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Interesting film but the comments are a major nuisance,
This review is from: Oasis Of Fear  [DVD] (DVD)The film itself is a slightly above average contribution to the Italian Giallo genre which could, on a sociological basis and from a contemporary point of view also be seen as a portrait of the lifestyle of the early 1970s European hippie culture. The plot is somewhat of an intimate play and mainly revolves around three different characters portrayed by Irene Papas, Ornella Muti and Ray Lovelock. Papas gives Lovelock a nasty lesson in French skills. Muti has one indecent scene in "Oasis of Fear" which can clearly being looked at when freeze-framed - it might also have been an inspiration for Verhoeven's infamous interrogation scene in "Basic Instinct" (if you know what I mean).
The only point of criticism I have found are the comments which are not an optional choice but a dreadful nuisance and can really get on your nerves if you want to concentrate on the film. Shameless has some other, better publications so just in case this should be your first Shameless buy please don't let this one have any influence on later purchases because Shameless is really a very good and stylish publisher when it comes to sleazy Italian movies of the 1970s.
All in all, check this one out if you have a thing for: 1970s, Italy, stylish fashion, beautiful colors, hot and willing chicks, Umberto Lenzi's work as a director, movies about hippies in general.
Some other films I would like to see published at Shameless include Bazzoni's "The Fifth Cord", Cavara's "Black Belly of the Tarantula", Luci's "Don't Torture a Duckling, Massi's "Five Women for the Killer", Barilli's "Perfume of the Lady in Black" and both of Luciano Ercoli's Giallo movies. Just some suggestions because I think that there are still so many movies of the Giallo genre left which all deserve a decent publication on DVD in my opinion!
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Initial post: 1 Jul 2012 14:37:47 BDT
Mr. J. R. Coupland says:
I presume by 'comments' you mean the English subtitles over the untranslated Italian dialogue in the recovered scenes? It's rather useful they're there, or how would we be able to follow the story if we don't speak Italian?
Posted on 7 Aug 2012 12:37:45 BDT
Mr. Russell C. Witheyman says:
Most of those film you mentioned are available on Region 0 discs from the states.
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