Arrivederci Thailand, Ciao
It would appear that Thailand is the first country in which an English-friendly version of Michele Soavi’s (Dellamorte Dellamore) 2006 return to the big screen, Arrivederci Amore, Caio, has been released. Available at eThaiCD for a mere $11.50 US (and free shipping), it features Italian and Thai Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, and English and Thai subtitles. Bonus features are limited to a trailer and photo gallery, but at that price, who’s complaining? No word yet on how the image quality measures up, but I’ve placed an order for it anyway. I wasn’t all that impressed with Soavi’s recent TV movie, Uno Bianca, and this new film seems to be along similar lines to it, but, given the excellence of Dellamorte Dellamore, and the high quality Stagefright, The Church and The Sect, I’m not about to pass on this talented director before seeing his latest effort. Hopefully this will arrive in time for my birthday.
Credit for this discovery goes to Benjamin C at DVD Maniacs.
I also ordered a copy of the R2 UK release of the 1974 adaptation of Frederick Forsythe’s The Odessa File, another steal - £4.99 at Play. I’m currently reading the original novel, and, while it’s not on the same level as The Day of the Jackal (and I have a feeling the same will be true of the film, despite sharing the same producer, John Woolf, and screenwriter, Kenneth Ross), it’s an incredibly gripping affair. I only have 50 pages or thereabouts to go, so I’m fairly sure I’ll have finished reading it before the DVD arrives - and a good thing too, as I don’t want my interpretation of the book to be clouded by the film adaptation.