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Author Topic: Holocaust 2000 (Alberto De Martino, 1977)  (Read 12885 times)

Johan Melle

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Re: Holocaust 2000 (Alberto De Martino, 1977)
« Reply #15 on: 06 Aug 2008 - 23:50 »

Well, this is awesome news!!! HOLOCAUST 2000 is a terrific films and one of the top unreleased Italian horror films out there. Can't wait to get this.

Btw, there should be at least one other version of this film. It was released in the US as THE CHOSEN, and featured a different ending - apparently because the original European ending (which I think is great) was somewhat open and it was thought it wouldn't please the US audience. Never actually seen it but I hope this alternate ending will be included on the DVD.

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Re: Holocaust 2000 (Alberto De Martino, 1977)
« Reply #16 on: 23 Aug 2008 - 16:52 »

Where is the new title from? RAIN OF FIRE?

Old DVD covers here...
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Re: Holocaust 2000 (Alberto De Martino, 1977)
« Reply #17 on: 23 Aug 2008 - 21:13 »

Where is the new title from? RAIN OF FIRE?


RAIN OF FIRE is the title on the old uncut Dutch VHS release, here's a grab from that tape...



Maybe Lionsgate used the same master for their DVD?

Grab from the Italian DVD under the original HOLOCAUST 2000 title...

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Re: Holocaust 2000 (Alberto De Martino, 1977)
« Reply #18 on: 24 Aug 2008 - 02:11 »

I don't remember liking this movie much, but that probably won't stop me from buying it.  Isn't there a cool scene where... some guy gets his head chopped by a helicopter?
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Re: Holocaust 2000 (Alberto De Martino, 1977)
« Reply #19 on: 24 Aug 2008 - 02:15 »

I don't remember liking this movie much, but that probably won't stop me from buying it.  Isn't there a cool scene where... some guy gets his head chopped by a helicopter?

Indeed, there is. :)  I enjoyed this one a whole lot more than the Omen. 
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Re: Holocaust 2000 (Alberto De Martino, 1977)
« Reply #20 on: 24 Aug 2008 - 03:19 »

It was released in the US as THE CHOSEN, and featured a different ending - apparently because the original European ending (which I think is great) was somewhat open and it was thought it wouldn't please the US audience. Never actually seen it but I hope this alternate ending will be included on the DVD.

The US tape and TV prints of the AIP version were titled HOLOCAUST 2000.

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« Reply #21 on: 24 Aug 2008 - 12:38 »

I have a US theatrical trailer under the title THE CHOSEN.
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Re: Holocaust 2000 (Alberto De Martino, 1977)
« Reply #22 on: 24 Aug 2008 - 21:06 »



Perhaps it was released under both both titles (I do recall seeing it on video and on TV as HOLOCAUST 2000).  This is Vestron's ad for the tape release:

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Re: Holocaust 2000 (Alberto De Martino, 1977)
« Reply #23 on: 14 Sep 2008 - 17:08 »

According to the Lionsgate publicity material, the film will be anamorphic 1.78:1

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Re: Holocaust 2000 (Alberto De Martino, 1977)
« Reply #24 on: 17 Oct 2008 - 18:06 »

I will get my copy on Tuesday - hooray!  ::)
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Re: Holocaust 2000 (Alberto De Martino, 1977)
« Reply #25 on: 21 Oct 2008 - 17:32 »

Received it today, here are some quick screens:





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Re: Holocaust 2000 (Alberto De Martino, 1977)
« Reply #26 on: 21 Oct 2008 - 19:14 »

Looks good so far Magnus! I'll be ordering tomorrow.  :P
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Re: Holocaust 2000 (Alberto De Martino, 1977)
« Reply #27 on: 21 Oct 2008 - 23:48 »

So, its cropped?  I haven't seen it in quite a while but I'm pretty sure the opening credits of the English Holocaust 2000 version say its in Techniscope

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Re: Holocaust 2000 (Alberto De Martino, 1977)
« Reply #28 on: 22 Oct 2008 - 08:45 »

So, its cropped?  I haven't seen it in quite a while but I'm pretty sure the opening credits of the English Holocaust 2000 version say its in Techniscope

Never noticed the Techniscope credit before, I'll have to double check when I get home now. I'll still be buying it regardless.
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Re: Holocaust 2000 (Alberto De Martino, 1977)
« Reply #29 on: 22 Oct 2008 - 12:26 »

The title cap on the LionsGate certainly looks cropped compared to the that windowboxed Italian one:



Wouldn't be the first time LionsGate has cropped a scope release to 1.78:1.  The horrible Filmax production THE NUN was anamorphic 2.35:1 and their DVD was cropped noticeably to 1.78:1 with resulting fuzziness in some shots (I think their retitling of ROMASANTA titled WEREWOLF HUNTER was also cropped).  Also the Super 35mm production CREEP was opened up to 1.78:1 compared to the 2.35:1 UK disc.
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