Saturday, July 23, 2011


Posted this in response to questions on the forums, and thought it relevant here as well.

First off, the plan does not, in ANY shape or form, involve MOD, as in my opinion, it frankly sucks! Secondly, quality will actually be improved, and certainly not sacrificed, as we are eliminating the HD-SR step and moving to exact copy DI files onto a hard drive to eliminate any (and yes, there was a slight difference between the raw DI files and the HD-SR master we created) actual transparency. Also look for the constant bitrate encodes I mentioned a few months ago!

Third, I am currently in Rome, actively seeking the "located" negatives for our next title. It was not where they were supposed to be, so I flew over to help locate them and supervise the transfer as per Alien 2.
This becomes an all too common event, and as we previously stated, this is the main reason we are not announcing titles. Until I see it firsthand, we're not ready to discuss it.

Just be patient and the new plan and title will be coming soon.

Thanks for the continued support, and I'm sure most will be thrilled with the increased output, and what the future holds.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Media Blasters Buio Omega is CUT!!! (Part 1)

In addition to it not being sourced from the negative, and also that there are pal speed-up issues with the audio, and in double addition to the the MAJOR clipping issues with the audio, on top of the the audio skips, flubs, and other hiccups (it's called QC), on top of the RIDICULOUS pillar boxing of the intro which is incorrectly titled Beyond the Darkness, the BD, when compared to their OWN DVD included in the same package, is cut!!!

Have I mentioned that I'm 5 minutes into the movie?

At 5:15, about 25 seconds are missing as Frank opens the garage, gets back in the car, drives in, and carry's the box containing the monkey.

I will follow up tomorrow, but this already is destined for the trashcan! A sub-par release, poor non-negative sourced transfer, audio issues on every front, drastically cut (again, I'm 5 minutes in), and a year's worth of delays.

Yeah, Media Blasters is determined to deliver "the highest quality releases"! How you put the BD in the same package with the DVD and don't bother to compare them sums it all up. Will post a follow-up with anymore relevant info once finished.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Tech guru Kentai weighs in on Alien 2 On Earth

Well respected Kentai shares his thoughts and technical prowess for our first release. Everybody interested in the most comprehensive technical analysis should check out his blog post for Alien 2 On Earth and many other cult favorites:

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Alien 2: On Earth DVD has been finalized & Constant Bitrate encodes

The final version DVD has been issued, checked, and approved. The progressive encode, for both the film and the effects outtakes, sourced from a 480P down conversion of our HD SR master, carry an average bitrate of 8 MPS, and look fantastic! We have also successfully concluded tests indicating that all future Blu-Ray and DVD titles will carry maximum constant bitrates to ensure the highest quality and maximum master transparency is being delivered to all end users, regardless of format. We can't wait for everyone to get this in hand and see for themselves.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

MVDs first Midnight Legacy Press Release

"Alien 2 On Earth" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray  

on March 22 via Midnight Legacy

Classic Italian Horror / Sci-Fi Film Never-Before-Released in the United States
For their inaugural release, Midnight Legacy is presenting the first-ever widescreen release of
Alien 2 On Earth. The uncut, English language, 1.85 widescreen release of the 1980 Italian Horror / Sci-Fi film directed by Ciro Ippolito (Sam Cromwell), is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on March 22.