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La Morte Bussa Due Volte

In Paprika Chips, Somebody got murdered on June 28, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Title: La Morte Bussa Due Volte (The Blonde Connection)
Production: Germany/Italy 1969
Director: Harald Philipp
Cast: Dean Reed, Fabio Testi, Ini Assmann
Run Time: 79min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Master
Language: Italian, English, German
Subtitles: English

A pipipip/darioargento project about which he says: “I’ve used a nice italian print with no hardcoded subs , although the pre credit sequence from the old print has been used , because of more nudity and some scenes not being present in the Italian print. From the Credit sequence onwards the italian vhs is used , another point is the italian language track is very quiet , boosting the audio only made things worse ,its audiable (Just turn your TV Volume up). The English Track is very nice , clear with a nice sound throughout. Altogether a whopping 26 sound edits and again the end result is hopefully going to give you the viewer pleasure.

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“This is an early gialli (pre-“Bird with Crystal Plumage”)and is thus neither as violent, sexually graphic, or visually stylish as some of the later ones, but it’s worth seeing for fans of the giallo genre.This movie has a lot going for it. The great Fabio Testi plays a deranged artist who can’t seem to resist strangling his female partners during sex. The voluptuous Anita Ekberg (the fountain-bather in Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita”) is an older, married female art dealer who just can’t resist Testi’s possibly homicidal charms and becomes the potential victim of an elaborate murder plot. The villainous Adolf Celli plays her oft-cuckolded husband, a scary gangster called “The Professor”. Even a young Femi Benussi gets into the act in one of her earliest have-naked-sex-and-get-brutally-murdered-minutes-later cameos. Unfortunately, the lead, American actor Dean Reed, is about as charisma-free as they come. Part of it his character, a private detective who callously uses his faithful fiancée as bait to snare the dangerous, sex-crazed artist. I was hoping something would happen–that she would cheat on him with Testi at the very least, but she is unaccountably loyal to this idiot. Even stranger, the detective at one point befriends a vicious dog belonging to another character, and the dog later rescues him at a crucial point (what is this–“Lassie”?). What either the dog or the girl see in this guy is beyond me.” [imdb]

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