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Title: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Paul on 23 Nov 2007 - 10:35
Saw that there's not a thread for this great flick. Anyone else feel any love for it? I think it's Soavi's best film; surreal, funny and oodles of naked Anna Falchi goodness...

I watched the featurette on the ABUS disc last night and thought it was really rather good.
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 23 Nov 2007 - 10:37
Great film, Anna Falchi looks fantastic in it 8)
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Jonny on 23 Nov 2007 - 12:02
Anna Falchi looks fantastic in it 8)

You do know that she used to be a man Tanzi.





I'm kidding!  :-\
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Jonny on 23 Nov 2007 - 12:45
What's the best DVD edition of this? I've got the old 'Red Edition' DVD from years ago.
Is it worth getting the ABUS one as an upgrade?
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: broonage on 23 Nov 2007 - 12:50
I LOVE this film.

I remember trying to get my old flatmates to watch it. They didn't "get it".

Total classic, highly rated by the Broonage.
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Paul on 23 Nov 2007 - 13:01
What's the best DVD edition of this? I've got the old 'Red Edition' DVD from years ago.
Is it worth getting the ABUS one as an upgrade?

I have the Italian disc on the Medusa Film label and have recently bought the ABUS disc – the ABUS disc can be had off DVD Pacific for less than $6 and it's got 5.1 sound and a nice half and hour documentary, mate.

I had the Red Edition but upgraded it when the Medusa disc came out, as it's non-anamorphic.
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Johan Melle on 23 Nov 2007 - 13:37
One of my favorite films of all times. I can (an have) watched it again and again, without tiring of it. It's a gorgeous, funny, stylish, grotesque and moving film that appeals to me on so many levels. I'm happy to say that I've even been able to get several of my friends who have a more "ordinary" taste in films to warm up to it!  ::)
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Richard C on 23 Nov 2007 - 13:38
I got this on 2 discs but haven't watched either of them yet. I've read good things about it but just haven't had the time to see it. I'm going to move it up the pile again i think....
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: bloodvamp on 23 Nov 2007 - 23:37
I enjoyed this film but i didnt understand the ending at all. Could somebody post spoilers and let me know what it was about?
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 24 Nov 2007 - 00:21
Haven't seen this one yet besides ample opportunities to do so.
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 24 Nov 2007 - 11:39
I enjoyed this film but i didnt understand the ending at all. Could somebody post spoilers and let me know what it was about?
Didn't they swap roles
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Peter Neal on 25 Nov 2007 - 12:38
It's really a shame that it became somewhat quiet concerning Michele Soavi, following the critical success of "Dellamorte Dellamore".
He's certainly a director of great visual, but also narrative talent, combined with a great sense of humour, who just seemed to get to the "real" stuff on his path to fame. :o
Has anybody any info on what he's up to these days? The last I heard was something concerning Italian TV projects.
My knowledge of why he skipped from the movie making landscape is very vague, but as far as I recall it had to do with very understandable prersonal matters concerning his family.
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 25 Nov 2007 - 13:17
My understanding is that his son was ill.
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Jay on 25 Nov 2007 - 18:19
This movie is beautiful. One of the LAST Italian horror movie of note and one of the best.

I have the Medusa disc. Happy with that.
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Peter Neal on 26 Nov 2007 - 09:41
My understanding is that his son was ill.

Right. Now I remember.

As much as I'd welcome a new movie by Soavi, who'd honestly blame him for having other priorities, given the circumstances.
Makes him even more likeable.
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Daliah Lavi on 30 Nov 2007 - 23:57

I too love this one. I thought it was a really well defined world Soavi created and in a way I'm glad it didn't spawn a string of sequels. As it's a classic in my books.

The Medusa Italian dvd has served me well, still looks great on my large screen, and I wasn't sure if the AB R1 would have the original titles/credits changed to the duff North American retitling.
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Paul on 01 Dec 2007 - 09:32
It soes have the American title, though the rest of the credits look the same to me, mate.
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 01 Dec 2007 - 15:39
I heard they are doing a remake and the blue fiesta driving piece of shit is going to play the role of Gnaghi! :-*
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Paul on 07 May 2009 - 13:51
DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE was based on the comics featuring the character Dylan Dog though he's called Francesco Dellamorte in the Soavi flick. Anyway, there's a new adaptation of the comics due out this year – it's called DEAD OF NIGHT, is American, directed by Kevin Munroe (who did the banal CGI version of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES a couple of years ago) and stars Brandon Routh. Make of that what you will.
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: CardPlayer4 on 06 Jun 2009 - 15:37
Soavi's best film,and one of the best italian horror films from these last 20 years! :'(
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: ecc on 06 Jun 2009 - 17:10
It soes have the American title, though the rest of the credits look the same to me, mate.

I'm pretty sure the American October Films prints only replaced the title but left the rest of the credits in Italian (though I think some other releases of the English version had English credits, right?  Similar to the US release of TENEBRAE which replaced the title card but had Italian credits even though the more complete releases of the English version had credits in English).
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore/Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Paul on 06 Jun 2009 - 18:19
It soes have the American title, though the rest of the credits look the same to me, mate.

I'm pretty sure the American October Films prints only replaced the title but left the rest of the credits in Italian (though I think some other releases of the English version had English credits, right?  Similar to the US release of TENEBRAE which replaced the title card but had Italian credits even though the more complete releases of the English version had credits in English).

I think you're correct there, Eric. Apart from the name change, there were no differences I could spot. Iown both the Medusa Film Itlalian disc and the ABUS release too.
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Paul on 26 Jan 2011 - 08:45
Interesting...[/u] (http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=29989)

There's very little mention of the Dellamore sequel but Cozzi does mention that Soavi is “going to shoot a movie in the style of The Goonies, starring Nicolas Cage, about some boys' adventures in Pompeii while searching for hidden treasure." Cage will be taking the Anne Ramsey role.”
This sounds amazing to me, especially if Cage does it in drag  :D  :-\
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: thuleviolenta on 27 Jan 2011 - 15:04
Francesco Dellamorte and Dylan Dog seem to be different people (alltough the strong "similarities" can hardly be denied), i allways though of francesco dellamorte as a alter-ego of dylan dog, well this might be true but i was surprised that in a issue of dylan dog francesco dellamorte appears!..haven seen/read this issue but i thought its fascinating to see the two together...id love to see a sequel to D.D. but only if its again with Rupert Everett (though he´s now a bit older..) with Soavis involvement-i am not sure how optimistic i should be about this, as TALK about a new "horror" movie of Soavi is there since eternity..if there should come out something beyond the talk-sphere it would be of course very welcome.
The so called official "Dylan Dog" movie (where did the character of Groucho dissapear??) will be watched for sheer curiosity as a Dylan Dog Fan, it would highly surprise me if it turns out "very good"..alone that its not an italian production and the absence of Groucho makes me skeptical, but in the same time it also shows (unfortunately) the skelleton of the italian "horror film" industry..when foreigners do a movie about dylan dog (i believe in america the comic is hardly known--unlike italy and other parts of europe--therefore also the original title dead of night...)
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 11 Feb 2011 - 15:55
Getting a re-release on dvd and blu-ray in Italy soon.

Don't know anything about audio, subtitles or extras though.

(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/spara2/dellamorte.jpg)
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 11 Feb 2011 - 20:53
Great news! Been holding out for a blu-ray upgrade
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 02 Mar 2011 - 10:56
Three-disc collector's edition containing blu-ray coming next month: http://shop.dtm.at/product_info.php?products_id=43481 (http://shop.dtm.at/product_info.php?products_id=43481)
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Paul on 02 Mar 2011 - 11:03
Three-disc collector's edition containing blu-ray coming next month: http://shop.dtm.at/product_info.php?products_id=43481 (http://shop.dtm.at/product_info.php?products_id=43481)

A German release? Nice! See it comes with the soundtrack too.

I'm happy to stick with my Medusa Film DVD.
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Apr 2011 - 15:46
Three-disc collector's edition containing blu-ray coming next month: http://shop.dtm.at/product_info.php?products_id=43481 (http://shop.dtm.at/product_info.php?products_id=43481)
There a sountrackless one too

http://shop.dtm.at/product_info.php?products_id=44256
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Sundance on 08 Apr 2011 - 18:11
The Italian disc is out now and has English audio track included (according to posts here (http://forum.blu-ray.com/italy/166230-dellamorte-dellamore-michele-soavi.html)).
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Funktion on 09 Apr 2011 - 17:00
Three-disc collector's edition containing blu-ray coming next month: http://shop.dtm.at/product_info.php?products_id=43481 (http://shop.dtm.at/product_info.php?products_id=43481)
The Italian disc is much cheaper, also has the English audio track, and features 5 hours of special features.
Unless you really want the soundtrack cd, I would say the Italian version is the one to get.

I should have my copy next week (it shipped earlier this week), I'll let you guys know how's the disc.
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: thuleviolenta on 17 Jun 2011 - 17:41
about dylan dog-dead of night:
i have read comments about it on imdb and i think its interesting to notice (though not really surprising)
that the positive reviews are coming from the usa, and the negative from europe
i agree quite with the negative opinions..and actually to see the trailer was enough!

brandon ruth is terrible in the role..a "clean-cut" prettyboy with no real personality, looking to juvenile,  playing his role completely straight
aside of that his so called "acting" is a bad joke

New Orleans is the new location! wow that is "cool"..
"horror" or something similar is nowhere to find, but instead "action-fantasy"(!) in the vein of "Underworld" or something
(Imdb Reviewers who like this film have mentioned what similar examples "could appeal" well i didnt find anywhere "dellamorte dellamore" among the "Pro"s..)

i was surprised to find some hyper-cheap Groucho "references"...which seemd to me even more ludicrous considering this entire concept of the film which is "alien" to me...did they really think these "links" will make the fans happy ? No-its even more pathetic!

the people who dont know the comic and "like"(!) this film, dont care anyway if its "faithfull" to the comic or not
so why is it called then "Dylan Dog" anyway?
the film could also be called instead "Dylan Hotdog", "Dylan Trzesniewski" ,etc.. it doesnt matter as they cannot anyway
relate to the comic and therefore it doesnt make a single bit difference-the goal is accomplished that they "like" this film

to those who are familiar and fans of the comic-well its quite the contrary, a dreadfull degeneration which happens
when a great concept is "filtered"(well the name remained and the car of dylan dog) through the hands of
"sub-mediocrity" for the sake of some quick bucks to tiziano sclavi (wasnt he aware or didnt he care about this
??), it doesnt make sense at all:the true fans can only shake their heads about this "PG-13" crap (the target audience!..) and the others..well..i said it allready.

It is also highly doubtfull that this film will "invite" the "Pro´s" to "explore" the dylan dog comics, and even IF so they
would find something completely different with the same
name "attached" to it..the partial weakness of dylan dog..the former alcoholic the "mystery" surrounding his parents, , the clever reference to movies, literature, art,etc..would be something "new" to them..( a further reason is that the english language version of the comics aren´t that wide-spread and only few issues were translated to my knowledge...lol)

how can it be that this crap gets produced while michele soavi cant make another "horror" movie ? talking about "fairness" and money well spent..
is it possible that a good ratio of " strong money-weak ideals" was there? it would be really interesting to know how this "deal" went thru..every sane person would like to know an explanation (unless paid by money to say nothing)

on a side note: in the 90s there was even a "Dylan Dog" horror movie festival, (mentioned also by Fangoria in its time..a pity it died out)
I imagine how it would be the festival while THIS film is screened...true horror!
(http://www.pictureupload.de/originals/pictures/170611192104_dyd.JPG)
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: ecc on 13 Feb 2012 - 17:32
DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/dvdcompare/della/della.htm) at DVDBeaver
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: ScottC on 02 Apr 2015 - 18:47
Anyone looked at either the German or Italian Blu Rays? I have the Japanese DVD but I'm looking to upgrade to HD.
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: Funktion on 02 Apr 2015 - 19:01
Anyone looked at either the German or Italian Blu Rays? I have the Japanese DVD but I'm looking to upgrade to HD.
I have the Italian BD, and it's a solid upgrade over the DVD.

The German BD is apparently a poor MPEG-2 transfer:
http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/multi_comparison.php?disc1=138&disc2=146&cap1=1389&cap2=1442&art=full&image=8&hd_multiID=239&action=1&lossless=#vergleich (http://www.caps-a-holic.com/hd_vergleiche/multi_comparison.php?disc1=138&disc2=146&cap1=1389&cap2=1442&art=full&image=8&hd_multiID=239&action=1&lossless=#vergleich)
Title: Re: Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi, 1993)
Post by: ScottC on 02 Apr 2015 - 20:59
Thanks. On the Amazon.de site there appears to be about 4 different Blu Rays of this film kicking around!