Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sick-o-pathics!



Check this out! I'm getting the legendary low budget splatter flick SICK-O-PATHICS from 1996! It's directed by Massimo Lavagnini and among other fine actors it stars Antonio Margheriti, Luigi Cozzi, Renato Polselli, Lucio Fulci, Antonella Fulci, David Warbeck, Linnea Quigley, Sergio Stivaletti, Dardano Sacchetti, Joe D'Amato, Sergio Bergonzelli!!! The tape I'm getting is an English language release on the German Manic Entertainment label. There's no DVD release.

Trailer:

15 comments:

  1. Forget about ex-rental tapes with devil worshipping sickos who use machetes and meat cleavers to carve up people. Put on some wholesome stuff like Reptilicus or talk about Danish pastries or your vhs player collection. Always remember Phillips karbitch !! National Panasonic gut - hee fee !! hahaha

    joe

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  2. Just in case for anyone who doesn't already know, the last comment was referring to the goofy you-tuber who collects VCRs :-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z4iw8Ppo1o

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  3. Haha, yeah I saw that guy a while back. Uhh, I've got a few VCR's but I DON'T collect them! :D

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  4. Lucky bastard! Always wanted a copy myself! Almost can't believe this hasn't been released somewhere on DVD...

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  5. Yeah, I got the link for that guy from Finland who collects Vcrs from one of yours, either here or was it off facebook. He is right about National Panasonic VCRs, my first one was from 1983 with the pop-out tape compartment and cord remote for $899 which lasted until 1993. I then got another Panasonic vcr which lasted up until 2005. I've got 3 vcrs, two of them were from my relatives who didn't want them anymore.

    joe

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  6. Jayson!! No one wanted this tape, can you believe it! The seller is a Cinehound member and at first he said "give me offers". No offers. So he said "25 Euros". No offers. Then he said "20 Euros". No offers. Then he finally lowered the price to 15 Euros but still no offers. So I said if you've still got it in three weeks when I get paid I'll buy it off you and three weeks later he STILL hadn't sold it. Sometimes even the rarest tapes are hard to sell if you don't find the right audience. :D
    My luck in this case.

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  7. My first video player was a Betamax and it was one I rented (yes back in the day you could actually rent video players here cos they were so expensive). Then I went and lived in the UK for a few years and didn't have a player but when I came back I bought a Betamax and a VCR, and since then I've had 2 Beta's and 5 VCRs (the 5th one is brand new spare still sitting in the cupboard). Oh, and I've got a Video2000 player and a laserdisc player as well (I don't even know if the V2000 player works as I haven't hooked it up yet).

    HOWEVER, I DON'T COLLECT THEM!!! Hahaha.

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  8. i was thinking of buying a laser disc player too but it was around when dvds hit and i lost interest in buying one. Just got a couple Ld discs logan's run and the best of lost in space tv show. What's a video 2000 player ? A vcr ?

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  9. Not a VCR but an entirely different system like Betamax. The Video2000 (or V2000) player was only around a few years in the very early 80s. The advantage with the V2000 player was that you could actually turn the tapes like cassette tapes and record on both sides. Check how they looked here:
    http://v2000.palsite.com/v2020ovi.html

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  10. Thanks for the link, Do you know if the video cassettes for this player were much larger than the regular vhs tapes ? I remember in high school we had a video player with massive cassettes.

    joe

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  11. Actually, the tapes were a bit smaller than VHS, about the size of a Beta tape I would say. They used to use the same cases for all three types.

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  12. When the Beta format died Betamax was still big in Turkey . I had a holiday video made in 1987 and it was in the beta format rather than vhs. Similar to vcds being bigger than dvds up until recently. Do you know if Beta was still big in other countries like Phillipines, Indonesia etc ??

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  13. I don't know about other Asian countries but by 1987 Beta was still very much in demand in northern Europe. I used Beta in 87/88 and didn't get a VHS till '91. Actually, I've never come across Beta tapes from Asia on eBay or otherwise, not even from HK.

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  14. In Australia the Betamax format died in the arse in about 1985, the Beta players were considered junk and were left outside charity stores, thrown in the bin or used as giant clocks.hehe. The ex- rental beta tapes a year or two later were being sold for a few dollars in bargain bins at video rental stores.

    joe

    joe

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  15. LOL. Too bad. I remember buying one OZ Beta tape, the Italian horror movie DEMONS and also DRUM (the Pam Grier film). :D

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