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Re: US releases

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:34 pm
by wpqx
On April third, Anchor Bay will be releasing the Mario Bava Collection. I'm not sure what's new in the set, but for those (like me) who have largely ignored the directors work this would be a good time to stock up. I have no information now as to what if any special features will be included.

Titles include:
Black Sunday / Black Sabbath / The Girl Who Knew Too Much / Kill Baby Kill / Knives of the Avenger)

Re: US releases

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:47 am
by arsaib4
I believe all of these films are already available on DVD. Though the box set is supposed to contain the remastered editions; we'll see. If you love Dario Argento, then you're bound to at least appreciate the work of Mario Bava.

Re: US releases

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:36 am
by wpqx
My brother is far more an expert on Bava's work than me, having only seen two of his films. However I'm always interested, and its been awhile since I've seen a really worthwhile horror film.

Re: US releases

PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:54 am
by arsaib4
Bava's Black Sunday is widely considered as one of the greatest "horror" films (and rightfully so). His great visual sense for conjuring up a dense, gothic atmosphere on the cheap was never better employed. Black Sabbath, which features Boris Korloff, is also well-made. And as I mentioned elsewhere, Girl Who Knew was one of the first Giallo films (erotic-horror thrillers).

Re: US releases

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:14 am
by arsaib4


Jean Renoir: 3-Disc Collector's Edition is scheduled to be released by Lions Gate on April 24th.

La Fille de l'eau
Nana
La Marseillaise
Sur un air de Charleston
La Petite marchande d'allumettes
Le Testament du docteur cordelier
Le Caporal epingle

Re: US releases

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:39 am
by wpqx
I'd say this is adequate cause for celebration, little surprised by Lions Gate being the releasers. Guess I don't have to worry about the silents with no titles. Just wish La Nuit Du Carrefour was included.

Re: US releases

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:19 am
by arsaib4
I'm not familiar with La Nuit du Carrefour. I don't believe that it was part of StudioCanal's 12-DVD set on Renoir either.

Lionsgate have licenced some of StudioCanal's products. Expect a few more sets like this one in the near future.

Re: US releases

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:57 am
by wpqx
Glad to hear it, that Renoir film is just one that I've heard a little about, and am curious to see it, and as of now its not available anywhere on VHS either.

Re: US releases

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:05 pm
by wpqx
Oh lord sweet Jesus good news. Facets (who never bothered to let me know) have recently released Kazuo Hara's landmark Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987). The DVD is limited in featuers, but I was told from an insider that there might be a future newer edition. The point is this film which was unavailable in any format in this country is now finally available on DVD.

Unfortunately all copies of the DVD were checked out, so I'm yet to be able to comment on the quality of the transfer.

Re: US releases

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:07 pm
by wpqx
Oh lord sweet Jesus good news. Facets (who never bothered to let me know) have recently released Kazuo Hara's landmark Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987). The DVD is limited in featuers, but I was told from an insider that there might be a future newer edition. The point is this film which was unavailable in any format in this country is now finally available on DVD.

Unfortunately all copies of the DVD were checked out, so I'm yet to be able to comment on the quality of the transfer.

Also released are Hara's Goodbye CP and Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974