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Old 10-15-2013, 02:39 AM
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Seriously wtf?! Been waiting forever for this one to get released, never a whisper of it. To this day it remains a truly creepy movie for me, I'd love to see it in HD. Keeps coming on HBO HD channels but in SD, drives me nuts every time it comes up on the guide... I still record it every time just in case they upgraded it lol.

The inferior remake was ill timed, it came out at the height of the format war, studios wouldn't focus on catalog titles much at the time, should have gotten a release when that did.
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Seriously wtf?! Been waiting forever for this one to get released, never a whisper of it. To this day it remains a truly creepy movie for me, I'd love to see it in HD. Keeps coming on HBO HD channels but in SD, drives me nuts every time it comes up on the guide... I still record it every time just in case they upgraded it lol.

The inferior remake was ill timed, it came out at the height of the format war, studios wouldn't focus on catalog titles much at the time, should have gotten a release when that did.
Arrow are rumoured to be releasing this next year.....
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That would be most excellent!
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Four years later.. the hell Arrow?
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Four years later.. the hell Arrow?
Arrow have announced a release of one of their books on The Hitcher, still waiting on a though.....
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Still waiting over a year later. No excuse for this classic to be ignored.
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Still waiting over a year later. No excuse for this classic to be ignored.
Pick it up from Germany.
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Actually did a couple days after I posted that. ALWAYS forget Germany!
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FYI no one should ever buy the German release. It’s softer than the old UK DVD and has awful blown out contrast, the DVD wins there too. The “5.1 audio“ was tied entirely to the front speakers.. whoever produced and released this deserves dysentery.

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It's not perfect but it is the best release available of this title. It'll do until we get a proper restoration.
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