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Rabid S.e

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#1 of 11 Anthony Neilson

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Posted April 17 2004 - 03:59 AM

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.
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#2 of 11 Drew Reiber

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Posted April 17 2004 - 06:44 AM

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 of 11 Mark Cappelletty

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Posted April 17 2004 - 07:14 AM

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 of 11 Martin_T


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Posted April 17 2004 - 07:23 AM

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 of 11 Henry Gale

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Posted June 01 2004 - 11:47 PM

Did anyone pick this up yesterday?
"I was born to ramble, born to rove
Some men are searchin for the Holy Grail
But there ain't nothin sweeter 
Than riden' the rails."
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#6 of 11 Jeff Adkins

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Posted June 02 2004 - 01:27 AM

It's non-anamorphic widescreen.

#7 of 11 Mark Cappelletty

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Posted June 02 2004 - 05:18 AM

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 of 11 JayF


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Posted June 02 2004 - 10:49 AM

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 of 11 Rich Malloy

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Posted June 03 2004 - 03:41 AM

Is it 1.66:1?

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

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

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#10 of 11 Mark Zimmer

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Posted June 03 2004 - 10:24 AM

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??Posted Image

#11 of 11 JayF


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Posted June 03 2004 - 11:04 AM

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.