(aka "Her Harem (USA)" or "The Harem (UK)")

 

directed by Marco Ferreri
France / Italy / West Germany 1967

 

The Harem is a sumptuously sensual, darkly satiric drama starring screen siren and Academy Award nominee Carroll Baker as a seductive woman who deceitfully lures the three men she desires to her villa, pushing them to their limits by toying with their sexual needs and male egos...

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Theatrical Release: Italy 6 October 1967

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DVD Review: Infinity Arthouse - Region 0 - PAL

Big thanks to Per-Olof Strandberg for the Review!

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Distribution

Infinity Arthouse

Region 0 - PAL

Runtime 1:32:54 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4,28 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate

Audio Italian (2.0 Dolby Digital)
Subtitles English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Infinity Arthouse

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen letterboxed - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
• None
• DVD-5 (SS-SL)

DVD Release Date: 15 May 2006
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Chapters 11

 

 

Comments The film starts with the text: Un film restaurato dalla Fondazione Scuola Nazionale di Cinema (2000). Maybe Infinity Arthouse thinks it's a god joke! I didn't laugh.

It's hard to believe that this DVD is transferred from a new restored print as it look's like one of those old analog transfers. When you have a close up in daylight, everything is quite fine, but all the longer scenes have aliasing and the picture is unsteady, making everything unstable. The black color is blocked far to often, and some scenes are so dark that you have to imagine them. And as this wasn't enough, Infinity Arthouse has wrongly encoded the 4:3 letter-boxed picture as anamorphic. If you have a normal 4:3 TV set or a computer display, it may be that you can't change the picture to the correct ratio (see #1). I saw the DVD with a projector, but a smaller CRT (tube) set is a better option.

The sound is not perfect, but quite clean and dynamic. The music is composed by Ennio Morricone, but it sound's more like music by Gato Barbieri, who actually play's saxophone in the score.

There's no extra material.

 - Per-Olof Strandberg

 

 






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The film is faulty encoded as anamorphic. Standard 4:3 TV sets may not be capable of adjusting the image to correct size!

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

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