Sunday, 12 September 2010

"Expendables 2: Zero Heroes": No major surprise there. All prints from old video tapes!

Thanks to reader Karlos, I can now confirm what I suspected a little while ago in my post about this new four film set from VideoAsia: All four prints are indeed sourced from Japanese video tapes!!! The films are all watchable but Karlos points out that the version of COBRA MISSION is pretty terrible. "Grainy and pixelated". Too bad. The film (under the alternative title of Operation Nam) was also included on another previous DVD box set entitle "Mercs" and interestingly enough the soundtrack on the "Mercs" set is a different one than used on the Japanese VHS. I'm happy to report I'm the owner of a copy of the original Japanese VHS. Oh well, if nothing else it sure is a cheap way of getting hold of these four film. Even if they come via old video tapes. LOL.


THE FOUR FILMS IN THE SET:

THE EXPENDABLES (Cirio H. Santiago, Philippines, 1988)

WILD TEAM aka I Cinque del Condor (Umberto Lenzi, Italy, 1985)
[retitled "The Expendables 2: Wild Team" for this set]

COBRA MISSION (Fabrizio De Angelis, Italy/Philippines, 1986)

COBRA MISSION 2 (Camillo Teti, Italy/Philippines, 1989)

2 comments:

  1. Roger from Norway25 January 2011 at 17:03

    Funny story: I've three out of four of these films on original VHS. THUNDER SQUAD I got from eBay, COBRA MISSION and THE EXPENDABLES I have bought used rental tapes (cost me about $1.50 each) a few years back. Great films.

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  2. Hey there, Roger from Norway!

    $1.50 each! Niiice!! xD

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