WHO SAW HER DIE?
Directed by Aldo Lado
Written by Francesco Barilli, Massimo D'Avak, Ruediger von Spiess & Aldo Lado
Cinematography by Franco Di Giacomo
Music by Ennio Morricone
Cast: George Lazenby, Anita Strindberg, Nicoletta Elmi, Adolfo Celi, Monique Boschero, Peter Chatel, Piedro Vida & José Quaglio
1972/94 mins/Color/Dolby Digital Mono
2.35:1 anamorphic/English/Italy/NTSC Region 1
Review from the Anchor Bay DVD
Living in beautiful Venice, Franco (one time James Bond, George Lazenby) is a renowed sculptor. During the holiday, his daughter Roberta (that creepy redhaired Nicoletta Elmi from TWITCH OF DEATH NERVE, DEEP RED and DEMONS) visit him. Everything is fine up until the disappearance of Roberta... and days later the discovery of her body.
With the police not really doing anything to solve the case, joined by his wife Elizabeth (fav of mine and one of the most beautiful woman ever, Anita Strindberg), Franco decides to unmask the killer of his daughter. As clues are slowly pilling up, he discovers that years earlier a very similar event happened and might actually lead him to the shocking truth.
Director Aldo Lado's WHO SAW HER DIE? is yet another very good giallo which not surpringly happens to be my favorite genre. If you are familair with the whole genre, it will be pretty easy to discover who the killer is. The movie features a soundtrack by famous composer, Ennio Morricone. Unfortunately, he uses that damn children's choir way too often and it gets very annoying. Earlier the same year Lado gave us SHORT NIGHT OF THE GLASS DOLLS.
WHO SAW HER DIE? is presented in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio and it is anamorphic. For a movie of this age, it does look good but not spectacular. There's some grain but nothing alarming. The Dolby Digital Mono English audio track is clear and without any hiss or defect. Still this is a dub so it would have been welcomed if a Italian track with subtitles would have been available.
As for the extras, first in "Death In Venice" we get an interesting 11 minutes interview with director Aldo Lado which goes into pretty all the details behind the making of the film. We also get a filmography on Aldo Lado and the nicely put theatrical trailer. The disc features static menus with music, 24 chapter stops, an inlay card and comes in a keep case. Anchor Bay also release the movie as part of their 2002 Giallo Collection box set.
( Original title: Chi l'ha vista morire? )
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Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. 2006. ©