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« on: August 12, 2013, 08:03:54 PM »

Hi!
A friend of mine told me about a movie she saw when she was like 5-7 years old, probably in the early 90ies.
She only saw it once and isn't even sure if she remembers the few things she does remember correctly. A Google-research went nowhere.
She said it's about some scientist (?) trying to find a cure for a sickness (cancer?) for a child (or more than one child? or an adult?), but something goes horribly wrong and one of the patients (again: not sure about that) turns into a Blob-like monster who can replicate itself and kills/eats other people. If I remember my friend's summary (it was a few days ago) correctly, the movie was in black and white (again: not sure... sorry!).
Like I said, she saw that movie like 20-22 years ago and can't remember more details, but apparently it "haunts" her and she wants to see it again! Come to think of it, it might even be possible that it's not a movie at all, but rather an episode from some tv-show...?
She's German (I'm from Luxembourg, by the way - which explains potential grammar and expression mistakes  Wink ), so it's possible, though not very likely, that the movie's German or at least European...
Thanks a lot in advance!  Smile
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 09:53:17 PM »

This sounds like "Island of Terror" (1966).  We still haven't seen a DVD release for this film, which is really unfortunate.

Reader Bill Heirs reviewed it:

http://www.badmovies.org/othermovies/islandterror/
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 08:35:29 AM »

This sounds like "Island of Terror" (1966).  We still haven't seen a DVD release for this film, which is really unfortunate.

Reader Bill Heirs reviewed it:

http://www.badmovies.org/othermovies/islandterror/


Agreed: it is Island of TerrorSmile
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 11:54:25 AM »

This sounds like "Island of Terror" (1966).  We still haven't seen a DVD release for this film, which is really unfortunate.

Thank you so much!!!  hot Thumbup Cheers
The DVD is actually available... at amazon UK for 23 £ and german amazon for ninesomething euro...  Smile
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 12:02:36 PM »

Glad to be of help!

Unfortunately, I left out one part of that post which was "US" for the DVD release.  Still no region 1 DVD on this side of the pond.  *Sigh*

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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 12:31:11 PM »

Glad to be of help!

Unfortunately, I left out one part of that post which was "US" for the DVD release.  Still no region 1 DVD on this side of the pond.  *Sigh*



I got that.  Wink I was rather thinking that you might have DVD-players who are region-free, so that you can buy the UK or german version (which has english audio track as well)...?
Or are we Luxembourgers the only people in the world with region-free DVD/blu-ray players??  Question
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2013, 01:00:37 PM »


I got that.  Wink I was rather thinking that you might have DVD-players who are region-free, so that you can buy the UK or german version (which has english audio track as well)...?
Or are we Luxembourgers the only people in the world with region-free DVD/blu-ray players??  Question

I do have a region-free player, but that is because I run the website and went looking for one.  They are not terribly common over here.  There is also a different video format used in most of Europe (PAL).
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2013, 01:44:07 PM »

There is also a different video format used in most of Europe (PAL).

I thought, the only difference that would make was the difference in the image speed (don't know if that term is technically correct)...? Meaning that the same movie's running time without any cuts whatsoever would be, for example, like 90 minutes in the US (NSTC?) version and about 88 minutes in the European PAL-version.

Until I learned that, I was always freaking out because I thought that some of my horror DVDs were cut, while they actually weren't... the were just "faster" due to the NSTC-PAL-transfer...

What I'm getting at: If you do have region-free DVD player, the different video format should be no problem, right...? Question
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2013, 02:54:16 PM »


What I'm getting at: If you do have region-free DVD player, the different video format should be no problem, right...? Question

Mine works with PAL video because it has a chip to convert from PAL to NTSC (US standard).  Without that, I would have a problem watching those on a US (NTSC) television.
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2013, 05:12:18 PM »


What I'm getting at: If you do have region-free DVD player, the different video format should be no problem, right...? Question

It's a little more complicated than that. In general, you need a player that specifically can play both PAL and NTSC formats to be sure you can play anything, even region-free discs. It's easier for PAL players to play NTSC discs than vice-versa and I don't think Europeans have this problem. Also, many computer screens will display both formats, while televisions won't.
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2013, 12:56:31 PM »

I got the DVD delivered to my friend today and she was so thrilled and happy, that after all these years the "mystery" has finally been solved, that I have to thank you for your help again! I know, it's just a movie, but obiously I did mean a lot a to her...
So: Thank you so much, also in behalf of her.  Wink  hot Cheers Smile
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