Just curious if anyone out there can confirm if for 1301 Best Brains used the transfer and new English dub VCI did for the Santo films based on what we say today in Dracula’s Treasure. I’ve been on the fence about picking the discs up, so if I can use what I saw today as a reference, that’d be darn helpful
VCI . . . aren’t exactly well-regarded for the discs they put out, and I had heard the English dubbing on these was terrible. However, after watching 1301, I actually found the new dub pretty charming and close enough to what was done in the past, much as I’d LOVE to have the original Spanish language tracks and English dubs.
I don’t want to judge A/V quality from a stream, but it seemed about on-par with VCI’s past efforts and . . . let’s say good enough to enjoy a cheesy Mexican wresting movie being presented in a less-than-authentic fashion (read: new dub, no original language)
Ah, so the film was shot in color as well as black-and-white. I was having a little trouble discerning if it was old color film or very good colorisation. Sometimes old color film has a very “monoblock” color pattern. And I thought I saw some telltale greying around the fringes at times which betrays colorisation. But it sounds like they probably restored the edition using the color footage from the naughty version.
Ah, good eyes re: print damage! I had seen the trailer, but then those tend to cherry-pick some of the better images. Looks like 1301 is a good way to get a rough idea how at least the ‘Sexy’ one looks and I’ll probably pick them up when VCI does one of their regular sales and I get them on the cheap