Vinegar Syndrome - New Genre Label

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  1. Paff

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    That sounds good in theory, but in practice I'm devoting an hour and a half of my time to a movie and I don't think it's too much to expect it to be competently made. And too often, the "regional" stuff just isn't. I appreciate the idea of it being made by true fans rather than accountants and executives, but at some point in the chain there has to be filmmaking talent involved. As Cleavon Little said in the great movie "The Gig" (it's not horror, it's about middle-aged guys in a jazz band that get a once-in-a-lifetime weeklong engagement at a Catskills resort, and suddenly see the good and bad of the life of a musician), "Devotion isn't always enough".

    I'm not against the idea of regional horror, as Night of the Living Dead and Texas Chainsaw Massacre DEFINITELY fall into the category. But there's a reason George A. Romero and Tobe Hooper went on to long careers in the biz: filmmaking talent. It's great that a lot of you find enjoyment in some of the obscure titles VS releases, I honestly wish I did too. I've taken chances with some titles, and found some obscurities that are real hidden gems. But there's a lot, and I mean a LOT of turkeys in the bunch too (another reason, other than $$$, that I'm not a VS subscriber).
     
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    Fully agree, and I'm in the same boat.

    Its an amazing experience to watch some forgotten or obscure or even just off the Hollywood path film that exhibits excellence. More so if defies expectations, shows that elusive innovation so often missing in mainstream works.

    But it just can't justify wading through hours of works made with far more ambition than talent. I have just too much unwatched content and too little time to justify that. Worse, too many bought and watched and then dumped for pennies on the dollar disks.

    The allure of the hidden gem will always be there, I'll always take chances on the foreign release, the indie produced in pursuit of that novelty high. Many, if not most of the highly rated films in my collection come from that pedigree. But I won't buy out and sort through the entire junkyard hoping to find one extra treasure.
     
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    Beautifully said.
     
  4. MorallySound

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    From VS's Facebook page:

    We are thrilled to finally announce our first (of several) collections of rare Italian and Spanish gialli. Forgotten Gialli: Volume 1 will feature three never available in the US titles and will be released in April. Pre-orders will be available soon.

    Javier Aguirre's Euro-sleaze-star-studded adaptation of And Then There Were None, THE KILLER IS ONE OF 13, León Klimovsky's giallo/proto-slasher hybrid, TRAUMA, and Helia Colombo's supremely weird THE POLICE ARE BLUNDERING IN THE DARK.

    All three of these nearly impossible to see films will be presented in brand new, 2K restorations from their original negatives.
     
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    Anyone here watched the vipco story doc on the spookiest set? If so you had any problems? Not sure if mine is faulty or a pressing issue but it's funked, started skipping at 40 mins and proceed throughout the duration, it was bad from 40 mins to about 70 mins then died down. I tried cleaning it and tried it on 3 different players, same issue. It's annoying as I brought the set to watch the docs.
     
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    Someone on the blu-ray.com forums mentioned the same issue, hots4. (Unless that was your post. Are you dr. wai over there?)

    I'll check my copy later and let you know what I find
     
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    Thank you, no I don't post on there.
     
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    Thank you.

    Strange then, it must be a re-pressing issue?
     
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    VS have had some issues with playback skipping problems of some pressings. Mountaintop Motel Massacre is one that I can recall.

    You should probably just contact VS about it. Their customer service is top notch and I'm sure they'll get you another copy.
     
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    Thank you, I'll try it. I live in the UK so we will see how good there service is!
     
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    https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?p=17432132#post17432132

    https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?p=17434360#post17434360
     
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    Yeah! I'll be getting my Valentine's Day porn this week then

    (I added a pre-order with my smut, and just waited till it all shipped at once)
     
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    From the The Official Vinegar Syndrome Fan Group on Facebook:

     
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    I feel like the March 27th 4K announcement will be RAD. A 4K restoration was supposed to screen at SXSW before it was cancelled.
     
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    Sorry what's RAD?
     
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    I hope it's something a little more well known this time.
     
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    RAD definitely has a cult following. I was under the impression it's pretty well known by '80s film aficionados.

    Anyway, full April line-up has been announced.
    Forgotten Gialli
    Dolly Dearest
    Pale Blood
    (the unannounced debut MGM title)
     
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    ...and a VS exclusive slipcover for the AGFA / Bleeding Skull release of The McPherson Tape which surely won't be included with subcriptions.
     

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