I Lunghi Capelli della Morte/Longhair of Death (Margheriti)

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  1. Crystal Plumage

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

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  2. Jimbo

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    It is very good.In fact it is one of my personal favorites with Steele.Dont hesitate to get it.As for Music video distribution.They suck,But the movie is well worth the effort.Close to Black Sunday.Very close.
     
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  3. Crystal Plumage

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

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    Thanks Jimbo,put it in the[glow=5]wishlist.[/glow]
    Anyone else an opinion?
     
  4. Crystal Plumage

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    Apparantly this disc will not be worth it.And according to Marc Morris (AB UK if I'm not mistaken) :
    So....taken off the wishlist again..
    But the movie I'll keep in mind.Perhaps another time,another company...Synapse or Image?
     
  5. Jimbo

    Jimbo The Bloodstained Shadow

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    I have an old vhs copy and also a widescreen dvd-r.I just rewatched the dv-r last night.The quality of the print is not anything great but watchable.I do believe this is a public domain movie.I have been waiting for many years for someone to put a quality release out of this.But for some reason it is one of those movies that many people dont know about.
    MVD sucks,And my guess is that their print will be the same as the dvd-r copy I have that I believe was taken from a 16mm print.But anyway,The movie is good.Barbara Steele looks spactacular in it and it is a pitty that this will still not get a quality release.
    I will pick it up and compare and let you know.
     
  6. Crystal Plumage

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

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    Thanks!Although,after reading about this release it will probably look crap.
     
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    Jimbo The Bloodstained Shadow

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    Got it,Watched it and compared.Same print as my dvd-r that i have had for years now.While the print of this film is not the best in the book,it is widescreen and I would suggest giving it a try if you can live with say Alpha quality.If you go into it not expecting a great sorce print then you will be fine.The movie and Barbara Steele make up for it.This is a classic gothic horror movie that deserves some attention.
    That being said,Wouldnt it be nice if NoShame put out a quality relese of this.They are doing some fantastic work on Antonio Margheriti's other films.I have in the past contacted several companies about this film,All might I add who responded that a good quality print has yet to be found.Maybe one might surface someday.Or maybe,just maybe NoShame has this in the works.I sure as hell hope so.It needs some respect. ;)
     
  8. Crystal Plumage

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    Here's a review:
    http://10kbullets.com/reviews/long-hair-of-death/
    Looks exactly like the one you gave me Jimbo.I'll watch it soon.
    I'm a bit into Gothic lately :)Having ordered Virgin of Nuremberg and watched Terror Creatures..And expecting the Horror All'Italia book in the mail soon.
    It's indeed a pity this kind of films never gotten good DVD treatment.There's still so much out there to be discovered.Where's Freda's work for instance?

    I'll get back when I finished Long Hair of Death.
     
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    Too bad this disc sounds like such a bad release because I find this one intriguing. I hope someone puts out a better version!
     
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    Jimbo The Bloodstained Shadow

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    Glad you have got around to some of those I sent ya :D
     
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    Well finally I watched this today.
    It's classic (not A classic,just classic).I really enjoyed this one,not expecting too much.Really great atmosphere and camerawork.
    I really like Margheriti's work.
    Sure Margheriti's plots aren't anything really spectacular but for some reason that doesn't matter.
    Doesn't matter for most Italian films really.
    The picture quality isn't the best as stated before but once you're in,you kind of get used to it.It didn't bother me that much.

    Yesterday I emailed Dark Sky Films about releasing some Margheriti and other lost Italian classics (Freda's work for instance!).I hope they will answer my mail.

    Thank you Jimbo for giving me this classic!
     
  12. Crystal Plumage

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    OMFG!New DVD release!

    http://www.artusfilms.com/DVD.htm#sorc
    That's one hell of a DVD!But there's no English option!:fire: :fuck:

    Well,this means there's at least a good source out there.
     
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    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Damn those french!
     
  14. Crystal Plumage

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    Here's some more on the French disc.

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    I hope an English friendly version will surface soon...With all those extras,please!
     
  15. Crystal Plumage

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    Read today,on another forum,that Raro is planning a release of this Gothic classic.
    I sure hope it's as good as the French release,with an English option.
    Will keep you updated.
     
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    It's out now!Looking forward to some reviews.
     
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    Am I the only one who's excited about this film?
     
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    I've always wanted to see this one,Margheriti tends to be overshadowed by several other genre favorites,but he did direct some fine films and was a clever guy.
     
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    I wish Xploited would get this new release in...I ordered the French release from them last year, without realizing it was without English subs. Luckily I noticed before opening it. But yeah, I'd still love to see it.
     

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