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Rings of Fear (1978)

Enigma rosso (original title)
Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 19 August 1978 (Italy)
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."

Director:

Alberto Negrin

Writers:

Marcello Coscia (screenplay), Massimo Dallamano (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabio Testi ... Inspector Gianni Di Salvo
Christine Kaufmann ... Christina
Ivan Desny ... Chief Inspector Louis Roccaglio
Jack Taylor ... Michael Parravicini
Bruno Alessandro Bruno Alessandro ... Di Salvo's Assistant
María Asquerino ... Miss Graham
Helga Liné ... Mrs. Russo
Silvia Aguilar Silvia Aguilar ... Virginia Nardini
Taida Urruzola Taida Urruzola ... Franca
Tony Isbert ... Max van der Weyden
Fausta Avelli ... Emily Russo
Albertina Albertina
Fabián Conde Fabián Conde ... Mr. Mandel
Brigitte Wagner Brigitte Wagner ... Virginia
Carmen Carro 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | West Germany | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 August 1978 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Rings of Fear See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Wizard Video release (entitled "Trauma") credits Arthur Kennedy on the cover, even though he's nowhere in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Gianni Di Salvo: [holds up hands to depict size] Someone with a cock this big raped Angela Russo and threw her in the river!
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Soundtracks

L'Intoccabile Mr. Cliff
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German DVD kinda cropped but best available
6 February 2009 | by bflocketSee 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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