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LiquidSky
09-29-11, 05:14 PM
I recently watched "The Black Belly of the Tarantula" and enjoyed. Can you all please recommend more tittles that are available on DVD? Thank you. :)

SethDLH
09-29-11, 05:26 PM
Bird With The Crystal Plumage
Deep Red
Torso
Who Saw Her Die?
Don't Torture A Duckling
The Red Queen Kills 7 Times

J. Farley
09-29-11, 06:47 PM
Some of my personal favorites:

The House with Laughing Windows
Footprints on the Moon
Tenebre
The New York Ripper
What Have you Done to Solange?
Torso
Four Flies on Grey Velvet
The Bloodstained Shadow
The Dead Are Alive
Naked... You Die!

TomOpus
09-29-11, 07:00 PM
Some of my favs were already mentioned so I will throw in:

Opera
Blood and Black Lace
Lizard in a Woman's Skin

Mondo Kane
09-29-11, 07:41 PM
Too bad some of my most favorites are OOP:
The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh
The Killer Must Kill Again
Death Walks at Midnight

Others mentioned that I love:
Deep Red
Bay of Blood (Along with it's 100+alternate titles)
The New York Ripper
Tenebre
Don't Torture A Duckling
Lizard in a Woman's Skin (Shriek Show disc comes with 2 versions. Only watched 1 of them though)

And the always-guilty pleasures:
Strip Nude For Your Killer
Slaughter Hotel

smurr05
09-29-11, 07:44 PM
Definately can't go too wrong with Dario Argento's films as mentioned here-

dcrw6
09-29-11, 08:20 PM
I won't comment on the music itself, but if you want a handy-dandy rundown of giallo titles, this video pretty much mentions most of them.

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LiquidSky
09-29-11, 08:29 PM
Many Thanks! I've added everything that's available via Blockbuster mailing DVDs to my home to my queue (almost all of them are available!) I've noticed that Mimsy Farmer is in a number of the titles. I loved her in "Riot on Sunset Strip" with her perfectly choreographed acid trip :) and "Road to Salina".

LiquidSky
09-29-11, 08:32 PM
Hey dcrw6...thanks for the cool video. I can't believe I'm just now getting into these films. I'm 48 and have been a horror/mystery fan since a kid!!! Well, better late than never!

inri222
09-29-11, 11:21 PM
This is a pretty complete list of Giallo.
As with all film genres : some of these are good, some are OK and some are awful.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giallo

Giallo Filmography:

The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Mario Bava, 1963, A.K.A. Evil Eye)
Blood and Black Lace (Mario Bava, 1964, A.K.A. Fashion House of Death, Six Women for the Murderer)
The Sweet Body of Deborah (Ernesto Gastaldi, 1968)
Naked You Die (Antonio Margheriti, 1968, A.K.A. The Young, the Evil and the Savage)
Deadly Inheritance (Vittorio Sindoni, 1968, A.K.A. The Killer Has Clean Hands)
Orgasmo (Umberto Lenzi, 1968, A.K.A. Paranoia)
A Black Veil for Lisa (Massimo Dallamano, 1968, A.K.A. Death Has No Sex)
Paranoia (Umberto Lenzi, 1968, A.K.A. A Quiet Place To Kill) (not to be confused with "Orgasmo")
So Sweet, So Perverse (Umberto Lenzi, 1969)
One on Top of the Other (Lucio Fulci, 1969, A.K.A. Perversion Story)
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Dario Argento, 1970, A.K.A. The Gallery Murders)
Five Dolls for an August Moon (Mario Bava, 1970, A.K.A. Island of Terror)
The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (Luciano Ercoli, 1970)
Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (Lucio Fulci, 1971, A.K.A. Schizoid)
The Fifth Cord (Luigi Bazzoni, 1971, A.K.A. Evil Fingers)
The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1971, A.K.A. Blade of the Killer, The Next Victim, Next!)
Tail of the Scorpion (Sergio Martino, 1971, A.K.A. "The Case of the Scorpion's Tail")
Black Belly of the Tarantula, (Paolo Cavara, 1971)
The Cat o’ Nine Tails (Dario Argento, 1971)
The Bloodstained Butterfly (Duccio Tessari, 1971)
Four Flies on Grey Velvet (Dario Argento, 1971)
My Dear Killer (Tonino Valerii, 1971)
Twitch of the Death Nerve (Mario Bava, 1971, A.K.A. Bay of Blood, Ecology of a Crime, Chain Reaction )
The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (Riccardo Freda, 1971)
The Red-Headed Corpse (Renzo Russo, 1971, A.K.A. Sweet Spirits, The Sensuous Doll )
The Devil Has Seven Faces (Osvaldo Civirani, 1971, A.K.A. The Devil With Seven Faces)
They've Changed Their Faces (Corrado Farina, 1971)
Slaughter Hotel (Fernando Di Leo, 1971, A.K.A. Asylum Erotica, The Beast Kills in Cold Blood)
Death Walks on High Heels (Luciano Ercoli, 1971)
The Case of the Bloody Iris (Giuliano Carnimeo, 1972, A.K.A. Why Are Those Strange Drops of Blood On Jennifer’s Body?)
Don’t Torture a Duckling (Lucio Fulci, 1972)
Who Saw Her Die? (Aldo Lado, 1972, A.K.A. The Child )
Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (Sergio Martino, 1972, A.K.A. Eye of the Black Cat)
The French Sex Murders (1972, A.K.A. The House of Rendezvous)
Smile of the Hyena (Silvio Amadio, 1972, A.K.A. Smile Before Death)
What Have You Done to Solange? (Massimo Dallamano, 1972, A.K.A. Secret of the Green Pins, The School That Couldn't Scream, Terror in the Woods)
Knife of Ice (Umberto Lenzi, 1972, A.K.A. Silent Horror)
All the Colors of the Dark (Sergio Martino, 1972, A.K.A. They're Coming to Get You, Day of the Maniac)
The Dead Are Alive (Armando Crispino, 1972, A.K.A. The Etruscan Kills Again)
Delirium (Renato Polselli, 1972, A.K.A. Delirio Caldo )
The Short Night of the Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1972, A.K.A. Paralyzed)
Five Women for the Killer (Stelvio Massi, 1972)
Seven Bloodstained Orchids (Umberto Lenzi, 1972, A.K.A. The Puzzle of the Silver Half-Moons)
Crimes of the Black Cat (Sergio Pastore, 1972, A.K.A. Seven Shawls of Yellow Silk)
Naked Girl Killed in the Park (Alfonso Brescia, 1972)
The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (Emilio Miraglia, 1972)
Death Walks at Midnight (Luciano Ercoli, 1972)
Torso (Sergio Martino, 1973, A.K.A. The Bodies Show Traces of Carnal Violence )
Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye (Antonio Margheriti, 1973)
The House of Fear (1973, A.K.A. The Girl in Room 2-A)
The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (Emilio Miraglia, 1973)
Perfume of the Lady In Black (Francesco Barilli, 1973)
Death Carries a Cane (Maurizio Pradeux, 1973)
Eyeball (Umberto Lenzi, 1974, A.K.A. The Devil’s Eye, The Eye, The Secret Killer, Wide-Eyed in the Dark)
Autopsy (Armando Crispino, 1974, A.K.A. Sunspots, Macchie Solari)
Spasmo (Umberto Lenzi, 1974)
What Have They Done To Your Daughters? (Massimo Dallamano, 1974, A.K.A. The Co-ed Murders)
A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (León Klimovsky, 1974, A.K.A. Red Killer)
The Killer Has Reserved Nine Seats (Giuseppe Benati, 1974)
The Killer Must Kill Again (Luigi Cozzi, 1974, A.K.A. The Spider)
The Killer With a Thousand Eyes (1974, A.K.A. On The Edge) co-stars Britt Nichols
Deep Red (Dario Argento, 1975, A.K.A. The Hatchet Murders)
Strip Nude for Your Killer (Andrea Bianchi, 1975)
Reflections in Black (Tano Cimarosa, 1975, A.K.A. Vice Wears Black Hose)
The House with Laughing Windows (Pupi Avati, 1976)
The Psychic (Lucio Fulci, 1977, A.K.A. Murder to the Tune of the Seven Black Notes, Seven Notes in Black)
The Girl in the Yellow Pyjamas (1977, A.K.A. The Pyjama Girl Case)
Watch Me When I Kill (Antonio Bido, 1977, A.K.A. The Cat's Victims)
Killer Nun (1978, A.K.A. Deadly Habit)
The Sister of Ursula (1978)
Red Rings of Fear (Massimo Dallamano, 1978, A.K.A. Enigma Rosso)
The Bloodstained Shadow (Antonio Bido, 1978) (A.K.A. Solamente Nero)
Giallo in Venice (Mario Landi, 1979, A.K.A. Thrilling in Venice)
The Black Cat (Lucio Fulci, 1982)
Tenebrae (Dario Argento, 1982, A.K.A. Unsane)
The Scorpion With Two Tails (Sergio Martino, 1982, A.K.A. Murder in the Etruscan Cemetery)
A Blade in the Dark (Lamberto Bava, 1982, A.K.A. The House with the Dark Staircase)
The New York Ripper (Lucio Fulci, 1982)
Murder Rock (Lucio Fulci, 1984) (A.K.A. Murder Rock Dancing Death)
Body Count (Ruggero Deodato, 1987, A.K.A. Camping del Terrore)
Phantom of Death (Ruggero Deodato, 1987, A.K.A. A Most Uncommon Crime))
Stage Fright (Michele Soavi, 1987, A.K.A. Deliria, Bloody Bird, Aquarius)
Delirium (Lamberto Bava, 1987, A.K.A. Photos of Gioia)
Too Beautiful To Die (Dario di Piana, 1988, A.K.A. Nothing Underneath 2)
Dial Help (Ruggero Deodato, 1988)
Opera (Dario Argento, 1988, A.K.A. Terror at the Opera)
Massacre (Andrea Bianchi, 1989)
The Murder Secret (Mario Bianchi & Lucio Fulci, 1989, A.K.A. Don't be Afraid of Aunt Martha)
Trauma (Dario Argento, 1992, A.K.A. Dario Argento's Trauma)
Misteria (Lamberto Bava, 1992, A.K.A. Body Puzzle)
The Stendahl Syndrome (Dario Argento, 1996)
Wax Mask (Sergio Stivaletti, 1997, A.K.A. Maschera di Cera)
Sleepless (Dario Argento, 2001)
Eyes of Crystal (Eros Puglielli, 2004)
Giallo (Dario Argento, 2009)

SethDLH
09-29-11, 11:33 PM
As nice a list as that is some of those aren't gialli, at least at a glance and it isn't even close to complete.

This page (posts 1407 and 1408) has a very extensive list of gialli by year. Credit to Dave Grant who runs filmsthatwitnessmadness.com http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18780&page=141

ororama
09-29-11, 11:40 PM
Many Thanks! I've added everything that's available via Blockbuster mailing DVDs to my home to my queue (almost all of them are available!) I've noticed that Mimsy Farmer is in a number of the titles. I loved her in "Riot on Sunset Strip" with her perfectly choreographed acid trip :) and "Road to Salina".

There's a very nice interview with her in Video Watchdog No. 161 (March/April 2011). She seems happy with the path that her life has taken, and seems like an interesting, balanced person.

Josh-da-man
09-30-11, 12:42 AM
I was watching the movie "Giallo" with Adrien Brody on one of the premium cable channels the other day, and thought it was knock-off/tribute to Dario Argento's films.

When it was over, the credits rolled and I discovered that it actually was directed by Dario Argento. :lol:

vdc530
09-30-11, 04:29 AM
Mooreth Koonem Boz was one of the best films I saw as far as Giallo is concerned, is he concerned?

SethDLH
09-30-11, 05:52 AM
I was watching the movie "Giallo" with Adrien Brody on one of the premium cable channels the other day, and thought it was knock-off/tribute to Dario Argento's films.

When it was over, the credits rolled and I discovered that it actually was directed by Dario Argento. :lol:

It went through its fair share of production troubles... including the producers essentially having Argento on set to use his name. He had very little creative control.

LiquidSky
09-30-11, 08:16 AM
Thanks for the additional information!

LiquidSky
09-30-11, 08:17 AM
There's a very nice interview with her in Video Watchdog No. 161 (March/April 2011). She seems happy with the path that her life has taken, and seems like an interesting, balanced person.

Cool. One of my friends has all the issues, so I'll get it from him.

Ash Ketchum
09-30-11, 10:33 AM
Hey dcrw6...thanks for the cool video. I can't believe I'm just now getting into these films. I'm 48 and have been a horror/mystery fan since a kid!!! Well, better late than never!

In New York, Channel 9 used to run a lot of these on TV back in the late '70s and '80s. That's how I first saw a lot of Argento and Bava titles. Also, the 42nd Street theaters used to run them (dubbed in English, of course), but they rarely got shown theatrically outside of that, as I recall. Except for the more high-profile ones, like Argento's SUSPIRIA, which I saw at a Bronx neighborhood theater.

I do remember, though, seeing a more obscure one at another Bronx theater. It was called WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS? and it had quite a good cast, including Mario Adorf, Giovanna Ralli, and Farley Granger, although, to my disappointment, Granger, a onetime Hollywood star, was dubbed by somebody else. The movie itself wasn't very good and the Friday night crowd felt cheated, so we all moved en masse to the theater next door, which was playing SILVER STREAK, with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, which had opened recently (putting this in either Dec. 1976 or Jan. 1977). We walked in just as Richard Pryor entered the movie, so we got there in time for the good part. A hefty security guard had been standing just outside the front entrance of the theater. I watched him as we made our migration. He turned, saw what we were doing, and immediately turned away so as not to see what we were doing. Which made us all satisfied customers by the end of SILVER STREAK.

SethDLH
09-30-11, 12:14 PM
To be fair WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS leans heavily toward the Poliziotteschi genre. Its a pretty good one but not the best. It definitely does fit in the giallo genre but I think if you're looking for a pure giallo you will be disappointed a bit, which apparently was the case a couple decades ago too :lol:

coyoteblue
09-30-11, 12:51 PM
I'm going to mention Suspiria, Inferno and Phenomena (I haven't watched Mother of Tears, so I'm not recommending it). Most people would say they're outliers if they even considered them giallo. Still, they are chock full of giallo elements. If you removed the fantasy elements, I think no one would have a problem accepting them as giallo.

SethDLH
09-30-11, 01:07 PM
I'm going to mention Suspiria, Inferno and Phenomena (I haven't watched Mother of Tears, so I'm not recommending it). Most people would say they're outliers if they even considered them giallo. Still, they are chock full of giallo elements. If you removed the fantasy elements, I think no one would have a problem accepting them as giallo.

I'll give you Phenomena but not Suspiria and Inferno even though they have a lot of giallo influence. Either way they're all excellent.

LiquidSky
09-30-11, 05:31 PM
Except for the more high-profile ones, like Argento's SUSPIRIA, which I saw at a Bronx neighborhood theater.

I saw "Suspiria" at the theater upon initial release as well. :)

dcrw6
09-30-11, 07:58 PM
Hey dcrw6...thanks for the cool video. I can't believe I'm just now getting into these films. I'm 48 and have been a horror/mystery fan since a kid!!! Well, better late than never!

No problem. I'm behind in my viewing of them myself. DVDaf says I own about 60 of them which I know I haven't seen the majority of. Hoping to get through some of them this month for the horror challenge.

BasementArt
10-07-11, 11:10 AM
No Giallo discussion these days can be truly complete without a check over to Doomed Moviethon. This guy has pretty much had himself an authority on obsessive Giallo viewing, and has written 5 articles that detail has days long Gialli binges. Check them out, here's the first one for your reading pleasure.

http://doomedmoviethon.com/articles/009giallomeltdown-friday.htm

kthnxbai
10-07-11, 09:12 PM
Four Flies On Grey Velvet is definitely my favorite Giallo.