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Author Topic: Body Puzzle / Misteria (Lamberto Bava, 1991)  (Read 14076 times)

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Re: Body Puzzle / Misteria (Lamberto Bava, 1991)
« Reply #15 on: 17 Jun 2008 - 11:53 »

I could've sworn that the Image disc was fullscreen.

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Re: Body Puzzle / Misteria (Lamberto Bava, 1991)
« Reply #16 on: 17 Jun 2008 - 13:20 »

It was definitely labelled as fullscreen but I am sure I read a review somewhere that it was slightly letterboxed.  I will check when I get home.
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Re: Body Puzzle / Misteria (Lamberto Bava, 1991)
« Reply #17 on: 17 Jun 2008 - 16:48 »

Here's a quick comparison, I can do the others later:

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Re: Body Puzzle / Misteria (Lamberto Bava, 1991)
« Reply #18 on: 17 Jun 2008 - 17:40 »

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Re: Body Puzzle / Misteria (Lamberto Bava, 1991)
« Reply #19 on: 17 Jun 2008 - 20:48 »

Madacy looks slightly brighter.  I wonder how the two Italian transfers look.

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Re: Body Puzzle / Misteria (Lamberto Bava, 1991)
« Reply #20 on: 17 Jun 2008 - 20:52 »

Here are the last two...

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Re: Body Puzzle / Misteria (Lamberto Bava, 1991)
« Reply #21 on: 17 Jun 2008 - 21:05 »

I think it's quite annoying when the DVD companies don't seem to have any clue about the technical bits... the back cover of Madacy's release claims that it's full screen...
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Re: Body Puzzle / Misteria (Lamberto Bava, 1991)
« Reply #22 on: 11 Aug 2008 - 05:16 »

I just noticed that the DVDR I had credits "Carmina Burana" as being on the soundtrack even though its the "Bald Mountain" version.  Evidentally the musical change was made after the elements for the English export version were prepared (my old tape had a very abrupt dissolve at the end of the credits to the PAC copyright notice to cover up that credit, I guess).

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« Reply #23 on: 11 Aug 2008 - 11:47 »

Has the "Carmina Burana" version ever been available or did the Orff estate succeed in blocking its use in the film in favor of its appearance in so many trailers for crappy films, NASCAR ads, and razor blade commercials.

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« Reply #24 on: 10 May 2009 - 00:56 »

Picked up the Flaming Video release.  This is the second Italian DVD release.  It is anamorphic 1.66:1 in Italian only.  What makes it quite a nice release is the great stereo Italian mix.  The English stereo mix isn't very active but the Italian mix is very active with the music and sound effects (the flashback car/motorcyle chase is much more vivid and "Night on Bald Mountain" is very punchy).

EDIT: The stereo mix on the Italian disc is more active than the one on the NTSC disc I got in trade which has no menu but appears to be a movie-only rip.  The Dutch DVD's stereo English track is comparable to the Italian one (the 5.1 is pretty good too).

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« Reply #25 on: 14 May 2009 - 07:39 »

It was definitely labelled as fullscreen but I am sure I read a review somewhere that it was slightly letterboxed.  I will check when I get home.

The Madacy disc is letterboxed.  The Image disc is fullscreen open-matte (probably from the same master made for the tape release - minus the video generated credits).

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« Reply #26 on: 15 May 2009 - 14:39 »

I've got the Image disc, it's definitely 4:3 open-matte.

I think it needs a decent upgrade. Is there an actual decent 1.85:1 OAR release of it yet? Or are they all pan'n'scan versions of the fullscreen version?

It's a film I enjoy still, so would be nice to see it presented properly.
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Re: Body Puzzle / Misteria (Lamberto Bava, 1991)
« Reply #27 on: 15 May 2009 - 15:14 »

I've got the Image disc, it's definitely 4:3 open-matte.

I think it needs a decent upgrade. Is there an actual decent 1.85:1 OAR release of it yet? Or are they all pan'n'scan versions of the fullscreen version?

It's a film I enjoy still, so would be nice to see it presented properly.

The OAR is 1.66:1.  The Italian disc is 1.66:1 anamorphic.  The US Madacy and Dutch BBI discs are non-anamorphic 1.66:1.  The US Image DVD is unmatted.

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Re: Body Puzzle / Misteria (Lamberto Bava, 1991)
« Reply #28 on: 15 May 2009 - 15:17 »

Ahh I'm going by the IMDB entry which seems to think that the OAR is 1.85:1
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Re: Body Puzzle / Misteria (Lamberto Bava, 1991)
« Reply #29 on: 09 Jun 2009 - 00:01 »

ecc DVDR / Madacy (Dutch disc is same master but in PAL) / Flamingo / Image (open-matte)
although the Image caps have the same width as the widescreen ones, Imageshack has annoying scaled the image down.















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