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War of the Worlds on Epix

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by wayneklein, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. Partyslammer

    Partyslammer Lord Of The New Church

    A 4k restoration was done a couple years ago and has been availble to buy/rent on services like Vudu and iTunes. The first Blu-ray release will be in late May from Australia on the Imprint label in a pretty nice, deluxe limited edition set. Paramount is just starting up their own Blu-ray label “Paramount Presents” which will focus on catalog titles including War Of The Worlds which is intended for a 4th quarter US release.

    Of course with what’s going on now, these plans can change.
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  2. hyntsonsvmse

    hyntsonsvmse Johnny Guitar

    Thanks for that. It's brilliant news. I much prefer the disc to streaming as there's a vast difference in picture quality.
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  3. Partyslammer

    Partyslammer Lord Of The New Church

    In a significant, surprise announcement, Criterion has announced the July 7th North American Blu-Ray (and DVD) release of the 1954 original film:



    New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    New alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, created by sound designer Ben Burtt and presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
    Audio commentary from 2005 featuring filmmaker Joe Dante, film historian Bob Burns, and author Bill Warren
    Movie Archaeologists, a new program on the visual and sound effects in the film featuring Burtt and film historian Craig Barront
    From the Archive, a new program about the film’s restoration featuring Barron, Burtt, and Paramount Pictures archivist Andrea Kalas
    Audio interview with producer George Pal from 1970
    The Sky Is Falling, a 2005 documentary about the making of the film
    The Mercury Theatre on the Air radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds from 1938, directed and narrated by Orson Welles
    Radio program from 1940 featuring a discussion between Welles and H. G. Wells, author of the 1897 novel The War of the Worlds
    English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    PLUS: An essay by film critic J. Hoberman
    New cover by Patrick Leger
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  4. Phil Tate

    Phil Tate Miss you Indy x

    South Shields
    Well, I thought this series started promisingly, but after watching the final episode I'm left feeling that it took a long time to not really go anywhere.
  5. DigMyGroove

    DigMyGroove Forum Resident

    I binged Epix’s War if the Worlds over three days last week. Watching this nightmare of the end if humanity during the current pandemic certainly enhanced how haunting and disturbing the series is. I really liked it overall, and hope there’s a second season done eventually so the question of Why? is resolved. IMDBpro points to that being the case.
  6. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
  7. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    spectrum lowered the price of EPIX back to $5.99 a month, but removed the 'drive-in' channel. used to be 5 EPIX channels, now there are 4.
  8. eeglug

    eeglug Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, USA
    Just watched the first episode of season 2. Nice new twists...I'll be tuned in for this new season.
  9. JohnG

    JohnG PROG Nation!

    I really liked season one, there is a season two currently on?
  10. sixtiesstereo

    sixtiesstereo Senior Member

    I just checked my DISH dvr, and sure enough, there was a new episode (Season 2) last night.
    Fortunately my timer caught it and recorded it. What's odd is that the DISH guide info
    for it says Episode 1. I'm guessing it incorrectly listed the episode as episode 1 of season 2 (??).
  11. eeglug

    eeglug Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, USA
    Yes, last night was the first episode of season 2.

    It carries on directly from the end of the 1st season - but only for a couple of minutes, then leaps 6 months later with a bunch of changes

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