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Title: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 26 Apr 2008 - 23:17
BACCHANALES SEXUELLES
CASTLE OF BLOOD
CYCLONE
EFFECTS
EXORCISM
FLAVIA THE HERETIC
GRAPES OF DEATH
THE IMAGE
LUCKER THE NECROPHAGOUS
SHE KILLED IN ECSTACY
SINGAPORE SLING
THRILLER

IMPULSE FILMS
ANITA
JUSTINE AND JULIETTE
REFINEMENTS IN LOVE
SCHOOLGIRL REPORT #1
SCHOOLGIRL REPORT #2
SCHOOLGIRL REPORT #3
VAMPYROS LESBOS
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: bizarre_eye on 11 Feb 2009 - 18:46
I'm very fond of Synapse releases, so have a fair few in my DVD collection.

Here are the releases not listed above:

42nd Street Forever: Volume 1
42nd Street Forever: Volume 2 - The Deuce
42nd Street Forever: Volume 3 - Exploitation Explosion
42nd Street Forever: Volume 4
42nd Street Forever: XXX-treme Special Edition
The Brain That Wouldn't Die
Home Sick
Horrors of Malformed Men
Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural
Nail Gun Massacre
Night Train
Patrick
Snake Woman's Curse
Stacy
Strange Behavior


Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: fdsmedia on 05 Jul 2009 - 06:56
Coming on October 27:

La nuit de la mort (Night of Death, Raphaël Delpard 1980)

Is it any good?
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Zarith on 05 Jul 2009 - 13:34
Hi,

I haven't seen it, but I wouldn't expect anything good from Raphaël Delpard (Les Bidasses aux Grandes Manoeuvres is shockingly stupid. One of the worse comedy I ever saw).

I found 3 french reviews:

http://www.nanarland.com/Chroniques/Main.php?id_film=nuitdelamort
http://www.horreur.com/fiche_film.php?idfilm=784
http://cinemafantastique.be/film1836,Nuit-de-la-mort-La.html

To summarize these reviews:

positive: oppressive cold atmosphere, interesting story, relatively well done gore scenes by Ronaldo Abreu (who worked the next year on Zulawski's Possession).

negative: boring, cheap TV look, cheap sets, awful acting, predictable, no suspense at all, repetitive annoying "psycho" soundtrack.

(http://www.nanarland.com/Chroniques/nuitdelamort/nuitdelamort8lh.jpg)

A few pictures:

(http://www.nanarland.com/Chroniques/nuitdelamort/lanuitdelamort023.jpg)

(http://www.nanarland.com/Chroniques/nuitdelamort/lanuitdelamort008.jpg)

(http://www.nanarland.com/Chroniques/nuitdelamort/lanuitdelamort019.jpg)

(http://www.nanarland.com/Chroniques/nuitdelamort/lanuitdelamort026.jpg)

(http://www.nanarland.com/Chroniques/nuitdelamort/lanuitdelamort021.jpg)

Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: ecc on 06 Jul 2009 - 02:22
I haven't seen it but reportedly moans could be heard on the soundtrack because the same location was being simultaneously rented to an adult film.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: CardPlayer4 on 11 Sep 2009 - 09:36
To summarize these reviews:

positive: oppressive cold atmosphere, interesting story, relatively well done gore scenes by Ronaldo Abreu (who worked the next year on Zulawski's Possession).

negative: boring, cheap TV look, cheap sets, awful acting, predictable, no suspense at all, repetitive annoying "psycho" soundtrack.

I've seen it only once but i agree mostly with the negative comments... :(
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: babybreese on 16 Apr 2010 - 18:24
Just announced they are releasing SE's of some 70's Hammer titles that have been MIA on R1.
HANDS OF THE RIPPER
VAMPIRE CIRCUS
TWINS OF EVIL
and
a box set of 13 eps of HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR.
New HD transfers should best what's available currently.
They also indicate that these will likely be released Blu as well :)
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 16 Apr 2010 - 19:02
They also indicate that these will likely be released Blu as well :)

Except for HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR which will only be DVD.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 16 Apr 2010 - 21:37
They also indicate that these will likely be released Blu as well :)

I'm chuffed! :)
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Jonny on 19 Sep 2010 - 10:49
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/9703/vampirecircuscover.jpg)

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Blu-Ray Specifications: VIDEO: High-Definition 1080p Widescreen (1.66:1) Presentation / AVC Codec; AUDIO: DTS-HD MA English 2.0 Mono / DTS-HD MA Music & Effects Track; SUBTITLES: English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. DVD Specifications: VIDEO: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.66:1) Presentation; AUDIO: Dolby Digital English 2.0 Mono / Dolby Digital Music & Effects Track; SUBTITLES: English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Blood-Curdling Special Features Include: THE BLOODIEST SHOW ON EARTH: “Making Vampire Circus” - An all-new documentary featuring interviews with writer/director Joe Dante, Hammer documentarian Ted Newsom, Video Watchdog editor/author Tim Lucas, author/film historian Philip Nutman and actor David Prowse; GALLERY OF GROTESQUERIES: A Brief History of Circus Horrors - A retrospective on circus/carnival themed horror productions; VISITING THE HOUSE OF HAMMER: “Britain's Legendary Horror Magazine” - A retrospective on the popular British horror/comic publication featuring author Philip Nutman; VAMPIRE CIRCUS: Interactive Comic Book" - Featuring artwork by Brian Bolland; Poster And Stills Gallery; Original Theatrical Trailer

Source - DVD Drive-In (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/)
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Jonny on 14 Dec 2010 - 09:22
VAMPIRE CIRCUS - Blu-ray review...

http://www.mondo-digital.com/vampirecircus.html
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: ecc on 18 Dec 2010 - 13:41
DVDBeaver review (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews53/vampire_circus_blu-ray.htm)
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: broonage on 19 Dec 2010 - 11:16
Region A locked! Bummer.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Dec 2010 - 11:51
Region A locked! Bummer.
Thought you had an all regions machine Andy.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: broonage on 19 Dec 2010 - 17:51
Region A locked! Bummer.
Thought you had an all regions machine Andy.


Unfortunately no Aarron. When I bought my TV this year it came with an awesome home cinema worth 500€ for free (so I couldn't turn that down lol!). Now, I realise it is hard to hack Bluray players to play other zones, fair enough, but sadly I can't even hack it for DVDs! When I watch Region 1 disks, either I do that on my PC, or stream to the TV (which works sometimes without losing sync between video and audio).

I plan to grab a cheapo player (similar to the one available on ebuyer) someday, just to watch Region A disks that never make it to Europe. 
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Dec 2010 - 18:02
I plan to grab a cheapo player (similar to the one available on ebuyer) someday, just to watch Region A disks that never make it to Europe. 
Definately worth doing Andy, there seems to be more and more good stuff coming out that is region A locked.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: fenriz on 29 Dec 2010 - 17:54
synapse is not supposed to release the violent shit trilogy soon??? 8)
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: broonage on 29 Dec 2010 - 21:52
I may have watched one of those years ago and thought it was a pile of shit!
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: fenriz on 30 Dec 2010 - 10:09
 :-\
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Dec 2010 - 11:08
synapse is not supposed to release the violent shit trilogy soon??? 8)
Rubbish, pure and utter dogshit
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: gnorthcott on 30 Dec 2010 - 13:34
synapse is not supposed to release the violent shit trilogy soon??? 8)
Rubbish, pure and utter dogshit

agreed,only seen number 3  but it put me of wanting to see anymore of his work.if you think these are bad you should check out 'zombie 90-extreme pestilence'.holy fuck,you would be lost for words,i threw the dvdr in the bin i think
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Dec 2010 - 13:40
I was foolish enough to buy a tape of Violent Shit II at a film fair, suffice to say i soon passed it on.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: broonage on 30 Dec 2010 - 14:41
I had Zombie 90, I sold it not so long ago. Kept it for several years for some insane reason but never watched it again.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: fenriz on 08 May 2011 - 15:24
I have this zombie 90 tape at home too and never watched it until now.. :-\

So synapse have re-released the image on blu-ray there's a few days

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LAEKDty2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)  8)

SynopsisFrom acclaimed director Radley Metzger (“The Opening of Misty Beethoven,” “Barbara Broadcast”), THE IMAGE (aka “The Punishment of Anne” / “The Mistress and the Slave”) is an explicit study of the sadomasochistic ménage à trois between Jean (Carl Parker from Metzger’s “Score”), his longtime friend Claire, and young, seductive Anne. When Jean discovers the women’s master/slave relationship he finds himself seduced into their perverse sexual games.

Based on Catherine Robbe-Grillet’s classic novel L’Image, this cinema masterpiece tops lists as one of the best erotic films ever made. Beautifully photographed, THE IMAGE will titillate and arouse you like no other film you’ve experienced. Now remastered in high definition, THE IMAGE is presented uncut and uncensored with a newly remixed 5.1 surround soundtrack.


FeaturesAll-new (1.85:1) High-Definition transfer
Newly remixed 5.1 surround soundtrack
Original 2.0 mono soundtrack
Director filmography
Liner notes
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing



http://synapse-films.com/dvds/erotic/the-image-blu-ray/
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: ecc on 08 May 2011 - 15:33
Based on Catherine Robbe-Grillet’s classic novel L’Image, this cinema masterpiece tops lists as one of the best erotic films ever made. Beautifully photographed, THE IMAGE will titillate and arouse you like no other film you’ve experienced. Now remastered in high definition, THE IMAGE is presented uncut and uncensored with a newly remixed 5.1 surround soundtrack.

Catherine Robbe-Grillet wrote it under the male name Jean de Berg.  In the eighties, Alain Robbe-Grillet wrote an erotica novel under the female name Jeanne de Berg titled WOMEN'S RITES which is well worth reading.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: ecc on 08 Jun 2011 - 12:09
The Image DVDBeaver SD/Blu comparison (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews54/the_image_blu-ray.htm)
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Hellochas on 13 Oct 2012 - 19:25
2013 Releases and more from SYNAPSE:

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And, even with that list above, 2012 will be the year we venture into even yet ANOTHER home video technology. In November or December, in conjunction with an online streaming company, Synapse Films will be starting our own internet movie channel, featuring Synapse titles, Impulse titles, and a select few independent productions that will only be available for streaming from the channel. Another big thanks goes to our friend, partner, colleague and info man Charles Fiedler for getting this going and keeping the Synapse wheels turning behind-the-scenes, along with Shade Rupe.
What will 2013 bring? At this point, we do know we have a couple surprise announcements that horror fans will love, as well as a lot of other things like HANDS OF THE RIPPER, COUNTESS DRACULA, THE VIOLENT SHIT COLLECTION, MCBAIN, THE ODD ANGRY SHOT, SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS, THUNDERCRACK! and much, much more.
All things considered… not too bad for two guys in an office at the end of a noisy airport runway.

Don May, Jr. and Jerry Chandler
SYNAPSE FILMS, INC.

http://synapse-films.com/news/a-big-thank-you-to-all-our-fans/ (http://synapse-films.com/news/a-big-thank-you-to-all-our-fans/)
 
 
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 14 Oct 2012 - 12:12
Great to hear Thundercrack! is still coming... I really need to start getting some of their Nikkatsu releases soon.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 Oct 2012 - 12:36
Why are they bothering with them Violent Shit films?
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Paul on 14 Oct 2012 - 13:09
Why are they bothering with them Violent Shit films?

Because there are hordes of "gore for gore's sake" heavy metal / goth / emo (delete where applicable) enthusiasts out there who eat this sort of crap up with a spoon. You know it.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Hellochas on 14 Oct 2012 - 13:36
Why are they bothering with them Violent Shit films?

God only knows. They were shot on video for a starters so they are not going to look any good on DVD…
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 09 Jan 2013 - 18:21
Fairy in a Cage on blu-ray in March... never seen this but it's supposed to be a goodun.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AY60AT6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cinema09-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00AY60AT6 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AY60AT6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cinema09-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00AY60AT6)
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 09 Jan 2013 - 18:42
Fairy in a Cage on blu-ray in March... never seen this but it's supposed to be a goodun.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AY60AT6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cinema09-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00AY60AT6 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AY60AT6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cinema09-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00AY60AT6)
Reminds me of Mr.Very Hard, Paul knows who I mean.

"Have you got film women being tortured?"

"Have you got film women being hung upside down and whipped?"
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Paul on 09 Jan 2013 - 18:57
Fairy in a Cage on blu-ray in March... never seen this but it's supposed to be a goodun.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AY60AT6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cinema09-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00AY60AT6 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AY60AT6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cinema09-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00AY60AT6)
Reminds me of Mr.Very Hard, Paul knows who I mean.

"Have you got film women being tortured?"

"Have you got film women being hung upside down and whipped?"

"What film you have wiv wimin bein hung by feet and raped?"

Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Hellochas on 09 Jan 2013 - 18:58
That's a sleeve and a half!  :)
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Luca Canali on 09 Jan 2013 - 23:22
Fairy in a Cage on blu-ray in March... never seen this but it's supposed to be a goodun.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AY60AT6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cinema09-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00AY60AT6 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AY60AT6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cinema09-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00AY60AT6)


Cheers for the heads up! Great to see some pinks making it onto Blu Ray. I've got Fairy In A Cage on VHS, it's a very rough S&M heavy Roman Porno starring Naomi Tani. The scene depicted on the cover where she is tied upside down is the 'centre piece' of the film.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: fenriz on 10 Jan 2013 - 10:02
Great news!  8) :) :-\
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Jonny on 28 Jan 2013 - 20:07
Fangoria had some news about Synapses latest announcements...

http://www.fangoria.com/index.php/home/all-news/1-latest-news/8478-exclusive-new-dario-argento-lamberto-bava-and-zombies-dvdsblu-rays-from-synapse

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Synapse Films’ Don May Jr. gave Fango the scoop that the company just acquired Lamberto Bava’s DEMONS and DEMONS 2 and Dario Argento’s TENEBRAE and PHENOMENA. “We’ll be releasing Blu-rays and DVDs of all four in 2013,” he tells us. “We’re getting better hi-def masters of TENEBRAE and PHENOMENA, and we’re fixing the timing and color errors that were in the previous Blu-rays of the DEMONS films.

Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: the blob on 28 Jan 2013 - 20:51
I just bought the Arrow BD of Tenebrae as well! I know it's supposed to be shit but I sold my DVD a while back and really needed to watch it again so thought I may as well buy that instead of another DVD. Didn't pay a lot for it luckily.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 28 Jan 2013 - 21:08
Fangoria had some news about Synapses latest announcements...

http://www.fangoria.com/index.php/home/all-news/1-latest-news/8478-exclusive-new-dario-argento-lamberto-bava-and-zombies-dvdsblu-rays-from-synapse (http://www.fangoria.com/index.php/home/all-news/1-latest-news/8478-exclusive-new-dario-argento-lamberto-bava-and-zombies-dvdsblu-rays-from-synapse)

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Synapse Films’ Don May Jr. gave Fango the scoop that the company just acquired Lamberto Bava’s DEMONS and DEMONS 2 and Dario Argento’s TENEBRAE and PHENOMENA. “We’ll be releasing Blu-rays and DVDs of all four in 2013,” he tells us. “We’re getting better hi-def masters of TENEBRAE and PHENOMENA, and we’re fixing the timing and color errors that were in the previous Blu-rays of the DEMONS films.
Looking forward to these.

Good things come to those who wait  :D
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: fenriz on 29 Jan 2013 - 08:25
Still the same movies that turn between synapse and Arrow! :)  iam fine with the demons steelbook so will not buy again!
Btw hopefully we'll have a better Phenomena blu in both cut and with eng subs!
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 29 Jan 2013 - 08:30
Was hoping to hear some news of Thundercrack!
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: djvaso on 29 Jan 2013 - 10:22
Fangoria had some news about Synapses latest announcements...

http://www.fangoria.com/index.php/home/all-news/1-latest-news/8478-exclusive-new-dario-argento-lamberto-bava-and-zombies-dvdsblu-rays-from-synapse (http://www.fangoria.com/index.php/home/all-news/1-latest-news/8478-exclusive-new-dario-argento-lamberto-bava-and-zombies-dvdsblu-rays-from-synapse)

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Synapse Films’ Don May Jr. gave Fango the scoop that the company just acquired Lamberto Bava’s DEMONS and DEMONS 2 and Dario Argento’s TENEBRAE and PHENOMENA. “We’ll be releasing Blu-rays and DVDs of all four in 2013,” he tells us. “We’re getting better hi-def masters of TENEBRAE and PHENOMENA, and we’re fixing the timing and color errors that were in the previous Blu-rays of the DEMONS films.
Looking forward to these.

Good things come to those who wait  :D

I suppose that you will skip extra features  :-\ .
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: JAMIOUSE on 29 Jan 2013 - 10:36
I didn't know there was errors with timing and colour on the Demons discs!
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Jonny on 29 Jan 2013 - 11:15
I didn't know there was errors with timing and colour on the Demons discs!

You do now!
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 29 Jan 2013 - 11:23
I didn't know there was errors with timing and colour on the Demons discs!
To be fair it's hardly a surprise is it.

So glad I boycotted Arrow releases.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: JAMIOUSE on 29 Jan 2013 - 13:25
I'm not defending Arrow, they have made some pretty big mistakes over the years. But, I've never heard of there been any problems with colour timing or the colours full stop on the Demons release. Both films look absoluetly fine to me on DVD. It's not very professional of Synapse to issue statements saying - 'we’re fixing the timing and color errors that were in the previous Blu-rays of the DEMONS films'. If there were errors I'd of expected it to have become common knowledge by now.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Jonny on 29 Jan 2013 - 14:30
I'm not defending Arrow, they have made some pretty big mistakes over the years. But, I've never heard of there been any problems with colour timing or the colours full stop on the Demons release. Both films look absoluetly fine to me on DVD. It's not very professional of Synapse to issue statements saying - 'we’re fixing the timing and color errors that were in the previous Blu-rays of the DEMONS films'. If there were errors I'd of expected it to have become common knowledge by now.

I expect that now Don May Jnr has said it publicly (via Fangoria, not sure if he's said anything anywhere else on the subject before) he's going to be expected to explain himself if no one knows what he's referring to.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: medway garage on 29 Jan 2013 - 15:58
I'm not defending Arrow, they have made some pretty big mistakes over the years. But, I've never heard of there been any problems with colour timing or the colours full stop on the Demons release. Both films look absoluetly fine to me on DVD. It's not very professional of Synapse to issue statements saying - 'we’re fixing the timing and color errors that were in the previous Blu-rays of the DEMONS films'. If there were errors I'd of expected it to have become common knowledge by now.

I expect that now Don May Jnr has said it publicly (via Fangoria, not sure if he's said anything anywhere else on the subject before) he's going to be expected to explain himself if no one knows what he's referring to.

Especially seeing as Calum Waddell did some of the extras for Synapse.....oops !
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: the blob on 31 Jan 2013 - 18:50
Having now watched it, the Arrow Tenebrae is pretty horrific so I'm even more looking forward to the Synapse release.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: JAMIOUSE on 31 Jan 2013 - 20:26
I'm still using my old Anchor Bay UK DVD of Tenebrae, the Arrow edition didn't look like too much of an improvement to me. Do Synapse region lock their blu discs?
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: the blob on 31 Jan 2013 - 21:02
I'm still using my old Anchor Bay UK DVD of Tenebrae, the Arrow edition didn't look like too much of an improvement to me. Do Synapse region lock their blu discs?

I never upgraded from my old ABUS non-anamorphic DVD. In terms of that, it's an improvement. Synapse are on and off with regions locking. Their Hammer BD's are locked but I think most of the others have been free.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 31 Jan 2013 - 23:01
Synapse are on and off with regions locking. Their Hammer BD's are locked but I think most of the others have been free.
I should imagine there's probably different rights issues with some releases.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Feb 2013 - 11:06
Regarding the colour timing issues with DEMONS...

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DEMONS will, as I had suspected, be based on the 2K master Arrow Video created with Ciniteca di Bologna using the original negative, but they're going back to the initial, "raw" scan to create an entirely new master with proper color grading. Not only will we no longer have to deal with elevated black levels, but the day-for-night shots in the beginning of the film will be dealt with properly, which was something so far down on the list of big problems I had with Arrow's BD that it wasn't even in the Top Five. Still, awesome that Don May and company are being pro-active and fixing everything instead of just the stuff that made me blow a personal gasket.


Synapse is also tracking down the best materials they can for the "USA" Mono dub as featured on the various New World Pictures VHS and the Arrow Blu-ray, the "UK" Stereo dub as has always been included on pretty much every other DVD release ever, and the original Italian mix. In short, we're looking at the definitive DEMONS, and as much as the thought of double dipping on a Lamberto Bava Blu-ray makes me wince, it'll still be nice to see how thoroughly Synapse mops the floor with Arrow's sloppy attempt.


DEMONS 2 will, again, be based on the Arrow Video/Ciniteca di Bologna 2K master, but they're going to see what can be done to improve it. One needs only compare it to the Anchor Bay DVD to see that something went awry here.

The materials for the cheaper, crumbier sequel have never been all that good to start with, so honestly, if we can walk away with a new encode that's got the proper day-for-night timing and doesn't suck low bitrate balls, I'll be happy enough. The only downside here is the thought of actually watching Demons 2 again..

More info at the below link with TENEBRAE and PHENOMENA info too...

http://www.kentaiblog.com/2013/02/demonic-phenomena.html?zx=9bd13c8481f4da7d (http://www.kentaiblog.com/2013/02/demonic-phenomena.html?zx=9bd13c8481f4da7d)
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 18 Oct 2013 - 17:30
Over at Rock Shock Pop, there's talk of Argento's Opera coming from Synapse... really hope so. This one definitely needs an upgrade.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Oct 2013 - 19:14
Over at Rock Shock Pop, there's talk of Argento's Opera coming from Synapse... really hope so. This one definitely needs an upgrade.

Don May Jnr posted a sly hint on his Facebook profile earlier which points to this being true.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/q71/s720x720/988715_10152314564433572_884749313_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Paul on 18 Oct 2013 - 19:25
Great news.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 18 Oct 2013 - 22:18
Over at Rock Shock Pop, there's talk of Argento's Opera coming from Synapse... really hope so. This one definitely needs an upgrade.

Don May Jnr posted a sly hint on his Facebook profile earlier which points to this being true.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/q71/s720x720/988715_10152314564433572_884749313_n.jpg)
Splendid news, Argento's last "great film" as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Paul on 18 Oct 2013 - 22:33
If argued that Stendhal is pretty damn great too.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 18 Oct 2013 - 22:41
If argued that Stendhal is pretty damn great too.
I really like Stendhal too but would say it's very good as opposed to great. I do like a lot of the post Opera ones but don't think any of them are as good or surpass it.  :D
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Jonny on 19 Oct 2013 - 16:33
I love Opera. It's probably my favourite Argento after Suspiria.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: demented_uk on 19 Oct 2013 - 21:55
I dread to think how much they will charge for this if their release of DEMONS and DEMONS 2 is anything to go by. Not that I'll be able to refuse. I love OPERA, aside from the weird ending, of course.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Jonny on 01 Nov 2013 - 14:35
We was wrong about it being OPERA!

It's SUSPIRIA!

“I’ve been involved in the restoration and release of many films in my career, but SUSPIRIA has always eluded me, until now,” says Donald May, Jr., President of Synapse Films. “It’s one of my favorite horror films and I’m ecstatic that my business partner, Jerry Chandler, was able to negotiate with the rights holders to release this film. This is going to be an amazing project for us.”

Synapse Films, Inc. will work closely with Technicolor Rome and Technicolor Los Angeles to create an all-new high-definition 2K scan from the original negative for a possible 2014-15 video release. “It’s important to spend as much time as possible to create the definitive high-definition home video version for the fans,” May explains. “We’re going to take our time with this one.”

Check the press release here http://ymlp.com/zk64hy (http://ymlp.com/zk64hy)
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: demented_uk on 01 Nov 2013 - 17:57
There's mutterings that they are considering doing a 4k scan. Based on what Don's been doing with the DEMONS releases, I am sure that he will putting lots of effort in to making this the definitive release of SUSPIRIA.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Jonny on 01 Nov 2013 - 18:23
There's mutterings that they are considering doing a 4k scan. Based on what Don's been doing with the DEMONS releases, I am sure that he will putting lots of effort in to making this the definitive release of SUSPIRIA.

Yep, I have no doubt that Don will make this as perfect as possible. He knows what people expect and will come good.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Hellochas on 01 Nov 2013 - 20:24
Blimey! That was out of the Blue. There's no doubt that Don will do this one proud though.


I'd love to be able to get hold of those Demons discs, but they are only available in the US. :-[
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 01 Nov 2013 - 21:21
I'd love to be able to get hold of those Demons discs, but they are only available in the US. :-[
I wanted them till I found out they had Waddell extras, so with that the annoyance of them not shipping out of the states is lessened.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Luca Canali on 11 Nov 2013 - 19:59
Heard today that Synapse / Impulse Pictures are releasing Sex Hunter as part of their Nikkatsu Roman Porno R1 releases  ::)


I've pre-ordered mine already at Diabolik, can't wait for this one!


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After a string of fairly disappointing and lightweight releases, I'm glad Impulse/Synapse are releasing what I would regard as a classic of the genre. Genuinely erotic but at the same time incredibly mean spirited and nasty, I would recommend this film as a good starting point for anyone curious about the Japanese Roman Pornos. Imagine a perverse, twisted Japanese spin on Black Swan and you start to get the idea.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Aug 2014 - 14:12
The 2 DEMONS films are being issued in standard Blu-ray cases in November so anyone who couldn't justify the expense of the tin editions can pick them up for a reasonable price now.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Aug 2014 - 15:33
Minus the extras and the Italian audio tracks.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Graham on 30 Aug 2014 - 17:16
Really hope they don't follow the Demons release pattern for Suspiria.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Aug 2014 - 17:29
Minus the extras and the Italian audio tracks.

That's a shitter
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Aug 2014 - 17:30
Really hope they don't follow the Demons release pattern for Suspiria.

I'll bite for the tin if that's what they do for SUSPIRIA, just couldn't bring myself to pay so much for DEMONS
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Aug 2014 - 17:37
Seconded. Although I'd rather not pay that much. I bailed on the Arrow Withnail and I disc due to the £50 price tag.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Graham on 30 Aug 2014 - 18:01
Yeah, I'll probably pay for the tin too, if that's all that comes out on release day. Only problem will be the potential customs' fee. Hopefully, somewhere Customs friendly will stock it.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Paul on 30 Aug 2014 - 18:08
I'd go to £50 for a definitive Suspiria.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Aug 2014 - 18:21
Yeah, I'll probably pay for the tin too, if that's all that comes out on release day. Only problem will be the potential customs' fee. Hopefully, somewhere Customs friendly will stock it.

Diabolik will stock it if history is anything to go by.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Aug 2014 - 18:31
Seconded. Although I'd rather not pay that much. I bailed on the Arrow Withnail and I disc due to the £50 price tag.

£50 for WITHNAIL? Why? I've not looked into it but have heard something about getting a quote on the box or something? £50 though?
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Aug 2014 - 18:32
I'd go to £50 for a definitive Suspiria.

Same here. Like Rich says, I'd rather not but will if I have to
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Aug 2014 - 18:34
Yeah, customised covers and you have your name on the numbered insert. In fairness it also includes HOW TO GET AHEAD IN ADVERTISING but there's no way in fuck I'm paying that much for what is ostensibly a gimmick.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Graham on 30 Aug 2014 - 18:48
Arrow can go spin - I wouldn't pay £20 for that Withnail release let alone £50. Hopefully it'll be released in a standard version next year.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Aug 2014 - 19:09
I'd pay £20 for it. But for what is basically the same as the TCM2 set but with a customised sleeve then they can suck my stump.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Aug 2014 - 19:10
Oh. And there will be an uncustomised version available from retailers. I believe the rrp is going to be £55. Expect prices to drop rapidly.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Paul on 30 Aug 2014 - 20:04
I'd go to £50 for a definitive Suspiria.

Same here. Like Rich says, I'd rather not but will if I have to

Yeah, I'd rather either.


Oh. And there will be an uncustomised version available from retailers. I believe the rrp is going to be £55. Expect prices to drop rapidly.

There will be a standard release down the line, same content on the disc (maybe without HTGAHIA - which I have on SD DVD and that's good enough for me) but without the fancy box and it'll be priced £12-15.

Gimmicky packaging does nothing for me. I can take or leave Steelbooks and Digipaks but do have them but the rest of it, particular big cumbersome looking things or cheaply made shit (like the upcoming TCM set in the US) I swerve.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Aug 2014 - 20:17
I'd go to £50 for a definitive Suspiria.

Same here. Like Rich says, I'd rather not but will if I have to

Yeah, I'd rather either.


Oh. And there will be an uncustomised version available from retailers. I believe the rrp is going to be £55. Expect prices to drop rapidly.

There will be a standard release down the line, same content on the disc (maybe without HTGAHIA - which I have on SD DVD and that's good enough for me) but without the fancy box and it'll be priced £12-15.


Source?
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Aug 2014 - 20:50
Yeah, customised covers and you have your name on the numbered insert. In fairness it also includes HOW TO GET AHEAD IN ADVERTISING but there's no way in fuck I'm paying that much for what is ostensibly a gimmick.

Fuck that
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Aug 2014 - 20:51
Currently £54.99 on Amazon.
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: Paul on 30 Aug 2014 - 21:04
Source of what? Me saying that there'll be a standard edition at some point? I'm speculating of course but can you honestly see Arrow passing up on the chance to make a lot of money from releasing a standard edition of one of Britain's best-loved cult films?
Title: Re: Synapse (USA)
Post by: babybreese on 22 Jul 2015 - 16:31
Looks like the restored Manos is coming in October 13  & Don May mentioned yesterday on FB that they are doing a 4K scan of LEMORA for a future BD release.

Manos Features

All-new 2K restoration of MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE
Audio commentary featuring Tom “The Master” Neyman and Jackey Raye “Debbie” Neyman-Jones
HANDS: THE FATE OF “MANOS” – Featurette (31 mins.)
RESTORING THE HANDS OF FATE – Featurette (7 mins.)
FELT: THE PUPPET HANDS OF FATE – Featurette (4 mins.)
[BLU-RAY ONLY BONUS] MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE – “Grindhouse” Unrestored Version