Italian horror on DVD
Five horror movies in the Italian giallo genre has been released on DVD. Swedish publishers Njutafilms has released four and Studio S two versions of Dario Argento's Profondo Rosso. The movies are all available in the Library.
The movies are published with their Italian and English titles: "I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale" (Torso) (1973) by Sergio Martino, "Lo squartone di New York" (New York ripper) (1982) by Lucio Fulci, "Deliria, bloody bird" (Stage fright) (1987) by Michele Soavi och "L’uomo senza memoria" (Puzzle) (1974) by Duccio Tessari. "Profondo rosso" (Deep red) (1975), directed by Dario Argento, includes a long and a shorter export version.
If you want to deepen your knowledge about the giallo genre, pick up Mikel J Kovens La dolce morte: vernacular cinema and the Italian giallo film or perhaps a book on one of the directors such as Beyond terror: the films of Lucio Fulci by Stephen Thrower or Alan Jones' Profondo Argento : the man, the myths & the magic.
Published 14 January 2009