Euro Cult Movie Forum => Horror => Topic started by: Jonny on 23 Oct 2007 - 09:19

Title: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Jonny on 23 Oct 2007 - 09:19
Just received the French DVD release of this classic film and straight away wanted to check the quality against the bootleg version from Shoarma.

Here's a couple of grabs for you, which one do you think is the bootleg (taken from a Spanish DVD release) and which is the French DVD? I've not cropped the grabs at all, what you see is the full image taken directly from the disc...

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/ScreamedBoot.jpg)(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/ScreamedFrench.jpg)
Title: Re: The House That Screamed/La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: sadystyk on 23 Oct 2007 - 09:32
Just received the French DVD release of this classic film and straight away wanted to check the quality against the bootleg version from Shoarma.

Here's a couple of grabs for you, which one do you think is the bootleg (taken from a Spanish DVD release) and which is the French DVD? I've not cropped the grabs at all, what you see is the full image taken directly from the disc...

([url]http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/ScreamedBoot.jpg[/url])([url]http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/ScreamedFrench.jpg[/url])

I'm guessing the top still, which I think looks better, is from the Shoarma bootleg. Do I get a prize if I'm right?
Title: Re: The House That Screamed/La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Jonny on 23 Oct 2007 - 09:35
No you don't get a prize. You are right though. The French release surprised me at how poorly it fared against the Shoarma version. Not only does the French discs image look softer and more 'dupey' the colours are washed out and it seems to be slightly cropped...

The French disc does, however, have a grogeous cover!
Title: Re: The House That Screamed/La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: sadystyk on 23 Oct 2007 - 10:15
No you don't get a prize. You are right though. The French release surprised me at poorly it fared against the Shoarma version. Not only does the French discs image look softer and more 'dupey' the colours are washed out and it seems to be slightly cropped...

The French disc does, however, have a grogeous cover!
It had to be a trick question because for a Shoarma release House That Screamed is pretty good for picture quality. No prize! Boohoo!
Title: Re: The House That Screamed/La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: MarcMorris on 23 Oct 2007 - 10:54
So really the Spanish disc which Luminus nicked for the Shoarma bootleg is the best looking version.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed/La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Jonny on 23 Oct 2007 - 12:11
Yep, Spanish disc all the way as far as the image quality is concerned. No English options though...

It's 5.95 euros to buy from DVD GO

La Residencia (Boarding School) - Spanish DVD (http://www.dvdgo.com/product~catgid~32~list~27~prodid~102644~typeproduct~1~dvd~The+Boarding+School.htm)

(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/4773/residenciare6.jpg)
Title: Re: The House That Screamed/La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 23 Oct 2007 - 12:25
I'm surprised the image isn't great on the French disc as Rene Chateau are quite a respected and established name over here,i remember seeing their releases like Franco's FACELESS and BLOOD FOR DRACULA retailing for €20 when i first came here a few years back.Now there are loads of them in the budget section going for €6 each,great designs and covers though as Jonny said.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed/La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: ecc on 14 Jan 2008 - 00:16
Cecchi Gori released an Italian DVD of the film http://film-dvd.dvd.it/dvd-horror/gli-orrori-del-liceo-femminile/dettaglio/id-611738/ (http://film-dvd.dvd.it/dvd-horror/gli-orrori-del-liceo-femminile/dettaglio/id-611738/) but DVD.it has no information on the language/subtitles or if its 16:9.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed/La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Peter on 14 Jan 2008 - 05:37
Cecchi Gori released an Italian DVD of the film [url]http://film-dvd.dvd.it/dvd-horror/gli-orrori-del-liceo-femminile/dettaglio/id-611738/[/url] ([url]http://film-dvd.dvd.it/dvd-horror/gli-orrori-del-liceo-femminile/dettaglio/id-611738/[/url]) but DVD.it has no information on the language/subtitles or if its 16:9.


Tharuma.com lists it as anamorphic 2.35:1 with Spanish and Italian dubs. Italian subs.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed/La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: ecc on 12 Apr 2008 - 15:14
Anyone pick up the Italian disc yet?

There's an Elvira DVD of it out but I believe its sourced from the Shoarma version since I've read it has the LA RESIDENCIA title card.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed/La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Jonny on 24 Apr 2008 - 13:57
Anyone pick up the Italian disc yet?

Just ordered the NoShame DVD today. I'll let you know what it's like when it arrives.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed/La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: MarcMorris on 24 Apr 2008 - 14:15
How about new threads which list each and every DVD release from each Euro Cult label?

NoShame Italy
NoShame USA
Alan Young
Raro
X-Rated

etc.... each label has its own thread. Just a though and helpful for collectors worldwide.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed/La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Jonny on 24 Apr 2008 - 14:16
Good idea! Might be worth creating a new sub forum just for that very purpose. I'll get it done today.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: mook on 02 May 2010 - 16:43
Just watched this one for the first time. Good atmospheric stuff, with a nice building location. This falls somewhere inbetween The Innocents and Suspiria, with an undertone of some WIP films.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: babybreese on 27 Sep 2010 - 18:39
I just sat down and assessed the various versions around of this one...it's got quite a few !
The English export print titled THE FINISHING SCHOOL is completely uncut and represents the director's intentions.
It seems any other version is compromised.
The Spanish print stems from the same cut, but has over a dozen cuts for censorship purposes ( all lesbain overtones ).
The 2007 french DVD is missing quite a few minutes, but does contain material censored from the Spanish release.
There has been some confusion about the Shoarma bootleg, it is sourced from the Spanish release, but runs shorter ( not sure just why yet ).  The fancomp used takes the widescreen Spanish print and inserts all the tiny cuts from the full screen source ( which is invaluable in assessing the censorship cuts, many of which are almost imperceptable ).
Here are the timings I came up with, sans any distributor logos.
French             PAL 94:50  NTSC  98:53
Shoarma boot   PAL 98:26   NTSC 102:38
Spanish DVD     PAL  99:08  NTSC 103:23
Fancomp          PAL100:36  NTSC 104:55
                           
A poster at Latarnia chimed in with the run time of a DVR of the Ausie tape at 1:44:35.  See that thread for additional info.
I don't have the Italian DVD but somethign must be up with that one too based on listed run times ( it's missing something ).
Anyone have any other releases?  I used to have the AIP cut and the 90's Orion television print but foolishly discarded them.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: MarcMorris on 28 Sep 2010 - 00:31
Finishing School (Australian tape) = 99m 37s
The House that Screamed (Off Air/Sky) = 91 mins approx (need to time it to get exact run time)
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: g053584398 on 25 Oct 2015 - 20:21
A German DVD release of this one will be available in November it seems, and it sounds as though the English dub will be included.

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0159DRK0A?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_4&smid=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF (http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0159DRK0A?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_4&smid=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF)
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 25 Oct 2015 - 21:11
A German DVD release of this one will be available in November it seems, and it sounds as though the English dub will be included.

[url]http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0159DRK0A?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_4&smid=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0159DRK0A?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_4&smid=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF[/url])



Great news!
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: g053584398 on 25 Oct 2015 - 21:25
A German DVD release of this one will be available in November it seems, and it sounds as though the English dub will be included.

[url]http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0159DRK0A?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_4&smid=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B0159DRK0A?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_4&smid=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF[/url])



Great news!


I know! I've been waiting for a decent release of this one for quite a long time.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: the blob on 25 Oct 2015 - 23:34
Good news although which version I wonder.. 99 mins with a 101 min 1.33:1 version as an extra listed as the full version.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Jeffrey on 26 Oct 2015 - 11:58
Excellent news!
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: babybreese on 26 Oct 2015 - 20:39
The only known source on the complete film is the full screen Australian VHS which is apparently being included as an extra (101 min. PAL).
The 99 min PAL time for the main feature matches the censored Spanish dvd.  Definitely wait and see on this one. 
This company ( AG ALIVE ) also released a VHS sourced bootleg version of MANEATER OF HYDRA recently.  They are not to be trusted.
http://www.amazon.de/Das-Geheimnis-Todesinsel-Cameron-Mitchell/dp/B00W9F1198/ref=sr_1_8?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1445895411&sr=1-8&keywords=cameron+mitchell (http://www.amazon.de/Das-Geheimnis-Todesinsel-Cameron-Mitchell/dp/B00W9F1198/ref=sr_1_8?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1445895411&sr=1-8&keywords=cameron+mitchell)
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: the blob on 27 Oct 2015 - 01:06


This company ( AG ALIVE ) also released a VHS sourced bootleg version of MANEATER OF HYDRA recently.  They are not to be trusted.


Absolutely nothing to do with each other. Alive AG are just a distributor and these are two different labels.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: babybreese on 27 Oct 2015 - 12:40
Thanks for the correction, I missed that rather obvious distinction. 

Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Jeffrey on 27 Oct 2015 - 14:13
This may be useful information to someone:  Last year on Sepetember 13, 2014 this film was shown on a drive-in movie theatre screen and the image was exceptional.  I believe it was from 35mm film reels.  The Drive-in Super Monster Rama at the Riverside Drive-In in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, USA does have a Facebook page.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: the blob on 27 Oct 2015 - 22:32
With Google translation it seems a bit unclear to me as what version this will be still but apparently the full version is comprised of 4 different sources.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: babybreese on 31 Oct 2015 - 13:21
If the 99 min is correct, it should be match the censored Spanish DVD.
I made this time chart a few years ago covering the versions available.
French            PAL  94:50  NTSC  98:53 ( has the censored material but suffers other trims )
Shoarma boot  PAL  98:26 NTSC  102:38  ( uses Spanish VHS source, censored )
Spanish DVD    PAL  99:08 NTSC  103:23   ( censored version but otherwise complete )
Fancomp         PAL  100:36 NTSC 104:55  ( fancomp recreates THE FINISHING SCHOOL as seen on the Australian VHS )
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Strigoyu on 31 Oct 2015 - 18:52
I've got an uncut version on DVD combining both the Spanish censored version and the French one, which otherwise has some short scenes not included on the Spanish cut. I don't remember the total running time but it's surely the longest one I've ever come across.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Jeffrey on 14 Nov 2015 - 01:24
Orders are shipping.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: strangedaysindeed on 14 Nov 2015 - 13:54
Cool, just ordered a copy  :-X
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: babybreese on 18 Nov 2015 - 00:06
I haven't ordered this intrigued and would love more details after seeing this Amazon review ( poorly translated taboot )
Uncut Version is tucked available in WIDESCREEN ... but unfortunately not anamorphic :( ( i did not add this icon but left it on as it made me laugh)
From C. R on November 14, 2015
At first I was a bit skeptical because the uncut version was indeed given only "Extra" and in frame ... The shorter version is inflated anamorphic - dadurcht unfortunately qualitatively quite bad .... in German, Spanish or English - without subtitles. The uncut version, however, is also available in wide screen - not described in full-screen format on the packaging. For it but unfortunately in 4: 3 format ... from her picture but at least bearable. Why this complete version is not the same in 16: 9 were scanned me enigmatic. This version can also be seen in German or English. Because the film was shot in English and Palmer uses her own voice here, at least the good news.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Luca Canali on 19 Nov 2015 - 20:21
I haven't ordered this intrigued and would love more details after seeing this Amazon review


I've got this on order from Amazon so will post up some screens and give my opinion once it touches down.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: babybreese on 19 Nov 2015 - 23:53

Some discussion here
http://dirtypictures.phpbb8.de/spanien-f56/residencia-das-versteck-narciso-ibanez-serrador-t1418-120.html (http://dirtypictures.phpbb8.de/spanien-f56/residencia-das-versteck-narciso-ibanez-serrador-t1418-120.html)
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Luca Canali on 23 Nov 2015 - 19:14

My copy arrived today. I've only had a few mins to skim through both versions but unfortunately a bit of a missed opportunity.


Looks like most of the effort and care has gone into the packaging which is very nice with some cracking artwork, sadly the presentation of the main feature isn't quite up to scratch.


The main (default) version on the disc (99 mins) looks horrible (see screens from the link Babybreeze posted), soft picture with blurry edges. It made my eyes water just looking at it for a few mins!


The 101 min version (I can confirm it does run for this length), although accessible as a bonus feature looks much sharper. Default aspect ratio is a little screwed up but with a bit of tinkering, in my opinion it's perfectly watchable. I haven't had time to check how complete it is, but judging by the various running times listed further down this thread, it may well be uncut.
I just wish they'd have used this version as the main feature and tried to tidy it up a bit. I can't see anyone wanting to watch the cut and inferior 99 min version...


More screens of the 101 min 'uncut' version found on the extras
(http://i67.tinypic.com/wl2kb4.png)
(http://i66.tinypic.com/w6xoxc.png)


Photo of the packaging
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2m451mh.jpg)
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Koukol on 08 Jan 2016 - 21:25
Thanks, Luca (and Babybreese)
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Scyther on 28 Jan 2016 - 00:35
Thanks for the screenshots, Luca!
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: the blob on 23 Jul 2016 - 08:41
Blu-Ray coming from Scream Factory! No details yet though so we'll see what version but this is now one of my most anticipated releases.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Jeffrey on 23 Jul 2016 - 16:21
This news just made my summer!
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: babybreese on 29 Aug 2016 - 23:39
Here is today's announcement of a December 20th street. 
It curiously lists 99 min which will hopefully prove incorrect ( there is no 99 min variant ).
https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/the-house-that-screamed (https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/the-house-that-screamed)

Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: babybreese on 08 Nov 2016 - 20:45
Excellent spec update @ Shout's site today, and it's what I like to see.
Appears to be 2 versions, US cut and uncut export version. 
Sadly no other languages or subs but this shoudl be the full length version everyone has been waiting for.
(https://s14.postimg.org/drz3zsez5/2345678.png) (https://postimg.org/image/d2gbnfefh/)

https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/the-house-that-screamed (https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-horror/the-house-that-screamed)
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Jeffrey on 09 Nov 2016 - 13:34
Thanks for this excellent info. Had my pre-order in long ago.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: babybreese on 10 Nov 2016 - 14:24
Well, not what I Wanted to hear but this could still turn out to be the best presently available.  From Screams FB page
***THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED Update***

We can officially announce today our final list of extras on our release of THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED--a 1970 slasher film that clearly had some influence on Argento's Suspiria years later. Street date is December 27th.

• Two versions of the film:
- Theatrical version (in HD – 94 mins)
- Extended version (in HD with Standard Definition inserts – 104 mins)
• Interview with actor John Moulder-Brown
• Film Festival Q & A with actress Mary Maude
• Theatrical Trailer/TV Spot
• Radio Spots
• Still Gallery

Our new transfer was done from a CRI film element. The inserts came from an SD master, which was the only element we could find.

We hope you enjoy our presentation and we're very excited to be being this long-lost cult favorite in the best light possible.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: babybreese on 28 Dec 2016 - 18:44
I think hardcore fans will find value in this,
but still hope ( like I do ) someone picks this up and does it justice. 
New viewers are likely to be less picky.

The CRI source looks extremely sharp providing great visuals, but audio could be much fuller,  the English track sounds a tad anemic.  I had never seen the US cut before outside of broadcasts ( always cut ), but the damage was worse than I feared as all scenes of violence are relieved of their highlights / climaxes.
The film's top 3 set pieces nutted in exchange an all ages GP rating  ???

Scream's Extended Cut is another frustration, as they use several minutes more of SD footage than required in their composite.  Why they chose not to use all of the HD transfer for the Extended I'll never understand, beyond a few seconds or so.   
One unnecessary 2 min section of SD material in the Extended Cut has a bad audio sync, not present in the HD version.  How this happened is not clear, Scream blames their source.  Whatever it was, it was fixable but possibly budget & / or time ran out?

Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: udobroemme on 31 Dec 2016 - 10:09
Well, buget and time shouldn't be much of an issue if anyone who likes this movie and with a little knowledge in the right software toolchains would have taken care of the composite version. At least they could have done some color corrections to the SD master to make it look a little more like the nice HD master. The following corrections took me about half an hour only using freeware tools:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/195232 (http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/195232)
And after spending a few hours more for a better upscale, I got these results for the SD inserts:
(http://i.imgur.com/7lZi0Mt.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/cIuuhlC.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/wwyq9vk.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/AH4bbDK.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/hSJQCSz.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/4lVHpTI.png)

Not too bad for an upscale, huh?
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: Commissario Walter Grandi on 31 Dec 2016 - 10:49
Great work, are you able to upload it somewhere for us? Thanks.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: udobroemme on 31 Dec 2016 - 12:47
I will upload it to CG when the one year moratorium is over.
Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: babybreese on 03 Jan 2017 - 18:53
That does look good, nice work.
The SD footage on the Scream release appeared to have had zero color correction done.


This is basically what I realized while watching the BD, that a fan version will easily better it.
That has already come to pass  :'(

Which makes Shout look like chumps.


Title: Re: The House That Screamed / La Residencia (Narciso Serrador, 1969)
Post by: logboy on 11 May 2017 - 16:27
upcoming german BD (with english audio) seems to be uncensored full version totally in HD, new 2K transfer >

https://www.amazon.de/Das-Versteck-Angst-M (https://www.amazon.de/Das-Versteck-Angst-M)ädcheninternat-Blu-ray/dp/B071RNNXJ2/