Semi-decent version of Flour Flies coming soon?
Marin Spanic of German DVD publisher New Entertainment World (responsible for, among others, the recent release of The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire) has been teasing members of the DVD Maniacs forum with screen captures of a copy of Dario Argento’s long-lost giallo Four Flies on Grey Velvet which blows away every version available at the moment.
This film, the director’s third and the concluding part of the Animal Trilogy, is the only one of his films to not have a legitimate DVD release. Seemingly tied up in a series of endless rights dispute, it is only available in the form of a variety of heavily compromised bootlegs which fail to do is justice in any shape or form. These new captures, however, while not brilliant, are an enormous step up.
Little is known about the source at the moment. Marin would almost say that New Entertainment World is not releasing the film, but that he received a preview version comprised of excerpts from the film from a source that he is not at this stage able to disclose, and that he will hopefully be able to say more soon.
I don’t want to jinx this, but it looks like we might just get a half-decent release of this mistreated film before very much longer.
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2007 at 10:58 PM
| Comments: 5
| Dario Argento
It only really looks "okay"... but who am I kidding, I'd be straight in the queue to buy it - compared to the bootlegs it looks fantastic.
Shame he's giving so little away though.
Posted by: Philly Q, September 11, 2007 12:26 AM
Yeah, I certainly won’t look this gift horse in the mouth if it comes along. Yes, by “normal” standards it looks pretty unimpressive, but when you consider what we’ve been putting up with for all these years - well, to call it a revelation wouldn’t be overstating the case by too much.
Posted by: Whiggles
, September 11, 2007 3:30 PM
And, potentially, there's still post-work to be done, for worse or better...
Posted by: Jeffrey Allen Rydell, September 11, 2007 7:33 PM
It's out on the Retrofilm label and due to be released in the next few days.
Posted by: Parma, December 8, 2007 4:00 PM
Dang! Where can I order???
Posted by: Whiggles
, December 8, 2007 4:33 PM
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