Euro Cult Movie Forum => Horror => Topic started by: fdsmedia on 20 Aug 2007 - 13:06

Title: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: fdsmedia on 20 Aug 2007 - 13:06
Anyone seen this? Apparently it will be released on R2 DVD by Salvation/Redemption on October 15th.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 20 Aug 2007 - 13:25
I'll be buying this,never seen it but remember reading alot of glowing reviews of the UK pre-cert  in old fanzines.
Thanks for the heads-up FDS,didn't even know it was coming out.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 20 Aug 2007 - 21:21
Everything I've seen from the director of HORROR EXPRESS has been very enjoyable. I'll have to get this one, too.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Paul on 16 Mar 2008 - 10:39
This is actually coming out on UK disc through Odeon Films, now - It's due in May...
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Luca Canali on 16 Mar 2008 - 11:09
I'd be interested to see what the running time on this release is going to be. I have the Dutch print which clocks in at approx 85 minutes - though I'm wondering if there is a longer print out there?. The film itself is fairly solid but it's not a classic in my opinion. It does manage quite a decent atmosphere and the two psycho sisters put in a nice performance.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: fdsmedia on 16 Mar 2008 - 12:06
Hmm Odeon are not known for quality... fingers crossed it will be a nice release. I wonder what happened with Redemption's plans...
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Paul on 16 Mar 2008 - 16:59
Hmm Odeon are not known for quality... fingers crossed it will be a nice release. I wonder what happened with Redemption's plans...
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I only have one Odeon release--A DAY AT THE BEACH--which, although presented in a fullscreen ratio, isn't too bad. I'll definitely be pre-ordering this, so if you'd rather wait and see, I can let you know, Magnus.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: fdsmedia on 16 Mar 2008 - 17:24
As long as it will be in the correct aspect ratio I will probably buy it. Have you seen it available for pre-order online except for Sendit?
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Paul on 16 Mar 2008 - 20:35
As long as it will be in the correct aspect ratio I will probably buy it. Have you seen it available for pre-order online except for Sendit?

It'll be on Play and Amazon.co.uk before the week is out  :D
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: ecc on 17 Mar 2008 - 10:20
Luminous Film and Video Wurks has a DVDR of the widescreen Dutch version.  They've made it anamorphic (cropping the mattes and resizing it for 16:9).  It looks okay given the source and the additional compression.  I think a lot of the DVDRs at their site are $9.95 right now.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: fdsmedia on 17 Mar 2008 - 10:23
I'd never support those bootleggers so I'll wait for the official R2.  :P
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: fdsmedia on 13 May 2008 - 06:56
Here's the cover artwork for Odeon Entertainment's upcoming DVD:

(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/8141/51gpso83bmlss500sk8.jpg)
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 13 May 2008 - 06:57
That's quite a lame cover imo.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Paul on 13 May 2008 - 07:53
That's quite a lame cover imo.

It is, but it's an obscure film and it's relatively cheap too.  :D
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: fdsmedia on 18 Jun 2008 - 11:42
Here's an early review of the forthcoming DVD by Odeon Entertainment. Despite its obvious flaws I'm still gonna pick it up.

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=67993

(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/4858/candle1kq8.jpg)

(http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/9761/candle2xq6.jpg)

(http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/2473/candle3ht5.jpg)

(http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/5530/candle4sr7.jpg)
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Jun 2008 - 11:50
Thanks for the link Magnus. I'll be picking this one up too, I've never seen this in any form so I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: ecc on 19 Jun 2008 - 08:05
The contrast is better than the Dutch-sourced DVDRs (you can actually read the opening quote).

On the Latarnia board, it was mentioned that the film was licensed from Euro London Films.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Paul on 19 Jun 2008 - 08:28
Mine shipped from Play yesterday - an absolute steal at £5.99.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 19 Jun 2008 - 11:34
Mine shipped from Play yesterday - an absolute steal at £5.99.

Bargain. Never seen this so will definitely be getting a copy.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 19 Jun 2008 - 16:24
This is one my favorite Spanish horror films, I have a copy of the Midnight dvd-r and will probably get this at some point. Looks to be a slight improvement.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: MarcMorris on 19 Jun 2008 - 17:34
That's another one of my old Vampix pre-certs i can sell on ebay.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: the blob on 10 Jul 2014 - 11:24
Blu-Ray coming from Scorpion.  ::)

That's going to be quite a hefty leap from the Odeon DVD hopefully.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 10 Jul 2014 - 11:42
Blu-Ray coming from Scorpion.  ::)

That's going to be quite a hefty leap from the Odeon DVD hopefully.
::)
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: the blob on 01 Oct 2014 - 22:02
Looking like November sometime..

(http://i61.tinypic.com/a17mrl.jpg)
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Hellochas on 05 Oct 2014 - 20:50
What a fantastic sleeve design!
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 05 Oct 2014 - 23:00
What a fantastic sleeve design!
Certainly is.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: the blob on 28 Oct 2014 - 00:41
This is now preordering at the  Scorpion shop but like his brother, no international shipping. I'll be keeping an eye on Diabolik for it. Not sure if they'll be doing preorders or just live when it's in stock.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: fenriz on 29 Oct 2014 - 10:53
They're fucking annoying with this non international shipping!  :(  no problem people will buy more Synapse, Mondo macabro, Blue underground, Severin, CE ... ::)
Title: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: the blob on 06 Nov 2014 - 15:27
Well at least Walter seams to be servicing Diabolik better than Bill. They got restocks and a new title so I'm pretty confident this should be on sale there early Dec at the latest which is when it's scheduled for release.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: fenriz on 11 Nov 2014 - 13:14
Agree with you, i was able to grab what i wanted through Diabolik so iam not complaining !

Btw for Codered seems the guy prefers to sell them directly on eBay at crazy prices (to shortcut scalpers ?)! 
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: the blob on 11 Nov 2014 - 14:54
Agree with you, i was able to grab what i wanted through Diabolik so iam not complaining !

Btw for Codered seems the guy prefers to sell them directly on eBay at crazy prices (to shortcut scalpers ?)!

And then Bill stopped the ebay International shipping, probably after I called him out on the prices on the blu-ray forum.  ;D

$70 + $30 shipping and customs for Savage Streets??
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: fenriz on 14 Nov 2014 - 14:48
What a shark ! So now we can't buy it for 100 usd all in ??  :-\
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: the blob on 22 Feb 2015 - 13:53
It would seem that Odeon are now releasing it as well here. There's a version listed on their site with a BD catalogue number now alongside the DVD and an info box next to it with a release date of June 15th.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: babybreese on 30 Mar 2015 - 14:31
Got the BD from Screen Archives a few days ago and watched it.  The film has never looked better, no question.  It's not a reference BD though, the source used has some issues ( softness, vertical lines/ crease that pop up several times )  while large sections look markedly better.  Colors are very nice, Scorpion did some color correction that may not be part of Odeon's presentation.  A trailer ( new to me and nice ) & a short Judy Geeson interview where she dishes on the film for a few minutes and then covers ( briefly ) several other of her 60's/70's films.  Not terribly substantial but glad to have it on there.  If you are a fan of the film, the BD is worth it, if you're curious, the DVD might get you by.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Koukol on 02 Apr 2015 - 16:55
I'm hoping someone will post some comparisons between the BD and the DVD.
I can't afford the $42.00Ca price for the BD so I ordered the DVD.
The DVD is being shipped but now I'm wondering if I should sell it when it comes and wait for the Odeon as I love this film.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: ScottC on 02 Apr 2015 - 18:52
I love this film. About 20 years ago, I owned an original Dutch Video For Pleasure VHS and even created my own DVD from it before I parted with it.

I bought the DVD a while back just in case the Blu Ray didn't make it. I now have the Blu Ray coming in shortly. I'll compare and report back after I've had a look.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Koukol on 02 Apr 2015 - 19:36
I love this film. About 20 years ago, I owned an original Dutch Video For Pleasure VHS and even created my own DVD from it before I parted with it.

I bought the DVD a while back just in case the Blu Ray didn't make it. I now have the Blu Ray coming in shortly. I'll compare and report back after I've had a look.


MUCH appreciated!
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: ScottC on 30 Apr 2015 - 05:52
Hmm, I've had a quick look at both the DVD and Blu Ray on a 50" Sony television and I can't really tell the difference! The Blu ray's menus are exactly the same as the DVD. No pop-ups or anything fancy. This is a favorite of mine so I'm very happy to have it but I can't say the Blu ray is any vast improvement over the DVD.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Koukol on 01 May 2015 - 03:09
Hmm, I've had a quick look at both the DVD and Blu Ray on a 50" Sony television and I can't really tell the difference! The Blu ray's menus are exactly the same as the DVD. No pop-ups or anything fancy. This is a favorite of mine so I'm very happy to have it but I can't say the Blu ray is any vast improvement over the DVD.


Thanks Scott!
I suspected as much since this is such an obscure movie I knew a high resolution wouldn't be found.
Cheers!
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: fenriz on 05 May 2015 - 10:39
Got both discs as well as a Pana 50" too and can tell the blu is much better ! still a scratchy print but definitively 1080p ! :)  dvd can't compete with blu .

Btw for non us people i'll recommend waiting for the Uk disc !
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Russell22 on 05 May 2015 - 14:45
I picked up the blu of this on Saturday and although haven't watched it all the way through, found the picture underwhelming from the pieces I saw. Usually Scorpion do a pretty bang up job, but feel a bit disappointed with this.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 05 May 2015 - 17:32
I suspected as much since this is such an obscure movie I knew a high resolution wouldn't be found.
:-\
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: babybreese on 09 May 2015 - 12:27
The source sucks, not much they could really do with it.  This is why I'd say the DVD is a reasonable option for most people.   I have the BD but if I had seen it before I bought it,  I'd have saved some $$ and bought the DVD.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: the blob on 01 Jun 2015 - 16:36
The Odeon BD is a steal at £8.99 in HMV! Dying to watch it but prob won't get a chance for a little while as i'm off out of town tomorrow. I'll hopefully be able to give it a flick through before.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: babybreese on 04 Jun 2015 - 23:35
Curious if it's from the same iffy source as Scorpion's with the vertical lines running through people's faces.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: demented_uk on 05 Jun 2015 - 06:42
Someone on another forum has said that the Odeon release looks shit and does not look HD. Going to avoid until I see a reliable review. Might pick up the Scorpion release.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: Russell22 on 05 Jun 2015 - 12:03
Someone on another forum has said that the Odeon release looks shit and does not look HD. Going to avoid until I see a reliable review. Might pick up the Scorpion release.

Scorpion release doesn't look that good either tbh
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil / Una vela para el diablo (Eugenio Martin, 1970)
Post by: the blob on 05 Jun 2015 - 13:12
I've had a look and it's definitely HD, just not a great source. Soft for the most part but natural at least. Not as scratchy as I was expecting so I don't know if Pinewood did more to it than Walter because haven't seen his. The vertical lines are there but quite feint. Again, I don't know if they're the same as the Scorpion or with additional clean-up. Overall, becasue of it's softness and if the cleanup work is the same, it's probably not a massive difference from the Scorpion DVD other than the compression will be better because I don't see any problems with that. Big upgrade from the Odeon DVD though.

Here's an absolute rubbish camera shot. The vertical lines are there, you can vaguely see them on her forehead but they're not particulalrly distracting to me. I can imagine projected they would be more though.

(http://i62.tinypic.com/xpaqgj.jpg)
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil Subkultur BD
Post by: babybreese on 17 Apr 2016 - 14:28
New BD coming, maybe Subkultur found a new source to transfer?
(http://s23.postimg.org/6737nmu2z/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil Subkultur BD
Post by: Raf A. on 17 Apr 2016 - 18:03
New BD coming, maybe Subkultur found a new source to transfer?
(http://s23.postimg.org/6737nmu2z/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

No, they said they'd be using the same transfer as found on the US and UK releases.
Title: Re: A Candle For The Devil Subkultur BD
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Apr 2016 - 20:39
New BD coming, maybe Subkultur found a new source to transfer?
(http://s23.postimg.org/6737nmu2z/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

No, they said they'd be using the same transfer as found on the US and UK releases.
Cheers for he info, I'll stick to my U.S. one.  ::)