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  • 88 Films Working on Joe D'Amato's Absurd

    Not much in the way of details yet, but...

    "Friday Announcement part #2

    The sequel to Anthropophagous, ABSURD aka ROSSO SANGUE aka ANTHROPOPHAGOUS 2 aka MONSTER HUNTER aka ZOMBIE 6: MONSTER HUNTER.
    We will shortly be launching a crowd-funding initiative to restore this from the original negative in 2K. We will also plan new extra features and some special packaging.


    What are your thoughts? Will you support us?"
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  • #2
    Not sure if I'll kickstart it, but when (if) it's released I'll buy it just to get rid of the MYA bootleg from the shelf.

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    • #3
      I won't support them on kickstart, I am sick of companies asking for this, but I will. buy it when it's released.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Fundi View Post
        I won't support them on kickstart, I am sick of companies asking for this, but I will. buy it when it's released.
        My sentiments exactly.
        "His lives inside of his own heart. That's an awful big place to live in."
        -Billy Bob Thornton, 'Sling Blade' (1996)

        "Some roads you shouldn't go down."
        -Billy Bob Thornton, 'Fargo' (2014)

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        • #5
          I don't have a problem with kickstarting commercial releases per se. After all, Arrow's Borowzyck box probably wouldn't have happened without it, and Blutiger Freitag looks like it'll be a stellar release. But I agree it's starting to get tiresome with this specific company. However, if the crowdfunding is what separates a great release, with a new negative scan and a transfer with grain structure intact, from a mediocre one served straight from the Italian rights holders (like most stuff from BU and 88), I'm all for it. Let's face it, physical media has become a niche thing mostly for us collectors and cinephiles. An Argento or Fulci will probably make its money back no matter what, but an obscure film like Absurd, from a not very well known director like D'Amato... I can understand companies being hesistant about a more extravagant release. The kickstarter projects at least guarantee a break even, with customers buying directly from the company at full retail price instead of waiting for discounts. I don't see why this is such a bad thing really. It's the same as Arrow are doing, only they have made such a great name for themselves they don't have to kickstart project, but rather can count on most LE releases selling out before or close after release date.

          I think we will see more of the industry moving in towards either the Arrow or 88 Films' business model in the coming years.
          enandalusiskhund
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          Last edited by enandalusiskhund; 04-05-2016, 06:14 AM.

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          • #6
            I'd like to read a Kickstarter pitch from Code Red...

            I'm pretty sure I've seen Absurd but I didn't like it at all. Seems like the only thing good about it is the ending i.e. the movie actually ends but there's some gore, too, I think?

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            • #7
              I really like it but im happy with the DVD. I don't feel the need to have EVERYTHING on Blu ray especially when its probably not going to look all that great anyway. I have other things to spend money on besides shiny plastic discs.

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              • #8
                88 Films just mentioned on Twitter that the BBFC passed Absurd completely uncut.
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                • #9
                  UHD coming in June.

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