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Old 04-13-2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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Italy La gabbia (Laura Antonelli)

Been reading up on this neat little film with the delightful Ms. Antonelli, La gabbia (AKA
[Show spoiler]Collector's Item (US DVD) AKA Dead Fright (US VHS) AKA The Trap (UK)
) (1985) appears to be like an Italian version of Fatal Attraction, but sleazier and antecedent. It appears X-rated Kult gave this a less than flattering English-friendly release in 2008, to accompany a now-OOP fullscreen UK DVD and a possibly grey-market US DVD, both of which appear to have only an English DUB track. There is an informative thread at Lovelockandload (may be NSFW).

The Italians have recently re-released the film through Medusa, and it is now apparently in anamorphic widescreen, but not English-friendly.



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I have the old disc. It is average at best. I have not seen the new release, but to be honest, I can't see how it could be in any way disappointing. The old release is extremely easy to improve upon.
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I have the old disc. It is average at best. I have not seen the new release, but to be honest, I can't see how it could be in any way disappointing. The old release is extremely easy to improve upon.
Is the film any good? I was thinking of importing the new Italian disc and just sitting through it...
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Yes, the film is good, with an excellent soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, but it is a standard European production. You should not expect a masterpiece.

If you are going to be buying films only to be "sitting through them" then I would suggest getting this one as well. In my opinion, there is a lot more "sitting material" in it And it is beautifully filmed, in Venice.



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Hmmm...you may have something there.

A shame that these haven't come to the States (properly), especially as Ms. Antonelli was quite popular back in the day. We really need one or two more labels like Synapse, Severin and Cult Epics who would make this stuff their bread and butter.
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Well, if you decide to get it, make sure you are definitely getting the Medusa disc. (See below). There is some import/bootleg that is being sold as well.

Edit: Nevermind. Looks like it has been removed. Amazon.It only has the Medusa disc





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