Portrait in Terror (1965)
Genre: Crime | Horror | Mystery | Thriller
Country: USA | Yugoslavia | Director: Rados Novakovic
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 81mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1200×720 – 23.976fps – 1.76gb
Ugo Bonacic (Vjekoslav Afric) is murdered in the still of the night and it appears to have been done due to a painting that he owned. As the police investigate his murder there’s an American (William Campbell) who might have some sort of connection to the painting. In 1963 Roger Corman helped produce OPERATION TICIJAN but before long he realized that it wasn’t going to be marketable in America so it was sold as a TV package. The film had a running time of 95 minute so it also had to be cut down to fit a time slot so the film was edited to 81 minutes.
A much superior film in it’s original form, than the commonly known cult favorite “Blood Bath”. It’s really odd the choices that were made when restructuring this film for the American audience. The scenes with the Beatniks, and the beach dance are missing from this version, and in their place are more character and story development. As a fan of ‘Blood Bath” since I was a child, it pleases me to no end to finally have had a chance see film as it was originally intended. Thanks so much for this!