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Author Topic: 10th Victim / La decima Vittima (Elio Petri, 1965)  (Read 11788 times)

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Elio Petri's Black comedy, LA DECIMA VITTIMA (1965), based on Robert Sheckley's wonderful novella, The 7th Victim, and starring Marcello Mastroianni, Ursella Andress, and Elsa Martinelli, is a futuristic satire in which war has been been abolished and replaced by The Hunt, a government sanctioned event in which humans hunt each other for monetary prizes and fame, while allowing Society to release its violent tendencies simultaneously.  And it's available again on DVD through Russia's Film Prestige.

I watched the All Region NTSC Russian disc last night, which uses an Italian print - with an anamorphic 1.78:1 transfer - and may be the same source as the 2001 US Anchor Bay R1 NTSC disc, though the AB disc appears to be composed just slightly tighter at the top. For example, on the AB disc the MC at Masoch Club has part of his head slightly cropped off, while the Russian disc has just a slight bit more of info on top to avoid the cropping. It's really negligible.

The Russian disc has Italian, English and Russian audio with Russian and English subtitles, while the AB disc Italian and English audio with English subtitles. On the Russian disc, if you choose the Russian audio, it plays over the Italian track simultaneously, so it may be a commentary track, but I don't think so.

On the Russian disc the Italian track is mixed nicely with Piero Piccioni's fabulous score prominent, while the English track is muffled with Piccioni's score buried in the mix. The AB disc is just the reverse with the English being the better of the two mixes.

Since I prefer the mix with Marcello Mastroianni's voice, I prefer the Russian disc for the superior Italian audio mix.

Since the AB disc is OOP, I sold mine online this morning for a nice little sum,  ::) the R0 NTSC Russian disc is a nice alternative. I've seen copies for sale at Amazon.com and Xploited Cinema.

Happy Hunting!
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Re: 10th VICTIM/LA DECIMA VITTIMA (R0 NTSC)
« Reply #1 on: 16 Apr 2008 - 08:21 »

I have the Anchor Bay disc - This is a great film and it's about time that someone started a thread!
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Re: 10th VICTIM/LA DECIMA VITTIMA (R0 NTSC)
« Reply #2 on: 16 Apr 2008 - 10:58 »

How about how Austin Powers ripped off the bra with guns scene?

I also have the incredible soundtrack CD and a one sheet poster!
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Re: 10th VICTIM/LA DECIMA VITTIMA (R0 NTSC)
« Reply #3 on: 16 Apr 2008 - 16:03 »

I also have the incredible soundtrack CD and a one sheet poster!

I've been extremely interested in picking up the, apparently, OOP Easy Tempo soundtrack.  There's also a bootleg put out by a company in San Francisco, but it only offers about half of the music that the Easy Tempol release has.  ImportCDs.com listed the Easy Tempo disc as available, charged me for it, and then said that it had been a mistake and refunded my money.  Movie Grooves has it listed at their site, but it's always "temporarily out of stock"  and there's someone at amazon.com who always has a copy of the soundtrack for sale for $42 US, but lists the disc as being from Spain not Italy, and doesn't list the tracks on the disc.

The search continues!  :(
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Re: 10th VICTIM/LA DECIMA VITTIMA (Elio Petri, 1965)
« Reply #4 on: 12 May 2008 - 19:46 »

I heard it was Mastroianni's idea to make this movie. He read the story on a plane and got obsessed by it. Also you can see the ruins of the original Penn Station in the opening NYC sequence,
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Re: 10th Victim / La decima Vittima (Elio Petri, 1965)
« Reply #5 on: 17 May 2011 - 17:24 »

Blu-ray coming from Blue Underground on the 30th August.

Full specs:

Extras:
 
Marcello: A Sweet Life (2006) (102 Mins.)
Theatrical Trailer
 
Technichal specifications:
 
Color
DTS-HD Mono
Italian, English
English, English SDH, French, Spanish
1.85:1 / 16x9
1965
92 Mins
Not Rated
Region Code: ALL
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Re: 10th Victim / La decima Vittima (Elio Petri, 1965)
« Reply #6 on: 17 May 2011 - 17:36 »

Here's the cover

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Re: 10th Victim / La decima Vittima (Elio Petri, 1965)
« Reply #7 on: 17 May 2011 - 20:26 »

cool, a whole film as a bonus!
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Re: 10th Victim / La decima Vittima (Elio Petri, 1965)
« Reply #8 on: 18 May 2011 - 14:55 »

The dvd was on my list of next purchases,obviously il hold out and grab the blu.I wonder what other catalogue titles are coming in hidef from blue underground
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Re: 10th Victim / La decima Vittima (Elio Petri, 1965)
« Reply #9 on: 19 May 2011 - 01:34 »

Definitely chuffed about this blu-ray release. ::)
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Re: 10th Victim / La decima Vittima (Elio Petri, 1965)
« Reply #10 on: 03 Sep 2011 - 10:17 »

DVD Beaver Blu review with screen caps...

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews46/the_10th_victim.htm

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Re: 10th Victim / La decima Vittima (Elio Petri, 1965)
« Reply #11 on: 03 Sep 2011 - 10:19 »

DVD Beaver Blu review with screen caps...

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews46/the_10th_victim.htm

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Fucking Hell! That looks fantastic, maybe one one the best transfers out there.

Can't wait to get it.  ::)
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Re: 10th Victim / La decima Vittima (Elio Petri, 1965)
« Reply #12 on: 03 Sep 2011 - 10:21 »

Fucking Hell! That looks fantastic, maybe one one the best transfers out there.

Can't wait to get it.  ::)

It's a stunner isn't it!
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Re: 10th Victim / La decima Vittima (Elio Petri, 1965)
« Reply #13 on: 03 Sep 2011 - 16:49 »

Fucking Hell! That looks fantastic, maybe one one the best transfers out there.

Can't wait to get it.  ::)

It's a stunner isn't it!

Hey mates!  I'm looking forward to this, too!
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Re: 10th Victim / La decima Vittima (Elio Petri, 1965)
« Reply #14 on: 04 Sep 2011 - 20:12 »

Fucking Hell! That looks fantastic, maybe one one the best transfers out there.

Can't wait to get it.  ::)

It's a stunner isn't it!
Sure is  ::)
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