I'm a great fan of Aldo Lado who, as though Dario Argento always forgets to mention it, co-wrote the screenplay of 'The Bird with the Crystal Plumage'. Now, if you want to discover the giallo genre, see 'Who Saw Her Die?', a film with shocking murders and a great Ennio Morricone musical score. It's not a masterpiece but it's way better than the hundreds of gialli you can buy on the internet. Highly recommended.
This has everything I love about the giallo - cheesy 70s facial hair, delirious dubbing, obstreperous nannies, assorted Eurotrash of both genders, fetishistic closeups, killer-p.o.v. shots, and kiddies so cutesy they're just begging for a brick to the skull. Not that the killer "gets away with it" - hey, he's got this movie on his resume! Watch for Fassbinder regular Peter Chatel in a neat fur coat.
Excellent giallo thriller delivers most everything you'd want from the genre: sharp, stylish filmmaking by director Aldo Lado, a plot full of eccentric characters and lurid twists, beautiful shots of Venice, and all set to an effectively eerie score by Ennio Morricone. A must for giallo fans.
One of the most dreadful giallos I've ever seen. George Lazenby lost 35lbs for the role but I can't imagine why since he only plays a sculptor living in Venice. As a result, he spends the entire film looking sickly and unhappy. Very little violence, lots of 70's-style nudity. I'd like to forget this film if I could.