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Tis Pity She's a Whore
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Annabelle enters into a secret and incestuous love affair with her brother, Giovanni. She becomes pregnant. Hiding her shameful passion from the world, the beautiful woman must spurn a throng of eligible bachelors. Finally forced by the church to wed t
- Aspect Ratio : 1.33:1
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated Unrated (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.53 inches; 4 Ounces
- Director : Giuseppe Patroni-Griffi
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
- Run time : 1 hour and 46 minutes
- Release date : March 20, 2007
- Actors : Charlotte Rampling, Oliver Tobias, Fabio Testi, Antonio Fasi, Rik Battaglia
- Studio : Televista
- ASIN : B000N2G400
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #158,601 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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If you look hard enough, it can now be found in a 100-minute, wide-screen DVD version in Italian, with optional Japanese subtitles - but no English. If you know and love this film as I do, you won't care. You will revel in the sheer beauty of its design, photography, and cast (including Antonio Falsi as Giovanni's friend and confessor). Illustrative of writer/director Griffi's vision and eye is his creation of such a ravishing ensemble. All simply exude youthful animal magnetism and appeal.
The violence is typical of Carolinian tragedy with subjects like incest, blasphemy, obsession, and revenge. Suffice it to say, the 17th Century was not a time when such things were taken lightly! But there are also moments of great poetry as well. Allegory and symbolism abound. Oliver Tobias (a major British sex symbol of the time) never looked so extraordinary and seductive as he does here, and Maestro Griffi unabashedly exploits the actor's resemblance to a suffering Christ throughout his gorgeous, breathtaking film.
But this edition is dreadful, and utterly misleading. It is not the uncut 106" it promises, nor is it remastered. It is simply a bad copy of the horribly truncated 91" American VHS aversion of this classic. I have made better DVD copies than this from my old VHS tape.
There is a beautiful widescreen version from Asia, in Italian without subtitles in English. If you know the film and love it, you won't care. If you can find it, you will enjoy the feast for the eyes that was intended by the director.
This version is only acceptable if you have never seen the film before and have no access to other, more difficult to find, editions.