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Title: Tis Pity She's a Whore / Addio,fratello crudele (Giuseppe Patroni Griffe,1971)
Post by: argento on 06 Jan 2011 - 14:04
 This film really deserves a re-release, based on the John Ford tragedy (the lesser known playwright alongside John Webster +
 Marlowe). The plot concerns an incestuos relationship between a brother(Oliver Tobias) and his sister(Charlotte Rampling)
 which results in her pregnancy , on the advice of the church she marries her rich suitor(Fabio Testi). Soon after the wedding
 night Testi discovers the truth, and the the film advances to its tragic and bloody conclusion...
 Stylishly directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi (who i presume had theatrical experience),set in a medieval Italy continually
 swathed in mist ,with a beautiful Ennio Morricone score that enhances the Wintry landscapes.This is one of Fabio Testi's few
 "art" films from the period(alongside "The garden of the Finzi Continis")and he is very good in the role of the husband
 cucolded by his wifes brother, Oliver Tobias broods rather than acts but fits the role well, Ms.Rampling looks beautiful and
 appears nude in many scenes . This was released by Redemption on video, and despite its age has hardly dated at all .
Title: Re: Tis Pity She's a Whore / Addio,fratello crudele (Giuseppe Patroni Griffe,1971)
Post by: Jonny on 06 Jan 2011 - 14:14
As famous as this one is I've still never seen it!
Title: Re: Tis Pity She's a Whore / Addio,fratello crudele (Giuseppe Patroni Griffe,1971)
Post by: ecc on 06 Jan 2011 - 15:03
There was a Japanese DVD.  16:9 and Italian only, so there is an existing Italian master.

VideoCiak (http://videociak.net/customer/product.php?productid=10411&cat=&page=1&more_pages=).
Title: Re: Tis Pity She's a Whore / Addio,fratello crudele (Giuseppe Patroni Griffe,1971)
Post by: DjangoLi on 07 Jan 2011 - 10:19
There's an excellent fan dvd doing the rounds - created by LordRetsudo.

It's the OOP Japanese dvd with English/Italian audio and English subs. Very impressive work  ;)

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4324/kibf278.jpg) (http://img217.imageshack.us/i/kibf278.jpg/)

The Italian title isn't quite so, erm... 'imaginative'. It literally translates as 'Goodbye, Cruel Brother'.
Title: Re: Tis Pity She's a Whore / Addio,fratello crudele (Giuseppe Patroni Griffe,1971)
Post by: R-T-C Tim on 10 Jan 2011 - 18:36
This is on DVD in the US, from the ever delightful Televista although the Amazon US reviews suggest that the quality is unwatchably poor. Does anyone have this disc?
Title: Re: Tis Pity She's a Whore / Addio,fratello crudele (Giuseppe Patroni Griffe,1971)
Post by: ecc on 26 Aug 2013 - 17:17
(http://videociak.net/image.php?productid=32895)
Out on DVD in Italy from a label called Mustang: VideoCiak (http://videociak.net/customer/product.php?productid=32895&cat=&page=) link.