by Night (1962), aka Zarte Haut in schwarzer Seide, stars Elke
Sommer as a German fashion model who goes to Rome to replace a model
who was murdered, and gets involved with her boss and a secret
information smuggling caper.
|The film is B & W and
in terrible shape, but does feature a nude Sommer on stage, when she
is strip-searched, but the club makes it seem like part of the show. A
group of strippers are also shown topless.
|see the main
DVD info from Amazon.
no widescreen, no color, poor transfer
extras: photo gallery and trailer
|This is the last European appearance
from Elke before she came to the US.
- the story is lame and dated
- the DVD quality worse than most
- the sub-titles can't be turned
off, and are not very accurate.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 5.3 (too high!), Apollo users a more sensible
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a D-, watchable only for the curiosity
value of Sommer's last European film.
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