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2.0 out of 5 stars [Blu-ray] Fernando Di Leo crime collection [Blu-ray], February 4, 2012
This review is from: Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection (Caliber 9 / The Italian Connection / The Boss / Rulers of the City) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
When I first heard these films would hit Blu-Ray, I was pretty excited since these Di Leo films are among his best and are some of my all time favorites. It was going to be great to see these films in definitive home video editions! Sadly, these new transfers don't look very good at all. They are swimming with digital noise and artifacts that may have been film grain at one point but is now a mass of swirling fuzz. The further away from the TV you get, the better the image appears to look.

The major letdown of the set, however, are the weird, split-second video glitches on the Blu-Ray disc of The Italian Connection (that can be seen in this photo I took here [...] ). Another similar glitch can be seen during the lumberyard fight, and then at least 5 more instances are seen during the final junkyard scene. I'm pretty sure this isn't an isolated incident, so if you've encountered these video glitches throughout the disc, please let Raro know that they need to correct this. They seem to not be willing to fix this problem at the moment and replied with this message to me:

"Thanks for pointing out the problem with the Italian Connection blu-ray. Unfortunately, at this point there's not much we can do to correct the disc. If you're dissatisfied with the collection you can return it and we'll issue you a refund. Alternatively we can send you the single DVD of the Italian Connection, so that you have a clean copy. Again, thank you for your feedback and ongoing interest in RaroVideo."

I'll most likely be returning my Blu-Ray set for a refund and sticking with the original Italian Raro DVDs that still look surprisingly great upconverted on my HDTV. It's a bummer. I want to support Raro because they are consistently releasing interesting and desirable Italian films that are English friendly. But, with their track record of quality already down the tubes, it's hard to recommend blind buying anything they release (Before this, they had issues with their DVD versions of The Boss and Dorian Grey). My fingers are crossed that they can overcome this and drastically improve their quality control.

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Initial post: Mar 1, 2012 8:01:21 AM PST
PorkBelly says:
Has anyone else experienced this glitch?

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 7:43:58 PM PDT
I wouldn't return these movies. because italian movies are rare on dvd much less blu ray I had to order these from overseas ten years ago because they were never released in america.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2012 7:29:53 AM PDT
grafdog says:
They look great on blu-ray, the grain is excellent no artifacts or glitches whatsoever. I have not had the glitch problem on italian connection. So go ahead and buy them they are great!

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 3:29:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2013 3:31:05 AM PDT
Lotus Scrum says:
I wish they didn't block your url of the photo. I experienced a green static like line in the film. It's not a glitch but rather a recorded image, looks like noise but its a straight green line of noise. I've even paused it frame by frame and it shows up in the paused frame. Very odd, I contacted Raro Video and am still waiting to see what they say.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2015 1:04:58 PM PDT
I experienced the same glich in my copy of Italian Connection. Not the Blu-Ray but the DVD set I bought. So I guess it shows up in either transfer.

Posted on Jan 1, 2016 4:25:55 PM PST
Ryan says:
how can i contact raro? my italian connection dvd is defective and unwatchable once it gets to chapters 8 through 10? if u can help thank you
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