Tuesday, June 18, 2024

HD Alert!

Mara Lane and Brad Harris in 79 AD: THE DESTRUCTION OF HERCULANEUM (1962)

I just got an HD copy of 79 AD with the English audio added to it. The video is from the newly released German Blu-ray and my industrious friend already added the English track to it (since the English audio is not included in the BD). Needless to say, it's beautiful. As someone who has already watched this many times, I have to say the amount of details is quite something to see (click on images for details). The movie already had some decent DVDs so it wasn't like the movie lingered in obscurity but the upgrade is quite obvious. Since I just got this yesterday, I haven't had the time to watch it from beginning to end (and to compare it with other releases...to see if it's uncut) but yeah, it's an excellent release for PEPLUM fans.

Jany Clair and Mila Kacic (left)

I should have a full review of it soon and comparisons with other releases as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Although I used to buy all of the foreign language DVD releases of Sword and Sandal films whether they had an English language option or not, Blu-rays are far more expensive (particularly when you add the postage from Europe now) so I won't be doing that with the many new German discs. It's very frustrating.