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Author Topic: Top Sensation / The Seducers (Ottavio Alessi, 1969)  (Read 113594 times)

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Re: Top Sensation / The Seducers (Ottavio Alessi, 1969)
« Reply #255 on: 12 Sep 2013 - 17:27 »

Just logged in for the first time in forever to see when this was shipping. Hilarious and fitting that it will be released in Redman and I's birthday month!!

Cool isn't it!
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Re: Top Sensation / The Seducers (Ottavio Alessi, 1969)
« Reply #256 on: 12 Sep 2013 - 22:56 »

Absolutely, as is your avatar!
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Re: Top Sensation / The Seducers (Ottavio Alessi, 1969)
« Reply #257 on: 13 Sep 2013 - 13:12 »

Camera Obscura posted on Facebook that this is indeed now shipping.
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Re: Top Sensation / The Seducers (Ottavio Alessi, 1969)
« Reply #258 on: 13 Sep 2013 - 17:45 »

It is! Finally!!!  ::)

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Re: Top Sensation / The Seducers (Ottavio Alessi, 1969)
« Reply #259 on: 13 Sep 2013 - 17:51 »

It is! Finally!!!  ::)

Looking forward to checking the DVD out! Possibly the most anticipated release of the year for me!
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Re: Top Sensation / The Seducers (Ottavio Alessi, 1969)
« Reply #260 on: 14 Sep 2013 - 09:17 »

Just came to check when this was shipping...had it on pre-order.
Great news!  ::)
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Re: Top Sensation / The Seducers (Ottavio Alessi, 1969)
« Reply #261 on: 14 Sep 2013 - 13:56 »

I pre-ordered this almost exactly one year ago from KultVideo so this is exciting news. First time I've ever ordered from KultVideo - can anyone with tell me if they send out an e-mail when they ship?
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Re: Top Sensation / The Seducers (Ottavio Alessi, 1969)
« Reply #262 on: 20 Sep 2013 - 00:34 »

Got mine today from Diabolik, especially rewarding after an 11 hr day at work ( 'cept I am too tired to even crack the shrink wrap right now ).  It's a great feeling to find this in one's mailbox, that's for certain.

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Re: Top Sensation / The Seducers (Ottavio Alessi, 1969)
« Reply #263 on: 20 Sep 2013 - 02:04 »

It's beautiful. I mean, even just the cover and packaging alone is!

C.O. - You guys outdid yourselves and are to be commended. I never thought Id see the day where there's a Special Edition of this movie.

By the way, one thing Im curious about - Do you have any idea why the negative is 1.33 considering it was shot for theaters in 68/69? I agree though that if it was matted even to 1.66, it would cut things off.

Anyway, this is one of those special releases that don't come along that often. Thank you, it's appreciated.
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Re: Top Sensation / The Seducers (Ottavio Alessi, 1969)
« Reply #264 on: 22 Sep 2013 - 02:35 »

Gonna watch my copy tonight, as it arrived today from Diabolik. Disc one became dislodged and is scratched, however, so crossing my fingers all will be well!  :-[
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Re: Top Sensation / The Seducers (Ottavio Alessi, 1969)
« Reply #265 on: 22 Sep 2013 - 08:48 »

Still waiting for mine to be shipped,I guess Diabolik got them first?
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Re: Top Sensation / The Seducers (Ottavio Alessi, 1969)
« Reply #266 on: 22 Sep 2013 - 09:09 »

Haven't ordered mine yet. Waiting for payday next week.
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Re: Top Sensation / The Seducers (Ottavio Alessi, 1969)
« Reply #267 on: 22 Sep 2013 - 09:36 »

Yes, the 1.33:1 framing is a definite head-scratcher and cost us a few days of tinkering until we realized there is no way the film was designed for any kind of matting. The negative tins had no labelling or anything on them, and the lab had no idea what to do with it. We originally guessed 1.66:1 would be the way to go, and made a matted test but it looked ridiculous with heads missing and all.

Maybe Alessi was fond of pre-widescreen-era cinematography and wanted to convey the confinement of the yacht and the closeness of the people on it (since everybody is actually having an affair with everybody...), with people "melting" into each other in the frame.

Whatever the reason may be for them to shoot it that way, here is the version that preserves the most picture information.  :-\

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Re: Top Sensation / The Seducers (Ottavio Alessi, 1969)
« Reply #268 on: 22 Sep 2013 - 11:44 »

You're probably right about it being a conscious decision on the direct's part, there are still filmmakers who favour the academy format even today (Brit director Andrea Arnold being one such example) and that's even more of a head-scratcher given how 16/9 has been the standard for some time.

My copy shipped from OMG this morning. Can't wait.


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Re: Top Sensation / The Seducers (Ottavio Alessi, 1969)
« Reply #269 on: 22 Sep 2013 - 13:55 »

Still waiting for mine to be shipped,I guess Diabolik got them first?

Just checked my mail and OMG shipped mine as well.  ::)
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