Saturday, April 12, 2008

Lo Strano vizio della Signora Wardh (The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh)

Since I've been slacking a bit this week, I thought I'd make up for it by posting the two great looking alternate posters for Sergio Martino's Lo Strano vizio della Signora Wardh.
The first of the four (!) gialli Martino directed between 1971 and 1972. They were all produced by his brother Luciano Martino and featured screenplays by Ernesto Gastaldi. This excellent thriller starred the lovely Edwige Fenech, George Hilton, Ivan Rassomiv and Alberto de Mendoza. All of which would appear in different constellations in several of Martino's later films.

The top poster is made by G.Nistri and features a kaleidoscope view of Hilton that brings back memories of one of the films effective nightmare sequences. The beautiful poster below is from a re-release of the film in 1978. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find any info on who did the art-work.


Brianiac said...

You said there would be more duplicated heads...and there they are! This film is one of my very favourites and these posters are simply beautiful.

Peter said...

Thanks brianiac, the film is one of my faves as well. It's taken me a little while to find the re-release locandina in great condition, but it finally showed up this week and the Sergio Martino part of my collection is now complete.

gary b. said...

looks like you finally found it!

Peter said...

Didn't have to wait too long either.
Have you picked up any good stuff lately Gary?

gary b. said...

unfortunately nothing new in a while, since the dollar is dropping in value by the second!