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Old 04-29-2022, 04:29 PM   #1
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USA Giallo Essentials Volume 3 (Black Edition) - July 26, 2022

Arrow will be releasing a third volume of their Giallo Essentials sets, and unlike the first two, this set will include all new titles:


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  • Brand new 2K restorations from the original camera negatives of Smile Before Death and The Weapon, the Hour, the Motive
  • 2K restoration from the original camera negative of The Killer Reserved Nine Seats
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of each film
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks on Smile Before Death and The Killer Reserved Nine Seats
  • Original lossless mono Italian soundtrack on The Weapon, the Hour, the Motive
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks
  • Rigid box packaging with original poster artwork in a windowed Giallo Essentials Collection slipcover
  • Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais, Peter Strain and Haunt Love

Disc One: Smile Before Death
  • Brand new audio commentary by authors and critics Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Original Italian and English front and end titles
  • Smile of the Hyena, a brand new video interview with Stefano Amadio, film journalist and son of director Silvio Amadio
  • Never-before-seen extended nude scenes, not used in the final film
  • Image gallery

Disc Two: The Weapon, The Hour, The Motive
  • Brand new audio commentary by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • A Man in Giallo, a brand new video interview with actor Salvatore Puntillo
  • Front and end titles for the lost English-language dub
  • Image gallery

Disc Three: The Killer Reserved Nine Seats

  • Brand new audio commentary by author and critic Kat Ellinger
  • Hanging with Howard, a video interview with actor Howard Ross
  • Writing with Biagio, a video interview with screenwriter Biagio Proietti
  • Italian theatrical trailer (in Italian and English)
  • Image gallery

First Pressing Only: Individual illustrated collector's booklets for each film, featuring new writing by Rachael Nisbet, Barry Forshaw and Peter Jilmstad
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Old 04-29-2022, 04:34 PM   #2
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Really looking forward to this; it's about time Arrow gave us some new gialli!
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Really looking forward to this; it's about time Arrow gave us some new gialli!
I know, right? I was about to order The Killer Reserved Nine Seats from Le chat qui fume when I got paid. Not anymore, I'll wait for this to come out.
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Anyone have anything to say about the two new-to-disc movies? I really don't like Killer Reserved Nine Seats, plus I already have the CO release. If these other two are good maybe I'll try reselling it.

Cursory looks online said Smile Before Death is a crummy retread of Your Vice is a Locked Room, and the other one is kind of interesting but not very entertaining. I do like Rosalba Neri.
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Old 04-29-2022, 07:22 PM   #5
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Arrow will be releasing a third volume of their Giallo Essentials sets, and unlike the first two, this set will include all new titles:

Re-posting this from the Arrow UK thread:

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They are ALL new except one which has had an English friendly German release & the difference between that release & this is the commentary.
I assume you mean Camera Obscura's The Killer Reserved Nine Seats, but Cineploit in Germany is releasing Smile Before Death next month (it's been up for pre-order for about 2-3 weeks), which has English subtitles and includes a 48-minute "raw" video interview from 1995 in English with Jenny Tamburi, as well as an isolated score track. On the other hand, Cineploit apparently aren't including the extended nude scenes. I kind of wish Arrow had included the interview, but it could be really bad as Cineplot literally says it is "not to be seen as [a] produced Featurette".

So, Arrow are being a bit sneaky here. It's really only one title that will be exclusive to the Arrow set by the time it releases, and that title will miss a potentially important bonus feature, but include its own extras not on the earlier German release.
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Old 04-30-2022, 11:50 AM   #6
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I was tempted to get the first two sets to go along with this one since I don’t already own any of the titles but I realized that all those wouldn’t come with their booklets and now I’m hesitant
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Old 04-30-2022, 09:40 PM   #7
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Though I already have Camera Obscura's The Killer Reserved Nine Seats Blu-ray. I'm still going to order this set because it has two Giallo's that I haven't seen before.
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Kat Ellingers appearances in these Arrow releases are as predictable and as wearisome as the latest covid variant. I just sampled her commentary for Torso and gave up in 10 minutes. She immediately starts moaning that Martino is treated unfairly by critics but wont look at the movie and point out why. She whines that Martino shouldn't be compered to Argento but keeps mentioning Argento. I'm heard enough of her to know that she will not stop repeating herself and will not stop name checking other directors and movies long enough look at the movie that is playing. Here she is again but I've had it.
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Kat Ellingers appearances in these Arrow releases are as predictable and as wearisome as the latest covid variant. I just sampled her commentary for Torso and gave up in 10 minutes. She immediately starts moaning that Martino is treated unfairly by critics but wont look at the movie and point out why. She whines that Martino shouldn't be compered to Argento but keeps mentioning Argento. I'm heard enough of her to know that she will not stop repeating herself and will not stop name checking other directors and movies long enough look at the movie that is playing. Here she is again but I've had it.
I like her booklet essays, but I've never lasted a full commentary from her.
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Old 05-05-2022, 02:01 PM   #10
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I'm really looking forward to this set! I am slowly acquiring all of Arrow's previous giallo releases (a shipment of gialli from a recent Unobstructed View sale should be here today or tomorrow). I'm halfway through Troy Howarth's So Deadly, So Perverse vol. 1, so I'm ready to dive into more gialli!
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Wonder what the next box color will be and what films will be in it. Personally, I'm hoping for THE SWEET BODY OF DEBORAH, INTERRABANG, and TOP SENSATION.
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Kat Ellingers appearances in these Arrow releases are as predictable and as wearisome as the latest covid variant. I just sampled her commentary for Torso and gave up in 10 minutes. She immediately starts moaning that Martino is treated unfairly by critics but wont look at the movie and point out why. She whines that Martino shouldn't be compered to Argento but keeps mentioning Argento. I'm heard enough of her to know that she will not stop repeating herself and will not stop name checking other directors and movies long enough look at the movie that is playing. Here she is again but I've had it.
Yeah, her commentaries are terrible. I liked her podcast. She's smart, but her commentaries really don't tend to pay attention to anything that's going on on the screen. She's definitely not alone in that problem, she's just hired a lot.
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Yeah, her commentaries are terrible. I liked her podcast. She's smart, but her commentaries really don't tend to pay attention to anything that's going on on the screen. She's definitely not alone in that problem, she's just hired a lot.
Sometimes a video talk is better than a commentary. Tony Rayns, for instance, will sometimes do an on-target 40min essay, rather than fumble through a 100min film.
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Yeah. I think that's more her strength. SHe was good at that on her podcast, and her interviews on some older discs were always fine.
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Anybody know the cheapest place to buy this? I wanted to get the Beyond the Door 2 slipcover and was wondering if it was better to combine that order with the giallo set
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Anybody know the cheapest place to buy this? I wanted to get the Beyond the Door 2 slipcover and was wondering if it was better to combine that order with the giallo set
Grindhouse Video has it for $61.99, which I think is the cheapest I’ve seen it - https://grindhousevideo.com/products...41561732284591

The last Deep Discount 15% sale had preorders eligible (despite stating they weren’t), and the set was slightly (like $0.10) cheaper than Grindhouse with 15% off applied.
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Looking at MVD's site, this set appears to have been bumped to an 8/30 release date -- probably to fix the missing subtitles on the 23-minute Stefano Amadio interview supplementing SMILE BEFORE DEATH. I know some finished copies already made it out, so expect another exchange program if you got one.
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Looking at MVD's site, this set appears to have been bumped to an 8/30 release date -- probably to fix the missing subtitles on the 23-minute Stefano Amadio interview supplementing SMILE BEFORE DEATH. I know some finished copies already made it out, so expect another exchange program if you got one.
I received my copy from Grindhouse a a couple of weeks ago and can confirm that my copy does not have any subtitles for that Italian language interview
Did watch the movie which was fine with the subs and it does look really good though!
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I received my copy from Grindhouse a a couple of weeks ago and can confirm that my copy does not have any subtitles for that Italian language interview
Did watch the movie which was fine with the subs and it does look really good though!
Contact Arrow. Since the set was delayed to presumably fix this, they should have replacement discs available at one point.
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Contact Arrow. Since the set was delayed to presumably fix this, they should have replacement discs available at one point.
thanks will do, normally I wouldn't bother if was an insignificant thing, but this is a 25 minute interview.
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