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Large horror film distributor joins Blu-ray

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Mar 2008 18:45 User comments (15)

Large horror film distributor joins Blu-ray Blue Underground, a giant distributor of cult and horror movies on DVD has announced that they will begin releasing their titles on Blu-ray later this year.
There was no word on which titles would retail first or even what quarter the movies would be released in but Blue Underground has already put word on their website that they plan to support the format with a large number of Blu-ray releases.

First started in the early 90s, Blue Underground has a large catalog of cult and horror classics, including some of the more popular titles from legends of film making like Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Larry Cohen, and George A. Romero.



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15 user comments

15.3.2008 19:42

Will they be releasing a movie about the BLU-RAY-Goblins?

"Oh my God! It's the Blu-Ray Monster, come to DRM us all to death! - [Eeek! Shriek!, etc. ....] :)

25.3.2008 20:35

If that happens I think the annoying guy who bought the HD-DVD player will die first.

... Right before the whiney HD-DVD fanboys who forget the version of DRM they were supporting.


BRING ON THE GOBLINS!!

35.3.2008 21:59
camaro17
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lol the more the marrier
i guess its more like blu-underground now eh?
lmao

Peace

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Mar 2008 @ 22:00

46.3.2008 6:12

Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento movies please!

56.3.2008 6:12

Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento movies please!

66.3.2008 8:44

Originally posted by A_Klingon:
Will they be releasing a movie about the BLU-RAY-Goblins?

"Oh my God! It's the Blu-Ray Monster, come to DRM us all to death! - [Eeek! Shriek!, etc. ....] :)
Lol! That's good stuff.

76.3.2008 9:37




Oh! Oh! The Blue Meanies Are Coming! The Blue Meanies Are Coming!

[Lord Mayor; Pepperland/Beatles-Yellow Submarine]



87.3.2008 19:08

Isn't HD and horror an oxymoron? The thing about horror movies (or at least the good ones from "the old days") is that they scare you with what you don't see.

97.3.2008 20:24

Originally posted by wetsparks:
Isn't HD and horror an oxymoron? The thing about horror movies (or at least the good ones from "the old days") is that they scare you with what you don't see.
Oh - Be Afraid, my friend, Be Very Afraid.....

What you won't see is all the DRM your horror disc has. You won't see your new BluRay player "phoning home" to the Evil Alien Consortium if you followed Sony's advice and left your Profile 2.0 player connected to the Internet. You won't see your player's serial number being recorded by the Ghoulish Ring of Copyright Holders while your viewing habits are being logged by their Drones. You won't see the High Council communicating with the lil' Beasties that hide deep, deep within the bowels of your player.

Ouuuuuuuuuuu.... [shuddering] I is getting rait askeered right now, even just *thinking* about it!

:-)

108.3.2008 14:13

Jeez Klingon...you're really rolling with this. Lmao.

Quote:
High Council communicating with the lil' Beasties that hide deep, deep within the bowels of your player.
Lol.


118.3.2008 20:41

Originally posted by 7thsinger:
Jeez Klingon...you're really rolling with this. Lmao.

(Yeah).

I was off for three days; I was bored; and I ran out of beer. :)

129.3.2008 14:12

Originally posted by A_Klingon:
Originally posted by 7thsinger:
Jeez Klingon...you're really rolling with this. Lmao.

(Yeah).

I was off for three days; I was bored; and I ran out of beer. :)
Ran out of beer? Holy cow. That's no good. Being bored is curable...i'll not post the many ways to cure boredom as some may not be appropriate...but running out of beer is unaccepatable. How dare you?! ;-D


139.3.2008 20:49

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Ran out of beer? Holy cow. That's no good.
You got that right.

Running out of beer is pretty skeeeeeery stuff all by itself; much worse than _any_ Horror Movie! Ouuuuuuuuu, [Shudder]... Gives me the willies just *thinking about it! <hee-hee>

:-)

1415.3.2008 5:47

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What you won't see is all the DRM your horror disc has. You won't see your new BluRay player "phoning home" to the Evil Alien Consortium if you followed Sony's advice and left your Profile 2.0 player connected to the Internet. You won't see your player's serial number being recorded by the Ghoulish Ring of Copyright Holders while your viewing habits are being logged by their Drones. You won't see the High Council communicating with the lil' Beasties that hide deep, deep within the bowels of your player.
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Kling is this a joke or is this for real, I mean if it is expalin a little further please, and if it is how can they get away with that kind of crap.

1515.3.2008 12:37

Originally posted by FredBun:
...Kling is this a joke or is this for real, I mean if it is expalin a little further please, and if it is how can they get away with that kind of crap.
Hi, FredBun! <yea - I'm always joking about something-or-other, or at least I try when people aren't coming down on my head with criticism.>

But yes, I'm very serious too. There are many who believe (myself among them), that if you have a full-time high-speed internet connection (which a great many people do), and you leave your player connected to the Internet (as Sony recommends, and which is what Profile 2.0 players are all about), then yes, I believe you are pretty-much at the mercy of Sony INC. and any 3rd-party corporation they care to engage to 'spy' on you.

(Without ranting about this), I honestly believe this is a cause for concern, because your player's Serial Number (which can be easily traced back to YOU by the original vendor you bought it from) can be recorded - the actual blu-ray discs you watch can be logged (maybe you borrowed some discs from another friend); some believe they can tell if you're watching a 'ripped' copy of a retail disc, etc etc.

Who knows? Sony's shenanigans will all be laid bare in due-time, methinks, by dedicated software-reverse-engineers, as the blu ray format matures.

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