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A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN - RARE GREEK VHS

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October 12th, 2007, 9:20 am #1

just bought this tape....a very rare one indeed..........







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October 12th, 2007, 1:20 pm #2

I have this one but I am afraid it is not totally uncut.
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October 12th, 2007, 2:21 pm #3

lt79 wrote: I have this one but I am afraid it is not totally uncut.
it's not uncut, but it's a VERY RARE greek tape, and highly collectable....
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October 12th, 2007, 2:26 pm #4

Perhaps And what about the uncut version? Don't you care about it? You prefer to have a cut version just because its a rare VHS?
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October 12th, 2007, 2:40 pm #5

there is no uncut VHS anywhere, that i know of...i suppose the DVD is complete.......


VHS collecting is not all about whether a tape is complete or not, for me it's part nostalgia, part being a film fantatic....., it's movie memorabilia of sorts...i love VHS artwork, and i love the format..., i love analog,...it's a reflection of the hours upon hours i spent as a kid roaming the rows of isles in videostores looking and renting all those horror movies..,..

in order to get a better understanding, it's similar to the reason people collect, posters, press material, daybills ect.....

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October 12th, 2007, 2:58 pm #6

I understand all that as I am a VHS collector as well and own a couple of thousands of ex-rentals. But most of all I am a movie collector. When I know that a film is out on a great-looking widescreen DVD I can't keep watching it on fullscreen VHS- unless I don't care much about the film. Weird thing is that you don't seem to care about watching the film UNCUT.
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October 12th, 2007, 3:21 pm #7

lt79 wrote: I understand all that as I am a VHS collector as well and own a couple of thousands of ex-rentals. But most of all I am a movie collector. When I know that a film is out on a great-looking widescreen DVD I can't keep watching it on fullscreen VHS- unless I don't care much about the film. Weird thing is that you don't seem to care about watching the film UNCUT.
i never said i didn't care about not watching an uncut print of the film......

all i did was post a thread about a new tape i got , nothin else ,u then assumed that i didn't care about seeing the film uncut....anyway it's only missing one small scene i think the scene with the dog's stomachs cut open, but i have a full print of that from a complilation i bought years ago.............

also to be quite honest it's NOT one of my favorite films anyhow, i just happened to be presented the opp to buy it for cheap and jumped at the chance considering it's rarity...


i definetly love films, and watch everything i aquire.......
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October 12th, 2007, 3:26 pm #8

videohunter wrote: VHS collecting is not all about whether a tape is complete or not, for me it's part nostalgia, part being a film fantatic....., it's movie memorabilia of sorts...i love VHS artwork, and i love the format..., i love analog,...it's a reflection of the hours upon hours i spent as a kid roaming the rows of isles in videostores looking and renting all those horror movies..,.
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'Salvare la faccia' is not a giallo!!!
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October 12th, 2007, 4:01 pm #9

I guess we all do. I just hate cut versions
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October 16th, 2007, 10:24 am #10

There WAS an uncut VHS release of the film available at one time. Can't recall the country of origin but it was either France or Belgium. Belgium i believe.
The only reason i know this is because i traded a composite of A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN with someone many years ago and it was the ONLY version at the time among collectors where they could watch it uncut and in English. The English audio had been synch-dubbed over the Belgian version professionally by the source of the copy and then when i got hold of it i removed the Belgian/French language opening title cards (which were against a blank background and alot shorter than the English title sequence) and tagged on the credit/title sequence from the British pre-cert, making a nice version that was as follows:

Letterboxed (other than the English title sequence, which was fullscreen as per the pre-cert source, as i didn't have means to matte it off at the time)
Fully uncut (with eviscerated dog sequence and full lesbian dream scene/murder)
In English language

Up until the DVD came out, the only way you could see the film uncut, letterboxed and in English was via that version that i circulated amongst collectors. I never knew the name of the original source who owned the Belgian video tape and dubbed it in English, so could never give credit where credit was due i'm afraid...
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