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(aka "What Have They Done to Solange?" or "What Have You Done to Solange?" or "Solange" or "Das Geheimnis der grünen Stecknadel" )

directed by Massimo Dallamano
Italy, Germany 1972

The murder of a London schoolgirl leads to unsavory revelations about the students of an exclusive high school in this sleazy, well-crafted Italian-West German co-production. Italian gym teacher Enrico Rossini (Fabio Testi) is married to fellow teacher Herta (Karin Baal), and both work at St. Mary's Catholic School for Girls. Enrico is also engaged in an intense, flirtatious affair with a student, Elizabeth Eccles (Cristina Galbo), and while taking a boat ride with her on the Thames, she claims to see the flash of a knife from shore. He dismisses her fears, but the next day the body of young Hilda, another St. Mary's student, is found on the shore. Enrico incautiously goes to look at the body, and though all the teachers are interrogated by the police, he's singled out for suspicion by Inspector Barth (Joachim Fuchsberger). Reluctant to admit that he was near the crime scene because he fears that his relationship with Elizabeth will come to light, Enrico begins investigating on his own. A second student (Pilar Castel) is murdered, and then Elizabeth falls victim to the vicious killer immediately after admitting that she may have seen the killer, who was dressed in "a long black habit" like a priest. Ironically, Elizabeth's death, and the revelation that she was still a virgin, brings Enrico and Herta closer together, and she helps him track down rumors that the three girls were part of a clique who participated in lesbian experimentation and wild sex parties with older men. The group included a girl named Solange (Camille Keaton), to whom something terrible happened. Lust murder, Catholic school girls, lots of nudity and a general atmosphere of perversity helped make this nasty thriller a favorite of giallo fans.

Excerpt from TV Guide located HERE

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Theatrical Release: March 9th, 1972 - Germany

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DVD Comparison:

EC Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC vs. Shriek Show / Media Blasters - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Ole Kofoed and Gregory Meshman for the Screen Caps!

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Distribution

EC Entertainment

Region 0 - NTSC

Shriek Show / Media Blasters
Region 0 - NTSC
Runtime 1:42:03 (has PAL running time) 1:46:24
Video

1.91:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.98 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 4.48 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

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

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EC Entertainment

 

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Shriek Show / Media Blasters

 

Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0

English Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles None. None.
Features Release Information:
Studio: EC Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen letterboxed - 1.91:1

Edition Details:
• Photo Gallery (32 pics of poster, lobbycards, video/soundtrack covers and stills).
• Trailers for The Black Cat and Stage Fright.

DVD Release Date: May 14, 2001
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Chapters 14
 

Release Information:
Studio: Shriek Show / Media Blasters

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
• Art Gallery (5 minutes 40 seconds of poster, lobbycards, video/soundtrack covers and stills).
• Trailer for What Have They Done to Solange?
• Trailers for Sweet House of Horror, Spasmo, House of Clocks, House on the Edge of the Park.
• Mini Press Kit Reproduction.
 

DVD Release Date: August 13, 2002
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Chapters 16

 

Comments:

The Dutch/UK EC Entertainment DVD version is cropped on both right and left sides and is vertically enlarged (zoomed in). The colors are also too dark and there is excessive grain. The DVD is NTSC encoded even it is meant for the European market, but it's taken from a PAL source without converting it properly (as the runtime shows) so invariably will have the associated 'ghosting' and artifact problems inherent with this sloppy production. The Shriek Show isn't perfect but is in the correct aspect ratio, 16X9 enhanced and looks much sharper, brighter and cleaner.

Neither of these DVD's has bountiful extras features, but the Shriek Show DVD has the original trailer for the film and more static images than the EC Entertainment edition.

There is also a newer Japanese DVD, but we have no details about the disc at present.

 - Gregory Meshman & Ole Kofoed


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