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Salo-Region 2-Please give your opinions about this release and the film itself

Old 06-13-01, 03:00 PM
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I'm considering buying the Region 2 Release.
How is the film? Could you classify the film into any particular genre?

How is the picture quality? I am assuming that it doesn't
come with a director's commentary, but does it have any
special features?

Finally, does anyone know if this release is censored
in anyway from the original?

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I am only asking because
I thought the BBC was usually pretty strict about what types
of things could be released.


BTW, I am a Yank. If the above statement is untrue, I apologize for my ignorance.
Old 06-13-01, 04:10 PM
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...the R2 SalÚ DVD was released by the bfi (British Film Institute)... the movie is utterly complete and uncut (it's an 'arthouse' film, after all) and the transfer is - and I'm being kind here! - terrible ... non-anamorphic 1.85:1 ... out of focus, starting with the main titles, virtually all the way to the (very bitter!) end ... this DVD is not recommended - unless you feel you simply have to have this movie (the - frankly, not much better - Criterion Edition is OOP)...

...for reviews of the movie go here:

http://www.mrqe.com/lookup?salo

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( ...any opinions expressed in this post
are strictly my own!...
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Old 06-14-01, 03:02 PM
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Agreed. It's barely watchable, especially on a larger screen.

I'm still hoping that MGM is going to put this out in region 1.

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