Spider Labyrinth R1 Release

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  1. dvdfan

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    Anyone ever see this Italian thriller? It's a pretty good late 80s entry. Clearly influenced by Argento's earlier work. It's out on DVD, Amazon lists it as a widescreen print. However, I don't know how legit PR Studios (the company that put out this DVD) is. Here is the Amazon Link
     
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    Oh i love this movie this movie with a passion. Easily in my top 10 favorite movies ever. No idea about the quality though. I got a bootleg dvd from ebay long time ago.
     
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    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    I have the crappy boot too. It's widescreen but blurry. The picture of it at Amazon is the same cover and there is nothing to show whether this is just the same boot or a nice transfer. Have to wait for more info I guess.
     
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    I'd check this one out but the run time on amazon is 82 minutes while the uncut is said to be 87 (imdb also lists a 120min version but lists the 87 minute version as "uncut"). I know neither source is really reliable for runtime information but when I see discrepancies like that it really puts me off. As for the shady release, so long as it's an actual DVD then it's all good. Can anyone confirm the run time on the PR Studios disc and whether it's a DVD or DVD-R?
     
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    I ordered this today - I couldn't resist after reading several reviews - I'll let everyone know what the specs are when it arrives. How can I tell if it's uncut (aside from the runtime)?
     
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    Just Google'd this after reading all of your posts and it sounds pretty sweet. If any one gets the disc or sees a review online, give the rest of us a heads up so I know whether to bother with the DVD.
     
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    The run time difference is probably because of the PAL conversion to ntsc. I'm sure there was never a 120 minute version.
     
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    I was thinking that myself but then I found a calculator for this and according to it 87 minutes PAL is like 90 minutes NTSC. I actually wound up ordering this for the hell of it since it's not like there are any other editions of this that I could find, guess I'll just hope for the best...
     
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    Thanks for the calculator link, that will come in handy.
     
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    I got the DVD in the mail today, and just finished watching it.

    I can understand the excitement around this movie, I'd rate it 4 stars (out of 5). Definitely enjoyable, creepy, weird, Lovecraftian in many ways.

    But, the disk is not great. It's DVR. It is widescreen-ish (maybe 1.78:1) The video quality is like that of a poor VHS copy - very soft detail, little color saturation, with some artifacts. But still watchable. The audio is also not great - English dubbed only, with lots of scratchiness and hiss.

    I would happily buy this again if a quality release was put out. If you can't wait to see it, this one is serviceable, if poor. But don't expect high quality.
     
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    That sounds like the boot. Darn. It's worth buying imo if you don't have a copy.
     
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    If the fact that this was a DVD-R wasn't bad enough (and it is, I think I'm sending this shit back!) it's also just the 82 minute version. :/
     
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    The version I have is 87 minutes. It has hardcoded Japanese subs. It's in widescreen, but I believe it's transferred from a VHS.
     
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    Looks pretty interesting but I don't feel like dealing with some crappy bootleg. Maybe someday it'll get a better release.
     
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    What're the differences between the cut and uncut versions?
     
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    Ah darn, I really want to see this but will not pay for a DVR. Thanks for the information.
     
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    Unfortunately I don't know, I just know that even if I didn't care for the movie I'd probably double dip on an uncut DVD in the future.
     
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    I'd double dip just for the improved video/audio quality - even if the cut parts were just random street scenes. But it would be nice if there had been extra craziness that could be included.
     
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    After spending a little while researching some Italian horror, I had to bump this thread....watched this on youtube a WHILE back (the pan and scan version with the burned in Japanese subtitles)...it's flawed but still pretty awesome...would LOVE a nice, cleaned up blu ray....also, this is tbe sort of somewhat flawed film that would benefit from a DONE RIGHT remake....it's like giallo meets the Three Mothers Trilogy meets Lovecraft...
     
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