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The House with the Laughing Windows

Pupi Avati
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Stefano, a young artist, arrives in a tranquil Italian village to restore the local church's fresco of the St. Sebastian martyr - depicting the saint’s bloody body slashed by arrows - painted some years earlier by a deranged local artist who, the villagers hint, created snuff paintings by torturing his models who were in the throes of dying when he painted them!

Synopsis

House with laughing windows aka La casa dalle finestre che ridono Check on IMDB

Often mentioned yet rarely seen, director Pupi Avati’s legendary cult horror masterpiece finally gets the release it deserves: restored and remastered under the director’s supervision, it is presented with new audio, new improved subtitles plus a new exclusive interview with Avati – making this the definitive release of this exquisite shocker.

Stefano, a young artist, arrives in a tranquil Italian village to restore the local church’s fresco of the St. Sebastian martyr – depicting the saint’s bloody body slashed by arrows – painted some years earlier by a deranged local artist who, the villagers hint, created snuff paintings by torturing his models who were in the throes of dying when he painted them!

Gradually Stefano discovers the rumours about the painter might be true, as the village’s gruesome and taboo secret unravels into a seething web of madness, gory deaths and unspeakable horror culminating in a final diabolical twist and jaw-dropping conclusion.

Spec

 

Actors: Lino Capolicchio, Francesca Marciano, Gianni Cavina
Directors: Pupi Avati
Format: PAL, Widescreen
Language: Dutch
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe.)
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 18
Distributor: Shameless
DVD Release Date: 19 Nov 2012
Run Time: 106 minutes
Extras: New visuals & New audio, Restored under the supervision of the director, New improved sub-titles, New exclusive Pupi Avati interview, Theatrical Trailer, Shameless Trailer Park

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