won was for sound!
Clem, perhaps a newer UHD4K remaster will restore the sound to it's Academy Award GLORY! GREAT FILM. Saw two versions of the Broadway Play, including the original with Joel Grey as the Emcee!


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Clem, perhaps a newer UHD4K remaster will restore the sound to it's Academy Award GLORY! GREAT FILM. Saw two versions of the Broadway Play, including the original with Joel Grey as the Emcee!


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a 4K remaster would be AWESOME. and, DAMN--Cabaret on Broadway . . . twice! . . . and once with Joel Gray! WOW! all i can boast of is one community theatre production! maybe one day, when the Great White Way is open for business again, i can take in a show with you!
 

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a 4K remaster would be AWESOME. and, DAMN--Cabaret on Broadway . . . twice! . . . and once with Joel Gray! WOW! all i can boast of is one community theatre production! maybe one day, when the Great White Way is open for business again, i can take in a show with you!

And we'll both be MASKED and ANONYMOUS and SOCIALLY DISTANCED with hand sanitizer in our jacket pockets.

Sounds like a Plan!
 
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