Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bye for now!

Ok, that's it for now. I've posted all the giallo locandine in my collection. There are still quite a few posters I'm looking for, so hopefully I'll back to add some new posters once in a while. Big thanks to those of you who have checked the blog regularly and those of you who have posted comments!

I've still got a few doubles laying around, so if you're interested in any of the posters below just send me an email. I'll either sell them (prices from about 15€ and up) or possibly trade them for giallo locandine that I haven't got. Most of the posters below are the ones that have been posted on the blog, but I'm happy to send more info on the individual posters.


The Card Player


The Iguana with a Tounge of Fire

Hatchet for the Honeymoon


The Weapon, the Hour & the Motive

Double Face

Deep Red

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Deliria (Stagefright)

I've never really considered Michele Soavi's debut a gialli, but since it's featured in Luther Smith's Blood and Black Lace I've decided to include here. Ostensibly a slasher since there's no mystery or any doubt as to who the killer is and basically the whole cast is just waiting to be picked off one by one. Of course, this doesn't stop Deliria from being one of the more entertaining genre entries from the 80's. Poster art by Sciotti

Friday, March 19, 2010

AAA Massaggiatrice bella presenza ofresi... (A.A.A. Masseus, Good-Looking, offers her services...)

Demofilo Fidani's AAA Massaggiatrice bella presenza ofresi... is yet another one of those rare gialli that I never thought I'd get a chance to see, but late last year a fantastic looking print surfaced on one of the torrent trackers. The film isn't great. It's a bit too talkative and slow moving, but there are a few suspenseful sequences and it features a great soundtrack by Lallo Gori. Poster art by Pivano

Monday, March 15, 2010

Caramelle da uno sconosciuto (Sweets for a Stranger)

Franco Ferrini's Caramelle da uno sconosciuto is yet another film I haven't had a chance to watch yet. I've got a subbed copy, but considering it's a late 80's giallo that even the most favorable reviews call mediocre, it's nowhere near the top of my "to watch" pile at the moment.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Istantanea per un delitto

That Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up influenced Argento's Profondo Rosso is fairly common knowledge, but it seems like it's not the only one of the maestro's films that influenced a giallo. After watching Mario Imperoli's Isantanea per un delitto it seems like the director looked towards Antonioni's L'Aventura for inspiration. Needless to say the result isn't anywhere as brilliant as Profondo Rosso. Istantanea is a pedestrian giallo. I'm glad I got a chance to see it with subs, but really unless you're on a mission to see every giallo ever made, you can easily give this one a miss. Poster art by P. Franco.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Crimine a due (Crime for Two)

Romano Ferrara's Crimine a due is another rarity that I've only recently managed to get my hands on, so I can't say much about this 1964 thriller, but the poster art is by Piovano.