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Old 20th May 2008, 02:04 PM
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I think MRS WARDH is a great flick too, Jonny. Brilliant, in fact. It's quite similar in tone to PERFUME OF THE LADY IN BLACK and Elio Petri's QUIET PLACE IN THE COUNTRY, both of which are also excellent.

My favourite gialli:

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1969, Dario Argento)
Deep Red (1975, Dario Argento)
A Lizard In A Woman's Skin (1971, Lucio Fulci)
Don't Torture A Duckling (1972, Lucio Fulci)
Who Saw Her Die? (1972, Aldo Lado)
House With The Laughing Windows (1976, Pupi Avati)
Bay Of Blood (1971, Mario Bava)
The Bloodstained Butterfly (1971, Duccio Tessari)
All The Colours Of The Dark (1972, Sergio Martino)
What Have They Done To Your Daughters? (1974, Massino Dallamano)
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Heresy!! These are two of my favorites!!

What didn't you like about 'Mrs Wardh' reaper72? I think it's one of Sergio Martino's best films.

Top tier Gialli, as far as my tastes are concerned, are Martino's 'All The Colors Of The Dark', Argento's 'Deep Red' and Fulci's 'Don't Torture A Duckling'
Never watched it mate.....traded it for TORSO with Cloudy boy.....
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DEEP RED
BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE
Could have filled the poll with Argento,but tried to include a variety of films...
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Old 20th May 2008, 06:28 PM
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Never watched it mate.....traded it for TORSO with Cloudy boy.....
Shame. You should've at least watched it first. It's better than TORSO imho.

Plus those NoShame releases are getting quite collectible now that they're all out of print. Mrs Wardh's going for 45 quid on Amazon.co.uk 'used and new'

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Yeah seen that Jonny,been done over by cloud.......that's why I'll hold on to SCORPION'S TAIL and give it another whirl...when these first came out on dvd,I wasn't into giallo the way I am now....
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The Bloodstained shadow....I enjoyed this like Venice set movies.....

Forbidden photos of a lady above suspicion....rubbish got rid of...

Case of the bloody iris.....again enjoyable

Case of the scorpions tail......not bad

Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh....again got rid of......

Black belly of the tarantula ....good ...Giancarlo Gianni....good actor..

still to watch.....
STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER
SHORT NIGHT OF THE GLASS DOLLS
SEVEN DEATHS IN THE CAT'S EYE
WHO SAW HER DIE?

What's everyone else's views on the above?
Of the above films, I'd say Mrs Wardh, Black Belly, Who Saw Her Die, Glass Dolls and Bloodstained Shadow are the best.

Most disappointing was probably Seven Deaths... Had high hopes for this one, but it didn't do much for me, I'm afraid ( even with Jane Birkin in it ).
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I would have voted for Tenebrae but that would have been boring so I went for Short Night of Glass Dolls instead. A standout film as it's so different from the norm and the ending is brilliant. Give that one a spin reapmonster, I'd like to hear your thoughts on it.
Watched this tonight cloud.....found it pretty boring mate...I prefer a giallo with violenza and black gloved killers........the ending was good though....probably where Stephen King got his idea for a certain short story....
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Shame. You should've at least watched it first. It's better than TORSO imho.

Plus those NoShame releases are getting quite collectible now that they're all out of print. Mrs Wardh's going for 45 quid on Amazon.co.uk 'used and new'
They are - glad I bought all those that I wanted, well, apart from DEVIL IN THE FLESH, but I'll keep an eye out for that one. It's such a shame that the company's US operation seems to have died a death - their releases were top draw and I would have loved to have seen them release some of the bits that they released in Italy (such as SILENT ACTION) with English options.
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Watched this tonight cloud.....found it pretty boring mate...I prefer a giallo with violenza and black gloved killers........the ending was good though....probably where Stephen King got his idea for a certain short story....
Oh well, horses for courses innit. I did warn you that it was different though, rather than the usual routine I think this is balanced more towards the plot and suspense.

Anyone else like Short Night Of Glass Dolls then? Or am I the only one?

PS, how much did you make on Torso by the way?
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Old 22nd May 2008, 02:58 PM
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I've not seen SHORT NIGHT OF THE GLASS DOLLS since I bought the Anchor Bay 'Giallo Collection' back in 2001 - I seem to remember enjoying it quite a lot though.

That's the trouble with gialli. I find that if I've only watched one once, I tend to forget most of what went on, as many are very similar. There are a few non-Argento and Bava gialli that did leave a lasting impression: WHO SAW HER DIE (which is an upcoming Shameless release), Fulci's DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING, THE PSYCHIC and LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN, Martino's ALL THE COLOURS OF THE DARK, the excellent FIFTH CORD, Ercoli's DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT... There are definitely more, though these are the only examples that instantly spring to mind.
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