Just to say a quick hi to everyone and to let you all know I’m still around and enjoying life.
This series still lives on fondly in my mind.
I still watch it to this day and love its charm and imagination.
The series is now available from Amazon Germany ferien in lipizza
Its not got my Dvd’s English subtitles but includes a few extra minutes end footage and is a must for fans of the show.
Helga Anders the actress from the show also has a Blue Ray due for release in 2 weeks time of a film directed by her former Husband Roger Fritz
“Madchen mit Gewalt” Link to film here.
It is now 45 years since it was originally screened at the German Kinos and made 3 years after the filming of “The White Horses”.
The UK dub is included as a separate DVd in the set along with English subtitles so again its a must have for Helga fans.
The film is quite a dramatic change from her part as Julia, the horse loving teenager in “White Horses”.
This time she is called Alice and portrays a teenager hounded by the opposite sex to the point of wickedness.
Its relentlessly cold and cruel but truly represents the then German genre of modernist upcoming films in the 60’s.
The new film print has been scanned at 4K and is stunning quality.
It shows just how good 35 mm colour film stands up to this day.
During filming Helga Anders was so obviously truly in love with her then director boyfriend Roger Fritz and would probably have done anything to please him.
The dramatic change in pace from “The White Horses” aka (Ferien In Lipizza) to “The Brutes” aka (Madchen mit Gewalt) is nothing short of night and day.
Was this film the beginning of the end for Helga or does it portray her as a dynamic actress of unlimited talent.
Well you will just have to watch it to find the answer to that one!
Have I wet your appetite yet?
A more in depth review will follow this summer. My original White Horses DVD is still available on request.