Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Friends & neighbours

As you might have figured out, I am pretty particular with the link list to the right - I only link to people & products I personally endorse, and where I have some kind of relationship to the people behind it. So it takes me great pleasure to introduce the newest link (even though it has been there for a while): Peter in Stockholm's Giallo Locandine! A blog of my taste, Peter is very particular in what he posts - only Italian giallo posters from his own collection! I am happy that such a stringent yet well-nourished blog is produced in Sweden, and even though we have never met, I feel our blogs are two of a kind.

To celebrate, here are a few giallo locandine of my own: the great grandfather of them all, Mario Bava's Black Sabbath (specifically the Telephone segment); the stylish upstart, Lucio Fulci's Perversion Story; and the genre-defining masterpiece, Dario Argento's The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Lo Strano Vizio Della Signora Fenech

Edwige Fenech was one of the most celebrated actresses of Italian popular cinema in the 70's, perhaps most known for her appearances in many breezy sex comedies. But she was also the iconic star of many classic giallos, including The Case of the Bloody Iris and the amazingly paranoid All the Colors of the Dark. Here we see four Italian manifestos for three of her thrilling giallos, made with two giants of the genre: The Strange Vice of Signora Wardh plus Your Vice is a Locked Door and Only I Have the Key, both by the reliable Sergio Martino; and Mario Bava's ironic 5 Dolls for an August Moon.