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Review: Francesca (MVDvisual)

3.5 stars
Starring: Raul Gederlini, Silvina Grippaldi, Luis Emilio Rodríguez, Gustavo D´alessandro

Directed: Luciano Onetti

Release Date: September 27, 2016

Run Time: 77 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray Color: Color

Audio: Italian Subtitles: English

Distributor: MVDvisual


It’s been 15 years since the disappearance of little Francesca, daughter of the renowned storyteller, poet and dramatist Vittorio Visconti, and the community is stalked by a psychopath bent on cleaning the city of “impure and damned souls”. Moretti and Succo, questioned by the ineffectiveness of the police force, are the detectives in charge of elucidating the mystery surrounding these “Dantesque” crimes. Francesca seems to have returned, but she is not be the same girl who everyone knew



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

Theatrical release Date: October 9, 2015 (Spain)
Disc release Date: September 27, 2016 (USA)




  • Behind the Scenes (1080p; 14:21) has some good looks at things like makeup and practical effects work.
  • Deleted Scene (Alternate Beginning) (1080p; 3:24) is in black and white and contains some of the same footage as the beginning that was utilized, along with other snippets.
  • Interview – Luciano and Nicolas Onetti (1080p; 19:48) is an enjoyable sit down with the brothers. In Spanish with English subtitles
  • Hidden Scene (1080p; 2:01) contains more of the disturbing imagery that’s seen in the film’s post-credits “sting”.
My Thoughts

Francesca is a Modern Italian Giallo film made to look like it was filmed in the 70’s. With it’s over use of yellow and blue filters and adding old film affects the Picture Quality takes a Hit. It’s Not bad as colors do pop mainly red but sharpness is low until good close-ups. Sound Quality is pretty good with good bassy sounds at times. The Film hits most or if not all of what a Giallo film is made of, Murder, Mystery, Horror, Gloves, an Inspector, a Killer and so forth. Check the link for a full Definition.

Giallo –

The story was Good but Dialogue is minimal with a score that can go from cool sounding to a more wacky tune to a disco vibe. But I did enjoy the score for the most part and with added extras we also are given a CD to enjoy the music. Gore and death scenes were decent and fun but like an older film it doesn’t get to deep into showing the action like a Knife sliding into flesh. I Do Like the way its shot and how it hits Que’s of those older films with camera movements and placements. The film yes the story Is good but at times it lags and on another con side of things the Subtitles pop up before the talking begins.

Over all The film was good and fun to see the emulation of the an older films with its more artistic approach. If your fan of Giallo Films then I would say give this a shot

With that said I give Francesca a 3.5 out of 5.


Rating – 5 Star System


 3.5 stars


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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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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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