The use of the old 1 inch tape Master (with an apology) is given prominence only when you load up the DVD, hmmm. It looks just like my old USA VHS but slightly improved for the resolution, and I have done a better job of colour correcting that to DVD-R - especially in the exterior shot real Mardi Gras sequence, as on the new DVD it looks the same drab brown that shows no regard for even minimal (colour grading) restoration (although Code Red might have passed the old 1" through an Archangel
or some such with their claims of restoration, hmmm.
So a 4:3 transfer, looks alright for what it is - a straight replacement for my old VHS. Where are the original negative elements, or an old 35mm print that could be cleaned up? A possible wasted opportunity that will probably mean no BD of this film in a 16/9 reframed transfer. :angry:
An interesting interview
with "The creepy strange playboy killer William Metzo is still loose on the streets and has given us an interview for the MARDI GRAS MASSACRE dvd! Metzo talked about how he was cast, how cheap the film was, how much he enjoyed working with director Jack Weis, and many other things about the film...even the fortune cookie!"