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« on: July 12, 2013, 07:13:31 AM »

This year at the Melbourne International Film Festival they are screening a few Giallo films and I need some advice as to which one [or more] to see as I'd like to check out at least one.

http://miff.com.au/program-categories/shining-violence-italian-giallo

I haven't seen any of these so are there any stand outs amongst the pack?

Incidentally there's a ton of other films playing which I'm excited about so feel free to add other films not on the Giallo list that are playing that I should check out while you're at it as I bought a mini pass so I have plenty of spare tickets to spare on other gems.

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2013, 11:30:04 AM »

Deep Red and Don't torture a duckling are essential Giallo films. So if you see any of them I'd put those two as the ones you should see the most.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2013, 12:05:01 PM »

Deep Red
I concur, don't miss a chance to see this. Tenebrae s another good Argento , but not as good.

THE PYJAMA GIRL CASE was a bit boring imo.

Not seen HOUSE WITH THE LAUGHING WINDOWS but my Giallo friend says its good.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013, 12:27:55 PM »

Not seen HOUSE WITH THE LAUGHING WINDOWS but my Giallo friend says its good.
I didn't enjoy this one (I thought it was too slow moving.) But I've always dug TORSO, but then again, I'm not much of a giallo fan.
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2013, 01:35:24 PM »

Not seen HOUSE WITH THE LAUGHING WINDOWS but my Giallo friend says its good.
I didn't enjoy this one (I thought it was too slow moving.) But I've always dug TORSO, but then again, I'm not much of a giallo fan.
TORSO is pretty good.

But yeah the main problem that gialli have is being too slow moving. The ones that aren't are generally worth watching IMO
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2013, 02:15:14 PM »

Deep Red is the penultimate Giallo. Not to be missed. Don't Torture A Duckling is by far, according to me, Fulci's finest hour. Tenebre is quite good, but not quite as good as Deep Red, but a still enjoyable watch. House With Laughing Windows is a little bit of a different feel as far as Gialli go. Some of the film almost has a gothic undertone to it. Oh yeah, it's also f**king AWESOME! I haven't seen the other two, but I'm always up for obscure Italian terror flicks. Should be a fun event. Wish my local theatre would show cool movies like these instead of mainstream big budget slop.  Bluesad
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2013, 11:53:35 AM »

I love DEEP RED and TENEBRAE.

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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2013, 11:57:30 AM »

Looks like these are cut versions . . . especially DEEP RED.  I have both on DVD and my copy of DEEP RED runs 126 minutes.  My copy of TENEBRAE runs 101 minutes.
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2013, 01:40:26 PM »

I'm not super crazy about giallo films myself, but Suspiria is far and away the best IMO. 
I liked Bay of Blood.
Blue Eyes Of The Broken Doll has its followers, and some decent scenes.  Pretty indefensibly loopy, though.
Torso had a slow first half but really picked up steam in the second.
Some gialli that have garnered quite a bit of acclaim:
Black Belly of the Tarantula
Lizard in a Woman's Skin
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail
Cat o' Nine Tails
The Bird With The Crystal Plumage
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2013, 01:52:21 AM »

I'm thinking Deep Red and maybe one other at this stage [Deep Red fits in with my already busy schedule]

In other news in about three hours I'm going to go see Goblin play live some of their classics from Suspiria and Dawn of the Dead.  Good times for all!
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