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Author Topic: Short Night Of The Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972)  (Read 26144 times)

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Short Night Of The Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972)
« on: 19 Mar 2008 - 11:43 »

aka 'La corta notte delle bambole di vetro'

Just bought the German KOCH Media DVD of this, haven't had chance to watch it through but here's some comparison grabs between the old ABUS DVD from the Giallo Collection boxset and the KOCH DVD.

ABUS first, KOCH underneath.











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Re: Short Night Of The Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972)
« Reply #1 on: 19 Mar 2008 - 12:03 »

Specs for the KOCH Media disc...

2.35:1 (16:9 enhanced) English dub
23 minute Mario Adorf documentary/interview (In German)
Audio Comm. (German)
Trailer (English)
Image Gallery
Booklet
Digi pack packaging.

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Re: Short Night Of The Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972)
« Reply #2 on: 19 Mar 2008 - 13:10 »

I absolutely love this film. Superb score by Morricone. Great cast and one of those killer 70's downbeat endings. Audio was a little low on the old AB disc though.
My girlfriend lives in the Czech Republic and near Mala Strana where this was filmed, and I am there every month, so I always take pleasure in trying to spot where they filmed certain scenes...for instance, in the credits where the camera is placed on top of the moving ambulance - it's funny to see how we're meant to get the impression that the ambulance is going through lots of winding little roads when in fact, the route it takes would actually take you round and round in circles. Trivial observations aside, that Koch disc looks like a beauty and I'd have picked it up if the Mario Adorf commentary wasn't in German only.
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Re: Short Night Of The Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972)
« Reply #3 on: 19 Mar 2008 - 13:41 »

23 minute Mario Adorf documentary/interview (In German)
Audio Comm. (German)
Is there any subtitles in English for any of these parts, thay are often hidden on Koch discs.
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Re: Short Night Of The Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972)
« Reply #4 on: 19 Mar 2008 - 14:02 »

Nothing shows up on my PC, I'll stick it in my DVD player. I don't think there will anything though to be honest.
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Re: Short Night Of The Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972)
« Reply #5 on: 19 Mar 2008 - 14:15 »

I have had this on order with Sazuma since late December and guess what, it has not turned up yet.  I have heard nothing but good things about this DVD, Koch release great discs.
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Re: Short Night Of The Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972)
« Reply #6 on: 19 Mar 2008 - 14:34 »

I love this movie and love Mario Adorf. Its a shame his interview doesn't have English options!!!  :)
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Re: Short Night Of The Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972)
« Reply #7 on: 19 Mar 2008 - 16:22 »

Just checked the extras on my DVD player and there's defo no hidden English options. The Adorf doc is still a good watch though.
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Re: Short Night Of The Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972)
« Reply #8 on: 19 Mar 2008 - 16:40 »

Just checked the extras on my DVD player and there's defo no hidden English options. The Adorf doc is still a good watch though.
never mind, cheers for looking ::)
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Re: Short Night Of The Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972)
« Reply #9 on: 02 Feb 2009 - 06:51 »

just watched this

a very gothic and eerie vibe in this one, it is not uber stylish with the killings, but instead it is just creepy. the cinematography was gorgeous, done by Giuseppe Ruzzolini who was responsible for such films as "Bandits in Milan," "Theorem," "Duck, You Sucker," "My Name is Nobody," and "Hitch-Hike."

the settings in the morgue with jean sorel narrating in flashbacks sets a cool stylistic tone for the film. jean sorel is very good as the lead in this one, playing his character with subtlety and emotion.

this one is slow moving but very stylish and atmospheric. the plot is somewhat confusing at times, but it doesn't take away too much from the film. A very good soundtrack from Morricone with the main theme being especially memorable.

i didn't like mario adorf's character, his screentime annoyed me.

the best things about the movie, i think, were the photographic compositions, and the gothic atmosphere created by the inclusion of dead bodies in a morgue, occult surgeons, the cold czech city setting, and ritualistic orgies  :-*


and the ending really is great...both the sleazy part and the super intense ending.

7.75/10
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Re: Short Night Of The Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972)
« Reply #10 on: 02 Feb 2009 - 10:05 »

i didn't like mario adorf's character, his screentime annoyed me.
That dodgy accent he was dubbed with didn't help,can't figure out if it's Irish,Scottish or South African!
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Re: Short Night Of The Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972)
« Reply #11 on: 02 Feb 2009 - 10:44 »

Mario Adorf is great, you can never have enough of him  :-X
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Re: Short Night Of The Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972)
« Reply #12 on: 10 Feb 2009 - 20:32 »

Just checked the extras on my DVD player and there's defo no hidden English options. The Adorf doc is still a good watch though.
Have you found the easter egg with the 4min clip of J├╝rgen Drews recording his commentary track?
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Re: Short Night Of The Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972)
« Reply #13 on: 11 Feb 2009 - 12:24 »

I think it's very odd how the onscreen title is SHORT NIGHT OF GLASS DOLLS without any "THE" in there...

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Re: Short Night Of The Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972)
« Reply #14 on: 12 Feb 2009 - 02:14 »

Wow that Koch set looks fantastic. Shame the commentary/Adorf material is only in German...

I'll give the film another whirl and decide if I want to upgrade to the Koch disc (money permitting). They put together such nice releases.
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