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Monday, July 16, 2012

ITALIAN HORROR WEEK: Diabolik DVD Featured Product - PHENOMENA aka CREEPERS

During Italian Horror Week we will be offering suggestions as to some Italian movies
that you might pick up from Diabolik DVD. You might stumble across them while taking part in the scavenger hunt through their catalog although they might not necessarily be on movies you’ll have to find to take the $50 gift card (ENTER HERE IF YOU DARE). It’s important to remember that Diabolik DVD is a company that is run by horror/cinema fans like you and me. These guys are part of the team known as Exhumed Films who give you amazing double features, movie marathons and the great 24 Hour Horror-thon in October. While Exhumed Films is done for the love of film, Diabolik DVD is a living breathing epicenter of commerce. Supporting them is good for horror and affords us a non-Amazon outlet to obscure titles.

Just remember, there was a time before the big ecommerce sites when you had to go to smaller distribution centers or even rely on bootlegged copies of these films in order to get your fix. The quality wasn’t always so great, right guys? You’d never know which cut of the movie you’d be getting, remember? You might even get a completely different film than you ordered and be stuck holding a rather expensive paper weight (there was a time when people didn’t understand PAL). By not supporting smaller companies like Diabolik DVD it is possible to see the little guy get the boot, the big guy could adjust their product inventory and you might be completely without access to titles like these. If it happened to your mom and pop video store, it can happen to your favorite DVD seller. Support the good guys. Support horror and, yes, the horror community is a real thing… IT LIVES!


TODAY’S FEATURE:
Phenomena DVD (Arrow Releasing)(PAL All Region)





Phenomena DVD (Arrow Releasing) (PAL All Region)
When Insects Attack!
Master of Italian Horror Dario Argento is joined by Jennifer Connelly for a gory 80s classic in Phenomena, a terrifying slice of fear cinema that mixes extreme violence, pounding Metal music, a vicious chimp  wielding a scalpel and enough buzzing insects to choke an entire school Poor sleepwalking Jennifer doesn’t fit in at her boarding school and  her uncanny ability to control insects isn’t helping her popularity.
With the aid of a local Entomologist (Donald Pleasence), can she use  her psychic insect skills to find the killer who’s leaving her fellow  pupils in bloody pieces? Argento piles on the bloody kills and surreal nightmares as the  deafening buzz of a million bugs shatters your eardrums in one of  the most demented Body-Horror movies ever produced.
THIS AMAZING EDITION CONTAINS:
- 4 panel reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
- Two sided fold out poster with new art work
- Exclusive collector’s booklet featuring brand new writing on

Phenomena by Alan Jones, author of Profondo Argento
- High Definition transfer of the Italian cut of the film
- Original English* & Italian Stereo Audio
- Brand new subtitle translation of the Italian and optional English subtitles of the English audio

SPECIAL FEATURES:
- Introduction by special effects artist Sergio Stivaletti (1080p)
- Dario's Monkey Business: The Making of Phenomena - A 50 minute long documentary featuring interviews with key talent behind the film including director Dario Argento, star Daria Nicolodi, underwater  photographer Gianlorenzo Battaglia and more!
- Music for Maggots - An Interview with composer with Claudio  Simonetti
- Creepers for Creatures - Sergio Stivaletti lives Q&A sessions from Dublin and Edinburgh

Original art by Rick Melton
Presented in original 1.66:1 (16x9) Aspect Ratio with English & Italian
Stereo Audio options
*The English Audio track has some portions of English audio  missing. This was either never recorded or has been lost. Scenes  without English audio automatically revert to the Italian audio with English subtitles.
  • Import DVD
  • PAL All Region

 
Price: $21.99

Remember to make sure you're player is PAL compatible. I was surprised to find out that mine was. It's all region, so that's one concern down. Check first. Diabolik DVD has a strict policy regarding the purchase of region specific and PAL DVD's but this a great pick up. They also have the DVD available in NTSC HERE but it's the Anchor Bay release. The Arrow Video DVD is available as well, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that if you MUST own an Arrow disc then you own a Blu-Ray player by now. I urge you that if your thinking of upgrading to Blu-Ray, purchase an all region player. There's articles out the wazoo on it.

Make sure to stop by Diabolik DVD and grab this classic.

-Dr. TERROR

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