Wax Mask - Argento, Stivaletti, Fulci, Salvati

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  1. DeathDealer

    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    This looks like a really good collabration, yes I know fulci died before it was made but he gave some input at least.

    Is this a good film?

    Is it worth getting the EuroShock Dvd?

    I love all these guys, and do they come to together to make a good Film?
     
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    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    Still haven't seen/bought it yet.I will in the near future.
    According to most this is a decent film.
    HERE's a review.
     
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    BloodMan Kill Time B4 It Kills You

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    Its not too bad but the dubbing is really quite terrible. It brings it down quite a bit because of it.
    worst than most dubbed flicks.
     
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    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    Is the dubbing like the one in House By The Cemetary? If it is than I'm not getting it at all. It totally ruins the film.
     
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    BloodMan Kill Time B4 It Kills You

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    House's dubbing is actually tolerable IMO. I dunno, I managed to get through all of wax mask but I just hated the dubbing through the entire thing. Its really half assed. Like the dubbing people didn't give a shit... just did it for a paycheck or something.
     
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    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    The Dubbing in house was fine, but I'm talking about like is it as bad as Bob's dubbed voice in HOuse by the cemetary?
     
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    BloodMan Kill Time B4 It Kills You

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    Oh ya... Bob was bad eh. Ya... something like Bob. Everyone is like Bob.
     
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    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    :lol: :lol:

    You gotta love Bob!
    Now I'm definitely buying it!
     
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    I was watching BLade in the dark, and at the beiginning, out of no where comes BoB. ANd i was like OH FUCK, hes back. BUt luckliy he did not stay to long.
     
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    _pi_ Peace, bitch

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    Got the Scandinavian DVD for this one. It was a bit surprising. Very good looking film, never boring and some of the gore is outstanding. However, it wasn't mind-blowing either, the dubbing is awful (especially for the leading actress) and I though much of the ending was kind of hilarious, not to mention totally over-the-top.

    Don't regret buying it though (it was very cheap, mind you).
     
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    I was a bit disappointed in this.I wasnt horrible,i just think my expecations were a bit high considering on who was involved.The plot is all over the place (not that its a shock :lol: ) but it does feature some pretty nasty and well done sfx.If you can find it for a decent price,i would say its worth picking up.
     
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    The Image release is OOP but what is the best DVD out there?
    I placed a bid on an Image disc.
    The Dutch DVD apparently was good (and had Italian audio!!) but is OOP.Can't find it anywhere :(
    And the Dragon release is just bad.

    Any more options?How about that Scandinavian disc?
     
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    I have the Scandinavian disc. Bought it for practically nothing when I was in Denmark last year. I haven't watched it since then, but I seem to remember it being pretty good transfer-wise ...
     
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    Absurd has that one listed but out of stock.
    Isn't actually cheap either.
     
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    Hm, not very fond of this one. Starts promising but it's kind of messy (a bit like Baino's "Dark Waters").
     
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    I picked up the blu-ray of this one cheap. Thank God I didn't pay more. It's been DNR'd into oblivion, to the point where it looks like it was shot on video. You can even see some think text shimmering from time to time from the overzealous digital tinkering. Just awful.

    If you haven't seen this flick, it's really, REALLY odd. It starts off looking like it wants to be a traditional throwback gothic horror with modern gore and nudity. And as far as that part of the flick goes, I enjoyed it. But it eventually morphs into a much odder mash-up--with lots of unexplained and bewildering sci-fi elements that clash with the old-school mood. By the end, it totally veers off the tracks and concludes with multiple WTF? moments that will have you wishing you had Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot along for the ride. That said, I still had fun with it. The acting is pretty dire, the English dub is atrocious, and the Italian tracks are useless because the disc doesn't include subtitles. But the throwback style and fantastic art direction save it. The cinematography also deserves a shout-out. Colors really pop, and the candy-colored sets give it an EC Comics vibe that I found really satisfying. It's tough to call it a good movie, but it's fun.
     
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    I'm assuming that's the One 7 release? Here's a comparison of the CMV Euro Blu-ray (not sure how it stacks up against the One 7) to the old Image DVD and it looks miles better than the DVD at least: https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?d1=10628&d2=10637&c=4248
     
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    Yes, indeed. Maybe they were trying to hide the identity of the killer by making it look like EVERYONE is wearing a wax mask.

    I just checked those screenshots. Yikes, does that old DVD look hideous. Yes, even the One 7 would be way better than that. I'm seeing a little bit of grain in the CMV blu transfer. It's totally scrubbed away in the One 7.
     

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