DVD Delirium Volume 4: The International Guide to Weird and Wonderful Films on DVD & Blu-ray

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DVD Delirium is the world's only A-to-Z guide specially designed for collectors of cult, horror, exploitation, arthouse, erotic, thriller, action, foreign language, and just plain weird movies. Hundreds of fascinating films are reviewed in depth by one of the world's foremost DVD and Blu-ray experts. The ALL NEW DVD Delirium Volume 4 perfectly compliments the previous three volumes, covering a brand new selection of the world's greatest cult movies on DVD and Blu-ray. This edition of the ultimate guide to home entertainment stands alone as an essential book for all film fanatics. It also features a comprehensive index to this volume, plus a full listing of all the films reviewed in volumes 1, 2 & 3, which combine with this book to give readers almost 2,500 DVD and Blu-ray reviews! DVD and Blu-ray collecting is a minefield for the serious fan. If readers want to know whether or not to buy a particular film, this book will become their first point of reference. If it saves them from buying even one second-rate disc, it will have paid for itself right away! Plus, readers can discover masses of amazing films they did not even know had been released. No film fan should be without this definitive guide book! *** Picture and Audio quality of discs discussed in depth *** Special Features listed and examined *** Language and Subtitle options highlighted *** Full synopsis and review of each film *** DVD case size - designed to be stocked in DVD departments as well as book stores.

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Nathaniel Thompson runs the internet DVD resource website Mondo Digital and works for DVD company Image Entertainment. He has written for numerous film magazines and is renowned as one of the world's leading DVD and Blu-ray experts.

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How times change! In the four years since DVD Delirium Vol. 3, the number of titles on the market has exploded to a level equal to or even beyond the height of the VHS era while a worldwide economic crisis has forced retailers to either shut down or minimise shelf space. As a result, fans of the strange and unusual in cinema must be more resourceful than ever to find their latest fix, with new companies springing up to replace ones that have vanished into the ether and online purchasing now accounting for a larger percentage of sales than ever. Meanwhile studios have tried new formats including digital downloads (sometimes included as bonus discs with DVDs), Blu-rays (which are noted in here where appropriate), and on-demand DVD burning thanks to the experimental Warner Archive program which has unleashed many obscure titles back onto the market. Naturally, you'll read about a few of those long-desired titles within these pages along with the more widely available roster of titles ranging from vintage exploitation to modern horror to far-out art house fare, all of which have many rewards to offer the open-minded. Each review listing here begins with technical and talent notes to provide some additional information: "Colour” or "Black and White” ("B&W”), the year of film's original release, the running time in minutes (m.), the major director and actors, the name of the DVD company or studio releasing the disc, the video standard (PAL or NTSC) and region coding ("R”), widescreen ("WS”) format where applicable followed by the aspect ratio (often with 16:9 enhancement, the common industry standard, for higher resolution on widescreen monitor playback), and audio format for multi-channel releases (most often Dolby Digital - "DD” - or some-times "DTS”). Multi-region and multi-standard players are also popular in every country, so hopefully this guide will help you determine whether to spend money on an import in preference to your own region's edition. This fourth edition of DVD Delirium can certainly be enjoyed on its own and provides a valuable snapshot of the state of unusual genre entertainment at the close of the format's second decade. If you enjoy it, I would urge you to seek out the previous three volumes, which are also loaded with unique and valuable information about titles you may have missed while perusing your favourite store or online retailer.

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