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unclefred 11th March 2010 08:46 PM

That's one I haven't seen yet, I should pick it up asap.

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 11th March 2010 11:08 PM

Started watching Raro's AMERICAN GOTHIC last night-cracking print!:nod:

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 12th March 2010 07:11 AM


Originally Posted by reaper72 (Post 66662)
Started watching Raro's AMERICAN GOTHIC last night-cracking print!:nod:

I watched this version of AG not long ago too reaps, and I totally agree about the quality of the print. Crystal clear it was. :nod: In fact I don't think I've come across a bad Raro print yet...

Splatterdragon73 12th March 2010 11:14 AM

I also previously forgot to mention i have the Italian DVD release of Michele Soavi's The Sect.:)

Wes 17th March 2010 12:31 PM

I picked the unsubbed Five Days of Milan Italian DVD last year in record store in Rome, just to have it to complete my Argento collection (which in fairness is far from complete, I have nothing past Opera). I actually did sit down and watch it and despite watching a film in another language without subs is something of a mission, I thought Le Cinque Giornate was a pretty good film, full of style and invention. I would guess that Argento was inspired a little by A Clockwork Orange, the film does have the same kind of loose freewheeling engery as the first half of Kubrick's film. Why this one never still remains missing-in-action is a mystery - the idea that the film is too parochial doesn't convince me - I mean, international audiences don't have a problem with Visconti's The Leopard. Hopefully it will get a full English language release some day...

unuuk 20th March 2010 09:51 PM

love the lucio ercoli double bill of death walks at midnight and death walks in high heels! great films too!

unuuk 20th March 2010 09:56 PM


Originally Posted by bdc (Post 65453)
Nice one BE!
Make sure you watch the re-edited version.
Took me about 15 mins to figure out which one was the "original intended" version.

i ended up watching the tamer version because for some reason raro had placed the disc art the wrong way around!:suspicious:

bdc 20th March 2010 10:18 PM

Yep love Ercoli as well!

Anyone else got this one?
Talk about weird (and creepy sometimes too)...

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 20th March 2010 10:54 PM


Originally Posted by unuuk (Post 68318)
love the lucio ercoli double bill of death walks at midnight and death walks in high heels! great films too!

Hooper's DEATH TRAP English friendly mate?

bdc 20th March 2010 11:00 PM

Yes,it's English friendly.
I'm 100% certain... ;)

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 20th March 2010 11:11 PM

Nice bloody cover!:nod:

bdc 20th March 2010 11:24 PM

That's why I got it! :)
Actually the movie looks pretty good on this dvd.
It also looks bright like the old Elite disc.

LineSix 20th March 2010 11:44 PM

Has anyone heard of an Italian (I think) company called MYA? They seem to be releasing a lot of Euro cult titles in the US these days.

The Reaper Man@Cult Labs 21st March 2010 12:02 AM

Yeah,I've a few of their discs....which reminds me,time to go and finish watching Four Flies.....;)

Pete 21st March 2010 12:07 AM

I used to have three italian dvd's: Black Belly of the Tartantula, Door to Silence and The Sect. But, stupidly, I traded them:cry:

bdc 21st March 2010 07:58 AM

I'm not a bit fan of Mya,they are releasing a lot of bad quality dvd's.
There are exceptions but that's mostly reissue stuff from NoShame.
I've only got Four Flies from them,after reading the reviews I'm not really tempted to get more...
It's a bit of a shady company,nothing is really known about them.

Splatterdragon73 21st March 2010 10:35 AM

I've got a few Mya Communications DVDs myself and tend to check up on any of their titles i may fancy buying before actually shelling out the cash for the release in question. This company is reputedly a poor offshoot of the previously impressive No Shame outfit.

Many (if not possibly all!) of Mya's DVDs are apparently sourced from VHS versions so it may pay to think twice before you buy. I know i do!

I have both No Shame's The Strange Vice Of Mrs. Wardh and Mya's edition entitled Blade Of The Ripper. The featurette from the former DVD is missing from the latter. But apart from that all other extras seem intact. At least judging by comparing bonus material info on the DVD sleeves.

However, No Shame's release runs for around 93 or 94 mins whereas Mya's DVD states a duration of 81 mins according to the back cover! Both of these editions i own are still sealed so i'm not sure if the running time of the aforementioned featurette has been taken into account on No Shame's version and possibly omitted from Mya's issue. I would hate to think there's footage missing from this latest DVD.:(

bdc 21st March 2010 10:46 AM

Seems the 81 mins is a mistake?
But the Noshame disc is a dvd 9 and the Mya a dvd 5 according to what I've read.
"I'm fairly sure that the feature itself was larger than single-layer size so either they've done a new encode at a lower bitrate or they've recompressed the MPEG2 stream." (lovelockandload)

The Mya disc is also still interlaced (like the old NoShame).

Subs also seem to be a problem with Mya releases (spelling mistakes and bad English)
The discs are also way overpriced for what they offer.

Mya being an offshoot of NoShame was never really "interview" with them appeared on the Mya blog (fanblog)
in which the connection was made but they also stated in that interview that Four Flies was mastered from the original negative (which doesn't seems to be correct) and other questionable facts.

LineSix 21st March 2010 03:36 PM

So MYA are crap then? Not worth buying their discs?

Gojirosan 21st March 2010 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by LineSix (Post 68527)
So MYA are crap then? Not worth buying their discs?

I wouldn't go that far, they do try! The picture quality of Four Flies is superb, it's just the film is not the definitive, uncut version they claim it is. The Legend Of Blood Castle is great to see in the form they offer it, but it's not taken from very good sources, so the PQ is disappointing. I'd read reviews before buying. They do tend to be a bit expensive though, but I wouldn't say I was massively disappointed with any of my Mya disks; but research before spending cash!

Gojirosan 21st March 2010 03:49 PM

My Italian disk collection is slowly building up:

La Setta (Cecchi Gori)
Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange? (01 Distribution)
I Ragazzi Del Massacro (Raro)
Vacanze Per Un Massacro (Raro)
Murder Obsession (Raro)

More to follow, I'm sure!


bdc 21st March 2010 06:13 PM

Nice ones Gojirosan!

I would say some of their discs are crap... ;)
LUCIFERA, DEMON LOVER is a good example and there are even worse offenders.
It is certainly a good idea to wait for reviews before buying their discs.

LineSix 21st March 2010 06:14 PM

Where can I find reviews for their discs?

bdc 21st March 2010 06:18 PM

Try here

LineSix 21st March 2010 06:28 PM


Originally Posted by bdc (Post 68551)

Thanks. :thumb:

bdc 11th May 2010 07:04 AM

Alan Young is out of business it seems.
Their website is also no longer up.
Somehow I didn't notice this before...:doh:

Kultvideo still have a few of their releases in stock and are having a sale of some of them.

Only a few of these are English friendly btw.
They are going out of stock so I wouldn't wait too long.

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 11th May 2010 07:09 AM


Originally Posted by bdc (Post 78662)
Alan Young is out of business it seems.
Their website is also no longer up.
Somehow I didn't notice this before...:doh:

Kultvideo still have a few of their releases in stock and are having a sale of some of them.

Only a few of these are English friendly btw.
They are going out of stock so I wouldn't wait too long.

I heard a murmur about a year ago tahat they were circling the drain, but had assumed they'd sorted themselves out. Sad news indeed. :(

bdc 11th May 2010 07:37 AM

Yep now who could have suspected...I knew there was a link with Noshame but still...
In the sale are 2 exclusive English friendly releases:
Candido erotico
Little Rita nel West

bdc 17th May 2010 08:47 AM

These arrived today... :)
(Not all English friendly)

bdc 18th May 2010 09:11 AM

OMG is having a little Raro sale:

bizarre_eye@Cult Labs 19th May 2010 11:58 AM

Nice pick ups b. :cool:

I have that Stridulum release too, and a very bizarre film it is too! :biggrin:

bdc 19th May 2010 02:46 PM

Thanks BE,I used to buy several Italian dvd's each month but interesting new releases have been few and far between lately.
Btw I was really disappointed that the announced Italian release of La lama nel corpo was cancelled...
My understanding of the Italian language is not bad (and improving every day) so I don't mind the Italian only releases.
Still there's a long way to go before I can say my Italian is anywhere as good as my French or German. ;)

Pete 24th June 2010 06:12 PM

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Anyone know if the films in this box are english friendly?

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bdc 24th June 2010 06:58 PM

I think those are Italian only from what I've read.

Pete 28th June 2010 05:33 PM

Shame, I only wanted Dinner with a Vampire and Until Death (I already have the other two) and It would have been cheaper for me to buy that box instead of the seprate releases from MYA.

Pete 5th July 2010 07:06 PM

How does the italian dvd of Demonia compare to the SS release?

bdc 5th July 2010 07:18 PM

This one?

It has fixed Italian subs when you choose the English track,it does have an Italian track as well though (but no English subs).

Pete 5th July 2010 07:19 PM

Is it widescreen?

bdc 5th July 2010 07:23 PM

It's 1.66:1 and anamorphic according to the back cover.

Pete 5th July 2010 07:24 PM

Thanks for the info b:)

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