Lamberto Bava's Body Puzzle

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  1. Crystal Plumage

    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    Actually this is one of the better Bava flicks with a good, familiar cast. Music is also fine, but I'm still curious how it would've been with the intended Carl Orff music.
    Some gory scenes, though not overly gory. Some great tense scenes and a nice enough plot including the obligatory plotholes ;)
    With Tomas Arana (La Chiesa/ The Church) and ofcourse Giovanni Lombardo Radice! (aka. John Morghen)
    Recommended to any Euro enthousiast!

    I have the Dutch DVD which is fine (OAR and DTS) but could do with an upgrade, so I'll probably pick up the Raro US DVD soon.

    Not much talk on the 'net about this one, so I though I'd start a thread :)

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101493/

    An older review:

    http://www.mondo-digital.com/bodypuzzle.html

    I like it
     
  2. Erick H.

    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    I've run across two versions of the film on DVD but was unable to find out what the original aspect ratio was,could you please tell me ? I've wanted to see this for some time but wanted to be sure I screened it properly.
     
  3. Crystal Plumage

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    It looks lik 1.66:1 to me.
     
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    Thanks ! Some source books say the film was made for TV,others don't so I was never really sure.At least one DVD I saw of it was full frame.
     
  5. Crystal Plumage

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    1.66:1 is very common in Europe. This might in fact be originally shot open matte.
    I think it was made for TV, but I don't know for sure. It's not a kiddie show, that's for sure.
     
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    I just got the new Raro DVD from Amazon and here are my thoughts so far... the Amazon page says Italian language with English subtitles and the box says Italian language with English subtitles, so why is there only an English audio track and no subs? Hell, the box even says "New and improved English subtitles"! Well done...

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    ...and it's not just not on the menus, VLC only shows an English audio track and no subtitle tracks.

    Edit: I just noticed the scan of the back of the box on Amazon is different than mine, it still mentions the "New and improved English subtitles" but then just says English language and doesn't mention any subtitles where mine says Italian with English subs. The details listed on the Amazon page itself, and on other retailer sites, still say Italian with English subs though. A review I just read mentions this also and doesn't make a big deal about it so maybe that was the plan all along? Pretty disappointing whatever the case...
     
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    It's the same exact way on the new Raro DVD of Murder Obsession.
     
  8. Crystal Plumage

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    They just copied the info from the Raro It. DVDs I guess...
     
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    Heard back from Raro regarding this and as expected the disc is only supposed to have the English language track. :/
    That's disappointing about Murder Obsession as well, I've asked if the BD will be the same but I get the feeling I already know the answer, unfortunately.

    I have never seen and can't find an Italian Raro release of Body Puzzle but if it's out there I'll pick it up, got a link?
     
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    I must've been referring to the Murder Obsession disc only then :D
     
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    Ah, too bad. I was fairly sure that Raro didn't do an Italian release of Body Puzzle but I was hoping you'd prove me wrong! On a side note the Italian Murder Obsession disc has both Italian and English audio but I don't think there are subs of any kind, unfortunately.

    Edit: There's no mention on the box but the Raro Italy disc has subs. Maybe I'll get the BD after all...
     
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    Anyone own the 88 Films Blu - I see it's listed often as region free but it says region B on the back cover - is it region free?
     
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    Since you didn't receive an answer I'll give it a try. Blu-ray.com was the only source I found that listed the film as all region. According to DVDBeaver, Amazon, and a few Ebay sellers it is region locked as the back cover specifies. I own this blu-ray but haven't opened it yet so didn't put it in my player to verify.
     
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    Appreciate it. I tried it in my playstation and it appears to be region free.
     
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    This gave me a good laugh this morning. Not sure if you bought a copy since your post two days ago or had a copy you didn't want to open. It does seem that quite a few discs end up being region free when they are listed as being locked.
     
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    You also get the 'appear to be region locked', but a click of 'top menu' after the region mismatch screen and hey presto your in and can access everything.
     
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