Flavia the Heretic

Flavia the Heretic

Florinda Bolkan
Director: Gianfranco Mingozzi Cast: Florinda Bolkan
Florinda Bolkan
, Maria Casarés
Maria Casarés
, Claudio Cassinelli
Claudio Cassinelli
Gianfranco Mingozzi

DVD (Wide Screen)

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For a long while, Flavia The Heretic was a much-discussed but little-seen title for Eurocult fans. Thankfully, Synapse Films ended this problem by issuing an impressive disc of this title. The anamorphic, widescreen video transfer does a good job on what was apparently a difficult title to transfer: the elements show some minor age-related damage but the level of detail is crisp and the muted color scheme comes through nicely. Fans will be happy to know this transfer restores the film to its original version, reinstating some controversial bits snipped for stateside screenings. The audio portion of the disc uses the film's original mono English mix and it does its job well. In terms of extras, there is a still gallery and a video interview with star Florinda Bolkan. The quality of the video is less than impressive (it was shot in a noisy restaurant with dim lighting) but Bolkan makes for a captivating interview subject and speaks about her work in Flavia The Heretic with passion and intelligence. All in all, this is a quality edition of Flavia The Heretic and a sure bet for those who appreciate the wilder side of European genre filmmaking.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2003
UPC: 0654930302491
Original Release: 1974
Rating: R
Source: Synapse Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 29,524

Special Features

16:9 anamorphic transfer (1.78:1 aspect ratio); English language version; Still gallery; Video interview with Flavia star, Florinda Bolkan; Liner notes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Florinda Bolkan Flavia
Maria Casarés Actor
Claudio Cassinelli Actor
Anthony Corlan Actor
Spiros Focas Actor
Jill Pratt Actor
Laura de Marchi Actor
Ciro Ippolito Actor
Carla Mancini Actor
Guido Celano Actor
Valentino Macchi Actor
Luigi Antonio Guerra Actor
Jole Silvani Actor

Technical Credits
Gianfranco Mingozzi Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Alfio Contini Cinematographer
Bruno de Geronimo Screenwriter
Raniero di Giovanbattista Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Ruggero Mastroianni Editor
Fabrizio Onofri Screenwriter
Nicola Piovani Score Composer
Sergio Tau Screenwriter
Francesca Vietri Original Story,Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. They're All Dead [2:06]
2. Main Titles [2:12]
3. Tarantula Cult [8:06]
4. The First Woman [5:34]
5. Castrated [3:17]
6. The Duke [4:24]
7. Why? [5:06]
8. Leaving the Convent [6:13]
9. Captured [6:53]
10. A Woman's Power [6:21]
11. Muslim Attack [8:06]
12. First Time [4:49]
13. Assault on the Convent [6:07]
14. Time for Revenge [3:39]
15. Sinful Pleasures [7:36]
16. Aftermath [4:12]
17. Going Home [3:34]
18. "What's Become of You?" [5:31]
19. Martyrdom [4:47]
20. End Titles [2:27]

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