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White Squall, Terminal Velocity - Mill Creek's Next Buena Vista Wave

post #1 of 21
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Just saw some new pre-orders up:

WHITE SQUALL
TERMINAL VELOCITY
D.O.A.
MR. WRONG
GONE FISHIN
DUETS
NEW YORK STORIES
BEFORE & AFTER
BORN YESTERDAY

WHITE SQUALL and TERMINAL VELOCITY will be mine!! lol.
post #2 of 21
I will buy anything by the Scott Bros. so I am in for Squall
post #3 of 21
At the prices Mill Creek offers these at, I'll pick up things I wouldn't consider if they were even a little bit higher.

I find a lot of the Hollywood Pictures and Touchstone Pictures to be a decent escape type of viewing. It might help becoming familiar with some of them via cable in a relaxed background type of setting as they play well that way. I've found myself stopping on Gone Fishin' a couple of times over the years just due to the silliness and energy of Joe Pesci and Joe Glover in that.

Though I didn't care for the film as a whole, Duets will be something I'll likely grab at some point just due to some of the scenes with Andre Braugher and Paul Giamatti. New York Stories is a must for the Scorsese segment.

I've never seen Terminal Velocity but that one seems to be a guilty pleasure for a number of people based on posts.
post #4 of 21
Terminal Velocity! Oh f**k yeah!
post #5 of 21
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Terminal Velocity! Oh f**k yeah!

Am I misremembering it?
post #6 of 21
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Am I misremembering it?

Charlie Sheen's expensive action flick (that underperformed at the box-office), good stunts, some offbeat humor, a pre-Sopranos James Gandolfini, Natassia Kinski, and a dog named Tripod. Extremely fun

I agree with Abintra -- a lot of these Touchstone/Hollywood films are like comfort food. They've aged well; mostly upbeat types of entertainment driven by stars back in an age when they used to make formula movies for more than 15 year olds. Not all of them are great, but for the $5 they've charged on most of them, I've found myself buying titles I wouldn't have been interested in otherwise.

Some of these have been great because their prior DVDs were non-anamorphic. I'd like to see THE SCARLET LETTER eventually which wasn't 16:9 enhanced and is a guilty pleasure for its cinematography and John Barry's lush romantic score!
post #7 of 21
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Charlie Sheen's expensive action flick (that underperformed at the box-office), good stunts, some offbeat humor, a pre-Sopranos James Gandolfini, Natassia Kinski, and a dog named Tripod. Extremely fun

I agree with Abintra -- a lot of these Touchstone/Hollywood films are like comfort food. They've aged well; mostly upbeat types of entertainment driven by stars back in an age when they used to make formula movies for more than 15 year olds. Not all of them are great, but for the $5 they've charged on most of them, I've found myself buying titles I wouldn't have been interested in otherwise.

Some of these have been great because their prior DVDs were non-anamorphic. I'd like to see THE SCARLET LETTER eventually which wasn't 16:9 enhanced and is a guilty pleasure for its cinematography and John Barry's lush romantic score!

I remember it as bad trash, not the plot
post #8 of 21
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Some of these have been great because their prior DVDs were non-anamorphic. I'd like to see THE SCARLET LETTER eventually which wasn't 16:9 enhanced and is a guilty pleasure for its cinematography and John Barry's lush romantic score!

Speculation but I'm willing to, non-monetary verbal only , bet that The Scarlett Letter has been licensed by MC and will make an appearance within a few months. By the end of the year anyway.

Holy Man is another in this batch not mentioned in the OP. That is another one of the films that played better for me over the years after seeing it on cable. Just has a slight relaxed way about it that made me get something out of it.
post #9 of 21
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Speculation but I'm willing to, non-monetary verbal only , bet that The Scarlett Letter has been licensed by MC and will make an appearance within a few months. By the end of the year anyway.

These are all newer titles (relatively speaking) from the Hollywood library as opposed to the '80s/90s Touchstone titles they issued previously, so it might appear. I'd have expected Arachnophobia to be one of them, but obviously Disney must be holding that one for themselves.
post #10 of 21
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I remember it as bad trash, not the plot

Terminal Velocity? or the Scarlet Letter? Terminal Velocity actually got a lot of good/decent reviews when it opened, just didn't do particularly well. (Scarlet Letter didn't do well either but got slammed by nearly everyone outside a few).
post #11 of 21
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I'd have expected Arachnophobia to be one of them, but obviously Disney must be holding that one for themselves.

In case you hadn't stumbled upon it yet, Arachnophobia is coming from Disney later this year.

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/blu...-release-26706
post #12 of 21
Inetvideo and Deep Discount often have sales on Mill Creek Blu-rays shortly after (sometimes before) release day. I picked up several of their second wave for $3 each.
post #13 of 21
I'll be picking up white squall ..loved that one
post #14 of 21
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In case you hadn't stumbled upon it yet, Arachnophobia is coming from Disney later this year.

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/blu...-release-26706

Right, thanks. There were so many in that list I forgot!
post #15 of 21
From the official Blu-ray.com review of White Squall:

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But there's evidence of a smoothing process. The image appears glossy and unnaturally smooth, appearing as if anything other than film. Grain is usually missing in action, visible only in select shots. The noise reduction and smoothing effect doesn't ruin the transfer -- it's still pleasantly watchable -- but it certainly takes the life out of it.

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http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/White-.../40940/#Review
post #16 of 21
i might pick up a few of these.. Terminal Velocity and Holy Man probably... Gone Fishin maybe
post #17 of 21
Same. I got my copy of Terminal Velocity and watched it the other day. A/V was pretty decent considering.
post #18 of 21
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From the official Blu-ray.com review of White Squall:



Source:
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/White-.../40940/#Review

Sounds like Black Rain
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post #20 of 21
Caps-a-holic screenshot comparison (White Squall) >>>

US Blu-ray vs DE DVD

http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/comparison.php?cID=1125#auswahl
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http://caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/comparison.php?art=part&x=261&y=259&action=1&image=0&cID=1124&cap1=11771&cap2=11763&lossless=#vergleich

I can hardly believe my eyes. Blue jeans in a 90s action movie on Blu-ray! Are they sure they weren't supposed to be teal?
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