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Roger Corman's Horror Classics Vol. 1
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Well it ain't Gone With The Wind, or Casablanca, etc.
But, it's ROGER FREAKING CORMAN! 2009 Academy Award winner.
It's Boris Karloff!
It's Francis Ford Coppola.
It's Jaaaaaaaaaak Nicholson.
It's sinister B Movie macabre, with a heavenly touch!
Who under God's green earth likes this stuff? Possibly you, if you're reading this review. Let's skip the plots of these classic horror flicks and assume you may have a secret indulgence for the yesteryear drive-in cinematic horror genre.
I know you're tired of viewing these little gems on late night reruns, or poor quality DVDs (i.e; Alpha Video) with the discoloration, streaking, swipes, lines, grainy textures, formatted for 1.33:1 (old TV sets aspect ratio) atrocious sound cutting in and out, etc. Most likely you've had to suffer and watch one of these ghoulish indulgences by way of what I call, a pump and dump dub. Many production facilities and distributors of reissued vintage flicks released on DVD / Blu-Ray don't care or have the technology to attempt a "restoration". They take any source tape or film they can get their hands on, doop (duplicate) it, dub (transfer) to DVD or even blu-ray, and dump it on the market. Cha-ching...with very little investment. However, this is the FILM CHEST restored version and I could not be more impressed.
The #1 thing in any film restoration job is the source film / tape. When many of these drive-in flicks came out, they weren't thinking we gotta preserve this stuff because there's going to be a huge cult following 40 years down the road. They played these films (in limited numbers release) over and over again.Read more ›
In this version, at the very end, when he ***** *******, the picture starts off as 1.85:1, squeezes into a 1.10:1 picture and then opens back up to 1.85:1 for the end. Which is the correct version, you got me?
The picture is a tad lighter and a touch softer than the 1.37:1. All in all, I'll take it over the 1.37:1.
Next up is "Dementia 13" and it's 1.85:1. IMDB say 1.66:1, and the BD that is out says 1.37:1, but a review says 1.85:1...another unknown aspect ratio. The picture is nice and clean, but I've not seen the BD of it, so I can't compare. I did see it on MGMHD and it looked great. It was 1.85:1 if I remember correctly.
Last is "The Terror." Again, this is 1.85:1, the BD is 1.66:1 and IMDB says 1.85:1...again, what's the OAR? I haven't seen the BD of it, but a review says 1.85:1. I did see the MGMHD showing of it and it looks pretty good. It was 1.85:1 if I remember correctly.
They show a restoration (removing nicks and scratches) of 2 of the films and how they cleaned them up from the 35mm prints they had. All 3 have their original trailers.
All in all, this is a great addition to your Roger Corman collection and all the prints are pretty damn good. I bought "The Bat" SD from the same company and it beats the hell out of the Roan non-anamorphic version.
I wouldn't double dip for the BDs of these out there, these look great in SD upscaled to 1080!
All these were watched thru an Epson UB 9500 PJ onto a 110" JKP Affinity screen thru an HDA1.
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