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Bob is No Longer the Horror of This Film!!!
on 19 June 2012
The title says it all folks. Even after the slip shod job Arrow did with "The Beyond" I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. Bad ieda! This will be the last Arrow release I purchase. This transfer makes "The Beyond" look like the Mona Lisa.
The transfer of "House" is the worst Arrow release I've had the displeasure of viewing. The whole prsentation is covered in constant video noise. And I'm not talking modest amounts here. The video noise is so severe you cannot even watch the film, as your attetion is constantly on the poor picture quailty!
I have a Sony 54" set and the video noise just overruns the picture to the point that I had to stop watching the film. Additionally it was encoded at a fairly low bitrate which further degrades the image by further removing fine object detail. I cannot believe that Arrow had the gall to release this title in such poor quality!
OK Arrow what is going on??? You claim to be the number one cult film releasing label in the world. You claim to value your customers. Clearly neither could be farther from the truth. You release title after title with terrible picture and audio quality, defective or wrong discs, and you expect die hard horror fans to keep buying your titles.
Wake up!!! We consumers are not morons! Can't be bothered do a decent mastering job? Don't care about quality control? Then close up shop and get out of town! Let another label fill the void that will treat horror titles and horror fans with the resepect they deserve. Your company should be ashamed of the garbage you put out. The low qaulity of your film tranfers is what really stikes fear into horror fans hearts and chills our blood.
And Amazon, you're not off the hook either. You condone Arrow by knowingly selling these discs, even in cases like "The Beyond" when you know they are defective. I spend a great deal of my hard earned wages on your site. I expect that in return you won't sell defective and subpar products like these Arrow films. You have a good reputation. I should think you'd work hard to keep it.
I want to call on all horror fans, who love these Fulci films as much as I do to email Arrow and Amazon. Tell them we want better releases. And let them know that we refuse to buy knowingly defective, poorly mastered films, that clearly passed through no quality control whatsoever. Only when we hit them where it counts-their bottom line- will they treat these horror films and the horror fans with the respect they deserve.
In this day and age, with all the film restoration and mastering technology there is simply no excuse for Arrow to be releasing films like this.
If Lucio could look at what you'd done to his films, Arrow would the the next one to be dragged down the stairs and into the cellar by Dr. Freudstein.