Very happy about the Criterion War of the World's release. Funny enough, as soon as I saw that news I said 'a really cool bonus would be to include the original radio broadcast and that made people go nuts and panic' and sure enough that IS one of the bonus features on the disc!
So awesome when Criterion ISN'T kneecapped with what they want to do with their releases.
As far as some Blu Ray wish-lists for me.
- Both Guyver films - Anyone who saw the first film on VHS knows that the "director's cut" is terrible, it has violence edited out and a whole bunch of goofy bullcrap put in. The shorter R rated version on the VHS I saw years ago was a lot less cringey and the violence helped it a bit. A blu ray release with both cuts of the first Guyver and Guyver 2 would be cool
- Thursday - A 1998 Tarantino-esque crime movie. Has a retroactively fairly high profile cast of Thomas Jane, Aaron Eckhart, Mickey Rourke and the gorgeously psychotic Paulina Porizkova who steals the show. It deserves a proper North American Blu Ray release
- Wolf Creek - A FANTASTIC low-budget, gritty and dark horror thriller. Frankly I would just hope they would include the R rated and Unrated version of the film. The R rated is actually the better cut.
The unrated version gives you literally FIVE seconds of more 'violence', but the pair of sequences it adds to the movie absolutely CRUSHES the pacing. The film is already a slow burn, but the first sequences slows the beginning of the movie and just makes it take a little too long to get going. The next sequences comes right when tensions are high and the movie is moving fast, only to stop it dead in its tracks and insert cliche horror tropes like 'finding a gun but then dropping it and never going back for it' and 'stumbling across dead bodies and hysterically screaming'
So yeah the movie completely NEEDS a US Blu Ray release, as long as both versions are included.
- Birth - 2004 - Great performance from Kidman and I'm a sucker for edgy/controversial movies like this
- Amor Estranho Amor - An ultra controversial film, to the degree that an actress from it has tried to have all prints destroyed. For that alone I say restore it and put out a blu ray.
- Gantz - A 26 episode anime series currently released on DVD only. I believe it was animated at standard-def, but upscaling it for a proper Blu Ray release wouldn't hurt. If we could get a new English Dub out of it that would be great too.
- The Godzilla Anime Trilogy - I know Netflix has them which makes a US Blu Ray release unlikely, but I think they could make a cool triple pack
- Polar - Another Netflix film that could make for a cool Blu Ray
- The Babysitter - Another Netflix gem, great comedy/thriller.
- The Hobbit - 1977 - This animated movie deserves a Blu Ray release. I'm sure they could go back to that footage and scan it in HD and put out a decent Blu Ray of it. I find it to be a much more enjoyable and adventurous prelude to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy than the terrible Hobbit trilogy.
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