Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Backyard Asia's latest film acquisitions: WONDER WOMEN

aka THE DEADLY AND THE BEAUTIFUL (Philippines, 1973)


I won the rare Dutch VHS release of Robert Vincent O'Neill's WONDER WOMEN (aka The Dead and the Beautiful) on eBay a few days ago (from one of Cinehound's Member-X's auctions). The film may have been released on video in other territories but I've never come across any other release. Something Weird Video in the US have released a DVD-R of the films. Their print is taken from a good looking 16mm print. I posted about it quite a while ago (you can see the cover under the film's real index entry here). Code Red (also in the US) have announced a DVD release but knowing that label I wouldn't hold my breath until the DVD gets here. Sometimes their releases take a long (like in loooooong) while to materialise. I'm certainly happy to have won this tape. Oh, and Vic Diaz is of course in there somewhere!

Here's a scene from the film, there are more clips on YouTube:

2 comments:

  1. Congrats, Jack! In the US this was released to home video on the Media label as "The Deadly and the Beautiful" There are currently four used VHS copies available on amazon.com

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  2. Thanks, buddy!! And also thanks for the info. I'll check Amazon but I probably won't order the NTSC tape now that I've got both the Dutch tape and the Something Weird DVD. Apparently, Code Red has planned a new DVD but, uh, they're pretty slow with some of their releases so who knows when it'll materialise. :|

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I'm not going to upload any of my movies to torrent sites so there's really no need to ask. Cheers.