|02-18-2007, 06:41 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2005
Beware of The Murder Secret!
Just recently I bought this movie from EC Entertainment. It's a cross between a giallo and a slasher (got this description from the cover) and it's a total piece of
Never a fan of Gabriele Tinti, but here he's slumming and it's symbolic for the Italian film industry from that time. A movie that seems to be made at your neighbours country house/farm, it has atrocious acting, phenomally bad dubbing, a story as thin perforated paper and unsatisfying gore!
Check this : a scene where a little, annoying kid has his head sawn off with a chainsaw lasts about 10 seconds and goes as quickly as it comes. Oh yeah, credit where credit is due, but it seems to me that Dead End (the one with Ray Wise) has ripped off the ending of this one, although they did it better themselves and less confusing.
Seems the good folk of EC Entertainment knew what they had gotten themselves mixed up with, so this is on their DVD :
* a superb full frame transfer (apparently OAR) that seems taped off from a VHS. Some drop-outs and it makes the movie harder to look at than it already is
* an English and Italian dub but no subs, although it was mentioned on the cover
* a running time of 86 minutes on the cover, my DVD-player says 101 minutes, but after 86 minutes it justs stops!
* although it has a nice cover, it has absolutely no connection to what's contained inside
Directed by Mario Bianchi (who's doing porn now) and supervised by Lucio Fulci, this is bottom-of-the-barrell shlock. Some of the gore effects have that late 80's charm, but it seriously isn't worth the 14 € (how much is that in dollars?) that I stupidly paid for it! Be warned...