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Doug Roemer
10-03-2010, 12:55 PM
I already have Final Exam and Stanley. What else is there?

Isaac K.
10-03-2010, 03:24 PM
There's Code Red's BEYOND THE DOOR and Deimos/Victory Film's Spanish Horror Collection.

Shane K
10-03-2010, 03:29 PM
Don't Answer the Phone

Terry Carpenter
10-03-2010, 04:25 PM
If you don't know, the Drive in Classics collections 1-4.

Robin Bougie
10-03-2010, 09:38 PM
Don't Answer the Phone

This.

Derrick King
10-04-2010, 02:05 AM
It is pretty expensive (it went OOP shortly after it was released and well before Navare shut BCI down), but the Sonny Chiba Action Pack is worth tracking down for one reason, it contains the uncut version of Kinji Fukasaku's VIRUS (aka Day of Resurrection.)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31XQt%2B3sNqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

George P
10-04-2010, 02:23 AM
I second the Spanish Horror/ Paul Naschy recommendations. These are some damn good prints.

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Marshall Crist
10-04-2010, 02:31 AM
Agreed. Upgraded copies of nutty favorites like VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES and LORELEI'S GRASP, and movies I never enjoyed until I saw them in vastly improved quality, like NIGHT OF THE SORCERERS and HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB.

Robin Bougie
10-04-2010, 04:14 AM
It is pretty expensive (it went OOP shortly after it was released and well before Navare shut BCI down), but the Sonny Chiba Action Pack is worth tracking down for one reason, it contains the uncut version of Kinji Fukasaku's VIRUS (aka Day of Resurrection.)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31XQt%2B3sNqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

WAAAA!!? It DOES? I've been recommending this movie to people for years, and telling them the uncut version (drastically different than the common cut version) had never been released in North America. This is great to know, because now I can tell them to track down this set. Or at least try to.

Terry Carpenter
10-04-2010, 04:53 AM
WAAAA!!? It DOES? I've been recommending this movie to people for years, and telling them the uncut version (drastically different than the common cut version) had never been released in North America. This is great to know, because now I can tell them to track down this set. Or at least try to.

I was also under the impression that it was. I know a few people did pass it off as such. Now I'm pulling my hair out realizing this for the first time, when I should've picked it up.

Randy Thomas G
10-04-2010, 05:54 AM
It is pretty expensive (it went OOP shortly after it was released and well before Navare shut BCI down), but the Sonny Chiba Action Pack is worth tracking down for one reason, it contains the uncut version of Kinji Fukasaku's VIRUS (aka Day of Resurrection.)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31XQt%2B3sNqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

And Golgo 13? I had no idea this had been released.

Marc Edward Heuck
10-04-2010, 11:48 AM
I'm partial to the Sig Shore music drama THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD with Harvey Keitel and Earth Wind & Fire myself.

Chris Poggiali
10-04-2010, 01:10 PM
It is pretty expensive (it went OOP shortly after it was released and well before Navare shut BCI down), but the Sonny Chiba Action Pack is worth tracking down for one reason, it contains the uncut version of Kinji Fukasaku's VIRUS (aka Day of Resurrection.)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31XQt%2B3sNqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

I have this set, and yes, the version of VIRUS enclosed is in beautiful widescreen with subtitles and runs 156 minutes.

Chris Poggiali
10-04-2010, 01:14 PM
I'm partial to the Sig Shore music drama THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD with Harvey Keitel and Earth Wind & Fire myself.

Agreed! And unlike the Chiba box, this one can still be found for reasonable prices.

Ehren H.
10-04-2010, 01:16 PM
I never snagged Final Exam on disc. If it's shot up in price I'm gonna kick myself, I really enjoyed this lil slasher flick and don't know why I put off buying it.

Derrick King
10-04-2010, 02:13 PM
If you just want Golgo 13 and the Sonny Chiba Action Pack is too expensive, this set can be found for a low price:

The Sonny Chiba Collection (Bullet Train (both the full length Japanese version and shorter International cut)/Golgo 13/The Bodyguard and Sister Street Fighter: Welcome to the Grindhouse Double Feature/Dragon Princess & Karate Warriors: Welcome to the Grindhouse Double Feature)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sp4Y7jIOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Actually, except the Action Pack, all of BCI's Sonny Chiba sets are cheap. All of these are worth picking up:
The Samurai Collection (G.I. Samurai/Legend of the Eight Samurai/Ninja Wars)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61OS-Fef-EL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

The Shogun Collection (Shogun's Samurai/Shogun's Shadow/Swords of Vengeance/Shogun's Ninja)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YVV3D210L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Masutatsu Oyama Trilogy (Karate Bull Fighter/Karate Bear Fighter/Karaate For Life)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SZG8qNCoL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Shadow Warriors Season One
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qUagVevVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Not Sonny Chiba, but Takeshi Miike's MPD Psycho is still really cheap as well
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41AKM5D8PML._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Mark C.
10-04-2010, 03:21 PM
It is pretty expensive (it went OOP shortly after it was released and well before Navare shut BCI down), but the Sonny Chiba Action Pack is worth tracking down for one reason, it contains the uncut version of Kinji Fukasaku's VIRUS (aka Day of Resurrection.)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31XQt%2B3sNqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Dam, Out of the half dozen of Chiba boxsets from BCI I own, this is the only one I never bought. I did'nt realize that VIRUS was on it, In fact I never even knew they released it.

Also To add to the above there is also:
http://www.weirdwildrealm.com/filmimages/lethal-chiba.jpg

Derrick King
10-04-2010, 04:40 PM
Oops, can't believe I forgot the Lethal Chiba set (and I knew I was forgetting one.)

Another BCI release that is still inexpensive and worth picking up is The Sister Street Fighter Box Set
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5127QFXHTTL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Jason C
11-19-2010, 01:34 PM
I picked up "The Sonny Chiba Collection" for $5 and really enjoyed Golgo 13. Thanks for mentioning The Sister Street Fighter Collection, Derrick. I picked it up for $8 and after watching the first two films I feel like I stole it. The films are excellent with great transfers the box itself is topnotch.

I picked up The Exploitation Cinema 20 Film Collection (Best Buy Exclusive) for $38. It's available on Amazon. I've only watched 5 films so far and it's already proven to be worth it.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517R5MrjLzL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Derrick King
11-19-2010, 03:18 PM
Glad you liked the SISTER STREETFIGHTER set. It may be the best box set that BCI released.

Magnus Wersen
11-19-2010, 04:08 PM
Dam, Out of the half dozen of Chiba boxsets from BCI I own, this is the only one I never bought. I did'nt realize that VIRUS was on it, In fact I never even knew they released it.

I knew that the full Virus was on it, but I never bought it. "Oh, Virus with subtitled Japanese dialogue! But I can always buy this at a later occasion because this will still be around. Won't it?" :(

Ian Z.
11-19-2010, 05:21 PM
I never snagged Final Exam on disc. If it's shot up in price I'm gonna kick myself, I really enjoyed this lil slasher flick and don't know why I put off buying it.

It has shot up in price and I'm in the same boat. Sure I waited a bit before buying it, but it's my recollection that I waited less than a year and the darn thing was out of print by then. I absolutely refuse to pay the $40-$60 I see it listed for however.

BrianS
11-19-2010, 10:52 PM
Glad you liked the SISTER STREETFIGHTER set. It may be the best box set that BCI released.

One of my prized possessions. FANTASTIC movies!!! If anyone doesn't have it, get it now!!