View Full Version : Deep River Savages Letterboxed DVD
10-27-2002, 05:44 PM
I was at xploited cinema looking at some titles and noticed a release that had slipped by me. A new letterboxed import of Mondo Cannibale (Deep River Savages). I already own the previous pan and scan release by DVD Classics which looks pretty cramped. No aspect ratio is given on the website for this newer release, it just says widescreen. But I suspect it could be in scope.
Does anybody here have this release? Is it worth upgrading?
10-27-2002, 08:55 PM
I started a post a week or two ago about the release. Do a search and I think someone posted that it was certainly widescreen, 2.35:1
10-29-2002, 01:29 PM
I ordered this from http://www.xploitedcinema.com and got it really quick. The disc is fully letterboxed at 2.35:1. The disc isn't remastered, but it looks better than other version I have seen. It easily beats the awful Pan and Scan version Deep River Savages version.
The movie is one of the first and best cannibal films. Some people think that Jungle Holocaust is the best Cannibal film, but I'll stick with "Man From Deep River".
If you want to see the film, then go with this disc, as no better version appears to be coming anytime soon.
10-29-2002, 02:44 PM
I also went ahead and ordered it. I'm glad to hear it is an improvement. I posted this same question on several boards and was given a link to a comparison review. In the review it claims that, while letterboxed the image quality on the new german disc is worse than the older DVD Classics release. I'm certainly glad to hear different, and I'm psyched to see Deep River Savages in scope!
Here's a link to that review
10-30-2002, 01:13 AM
Let me know what you think of the DVD. If I get some time, I'll try to put some screenshots together to compare them.
11-04-2002, 06:12 PM
I got the disc on saturday! I was overall quite pleased with it. The A/V quality was a bit cruddy, comparable to an older EC laserdisc transfer, murky w/ alot of flickering edge enhancement. But seeing it for the first time in 2.35:1 had me overlooking any flaws. It actually gave me a better appreciation for the film, which now stands higher on my italian cannibal film 'fave' list.
It always bothered me that the copy of Deep River Savages in my collection was pan & scan. This new disc is a most welcome replacement, though I would like to see a better quality presentation someday.
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