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Title: the Continential Film ITV:Info
Post by: George White on 15 Jul 2012 - 14:25
bavaiscoolyouknow
but can you help me?
I'm wondering about the Le Continential, which apparedntly was a series of Eurothrillers on itv, including Bird with Crystal Plumage and Fulci's Beatrice Cenci. Did they show any other giallos? What fillms did they show, any examples? I'm just curious.
Title: Re: the Continential Film ITV:Info
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Jul 2012 - 17:33
Do you know when this was George?


I had no idea Beatrice Cenci had been on U.K. TV.
Title: Re: the Continential Film ITV:Info
Post by: Kevin Coed on 15 Jul 2012 - 17:44
Do you know when this was George?


I had no idea Beatrice Cenci had been on U.K. TV.

Wasn't it screened on Channel 4 once? I'm sure I taped it. I could be confused though.
Title: Re: the Continential Film ITV:Info
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Jul 2012 - 17:48
Do you know when this was George?


I had no idea Beatrice Cenci had been on U.K. TV.

Wasn't it screened on Channel 4 once? I'm sure I taped it. I could be confused though.
No Idea mate.
Title: Re: the Continential Film ITV:Info
Post by: Kevin Coed on 15 Jul 2012 - 17:53
Jonny will probably remember. I think it was part of some season of films that ran over xmas about 24 years ago.
Title: Re: the Continential Film ITV:Info
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Jul 2012 - 17:55
Jonny will probably remember. I think it was part of some season of films that ran over xmas about 24 years ago.
I was 14 then, only know Zombie Flesh Eaters, The Beyond and the like back then.
Title: Re: the Continential Film ITV:Info
Post by: Kevin Coed on 15 Jul 2012 - 19:30
I might be completely wrong. It could have been the Freda film I taped. I think I've fucked my brain over the years.
Title: Re: the Continential Film ITV:Info
Post by: George White on 15 Jul 2012 - 21:00
Jonny will probably remember. I think it was part of some season of films that ran over xmas about 24 years ago.
I was 14 then, only know Zombie Flesh Eaters, The Beyond and the like back then.

lEMME Get this straight, they were shown on telly back then, when they were banned still?
Title: Re: the Continential Film ITV:Info
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Jul 2012 - 21:06
Jonny will probably remember. I think it was part of some season of films that ran over xmas about 24 years ago.
I was 14 then, only know Zombie Flesh Eaters, The Beyond and the like back then.

lEMME Get this straight, they were shown on telly back then, when they were banned still?
No, what I'm saying is that when I was that age I wasn't aware of Beatrice Cenci and Fulci's other films, just the more known stuff  :D
Title: Re: the Continential Film ITV:Info
Post by: MarcMorris on 16 Jul 2012 - 10:34
I remember taping The Bird with the Crystal Plumage off ITV back in 1991. It wasn't part of an Italian film series though, although it was uncut which was a nice surprise.
Title: Re: the Continential Film ITV:Info
Post by: martino1705 on 16 Jul 2012 - 11:23
I can confirm 100% that Beatrice Cenci was shown on British TV years ago, I remember asking my brother in law to tape it for me. I assume it was shown on Granada as he lives in Manchester and I can think of no other reason why I would not have taped it myself  :-X
Title: Re: the Continential Film ITV:Info
Post by: MarcMorris on 16 Jul 2012 - 11:29
Do you still have the TV recording available?
Title: Re: the Continential Film ITV:Info
Post by: martino1705 on 16 Jul 2012 - 11:33
Really sorry Mark but it would have got thrown years ago during one of my many clearouts  ???
Title: Re: the Continential Film ITV:Info
Post by: Mark GW on 27 Jul 2012 - 15:48
I remember Bird being shown on ITV but didn't record it at the time.  Franco's "Dracula, Prisoner Of Frankenstein" was also shown around the same time I do believe.  Somebody told me ages ago that they had recorded Beatrice Cenci off the TV but the dog scene was cut.
Title: Re: the Continential Film ITV:Info
Post by: Vito Cipriani on 28 Jul 2012 - 23:33
bavaiscoolyouknow
but can you help me?
I'm wondering about the Le Continential, which apparedntly was a series of Eurothrillers on itv, including Bird with Crystal Plumage and Fulci's Beatrice Cenci. Did they show any other giallos? What fillms did they show, any examples? I'm just curious.
A few Italian Westerns: KEOMA and DJANGO AGAINST SARTANA are two I remember vividly. (Was THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY screened as part of this season too? I can't remember.) There were also some Euro-comedies: THE GENDARMES OF ST TROPEZ sticks in my mind as one of the films I remember staying up for.

I also remember ITV showing the German film THEO AGAINST THE REST OF THE WORLD as part of this series. I remember that screening vividly; I haven't seen the film since. (Is there an English-friendly DVD release? I'd love to see it again.) I think they also showed some Alain Delon flicks, but I can't remember which ones.