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Al Edwards
06-24-2003, 07:18 PM
Just saw over at the fangoria website of the company Retromedia joining up with Image Entertainment. Any thoughts?

Michael Elliott
06-24-2003, 07:43 PM
Actually, I think it's a bad move.

I never saw a BU title at my Best Buy until after they got away from Image. Now, each title is there on the release date. Image titles are very slim at my Best Buy yet they have every Retro disc there.

Al Edwards
06-24-2003, 07:56 PM
The first three titles of this teaming will be Nightmare Sisters, Biohazard, and Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory.

Jeff Gr
06-24-2003, 08:04 PM
Hopefully this will bring a higher level of quality to the transfers. I would love to see Nightmare Castle (that was Retromedia wasn't it?) remastered and released under its proper title.

JEFF DOLMAN
06-25-2003, 01:52 AM
Likely will be just less money for Retromedia. Image will have a big cut

Joe L
06-25-2003, 05:34 AM
For us fans this is a great move. More titles to be seen, and probably better transfers and treatment from Image. How could this be wrong?

Jeff M
06-25-2003, 05:41 AM
Originally posted by Chic Gandil
Hopefully this will bring a higher level of quality to the transfers. I would love to see Nightmare Castle (that was Retromedia wasn't it?) remastered and released under its proper title.

I just watched my copy of this last night - man, what is with that weird dog-howling-clicking recurring noise for the first 6-7 minutes???? Was this an attempt by Retromedia to "protect" their 'remastered" version from bootleggers by adding sound effects? Or possibly just a mastering error.... Whatever, it's really annoying and pretty much ruins the start of the film. The rest of the transfer doesn't bother me that much (the flickering wasn't that annoying), but it's clear this film deserves a better presentation.

Jamie Lewis
06-25-2003, 07:28 AM
I think some people are confused. Image is just DISTRIBUTING Retromedia's titles. They will have nothing to do with remastering, packing, extras, etc. They are just handling shipping out the disc to retailers, like they have done for Fantoma, Something Weird, VIP, and several other companies.

Bill Pissott
07-31-2003, 11:55 PM
Some Retromedia news from DVD Drive-In:


Latest News

"Werewolf" Revisited!

In November, Retromedia Entertainment will release a new DVD of the Italian horror film WEREWOLF IN A GIRLS' DORMITORY, featuring an exclusive commentary track with star Curt Lowens hosted by David Del Valle. The disc will also feature a still gallery. Other titles from Retromedia that month include BIOHAZARD, featuring a commentary track with Fred Olen Ray and Steve Latshaw and a still gallery, and NIGHTMARE SISTERS featuring two commentary tracks (one featuring Brinke Stevens, Michelle Bauer, and Richard Gabai, the second featuring director David DeCoteau and producer John Schouweiler), three still galleries and a blooper reel.


http://www.dvddrive-in.com/

Nick Schwartz
08-01-2003, 11:21 PM
Ah damn. The only thing keeping me from buying more Retromedia stuff is the lack of really good remastering. Their hearts are in the right place....but still, their stuff should be given the digital treatment.

The Chaostar
08-03-2003, 01:32 AM
Originally posted by Jamie Lewis
I think some people are confused. Image is just DISTRIBUTING Retromedia's titles. They will have nothing to do with remastering, packing, extras, etc. They are just handling shipping out the disc to retailers, like they have done for Fantoma, Something Weird, VIP, and several other companies.

In that case it is a bad move. Retromedia's DVDs suck big time. Their transfers are a disgrace and they could only harm Image's reputation. I dunno...

Joe L
08-03-2003, 07:06 AM
Originally posted by The Chaostar
In that case it is a bad move. Retromedia's DVDs suck big time.

Not "all" of them.