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  • #61
    They own Cafe Flesh but the negative is MIA if I remember correctly.

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    • #62
      The prints for Dr. Caligari are MIA as well. There were 15 made and the distribution company lost them all and Sayadian had all his stolen. He did a transfer for the Offscreen Festival from his one inch master that he himself said is the best the film's going to get for the time being.
      LA PASIÓN ESPAÑOL: THE EROTIC MELODRAMAS OF VICENTE ARANDA (1991-1999)

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Tom Clark View Post
        The prints for Dr. Caligari are MIA as well. There were 15 made and the distribution company lost them all and Sayadian had all his stolen. He did a transfer for the Offscreen Festival from his one inch master that he himself said is the best the film's going to get for the time being.
        Damn. That is one a personal favorite of mine.
        "Ah! By god's balls what licentiousness!"

        Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom.

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        • #64
          So, who the hell is Mark S. Esposito?

          https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083707/reference

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Thomas Wood View Post
            So, who the hell is Mark S. Esposito?

            https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083707/reference
            He was the assistant director and storyboard artist on Café Flesh who worked in Sayadian's studio around the time. In the credits I think he's listed as a "Visual Consultant". Interestingly, both his dad and uncle were highly regarded artists for Marvel and DC. He died in 2008.
            LA PASIÓN ESPAÑOL: THE EROTIC MELODRAMAS OF VICENTE ARANDA (1991-1999)

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Tom Clark View Post
              He was the assistant director and storyboard artist on Café Flesh who worked in Sayadian's studio around the time. In the credits I think he's listed as a "Visual Consultant". Interestingly, both his dad and uncle were highly regarded artists for Marvel and DC. He died in 2008.
              That would be Mike Esposito who was the father. Having him listed as co-director isn't right but at least he did work on the film. Thought it might be another fake credit that someone put on (like having Erwin Dietrich as co-directing BALL GAME when he only cut in inserts into the German release) among many others fakes.

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              • #67
                Sayadian Sludge Metal!



                "Party Doll a Go-Go!" by the "porn punk" band the Nobody's used to be on YouTube but has inexplicitly disappeared.
                LA PASIÓN ESPAÑOL: THE EROTIC MELODRAMAS OF VICENTE ARANDA (1991-1999)

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                • #68
                  We watched Night Train To Terror the other night with some friends, one of whom remarked that the song and dance scenes were 'like Cafe Flesh without all the fucking.' He wasn't wrong.
                  Rock! Shock! Pop!

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                  • #69
                    !!!!!!!!
                    Coming next year from Mondo Macabro!

                    A new 4K restoration of Rinse Dream's “DR. CALIGARI” (1989) debuts at Fantasia International Film Festival

                    In 1989, Stephen Sayadian, aka Rinse Dream, released one of the most iconic and fantastical works in American exploitation cinema. For the first time since its release, thanks to a new restoration, it will finally find its audience, and retroactively be appreciated as the underground masterpiece that it is. Bizarre, stunning, goofy and unsettling, DR. CALIGARI embraces the avant-garde in its exquisite and hilarious exploitation of America's repressed libido. As the film's title might suggest, the film is a loose remake of the German Expressionist classic, following Mrs. Van Houten, a woman who seems to be losing touch with reality, and her treatment under Dr. Caligari, who diagnoses her with a “disease of the libido”. Far more than just narratively similar, Sayadian's background in set design and art keeps with the silent classic's highly stylized design, updated with the bright, disorienting commercialism of 1980s Americana. DR. CALIGARI might be one of the American cinema's most incisive and unique portraits of national excess ever to grace the screen.

                    Above all else, though, the film has a biting and over-the-top sense of humour. The dialogue is ripe with delicious one-liners (“My feelings are like filthy prayers I want to scream into your face”) and incredible visual gags. In just the first few minutes of the film, we get the first visual joke as SMPTE colour bars slowly peel away to reveal a naked woman lounging on a couch. Aware that some omniscient force is exposing her nudism, she tries to hide behind the disappearing bars. In rare exploitation form, DR. CALIGARI maintains its wild and intoxicating energy throughout, pulling the audience deep into its erotic nightmare world, in an experience not soon to be forgotten. - Justine Smith

                    Dr. Caligari presented by Mondo Macabro
                    Restoration by Acid Pictures
                    Restoration supervisor: Wojtek Janio
                    Colorist: Gosia Grzyb
                    Restoration producer: Daniel Bird

                    The original camera negative was scanned using a Lasergraphics Director 4K and was graded in consultation with director Stephen Sayadian.

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                    • #70
                      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!

                      Typical Youtube compression issues aside, this clip looks absolutely gorgeous

                      Ignatius
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                      Last edited by Ignatius; 07-21-2021, 10:04 PM.

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                      • #71
                        FUCK YEAH!!!

                        This is such great news!

                        Hopefully Cafe Flesh will one day be subject to the same good fortune.

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                        • #72
                          LA PASIÓN ESPAÑOL: THE EROTIC MELODRAMAS OF VICENTE ARANDA (1991-1999)

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                          • #73
                            Mondo Macabro tweeted that Dr. Caligari will be their first UHD.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Derrick King View Post
                              Mondo Macabro tweeted that Dr. Caligari will be their first UHD.
                              Hopefully it'll include the BD version with it like Vinegar Syndrome have been doing.

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                              • #75
                                I'd assume it will either be dual-format or have a separate Blu-ray release.

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