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5.0 out of 5 stars
Blows every other version away!, 23 April 2012
I received an early promo copy of these films and was totally blown away by the picture, it makes every other previous DVD release look like VHS, the picture quality is so good and for those in the UK who never got the Anchor Bay US DVDs finally in the correct aspect ratio!
On the extras side as ever with Arrow, they are plentiful a great booklet by Calum Waddell and on each film the old commentaries but the real treat here is the brand new commentary with Lamberto Bava and co, whereas on the earlier commentaries Lamberto struggled speaking in English here he speaks Italian and so the information flows throughout the entire film, we get amazing anecdotes, information on how they made the film and what their experience of making it was like. There's the obligatory interview with Argento who is his usual charismatic self... it's a good solid piece on his part in the film. Claudio Simonetti waxes lyrical on the film's score and then the ever wonderful Luigi Cozzi talks about his top Italian horror movies which is really interesting, a companion piece to this is on Demons 2 where Cozzi talks about the history of Italian horror, it no way overlaps so it's a real treat to hear more from Luigi. Demons 2 also has a long interview with SFX supremo Sergio Stivalleti which is interesting.
All in all I've never seen these films looking so good and so well presented, the packaging really is the icing on the cake, I hope Arrow do more SteelBooks, the design is amazing.