Got this baby in the mail today. Includes English audio!
Region B (confirmed). Italian, French and English audio.
The French subtitles ARE FORCED if watching in English or Italian. (and audio track can’t be changed while playing the movie) I was able to disable them earlier because of a program running in the background…
There are also French subtitles included which are enabled automatically if you choose English or Italian language in the menu. I can’t test the disc on a standalone Blu-Ray player at the moment so I don’t know if the subtitles can be turned off once the film is playing or if you can change the audio track there without activating the subs. All I can say is that with computer (with PowerDVD 6) I can turn off the subtitles and change audio tracks whenever I want without activating the subs again.
Will do a good comparison with the old Italian Blu-Ray (which has only Italian audio) later but in the meantime here are a couple of screenshots. These first six from the French Blu-Ray.
EDIT: Well I fixed the small problem with the screencaps. If there is still something wrong I don’t know what it is. I also took that one Italian Blu-Ray image again and it looked exactly the same as the old one.
And here we have a comparison with the old Italian Blu-Ray (the screenshot is something I took several years ago). French on the left, Italian on the right.
The disc is now available from Amazon.fr
Enzo Barboni’s comedy spaghetti Man of the East was released in Sweden (and Denmark?) in October 19th as a Blu-Ray & DVD combo pack. Disc has English audio with optional Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish subtitles. I haven’t checked the DVD yet but I would think it is the same disc that has already been released in Scandinavia some years ago (and later with similar kind of cover that this combo pack has).
Pure speculation since I haven’t yet seen the Koch Media disc but it looks to me like the available DVDs (except the old Italian one) since 2004 or even earlier (in Spain) have all used the same (old) master from which this Blu-Ray has also been made from. So no wonder it isn’t as good as it could be. The Blu-Ray is obviously better than the DVDs but some might be disappointed. Region B only.
Not sure about stores shipping this outside EU but at least discshop.se will deliver inside EU.
Anyways here are some screenshots from the Blu-Ray, click to see them in full 1080p HD glory.
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As I have nothing better to do I took a few screenshots from Trinity Is Still My Name discs (DVDs & Blu-Ray). Well, I actually took them some months ago but been lazy as usual, and it turns out I only took one screenshot per disc. Which wasn’t a very smart thing to do. Anyways, this particular scene happens to be a very problematic one as evidenced by all the bad DVD images below and the Blu-Ray from German company 3L (and e-m-s?) doesn’t handle it any better.
Here’s a question for all of you following (1)… which one of the 8 images below is from the Blu-Ray? Notice that the one big image (a work of art!) below contains all the 8 screenshots so you don’t have to load them all separately. Just click on the image to load it in full size. It is 2megs in size though and the resolution is 1904×2782 so not for modems or gprs! The images from DVDs were resized to Blu-Ray resolution in photoshop before cropping.
Oh and since the image is so large I’d appreciate it if you’d link to this post instead of the image directly. That is if you for some reason need to show it to someone.
EDIT: Oh yeah, before anyone sends some hate mail, I have to add that a lot of the other scenes (but not all) on the Blu-Ray do look better than this one.
Just added the specs and screenshots for the Italian release of Terence Hill’s Troublemakers (Botte di natale). It has been quite a while since I saw the Suevia Films release of this one, but I’m quite sure the Italian disc looks a lot better when played no matter what your opinion on the screenshots might be. Unfortunately the Italian disc is about 1Â½ minutes shorter, I just don’t know what is missing.
According to ofdb.de all the three German DVDs are cut as well, including the very recent disc which has English audio. I suspect the new disc might have the same version that is on the Italian disc. But if anyone knows what the deleted scene (and how long) in the new German disc extras is, please let me know.
Just noticed that a Twin Pack containing both Trinity movies has been announced to get a region 1 release in September. There have been at least one twin pack of the movies available previously, but this new one is finally supposed to be in widescreen.
Pre-order from Amazon.com