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(aka "The Incubus" )

 

directed by John Hough
Canada 1982

 

When a series of violent rapes and murders disrupts the idyl of the quiet village of Galen, Dr. Samuel Cordell (John Casavettes, ROSEMARY'S BABY) and the local sheriff (John Ireland, HOUSE OF THE SEVEN CORPSES) at first believe it to be the work of a gang; but the unusual sperm sample and the one surviving victim's traumatized description of her attacker as a monster soon has Cordell looking for an unusual individual. Lovely newspaper editor Laura (Kerrie Keane, SPASMS) turns Cordell onto a similar series of unsolved attacks in the village thirty years before, and the supernatural bent of the investigation starts to worry town matriarch Agatha Galen (Helen Hughes, VISITING HOURS) whose nephew Tim (Duncan McIntosh, MURDER BY PHONE) - who is dating Cordell's daughter Jenny (Erin Noble, CLASS OF 1984) - has been tormented by a recurring dream involving something evil trying to batter its way through a locked door and begins to suspect himself of the attacks.

Eric Cotenas

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Theatrical Release: 27 August 1982 (USA)

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DVD Comparison:

Elite Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC vs. Scorpion Releasing (Katarina's Nightmare Theater) - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for all the Screen Caps!

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Distribution

Elite Entertainment

Region 0 - NTSC

Scorpion Releasing
Region 0 - NTSC
Runtime 1:32:15 1:32:21
Video

1.80:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.21 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

1.83:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.97 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

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

Bitrate:

 

Elite Entertainment

 

Bitrate:

 

Scorpion Releasing (Katarina's Nightmare Theater)

 

Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono

English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono

Subtitles none none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Elite Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.80:1

Edition Details:
• Theatrical Trailer (4:3; 1:41)

DVD Release Date: 27 August 2002
Amaray

Chapters 12
 

Release Information:
Studio: Scorpion Releasing

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.83:1

Edition Details:
• Playable with 'Katarina's Nightmare Theater' introduction and post-script
• Theatrical Trailer (4:3; 1:26)
• Trailers for DEATH SHIP, DAY OF THE ANIMALS, ALLEY CAT, MORTUARY, THE HEARSE, HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW, THE RETURN and HUMONGOUS

 

DVD Release Date: January 22nd, 2013
Amaray

Chapters 14

 

Comments

Scorpion Releasing announced a few months before the release of THE INCUBUS that the company that licensed the title to Elite and provided materials for the transfer no longer had the film elements, and were unable to secure another print to do a new HD transfer and had to make due with the SD digital master prepared for the 2002 release; that said, Scorpion's new encode is a superior representation of the master. It preserves the grain that was filtered out of the older encoding and is more accurately framed at 1.83:1; the 2002 DVD was framed at 1.80:1 with slivers of side matte cropping out picture information at the edge (as opposed to compressing the existing image within that narrower ratio). The Dolby Digital 2.0 mono tracks are similar.

Both releases feature a trailer for the film, but little else. Scorpion's introduction and post-script by Katarina Leigh Waters is programmed for optional viewing, and it is an entertaining addition as always. The new disc is also easier obtained than the OOP 2002 disc.

 - Eric Cotenas

 


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(Elite Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs. Scorpion Releasing (Katarina's Nightmare Theater) - Region 0 - NTSC - BOTTOM)

 


 

Report Card:

 

Image:

Scorpion Releasing

Sound:

Draw

Extras: Scorpion Releasing
Menu: Draw

 
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Distribution

Elite Entertainment

Region 0 - NTSC

Scorpion Releasing
Region 0 - NTSC

 




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