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    Senior Member Jack J's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex K. View Post
    Cinemageddon has a couple of different versions. Someone uploaded I think the Japanese VHS which has a few extra seconds and the picture is a bit nicer. I think someone took that version and cleaned it up as best as they could.
    The Japanese VHS is the best release of THE RAPE AFTER there is. Uncut and letterboxed. I have a dvdr that *someone* made, he restored the picture somewhat and added English subs. I believe that's also the CG version (I'm not a member).

    The HK VHS from Ocean Shores is cut, the HK VCD (also from Ocean Shores!) is uncut. There's no dvd.

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    I'm really looking forward to revisiting this bizarre, psychedelic, and grotesque film on blu ray.

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    Posted on FB yesterday:

    "Just got word that the disc and sleeves for THE DEVIL are ready, we are just waiting for the slipcases which are hopefully arriving next week. Once all of the pieces are ready to go, they will be assembled and shipping will begin!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    MV just posted this on twitter.

    "Artwork reveal for the Limited Edition Slipcase of our release of the 1981 Taiwanese black magic gorefest, THE DEVIL. Coming to you with a BRAND NEW moldtastic 4k scan from the quickly deteriorating OCNand presented in its true uncut version for the first time on home video."

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    They weren't kidding about the quality of the negative. This might be the only way to see this film in its OAR, uncut with original audio but everything else relating to PQ is sub par. I cannot in good conscience recommend anyone purchase this on the basis of it being a 4K scan blu ray, there is just too much print damage that really detracts from the viewing experience. Hope Ian gives it an honest review and posts up some screenshots, so everyone can see the shitty quality of the print.
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    I'd rather have a dammaged print then something slathered with noise reduction

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    My copy is due to arrive tomorrow. Not sure if I'll have time to do a formal review or not but I'll definitely post some caps in this thread.
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    The only version I've ever seen is the old English dubbed Japanese vhs so I'll look forward to even a worn/deteriorating print in Chinese.

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    It’s splotchy as heck, but I got used to it. The darker scenes suffer the most, but the all-important curse/splat scenes shine through the mold.

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    I didn't have time to properly watch it last night but I did skim it. The mold damage looks to have been the obvious problem, once it eats into the elements, which it clearly did hear, I don't know what more you can do. I'll post some caps asap. I think this is the case of MV doing the best with what was available, even if it is obviously less ideal than we'd all hoped it would be.
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    OK, so I watched it in its entirety last night and, yeah, the mold damage is pretty fucking extensive. Distracting in spots, not so distracting in others. I guess, like Mr. Miller, I got used to it as it seemed less obnoxious in the second half of the movie, though never once as obnoxious as Ding Dong (who, according to the IMDB, also appears Little Rascals Of Kung Fu that I know kind of want to see). I guess if these are the only elements left for the movie, this is it. It's not going to get better - and that's unfortunate because this is a pretty great film.
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