Don't Torture a Duckling

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Don't Torture a Duckling

#1 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 12, 2017 10:39 am

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High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
The Blood of Innocents, a new video discussion with Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film
Every (Wo)man Their Own Hell, a new video essay by critic Kat Ellinger
Interviews with co-writer/director Lucio Fulci, actor Florinda Bolkan, cinematographer Sergio D Offizi, assistant editor Bruno Micheli and assistant makeup artist Maurizio Trani
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Timothy Pittides
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector s booklet with new writing on the film by Barry Forshaw and Howard Hughes

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Re: Don't Torture a Duckling

#2 Post by What A Disgrace » Fri May 12, 2017 11:58 am

The one Fulci film I always wanted to see. And now that I've discovered I actually like Fulci, I'm more excited.

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Re: Don't Torture a Duckling

#3 Post by Morbii » Fri May 12, 2017 11:42 pm

It's a good one, so you shouldn't be disappointed!

Arrow continues to deliver..

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Re: Don't Torture a Duckling

#4 Post by M Sanderson » Sun May 14, 2017 12:43 pm

What about the transfer?

No details?

Big restoration?

Will it be as good as the recent European release?

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#5 Post by colinr0380 » Fri May 19, 2017 1:03 pm

This is great news and does make me hope that we'll see some more 'early Fulci' such as Perversion Story (which a certain Mr Mackenzie did a detailed comparison of the DVD versions of on his blog a number of years ago!). Or maybe even The Psychic!

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Re: Don't Torture a Duckling

#6 Post by M Sanderson » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:01 am

Yes the Fulci thrillers are essential.

So, I would argue, is Beatrice Cenci/ Conspiracy of Torture, the 1969 historical drama with horrific aspects and, I'd argue, Panic Theatre aesthetics.

How was the German Blu ray of Don't Torture a Duckling? How will Arrow's transfer differ from that one? Lizard, we know, is already easily available in very good shape and it'd be great if Perversion Story turned up.

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Re: Don't Torture a Duckling

#7 Post by M Sanderson » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:35 am

Was reading in the Facebook announcement page. Arrow responded that it's the same as the German transfer. Different encode, of course.

Think I heard this was a very good restoration. Though I can't remember where.

What do we know about the German release of this great Italian thriller?

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