Just a heads up to those who in the UK and beyond or if you have a region free player, the september release of LIFEFORCE is a 2 disc special edition with lots of extras including an isolated music and efx track not totally the best way of listening to the music but interesting nonetheless.
There are 2 versions of the film the long version and recut version featuring kamens rescored sequences. Should be interesting ( not sure which version has the isolated score and efx )
For those that go with the Arrow release, I'm curious to know how the audio quality on the US theatrical edition sounds; it's pinched and distorted on the Scream Factory Blu-ray. Loaded with flanging (see link).
The UK release has been released yesterday and I got the Blu-ray today. Both cuts of the film include an isolated score & effects track. Both cuts are also 1080p and have two audio options: PCM 2.0 Stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. I've watched a few minutes of both cuts and I don't hear any disortion on the audio.
Here are the specs. The discs are region B only.
Extras DISC ONE *The film - International version (116:30) Audio commentary by director Tobe Hooper, moderated by Tim Sullivan Audio commentary by visual effects artist Douglas Smith, moderated by filmmaker and scholar Howard S. Berger Audio commentary by make-up effects artist Nick Maley Isolated music & effects track (PCM 2.0 Stereo) "Cannon Fodder: The Making of Lifeforce" documentary (70:02) "Tobe Hooper: Space Vampires in London" featurette (9:58) "Steve Railsback: Carlsen’s Curse" featurette (7:07) "Mathilda May: Dangerous Beauty" featurette (15:16) TriStar trailer (1:28) Cannon trailer (2:02)
DISC TWO *The film - Theatrical version (101:17) Isolated music & effects track (PCM 2.0 Stereo)
IN THE BOX 28-page booklet with notes on the film by science fiction expert Bill Warren and an interview with visual effects artist John Dykstra by Calum Waddell Subtitles English HoH Picture 2.35:1 1080p MPEG-4 AVC Audio English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English PCM 2.0 Stereo (default audio track)
In comparison to the US release the UK release is missing:
- "The Making of Lifeforce" vintage featurette (21:18) - TV spot (0:30) - Stills sallery (5:17)
And the US release is missing:
- Audio commentary by visual effects artist Douglas Smith, moderated by filmmaker and scholar Howard S. Berger - Isolated score & effects track - "Cannon Fodder: The Making of Lifeforce" documentary (70:02)