Matalo! Wild East vs Medusa

By , May 14, 2008 3:26 am

Italian company Medusa Home Entertainment has recently released Matalo! on DVD and the result looks very good. I was actually very surprised at the quality as I thought this kind of release might not be a possibility. I remember reading, although I’m not sure if it’s true at all, that Koch Media was going to release Matalo! at some point but they had to cancel it because good enough print wasn’t found.

I compared the Medusa disc to the older Wild East disc and have to say that the Italian disc is clearly superior in multiple ways. The only reason, and I admit it is an important one, there’s still room for the WE release is that as usual the Italian disc includes only Italian audio/subtitles. But fans might want to pick up this new disc anyways even if they can’t understand Italian (and already own another release).

Here’s one higher (1024x…) resolution image comparison which really shows what kind of difference there is. I have removed the black bars from the non-anamorphic image of the WE disc.
http://www.sundances.net/spaghetti/screenshots/wematalo.png
http://www.sundances.net/spaghetti/screenshots/medusamatalo.png

And click on the following links for
Medusa Home Entertainment & Wild East disc specs / and the rest of the screenshots

Next batch of updates…

By , May 10, 2008 8:05 pm

Pieter Boven provided disc specs and screenshots for following discs:

Amico, stammi lontano almeno un palmo / Ben and Charlie (1972) Fravidis France / screenshots

California (1977) Evidis France and NEW Germany / screenshots

Dio li crea… Io li ammazzo! / God Forgive His Life Is Mine (1967) Evidis France / screenshots

Il mio nome è Shangai Joe / The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe (1972) Seven Sept France / screenshots

Vivi o, preferibilmente, morti / Sundance Cassidy and Butch the Kid (1969) Best Entertainment Germany / screenshots

First review of the new Navajo Joe disc is out

By , May 9, 2008 10:23 pm

It seems DVD Drive-In is the first(?) site to publish a review of the new Navajo Joe disc. Anamorphic 2.35:1 image with English audio track. Three subtitles (English, Spanish, French) are provided. No extras.

Read the review here http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/navajojoe66.htm

Navajo Joe Region 1 MGM disc released!

By , May 8, 2008 4:36 pm

The official release date is actually 13th of May, but DVDPacific has shipped my pre-order today. Don’t know if you can find the disc from any stores yet, but if you do get it, please let me know about the quality and aspect ratios (few good screenshots wouldn’t hurt either ;) ).

Couple of updates…

By , May 7, 2008 10:14 pm

Uploaded specs and screenshots for a couple of different discs:

Dio perdona… Io no! / God Forgives… I Don’t! (1968) Seven Sept France / screenshots
Il venditore di morte / The Price Of Death (1971) X-Rated Kult DVD Germany / screenshots
¬°Viva la muerte… tua! / Long Live Your Death (1971) Fravidis France & X-Cess Germany / screenshots

Thanks to Pieter Boven for all the info/screenshots.

French readers might want to know that it turns out the Seven Sept disc of God Forgives… I Don’t is actually cut despite the claims by the cover.