Directed & Written by Andrea Bianchi
Cinematography by Franco Delli Colli
Music by Berto Pisano
Cast: Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo, Femi Benussi, Solvi Stubing, Amanda, Franco Diogene, Lucio Como Erna Schürer, Gianni Airò, Silvana Depreto, Achille Grioni, Giuseppa Meschella, Filippo La Neve, Claudio Pellegrini, Wainer Verri

1975/104 mins/Color/Dolby Digital Mono
2.35:1 anamorphic/Italian/Italy/PAL Region 2

Review from the X Rated Kult DVD

Evelyn, a young fashion model dies during a back street abortion. Mario Castelli, the gynaecologist, dumps her body in a hot tub hoping that there will be no investigation and that the police will think her death was of natural cause. Later that night, he is murdered by a heavy breathing gloved killer wearing a motorcycle helmet. We are then presented to the colorful and rather unique characters of the Albatross modeling agency, Carlo (Nino Castelnuovo) the macho photographer, the new hot model Lucia (Femi Benussi), the assistante photographer Magda (Edwige Fenech), the lesbian boss and others. Soon more models from the Albatross agency are murdered. Carlo begins to investigate why all this happening.

Before giving us the "classic" BURIAL GROUND, Andrea Bianchi gave us this funky, groovy and sleazy giallo. The movie features a great cast, the cinematography is beautiful and the jazzy musical score really get you into the whole thing but the rather poor script sometime turns the whole experience into a unintentional comedy. Some of the dialogues in English are simply hilarious, also there's more erotic sex scenes in this movie then most movies of the time. Also the ending with Carlo trying to give it to Madga by behind had me shocked as I surely wasn't expecting something like that to happen, pure Bianchi I guess...

X-Rated Kult DVD release is surely appreciated, like all giallo releases, but the transfer could have been much better I guess. The image looks good but there's some print damage, grain and during the darker scenes, blacks and blues aren't always well rendered. There's three audio tracks, German, English and Italian. The first two tracks, especially the English one is horrible and sometimes we hardly can hear anything because of a constant and annoying background noise. There is no reason why this wasn't fixed before its release.

The movie is separated in 12 chapters. We get the German and Italian trailer along with the original script. There is two extended scenes available in German only and a trailer for another movie released under their X-Rated Italo-Giallo Series 5. The disc features animated menus with music. The disc comes in an very cool oversized DVD box which is very remiscent of a VHS case.





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 Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. 2005. ©

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