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Andrew Monroe
05-08-2012, 02:40 PM
This comes from the Criterion forum by way of Maniacs: THE WEAPON THE HOUR THE MOTIVE, DEADLY INHERITANCE, FEMINA RIDENS. No word yet on english options. THE WEAPON...is a nifty little neglected gem. Takes place in and around a rural church with some great atmospheric catacombs beneath. Has a scene where nuns whip themselves and an overall vibe of perversity. I really like this one. INHERITANCE is a crashing bore imo, great score though. Don't consider FEMINA RIDENS a giallo at all but I do like it.

http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/6708/giallol.jpg

Ian Jane
05-08-2012, 03:18 PM
Hmm. I haven't seen either of the three films in that set.

Looks like they realize THE WEAPON THE HOUR THE MOTIVE is the winner in the set though if they're showcasing it on the cover art.

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Dom D
05-08-2012, 03:31 PM
Excellent! Any word on a release date? The only one of those I've seen is Femina Ridens which I've already got a couple nice copies of. Not really a giallo but it's a brilliant pop art thriller.

Andrew Monroe
05-08-2012, 04:41 PM
That artwork has been used for Margheriti's SCHOOLGIRL KILLER and at least one other that I've seen but am blanking on right now. I do love it, the epitome of the giallo. I have the X-Rated big box of SCHOOLGIRL KILLER and keep it displayed.

george n
05-08-2012, 05:59 PM
I believe this is the worldwide dvd debut for 'the weapon the hour the motive' so i'm really looking forward to this, also it says vol 1 on the case, what will be in vol 2 i wonder

AnthonyB
05-09-2012, 09:20 AM
There is an English subtitled copy of 'L'Arma, L'Ora e il Movente' so in one way or another an English friendly release will turn up. I assume at this point that it would have to be subtitled as I'm not sure if an English dub track has ever materialized - Has anyone here seen an English language copy in their travels?

Andrew Monroe
05-09-2012, 10:05 AM
I have a letterboxed, vhs-sourced fansubbed copy. Koch spaghetti western dvds almost always have english subs even if they're not mentioned on the dvd cover but their other releases aren't always english friendly. But as you say, even if Koch doesn't include them, an english-subbed version will turn up at some point.

Marshall Crist
08-02-2012, 05:19 PM
Soooooo...........

Marshall Crist
08-04-2012, 12:37 PM
Soooooo...........

Ian Jane
08-04-2012, 03:50 PM
Still no release date?

Randy G
08-04-2012, 05:52 PM
Femina Ridens is a great but not really a thriller.

Marshall Crist
08-08-2012, 10:40 PM
Still no release date?

Why did I think this shit was due out in July?

Wllm Clys
08-21-2012, 05:55 AM
Femina Ridens rules! Looking forward to seeing "The Weapon ...".

Ian Jane
09-10-2012, 09:53 AM
Pushed back to 10/19/2012.

http://www.kochmedia-film.de/dvd/details/view/film/giallo_collection_teil_1_3_dvds/

Richard--W
09-10-2012, 10:46 AM
Is Koch Media related to the billionaire brothers in Florida who tinker with USA elections? Or is the Media company a different Koch?

Ian Jane
09-10-2012, 11:31 AM
I've never heard of any connection to the Koch Brothers.

Barry M
09-10-2012, 11:34 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_Media

MelissaMerli
09-10-2012, 12:46 PM
"The Weapon, the Hour, The Motive" is a really decent film. I reviewed the fansub for a friend's site and thought it had a lot going for it. There are a few bloody murders and though the ending is very predictable, the plot is engrossing. The acting is also very good.

Andrew Monroe
09-10-2012, 03:01 PM
"The Weapon, the Hour, The Motive" is a really decent film. I reviewed the fansub for a friend's site and thought it had a lot going for it. There are a few bloody murders and though the ending is very predictable, the plot is engrossing. The acting is also very good.

I agree, in fact I'd go so far as to say it's one of those hidden gems. It's the only reason I'm looking forward to this set, be nice to have DEADLY INHERITANCE on dvd but I don't much care for it and I already have FEMINA RIDENS.

Wllm Clys
11-28-2012, 04:42 PM
Is this thing out yet?

Ian Jane
11-28-2012, 08:15 PM
Not that I'm aware of.

Ian Jane
03-18-2013, 08:51 AM
Diabolik just posted this news:

"Koch Media GIALLO Collection containing the following is coming soon: L'Assassino ha le mani pulite/Deadly Inheritance, L'Arma, l'ora, il movente/The Weapon, the Hour, & the Motive and The Laughing Woman"

A few other points:
-DVD only
-should be under $60 US
-2 of the 3 films have English options listed, no confirmation on the third one yet

Andrew Monroe
03-18-2013, 09:03 AM
Peter at LL&L got confirmation from Koch that they are all english friendly. Also, someone there posted this link (http://www.filmforum-bremen.de/2013/03/dvd-rezension-die-koch-media-giallo-collection-teil-1/) which mentions that THE WEAPON THE HOUR THE MOTIVE uses a well worn print and is the weakest presentation of the 3.

I'm unsure on this, it'll boil down to me paying quite a sum for one film really, as I don't much care for DEADLY INHERITANCE and I already have a dvd of FEMINA RIDENS. THE WEAPON...is a very solid giallo but this doesn't sound like a big upgrade from my dvd-r.

Andrew Monroe
03-19-2013, 03:57 PM
Well, scratch what I said above, someone at LL&L has the set and, as they put it, "the disc is spinning right now. there are no hidden subs or other english language options for "L'arma, ...". See reply 163 (http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=1853.150).

That's THE WEAPON THE HOUR THE MOTIVE btw...I'll be giving this a pass.

Paul L
03-19-2013, 04:07 PM
Well, scratch what I said above, someone at LL&L has the set and, as they put it, "the disc is spinning right now. there are no hidden subs or other english language options for "L'arma, ...". See reply 163 (http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=1853.150).

That's THE WEAPON THE HOUR THE MOTIVE btw...I'll be giving this a pass.
Thanks for the news, Andrew. That's a shame! Looks like this is off my 'to buy' list too :nono:

Wllm Clys
03-19-2013, 04:11 PM
Damn, that's the only film I really wanted to see! No English options, ... I'll pass.

Ian Jane
04-11-2013, 10:01 AM
In stock at Diabolik for $54.99. (http://www.diabolikdvd.com/category/Horror-%5Bsl%5D-Thriller/Giallo-Collection-Part-1-DVD-%28Koch-Media%29-%28PAL-Region-2%29.html)