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(aka "Rosso Sangue" or "Antropophagus II" or "Monster Hunter" or "Horrible" )

 

directed by Joe D'Amato (as Peter Newton)
Italy 1981

 

Toss away those inferior bootlegs and experience sleaze maestro Joe D'Amato's infamous follow-up to ANTHROPOPHAGOUS like never before! Borrowing heavily from HALLOWEEN, D'Amato unleashes gut-spewing Greek boogeyman (screenwriter George Eastman) into suburban America for a "gruesome as hell" (CinemasFringes.com) and "incredibly sadistic" (ASlashAbove.com) saga of doomed nurses, butchered babysitters, bio-chemical clergy and some of the most insane splatter scenes in Italian gorehound history. Edmund Purdom (FRANKENSTEIN'S CASTLE OF FREAKS, PIECES) and Annie Belle (HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK) co-star in this "violence-soaked bloodbath- (Hysteria Lives) and former 'Video Nasty' - also known as THE GRIM REAPER 2, ZOMBIE 6, HORRIBLE and MONSTER HUNTER - now featuring a 2k scan from the original negative and gushing with all-new Special Features.

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Theatrical Release: October 1981 (Italy)

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Comparison:

MYA Communication - Region 0 - NTSC vs. Severin Films - Region FREE - Blu-ray

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for the MYA Communication DVD Screen Caps!

(MYA Communication - Region 0 - NTSC - LEFT vs. Severin Films - Region FREE - Blu-ray - RIGHT)

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Distribution

MYA Communication

Region 0 - NTSC

Severin Films
Region FREE - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:33:48 1:33:55.630 / 1:28:33.850
Video

1.74:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.66 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

1.85:1 Disc Size: 49,422,320,301 bytes

English Size: 25,125,402,624 bytes

Italian Size: 18,149,197,824 bytes

Total Bitrate: 32.00 Mbps / 24.00 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG4 - AVC

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

 

MYA Communication

 

Bitrate:

 

Severin Films English version  Blu-ray

 

Bitrate:

 

Severin Films Italian version Blu-ray

 

Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono; Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono

English:

DTS-HD Master Audio English 1855 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1855 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

Italian:

DTS-HD Master Audio Italian 1868 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1868 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

Subtitles none English, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: MYA Communication

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen letterboxed - 1.74:1

Edition Details:
� none

DVD Release Date: 28 July 2009
Amaray

Chapters 12
 

Release Information:
Studio: Severin Films

 

1.85:1 Disc Size: 49,422,320,301 bytes

English Size: 25,125,402,624 bytes

Italian Size: 18,149,197,824 bytes

Total Bitrate: 32.00 Mbps / 24.00 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG4 - AVC

 

Edition Details:
• Rosso Sangue: Alternate Italian cut (with optional English subtitles)
• The Return of the Grim Reaper: Interview With Actor / Writer / Co-Producer Luigi Montefiore (George Eastman) (30:53)
• D’Amato on Video: Archive Interview With Director Aristide Massaccesi (19:43)
• A Biker (Uncredited): Interview With Michele Soavi (17:47)
• Trailer (02:41)
• First 2500 copies includes Bonus CD Soundtrack
Reversible Wrap

 

Blu-ray Release Date: September 25th, 2018

Chapters 8 + 8

 

 

Comments

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

ADDITION: (September 2018) Severin Region FREE - Blu-ray: Severin bring us Joe D'Amato's notorious gorefest, "featuring a 2k scan from the original negative " on a dual layered Blu-ray.  The film is available in 2 cuts here; the shorter, "Rosso Sangue" alternate Italian cut (with optional English subtitles) and the English DUB version in separate transfers (not seamlessly-branched). The image here looks good, regardless of which cut you are watching. The longer cut has a higher bitrate, looking slightly superior in-motion. The image is much darker, with better contrast levels, than the 2009 DVD. The colors are more muted, with bloods looking less red and ending up with a brownish hue. There is a healthy amount of grain. Overall, this is a fine 1080P appearance, as long as you don't mind the darker hue.

Depending on which version you choose, there is either a 24-bit 2.0 English or 24-bit 2.0 Italian DTS-HD Master Audio. The various drilling noises and squishy gore sounds come through sounding just fine, regardless of which version you are watching. The composer for the film is Carlo Maria Cordio (Body Puzzle,
Aenigma, Pieces, Amok Train). This is an appropriately cheesy soundtrack that is thankfully here as a bonus CD. There are optional English subtitles on the Italian version, and only CC subtitles on the English-language version. This is a Region-Free Blu-ray.

"The Return of the Grim Reaper" is a 31-minute interview with actor/ writer / co-Producer Luigi Montefiore (George Eastman). "D’Amato on Video" is a 20-minute archival interview with director Aristide Massaccesi. "A Biker (Uncredited)" is an 18-minute interview with Michele Soavi (another iconic Italian director). The film's trailer is also here. The first 2500 copies of this release also include a bonus CD soundtrack, which has value for fans of the film's music.

Severin have a fine package here, for fans of sleazemeister D'amato. The transfer is a welcome improvement over the previous SD transfer. Highly recommended to gorehounds.

 - Colin

 


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(MYA Communication - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs. Severin Films - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM)

 


(MYA Communication - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs. Severin Films - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM)

 


(MYA Communication - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs. Severin Films - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM)

 


(MYA Communication - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs. Severin Films - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM)

 


(MYA Communication - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs. Severin Films - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM)


 

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Blu-ray

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MYA Communication

Region 0 - NTSC

Severin Films
Region FREE - Blu-ray

 





 

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