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  1. BlasphemousWords

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    My other big obsession is with an extremely specific genre of film that pretty much only existed between the 60's and the early 80's

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giallo

    Italian slasher film who-dunnits with gorgeous starlets, groovy Scores and scenery, lots of J&B scotch, sex, violence and super sweet mod style. The three B's of Giallo as we refer to them on the silly little podcast I do are Boobs, Blood, and Black Gloves. My favorites are as follows.

    The Case of the Bloody Iris (alt title "What are those strange drops of blood on Jennifer's Body")


    5 Dolls for an August Moon


    The Strange Vice of Mrs.Wardh


    Anyone else enjoy a Giallo?
     
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    Like Argento movies?
     
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    Yeah mate, I was obsessed with Giallo films but I've slowed down buying them nowadays. I've got most of the key titles and some lesser known ones.

    I got into Giallo through Lucio Fulci and the Italian 'gut muncher' zombie genre. It doesn't matter that the dubbing and acting sucks sometimes, those guys were masters of film making. Its about mood, atmosphere and stunning photography. And the music is often cool, too . .

    Edwige Fenech is a goddess of the screen, much in the same way Barbara Steele was. So striking in appearance they both became synonymous with the genres they worked in.

    Some of the ones I've enjoyed the most:

    Strange Vice
    Don't Torture a Duckling
    Blood and Black Lace
    Case of the Bloody Iris
    A Lizard in a Woman's Skin
    Short Night of the Glass Dolls
    Bay of Blood
    Profondo Rosso

    I always thought 'Twitch of the Death Nerve' was one of the best film titles of all time. The funky 70's opening to 'Strip Nude for your Killer' is one of my favorite opening credits sequences, ever. I think blood and black lace is my fav. I've got a rare German DVD of it in a velvet slipcase.

    There's plenty I haven't seen yet. I've always wondered about 'Death Laid an Egg' and 'Four Flies on Grey Velvet' for example . .
     
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    Shit yeah, giallo is awesome. I have a Malleus poster for Profundo Rosso framed in my master bedroom.

    Have you seen "The Strange Color of your Body's Tears"? It is on Netflix.

     
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    No time for a proper post right now, but I thought I'd step in for a sec to let you know that I'm big on gialli, too. I loved Bava as a kid, although I don't think I knew a thing about his connection to any sort of movement at the time. Come my teens, Argento and Fulci were my true gateways. Been pretty obsessed ever since.

    Moog - I dig your whole list, with A Lizard in a Woman's Skin in particular being one of my all time favorites. Questi's Death Laid an Egg is pretty fantastic, standing apart as particularly odd even for the genre. All his films are worth a look, actually.

    Two quick things, BW -

    o What's your podcast called? I'd love to give it a listen.
    EDIT: Answered my own question ~ http://www.cinemadiabolica.com

    o You just need the code after the equals sign to embed a YouTube link:
    Quote my message back to yourself if you want to see what I'm talking about
     
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    Have you seen these? They are worth tracking down if you dont have them.
    For a small indie bit of publishing they are very well produced . . . . .

    Midnight Media 2005

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    Any of you gialli fans watched this yet?

     
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    Uwaaa! I want to be able to see these before I order them! Why the unclickable postage stamp thumbnail?!
    Whyyyyyyyyy
     
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    After another search, it can be ordered somewhere else too.
    Here is a link with a bigger pic and a video showing the content of the deck ;) :

    http://www.cultzilla.co.uk/giallodeck/
     
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    So, anyone ever build-up a Giallo movie in their head and when you finally watched it you were disappointed?

    I remember being disappointed with 'All the Colors of the Dark'. I thought it was really boring.
    I wasn't very impressed by 'The Bird with the Crystal Plumage' either . . . .
     
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    Death walks on high heels. ESPECIALLY after watching Death Walks at Midnight. The LSD, the Spike glove, the Paul Williams lookalike. Great flick and then the namesake ended up being pretty dull.
     
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    PURRCHAAAASED! Thank you so much! I searched it as well and came up with nothing else but this is awesome. Edwige Fenech and Barbara Bouchet cards! Wheeee.. I wonder if there's an Anita Strindberg card?

    EDIT: After 200 re-watches of the video there IS indeed an Anita Strinberg card. They only show one King and it's Argento. I sure hope Sergio Martino gets king status as well. lets see it'll probably be Argento, Martino, Bava, and... Lenzi? Maybe? I think Aldo Lado would be a better choice than Lenzi or Fulci for a Giallo deck but then I'm apparently the only person that liked Short Night of Glass Dolls.
     
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    Holy moly I listened to this when it was new. Those Mondo Movie guys were one of (if not the first) cult movie podcasts out there. Awesome stuff.
     
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    Me too! Ben and Dan's relentless engaging chats ruined me for most other film podcasts. I'm so glad that they're back at it again.
     
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    damn both of those are classics!

    its fun to think of Giallo titles based on everyday life events.
     
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    ^^

    Haha, you can't like everything . . . one I wasn't sure about to begin with and ended up liking
    was Your Vice is a Locked Room and only I have the Key.

    I was put off by the mansion full of dirty hippies but I got over it . . . .
     
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    Yeah it happens. Case of the Bloody Iris is without a doubt my favorite Giallo but lots of people dislike it. Whereas I feel like Four Flies on Grey Velvet is just so-so
     
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    My recent post from the Horror Movies thread. I thought it made sense to bump this one, in case anyone wants to discuss. I just realized how recently this thread was posted, looks like I just missed it.
    Glad I'm not the only one! As far as Deep Red, it really had some amazing imagery and it was by no means bad, I think I'd just "built-up" the whole genre in my head as you say. I'm definitely going to be checking out some of the titles on your list. Funny you should mention Twitch of the Death Nerve. This is a movie title that for some reason I've encountered multiple times over the years and always been intrigued by (part of the "trappings" thing, I guess), but I didn't know it was a giallo. Now I have a reason to actually check it out!
     
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    Twitch is more easily found online as Bay of Blood. It's currently streaming through Shudder, but it makes the rounds to most services. It's a hoot.
     
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    Found it as Bay of Blood, which seems to be one of it's least interesting titles, actually. From Wikipedia:
     

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