Do You Giallo?

Death Walks TwiceYes, we all know of the giallo films from the likes of Dario Argento, Mario Bava, and Sergio Martino, but there are so many other names out there that need to be remembered. One of them is Luciano Ercoli, who just happened to pass away exactly one year ago today.

While he only directed a little over a dozen film, his last two are usually what makes the biggest impression on viewers. And now, thanks to Arrow Video, these two titles, Death Walks at Midnight and Death Walks on High Heels, are being released on blu-ray in double feature box set. Both starring Ercoli’s wife, the lovely Nieves Navarro (or Susan Scott, as she is usually billed as), these films are great examples of the giallo genre. Filled with twists and turns, beautiful women, amazing shots, and glorious color, they are not to be missed.

With a limited edition box set of only 3000 copies, this is a set you must not be without if you are a fan of the giallo. Below are all the extras that come with this set, which will be released on April 5th.

  • Brand new 2K restorations of the films from the original camera negatives
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Italian and English soundtracks in mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays)
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks
  • Limited Edition 60-page booklet containing new writing from authors Danny Shipka (Perverse Titillation: The Exploitation Cinema of Italy, Spain and France), Troy Howarth (So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films) and writer Leonard Jacobs,
  • Audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas
  • Introduction to the film by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Newly-edited archive interview with director Luciano Ercoli and actress Nieves Navarro
  • Master of Giallo – brand new interview in which Gastaldi discusses Death Walks on High Heels and offers up his thoughts as to what constitutes a good giallo
  • An interview with composer Stelvio Cipriani
  • Original Italian trailer
  • Original English trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • Audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas
  • Introduction to the film by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Extended TV version of the feature [105 mins]
  • Crime Does Pay – brand new interview in which Gastaldi discusses Death Walks at Midnight and a career script-writing crime film
  • Desperately Seeking Susan – a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the distinctive giallo collaborations between director Luciano Ercoli and star Nieves Navarro
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx

2 thoughts on “Do You Giallo?

  1. I’m definitely waiting for my copy to arrive on this title… giallo is a subgenre I love but sadly have not seen nearly as many as I should (usually because of the lack of availability).

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