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Rings of Fear (1978)
"Enigma rosso" (original title)

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A detective investigating the murder of a teenage girl begins to focus his suspicions on the three girlfriends of the victim, who call themselves "The Inseparables."

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Inspector Gianni Di Salvo
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Christina
Ivan Desny ...
Chief Inspector Louis Roccaglio
Jack Taylor ...
Michael Parravicini
Bruno Alessandro ...
Di Salvo's Assistant
María Asquerino ...
Miss Graham
Helga Liné ...
Mrs. Russo
Silvia Aguilar ...
Virginia Nardini
Taida Urruzola ...
Franca
Tony Isbert ...
Max van der Weyden
Fausta Avelli ...
Emily Russo
Albertina
Fabián Conde ...
Mr. Mandel
Brigitte Wagner ...
Virginia
Carmen Carro
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A detective investigating the murder of a teenage girl begins to focus his suspicions on the three girlfriends of the victim, who call themselves "The Inseparables."

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Sweet sixteen ... they'll lose more than just their lives.

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Mystery | Thriller

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19 August 1978 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Red Rings of Fear  »

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Roccaglio: Somebody really made a mess of her belly - cut it up this long.
[holds up hands to depict size]
Roccaglio: Really awesome.
Inspector Gianni Di Salvo: You come up with the strangest choice of words sometimes.
Roccaglio: I come up with my vocabulary by studying the Readers Digest
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German DVD kinda cropped but best available
6 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I purchased the German DVD released by Eyecatcher Movies. The picture quality is decent (in terms of sharpness, grain, color, etc.) but it is cropped (moreso on 4x3 TVs).

It was released in Germany in 2008 by Eyecatcher Movies and/or New Entertainment as "Orgie des Todes / Enigma Rosso." The disc has German, English and Spanish audio (DD 2.0 - mono/stereo?) and German subtitles. It may be uncut, as the box lists 84 minutes. I don't know many details about PAL/NTSC conversion, but know that PAL running times are slightly longer when played in NTSC.

The case SAYS that it is 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen. It is not. It is cropped to 1.85:1 or maybe even 1.66:1. You get better compositions and picture info than the mid-80s Wizard Video release, but when you can't read all of the opening titles, you know it is still cropped. But it sure beats a full-screen transfer of a 2.35:1 film, which is all that I had seen until I got this disc.

*My ratings score (5) was for the DVD transfer/quality rather than the film, which I like more than a "5."

*** I was watching it (when I wrote this) on a "regular" TV. The aspect ratio appears closer to 2.35:1 on a widescreen TV, but there IS some cropping which can be seen in the opening credits (words extending beyond screen).***


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