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The DVD is in color. Has anyone seen this edition?


Carnival of Souls - IN COLOR! Also Includes the Original Black-and-White Version which has been Beautifully Restored and Enhanced!


http://www.amazon.com/Carnival-Souls-Black-White-Beautifully/dp/B001BSBBEE/ref=tmm_dvd_title_1?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

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I'm watching it right now. They did a good job on the colorization.

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Does it have subtitles?

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by Elder_Yautija » Wed Mar 9 2016 23:05:14
IMDb member since March 2006
Does it have subtitles?


I'm unsure, but you can check it out on Amazon and it'll say in the product description if it has subtitles.

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Why in God's name would anyone watch this film in color -- or more correctly, fake color?

The whole point of the film lies in its mysterious, eerie nether-world of unreality. Color, even real color, would absolutely destroy this. Fake, inaccurate, smeared-on colorization would be even worse. Of all the movies that have been screwed up by colorization, Carnival of Souls would be one of the stupidest films to tamper with. It wrecks the whole feel of the film.

I never understand why some people can't watch a movie the way it was made and instead insist on a degraded version with phony colors, a new soundtrack, digitally altered images or any of the other things some sleazeball outfit can do to a film these days. No sense and no taste, obviously.

Incidentally, not that colorization fanatics would care, but Criterion is releasing an upgraded version of its excellent DVD, along with a new Blu-ray edition, on July 12, 2016 -- in its original, pure, black & white, obviously. This film is of course in public domain but no company comes remotely close to the quality of Criterion. But sorry, they only put out honest editions of their films. No false colors laid over washed-out prints that ruin the movie and violate its creators' vision and intent. Leave that to the fast-buck colorizers.

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It has BOTH editions on the DVD - color & the orig. b/w. It's NOT just the colorized version. Thanks, for mentioning the Criterion one. I always want to buy the BEST edition of a movie.

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I understand it has both, but my question was why would anyone want to watch a colorized version of a film whose very essence depends on its black & white imagery? Colorization is fake, inaccurate and problematic enough, but there are many films, like this one, where it's completely inappropriate and contrary to, well, the movie's soul.

Anyway, you're welcome for the info about the Criterion edition. Of course, Carnival has been out from Criterion for many years. The one being released in July is a modest upgrade on DVD, plus a new Blu-ray. As you say, Criterion is always the best edition of any film.

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by hobnob53 » 17 hours ago (Thu Apr 21 2016 23:57:36)
IMDb member since April 2006
I understand it has both, but my question was why would anyone want to watch a colorized version of a film whose very essence depends on its black & white imagery? Colorization is fake, inaccurate and problematic enough, but there are many films, like this one, where it's completely inappropriate and contrary to, well, the movie's soul.

Anyway, you're welcome for the info about the Criterion edition. Of course, Carnival has been out from Criterion for many years. The one being released in July is a modest upgrade on DVD, plus a new Blu-ray. As you say, Criterion is always the best edition of any film.




Dream until your dreams come true.

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Why in God's name would anyone watch this film in color -- or more correctly, fake color?

The whole point of the film lies in its mysterious, eerie nether-world of unreality. Color, even real color, would absolutely destroy this. Fake, inaccurate, smeared-on colorization would be even worse. Of all the movies that have been screwed up by colorization, Carnival of Souls would be one of the stupidest films to tamper with. It wrecks the whole feel of the film.

I never understand why some people can't watch a movie the way it was made and instead insist on a degraded version with phony colors, a new soundtrack, digitally altered images or any of the other things some sleazeball outfit can do to a film these days. No sense and no taste, obviously.

Incidentally, not that colorization fanatics would care, but Criterion is releasing an upgraded version of its excellent DVD, along with a new Blu-ray edition, on July 12, 2016 -- in its original, pure, black & white, obviously. This film is of course in public domain but no company comes remotely close to the quality of Criterion. But sorry, they only put out honest editions of their films. No false colors laid over washed-out prints that ruin the movie and violate its creators' vision and intent. Leave that to the fast-buck colorizers.


Exactly right. It's blasphemy, neutralizing everything the film has to offer.

No 1940s noir nor early-'60s chiller should ever be colorized.

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Right on, Prometheus. Thanks.

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Why don’t you people get off your high horses and get over this whole hate-on for color.

I can understand why many would be upset if a favorite film of their’s gets the color treatment (I used to be the same) but think if it logically, a film you see in color is the CLOSEST TO REALITY. You should be able to enjoy the film both ways . Granted , one may have a preference, but to say color is fake is not very accurate . When you colorize a film, what you are actually doing is adding REALITY to a film.
I understand that some films were made in B&W, INTENTIONALLY, in order to create a “mood”, and you can also justifiably call this “fake”

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