Euro Cult Movie Forum => Gialli => Topic started by: Jonny on 12 Oct 2007 - 15:26

Title: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Oct 2007 - 15:26
Despite the quite enticing cast (Daniela Giordano, Angela Infanti, Rosalba Neri, Karin Schubert) American director William L Rose's Giallo is an OK film but could've been better. After an encouraging opening in which a naked lady is strung up from the rafters and has her breasts poked with a giant skewer the film slows down and though thoroughly predictable is certainly watchable. Rosalba Neri's role in this is so small that I actually can't remember seeing her in this at all!

One point of interest is the guy in the red gimp suit  ::)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Girl2a.jpg)

The copy I have is from the American Prism VHS, worryingly bearing the 'Joseph Brenner presents banner. Is this version one of his famous re-edits?

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/1Girl2a.jpg)
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Post by: Stephen Grimes on 12 Oct 2007 - 15:39
Got a great trailer of the Brenner version on my MV disc of DEVILS WEDDING NIGHT,great clip of the guy in the red gimp suit whipping the life out of some young girl as well as some surprising gore.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a/La casa della paura William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Oct 2007 - 15:41
I've got that trailer! It's great isn't it! I'll get it upped to Youtube asap.  :'(
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a/La casa della paura William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 12 Oct 2007 - 16:21
According to the Blood & Black Lace book that American VHS is uncut. There is also a Japanese tape which is fullscreen as well.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a/La casa della paura William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Paul on 12 Oct 2007 - 17:18
According to the Blood & Black Lace book that American VHS is uncut. There is also a Japanese tape which is fullscreen as well.

Marc would probably be the best person to confirm this...

Not seen this film, though I am a sucker for films with ski-masked killers  :-*
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a/La casa della paura William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Oct 2007 - 17:20
He doesn't just wear a red ski mask either, his whole outfit is red including his little cape and leather gauntlets.  :-X
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a/La casa della paura William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: sadystyk on 15 Oct 2007 - 10:21
He doesn't just wear a red ski mask either, his whole outfit is red including his little cape and leather gauntlets.  :-X
(Spoiler) Shouldn't that be a she? Maybe the person you can't remember.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a/La casa della paura William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Oct 2007 - 11:34
I couldn't remember to be honest. Thanks for reminding me though, it's been ages since I watched it all the way through.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a/La casa della paura William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: sadystyk on 15 Oct 2007 - 12:34
I couldn't remember to be honest. Thanks for reminding me though, it's been ages since I watched it all the way through.
I doubt she wore it for most of the scenes, I'll have to check, gives me a good excuse to rewatch it. That American trailer mentioned earlier is the business! Shame the film doesn't live up to it.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a/La casa della paura William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: MarcMorris on 15 Oct 2007 - 15:06
I have anewspaper cutting somewhere with an interview with the director - William L. Rose (thought to be a pseudonymn for an Italian) was actually an American, making this the only giallo to be directed by an American.

As far as I'm aware no other versions of the film have surfaced.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a/La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 22 Oct 2007 - 18:03
Watched this today. Borderline giallo in my opinion but what do I know....

As Jonny says, the film slows down a bit after the opening and is totally predictable but watchable. My favourite bit was the main guy getting his mates in as heavies at the end; made me think of a cheapskate James Bond 'end of film' sequence.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a/La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: bloodvamp on 30 Oct 2007 - 20:42
Does anybody have any nude shots of Daniela Giordona? Shes a hottie :-\
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a/La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 30 Oct 2007 - 21:50
Does anybody have any nude shots of Daniela Giordona? Shes a hottie :-\

Its Daniela Giordano, not Giordona  :D
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Apr 2009 - 11:26
http://www.dailymotion.com/redeyes99/video/15145988
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Stuart Chivers on 19 Apr 2009 - 09:49
I'm sure it's not half as entertaining as that trailer suggests, but I'm going to have to watch this at some point.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a/La casa della paura William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: ecc on 19 Apr 2009 - 11:22
I have anewspaper cutting somewhere with an interview with the director - William L. Rose (thought to be a pseudonymn for an Italian) was actually an American, making this the only giallo to be directed by an American.

As far as I'm aware no other versions of the film have surfaced.

It does feel like the work of an American (a producer - not a director - having perhaps distributed some Euro thrillers and deciding that he could get more production value out of shooting in Europe).  I could imagine this same story being shot in the US but the result would me more Harry Novak-ish with a less appealing cast (and probably grungier sex scenes).
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 24 Dec 2011 - 08:21
Apparently this is getting a release from Mondo Macabro next year.

http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Room-2A-Daniela-Giordano/dp/B006P4GHWA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324718478&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Room-2A-Daniela-Giordano/dp/B006P4GHWA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324718478&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 24 Dec 2011 - 12:40
Amazing news!
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: bdc on 24 Dec 2011 - 15:26
That is exciting news!  ::)
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: fenriz on 06 Jan 2012 - 18:09
I heard that on facebook!

Awesome news!!! ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: HBK on 08 Jan 2012 - 06:42
They've probably bought some more films from the Dick Randall vault I suppose ? Don't Open Till Christmas was just released and now The Girl In Room 2A! Very exciting news! ::)
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Jan 2012 - 10:54
Roll on March.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: JAMIOUSE on 09 Jan 2012 - 18:57
Well from the trailer it certainly looks 'intresting' at least! I hope we get a few more forgotten gialli this year.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: cannibal man on 11 Jan 2012 - 00:39
http://www.dailymotion.com/redeyes99/video/15145988

seen many gialli's but not this one.
looks good going by this trailer.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Johan Melle on 12 Jan 2012 - 14:03
I've loved almost every Dick Randall production I've ever seen and this one is no exception - great, sleazy fun. Really looking forward to this release!
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: cannibal man on 13 Jan 2012 - 00:24
Well from the trailer it certainly looks 'intresting' at least! I hope we get a few more forgotten gialli this year.

any in particular you want to see get a release mate.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: ecc on 20 Mar 2012 - 18:48
DVD Drive-In (http://dvddrive-in.com/reviews/e-h/girlinroom2a7374.htm) review.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: gnorthcott on 20 Mar 2012 - 20:51
Mine arrived today,will be watching tonight.Cant wait
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Scyther on 21 Mar 2012 - 01:15
DVD Drive-In (http://dvddrive-in.com/reviews/e-h/girlinroom2a7374.htm) review.

Ace review, mate! Cheers!
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Scyther on 13 Apr 2012 - 23:56
....and my own review take on the film. :)

http://www.examiner.com/movie-in-boston/viewing-giallo-through-american-eyes-with-the-girl-room-2a-review (http://www.examiner.com/movie-in-boston/viewing-giallo-through-american-eyes-with-the-girl-room-2a-review)
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: JAMIOUSE on 14 Apr 2012 - 17:08
Well from the trailer it certainly looks 'intresting' at least! I hope we get a few more forgotten gialli this year.

any in particular you want to see get a release mate.

There are dozens of gialli I'd love to see get a proper release, problem is the companies seem to have slowed down or stopped releasing titles.
Title: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Paul on 14 Apr 2012 - 17:41
Don't think they make much money, sadly. It would seem only those directed by big names such as Argento, Bava, Fulci and the like are those that sell in substantial numbers.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 May 2012 - 11:22
Watched the Mondo Macabro disc last night. Good stuff.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: JAMIOUSE on 22 May 2012 - 18:24
Is it anywhere as trashy as the trailer makes it out to be Tanzi?
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: KommissarX on 26 Sep 2013 - 20:08
This will soon make its debut on BD courtesy of German label Motion Picture, most likely including the English dub.

(http://thumbnails108.imagebam.com/27785/2f05a3277846134.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/2f05a3277846134)    (http://thumbnails107.imagebam.com/27785/4d8785277846258.jpg) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/4d8785277846258)

You can check out some more HD screenshots in this posting (http://dirtypictures.phpbb8.de/gialli-f6/the-girl-room-william-rose-t6013.html#p144291).
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: djvaso on 30 Jul 2014 - 15:50
The Italian Blu-ray is out
http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00KMBAVUQ (http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00KMBAVUQ)
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Jul 2014 - 19:09
The Italian Blu-ray is out
http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00KMBAVUQ (http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00KMBAVUQ)
Is this correct do you know?

Audio: Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0), Italian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Italian
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: djvaso on 30 Jul 2014 - 19:13
The Italian Blu-ray is out
http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00KMBAVUQ (http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00KMBAVUQ)
Is this correct do you know?

Audio: Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0), Italian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Italian
Very likely
http://www.cghv.it/film-dvd/La-casa-della-paura/f40280 (http://www.cghv.it/film-dvd/La-casa-della-paura/f40280) 
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Jul 2014 - 19:23
The Italian Blu-ray is out
http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00KMBAVUQ (http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00KMBAVUQ)
Is this correct do you know?

Audio: Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0), Italian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Italian

Very likely
http://www.cghv.it/film-dvd/La-casa-della-paura/f40280 (http://www.cghv.it/film-dvd/La-casa-della-paura/f40280)


Cheers.

I wonder what happened to the German release?
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Jul 2014 - 19:45
The Italian Blu-ray is out
http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00KMBAVUQ (http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00KMBAVUQ)
Is this correct do you know?

Audio: Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0), Italian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Italian

Very likely
http://www.cghv.it/film-dvd/La-casa-della-paura/f40280 (http://www.cghv.it/film-dvd/La-casa-della-paura/f40280)


Cheers.

I wonder what happened to the German release?

I'd forgotten about this, what did happen to the German Blu?
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Jul 2014 - 20:03
The Italian Blu-ray is out
http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00KMBAVUQ (http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00KMBAVUQ)
Is this correct do you know?

Audio: Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0), Italian (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Italian

Very likely
http://www.cghv.it/film-dvd/La-casa-della-paura/f40280 (http://www.cghv.it/film-dvd/La-casa-della-paura/f40280)


Cheers.

I wonder what happened to the German release?

I'd forgotten about this, what did happen to the German Blu?
I forgot too till Vaso's post today and the one above reminded me.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Russell22 on 31 Jul 2014 - 07:44
Dreadful film this one. Hardly has any style or atmosphere to it.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Paul on 31 Jul 2014 - 07:59
Still not watched my Mya DVD - won't be buying the Blu-ray.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 31 Jul 2014 - 09:32
Mya?
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 31 Jul 2014 - 10:47
Still not watched my Mya DVD - won't be buying the Blu-ray.
Mondo Macabro you mean  :D
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Paul on 31 Jul 2014 - 11:46
Still not watched my Mya DVD - won't be buying the Blu-ray.
Mondo Macabro you mean  :D

It's been that long since I've seen the cover I honestly can't remember.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: KommissarX on 31 Jul 2014 - 20:10
I wonder what happened to the German release?
I forgot too till Vaso's post today and the one above reminded me.

A year or so ago Motion Picture were putting out films left and right but they seem to have slowed down a bit recently. There haven't been any updates on ROOM 2A in a while but I am pretty sure once they are back from the summer hiatus we will hear some news about this release. If I am not mistaken, everything they have announced so far also made it onto disc.
Title: Re: The Girl in Room 2a / La casa della paura (William L Rose, 1973)
Post by: Funktion on 25 Sep 2020 - 14:36
Vinegar Syndrome are releasing the film as part of their second Gialli boxset, to be released in November.
The other titles will be French Sex Murders, and My Dear Killer.

According to the label, it will be Ā«presented in its extended Italian cut newly restored from its original negativeĀ».
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Post by: willpak on 25 Sep 2020 - 22:00
My God, that will be an awesome set, a must buy! All are pretty sweet gialli.