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Paranoia (1969)
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on May 11, 2012
This disc appears to have been mastered from an ancient, worn-out 16 mm. made-for-tv print. Scratch marks, film damage, bad sound, and inept panning-and-scanning pervade the film from beginning to end. The end credits display the
statement "Edited for TV by Paragon, Inc". Needless to say, since this is a TV version -- a fact not disclosed by Amazon -- we don't get to see much of Ms. Baker's ample anatomical charms, which is what attracted us to her 1960's and '70's Italian films in the first place.

In its online description of its manufactured-on-demand DVD service, Amazon tells us that these releases are "manufactured from original source materials." In my view, a hacked-up print edited for 1970's television should not qualify as "original source materials." Apparently, Amazon disagrees with me.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2009
Baker is true to form as another tortured-victim-heroine, Catherine West, widow of a wealthy race car driver vacationing in an Italian Villa while her lawyer settles the affairs of his estate. Enters a handsome young man with car trouble and his stepsister, both driven to seduce her. Yet, more is in their plans than sex. First blackmail, then captive holding, then planting a frog in her plate for dinner, all to drive her suicidal. But, wait! Her lawyer helped plan it all along to cheat her out of the inheritance and he delivers the final murder blow. Those were the days of the drive-in triple features, and it played at the Sunset last after "Slasher Saw II." (or movies like it.) VHS contains more erotic scenes than the Italian language DVD. Just to confuse things more about all the non-English versions of this film, the Italian film also contains some nudity that was cut from VHS, but has shorter scenes.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 19, 2008
I'm a big Carroll Baker fan. This movie is good trash. Carroll looks beautiful in it and shows lots of skin.
It's pan and scan so you miss some of the image on each side of the screen. The story is pretty suspenseful but it goes on too long. I love the trashy movies she made in Europe in the 60s and 70s. Good fun.
But buy this on DVD, if you can find it.
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