Giallo

  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Wrong Guy (Kino Lorber)

    For the release week of November 28th: Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Wrong Guy : This hilarious Canadian Hitchcock spoof from writer/actor/comedian Dave Foley (The Kids in the Hall) never received a U.S. theatrical release.  That’s a shame, because The Wrong Guy was funnier than...
  • Seven Blood-Stained Orchids Blu-ray

    Greetings, giallo junkies, Put on your black gloves, and pour yourself a glass of J&B.  Code Red has dated and detailed their previously announced Blu-ray release of Umberto Lenzi’s Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972). I haven’t seen this one, but I hear it’s one of Lenzi’s best films, and I’m overjoyed...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Avanti (Kino Lorber)

    For the release week of 10/10/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: Avanti : It’s a solid release week, and any number of titles could have taken the top spot.  However, the film I’m most interested in revisiting is this delightful late-period romantic comedy from maestro Billy...
  • The Suspicious Death of a Minor (Morte sospetta di una minorenne, 1975)

    To understand and appreciate Sergio Martino’s The Suspicious Death of a Minor, a.k.a. Too Young to Die, a little history of Italian film, specifically the genre known as “giallo“ and the subgenre “poliziotteschi,” is needed. Giallo was a 20th Century Italian film genre that was part mystery, part slasher film,...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Bridge on the River Kwai 4K UHD (Sony)

    For the release week of 10/3/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Bridge on the River Kwai (60th Anniversary) : If you’ve been holding out to upgrade to 4K UHD discs until classic catalog titles hit the format, the good news is the tide is turning....
  • Don’t Torture a Duckling (Non si sevizia un paperino, 1972)

    Don’t Torture a Duckling is a grubby, nasty, unpleasant little thriller… and I look forward to watching it again.  While technically a giallo, it is one of the most unusual films in the genre, as it avoids many of the calling cards of gialli — black gloves, knives, an...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: Seven Beauties (Kino Lorber)

    For the release week of 9/12/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: The best of a solid release week is Lina Wertmüller’s masterpiece of dark comedy Seven Beauties .  The incredibly expressive Giancarlo Giannini stars as a weak, cowardly, small-time Italian hood who will do whatever it...
  • DiabolikDVD August Code Red Exclusives

    For a one-man operation (or one-Banana Man operation), Code Red DVD produces a tremendous amount of content.  Month after month they release Blu-rays of forgotten films and cult titles that otherwise would not likely receive an HD upgrade.  Banana Man is truly doing the Lord’s work. My only complaint...
  • Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Shameless Films)

    For the release week of 8/1/17: Garv’s Pick of the Week: The Strange Vice Of Mrs Wardh : I’ve not yet seen this 1971 giallo from Sergio Martino, starring the lovely Edwige Fenech, but Troy Howarth, the author of the essential giallo reference, So Deadly, So...
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