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Escape from Galaxy III

In Charlie don't surf, Paprika Chips on May 26, 2015 at 10:20 pm

Titel: Escape from Galaxy III (Giochi erotici nella terza galassia) 
Production: Italy 1981
Director: Bitto Albertini
Cast: Sherry Buchanan, Fausto Di Bella, Don Powell
Run Time: 84 min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Rip
Language: German, English, French
Subtitles: None

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A LuigiBastardo project about which he says: First, I kind of fucked up making the previous MKV, having saved the disc from PAL to NTSC in TMPGEnc before making the x264 rip. I didn’t experience any playback issues, and apparently nobody else did, either. No biggie, right? I still had the source disc (which is in 4:3 widescreen, with a shifting matte: see photos), so all I had to do was re-insert the US title from the VHS. Well, by the time I realized my error during the creation of this disc, I had deleted the VHS rip, so I had to take that from the MKV rip. Trial and error, kids. (Needless to say, if anyone has the VHS, please upload it as a DVD-R.) This time, though, it’s all PAL, not cropped down any (except for the title card), and the quality is actually slightly better. And that’s saying something when you consider what a pile of shit this movie really is.

Of all the terrors the universe could potentially hold for travelers, there is nothing positively more bed-wettening than the thought of a garish galaxy right out of the ’70s, complete with bad disco music following your every space move. Oh, who am I kidding – THAT WOULD BE SUPER-MEGA-FRIGGIN’ AWESOME, RIGHT? RIGHT?! Well, you may want to take a peek at Italy’s bastard sequel to its own bastard “homage” epic, StarCrash before you ultimately decide on that one. Here, cult actress Sherry Buchanan gets one of her few starring roles as Belle Starr, who, along with her space-faring partner Lithan (Fausto Di Bella), is pursued across the stars by a bad brother (the great Don Powell, who also provided the terrifically bad score) named Oraclon. Landing on a planet of simple people, our surprisingly sexless couple (especially with an Italian guy on-board!) soon discover simple pleasures – including sex itself.

Bitto Albertini cranked out this junky motion picture outing, which uses most of the special effects (and some costumes) made for Luigi Cozzi’s aforementioned masterpiece, and was actually released as a sequel to STARCRASH in some markets. The video and French audio was culled from Starcrash. I inserted the English fandub (hey, is that Nick Alexander’s voice I hear for Don Powell’s henchman?) from Giochi Erotici Nella 3a Galassia aka Escape From Galaxy 3 aka StarCrash 2, but noticed the opening and ending musical tracks were different (the awful love song that’s on the other rips out there was original a funky disco number, so rejoice, because it has been reinstated!), so I copied them from the US Prism VHS (which sadly, I am not able to offer by itself, due to a recording error, but thankfully the beginning and ending were complete). I then added the “original” title card from the American VHS, since the French DVD sported a bad insert title. After that, I noticed the 4:3 widescreen French DVD was inconsistent with its aspect ratio, so I took a gamble on a German DVD release. Turns out they used the exact same French rip, enlarged it to 16:9 (after cropping it down some), and the only difference was a German dub. But at least I got a German dub out of the deal!

Die Schwarze Kobra

In London Calling, Paprika Chips on May 26, 2015 at 10:07 pm

Titel: Die Schwarze Kobra 
Production: Österreich 1963
Director: Rudolf Zehetgruber
Cast: Adrian Hoven, Ann Smyrner, Wolfgang Preiss
Run Time: 891 min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Custom
Language: German, English
Subtitles: None

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A Necropolis project, adding an English dub to the European retail release.

“In the black of night on a super highway, a truck carrying a sinister cargo of narcotics rushes on. Suddenly a white police car forces it to a stop. As the driver and his chief step out, they realize that they are at the mercy of a rival gang – and not the police. The syndicate chief vainly tries to escape and is murdered. To obliterate all traces of the crime, the gang sets the truck afire and drives it over a mountainside. In the confusion the driver escapes and seeks refuge with friends. The police find the burned truck and the driver becomes hunted on the suspicion of murder. The driver then forges a trail of vengeance on his sinister search to prove his innocence.” ~VCI

Bruce Li the Invincible

In Exotic Nuts on May 22, 2015 at 9:47 pm

Titel: Bruce Lee the Invincible
Production: Hong Kong 1978
Director: Chi Lo
Cast: Sing Chen, Bruce Li, Wai-Man Chan
Run Time: 85 min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Rip
Language: English, Mandarin
Subtitles: None

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A kuenfist project about which he says: First i wanted to use the french print (thanks to JohnLiu who upped it on ADC) but it was also as the ocean shore VCD 1.66:1 and more than the VCD badly cropped. The VCD was squeezed 1.66:1 fullscreen i reencoded it back to anamorph widescreen for the inserts to make the german version uncut (the german version is 9 minutes cut). The german VHSrip was not in the best condition (got this in a trade some years ago ), in first place the audio that is why i did not DUB my version with the german track, and i was not able to get the VHS to make a own rip. The german VHS is very rare. But with some AviSynthfilters everything went fine and now we have a uncut version anamorphic widescreen with a acceptable picture. For the DUB i used the Tracks from the Ocean Shore VCD. The Dub was not so difficult only the chinese part took me some time.

Big Time Gambling Boss

In Exotic Nuts on May 22, 2015 at 9:40 pm

Titel: Big Time Gambling Boss (Bigtime Gang Boss)
Production: Japan 1968
Director: Kôsaku Yamashita
Cast: Sumiko Fuji, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin’ichirô Mikami
Run Time: 95 min
Circulation: NTSC DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Custom
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English

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A lordretsudo project, adding english language options to the Japanese retail.

“The oyabun (yakuza capo) of the clan controlling gambling in the Tokyo district dies suddenly and his followers have to decide who will take his place. The mafiosos choose the honest and loyal Nakai, but he refuses the offer alleging that he’s not a direct disciple of the dead oyabun, and suggesting that they choose the next person in the line of succession, Matsuda, who’s currently doing time in prison.?

Berlino appuntamento per le spie

In Paprika Chips, Save European Home on May 22, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Titel: Berlino appuntamento per le spie
Production: Italy 1965
Director: Vittorio Sala
Cast: Brett Halsey, Pier Angeli, Gastone Moschin
Run Time: 88 min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Custom
Language: English, Italian
Subtitles: Italian

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A necropolis project.

“DANA ANDREWS as Secret Agent Z.3 who has to try harder ’cause he’s not No.1… But a Blend is better than a Bond – when he has sexier gals… groovier gimmicks and much more gall!” ~imdb