Please Support AVManiacs By Ordering Through Our Affiliate Links.

Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: COONSKIN hits legit DVD!

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,148

    Thumbs up COONSKIN hits legit DVD!

    I just picked up a copy of this at Scarecrow Video in Seattle. I had no idea a legit DVD was in the works until i saw it on the shelf there today, and a little voice told me I'd better grab one. All I can say is, WOW.

    Well, maybe I'll say just a bit more. I have extremely fuzzy memories of this film from a viewing of the ancient VHS release 20 years ago, and the film didn't really resonate with me back then. So, I was quite unprepared for the masterpiece contained in this new DVD...sometimes a proper presentation can work wonders on a viewing experience.

    Xenon's anamorphic widescreen DVD presents COONSKIN in all its gritty, colorful gory glory, with every bit of the original film grain intact, just as it should be. No DNR scrubbing, just good old-fashioned film textures, and animation cel lines too. Looks wonderful on my 55" Samsung LED LCD, like I'm watching a mint 35mm original print at my own private drive-in. After seeing it like this, I'm now convinced that it's one of the finest, most artistically brilliant and hard-hitting American satires in film history. Kudos to all who worked on getting this release of Bakshi's magnum opus to happen.

    On the downside, if there's one film that needs extras to provide context and historical background, it's this one. And unfortunately, there are none to be found, unless you count the abominable quality non-anamorphic widescreen trailer for SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG that plays before the main menu appears. Oh well; the market for physical media being what it is these days, we're extremely lucky this appeared on actual pressed DVD at all. Looks great, sounds great, it's complete and uncensored, and the cover is based on the original poster art. As the chances of this hitting Blu are most likely nil, I'd encourage all you Bakshi fans to snap this up immediately, 'cause you're gonna LOVE it.

  2. #2
    Registered User Mike Murphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Californication
    Posts
    130

    Re: COONSKIN hits legit DVD!

    This is great news, Jeff. It's now in my cart ay amazon.

  3. #3
    Registered User Max Page's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    1,823

    Re: COONSKIN hits legit DVD!

    Wasn't Shout Factory suppose to put this out some time ago?

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    70

    Re: COONSKIN hits legit DVD!

    You can always pick up Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi. It has a good section on the making of the film. Borders was dumping these coffeetable books so your local used shop might have picked up a few.

    What's the running time?

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    2,195

    Re: COONSKIN hits legit DVD!

    Quote Originally Posted by Max Page View Post
    Wasn't Shout Factory suppose to put this out some time ago?
    Don't quote me (and maybe Cliff can explain) but I think there were rights conflicts. No idea how Xenon got it though...

  6. #6
    Nay, Superwoman! mark t's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Cambridge, Ontario CANADA
    Posts
    14,569

    Re: COONSKIN hits legit DVD!

    It's 11.50 on amazon.ca...no brainer.

  7. #7
    Registered User Matthew David's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,741

    Re: COONSKIN hits legit DVD!

    Xenon seem to get ahold of every other blaxploit movie somehow....past transfers of theirs have left much to be desired, but this is advertised as HD, which is good to see. Any other quality Xenon recommendations?

  8. #8
    Registered User Anthony Benedetto's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Brooklyn N.Y
    Posts
    493

    Re: COONSKIN hits legit DVD!

    "Soul Vengeance" had a horrible transfer. Xenon has pretty poor quality for mostly everything, "Coonskin" was an improvement from their past records,which isn't saying much. But a special edition with no extras?

  9. #9
    Registered User Matthew David's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,741

    Re: COONSKIN hits legit DVD!

    Can't think of any past releases which were widescreen...

    Yeah, SOUL VENGEANCE is actually one I was thinking of in particular. From what I understand, stuff is missing from Xenon's transfer. Still unsure how they claim rights to that one, Crown still list it on their site under its original title WELCOME HOME BROTHER CHARLES.

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    2,195

    Re: COONSKIN hits legit DVD!

    I'm pretty sure Jamaa Fanaka owns his films outright.

  11. #11
    Looter Rob Balducci's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    473

    Re: COONSKIN hits legit DVD!

    The Harder They Come DVD that Xenon put out looks way better than the Criterion disc (the booklet details the process of restoring the film). Plus it comes with the a bonus CD soundtrack.

  12. #12
    Oh shit, the Baldies?! Jonathan H.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Bklyn
    Posts
    1,905

    Re: COONSKIN hits legit DVD!

    A small tribute piece with some captures.

Similar Threads

  1. BONNIE's KIDS dvd on Amazon - bootleg or legit?
    By Michael CS in forum Drive-in/Exploitation/Trash/Mexi-Horror
    Replies: 96
    Last Post: 08-17-2012, 12:23 AM
  2. COONSKIN coming to DVD
    By Thomas Wood in forum Drive-in/Exploitation/Trash/Mexi-Horror
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 04-05-2010, 09:59 PM
  3. Suspiria dvd help..is this legit or a bootleg?
    By Jennifer S. in forum Euro Cult and Arthouse
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-01-2006, 08:25 PM
  4. Night of the Devils - I want a legit DVD of this!
    By Wostry Ferenc in forum Euro Cult and Arthouse
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-27-2005, 05:52 AM
  5. Are Video Screams DVD-R's legit?
    By vegasnights in forum General Cinema
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-16-2003, 02:57 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Please Support AVManiacs By Ordering Through Our Affiliate Links.

best deal on levitra | http://www.avmaniacs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245&page=11 | online viagra reality | http://www.avmaniacs.com/blog/2011/08/