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Title: Naked Girl Killed in the Park / Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: alex h on 15 Aug 2007 - 12:13
Directed by Alfonso Brescia

Anyone seen this? I found it the other day, I heard its a rare giallo.
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park
Post by: Jonny on 15 Aug 2007 - 12:15
I've got a copy of it but I've yet to get around to seeing it. My copy is off a VHS, where'd you get yours Alex?

Welcome to the forum BTW  :'(
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park/Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: fdsmedia on 15 Aug 2007 - 15:33
I saw it almost a year ago for the first time.. can't remember much, though... something about a rich businessman found murdered on the same day of signing his life insurance policy, and an insurance agent infiltrating the deceased's family to find out who killed him. - I checked my notes and apparently I gave it 7 out of 10 points.  ;D
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park
Post by: alex h on 15 Aug 2007 - 17:23
Thanks Jonny. My copy was ripped from a VHS also, not the best quality picture.

I've got a copy of it but I've yet to get around to seeing it. My copy is off a VHS, where'd you get yours Alex?

Welcome to the forum BTW  :'(
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park/Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972
Post by: Linus on 28 Feb 2008 - 20:00
Anything directed by Brescia is at least worth a watch. As for this film I Like it quite a lot.
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 28 Feb 2008 - 20:41
I've got a copy of it but I've yet to get around to seeing it. My copy is off a VHS, where'd you get yours Alex?

Welcome to the forum BTW  :'(
never seen this.

is your copy in English Jonny?
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park/Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: magnus on 28 Feb 2008 - 21:07
the best thing with this one is the music, very out-of-place.
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park/Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 28 Feb 2008 - 21:09
I've got a fullscreen copy of this without subs,looks like it might be from an ntsc tape.Anyone know if it had a US video release?
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park/Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972
Post by: Jonny on 29 Feb 2008 - 09:00
Some grabs from the version I have, English dub and full frame. I suspect this is the same as your copy Stephen? Looks like one of those poor NTSC VHS releases to me...

(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/4702/girlparkfd6.jpg)

(http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/3834/girlpark2yy5.jpg)

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/7348/girlpark3sb4.jpg)

(http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/21/girlpark4dw6.jpg)
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park/Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 29 Feb 2008 - 10:23
Exactly the same mate,surprised this had an American release as i've never seen it for sale anywhere.
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park/Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: Johan Melle on 29 Feb 2008 - 14:45
That's the version I've seen too! I've always been curious about its origins. Never heard of a North-American release for this film. Could it be from a screener tape or something?

Anyway, the actual picture quality is OK but the fullscreen ratio completely fucks up the film! There are so many ugly close-ups of people's faces. But worst of all is the cropping on the sides in the scene where Robert Hoffmann and Patrizia Adiutori are horseback riding. It's totally unwatchable:

(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/2945/croppingmx3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


As for the film itself, it really disappointed me. Alfonso Brescia has made a couple of nice films but this isn't one of them. It lacks any real thrills or suspense. I guess the main problem for me is Robert Hoffmann, who I have never been able to appreciate as an actor. And the plot point of a heroine with a serious heart condition was used to much better effect in the (admittedly flawed) giallo THE TWO FACES OF FEAR (1972). Supporting cast is good, however, though practically all of the Spanish actors are uncredited in the English prints.
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park/Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: Rogerio Ferraz on 29 Feb 2008 - 16:12
I have a DVDR of the italian VHS released by AVOFILM.
While it´s not one of my favorites, I still enjoyed it quite a bit.
Yeah, Robert Hoffman's expressionless acting is difficult to warm up to (actually I feel the same about Lino Capolicchio!)
Not sure if the AVO version I have is in the correct aspect ratio, but at least we get to see (part of) Hoffmann and Adiutori's faces!  :-* Here's a screenshot for comparison:
(http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/6100/vlcsnap4045283kk5.jpg)

EDIT: Just checked the initial credits and, unfortunately, the AVO tape is indeed  missing information on both sides!  :-[
(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/597/vlcsnap4070105nc8.jpg)
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park/Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: Johan Melle on 29 Feb 2008 - 16:51
Thanks for those screenshots, Rogerio!  :P

While still cropped, the Italian VHS is at least an improvement. I'm sure a nicely restored DVD would do wonders for the film's visual look.

The Italian opening credits look much better too. I quite like the background, which is a big improvement over the English credits that consist only of red letters on a black background.
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park/Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972
Post by: vigilanteforce on 29 Feb 2008 - 17:17
How does this compare to Brescia's other giallo YOUR SWEET BODY FOR KILLING? My favorite Brescia giallo is the cheesy OMICIDIO A LUCI BLU/BLUE LIGHT MURDER which borrows elements from a uhm.... well-known De Palma thriller.
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park/Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: Diabolik2 on 29 Feb 2008 - 18:14
There is a Danish and Finish video release.

I've got both.
I think it is in English.

I've seen the film many years ago, can't remember much about it.
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park / Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: ciavazzaro on 30 Jan 2010 - 12:12
The cast of this is great,but the movie isn't great at all to me.
Anyway i found on streaming the american version of this movie wich runs 82 minutes (unfornately im unable to see it on the site and i don't know why) and so i take my italian version recorded from an italian channel in 2003 to make a little comparisions.
It runs 91 minutes so the american version is cut at least of 9 minutes (the prologue before the titles is cut).
The tv version is in widescreen and a little better imagine quality (i can't post pics,i will try to post a video on my youtube channel).
I see that this movie was also distribuited also in spain,anyone have never seen that version ? (maybe is the clothed version i don't know).
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park / Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (19
Post by: MarcMorris on 30 Jan 2010 - 12:43
The Swedish PAL English language video release runs for 88m 16s.
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park / Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: ciavazzaro on 31 Jan 2010 - 21:39
For curiosity this 86 minutes version have the prologue ?
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park / Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: ciavazzaro on 01 Feb 2010 - 12:11
And anyone never see the spanish version ?
Maybe the naked scenes are clothed as usual or deleted.
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park / Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: Luca Canali on 01 Feb 2010 - 20:11
The Duel sat broadcast is the longest version that I've seen (91 mins 12 secs). The Italian AVO VHS had the prologue intact but was definitely shorter...and the English version is abridged even further.
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park / Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 20 Jan 2012 - 21:54
Here's a couple of pictures from the Cinesex fotonovel which uses the early working title of QUELLA MALEDETTA CASA VICINO ALLA FUNGAIA.

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/8952/p1011665.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/23/p1011665.jpg/)

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/7834/nakoy.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/821/nakoy.jpg/)
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park / Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: JoseADiego on 21 Jan 2012 - 22:23
My trailer  ::) ::)

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/6436888/joven_de_buena_familia_sospechosa_de_asesinato_brescia_1972/
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park / Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (19
Post by: cannibal man on 12 Feb 2012 - 00:49
The Duel sat broadcast is the longest version that I've seen (91 mins 12 secs). The Italian AVO VHS had the prologue intact but was definitely shorter...and the English version is abridged even further.
I have the italian avo vhs tape of the film.
good film.
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park / Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: Nuno on 12 Jul 2012 - 17:29
CINEKULT - 11/09/2012

(http://i47.tinypic.com/65nzt0.jpg)
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park / Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 12 Jul 2012 - 17:58
Oooohhhhh!!!  ::)
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park / Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: Johan Melle on 15 Jul 2012 - 00:10
I'm sure this will be another excellent disc from Cinekult. Too bad that the film itself is such a bore, but it's still nice to see some of the lesser-known gialli getting released.
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park / Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: broonage on 16 Jul 2012 - 08:20
All these wonderful films by CK, but I hang off buying them due to the lack of English.
Title: Re: Naked Girl Killed in the Park / Ragazza tutta nuda assassinata nel parco (1972)
Post by: Mojo on 19 Jul 2012 - 19:21
All these wonderful films by CK, but I hang off buying them due to the lack of English.

Me too  :-[