Tredoni in the staircase and mistakes her for Alice. A word of note though, that the film will not be released in shops until July 9th but is available direct from 88 Films on their website, www. Sole, whose first feature this is, knows how to direct actors, how to manipulate suspense and when to shift gears: the identity of the killer is revealed at just that point when the audience is about to make the identification, after which the film becomes less of a horror film than an exercise in suspense. There have also been two variations of the film in circulation: the original 108 min version and a slightly abridged re-issue that first surfaced in 1981 to capitalise on the success of Brooke Shields in Blue Lagoon. Sole chose to set the film in 1960s-era , his hometown, and culled much of the family drama and dynamics from his own Italian-Catholic upbringing. Catch the greasy spot on his trousers. We see a girl in a bright yellow rain coat with a translucent mask on kill Brooke Shields no need to go on about that minor casting information and then place the body in a chest and put a lit candle inside.
Tredoni, the villain, was based on a woman who lived at the Catholic next-door to his grandmother's house and looked after the clergy. As more people begin to die at the hands of a merciless killer Alice's family and thepolice don't know what to believe. The box also comes with a reversible sleeve as most Slasher Classics contain. I'm not convinced that they we're necessarily referring to a Blu-ray release. Overall, a good transfer from 88 Films that has preserved an important work in horror cinema.
Tredoni sneaks into Catherine and Alice's apartment building, unaware they have left for church. He also has a good feeling for the lower middle-class locale and the realities of the lives of the people who live in it. When ten-year-old Karen Brooke Shields — in her first screen appearance is killed in church on the occasion of her first communion, her seemingly innocent older sister Alice Paula Sheppard becomes the prime suspect. A five-minute restoration featurette shows the original element and the restored version alongside each other in a variety of ways: horizontally, vertically, back-to-back, and even sound comparisons. The film is unique in the slasher genre and has more to do with Hitchcock murder mysteries than Friday the 13th. The murderer is a mundane person with twisted, religious motivations that do align with Catholic Church teachings without the murder.
Despite there having been a plethora of films released over the past few decades featuring a crazed mask wearing killer — many completely forgettable - Alice, Sweet Alice has managed to stand the test of time as being an above average little shocker. Additional photography took place at the Governor Morris Hotel in. Although lots of people disagreed lol. Fortunately or perhaps unfortunately for Alice, her sweet sister Karen is brutally murdered during the day of her first communion by the hand of a merciless killer wearing a mask and a yellow raincoat. This new Blu-ray may not hold a candle to some of those dazzling 4K restorations of other films on the market but, given the poor quality of what was available, this should still be considered a noble effort from 88 Films.
I was expecting a considerable improvement due to the anamorphic widescreen and high bitrate encode, but what I got was a waxy mess. It focuses on 12-year-old Alice Spages Paula Sheppard who is accused of murdering her younger sister Karen Brooke Shields before her First Communion and then of viciously stabbing her Aunt Annie. It is a film that has divided critics and is not without its controversies. But is a twelve year old girl really capable of such savagery? Creepy early slasher classic Alice Sweet Alice finally gets a decent release from 88 Films. Catherine sends Alice to deliver a rent check to their landlord, Mr.
The obese fellow has an unsettling confrontation with Alice early on - and the innocuous Kay Kyser song 'Three Little Fishies' has probably never played over a more sinister moment than it does later in the film. All I know is that this film will be highly appreciated by most horror fans and anyone who is in the mood to see a well-done psychological horror gem that doesn't try to emulate complex situations to captivate the audience and trick them into believing that there's any form of symbolism at all. This movie also touched on many extremely dark issues we have as human beings and the societies we build and yet seems very careful never to elaborate on them so as to take our focus off of the main issue at hand. And their facebook post makes no reference to a Blu. There were other equally bizarre characters, shots, and plot threads. Dominick agrees to meet her at an abandoned building.
Given that this is a Section 3 title e. As a result, the film became widely in the following years. Karen is incredibly jealous of Alice and misbehaved overall. There were many shocking aspects to the movie and the characters I won't go into. Much was expected of director, Alfred Hole. Alice, which offers 105 minutes of atrociousness and bloody homicides perpetrated upon children by other children and infirm adults, is an obscenity. In the years since its release, the film has accrued a and is considered a classic of the subgenre in critical circles.
How do you give a movie seven stars in a five-star system? Sole draws a lot out of his performers and even tackles quite a few taboo subjects: child death, pedophilia, a very questionable statement from a cop, and religious fanaticism. I was really very impressed with many of the scenes. According to Sole, had signed on to distribute the film in the United States, as well as securing a by author Frank Lauria, which was written in conjunction through. Tredoni; Page, however, could not play the character due to obligations in a production, but recommended fellow stage actress Mildred Clinton, who played the role. It requires multiple viewings to see everything though there will be no more sense made out of some things.
Her sister dies at a Communion service in a brutal fashion. The rest of the cast are a mixture of unknowns and interesting inclusions. We are dedicated to following current theatrical and home entertainment releases and pride ourselves on covering a wide variety of cinema from modern day blockbusters to age old world cinema. She is even denied the sacrament of communion because she was born out of wedlock, something that she had no control over. Archived from on September 18, 2018. This begs the question: why even bother with such a high bit rate? Related Torrents Added Size Seeders Leechers 9 months ago 1.