Originally posted by: charliesheen
Hey Guys, OK dug out the old VCD sets I have - this is what is on them:
Attack Of The Helping Hand
The Sappy Sap
WNIC Radio TV Spot
XYZ Murders Trailer
Though SHalt Not Kill Trailer
Night Crew F/X Footage
PM Detroit spotling on Ren. Pics
Torro, Torro, Torro
The Blind Waiter
Book Of The Dead Trailer
The Evil Dead Trailer
Within The Woods
(Note: I can't remember the name of the shot that was in such bad shape it wasn't encoded)
OK, now before anyone gets excited about these being capped form a 3rd gen dub they look and sound bad. The original negative these were taken from is in a horrible state and generally they are very dark and have low, poor sound. Asuming the DVD cap is got is there someone here who is good at doing a remaster of videos (playing with brightness/colour levels and remastering the audio tracks)?
OK, now since I got these I'm fairly certain the Evil Dead Trailer and Book Of The Dead Trailer cropped up on the special edition of The Evil Dead - this will have to be checked. I also noted that Styker's War was released on DVD in limited quanitites a few years back. Does anyone have this? I'm guessing what I have is actually a different cut or a workprint, imbd made it out like Bruce isn't in it much - but have a quick look now (been years since I watched it) he's in the start a lot (smoking a cigar no less) and this cut is only about 45 mins long and has a real make-shift credits at the end.
Another question - did XYZ Murders come out on DVD? I know there was a laserdisc, and is a trailer on it?
I also found my SVCD of Within The Woods and The Book Of The Dead Trailer. Now, as mentioned above it does not look great even though it's as low gen as you're going to get - the print Scott Spiegel has is in a bad way, but it's basically as good as you're going to get until it actually gets a real release (which may never happen). This Dub it was captured from was also sent to Anchor Bay for possible inclusion on a DVD they were putting out years ago (likly before Raimi decided to remaster from his print).
Annoyingly right now I can't find my Hail To The King trailer, it was on an old VCD and I found it a few months ago and stuck it on youtube so it is about here somewhere! I also have a cool short video that was a fan made vid for SKinny Puppy's Who's Laughing Now (which heavily samples Evil Dead 2) and is made up from clips of the film - with the samples. It was made back in the late 80s, early 90s on an analogue deck so it's pretty vintage. However it's currently MIA also, but will turn up...
The HTTK trailer is actually available for download right here ---------------> http://www.deadites.net/media.php
And that Stryker's War you have sounds like it could be the "pilot" shot in 1980, though Bruce is supposedly the lead in that, which conflicts with your report. Anyway, I'd love to see it. The TV news spot (I'm guessing that's what it is) on Renaissance sounds interesting too. Also, does your copy of The Sappy Sap have sound? Mine doesn't and I'm wondering if this is a common flaw with all bootlegged versions of it.