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Indonesian Suzzanna Movies
Topic Started: Dec 12 2015, 11:43 AM (9,830 Views)
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In the last couple of years I had several old indonesian betamax ex-rentals in my collection.

I was very surprised how entertaining these movies were.
I specially like the Suzzanna movies .... Suzzanna is an indonesian actress who played in many indonesian horror/mystic movies .... perhaps an Indonesian scream queen?
I allways found the movies in she plays in a bit better quality or a bit higher standard as many of the other indonesian horror movies.


the quality of the betamax tapes is not bad at all .... better as most of the vcd's
but the betamax tapes are often cut .... some of the blood etc is not in it. the vcd's also been cut most of the time ... dialogs are missing ..... or whole scene's are cut out.

there are also indonesian Laserdiscs of the Suzzanna movies. very good quality and longer runtime as the tapes and vcd's ..... only thing these Laserdiscs are almost impossible too find ... and when somebody has one, the disks are not for trade or sale.

I also saw that some of the Suzzanna movies were released with english audio (the indonesian tapes/vcd/laserdisks are not dubbed in english and dont have english subs) on international video labels, for example in Greece and Holland.

So I was wondering.
what or are any of the Suzzanna movies released on dvd with or without an english dub?
I only know the mondo macabro dbd of queen of black magic .... allways hoped mondo macabro would release more of the Suzzanna movies ....


Filmography

1971 - Beranak dalam Kubur / Born in a Grave
1973 - Napsu Gila / Crazy Lust (Thriller)
1981 - Sundel Bolong
1981 - Ratu Ilmu Hitam / Queen of Black Magic
1982 - Sangkuriang
1982 - Nyi Blorong / The Snake Queen
1983 - Nyi Ageng Ratu Pemikat / Nyi Ageng the Decoy Queen
1983 - Perkawinan Nyi Blorong / Nyi Blorong's Wedding
1984 - Telaga Angker / Lake Eerie
1985 - Ratu Sakti Calon Arang / Calon Arang the Powerful Queen
1985 - Bangunnya Nyi Roro Kidul / The Rise of Nyi Roro Kidul
1986 - Malam Jumat Kliwon / The Night of Kliwon Friday
1986 - Petualangan Cinta Nyi Blorong / The Hungry Snake Woman
1987 - Samson dan Delilah / Samson and Delilah (Action)
1988 - Santet / Witchcraft
1988 - Ratu Buaya Putih / White Crocodile Queen
1988 - Malam Satu Suro / The Night of Satu Suro
1989 - Wanita Harimau / Tiger Woman (Witchcraft II)
1990 - Pusaka Penyebar Maut (Action)
1990 - Titisan Dewi Ular
1991 - Perjanjian di Malam Keramat
1991 - Ajian Ratu Laut Kidul
2008 - Hantu Ambulance / Ambulance Ghost - A dvd rip of this movie is on youtube .... not so impressed to be honest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtGIGe_syx4
Edited by shootgringoshoot, Dec 13 2015, 12:27 AM.


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very cool! do you have any information about the runtime of the vcd's?


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really nice peter, wouldn't mind having these vcd's in my own collection


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Spanish tape of the Suzzanna movie

Sangkariang

1982 :: Legend :: 97 minutes

Producer: Sabirin Kasdani
Director: Sisworo Gautama Putra
Writer: I Sukardjasman, RA Kosasih
Cast: Suzanna, Baun Gazali, Ratno Timoer, Ryan Hidayat, Clift Sangra
Language Bahasa

Synopsis
Too lazy to pick up her sewing kit, Dayang Sumbi swears an oath: whoever helps her pick up her sewing kit, will be made her husband. Lengser, a kingdom officer, picks it up for her. Sumbiís father, the playboy, King Prabangkara, is furious when he hears that Sumbi is pregnant. The king puts a curse on Lengser and he turns into a dog. Sumbi is banished to the forest. Jaka Sona is born. The boy is always accompanied by Tumang the dog, whom he doesnít recognise as his own father. When Sumbi requests for a deerís heart, Jaka starts to look for it and is upset when he cannot find any deer. He starts to intimidate the dog and the arrow is accidentally shot. Tumang dies and transforms back to a man. Jaka takes out his heart and gives it to Sumbi. When she finds out that Tumang is dead, Sumbi is furious and banishes Jaka. The boy later resides in a cave. There, he listens to a magical voice, meditates for nine years, receives supernatural power and becomes Sangkuriang. He descends from the mountain to help the people who are oppressed by Prabangkara, his grandfather. He can only find his motherís grave. Sangkuriang fights the king and his soldiers, and later meets Larasati, resembles Sumbi. They fall in love. But then Larasati aka Sumbi, who is in disguise in order to hide from her father, finally recognises Sangkuriang as her son from a scar on his head. Sumbi reveals herself as his mother. Sangkuriang doesnít believe her, especially when she refuses to reveal the name of his father. When Sangkuriang keeps insisting on marrying her, Sumbi agrees on several conditions: Sangkuriang has to block the Citarum river, build her a pond and also a boat. All her conditions are met. He even has to fight Prabangkara throughout until the king is dead. Sumbiís plan fails. Sangkuriang keeps insisting on marrying her. When he tries to kiss Sumbi, she turns into a flower. Sangkuriang is remorseful. He kicks away the finished boat and it becomes the mountain of Tangkuban Perahu.

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I compared the spanish vhs with the indonesian vcd.
the vcd has a runtime of 89:07min, the vhs runs 94:39min
I made some random screenshots to compare the image quality of the 2 versions.
the vhs has clearer colors also the ratio is "more" 16:9.
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the vhs contains a scene that is not on the vcd, starts 57:16 / ends 1:01:58.
on the vcd the scene starts on cd2 10:52
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Edited by shootgringoshoot, Apr 12 2017, 06:34 PM.


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I uploaded the scene on youtube
https://youtu.be/gnLVtFY_8u8


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