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Old 03-13-2017, 12:19 PM   #1
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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
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Old 03-15-2017, 04:28 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 03-15-2017, 04:31 PM   #3
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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.

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Screencaps look exactly the same to me. Is it only inferior due to the lower bitrates on the IT compared to the JP?
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:03 PM   #4
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See screenshot #8

There isn't much in it, I usually chuck the Italian disc in when I want to watch it.
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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.
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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.
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Old 03-25-2017, 12:35 AM   #7
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Orca is a guilty pleasure. Am tempted to pick up the Italian release when I have some spare cash.
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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.
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:26 PM   #9
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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
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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.
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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.
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it's basically death wish with a killer whale playing the charles bronson role.
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So what's the other JP disc like? Or the Aussie disc?
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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.
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It's basically Death Wish with a killer whale playing the Charles Bronson role. .
BTW, I saved the above photo as "Death Fish..."
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BTW, I saved the above photo as "Death Fish..."
I saw that.
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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!
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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.
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