- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 28, 2006
- Originally Released: 1971
- Label: Blue Underground
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Mono - English, Italian
- Subtitles - English - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Interviews: Lorenzo Danon - Son of Producer ("An Interview with Lorenzo Danon")
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
Performers, Cast and Crew:
This fine entry in the giallo canon was directed by Paolo Cavara (THE WILD EYE), and features a soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, as well as appearances by genre regulars Barbara Bouchet and Barbara Bach. Inspector Tellini (Giancarlo Giannini) is a laconic policeman in Rome who gets put on the case of a serial killer with a particularly gruesome method of killing: he injects beautiful women with a paralyzing poison and forces them to watch their own slow deaths.
Description by Ryko Distribution:
A deranged killer is injecting beautiful women with the poison of a rare wasp, paralyzing them and forcing them to witness their own brutal murders. Academy Award nominee Giancarlo Giannini (SEVEN BEAUTIES, HANNIBAL) stars as the dogged detective who takes the case only to find himself trapped in a web of immortality and murder. From the tantalizingly erotic opening to its vicious stunner of an ending, experience what is considered to be one of the most riveting and acclaimed films in the entire giallo genre.
Claudine Auger (THUNDERBALL, TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE), Barbara Bouchet (CASINO ROYALE, DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING), and Barbara Bach (THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, SHORT NIGHT OF THE GLASS DOLLS) co-star in this rarely-seen classic directed by Paolo Cavara (MONDO CANE) and featuring one of Ennio Morricone's best scores ever, now transferred in High Definition from the original camera negative and available for the first time ever in America.
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