Argento's "Four Flies on Blu Ray" ...erm..Grey Velvet!

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  1. BlackAndBlu81

    BlackAndBlu81 New Member

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    Mine shipped out two days ago.
     
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    i have checked it out on my Philips BDP3100 BluRay player (i should test it on my new Playstation 3 but is not yet installed :p ) and the image looks quite good, clear, also sharper than the Mya transfer, but haven't seen the whole movie so cannot comment on the whole thing

    i'm actually more stoked about the addition of subs for the italian and english audio, since the Mya english soundtrack was at times too hard to understand
     
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    I received it yesterday. From what I can tell it looks pretty god, easily better than the Mya DVD. And the best thing is the addition of the lossless Italian audio with optional subtitles. The lossless English dub should be superior also, sourced from the original U.S. magnetic reels.

    I dig the "yellow" Blu-ray case...nice touch!
     
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    Where did you order it and how much?
     
  5. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Amazon UK. It was around $25 shipped.
     
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    I watched it last night, and I think Shameless did a bang up job with it. The image is clean, and while they may be movies from the same period that look sharper on blu, I wasn't expecting it to look this good. The audio is also very good, with clear dialogue. There is one scene near the end where the murderer switches back and forth between English and Italian, so be sure to have those subs ready.

    On to the movie... I must say, of Argento's animal trilogy movie, this is the one I consider the weakest. The movie is impaired by painfully unfunny comedy relief minor characters, a ridiculous MacGuffin (one definitely can't fault the mind sync in Exorcist 2 and at the same time accept the machine capturing an image of the last the victim saw), and a poorly written background/motive for the murderer (think A Blade in the Dark - it's that bad). On the plus side, there is one extremely suspenseful scene regarding the hero's love interest, and Michael Brandon is one of the most endearing of Argento's male heros.
     
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    Watched last night--stunning presentation..It is amazing to own this film in this format after so long and so many inferior versions..:banana::banana:
     
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    Hard to believe there are actually people out there waiting for Paramount to release this themselves! Good luck with that.
     
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    The German editions were inferior but I think the Mya DVD wasn´t inferior, as this print was struck from the same master.
     
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    But now we have Blu! I am still amazed that I own 4 Flies on Blu...I am someone who grew up with shoddy VHS boots as the only way to see most Argento films for a long time, and 4 Flies wa almost impossible---I now own 4 Flies on Blu--this is crazy exciting to me.
     
  12. Crystal Plumage

    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    True, but to you it might not be a big problem the English audio was flawed, since you'd probably watch it in Italian anyway.
    The more I read about the Shameless release, the more in doubt I am picking this up. Luckily I don't have any money right now, so it's not a big problem :) (the not having any money is, by the way )
     
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    What did you hear was bad about it? I was impressed...
     
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    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    Got the KOCH release last week and it's great!
    The whole package is stunning.
    Watched the movie last night and it's a great movie that is quite different from his other work.
    Basically there's less music in this one. Many suspense scenes aren't accompanied by any music at all. Quite the oposite of Deep Red for instance.


    The KOCH is the way to go if you ask me. After reading about all those different releases.
    Now I need to buy me a Blu Ray player :D

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    How much is this release and how does it compare to the UK edition? It looks nice from those pictures.
     
  17. Crystal Plumage

    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    It's not cheap. Bought it from a seller on Amazon.de for €34. That's about the cheapest I could find. Most prices start @ €37 If you're not in Europe, postage will make that much higher I guess...
    Took me some time to decide, but I am glad I bought it :)
     
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    This one:
    http://www.amazon.de/Vier-Fliegen-a...&sr=1-1&keywords=vier+fliegen+auf+grauem+samt
    For me, since it's more than €29, shipping was free.
    There are more places to buy this, but shipping is very high most of the time.
    http://www.kultvideo.com/DVD.aspx/1...-Mediabook-Edition-Blu-Ray-2-DVD?__lang=en-GB
    http://www.beyond-media.at/shop/csc_article_details.php?nPos=0&saArticle[ID]=10392&VID=ATYIP1hwfxuIgSuN&saSearch[word]=vier%20fliegen&saSearch[category]=0&saSearch[special]=
    http://shop.dtm.at/product_info.php?products_id=47938
     
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    How is the A/V compared to the UK release?
     
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    The Koch is superior. Both look very good but there is one important difference. The scenes which are missing in the negative were inserted from video stock in the UK release. Koch managed to find an actual film print and, scanned the scenes in HD and reinserted them into the movie.
     

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