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Title: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: JoseADiego on 02 Jul 2009 - 16:15
 ;) ;) ;) ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfUzSvdwHN8


http://psychotronickultvideo.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Mania - Ralph Brown/Renato Polselli - Trailer
Post by: Luca Canali on 02 Jul 2009 - 17:44
Simply awesome...
Title: Re: Mania - Ralph Brown/Renato Polselli - Trailer
Post by: babybreese on 02 Jul 2009 - 21:09
A trailer for a lost film...most tantilizing!  Looks like it would be a fair amount of fun...thanks for posting this rare preview.
Title: Re: Mania - Ralph Brown/Renato Polselli - Trailer
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 02 Jul 2009 - 22:00
A trailer for a lost film
It was thought lost up until about 2 or 3 years ago when a 35mm copy was unearthed in a Rome archive and then screened along with a few other titles at the Trevi cinema as part of a festival devoted to Polselli,it was also due to have been released by NoShame just before they went out of business.


Great clip Jose :P


Title: Re: Mania - Ralph Brown/Renato Polselli - Trailer
Post by: Jonny on 02 Jul 2009 - 22:06
Simply awesome...


I second that!  ;)

(http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/7602/aaaafq.jpg)
Title: Re: Mania - Ralph Brown/Renato Polselli - Trailer
Post by: Rogerio Ferraz on 03 Jul 2009 - 05:29
Wow. Just Wow.
¡Muchissimas Gracias!, Jose!
 ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Paul on 03 Jul 2009 - 08:01
This looks amazing. Let's hope someone else puts it out now.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: MarcMorris on 03 Jul 2009 - 08:52
When in Rome working on some extras for Media Blasters Kit Gavin and I popped in a did a career long interview with Polselli that lasted for several hours, with Polselli excitedly showing us his films and TV ads he'd worked on on his TV. Kit still has those videos somewhere so it would be great to see them surface some day.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: JoseADiego on 07 Jul 2009 - 22:36
Must confess I was really amazed first time I saw this video, 100% Polselli style and and that image from Jonny is amazing too...

Ther's not know vhs release of this one worldwide, but it was thought the same with AFRIKA, ZELDA, LA RAGGAZA DI LATTA, TRAGICA CEREMONIA EN VILLA ALEXANDER, TEJIDO DE SEDA, etc etc etc.... and in Spain they were released 'cause there was lots of bootlegers companies that released movies that were not released not even in their own country... It's days that LE SALAMANDRE (CAVALLONE) was released in Spain by same label of AFRIKA (Royal Video), maybe just an urban legend but when I saw AFRIKA vhs. I couldn't believe it and now I think that anything can be found, even MANIA that already had to be released on DVD and for incompetence of some persons didn't see the daylight yet...

This rarity must be released soon 'cause someone who saw it in Rome said it's an authentic pleasure for the eyes...

Best

Jose

Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 08 Jul 2009 - 13:14
I couldn't believe it and now I think that anything can be found
Well considering some of the other rarities turning up over the last year i think it's only a matter of time before this finally makes a welcome appearence.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 09 Jul 2009 - 15:16
Just been reading a post over at Gente (thanks Mark) which says that according to Davide Pulici from Nocturno magazine there is a dvd on the way from a label in Finland.  ;)
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Jonny on 09 Jul 2009 - 20:10
Just been reading a post over at Gente (thanks Mark) which says that according to Davide Pulici from Nocturno magazine there is a dvd on the way from a label in Finland.  ;)

Fantastic news! If anyone hears any news on this please keep us posted!
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: JoseADiego on 10 Jul 2009 - 10:51
Just been reading a post over at Gente (thanks Mark) which says that according to Davide Pulici from Nocturno magazine there is a dvd on the way from a label in Finland.  ;)

 ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: fdsmedia on 10 Jul 2009 - 14:18
Never heard of a Finnish DVD label called Tiger... intriguing!  :P
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Canisius on 10 Jul 2009 - 14:38
Amazing news!! Can't wait for a DVD release... ::)
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Renato on 11 Jul 2009 - 10:29
I don't want to disappoint you, but I think that Pulici was just kidding...
Title: Re: Mania - Ralph Brown/Renato Polselli - Trailer
Post by: Sergio Argento on 26 Jul 2009 - 22:16
A trailer for a lost film
It was thought lost up until about 2 or 3 years ago when a 35mm copy was unearthed in a Rome archive and then screened along with a few other titles at the Trevi cinema as part of a festival devoted to Polselli,it was also due to have been released by NoShame just before they went out of business.


Great clip Jose :P




That’s a very cool story, I have always wanted to see this film after watching Delirium and The Reincarnation of Isabel. Has any new news surfaced about a possible release since it is obvious that with No Shame gone they are not going to release Mania!  :(
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 18 Aug 2009 - 09:50
Complete trailer - 3m 27s.  (big thanks to whoever uploaded it to Youtube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CycwfwM-Zlo
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: JoseADiego on 18 Aug 2009 - 20:04


Impressive Stephen !!!!!!!!!!!    ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Bogan The Wanderer on 18 Aug 2009 - 22:48
Completely amazing, looks like a great sexy 70's gothic horror full of surreal Polselli touches and general abuse towards women.  Fantastic trash!
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Johan Melle on 18 Aug 2009 - 23:00
Outstanding trailer! Just stunning! This film really does looks like a gem. I'm so happy that MANIA isn't lost after all. Now, if it could just get a release too...
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: bill_javi on 04 Oct 2009 - 10:51
there is some new news about the movie?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: slavic on 16 Oct 2009 - 04:51
Basically the Nocturno news about a DVD release in Finland by Tiger label is a fake. Some way was intended to advertise the forum and the magazine. Tiger label does not exist, even the dvd.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: The Sarcophilous One on 10 May 2010 - 14:07
I managed to confirm this when asking a Finnish friend over on the Cinehound forums about this alleged 'Tiger' label. He said he had never heard of it and believed it was fabricated...so...good one Nocturno...always one for the fans, eh...
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Jay on 25 Aug 2010 - 11:55
Been a while since I was on here...

I have been informed that a copy of MANIA is in the post to me. Once it arrives, I shall let you all know of my thoughts.

Now doing the liner notes for Vamp, Bay of Blood and Blu-Ray of The Beyond.

Jay
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Aug 2010 - 12:04

I have been informed that a copy of MANIA is in the post to me. Once it arrives, I shall let you all know of my thoughts.


Nice to see you back sir. I expect you'll have a busy PM box after mentioning the above.  :-\
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Jay on 25 Aug 2010 - 12:07
Of course! I was lucky to be invited to Orvieto at a festival where I met a few Italian distributors with their own collection. This is where Argento threw a glass of vino over me when I said at the table that I thought Giallo was a comedy. He then left.

Hopwfully it's here tomorrow. Can't wait to see in front of the plasma with a chiller beer or two.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Aug 2010 - 12:11
This is where Argento threw a glass of vino over me when I said at the table that I thought Giallo was a comedy. He then left.

Hehehe! I'd have loved to have seen that! Stroppy Argento!  :-\

Look forward to hearing about MANIA, can you do screen caps?
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: quidtum on 25 Aug 2010 - 12:37
This is where Argento threw a glass of vino over me when I said at the table that I thought Giallo was a comedy. He then left

Can you do screen caps of the above too? (http://i37.tinypic.com/15p67mc.gif)
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Jay on 25 Aug 2010 - 13:36
I'd love to, yes. How do I go about it?

Argento did like his wine. Quaffed a bottle and a half of vino and then got stroppy. I did ask him about the Blu-Ray of The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and he was extremely dismissive. "Too artificial," he said. When he told me that Giallo was his favourite movie, I simply could not keep quiet and go with what he was saying. Hence wine over me!
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Aug 2010 - 13:39
I'd love to, yes. How do I go about it?

You'd have to have the film on a DVD or DVD-R and take the caps via your computer's DVD playing software.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Jay on 25 Aug 2010 - 13:51
The caps are full screen, right? I guess I do that via the prtscn button?
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Aug 2010 - 14:13
The caps are full screen, right? I guess I do that via the prtscn button?

Printscreen button probably will only get you a black image. Your DVD playing software should have a screen cap feature that will grab the image at full res.

Give me a shout if you're still stuck.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: quidtum on 25 Aug 2010 - 15:05
Install the VLC freeware player on your machine, all OSs are supported
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
and then press together shift & S keys while playing the movie so the software will create screens inside your default images folder.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: DjangoLi on 25 Aug 2010 - 16:21
I'd love to, yes. How do I go about it?

Argento did like his wine. Quaffed a bottle and a half of vino and then got stroppy. I did ask him about the Blu-Ray of The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and he was extremely dismissive. "Too artificial," he said. When he told me that Giallo was his favourite movie, I simply could not keep quiet and go with what he was saying. Hence wine over me!

Nice one!

Kind of sad as well though - if Dario Argento thinks Giallo is his best film so far then he really has hit one fuck of a low point in his life.

Great news about Mania - if you can put up screenshots I'll be eating humble pie because I was adamant on another forum that a copy (on dvdr) probably didn't exist.

Please keep us posted.



Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Luca Canali on 25 Aug 2010 - 17:16
This is very exciting news Jay, looking forward to the screenshots!  ;)

I also heard a rumour that CSC are going to be restoring it / or are in the process of....??..

Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Jay on 26 Aug 2010 - 06:54
Just been testing the VLC (I had it) on La Merditude des Choses, for example, and the images are not in my default folder. Shall keep looking.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: quidtum on 26 Aug 2010 - 07:23
Just been testing the VLC (I had it) on La Merditude des Choses, for example, and the images are not in my default folder. Shall keep looking.

Run VLC, go to Tools menu, choose Preferences
(http://i36.tinypic.com/zo9u6r.jpg)
There you can set the path of the directory where the screens will be saved. You'd better choose png as a file format since it has no compression on the quality of pictures.
Don't forget to save your preferences finally. Hope it helps.  :D
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Luca Canali on 26 Aug 2010 - 11:29
Just been testing the VLC (I had it) on La Merditude des Choses, for example, and the images are not in my default folder. Shall keep looking.

Hi Jay...why not send me a copy of 'Mania' and I can do the screenshots for you?  Problem solved! :-*
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 Aug 2010 - 11:39
When I was in the pub with you with Paul you told me you had it Jay. (or did you mean it was coming?)
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Jay on 26 Aug 2010 - 19:00
(http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww90/Jayslater/UPLOAD/vlcsnap-2010-08-26-19h19m38s64.png)

Okay, got this working. Thanks! Anyone got English subs for La Mertitude des Choses?
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Jonny on 26 Aug 2010 - 19:03
([url]http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww90/Jayslater/UPLOAD/vlcsnap-2010-08-26-19h19m38s64.png[/url])

Okay, got this working. Thanks! Anyone got English subs for La Mertitude des Choses?


Lovely, though the anticipation of seeing the MANIA caps is quite something!  :-*
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: DjangoLi on 28 Aug 2010 - 14:22
Just came back to check on this thread and it seems to have gone dead these last few days... Any news? Anyone?

Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Jay on 29 Aug 2010 - 13:51
Still waiting for the package. We have a Bank Holiday Monday here in the UKI, so things may be a tad slooooooooooooooow.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Canisius on 05 Sep 2010 - 20:27
Of course! I was lucky to be invited to Orvieto at a festival where I met a few Italian distributors with their own collection. This is where Argento threw a glass of vino over me when I said at the table that I thought Giallo was a comedy. He then left.

Hopwfully it's here tomorrow. Can't wait to see in front of the plasma with a chiller beer or two.


Argento really did this...wow, what an asshole!!! >:(

Awesome news with the DVD btw...sounds too good to be true though! ;)
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: DjangoLi on 12 Sep 2010 - 12:53
Any updates?

Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Paul on 13 Sep 2010 - 09:09
Jay's been away, out of the country. He might be back now though.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: mrblonde1369 on 03 Dec 2010 - 14:43
i've just been through this discussion; are there any news about the Mania dvd screenshots? i'm desperately looking forward to watch this movie  :'(
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 03 Dec 2010 - 14:48
i've just been through this discussion; are there any news about the Mania dvd screenshots? i'm desperately looking forward to watch this movie  :'(
Your not the only one who wants to see it.

I'll believe it's about when someone actually has a copy.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: DjangoLi on 03 Dec 2010 - 17:43
i've just been through this discussion; are there any news about the Mania dvd screenshots? i'm desperately looking forward to watch this movie  :'(
Your not the only one who wants to see it.

I'll believe it's about when someone actually has a copy.

Yeah, it's looking quite unlikely anyone else has a copy of this one, except for the film archives in Rome (CSC)
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: thuleviolenta on 03 Dec 2010 - 20:01
heheh just thought some "big news" might be posted here..but..
as a so called polselli-fan i am quite interested in this movie-dont know why somebody says "i will receive the movie" and then there is nothing..not even the slightest info/explanation..about the "case"..
the so called "found" status is somehow laughable, as there is no difference to the "lost status" for the generall public/people who want to see the film..perhaps even more frustrating, as the print is (apparently) at the "film archives in Rome" and it is still no possible to see! Compare it with the state of being very very thirsty, infront of you a glass of water (or whatever) but you cannot reach it- a waste!
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: gnorthcott on 03 Dec 2010 - 21:23
heheh just thought some "big news" might be posted here..but..
as a so called polselli-fan i am quite interested in this movie-dont know why somebody says "i will receive the movie" and then there is nothing..not even the slightest info/explanation..about the "case"..
the so called "found" status is somehow laughable, as there is no difference to the "lost status" for the generall public/people who want to see the film..perhaps even more frustrating, as the print is (apparently) at the "film archives in Rome" and it is still no possible to see! Compare it with the state of being very very thirsty, infront of you a glass of water (or whatever) but you cannot reach it- a waste!

?
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: DjangoLi on 03 Dec 2010 - 21:41
heheh just thought some "big news" might be posted here..but..
as a so called polselli-fan i am quite interested in this movie-dont know why somebody says "i will receive the movie" and then there is nothing..not even the slightest info/explanation..about the "case"..
the so called "found" status is somehow laughable, as there is no difference to the "lost status" for the generall public/people who want to see the film..perhaps even more frustrating, as the print is (apparently) at the "film archives in Rome" and it is still no possible to see! Compare it with the state of being very very thirsty, infront of you a glass of water (or whatever) but you cannot reach it- a waste!

That's not quite true - 'Lost' suggests the film hasn't been found and no prints exist. This is not the case with Mania or a number of other Italian genre films. They DO exist, they aren't lost and they're in very good hands (the Centro Sperimentale is set up to take care of film prints, unlike the average collector). Get to know someone at the archives and I'm sure you can watch it. There is every chance it will get a release in the future... unlike something that is 'lost'.

Heck, it's probably shit anyway!

Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: thuleviolenta on 04 Dec 2010 - 00:02
heheh just thought some "big news" might be posted here..but..
as a so called polselli-fan i am quite interested in this movie-dont know why somebody says "i will receive the movie" and then there is nothing..not even the slightest info/explanation..about the "case"..
the so called "found" status is somehow laughable, as there is no difference to the "lost status" for the generall public/people who want to see the film..perhaps even more frustrating, as the print is (apparently) at the "film archives in Rome" and it is still no possible to see! Compare it with the state of being very very thirsty, infront of you a glass of water (or whatever) but you cannot reach it- a waste!

That's not quite true - 'Lost' suggests the film hasn't been found and no prints exist. This is not the case with Mania or a number of other Italian genre films. They DO exist, they aren't lost and they're in very good hands (the Centro Sperimentale is set up to take care of film prints, unlike the average collector). Get to know someone at the archives and I'm sure you can watch it. There is every chance it will get a release in the future... unlike something that is 'lost'.

Heck, it's probably shit anyway!


To my knowledge: before the film was screened at a certain cinema it went hand in hand with the sensation that it was "finally found"..therefore it was considered prior to this lost-or?
and -even- IF the film was allways "there"...why did it never make it to video, or dvd ?
there was the "big sensation" when the trailer appeared for the movie, bit odd for a film that according to your statement is simply "there and well preserved"
It doesnt make in the end the particular big difference as still nobody can see it...completely independent if the film is "probably shit" or not. i think i am not the only one who likes polsellis films (who knows? perhaps for somebody else his other films are shit too) and likes to see it. there is the rumor that no-shame films wanted to release mania on dvd but couldnt "finish" the job as they went out of business, funny how no other dvd company mentions this movie, (the assumption is a complicated "rights" case-that nobody can release the movie unless its bootlegged) so i wouldnt be very optimistic about a dvd-release, and if i am wrong about this assumption...well even better(for me).. ;D

about the question mark posted by gnorthcott i can only double that back in your direction-but perhaps you could explain the reason for your question mark perhaps i can "help" you..

Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: DjangoLi on 04 Dec 2010 - 01:22
Hey, I was just joking about it "probably being shit"... I haven't seen it so I have no idea what it's like.

By the way - the 'certain cinema' was the Trevi cinema in Rome. There's a thread about it here (in Italian)

http://www.gentedirispetto.com/forum/showthread.php?9626-MANIA-di-Polselli

It's worth noting the very first line:

"Ieri proiezione "storica" alla Sala Trevi in copia riemersa dalla polvere ma tuttosommato accettabile."

"The historic screening at the Trevi Cinema... The copy was covered in dust but acceptable"

(it's late but that's the gist of what it says!)

Perhaps it's a no-go on dvd because the print is "covered in dust" and clearly in bad shape? That probably explains it. Saying that, I guess MYA wouldn't have any problems releasing it  ::) This might also explain why no one (appears) to have a copy - if the print is covered in dust I doubt the Centro Sperimentale will be knocking out copies for anyone, the potential to cause further damage to the film reels would be too great - that also makes sense to me - and also explains why it hasn't been screened since that one showing.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Zarith on 04 Dec 2010 - 10:17
Perhaps it's a no-go on dvd because the print is "covered in dust" and clearly in bad shape? That probably explains it. Saying that, I guess MYA wouldn't have any problems releasing it  ::) This might also explain why no one (appears) to have a copy - if the print is covered in dust I doubt the Centro Sperimentale will be knocking out copies for anyone, the potential to cause further damage to the film reels would be too great - that also makes sense to me - and also explains why it hasn't been screened since that one showing.

If the print is in bad shape it would be even more important to scan it as soon as possible. The longer they wait, the worse it'll get...
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: gnorthcott on 04 Dec 2010 - 10:41
heheh just thought some "big news" might be posted here..but..
as a so called polselli-fan i am quite interested in this movie-dont know why somebody says "i will receive the movie" and then there is nothing..not even the slightest info/explanation..about the "case"..
the so called "found" status is somehow laughable, as there is no difference to the "lost status" for the generall public/people who want to see the film..perhaps even more frustrating, as the print is (apparently) at the "film archives in Rome" and it is still no possible to see! Compare it with the state of being very very thirsty, infront of you a glass of water (or whatever) but you cannot reach it- a waste!

the question mark is in relation to your rant,im surprised at how much your getting worked up about it.it had nothing to do with the lost/found status of the print.chill amigo

That's not quite true - 'Lost' suggests the film hasn't been found and no prints exist. This is not the case with Mania or a number of other Italian genre films. They DO exist, they aren't lost and they're in very good hands (the Centro Sperimentale is set up to take care of film prints, unlike the average collector). Get to know someone at the archives and I'm sure you can watch it. There is every chance it will get a release in the future... unlike something that is 'lost'.

Heck, it's probably shit anyway!


To my knowledge: before the film was screened at a certain cinema it went hand in hand with the sensation that it was "finally found"..therefore it was considered prior to this lost-or?
and -even- IF the film was allways "there"...why did it never make it to video, or dvd ?
there was the "big sensation" when the trailer appeared for the movie, bit odd for a film that according to your statement is simply "there and well preserved"
It doesnt make in the end the particular big difference as still nobody can see it...completely independent if the film is "probably shit" or not. i think i am not the only one who likes polsellis films (who knows? perhaps for somebody else his other films are shit too) and likes to see it. there is the rumor that no-shame films wanted to release mania on dvd but couldnt "finish" the job as they went out of business, funny how no other dvd company mentions this movie, (the assumption is a complicated "rights" case-that nobody can release the movie unless its bootlegged) so i wouldnt be very optimistic about a dvd-release, and if i am wrong about this assumption...well even better(for me).. ;D

about the question mark posted by gnorthcott i can only double that back in your direction-but perhaps you could explain the reason for your question mark perhaps i can "help" you..


Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: gnorthcott on 04 Dec 2010 - 10:44
the question mark had nothing to do with the lost/found status of the print but more to do with your rant.chill amigo
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: cacaro on 05 Dec 2010 - 17:20
I honestly couldn't care less about the film quality (I too believe there's quite a high chance it may suck - especially considering Polselli's standards). Yet I've been looking for it for so long that if someone really had a copy it'd be fantastic. If only this guy gave us some updates (assuming he wasn't joking, of course)...

Quote
Perhaps it's a no-go on dvd because the print is "covered in dust" and clearly in bad shape?

Actually, as far as I know, ShameDVD WAS supposed to bring it out on DVD (similarly to what they had already done for other CSC obscure movies) but went bankrupt or something like that  :o

And, as you know, no other copy has ever surfaced (that's why I'd be really surprised if that guy really found one), unlike other very obscure movies such as Arcana, Viaggia Ragazza Viaggia, Terminal, Colpo Rovente and so on

Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: DjangoLi on 05 Dec 2010 - 18:54
Slightly off topic... An excellent copy of Arcana has surfaced in the last few days - it's a CSC copy and is fully uncut. Apparently, it came via director Giulio Questi himself! If only Renato was alive, perhaps then we'd have a more realistic chance of seeing his films in presentable quality.

Mania aside, wouldn't it be nice to see CSC quality prints of his other films?

As for the original posters claims about his 'copy in the post' - I suspect he was just having a laugh, nothing more. Now, if only that rumoured Zambian laserdisc of Mania would surface?!

Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: thuleviolenta on 12 Dec 2010 - 11:44
A guy from the UK who is preparing a book about renato polselli (will it be ever released?)had contact with polselli and apparently not even polselli had a copy of "Mania"...i dont know anything "official" but if the rumor about Noshame is true its even more ironic that they couldnt release it before their "out of business" status..i wonder why cant another label investigate about the case..i mean -concrete-details and not assumptions and mysteries..what about "Camera Obscura"? ;D
yes some obscure titles as Arcana (Franco Brocani´s "Necropolis" which stars also Tina Aumont was also considered once "lost".., Cavallone´s "Blow Job", AAA Massagiatrice,..)
resurfaced so i wouldnt give up totally hope, i just wouldnt label myself "very optimistic" either

its actually "even" a small sensation when Polselli´s "La verita secondo satana" appears on dvd...according to the guy from the uk its planned to release the movie on dvd on his label  sarcophilous films, when i once asked about the master of the dvd he couldnt or didnt want me to answer this question..

edit: polsellis last(?) film "Frida Professione Manager" which was never officially released (only God knows why) resurfaced also...-though the enthusiasm about this release was relative "thin"..seemingly even the "target audience" wasnt aware of this release, as i dont remember there was ever a big "hype" about this movie, remember years ago just a still from it in "Nocturno" magazine
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Herbert Lyutek on 14 Jul 2011 - 00:34
Damn, I hope this release sees the light of day!

Hello everyone.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 Jul 2011 - 00:35
Damn, I hope this release sees the light of day!

Hello everyone.
Welcome to the forum Herbert  :P
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: tictac on 06 May 2013 - 08:23
Thread resurrection. Since this one had nothing new for nearly two years, are there any new rumours about this film?

Can't hurt to ask...
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Johan Melle on 17 Jun 2013 - 23:06
I, too, would very much like to know if there are any news about a possible release of MANIA but based on the lack of response I'm assuming there are no new developments  :-[

I was recently able to get my hands on the rare photo-novel version of the film, though, and I got it for the neat sum of 42,50 EUR, which is a great price considering how rare it is. For those who are interested you can see lots of scans from the photo-novel over at my blog: http://euro-fever.blogspot.com/2013/06/mania.html (http://euro-fever.blogspot.com/2013/06/mania.html)
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Jun 2013 - 23:13
I, too, would very much like to know if there are any news about a possible release of MANIA but based on the lack of response I'm assuming there are no new developments  :-[

After all these years of claims it's coming out here and there I don't anticipate it any more. I'll believe it when it comes out. A few times I've had people claim they are getting it and they'll do me a copy and it never surfaces. Someone said they had it before they had got it then didn't get it didn't they Jay  ;D
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: daraioargento on 17 Jun 2013 - 23:54
I doubt this will ever surface, but if i did get a copy it would be on torrents faster than you could say, "dont share this with anyone"  :lol:
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: quidtum on 26 Sep 2016 - 18:51
I still can't really believe it but a very generous user has uploaded on youtube a very rare TV recording from a private Italian channel dating back to the late 80s  ;)  :P  ::)
https://youtu.be/gm7XZ87tsp4
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Jonny on 26 Sep 2016 - 18:54
Wow!
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Luca Canali on 26 Sep 2016 - 19:11
Jesus christ!! Thanks for the heads up Quidtum!  ;)
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: quidtum on 26 Sep 2016 - 19:36
It might be a fake: I mean, some guy who has the telecine from the only survived copy, has possibly zoomed the original frame to get rid of the usual annoying watermark, added the credits and TV logo, etc., since quite strangely the usual visual artifacts of an old VHS recording don't affect the audio at all...
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Luca Canali on 26 Sep 2016 - 21:44
I'm just happy that a watchable, full length version has finally surfaced. Especially as most of us thought we'd never get to see it. I've just converted it to MP4 so will watch it at the weekend. Thanks again Quidtum!
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: quidtum on 27 Sep 2016 - 06:41
You're welcome, Luca!  :'(
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Commissario Walter Grandi on 27 Sep 2016 - 21:05
Any chance you could upload the MP4 on to a torrent site Luca? Perhaps our subtitling genius, DjangoLi can come out of retirement and do us English susbtitles? Thanks to Luca and quidtum.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: babybreese on 27 Sep 2016 - 21:22
Uploader has pulled it.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Strigoyu on 27 Sep 2016 - 21:30
I'm working on an English subtitle file. I'll let you know once it's finished.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: babybreese on 27 Sep 2016 - 21:35
I was just going to watch it, .....you've convinced me to wait a spell.   ;D
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Strigoyu on 27 Sep 2016 - 21:57
Niente incantesimo. Posso fare la traduzione all'inglese ma per quanto riguarda alla trascrizione ho bisogno dell'aiuto di mio buon amico quidtum...  ;D
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: babybreese on 28 Sep 2016 - 02:02
Thanks for working on these.
I just sampled a few sections and bumped into plenty of wild sequences, this looks fun.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: quidtum on 28 Sep 2016 - 07:14
Niente incantesimo. Posso fare la traduzione all'inglese ma per quanto riguarda alla trascrizione ho bisogno dell'aiuto di mio buon amico quidtum...  ;D
Wow, sir, your Italian written sentence is almost perfect, congratulations! You took the good chance to learn the language loving Italian movies. Bravo!
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Strigoyu on 28 Sep 2016 - 08:35
Hahahahaha... I really thought it was perfect! Anyway, I'll keep on improving my Italian.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 28 Sep 2016 - 11:39
Uploader has pulled it.
Someone else has put it back up again.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcndNTuNd64 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcndNTuNd64)
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Luca Canali on 28 Sep 2016 - 17:42
Any chance you could upload the MP4 on to a torrent site Luca? Perhaps our subtitling genius, DjangoLi can come out of retirement and do us English susbtitles? Thanks to Luca and quidtum.



The YouTube link appears to be private now - or at least I can't see it.
For anyone who didnt get a chance to grab it, if you like I can upload it to WeTransfer and stick it here: http://lovelockandload.net/index.php/board,34.0.html (http://lovelockandload.net/index.php/board,34.0.html)


Let me know.

Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Luca Canali on 28 Sep 2016 - 19:24
Any chance you could upload the MP4 on to a torrent site Luca? Perhaps our subtitling genius, DjangoLi can come out of retirement and do us English susbtitles? Thanks to Luca and quidtum.



The YouTube link appears to be private now - or at least I can't see it.
For anyone who didnt get a chance to grab it, if you like I can upload it to WeTransfer and stick it here: [url]http://lovelockandload.net/index.php/board,34.0.html[/url] ([url]http://lovelockandload.net/index.php/board,34.0.html[/url])


Let me know.





Here you go guys: http://lovelockandload.net/index.php/topic,6006.msg96533.html#msg96533 (http://lovelockandload.net/index.php/topic,6006.msg96533.html#msg96533)
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Commissario Walter Grandi on 28 Sep 2016 - 19:34
When I try and access the link, it comes up with the error message 'The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.' Please can you send me the link via PM. Thanks.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Commissario Walter Grandi on 28 Sep 2016 - 20:57
When I try and access the link, it comes up with the error message 'The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.' Please can you send me the link via PM. Thanks.

Thanks for the PM Luca.
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: babybreese on 29 Sep 2016 - 22:52
This has been up for a year but new to me, an unaired interview with the director about MANIA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20lUv0tDYGg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20lUv0tDYGg)
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: mrblonde1369 on 01 Oct 2016 - 12:22
This has been up for a year but new to me, an unaired interview with the director about MANIA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20lUv0tDYGg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20lUv0tDYGg)

glad you like it  :-\
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: Jonny on 01 Oct 2016 - 17:04
Any chance you could upload the MP4 on to a torrent site Luca? Perhaps our subtitling genius, DjangoLi can come out of retirement and do us English susbtitles? Thanks to Luca and quidtum.



The YouTube link appears to be private now - or at least I can't see it.
For anyone who didnt get a chance to grab it, if you like I can upload it to WeTransfer and stick it here: [url]http://lovelockandload.net/index.php/board,34.0.html[/url] ([url]http://lovelockandload.net/index.php/board,34.0.html[/url])


Let me know.





Here you go guys: [url]http://lovelockandload.net/index.php/topic,6006.msg96533.html#msg96533[/url] ([url]http://lovelockandload.net/index.php/topic,6006.msg96533.html#msg96533[/url])


Nice one! Thanks for this
Title: Re: Mania (Renato Polselli, 1974)
Post by: fenriz on 01 May 2017 - 13:18
Hi Guys

New 35mm mkv pop up at the usual place!  ;)