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Vizzini
03-25-2013, 07:58 AM
Coming soon (May 22) on English-friendly DVD.

Time Out Film Guide:

"Brocani conjures together all your favorite European cultural and historical myth figures in order to attack the centuries of 'sublimation' that have produced our cities and their inhabitants. The gang's all here: Frankenstein's monster gropes towards the awareness that his mind is a universe; Attila, naked on a white horse, liberates his people from their ignominy; the ultra-caustic Viva bemoans the frustrations of married life and drifts into the elegiac persona of the Bloody Countess Bathory; Louis Waldon is a hip American tourist searching for the (missing) Mona Lisa. The range is extraordinary, from stand-up Jewish comedy to a kind of flea-market expressionism."

Andrew Monroe
03-25-2013, 09:03 AM
Thanks for the heads-up, this sounds quite bizarre.

Ian Jane
03-25-2013, 09:15 AM
Never heard of it... looks like this might be a clip from it?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQx2n3HO5WE

Paul L
03-25-2013, 09:34 AM
I've never seen this. Is this an Italian DVD, Vizzini?

Vizzini
03-25-2013, 09:39 AM
Yes, an Italian DVD to be released by RHV.

mmyersisgod
03-25-2013, 04:03 PM
Is this the one that Full Moon put out on their Grindhouse line?

Vizzini
03-25-2013, 04:16 PM
No, this is not. Have a look at the clip Ian Jane posted ;)

Paul L
03-25-2013, 05:33 PM
Yes, an Italian DVD to be released by RHV.
Thanks, Vizzini!

Lee
03-25-2013, 10:37 PM
Drunk 1970's avant-garde existential socialist ramblings about historical and cultural monsters and filmmakers like Truffaut and Kenneth Anger? Sure, why not. I'm in.

This feels like something Criterion would be all over. Does it not?

Vizzini
05-06-2013, 09:06 AM
New specs announced via facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIPLEYS-HOME-VIDEO/118686660055

Three shorts included as bonus features:
“È ormai sicuro il mio ritorno a Knossos” featuring Mario Schifano and Luca Patella
“Lo specchio a forma di gabbia”
“La maschera del Minotauro”, based on a story by Jorge L. Borges

New cover:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/p480x480/922845_10151623114120056_175582835_n.jpg

Vizzini
09-24-2013, 08:46 AM
Now available.
http://www.amazon.it/Necropolis-Tina-Aumont/dp/B00BX8PP62/

Screenshots:
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Ian Jane
09-24-2013, 09:00 AM
So I take it that there are English subs on the disc?

Wllm Clys
09-24-2013, 10:33 AM
Those screenshots look intriguing! Is it English-friendly?

Vizzini
09-24-2013, 11:20 AM
Yes, English-friendly!
Actually the film is partly spoken in English, so you have to read subs only for the Italian and French dialogues.

Wllm Clys
09-24-2013, 12:18 PM
Just realised there are English subs on the screenshots :blush:

Wllm Clys
09-24-2013, 12:20 PM
Is this the same version?
http://www.benl.ebay.be/itm/NECROPOLIS-DVD-FANTASCIENZA-/400458991318?pt=DVD_Cinema_Internazionale&hash=item5d3d3746d6&_uhb=1

Vizzini
09-24-2013, 12:47 PM
There's only one version, but some on-line stores still show the old temporary cover.

Wllm Clys
09-25-2013, 09:05 AM
Ordered!

Vizzini
10-11-2013, 02:43 AM
Viva (who has never seen the completed film!) talks about Necropolis:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=499567343475705&set=a.119981284767648.20169.100002673302734