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Re: Synapse Films

#226 Post by dwk » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:57 pm

June 14th - Sorceress (Uncensored Director Approved Edition) [Blu-ray]
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#227 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:58 pm

Absurdly priced limited edition of Popcorn coming soon-- and they relegated the unforgettable original box art to the back and replaced it with garish-looking original art

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#228 Post by tenia » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:00 pm

I like Synpase's dedication in the technical work they perform but their steelbooks are all vastly overpriced (but they still sell seemingly quite well, so why should they lower the prices ?).

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#229 Post by med » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:36 pm

You answered your own question, tenia.

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#230 Post by tenia » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:05 pm

med wrote:You answered your own question, tenia.
Oh, I know, it was purely rhetorical but also a bit cynical towards my fellow BD enthusiasts who have created a market for these overpriced steelbooks.

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#231 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:37 pm

Discussion of Synapse's Dario Argento titles moved here

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#232 Post by dwk » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:14 am

The Kindred, finally, in 2018.

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#234 Post by Morbii » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:26 pm

dwk wrote:The Kindred, finally, in 2018.
Many years ago, my dad took me on a “birds and the bees” trip. Among other things, he asked if I wanted to watch a horror film. This film was that horror film - my first R-rated horror film (maybe my first horror film period).

So, I’m strangely attached to it, have a poster, and share a name with the monster!

It will be nice to retire my R4 DVD for a Synapse edition blu!

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Re: Synapse Films

#235 Post by MichaelB » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:34 pm

I’m delighted that the box artwork for Indicator’s upcoming Hammer titles makes a point of including the original X certificates, even though they mostly get PGs and 12s these days.

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#236 Post by dwk » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:38 pm

I forgot to mention that one of the titles that Kim Newman's website leaked was a new 4K restoration of The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue by Synapse Films. Said restoration will be premiering at the Fantasia Film Festival.

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#237 Post by dwk » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:19 pm

Don told the crowd at the Fantasia Film Festival that Synapse is going to release a new restoration of Tombs of the Blind Dead in the 2nd quarter of 2020.


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#239 Post by tenia » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:59 pm

As usual with Synapse, so much for whatever they said they wouldn't do 1 or 2 years ago.

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#240 Post by soundchaser » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:12 pm

If they get David Mackenzie to encode (and I can't imagine they wouldn't), this could be the best looking disc on the home video market. I'm very excited.

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#241 Post by black&huge » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:28 pm

soundchaser wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:12 pm
If they get David Mackenzie to encode (and I can't imagine they wouldn't), this could be the best looking disc on the home video market. I'm very excited.
While it's being mentioned here I might as well ask. I'm familiar with Mackenzie's name due to a few titles he's done encoding for (specifically the UK release of Mulholland Drive) and he's been raved about due to his skills in his field. What exactly does he do/follow that makes him reputable when it comes to encoding?

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#242 Post by soundchaser » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:13 pm

He's the single best in the field right now (as far as I'm concerned) at grain management and compression. I remember a video (at least, I'm pretty sure it was a video? I can't find it now.) in which he demonstrated his encoding process for a Mondo Vision release, and the amount of work he put in to make sure the grain structure was kept intact was astonishing. Basically, if he's encoding a disc, it's going to look as close to the source as possible.

EDIT: I still don't think this is the video I was looking for, but check out this interview at about 1:05 in.

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#243 Post by dwk » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:24 pm

tenia wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:59 pm
As usual with Synapse, so much for whatever they said they wouldn't do 1 or 2 years ago.
I assume that the costs to produce a UHD disc have gone down enough and the sales of Synapse's Suspiria Blu-ray have flattened out, that they have decided it is worth it to release this to test the market.

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#244 Post by black&huge » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:11 am

soundchaser wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:13 pm
He's the single best in the field right now (as far as I'm concerned) at grain management and compression. I remember a video (at least, I'm pretty sure it was a video? I can't find it now.) in which he demonstrated his encoding process for a Mondo Vision release, and the amount of work he put in to make sure the grain structure was kept intact was astonishing. Basically, if he's encoding a disc, it's going to look as close to the source as possible.

EDIT: I still don't think this is the video I was looking for, but check out this interview at about 1:05 in.
Major thanks for the response and link. I fully understand now.

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#245 Post by jazzo » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:11 am

I'm happy for any others that this may excite, but I'm fine with the current blu-ray Synapse released. I really just want them to finish THE KINDRED.

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#246 Post by Morbii » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:23 am

Yeah, I’ve been waiting patiently for The Kindred for what, almost 2 years now?

Still picking up the UHD Suspiria, though.

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Re: Synapse Films

#247 Post by dwk » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:28 pm

Cheapest pre-order price for Suspiria: $29.97 at Bull Moose.

It is also up at WowHD for £33.37

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Re: Synapse Films

#248 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:14 pm

The MSRP is rough, $29.97 is a nice compromise

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