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H. Tjut Djalil
Ilona Agathe Bastian,
After their parents divorce, one daughter lives with her mother in England while the other lives with her father in Portugal. After the untimely death of her mother, the one daughter stands to inherit a large sum of money and also a number of documents containing information that will incriminate her father, who was a crooked judge. While her father wants the documents, her sister wants the money and they will each stop at nothing, even murder, to get what they want.Written by
Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>
The film's on-screen copyright date is 1970. See more »
When Marianne is in the bath, close-ups show her dry but wearing a white bra top, whereas the long shots show her breasts covered in bubbles, through which the white top can be seen. See more »
There have been many discrepancies involving the recent DVD release of this title by Image Entertainment:
The DVD represents the full-length 99-minute version of the film that has not been seen since the 1970s. There have been many versions of the film with various running times. The original U.S. version ran 84 minutes, omitting 15 minutes of crucial scenes. The DVD is the uncut version and has been digitally rtemastered.
The version of the film on the DVD is presented in 1.33:1 full frame. Many people claim the film was shot widescreen. Director Pete Walker shot the film in a 1.33:1 open matte aspect ratio with the intention of matting the film at 1.85:1. As the 1.85:1 matting would have eliminated the excess picture info at the top and bottom of the frame, the film is presented as shot.
Pic is routine in all respects and a real timewaster! Marketed as a horror film, it's nothing more than a boring tale of a dysfunctional family trying to lay their mitts on a numbered Swiss Bank account containing incriminating documents, along with a sizeable amount of cash. Poor Marianne is about to inherit this stash on her 21st birthday, but her father and sister want to grab it from her. Nothing horrific (nor even interesting) here.
The cast is decidedly drab and unattractive (even toplined Susan George is unflatteringly photographed)and performances are strictly of the stock variety. Potentially interesting Portuguese scenery is also wasted by the pedestrian set-ups employed by helmer Pete Walker.
Director Walker made a few mildly interesting films ("House of Whipcord", "Frightmare") along with a goodly amount of dreck. Thankfully he retired in '82, saving viewers from further boredom.
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