Friday, March 14, 2008

Sette scialli di seta gialla (The Crimes of the Black Cat)

Anthony Steffen plays Peter, a blind composer (who seems to be scoring A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin) whose ex-grilfriend is found murdered. As more bodies with yellow scarves are found next to their bodies, Peter decides to find the murderer himself...
Enjoyable giallo set in Copenhagen. I could see some people being put off by the killers MO (since it has one of the more implausible methods of killing that I’ve ever seen in a giallo), but the film is well paced and the last 10 minutes (which include a very brutal razor slashing) are excellent. The score by Manuel de Sica is a bit repetitive, but the main theme is excellent and up there with the very best gialli themes.
No info on the poster design unfortunately.

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