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Old 11-06-2017, 04:57 PM   #61
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I picked up All The Sins of Sodom+Vibrations in the latest Sarno release. Differences between this ATSOS and Vinegar Syndrome's of course is the bitrate is lower with two films on one disc, and the aspect ratio is 1.78:1 on these, which is ever so slightly annoying (If the original theatrical release was 1.85, then I want 1.85).

Other than that, these films look good. I really dig these early black and white Sarno films, there's an appealing grunge factor to them. These 2 films are New York films but under Sarno they feel a lot more European, less of the harsher attitude that typified the New York underground cinema movement of the late 60s into the 70s and more French New Wave.

The extras are nice. It comes with a small booklet with an essay and a couple of commentary tracks and interviews. I kind of wish they could have gotten at least an interview with Maria Lease, who's apparently still alive and has an interesting all around resume. There's an intelligence about her screen presence that's refreshing in these films.

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I picked up All The Sins of Sodom+Vibrations in the latest Sarno release. Differences between this ATSOS and Vinegar Syndrome's of course is the bitrate is lower with two films on one disc, and the aspect ratio is 1.78:1 on these, which is ever so slightly annoying (If the original theatrical release was 1.85, then I want 1.85).

Other than that, these films look good. I really dig these early black and white Sarno films, there's an appealing grunge factor to them. These 2 films are New York films but under Sarno they feel a lot more European, less of the harsher attitude that typified the New York underground cinema movement of the late 60s into the 70s and more French New Wave.

The extras are nice. It comes with a small booklet with an essay and a couple of commentary tracks and interviews. I kind of wish they could have gotten at least an interview with Maria Lease, who's apparently still alive and has an interesting all around resume. There's an intelligence about her screen presence that's refreshing in these films.
On All the Sins of Sodom, about 2:40 in there are 2 or 3 instances where the image freezes for a second. The same thing happens a couple of minutes later. This doesn't happen on the Vinegar Syndrome disc, so I assumed it was a defective pressing. Dr. Svet's review mentions missing frames being evident without further elaboration. Is this what he's referring to, and is he correct? It seems he doesn't have the VS disc to compare. Did anyone else notice the image freezing? I understand the 2 releases may be from different film sources.
PS, I do find the VS too bright compared to the new release, but I shut it off after 12 minutes when the image freezed again. Dissapointed to hear about black crush, but the actress' body looked much lovelier on the new disc, whereas the actors look like they are hit with floodlights on the VS in comparison.
Edit: I heard all the discs have this issue. They should at least put a note on the package or disc, explaining if it's missing frames. Sure a lot of folks went through the hassle of exchanging this for no reason.
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:21 AM   #63
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Just watched Time to Die(Tiempo de Morir) wow, great movie.
I hope, I mean really really hope that Film Movement release more Mexican Western never seen one till today. Had me on Google searching for more Mexican Western saw a list. And boy, almost all of them sounds great too.

I know that Film Movement is going to release a Spaghetti Western.
The Great Silence can't wait for that. And yes, hopefully they release more Spaghetti Western too.
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Has any got the Sissi collection?
Any photos from the case?

is it a regular bluray case?
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Has any got the Sissi collection?
Any photos from the case?

is it a regular bluray case?
I found this by googling:



(Don't know how long the link will last...)
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Ah, thank you!
We can't see the thickness though of the case.
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Given it's a 5-disc set (4BD+1DVD), it's probably one of these Vortex cases. So probably 7/8" thick.

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