Demons 1 & 2 Limited Edition [Reino Unido] [Blu-ray]
Descripción del producto
In the early 1980s, Dario Argento, the famed horror maestro responsible for such classics as Suspiria and Deep Red, branched out from directing into producing, shepherding the work of his fellow filmmakers to the screen among them Lamberto Bava (Delirium, A Blade in the Dark), son of the legendary Mario Bava. Together, they crafted two tales of terror that would become synonymous with Italian 80s horror, in which the veil between the real world and the silver screen is torn asunder. In 1985s Demons, a motley assortment of unwitting filmgoers accept invitations to a screening at the mysterious Metropol theatre. However, as the brutal slasher film unspools, the horror breaks free from the constraints the screen, unleashing a swarm of slathering demons, intent on spreading their evil plague across the globe. Then, in 1986s Demons 2, Hell comes direct to the living room as bloodthirsty demons descend on a luxury apartment block, devouring the residents and propagating their deadly plague. Arrow Video is proud to present brand new 4K restorations of both classic films, more vivid and terrifying than ever before, alongside a wealth of bonus features old and new, making this the ultimate experience in celluloid terror. LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS Brand new 4K restoration of both films by Arrow Films from the original camera negatives High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentations of both films Limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Adam Rabalais Limited edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing by Roberto Curti, Rachael Nisbet and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas Double-sided fold-out poster Exclusive mystery sneak preview movie ticket (admits one to the Metropol Theatre) DISC 1 DEMONS Two versions of the film: the full-length original cut in Italian and English, and the slightly trimmed US cut, featuring alternate dubbing and sound effects Brand new lossless English and Italian 5.1 audio tracks on the original cut Original lossless English and Italian 2.0 stereo audio tracks on the original cut Original lossless English 1.0 mono audio track on the US cut Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for both English soundtracks New audio commentary by critics Kat Ellinger and Heather Drain, co-hosts of the Hells Bells podcast Archival audio commentary by director Lamberto Bava and special makeup effects artist Sergio Stivaletti, moderated by journalist Loris Curci Archival audio commentary by Lamberto Bava, Sergio Stivaletti, composer Claudio Simonetti and actress Geretta Geretta Produced by Dario Argento, a new visual essay by author and critic Michael Mackenzie exploring the legendary filmmakers career as a producer Darios Demon Days, an archival interview with writer/producer Dario Argento Defining an Era in Music, an archival interview with Claudio Simonetti Splatter Spaghetti Style, an archival interview with long-time Argento collaborator Luigi Cozzi Italian theatrical trailer International English theatrical trailer US theatrical trailer DISC 2 DEMONS 2 Brand new lossless English and Italian 5.1 audio tracks Original lossless English and Italian 2.0 stereo audio tracks Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack New audio commentary by critic Travis Crawford And many more!
Detalles del producto
- Clasificado : No recomendada para menores de 18 años
- Dimensiones del paquete : 18 x 14.2 x 2.9 cm; 410 gramos
- Director : Lamberto Bava
- Formato multimedia : Importación, Adulto
- Estudio : Arrow Video
- ASIN : B08P3SBRST
- Número de discos : 2
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº66,761 en Películas y TV (Ver el Top 100 en Películas y TV)
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Demons 1 has an engaging premise, is mostly lots of fun, and has a couple of scenes which are just so jaw-droppingly barmy that they need to be seen & definitely not spoiled here.
Demons 2 ought to be good, but really isn't. It owes too much to Gremlins, & Cronenberg had already done the sub-Ballardian apartment block panic tale much better with Shivers. If you bear this in mind before buying, this is still a nice set to have.
To begin, this is a review for the Steelbook product and not the film. I will also stay away from the "No Poster / No Comic / No (whatever else you want)" Debate - it will be judged on it's own merits.
All things being equal, this is a fantastic Steelbook Set the big DVD/BD distributors would be proud of; they could learn a lesson or two from ArrowFilms. I'm not having a go at the film, but many higher quality films would beg for a release like this from Arrow.
What we get from the start is an in-your-face cover, front and back, an excelent presentation of whats waiting for us inside. But before it can be opened we have to remove the slipnote (contains details of the set) that is glued to the case, because if you don't you'll tear the top (which has "Limited Edition" written), and bottom (the film rating). I'm in two minds about this setup - although i don't know what you can do to make it better, because once you unglue the slip it doesn't look nice. What do you do with it? Put it back like it was - not so visualy pleasing, fold it up and put it inside the case, or glue it to the back? My solution was to glue it back on, but not quite as it was from the start. I noiced that if you unglue just the top or bottm you can open the case. So i unglued the bottom, folded it to the back and used a "sticky dot" to hold it together at the beck. This way i still have the top flip that has "Limited Edition".
But for now that's enough of arts and craft.
Before we get inside there is one more thing. I found it slightly amusing when audio commentaries are called "audio recollections" on the slip :)
Inside the steelbook we find a booklet, NoteAd, and two BD's. ArrowFilms could have gone cheap by putting the two movies and special features on one disc, but thankfully each movie has it's own disc and unlike most ArrowFilms releases this BD is locked to Region B, so those outside this region will need a multi-region player (easy enough to find and not expensive.)
The booklet was a enjoyable to read, which surprised me because i found most of ArrowVideo booklets tedious, but it was way to short. Way....way.....way to short, and most of what was written were quotes.
Also included in the set was a NoteAd for "Street Trash" showing one of the characters melting.
ArrowFilms gives us a fantastic transfer, who knew such horror would look so nice. You can of course, as others have, pick apart the transfer and get into the nitti gritty of it all. But i'm watching this in the real world (not watching it with a fine brush and magnifing glass), and in the real world there is nothing wrong with how the feature looks like. The same can be said in regards for the sound. Unfortunately there isn't some sort of 5.1/7.1 mix, which if done properly would enhance the film with its atmospheric collagE. What we do get is a 2.0 LPCM MONO in English/Italian.
There are also substantial on-disc features as well, DEMONS gets 2 audio commentaries (audio recollections as they call it) along with three featurettes, where as DEMONS 2 gets one audio recollection ;) but it has the best featurette (Bava to Bava).
So.... to steelbook or not to steelbook? To me price was the major factor in my decision to get the steelbook DEMONS / DEMONS 2 over the individual limited edition slip cases. My set was 14.16GBP, but as of writing the set is 25GBP where as the individual sets are 12 for DEMONS and 11 for DEMONS 2. I could live without the poster (all my other posters are still in their cases) & comic (read it once and never see it again) - I just wish the booklet could have been more substantial in the steelbook :(
It's fantastic to see ArrowFilms giving us another quality release that kicks arse over most of what we get from the big boys, as well as a choice between a Steelbook set or SlipCase; but whichever set you decide to purchase a quality product you'll have.
So make your choice!