View Full Version : New DVD NTSC anamorphic KILL BABY KILL?
04-03-2006, 07:37 AM
Maybe there's been a thread here I missed or it's been mentioned somewhere else, but has anybody seen this version that Xploited's hawking?
I'd love to know how the quality is.
04-03-2006, 08:58 AM
Check out this threat on the horrordvds.com forum. I wouldn't buy it yet.
04-03-2006, 08:59 AM
Image quality is very average. Ironically out of the Bava discs that got released by VCI, KBK, the one that got the most flack at the time, holds up comparitively well in hindsight to the other versions I've seen, which is all except the Japanese disc which is supposedly the best.
I don't know why anyone would letterbox from 16mm elements, other than to cater to the widescreen tv craze. What very little information you'd gain on the side you'd lose off the top. 16mm is 1.33:1, and I believe this release has been matted at 1.78.1. Give me the a full screen transfer from 16mm anyday.
04-03-2006, 11:04 AM
This came up on the current last page (page 20) of the Mario Bava thread and also in threads on the Latarnia forum
Link to one thread at Latarnia with screenshots (http://p210.ezboard.com/fthelatarniaforumsfrm3.showMessage?topicID=182.top ic)
(Theres also a current thread about it in the same folder there).
I bought this Australian version when it was first released and don't think much of it. It depends what you want really - it is a widescreen release with the english language soundtrack - but picture quality is poor. The picture quality on the both German and French discs is better overall - but on both the colour seems a little muted. However they have no English language options. On the other hand the French edition does have the Italian soundtrack.
The 'best' English language version I have seen is the homebrew one which syncs the English soundtrack to the German DVD picture. (Actually there may be more than one of these). But I'd much prefer the Italian soundtrack with subtitles and rather richer colours myself.
Screenshots of the elusive Japanese version look promising - but the widescreen edition doesn't appear to be still available.
Basically it's a choice from either difficult to obtain or unsatisfactory alternatives.
04-03-2006, 11:13 AM
I think I'll stick with the VCI disc for now, it may not be the best presentation but its tolerable. Hopefully this wonderful film will get treatment it deserves somewhere down the road.
04-03-2006, 02:21 PM
Thanks everyone. I don't think I'll bother with it.
It's disturbing so many of these releases are relying on 16mm elements. Where's the 35mm on this movie? Sure hope it isn't lost or destroyed.
04-03-2006, 06:21 PM
There are good 35mm materials out there, as proven by the widescreen editions that have surfaced in Germany, for example, but this is a tricky title. Alfredo Leone owns this film and technically these releases would fall into the bootleg category...
04-04-2006, 12:50 AM
I've heard the Diamond release is pretty good...anybody know?
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