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Daniel L
07-14-05, 06:29 AM
From Synapse:

"This version of THRILLER: THEY CALL HER ONE EYE is an alternate version of the film without the inclusion of the strong sexual content."

Synapse Films - Thriller: They Call Her One Eye (http://www.synapse-films.com/shopping_cart/thriller_2.htm)

This disc is scheduled for release on August 30, 2005. I find it strange that they would release this film without the hardcore footage; I was under the impression that the director intended it to be there (unlike the alternate version of 99 Women from Blue Underground). Will fans of the original DVD be picking this up?

LorenzoL
07-14-05, 06:46 AM
The Hardcore version of the movie was released already.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=356306&highlight=thriller%3A+cruel+picture

Daniel L
07-14-05, 06:49 AM
The Hardcore version of the movie was released already.


I noticed that because it's sitting on my shelf.

I thought it was odd that they would release a cut version at all, especially after the hardcore version. Notice how I mentioned the original DVD in my first post.

prince_of_saturn
07-14-05, 08:58 AM
it is funny that the director of 99 WOMEN did NOT intended the hardcore footage, and DISOWNS that cut, and hardcore fans of thev director has spoken AGAINST that abomination, yet that version out sold the directors cut, believe it or not.

Lastdaysofrain
07-14-05, 09:01 AM
It could be to get the film in places like "Best BUy" etc.

TomOpus
07-14-05, 09:04 AM
You could always get the first version at Best Buy. I'm sure they didn't know of the hardcore stuff.

ShagMan
07-14-05, 09:05 AM
do we really need this? my bro-inlaw got the previously released copy, and the hardcore footage feel right into place with the rest of the movie really... I know I would not get the trimmed down version.

What a weird movie... the slo-mo fighting action was really trippy.

Giles
07-14-05, 09:08 AM
You could always get the first version at Best Buy. I'm sure they didn't know of the hardcore stuff.


I wasn't aware of it either, until I saw the movie and was like :eek:

I don't know why someone would buy the sanitized version, without the hardcore scenes this film would be kind of lame IMO.

Paul Arnette
07-14-05, 09:27 AM
Interesting...

OK, just so I'm certain, the director of Thriller: A Cruel Picture did intend the 'hardcore' footage to be included in his film though?

Thanks.
--
Paul Arnette

Cameron
07-14-05, 09:36 AM
your title read august 30 yet your descrptions says july 30

Giles
07-14-05, 10:05 AM
it is funny that the director of 99 WOMEN did NOT intended the hardcore footage, and DISOWNS that cut, and hardcore fans of thev director has spoken AGAINST that abomination, yet that version out sold the directors cut, believe it or not.

the hardcore version out selling the original non-X rated cut doesn't seem that surprising - hey pRon sells. :D



What a weird movie... the slo-mo fighting action was really trippy.

the fighting complete with the high pitched girlie screams is priceless IMO.

djtoell
07-14-05, 10:08 AM
Thriller was actually designed for multiple versions. For example, it was specifically marketed at Cannes that its content could be tailored to the restrictions and requirements of various regions. Releasing it without the hardcore footage to target another market is completely justified.

DJ

natevines
07-14-05, 10:13 AM
I'm sorry, but this movie was absolutely awful. I love exploitation and had my hopes up for this one, but it felt like an acid trip or something.

djtoell
07-14-05, 10:17 AM
I'm sorry, but this movie was absolutely awful. I love exploitation and had my hopes up for this one, but it felt like an acid trip or something.

That's a bad thing? :confused:

I think the movie is tremendous.

DJ

Daniel L
07-14-05, 02:47 PM
your title read august 30 yet your descrptions says july 30

Thanks for pointing that out. The release date is August 30th.

steebo777
07-14-05, 03:20 PM
You guys have just reminded me I still need to watch this flick.

Romerojpg
07-14-05, 06:53 PM
I would prefer no Porno in the film thats for sure, it just felt wrong for me, so I would like the option of Porno free dvd so I could borrow it to friends and not feel like a smut peddler. Its a shame they could not have put both versions on the same dvd :(

Great film and I loved the extreeem slow mo shots! well ahead of its time, but for me the Porn made me not like it as much as I wanted to :(

Leon Liew
07-15-05, 12:03 AM
The first release with the hardcore footage was slated as limited 28,000 copies
worldwide. Now another release is on the works guess the first release must have
soldout.

Daniel L
07-15-05, 01:48 AM
I've seen several used copies floating around since it came out. I always smile a little and think about the poor bastard who bought it because of the Tarantino name dropping on the package and whatever else.

I really loved this movie, though.. Easily one of my favorite DVDs of 2004.

prince_of_saturn
07-15-05, 08:26 AM
The first release with the hardcore footage was slated as limited 28,000 copies
worldwide. Now another release is on the works guess the first release must have
soldout.

I dont think so, seems like you can still order it everywhere on line.

Shagrath
07-15-05, 08:50 AM
The first release with the hardcore footage was slated as limited 28,000 copies
worldwide. Now another release is on the works guess the first release must have
soldout.

Do you have a source for this? Thanks.

EDIT: Nevermind. I found it at their site. They say 25,000 though..

http://www.synapse-films.com/shopping_cart/thriller.htm

Giles
07-15-05, 09:56 AM
it is funny that the director of 99 WOMEN did NOT intended the hardcore footage, and DISOWNS that cut, and hardcore fans of thev director has spoken AGAINST that abomination, yet that version out sold the directors cut, believe it or not.

so I rented this version last night and the hardcore inserts were so blatant and tacky, that you could see why Franco was not to happy with it, he also talks about it with quite disdain in the supplementary interview section on the non-hardcore version.

Julie Walker
07-15-05, 03:26 PM
Borders has the first release of Thriller for $23.99. Should I pick it up immediately,is the film worth it?

Also at Borders,they only have the hardcore version of 99 Women. Now while it is nice to see a retailer stocking hardcore titles. In this case,it would be good if they stocked both versions for obvious reasons:)

Mondo Kane
07-15-05, 03:56 PM
Should I pick it up immediately,is the film worth it?


Might be too slow and moody for most die-hard exploitation fans. But I think you'd like it. You're a Spit-Grave fan right? You could say it's a perfect companion for a double feature. Plus Christina Lindberg looks better with a gun than Camille Keaton.

Daniel L
07-15-05, 03:57 PM
Borders has the first release of Thriller for $23.99. Should I pick it up immediately,is the film worth it?

I'd snatch it up soon. The fact that you're posting in this thread suggests that you'd probably be interested in this film (it's definitely not for some). I think you'll like it; it's was a lot of fun and definitely a nice surprise. If gore, sleaze, nudity, and some kick ass revenge are your thing, pick it up while you can.

Julie Walker
07-15-05, 04:34 PM
While I like I Spit on Your Grave. I have been burned with some blind buy Euro pick ups.

For example,after all the good things I heard about Fulcis Contraband. I picked it up,and was severely let down. The film bored me to death,and the gore near the finale could not save it.


I don't mind slow films,but they have to keep me interested in the charecters and proceedings,which Contraband did not do at all.

Daniel L
07-16-05, 12:45 AM
Well, when it's gone, it's gone... It will probably cost a lot more and become rather scarce after that. Buy it, you'll feel better. ;)

eXcentris
07-16-05, 01:00 AM
I'd snatch it up soon. The fact that you're posting in this thread suggests that you'd probably be interested in this film (it's definitely not for some). I think you'll like it; it's was a lot of fun and definitely a nice surprise. If gore, sleaze, nudity, and some kick ass revenge are your thing, pick it up while you can.

Only thing missing is a Joe Bob Briggs commentary. :)

Daniel L
07-16-05, 01:48 AM
Only thing missing is a Joe Bob Briggs commentary.

His commentary is one of the best parts about the "I Spit" ME... oh, and the fact that a movie like that is THX approved. I wonder what The Flanneled One thought of that?

xage
07-22-07, 04:40 PM
Interesting that in DVDTALK's Review section the most popular (I guess the most visited aswell) DVD review for the month of July this year is this DVD

Anita - The Shocking Account of a Young Nymphomaniac (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=28885)

But, the said DVD doesnt boast much of quality only the title carries a magnetizing curiosity to visitors or members of this site.

Anyways, I'd rather recommend this DVD, Thriller: A Cruel Picture which is also starred by the same actress who played the role of Anita in Anita - The Shocking Account of a Young Nymphomaniac and that is Christina Lindberg

I never take noticed of this thread until now. Since the title is different, I never thought that what I have was the Explicit, Uncut and Hardcore version of Thriller: They Call Her One Eye.

Whats cool is that this DVD is Limited Edition to 25,000

I think this is OOP now (with its limited run to 25,000)

I highly recommend this DVD! and its better and sexier compare to Anita.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/xage00/THRILLER.jpg

OldBoy
07-22-07, 05:23 PM
holy resurrections Batman!

anyway, i have this too...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/scott1598/0722071716.jpg

a :banana: for Xage's pick.

DeputyDave
07-22-07, 05:55 PM
Interesting that in DVDTALK's Review section the most popular (I guess the most visited aswell) DVD review for the month of July this year is this DVD

Anita - The Shocking Account of a Young Nymphomaniac (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=28885)

But, the said DVD doesnt boast much of quality only the title carries a magnetizing curiosity to visitors or members of this site.

Hmmm... I wonder why, with this cover image, it was the most clicked on DVD review on this site?

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51mO-DFdZyL._AA240_.jpg

Anyway, I too have Thriller (uncut). Great movie, and better than I Spit on Your Grave (although being an ME, makes it top of it's class). I wasn't aware it was OOP or limited to only 25,000.

I'm at work and haven't pulled it off my shelf in a while; is it numbered in any way? Does anyone have a link to a pic of the edited version? I'm very limited at work to where I can visit online (an IT friend on the department hooked me up by excluding DVDTalk from blocking).

Adam Tyner
07-22-07, 06:04 PM
I think a lot of it is the title and text of the review too, which caused it to rank high on Google searches and the like. My review of Blood Sisters of Lesbian Sin was also one of the most popular reviews on the site too since my screencaps -- for whatever reason -- ranked near the top on Google Image search for 'lesbian'.

TomOpus
07-22-07, 06:14 PM
I'm at work and haven't pulled it off my shelf in a while; is it numbered in any way? Does anyone have a link to a pic of the edited version?No, it wasn't numbered.

R-rated version link (http://www.amazon.com/Thriller-They-Call-Her-One/dp/B000AA4FAQ/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/002-1507524-2812829?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1185142397&sr=1-3)

Giggles
07-22-07, 07:28 PM
I wasn't going to buy Anita despite of the gorgeous cover :) Because I also have Thriller's LE, and the only reason I do is its limited status and that I sometimes like to watch this kind of cheezy flicks...

xage
07-22-07, 07:36 PM
I think a lot of it is the title and text of the review too, which caused it to rank high on Google searches and the like. My review of Blood Sisters of Lesbian Sin was also one of the most popular reviews on the site too since my screencaps -- for whatever reason -- ranked near the top on Google Image search for 'lesbian'.

Well, that applies the phrase "Sex Sells"

But I guess, for those who have Thriller (The Cruel Picture)..

Would you recommend this or the Anita DVD?

Me..if asked... I would go for Thriller: A Cruel Picture it is way far explicit compare to Anita.

xage
07-22-07, 07:58 PM
Actually the Anita - The Shocking Account of a Young Nymphomaniac (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=28885) DVD Review in this site made me do this...


but hey if the thread title was Thriller: They Call Her One Eye Nymphomaniac or Thriller:A Cruel Nymphomaniac Picture. Im pretty sure it will receive big hits.

But heck.. for those who wonders whats inside the Anita DVD and got dimayed with the site's review.. Please do get this title

Thriller: A Cruel Picture

1. Its Unrated
2. Its Limited
3. and Christina Lindberg is younger here compare to her Anita Movie





holy resurrections Batman!

anyway, i have this too...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/scott1598/0722071716.jpg

a :banana: for Xage's pick.

Ralph Jenkins
07-22-07, 08:14 PM
Sex & Fury might also be a good title to pick up if you're a fan of hers. It's a Japanese "pinky violence" flick but she gets a decent amount of screen time.

Mondo Kane
07-22-07, 08:35 PM
Sex & Fury might also be a good title to pick up if you're a fan of hers. It's a Japanese "pinky violence" flick but she gets a decent amount of screen time.

Nice lezbo scene she's in as well -popcorn-

xage
07-22-07, 10:32 PM
Sex & Fury might also be a good title to pick up if you're a fan of hers. It's a Japanese "pinky violence" flick but she gets a decent amount of screen time.

And both were copied by Tarantino's Kill Bill

The Valeyard
07-23-07, 12:08 AM
Whats cool is that this DVD is Limited Edition to 25,000

I think this is OOP now (with its limited run to 25,000)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/xage00/THRILLER.jpg

Deep Discount claims to still have it:

http://www.deepdiscount.com/viewproduct.htm?productId=5782954

jrsl76
07-23-07, 03:53 AM
If I were you I would get all the Christina Lindberg titles currently in release, but I am a huge Christina fan. If you only got one though, Thriller (for my money) is it. All the other titles (Sex & Fury, Anita and Swedish Wildcats) are enjoyable. Oh, and an aside, thanks to John Wallis for name checking me in his Anita review. It was a very flattering suprise to read something and see my name mentioned. Anyway, check out the film, it's great!

DeputyDave
07-23-07, 09:34 AM
Call me a perv, but it always bothers me when I watch Thriller that it's a body double doing the sex, rather than Christina.

Giggles
07-23-07, 10:34 AM
Call me a perv, but it always bothers me when I watch Thriller that it's a body double doing the sex, rather than Christina.Same here. This way these scenes look unnecessary and totally unnatural like they were edited in just to shock the audience: look, we got porn scenes in our movie!

Peep
07-23-07, 11:16 AM
Deep Discount claims to still have it:

http://www.deepdiscount.com/viewproduct.htm?productId=5782954

A lot of places claim to have this title and the image pictured says Limited Edition:

http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/prod_images/293/40251293.jpg

Maybe I'm misremembering things, but I thought that the rare, OOP version was the one with the longer cut and a second disc. Was there such a third release, or just the two that are easy to find?

islandclaws
07-23-07, 11:26 AM
No, just the two. Both can still be easily had if you look for them.

Personally I almost want to buy the R-cut that omits the hardcore scenes, but it's also missing some footage from the eyeball scene and that's just not going to fly. I don't want to lose any of that footage.

dullboy
07-23-07, 12:07 PM
I thought it odd, too, that the Anita review was at the top of the most popular reviews list for over a month...wonder if it will sell a good amount starting tomorrow. Any particular reason why it's been totally dropped off the top ten review list now?

Julie Walker
07-23-07, 01:19 PM
No, just the two. Both can still be easily had if you look for them.

Personally I almost want to buy the R-cut that omits the hardcore scenes, but it's also missing some footage from the eyeball scene and that's just not going to fly. I don't want to lose any of that footage.

The cut dvd is not the real R rated version! Since it still contains all the other footage cut from the original R rated version. Mostly it's probably just 'slow' scenes that the distributor cut to speed the film up. Since over 20+ minutes was removed from the R rated version.

So the cut disc includes the longer film, but is missing the hardcore bits,and the eyeball sequence. And the distributor purposely cut out the eyeball bit exactly as it was cut in the real R rated version despite not having to do that! My guess,is they did that,to get those who want the eyeball scene uncut,to have to purchase the uncut version even if they don't like the hardcore bites.

Now it would have been interesting if the original R rated version had been included as an alternative viewing option. Just to see how the film was presented originally in the U.S. But rights issues may have something to do with that.

xage
07-23-07, 10:38 PM
Deep Discount claims to still have it:

http://www.deepdiscount.com/viewproduct.htm?productId=5782954


Yes, it may be in stock to most retailers/e-tailers and its a good thing while its reachable. But I think with its limited production run of 25,000 I highly doubt if Synapse will keep on producing above 25,000.

Thus I think its OOP from the DVD reproduction standpoint