a question about ALBINO aka WHISPERING DEATH

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i was wondering if you could tell me where the movie ALBINO was filmed? i know it was filmed in west germany and south africa but where specific? like the opening scene was a shot of a mountain that looks like it was in the desert,but i dunno what parts of west germany and south africa was the movie filmed? cites and all? cause that moutain shot at the begining of that film looks beatuiful and im talking bout the scene where the ALBINO grabs the man by the ears, i think any way please let me know any info
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Checking out The Filmsof Christopher Lee (by R.Pohle and D. Hart; Scarecrow Press), Albino, based on a true story, was filmed on location in Rhodesia. No other specifics about the location were mentioned. Mr. Lee had also been in Rhodesia in 1941 during his miitary training for WWII.
In his biography, TD&G, he mentions that while in Rhodesia, he went golfing at a place called "Elephant Hills", but I don't know if that refers to the hill you're speaking of. (He also wrote that one time he was up to his waist in warthogs!)



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THANK YOU FOR CLEARING THAT UP 4 ME

THANKS,



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Having just finished reading Christopher Lee's excellent autobiography reminded me that I have yet to see the film he made in Rhodesia, titled 'Whispering Death' (the 'Albino' title is new to me, but films are known to change title names depending on where they are shown). The fictional story is based on Daniel Carney's book titled Whispering Death. Elephant Hills, where Mr Lee played golf among the warthogs was at Victoria Falls and was subsequently destroyed by terrorist rocket fire which set the thatched roof alight and destroyed the entire building. Mr Lee played the part of an Inspector in the British South Africa Police who policed Rhodesia. I am a retired member of that Force, and Mr Carney served a few years in the same Force before resigning and setting up a successful real estate business in the Country. I am not aware of the film being available on DVD yet but stand to be corrected.



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Re: a question about ALBINO aka WHISPERING DEATH

O.K. this is a new one for me to check out when it becomes available I had never heard of this film before. kaitlin



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Thanks Kaitlin. Checking the IMDB database the film is only listed as 'Albino.' I have always thought of it as 'Whispering Death' but maybe that was the working title or I always assumed it carried the title of the book. In today's politically correct climate - despite what is currently going on in today's Zimbabwe - I think it unlikely that the film will see the light of day anytime soon.



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Thanks Dan all I can do is keep checking, I recieved a film of Mr Lees yesterday I had never seen called the Keeper so I'm going to watch that sometime today Kaitlin



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Albino it is one of the films of my list. I still didn't order it. A lot of times I hope to acquire a film in the hope it is thrown in Brazil for me attend it in Portuguese or with subtitles at least in Spanish.
A good part of my films is just in English. Like this Cindy or other person tells me the history and I get to understand some thing of the film in subject.

The Keeper is a good film.
Yesterday I looked at "João Paulo II", this was thrown here, thanks to God! It is soon will have in Brazil Bobby's" adventures.

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Re: a question about ALBINO aka WHISPERING DEATH

Thanks very much Asqeir. I have today ordered a copy from France. At the same time I took a quick look at your DVD collection site. Impressive. I have nearly 500 DVD's from my collection on a database but would be interested to know how you compiled your website, perhaps you could send me a private email rather than take up space on this forum to discuss. I have a few of my favourite films listed in the film section of my own website http://www.cdahughes.co.uk but it needs a lot of work. Time is the enemy!



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Anyone knows a French site where i can order Albino from?? Or how i can add The Netherlands as shipping country on that FNAC site, since that is my main problem.

@hughes. Go to invelos.com and all will be explained on how to compile such a list / website.



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Jacob, FNAC site didn't have Great Britain on their shipping list either. I took a chance, gave my UK address including 'Angleterre' in the address and left it on the default as 'metropolitan France' in the hope that someone at FNAC or the French post office knows where Angleterre is. I also filled in their survey, commenting on the omission. If the film doesn't arrive I shall also bel looking for another foreign site. It has since occurred to me that perhaps one of the international Amazon sites might carry the film (if it is still available)?



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Further to my earlier posting. The DVD has successfully arrived from France, having been posted on 24 July and was waiting in my post box when we coincidentally got back from France yesterday 27 July (we had been staying at a chateau in the countryside for a couple of days, so only had a chance to look quickly through the DVD racks at Cite de Europe on the return journey with a view to picking up some copies up for you guys, but no such luck). Congratulations are in order to the British and French post offices for directing the DVD to the correct destination, even though the computer decided that 'Metropolitan France' had to be included in the address line!!! Now - the title in French is 'ALBINO - Le Souffle de la Mort', which translates as 'Albino - Whispering Death.' I haven't unwrapped the DVD yet and will post my assessment of the film when I've had a chance to watch it. Thanks to Ageir for putting me onto this French source of supply, as I hadn't been able to find it anywhere else. I would recommend the FNAC site to anyone else - they are efficient. It cost me Euros 13.27 including post and packing.



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My wife and I sat down to watch this film yesterday afternoon. It is noted from the Invelos database that the DVD was released in France during February 2007. I could say a lot about this film, but will confine myself to the following comments:

The film captures the essence of time and place (rural Rhodesia - 1970's). Although the story is fictional, the context and background are accurately drawn. Certain sequences almost had the air of drama/documentary, and the background had clearly been well researched and supported.

I hesitate to recommend the film to our lady forum members; I think they might find the sadistic violence distressing. This is a mans' film, and I predict it will not be shown on British or American television or, if it is, it will be heavily censored.

As for Mr Lee's role; he played his part to perfection. He knows how to wear a uniform. I rather suspect that he was wearing his own medal ribbons in a couple of the shots. Does anyone know Mr Lee's order of decorations?



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I am going to try to order it as soon as I can get some more information like how the DVD is coded, some european DVD's will not play on machines here in the states. If I can find a copy with region 1 coding or international I will be able to get it. If anyone finds the film with either one of those two codings please let me know. Kaitlin



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Does this film possess option in Spanish?

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Further to Kaitlin's post: for general information the French release is Region 2 PAL. To answer Isabel's question, unfortunately the audio is English mono with French subtitles only.



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Thank you for the information, Dan

It is much better than is in English and not in French. After all, I have several films only in English, without subtitles.

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Thanks Dan I guess I will try to have to find a multi region DVD player. It is sometimes very frustrating I want to see so many of Mr. Lee's films that are available only in the region 2 format. Thanks again Kaitlin



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Actually, the French DVD is All Regions/Region Free/Region 0, even though it says Region 2 on the cover. I have verified this by using IfoEdit and DVD Info Pro, which both confirm that this DVD is not region coded. It's still PAL, though, so you have to make sure your equipment handles the PAL signal.

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Dan Hughes;36519 wrote:
Jacob, FNAC site didn't have Great Britain on their shipping list either. I took a chance, gave my UK address including 'Angleterre' in the address and left it on the default as 'metropolitan France' in the hope that someone at FNAC or the French post office knows where Angleterre is.

Mon Francais ces't pour.....but I figured it out...when signing up i had to put Pays-Bas (The Netherlands) as shipping country.
Fingers crossed for the dvd to arrive!

And thanks to Asgeir, for telling us about this dvd. Beer



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Hi Jacob, yeah - was wondering about the address after you posted. I couldn't find Grande Britagne and I can't recall if I looked for Royaume Uni, however I'll take another look in due course as I have a feeling I'll be ordering copies for some of my ex-colleages, some of whom were prancing around in the film's background as extras. Would be interested in your impression of the film. It's one of those I have lined up for a full analysis, which will take some time - but first impressions from other parties are always useful, and I expect some of the others here on the forum would like to hear too. Dan



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Dan Hughes;36606 wrote:
Hi Jacob, yeah - was wondering about the address after you posted. I couldn't find Grande Britagne and I can't recall if I looked for Royaume Uni, however I'll take another look in due course as I have a feeling I'll be ordering copies for some of my ex-colleages, some of whom were prancing around in the film's background as extras. Would be interested in your impression of the film. It's one of those I have lined up for a full analysis, which will take some time - but first impressions from other parties are always useful, and I expect some of the others here on the forum would like to hear too. Dan

What I can say about this movie is that it is about as far from politically correct as one could come these days - I very much doubt this movie could have been made like this today. I don't want to post spoilers here, but some of the violence committed was indeed very sadistic and cruel, and the context and way in which the violence occurred would probably be offensive to some people who watch it.

Mr. Lee gives a superb performance, though, and I enjoyed every scene he was in immensely!

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