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Mail call from DiabolikDVD, Sloppy Second Sales, and Amazon. Excited to dig into the Halloween 4Ks

Mail call from DiabolikDVD, Sloppy Second Sales, and Amazon. Excited to dig into the Halloween 4Ks

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Thy_blight

What version of Freaked is that and is it any better than the standard Blu Ray?


mattevil8419

Even the standard Blu-ray is an upscale. I remember attending a screening before Covid hit where the creators had the audience do a video to send to Disney/fox to do a new master.


Thy_blight

That's awesome! I have the DVD but I'll have to snag it on Blu ray.


mattevil8419

Keep the dvd for now for special features.


Thy_blight

Thanks for the tip. The Blu ray doesn't have them? Someone like Vinegar Syndrome or Arrow needs to get on this shit.


mattevil8419

Disney technically owns it now (20th century Fox) so it’s up in the air if it gets licensed again. Yeah the Blu-ray from 2013 didn’t even have a menu.


Thy_blight

That's so lame. Get on it, Disney!


ingmarbergmanz

Holy fuck is that *The Devils*?!


obscenephantasm

Yes it is! So excited to finally have an “uncut” copy. It’s like $9 on the SloppySecondSales site


ingmarbergmanz

Is it a bluray or is it a DVD?


obscenephantasm

Blu-Ray. The bulk of it is captured from the HD Shudder / Criterion Channel stream and the uncut bits are from a lower quality source spliced in I think. Looks pretty good all things considered


ingmarbergmanz

Goddamn. A flex. I gotta get it.


rzrike

Is it a bootleg? Wasn’t aware of it getting a release. Been waiting for one for forever.


obscenephantasm

Yes it’s a bootleg. I wouldn’t be surprised if we never see another official release. But I’m still hoping for one


rzrike

Does it have the HD uncut version that was available very briefly online years ago? If so, I might need to grab this… never been able to find an HD torrent for the film (I never buy bootlegs and rarely torrent, but obviously The Devils is one of the most sought-after unavailable movies). Edit: Appears that it is the HD stream version. Reasonable price too. Edit 2: Lol why do they have coffee listed for sale on their website; this place is wild.


PsychologicalSir9027

Their Adult section seems to almost be exclusively Asian for some reason. And they just straight up show Asian butthole for a cover.


rzrike

Haha I guess they’re catering to a specific audience. There are a lot of Japanese, vaguely pornographic movies that were made from the ‘60s-‘80s that haven’t gotten any sort of release (unlike the equivalent American films that get releases through something like Vinegar Syndrome). I think they’re called pink films? There’s some other cool stuff on there I might pick up at some point (way too many sales recently). Like The Devils, The Godfather Saga (the version that is all edited together that aired on tv), The Phantom Tollbooth, and Greed.


heckhammer

There's a lot of nice toho stuff that hasn't been released on Blu-Ray here in the States. It I just wish they also had Latitude Zero up on the site because I would have bought that straight away. I have a DVD of a 16 mm print that is absolutely terrible. I seriously need to upgrade it but I don't want to pay $40 for the out of print DVD right now.


sabrefudge

How uncut are we talkin’ here?


thecomeric

Is that the unedited of trilogy in 4K? Did you have to download a digital version?


obscenephantasm

Not 4K, just Blu-Ray


CatParty88

I’d like to know too - unedited? How’s the quality? Where did you get it from?


thecomeric

Do they sell it or did you just make it custom? I have the 1080p Harmeys files from back in the day and was jw if they did something more official


theblairwitches

I just looked on the website, yes they do sell it. They call it the despecialised editions so I assume it’s just Harmy’s versions transferred onto a disc. Although I would recommend checking out the 4K77 and 4K83 Star Wars projects. A group of people are scanning the movie from various reels to create the best possible quality version available of the OT. They’re working on ESB now but the first and third movie are finished and online. (You can snag physical copies sometimes from online sellers, but the actual people don’t sell them because they’d get sued)


ajzeg01

PSA: NEVER BUY FAN EDITS OR RESTORATIONS!!!!! THE ORIGINAL CREATORS DO NOT SELL THEM AND DO NOT MAKE MONEY OFF OF THEM!!!!!! The people who sell them are STEALING someone else’s hard work!!!! Just donate to the original creators and download them for free and burn your own discs and print your own artwork if you really want to!!


KiraDune

Who cares? It's George Lucas/Disney, they don't need your money.


ajzeg01

No, but the actual creators of the edits and restorations do. The actual creators of these fan projects don’t see a penny from these scummy bootlegs. It’s pure profit for the guy who burned a disc on their computer and printed out some artwork. It’s a racket. All of these creators have the option to donate. If you must own these movies physically, do it yourself. If you want to support these projects financially, donate.


myasscrackiswet

I will steal from fucking Disney every chance I get.


ajzeg01

See my reply in the thread. This isn’t about stealing from Disney. It’s about stealing from the fans who created the edits and restorations.


myasscrackiswet

I'll steal from you too.


thecomeric

I have it downloaded digitally and it’s the only way to even watch the Star Wars movies that aren’t the special edition edits made in the 90s I know for sure Harmys is super accurate to the vhs and they worked super hard to do it. I feel like if they released the original cut it’d make a ton of money and end the nonsense but until then I’ll keep watching the fan made original cuts to avoid ps2 era cgi in my Star Wars movie


ajzeg01

For sure, they’re amazing versions of the movies, I just hate it when random people make and sell Blu-Rays of them without paying the creators of the edits and restorations they’re selling.


Juan_Carlo

Yeah. There are blu-ray covers you can just print out anyway.


Thndrcougarfalcnbird

Where did you get it from? I’ve never seen that before


stgermainjr860

How long did it take you to get the Sloppy Seconds stuff?


heckhammer

I bet it took less time than if you ordered from Hong-Kong rescue!


Jesse_Grubbs92

I’ve ordered from them multiple times, his turnaround times have always been quick. An easy PayPal invoice and you’re good to go. He’s very responsive too, so I can vouch


stgermainjr860

Awesome. Curious because I ordered the Kill Bill Whole Bloody Affair the other day. Thanks for the reply


spookylemon14

What is the running time of this release of The Devils?


KeithVanBread

I would also like to know this. u/obscenephantasm would you be able to check the runtime?


timmerpat

Where did you get that The Devils?!?!


lazybum--

I finally got the shipping notification of my Sloppy Seconds purchase! I’m very excited! I got The Devils and Cronenberg’s Existenz!


Bertolucci1900

Is Sloppy Second's version of Existenz different in any way than the already released versions?


lazybum--

It’s certainly cheaper than most I’ve seen! Most of the blu rays seem to only have the trailer as a feature. I can’t speak for this version, as it doesn’t have much of a description, but it claims to be Deluxe Edition.


Getupkid1284

Was that a new copy of The Witch?


obscenephantasm

Yep! New from Amazon. $15 and change, but the $10 Amazon Locker promo got it down below $7. Very surprised to see a slip


Getupkid1284

Damn going to have to give it an order and hope for the slip. Thanks!


obscenephantasm

Good luck!