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Monster of Florence, The

original title: Il Mostro di Firenze

Comparison:

  • Italian Original Version
  • International Theatrical Version
Release: Mar 02, 2018 - Author: Tony Montana - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB
Compared are the Italian Original Version and the International Theatrical Version (both available on the German Blu-ray by filmArt).

- 4 relevant differences
- Length difference: 376.4 sec resp. 6 min 16.4 sec


What does not actually sounds so bad at all turns out to be incredibly mediocre because that is The Monster of Florence is. Putting the fact the facts are being mixed with fiction aside, the result could have been so much better. The biggest problem is the lack of suspense. By the way, the score differs every now and then but that does not make any difference whatsoever.


Time index refers to
Italian Original Version / International Theatrical Version
00:00 / 00:00

Slightly longer black screen right at the beginning of the Italian Original Version. (not considered in length difference calculation)

Italian Original Version 0.8 sec longer


50:17 / 50:16
When Giulia is gone, Andreas is sitting on the chair. The subsequent flashbacks differ.
Italian Original VersionInternational Theatrical Version


When Andreas puts paper in the typewriter, the Italian Original Version transitions to a further flashback. In the International Theatrical Version on the hand, Andreas starts writing. Then a small close-up of the typewriter.
Italian Original VersionInternational Theatrical Version


Here, the International Theatrical Version contains an additional shot of the couple in the car. In addition to that, the following shot of them starts earlier.


The killer fires off a shot and the bullet hits its target (exterior shot of the car, the bullet goes through the window). And here is the next alteration: After the shot of the broken window, the Italian Original Version fades to black plus there is a female scream when the screen is black.
In the International Theatrical Version, the killer fires off further shots - scream of the victim included. The woman makes an attempt to escape, the killer chases her around the car and fires off more shots. He then tosses the purse and drags the body away. Then a shot of the dead guy behind the wheel, followed by the killer mutilating the woman: Starting with touching and cutting her blouse open, he then uses the knife on her private parts while one can see the woman's face. Last but not least, the killer takes care of the dead guy in the car.
Italian Original VersionInternational Theatrical Version


200.1 sec resp. 3 min 20.1 sec


53:38 / 56:58

When Giulia grabs the note on the table, the Italian Original Version continues with the exterior shot of Andreas. In the International Theatrical Version, Giulia reads the note. Then a close-up of the note, followed by a further shot of Giulia. Then the previously mentioned exterior shot of Andreas but contrary to the Italian Original version, there is not transition here.

14.9 sec




55:47 / 59:22

Alternate overlays. For that reason, the International Theatrical Version is slightly longer. (not considered in length difference calculation)

0.5 sec



01:08:31 / 01:12:06

Once again, the flashbacks differ. With the last shot of each (he killer carries the dead woman away), the versions are back in sync.

Italian Original Version 5.8 sec longer
Italian Original VersionInternational Theatrical Version




01:19:05 / 01:22:30

For the very last time, the footage of the kills differs.

167.2 sec resp. 2 min 47.2 sec
Italian Original VersionInternational Theatrical Version




01:26:29 / 01:32:42

Slightly longer black screen in the International Theatrical Version. (not considered in length difference calculation)

0.4 sec


01:31:01 / 01:37:15

Subsequent to the end credits, the black screen is a little longer in the Italian Original Version (not considered in length difference calculation)

Italian Original Version 2.9 sec longer




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