(aka "Four Times That Night" or "Quante volte... quella notte" or "Vier Mal heute Nacht")

 

directed by Mario Bava
Italy | West Germany 1972

 

Imagine Rashomon remade as a tame and frivolous '60s sex comedy and shot with the zoom happy, retina-challenging elan characteristic of the director. We're offered four accounts of the same evening out: she describes a farcically failed rape, he a seduction; the lewd night porter tells of another couple and a same-sex pairing off, while a psychiatrist infers chaste abstention. The audience may prefer a fifth version where the cast is massacred by one of Bava's mad axemen; though let's spare Pascale Petit, a starlet ten years earlier and about to become surplus to requirements, still spirited and good humoured in her final role.

Excerpt from TimeOut Film Guide located HERE

Poster

Theatrical Release: 15 July 1972 (Italy)

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DVD Comparison:

Image Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC vs. Anchor Bay (Mario Bava Collection Volume 2) - Region 1 - NTSC

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for all the Screen Caps!

(Image Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC - LEFT vs. Anchor Bay (Mario Bava Collection Volume 2) - Region 1 - NTSC - RIGHT)

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Distribution

Image Entertainment

Region 0 - NTSC

Anchor Bay
Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:22:48 1:22:45
Video

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.58 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.3 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

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

Bitrate:

 

Image Entertainment

 

Bitrate:

 

Anchor Bay (Mario Bava Collection Volume 2)

 

Audio Italian (Bolby Digital 1.0 Mono)

Italian (Bolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

Subtitles English, None English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Image Entertainment

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
• Mario Bava Biography and Liner Notes by Tim Lucas
• Director Filmography
• Photo & Poster Gallery

DVD Release Date: November 28, 2000
Snapper Case

Chapters 10

Release Information:
Studio: Anchor Bay

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
• None
 

DVD Release Date: October 23, 2007
Slimline

Chapters 16

 

Comments

The transfers are almost identical except Anchor Bay did a little of digital clean up and has a bit less marks.

Image disc has a few extras including informative liner notes by Tim Lucas, so it doesn't warren the upgrade just for the film - unless you want to get other films from Anchor Bay's box set.

 - Gregory Meshman

 



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(Image Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP vs. Anchor Bay (Mario Bava Collection Volume 2) - Region 1 - NTSC - BOTTOM)

 

 


 

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Image:

Anchor Bay

Sound:

Anchor Bay

Extras: Image
Menu: Anchor Bay

 
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Image Entertainment

Region 0 - NTSC

Anchor Bay
Region 1 - NTSC

 

 


 





 

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