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DVD release up and coming?


Does anyone know of any pending DVD releases for this movie?I'm sure someone like media blasters who have already released other jungle/cannibal movies would at some point pick this up?There are plenty of(bad)bootlegs on DVD-R taken from VHS tapes and a legit German release that has no English translation but no official UK/US release.

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Yeah I own that version with The Black Voodoo Exorcist.The cropping is rather distracting and to make matters worse the frontal nudity has been optically censored which is what they do alot in Japan.Is the version from Revok the same?I got my Ventura edition off Ebay for about £4 but a week or so before someone payed over £30 for this DVD.How disapointed must they have been!!I have never seen it available anywhere else.

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It maybe worth waiting for an official release.I mean if Shriek Show can release the just as terrible Massacre in Dinosaur Valley as well as other Jess Franco jungle movies they may aquire the rights to this.Maybe?Its still a god awful movie.I only want it to complete my video nasties collection.

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Yeah,you have got to love that plane crash!!There is quite alot going on in that movie.For some reason it was released as Cannibal Ferox 2 in the UK and was cut!

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The company is Vipco and even though i live in the UK I never touch their stuff even though it is always dirt cheap.If it is'nt cut(which it usually is!!)the DVD transfers are always bad and they never have any extras apart from their version of City of the Living Dead which has an audio commentary by Catriona MacColl that wasent on the US release from Anchor Bay.As for the BBFC on Cannibal Ferox 2,they cut out a live cockfight and forceful removal of a womens underwear.

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I've seen it,I used to own the vipco version but after hearing of these cuts I replaced it with the Media Blasters release.The worst cutting of a Vipco movie by the BBFC is House on the Edge of the Park with 11mins and 43secs of cuts!!!
Was there any point to releasing this?Of course I own the Media Blasters version of this also.

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I'm sure with nearly 12minutes of cuts the movie is hardly worth watching and hardly disturbing.Last house is still cut on the Anchor Bay UK DVD by around 32 secs and has been remixed into a very nasty and way to loud DTS mix as are alot of their releases although I cant diss Anchor Bay as they are the leaders in remastered cult movies and i own tons of their UK and US releases.Any way back to Devil Hunter.There is a copy of the version with Black Voodoo Exorcist on Ebay at the moment.current bid £2.99.

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Its only banned because no DVD company has bought the rights to it and as such it hasent been submited to the BBFC since the early 80's.I'm sure if it was it would be passed as it is to be fair fairly tame compared to the Italian cannibal movies and there is no animal crulty which always gets cut from these .Similar films like Cannibal Terror and Jess Franco's Cannibal have been issued in uncut versions and Cannibal Apocalypse is only missing a few seconds due to a rat being set on fire!!All the violence is intact.
As to whether someone will pick it up for a release is how much the rights are and if they want to invest in a movie that has limited shelf value.There is an uncut German DVD that is in widescreen but it only has German audio.I have no idea of the quality but i would like to say it looks better than the other discs out there but alas i don't speak German.

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Possibly.But worse things seen to be getting through the BBFC these days.SS Experiment Camp was released uncut(although there were problems with the DVD,they put the wrong movie on the disc!!!!).There are still a few others that are banned also which include fight for your life and forest of fear.I wont hold my breath for a UK release for The Gestapo's Last Orgy though!Some movies that were never on the nasties list were also outright rejected for a certificate.Movies such as Women in Cellblock 9 by Jess Franco(uncut imprt DVD from VIP) and the wonderful Bamboo House of Dolls.

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But there is still no release as the DVD was transfered wrong and hasent been replaced(to my knowledge anyway).Thanks to multi region DVD players I have the Exploitation Digital release.They have The Gestapo's Last Orgy out next month.Is it uncut do you know?I have a version which is doubled up with Amazonia(another entertaining cannibal flick)but it is bad quality fullscreen that looks like it has been taken from VHS.

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Yeah Gestapo's Last Orgy was also one of the video nasties and a fairly good one at that if a little distasteful.The new DVD is to be released by Shriek Show/Exploitation digital on region 1 in October.

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what i did is get the german dvd and cut the audio from an english bootleg so its in widescreen with english language not that it being in german makes any difference to the dialogue its badly dubbed and written

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You should get yourself on Ebay,you would make a fortune with that as all the bootlegs around at the moment are taken from VHS transfers and are full frame.Not that i condone selling DVD-Rs but some movies are so hard to find that i don't mind having bootlegs of them as long as they look ok.How did you do this?

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Hi, Eddyw78!

Do you know if the UK release from Screen/Hardgore for «Cannibals» is anamorphic? I've searched the net and the information I get is dubious - some say it's 1.85 anamorphic, others it's full frame. Have you seen it and could you help me out on this one? If it's pan and scanned, I'll go for the french relaese (not anamorphic but at least letterboxed - but I undestand better english than french...).

Thanks!

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Yeah it is anamorphic framed at around 1.78 or 85.The quality is actually good,its just a shame the movie is'nt.It was maybe shot fullframe open matte to be video friendly but the widescreen framing looks fine.Unless you are a die hard fan of Franco or you must own every cannibal flick I would give this a miss.I owned it,watched it once and sold it.The choice is yours.

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Thanks for the speedy response. I'm more into getting Franco's movies but the lesser ones only if I can find them really, really cheap... Like this one - the french DVD is being sold by 1 € and the Hardgore one isn't too much also, if one looks around, that is.

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Go on Ebay and enter Jess Franco and you will be suprised how many bargins you could pick up from as little as 99p!If your going for UK releses though some of them are cut so if you can get imports its better.If you see a movie and need to know whether its the full version or not ask me or go the BBFC web site and that will give you a full list of cuts made.Happy hunting

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Oh, I know and I've been doing it, but thanks for the tip. Besides the BBFC, I also check www.dvdcompare.net for uncut status - though they're not always accurate (for example, they state that the Hardgore "Cannibals" is 4:3.

On ebay, I even got to buy two rare ones: "Historia Sexual de O" and "Las Orgias Inconfessables de Emmanuelle" - not DVD-R but proper releases that have come out in Spain, but only to be sold in newspaper stands so you can't find them online. Alias, there's another spanish company, who's been releasing quite a few Francos("Opalo de Fuego", "El Sexo esta Loco", "Sinfonia Erotica") - the thing is that they're in spanish and with no subs. As I'm portuguese and the language is quite similar, I've got no problem with it... And I get to listen to the original audio:).

You can check it out here:

http://www.mangafilms.es/peliculas.php?g=ERO

But, I think there's no hurry - now that these materials are coming out of the vaults, I guess it won't take long for Blue Underground or some other to put out their own releases.

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You are lucky you can get by on the orginal Spanish tracks the dubs are always AWFUL.For a good example of this check out Franco's Jack the Ripper!!
Going back to Cannibals though,it is Widescreen.
It seems Blue Underground have gone a little quiet as late so lets hope they are assembling some long lost classics as they have in the past.I think a good chunk of my collection is theirs and Anchor Bay's although Media Blasters/Shriek Show/Exploitation Digital have also released a few must haves.

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Yeah, the english dubbings in most exploitation films is indeed silly for the most part (you DON'T want to watch a Max Pécas movie in english. I know the man had a wacky sense of humour, but in french it really doesn't sound ridiculous!)

But, as for Franco, most of the productions were dubbed anyway - for example, in "Nightmares come out at night" I own the spanish DVD and the audio that makes more sense is the french, not the spanish. I guess that, according to the scenes, different actors spoke different languages - and then it was all dubbed. So, I guess that for most Eurocine productions the way to go is in french and for the Erwin C. Dietrich ones (Jack, the Ripper) in german (if it comes with subs - great that the UK DVD has them, shame that the VIP releases don't, as they're all uncut).

I remember having seen "Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun" in the cinema in 1986 (or around that) and though I can't remember it quite well, I'm pretty sure it was in german. It was unforgettable, because some of the cast are very known actors in these parts (one of them - the prince - is a major comedian and star on portuguese TV, and so was Ana Zanatti - the mother superior - in the 80's) and it was funny that they were dubbed. Even funnier is that all of them dismiss into oblivion their participation in the movie :)

Well... They're wrong! It was the first Franco movie I saw and it got me hooked.

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The UK DVD of Jack the Ripper from Anchor Bay is uncut as far as I know.Most of the others in the Anchor Bay set are cut and Women in Cellblock 9 is banned outright in the UK.
It seems that your quite an expert on old Mr.Franco.

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Nah... Just passionate.

I've got the UK "Jack the Ripper". I only went for the swiss releases when they couldn't be found uncut elsewhere, as they're expensive.

Didn't know about the banning of that one (Cellblock 9). Thought it was just cut. You know, I really can't understand that - you people live in a modern democracy for much longer than most countries and there are works of art being banned. Everytime I go to the BBFC site and read their explanations, I can understand what they mean but, anyway, people should be allowed to decide for themselves. By the logic of most of the cuts in these films, one wonders how do they permit the same stuff in books - I mean De Sade, Bataille, Henry Miller, Bukowsky and others, don't they at times commit the same "sins" as "low-culture" movie directors?

It really amazes me, as down here any kind of censorship would be unthinkable (and let's hope it remains that way). You see, we've had the longest fascist regime in Europe (46 years) and the memories of censorship are still fresh for some. I guess, that if someone tried to pass a restriction law on expression the leftist partys would just go ape!

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Cellblock 9 was rejected by the BBFC because one of girls in it was under age at the time and we are quite strict in the UK about that sort of thing.The girl in question was naked throughout most of the movie and to cut these scenes would'nt have left much!!The girl in question was Susan Hemingway who also starred in Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun.This was cut by nearly 7minutes to eliminate her nude scenes.
I take you have seen Barbed Wire Dolls?What was Franco's death scene all about in that!!Slow mo shot real time!

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Well... As for underage actresses I really understand the motivation behind the cutting/rejection of movies. Although, I've just read the BBFC statement and still I'm not convinced. Stamp the information on the cover and let people choose. Thankfully the swiss take it easier and you can buy the movies with Susan Hemingway uncut :)

And so do the dutch, spanish, etc - as you can find the movies with Katja Bienert on DVD and I think she was even younger (14/15 in Linda).

Now, in all these countries paedophilia and the sexualization of minors is obviously forbidden, I guess is that there is the good sense of distinguish between art and sexual exploitation (and despite the under the crotch attitude, I really maintain that Franco (and others of the same ilk) movies are more arthouse than pornography). I mean, if some painters used under age models, that is no reason to remove their paintings from the museums, right?

I haven't seen "Barbed Wire Dolls", yet - as I want the VIP DVD and they're *beep* expensive!

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I got all my VIP edtions(Cellblock 9,Portuguese Nun etc)off Ebay.I was just patient and checked every few days.You are right though to import them you are talking mega money for brand new.
I'm still on the look-out for a good release of The Devil Hunter after being ripped off with a very dodgy,optically fogged out version.There are a couple of others around at the moment on DVD-R but i'm not willing to shell out.I don't want two bad copies of the same movie!!

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That would depend on if the BBFC had done their homework on her.Is this movie any good as I havent seen it?

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Massacre in Dinosaur Valley is a great movie.

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Don't know.

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I purchased the Severin DVD as part of a three movie back for only thirty bucks at the Severin table at the April, 2015 Chiller Con in Parsippany, New Jersey.

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