Scorpion Releasing: Opera

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AlexHansen
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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#1 Post by AlexHansen » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:20 am

Is that SE of Opera still on tap?

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#2 Post by sabbath » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:10 am

AlexHansen wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:20 am
Is that SE of Opera still on tap?
Yep. Yesterday Walt said, "we are just waiting for the wraps and the o cards to come in"

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#3 Post by dwk » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:44 am

Speaking of Scorpion and Argento, they have lost the rights to Two Evil Eyes (which they never released because they never got the promised access to the film elements) and Blue Underground has re-licensed it and announced they are doing a new 4K scan. However, three other Argento movies appear to still be in the works. Freak-o-rama posted that they've shot interviews for Scorpion releases of Sleepless, The Card Player, and, everyone's favorite Argento film, Phantom of the Opera

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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#4 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:17 am

Unfortunately, Phantom of the Opera’s no longer Argento’s worst film (actually, it might even be my favourite of those three...).

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#5 Post by dwk » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:29 am

I agree that it is no longer his worst, but it is the dividing line between his great run in the 70s and 80s and his bad films of the 90s and 00s. The Card Player is my favorite from those three and I am looking forward to replacing my crappy, interlaced Anchor Bay DVD.

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#6 Post by Big Ben » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:54 am

dwk wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:29 am
I agree that it is no longer his worst, but it is the dividing line between his great run in the 70s and 80s and his bad films of the 90s and 00s.
I'm in agreement here. I don't think he directed something truly, truly awful until Phantom despite my belief that most of his stuff post Opera was much, much weaker than everything that came before it. I still get whiplash thinking about how big his decline was.

This news is great for the fans of these films though. And collectors. Unsure if I could sit through Phantom more than once though.

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#7 Post by Morbii » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:38 pm

I agree too that Phantom was the most major falling off point, but I personally have always thought Sleepless was the one exception to his later works’ decline. Sad to hear that isn’t universally true!

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#8 Post by dwk » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:22 pm

The 3-disc Opera has been added to the coming soon section of Ronin Flix. Should be available to order soon.

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#9 Post by dwk » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:45 pm

Still not available to order, but Ronin has posted the price ($49.99) and special features for the 3-disc Opera
Special Features THREE DISC SET- New 2K scan with extenstive color correction in three presentations - 2.35:1 Super 35, 1.78:1 and the Orion Pictures cut - Interviews with dirctor Dario Argento, actors Urbano Barberini, William McNamara, Coralina Cataldi Tassoni and Barbara Cupisti, composer Claudio Simonetti, screenwriter Franco Ferrini, special effects artist Sergio Stivaletti and more - Audio Commentary by film historian Nathaniel Thompson - Audio Commentary with film historian Troy Howarth and much more

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#10 Post by dwk » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:56 pm

Ok, now here is the full list of extras for the 3-disc Opera

•DISC 1: Opera - 2.35:1 Super 35, 4 Audio Tracks: English 5.1, English Stereo, Italian Stereo with English Subtitles, and Cannes English, English Captions, Audio Commentary by Mondo Digital's Nathaniel Thompson, Interviews with Director Dario Argento and Coralina Cataldi Tassoni, International Trailer

•DISC 2: Opera - 1.78:1, 4 Audio Tracks: English 5.1, English Stereo, Italian Stereo with English Subtitles, and Cannes English, English Captions, Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Howarth, Interviews with William McNamara, and Barbara Cupisti, Opera Music Video

•DISC 3: Opera - US Orion Pictures Cut, English Stereo Audio, Interviews with Composer Claudio Simonetti, Screenwriter Franco Ferrini, Special Effects Artist Sergio Stivaletti , Makeup Artist Franco Casagni, Inspector Urbano Barerini, Press Agent Enrico Lucherini, and Film Historian Fabrizio Spurio, Backstage: Behind the Scenes Footage, US Trailer

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Scorpion Releasing: Opera

#11 Post by domino harvey » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:16 pm

Ha, no Kim Newman extra on Opera even after someone on the Blu-Ray.com forum offered to pay his fee

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#12 Post by dwk » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:42 pm

I forgot about that. Although, to be fair, that was when Code Red was going to release this (checks the CR thread on Blu-ray.com) two years ago.

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#13 Post by Cash Flagg » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:54 pm

CODE RED DVD wrote:Kim is a SHE.

wrong Kim. she a critic who did ommentary for UNHINGED. this guy looks creepy

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#14 Post by Boosmahn » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:38 am

I have to pay $50 to watch this film with the Italian audio? (I know Cult Films has an edition in the U.K., but it doesn't have many positive reviews.)

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#15 Post by dwk » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:31 pm

Over at the Blu-ray.com forums, Scorpion Releasing said that the 3-disc Opera is going to go on sale next Tuesday and, for international customers, Diabolik DVD will have copies.

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#16 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:03 pm

Hooray!!! Very much looking forward to this release.
I’m curious, though. Isn’t there a longer Italian cut of Opera, or am I just misremembering.

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Re: Scorpion Releasing

#17 Post by Big Ben » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:31 am

Adam Grikepelis wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:03 pm
Hooray!!! Very much looking forward to this release.
I’m curious, though. Isn’t there a longer Italian cut of Opera, or am I just misremembering.
Opera was cut for content in places like the UK with edits involving more specified gore. It's no longer censored though. So if a longer version existed it was probably the uncensored version that was previously unavailable. Unless there's info I'm not aware of.

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#18 Post by EddieLarkin » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:22 pm

What was missing from the earlier Scorpion release to justify this one? How will it compare to the recent UK release?

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#19 Post by dwk » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:30 pm

The earlier Scorpion release only had the official English dub and the following extras:
"Blood Red Curtain" interview with director Dario Argento (in Italian with English subtitles) (21:41)
Interview with actor William McNamara (16:44)
US Theatrical Trailer (1:48)
International Trailer (1:50)
Italian Trailer (1:28)

This new 3-disc set:
•DISC 1: Opera - 2.35:1 Super 35, 4 Audio Tracks: English 5.1, English Stereo, Italian Stereo with English Subtitles, and Cannes English, English Captions, Audio Commentary by Mondo Digital's Nathaniel Thompson, Interviews with Director Dario Argento and Coralina Cataldi Tassoni, International Trailer

•DISC 2: Opera - 1.78:1, 4 Audio Tracks: English 5.1, English Stereo, Italian Stereo with English Subtitles, and Cannes English, English Captions, Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Howarth, Interviews with William McNamara, and Barbara Cupisti, Opera Music Video

•DISC 3: Opera - US Orion Pictures Cut, English Stereo Audio, Interviews with Composer Claudio Simonetti, Screenwriter Franco Ferrini, Special Effects Artist Sergio Stivaletti , Makeup Artist Franco Casagni, Inspector Urbano Barerini, Press Agent Enrico Lucherini, and Film Historian Fabrizio Spurio, Backstage: Behind the Scenes Footage, US Trailer

Also, several instances of judder (that have been present on all the current discs) supposedly have been fixed.

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#20 Post by dwk » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:10 pm

I guess next Tuesday was the wrong date. Scorpion posted the following on Facebook
We are pleased to announce that Dario Argento’s OPERA will be available for purchase Monday March 25th at 12 pm PST/3:00 pm EST

This limited set is only 2000 pressed and will include a limited edition poster of the custom art as well as a beautiful Slip sleeve

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#21 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:30 am

Big Ben wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:31 am
Opera was cut for content in places like the UK with edits involving more specified gore. It's no longer censored though. So if a longer version existed it was probably the uncensored version that was previously unavailable. Unless there's info I'm not aware of.
Thanks Big Ben, I looked a little further into it elsewhere, and it does appear there's not a different/longer Italian version. Maybe I'm thinking ofPhenomena, or maybe just read some misinformation somewhere.

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#22 Post by dwk » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:08 pm


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#23 Post by dwk » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:35 pm

So the Blu-ray.com forum is throwing a fit because the Italian track on the OPERA 30-disc set is mono instead of stereo.

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#24 Post by domino harvey » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:43 pm

At least they got their exclusive $50 slipcover and “VHS style fridge magnet,” whatever that means

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#25 Post by Luke M » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:29 pm

I, for one, look forward to receiving my slipcover in my 30-disc set

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