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(aka "Cry of a Prostitute")

 

Directed by Andrea Bianchi
Italy 1974

 

One of the most shocking crime films of all time is now uncut and uncontrolled! From director Andrea Bianchi (Burial Ground) comes the story of Tony (Henry Silva; Foxbat, Trapped, Johnny Cool), a sadistic, cold-blooded hit man sent to Italy to settle a war between two rival criminal gangs. Caught in the middle is Margie (Barbara Bouchet; Stoney, Amuck, Don’t Torture a Duckling), a former hooker now married to a mob boss. A shockingly perverse relationship between Tony and Margie adds fuel to the local criminal fires, setting off an ultraviolent explosion that will leave you stunned! One of the most brutal and unforgettable crime films ever made, Cry of a Prostitute is now presented in all its degenerate glory uncut in HD for the very first time!

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The gangster Tony Aniante in the middle of a feud between two mafia families. He manipulates both families into believing he is on their side and are just waiting for the right moment to take the initiative...

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Theatrical Release: January 11th, 1974

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Review: Code Red - Region 'A' - Blu-ray

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Distribution Code Red - Region 'A' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:35:44.780        
Video

2.35:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 23,799,306,464 bytes

Feature: 22,873,436,160 bytes

Video Bitrate: 28.29 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

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

Bitrate Blu-ray:

Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio English 1933 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1933 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio:
Code Red

 

2.35:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 23,799,306,464 bytes

Feature: 22,873,436,160 bytes

Video Bitrate: 28.29 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

Alternate U.S. Opening Credits (00:39)
U.S. Theatrical Trailer ("Cry of a Prostitute" 0:33, "The Death Dealer" 02:51, "The Violent Professionals" 01:22, "The Sicilian Connection" 03:32, "Family Honor" 02:11)


Blu-ray Release Date:
December 8th, 2020
Standard Blu-ray Case

Chapters 15

 

 

Comments:

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

ADDITION: Code Red Blu-ray (December 2020): Code Red transfers one of the most over-the-top crime films uncut in HD for the first time. Director Andrea Bianchi's (who gave us the equally bizarre and enjoyable "Burial Ground'') "Cry of a Prostitute" arrives on a single-layer Blu-ray. It is cited as being from a "2017 HD Scan". The film's 2.35:1 image carries a supportive bitrate in the high 20's, and the blood red scenes (oh, there is certainly blood) looks appropriately cheap and paint-like. There is the typical medium grain for a film of this era, and budget. Close-up shots reveal an amount of detail that one would expect for a 1080p transfer, most likely beating any previous SD edition.

The audio track on Code Red's
Blu-ray is a 24-bit DTS-HD Master audio 2.0 track which highlights Sante Maria Romitelli's (Hatchet for the Honeymoon) rather Morricone-esque soundtrack, as well as all the gunfire, car chases, explosions, etc. The film abounds in ludicrous excess, and this track (while not above the occasional hiss and pop), is appropriate, given the film's grindhouse aesthetic. Sadly, there are no subtitles on this Region 'A' Blu-ray from Code Red.

The film's trailer is included, as are a handful of other films of its ilk. The option to play the brief US credit sequence is an option, and that is it for extras.

I should've known from the time I saw director Andrea Bianchi's name pop up in the credits that this was going to be a fun ride. There are scenes of such over-the-top bad taste that this would be a hard film to recommend, aside from fellow schlock fans. Henry Silva plays perhaps one of the most loathsome main characters that I have seen in a while, and oh boy that 'hanging-meat' scene, or the steam roller scene.... Code Red's
Blu-ray is short on extras but this is worth checking out.... to fans of offbeat Giallo-esque cinema.

Colin Zavitz

 


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