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Review: What Have You Done To Solange? (Arrow Video)

What Have You Done To Solange?
What Have You Done To Solange
4.5 stars

Starring: Camille Keaton, Fabio Testi, Cristina Galbo, Karin Baal, Joachim Fuchsberger

Directed: Massimo Dallamano

Release Date: December 15, 2015

Run Time: 102 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray Color: Color

Audio: Italian / English Subtitles: English

Distributor: Arrow Video

Synopsis

From director Massimo Dallamano, cinematographer on both A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More, comes giallo classic What Have You Done to Solange?, the debut feature of actress Camille Keaton (I Spit on Your Grave).

A sexually sadistic killer is preying on the girls of St. Mary’s school. Student Elizabeth witnessed one of the murders, but her hazy recollections of a knife-wielding figure in black do nothing to further the police’s investigations. Why is the killer choosing these young women? And what does it have to do with a girl named Solange?

Also starring Cristina Galbo (Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue) and Fabio Testi (I Spit On Your Grave), What Have You Done with Solange? features all the hallmarks of classic gialli – the amateur detective, the black-gloved killerl – as well as a lush score from Ennio Morricone. – Arrow Video

Audio/Video

Audio

Audio Language: Italian
Dubbed: English
Subtitles: English

The Sound Quality is Good but not Great. The sound is a Little flat and some points of the film the Highs seem to clip. But Overall it’s still good sounding and with that said I love the Soundtrack to this film.

Rating: 4 stars

 

Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality is Great, Not five-star but when the extreme close-ups hit it’s definitely five-star quality. The film has good colors, great sharpness but at times it also seems to smooth.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: March 9, 1972 (Italy)
Disc release Date: December 15, 2015 (USA)
Extras
  • Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Italian and English soundtracks in mono audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Brand new audio commentary with critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman
  • What Have You Done to Decency? A conversation with Karin Baal – the actress shares her thoughts on Dallamano’s classic giallo in this brand new interview
  • First Action Hero – a newly-edited 2006 interview with actor and former stuntman Fabio Testi, including a look at his role in Solange
  • Old-School Producer – a newly-edited 2006 interview with producer Fulvio Lucisano
  • Innocence Lost: Solange and the “Schoolgirls in Peril” Trilogy – a brand new visual essay by Michael Mackenzie, exploring the themes of Solange and its two semi-sequels
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Malleus
  • Collector’s booklet featuring a new article on the giallo scores of Ennio Morricone by Howard Hughes, alongside a Camille Keaton career retrospective from Art Ettinger, comprising interview excerpts with the Solange actress, all illustrated with original archive stills and posters

 

My Thoughts

What Have You Done To Solange? is a Psychic Thriller slasher with Nice Nudity in High Def. The Film has almost everything you need in a Slasher except heaps of blood. What We have here is a Killer whose face we never see killing young girls and in fact all the killings are in first person view. So If you want to have that experience of killing with knives and strangling then I think this movie is for you. The Film also has as Mention at the start, nudity and a good amount.

The story of the film is good, not great. We have a guy killing girls, Detectives searching and a Young girl seeing the murders in her dreams at times and who is also sleeping with a guy that is married and is also the suspect. The negatives would be that the film is a little slow, no gore, no sexual acts. Yes we have Nudity but wall we get when it comes to rounding the bases are just make out sessions.

Overall the film was a good watch but feel it might be slow or less gory then others my like but for me the mystery and detective work in the film was good alongside the Nudity on the thriller portion of the film. Now I said its a slash film at the start but in reality is not or maybe just partly. One thing I want to note That I enjoyed a lot to this film was the soundtrack / Score.

With that I give this film a 4 out of 5 stars. Thriller, Mystery seekers, Nude Watchers and Arrow Video Film Collectors should pick this up.

 

Rating – 5 Star System

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TV

Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

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Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.

 

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