Rabid S.e

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  1. Anthony Neilson

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    Cronenberg fans will be pleased to see that a Special Edition of RABID is scheduled for the 11th of May, although the only noteworthy extra is a commentary by the director.
     
  2. Drew Reiber

    Drew Reiber Supporting Actor

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    I thought it was also widescreen and an approved transfer. I think my old one is pan & scan, from Corman's New Concorde DVD line.
     
  3. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    Yeah, it's a new transfer. The old one looked like it came from a 16mm print someone found in their basement. I think the only film missing from the Cronenberg canon is now "M. Butterfly" (after this and the release of "Fast Company" on April 27th.)
     
  4. Martin_T

    Martin_T Stunt Coordinator

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    Cronenberg is one of my favorite directors.

    Really glad that I never ran into a copy of Rabid on the store shelf, since I am sure that I would have double dipped on this title!
     
  5. Henry Gale

    Henry Gale Producer

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    Did anyone pick this up yesterday?
     
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    It's non-anamorphic widescreen.
     
  7. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    Really? That's weird. Cronenberg has said he's not going to contribute to his DVDs unless he gets to approve the transfers, so what's up with this? DDD of course is already backordered on this title even though I preordered it a month ago.
     
  8. JayF

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    I can confirm it's non-anamorphic. Disappointing, but the print itself looks pretty good.

    I picked up the last copy at my local Best Buy yesterday at lunch. The kid at the register said he'd already sold 4 of them and was wondering what the movie was.
     
  9. Rich Malloy

    Rich Malloy Producer

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    Is it 1.66:1?

    And otherwise looks good? Did they clean up the soundtrack any?

    Oh yeah... and how's the commentary?

    I believe I've used up my daily allotment of question marks.
     
  10. Mark Zimmer

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    I haven't seen it myself, but at Mobius there's general agreement that it looks worse than the old Corman transfer. What's up with that??[​IMG]
     
  11. JayF

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    I never saw the older release, but I would have a hard time believing that this is worse.

    The soundtrack isn't the greatest, and is a bit shrill in some places, but given the budget I think it's acceptable.

    Haven't listened to the commentary.
     

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