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Tattoo Connection flk version questions.

Postby jamesjason » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:27 pm

The customer service email address bounced, so am posting this in here in the hopes
that someone might be able to answer it...

Hi Guys,

Just wondering about a few details of the flkcinema version of The Tattoo Connection
(http://www.flkcinema.com/product.php?mid=1723)...

I've already purchased this movie twice so far, but I've still been hunting
for the most original version. I stumbled across an external forum where
Flashlegs Pete made a comment about this one. This version is looking like
the definitive one but I want to make sure as I'd rather not purhase it a
4th time!

The two previous versions I own are cropped to 16:9, one is a very dirty
transfer and both have had the movie title (during the theme song) edited.
One has "BLACK BELT JONES II" superimposed, and the other has a freeze
frame of the tattoo connection logo superimposed, presumably to cover up
a previously edited title.

Comparing the flkcinema screenshots to my versions, i can see that it is really
2.35:1, so basically the other main things i wanted to ask before I go
through and purchase it:

- Has the movie title screen been tampered with as mentioned earlier,
... or is it as per the original film?
- What is the running time of the feature?
- Can you advise of the history of the transfer, was it from 35mm/reel/tape?

Thanks in advance, really looking forward to getting this one!

Pete Jr
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Postby Pete Jr » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:25 am

Tattoo Connection.....FLK version is the BEST available as far as I know.....Will try to get rest of the Info for you very soon and get back to you ASAP!!

[imgUploaded size=441|601]TheTattooConnection.jpg[/imgUploaded]


[img]http://www.flkcinema.com/screenshots/Tatto%20Connection01.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.flkcinema.com/screenshots/Tatto%20Connection02.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.flkcinema.com/screenshots/Tatto%20Connection03.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.flkcinema.com/screenshots/Tatto%20Connection04.jpg[/img]

jamesjason
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Postby jamesjason » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:57 am

Much appreciated Pete, look forward to hearing more.

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Postby jamesjason » Sun May 20, 2012 9:50 pm

G'day Pete, has you managed to get any more info as yet?

On an awesome side note, I got to meet Jim a month ago at the Supanova pop culture convention in Melbourne, it was awesome! Got a few autographs, few handshakes and a photo. I even asked him a burning question I had about the movie we're discussing here lol, about whether it was released in its native chinese tounge over in HK, as far as he's aware - it didnt.

Pete Jr
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Re:

Postby Pete Jr » Mon May 21, 2012 6:28 pm

[Quote=jamesjason]G'day Pete, has you managed to get any more info as yet?

On an awesome side note, I got to meet Jim a month ago at the Supanova pop culture convention in Melbourne, it was awesome! Got a few autographs, few handshakes and a photo. I even asked him a burning question I had about the movie we're discussing here lol, about whether it was released in its native chinese tounge over in HK, as far as he's aware - it didnt.[/Quote]

Very sorry this one slip by me....I will have some info on this for you soon.....That is awesome news you got an autograph from Jim Kelly himself.....Wow! that must have been a treat......I would have thought TC was released for a western audience......and dubbed in English for that market.....I wouldn't be surprised if there is a sub version of this about though.

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Re:Re:

Postby jamesjason » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:25 am

Sorry to be a ball breaker, just wondering if you've managed to make any progress with this one?

[Quote=Pete Jr]I would have thought TC was released for a western audience......and dubbed in English for that market.....I wouldn't be surprised if there is a sub version of this about though.[/Quote]
Interestingly enough, imdb seems to indicate that the films Hong Kong release pre-dates the USA by 6 months, the original title being "E yu tou hei sha xing". Going by that I would assume that the film might have been english dubbed later, but even Jim says he's not aware of a chinese language release, so maybe even the HK release was overdubbed in english...

If anyone saw this in HK theatres in July 1978, tell us what you remember!! :)

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Postby Pete Jr » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:54 pm

[Quote=Jamesjason]Comparing the flkcinema screenshots to my versions, i can see that it is really
2.35:1, so basically the other main things i wanted to ask before I go
through and purchase it:

- Has the movie title screen been tampered with as mentioned earlier,
... or is it as per the original film?
- What is the running time of the feature?
- Can you advise of the history of the transfer, was it from 35mm/reel/tape?

-Thanks in advance, really looking forward to getting this one! [/Quote]


-Been so busy I totally missed this again.....sorry mate.

-Firstly FLK version of Tattoo Connection is from the German re-mastered letterbox version that came out 8 years ago.

-This version obviously came from a master such as reels. Absolutely no credits with this German print for the intro......so we created our own credits at the beginning...

-Running time 87 minutes

[img]http://www.flkcinema.com/RSleeves/Tattoo%20Connection(NEW).gif[/img]


Hope this helps!


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