Movie Review: Suspicious Death of a Minor

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Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975)
Directed by Sergio Martino
Starring Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer, Lia Tanzi, Barbara Magnolfi, Gianfranco Barra, Patrizia Castaldi, Adolfo Caruso, Roberto Posses

There were a few things that got my attention right away when this disc came in the mail. First and foremost, it is directed by Sergio Martino, who has made more than a few films that I have really enjoyed over the years. I mean, let’s face it…the man is a god when it comes to the giallo! Secondly, it would be the first of five times that Claudio Cassinelli would appear in one of Martino’s films, before dying in a tragic helicopter accident. My first introduction to Cassinelli’s work was in Martino’s Island of the Fishmen (1979), co-starring Richard Johnson and Barbara Bach. He always seemed to have fun playing the good guy and did it well. So he’s always a welcome site for me when he appears on screen.

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Suspicious Scores from Digitsoundtracks

Suspicious Death of a Minor

Are you one of those fans that love listening to the lovely soundtracks to murder? Okay…that didn’t come out right…How about this? Are you a fan of Italian giallos? And love the scores that usually surround the dark and enticing images on the screen? Well, thanks to the fine folks at Digitsoundtracks, you’ll have another score to add to your collection! Later this month, they will be putting out Luciano Michelini’s score for Morte sospetta di una minorenne, known here in the stats as The Suspicious Death of a Minor, which is being released on CD for the first time.

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