StageFright (1987) (Michele Soavi)

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  1. Demoni

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    Some user at the blu-ray forum states there are over 2:30 hours of extras on the UK disc.
     
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    I wouldn't doubt it. The release has quite a few features listed.

    I'm most interested in seeing what the VHS documentary is about, and how it compares to the other recent docs on the subject.

    Mine shipped form Amazon UK earlier this morning, so hopefully should arrive soon..
     
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    I dont´believe the VHS doc should be as extensive as the others around. Also, the Joe D´Amato doc is around 60 minutes.
     
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    ^ Wasn't the Joe D'Amato documentary already on a couple of the old Shriek Show DVDs? I seem to remember watching it on the Anthropophagus disc. I think they put it on another one as well.
     
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    The Joe D´Amato doc on the Anthropophagus is the part 2.
     
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    Still, it´s one of the original European artworks.
     
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    Yeah, and it looks way better than that cartoony artwork on the BU disc.
    Never liked that one.
     
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    LOLWUT?! It's a Godzilla hand holding a golden butcher knife! They'very boosted the contrast on the original art so much that it looks even MORE cartoony. Not to mention it has even less to do with the movie than the "heads in the glass box" artwork.


    And? I can show you hundreds of original one sheets, VHS covers, record covers that all have horrible art.

    Hideous art is hideous art, d00d, regardless if its era authentic.

    This the the one time that commissioned art may have been the better option, as Stagefright has never really been represented well in that medium.
     
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    Just received the UK version.
    Image is indeed very good and it´s ratio is indeed the same the BU disc.
    By saying this I don´t know which DVD version they did the comparison from to say have more image as the blu version has the same image size as the American DVD.



    Extras goes as follows:

    A Bloodstained Featherstorm 28.03
    Giovanni´s Method 20.45
    Alan Jones: Chritic´s Take 28.01
    Revenge Of The ViDeo Cassete 25.12
    Joe D´Amato Totally Uncut 54.43
    Cut version comparison 01.38
    Gallery 07.54
    Trailer HD 02.17
     
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    "Exposure cinema has slightly more information at the top and bottom of the frame."

    Good news! Then the shot with the drill coming out of the guys stomach might be fully visible, like on the old EC Entertainment DVD.
     
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    Judging from the screenshots in both 10kbullets reviews, it does appear that the Exposure Cinema transfer has more visible information at the top and bottom.

    I can also see a subtle difference in the color timing between the two. The Exposure Cinema transfer looks a little more natural, at least judging by those screenshots.

    ...now hurry up and arrive to me from Amazon UK! :evil:
     
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    So, to summarize, in order to have the most definitive edition of Stagefright, the UK release is the way to go?
     
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    Yup! That it is! :)
     
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    My Blue Underground disc just shipped from Sears.
     
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    I would say if you were a huge fan of this film that both releases are essential! Both releases when it comes to their extra content have a lot of things that are discussed in one release that the other does not cover.

    Also just based on the transfer, in motion I would give the edge to Exposure Cinema's transfer.
     
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    I would say so. I received it yesterday afternoon from Amazon UK, and it's a beautiful release.

    Superb packaging and booklet, and the transfer indeed looks great. I haven't had a chance to check out the extras yet, but it's packed with more stuff that piques my interest over the extras on the BU release.
     

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