Euro Cult Movie Forum => Exploitation, Sexploitation, War & Espionage, Dodgy Rip-Offs => Topic started by: Jonny on 02 May 2008 - 09:23

Title: My Father's Wife / La moglie di mio padre (Andrea Bianchi, 1976)
Post by: Jonny on 02 May 2008 - 09:23
aka Confessions of a Frustrated Housewife

Anyone seen this? I just got a copy of the Japanese DVD from Media Suits, good quality, English dub with removable Japanese subs.

It's another one of Carol Baker's weirdly plotted sex dramas a bit like 'The Virgin Wife' except instead of her getting it on with her daughter's husband she's knocking off her step son. I find these late films featuring Baker strangely fascinating as she looks the embodiment of the frumpy housewife but yet gets naked lots and has loads of sex with younger men.

(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7029/wifejo1.jpg)

(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/869/wife2fk8.jpg)

(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/8387/wife3hi1.jpg)

(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/4562/wife4oh4.jpg)
Title: Re: My Father's Wife / La moglie di mio padre (Andrea Bianchi, 1976)
Post by: Johan Melle on 02 May 2008 - 11:31
Yeah, I've got it. Nice DVD but the film itself is what you'd expect from Andrea Bianchi: It's pretty bad, and Carroll Baker's performance is all over the place. Her acting is rendered even more cheesy by the hysterical dubbing - in fact, this is one of her very few Italian films where Baker doesn't dub her own voice, so I'm guessing she was simply too embarrassed by the whole thing to show up in the dubbing studio. With that said, this is a good-looking and rather enjoyable film inspite of its daftness. No, wit... I think it's enjoyable because of its daftness. Very good cast too (Baker, Adolfo Celi, Femi Benussi, Luigi Pistilli, Jenny Tamburi) so that helps too.
Title: Re: My Father's Wife / La moglie di mio padre (Andrea Bianchi, 1976)
Post by: Jonny on 02 May 2008 - 11:36
Yeah, I know what you mean about the dubbing Johan. When I was going through it looking for screen caps I noticed that the dubbing was awful!  :-*

I'll give it a watch tonight.
Title: Re: My Father's Wife / La moglie di mio padre (Andrea Bianchi, 1976)
Post by: Johan Melle on 02 May 2008 - 11:44
Yeah, it's dubbed by that usual team of recognizable voice dubbers but they did a pretty sloppy job on this one. But I admit I kind of liked the silly dub job. It fits the film rather nicely, just like it did in Bianchi's later BURIAL GROUND.  ;D
Title: Re: My Father's Wife / La moglie di mio padre (Andrea Bianchi, 1976)
Post by: MarcMorris on 02 May 2008 - 13:49
This was issued in the UK on pre-cert video from IFS (Iver Film Services) as Confessions of a Frustrated Housewife. I haven't had a chance to check the runtime of the Japanese disc yet.

(http://www.pre-cert.co.uk/pix/coafhifs.gif)