Sunday, March 25

R-RATED Waxwork in the New Wal Mart Lionsgate Horror Collection 8-Pack...

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While it's great to have eight flicks together with four previously unreleased on disc in America (The Unholy, CHUD 2, Ghoulies 3, and 976-EVIL 2), the presentation of Waxwork is the MPAA trimmed version. Artisan's previous Waxwork/Waxwork II: Lost in Time Double Feature DVD retained the full unrated cut released on VHS with extra bits to China's gory vampire battle in the white-tiled wine cellar/torture chamber. Also the new disc is taken from a different, significantly poorer and murky video master compared to the old disc's surprisingly colorful and bright picture. Basically the new presentation matches the terrible quality of the sequel on the old double feature disc.

2003 Artisan Part 1 & 2 Double Feature (Unrated)

2012 Lionsgate Horror Collection 8-Pack (R-Rated)

5 comments:

Jayson K. said...

Of course I didn't just get the the set for Waxwork, the other seven look fine with the 16x9 widescreen The Unholy looking the best. CHUD 2 is also in anamorphic WS but looks quite blurry for some reason. Ghoulies 3 is taken from a dodgy video master like the UK DVD. 976-EVIL 2 is also an unmatted video master although better looking. Chopping Mall, Slaughter High, and Class of 1999 all appear to match their separate DVD releases.

Jayson K. said...

Still it doesn't make sense LG would opt to not simply re-encode the old Waxwork transfer but instead encode a totally new, inferior one...

The Film Connoisseur said...

I've been wanting to see Unholy for the longest time, this looks like a disk I'd want to get just for that one alone.

Ken Reid said...

I went into Walmart for the first time in years on Sunday to dig through the bins looking for this set, didn't find a single copy (plenty of the other Lionsgates 8 movie sets though, Action, Adventure, etc) and had to deal with the dregs of humanity and one guy picking up every disc in the bin, scanning the cover and asking his...I don't want to say girlfriend...but lady with him if "there a black guy in this movie?" and if she said yes or she thinks so, he dropped it back in the bin.

Pfdfiredog said...

Hey Jayson,
Longtime no talk. Yhamks for the info ON Waxwork was actually going for this and Unholy. For the price point still might jump and just keep my 2 pack now. Hope all is well.

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