09 January, 2008


Menu for the late 2007 R2 DVD set from Germany.

The hotel manager (Antonio Mayans) and his chained woman (Eva Leon) share a quiet moment in LA MANSION DE LOS MUERTOS VIVENTES.

The above screenshots are for informational/comparison purposes only.
I've copied the information here from the German site re the 2 DVD set released in November, 2007


i.d.R. in 2-7 Tagen Versandfertig
1985 ( Spanien )
94 min.
Widescreen 2.35:1 ( INFO ) (Anamorphisch) ( INFO )
Deutsch: Dolby Digital 5.1 ( INFO )Deutsch: Dolby Digital 2.0 (Stereo) ( INFO )Español: Dolby Digital 2.0 (Stereo) ( INFO )
Special Features:
- Interview mit Jess Franco & Lina Romay- Fotogalerie- Trailer- Slideshows zur Reitende-Leichen-Saga- Restaurierte Uncut-Szenen- Splittscenes-Featurette "Geisterschiff"

Compare the listed 94m runtime (including PAL conversion differential, if any) with the the superior 2006 Severin Films release. I don't see any English friendly options. Note the supplements include a "Featurette" and extra scene/image galleries, along with a trailer, presumably on the 2nd disc. Has anyone seen this? One wonders if the Franco/Romay interview is the same as the one on the Severin presentation. NOTE: Although the specs list it as a 1985 film, this Golden Films Internacional Production was filmed on location in the Canary Islands in 1982.

Any further information would be welcome along with comments on the video/sound/extras quality. Some of the screenshots look a bit dark.

Thanks to Kaya O.


Douglas A. Waltz said...

I think that these double dips are getting a little out of hand. Didn't this happen when Dark Sky released Count Dracula? Getting kind of tired of it.
On a positive note, I did receive my copy of Antenna Criminal yesterday. I'm watching it tonight and will report back with how it was tomorrow. Hurray!

Robert Monell said...

I know what you mean Doug. I certainly am going to be more selective in my future DVD purchases. I simply can't afford to get each and every DVD I'm interested in released worldwide.

I also got AC today and watched some of the extras. I'll be interested in your comments.

Douglas A. Waltz said...

ANTENA CRIMINAL was fantastic! I posted about it at my own blog at divineexploitation.blogspot.com This is such an intimate portrait of a director. It actually gave me more of an appreciation of BLIND TARGET then I already had. At this point I don't think there is anything that will top this as my favorite flick of the year and it's only January!!

KFelon said...

Got my copy of Antena Criminal yesterday too. Won a photo signed by Jess and Lina for being one of the 1st 3 to order. =)

Robert Monell said...

I agree Doug. Also interesting is the 25m interview with him about his feelings about sexual content. I wish there were Eng subs, though. I'll check out your review. This package is obviously a must have for the serious JF fan.

Douglas A. Waltz said...

After watching the Synapse Films version of Exorcism with the Jess commentary a few times I know longer need subs for him, well unless he isn't speaking English! :0) However I understand him perfectly.