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 on: 15 Mar 2017 - 22:37 
Started by Stephen Grimes - Last post by Bogan the Wanderer
Quite a few books coming out by the look of it -

Howard Hughes has a new spaghetti western book in the works - his biggest yet.

Death in the Desert: The Complete Spaghetti Westerns Film Guide


"Instantly recognizable from their music and visual style, spaghetti westerns are a magnificently popular cult film genre. Through home media, they've stayed alive and available to an avid audience, enjoying remarkable influence and lasting success. In over 500 detailed film reviews covering 20 years of westerns in Europe, genre expert Howard Hughes portrays European western films and filmmaking during their frenzied, popular heyday. He narrates the spaghetti western story from the genre's early, tentative days to its explosive golden era following the success of A Fistful of Dollars and the mass-produced scramble of films that swamped cinemas in the late 1960s, before the gradual falling off of enchantment with the genre. Death in the Desert also covers other westerns made in Europe in the 1960s and '70s: the early West German "Winnetou" westerns, swashbuckling Spanish "Zorro" movies, kung-fu westerns, German musical and comedy westerns, American and British westerns filmed in Spain and East Germany. This essential read for cinephiles, collectors and completists, is fully illustrated with rare posters and stills."

Roberto Curti has a new volume on Freda out in a month or two -

Riccardo Freda: The Life and Works of a Born Filmmaker



"In an eclectic career spanning four decades, Italian director Riccardo Freda (1909-1999) produced films of remarkable technical skill and powerful visual style, including the swashbuckler Black Eagle (1946), an adaptation of Les Miserables (1947), the peplum Theodora, Slave Empress (1954) and a number of cult-favorite Gothic and horror films such as I Vampiri (1957), The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962) and The Ghost (1963). Freda was first championed in the 1960s by French critics who labeled him "the European Raoul Walsh," and enjoyed growing critical esteem over the years. This book covers his life and career for the first time in English, with detailed analyses of his films and exclusive interviews with his collaborators and family."

Electric Dreamhouse Press have a new volume coming on EYES WITHOUT A FACE (won't link the cover as the pic is bloody huge), and Stephen Thrower has two more books on the way - a heavily updated release of BEYOND TERROR with 120 more pages of text and lots of new illustrations, and his second Franco book, of which he says "The word count for Vol.2 currently stands at 216,000 plus about ten thousand in appendices, so it's definitely on course."  Too much bloody stuff to purchase it seems.

 22 
 on: 15 Mar 2017 - 20:53 
Started by MarcMorris - Last post by djvaso
After having a glance at their web page for this, I noticed the pictures after the poster on that slideshow at the top of the page are from another Merli film, Fear in The City  ;D.
OT, Fear in The City along with Convoy Buster and Double Game will be released on Blu-ray by Koch Media.

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 on: 15 Mar 2017 - 14:30 
Started by MarcMorris - Last post by Farmer_J
After having a glance at their web page for this, I noticed the pictures after the poster on that slideshow at the top of the page are from another Merli film, Fear in The City  ;D.

 24 
 on: 14 Mar 2017 - 14:23 
Started by MarcMorris - Last post by aerodynamics
I lost any confidence in these guys back when they released the 077 Ken Clark Eurospy films improperly flagged to play in the proper aspect ratio unless you changed your DVD player settings. Their hearts appear to be in the right place, but I wouldn't buy anything without reading a good review first.

 25 
 on: 14 Mar 2017 - 12:31 
Started by MarcMorris - Last post by babybreese
I anticipate a major crash and burn from these guys.

We'll see how the next couple of release look, but they seem to have a feeble handle on what they are doing.

 26 
 on: 13 Mar 2017 - 22:46 
Started by MarcMorris - Last post by the blob
I'm trying to figure out the theory on this one. So the only extra thing about preordering is a BD/DVD combo.. except it's only half a DVD combo as it's only one film on DVD... unless there are 500 preorders in which case they'll also add in the other on DVD..

This lot are weird. Okay I get that you receive it 3 months before street date but the rest is just a bit bizarre as an attempted selling point.

Anyway, I think I'll wait till I can maybe get it a little cheaper later and miss out on the DVD/DVD's.

 27 
 on: 10 Mar 2017 - 09:49 
Started by bloodvamp - Last post by BAKA
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.

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 on: 09 Mar 2017 - 17:15 
Started by bloodvamp - Last post by babybreese
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 )
Click to enlarge



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 on: 09 Mar 2017 - 10:32 
Started by bloodvamp - Last post by BAKA
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.

 30 
 on: 08 Mar 2017 - 05:48 
Started by MarcMorris - Last post by Jonny
Dorado has a new pre Order up today
https://doradofilms.video/



Reminder most of Dorado's holding are prints, so temper expectations.
Their Franco double bill looked about the same as the Divisa DVD'd picture wise.
They've corrected John Saxon's name on the cover now, it said John Saxson the other day  ;D

It used to say Evelyn Steward too...

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