Thursday, September 13, 2007
Leo Fong invites you to enjoy the real Grindhouse!
We just finished the telecine work on Leo Fong's TIGER'S REVENGE. We were going to inspect the print, but Leo went ahead and gave it to the lab without allowing us to QC it, and the result was, well, interesting. Yes, it is 16x9, but the print has green lines and many jumpcuts. Not only that, reel 2 and 3 were mixed up and in the wrong order! When we showed all of this to Leo, he approved of it, stating this is the way the film was probably shown in most Grindhouses! So unlike some DVD's which have used a full frame tape master for their so called Grindhouse DVD's, we at Code Red bring you a true 16 x 9, just like seeing it on the big screen, of Leo's 'classic' film, complete with authentic pops, skips, and green motion scratch lines! Leo calls it a "Leo Fong experience!" Check out these screenshots! And wait until you here his audio commentary! And if you think this looks to be in rough shape (considering it was suppose to be from the best out of 3 different set of prints), you haven't seen nothing yet! Just wait until you see the condition of the prints for THE REDEEMER which look 10 times worse!