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La Venexiana

In Lose the skin, Paprika Chips on October 4, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Titel: La Venexiana
Production: Italy 1986
Director: Mauro Bolognini
Cast: Laura Antonelli, Monica Guerritore, Jason Connery
Run Time: 125 min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Custom
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Italian, English


An aleedo0306 project, enhancing the Italian retail with custom english subtitles.

“enice, sixteenth century. Giulio, a foreign gentleman spends a memorable night in the city where he meets and beds two beautiful women. They are Angela, a widowed lady, and Valeria, whose husband has left for Florence.” ~imdb


The Lawnmower Man

In Cheese Doodles on October 1, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Titel: The Lawnmower Man (Widescreen Special Edition)
Production: USA 1992
Director: Frank van Geloven, Edwin Visser
Cast: Martijn Oversteegen, Rutger Weemhoff, Gerry Verhoeven
Run Time: 141 min
Circulation: NTSC DVDr
Generation/Source: Laser Disc Rip
Language: English
Subtitles: None


“A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.” ~imdb

A ElmoOxygen project about which he says: “This is the most comprehensive package of The Lawnmower Man currently available. The 140 minute director’s cut of the film had only been seen on DVD in Europe, and only in full screen. This disc is sourced from the widescreen director’s cut laserdisc, and features the full audio commentary that can only be heard in parts on the New Line DVD released in the late 1990s. That New Line DVD contained the 107 minute theatrical cut of the film (and some, but not all of the deleted scenes as extras) and most of the special features that were originally on the director’s cut laserdisc. However, to complete the picture, this custom DVD also has a lot of the still photos such as those taken on set and from the comic book adaptation and some interviews with director Brett Leonard that were not ported over to New Line’s DVD (and eventual Blu-ray). There’s also a slideshow of images taken from the gatefold (inside) of the laserdisc and the menus feature music from the various video games adaptations (Sega CD, SNES) of The Lawnmower Man. The process of making this disc included ripping the movie and commentary to a DVD recorder in XP quality from this laserdisc. Then the DVD extras were combined with the other laserdisc extras in the menus I designed using TMPG DVD Author, which included my (mostly successful) attempt to re-create the amusing New Line DVD menu. The slideshow of the gatefold of the laserdisc involved taking photos of sections of the text and then cropping them appropriately into 13 sections and occasionally getting creative transposing words to overcome the problems inherent to using flash photography.”


In House of the Ju-Ju Queen, Paprika Chips on October 1, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Titel: Necrophobia
Production: Netherlands 1995
Director: Frank van Geloven, Edwin Visser
Cast: Martijn Oversteegen, Rutger Weemhoff, Gerry Verhoeven
Run Time: 60 min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Master
Language: Dutch
Subtitles: English


A hatchetfish project.

“When a mysterious drifter reluctantly takes a job with a roadside haunted house, he quickly discovers that the attractions locked up in the basement are far more dangerous than plastic skeletons in rubber chains. Together with a mixed-up young woman in search for her lost nephew, and a host of liquored-up, live-remote radio deejays, Jerrod will have to solve the mystery of an ancient Egyptian amulet and face the wrath of the Angel of Death before he can be free of his curse: Necrophobia. Necrophobia is a small gem of a Dutch psychological horror movie about a man whose wife passed away after an accident, and his confrontation with a beautiful but macabre woman after her burial.”

Image of Love

In Lose the skin, Paprika Chips on October 1, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Titel: Image of Love
Production: Greece 1972
Director: Omiros Efstratiadis
Cast: Dora Sitzani, Faidon Georgitsis, Anna Fonsou
Run Time: 86 min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Custom
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English


A neverever project, enhancing theGreek release with custom English subs.

“A young man who is having an affair with a beautiful blonde girl is constantly having financial problems. Their relationship is dissaproved by everyone including the girl’s mean brother (played by the ultimate “bad guy” of the Greek cinema, Nikos Tsachiridis). The couple decide to escape from the village without telling anyone. That’s when they get into deep trouble.” ~imdb

Agent 505 – Todesfalle Beirut

In Paprika Chips, Save European Home on October 1, 2014 at 10:20 pm

Titel: Agent 505 – Todesfalle Beirut (Agent 505: Death Trap Beirut) 
Production: Germany 1966
Director: Manfred R. Köhler
Cast: Frederick Stafford, Geneviève Cluny, Chris Howland
Run Time: 88 min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Custom
Language: German, English
Subtitles: English


A pipipip project.

“A dastardly villain known as The Sheikh threatens to wipe out the city of Beirut (and all 650,000 of its citizens) in this reasonably entertaining West German thriller from director Manfred Kohler, perhaps best known today for co-writing Harry Kumel’s erotic vampire epic Daughters of Darkness. Frederick Stafford plays suave secret agent Richard Blake, on the trail of The Sheikh with the assistance of gorgeous reporter Denise DuPree (Genevieve Cluny). A philanthropist named Omar Abdullah (Willy Birgel), whose cause is rehabilitating criminals, attracts the attention of Blake, and we’re off to the races. Babes, bullets, and gadgets–they’re all here and shot on location in mod, mod Beirut, at the time an ‘international city’ and a popular spot for European co-productions. Music lovers should note that Ennio Morricone’s score echoes his spaghetti western work but fits nicely into the proceedings, whilst anticipating Theodorakis’ percussive Z score by a full year. The English language print misspells his name ‘Morricono’, though!” [imdb]

A… Come Assassino

In Paprika Chips, Somebody got murdered on October 1, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Titel: A… come assassino
Production: Italy 1966
Director: Angelo Dorigo
Cast: Sergio Ciani, Mary Arden, Ivano Davoli
Run Time: 77 min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Master
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English


A nikko project, with subtitles by ganjafarmer.

“Gathered in the great family villa for listening to the last will of a very rich owner of diamond mines that has just been killed, his relatives – that hate each other heartily – find that they have to spend a whole month in the vast estate, so that the pretenders to the legacy cut down from seven to three. While the various characters get busy scheming complex plans that bring the others one to eliminate reciprocally, an old Scotland Yard detective does his best to identify the perpetrator of the first crime that has set in motion the complex massacre game he’s now witnessing.”