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Author Topic: Tis Pity She's a Whore / Addio,fratello crudele (Giuseppe Patroni Griffe,1971)  (Read 3335 times)

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 This film really deserves a re-release, based on the John Ford tragedy (the lesser known playwright alongside John Webster +
 Marlowe). The plot concerns an incestuos relationship between a brother(Oliver Tobias) and his sister(Charlotte Rampling)
 which results in her pregnancy , on the advice of the church she marries her rich suitor(Fabio Testi). Soon after the wedding
 night Testi discovers the truth, and the the film advances to its tragic and bloody conclusion...
 Stylishly directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi (who i presume had theatrical experience),set in a medieval Italy continually
 swathed in mist ,with a beautiful Ennio Morricone score that enhances the Wintry landscapes.This is one of Fabio Testi's few
 "art" films from the period(alongside "The garden of the Finzi Continis")and he is very good in the role of the husband
 cucolded by his wifes brother, Oliver Tobias broods rather than acts but fits the role well, Ms.Rampling looks beautiful and
 appears nude in many scenes . This was released by Redemption on video, and despite its age has hardly dated at all .
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As famous as this one is I've still never seen it!
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There was a Japanese DVD.  16:9 and Italian only, so there is an existing Italian master.

VideoCiak.

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There's an excellent fan dvd doing the rounds - created by LordRetsudo.

It's the OOP Japanese dvd with English/Italian audio and English subs. Very impressive work  ;)



The Italian title isn't quite so, erm... 'imaginative'. It literally translates as 'Goodbye, Cruel Brother'.
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This is on DVD in the US, from the ever delightful Televista although the Amazon US reviews suggest that the quality is unwatchably poor. Does anyone have this disc?
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Out on DVD in Italy from a label called Mustang: VideoCiak link.
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