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'Tis a Pity She's a Whore (1971) Charlotte Rampling, Fabio Testi
'Tis a Pity She's a Whore (1971) Charlotte Rampling, Fabio Testi


 
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This is a region-free DVD+R without case or artwork.

Widescreen. Also known as Addio Fratello Crudele.

NOTE: This version of the film is in English. When originally filmed, the English-speaking actors, including Rampling, were responsible for most of the dialogue and spoke their lines in English which was later overdubbed in Italian. This version removes the Italian overdub and presents the English actors speaking their original lines, with the Italian-speaking characters overdubbed in English.

Based on the Restoration-era play by John Ford, the Italian 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore stars Charlotte Rampling as the much-put-upon Annabella. Involved in an incestuous relationship with her own brother, Annabella becomes pregnant. This necessitates a quick marriage of convenience to nobleman Soranzo (Fabio Testi). Upon finding out who's responsible for Annabella's plight, Soranzo flies off into a murderous rage. Before you blame the "liberated" 1970s for the racier aspects of 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore, remember that the source material is 300 years old.

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4 of 5 An Italian film of a 17th cent. English drama May 24, 2018
Reviewer: Patrick Hunter from Panorama City, CA United States  
This is based on the most infamous of the Jacobean dramas---one both melodramatic and thunderous.  This film, however, largely reduces the poetry and the melodrama.  It emphasizes the original's plot:  basically, a Romeo and Juliet love story---but with a brother and sister!  Such a premise can still shock us; that, plus Ford's bloodbath finale are enough to make this movie very compelling

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4 of 5 It's a Pity She's a Whore January 17, 2016
Reviewer: Fred Frere from Sugar Land, TX United States  
Shakespeare must of inspired this.  The style seemed to indicate this was filmed in the 40's

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5 of 5 Restoration a la Seventies December 20, 2015
Reviewer: Paul Stumpf from Jackson Heights, NY United States  
Very handsome adaptation of the sensational old play - and it creates some sensations of its own, in a very Seventies way.  Well worth seeing.

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5 of 5 Haven't watched yet November 3, 2015
Reviewer: Robert Deveau from Dorchester, MA United States  
Haven't watched yet, but spot-checked the DVD, which looks very good.

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