Euro Cult Movie Forum => Gialli => Topic started by: bloodvamp on 27 Aug 2007 - 06:04

Title: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: bloodvamp on 27 Aug 2007 - 06:04
amuck is a giallo necessity if you love barbara bouchet and rosalbi neri as much as i do.  very early in the film these two gorgeous ladies get it on and its worth it. farley granger is the star and has enough plot twists so that it never gets dull. the label is eurovista and its watchable but again this is another example of a giallo deeply in need of a nice upgrade.
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Fray G on 27 Aug 2007 - 18:30
I saw this a long time ago and was'nt too into it, i've been tempted to buy it a few times more recently though cos I think i'd have a different take on it these days. I've just always been put off by the shitey sounding release it's had.
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 28 Aug 2007 - 22:46
I had never seen this before i got the eurovista disc, i thought it was just ok.
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: smileysmile18 on 31 Aug 2007 - 13:08
It's taken from a VHS release I reckon, there's some suspiscious looking print damage that looks like a VHS tracking. I love the soundtrack though, the main theme of which was on the first Beat at Cinecitta cd. If you've heard it, you're probably singing it now, "sexually, sexually, sexually" etc etc
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: fdsmedia on 31 Aug 2007 - 13:39
The full soundtrack will be released by Beat Records on Monday - hurrah!

(http://www.beatrecords.it/public/img/fronte/CDCR76.jpg)
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Jonny on 31 Aug 2007 - 15:24
The full soundtrack will be released by Beat Records on Monday - hurrah!

([url]http://www.beatrecords.it/public/img/fronte/CDCR76.jpg[/url])


Sweet! I'll be having one of those!  ::)
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 01 Sep 2007 - 01:20
I wasn't really impressed by this one, I liked it but am not planning to revisit it unless it gets a decent release.
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Funktion on 02 Dec 2007 - 20:45
Just wondering, for those that have the Eurovista dvd, did it came sealed? I bought mine from Luminous (it's the first release I buy from their "label"), and the dvd seems like a used copy.
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Dec 2007 - 22:28
I never bought anything direct from Luminous so I can't say if their stuff was sealed in a plastic wrapper or not.
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 02 Dec 2007 - 22:29
Just wondering, for those that have the Eurovista dvd, did it came sealed? I bought mine from Luminous (it's the first release I buy from their "label"), and the dvd seems like a used copy.
I've got 3 or 4 of them Eurovista discs, got them new and none were sealed.
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Funktion on 02 Dec 2007 - 22:35
Thanks. Just wanted to confirm, because my disc (and everything inside the case) was quite dirty, and scratched. :(
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: MarcMorris on 02 Dec 2007 - 23:10
The Eurovista / Luminous boot is taken from the old American Catalina video release - albeit a very worn one complete with tape rolls etc.

I have an original Catalina release and it looks way better than their crappy bootleg.

One release I do wish I had picked up was the now OOP Something Weird video release as 'Leather and Whips" - does anybody have this tape?
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Johan Melle on 04 Dec 2007 - 16:27
I quite like this one actually. It's kind of an old-fashioned thriller with a slow build-up but with lots of lesbian couplings and craziness thrown in for good measure. The cast is great and I love the groovy soundtrack too. My favorite scene is Rosalba Neri seducing Barbara Bouchet in her bed in slow motion while a totally mesmerizing, dream-like score plays. Excellent stuff.

This is one of those films that's had soooo many different titles. One of the most amazing ones being HOT BED OF SEX:

(http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/6104/hotbedds7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


I also have a fotoromanzo magazine from 1971 with an article about the film, and it's referred to under yet another different title. Can't remember what it was from the top of my head but I'll dig it out later and check.
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Johan Melle on 04 Dec 2007 - 19:31
The title given in the magazine is REPLICA DI UN DELITTO. The article also comes with a cool picture of the cast relaxing during filming. Some wonderful legs on that Rosalba!  :-\

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/6776/amuckcastjl4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: ecc on 12 Apr 2008 - 13:08
Does the LEATHER AND WHIPS version have credits?  AMUCK only credits Granger and Buchet.
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Luca Canali on 12 Apr 2008 - 13:29
Gotta admit I love this film too!. I saw it about 3 times when I first got the Eurovista disc but haven't seen it in ages. Great soundtrack and the leading ladies are always a pleasure to watch even when there is a lull in action on screen. Would reall like to see this widescreen or an Italian language print. I love the bit where Neri gets the gormless fisherman drunk especially when he finally loses it and all to the accompaniment of the delirious soundtrack.
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: ecc on 12 Apr 2008 - 13:33
Quote
Would reall like to see this widescreen or an Italian language print.

All I found at ebay.it was a pricey copy of the US Catalina tape.
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Luca Canali on 12 Apr 2008 - 13:41
That's a shame eh? Hopefully someone will pick this one up for restoration one day. Until then, the Eurovista will have to do.
Title: Re: Amuck/Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: quidtum on 15 Apr 2010 - 13:56
The Eurovista / Luminous boot is taken from the old American Catalina video release - albeit a very worn one complete with tape rolls etc.

I have an original Catalina release and it looks way better than their crappy bootleg.

One release I do wish I had picked up was the now OOP Something Weird video release as 'Leather and Whips" - does anybody have this tape?

Can you please poste some screens of your original release?
I don't have the Something Weird video release but I can tell you that it keeps the original widescreen aspect ratio but it's widely cut: no credits, no Bouchet's approach to the house and many missing parts in the final altercation.

Screens

(http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/7522/amuck1.png)
(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/2062/amuck2.png)
(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/2497/amuck3.png)
(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/158/amuck4.png)
(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/6424/amuck5.png)
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/8581/amuck6.png)
(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/7661/amuck7.png)
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: babybreese on 15 Apr 2010 - 17:39
I used to have this tape but foolishly got rid of it.
Still, it's missing chunks of the film, and there is some severe print damage through out, which is why I ditched it, not a fun way to experience the movie.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: gnorthcott on 21 Jul 2011 - 20:52
Does anybody have the soundtack cd from beat records?im interested to know if it has that cool track that plays during the rape/kill towards the end of the film,if i remember correct the record keeps skipping and the soundtrack just keeps repeating 'sexually,sexually....'over and over(i think???).Well anyway,is that track actually on the cd?
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Johnny66 on 27 Jul 2011 - 08:58
Gnorthcott, are you referring to Teo Usuelli - 'Piacere Sequence'?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkpxpAHef-U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkpxpAHef-U)

I have no idea about the Amuck! soundtrack, but this track can be found on the 'Beat at Cinecitta Vol. 1' CD release originally through Efa Imports (if I recall). Easily found.

Amusingly, the track was also used in The Big Lebowski, but never appeared on the soundtrack release.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: TEENAGER SIND NACKT on 27 Jul 2011 - 11:16
the whole "sexually, sexually"  thing makes it sound like you are describing Sessomatto   ?
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: gnorthcott on 27 Jul 2011 - 18:59
Yes that is the track ;)
sorry for any confusion,the music plays out more imoprtantly during the flashback when sally dances in front of rocco,as opposed to the final confrontation between greta and co.thanks guys,will have to pick up that comp.Thanks
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: babybreese on 14 Dec 2014 - 13:30
Good news on the AMUCK front as it's been released on DVD by Code Red this week @ their cartel store..
No idea about the quality of the print used for the transfer, but hopefully it is in great shape.
Ignore it's been doubled with a silly action film, order now or wait for a review ( i"ll sing out when my copy shows up ).
here is a link to the NSFW US trailer...never seen this and loved it
<iframe src="http://www.trailercodes.com/v/VI1Czp4P93vP45/embed_video" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: demented_uk on 14 Dec 2014 - 14:15
The listing states that it is the US edit. I wonder how different that it will be from the original Italian cut? No idea how is Brits will be able to get hold of it though. Hopefully Diabolik will get it in stock soon.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Jonny on 14 Dec 2014 - 14:36
The listing states that it is the US edit. I wonder how different that it will be from the original Italian cut? No idea how is Brits will be able to get hold of it though. Hopefully Diabolik will get it in stock soon.
Yeah, I'll order it as soon as Diabolik have it in stock.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 Dec 2014 - 16:55

Ignore it's been doubled with a silly action film

That "silly action" film is great fun, an Italian / Shaw Brothers co-production directed by Alfonso Brescia with a fantastic score by Franco Micalizzi.

http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=615.0 (http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=615.0)

I'm wondering why Amazon's And Supermen takes up most of the cover? Maybe it's a really nice transfer like the Italian disc and Amuck is just a bonus feature? I reckon so, otherwise Amuck surely would have come out on it's own.

(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/DVD/10384226_958915254137012_6916170571283397935_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: babybreese on 18 Dec 2014 - 13:17
No disrespect meant calling it silly Inspector, it looks like it should be amusing enough.

Word on the web is this is not the complete AMUCK but another bastard truncated version titles MANIAC MANSION and running 84 min.  This explains Code Red bottom billing this, foolishly I had my hopes up a little bit.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: babybreese on 22 Dec 2014 - 16:09
Still waiting on my copy but the latest update says the last 15 minutes of SUPER STOOGES switches to an Italian audio track instead of the English track  :(  so Anglos will have  no idea what's being said in the last reel of the film. 
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Jonny on 22 Dec 2014 - 18:12
Still waiting on my copy but the latest update says the last 15 minutes of SUPER STOOGES switches to an Italian audio track instead of the English track  :(  so Anglos will have  no idea what's being said in the last reel of the film.
Looking forward to reading the feedback about that on the Code Red Facebook pages!
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 Dec 2014 - 18:59
Still waiting on my copy but the latest update says the last 15 minutes of SUPER STOOGES switches to an Italian audio track instead of the English track  :(  so Anglos will have  no idea what's being said in the last reel of the film.
Blimey, that seems odd. Do you think it may be the Italian disc and the sound accidentally changed over and no one realised?

I never went for the release myself, I've already got the really nice looking Italian DVD of Amazons And Supermen and am dubious about Amuck being the "bonus feature", surely if it was a good version Bill would have released it on it's own.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: babybreese on 25 Dec 2014 - 14:36
Turns out the AMAZON audio issue is pretty minor, they used the longer Italian cut and there is no complete English dub, so it reverts to the Italian audio to fill the gaps.  Guessing maybe the Italian release does the same on it's audio track?  Watched a bit of this and no way I'd return to it....too much penny whistle. ;D

AMUCK isn't completely trashed, the whittling down of the film was rather skillfully done. 99% of the nudity is intact.  Character & some exposition are of course sacrificed.
The color is faded, and whites bloom, the color blue is on permanent vacation but it's a thrill to see a reasonably sharp print @ 2.35.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 25 Dec 2014 - 17:51
Turns out the AMAZON audio issue is pretty minor, they used the longer Italian cut and there is no complete English dub, so it reverts to the Italian audio to fill the gaps.  Guessing maybe the Italian release does the same on it's audio track?  Watched a bit of this and no way I'd return to it....too much penny whistle. ;D
I can't remember if the Italian DVD is like this or not, how far in does it roughly happen? (I saw roughly because it will be PAL) and I'll check it.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: quidtum on 12 Jan 2015 - 08:03
Yeah, I'll order it as soon as Diabolik have it in stock.
Diabolik has it in stock now.
But is there any European site selling Code Red stuff?
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Farmer_J on 12 Jan 2015 - 18:18
I'm not sure of anywhere in Europe, apart from Amazon and Ebay if you're lucky.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: quidtum on 12 Jan 2015 - 19:57
I'm not sure of anywhere in Europe, apart from Amazon and Ebay if you're lucky.
Thanks for your answer, I was thinking things were like this.
Other suggestions are more than welcome.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: fenriz on 15 Jan 2015 - 10:04
Been able to grab one finally, can't wait to watch the Amuck print !  >:(
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: bdc on 15 Jan 2015 - 20:44
http://dvdexotica.blogspot.be/2014/12/amazons-amuck.html (http://dvdexotica.blogspot.be/2014/12/amazons-amuck.html)

Indepth review of the new CR Amuck double bill release with comparison caps of the old Eurovista Amuck release.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Jan 2015 - 20:46
[url]http://dvdexotica.blogspot.be/2014/12/amazons-amuck.html[/url] ([url]http://dvdexotica.blogspot.be/2014/12/amazons-amuck.html[/url])

Indepth review of the new CR Amuck double bill.
Welcome back, Bruno.

The place isn't the same without your Code Red updat4s and info  ;D
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: bdc on 15 Jan 2015 - 20:46
Lol thanks Aarron,I'm only offering some info.  :D
Thought the detailed edits list and image comparison would be of interest.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: aerodynamics on 16 Jan 2015 - 17:12
[url]http://dvdexotica.blogspot.be/2014/12/amazons-amuck.html[/url] ([url]http://dvdexotica.blogspot.be/2014/12/amazons-amuck.html[/url])

Indepth review of the new CR Amuck double bill release with comparison caps of the old Eurovista Amuck release.


Thank you for linking that review.  Now some brave soul just needs to create a composite with the extra bits inserted into the Code Red DVD.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Luca Canali on 17 Jan 2015 - 13:33
Cheers BDC, that comparison is indeed useful. Wasn't going to touch the release but after reading that all the nudity & violence is intact, I'll try and pick it up now. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: CameraObscura on 27 Nov 2015 - 16:31
Next year we will release Silvio Amadios erotic thriler ALLA RICERCA DEL PIACERE (aka AMUCK!) from 1972 on Blu-ray und DVD, in which Rosalba Neri and Barabara Bouchet are especially fond of each other. It will be the No. 16 in the Italian Genre Cinema Collection. The disc will feature Italian and English audio as well as a brand-new HD-transfer of the original negative. More infos to come!

(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/151127/g27vo8ry.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Nov 2015 - 17:10
WOW! Fantastic news!
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Nov 2015 - 17:24
Next year we will release Silvio Amadios erotic thriler ALLA RICERCA DEL PIACERE (aka AMUCK!) from 1972 on Blu-ray und DVD, in which Rosalba Neri and Barabara Bouchet are especially fond of each other. It will be the No. 16 in the Italian Genre Cinema Collection. The disc will feature Italian and English audio as well as a brand-new HD-transfer of the original negative. More infos to come!
A decent version at last!!!!!!

Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: demented_uk on 27 Nov 2015 - 18:44
That cover...wow!


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Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 27 Nov 2015 - 21:35
Finally!
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 28 Nov 2015 - 05:14
Hooray!

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Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Luca Canali on 28 Nov 2015 - 11:45
Jesus christ! Amazing news and what a cover! Thank you CO  ::)
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: klaatubar on 28 Nov 2015 - 14:13
best news ever.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: babybreese on 28 Nov 2015 - 18:16
Absolutely a dream come true. 
First TOP SENSATION, now this.  I love you guys  8)
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Jeffrey on 28 Nov 2015 - 21:47
The best New Year news!  Thank you CO.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: g053584398 on 29 Nov 2015 - 18:24
I wish that I had something original to add, but I don't! But to echo the thoughts of some of the other lads, this is really great news. I never bought the Code Red DVD because I believe it was an edited version of the film, plus getting hold of their releases tries even my patience. I don't know whether or not that will be the final artwork, but I love the graphic design on that one! Camera Obscura must be one of the best labels in the world.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: broonage on 30 Nov 2015 - 10:09
 ;)
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Nov 2015 - 11:28
I'll still be keeping that Eurovista travesty though as it's signed by Bouchet.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: g053584398 on 30 Nov 2015 - 14:13
I'll still be keeping that Eurovista travesty though as it's signed by Bouchet.

Oh Barbara!
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: babybreese on 30 Nov 2015 - 17:45
Plus it has that little interview which is nice.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: CameraObscura on 01 Dec 2015 - 13:20
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Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: CameraObscura on 02 Dec 2015 - 06:33
We gave Rosalba Neri another visit, and she told us a few things about ALLA RICERCA DEL PIACERE!

(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/151202/78exm8f5.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Jeffrey on 02 Dec 2015 - 13:25
Nice!
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: babybreese on 02 Dec 2015 - 14:21
Outstanding!
Does Barbara Bouchet still live next door?
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Dr. Robert Vance on 02 Dec 2015 - 23:45
Finally!
So glad you picked up that title  ;)
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: fenriz on 03 Dec 2015 - 10:28
The Untouchables Camera O.  thx a lot guys, you're the best !  :P
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: babybreese on 25 Dec 2015 - 16:55
88 Films is also releasing this next year, but CO have my order in the bag.  88 Films reeks of Waddell.  He's had the thread @ Latarnia about him removed, the little crybaby.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: demented_uk on 25 Dec 2015 - 22:31
88 Films are very much the Raro of the UK. Can't say I've been impressed with any of their Italian cult line. Anyway, the Camera Obscura release will be the one to get; there is no way they will top that. Just picked up the gorgeous locandina of this as a Christmas treat for myself.


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Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: nibblepibbley on 27 Dec 2015 - 19:37
Under no circumstances will I patronise 88 Films, not least when they're up against CO.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: fenriz on 06 Jan 2016 - 10:36
Only buy 88 when they rip Codered !  ::)
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: KommissarX on 28 Nov 2016 - 16:43
Camera Obscura just released mouth-watering screenshots of their restoration work on this film. Check them out on their facebook page or enjoy a few of these here:

http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/vxcxg5fo_jpg.htm (http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/vxcxg5fo_jpg.htm)
http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/jm65ejlh_jpg.htm (http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/jm65ejlh_jpg.htm)
http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/i26hf7gv_jpg.htm (http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/i26hf7gv_jpg.htm)
http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/ovwcxkao_jpg.htm (http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/ovwcxkao_jpg.htm)
http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/ck5rdgjl_jpg.htm (http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/ck5rdgjl_jpg.htm)
http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/x2f2368f_jpg.htm (http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/x2f2368f_jpg.htm)
http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/3829ec5z_jpg.htm (http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/3829ec5z_jpg.htm)
http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/h326hies_jpg.htm (http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/h326hies_jpg.htm)
http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/9oszl338_jpg.htm (http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/9oszl338_jpg.htm)
http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/58yc85zk_jpg.htm (http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4552/58yc85zk_jpg.htm)
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Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: g053584398 on 21 Dec 2016 - 18:54
Those screenshots look top notch, but what else do we expect when it comes to Camera Obscura?
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: babybreese on 20 Jan 2017 - 23:58
CO is targeting late March for their Blu of Amuck!
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Jan 2017 - 06:21
What puzzles me is how have 88 films managed to get this through the BBFC before Camera Obscura have finished the master?
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: logboy on 21 Jan 2017 - 14:55
What puzzles me is how have 88 films managed to get this through the BBFC before Camera Obscura have finished the master?

is it confirmed CO haven't finished their master, and if it is that exact master in it's final form that's needed for certification?
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: babybreese on 23 Jan 2017 - 14:12
This post is CO commenting on the master back in early Dec.
I believe the master was done by this point, based on the discussion @ bluray.com
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I wish CO was releasing first as despite my dislike for 88, I may buckle and order theirs first.

AMUCK!: Yes, the scan was done at Bologna. We instructed Bologna to send us a sample of a "light" color correction (i.e. neutralization of redish, greenish, yellowish tints) to speed up the process since we were in a hurry to provide the master to our licensor and our sub-licensee 88 Films. The sample looked good, we gave the go-ahead. What we received, though, was their usual teal & orange correction which we didn't want (of course this is the last time we will do the grading NOT in-house -- we learned our lesson). So we re-graded the whole thing in-house and removed the crazy tinting to get the neutral grading there is now (which we will also have to do for our upcoming BLOODSTAINED BUTTERFLY release, and which we have done for basically all our releases so far). The lush, slightly Technicolor-look is correct, though. It looks beautiful now, and we are extremely happy with it.

2-perf is absolutely right with his assertions. Also regarding the difficulties of dialing back the result of the LUT application. However, even if you look at the Code Red DVD, you can see that the film has this velvety look to it which is just there. We received some ungraded scanning samples from Bologna which also had that quality. We undid the Bologna correction depending on shot from shot. Some were quite alright, some were incredibly off.
Title: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Jonny on 23 Jan 2017 - 20:48
Maybe 88 submitted an early version of the master? I'm pretty sure the CO version isn't signed off yet.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: drmiaow on 27 Feb 2017 - 19:38
My copy of the 88 Films release arrived today. I've only taken a quick look at it, but the print looks lovely... For me, money was an issue here. £10 on Amazon, as opposed to the £30 + postage, or thereabouts, I'd expect to pay for the Camera Obscura release. They're a great company, and I have a few of their releases, but I don't feel I always have to have them. For instance, I have their release of Short Night Of Glass Dolls, and it's very nice, but I prefer the 88 Films release because it has the English dub... Going back to Amuck, it'll be interesting to see which release comes out on top, with Camera Obscura and Le Chat Qui Fume releasing their versions soon. Finally, I'm curious about why 88 Films seem to get so much bad press. I have a few of their releases, and I like them: often bare bones, but that suits me fine. Can someone fill in the blanks?
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: logboy on 01 Mar 2017 - 04:32
My copy of the 88 Films release arrived today. I've only taken a quick look at it, but the print looks lovely... For me, money was an issue here. £10 on Amazon, as opposed to the £30 + postage, or thereabouts, I'd expect to pay for the Camera Obscura release. They're a great company, and I have a few of their releases, but I don't feel I always have to have them. For instance, I have their release of Short Night Of Glass Dolls, and it's very nice, but I prefer the 88 Films release because it has the English dub... Going back to Amuck, it'll be interesting to see which release comes out on top, with Camera Obscura and Le Chat Qui Fume releasing their versions soon. Finally, I'm curious about why 88 Films seem to get so much bad press. I have a few of their releases, and I like them: often bare bones, but that suits me fine. Can someone fill in the blanks?

88 seem to keep making mistakes they dont appear to readily admit to or seemingly make efforts to correct, as well as showing a lack of appreciation or understanding which hints at a lack of true interest in the films theyre releasing. its happened so frequently that i dont trust what im going to get, and i wont risk my money on them - try finding reviews of their releases, and try being critical in the face of a fanbase thats apparently blind to the issues or unwilling to have their little collection tainted with discussion of bad presentations and careless mistakes. ive had many potential releases of their on my list of purchases, but knocked off all but one because theres an issue that doesnt get approached or corrected, and no sense theres an ongoing attempt to do anything more than plough on rather carelessly.

i want 'amuck!', but even with CO master, i need to hear (reliably) how its been used, incase manipulated or altered, compressed or similar.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: broonage on 01 Mar 2017 - 11:48
My copy of the 88 Films release arrived today. I've only taken a quick look at it, but the print looks lovely... For me, money was an issue here. £10 on Amazon, as opposed to the £30 + postage, or thereabouts, I'd expect to pay for the Camera Obscura release. They're a great company, and I have a few of their releases, but I don't feel I always have to have them. For instance, I have their release of Short Night Of Glass Dolls, and it's very nice, but I prefer the 88 Films release because it has the English dub... Going back to Amuck, it'll be interesting to see which release comes out on top, with Camera Obscura and Le Chat Qui Fume releasing their versions soon. Finally, I'm curious about why 88 Films seem to get so much bad press. I have a few of their releases, and I like them: often bare bones, but that suits me fine. Can someone fill in the blanks?

88 seem to keep making mistakes they dont appear to readily admit to or seemingly make efforts to correct, as well as showing a lack of appreciation or understanding which hints at a lack of true interest in the films theyre releasing. its happened so frequently that i dont trust what im going to get, and i wont risk my money on them - try finding reviews of their releases, and try being critical in the face of a fanbase thats apparently blind to the issues or unwilling to have their little collection tainted with discussion of bad presentations and careless mistakes. ive had many potential releases of their on my list of purchases, but knocked off all but one because theres an issue that doesnt get approached or corrected, and no sense theres an ongoing attempt to do anything more than plough on rather carelessly.

i want 'amuck!', but even with CO master, i need to hear (reliably) how its been used, incase manipulated or altered, compressed or similar.

I have to say I'm at a loss why folks don't like their stuff. I personally love all the releases I have bought! For less than 10 notes how can one possibly complain? Remember when we were stuck with 3rd-gen ropey copies of Absurd on VHS? Did we complain then? No!

They are a bit crap with replying (I'll give them benefit of the doubt they're a small team), but never had problems dealing with them at the end of the day. What issues are you talking about with their disks?

However didn't they screw over some folks with subtitles, or am i getting confused with something else?
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: logboy on 01 Mar 2017 - 13:49


I have to say I'm at a loss why folks don't like their stuff. I personally love all the releases I have bought! For less than 10 notes how can one possibly complain? Remember when we were stuck with 3rd-gen ropey copies of Absurd on VHS? Did we complain then? No!

They are a bit crap with replying (I'll give them benefit of the doubt they're a small team), but never had problems dealing with them at the end of the day. What issues are you talking about with their disks?

However didn't they screw over some folks with subtitles, or am i getting confused with something else?

i'm sure there was a time when i wouldn't complain, and plenty of times when flaws are there in retrospect with plenty of discs - however, given that they release some of the kinds of films i have an long-standing interest in, and that there's (as i've already said) an ongoing sense that they're careless with their work, £9 is too much for such uncertainty and basic, careless mistakes.

the latest i discounted from purchasing was "seeding of a ghost" - they used the mandarin audio instead of the cantonese, and eventually stated they weren't able to distinguish between the two languages, and had been told by the company supplying the master that it was what it ultimately proved not to be.

i won't try to detail the issues i've seen mentioned, and i'm sure there's issues possible issues i've not noticed because i've not had an interest in those particular discs, but there's been enough for me to be more than hesitant despite the low prices.

i'd rather see other companies working on these films, companies with better reputations and higher quality work, a better track record.

i'm looking after the pennies in the aim of the pounds looking after themselves - that my nature, my experience, my age, my situation and my budget at work, so i  feel perfectly free to feel justified in not feeling somehow obliged to risk my money on products it's hard to get a substantial opinion of, hard to get reviews of, hard to argue against the quality of, and hard to see resolutions to problems being forthcoming or acknowledged. 

many still think cheap can be accepted despite how much great work doesn't come at a price much higher than 88's typical one - i think i can often say i've found such films on DVD typically cost me around £7+ for many years, and BD's having (until recently) cost about £13 or so to import.

yes, i too remember VHS copies (never had many 25+ years back) and am still inclined to be grateful for a chance to see films, but i will not buy anything multiple times and hate the time it can take for new selections to appear amongst those films that keeping popping back up year after year.

considering how much ground gets retrodden in what's released in any country, i usually take films that show they're not hugely obscure within my field(s) of interest to be very likely to reappear in the future in an edition that improves the work that might have been done some years earlier by another company.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: broonage on 01 Mar 2017 - 14:17


I have to say I'm at a loss why folks don't like their stuff. I personally love all the releases I have bought! For less than 10 notes how can one possibly complain? Remember when we were stuck with 3rd-gen ropey copies of Absurd on VHS? Did we complain then? No!

They are a bit crap with replying (I'll give them benefit of the doubt they're a small team), but never had problems dealing with them at the end of the day. What issues are you talking about with their disks?

However didn't they screw over some folks with subtitles, or am i getting confused with something else?

i'm sure there was a time when i wouldn't complain, and plenty of times when flaws are there in retrospect with plenty of discs - however, given that they release some of the kinds of films i have an long-standing interest in, and that there's (as i've already said) an ongoing sense that they're careless with their work, £9 is too much for such uncertainty and basic, careless mistakes.

the latest i discounted from purchasing was "seeding of a ghost" - they used the mandarin audio instead of the cantonese, and eventually stated they weren't able to distinguish between the two languages, and had been told by the company supplying the master that it was what it ultimately proved not to be.

i won't try to detail the issues i've seen mentioned, and i'm sure there's issues possible issues i've not noticed because i've not had an interest in those particular discs, but there's been enough for me to be more than hesitant despite the low prices.

i'd rather see other companies working on these films, companies with better reputations and higher quality work, a better track record.

i'm looking after the pennies in the aim of the pounds looking after themselves - that my nature, my experience, my age, my situation and my budget at work, so i  feel perfectly free to feel justified in not feeling somehow obliged to risk my money on products it's hard to get a substantial opinion of, hard to get reviews of, hard to argue against the quality of, and hard to see resolutions to problems being forthcoming or acknowledged. 

many still think cheap can be accepted despite how much great work doesn't come at a price much higher than 88's typical one - i think i can often say i've found such films on DVD typically cost me around £7+ for many years, and BD's having (until recently) cost about £13 or so to import.

yes, i too remember VHS copies (never had many 25+ years back) and am still inclined to be grateful for a chance to see films, but i will not buy anything multiple times and hate the time it can take for new selections to appear amongst those films that keeping popping back up year after year.

I'm not enough of a video-phile to notice these things, I guess. I buy a blu ray from 88 I get a really nice looking print of an obscure Italian flick with a few bits and bobs as extras all for anything as little as £7! All I've seen is a nice track record for 88 products and can't be happier. I've not really seen any negative comments about their product. Agreed they aren't CO, but as mentioned earlier a 30€ disk compared to a 10€ disk of the same film is a no brainer, there better be substantial differences  ;D

As for "seeing of a ghost", I couldn't comment on it as I'm not familiar with that cinema. Right now as I type I'm thinking what does it matter"? I'm guessing it was filmed in Cantonese? If that was the case then yeah it would drive a collector mad I suppose!!

I still think their disks are spot on!  :P


Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: broonage on 01 Mar 2017 - 14:21
That reminds me of conversations here a few years back of a blog in the US where the guy would so picky over the dvd/blu ray releases (I don't remember who though), his expectations were hilarious.  :D
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: logboy on 01 Mar 2017 - 15:21
As for "seeing of a ghost", I couldn't comment on it as I'm not familiar with that cinema. Right now as I type I'm thinking what does it matter"? I'm guessing it was filmed in Cantonese? If that was the case then yeah it would drive a collector mad I suppose!!

I still think their disks are spot on!  :P

'seeding of a ghost' issue goes like this, for me : a label starts a series of old films from pre-97 HK and uses an audio track intended for it's mainland china audience. why on earth would i trust their work if they can't even spot the difference between the languages - that's a bare basic, an absolute deal breaker.

i don't think it's as much unrealistic to expect decent work as i think it's daft to pay for work that isn't decent. we've all done it, we all try to learn not to always do it (hopefully) and we are all in our own situations with our own criteria.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: broonage on 01 Mar 2017 - 15:29
As for "seeing of a ghost", I couldn't comment on it as I'm not familiar with that cinema. Right now as I type I'm thinking what does it matter"? I'm guessing it was filmed in Cantonese? If that was the case then yeah it would drive a collector mad I suppose!!

I still think their disks are spot on!  :P

'seeding of a ghost' issue goes like this, for me : a label starts a series of old films from pre-97 HK and uses an audio track intended for it's mainland china audience. why on earth would i trust their work if they can't even spot the difference between the languages - that's a bare basic, an absolute deal breaker.

i don't think it's as much unrealistic to expect decent work as i think it's daft to pay for work that isn't decent. we've all done it, we all try to learn not to always do it (hopefully) and we are all in our own situations with our own criteria.

Ouch i get you on that HK flick! Kind of a weird thing not to notice!!
However I'll still stick to my guns  :D, I don't see where 88 are not decent. All their disks I have bought hit the spot.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Strigoyu on 02 Mar 2017 - 06:39
I'll go straight to CO release as I really don't mind paying 30€ or more for a movie that I'm completely sure they restored in the best way they could. Apart from that, I'm a great fan of  extras. Thanks, CO!
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: logboy on 02 Mar 2017 - 09:39
I'll go straight to CO release as I really don't mind paying 30€ or more for a movie that I'm completely sure they restored in the best way they could. Apart from that, I'm a great fan of  extras. Thanks, CO!

the 88 disc of 'amuck!' uses the master that CO created; they've sold them the rights to use it.

now, although that's the case, i'm still hesitant, because i want to see if they leave it alone or manage to do something which would make the two discs not comparable. for example : lower capacity disc, DNR, and so on ...
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 02 Mar 2017 - 14:09
CO one will also have a soundtrack CD, better extra.

And will be free of a certain person's extras (which in itself is a major bonus  ;D )

I won't give him the pleasure of naming him, although I expect his little buddy to screenshot this post and send it to him anyway  :(

So it will be the CO one for me, an exta £20 well spent  ::)
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Luca Canali on 02 Mar 2017 - 19:41
I'll hang on for the CO release as I have the others . I do wish they'd release their version of Bloodstained Butterfly soon though... I've held off the 88 version but I'm getting twitchy now!
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: broonage on 03 Mar 2017 - 09:33
I have almost all the CO releases (didn't bother with Wild Beasts or the Mattei flick), love them! Still need to grab the last one on blu. Bit of a pain to get my mits on a copy (too expensive or only via German language sites, wish they'll sell on Amazon!) I'll grab Amuck from CO too probably.

I still believe that 88 are doing a good job letting us genre fans get our hands on some obscure cinema in HD. Yeah they aren't the platinum of video companies but I appreciate how we can get a good genre flick for less than a tenner! As the for extras I think they more or less great!!

CO are like the Noshame of this decade, outstanding and I hope they continue giving us amazing disks! I hope they look into some Mattei actioners  :P
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: logboy on 04 Mar 2017 - 07:35
I have almost all the CO releases (didn't bother with Wild Beasts or the Mattei flick), love them! Still need to grab the last one on blu. Bit of a pain to get my mits on a copy (too expensive or only via German language sites, wish they'll sell on Amazon!) I'll grab Amuck from CO too probably.

I still believe that 88 are doing a good job letting us genre fans get our hands on some obscure cinema in HD. Yeah they aren't the platinum of video companies but I appreciate how we can get a good genre flick for less than a tenner! As the for extras I think they more or less great!!

CO are like the Noshame of this decade, outstanding and I hope they continue giving us amazing disks! I hope they look into some Mattei actioners  :P

CO can easily be bought via amazon germany. the structuring of all amazon sites matches despite the variation in languages, to a very large extent - plenty of people manage to navigate without really understanding the different languages.

88's selection of films is far from obscure, i'm afraid - perfectly well known, obvious to the point of not really needing any specialist knowledge beyond what's generally known by fans of such films. this is why i don't mind paying out more for alternative editions from elsewhere or waiting on new versions in years to come - because they're picking what's long been regarded as films that come around again. CO, on the other hand, do spot and select some very obscure stuff.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 04 Mar 2017 - 08:11
88's selection of films is far from obscure, i'm afraid - perfectly well known, obvious to the point of not really needing any specialist knowledge beyond what's generally known by fans of such films. this is why i don't mind paying out more for alternative editions from elsewhere or waiting on new versions in years to come - because they're picking what's long been regarded as films that come around again. CO, on the other hand, do spot and select some very obscure stuff.

Perfectly put, logboy, they don't seem to put out anything that people who've been into the stuff for years haven't seen, whilst some (obviously not all) of the stuff on CO is a first time watch or a first time watch in a decent edition or an edition you can now understand.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 04 Mar 2017 - 08:21

I'm not enough of a video-phile to notice these things, I guess. I buy a blu ray from 88 I get a really nice looking print of an obscure Italian flick
I wouldn't say anything they put out is obscure, Andy.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: broonage on 06 Mar 2017 - 09:17
I have almost all the CO releases (didn't bother with Wild Beasts or the Mattei flick), love them! Still need to grab the last one on blu. Bit of a pain to get my mits on a copy (too expensive or only via German language sites, wish they'll sell on Amazon!) I'll grab Amuck from CO too probably.

I still believe that 88 are doing a good job letting us genre fans get our hands on some obscure cinema in HD. Yeah they aren't the platinum of video companies but I appreciate how we can get a good genre flick for less than a tenner! As the for extras I think they more or less great!!

CO are like the Noshame of this decade, outstanding and I hope they continue giving us amazing disks! I hope they look into some Mattei actioners  :P

CO can easily be bought via amazon germany. the structuring of all amazon sites matches despite the variation in languages, to a very large extent - plenty of people manage to navigate without really understanding the different languages.

88's selection of films is far from obscure, i'm afraid - perfectly well known, obvious to the point of not really needing any specialist knowledge beyond what's generally known by fans of such films. this is why i don't mind paying out more for alternative editions from elsewhere or waiting on new versions in years to come - because they're picking what's long been regarded as films that come around again. CO, on the other hand, do spot and select some very obscure stuff.

I normally use Beyond Media, but such a pain to navigate through etc, they don't have facets or such and I find myself swimming through pages to see what they have. They did recently put English but also 15€ minimum postage. For a while paying by Paypal was such a chore too. Great guys and service though! I had a look on Amazon.de, good to know although the price of the last CO is ridiculous and they don't mail out of Germany.

My use of the word "obscure" was not my intention, (I guess Hands of Steel is obscure to some folks lol), but yeah I meant "cult/underground".

I'm not trying to compare CO with 88, my only point (as mentioned above) is that I find what they are doing for Italian cult cinema is brilliant. 7 bucks for a HD genre film is a no brainer to me.

CO are by far the best label out there hands-down!!
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: logboy on 06 Mar 2017 - 10:01

I'm not trying to compare CO with 88, my only point (as mentioned above) is that I find what they are doing for Italian cult cinema is brilliant. 7 bucks for a HD genre film is a no brainer to me.


i'm not sure what it is exactly that they are doing, for whatever cinema anyone cares to mention from the range 88 releases.

making it more readily available? the internet makes these things increasingly easy to spot.
making it more cheaply available? frequently flawed, but better exists at little extra cost.
making it more frequently available? okay if it's done right, wrong if not that great.
making it more easier to have a regular interest? plenty of resources cover multiple sources.

my aim isn't to call out 88 in isolation as much as it is to point out that the habits and culture of those interested in anything might be regarded as obscure / cult / alternative / underground is that research has always been necessary (never easier, still laborious) and and the rewards have tended to require ongoing expectation of seeking more complete and improved presentations of known films - at high(er) cost if truly unavoidably necessary. additionally, discovering lesser known films and trying to locate or encourage wider interest in others in the hope of encouraging companies to release them in ways which take things out of the realm of fansubbing bootlegs, defunct VHS copies or similar.

labels that are apparently careless in their work increase the frustration and remove the consideration - the combination is the deadly part, kills interests as people eventually feel they're not had good vfm - as much as they provide pitfalls for all people in the fanbase and fill gaps in the market for films which could have been handled better. this would free-up a limited commercial capacity to work on other, potentially lesser-known or little-seen films to have a crack at being monetised and legitimised.

sounds negative, i'm sure, but i always suspect there's a lot more detail to be dealt with relatively underground interests that are tempting to ignore, but fatal to not approach with increased consideration.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: broonage on 06 Mar 2017 - 11:19
Right I think I'll just leave it be after this post.  :-\

I don't want to sound like a fanboy (i certainly don't have that profile lol) but here's my final thoughts.
I see 88 as a company giving genre fans like myself decent HD versions of cult cinema for cheap. What is there possibly to complain about in this? I don't see it, at ALL!! I still don't see where they have done anything wrong for the releases I have but don't forget the example mixup of the HK flick earlier.   :-*

Of course they aren't CO or Noshame (i'm not sure they are trying to be) but all I see is a company releasing good films that I want in my collection in HD, English-friendly, nice packaging, original Italian where possible, with really nice extras. All for anything as cheap as £7. I see good quality and "bang for the buck". I don't see any confusion or questions about their releases. Go back even 10 years where we had to pay in excess of £25 for a Blue Underground genre DVD imported. Now we have a similar company giving us the goods for more than half the price. We are really really spoiled these days.

Companies like CO go further in their work and that's why everyone adores their discs (and rightly so).

My conclusion to all this:
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: logboy on 06 Mar 2017 - 11:29
Go back even 10 years where we had to pay in excess of £25 for a Blue Underground genre DVD imported.

i've always kept track of my buys, and the costs of them, and the average price i was paying for a USA disc (for many many years) was £7 each plus about £3 postage. i would buy two at a time as it still slipped under the (then) £18 duty limit and matched my frequency of purchases most effectively.

even considering how i am also willing to pay many times this when absolutely necessary, the average i've paid for a film over the years (without postage) is £10. that's 15+ years of purchases, mostly imports.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: babybreese on 06 Mar 2017 - 14:53
I just went with 88 for the 1st time ever, somewhat begrudgingly.

As CO gave them AMUCK it should look alright ( I hope ).
I just spent $45 importing 2 MALES FOR ALEXA from X Rated and wasn't ready to drop another $45 on a single film.  So I imported AMUCK from 88 for $15 shipped, still I feel like I have tainted myself.

88 just seem like opportunists, they don;t care about the films, they just want to make $$.
A vast majority of their releases look bad too, and if the film comes out elsewhere it always looks better ( hoping AMUCK avoids this curse ).

Worst of all they coddle and employ Wadd-Douche, who is a blight on all of fandom.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: logboy on 06 Mar 2017 - 15:40
( hoping AMUCK avoids this curse ).


i will repeat it, just in case > the 88 disc of 'amuck!' uses CO's master, licensed to them. still awaiting reliable review before spending even £9 on it - you never quite know if something has been done to make the master work not quite as well as the CO disc.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 06 Mar 2017 - 22:31
Worst of all they coddle and employ Wadd-Douche, who is a blight on all of fandom.
Unfortunately he mars many a release and continues to do so.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: BAKA on 09 Mar 2017 - 10:32
I just spent $45 importing 2 MALES FOR ALEXA from X Rated and wasn't ready to drop another $45 on a single film.

How is this, out of interest? Tempted to pick it up from Amazon.de. It appears to be English friendly, but how is the release? I can't seem to find impressions anywhere.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: babybreese on 09 Mar 2017 - 17:15
Not quite as clean as AMUCK, the source here has the occasional imperfection and the scan is less than fully optimal.  I thought it just grainy at first but this could be scanner noise.

Over all the Italian version looks very nice, the Spanish version seems noticeably rougher ( it has no nudity and features some different non nude takes and a different credit sequence).

There is also a thrrid version from German via tape that runs much shorter and has some comically bad sex inserts....it and pretty much all the extras are not English friendly.
It's a very nice upgrade for oen of Rosalba's best starring roles.

Some grabs from the Dvd that comes with the Blu ( I can't do Blu caps )
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Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: BAKA on 10 Mar 2017 - 09:49
Not quite as clean as AMUCK, the source here has the occasional imperfection and the scan is less than fully optimal.  I thought it just grainy at first but this could be scanner noise.

Over all the Italian version looks very nice, the Spanish version seems noticeably rougher ( it has no nudity and features some different non nude takes and a different credit sequence).

There is also a thrrid version from German via tape that runs much shorter and has some comically bad sex inserts....it and pretty much all the extras are not English friendly.
It's a very nice upgrade for oen of Rosalba's best starring roles.

Thanks for the impressions and caps, extremely helpful. I'm definitely going to pick it up. I can live with a little scanner noise, more than often it is the burden to bear with these films.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: babybreese on 20 Mar 2017 - 13:30
Review for 88's version.
Outside of the abhorrent Dr Wadell's insipid contributions, the disc is fine.
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Amuck-Blu-ray/146784/#Review (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Amuck-Blu-ray/146784/#Review)
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: CameraObscura on 29 Apr 2017 - 07:49
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(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170429/xalwcoia.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Jonny on 29 Apr 2017 - 13:01
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Looks stunning!
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 01 May 2017 - 17:50
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Looks stunning!
Sure does, well worth the extra in my eyes.
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: the blob on 08 May 2017 - 10:38
Should hopefully have mine in the next couple of days!
Title: Re: Amuck / Alla ricerca del piacere (Silvio Amadio, 1972)
Post by: Jonny on 09 May 2017 - 06:10
Watched the CO blu at the weekend, cracking stuff and a lovely package. Couldn't fault the transfer at all and the interviews are really good to have.