The Changeling (Limited Edition Blu-ray) [UK]

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Release date: August 13th, 2018
Purchase link: Amazon - HMV - Zavvi
Price: £17.99 (Amazon & HMV) - £21.99 (Zavvi)

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Special Features:
• Brand new 4K scan and restoration
• Limited Edition packaging featuring outer rigid slipcase, Amaray case, poster, 40 page booklet and OST CD
• Audio commentary with director Peter Medak and producer Joel B. Michaels moderated by Severin Films’ David Gregory
• ‘The House on Cheesman Park’: The Haunting Story of The Changeling
• ‘The Music of The Changeling’: Interview with Music Arranger Kenneth Wannberg
• ‘Building The House of Horror’: Interview with Art Director Reuben Freed
• ‘The Psychotronic Tourist’: The Changeling
• ‘Master of Horror Mick Garris on The Changeling’
• Trailer
• TV Spot
• New English subtitles for the hearing impaired

Limited Edition Contents
• Original Soundtrack CD
• 40 page perfect bound booklet with new essay by Kevin Lyons, production notes and on-set interview with George C. Scott
• Double-sided poster and reversible Amaray sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by artist Christopher Shy and original poster art
 
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Wow! Love this film and always wanted a BD but the only one available is the Japanese one which is ludicrously priced and had a poor transfer.

Will the price go down on this before release?
 
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Orderd this but it has been delayed to August.

Hopefully the price will go down

This is one of my favs and pleased they are doing a bluray.
 

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Special Features:
• Brand new 4K scan and restoration
• Limited Edition packaging featuring outer rigid slipcase, Amaray case, poster, 40 page booklet and OST CD
• Audio commentary with director Peter Medak and producer Joel B. Michaels moderated by Severin Films’ David Gregory
• ‘The House on Cheesman Park’: The Haunting True Story of The Changeling
• ‘The Music of The Changeling’: Interview with Music Arranger Kenneth Wannberg
• ‘Building The House of Horror’: Interview with Art Director Reuben Freed
• ‘The Psychotronic Tourist’: The Changeling
• ‘Master of Horror Mick Garris on The Changeling’
• Trailer
• TV Spot
• New English subtitles for the hearing impaired

Limited Edition Contents
• Original Soundtrack CD
• 40 page perfect bound booklet with new essay by Kevin Lyons, production notes and on-set interview with George C. Scott
• Double-sided poster and reversible Amaray sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by artist Christopher Shy and original poster art
 

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Special Features:
• Brand new 4K scan and restoration
• Limited Edition packaging featuring outer rigid slipcase, Amaray case, poster, 40 page booklet and OST CD
• Audio commentary with director Peter Medak and producer Joel B. Michaels moderated by Severin Films’ David Gregory
• ‘The House on Cheesman Park’: The Haunting True Story of The Changeling
• ‘The Music of The Changeling’: Interview with Music Arranger Kenneth Wannberg
• ‘Building The House of Horror’: Interview with Art Director Reuben Freed
• ‘The Psychotronic Tourist’: The Changeling
• ‘Master of Horror Mick Garris on The Changeling’
• Trailer
• TV Spot
• New English subtitles for the hearing impaired

Limited Edition Contents
• Original Soundtrack CD
• 40 page perfect bound booklet with new essay by Kevin Lyons, production notes and on-set interview with George C. Scott
• Double-sided poster and reversible Amaray sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by artist Christopher Shy and original poster art
Looks like a nice edition! Updated OP.:)
 

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Been waiting for a release of this for God knows how long and we finally got a deluxe edition. Ironically getting a USA one as well from a different company....
 
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View attachment 378157

Special Features:
• Brand new 4K scan and restoration
• Limited Edition packaging featuring outer rigid slipcase, Amaray case, poster, 40 page booklet and OST CD
• Audio commentary with director Peter Medak and producer Joel B. Michaels moderated by Severin Films’ David Gregory
• ‘The House on Cheesman Park’: The Haunting True Story of The Changeling
• ‘The Music of The Changeling’: Interview with Music Arranger Kenneth Wannberg
• ‘Building The House of Horror’: Interview with Art Director Reuben Freed
• ‘The Psychotronic Tourist’: The Changeling
• ‘Master of Horror Mick Garris on The Changeling’
• Trailer
• TV Spot
• New English subtitles for the hearing impaired

Limited Edition Contents
• Original Soundtrack CD
• 40 page perfect bound booklet with new essay by Kevin Lyons, production notes and on-set interview with George C. Scott
• Double-sided poster and reversible Amaray sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by artist Christopher Shy and original poster art


Now that’s a package!, glad I ordered this , love the artwork but still hope the price will go down before release
 
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Packaging wise, this edition beats the US edition (if you prefer hard boxes and printed material). The US edition has a really nice embossed slip though.
 

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Packaging wise, this edition beats the US edition (if you prefer hard boxes and printed material). The US edition has a really nice embossed slip though.
USA release Blu-ray has error on 5.1 audio and CD also has error if you are not aware about this
Severin have a replacement discs if you want corrected discs.

UK Blu-ray is better even if you get replacement discs from Severin

UK Second Sight release don't have the discs errors
It was second sight who spotted the errors before they released their release
 
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Bottom line: get the UK release and skip the USA release! I have not gotten around to watching it, so thanks for the heads up. :thumbs: I'll be requesting the corrected discs from Severin.
 
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Strange that this came out at roughly at the same time as THE SHINING and is now largely forgotten . . . with 2018 being the first time the film has been released on Blu-ray anywhere I believe. THE SHINING on the other hand has had multiple releases and is shown on TV at least once a year . . .
Great decade for 'horror', it must be said, with my favourite from the decade THE VANISHING (1988) closely followed by these (in no particular order) CHRISTINE, PHENOMENA, THE FOG, CAT'S EYE, THE HITCHER, BURIAL GROUND, RE-ANIMATOR, THE THING, PREDATOR, CHILD'S PLAY, THE SHIINING, CUJO, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, FRIDAY THE 13TH, BASKET CASE . . .

Sorry, Ange, wrong movie . . . no "the".
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With a nod and a wink to the low budget and very atmospheric cult classic CARNIVAL OF SOULS:-
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Anyway, not a fan of these black Amarays and prefer the clear white as more neutral and goes better with all artworks.
 

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Strange that this came out at roughly at the same time as THE SHINING and is now largely forgotten . . . with 2018 being the first time the film has been released on Blu-ray anywhere I believe. THE SHINING on the other hand has had multiple releases and is shown on TV at least once a year . . .
Great decade for 'horror', it must be said, with my favourite from the decade THE VANISHING (1988) closely followed by these (in no particular order) CHRISTINE, PHENOMENA, THE FOG, CAT'S EYE, THE HITCHER, BURIAL GROUND, RE-ANIMATOR, THE THING, PREDATOR, CHILD'S PLAY, THE SHIINING, CUJO, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, FRIDAY THE 13TH, BASKET CASE . . .

Sorry, Ange, wrong movie . . . no "the".
2008 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1980 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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With a nod and a wink to the low budget and very atmospheric cult classic CARNIVAL OF SOULS:-
1962 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1980 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Anyway, not a fan of these black Amarays and prefer the clear white as more neutral and goes better with all artworks.
George Sluizer's original THE VANISHING (original title SPOORLOOS) was an incredible film.
I feel terrible for people who saw the U.S. remake instead*. Not only was the U.S. remake terrible - it also ruined any viewing of the original afterwards, because it gave away the ending. (Which was desecrated in the U.S. version by making a "happy" version of the ending).
I was lucky enough to see the original when it came out - and had no idea about the ending (not alot of people saw the film, so there weren't spoiler people talking about it). One of the great endings of all time.
It was revolutionary in its storytelling too. It straight up tells you who the villain is at the beginning. It just doesn't tell you why he did it, or the eventual fate until the end - so you (the viewer) are effectively in the same boat as the protagonist.
All I can say is - the film explores the very defintion of the phrase "the banality of evil".
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(I loved the original Criterion cover for the DVD edition (above). The Criterion blu ray cover is, sadly, terrible)

* the oddest part of the terrible U.S. remake was that it was directed by Sluizer, remaking his own (altered) material.