A Quiet Place to Kill

aka Paranoia
  • Country of origin: Italy, France, Spain
  • Year released: 1970
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Director: Umberto Lenzi
  • Length: 94 min
  • IMDb rating: A Quiet Place to Kill (1970) on IMDb

Umberto Lenzi and Carroll Baker team up for the third time with A Quiet Place to Kill. The film is enjoyable on its own terms, but fatigue is beginning to show as the same basic formula is reworked yet again.

Troy Howarth, So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films, Volume 1, 1963-1973 (Midnight Marquee Press, 2015)

Selected disc options for A Quiet Place to Kill

Extras
Severin box art
Severin BD-ALL/US 2020
88 Films box art
88 Films BD-B/UK 2020
X-Rated box art
X-Rated BD-B/DE 2018
Audio Commentary by Author Troy Howarth has extra
Audio Commentary by Author Troy Howarth [New] has extra
Audio Commentary by Samm Deighan has extra
Armed to the Teeth… Again - Interview with Director Umberto Lenzi (In Italian with German Subtitles, 21:05) has extra
Imperfect Crime - Interview with Director Umberto Lenzi has extra
Sex and Conspiracy - Interview with Director Umberto Lenzi (10:51) has extra
Alternate “Clothed” Scene from Spanish Version (0:26) has extra has extra has extra
Alternate English Opening Title Sequence as “A Quiet Place to Kill” (2:08) has extra
Alternate Italian Opening Title Sequence (2:07) has extra has extra has extra
Extended Scene (0:10) has extra
Deleted Scene (In German, 0:10) has extra
Stills Gallery (7 Images, 0:55) has extra
“Tenebrarum Special” - Written by Martin Beine (In German) has extra
Easter Egg: Vintage Newsreel Clip Featuring Actress Carroll Baker (1:02) has extra

Notes

  • Severin’s Blu-ray includes a CD soundtrack. It is included in “The Complete Lenzi/Baker Giallo Collection” box set with Orgasmo (1969), So Sweet... So Perverse (1969) and Knife of Ice (1972).
  • 88 Film’s “The Italian Collection” Blu-ray includes a 10-page booklet with writing by Rachael Nisbet (“‘Paranoia’: The Art of Duplicity”).
  • X-Rated’s Blu-ray is available in 3 Mediabook editions each containing a 20-page booklet with writing by Martin Beine (in German). The director interview extra is also available on 88 Film’s Blu-ray of The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist (1977).

Ultimate Edition

Combine the best digital presentation with a selection of choice extras for the ultimate edition.

A Quiet Place to Kill title screen
Presentation Severin BD 2020
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 29.74 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
      • Length:1:35:38.820
      • File size: 23.63 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1571 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
    • File 2
      • Language: Italian LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 2304 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
    • English SDH
Extras Audio Commentary by Samm Deighan Severin BD
Sex and Conspiracy - Interview with Director Umberto Lenzi (10:51, 1080p) Severin BD
Alternate “Clothed” Scene from Spanish Version (0:26, 1080p) Severin BD
Alternate English Opening Title Sequence as “A Quiet Place to Kill” (2:08, 1080p) Severin BD
Alternate Italian Opening Title Sequence (2:07, 1080p) Severin BD
Extended Scene (0:10, 1080p) Severin BD
Easter Egg: Vintage Newsreel Clip Featuring Actress Carroll Baker (1:02, 1080p) Severin BD

Book recommendations

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  • So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films, Volume 1, 1963-1973

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