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Argento and Fulci movies being re-released on DVD?


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Rolando

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Posted February 03 2005 - 05:52 AM

Hi,

Anyone hear anything about their movies being released again on DVD?

I seem to see a lot of people seeling their Argento and Fulci movies like Deep red, bird with crystal plummage, City of the Living Dead etc.

any news?
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#2 of 12 OFFLINE   Lyle_JP

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Posted February 03 2005 - 09:54 AM

My understanding is that a great deal of the Anchor Bay Argento releases will eventually have their rights revert to Blue Underground, who would then presumably make new discs. As to when this is supposed to hapen, I'm not sure.

While I can't find any fault in the Deep Red, Inferno, or Opera discs from Anchor Bay, Phenomena and Tenebre both need new video transfers (but the sound on both is excellent) and Suspiria could use a sound mix more true to the original (but picture is spectacular).

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#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Joshua_W

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Posted February 03 2005 - 04:51 PM

The Anchor Bay "Deep Red" DVD has a new end-credit sequence.

The original showed the face of one of the actors reflected in a pool of blood in full motion while the credits ran over it.

The AB disc uses a freeze-frame of the scene while new English credits run.

It's sort of small, but it spoils an interesting effect.

#4 of 12 OFFLINE   Matthew Chmiel

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Posted February 03 2005 - 04:58 PM

I remember Blue Underground is getting the rights to Phenomena, Tenebre, Deep Red, Inferno, Demons, and Demons 2; but I don't know if they're getting the rights to Opera, The Church, and/or Suspiria (three titles they acquired after the initial six).

I haven't heard anything about any Fulci titles going over to Blue Underground, but I wouldn't be surprised if it happens.

#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted February 04 2005 - 03:20 AM

I read somewhere that BU was going to release Four Flies on Grey Velvet, can anyone else confirm that?
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#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Charlie O.

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Posted February 04 2005 - 06:14 AM

Just please release Suspiria with a 4.0 track and not the DTS crap.

#7 of 12 OFFLINE   Todd Robertson

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Posted February 04 2005 - 08:03 AM

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The original showed the face of one of the actors reflected in a pool of blood in full motion while the credits ran over it.

It seems this is now out as an import....maybe from Medusa. No new transfer though.
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#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Jesse Blough

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Posted February 04 2005 - 01:52 PM

I hope BU gets the rights to House by the Cemetery, since I'm sure they'll put the original Italian audio track on there. The english dubbing job about ruins the movie.

I also wouldn't mind them releasing City of the Living Dead with a new transfer. I would gladly re-buy both of these. I'm a huge Fulci whore. Posted Image

#9 of 12 OFFLINE   Rich Malloy

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Posted February 05 2005 - 07:22 AM

The Italian track of "House by the Cemetery" is preferred? Really? Does it somewhat ameliorate Bob's oddly older womanish voice?

(Also wondering if anyone's done a "House" side-by-side comparison of the Anchor Bay vs. EC ultrabit versions?)

I recently read that Anchor Bay is revisiting "City of the Living Dead" (not BU I don't think). BU is working on Argento's "Bird with the Crystal Plumage", and is supposedly revisiting some other AB Argento titles (Deep Red? Tenebrae?). And I believe there's still some hope that Shriek Show will one day release Fulci's "Lizard's Skin".
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#10 of 12 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted February 05 2005 - 11:18 AM

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And I believe there's still some hope that Shriek Show will one day release Fulci's "Lizard's Skin".

Oh, its coming out alright. Sure, the uncut version won't be presented in widescreen Posted Image, but its coming. In fact, its already available here:

http://cweb2.milleni...in... This Week

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#11 of 12 OFFLINE   Arnie G

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Posted February 05 2005 - 12:16 PM

House by the Cemetery Comparison Posted Image

I don't know if I agree with their findings though
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#12 of 12 OFFLINE   Jesse Blough

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Posted February 05 2005 - 12:41 PM

"The Italian track of "House by the Cemetery" is preferred? Really? Does it somewhat ameliorate Bob's oddly older womanish voice?"

I don't know, but it's GOTTA be better. Bob has the worst dub of any character EVER. Instead of getting an actual boy to do the dub, they got, apparently, an older woman to do it. Stupid.





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