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Saturday, May 06, 2006

A Lizard in a Woman's Skin

Source: DVD Trash

It's time for yet another update on Cecchi Gori's upcoming R2 Italian release of Lucio Fulci's A Lizard in a Woman's Skin, and it's not a good one, I'm afraid. It has now all but been confirmed that this DVD will use the cut "Schizoid" print from Media Blasters' US release as a source, rather than being the uncut, PAL, widescreen version everyone had been hoping for. According to Cecchi Gori, "they only had access to a [...] very bad condition" copy of the uncut version. Apparently, they're still searching hard for a good quality uncut print, and "may know more later in the year", but, with the DVD being released on June 13th, that's not going to do much good.

Ah well, as I said before, at least we've been given a warning to avoid this release before rather than after its release. I for one would have been spitting venom if I'd bought a copy of this and found myself faced with nothing more than a naff standards conversion of Media Blasters' censored release.

3 Comments:

  • Well, a fair statement by Cecchi Gori, I'd say. With time, they learned to show more respect for the customer - at the begininng of DVD era they were infamous in Italy for lower-than-average quality releases (at least for mainstream titles)

    By MCP, at 17:01  

  • Yes, they certainly deserve a thumbs-up for admitting upfront that the version they'll be putting out won't be the best quality.

    By Whiggles, at 17:03  

  • Yeah, it's good to an extent that they are admitting that it is the cut version on their forums rather than releasing it without warning. However they announced this title back in March and were constantly reminded by their Italian forum members that they needed to try and get an uncut version as it would sell well and trump the Shriek Show version. They've had plenty of time and again according to people on the forum the uncut master does exist, it will just take a bit of time and effort to track down. It just smacks of laziness to me.

    By Nick Frame, at 17:16  

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