While Code Red DVD have released some mouth-watering rarities, their status as the Criterion Of Horror is constantly kneecapped by their seeming reluctance to engage customers about the status of several long-delayed titles.
But nonetheless, the excellent long-running website Horror DVDs has often played public confidant to the company in the past, and today brings positive word from Mr Code Red himself, Bill Norton, about their most anticipated release ever, Nightmare [In A Damaged Brain], aka Blood Splash.
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“Anyway, just to clarify to some here – it is not just translating the interview from Italian to English – that is fairly easy. The main issue is that every line of the translation needs to be timed to when Scavolini is talking so that it can be matched to when he’s speaking. It’s not as easy as using a dialog list for a feature film where you have various characters conversing and it’s easy to put the subtitles where/when they belong. This Scavolini interview is basically a 95-minute one man talking feature-length film and requires much more than a translator just writing down what he’s saying on a piece of paper. A professional subtitle-house is the only option and that will cost us well over $3,000 for a title that will never recoup what we’ve already put out. This is simple business truth. We are not a charity, although we would love to be rich and release everything perfectly. I doubt anyone wants to donate $3,500 to get that interview done. I don’t have $3,500 either, unfortunately. Sorry. DVD sales are in the pits, and throwing more cash at a title that will not break even (trust me, it won’t) is simply no longer in the cards.
Anyway, it seems the majority of fans out there really just want the film, though, so we have finally decided to release NIGHTMARE within the next six months with the extras we have completed and leave it at that. Hopefully, fans will appreciate what is there instead of what isn’t. But the film will be there, and that’s the most important thing. Check our blog for the official announcement soon, and the streetdate once it’s announced. Thanks.”
We’ll all be watching their official blog for that official announcement. In the meantime, peruse our past catalog of Nightmare articles, including a juicy one about the famously tangled Tom Savini FX controversy, right here.
Update – Official Announcement from Code Red