Best Blu-ray Movie Deals

Best Blu-ray Movie Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Blu-ray)
€2.44
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Blu-ray)
€2.44
Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures (Blu-ray)
€14.99
Body of Lies (Blu-ray)
€2.44
House of Cards: Seasons 1-4 (Blu-ray)
€16.99
I'm Starting From Three (Blu-ray)
€4.43
Young Frankenstein (Blu-ray)
€4.95
The Fate of the Furious (Blu-ray)
€12.99
Doctor Strange (Blu-ray)
€11.99
The Polar Express (Blu-ray)
€3.77
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 3D: Part 1 (Blu-ray)
€7.50
Finding Dory 3D (Blu-ray)
€10.49
What's your next favorite movie?
Join our movie community to find out


Image from: Life of Pi (2012)

Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Movies > Blu-ray Movies - International > Italy


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-13-2017, 01:19 PM   #1
Hedji Hedji is offline
Expert Member
 
Hedji's Avatar
 
Jan 2015
877
56
8
Default ORCA Italian Blu-Ray

Does anyone know anything about this 2015 Blu Ray release of ORCA:



http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Orca-K...lu-ray/143795/

I can't seem to find any information on it, and it's a lot cheaper than the Japanese version
MOST WANTED BLU-RAY RELEASES: The Black Hole, Dawn of the Dead 3D, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Explorers, Supergirl, SpaceHunter 3D, V Miniseries, Young Sherlock Holmes
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
SymbioticFunction (03-13-2017)
Old 03-15-2017, 05:28 PM   #2
Dickieduvet Dickieduvet is online now
Blu-ray Samurai
 
Dickieduvet's Avatar
 
Sep 2008
England
2404
91
6
2
Default

I've got the Italian and Spanish editions.

The Spanish version is a BD-r bootleg of the Japanese edition.

The Italian version put out by Pulp is okay, it's a legit release but is slightly inferior to the Japanese disc.

Lossy only audio on the Italian disc too.

Caps comparison here:

http://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?d1=5473&d2=7288&c=2234
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
SymbioticFunction (03-16-2017)
Old 03-15-2017, 05:31 PM   #3
lilboyblu lilboyblu is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
lilboyblu's Avatar
 
Apr 2010
1198
95
112
15
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dickieduvet View Post
I've got the Italian and Spanish editions.

The Spanish version is a BD-r bootleg of the Japanese edition.

The Italian version put out by Pulp is okay, it's a legit release but is slightly inferior to the Japanese disc.

Lossy only audio on the Italian disc too.

Caps comparison here:

http://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?d1=5473&d2=7288&c=2234
Screencaps look exactly the same to me. Is it only inferior due to the lower bitrates on the IT compared to the JP?
A fan of Classics, B-Movies, and Genre Trash.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2017, 07:03 PM   #4
Dickieduvet Dickieduvet is online now
Blu-ray Samurai
 
Dickieduvet's Avatar
 
Sep 2008
England
2404
91
6
2
Default

See screenshot #8

There isn't much in it, I usually chuck the Italian disc in when I want to watch it.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
SymbioticFunction (03-16-2017)
Old 03-16-2017, 02:21 PM   #5
lilboyblu lilboyblu is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
lilboyblu's Avatar
 
Apr 2010
1198
95
112
15
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dickieduvet View Post
See screenshot #8

There isn't much in it, I usually chuck the Italian disc in when I want to watch it.
Ugh, yep, the DNR wand. Missed that one.
Thanks
A fan of Classics, B-Movies, and Genre Trash.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2017, 11:53 PM   #6
Monroville Monroville is offline
Blu-ray Guru
 
Monroville's Avatar
 
Oct 2009
Louisville, KY
20
30
Default

That is pretty weird. All other screen caps look identical to the Japanese release with the exception of #8. Why would Pulp Video selectively use DNR, and then on just a few shots (as it appears they just ported over the Japanese video)?

Even so, $15 is a lot better than $45.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2017, 01:35 AM   #7
SymbioticFunction SymbioticFunction is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
SymbioticFunction's Avatar
 
Oct 2009
Chichester, UK
548
1
Default

Orca is a guilty pleasure. Am tempted to pick up the Italian release when I have some spare cash.
Neil Harrison.

50" Panasonic plasma and 6.1 sound.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2018, 04:02 PM   #8
SymbioticFunction SymbioticFunction is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
SymbioticFunction's Avatar
 
Oct 2009
Chichester, UK
548
1
Default

Received my copy today. Courtesy of an Amazon UK 3rd party seller. Will watch on Sunday evening and am quite excited about it. I do prefer Jaws 2 but Orca easily trounces both Jaws 3D and Jaws The Revenge. But maybe it's unfair to compare Orca to the Jaws franchise? btw Love Morricone's Orca score.
Neil Harrison.

50" Panasonic plasma and 6.1 sound.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2018, 05:26 PM   #9
redxrebellion redxrebellion is offline
Power Member
 
redxrebellion's Avatar
 
Nov 2011
839
285
6
Default

How is this movie? Never seen it. Always wanted to ever since I saw the ad in my old marvel comic books back in the day lol
Recent watches:
Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
Creepshow
Benji

Looking To Buy:
Thor: The Dark World (New/Sealed with Slip)
Doctor Strange (New/Sealed with Slip)
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2018, 05:34 PM   #10
CompleteCount CompleteCount is offline
Active Member
 
CompleteCount's Avatar
 
Jul 2017
Elles Belles, Costa Plonka
Default

Watched it about 30 years ago on the BBC. Watched it again on my beloved (and much-missed) MGM:HD, and rediscovered it as a lot of fun with a very nice score by Morricone.
Daphne Barnes: Major, I do believe you're trying to get me sloshed.
Maj. Leep: Heavens above, no! Only a damn swine would try and get a girl drunk first.
Daphne Barnes: First?
Maj. Leep: Well it would be a damn waste of time getting her drunk afterwards.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
SymbioticFunction (01-05-2018)
Old 01-05-2018, 11:40 PM   #11
SymbioticFunction SymbioticFunction is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
SymbioticFunction's Avatar
 
Oct 2009
Chichester, UK
548
1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redxrebellion View Post
How is this movie? Never seen it. Always wanted to ever since I saw the ad in my old marvel comic books back in the day lol
It's a cool 1970's movie. It's basically Death Wish with a killer whale playing the Charles Bronson role. The Italian script is a bit silly at times but the film doesn't really suffer from that too badly. As CompleteCount says, the Ennio Morricone score is excellent.
Neil Harrison.

50" Panasonic plasma and 6.1 sound.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
CompleteCount (01-06-2018)
Old 01-06-2018, 12:15 AM   #12
CompleteCount CompleteCount is offline
Active Member
 
CompleteCount's Avatar
 
Jul 2017
Elles Belles, Costa Plonka
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by symbioticfunction View Post
it's basically death wish with a killer whale playing the charles bronson role.
deathfish2.jpg
Daphne Barnes: Major, I do believe you're trying to get me sloshed.
Maj. Leep: Heavens above, no! Only a damn swine would try and get a girl drunk first.
Daphne Barnes: First?
Maj. Leep: Well it would be a damn waste of time getting her drunk afterwards.

Last edited by CompleteCount; 01-06-2018 at 09:44 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
Monroville (02-02-2018), SymbioticFunction (01-06-2018)
Old 01-06-2018, 12:51 AM   #13
Takeshi666 Takeshi666 is offline
Expert Member
 
Takeshi666's Avatar
 
Oct 2011
Suomi Finland Perkele
223
Default

So what's the other JP disc like? Or the Aussie disc?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2018, 01:16 AM   #14
SymbioticFunction SymbioticFunction is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
SymbioticFunction's Avatar
 
Oct 2009
Chichester, UK
548
1
Default

I'll be a little bit upset if the Australian disc looks substantially better. I had assumed that it was the same shared high definition master on all the Orca releases.
Neil Harrison.

50" Panasonic plasma and 6.1 sound.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2018, 10:59 PM   #15
CompleteCount CompleteCount is offline
Active Member
 
CompleteCount's Avatar
 
Jul 2017
Elles Belles, Costa Plonka
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SymbioticFunction View Post
It's basically Death Wish with a killer whale playing the Charles Bronson role. .
BTW, I saved the above photo as "Death Fish..."
Daphne Barnes: Major, I do believe you're trying to get me sloshed.
Maj. Leep: Heavens above, no! Only a damn swine would try and get a girl drunk first.
Daphne Barnes: First?
Maj. Leep: Well it would be a damn waste of time getting her drunk afterwards.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2018, 01:34 AM   #16
SymbioticFunction SymbioticFunction is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
SymbioticFunction's Avatar
 
Oct 2009
Chichester, UK
548
1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CompleteCount View Post
BTW, I saved the above photo as "Death Fish..."
I saw that.
Neil Harrison.

50" Panasonic plasma and 6.1 sound.
  Reply With Quote
Thanks given by:
CompleteCount (01-07-2018)
Old 01-07-2018, 08:03 AM   #17
CompleteCount CompleteCount is offline
Active Member
 
CompleteCount's Avatar
 
Jul 2017
Elles Belles, Costa Plonka
Default

Orca is almost a precursor to Jaws The Revenge, where vengeful marine-life goes after those which wronged it.

I've always seen JTR as the slasher movie of the Jaws series, with an ever-dwindling group of characters slaughtered in a quest for vengeance, to the point where you expect the shark to be wielding an axe!
Daphne Barnes: Major, I do believe you're trying to get me sloshed.
Maj. Leep: Heavens above, no! Only a damn swine would try and get a girl drunk first.
Daphne Barnes: First?
Maj. Leep: Well it would be a damn waste of time getting her drunk afterwards.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2018, 12:24 AM   #18
SymbioticFunction SymbioticFunction is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
SymbioticFunction's Avatar
 
Oct 2009
Chichester, UK
548
1
Default

Watched the Italian bd. I would only recommend it to the most ardent Orca fans as the PQ is fairly poor imo. I couldn't award the PQ more than 3/5 at best. There was also a strange encoding snafu where Will Sampson's head suddenly shifts position and weirdly, the Italian subtitles were somehow activated in the last third of the film (luckily I could easily turn them off). A fun film but quite a weak blu-ray - glad that I picked it up at a cheap price.
Neil Harrison.

50" Panasonic plasma and 6.1 sound.
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Movies > Blu-ray Movies - International > Italy


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:01 PM.