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Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Steel Claw (1961)

The Steel Claw
Starring George Montgomery, Charito Luna, Mario Barri
Directed by George Montgomery

  • There is no year dates on the box or the cassette.
  • Released by VEC, an EP mode Canadian label, known mostly for public domain titles.
  • Like most VEC titles, the box is a sipcase and has flaps on the top and the bottom.
  • This version is recorded in EP/SLP mode, however, the tracking and sound are above average for this mode.
  • VCI Home Video released a version of this film on VHS in 2002.
  • Originally distributed by Warner Bros., the film went into the public domain, however, on this version, the Warner Bros. Logo still appears at the beginning of the film.

    ryan1234 said...

    "Released by VEC, an EP mode Canadian label, known mostly for public domain titles."

    Weird, because I have some VEC tapes and they are all in the SP mode.

    Sniktawt said...

    Do you live in the US, ryan. I'm Canadian, the VEC tapes released here were crappy EP modes.

    Ryan W. Featherston said...

    Sorry if I'm late on this, but I live in the U.S. and this one video store that's now out of business had some tapes from VEC (The Killer Instinct, Reno & the Doc, Confidential and Body Fever) and those were all in SP mode. Though granted, they did have a few tracking issues, mostly related to how old the tapes were.

    Sniktawt said...

    I have a few VEC, off the top of my head, Hurricane (Patrick Duffy) is in EP and Caged Fury is in SP. Both were bought from a video store that went out of business in the 90's. So i'm assuming they went with both speeds.