King of the Giallo

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Best Giallo

  1. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

    10.7%
  2. Blood and Black Lace (1964)

    8.9%
  3. The Blood Stained Shadow (1978)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. The Case of the Bloody Iris (1972)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971)

    1.8%
  6. The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)

    5.4%
  7. Deep Red (1975)

    30.4%
  8. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)

    1.8%
  9. The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. House with the Windows That Laugh (1976)

    1.8%
  11. A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)

    1.8%
  12. Opera (1987)

    5.4%
  13. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)

    1.8%
  15. Tenebre (1982)

    28.6%
  16. Short Night of the Glass Dolls (1971)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. What Have They Done to Solange? (1975)

    1.8%
  18. Who Saw Her Die? (1972)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Your Vice Is a Closed Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Other (specify)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. KillerCannabis

    KillerCannabis Slow, Deep & Hard

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    As much as I love Tenebre and Deep Red, The Bird With The Crystal Plumage might be my favorite Argento flick. Although some of that may have to do with the amazing job BU did on the recent release.
     
  2. sacateca

    sacateca Guest

    Thematically, i like the idea of giallos but most giallos just aren't very good. i went with Don't Torture a Duckling here (though not sure if it's better than his a Lizard...). For me, the best giallos i've seen have been made by Fulci and Lenzi (Eyeball was good, as was a Quiet Place to Kill). Then there's some less known titles like Victim of Sunspots that i liked much better than the more acknowledged ones.

    And sorry, but once again i must stress that i've not liked one of Argento's giallos.
     
  3. Crystal Plumage

    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    Funny,but the titles you name (Eyeball and Autopsy) are regarded lesser Gialli by many.They're fun to watch but not really that good.I like them alot but they're no classics.
    If you're not into Gialli or Argento then Fulci's Duckling is indeed a great choice.
     
  4. rhett

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    I've seen all those but THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH and THE HOUSE WITH WINDOWS THAT LAUGH, but I honestly think Argento got it right the very first shot with THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE. With him behind the camera, Morricone on the soundtrack, Storraro as the cinematographer and giallo magnet Suzy Kendall in front of the camera, this really is a best of the best of European talent. The story really pays off, too.

    Runners-up for me would be SOLANGE, LIZARD, TENEBRE and YOUR VICE. I do like virtually all the movies on that list though...if there is one thing that can be said about gialli, it is that they are very consistent. If you like one, chances are you'll like the rest.
     
  5. I went with Deep Red, a personal favorite of mine. I hope they don't make a remake, you never can tell these days.
     
  6. hell ya!

    hell ya! ~Go ahead, make my day~

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    Deep Red
     
  7. Coverdale

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    I picked Blood and Black Lace.

    When I saw the title of this poll, I thought it would be to pick which director we thought was the "king."
     
  8. Noto

    Noto Guest

    I am in love with Your Vice... it was a nearly perfect movie on almost every level. It balances all that is great. Eurotrash, Gothic Setting, Mind Abuse, Confinement, Convoluted Conspiracy, all combined with a fun script, GREAT soundtrack and gorgeous actors.

    Perfection.
     
  9. Erick H.

    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    DEEP RED,love the finale.
     
  10. Grim

    Grim Well-Known Member

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    Of those listed, Opera is my favorite.
     
  11. Semerrill

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  12. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    I've only seen: What Have They Done to Solange?, Opera and Who Saw Her Die? from the ones listed. Solange rules over the other two. I liked Opera but really didn't enjoy Who Saw Her Die? at all.
     
  13. Cabal

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    I have seen almost everything from the list except 4 movies. Deep Red is the winner:)
     
  14. _pi_

    _pi_ Peace, bitch

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    Such a difficult choice ...

    But I think the real fight is between Bird With the Crystal Plumage and Deep Red. And although Bird was a trendsetter in its own right, Deep Red simply moved things to a higher level - and has never been topped since! So Deep Red gets my vote.
     
  15. dwatts

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    I went with Cat O Nine Tails because I figured it wasn't going to get any love, and that's very unjust. Multiple viewings show it to be a very very good film, and one worthy of more credit. There are many other great ones there too!
     
  16. DeathDealer

    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    14 for me. :banana:
     
  17. Crystal Plumage

    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    Ah...,17 for me (of the ones listed that is):banana:
     
  18. meddle

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    I have seen all 19 films listed.:)
     
  19. Marco

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    Giallo's don't really interrest me, but Deep Red is a classic of the meastro
     
  20. FulciZombieFan

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    I've seen every movie on this list except for one ... "The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963)"

    I was torn between "Blood and Black Lace" and "Deep Red" but I voted for "Deep Red" as it is my favorite Dario Argento film and truely the best on the list IMHO although I find it important to say that none of these films would exist, including Argento's films, if not for Mario Bava's "Blood and Black Lace".

    One could say that Argento's "Bird with the Crystal Plumage" is the film that truely kicked off the giallo "craze" in Italy and abroad and that it is THAT film that allowed the other films that followed it to be made. As true as that may be we still owe it all to "Blood and Black Lace" for without this Bava film there would be no Argento and no "Bird with the Crystal Plumage" or "Deep Red" or even "Suspiria" etc.

    - John "FulciLives" Coleman
     

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