Mondo Macabro

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Re: Mondo Macabro

#127 Post by jazzo » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:50 am

Not that there's anything disappointing about the disc's bonus content, but as far as I can see, the only thing separating this version from their forthcoming regular retail version are design elements/booklet...?

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#128 Post by tenia » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:05 pm

That's usually the case with MM's LE : they have a booklet, a red case and are numbered, but the on-disc content will be the same for the non-LE release.

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Re: Mondo Macabro

#129 Post by L.A. » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:24 am

Who Can Kill a Child? @ Beaver and Mondo Digital.

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#130 Post by smokes » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:01 pm

^^ just thought i'd mention that who can kill a child is also available to stream on amazon prime in the united states. i only say that because i'm not sure about other territories.

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#131 Post by Lost Highway » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:27 am

I watched my BD of Who Can Kill a Child ? last night. My regard for the film grows every time I watch it and even more so with the inclusion of the Island of Death cut which does away with the intro of childhood horrors of war, the film's one puzzling misstep. When I introduced a friend to the film on DVD a few years ago, I skipped the prologue.

The film itself is a sun drenched companion piece to Dont Look Now, the sense of place is established almost as well as the Venice of the Roeg movie. The two leads also bear a strong resemblance to Sutherland and Christie. Both are very good as Brits abroad even if they are saddled with some awkward dialogue in a couple of early scenes. I was particularly impressed with Prunella Ransome who I’ve never noticed in anything else. Her other notable credit was a supporting role opposite Julie Christie in Far from the Madding Crowd and otherwise she was on British TV shows. Judging from this, I think she had the looks, charisma and talent to have a far bigger career.

The film itself is an excellent slow burn with some unforgettable imagery and it succeeds where many evil kids films fail, the kids actually are scary. The trick is that they always are happy and playful, one scowling child actor working too hard to look sinister and the whole thing falls apart. It’s where remakes of The Omen and Ring failed for me.

The movie itself looks good, haven’t started on the extras yet. This will be one of my top releases of the year. The movie itself holds up remarkably well and is still underrated.

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#132 Post by Cash Flagg » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:24 am

LEs for Fulci’s Perversion Story and for Blood Lust are available for pre-order.

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#133 Post by Rayon Vert » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:15 pm

I saw Who Killed a Child? last night, which I thought was horrible. Extremely slow, with nothing happening for so long - I was bored out of my skull. Really naïve leads, especially the woman, that I found impossible to sympathize with. The action with the kids happens only at the very end. The premise was interesting if they could have created some violent encounters with the children throughout the film. None of it is scary, and you just end up being frustrated at those people for not having the guts to confront them or the stomach to kill them (guy on the boat: don't throw away the knives, use them!!) when it's time!

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Re: Mondo Macabro

#134 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:19 am

So Mondo have teased they'll be announcing four new titles next week. In the meantime:
The Austrian cult film THE INHERITORS! Coming to blu October 9th!

A CHILLING AND TIMELY LOOK INTO THE TWISTED WORLD OF THE EXTREME RIGHT
On his way home from school, 16 year old Thomas helps Charly, an unemployed teenager, escape from the police. Despite their differing backgrounds the boys become good friends and Charly persuades Thomas to join a neo-Nazi youth group. Intrigued and confused by his new friends Thomas, who is experiencing trouble at home and school, is drawn deeper into a web of sex and violence that leads to a tragic end.

In 1979, Austrian film director Walter Bannert was among a group of Vienna cafe patrons beaten up by a gang of young neo-Nazis who wrecked the place. Researching the burgeoning movement in West Germany and Austria for 3 years, Bannert infiltrated their private meetings by convincing party leaders that he wanted to make an objective documentary. His film The Inheritors is the result, a disturbing and timely fictional drama based entirely on real characters, events and conversations that Bannert came across in the neo-Nazi camps. The film was highly controversial on its original release and theatres screening it were threatened with violent action by neo-Nazi sympathizers. Although it is now over thirty years old, the film remains incredibly relevant as we witness, across the world, the rebirth of right wing extremism using exactly the same lies and tactics exposed so powerfully in this film.

The Inheritors was not screened in its native country for many years until it was rediscovered at the 2015 Viennale Exhibition where it was praised as a rare and powerful example of Austrian genre cinema with a strong political message.
The film was selected at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival for the prestigious Directors Fortnight section, in the same year it won a jury prize at the Montreal World Film Festival.

SPECIAL FEATURES
Brand new 2k scan from film negative
World Blu-ray premiere
Region free
Exclusive 12 page booklet with essays by Michael Gingold and film maker Paul Poet
Original theatrical trailer
English/German audio choice
Newly created subtitles
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Re: Mondo Macabro

#135 Post by Orlac » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:00 pm

I can't wait for the commentators on Cine Savant to combust when he reviews it...

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#136 Post by Finch » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:41 pm

I'm with LH on Who Can Kill a Child? This was a first time watch for me and it escalates the tension slowly but very effectively. Great use of silence as well, and rarely has a telephone ringing out sounded so ominous as it does here. The prologue is absolutely the worst part of it, simply because the film doesn't need it and it goes on and on and on. Keen to revisit the film at some point in the Island of Death cut.

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#137 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:36 am

Four more wonderful films from the 1970's forthcoming from Mondo Macabro, well maybe not so much Dangerous Cargo as I'm still not sure I enjoyed Tango of Perversion and The Wife Killer a great deal, but I'm a sucker for MM's output, so this probably won't change so much for me...

Dangerous Cargo (d. Kostas Karagiannis, 1977)
La Punition (d. Pierre-Alain Jolivet, 1970)
Woman Chasing a Killer Butterfly (d. Kim Ki-Young, 1978)
Queens of Evil (d. Tonino Cervi, 1970)
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Re: Mondo Macabro

#139 Post by perkizitore » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:48 am

Was it Mondo Macabro that announced two Greek 60's cult films for BD release?

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#140 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:58 am

Probably?
They've got a double bill of The Wild Pussycat & The Deserter that's meant to be one of their next titles.

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Re: Mondo Macabro

#142 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:44 am

If anyone is familiar with the second volume of the Video Nasties set, Bloodlust is a Swiss film that ended up on the Section 3 list (i.e. not immediately banned, or banned then eventually dropped, but still removed from sale and could be confiscated) when it was released on video in the UK in a cinema-edited 'X' version and has been quite difficult to see since then. Of course back then on its UK video release it would only have been English dubbed.

According to Kim Newman in the introduction on that disc, it is "halfway between The Tenderness of the Wolves and Martin, and not nearly as good as either of those", but he says that it has some interesting qualities despite being a fundamentally depressing portrait of a serial killer necrophiliac with vampiric qualities!

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