Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Doppia faccia (Double Face, Liz & Helen)

While Riccardo Freda's influence on Italian horror is undeniable, his work in the giallo field was far less influential. A Doppio Faccia from 1969 is Freda's the first and most successful attempt in the genre. Starring Klaus Kinski and Maggaret Lee, the film is similar to Fulci's Una Sull' Altra, which was made in the same year. Although slightly hampered by some poor miniature work and backprojected screens, A Doppio Faccia still remains an interesting thriller that keeps the viewer guessing.
I recently bought the Alfa Digital composite DVD and even though it's an improvement on the previous versions I've seen, the film deserves a proper release.

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