Il vizio ha le calze nere

In Paprika Chips, Somebody got murdered on June 21, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Titel: Il vizio ha le calze nere 
Production: Italy 1975
Director: Tano Cimarosa
Cast: John Richardson, Dagmar Lassander, Ninetto Davoli
Run Time: 84 min
Circulation: NTSC DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Master
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English


A darioargento project about which he says: “Firsty there is no english audio on this dvdr, if you require that download one of the xvids. This offering is spanish audio with English Subtitles created by blueam. These have been edited and completely retimed to this print.

The Italian vhs is Not uncut as both prints contain scenes which have been filmed twice. And in the case of the spanish print has a couple of scene extensions not found in the italian version but loses longer dialogue sequences.
Stranger still the spanish version has entire scenes in a different order to the italian version. Finally like the bruno varni screener the spanish version is Letterboxed, whilst the italian version is fullscreen.”

“Director Tano Cimarosa seems keen to keep the focus on sleaze and savagery throughout, and if we’re not witnessing a woman being slashed open with a razor blade, we’re watching two of them getting it on. Normally, a film like this would get a high rating from me; but because the cinematography is so painful, none of it is pleasing to the eye and that ensures that it’s all rather uninspiring. The cast features two recognisable names, those belonging to John Richardson, the star of a number of Italian films including Bava’s Black Sunday and Lenzi’s Eyeball, and Dagmar Lassander; who also appears on a number of cult cast lists. Neither really has room to impress here. Despite putting more focus on sleaze, the plot is actually quite complicated; and is made more so by the fact that all the characters are wafer thin and it can be difficult to work out their motives because of that. The ending doesn’t come as much of a surprise, although I wasn’t really expecting it to. Overall, Reflections in Black really isn’t a good film; but I hesitate to completely condemn it as it’s a great exercise in crappy film-making, and it does at least do some of the things that you want a Giallo to do.” [imdb}


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