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Old 04-01-04, 11:11 PM
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Thriller : A Cruel Picture aka They call her one eye

Any update on when Synapse are releasing this ?

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Old 04-02-04, 12:01 AM
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I e-mailed them a few days ago, I got one back soon after.

The reason we haven't updated is because, for the last 7 months, we've been
negotiating to have all our releases distributed by Ryko Distribution. This
took an awful long time, but it is almost done. We'll have a new update in
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We have some interesting stuff lined up for the rest of the year!


This makes another company switching to Ryko. First Blue Underground, Unearthed, Cult epics, now Synapse. I guess this company must rock to get so much talent.
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Old 04-02-04, 12:43 PM
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Old 07-24-04, 08:21 PM
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There is a review up for the Synapse release of Thriller: A Cruel Picture on the dvd maniacs site. (http://www.dvdmaniacs.net/). It sounds like Synapse did an awesome job with it. I can't wait to finally see the inspiration for Elle Driver!! Due out Sept. 28.
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Old 07-25-04, 12:42 AM
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Great info... thanks for the link!
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Old 08-13-04, 09:22 PM
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Pre-order is up at xploitedcinema.com .

It's limited to 25,000. Got mine pre-ordered here because Tony rules!
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out of curiosity, how much hardcore is in this flick? i don't care about the gore, but don't want an extreme amount of it in this.
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I have never seen the movie, but it's always been a curiousity.

Tony will usually put a warning "You must be 18+ to order this disc" on the hardcore stuff (see the listing for Emanuelle in America). I'm sure there's a lot of softcore stuff, though.
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Old 08-13-04, 09:39 PM
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Originally posted by TomOpus
Pre-order is up at xploitedcinema.com .

It's limited to 25,000. Got mine pre-ordered here because Tony rules!
thanks for the heads up, just placed an order.
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Yeah thanks for the heads up for me too. I just got mine in. I always wanted to see this movie so not hopefully I will get my shot.
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out of curiosity, how much hardcore is in this flick? i don't care about the gore, but don't want an extreme amount of it in this.
There is some hardcore footage on this disc but I'm not sure how much (I've only seen the cut version of the film). The hc footage is inserts that don't involve the real actors though.

Can't wait to get this disc.
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Originally posted by TomOpus
Pre-order is up at xploitedcinema.com .

It's limited to 25,000. Got mine pre-ordered here because Tony rules!
I definitely agree. xploitedcinema.com is the best.

Preordered my copy. Can't wait to see it.

Check out the original liner notes for Thriller:A Cruel Picture here

http://tombofdvd.com/cruel_liners.htm
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Thanks for the link, smokedragon. Great info.

I guess that might answer the question about how explicit the hardcore scenes are.
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Originally posted by TomOpus
Thanks for the link, smokedragon. Great info.

I guess that might answer the question about how explicit the hardcore scenes are.
i'd guess it would just be on screen penetration, no bj's or anything
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As long as it's a pre-order, I'm going to hold out and hope that DDD puts it up, since they have titles like "Entrails of the Virgin" available. The "Easy Rider: Deluxe Edition," and "Eternal Sunshine..." are also out that day.
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hkflix.com also has it up for preorder for $24.95, not sure what the price is at xploitedcinema.
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All the info was in the link I posted but it's now $19.95 (hmm it was $21.95) + shipping. I use 2-3 day shipping since it's only $4.50 and it really takes 2 days.

hkflix has 3-7 day shipping for $4.95.

So, xploitedcinema is ~$5 less and you'll get it sooner.
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anyone have a guess if any B&M stores will have this for a reasonable price?

if not I might have to order this.
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chalk up another sale at Xploited. finally pre-ordered it.
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I'm like Giest. DDD has "Entrails" at 40% off, which would put "Thriller" at around $18, so I'll wait and see if they put it up.
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Originally posted by Geist
As long as it's a pre-order, I'm going to hold out and hope that DDD puts it up, since they have titles like "Entrails of the Virgin" available. The "Easy Rider: Deluxe Edition," and "Eternal Sunshine..." are also out that day.
http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=RYK030349
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I use DDD a lot but, for certain movies, I'll go wit exploitedcinema because his site provides movies I like and his customer service is heads above DDD.
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---From http://www.dvdmaniacs.net/

A Message From Synapse...

August 26, 2004 10:22 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2004

SYNAPSE FILMS TO PROCEED WITH WORLDWIDE RELEASE OF “THRILLER – A CRUEL PICTURE” DESPITE UNLAWFUL THREATS FROM THE FILM’S PRODUCER / DIRECTOR BOARNE VIBENIUS.



On September 28, 2004, Synapse Films, Inc. (Synapse) will proceed with the worldwide release of Thriller–A Cruel Picture (Thriller) aka They Call Her One Eye on DVD. In late 2001, Synapse was approached by Chrome Entertainment, Inc. (Chrome) who paid producer/director Boarne Vibenius $10,000 U.S. Dollars for worldwide distribution rights to Thriller. Chrome told Synapse they could not complete their production work on Thriller and they had total confidence in Donald May, Jr. and Synapse to successfully release a DVD version. Fortunately, the distribution agreement between Boarne Vibenius, Channel 1 and Chrome allowed assignment of the distribution agreement to Synapse upon purchase of all of Chrome’s assets. In early 2002, Synapse purchased all the assets of Chrome and received an assignment of the distribution agreement which remains legally in effect.



For over two years, Synapse has been ruthlessly and relentlessly defamed and harassed by Vibenius. Simply put, Vibenius does not want Synapse to release Thriller. These attacks intensified after the increased publicity for Thriller due to the release of Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004) and from fine comments made about Thriller from director Quentin Tarantino in various press articles and interviews. Synapse has, in good faith, responded to numerous letters from Vibenius explaining that Synapse has full legal worldwide rights to release his film. Vibenius refuses our letters and correspondence. Just today, we received a pack of documents we had sent Vibenius via Federal Express that came back to us with a note stating “Return to Sender”. Vibenius also blocks our faxes and refuses our e-mails.



Vibenius’ latest tactic is hiding behind an alias named “Otto van der Leyfen”. He is now emailing false accusations from an anonymous Hotmail email address to many of our loyal distributors, defaming Donald May, Jr. and Synapse Films. “Otto” (aka Vibenius) is also emailing the editors and webmasters of publicly accessible film and DVD information websites with attacks against Synapse.



Synapse intends to assert all legal means to protect and defend its rights to the film Thriller. Despite all these accusations and threats, Synapse fully intends to pay Vibenius royalties which will be in addition to $10,000 U.S. Dollars he has already received.



Please visit the Synapse Films, Inc. website at www.synapse-films.com for more information on Thriller, and other Synapse releases.

Charles A. Fiedler, General Counsel of Synapse Films, Inc.

Sills, Charboneau, Fiedler & Barnett, P.C.

36880 Woodward Ave., Suite 103

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

(248) 644-3600

(248) 901-4842 (Facsimile)For more information on this legal matter, contact: [email protected]




.....It seems that the director is fighting really hard to block the Synapse release. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the eyeball slicing (from a real corpse) and hardcore pornography in the film, lol. I picked up the new DVD at the Horrorfind Convention and its great. Synapse did a really good job on this rarely seen gem. Hopefully its gets out there for everyone else to see.
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Here's the letter:

"Americans steal European Cult Directors Film

- THRILLER A CRUEL PICTURE-

Don May at Synapse Films Inc, Mi is distributing thorugh Ryko Distribution NYC the Cult Picture from 1972 without agreement. Check the web about the worldwide release!!!!! Synapse has payed zero to the owner, Cult Director Boarne Vibenius

Synapse films has not answered letters in 2,5 years, Ryko Distribution has not answered mail since may 2004.

Bastards,steal and go!!

You want the truth, contact:

CHANNEL 1
Asogatan 194, 3rd fl.
SE- 116 32 Stockholm
Sweden

Otto van der Leyfen
friend of ,secrewed 61 year old Cultdirecor Boarne Vibenius, now in prep for

- THRILLER II-

But be sure, no Americans will be allowed to be involved in this production"


On that address lives no Otto van der Leyfen, but someone named Cecil Vibenius... There is noone by the name of van der Leyfen registered anywhere in Sweden.
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Keep up the good fight, Synapse!

Sorry to hear that Vibenius is bitter about the deal he made.
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