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This have been a little quiet on the review front of late, but I’m hoping that will pick up soon with the arrival of a couple of new titles.

First up is the recent 2-disc special edition of Dario Argento’s The Stendhal Syndrome from Blue Underground. Casting my eye around the net, it seems that virtually every major horror review site got their copy ages ago, but one of the problems that faces UK-based reviewers is that, generally speaking, we don’t have much direct contact with the US distributors. Still, hopefully the wait will be worth it. Given that I already own the Italian release from Medusa, and Blue Underground’s transfer doesn’t appear to improve much on it, if at all, my interest in this release comes primarily from the point of view of its bonus materials, which sound rather impressive.

I will also soon be receiving a copy of the 40th Anniversary Platinum Edition of Disney’s The Jungle Book. This is not my favourite Disney by any stretch of the imagination - in fact, I’d go so far as to say that it heralded the beginning of a particularly dark age in the studio’s history - but it has some great moments, and I never got round to picking up the old Limited Issue DVD release, so I’m looking forward to refreshing my memory of this title. Oh, and it appears to be another of Disney’s semi-controversial matted widescreen releases (see here for the debate surrounding Robin Hood and its intended ratio).

 
Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2007 at 11:38 AM | Comments: 3
Categories: Animation | Cinema | DVD | Dario Argento | Gialli | Reviews

 
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1.

Please please please tell me that The Stendhal Syndrome is

a) uncut

and

b) in the original Italian dub.

Posted by: Baron Scarpia, October 4, 2007 11:26 PM

2.

(a) Yes

and

(b) Yes.

Posted by: Whiggles, October 4, 2007 11:27 PM

3.

Good. Now I just have to beg for the money to buy it...

Posted by: Baron Scarpia, October 5, 2007 7:56 PM

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