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 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

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 )

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   humster   (Member)

Excellent news! This is shaping up to be one of the blu ray releases of the year for me! I'm glad I held off buying the Scream Factory release.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   Clark Wayne   (Member)

Excellent news! This is shaping up to be one of the blu ray releases of the year for me! I'm glad I held off buying the Scream Factory release.

Yeah it looks like the UK release will be much better-they've released The Car this week!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2013 - 2:42 PM   
 By:   humster   (Member)

Excellent news! This is shaping up to be one of the blu ray releases of the year for me! I'm glad I held off buying the Scream Factory release.

Yeah it looks like the UK release will be much better-they've released The Car this week!


I think Arrow are going above and beyond the call of duty with their recent releases. Keep 'em coming!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2013 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

Yes Arrow are doing a fine job on these releases.

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2013 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)


I think Arrow are going above and beyond the call of duty with their recent releases. Keep 'em coming!


I have been completing the Blu-ray Arrow titles on my wishlist in the last month and the new Lifeforce will definitely be an addition! Great news!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2013 - 10:28 PM   
 By:   Cooper   (Member)


For those that go with the Arrow release, I'm curious to know how the audio on the US theatrical edition sounds; it's pinched and distorted on the Scream Factory Blu; it's loaded with flanging (see link).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flanging

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 5:31 AM   
 By:   Frank V   (Member)

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)

 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2013 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Currently 12 £ including free UK & EU shipping over at zavvi.com for the Arrow limited edition steelbook:

http://www.zavvi.com/blu-ray/lifeforce-limited-edition-steelbook/10793606.html

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2013 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   gyorgyL   (Member)

I believe , since LLL recording will be out of print soon, that a new release will surface soon, with, this time , the main title composed by Michael Kamen, that was not located at the time of the first print of the (un)complete score.

 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2013 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   Frank V   (Member)

I believe , since LLL recording will be out of print soon, that a new release will surface soon, with, this time , the main title composed by Michael Kamen, that was not located at the time of the first print of the (un)complete score.

LLL (La-La Land) should be BSX (Buysoundtrax). wink

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2014 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Just finished watching for the first time the theatrical cut of Lifeforce and it's odd to hear the Kamen material mixed with the Mancini, especially the synth cues feel out of place. What I did like about this cut is the pacing as I've always found the director's cut to be on the slow side and tedious at times. With the exception of the opening which I prefer extended, the theatrical cut moves along great and for me worked better. It's still a flawed movie but the visuals, the music, the mood it creates makes it worth revisiting and especially these transfers are gorgeous!

I checked out the isolated music and effects tracks, they are a fun feature. Mancini gets praise from the actors mainly in the featurettes, even Mathilda May recounts being impressed with the music. I haven't listened to any of the commentaries yet. Also fun to hear Hooper and his crew was on drugs when they shot this. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2014 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

May - still hot AND enamored with the score! Yes, that was a great feature,
good interview with the love of every 80's kid.

If your commentary in the UK is the same that Scream Factory has here in the
states, with Hooper and "moderator" Tim Sullivan - good luck. I turned it off
after 5mins. - Sullivan is like an annoying kid who won't just let Hooper talk, and
not in a fun, spirited "I'm a fan and it's so cool I'm watching LIFEFORCE with the
director!!" but just....annoying.
After enduring 90mins. of that for THE FUNHOUSE, I just couldn't do it again.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2014 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   jacky   (Member)

Isolated and effects track???What is the deal or interesting with the soundeffects playing over the score?? I don't see the fun in that.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2014 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   Jameson281   (Member)

If your commentary in the UK is the same that Scream Factory has here in the
states, with Hooper and "moderator" Tim Sullivan - good luck. I turned it off
after 5mins. - Sullivan is like an annoying kid who won't just let Hooper talk, and
not in a fun, spirited "I'm a fan and it's so cool I'm watching LIFEFORCE with the
director!!" but just....annoying.


The Sullivan commentary starts with him gushing about how Scream Factory has restored the movie with Hooper, which is total B.S. MGM restored the movie and brought Hooper in; I should know, since I sat next to Hooper during the transfer! But Shout/Scream always seems very willing to accept credit for work done by the studios.

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2014 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Isolated and effects track???What is the deal or interesting with the soundeffects playing over the score?? I don't see the fun in that.

Like films1 said "not totally the best way of listening to the music but interesting nonetheless.", that's what I would say about that extra on this release as well; I watched the opening of the extended cut (the whole space prologue) with that track on and I have to admit it is IMO a fun feature. I have the BSX release anyway with the score so not that bothered they didn't do a proper isolated score. For me, to have both the theatrical and director's cuts in this quality is already fun and that's not mentioning the amount of additional extras on this set which I'm only halfway through.

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2014 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

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).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flanging


Anyone have an answer to this question? Any insight would be much appreciated. I'm curious as well....

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2014 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

From reviews comparing both:

Bloody disgusting:

On Shout Factory’s Blu-ray, the Theatrical Version is regulated to the special features section on the same disc. Its MPEG-2 transfer was better than expected but still offered lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Arrow rectifies this by putting the Theatrical release on its own separate Blu-ray. It features a first-rate MPEG-4 AVC presentation that matches the one seen in the International Version. Again, we are given two audio options DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0. They’re both stellar and big improvement over Scream Factory’s.

DVD active:

As with the video, the theatrical cut's audio is also technically superior to the US disc, featuring as it does both DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 soundtracks (the US is Dolby Digital 5.1 only). The lossy 5.1 track on the US disc reportedly has a few quality issues – tinny, hollow sound being the common criticism – but the UK disc doesn’t appear to be similarly afflicted. I did find that the surround channels had a much greater tendency to drown out the dialogue than the longer cut of the film, but this could easily be due to the original sound mix. Again, Arrow has improved on the Shout! Release where it matters to deliver a genuinely impressive audio experience that breathes new life into Lifeforce.

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2014 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Thanks, Francis -

 
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