Tuesday, October 24, 2006

ONAR Update!!!

Bill from Onar Films has updated his website to fill us in on his progress on the upcoming Turkish Horror Double Feature DVD he's been working on. As with past releases Bill seems to be facing epic challenges in getting these tasty cult morsels out to the public, but there is light at the end of the tunnel:

Hi there!
I thought this is a good time to start the chronicle of my new release.
I'm talking about a double-bill dvd with 2 early 70's Turkish HORROR movies.
The first is ASKA SUSAYANLAR SEKS VE CINAYET meaning THIRSTY FOR LOVE SEX AND MURDER
And the 2nd is OLULER KONUSMAZ KI meaning THE DEAD DON'T TALK.
Back in May, I was romantic and foolish enough to believe I could get this out in June or July the latest!
And everything looked so simple and well calculated...
Early May, I sent the 2 films for subtitling to the person that did 3 Dev Adam's subs, in Istanbul. He was the one who had fallen from the 4th floor in the elevator, remember?
And he promised me, full of certainty, that both movies would be ready at the end of May, ok?
At the same time, I sent money to a good friend in Istanbul to get a few interviews for me and he promised he would finish them at the end of May. Then he would just hand them to my translator and they would be ready early June.
Meanwhile, the studio here was ready to work on the material of the 2 movies, do some remastering from the dvd-rs the Turks had sent me etc....
So, according to these simple facts the dvd would be out late June or July the latest...
BUT...... I forgot 1 crucial thing...The DEVIL had not forgotten about me!! He still wanted to send me to hell and back again a few more times...
SO....
1- My translator disappears all of a sudden!!! No emails no answering my calls, no nothing!! ...
2- My friend with the interviews disappears too till September!!!...
3- The studio here tells me they can't work with the dvd-rs of the movies and they need the betamasters....

AND....
1- ...I manage to relocate another friend in Istanbul- the one who was attacked and wounded by gangsters and was hiding away for months, remember?? So, this blessed man finds me another translator and promises I'll have the subs in 10 days...
2- ...The same friend above manages to contact the interview guy who confesses he had had various accidents in the summer and was bloody busy with personal projects. He also said the actors and directors I wanted interviewed were super hard to find and get talking!....
3- ...All the producers asked for lots of extra money to lend me their betamasters ALTHOUGH our contracts clearly mention that they MUST lend them to me! And I'm talking about 10 movies, ok??...

FINALLY...
1- ...I got the subs for the 2 movies 3 days ago BUT they proved disasterous for many technical reasons!! No way to work with them!!...
2- ...The interview guy just announced he actually prepared the interviews for this release!!!!...
3- ... My BLESSED friend, my SAVIOUR, managed to get ALL BETAMASTERS and make HIGH QUALITY BETA DUPLICATES!!...

AND NOW...
1- ... My SAVIOUR just found the BEST subtitling studio in Istanbul and in 2 days he will give them the movies and in a couple of weeks the latest the subs WILL BE definitely ready!
2- ...From day to day the interview guy will hand the interviews to my SAVIOUR and he will forward them for subs too which means that in about 20 days the blody interviews will be 100% ready!
3- ...In 4-5 days the betamasters will be in my hands and then straight to the studio for the best remastering possible.

**The quality of ASKA SUSAYANLAR... is not perfect of course but very good, given ONAR's standards. It's a colour film and apart from some scratches the colours will be quite good and the picture clear enough. In other words, the quality will be MUCH MUCH BETTER than 3 DEV ADAM's.**
## The quality of OLULER... will be EVEN BETTER. Remember the quality of KILINK STRIP AND KILL?? Well, it looks like it will be even better, which means ALMOST excellent. It's a b/w film that has never been out on vhs nor vcd not dvd nor even aired on tv, so the original print was found to be almost intact. I feel really proud of this OBSCURE PRECIOUS FINDING!##

This should mean that at the end of November the blasted and bloody and cursed DVD will definitely be out!
I will get back here for the latest developments next week. Ciao!
Bill

1 comment:

Jon Anders said...

I knew there was a God! This is just FANTASTIC news! Thanks for brighten up my day/week/month!!!!