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1) English version - Arrow Video - Region FREE - Blu-ray  - TOP

2) Italian version Arrow Video - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

(aka "What Have They Done to Solange?" or "What Have You Done to Solange?" or "Solange" or "Cosa avete fatto a Solange?")

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

Posters

Theatrical Release: March 9th, 1972 - Germany

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Comparison:

EC Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC vs. Shriek Show / Media Blasters - Region 0 - NTSC vs. 01 Distribution - Region 2 - PAL vs. Arrow Video - Region FREE - Blu-ray

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

1) EC Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC - LEFT

2) Shriek Show / Media Blasters - Region 0 - NTSC - SECOND

3)  01 Distribution - Region 2 - PAL - THIRD

4) Arrow Video - Region FREE - Blu-ray - RIGHT

 

 

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Distribution

EC Entertainment

Region 0 - NTSC

Shriek Show / Media Blasters
Region 0 - NTSC
01 Distribution
Region 2 - PAL
Arrow Video
Region FREE - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:42:03 (has PAL running time) 1:46:24 1:42:00 (4% PAL speedup) 1:46:41.269
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

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 9.68 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

2.35:1 1080P / 23.976 fps Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 42,444,828,020 bytes

Feature: 31,382,527,680 bytes

Video Bitrate: 34.83 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

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

Bitrate:

EC Entertainment

 

Bitrate:

Shriek Show / Media Blasters

 

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Arrow Blu-ray

 

Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0

English Dolby Digital 2.0

English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono; Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono

DTS-HD Master Audio English 1039 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 1039 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 1.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 24-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio Italian 1050 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 1050 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 1.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 24-bit)
Commentary:

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

Subtitles None. None. English, Italian, none English, 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
Keep Case

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
Keep Case

Chapters 16

Release Information:
Studio: 01 Distribution

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
� Art Gallery (16:9; 3:24)
� Photo Gallery (16:9; 1:17)
� Theatrical Trailer (16:9; 3:05)
� Previews and Posters for 'The Night Child', 'Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs', and 'Planet of the
� Vampires'
� Biography and Filmography for Fabio Testi
� Filmography for Christina Galbo
� Filmography for Massimo Dallamano
� DVD credits

 

DVD Release Date: 5 October 2005
Amaray

Chapters 20

Release Information:
Studio: Arrow
 

2.35:1 1080P / 23.976 fps Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 42,444,828,020 bytes

Feature: 31,382,527,680 bytes

Video Bitrate: 34.83 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

Edition Details:

Brand new audio commentary with critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
Newly filmed cast interviews (Karin Baal - 13:38 , Fabio Testi - 21:17, Fulvio Lucisano - 11:03)

Innocence Lost - Visual Essay by Michael Mackenzie (29:00)
Original Theatrical Trailer (3:05)
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by MALLEUS
Booklet featuring brand new writing on the film, illustrated with original stills

DVD included!

Blu-ray Release Date: December 14th/15th, 2015
Transparent
Blu-ray case

Chapters: 13

 

 

 

Comments:

NOTE: These Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

 

ADDITION: Arrow - Region FREE- Blu-ray December 15':

This is the another Arrow Blu-ray release that is being simultaneously released in both region 'A' (US) and 'B' (UK). It is the exact same package with minor variations (see below).

 

NOTE: As Michael Brooke informs us on Facebook in regards to Day of Anger: '.... the UK and US discs are absolutely identical: we only paid for one master, so there's no doubt about this at all! Which means that no matter which package you buy, the discs will play in any Region A or B setup (or Region 1 or 2 for DVD - and in the latter case the video standard is NTSC, to maximise compatibility). The booklets are also identical, but there are minor cosmetic differences on the disc labels and sleeve to do with differing copyright info and barcodes, and the US release doesn't have BBFC logos.'

 

The new 1080P transfer is a massive improvement over the SDs from brightness, more film textures to more information in the frame, detail and contrast. It is cited as a 'Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative'. It's another magnificent Arrow transfer - dual-layered with a max'ed out bitrate frequently showcasing the rich grain.

 

Arrow use DTS-HD Masters in mono for both original Italian and English DUBs. It sounds clear and tight - with some slight awkwardness to the English sync. The impressive score is by Ennio Morricone - his 29th of 1972 alone! - (A Bullet for the General, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion, U Turn, Stay As You Are etc. etc.) and plays off the film's emotions and atmosphere brilliantly - creepy, tonal. There are optional English subtitles (for both English and Italian audio versions.) It is, technically, region 'A' + 'B' -locked although we, at DVDBeaver, label it as region FREE Blu-ray until I come across a locked 'C' disc.

 

The supplements are outstanding. We get a wonderful new audio commentary with critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman sincerely having fun chatting with each other bringing up many details of Giallo, the choice of London for the film, the performers and filmmakers and a gift-giving ceremony! It's very enjoyable. There are newly filmed, individual, cast interviews with Karin Baal, Fabio Testi and producer Fulvio Lucisano - lasting a total of 45 minutes. I thoroughly enjoyed Innocence Lost - a new visual essay by Michael Mackenzie who explores the themes of Solange and its two semi-sequels in the "Schoolgirls in Peril" trilogy. There is also a original theatrical trailer and the package has a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by MALLEUS and a liner notes booklet featuring brand new writing on the film, illustrated with original stills. It also has a second disc DVD included.

 

One of the absolute top-shelf Giallo films and looking and sounding better than ever for your home theatre with a host of valuable extras. Our highest recommendation!

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ON THE DVD: 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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3)  01 Distribution - Region 2 - PAL - THIRD

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1) EC Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP

2) Shriek Show / Media Blasters - Region 0 - NTSC - SECOND

3)  01 Distribution - Region 2 - PAL - THIRD

4) Arrow Video - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 


1) EC Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP

2) Shriek Show / Media Blasters - Region 0 - NTSC - SECOND

3)  01 Distribution - Region 2 - PAL - THIRD

4) Arrow Video - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 


 

1) EC Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP

2) Shriek Show / Media Blasters - Region 0 - NTSC - SECOND

3)  01 Distribution - Region 2 - PAL - THIRD

4) Arrow Video - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 


1) EC Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC - TOP

2) Shriek Show / Media Blasters - Region 0 - NTSC - SECOND

3)  01 Distribution - Region 2 - PAL - THIRD

4) Arrow Video - Region FREE - Blu-ray - BOTTOM

 

 

 

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Region 0 - NTSC

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Region 0 - NTSC
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Region 2 - PAL
Arrow Video
Region FREE - Blu-ray

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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