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Thread: Arrow Releasing Argento's Tenebrae... again.

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    Arrow Releasing Argento's Tenebrae... again.

    Release Date: 19 January 2015
    Format: Blu-ray
    Starring: Anthony Franciosa, Daria Nicolodi, John Saxon
    Directed by: Dario Argento

    Synopsis: Terror Beyond Belief!

    A notorious horror classic returns in all its depraved glory. This infamous video nasty updated the classic Giallo blueprint for the gorified 80s, courting controversy and drenching the viewer in crimson arterial spray.

    A razor-wielding psycho is stalking the horror writer Peter Neal, in Rome to promote his latest work, Tenebre. But the author isn’t the obsessive killer’s only target, the beautiful women who surround him are doomed as one by one, they fall victim to the murderer’s slashing blade…

    Will fiction and reality blur as fear and madness take hold? Watch in terror as by turns the cast fall victim to the sadistic imagination of Dario Argento, Italy’s master of horror.

    SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

    Newly remastered High Definition digital transfer of the film
    Presented in High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD
    Optional original English & Italian Mono Audio tracks (uncompressed PCM Mono 2.0 Audio on the Blu-ray)
    Optional English subtitles for Italian audio and English SDH subtitles for English audio for the deaf and hard of hearing
    Audio Commentary with authors and critics Kim Newman and Alan Jones
    Audio Commentary with Argento expert Thomas Rostock
    Introduction by star Daria Nicolodi
    The Unsane World of Tenebrae: An interview with director Dario Argento
    Screaming Queen! Daria Nicolodi remembers Tenebrae
    A Composition for Carnage: Composer Claudio Simonetti on Tenebrae
    Goblin: ‘Tenebrae’ and ‘Phenomena’ Live from the Glasgow Arches
    Brand new interview with Maitland McDonagh, author of Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento
    Original Trailer
    Reversible Sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
    Exclusive collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Alan Jones, author of Profondo Argento, an interview with cinematographer Luciano Tovoli and an appreciation of the film by director Peter Strickland, illustrated with original posters and lobby cards


    Region: B
    Rating: 18
    Cat No: FCD1043
    Duration: 101 mins
    Language: English/Italian
    Subtitles: English/ English SDH
    Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
    Audio: Uncompressed PCM Mono 2.0
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    This is their third release right? There was the fucking terrible initial release from back when Arrow hadn't yet had someone sit them down and explain the concept of quality control, the Zaavi exclusive (steelbook?) release which replaced their smeary mess of a transfer with the one from Wild Side, now this - which just seems to be the exclusive release repackaged for the mass market.

    Well, at least it'll be the best English-friendly release on the market. Until Synapse puts out theirs.

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    I like the cover, but Arrow are becoming some lying bastards. They kept on saying that the only way to get the better transfer was going to be in the Zaavi exclusive steelbook and now they announce this. They said that the only way to get Withnail & I was in that big limited edition box set and they've announced a regular release of that.

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    I like the cover, but Arrow are becoming some lying bastards.
    Well, do they do associate themselves with 'edit - a certain genre journalist' who used to tell horror fans to watch 'decent' films like Citizen Kane....(now passes himself off as an expert on the very films he doesn't like e.g. Cannibal Holocaust - fans of which apparently only watch it to masturbate to animal mutilation, just one of his sound - not at all irrational and ever so demented - insights into why fans of the film watch the movie). Sigh.
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    Unless you can back up your use of the word plagiarizing I'd remove it.

    As an aside, I went to a festival a few weeks back where 'edit - a certain genre journalist' was also in attendance. He was, apparently, very concerned that I was going to be there and the look on his face when he saw me was priceless. He looked liked he'd just done a poo in his pants.
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    Let's just get high and fuck some sluts

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    And we're not sure it's his poo?

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    Goddamn predictive text.
    Let's just get high and fuck some sluts

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    The following is part of a message I once received from one genre writer, which is why I say 'plagiarist':


    "(Name removed) hooked him up with me for help with an email interview with Hong Kong cinematographer & director Andrew Lau Wai-Keung -- and it became pretty apparent, pretty fast, that 'edit - a certani genre journalist' knew zero about who he was dealing with or indeed much about the HK cinema industry at all -- in fact, he showed a contempt for all of Asian cinema that was beyond immature. Stupidly, and because I didn't know him, I permitted him access to my then in-development website...then next thing I know, the little weasel's writing for Impact magazine passing himself off as an expert in Asian cinema! Suffice to say, I got wise real fast and cut off correspondence quick smart. The boy is an arse, with some serious issues ---- he was definitely complicit in the Dark Side plagiarism case (of whom, I can almost 99% with certainty name and shame the guilty parties) and rates as one of the lowest scum of the earth when it comes to genre journalism that I've ever encountered."

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    I know who sent you that...
    Let's just get high and fuck some sluts

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    How cute

    https://www.indiegogo.com/individuals/9239714

    At least he is not participating in the release of the film itself, which would hurt pledges & sales.

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