Vinegar Syndrome

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Re: Vinegar Syndrome

#351 Post by Glowingwabbit » Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:32 pm

CSM126 wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:05 pm
Tough Guys Don’t Dance is a complete piece of shit, but I have to give it to Vin Syn: their packaging looks gorgeous. If only they put that kind of effort towards good movies they’d be onto something.
Yes you've made it clear that you hate the film several times. Meanwhile, I'm preordering it.

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#352 Post by denti alligator » Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:36 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:
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It's been confirmed on Twitter that Vinegar Syndrome will be releasing 'Flesh for Frankenstein' on 4K UHD and Real 3D.
Great news! I’ve long wanted to see this in 3D. Nice!

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#353 Post by jindianajonz » Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:04 pm

How are people watching 3D nowadays? i thought modern TVs were largely incapable of it.

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#354 Post by EddieLarkin » Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:08 pm

I retained my old 3D OLED when buying a new OLED this year, and hook it up to my sound system when I want to watch a 3D disc (which obviously isn't very often, since they make up around 2% of my collection).

But yes you're right that since 2017, 3D has been unavailable on TVs and has become exclusively available on projectors only.

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#355 Post by denti alligator » Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:25 pm

jindianajonz wrote:
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:04 pm
How are people watching 3D nowadays? i thought modern TVs were largely incapable of it.
Projector. It's amazing, though the number of good titles is very limited.

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Re: Vinegar Syndrome

#356 Post by swo17 » Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:25 pm

I'm counting on each new Avatar film to renew the fad, which should leave me set for life

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#357 Post by denti alligator » Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:28 pm

swo17 wrote:
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:25 pm
I'm counting on each new Avatar film to renew the fad, which should leave me set for life
Good forbid. Though whatever it takes to get another Hugo.

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#358 Post by agnamaracs » Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:25 pm

Vinegar Syndrome is getting into the theatrical distribution business. Debut title is New York Ninja, filmed in 1984 but unfinished and missing its soundtrack. The overdub cast has some very familiar names. This will be followed by the Sundance-approved Censor, a new film set in the Video Nasty era.

September titles are:
Devil Story
Resurrection
Shallow Grave (1984)
Blades
Debbie Does Dallas Part II (Peekarama)

And from partner labels:
For Madmen Only (Utopia)
Kid Candidate (Gunpowder and Sky)
Wild Tigers I Have Known (Altered Innocence)
Duck! The Carbine High Massacre (Saturn's Core)
What Really Happened to Baby Jane? / Films of the Gay Girls Riding Club (AGFA)
WNUF Halloween Special (Terror Vision)
Primetime Panic (Fun City) - contains Freedom, Dreams Don't Die, and Death Ride to Osaka

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#359 Post by L.A. » Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:51 pm

Devil Story sounds fascinating, these French semi-lost or hidden oddities are always a hoot. :D

Also looking forward to Resurrection, Russell Mulcahy is an interesting director. When might we see the insane Ricochet?

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#360 Post by domino harvey » Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:55 pm

I’ve actually seen one of those Primetime Panic titles, here’s my write up from elsewhere on the forum
domino harvey wrote:
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Death Ride to Osaka (Jonathan Kaplan 1983) Amateur chanteuse Jennifer Jason Leigh answers a sketch trade paper ad and winds up forced into sexual slavery in Japan thanks to a shady contract and some shadier Yakuza bosses. As tawdry as that sounds, this mild exploitation flick is probably the most genteel film ever made about forced prostitution. Were it not for the nudity you could watch it in the family room with Grandma! Of some interest to fans of Ms. Leigh, particularly her role in Georgia, as she gets quite a few numbers here that were clearly not overdubbed. Also features a great score that would sound right at home on some future Valerie Records comp.

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#361 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:09 pm

Primetime Panic sounds and looks amazing. A great companion piece to the Televised Terror series.

However, I'm not sure why they're including 1.85:1 versions. Weren't these shot with only 4:3 television sets in mind?

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#362 Post by EddieLarkin » Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:19 pm

It wasn't uncommon to shoot TV movies the same way theatrical films were: compose for 1.85:1 and protect 1.33:1. See Duel, The Killers, The Last Seduction. The idea presumably being that if the film was a hit it could still safely have a later theatrical release. Whereas if one were to actually compose shots strictly for 1.33:1, then a later 1.85:1 crop would be awful and possibly unreleasable.

Perhaps they've found these films show evidence of this practice.

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#363 Post by Boosmahn » Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:59 pm

Thanks, that's interesting. The 1.85:1 screenshots look well-cropped to me, but I'll have some time to decide.

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#364 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:53 pm

There’s also the fairly common phenomenon of TV movies being theatrical releases in other parts of the world.

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#365 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:01 pm

That's great to see Wild Tigers I Have Known coming from Altered Innocence. I never got to see it at the time despite loving a lot of the soundtrack musicians.

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