Monday, March 17, 2008

Giallo a Venezia

It might be one of the more infamous films of the genre, but in terms of quality, Giallo a Venezia is one of the worst gialli I've come across. There are no likable characters (I’m not sure if Landi thought having Detective De Paul eating a boiled egg in every scene was a great substitute for characterization) and the film lacks any sort of tension or suspense. Instead Landi resorts to bombarding us with liberal amounts of violence and sex scenes. I guess some might think that’s a positive thing, but the special effects are risible and the film more or less grinds to a complete halt every time one of the flashbacks sex scenes are shown. This really is bottom of the barrel stuff.

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