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DVD review: Tragic Ceremony

It’s difficult to recommend Tragic Ceremony to all but the most dedicated collectors of European cult cinema. While labels such as Dark Sky are to be commended for salvaging so many rare and forgotten titles, this is one case where I’m not convinced that the effort was actually worth it. About the strongest case I can make for this release is that I found the Camille Keaton interview to be a delight which almost made the film itself worth slogging through. Almost.

I yawn my way through Tragic Ceremony, a plodding and ineptly made Italian shocker starring Camille “I Spit on Your Grave” Keaton. Review courtesy of DVD Pacific.

Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008 at 2:02 PM | Comments: 4
Categories: Cinema | DVD | Reviews



I love the Italian title, Estratto dagli archivi segreti della polizia di una capitale european. How easily it trips off the tongue!

Posted by: Baron Scarpia, March 17, 2008 8:54 PM


Brilliant, isn’t it? It’s not quite Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer? or Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave, but it’s getting there.

Posted by: Whiggles, March 17, 2008 9:07 PM


I believe there was once a play entitled The Persecution And Assassination Of Jean-Paul Marat As Performed By The Inmates Of The Asylum Of Charenton Under The Direction Of The Marquis De Sade.

And oh look, it was made into a film.

Posted by: Baron Scarpia, March 17, 2008 9:31 PM


Thanks for the shout-out in your review!


Posted by: Jeffrey Allen Rydell, March 17, 2008 11:39 PM

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