Euro Cult Movie Forum => European Arthouse Cinema => Topic started by: Vizzini on 25 Mar 2013 - 10:55

Title: Necropolis (Franco Brocani, 1970)
Post by: Vizzini on 25 Mar 2013 - 10:55
Coming soon (May 22) on English-friendly DVD.

This one is very arty and has a heavy gothic horror vibe running throughout but manages to remain fairly interesting with the dialogue in both English and Italian,cast includes Tina Aumont and Pierre Clementi.Looking at the IMDB i see the director was also one of the writers on IL SESSO DELLA STREGA which doesn't surprise me at all. :-\

Time Out Film Guide:
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"Brocani conjures together all your favorite European cultural and historical myth figures in order to attack the centuries of 'sublimation' that have produced our cities and their inhabitants. The gang's all here: Frankenstein's monster gropes towards the awareness that his mind is a universe; Attila, naked on a white horse, liberates his people from their ignominy; the ultra-caustic Viva bemoans the frustrations of married life and drifts into the elegiac persona of the Bloody Countess Bathory; Louis Waldon is a hip American tourist searching for the (missing) Mona Lisa. The range is extraordinary, from stand-up Jewish comedy to a kind of flea-market expressionism."

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Post by: Petri on 25 Mar 2013 - 15:51
Sounds interesting. Who's releasing it?
Title: Re: Necropolis (Franco Brocani, 1970)
Post by: Vizzini on 25 Mar 2013 - 16:13
Our beloved Ripley's Home Video (RHV).
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Post by: Ben Cobb on 25 Mar 2013 - 16:59
Sounds like an intriguing film and Pierre Clementi and Tina Aumont are an irresistible combo... will have to pick up the RHV release.
Title: Re: Necropolis (Franco Brocani, 1970)
Post by: bdc on 25 Mar 2013 - 18:13
Thanks for the heads up.  :P
I'll also be picking this up.
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Post by: Vizzini on 06 May 2013 - 13:05
New specs announced via facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIPLEYS-HOME-VIDEO/118686660055 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIPLEYS-HOME-VIDEO/118686660055)

Three shorts included as bonus features:
“È ormai sicuro il mio ritorno a Knossos” featuring Mario Schifano and Luca Patella
“Lo specchio a forma di gabbia”
“La maschera del Minotauro”, based on a story by Jorge L. Borges

New cover:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/p480x480/922845_10151623114120056_175582835_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Necropolis (Franco Brocani, 1970)
Post by: bdc on 21 Jun 2013 - 18:29
What happened to this?
Delayed?
Title: Re: Necropolis (Franco Brocani, 1970)
Post by: Vizzini on 21 Jun 2013 - 21:30
Yes, they have experienced some trouble with Italian censorship, but now the film has obtained a new visa and the uncut DVD will be available in September.
Title: Re: Necropolis (Franco Brocani, 1970)
Post by: bdc on 22 Jun 2013 - 09:58
Thanks for the info.  :P
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 Jun 2013 - 11:00
Yes, they have experienced some trouble with Italian censorship, but now the film has obtained a new visa and the uncut DVD will be available in September.
I've never seen this, do you know what scene(s) was/were problematic?
Title: Re: Necropolis (Franco Brocani, 1970)
Post by: Vizzini on 23 Jun 2013 - 22:20
I don't know, but I will ask as soon as possible.
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 23 Jun 2013 - 22:21
I don't know, but I will ask as soon as possible.
Thankyou.
Title: Re: Necropolis (Franco Brocani, 1970)
Post by: Vizzini on 17 Jul 2013 - 16:27
I think they primarily had problems with a giant penis. Not sure I am allowed to post a screenshot without being banned  ;D
Title: Re: Necropolis (Franco Brocani, 1970)
Post by: quidtum on 17 Jul 2013 - 21:33
I think they primarily had problems with a giant penis. Not sure I am allowed to post a screenshot without being banned  ;D
Uh, still in 2013?
Title: Re: Necropolis (Franco Brocani, 1970)
Post by: Vizzini on 18 Jul 2013 - 05:42
Due to copyright issue, before the DVD could be released the film had to be aired on TV and, yes, still in 2013 Italian TV has problems showing giant penis  ;D
Title: Re: Necropolis (Franco Brocani, 1970)
Post by: quidtum on 18 Jul 2013 - 09:58
But this is a forum, not Italian TV.
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 18 Jul 2013 - 21:12
Just post the cock and be done with it. Let's see how it measures up.
Title: Re: Necropolis (Franco Brocani, 1970)
Post by: Vizzini on 19 Jul 2013 - 21:56

[spoiler] (http://i42.tinypic.com/33be1wm.png) [/spoiler]
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Post by: Jonny on 19 Jul 2013 - 22:09

[spoiler] ([url]http://i42.tinypic.com/33be1wm.png[/url]) [/spoiler]


And about time too!
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Post by: Vizzini on 24 Sep 2013 - 12:44
Now available.
http://www.amazon.it/Necropolis-Tina-Aumont/dp/B00BX8PP62/ (http://www.amazon.it/Necropolis-Tina-Aumont/dp/B00BX8PP62/)

Screenshots:
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Title: Re: Necropolis (Franco Brocani, 1970)
Post by: Vizzini on 11 Oct 2013 - 06:48
Viva Superstar (who has never seen the completed film!) talks about Necropolis:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=499567343475705&set=a.119981284767648.20169.100002673302734 (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=499567343475705&set=a.119981284767648.20169.100002673302734)
Title: Re: Necropolis (Franco Brocani, 1970)
Post by: Vizzini on 19 Oct 2013 - 09:46
Courtesy of pro-bassoonist @ Blu-ray.com

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