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Title: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Paul on 06 Jul 2007 - 09:46
There have been some other weird and wonderful Euro Cult films that defy categorisation on these boards – Maybe Jonny can start an art house section…

Of the Italian films I have seen, the work of Elio Petri has been different to anything else of the time in which it was made. For example, take A QUIET PLACE IN THE COUNTRY. This is a riveting character study of a man succumbing to madness. Franco Nero gives a towering performance and ably supported by his then partner, Vanessa Redgrave. Everything about this film oozes class.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: MarcMorris on 08 Jul 2007 - 12:46
It's hard to believe that this even got a UK cinema release. Actually, no it isn't when you consider what else got UK cinema releases back in the day.  :D
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Paul on 08 Jul 2007 - 15:16
It's hard to believe that this even got a UK cinema release. Actually, no it isn't when you consider what else got UK cinema releases back in the day.  :D

It never had a UK video release though, did it?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: MarcMorris on 08 Jul 2007 - 16:51
No UK video release, but it did get a nice video release exclusively by amazon.com who did a deal with MGM. I picked it up when it first came out.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Paul on 08 Jul 2007 - 20:45
No UK video release, but it did get a nice video release exclusively by amazon.com who did a deal with MGM. I picked it up when it first came out.

I noticed that on Amazon a while a go - you'll have to show me that tape the next time I see you, mate.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: LANZETTA on 10 Jul 2007 - 14:25
I saw this on Ebay recently as a free dvd addition (pan and scan and in Italian only-no subs) to AN INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN UNDER SUSPICIAN,and i'm half regreting not having "bought it now" ???

Both movies have Morricone scores i understand. :P
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 12 Oct 2007 - 12:51
I watched this earlier and loved it,very colourful and surreal with a cool swinging 60's vibe :'(
Great English language lbx transfer,thanks Mart.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Paul on 14 Oct 2007 - 16:19
I watched this earlier and loved it,very colourful and surreal with a cool swinging 60's vibe :'(
Great English language lbx transfer,thanks Mart.

Really good flick - Nero gives a memorable performance. I hope that this gets a nice DVD release somewhere - now that Nero and Redgrave are married, maybe they could do a commentary  ;)
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 14 Oct 2007 - 16:42
I hope that this gets a nice DVD release somewhere - now that Nero and Redgrave are married, maybe they could do a commentary  ;)
Now that would be cool :'(
I also noticed that Rita Calderoni from Nude for Satan and a load of Polselli favorites played the maid in this,didn't recognise her at all at first.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: ecc on 17 Jan 2008 - 09:32
This film is another favorite of mine.  Here's the review I wrote a while ago:

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Long overdue on DVD (then again, it is an MGM property), Elio Petri's ghost story based on Oliver Onions' "The Beckoning Fair One" is not your traditional Italian gothic horror. Franco Nero plays Leonardo, an artist who has hit a creative block and is under pressure from his girlfriend Flavia (Vanessa Redgrave) to produce more work for her clients. Seeking to get away from Milan, he is drawn to an isolated villa where a promiscuous young countess died and whose spirit seems to be haunting the place (though like the ghost in THE CHANGELING it did not seem to have previously made itself known until a receptive tenant happened upon the abandoned but not necessarily haunted location). Doors open and close, art supplies are strewn about, but the real danger does not occur until Flavia comes to visit whereupon more overt supernatural forces seem to be directed at her as if jealous of Leonardo's attentions to her (they've got this twisted sado-masochistic relationship going on so its hard to tell if he at any time really becomes possessed by anything). Leonardo prowls the town and makes a side trip to Venice (in a sequence that looks like it could've been inspired by Carlos Fuentes' novel AURA to which it also might partially owe a plot twist) learning about the countess' apparent nymphomania that is alternately romanticized and condemned. He finds out more from the groundskeeper who fancied himself even closer than any of her other suitors (more than one it seems thought they were more special than the others) and gets closer and closer to discovering the truth behind her death (the story is that she was struck by a hail of gunfire from a passing fighter plane during WWII). Leonardo gathers the "suspects" and Flavia (who endures more supernatural torment) at the scene of the crime for a creepy seance after which it seems that he himself is the real danger to Flavia either possessed by the spirit or wanting to please the ghost by getting rid of the competition just as the apparent killer may have done to one of the countess' suitors.



SPOILER:

Though Nero's flip-out towards the end more obviously anticipates Jack Nicholson's turn in THE SHINING, the crazed/possessed Nero also seems to anticipate the image of the possessed father in THE AMITYVILLE HORROR.

Also, given Redgrave's last line in the film "I almost envy him" as she regards Nero's new surroundings, one wonders if the QUIET PLACE IN THE COUNTRY where Leonardo can work was the villa or this new place where he's much more productive.

END OF SPOILER.


Petri's aggressive nonlinear editing style does not distract from the utterly creepy atmosphere of the film. It merges past and present and reality and fantasy within the same frames. Leonardo hallucinates variations on the sadomasochistic relationship he has with Redgrave, the characters relating in flashback their encounters with the countess step into them without getting younger and are sometimes replaced by Leonardo himself. In one flashback murder scene, Leonardo is alternately the killer and the victim (both lovers of the countess). There are also a couple now-obligatory jump-scares that are all the more effective because they've been surrounded by an actual atmosphere of dread which mixes jarringly yet effectively with the late sixties not-exactly-pop-art decor (and Antonioni-esque bare walls).

Luigi Kuveiller (DEEP RED, NEW YORK RIPPER) shot the film in Technicolor. Bava associate Ubaldo Terzano was the camera operator as he was on several other films shot by Kuveiller - I think Tim Lucas refers to him on more than one occasion as a camera assistant but he's credited as camera operator and judging from all of the revelatory info on Terzano in Lucas' Bava book, Terzano definitely should be associated with more than focus pulling and loading.

The score is, of course, composed by Ennio Morricone but it is an atypical work even in the context of his giallo scores as it was composed in association with an improv musical group. The score is largely made up of unsettling discordant strings with only one slightly playful giallo-like vocal. The score is available on CD in Italy.

The film has been released on DVD in Italy in an anamorphic widescreen transfer but with Italian audio only. MGM had an Amazon.com exclusive cropped videotape (along with an uncut THE BURNING and, less deservingly, THE CURSE II and DANCE MACABRE) - reviewed in Video Watchdog - which is extremely hard to come by these days.

This one needs an English-friendly DVD right away (hopefully MGM doesn't own it in the UK so a release there would be more likely).

The DVDR I had was a composite of the English audio with the Italian video.  I say had because it was sent to me by a friend who could not get it to work (I've fixed badly authored DVDRs in the past).  It played on my DVD player (After several bad disc errors) but my computer would not recognize the disc at all (saying "No Disc" when I selected the drive) which is symptomatic of unfinalized discs.  I made a tape dub for myself and the guy who sent it to me.  This is definitely a film I will upgrade to on DVDR (in a trade) or DVD if MGM ever puts it out.  It has enough pedigree for MGM to misrepresent it either as a bucolic psychodrama or an Amityville/Shining type horror film staring the stars of CAMELOT.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Jan 2008 - 10:01
Here's some grabs from the fandub Martin made a while back using the Italian DVD from CDE/Videa. 1.78:1 (16:9 enhanced) image is quite grainy but otherwise very good.

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/911/countrygq1.jpg)

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/4237/country2ra2.jpg)

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/8083/country3xc2.jpg)

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Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 18 Jan 2008 - 18:18
I really need to see this. Have always read and heard interesting things about it. The screen grabs look great. I'm a big fan of Petri's The 10th Victim.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Delirium on 24 Jan 2008 - 12:34
Yeh, I got this as a b-side to citizen above suspicion. Full frame, italian only - If anyone has an english dub, or audio they can upload, please let me know!
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: K August on 25 Jan 2008 - 00:44
My favorite Nero film: period. To me he has never topped this performance (High Crime comes in second).

I almost toyed with doing a site about it, but wrote a fan fiction and did a research paper on Leonardo Ferri for my Abnormal Psychology class (we had to choose a film). If anyone wants, I'll post the AP paper here. It was great fun to do.

Kicking myself for missing it on the big screen twice already.

Franco Cleef was kind enough to make me a dub of the Amazon video tape and I bought the italian dvd ages ago. 

The Morricone score for AQPITC is amazing, very discordant and reflective of the film.

This was released in the States in either 1971 or 1972, the NY Times absolutely loved it. (shocked the hell out of me when i read their review).

I fourth the desire of a commentary by Franco and Vanessa - they really had fun here, both of them very much into their roles.

Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 28 Jan 2008 - 19:57
Just finished watching this incredible film. Thanks Jonny for the superb fan dub! I haven't seen anything this affecting in a while. Nero and Redgrave were screen dynamite. God I want their place in Milan. The sound design was really jolting. Dazzling camerawork from Kuveiller - in particular, those jazzy lens-change edits. The atmosphere of claustrophobia and growing madness has obvious parallels with Polanski's Repulsion. The radical cutting and red paint splashes though reminded me of Godard's Stones-doc Sympathy for the Devil aka One plus One, released the previous year. I might be wrong but I have a feeling that Pupi Avati is a big fan of this film - moments felt like him directing a version of The Shining. Thanks to A Quiet Place in the Country and The 10th Victim, Elio Petri is fast climbing up my list of top directors. Now I'm desperate to revisit Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion - thanks for that fan dub too Jonny!




Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Jonny on 28 Jan 2008 - 20:13
No problem at all Ben, I'm seriously pleased to have been able to help you out and reading your post makes me want to check this one out again! I thought it'd be rude to not send you 'Investigation' mate, I look forward to hearing what you think of it... Elio Petri's good isn't he?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Peter on 24 Jun 2008 - 17:55
Watched Mart's excellent A Quiet Place in the Country fan dub last night and I can only agree with the previously posted praise. It's a fantastic film with wonderful performances by Nero and Redgrave (who looks stunning).
That none of Petri's films are available on english language dvd (apart from the OOP AB 10th Victim) is unfathomable. There certainly is enough artistc value in both this and INVESTIGATION to merit a release by Criterion or somebody else releasing art-house.
Would love to see WE STILL KILL THE OLD WAY (starring Gian Maria Volontè), PROPERTY IS NO LONGER A THEFT or any of his other films. Anybody seem them (or better still) have copies of these?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 24 Jun 2008 - 22:39
That none of Petri's films are available on english language dvd (apart from the OOP AB 10th Victim) is unfathomable.

Just saw A QUIET PLACE IN THE COUNTRY fandub about a week ago. Brilliant, crazy film!  Love INVESTIGATION and 10th VICTIM too.  Petri definitely needs to be reevaluated and we need a Criterion or Eclipse box set of his films w/subs for English speaking (reading) film lovers.

BTW a Region free NTSC version of the 10th VICTIM from Russia, with English & Italian audio is available at Amazon.com, or through Tony at Xploited.

I bought the Russian disc, which uses an Italian print - with an anamorphic 1.78:1 transfer - and possibly may be the same source as the 2001 US Anchor Bay R1 NTSC disc, though the AB disc appears to be composed just slightly tighter at the top. For example, on the AB disc the MC at Masoch Club has part of his head slightly cropped off, while the Russian disc has just a slight bit more of info on top to avoid the cropping. It's really negligible.

The Russian disc has Italian, English and Russian audio with Russian and English subtitles, while the AB disc Italian and English audio with English subtitles. On the Russian disc, if you choose the Russian audio, it plays over the Italian track simultaneously, so it must be a commentary track.

On the Russian disc the Italian track is mixed nicely with Piero Piccioni's fabulous score prominent, while the English track is muffled with Piccioni's score buried in the mix. The AB disc is just the reverse with the English being the better of the two mixes.

Since I prefer the mix with Marcello Mastroianni's voice, I prefer the Russian disc for the superior Italian audio mix.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: ecc on 24 Jun 2008 - 23:03
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The Russian disc has Italian, English and Russian audio with Russian and English subtitles, while the AB disc Italian and English audio with English subtitles. On the Russian disc, if you choose the Russian audio, it plays over the Italian track simultaneously, so it must be a commentary track.

That's not a commentary track.  Its a Russian overdub (usually with one man and one woman doing voices for all of the characters). 
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: LANZETTA on 05 Jul 2008 - 14:05
Just watched the QUIET PLACE last night (cheers Jonny ;) ) and i totally agree with the general opinion here.Its such a clever film in that with the Nero character gradually going round the bend its not always clear whether the happenings,especially the gripping supernatural elements,are for real or totally in Nero's screwed up imagination.

A wonderful and unique masterpiece. ::)
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: interrabang on 13 Sep 2009 - 21:28
Just returned from the venice film festival where they had a one-off screening of this wonderful film. Before the screening there was a short introduction, but then to my shock and surprise both franco nero and vanessa redgrave walked in. They proceeded to have a pre-screening discussion about the film and then sat and watched the film together. A quiet though definite highlight of the festival.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 13 Sep 2009 - 23:41
Just returned from the venice film festival where they had a one-off screening of this wonderful film. Before the screening there was a short introduction, but then to my shock and surprise both franco nero and vanessa redgrave walked in. They proceeded to have a pre-screening discussion about the film and then sat and watched the film together. A quiet though definite highlight of the festival.

Very cool!
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Zarith on 18 Sep 2009 - 13:28
Un Tranquillo Posto di Campagna is an exceptional film. I like it a lot. It deserves a better exposure.

I have the italian DVD from CDE. The image/sound quality is excellent.

It's the only film by Eli Petri I saw. I'll definitely check the other...
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Paul on 16 Nov 2010 - 21:12
Wow! This has crept out on DVD in Spain courtesy of MGM-there's a seller on eBay with some:

Quiet Place in the Country DVD (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200544387692)

..and it has an English track!
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 16 Nov 2010 - 22:57
Thanks for the heads up Paul. Amazing find! Just ordered a copy
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Nov 2010 - 10:15
Cheers Paul, I'll go for one when I've a bit of paypal cash. :D
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Nov 2010 - 10:26
Wow! This has crept out on DVD in Spain courtesy of MGM-there's a seller on eBay with some:

Quiet Place in the Country DVD ([url]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200544387692[/url])

..and it has an English track!


It's retailing at 9 euros over at FNAC Link HERE (http://cine.fnac.es/a406172/UN-lugar-tranquilo-en-el-campo-sin-especificar?PID=7&Mn=-1&Ra=-3&To=0&Nu=1&Fr=0)

So that £18 eBay deal doesn't seem so attractive, to me anyway.

Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Nov 2010 - 10:28
Wow! This has crept out on DVD in Spain courtesy of MGM-there's a seller on eBay with some:

Quiet Place in the Country DVD ([url]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200544387692[/url])

..and it has an English track!


It's retailing at 9 euros over at FNAC Link HERE ([url]http://cine.fnac.es/a406172/UN-lugar-tranquilo-en-el-campo-sin-especificar?PID=7&Mn=-1&Ra=-3&To=0&Nu=1&Fr=0[/url])

So that £18 eBay deal doesn't seem so attractive, to me anyway.


Cool.

Do they post to the U.K. and if they do do you know how much?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Paul on 17 Nov 2010 - 10:32
I knew I should have looked around  ???

Never mind, it's on its way and I got to pay using funds that were already in my PayPal account.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Nov 2010 - 10:51
Cool.

Do they post to the U.K. and if they do do you know how much?

FNAC France ship to the UK so I'd expect the Spanish branch to do the same. No idea about postage, I put one in my shopping cart and the standard shipping was 6 euro so I'd expect a bit more on that for UK shipping.

So buying this in Spain it would be about £13 delivered.

£18 is about 22 euros at the moment, so bearing in mind the FNAC international shipping could be something silly like 12 euro it might well not be that much of a saving buying it from there. Unless you bought a few of them.

Are there any members in Spain who could buy a few for us?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Luca Canali on 18 Nov 2010 - 17:36
There's also an excellent looking English language HD broadcast of this doing the rounds too. DVD quality to my eyes.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Filmbar70 on 20 Nov 2010 - 02:56
This is great news! Will defiantly screen this if quality is acceptable...
Agree with all on this board - the film really needs bigger exposure.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: MarcMorris on 21 Nov 2010 - 12:22
There's also an excellent looking English language HD broadcast of this doing the rounds too. DVD quality to my eyes.

I just received a copy of this version.  ;)
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Nov 2010 - 14:35
There's also an excellent looking English language HD broadcast of this doing the rounds too. DVD quality to my eyes.

I just received a copy of this version.  ;)

How does it fare against the DVD version quality wise?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: MarcMorris on 21 Nov 2010 - 14:38
Which DVD version?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Nov 2010 - 14:51
Which DVD version?


The Italian one, see the caps in post #10 of this thread...  :-*

http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=31.msg22919#msg22919
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: MarcMorris on 21 Nov 2010 - 14:53
Will send you a copy.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Nov 2010 - 14:57
Will send you a copy.

Grazie mille  :-X
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: prospero on 02 Dec 2010 - 15:02
Un Tranquillo Posto di Campagna is an exceptional film. I like it a lot. It deserves a better exposure.

It's an interesting movie sure enough, but somehow I found it extremely difficult to keep up attention. Honestly I got bored again and again while watching it. perhaps it's because of the movie's strange tone - it's a mixture of comedy and horror that somehow keeps you at a distance rather than drawing you in.
I had the same problem watching Petri's "Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto" - nice to look at, but impossible to follow. "La decima vittima" is slightly confused, too, but at least it managed to really grip my attention throughout.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Paul on 07 Dec 2010 - 09:55
Just wanted to say – mine arrived yesterday. Haven’t had a chance to open it yet but can confirm the following:

It’s 100% legit, MGM disc distributed by 20th century Fox.
Packaging states 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen
English and Spanish audio tracks.
Very, very pleased to have this.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Bogan The Wanderer on 10 Dec 2010 - 23:03
The Spanish site DVDgo has it for sale here -

http://www.dvdgo.com/dvd-un-lugar-tranquilo-en-el-campo-dvd/1814488/155683

I've never used them but the reports I've heard about their service have always been pretty good.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Gary B. on 27 Mar 2011 - 00:03
The Spanish site DVDgo has it for sale here -

[url]http://www.dvdgo.com/dvd-un-lugar-tranquilo-en-el-campo-dvd/1814488/155683[/url]

I've never used them but the reports I've heard about their service have always been pretty good.


I tried ordering from there, but they don't seem to have the United States as a country option in the checkout menu.  Where else can the Spanish DVD be found?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Paul on 27 Mar 2011 - 06:49
I bought mine on eBay, Gary. Seller called Deokart. Not the cheapest prices but always reliable.


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Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Gary B. on 08 Apr 2011 - 14:15
He won't ship to the U.S. unfortunately.  There was one more listed on ebay, but he also won't ship to the U.S. for some reason.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Paul on 08 Apr 2011 - 16:33
He won't ship to the U.S. unfortunately.  There was one more listed on ebay, but he also won't ship to the U.S. for some reason.

There's just so much anti-US sentiment.  :-\

Do DVDGo not ship to the US, Gary?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: boxcutter on 09 Apr 2011 - 16:33
heh, I was just searching for this DVD like I've been doing every so often for the past few months and this thread came up in the results. So far I haven't found any place willing to ship this to North America and as far as my DVD/BD buying experience in general goes Spain is second only to Brazil in terms of being a pain in the ass to deal with. I just don't understand it, there is no reason for this!
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Gary B. on 09 Apr 2011 - 20:27
DVDGO don't ship to the U.S. either!  it's strange indeed...  I order from the UK, Germany and Italy all the time with no issues.  If anyone finds a place that will ship this to the U.S. let me know!
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Sundance on 09 Apr 2011 - 21:32
Starscafe ships to USA, at least according to their shipping page. Here is the link for the disc http://www.starscafe.com/en/movie/un-tranquillo-posto-di-campagna.aspx
I have ordered from there once (not to USA though...), everything went fine at least then.

I'm pretty sure DVDGo used to ship to USA? But the last time I tried them (a year ago) they didn't even have an option to ship to Finland, even though I had used them several times in the past. >:(
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: boxcutter on 10 Apr 2011 - 01:56
Yep, found that same site after I posted that and placed an order. I'm pretty skeptical though, any time I order something from anywhere that has an availability of anything but "In Stock" (says it ships in 5 days) it never comes back in stock. We'll see...
The ebay sellers told me they wouldn't ship to the US anymore because not too long ago they had a lot of issues with stuff not arriving in North America and then today I was telling all this to someone I know who regularly sends things all over the world and they told me that not too long ago someone at the post office was telling them the same thing, that a lot of people are having problems with things they send to or have sent to them from Spain. Never had any issues here but it's been a while since I've ordered from this country.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: boxcutter on 14 Apr 2011 - 15:07
Starscafe ships to USA, at least according to their shipping page. Here is the link for the disc [url]http://www.starscafe.com/en/movie/un-tranquillo-posto-di-campagna.aspx[/url]


Just got a shipping confirmation on this a few minutes ago so it looks like they were able to re-stock it. Good news! The web site still says that this ships in 4 days though...
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Gary B. on 15 Apr 2011 - 01:37
Starscafe ships to USA, at least according to their shipping page. Here is the link for the disc [url]http://www.starscafe.com/en/movie/un-tranquillo-posto-di-campagna.aspx[/url]


Just got a shipping confirmation on this a few minutes ago so it looks like they were able to re-stock it. Good news! The web site still says that this ships in 4 days though...


Please let us know if/when it arrives!  If all goes smoothly, I'll order one as well.  Thanks!
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: broonage on 15 Apr 2011 - 07:28
Is this how Nero met his wife, during the shoot?
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Apr 2011 - 07:38
Is this how Nero met his wife, during the shoot?

No mate, they met while making CAMELOT  :-X
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: broonage on 15 Apr 2011 - 07:38
Is this how Nero met his wife, during the shoot?

No mate, they met while making CAMELOT  :-X

Ok.  ::)
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Filmbar70 on 21 Apr 2011 - 12:58
Does anyone know if Nero and Vanessa did the Eng dub? And how did that HD version compare with the Spanish disc?
Cheers.
Title: Franco Nero introduces A Quiet Place In The Country in London
Post by: Biondi on 10 May 2011 - 08:03
From the official Facebook page of the Italian Cultural Institute in London:

"On the evening of Friday 27th May at 8.30pm, the Italian Cultural Institute will be presenting an exclusive screening of Elio Petri’s rarely seen and disturbing avant-garde horror movie A Quiet Place in the Country. In this innovative but illusive classic, Franco Nero plays Leonardo Ferri, a tortured painter haunted by disturbing and sadomasochistic memories, which he attempts to evade by isolatin...g himself in a remote country retreat at the behest of his seductive female companion (played superbly by Vanessa Redgrave). Here, Ferri’s unsound mind is pushed beyond its limits when it appears that this ideal rural local and his female have become the target of a female spectre murdered during the fascist era.

Boasting an incredible psychedelic collage of imagery that perfectly reflects the male character’s fractured psyche, Petri’s stunning visual palette is complimented by a deliriously thumping soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, which adds to this unique cinematic experience. Part arthouse intrigue, part giallo precursor, A Quiet Place in the Country is pure Cine-Excess! We are delighted that Cine-Excess V Guest Franco Nero, who provides such a powerful performance in the movie, will be introducing this very special screening of Elio Petri’s lost classic.

A Quiet Place in the Country Screening is Courtesy of Park Circus
The film is dubbed in English language

This screening is open to cinema goers over the age of 18.

Still Courtesy of MGM/Park Circus

Organised by: Italian Cultural Institute

In collaboration with: Cine-Excess V

Tickets £7 - Early booking is strongly advised - 020 7396 4406"

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Post by: boxcutter on 12 May 2011 - 17:49
Please let us know if/when it arrives!  If all goes smoothly, I'll order one as well.  Thanks!

Well, this isn't coming! From the tracking info it looks like UPS lost the package within 24 hours of receiving it and they just confirmed the other day that it was lost. Not sure how the vendor will handle this, hopefully they just send a new one, but I haven't heard from them and imagine it may be a couple of days before they get their refund from UPS. Unbelievable...
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Post by: boxcutter on 13 May 2011 - 17:55
Please let us know if/when it arrives!  If all goes smoothly, I'll order one as well.  Thanks!

Well, this isn't coming! From the tracking info it looks like UPS lost the package within 24 hours of receiving it and they just confirmed the other day that it was lost. Not sure how the vendor will handle this, hopefully they just send a new one, but I haven't heard from them and imagine it may be a couple of days before they get their refund from UPS. Unbelievable...

Well, they were wrong; it came a few minutes ago! Judging by the label they found it last night. Finally!
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: ecc on 13 May 2011 - 18:11
Does anyone know if Nero and Vanessa did the Eng dub? And how did that HD version compare with the Spanish disc?
Cheers.

I'm pretty sure they dubbed themselves.

BTW, do the Spanish disc and HD transfer have English credits?
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Post by: boxcutter on 13 May 2011 - 18:54
The DVD has English credits:

(http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/503/vlcsnap2011051315h49m40.png)
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Post by: ecc on 13 May 2011 - 19:12
The DVD has English credits:

([url]http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/503/vlcsnap2011051315h49m40.png[/url])


Cool.  I wonder how it differs from the Italian disc (assuming that the Italians did not get their transfer from MGM - the HD master probably was not created when that disc was released).
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Post by: Zarith on 13 May 2011 - 20:16
The DVD has English credits:

([url]http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/503/vlcsnap2011051315h49m40.png[/url])


Cool.  I wonder how it differs from the Italian disc (assuming that the Italians did not get their transfer from MGM - the HD master probably was not created when that disc was released).


If I remember correctly the Italian DVD has an English title sequence. I'll check tomorrow...

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Post by: Jonny on 13 May 2011 - 20:36
The DVD has English credits:

([url]http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/503/vlcsnap2011051315h49m40.png[/url])


Cool.  I wonder how it differs from the Italian disc (assuming that the Italians did not get their transfer from MGM - the HD master probably was not created when that disc was released).


If I remember correctly the Italian DVD has an English title sequence. I'll check tomorrow...


I posted caps from the Italian DVD earlier in the thread which show the Italian title on screen
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Post by: Zarith on 13 May 2011 - 21:35
I posted caps from the Italian DVD earlier in the thread which show the Italian title on screen

 ???
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Post by: Soukesian on 03 Jul 2011 - 13:36
Picked up a copy of the Spanish DVD on the basis of posts here - great, great movie! Thanks, guys!
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Post by: gnorthcott on 17 Aug 2011 - 17:31
This is coming out in the US in the next couple of weeks as part of the MGM limited edition series(basically a posh way of saying dvdr).Are there any differences in the US version to the European version.I dont know if theres any news on aspect ratio
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Post by: Zarith on 18 Aug 2011 - 09:01
This is coming out in the US in the next couple of weeks as part of the MGM limited edition series(basically a posh way of saying dvdr).

Are they truly releasing legal DVDs on DVD-r? It's odd. Duplicating DVDs professionally cost nothing... less than $1...
Is it because they are doing extremely small quantities? Say less than 200?

Does it happen often? I never received a film on DVD-r...
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Post by: Paul on 18 Aug 2011 - 10:39
MGM, Warner, Sony and Universal have been doing this in the US for more than two years. They're 100% legal and because they're copied to order, cost a fraction of regular DVDs.


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Post by: babybreese on 18 Aug 2011 - 15:50
MGM, Warner, Sony and Universal have been doing this in the US for more than two years. They're 100% legal and because they're copied to order, cost a fraction of regular DVDs.


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A fraction to produce, but not for the comsumer to purchase :(
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 18 Aug 2011 - 17:41
A fraction to produce, but not for the comsumer to purchase
Indeed, I don't mind them though.
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Post by: gnorthcott on 18 Aug 2011 - 18:57
Yeah i dont mind that its on a dvdr,its just the price that i dont think is fair sometimes.To be able to get nice prints of 'wild wild planet' and 'war of the planets' is cool by me,and if you look around you can get the warner archives discs for about £10.I really want to get pete walkers 'house of long shadows' from MGM (i think???) but heard its fullscreen and vhs quality
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Post by: babybreese on 18 Aug 2011 - 19:17
Agreed - it's better to have them available than not at all...and the trend has taken root and is flourishing.
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Post by: gnorthcott on 18 Aug 2011 - 19:31
Exactly.a lot of these titles would remain buried by the studios so if it helps them get out there then thats cool,as long as the price is right,and quality of course
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Post by: ecc on 18 Aug 2011 - 19:50
Yeah i dont mind that its on a dvdr,its just the price that i dont think is fair sometimes.To be able to get nice prints of 'wild wild planet' and 'war of the planets' is cool by me,and if you look around you can get the warner archives discs for about £10.I really want to get pete walkers 'house of long shadows' from MGM (i think???) but heard its fullscreen and vhs quality


HOUSE shows around here on THIS-TV (a revenue-sharing station that has access to the 480i/p MGM masters) and it doesn't look like anything special (Darren Gross told me that the negative has not been accessed since the 1" master was struck for the early eighties tape edition).

Marc compared the DVDR with the UK Guild tape here (http://www.cultmovieforums.com/forum/showthread.php?17141-USA-More-On-Demand-DVD-R-titles-from-Fox-MGM&p=271105#post271105).
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Post by: gnorthcott on 20 Sep 2011 - 18:53
Because the film has so many fans on here i thought i should mention(in case anybody is interested) there is a rather nice uk quad on ebay for £35,its not mine i just thought perhaps somebody might like it,and im nice like that  ;D
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Post by: bdc on 20 Sep 2011 - 19:57
Here's the cover of the MGM mod disc.

(http://dv1.us/p1/121/144121-d1.jpg)
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Sep 2011 - 20:00
Here's the cover of the MGM mod disc.

([url]http://dv1.us/p1/121/144121-d1.jpg[/url])
Any idea what the print is like compared to the Spanish release?

Sometimes these archive discs are better.
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Post by: ecc on 20 Sep 2011 - 22:13
Here's the cover of the MGM mod disc.

([url]http://dv1.us/p1/121/144121-d1.jpg[/url])
Any idea what the print is like compared to the Spanish release?

Sometimes these archive discs are better.


I believe I should be getting a review copy.
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Sep 2011 - 22:19
Here's the cover of the MGM mod disc.

([url]http://dv1.us/p1/121/144121-d1.jpg[/url])
Any idea what the print is like compared to the Spanish release?

Sometimes these archive discs are better.


I believe I should be getting a review copy.
::)
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Post by: Paul on 21 Sep 2011 - 08:18
Spanish disc was released MGM through Fox. I'd imagine that they both come from the same master and that the Spanish disc is slightly better because its PAL.


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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 21 Sep 2011 - 11:46
Spanish disc was released MGM through Fox. I'd imagine that they both come from the same master and that the Spanish disc is slightly better because its PAL.
Could be. You never know though, the Warner Archive discs of She and Razorback and better than the U.K. official releases of each by Warner and Anchor Bay.
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Post by: Paul on 21 Sep 2011 - 16:07
Razorback and She discs are years old Spanish release of AQPitC has been out less than a year.


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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 21 Sep 2011 - 18:24
Razorback and She discs are years old Spanish release of AQPitC has been out less than a year.

True, but you never know.
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Post by: ecc on 22 Sep 2011 - 23:43
got it today.  i'll make some caps later.  English and Italian audio and English subtitles plus the trailer.  English credits too.
Title: Re: A Quiet Place In The Country (Elio Petri, 1969)
Post by: Paul on 23 Sep 2011 - 09:29
Nice that it has the Italian audio but I think I'd stick with the English language version of this one.
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Post by: ecc on 23 Sep 2011 - 09:44
Nice that it has the Italian audio but I think I'd stick with the English language version of this one.

I thought it was strange that the cover said "In Italian with optional English subtitles" but when I loaded the disc, it offers the choice of English or Italian with subtitles.
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Post by: ecc on 28 Sep 2011 - 18:57
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-SC78K-yQwPs/ToN7AyrCSoI/AAAAAAAAAes/I8Ezsyy-4cA/s800/qpitc-trailer.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-duRjGlXZ7mk/ToN6_maSRcI/AAAAAAAAAeg/3LpIe_XMiC0/s800/qpitc-titlecap.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2wwusBe1Ym4/ToN6_2xWSOI/AAAAAAAAAek/AxAUdZ3BRdg/s800/qpitc01.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Ol27FtJ0r_4/ToN7AJZxt4I/AAAAAAAAAeo/Rw6zNa2_3vk/s800/qpitc02.jpg)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZSuFulSCv-s/ToN693HoKvI/AAAAAAAAAec/NvIKbLWcliA/s800/qpitc03.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4umP6I5S_hE/ToN69uVaJyI/AAAAAAAAAeY/GxyKYEjuI10/s800/qpitc04.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bqyLfRE_MkU/ToN69eTXalI/AAAAAAAAAeU/O0pt21251E4/s800/qpitc05.jpg)
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Post by: ecc on 02 Oct 2011 - 02:43
The subtitles are actually dubtitles.
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Post by: fenriz on 20 Dec 2012 - 13:06
BUMP!  >:(

So the best way to have this movie is the MGM mod dvdr ?
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Post by: prospero on 31 Dec 2012 - 17:50
Koch's just released box set including A Quiet Place (along with A Ciascuno il suo and La Classe Operaia..) looks great, there are English subs on two of the three movies.
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Post by: fenriz on 01 Jan 2013 - 14:17
Thx for the info mate, will grab it asap for sure!  :P
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Post by: alan tozer on 30 Jan 2013 - 06:11
Which film doesn't have English subs? Thanks.
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Post by: Paul on 30 Jan 2013 - 12:08
La classe operaia va in paradiso - which isn't a problem as there's an Italian release which does have English subs.
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Post by: alan tozer on 31 Jan 2013 - 07:17
Cheers finally a good release of the great A Ciascuno Il Suo.
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Post by: Paul on 31 Jan 2013 - 22:49
Cheers finally a good release of the great A Ciascuno Il Suo.

I know! I need to get it.
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Post by: the blob on 17 Jun 2017 - 16:16
Didn't realise this was coming in September from Scream Factory.

(https://shoutfactory-productionsite.s3.amazonaws.com/system/asset/file/52289b194ea70031cdf772102c4270d2/product_images_modal_AQPITC.BR.Cover.72dpi__7B5fde2934-5dd8-492b-adf9-4e04533b0c6e_7D.png)
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Post by: babybreese on 22 Sep 2017 - 12:40
New Blu ray is out and I just picked it up.
It's been Howarthed, this jack of all genres and master of none is on just about every god damn genre release coming out this year.

Not as bad as Waddell but jesus ENOUGH with this minor league fan boy's babble.
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Post by: logboy on 22 Sep 2017 - 13:13
New Blu ray is out and I just picked it up.
It's been Howarthed, this jack of all genres and master of none is on just about every god damn genre release coming out this year.

Not as bad as Waddell but jesus ENOUGH with this minor league fan boy's babble.

how does the picture look on this?

i'm interested in it, despite it not being the kind of italian film i would normally watch, because it seemed to be pretty weird and more political / social than most of the stuff i would normally know about. not seen any petri yet, but found other films i'd seen recently were refreshing and familiar too (CO's 'case is happily resolved' for example) and want that tangent a little bit more, and this one looks like it's got something of that in it.
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Post by: babybreese on 23 Sep 2017 - 12:46
Quirky film but I think it rewards your time.
Transfer looks pretty nice, not a restoration or anything but the colors are OK, sharpness and grain seem good.\
Have not watched the Blu yet but just grabbed some random shots for illustration purposes
(https://s26.postimg.org/9wvuw055l/vlcsnap-2017-09-23-09h42m20s144.png) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://s26.postimg.org/z5la3ezh5/vlcsnap-2017-09-23-09h42m57s044.png) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://s26.postimg.org/3xcp639qx/vlcsnap-2017-09-23-09h43m18s350.png) (https://postimages.org/)

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Post by: babybreese on 23 Sep 2017 - 17:31
Nice write up from Eric, good info on the history of the releases.
http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/quietplaceincountryblu68.htm (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/quietplaceincountryblu68.htm)
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 25 Sep 2017 - 13:50
New Blu ray is out and I just picked it up.
It's been Howarthed, this jack of all genres and master of none is on just about every god damn genre release coming out this year.

Not as bad as Waddell but jesus ENOUGH with this minor league fan boy's babble.
Just quoting this because it made me laugh.