Euro Cult Movie Forum => Gialli => Topic started by: Jonny on 25 Mar 2011 - 08:48

Title: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Mar 2011 - 08:48
aka Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh

One of my favourite Sergio Martino gialli, couldn't find a previous thread for it so may as well start this one of with this news...

The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh - Amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0049UVAW4/ref=nosim?tag=lovelockandlo-21)

Artwork and special features for THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS WARDH (which is shipping now apparently)

    * English audio and optional Italian with English subtitles.
    * All-new 20 minute interview with director Sergio Martino.
    * Introduction by director Sergio Martino.
    * Shameless Fact Track by Justin Harries.
    * Theatrical trailer plus complete Shameless Trailer Park.
    * Edwige Fenech bio presentation.


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Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 25 Mar 2011 - 10:26
So whats their excuse for a "fan edition" this time?
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Mar 2011 - 10:41
So whats their excuse for a "fan edition" this time?

As I have explained to you before it's down to the involvment of Justin Harries (FilmBar70) and his work on the extra features. Do you have a problem with that? 

 >:(
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Paul on 25 Mar 2011 - 10:44
I also mentioned before that Shameless (or Arrow) shouldn't be held accountable for the actions of the moderators on a certain PR company-run film forum  :-X

Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 25 Mar 2011 - 11:09
So whats their excuse for a "fan edition" this time?

As I have explained to you before it's down to the involvment of Justin Harries (FilmBar70) and his work on the extra features. Do you have a problem with that? 

 >:(
How do extra features make it a fan edition then?

As for fact tracks, I ripped into Paul for doing them in the first place so my displeasure of seeing these on their releases is nothing new.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 25 Mar 2011 - 11:12
I also mentioned before that Shameless (or Arrow) shouldn't be held accountable for the actions of the moderators on a certain PR company-run film forum  :-X


Well, they should cange their PR company then shouldn't they as they don't do them any favours.

I've already wasted my money on every one of their releases so far as they come out.

I'm happy with my NoShame release, which the majority of brainwashed followers over at that fucking place more than likely didn't have a clue existed till this release was announced.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Mar 2011 - 11:13
How do extra features make it a fan edition then?

I'm guessing 'edition' refers to the whole release rather than just the film on it's own.

What do you think of this one then though? Prefer it to ALL THE COLOURS OF THE DARK?
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Mar 2011 - 11:15
Well, they should cange their PR company then shouldn't they as they don't do them any favours.

The Associates aren't doing the PR for this release.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 25 Mar 2011 - 11:16
What do you think of this one then though? Prefer it to ALL THE COLOURS OF THE DARK?
I prefer this and "Vice" to "Colours"
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 25 Mar 2011 - 11:19
How do extra features make it a fan edition then?

I'm guessing 'edition' refers to the whole release rather than just the film on it's own.

But before their "fan editions" were interfered with versions of the films making them a slightly different cut. Is this the case with this release? I don't think it is, I think it's just a crafty marketing ploy (although I could be wrong).
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Mar 2011 - 11:27
I think it's just a crafty marketing ploy (although I could be wrong).

I've always hated the 'Fan Edition' tag, why not just call it a 'Special Edition'? It's just more spiel created to fit in with the whole 'By the fans for the fans' hoopla that the creators of Cult Labs have spun out.

But we've covered this before so let's keep this thread about the movie and save the other comments for elsewhere, yeah?
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Filmbar70 on 25 Mar 2011 - 11:34
The cut is no different Aaron - however, extra wise there is a decent interview with Martino. He's less stiff in this than in others I've seen.
And yeah - fave Fenech giallo by a mile - plotting, pacing and character wise it's the tightest, tho' Colors certainly does have a lot going for - especially the sight of Fenech cooking bacon and eggs. And fucking it up...
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Paul on 25 Mar 2011 - 11:43
And yeah - fave Fenech giallo by a mile - plotting, pacing and character wise it's the tightest, tho' Colors certainly does have a lot going for - especially the sight of Fenech cooking bacon and eggs. And fucking it up...

Given Justin's involvement in this release doesn't the above quote confirm why it is that it has been billed as a"Fan Edition"  ::)

Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 25 Mar 2011 - 12:00
And yeah - fave Fenech giallo by a mile
Definately.

Although I reckon half of that lot over there won't appreciate it as much as we do because it isn't violent enough for them.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: broonage on 25 Mar 2011 - 12:11
I already have the Noshame disk. Will probably just stick to that.  ::)
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Paul on 25 Mar 2011 - 12:20
I already have the Noshame disk. Will probably just stick to that.  ::)

Justin was saying that the Shameless print is nicer though. Doesn't suffer from the horrible stadards conversion that marred the otherwise excellent NoShame release.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: broonage on 25 Mar 2011 - 12:24
I already have the Noshame disk. Will probably just stick to that.  ::)

Justin was saying that the Shameless print is nicer though. Doesn't suffer from the horrible stadards conversion that marred the otherwise excellent NoShame release.

Ok, seems like it could be worth it.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 25 Mar 2011 - 12:27
I already have the Noshame disk. Will probably just stick to that.  ::)

Justin was saying that the Shameless print is nicer though. Doesn't suffer from the horrible stadards conversion that marred the otherwise excellent NoShame release.
I'll probably end up getting it then but I'll wait till it's a fiver.
I've shelled out full price for all the others only for them to become fivers not far down the line so it's inevitable it will happen with this also.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Filmbar70 on 25 Mar 2011 - 12:45
Yeah, quality wise one hell of an improvement (tho' I haven't seen the finished disc, but am more than sure that Marc's done a sterling job) - there's certainly heaps more detail in what I've seen. The cinematography on Strange Vice is quite murky to begin with, so every little helps...
Regardless, great film, and nice to see it represented in the UK.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 25 Mar 2011 - 12:55
Like Aarron I'll wait until it goes down in price and then flog the NoShame disc.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Filmbar70 on 26 Mar 2011 - 10:17
Wardh checkdiscs arrived this morning. Will do a NoShame / Shameless comparison when I've managed to shake this atrocious hangover...
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 Mar 2011 - 10:29
Wardh checkdiscs arrived this morning. Will do a NoShame / Shameless comparison when I've managed to shake this atrocious hangover...
You'd think after helping them with the release they'd give you an official release version wouldn't you.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Filmbar70 on 28 Mar 2011 - 13:09
Not had time to review the whole disc - but it looks pretty good. My ultimate fear proved unfounded - the audio holes on the Eng dub are indeed patched. Obviously most of you are going to watch this with Italo audio and Eng subs, but it is nice that a non-fucked Eng copy exists...
I always felt that the NoShame was widely divergent in terms of quality. The opening, kinky dream scene and underground stalking session looked muddy, smeary and indistinct, while the slapfest flashback and various billowy curtain shots looked crisp and luminous. This is, of course, somewhat down to the cinematography, but certainly exacerbated by the standards conversion and forced contrast on the NoShamer. The problematic scenes, while still murky and gloomy, are greatly improved on the Shameless, and yes, one can actually see the rather hearty desserts Rassimov gets to chow down on in the dream scene, rogue hairs and all. But there is more to discussing the merits of a disc other than a discourse on Fenech's wonderful attributes, right?
Wrong.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Apr 2011 - 03:39
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a9rSJZ3Mz8
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Zarith on 20 Apr 2011 - 13:16
I've heard the same atrocities done to Ennio Morricone's What Have you done to Solange? a while back...

I hate these rappers. I bet they don't even know what music they are slamming on. They just take whatever "the dude who know da' computer shit" manage to put together and add pathetic lyrics on it. It's mind numbing.

I remember an interview with an hard core rap band. The journalist asked "who creates the music in the band ?". The guys couldn't answer. They couldn't even name one composer, programmer or DJ! They said "hmm... well... you know...it's done in the studio...". They were just clueless about it.

I respect all forms of music as long as it's original (it doesn't even have to innovative). But these sampling mongoloids always get on my nerves!
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: broonage on 20 Apr 2011 - 13:26
I've heard the same atrocities done to Ennio Morricone's What Have you done to Solange? a while back...

I hate these rappers. I bet they don't even know what music they are slamming on. They just take whatever "the dude who know da' computer shit" manage to put together and add pathetic lyrics on it. It's mind numbing.

I remember an interview with an hard core rap band. The journalist asked "who creates the music in the band ?". The guys couldn't answer. They couldn't even name one composer, programmer or DJ! They said "hmm... well... you know...it's done in the studio...". They were just clueless about it.

I respect all forms of music as long as it's original (it doesn't even have to innovative). But these sampling mongoloids always get on my nerves!

Agreed!
I prefer a band covering music.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Apr 2011 - 22:54
I've heard the same atrocities done to Ennio Morricone's What Have you done to Solange? a while back...

I hate these rappers. I bet they don't even know what music they are slamming on. They just take whatever "the dude who know da' computer shit" manage to put together and add pathetic lyrics on it. It's mind numbing.
Actually the track was produced by Necro who knows his shit when it comes to Eurocult stuff.

Sampling done properly is an art, but not a lot of people can see that.

Over the space of near enough 26 years I'vr collected Hip Hop records I've heard people slag stuff off saying how unoriginal something is because they know a sample has been used but have praised something they thought was original beats until I pointed out that something was indeed a sample.

We all like different kinds of music Zarith, what sort of stuff do you like?
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: broonage on 21 Apr 2011 - 09:03
I've heard the same atrocities done to Ennio Morricone's What Have you done to Solange? a while back...

I hate these rappers. I bet they don't even know what music they are slamming on. They just take whatever "the dude who know da' computer shit" manage to put together and add pathetic lyrics on it. It's mind numbing.
Actually the track was produced by Necro who knows his shit when it comes to Eurocult stuff.

Sampling done properly is an art, but not a lot of people can see that.

Over the space of near enough 26 years I'vr collected Hip Hop records I've heard people slag stuff off saying how unoriginal something is because they know a sample has been used but have praised something they thought was original beats until I pointed out that something was indeed a sample.

We all like different kinds of music Zarith, what sort of stuff do you like?

I'm not having a dig at hip hop, i used to listen to a little of the more main stream stuff. Today I prefer bands covering songs.  :D
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: CJ on 21 Apr 2011 - 09:58
Sampling, well done well, can be very effective. I actually quite the idea of remixing and reimagining older music and creating something new. And, let's be honest, there's very little originality around these days anyway. There's only so many songs that can be written using the chords that are available - the secret is in how those chords are played.

I like music from all different musical genres. As a musician myself I listen to everything and always keep an open mind, otherwise how can I progress as a musician? You have to embrace all musical styles and integrate it into your work.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: gialloshots on 24 Apr 2011 - 14:17
My first impression was the same as Zarith's but now I've had this damn song stuck in my head for the better part of two weeks and I quite like it. 
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 05 May 2011 - 16:18
Watched the Sergio Martino interview on the Shameless [amazondvd]MRS WARDH[/amazondvd] DVD last night and while is was very good with some interesting conversation I couldn't help get a bit annoyed by the tiny yellow subtitles. Very hard to make out at times as they blended in with what was on screen quite a lot.

Are they tiny for everyone else too? I'm sure they must be as I don't have this problem with any of my other DVDs.

Couple of typos too  ;D
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 05 May 2011 - 16:58
It's just a minor fault and in no way detracts from yet another flawless release. It's just typical of the people around here to pick holes - I'm guessing that you're not real film fans as a real film fan would ignore these problems - I'm going to buy three copies. One to watch, one for my cabinet and I'm going to put another into a blender mixed with some water, burn it on my blackened spoon with a dash of citric and inject it into my bellend.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 05 May 2011 - 17:04
It's just a minor fault and in no way detracts from yet another flawless release. It's just typical of the people around here to pick holes - I'm guessing that you're not real film fans as a real film fan would ignore these problems - I'm going to buy three copies. One to watch, one for my cabinet and I'm going to put another into a blender mixed with some water, burn it on my blackened spoon with a dash of citric and inject it into my bellend.

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Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 05 May 2011 - 18:28
It's just a minor fault and in no way detracts from yet another flawless release. It's just typical of the people around here to pick holes - I'm guessing that you're not real film fans as a real film fan would ignore these problems - I'm going to buy three copies. One to watch, one for my cabinet and I'm going to put another into a blender mixed with some water, burn it on my blackened spoon with a dash of citric and inject it into my bellend.
When you wrote this you obviously had a cuntlabs window open but accidentally posted it here  :-\
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Distorty on 19 May 2011 - 14:32
Has anyone done or can link me to some comparison screen grabs? Noshame/Shameless obviously.

This is one of my favorite giallo so I'd be happy to double dip if it was a noticeable quality increase.

Matt.
Title: Re: Re: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 19 May 2011 - 16:39
Has anyone done or can link me to some comparison screen grabs? Noshame/Shameless obviously.

This is one of my favorite giallo so I'd be happy to double dip if it was a noticeable quality increase.

Matt.

I lost my Noshame dvd but I do have the Shameless one so if someone puts up some grabs from the Noshame disc I can post up grabs from the Shameless one...
Title: Re: Re: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Distorty on 23 May 2011 - 11:52
Has anyone done or can link me to some comparison screen grabs? Noshame/Shameless obviously.

This is one of my favorite giallo so I'd be happy to double dip if it was a noticeable quality increase.

Matt.

I lost my Noshame dvd but I do have the Shameless one so if someone puts up some grabs from the Noshame disc I can post up grabs from the Shameless one...

I can probably do that, I'll check tonight when I'm home.

Thanks Jonny.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: pricey on 23 May 2011 - 18:54
I sold my No Shame disc a while back, and was regretting doing it, but its good to hear that the Shameless release is better.
Shameless are a better company than Arrow aren't they? The only hiccups they make are putting out cut versions and being a bit sneaky with their packaging like 'Longest Version Ever!' or 'Director's approved new cut of Cannibal Holocaust' etc. Their versions of Torso, Strip nude for Your killer etc are pretty good.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 16 Jun 2011 - 12:09
Grabs from the Shameless DVD...

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Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: g053584398 on 26 Jun 2011 - 18:48
It's just a minor fault and in no way detracts from yet another flawless release. It's just typical of the people around here to pick holes - I'm guessing that you're not real film fans as a real film fan would ignore these problems - I'm going to buy three copies. One to watch, one for my cabinet and I'm going to put another into a blender mixed with some water, burn it on my blackened spoon with a dash of citric and inject it into my bellend.
When you wrote this you obviously had a cuntlabs window open but accidentally posted it here  :-\

Haven't they asked you to become a moderator over there yet Tanzi?
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 Jun 2011 - 19:13
It's just a minor fault and in no way detracts from yet another flawless release. It's just typical of the people around here to pick holes - I'm guessing that you're not real film fans as a real film fan would ignore these problems - I'm going to buy three copies. One to watch, one for my cabinet and I'm going to put another into a blender mixed with some water, burn it on my blackened spoon with a dash of citric and inject it into my bellend.
When you wrote this you obviously had a cuntlabs window open but accidentally posted it here  :-\

Haven't they asked you to become a moderator over there yet Tanzi?
:-\
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: henkka on 01 Jul 2011 - 12:50
Nice to know that the quality is better than on the NoShame, as I thought it's the other way around. Plus the italian audio track is the best fact on this. There are not too many on the Shameless releases. I was already getting a bit worried as there were only the oop NoShame dvd with a 100$ price tag on it.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 01 Jul 2011 - 14:09
I was already getting a bit worried as there were only the oop NoShame dvd with a 100$ price tag on it.
Isn't the Mya one the same as the NoShame but without the extras?
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Filmbar70 on 01 Jul 2011 - 14:27
It is. Same encode. May have been transcoded down a bit for a DVD5, but looks pretty similar to me...
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Peter on 08 Oct 2011 - 07:05
I've been thinking about picking up the Shameless dvd, but since I haven't been able to find a comparison between the two, I was curious of how much of an upgrade the Shameless disc is.
Since Jonny has kindly posted the Shameless grabs above, I used them as reference and tried to get the same caps from the No Shame disc (a couple are slightly off).
I took the liberty of incorporating the Shameless grabs from above in this post as well since it's easier to see the caps side by side.
Shameless top, NoShame below.

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Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Oct 2011 - 11:08
Not much of a difference is there really.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Peter on 08 Oct 2011 - 11:14
Not much of a difference is there really.

That's what I thought. I know screenshots doesn't necessarily tell the whole story, but based on these I don't feel an overwhelming need to double-dip
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Oct 2011 - 11:17
Not much of a difference is there really.

That's what I thought. I know screenshots doesn't necessarily tell the whole story, but based on these I don't feel an overwhelming need to double-dip
It feels like a relief to me they aren't that much different because I wouldn't have wanted it even if it is better.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: MarcMorris on 08 Oct 2011 - 13:28
It's nice to know all my hard work is so appreciated Aaron.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Oct 2011 - 13:44
It's nice to know all my hard work is so appreciated Aaron.
Don't throw that at me Marc, if they weren't so "cunt lab" affiliated and plastered their logo on the stuff I'd have it, but they do, so I won't.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: vlassisy on 08 Oct 2011 - 14:42
This ending of this film ruined it.  Nail-biting suspense, stylishly gory slayings, a career-defining performance from Ivan Rassimov, and Edwige Fenech's flawless baps, all ruined by Martino taking a stab at twist and intrigue.  Unfortunately for us lovers of gialli, this seems to have been Martino's MO in this particular genre.

I've only seen four of Martino's gialli and have only come away impressed by one (Mozart Is A Murderer...wasn't this made for television?).  I've yet to watch The Case of the Scorpion's Tail, Your Vice Is A Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, and Murder in the Etruscan Cemetery.  I'm hoping that I have a better experience with these three. 
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Oct 2011 - 14:44
  I've yet to watch The Case of the Scorpion's Tail, Your Vice Is A Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, and Murder in the Etruscan Cemetery.  I'm hoping that I have a better experience with these three. 

Scorpion's Tail is one of my favourites you should check that out next if you can.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: gnorthcott on 08 Oct 2011 - 15:45
  I've yet to watch The Case of the Scorpion's Tail, Your Vice Is A Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, and Murder in the Etruscan Cemetery.  I'm hoping that I have a better experience with these three. 

Scorpion's Tail is one of my favourites you should check that out next if you can.

Agreed,also 'your vice...' is near flawless in my opinion.I think that s.martino was certainly one of the main players making better gialli
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: giallohunter on 08 Oct 2011 - 16:46
Not much of a difference is there really.

Hardly any at all. Will stick with my "NoShame DVD" and pass on the "Shameless" one in this case.  :D
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: bdc on 08 Oct 2011 - 19:46
Wiggles wasn't crazy about the NoShame one...Mya's dvd pic quality is identical it seems.

"An early NoShame release: standards conversion artefacts and contrast boosting ahoy! (Looks to me like NoShame are fans of Canopus Procoder.) The US release really doesn't look very nice at all, especially in motion, where the whole thing is reduced to a smear, and even when there is no movement, there is continual inter-line jitter. Not very impressive at all!"

http://whiggles.landofwhimsy.com/writings/dvdimage-wardh.html

Dvd Times:

"The film is presented anamorphically in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio, but it seems to have been sourced from the Italian DVD rather than from an original film source. As a result, the transfer is a PAL to NTSC standards conversion, and suffers from a considerable amount of ghosting and "line-jumping", as well as an overall lack of definition."

http://homecinema.thedigitalfix.com/content.php?contentid=57403

Those reviews made me avoid the NoShame dvd and get the Alan Young one back then.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Strigoyu on 08 Oct 2011 - 20:16
Hi, there, mates! My name is José and I am Spanish. I am not new to this forum, since I have been reading you all for a long long time. Anyway, I would like to tell you that Shameless edition is far better than NoShame one, for many reasons, I might say. I myself have got the two editions and, to begin with, Shameless image is widescreen enhanced, whereas NoShame is not. On the other hand, Shameless has more definition than NoShame one. In other words, if any of you feel happy with your NoShame disc and do not want to double-dip, ok. It is a good option is you plan to save money for other releases that may come next year. But if you really think that you will be disappointed with the quality of the release, then it is a wrong decision. It is one of the best editions this film has ever had. There is another edition, the German Koch Media, that could be compared to Shameless one. The Alan Young is ok, but I really think that both Shameless and Koch Media are superior in terms of definition and clearness.

To finish, I must say that NoShame edition is one the worse this film has ever had. The only thing that saved NoShame kids was the extras they included. Regards and hugs. Take care!


José Antonio
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: giallohunter on 08 Oct 2011 - 21:48
To finish, I must say that NoShame edition is one the worse this film has ever had. The only thing that saved NoShame kids was the extras they included. Regards and hugs. Take care!

I'm more than happy with my NoShame DVD and will only upgrade it when this giallo gets an Blu-Ray release which will probably be sooner than later.

BTW! I bet the extras on the NoShame DVD easily beats what the Shameless release has to offer?
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Strigoyu on 08 Oct 2011 - 21:51
Sure, mate. The extras on the Shameless has nothing to do with the extras on NoShame. That's the only positive point on NoShame disc. BTW... I have a serious doubt... The fact is that I cannot PM anybody here in the forum... Could it probably be because I have not reached a minimum number of posts??? Thanks in advance!


José Antonio
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: giallohunter on 08 Oct 2011 - 22:01
BTW... I have a serious doubt... The fact is that I cannot PM anybody here in the forum... Could it probably be because I have not reached a minimum number of posts??? Thanks in advance!


José Antonio

Most likely, some forums has an restriction that you need to writer 25 or 50 posts on the forum first to be able to send pm's. :)
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Strigoyu on 08 Oct 2011 - 22:11
Ok, mate. Then, I think I will haste to reach that number...  Uhm... how many posts do I have to reach here?  ::)  Thanks!!!


José Antonio
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Oct 2011 - 22:15
Wiggles wasn't crazy about the NoShame one...
That's an opinion to hold with high regard isn't it.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 09 Oct 2011 - 06:38
Shameless image is widescreen enhanced, whereas NoShame is not.

The NoShame DVD is anamorphic.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Paul on 09 Oct 2011 - 08:20
All the NoShame discs I have are anamorphic.

I think it's quite funny that Bruno avoided the NoShame disc because MM had a problem with it! I never had an issue with any of their transfers and I firmly believe that had NoShame's releases been supported by everyone who purports to love these films, they'd still be going.

It's quite sad that a company that was run by someone with such a passion for EuroCult was left to falter and die.


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Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Jamie on 09 Oct 2011 - 11:26
As far as Edwige Gialli go, Case Of The Bloody Iris is my favorite. To me, that movie is a perfect example of what a Giallo is. After that, Id say All The Colors next. It's a close call between that and Strange Vice, and I actually prefer the storyline of Strange Vice more. But the soundtrack of All The Colors is awesome, I like the cast more (you get Nieves Navarro & Marina Malfatti), and it has some pretty psychedelic looking shots/scenes.
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 09 Oct 2011 - 14:00
I think it's quite funny that Bruno avoided the NoShame disc because MM had a problem with it!
I think it's hilarious.

That Whimsy complains about the slightest thing.

Fuck knows what he would have to say about some of your beloved Code Red released Bruno. He's no doubt find problems with each and every one, would that put you off getting them in the future?
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Paul on 09 Oct 2011 - 15:54
But Bruno doesn't have to pay for the Code Red discs, does he?


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Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: bdc on 09 Oct 2011 - 17:55
 :-\
Maybe I was just being overcautious back then,I did get several other NoShame releases btw.

Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: broonage on 09 Oct 2011 - 18:01
I have a complete set of Noshame releases. I miss them, I generally think they were the best out there. Shame we get MYA from the remains!!
Title: Re: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 29 Aug 2020 - 15:23
WowHD currently have the limited edition Severin 2 disc Blu-ray for under £15...

https://www.wowhd.co.uk/strange-vice-of-mrs-wardh-the-strange-vice-of-mrs-wardh-aka-blade-of-the-ripper/663390003213