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Author Topic: House By The Beach / La settima donna (Franco Prosperi, 1977)  (Read 14738 times)

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The Severin disc is reviewed at DVDDrive-in here: http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/i-m/lasthouseonthebeach78.htm.

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I'd be interested to see a review that compares the Severin release with the Sazuma one. I can't see any need to double dip at the moment.

Actually that'd be triple dip as I have the Japanese DVD too!
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I'd be interested to see a review that compares the Severin release with the Sazuma one. I can't see any need to double dip at the moment.

Actually that'd be triple dip as I have the Japanese DVD too!


Here's that review, Jonny:

http://10kbullets.com/reviews/l/last-house-on-the-beach-the-severin-films/

According to the reviewer at 10K Bullets, they look to be the same -- save for the Severin version is progressive (vs. interlaced).
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Here's that review, Jonny:

http://10kbullets.com/reviews/l/last-house-on-the-beach-the-severin-films/

According to the reviewer at 10K Bullets, they look to be the same -- save for the Severin version is progressive (vs. interlaced).


Cool, still no mention that the Sazuma DVD comes with a bonus CD of the - still otherwise unavailable - soundtrack.
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Just noticed when re-reading the 10k Bullets review that people are still confusing the director of this film with the Director of MONDO CANE. I thought that had been cleared up ages ago.

"The Last House on the Beach was directed by Franco Prosperi who most cult film fans known from his work on the Mondo Cane films"
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I've tried several times to correct Franco Prosperi page on IMDb but they never considered my messages.
This page http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0698779/ is a complete mess.  ???
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I've tried several times to correct Franco Prosperi page on IMDb but they never considered my messages.

You can contact through his site here,scoll down to the bottom for his e-mail address
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You can contact through his site here,scoll down to the bottom for his e-mail address
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Yes, that filmography is correct. Too bad IMDb never considered my messages in order to correct their page...

By the way, Franco Prosperi died 4 years ago, he was seriously ill...
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Stephen Grimes

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 ??? Sorry i misread your post,thought you wanted to contact him through the IMDB - my mistake.
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This page http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0698779/ is a complete mess.  ???



The imdb is a complete mess when it comes to euro-cult. Too many errors.
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Just noticed when re-reading the 10k Bullets review that people are still confusing the director of this film with the Director of MONDO CANE. I thought that had been cleared up ages ago.

"The Last House on the Beach was directed by Franco Prosperi who most cult film fans known from his work on the Mondo Cane films"

10K Bullets is often very good at covering DVDs, but their regular reviewer has a peculiar style that makes me think his keyboard has no comma key.  There are often grammatical mistakes as well as small factual errors in the reviews.  There was one write up for I think a Ken Anger DVD that started "Kenneth Anger is one of the most influential directors of the 21st century..."  You know you're off to the wrong foot when the writer gets the century wrong!

That said, I regularly check them for their run downs on current releases and they have a generous database of reviews, I'm very happy to have the site there despite the small issues.
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Here's that review, Jonny:

http://10kbullets.com/reviews/l/last-house-on-the-beach-the-severin-films/

According to the reviewer at 10K Bullets, they look to be the same -- save for the Severin version is progressive (vs. interlaced).


Is the Sazume disk definately interlaced? I've seen other reviews that claim it's a progressive transfer.

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Is the Sazume disk definately interlaced? I've seen other reviews that claim it's a progressive transfer.


I have the Sazuma DVD but I haven't a clue how to go about finding out if it's interlaced or progressive. It looks very nice indeed on my TV though  :'(
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Is the Sazume disk definately interlaced? I've seen other reviews that claim it's a progressive transfer.



I have the Sazuma DVD but I haven't a clue how to go about finding out if it's interlaced or progressive. It looks very nice indeed on my TV though  :'(


It also looked very, very nice on my Sony 40" LCD played on an upconverting OPPO 981 DVD player a few days ago.  :-X  Plus you get the English and Italian audio, the score on a separate disc, a 30 minute interview with Lovelock in a nice looking digipak housed in a box, not to mention the "Let's Rock with Ray" easter egg, a video of Lovelock's Place for the Landing, in which Ray simulataneously channels Bob Dylan and Lou Reed, to create his own unique vocal stylings.  ::)  The easter egg is found by clicking on Ray's viasge on the extras' screen. :D

Horrors.dvd (see link below) says that the transfer is progressive:

"The progressive transfer makes for an impressive sharpness and clarity too, those many slow-motion sequences looking almost too real for comfort."

http://www.horrordvds.com/viewarticle.php?articleid=476

Ragardless, the Sazuma disc's transfer looks pretty damn fine to me.  ;)

The bonus disc (CD) includes the original score by Roberto Pregadio.

Here´s the track list which clocks in at approximately 37 minutes:

1] La Settima Donna (vocals by Edda Dell'Orso) (2:26 min)
2] Place for the Landing (vocals by Ray Lovelock) (3:15 min)
3] Lo Spogliarello (3:03 min)
4] Favolosa Festa di Danza (4:37 min)
5] Costretti a Fare l´Amore (1:52 min)
6] Un Pomeriggio di Sole (4:17 min)
7] La Fuga (3:49 min)
8] Perfide Bestie (2:57 min)
9] La Settima Donna (Ripresa) (2:25 min)
10] Favolosa Festa di Danza (Versione Alternativa) (4:38 min)
11] La Fuga (Versione Alternativa) (3:49 min)

Great performance by Lovelock, BTW.  What a great amoral sociopath he makes with his good manners, boyish good looks and easy going charm!  :-*
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Thanks, both. Although the Severin disk is imminent, I think I'm probably going to pick this one.

As for progressive scan, I've not especially knowledgeable on the subject but do know that the early (American) No Shame releases - which were extravagantly praised at the time of release - always looked soft and blurry to me. I think this is because they are interlaced and I was watching them with a progressive scan player and a HDMI cable.

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