Giallo Essentials Blue [Limited Edition] (Blu-ray)

$ 99.95


Release Date: 06/06/23

In the early 1970s, when the giallo boom was at its peak, producer-turned-director Luciano Ercoli helmed three standalone but thematically linked examples of the genre, each featuring a memorable star turn by Spanish born actress and model Nieves Navarro, billed under her adopted stage name of Susan Scott.

In The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion, Minou's dull but pampered life is upturned by a mysterious sadist who blackmails her into submitting to his every whim. Then, in Death Walks on High Heels, Navarro stars as exotic dancer Nicole, daughter of a murdered jewel thief, who finds herself terrorized by a black-clad assailant determined to procure her father's stolen gems. Finally, in Death Walks at Midnight, Navarro stars as Valentina - a model who, in the midst of a drug-fueled photoshoot, witnesses a brutal murder in the apartment opposite hers. But when the authorities refuse to believe her, she's forced to assume the role of amateur sleuth.

With glamor, perversity and narrative twists and turns aplenty, each of these giallo delights is fully restored from original elements and presented alongside an array of all-encompassing bonus features.

Label: Arrow Video
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Language: Italian
Run Time: 306 mins

Bonus Materials

  • 2K restorations from the original negatives for The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion and Death Walks on High Heels
  • 2K restoration from an original internegative for Death Walks at Midnight
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Original Italian and English front and end titles
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks
  • Rigid box packaging with newly designed artwork by Gilles Vranckx in a windowed Giallo Essentials Collection slipcover
  • Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil and Gilles Vranckx
  • Commentary by Kat Ellinger, author and editor-in-chief of Diabolique Magazine
  • Private Pictures, documentary featuring interviews with actress Nieves Navarro, director Luciano Ercoli and writer Ernesto Gastaldi
  • The Forbidden Soundtrack of the Big Three, appreciation of the music of Forbidden Photos and 70s Italian cult cinema by musician and soundtrack collector Lovely Jon
  • The Forbidden Lady, Q&A with actress Dagmar Lassander at the 2016 Festival of Fantastic Films
  • Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Still gallery
  • Commentary by film critic Tim Lucas
  • Introduction by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • From Spain with Love, featurette with director Luciano Ercoli and actress Nieves Navarro, interviewed at their home in Barcelona
  • Master of Giallo, screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi on Death Walks on High Heels and how to write a giallo
  • Death Walks to the Beat, interview with High Heels composer Stelvio Cipriani
  • Italian and English trailers
  • Commentary by film critic Tim Lucas
  • Introduction by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Extended TV version
  • Crime Does Pay, screenwriter Gastaldi reflects on his career including a look at Death Walks at Midnight
  • Desperately Seeking Susan, visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the collaborations between Luciano Ercoli and Nieves Navarro

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