» 1 Disc
» Hardcover Box (Small Hartbox)
» 100 copies
» Hardware (uncut) (movie)
» Trailer (in german)
» Cover Gallery
» - Japanese Laserdisc
» - Italian VHS
» Cut Scenes (02m 01s)
» Interview with Richard Stanley (text) (in german)
» DVD, R2, PAL
» 4:3 Fullscreen
» German DD 5.1
» German DD 2.0 stereo
» English DD 5.1
» English DD 2.0 stereo
» German (optional)
» Hardware (M.A.R.K-13)
» Richard Stanley
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This release is presented in a small "Hartbox" and comes with a cover design which is pretty simular to the re-issued Austrian limited edition from NSM Records.
However, one thing that makes this design sort of special is the fact that the cover is sort of metallic looking. It's catches the light very nicely and has an overall green tone to it.
The exterior is all glossy but with no embossing and the edges feels nice and sturdy. As usual the disc stays in place and can't come loose when the case is closed, but on the downside the case can't open to wide without damaging the spine.
All in all I think this quite a nice look. The metallic touch certainly gives it the extra edge over other hartbox covers.
Sadly, there's no numbering on this set even though it's only supposed to exist in 100 copies.
The disc is in fact the old "Red Edition" disc released by Laser Paradise for the german market earlier on (and if you read the fine print on the back it's also clearly stated that the disc is copyrighted by Laser Paraside and the cover and design is copyrighted by Retrofilm). So, yeah... that's that.
But what of the contents then? Well, it's not a very packed release but it's completely uncut and does include a few cut scenes as well. As pretty much all release seem to be identical in terms of features I would only choose this one over another because of the case.
Video quality isn't very impressive and should honestly be described as down right poor and is presented in nothing but fullscren... but like I said, there really isn't much else to choose from.
According to ofdb.de, this release is supposedly limited to only 100 copies. I havn't been able to track down any other info on the matter so until anyone claims differently I'll assume this info is correct.
As mentioned before, the disc in this set is the old "red edition" release from Laser Paradise. This disc has also been re-packaged and distributed in Austria (don't ask me how the rights work there but it seems legal and was sold in stores). There have been TWO limited edition hartboxes issued for this film in Austria so far (both of which are in my collection. Here and here).
So far, the film has only been released on DVD in Austria and Germany.