Looking for help/opinions for R2 titles from Spain

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  1. Herb Kane

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    Hello:

    Looking for opinions (re: quality, subtitles etc.) from anyone who has any of these R2 discs from Manga Films in Spain:

    Berlin Express (1948)
    Crossfire (1947)
    The Racket (1951)

    Any suggestions as to reputable e-tailers for Spain…?
    Thanks.

    Herb.
     
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    As to the quality of the discs you mention I cannot say, but I have used DVDGO for 2 orders and have had no problems at all. Worth checking out
     
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    I've also used DVDGO.COM with completely satisfactory
    results.

    Herb, as the films you mentioned are all noirs, and
    as I also know of your appreication of noirs from
    other threads, I should tell you I've also
    ordered the following noirs from DVDGO:

    On Dangerous Ground (Nicholas Ray)
    They Live By Night (also Nicholas Ray)
     
  5. Herb Kane

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    Thanks to everyone for the replies. Very much appreciated.




    Dave:

    I have the Éditions Montparnasse version of On Dangerous Ground but I wasn't aware of the R2 release of They Live By Night - another one for my list. I presume yours are both "Manga Films" versions... can the Spanish subs be turned off...?

    Thanks very much Dave!


    Herb.
     
  6. Dave B Ferris

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    Yes, Herb, both from Manga. Also, yes, the Spanish subs
    default off when you choose 'original version' from the
    main menu.

    I should also mention, Manga released another Nicholas
    Ray film, more of a 'pot-boiler' than a true noir, yet
    still interesting to the Ray completist (or the Ray
    fanatic), called "A Woman's Secret", starring
    Maureen O'Hara and Ray's wife-to-be (and
    frequent collaborator), Gloria Grahame.

    In a more noir-ish vein, Ray is often credited with
    directing much of "Macao". My version of "Macao"
    was released by 'Montparnasse', as you mentioned
    above.

    I also have the 'Montparnasse' release of Ray's
    "Johnny Guitar".
     
  7. Herb Kane

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    Great news!! I added A Woman's Secret as well and went ahead and ordered all 5 from DVDGO. Thanks again for all your help Dave.

    Herb.
     

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