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Kiss me Monster: Comparison (Anchor Bay vs Blue Underground) 
Written by: on June 29th, 2006

Theatrical Release Date: West Germany, 1969
Director: Jess Franco
Writers: Jesus Franco, Karl Heinz Mannchen
Cast: Janine Reynaud, Rosanna Yanni, Adrian Hoven, Chris Howland, Michel Lemoine, Jesus Franco

DVD released: 1998 2006
Approximate running time: 75m53s 79m23s
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1 Letterboxed 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: NR NR
Sound:  Dolby Digital Mono English
Dolby Digital
Mono
English
DVD Release: Anchor Bay Blue Underground
Region Coding: Region 1 NTSC Region 1 NTSC
Retail Price: OOP $29.95

Ancor Bay’s Region 1 DVD

Blue Underground’s Region 1 DVD

Anchor Bay’s Region 1 DVD

Blue Underground’s Region 1 DVD

Anchor Bay’s Region 1 DVD

Blue Underground’s Region 1 DVD


The Film :

After completing their latest mission Diana (Janine Reynaud) and Regina (Rosanna Yanni) are awoken one evening when they hear someone knocking on their door one stormy night. The man at the door dies because of a knife in his back before he can tell the girls the message he was sent to tell them. It doesn’t take long before the girls soon discover that something is not right on the island of Abilene. Will the girls get to the bottom of things in Abilene or have they finally met their match?

Video:

This title out of these three Franco titles that Anchor Bay originally released in in late 1990’s and now Blue Underground is re-releasing with brand news audio, video and extras has the least amount of cropping issues when compared to the Blue Underground transfer. Blue Underground’s transfer is a revelation as colors that were once muted via the Anchor Bay transfer come to life. Blue Underground has put together another solid transfer that puts the previously released Anchor Bay DVD to shame.

Audio:

Both release come with only one audio option an English dubbed audio track which is presented in a Dolby Digital mono. Blue Underground’s release comes out on top once again with its nearly flawless audio mix.

Extras:

Anchor Bay’s release comes with the following extras a DVD insert that contains photos from the film and a full frame version of the trailer. Blue Underground’s release comes with the following extras a trailer for the film in widescreen and a twenty two minute interview with Jess Franco.

Overall:

Blue Underground’s release soundly beats Anchor Bay’s in every way.

Note: Kiss me Monster is only available as part of Blue Underground’s Red Lips double feature which also includes Two Undercover Angels.

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