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Beautiful People (Excessive Pictures) (DVD/BD Mediabook)


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Release: 28.08.2020

Link: Cover A, Cover B, Cover C, Cover D (*)

Price: 29,99€


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Ladies and gentelmen, there is a new player in town! Today, together with their own home label release Anolis also announced another Mediabook release that they where also involved with, but that will be released via a brand new lable named "Excessive Pictures". And for their first release they decided to go with the movie "Beautiful People", in English also known as "The Dead House".  It is an Italian home invasion horror film by Amerigo Brini, starring Danny Cutler, David White, Kate Marie Davis and Andrea Pascali -- all of them so unknown that there aren't even Wikipedia pages for them. The story feels a bit like they are trying too much: It's a home invasion, rape & revenge, mad scientist and zombie horror movie, with a pretty bloody and gruesome trailer, but other than that, not much to find out about the movie, as it also seems to run under the radar.


This release is done in Germany with no FSK rating (so it's running the danger to be indexed), and it is done because there is already a German FSK 18 release that was cut by 3 Minutes, so this is the only uncut release you'd get. The only other release that is also uncut (at least as far as I could find) is an Amaray from Australia. Regarding the extras it feels a bit like a typical Anolis release, as we get a featurette ("Talking with the Actors"), behind the scenes, a featurette on the Filming Locations, deleted scenes, trailer, picture galery and storyboard comparison. Quite something. Also there is a 28-page booklet written by the producers of the movie(!), Andrea Cavalletto, Giorgio Rosati and Amerigo Brini. That's something you don't get every day? There are four cover artworks, and according to Anolis two of them are newly commisioned, one by Ralf Krause, the other by Rick Melton. While there's no information on which is which, it actually is pretty easy to figure out. Ralf Krause has a pretty obvious style, and it can only be cover B. Cover A is not newly commissioned as it is used on the FSK-18 variant, and cover D is actually shown on the back side of that FSK-18 release, so only one left is cover C, and that perfectly fits to the other images I was able to find by Rick Melton. So B + C are the exclusively artworks.

Anolis also released a little teaser: The second release by Excessive Pictures will be "The Demon's Rook" which is also suposed to come this year, and again be a collaboration between Anolis and Excessive Pictures, unter the Excessive Pictures flag.

What do you think about this movie? Has anybody seen it? Will you get this? If so, which would be the cover you chose?
 

 

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So, regarding this release, I actually - as a blind buy - ordered Cover D. And I am not sure, if that was clever at all, as the trailer looks like great production value, but also extremely brutal, and I don't like brutal movies that are just - and without any sense or aesthetics - plain brutal and bloody. BUT, I wanted to order Quatermass 2, I still needed something to get up to 50€ (as I did not want to bother Daniel once more to actually include this to my last order), and so I thought, why not give it a try, how bad could it be, and it's done in parts by Anolis and I have a great track reckord with Anolis releases since forever. Now I just saw the IMDB rating and it's a devistating 3,8/10. Boy oh boy, what did I just order there?

Well, we'll see, I'll keep you posted as usual, and if you know anything about this movie, please share it with us :D

Btw. I chose cover D because, I did not like the collage like arrangement of cover B (even though I love Ralf Krauses style), and Cover C is just to racy (is it how you say it in English?) for my taste. Naked girl (playing with herself?) bloody guy on top of her, the zombie, and the guy pointing the gun at the beholder of the Mediabook - not my taste. So, cover A looks great, but cover D is somewhat funny if you take the motif and the title, as they are so deeply in contrast. That's what I ended up with :D

Let's see if I end up regretting this and sell it on eBay right after watching it :D

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Hello again @pygospa  🙂

 

I have a moderate appreciation for Italian "Giallo" (unknown killers slowly tracking down oblivious innocents for prey) films, as they were usually done with style and good grace.

I can't really say the same for the Italian "Splatter" films, though do own a number of them from Fulci, Argento(s), Bava and a number of others.

These always seemed in competition with each other on ramping up the gross-out factor.

 

Not to be outdone, the Brits got into the game as well, with a host of zombie, killer, gore fliks that helped to do not much more than wear out the allure for these fliks.

This seems to be a combo effort, made in Italy, by Italians, with some Brit actors.

But like most splatter fliks, it will get boring...fast.

I have not personally seen "Beautiful People" (aka Dead House) but from the trailer, I can easily see why I side-stepped it.  🙂

Since you have already  bit the bullet and ordered, I'm of course looking forward to hearing your report on the film after viewing buddy. heh heh...😛

 

p.s.  btw,  "racy" usually describes a film, pictures, or even literature, that tantalizes and titillates but usually in a moderate fashion, without full porn or disparaging scenes of violence.

The Cover C above, I'd suggest is more "gross" than "racy", whereas if it was just the nude girl performing self-help, that would be "racy".  🙃

Oh, and I LOVE that little disclaimer on it "Censored, because nipples traumatize people!"  heh heh heh...🤪

 

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8 hours ago, Grendel said:

But like most splatter fliks, it will get boring...fast.

 

Yes, that's exactly how I feel. I am not grossed out by watching a lot of gore or violence, etc., if it serves the plot! If it's the other way round, however, i.e. the movie is all about the gore and the plot is just there so the gore scenes are losely connected, than that's something I don't like. This will probably be the case with this release, so yey me, for getting this. But well, we'll see. I have to confess, that - strangely enough - I did still like the trailer in parts, and am interested in how these different themes all fit together. They probably won't, but I usually try to see for myself, so let's hope for the best. Don't know if you realized, but I also linked the trailer to their second release that was already announced, and that trailer I even liked a bit better :D So let's see where this will take us...

 

8 hours ago, Grendel said:

p.s.  btw,  "racy" usually describes a film, pictures, or even literature, that tantalizes and titillates but usually in a moderate fashion, without full porn or disparaging scenes of violence.

The Cover C above, I'd suggest is more "gross" than "racy", whereas if it was just the nude girl performing self-help, that would be "racy".  🙃

 

Thank you so much for that feedback - I really appreciate it. And btw, please always feel free to point out these "mistakes" I make. I'd like to improve my English, but after a certain level of learning, it's hard to get better (at least without any feedback). In German we have the term "reißerisch" which could apply to both, "racy" as well as "gross" (reißerisch and racey even sound similar, as if they had the same stem once in prehistoric times). And I would have seen "gross" more in the sense of "yukky". Now I know better. Thanks :)
 

8 hours ago, Grendel said:

Oh, and I LOVE that little disclaimer on it "Censored, because nipples traumatize people!"  heh heh heh...🤪

 

I had to laugh at that as well - it's unfortunately only on facebook, if you visit the Wicked shop and look at the cover it's "uncensored". But yeah. It's really strange, how the USA has such a big problem with nipples - I don't get that at all. Btw. is it the same for Canada as well? Just wondering, because I know you are similar in a lot of ways to the US (except of course, according to my trustworthy sources [South Park 🤣] you are much more friendly and have strange heads/mouths). It's always funny to see how differently different people have evolved; in Germany you are allowed to see just nakedness, even with 12 years, and sexual content with 16. On the other hand we are much stricter on violence, which is why we have this rather complicated FSK vs SPIO/JK system, including the "Index" which can be filled by the government basically at free will (if it did not pass the FSK), making it basically impossible to sell these movies in Germany (which is why movie collectors always had a close bond to Austria and there are Austrian movie shops specialized in these movies just for the German market - because "Index" just means, that you are forbidden to sell it - you are however never forbidden to buy or own it 😂). For you guys, they get an R-Rating and everything is peachy (except if there are nipples! :D ). So strange, how these things evolve and manifest themselves in communities. Just weird. But I also often think that, when I see different rating systems - sometimes you find an 12-years rating of one country and its an 18-years on the other, or vice versa. Always puzzles me...

 

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Thanks for your reply @pygospa  🙂

Not much more to be said about the film I guess, until you view it anyway.

Oh, and you are still not far wrong as "Gross" can certainly mean "Yukky", heh.

Used in this fashion, it's just essentially a slang contraction for "Grotesque" which I'm sure you are familiar with.

 

Gross is also used in English to identify a "total" such as a person's gross salary (vice "net") or a country's gross domestic product.

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Interested to see what you thought @pygospa. This one is definitely on the more “extreme” end of things and wouldn’t be a recommendation from me for most people. 
 

But if you’re into morbid indie, envelope-pushing stuff, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE is hard to top within the last few years. Killer effects on the creatures, but the sexual elements will be a bit much for most. Viewer beware! 

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1 hour ago, Lukasskott said:

Interested to see what you thought @pygospa. This one is definitely on the more “extreme” end of things and wouldn’t be a recommendation from me for most people. 
 

But if you’re into morbid indie, envelope-pushing stuff, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE is hard to top within the last few years. Killer effects on the creatures, but the sexual elements will be a bit much for most. Viewer beware! 

 

 

In general, I agree with you. To be quite honest, I've watched it a while ago, and have forgotten most of it already :D I liked the general Idea of the Virus being invented in a Family home by some random scientist in his cellar and escapes by some home invaders. However, that's about all good that can be said about this movie. The family was so badly palyed, so random, not at all did I believe that these actors had any bond at all. Yet, everything was so cliche. The brutallity of the invaders was also over the top and not at all believable, and the characters did not behave at all in their characters - there where so many character breaks that where simply unbelievable. E.g. take the rape scene at the end, that just came out of the blue. WTF?

So in the end I'd say: Great potential in the idea, that totally gets lost in the realization which focuses on being over-the-top brutal, instead of spending the time in developing believable characters. Bad writing, bad acting. I cannot really recommend the movie. So sorry for sharing it - but as you know, I always only share things here, that I actually buy, and this was not different. I regret it a bit, though :D

 

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