FRANCESCA REVIEWED

“Francesca” disappeared ages ago. Now, what will her father and detectives do when she seemingly returns. Vicious murders abound, as giallo influences fill this film. While the kills are stunning, everything about this movie feels like a fan attempt to ape a long-dead subgenre. Sure, it works from time to time. It’s just that nothing really matches up to what I need to enjoy a film.

It’s cool to see the CD soundtrack included with the film. But, that only confirms the sheer aesthetic appeal as being the sole driving force for the film. What’s weird is that I can almost see the movie working better as a Preminger rip than anything else. But, these films have their fan base. If you can swing it, I’d recommend picking it up.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Interview
  • Trailer Reel

A/V STATS

  • 2.35:1 1080p transfer
  • Dolby 2.0

RELEASE DATE: 9/27/16

  • 90%
    Video - 90%
  • 86%
    Audio - 86%
  • 90%
    Supplemental Material - 90%
  • 86%
    Film Score - 86%
88%

The Plot Thus Far

It’s been 15 years since the disappearance of little Francesca, daughter of the renowned poet and playwright, Vittorio Visconti. The community is stalked by a psychopath bent on cleaning the city of “impure and damned souls”. Moretti and Succo are the detectives in charge of finding the killer of these “Dantesque” crimes. Francesca has returned, but she is not be the same girl they once knew.

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