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ONAR FILMS HORROR DVD
Topic Started: Aug 16 2006, 09:11 AM (1,329 Views)
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Bill Barounis, the man behind Onar Films is on vacation, but he told me that in Fall 2006 he'll release a new double-bill with two Turkish horror (!!) rarities from the 70s: THIRSTY FOR LOVE, SEX AND BLOOD, that is a gory & sleazy giallo inspired by Sergio Martino, and THE DEAD DON'T TALK, a "lost" B/W gothic horror gem. I have seen "Thirsty for Love..." and I can really recommend it !! A sick giallo similar with the best Italians of the same period (no, it's not a joke !!). As for "Dead don't Talk", I saw only the trailer...It looks great, the killer (or is it a ghost?) has the most scary laugh in the horror film history! Bill, you did it again my friend !!!
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Both trailers are in 3 DEV ADAM DVD extras.
Yeah,right,cool stuff.!.!
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Yep,I watched both trailers today and they kick asses for real.I'll buy that for sure.
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MONDO MACABRO or ONAR FILMS should release the film DRACULA IN ISTANBUL.I've seen a very bad DVDr copy and is a great vampire movie.Anyone seen that one?It's as good as mondo macabro's pakistani dracula!
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I didn't managed to watch it yet...but I'll love it for sure.

As for the DVD issue, I'm affraid that is not really possible for some reason.

Bill Barounis had explained that to me but I cannot remember right now (some difficulty with the rights maybe?) - I'll ask him and let you know.

But I'm sure that neither company will ever release that... :(
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I met Bill the other day for a cup of coffee and he told me that he faces the usual problems that will delay his new release but only a bit (I hope).

Also we both started again our regular jobs and our free time ins now much more limited :(

Running a company in Greece is a difficult matter if you like to be serious.

Most Greek DVD labels just buy a "package" ready from abroad (with all extras etc already made) and reproduce it with less quality...They just add Greek subtitles, that's ALL their work !!

And -yes!- some of them they've not the rights for their releases! Cool, eh? :angry:

But, OK, a few releases of local -Greek- films on DVD are very good indeed...only A FEW as most are also poor!

So people out there, my point is that is NOT fair to compare Onar Films with other labels abroad as the environment is a lot different. I'm sure is much more easy & cheap to release a DVD in Germany or The States for example.

Ok...some sad thoughts...by the other hand troubles make a man stronger and I'm sure Bill will be much stronger through all these problems...
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Bill does an amazing job. I greatly admire his tenacity to get these weird movies out while facing somewhat monumental disinterest from what should be his target audience. But that's what The Cinehound and Worldweird Cinema and other sympathetic voices are for, spreading the Good News as it were. These Turkish films are astounding pulp cinema products and worthy of every cult film fan's attention.
What Onar does is highly unique, and if it eventually works out, I think it could be a model for future releases of obscure cult film on DVD. Small, collectable runs available only (or primarily) from online sources. I think the market is being flooded right now, and I'm not sure it's sustainable.
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Onar Films rules! but where the hell is their new DVD?I'm damned sure just before Christmas.That's the best season for everything,I guess.Or is it out on October.
I'm just back from a trip so I'll try to get THE BOLLYWOOD HORROR COLLECTION VOLUME 1 from ebay today. I've seen both films on fair quality DVDr without subtiltles and I love them both! This is for sure the best 2006 release.Onar has a lot to learn by Mondo Macabro,don't you think?
But I know there are a lot of horror DVD released in India by local companies even with English subtitles but I don't know about the quality.I've heard for some other Ramsays released there,any info Miltos?
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I beleive the turkish horror double-bill will be out on October. I'll ask Bill again. But not...Christmas, I'm positive about that. I try to imagine that DVD as a Christmas gift :D

As for horror DVDs released in India, they aren't too many. Their quality seems fine, with English subtitles, but no extras.

I have a friend in India who has all this stuff, I'll let you know all titles available in the Indian market in a couple of days. I beleive they are a couple Ramsay Bros also...
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Bill is a real trooper. I remember talking with him about his plans for ONAR FILMS before it even had that monicker attached to it and he was always enthusiastic about setting up his own DVD label. But then, due to a variety or personal reasons, he found that his dream was slipping from him slowly and he may never realise it. It is a testament to the guy that he put things on hold and let family and work come first so that he could make it through the hard times and finally realise his dream after all...
Just a shame he doesn't make much from the sales. I would love to see Bill join forces with someone else in Greece and release plenty of classic cult films from Greece and Turkey, specialising in those two countries. Hopefully, he will start turning some kind of profit someday soon...
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