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Old 1st March 2016, 06:54 PM
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Have you got it on blu?
It hasn't been released on Blu (as yet).

Hopefully one of the indie labels will release it in the near future.
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Blood and Black Lace (1964)










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Old 3rd March 2016, 10:51 PM
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Those gifs are stunning. Makes me want to go BD.
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Those gifs are stunning. Makes me want to go BD.
Join the Blu side!

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Old 3rd March 2016, 10:57 PM
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Join the Blu side!

I will, but not until the old Cambridge player goes wrong.
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Old 4th March 2016, 05:23 PM
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Blood and black lace is a good disc to start with it looks amazing
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Old 16th March 2016, 10:38 PM
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The Tram (1973)

One of two tv movies in the series Door into Darkness directed by Dario Argento.

When a woman is found murdered on a busy city tram, a detective goes to all lengths to figure out how it happened and why nobody witnessed it.

Little seen and not in the best of shape quality wise, but still more than watchable, The Tram is an hour of intriguing giallo mystery. Argento, who also wrote this episode is meticulous in his theorizing thus allowing us into the detective's thought process but not giving any clues before they are worked out onscreen therefore creating amateur crime investigators out of any viewer who carefully goes along with the plot.

This is CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, thirty years before Anthony Zuiker created it.

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Old 23rd March 2016, 11:51 AM
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Murder Mansion (1972)

A disparate group of strangers trying to escape a pea souper fog find themselves holed up at an old dark house. Once there they meet the beautiful Martha (Ida Galli) with all sorts of horrors awaiting them.

I really like this Spanish / Italian co-production. Similar to the following years Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye (1973) the film brings the genres of Gothic horror and Gialli crashing into one another with wondrous results.

The film plays with Gothic staples like vampires and the un-dead but it is the classic old dark house creepiness that works best of all. The initial plot is strikingly similar to James Whale's classic 1932 film - The Old Dark House - as the group of strangers are randomly thrown together with the seemingly odd folks who reside there. Whereas Whale had Karloff hulking about and a pyromaniac locked away upstairs, Murder Mansion has supernatural elements and in true giallo style a possible killer round every corner.

The Gothic horror is the main draw for me. Director Francisco Lara Polop creates a beautifully creepy landscape from the shadowy house to the stunning fog bound graveyard which echoes the best of the Corman / Poe films of the 60's.

For a giallo there's minimal blood and no nudity whatsoever. My dvd looks fairly poor at times and is clearly a nth generation vhs print which looks like it could have been cut for violence and nudity, but i'm not too sure. As with the aforementioned Corman / Poe cycle, Murder Mansion works on a subtler level, playing on audience reaction to characters fears rather than on screen violence. The fact some of the editing seems 'sharp' - well, many Italian films of the time seemingly suffered this problem.

The film sports some fantastic set pieces, including the lovely Analía Gadé in a strong performance, seemingly being stalked round the house and grounds with only a flickering flame for protection. Polop directs these sequences with skill and creates suitable tension and generally maintains an all round air of creepy weirdness throughout.

In among the general eeriness, red herrings await in customary giallo fashion and the film finishes with a fun practically Scooby Doo style big reveal ending.

Murder Mansion is a fine film and is begging for a suitable restoration and re-release.

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I've been involved in a charity project and I thought these might be of interest to a few of you!
The giallo themed card deck in the video is now available for pre-order until May 24th when the pre-orders will be stopped and the exact amount of packs ordered. All profits are going to charity.

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/giallodeck/
Orders: Cultzilla.co.uk/giallodeck

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Old 25th March 2016, 05:25 PM
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A fine idea - your order link does not work however!
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