Euro Cult Movie Forum => Horror => Topic started by: Jonny on 10 Nov 2007 - 11:52

Title: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 10 Nov 2007 - 11:52
Just received an out of print Italian VHS of this film and to my delight, yes I'm well chuffed, it's widescreen and looks fantastic in comparison the the previous version I'd seen via the old Hokushin pre-cert VHS. Here's some grabs from the Italian vid and my review written a few years ago... I'll be dubbing the Italian VHS into English asap.

 :P

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Queens.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Queens2.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Quens3.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Queens4.jpg)

“Just because we live in the middle of the woods doesn’t mean we don’t know the latest styles…”

Queens of Evil  (1971) aka Il Delitto del Diavolo

Dir. Tonino Cervi.

Starring Ray Lovelock, Silvia Monti, Haidee Politoff and Evelyn Stewart (Ida Galli).

After a day spent riding his motorbike through the sunny countryside David (Ray Lovelock) finds himself alone on a foggy road in the middle of the night. Cruising through the mist he encounters a mysterious old man whose Rolls Royce has broken down. Naturally he stops to help and ends up changing the old guys flat tyre, not batting an eyelid as the well dressed man rips into him about his appearance “You look like a tramp” the old man says. “Maybe that's how I want to look” he replies coolly. As soon as the new tyre is on the old guy is on his way, but not before secretly puncturing one of David’s tyres. Fixing the puncture as quick as he can David then races after the Rolls. As he draws near the car crashes into a tree, the old man dying instantly. Not wanting to stick around too long he makes a hasty exit and heads down a rough track into some woods, where he finds an old shed to bunk down in for the night.
   
   
To his surprise, and delight, he is woken the next morning by a beautiful young woman in a see-through dress who lives in the house adjacent; to make things even better there’s two more beautiful girls living there as well! All three invite him in for breakfast, an offer which he obviously accepts. Inside the house, which like the Tardis is mysteriously much larger inside than it looks from the outside, the décor is an amazing 70’s love pad, resplendent in huge floor cushions, funky light fittings and gigantic floor to ceiling photographs of each of the girls. Breakfast consists, bizarrely, of great big chocolate cakes and David being rather hungry tucks in as if it’s the first meal he’s had for days. After stuffing his face he decides he’s outstayed his welcome and bids the girls farewell but as he starts off out the door a strange urge compels him to return and he finds he’s unable to leave.
The girls, almost siren like, seem to draw him in. Needless to say strange things are afoot. The three girls proceed to manipulate David and mess with his head. Every time he tries to leave he always returns to the house, whether he wants to or not. Falling deeper and deeper under their spell David is seduced by each of the girls and succumbs to bizarre dreams featuring strange symbolism and nightmarish imagery. Why are they doing this to him and what fate awaits? Only the strange owner of the nearby castle (who bears more than a passing resemblance to the supposedly dead old man…) has the answers and they’re all going to a party there very soon…    
   
A fairy tale for grown ups ‘Queens of Evil’ is like some kind of far out hybrid of 'Hansel and Gretel', 'Rosemary’s Baby' and 'The Wicker Man' all shot with the unmistakable panache and style of  the best of 70’s Italian cinema. All the leads are great with Ray Lovelock turning in a fine effort as the wayward hippy (and even singing the Bob Dylanesque theme tune over the opening and closing credits!). The three ladies (Silvia Monti, Haidee Politoff and Evelyn Stewart) are stunning, if I found these three in a remote house in the woods I wouldn’t want to leave either! With excellent period sets, a typically 70’s soundtrack, gorgeous women, a handsome leading man and weird supernatural shenanigans this is a gem of a movie and deserves to be tracked down and watched or indeed re-mastered and released on DVD
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 10 Nov 2007 - 12:10
Fantastic news sir, I'd be really curious to know if it runs longer than the UK version...
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 10 Nov 2007 - 12:19
I just timed them both and the Italian VHS is 10 seconds longer. The UK VHS might be shorter due to print damage or it could be cut, I'll find out when I do the dubbing.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 10 Nov 2007 - 13:06
Looks lovely Jonny,really looking forward to this Italian version as it's one of my favorite films.
I've got the original Japanese cinema program on the way soon which i'll post here.
Btw was there a booklet included with the tape?
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 10 Nov 2007 - 13:17
Unfortunately no booklet. Still chuffed with the tape though, looks miles better than I thought it would. Good sound on the Italian track too, when I do the dub I'll do an optional Italian or English track.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 10 Nov 2007 - 13:26
Still chuffed with the tape though, looks miles better than I thought it would. Good sound on the Italian track too,
Yeah these Shenedene tapes from the late 90's all looked great,they also did a series of releases with Nocturno magazine like the Calibro 9/Wanted/Sex and Violence etc collections-all classic Italian b-movies in cool little carton's with 10 page booklets.I've still got my di Leo Milano Calibro 9 release which i'll send you next month Jonny with the other stuff.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 10 Nov 2007 - 13:30
Yeah these Shenedene tapes from the late 90's all looked great,they also did a series of releases with Nocturno magazine like the Calibro 9/Wanted/Sex and Violence etc collections

These tapes were incredibly cool, I still have a few- MALABIMBA, 9 GUESTS FOR A CRIME, CALLING ALL POLICE CARS, PORNO HOLOCAUST, etc... Beautiful tapes.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 10 Nov 2007 - 14:28
UK pre-cert VHS cover

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/QueensEvilHokushin.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 10 Nov 2007 - 16:57
Italian VHS (carton)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Delittodeldiavolo.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 10 Nov 2007 - 17:13
This really need a SE dvd release sometime soon,i'd love to know about the background to it and where it was filmed,who designed the house etc.The cinematographer was Sergio D'Offizi who also worked on Cannibal Holocaust amongst others,be great to see him interviewed like on the Italian CH doc AYP did awhile back.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 10 Nov 2007 - 17:19
Do you recognise the castle that's featured in this Stephen? I'm sure I've seen it a couple of times before.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 10 Nov 2007 - 17:24
Just found French production company Labrador Films site which is owned by Raoul Katz who produced this classic :'(
http://www.groupe-katz.com/cinema/sorcieres.html (http://www.groupe-katz.com/cinema/sorcieres.html)

Do you recognise the castle that's featured in this Stephen? I'm sure I've seen it a couple of times before.
Yeah i've defo seen it somehwere before,reminds me a bit of the one in Slaughter Hotel.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 10 Nov 2007 - 17:32
Just found French production company Labrador Films site which is owned by Raoul Katz who produced this classic :'(

Very cool artwork for the French poster at that link!

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/sorcieres-affiche.jpg)

I need to pick one of the locandina's that I promised myself a while back.

I was thinking the same thing about the castle, I'm at work at the moment but I'll defo check when I get home.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 10 Nov 2007 - 17:40
I need to pick one of the locandina's that I promised myself a while back.
There were 2 or 3 of them up a few weeks back but i got outbid everytime,they went for between €15-€25 each.
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/5913/63dc1gb6.jpg)

Defo keeping my eye out for that French poster now.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 10 Nov 2007 - 17:44
I'm just going to go ahead and pick one up from a non eBay source. Shouldn't be that much difference in price plus I wouldn't mind having one before Christmas. We're decorating the lounge at the moment and the locandina would look great on the wall, plus the missus won't complain about it being a bit too macho for the lounge.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 11 Nov 2007 - 08:13
Just checked the castles in this film and 'Slaughter Hotel'... Made some grabs...

'Queens of Evil'
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/11Queenscastle.jpg)

'Slaughter Hotel'
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/11Slaughtercastle.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 11 Nov 2007 - 08:25
Good spotting. Wasn't it used in something else too?
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 11 Nov 2007 - 08:28
I reckon it must've been. I'm sure I've seen it in other films, will defo be keeping an eye out from now on. Once I get things like this in my head I go into auto pilot and can't help spotting them, it's like looking out for J&B bottles or Astor cigarettes...
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 11 Nov 2007 - 08:34
I NEVER noticed the prolificacy of J&B until you put it on your site. Now the fucking bottles are in practically every shot!
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 11 Nov 2007 - 09:36
We're decorating the lounge at the moment and the locandina would look great on the wall, plus the missus won't complain about it being a bit too macho for the lounge.
how about one of these for the lounge?

(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/8069/lillile9.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 11 Nov 2007 - 10:09
Why would I? It wouldn't go with the wallpaper  :-*
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 11 Nov 2007 - 10:42
Why would I? It wouldn't go with the wallpaper  :-*
:-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 15 Nov 2007 - 08:59
Some pictures from an original Japanese cinema program(would have scanned them but it's broken at the moment).
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/5366/p1010313oj4.jpg)

(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/2248/44555tq3.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 15 Nov 2007 - 08:59
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/7690/p1010316bj1.jpg)

(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/7280/p1010318mt6.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Nov 2007 - 09:45
Nice one Stephen! Very cool item indeed! I might have to get some hi-res scans off you when your scanner's working so I can make up a custom DVD cover for the fan dub  :'(
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 15 Nov 2007 - 09:47
Nice one Stephen! Very cool item indeed! I might have to get some hi-res scans off you when your scanner's working so I can make up a custom DVD cover for the fan dub  :'(
No problem,if i don't get it fixed i'll send you the program and just send it back when you've finished mate.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 15 Nov 2007 - 16:11
Just noticed that the words and music to the opening credits are in it as well  ::)
Here's the first verse and chorus:
We Love You Underground (Ray Lovelock)

The man from his office is goin' to catch you,
the barman from the bar is goin' to catch you,
the chef from the restaurant is goin' to catch you.

One thing they will tell you
We love you underground
'cause only you can help us in the town


Cool :'(
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Nov 2007 - 16:24
Very cool! I was just watching it a few minutes ago and noticed when David is talking about free love and a new world that song started playing quietly in the back ground.  :'(
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Johan Melle on 15 Nov 2007 - 16:51
I think that the castle from QUEENS OF EVIL and SLAUGHTER HOTEL was featured in lots of films. I think it's the same one that is used at the end in THE GIRL IN ROOM 2A but we don't really get that good a look at it in this flick:

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9867/castle01iu5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/7527/castle02ss4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Any other sightings? Come to think of it, this might make a pretty nice thread of its own...
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Nov 2007 - 16:53
Just noticed that the words and music to the opening credits are in it as well  ::)
Here's the first verse and chorus:
We Love You Underground (Ray Lovelock)

The man from his office is goin' to catch you,
the barman from the bar is goin' to catch you,
the chef from the restaurant is goin' to catch you.

One thing they will tell you
We love you underground
'cause only you can help us in the town


Cool :'(
I've got a 7" somewhere
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 15 Nov 2007 - 17:18

I've got a 7" somewhere

Ooh er!



Sorry.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Nov 2007 - 17:31

I've got a 7" somewhere

Ooh er!



Sorry.

So your the one doing the quotes on the Shameless covers :-\
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Nov 2007 - 17:38
here it is ::)

(http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/5269/w1sn7.jpg)

(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4305/w2ae4.jpg)

(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/3894/w3qa3.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 17 Nov 2007 - 18:12
Nice one Tanzi,is the b-side 'Swimming' also featured in the film?
I'm starting to think Lovelock may have been quite popular in Japan back then,what with this record and his little thank you note to his Japanese fans for his second visit to the country in the cinema program.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Nov 2007 - 21:59
Quality! I feel a picture gallery extra feature for the fan dub DVD-R would be cool...
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: MarcMorris on 18 Nov 2007 - 00:39
Get scanning then!
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jay on 18 Nov 2007 - 11:25
Chaps,

I have the UK press kit if interested. I'd be delighted to burn it to a disc.

Jay
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: MarcMorris on 18 Nov 2007 - 11:39
Still looking for a Queens of Evil trailer too.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jay on 18 Nov 2007 - 12:27
I have it.

Jay
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 18 Nov 2007 - 18:08
Nice one Tanzi,is the b-side 'Swimming' also featured in the film?
never seen the film actually, the closest i ever got was a hokushin tape, it had 2 lines through it so i didn't bother
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: sadystyk on 19 Nov 2007 - 10:51
Quality! I feel a picture gallery extra feature for the fan dub DVD-R would be cool...
What about a bonus cd of Ray's hideous warblings.  :-\
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Nov 2007 - 10:53
Quality! I feel a picture gallery extra feature for the fan dub DVD-R would be cool...
What about a bonus cd of Ray's hideous warblings.  :-\
i've also got a 7" of lovelock singing from "pronto" and Jonny has one from "live like a cop..."
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 19 Nov 2007 - 10:55
Don't forget the CD that comes with 'La Settima Donna'  :D
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: sadystyk on 19 Nov 2007 - 10:56
Quality! I feel a picture gallery extra feature for the fan dub DVD-R would be cool...
What about a bonus cd of Ray's hideous warblings.  :-\
i've also got a 7" of lovelock singing from "pronto" and Jonny has one from "live like a cop..."
Awesome, The Ray Lovelock Collection, we'll have to get Jonny working on it.  ::)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 19 Nov 2007 - 21:04
Thought I'd do some screen grab comparison stuff tonight, betwixt the old Hokushin pre-cert and the Shendenne Italian VHS...

Hokushin first, with the Italian vid second...

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Queens5.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Queens.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Queens3.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Queens2.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Queens2-1.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Quens3.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Queens1.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Queens4.jpg)

Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 19 Nov 2007 - 21:09
Awesome, the Italian VHS reveals much more information in the sides of the frame... Always loved Italian tapes, no matter if I don't really understand the language!
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 19 Nov 2007 - 21:32
Post number 1000 for you Lefteris!  :P

You're going to love the fandub that we're putting together for this film amigo!  :'(
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 06 Dec 2007 - 21:45
Thanks to Aarron I've got my mitts on the Japanese 7" single release that features two tracks from this film. I've uploaded them for your listening pleasure!  ;D

Pops and crackles are intentional, it's off a 25 year (plus) old bit of vinyl fer christ sakes!!!

Right click and 'Save' or just click to listen...

Swimming (http://www.lovelockandload.com/Swimming)

We Love You Underground (http://www.lovelockandload.com/We%20Love%20You%20Underground)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Johan Melle on 08 Dec 2007 - 17:32
From Continental Film Review:

(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/6294/queenstw6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Dec 2007 - 17:53
Excellent stuff Johan! It says continued on page 20, any chance of a scan of that?   :'(

Shame about the weird pattern effect on your scans as that lower picture featuring Lovelock and Evelyn Stuart is really nice.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Dec 2007 - 18:05
Detail from the locandina, I scanned it in two sections as it wouldn't fit on my scanner and joind the two sections up in photoshop. Really lovely artwork on this poster...

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/1aEvilQueensLoc.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Johan Melle on 08 Dec 2007 - 18:59
Ah, yes. It's continued (very briefly) on page 20. Here's the final part:

(http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/3565/queens2yf6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


Those pattern effects are bloody annoying! I don't know why it happens either because I've never had this problem before. Anyway, I tried taking photos of the pics with my camera. Obviously, that's not going to look great but it was an improvement at least  :'(


(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/2781/queensphoto1oc9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/6240/queensphoto2to6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


And, yes, the artwork on that locandina is very cool!  ::)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 08 Dec 2007 - 21:23
Apart from the UK,Italian and French video releases does anyone know of any others?
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: MarcMorris on 12 Dec 2007 - 19:09
Just scanned the Belgian poster...

(http://www.mondo-erotico.com/forumpix/QueensOfEvil-BELGIUM.jpg)

Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: MarcMorris on 12 Dec 2007 - 19:11
Quote
Those pattern effects are bloody annoying! I don't know why it happens either because I've never had this problem before.

That's because you need to set your scanner up properly - it's a moire pattern caused by the wrong setting. You should have different settings - newspaper, magazine, art book etc. Try a lower quality setting.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Diabolik2 on 12 Dec 2007 - 19:38
Where did you get that poster?

Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Dec 2007 - 19:49
That Belgian poster is superb Marc! I want one!

Just finished scanning and photoshopping the locandina,

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9555/queensofevillocandinefd7.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Diabolik2 on 12 Dec 2007 - 19:58
That Locandina is superb too!
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: fdsmedia on 12 Dec 2007 - 21:59
Pops and crackles are intentional, it's off a 25 year (plus) old bit of vinyl fer christ sakes!!!
And for those of you who prefer your music (almost) pop and crackle free, I did some serious restoration:  :D

http://www.findesieclemedia.com/mp3/Swimming%20fix.mp3

http://www.findesieclemedia.com/mp3/We%20Love%20You%20Underground%20fix.mp3
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 12 Dec 2007 - 22:19
And for those of you who prefer your music (almost) pop and crackle free, I did some serious restoration:  :D
Whoah,that sounds fresh. :P
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 13 Dec 2007 - 08:32
Excellent Magnus! Is Lovelock's warbling supposed to sound that clean?  ;D
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: MarcMorris on 19 Dec 2007 - 13:16
Does anybody have any alternate video cover art (already have UK Hokushin and Italian Shendene tapes) or poster deigns / stills etc?
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 19 Dec 2007 - 13:25
There's another release on VHS from Italy on the Magnum 3B label, it'd be great to find someone who could provide a scan of that.

(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/253/ildelittodeldiavolovt8.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 06 Jan 2008 - 15:55
Japanese promotional poster, note the film is titled 'Le Regine' on this one.

Lovely cardigan Ray's wearing eh?  :-X

(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9937/0lovelockzb3.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: MarcMorris on 09 Jan 2008 - 13:38
So, can anybody help with additional scans for this? Posters, stills, VHS cover art etc...

Or a trailer?
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 09 Jan 2008 - 17:06
So, can anybody help with additional scans for this? Posters, stills, VHS cover art etc...

Or a trailer?
You can use my Japanese 7" single.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: MarcMorris on 09 Jan 2008 - 18:02
Already got that - anything else that's not in this thread? Or a complete scan of the Italian tape Jonny posted above?
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: fdsmedia on 11 Jan 2008 - 20:22
I noticed that this film is owned by the same rights holder as of Ricco and Tragic Ceremony, so maybe we can convince Dark Sky to release it?  8)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 11 Jan 2008 - 20:39
Really? Interesting indeed... We've managed to get together a fair amount of supplementary materials for this film so far so if they decided to go for a DVD release they're definitely covered. All we need is a trailer.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 13 Jan 2008 - 12:28
Any idea where some of the info in this review came from? :-\
http://esotikafilm.com/reviews/queensofevil.html (http://esotikafilm.com/reviews/queensofevil.html)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: MarcMorris on 13 Jan 2008 - 12:54
Yes, Mike Kitchell's website ESOTIKAFILM - review is by Eric Cotenas:

http://z8.invisionfree.com/MHVF/index.php?showtopic=9014&st=0&#entry11557167
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 13 Jan 2008 - 13:03
I was being sarcastic,the reviewer obviously read some of the posts in this thread beforehand.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 13 Jan 2008 - 14:25
Yea, some people obviously use this board to steal info for their reviews but don't contribute to the conversation that goes on here  :D
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: MarcMorris on 13 Jan 2008 - 19:28
Does anybody know if any of the Lavagnino music score from QUEENS OF EVIL ever made it to CD or Vinyl?

There's a good selection over at MovieGrooves - perhaps one of the compilations includes a track or two?

Angelo Francesco Lavagnino (http://www.moviegrooves.com/search/search.pl?Terms=lavagnino&x=0&y=0)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: fdsmedia on 13 Jan 2008 - 19:41
I don't think anything has been released. The best resource in my opinion is www.soundtrackcollector.com  :P
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: ecc on 13 Jan 2008 - 22:33
I had not read this thread before Marc Morris pointed me out to the thread after reading my review (mentioning that he was working on a fan dub with extras - the only extra I included was the English title sequence - his sounds better since my audio editing is a bit rough in places and I think I went a little crazy with the noise reduction - not unlike NoShame with the English audio for WHISPER IN THE DARK).  I had an Italian DVDR and a DVDR of the UK tape and decided to sync them up recently after having success doing with OASIS OF FEAR (the Italian DVD plus a Greek subtitled DVDR).  These two Ray Lovelock films were just ones I happened to have two versions of.  I did do a motion menu with music (I grabbed the whole sequence of Lovelock chasing Silvia Monti while she's riding his bike around the forest as an AVI, inverted the image in VirtualDub and exported it.  Then I added the title and play/scenes/extras options with Windows Movie Maker and created an m2v from the resulting AVI which I muxed back together with the audio I synched it to in DVDAuthorGUI.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 14 Jan 2008 - 08:50
I had not read this thread before Marc Morris pointed me out to the thread after reading my review...

Great to have you on the forum Eric. Good review btw  :'(
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: ecc on 14 Jan 2008 - 18:13
Thanks.  I have to admit I got a little carried away with posting yesterday seeing all of these films discussed in the same section of a forum.  I had no idea other people were doing fandubs.  I had scoured free software sites to put together the bits of software needed to do it and its nice to see what other people are using.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: MarcMorris on 14 Jan 2008 - 18:17
I knew you'd like this place Eric  ::)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: ecc on 15 Jan 2008 - 07:37
If anyone wants to use the cover I created for the fan DVD I did, let me know and I'll create a rapidshare link of the fullsize version.

(http://webpages.csus.edu/~sac45524/queens-preview.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Jan 2008 - 08:40
I made a cover too!  :P

This is for the fan dub Marc and I have put together...

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/8194/queensdvdfinalqo3.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: ecc on 15 Jan 2008 - 08:57
Great cover!  I was going for more of a Unicorn Video look.  Let's hope whoever puts out an official release can come anywhere close to your design (which looks like it would more appropriately adorn one of those German clamshells rather instead of a paper insert in an Amaray case.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: mook on 15 Jan 2008 - 09:28
That's a great looking cover. Saw this film for the first time last night. Great film, very entertaining. Don't think I could manage that much cake for breakfast though  :o  I dimly remember the Hokushin cover from the early 80s but I never rented it at the time. Also saw Rituals at the weekend - and have Ricco and Tragic Ceremony on order...all thanks to heads up from this site  ;)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Jan 2008 - 10:05
I made a cover too!  :P

This is for the fan dub Marc and I have put together...

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/8194/queensdvdfinalqo3.jpg)
Superb, looks like an authentic cover unlike some of the home made sleeves that i've seen in the past
 ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: demented_uk on 15 Jan 2008 - 11:07
Great work on the cover Jonny, looks fantastic.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: drmiaow on 15 Jan 2008 - 11:47
I'll second - third? fourth? - that too, Jonny. Lovely cover. If there isn't one already, maybe there should be a thread for fandub/sub etc artwork? I know there's one for the discs themselves.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: MarcMorris on 18 Jan 2008 - 19:16
The disc is finally ready. I'll be sending Jonny his copy tomorrow  ::)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 18 Jan 2008 - 19:28
The disc is finally ready. I'll be sending Jonny his copy tomorrow  ::)
Excellent :P
Really looking forward to seeing this final edition,Jonny sent me an earlier version awhile back and that looked superb so i've high hopes for this. Nice one guys.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Jan 2008 - 19:35
Well, my DVD writer is churning out coasters at the moment!  What timing ???

I'll be off to the computer shop for a new one in the morning so all should be well for Monday.  :'(
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: K August on 25 Jan 2008 - 12:28
Just received an out of print Italian VHS of this film and to my delight, yes I'm well chuffed, it's widescreen and looks fantastic in comparison the the previous version I'd seen via the old Hokushin pre-cert VHS. Here's some grabs from the Italian vid and my review written a few years ago... I'll be dubbing the Italian VHS into English asap.

 :P

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Queens.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Queens2.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Quens3.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Queens4.jpg)

“Just because we live in the middle of the woods doesn’t mean we don’t know the latest styles…”


My second favorite Lovelock, that looks beautiful both the caps and your cover.  I'd love a copy of your final edition of this. I'll PM you again.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Jan 2008 - 20:06
Some scans from the Japanese pressbook, check out the polite little note apparently written by Lovelock  :-X

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9361/lovelockbz6.jpg)

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/6735/lovelock2uk7.jpg)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/518/lovelock3es0.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: K August on 27 Jan 2008 - 21:11
I'll have to look for this on Ebay Jonny.  That's great.

Ray sure was popular in Japan wasn't he?

Besides his fine acting skills, he was such a hottie.  8)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Jan 2008 - 21:15
I posted those just for you Kim, I knew you'd appreciate them  :'(

I picked up my copy of the Japanese pressbook for $9.99 from eBay a couple of weeks ago. I've seen three on there so far in as many months. Stephen has one too. 

Be sure to search for Le Regine  :D
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: K August on 27 Jan 2008 - 21:38
I posted those just for you Kim, I knew you'd appreciate them  :'(

I picked up my copy of the Japanese pressbook for $9.99 from eBay a couple of weeks ago. I've seen three on there so far in as many months. Stephen has one too. 

Be sure to search for Le Regine  :D

Aw shucks  ;). After landing this, all I'll need is a Japanese pressbook of Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue to complete my Lovelock 70s slobberfest.

Thanks for the Ebay tip sir.  ::)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 29 Jan 2008 - 08:40
Got mine this morning and it's superb,lovely looking cleaned up transfer from the Italian tape with English and Italian options plus extras including the songs from Lovelock's record set to clips from the film.Well done Jonny and Marc :P
Btw Jonny's sleeve design is perfect,even comes in a yellow case with mini locandina.Nice one.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 29 Jan 2008 - 17:27
Yep, received mine today too. Looks very nice.  ::) :P
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: ecc on 29 Jan 2008 - 22:41
Does Lavagnino's score reuse a piece of music from Stelvio Cipriani's score for THE FRIGHTENED WOMAN?  Early on, there's a track that sounds like the piece that plays over the breakfast scene in QUEENS.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: interrabang on 30 Jan 2008 - 01:19
yep, youre right, its the music from the scene with the prostitute and the fur coat from femina ridens.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: ecc on 30 Jan 2008 - 09:10
Quote
yep, youre right, its the music from the scene with the prostitute and the fur coat from femina ridens.

It's a track on the FEMINA RIDENS soundtrack called "Hot Skin" so it's Cipriani music rather than recycled Lavagnino.  Its actually sounds more fitting for QUEENS OF EVIL than FEMINA RIDENS.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: fdsmedia on 30 Jan 2008 - 10:54
Looking forward to this release, it seems you guys have done a great job!  :P ;)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 31 Jan 2008 - 10:03
Keith Brown just posted an excellent review on his 'Giallo Fever' blog...

Giallo Fever - 'Queens of Evil' review (http://giallo-fever.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Paul on 31 Jan 2008 - 10:10
Keith Brown just posted an excellent review on his 'Giallo Fever' blog...

Giallo Fever - 'Queens of Evil' review (http://giallo-fever.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00Z&updated-max=2009-01-01T00%3A00%3A00Z&max-results=11)

Great review, Jonny and Marc - you must be chuffed:

The care and consideration that have gone into the package put many commercial releases of comparable product to shame.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: demented_uk on 31 Jan 2008 - 11:47
Sounds great, can't wait to see this!  ::)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: drmiaow on 31 Jan 2008 - 13:01
Me too! Anticipation is building in the House of Miaow...
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: K August on 02 Feb 2008 - 12:07
Just received my copy and gave it a whirl last night.

Beautiful job Jonny and Marc. The print looks vastly superior to any gray market copy I had, the sound excellent (can't believe I'm actually hearing the soundtrack music behind the action) and the packaging very well done.  ::) ;)

More please.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: demented_uk on 02 Feb 2008 - 13:20
I'll second that, well done Jonny and Marc, this could be the greatest fan DVD ever made. 
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 07 Feb 2008 - 23:09
Watched Jonny and Marc's top notch disc this evening. An amazing labour of love. Had never seen the film before so glad I got to view it in such good shape for my first time. Savage critique on the superficial morality of the hippy generation, cynical expose of evil corporate industry or supernatural psych-erotica... Whatever, it's now one of my favourites.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: MarcMorris on 08 Feb 2008 - 09:44
So glad to hear it was worth all the effort. It will suffice until a legit DVD surfaces.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: willfalls on 01 Jun 2008 - 14:38
Hello.  I was led here by a review of this film at giallo fever and was wondering if someone could point me in the direction of how to obtain a copy of it.

I just signed up as a member and am not forum savvy so please excuse any block-headedness.  I do like film and have a modest collection.  I prefer the film Hunting Ground over Funny Games (original, I have not seen the U.S. version) if that means anything.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 01 Jun 2008 - 14:39
Drop me a PM Mr willfalls.  :'(
Title: Re: Queens of Evil/Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 01 Jun 2008 - 18:19
Got mine this morning and it's superb,lovely looking cleaned up transfer from the Italian tape with English and Italian options plus extras including the songs from Lovelock's record set to clips from the film.Well done Jonny and Marc :P
Btw Jonny's sleeve design is perfect,even comes in a yellow case with mini locandina.Nice one.

How true.  :P

It's a gorgeous presentation ::) and as Paul notes in a earlier post "The care and consideration that have gone into the package put many commercial releases of comparable product to shame."  ;)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 02 Jun 2008 - 13:26
Found this 2 page article in an October 1970 issue of Cinesex.
The same issue also features a full fotonovel for LA PECCATRICE ADOLESCENTE (English title:Run Rabbit Run),a West German film from 1969 which also stars Lovelock,anyone ever seen it?

(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/2835/p6020531tw4.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Jun 2008 - 13:57
LA PECCATRICE ADOLESCENTE (English title:Run Rabbit Run),a West German film from 1969 which also stars Lovelock,anyone ever seen it?

I never knew the Italian title for that film Stephen! Only titles I could ever find were 'Rabbit In The Pit'
aka 'Haschen in der Grube'. Directed Roger Fritz an actor / Director who acted in 'Cross Of Iron', 'The Insatiables' and loads of TV stuff as well as directing a few movies and slew of TV series.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 12 Jun 2008 - 15:10
Japanese disc. No English options:
http://www.kultvideo.com/scheda.asp?item=19193&type=DVD&key=2
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Jun 2008 - 15:14
Wow! When did that come out?

Sooo expensive but very tempting.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 12 Jun 2008 - 15:19
Got posted on Kult Video site today. First I heard about it...
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Gary B. on 12 Jun 2008 - 15:46
Much cheaper here (converts to about $37):
Amazon.jp (http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/switch-language/product/B00130MAHM/ref=dp_change_lang?ie=UTF8&language=en%5FJP)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Jun 2008 - 15:48
Nice one Gary, that's just under £20.

I'll be ordering one of these very soon!  :P
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Gary B. on 12 Jun 2008 - 15:53
(http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/3533/51t4h2xwlnlss500ap6.jpg)
Great cover!  And it's under the title LE REGINE.  I'm tempted to pick this up as well just for the music.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Jun 2008 - 15:54
$40.99 with free shipping from Yesasia.

It came out on the 4th of April btw

Le Regine DVD at Yesasia (http://global.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.aspx/code-c/section-index/pid-1010667549/)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Luca Canali on 13 Jun 2008 - 18:11
Wow! Only just seen this...I'm also tempted to get a copy of this purely for the cover! If I didn't have two decent prints of it already, I'd have been all over this. I wish more companies would put as much effort into cover art as this.
Out of interest, does anyone have an .srt file of the Queens of Evil?
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 13 Jun 2008 - 18:16
I ordered the Japanese DVD this morning.

I'd love an .srt file too

Anyone up for making one?

Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 13 Jun 2008 - 18:25
From the Italiano Capitan Trash  :'(
(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/4402/regine2eq1.jpg)

Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 13 Jun 2008 - 18:30
Great pic Stephen! Silvia Monti gives me butterflies in my stomach, she's so gorgeous...

Where'd you get the pic?
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 13 Jun 2008 - 18:33
Where'd you get the pic?
There's an article from years back over at the Capitan Trash site,Italian language only though
Link
http://www.capitantrash.com/Deposito/24/regine.htm (http://www.capitantrash.com/Deposito/24/regine.htm)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: K August on 15 Jun 2008 - 12:46
Found this 2 page article in an October 1970 issue of Cinesex.
The same issue also features a full fotonovel for LA PECCATRICE ADOLESCENTE (English title:Run Rabbit Run),a West German film from 1969 which also stars Lovelock,anyone ever seen it?

(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/2835/p6020531tw4.jpg)

Run Rabbit Run, no. ETC's copy was destroyed in one of the bad hurricanes just as I went to order it.

How was the fotonovel Stephen?

Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: K August on 15 Jun 2008 - 15:05
Great pic Stephen! Silvia Monti gives me butterflies in my stomach, she's so gorgeous...

Where'd you get the pic?

She was amazing; I thought she was a good actress too. The best of the three sisters in Queens, she played it for fun.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Jun 2008 - 15:28
Japanese DVD has arrived! Looks good, definitely a step up from the VHS transfer...

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Queens.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Caps/Reg1.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Queens2.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Caps/Reg2.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Quens3.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Caps/Reg3.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Queens4.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Caps/Reg4.jpg)

The Italian audio sounds really, really good through my TV's speakers which is making me wonder if it'd be worth asking one of our subtitling friends to create some subs for it...
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Jun 2008 - 16:15
Some bigger grabs from the Japanese DVD, you don't really appreciate the difference in those comparison shots above.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Caps/Bitmap720.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Caps/Bitmap721.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Caps/Bitmap722.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 27 Jun 2008 - 16:18
Looks lovely,any extras on this mate?
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Jun 2008 - 16:28
Sadly no extras at all. Nice cover though!  :-\
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Jun 2008 - 18:57
(http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/8069/japquenslowresyd4.jpg)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 27 Jun 2008 - 21:49
Very groovy cover.  ::)  The Japanese screen grabs look very nice too.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: K August on 28 Jun 2008 - 14:22
Wow, that Japanese print looks amazing. Gorgeous.

Maybe after I start taking Italian later next year I'll look into the Japanese dvd. Unless of course some US dvd company licenses this.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Dr Seward on 02 Jul 2008 - 02:00
The Japanese dvd looks absolutely wonderful. I am so in love with this film despite the horrible version I have, never imagined it to exist in this quality... really looking forward to the new dub when it's ready!
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Sutter Cane on 02 Jul 2008 - 11:01
Fantastic!

This is one of my alltime favourite euro-cult movies!
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Jul 2008 - 12:27
Just had a side by side comparison of the Japanese DVD and the fandub version. Both are NTSC. The fandub runs about 8 minutes longer than the Japanese DVD and I thought at first the Japanese DVD was simply sped up but after comparing the two it's now clear that footage is missing from the Japanese release.

I ran the two versions side by side, starting them at the same point, and after 5 minutes the Japanese DVD was about 15 seconds ahead so it definitely runs faster.

However, there's also snippets of footage missing in some scenes, a reaction shot here and there, looks like stuff taken out for pacing for example some of Silvia Monti's close ups when she's laughing as Ray Lovelock strips off before diving into the lake. Also there's some footage missing from the 'dream sequence' noticeably the bit where Silvia Monti drops her head backwards to reveal the mouth painted on her neck...

So a combination of missing footage and running faster = 8 minutes difference in the running times.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: MarcMorris on 02 Jul 2008 - 15:33
Jonny, send me a rip and I'll convert it to proper NTSC speed for you which will make comparison much easier.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: ecc on 02 Jul 2008 - 21:34
So its a PAL conversion and its missing footage.

The title on the cap is LE REGINE so perhaps it reflects the French cut with the Italian audio laid over.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 03 Jul 2008 - 17:21
Looks like the LLL SE is still the version to own :'(
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 03 Jul 2008 - 17:24
Looks like the LLL SE is still the version to own :'(

Plus you get the Lovelock songs!  ::)

...and Jonny's groovy cover and orange amray keepcase!  ;)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Rock on 11 Aug 2008 - 19:16
This is my first time on a forum, I'm not quite familliar with the way things work.
Anyway my name is Roch I am writing from Montréal. I'm 40 years old and a big fan of ''Les sorcieres du lac'' AKA Queens of evil AKA Le Regine. I first saw Le Regine when I was about 7 years old and got quite impress by this film. I was really excited by what I found here. I tough you guys would like to get this 2 pages article that I found in an old horror magazine from 1972.

Thanks

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Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 11 Aug 2008 - 19:58
Excellent pics Roch, thanks so much for sharing and welcome to the forum! :P

Can you give a rough translation of what the article says?
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 11 Aug 2008 - 20:05
That's a great picture of Lovelock being thrown into the grave by the 3 Queens,cheers for sharing Roch and welcome to the forum  :P
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Rock on 11 Aug 2008 - 21:31
this is a rough translation of the french article (p.s. remember I'm french so sorry for the spelling).
The begining of the article is a synopsys of the film (...A young man seeking freedom and liberty (Raymond Lovelock) is travelling on a isolated Italian road. Helpful with the driver of a rolls Royce, who thanks him by blowing out his motorcycle tyre......) we all know the rest.

In the end there is a critic of the film.
it goes like this:

An interresting idea, wasted by a wavering production, a clumsy director of photography, and mediocre performance, including Haydée Politoff (she's so far LA COLLECTIONNEUSE). And those beautiful gowns sign by Bouquin becomes to invading.

Well personally, I don't agree with this guy, I think is full of sh..   
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 11 Aug 2008 - 22:19
Well personally, I don't agree with this guy, I think is full of sh..   

He's definitely full of shit Roch! You're not alone there mate. Thanks for the translation.  :'(
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: ecc on 12 Aug 2008 - 00:37
The Bouquin gowns and the hairstyles are supposed to draw attention to themselves.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Rock on 12 Aug 2008 - 18:13
I think the costumes and the wigs are quite a plus.

I wonder why they changed the original title of the film from ‘’Le regine’’ ((The Queens)). Into ‘’IL delitto del diavolo’’ ((The murder of the devil)).
Then in French the co-producers changed it into ‘’Les sorcières du bord du lac’’((The witches of the lake)).
And changed once again in English ‘’Queens of evil’’.

I think the French title is more representative.
Actually Queens of the Damned would have been a great title.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Rock on 12 Aug 2008 - 21:44
This is how I became a fan of Le regine (Queens of Evil).

I work for a production company that specializes in production shows for casinos across Canada and the USA. When we go away for a run, it’s for 2 months at a time.
So last year in order to have some activities, I started to write a script for a movie. I also directed an edited my first film called Beyond the Stage: Access to backstage secrets.

This year before leaving for the States for another long run. I decided to start working on another film project. My mind was blank no good idea for a script. So I decided to look up into my old collection of comic books. Because at the end of each issue, there was a short horror or suspense story. Once again no luck, nothing seemed interesting.

That’s when I remembered an old horror film I saw when I was about 7 years old. The problem was I did not remember much about it, beside 3 gorgeous ladies killing a young man.

So, that didn’t help me much. Then one day, I found a box (I had forgotten about it) it was filled with erotic-horror comic books and magazines. That’s when I got lucky. I recognized the black and white photos; there it was the movie I remembered from my childhood.

After searching for many hours on the internet I was able to get more and more information’s about my favourite movie. 

Now I really want to make a remake of this classic film.

Anyone else interested in such a project???
 
Thanks

Roch
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Aug 2008 - 21:58

Now I really want to make a remake of this classic film.


A remake could definitely work. Be interesting to hear what you come up with Roch.  :'(
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 12 Aug 2008 - 22:25


That’s when I remembered an old horror film I saw when I was about 7 years old. The problem was I did not remember much about it, beside 3 gorgeous ladies killing a young man.

So, that didn’t help me much. Then one day, I found a box (I had forgotten about it) it was filled with erotic-horror comic books and magazines. That’s when I got lucky. I recognized the black and white photos; there it was the movie I remembered from my childhood.

Wow, watching erotic-horror films at the age of 7.  ::)
I was watching Don Notts' films like THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN at that age.  :-\
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Rock on 12 Aug 2008 - 22:31
heu,

Actually I had bouht that box of goodies about 5 years ago.

But come to think of it, I was checking those kind of magazines in secrets.   
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: ecc on 13 Aug 2008 - 02:22
Does sound like an interesting idea.  Updating it will take some thinking, though.  Though having the women consume and wear some of the ridiculous stuff that passes for high fashion these days might not be as outrageous as it was then.

This is how I became a fan of Le regine (Queens of Evil).

I work for a production company that specializes in production shows for casinos across Canada and the USA. When we go away for a run, it’s for 2 months at a time.
So last year in order to have some activities, I started to write a script for a movie. I also directed an edited my first film called Beyond the Stage: Access to backstage secrets.

This year before leaving for the States for another long run. I decided to start working on another film project. My mind was blank no good idea for a script. So I decided to look up into my old collection of comic books. Because at the end of each issue, there was a short horror or suspense story. Once again no luck, nothing seemed interesting.

That’s when I remembered an old horror film I saw when I was about 7 years old. The problem was I did not remember much about it, beside 3 gorgeous ladies killing a young man.

So, that didn’t help me much. Then one day, I found a box (I had forgotten about it) it was filled with erotic-horror comic books and magazines. That’s when I got lucky. I recognized the black and white photos; there it was the movie I remembered from my childhood.

After searching for many hours on the internet I was able to get more and more information’s about my favourite movie. 

Now I really want to make a remake of this classic film.

Anyone else interested in such a project???
 
Thanks

Roch

Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Rock on 13 Aug 2008 - 16:25
I was wondering if the remake should be an exact replica from the original or if the new project should be an alternative view based on the original film???
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: willfalls on 16 Aug 2008 - 02:20
Sorry to derail this from the re-make path this post is tending, but the conveyed critisism of this film a few posts back about the gowns being invading made me want to put in my humble view.  I have been fortunate enough to watch this movie, through the kindness of Jonny, and have really become attached to it.  I think what I like the most about this film, aside from one hell of a lightening storm, is the way the visual piece runs its own course apart but parallel to the story/acting.  I found  as a viewer that I had to balance things to achieve the proper mixture, which is something I aim for.

Many thanks again.

Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: MarcMorris on 19 Aug 2008 - 22:47
Quote
I was wondering if the remake should be an exact replica from the original or if the new project should be an alternative view based on the original film???

You'll need to get remake rights from the owner to do this.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Canguru on 23 Sep 2009 - 03:49
What about the bloke who plays the Devil?  Who is this actor and has he appeared in any other horror flicks?  I like the funeral scene and his tirade against his assembled demoniaques - "You call yourself conjurers?!" ::)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 23 Sep 2009 - 11:18
What about the bloke who plays the Devil?  Who is this actor and has he appeared in any other horror flicks?
Gianni Santucci.
The only other films i've seen him in that come to mind are Brunello Rondi's DOMANI NON SIAMO PIU' QUI and Petri's INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION,can't think of any horror stuff he's done.

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6346/santu.jpg) (http://img7.imageshack.us/i/santu.jpg/)
Title: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo ( Tonino Cervi, 1973 )
Post by: stinkymiller on 24 Nov 2009 - 07:28
Hi everyone at Lovelock.

I was digging around Giallo Fever and read about the existance of a pristine DVD of Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo ( Tonino Cervi 1973 ). I am a HUGE fan of this film and only have a ropey old dvdr sourced from a vhs copy. Any help on this would be much appreciated. Cheers.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo ( Tonino Cervi, 1973 )
Post by: ecc on 24 Nov 2009 - 08:31
Hi everyone at Lovelock.

I was digging around Giallo Fever and read about the existance of a pristine DVD of Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo ( Tonino Cervi 1973 ). I am a HUGE fan of this film and only have a ropey old dvdr sourced from a vhs copy. Any help on this would be much appreciated. Cheers.

You'll find more information a few pages back on this merged thread.  What I recall about the reporting on this Japanese DVD is that it runs shorter than the fandubs making the rounds (it may be a PAL-NTSC transfer and since it has a French title card it may reflect a shorter French cut of the film) but image quality is supposed to be good.  The fandubs are derived from a great quality widescreen Italian tape (superior to the UK pre-cert).
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: stinkymiller on 24 Nov 2009 - 10:43
Hey, thanks for the swift response. Just been pouring over the thread. Love the fan dub dvd artwork, classier than many a bona fide release. Would love to get hold of the widescreen fan dub. Will there be another using the Japanese dvd source?
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 24 Nov 2009 - 11:19
Will there be another using the Japanese dvd source?

It's possible to do but would be a ball ache as the Japanese DVD runs at an odd speed so that would need sorting out, then the cut bits would need editing in, then the audio would need synching up (or subtitles making)...

If anyone's up for doing all that I'll gladly supply a copy of my Japanese DVD.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: ecc on 24 Nov 2009 - 21:13
an odd speed?
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Nov 2009 - 08:05
an odd speed?

Yeah, it runs fast, which you'd usually put down to 'PAL speed up' but it's actually NTSC. How would you correct that?
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: ecc on 25 Nov 2009 - 08:28
so it's a standards conversion.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Nov 2009 - 08:42
so it's a standards conversion.

Yep, but it just seems odd that even though the Japanese disc has minor footage missing it still runs a whopping 8 minutes shorter than the fandub. I'd estimate that there's no more than a minute or two of footage missing which makes the speed up quite hefty. Standards conversions don't usually have that much of a discrepancy, do they? I've not noticed it before if they do.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: ecc on 25 Nov 2009 - 09:56
I don't have the fandub I did within reach but I slowed it down to 23.976.  Is the Lovelockandload-approved version in PAL?  If not, then the loss would be about 4 minutes.  If it's PAL, then yes 8 minutes is quite a bit of footage missing.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Nov 2009 - 10:03
I don't have the fandub I did within reach but I slowed it down to 23.976.  Is the Lovelockandload-approved version in PAL?  If not, then the loss would be about 4 minutes.  If it's PAL, then yes 8 minutes is quite a bit of footage missing.

No, Marc converted it to NTSC.

This is where I get confused. The fandub is NTSC and the Jap DVD is NTSC. Timings are different by 8 minutes, yet you say it's only 4? How does that work?

Japanese DVD - NTSC (29.970) 1h 22min 11secs
Fandub - NTSC (29.970) 1h 30m 43secs
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: ecc on 25 Nov 2009 - 12:36
When a film transfer is converted to PAL, it's framerate is sped up by 4% (from 23.976 to 25 fps).  When a PAL master is standards converted to NTSC, it is field-blended from 25 to 29.97 fps so it retains the PAL speedup (a correct conversion of a PAL master of a film to NTSC would slow down the framerate back to 23.976 along with the audio). 

If the Japanese disc is incorrectly converted from a PAL master (as many are), then it would retain the PAL running time so part of that missing 8 minutes would include PAL speedup (and that would be more evident on progressive monitors during horizontal motion in which ghosting and interlace artifacts would be more apparent).

NTSC framerate is 29.97 but with film transfers this can be achieved two ways.  The "hard-telecine" method results in 29.97 frames and pictures per second composed of 59.94 interlaced fields per seconds.  The "soft-telecine" method encodes the image progressively at 23.976 fps and a pulldown flag is inserted into the file to tell the DVD player itself to perform pulldown on the fly to 29.97 if the player and TV are incapable of outputting a progressive image.  Both retain the original 23.976 running time.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Nov 2009 - 13:25
If the Japanese disc is incorrectly converted from a PAL master (as many are), then it would retain the PAL running time

Seems to me that the Japanese disc has been incorrectly converted from PAL and could it also have been sped up a bit? I can never hear PAL speed up but the Japanese DVD soundtrack is noticeably faster to my ear during the parts with music in them.

Running time for the UK VHS is 1h 27m 20secs (PAL)

Have a listen to these mp3's I just made to hear what I mean...

Japanese DVD - Opening credits music (http://lovelockandload.net/mp3s/QueensJAP.mp3)

Fandub - Opening credits music (http://lovelockandload.net/mp3s/QueensFAN.mp3)

Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: ecc on 25 Nov 2009 - 14:11
While the PAL image will run faster, PAL audio can be pitch-corrected to sound normal.  The case with MYA's FOUR FLIES was that the audio was taken from the German DVD which had pitch-corrected the audio and MYA slowed it down without re-correcting the pitch.

I'm not always able to tell if a PAL DVD's audio has been pitch corrected or not if I've never seen it in any other form (or had a soundtrack to listen to) but one that I definitely noticed it on was Cecchi Gori's disc of THE CHURCH where the voices on the English track sounded really high (since I had seen the film on tape originally and had the Anchor Bay disc to compare).

Quote
Japanese DVD - NTSC (29.970) 1h 22min 11secs
Fandub - NTSC (29.970) 1h 30m 43secs
Running time for the UK VHS is 1h 27m 20secs (PAL)

The difference between the UK VHS and the fandub can be mostly accounted for with PAL speedup (though when I did my version of the fandub, I was always adjusting the audio back and forth by milliseconds so Italian and English sources differed slightly with both featuring scenes or shots that ran a few frames or seconds longer or shorter).  If we were to convert the NTSC speed of the fandub to PAL, it would run at 87 minutes so it would only be 4 minutes and 49 seconds longer than the Japanese disc.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo ( Tonino Cervi, 1973 )
Post by: ecc on 28 Nov 2009 - 00:02
Hi everyone at Lovelock.

I was digging around Giallo Fever and read about the existance of a pristine DVD of Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo ( Tonino Cervi 1973 ). I am a HUGE fan of this film and only have a ropey old dvdr sourced from a vhs copy. Any help on this would be much appreciated. Cheers.

Here is a link to an earlier post in the thread that compares the fandub and the Japanese DVD caps:
http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=1072.msg33705#msg33705 (http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=1072.msg33705#msg33705)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: indravayu on 06 Jan 2010 - 03:32
Hey folks,
New member here (I am a 38 year old EuroCult movie fan living in New York City) - after reading the Giallo Fever review of Queens of Evil, I DL'd a badly cropped VHS rip and watched it Sunday night - man, I really loved it! I am glad to see there are so many other people who appreciate this little gem. I definitely want to see a widescreen version now!

- Chris
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: ecc on 22 May 2010 - 10:11
apparently coming in July from Cecchi Gori's Cinemakult (although I thought Cecchi Gori had gone bankrupt) (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=401608533837)

I wonder if it's uncut or the same shorter source provided for the Japanese DVD.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 22 May 2010 - 10:39
apparently coming in July from Cecchi Gori's Cinemakult (although I thought Cecchi Gori had gone bankrupt) (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=401608533837)

I wonder if it's uncut or the same shorter source provided for the Japanese DVD.

Be interesting to see what this turns out to be.

More on Cinemakult in this thread HERE (http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=3895.0)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: prospero on 01 Jun 2010 - 13:51

Be interesting to see what this turns out to be.

More on Cinemakult in this thread HERE (http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=3895.0)

no details yet as to whether there'll be Engl subs? I'm dying to see this one!
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Luca Canali on 20 Jul 2010 - 20:51
Anyone picked up the CineKult DVD of this yet? ( http://www.kultvideo.com/articles/ArticleSheet.aspx?aid=7431 ). Anyone know if it's uncut?
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Jul 2010 - 07:26
Anyone picked up the CineKult DVD of this yet? ( http://www.kultvideo.com/articles/ArticleSheet.aspx?aid=7431 ). Anyone know if it's uncut?

No, I was toying with the idea of buying it but thought I'd hold off until I heard some solid info first. having shelled out for the Japanese DVD I'd be gutted if I paid up for the Italian one only for it to be the same trasnfer...
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Luca Canali on 21 Jul 2010 - 17:39
No worries mate, likewise I'll keep scouring the net until I hear something. Cheers.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Sundance on 21 Jul 2010 - 20:22
Well I might have the new disc late next week MAYBE, so if nobody can tell anything before then...  ;D
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Sundance on 22 Aug 2010 - 01:31
Well, it took a bit longer than I thought it would but I have the Cinekult disc now.

(http://www.sundances.net/screenshots/queens_of_evil_cinekult_title.jpg)
(http://www.sundances.net/screenshots/queens_of_evil_cinekult_0h30m08s.jpg)

I'm not an expert so can't say what exactly is wrong with it but something in it bothers me a bit. ;D Closeups of stuff or people or whatever are quite fine but when everything is farther away the edges (maybe the whole picture...) seem to have some problems (which many might not even notice... ) especially with teeth. Maybe too much EE? Or some other filters. Whatever. I'm not saying it's bad but it could be much better anyways. :D

Not sure about the version but the length is 1:26:32 and the painted mouth on neck can be seen (it is completely missing from the Japanese DVD?).

Only Italian audio with Italian subtitles. The cover can be reversed and the other side uses the image from the locandina Jonny scanned some years ago (in this thread). It is on white background with the lower half of the cover filled with just text.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 22 Aug 2010 - 10:25

Not sure about the version but the length is 1:26:32 and the painted mouth on neck can be seen (it is completely missing from the Japanese DVD?).


Sounds encouraging and the running time, if PAL, works out about the same time as the uncut VHS version used for the fandub.

I'll have to buy a copy now! Thanks for the heads up  :P
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Luca Canali on 22 Aug 2010 - 11:04

Not sure about the version but the length is 1:26:32 and the painted mouth on neck can be seen (it is completely missing from the Japanese DVD?).


Sounds encouraging and the running time, if PAL, works out about the same time as the uncut VHS version used for the fandub.

I'll have to buy a copy now! Thanks for the heads up  :P

Thanks for the info and specs Sundance. I'll still hold off of my order until someone is able to confirm whether it's uncut or not. The reversible cover sounds pretty spiffy though!   ::)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Filmbar70 on 23 Aug 2010 - 12:23
Will definitely need to make this purchase. Been on the Filmbar70 must show list for some time - just been waiting for a usable print to show up...
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: andydn on 21 Nov 2010 - 21:22
Just watched this tonight, music gets full marks as does the cleaned up mp3's on here. The film left me thinking 'what the fuck'... loved it but no idea why, the photos on the wall in their house were amazing, lovelock was superb in it, I just love this weird euro genre and this was a very good example indeed. For the fandub, I cant thank you enough, cheers, Andy
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: ecc on 18 Jan 2011 - 01:08
I've never seen this before:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5eKvqPWjFA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5eKvqPWjFA)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Jan 2011 - 08:18
I've never seen this before:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5eKvqPWjFA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5eKvqPWjFA)

Wow! Good find, lovely quality too. I wonder where it came from?
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Aug 2020 - 08:02
Limited edition Blu-ray coming soon from Mondo Macabro...

(https://i.ibb.co/17kNVgB/9-DC85136-15-B1-41-CE-A12-D-F20-D2-E371-C87.jpg) (https://ibb.co/TYsGXfJ)

“More info about our upcoming Blu-ray of QUEENS OF EVIL!

As announced last month we are finally bringing our long awaited release of the Italian psychedelic horror classic QUEENS OF EVIL to BD for our Annual Halloween Sale in October. Here's a few more details on the limited edition -

It will be a two disc set featuring an exclusive bonus DVD with a massive 3 hour+ interview with Italian genre mainstay Ray Lovelock. This career spanning chat won't be available anywhere else, so of course it's a must-buy if you are a fan.

Also, since it's a double disc set we can't release it in our traditional LE red case. So we're giving it a slipcover! See the art attached for the design. The LE will also feature a booklet with a brand new essay on the film by Italian genre cinema guru Roberto Curti. The disc will also feature a brand new audio commentary on the film by film historians Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger!

This set will be priced at $28 + shipping and will go on sale in late October, along with two more un-announced titles we are also working on right now. Get excited!”
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Funktion on 15 Aug 2020 - 11:22
Looking forward to it!  ::)

For those recently joining, that extensive Ray Lovelock interview featured in the limited edition was organized and financed a few years ago by members of this forum.  8)

Here's a video featuring the first part of the interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSF-S3iLTf8

It's great to have the forums back, just in time for this release. :P
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Aug 2020 - 11:34
Looking forward to it!  ::)

For those recently joining, that extensive Ray Lovelock interview featured in the limited edition was organized and financed a few years ago by members of this forum.  8)

Here's a video featuring the first part of the interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSF-S3iLTf8

It's great to have the forums back, just in time for this release. :P

There will be a complimentary copy of the Blu-ray for each member who helped finance the original interview. I contacted everyone about this a while back but if I missed anyone out please get in touch with me.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 15 Aug 2020 - 14:44
You missed me. First I've heard about it.
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Aug 2020 - 14:57
You missed me. First I've heard about it.

I was going to tell you after you’d bought it  ::)
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: _iesse on 16 Aug 2020 - 05:01
Can't wait for this release,  Mondo can do no wrong lately.  This was one of the first gateway euro horror back in the day that I was like "wow, how did I not realize this existed, need more!"
Title: Re: Queens of Evil / Il delitto del diavolo (Tonino Cervi, 1971)
Post by: Funktion on 10 Feb 2021 - 12:48
Here's an early review of Mondo Macabro's limited edition of Queens of Evil:

https://www.mondo-digital.com/queensevil.html

Sounds like it was worth the wait.  :D