NABOB OF NOWHERE wrote:
I find both Argento a minefield to navigate and that's just for starters.
I can help you out with regards to Argento on UK and US blu-ray...
This list only discusses in print discs (except where stated).
BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE: VCI (Region A)
The VCI uses the same transfer as the OOP Blue Underground (Region A) release but drops their extras (an Allan Jones/Kim Newman commentary track, interviews with key players, and trailers). Arrow's Region B is OOP and is in the wrong aspect ratio (as per Storraro). (Thanks Feego.)
CAT O NINE TAILS: Arrow (Region B); Blue Underground (Region A)
I expect both would come from the same source but not too sure.
FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET: Shameless Video (Region B)
Supposed to be very good.
DOOR INTO DARKNESS [TV series]
THE FIVE DAYS
DEEP RED: Arrow (Region B); Blue Underground (Region A)
Arrow released a limited edition remastered version earlier this year that included both the longer and shorter cuts. It sold out and they have now put out a standard version that only includes the longer cut. Blue Underground's release, along with Arrow's older release from 2011, are older and not as good PQ-wise but they do include both cuts.
None of the current releases are any good, Synapse (Region A) are working on a remaster which has been talked about for ages but should be worth waiting for.
INFERNO: Blue Underground (Region A); Arrow (Region B)
Arrow's is a fine release but compared to the BU release the colours seem noticeably 'off'. (Arrow previously released this in 2010: the current disc is an upgrade.)
TENEBRE: Synapse (Region A); Arrow (Region B)
Both are sourced from the same transfer but Synapse were unhappy with it and went through meticulously correcting it. I own the Arrow disc and the most egregious mistake
I blinked and missed so I'm happy with it. (Arrow previously released this in 2013: the current disc is an upgrade.)
Arrow's passable release is OOP, Synapse are planning on releasing this.
Code Red are going to be releasing this, should be definitive.
TWO EVIL EYES
Blue Underground's release went OOP earlier this year. Arrow previously released this on DVD, but no word as to a blu-ray version.
STENDHAL SYNDROME: Blue Underground (Region A).
As writer (horror only):
DEMONS / DEMONS 2: Synapse (Region A); Arrow (Region B)
Both come from the same source but Synapse did extra work including colour correcting.
Upcoming releases from Code Red (Region A) and Shameless (Region B), not sure of dates yet.
Upcoming release from Shameless (Region B).