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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "Dead Waters" or "Temnye vody")

 

directed by Mariano Baino
Italy/Russia/UK 1993

 

It has been acclaimed as "visually amazing" (Videoscope), "deeply disturbing" (BBC Radio One), "a must see for serious horror buffs" (Film Review), and compared to the works of Bergman, Bava and Argento. Now experience the modern Nunsploitation masterpiece from co-writer/director Mariano Baino as you've never seen or heard it before: When a young Englishwoman attempts to discover her mysterious connection to a remote island convent, she will unlock an unholy communion of torment, blasphemy and graphic demonic depravity.  Louise Salter (INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE) stars in this "stunning and horrifying debut" (Digitally Obsessed) filmed on location along the grim Ukraine coast now transferred in HD from the original 35mm negative and featuring over 4 hours of startling Special Features.

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Theatrical Release: 1993 (Russia)

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Comparison:

NoShame Films (2-Disc Limited Special Edition) - Region 0 - NTSC vs. Severin - Region FREE - Blu-ray

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for the NoShame Films (2-Disc Limited Special Edition) Screen Caps!

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Distribution

NoShame Films

Region 0 - NTSC

Severin
Region FREE -
Blu-ray
Runtime 1:32:06 1:32:07.146
Video

1.84:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 7.18 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

1.85:1 Disc Size: 44,815,544,952 bytes

Feature Size: 26,422,714,368 bytes

Total Bitrate: 34.57 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:

NoShame Films (2-Disc Limited Special Edition)

 

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Severin Blu-ray

 

Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo

Dolby Digital Audio English 224 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 224 kbps
LPCM Audio English 1536 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit

Subtitles English, Italian, none English,  none
Features Release Information:
Studio: NoShame Films

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.84:1

Edition Details:
Disc One:
•  Audio commentary by Writer/Director Mariano Baino, moderated by NoShame Films' producer Michele De
• Introduction by Writer/Director Mariano Baino (2:37)
• Bits and Pieces' deleted scenes (7:14)
• Deep Into Dark Waters' interview with Mariano Baino, actress Louise Salter, camera operator
• Silent Blooper Reel with audio commentary by Mariano Baino (2:52)
• Photo and Artwork Gallery

Disc Two:
• Mariano Baino's Short Films, all with audio commentary by Writer/Director Mariano Baino:
• Dream Car' (16:16), 'Caruncula' (21:27), and 'Never Ever After' (13:49)
• Making of Never Ever After interviews with cast & crew (14:04)
• The Face and the Body' music video by Cecily Fay (4:32)
• DVD-ROM content: PDF file of the screenplay for 'Never Ever After'
• Stone Amulet replica and 48 page booklet
• Photo & Artwork Gallery

DVD Release Date:
Boxed Set

Chapters 12

Release Information:
Studio: Severin

 

1.85:1 Disc Size: 44,815,544,952 bytes

Feature Size: 26,422,714,368 bytes

Total Bitrate: 34.57 Mbps

Dual-layered Blu-ray MPEG4 - AVC

 

Edition Details:
• Audio Commentary With Writer / Director Mariano Baino
• Lovecraft Made Me Do It Featurette (9:41)
• Let There Be Water Featurette (6:44)
• Controlling The Uncontrollable Featurette (5:10)
• Deep Into The Dark Waters Featurette (50:28)
• Director Intro (2:36)
• Deleted Scenes (7:14)
• Silent Blooper Reel With Audio Commentary by • Director Mariano Baino (2:52)
• Short Films Of Mariano Baino: Dream Car - 16:16, Caruncula - 21:26, Never Ever After, Making Of Never Ever After, face and the Body Music Video
 

DVD Release Date: April 25th, 2017
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Chapters 12

 

 

 

 

Comments

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

ADDITION: Severin - Region FREE - Blu-ray April 17': Severin Film's Blu-ray appears to be the same slightly window-boxed high definition master of the film's director's cut (it actually runs shorter than the original release version as director Mariano Baino cut to improve pacing but could not do as much as he wanted because he could not go back to the original audio and picture elements) which was struck for NoShame Films' limited two-disc (which included a replica of the monster amulet and a booklet of script pages and production artwork) and standard single-disc DVD editions from 2006. Framing is identical while the image evinces both more detail and a layer of scanner noise not previously noticeable.

Either due to an authoring error or bizarre judgment, the feature audio has been encoded in lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo while the commentary (as well as the audio for some of the SD featurettes) has been encoded in uncompressed LPCM. The optional English subtitles are not the same as the NoShame DVD and features a couple minor transcription errors.

All of the extras from the NoShame two-disc edition have been ported over including Baino's short films and retrospective featurette with Baino, actress Louise Salter, camera operator Steve Brooke Smith, co-editor Rick Littler, and associate producer Nigel Dali. Severin have produced three new featurettes with Baino in which he discusses how he got into horror through his discovery of H.P. Lovecraft, Uncle Creepy comics, and Fangoria magazine, his current art exhibitions, as well as a rough assembly of the one-take-only flood scene in the film shot with five cameras.

 - Eric

 


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Region 0 - NTSC

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Region FREE -
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