Friday, March 12, 2010

Bruno Mattei's THE TOMB available. Kinda.

VCD/Thailand/fullscreen/Thai dub/no subs/2 discs

Oh sing thy songs of happiness thee wee ones for today I bring thee words of multo cool info! I've recently discovered there is yet another release of one of Bruno Mattei's last moves! This one is THE TOMB (2004) and it's been released not by our friends in the Česká republika but in Thailand. On video-cd. Dubbed in Thai. Without subtitles. :-(

Boo-hoo!! Why is the world so mean. Oh why oh why (he says while repeatedly spanking himself with a leafless branch). I wrote to Tom, an American in Thailand who runs a DVD store with his wife, Kat, called TK WORLDWIDE. He was nice enough to make a few phone calls and if it wasn't depressing enough that there's only a VCD available then get this: The company had actually planned a DVD as well but they just never got around to putting it out!!! :-(

Tom says there are so many DVD and especially VCD releases EVERY DAY that it's completely impossible to really get a good view of what is actually out there on the Thai market. Well, one thing that isn't out there is a Mattei film called THE TOMB. :/

Having said all of the above I should probably also mention there is actually a reg. 1 release of THE TOMB. It came out several years back and unfortunately I don't have it which is a pain as it seems it's OOP and slightly difficult to find by now.

You can get the VCD from eThaiCD ($7.50 incl. p&p). Go here.

Thanks to Tom for the effort. TK WORLDWIDE has a lot of cool Thai DVDs and I've bought quite a few films from there. Go here.

PS: Sorry about the crappy cover scan. Usually I spit on pixelating cover scans downloaded from the Internet but it was the only one I could find and besides, it kinda fits the crappy release.


  1. I don't think the U.S. disc is a bootleg, just on a cheap no-name label. It appears to still be in-print:

  2. The US disc was actually more of a rental release than a sell-through one; it sat on the shelves of most Blockbusters and Hollywood Videos that you'd go into. I picked mine up used for like $2 from one going out of business.

  3. Thanks guys! Hmm, maybe I only checked Amazon UK cos I couldn't find it there.

  4. The US disc is pretty awful (it has the DVDr menu on it, but playing-not selectable). Still 22.49 on Amazon US. Not the best Bruno, but Bruno nonetheless. Look for the footage from Army of Darkness!

  5. Just buy it used, though that's a problem for Jack being across the world. :(

  6. Yeah, it sucks that you can't always get the same from Amazon UK marketplace sellers as you can from the US ones. And $23 for a new copy means PLUS $13 postage. Some Amazon US marketplace sellers do ship out to Euroland but it'll still be $20 or so for a used copy. Anyway, I'll figure something out with this one and THE JAIL once I get some money (after having found some sort of job, haha).