Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 2:01 PM
| Comments: 3
| Dario Argento
Good job, Michael! Very fine and thorough review balancing the pros and cons nicely and justly. Mya dropped the ball here and there's no getting around it. But when that is said and done, well, hey, it's just plain comforting to finally read an enlightened analysis of the film itself, its contents and its place in the Argento-canon.
Posted by: Profondo Rostock, March 30, 2009 6:49 PM
Having finally seen the Mya disc, it's a real shame that they screwed the audio up as bad as they did. It looks fantastic, and even with the missing reel changes and color timing oddities I'd take it over the Retrofilm Grindhouse Edition any day of the week. Still, a friend of mine said the Mya soundtrack was "like asking a rat to f*** him in the ear for 2 hours". I can't say he was exaggerating.
I was a bit surprised to see that the English credits were stolen verbatim from the Retrofilm bootleg. Even if it's a legit release, I doubt anyone would get them into trouble (would Retrofilm even dare try?), but it makes me more nervous about Mya. No website, blatantly denying obvious problems, not crediting the known local distributors... the whole thing just doesn't seem right to me. But hey, what do I know?
I just hope the inevitable Blu-ray fixes the English audio, and maybe even steals the rest of the missing footage from Retrofilm while they're at it.
Posted by: Kentai, April 2, 2009 8:15 AM