is an uncut print of Sergio Martino's Giallo masterpiece (running 15 minutes
longer than the domestic release, Blade of the Ripper).
This was Sergio Martino's first Giallo thriller (following his mondo-style
AND VIOLENT and the Spaghetti Western ARIZONA
COLT RETURNS). And it's the one that defines the genre. Martino
set the standard for Italian slasher films; his next two films would be
CASE OF THE SCORPION'S TALE and ALL
THE COLORS OF THE DARK).
This is the
story of Julie Wardh, a restless woman caught in a loveless marriage and
a deadly puzzle that threatens her very existence. She must discover which
of the men in her life is a vicious serial killer before she becomes his
next victim. The film takes this rather conventional plot and then weaves
a more convoluted story with multiple murderers,
the Spaghetti Western genre, actor George Hilton started to make a name for himself in the Giallo world with this film. It would also be the first
of several that paired George Hilton with actress Edwige Fenech. Numerous
other projects would be also directed by Sergio Martino. But the couple
famously appeared together in Giuliano Carnimeo's excellent CASE
OF THE BLOODY IRIS (What Are Those Strange Drops of Blood Doing on
the Body of Jennifer?).
Italian production in English language; widescreen format (16:9), (97
minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include
original theatrical trailer.
Material/Nudity/Sexual Brutality/Rape/Graphic Violence
Recommended for Adult Audiences