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    Death Walks on High Heels & Death Walks At Midnight Coming From Arrow

    Coming to the US & UK in March.

    Format: Blu-Ray + DVD
    Starring: Frank Wolff, Nieves Navarro, Simón Andreu
    Directed by: Luciano Ercoli



    Synopsis:

    Emerging at the peak of the giallo boom of the early ‘70s, Luciano Ercoli’s Death Walks films are two superlative examples of the genre linked by their shared casting of the stunning Nieves Navarro (billed under her adopted stage name of Susan Scott) as the lead woman in peril.

    In Death Walks on High Heels (1971), exotic dancer Nicole (Navarro), the daughter of a murdered jewel thief, finds herself terrorised by a black-clad assailant determined on procuring her father’s stolen gems. Fleeing Paris and her knife-wielding pursuer, Nicole arrives in London only to discover that death stalks her at every corner.

    Returning in Death Walks at Midnight (1972), Navarro stars as Valentina – a model who, in the midst of a drug-fuelled photoshoot, witnesses a brutal murder in the apartment opposite hers. But when it becomes clear that the savage slaying she describes relates to a crime that took place six months earlier, the police are at a loss – forcing Valentina to solve the mystery alone.

    Offering up all the glamour, perversity and narrative twists and turns that are typical of the giallo genre at its best, Luciano Ercoli’s Death Walks on High Heels and Death Walks at Midnight anticipate the super-stylized trappings of Brian De Palma’s early psycho thrillers (most notably, Dressed to Kill).

    LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

    Limited Edition boxed-set (3000 copies) containing Death Walks on High Heels and Death Walks at Midnight
    Brand new 2K restorations of the films from the original camera negatives
    High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
    Original Italian and English soundtracks in mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays)
    Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks
    Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks
    Limited Edition 60-page booklet containing new writing from authors Danny Shipka (Perverse Titillation: The Exploitation Cinema of Italy, Spain and France), Troy Howarth (So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films) and writer Leonard Jacobs, illustrated with original archive stills and posters

    DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS

    Audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas
    Introduction to the film by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
    Newly-edited archive interview with director Luciano Ercoli and actress Nieves Navarro
    Master of Giallo – brand new interview in which Gastaldi discusses Death Walks on High Heels and offers up his thoughts as to what constitutes a good giallo
    An interview with composer Stelvio Cipriani
    Original Italian trailer
    Original English trailer
    Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx

    DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT

    Audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas
    Introduction to the film by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
    Extended TV version of the feature [105 mins]
    Crime Does Pay – brand new interview in which Gastaldi discusses Death Walks at Midnight and a career script-writing crime films
    Desperately Seeking Susan – a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the distinctive giallo collaborations between director Luciano Ercoli and star Nieves Navarro
    Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx



    DETAILS:

    RRP: £44.99 £32.99

    Region: B/A

    Rating: 18

    Cat No: FCD1216

    Duration: 208 mins

    Language: English/Italian

    Subtitles: English SDH/English

    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

    Audio: Mono

    Discs: 4

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    Good news, particularly since that FilmArt release is only DVD. I'll definitely upgrade for these.
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    Might have to re watch and think about this one.
    My memories of these both is that they are not very good, and I am not a big fan of the lead actress.

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    Own the NoShame release of these films and have always thought I wouldn't upgrade if given the chance, as they're honestly no big favorites of mine. But damnit Arrow, you're making it so hard!

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    I like these films and sold my Noshame set a while ago so will definitely get these, but im in no hurry. Can see straight through Arrows marketing gimmick of these being "L.E.". The only thing that is L.E. is the book. Will wait until the set is in a sale or there are individual releases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bernhard View Post
    Might have to re watch and think about this one.
    My memories of these both is that they are not very good, and I am not a big fan of the lead actress.
    I'm not a big fan of Scott but like MIDNIGHT much more than HIGH HEELS

    For anyone interested, I just finished a review of the Arrow Blu-ray set which contains a visual comparison between the Arrow BDs and NoShame's DVDs. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see it: http://dvdcompare.net/review.php?rid=4196
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    Your reviews are amazing, Paul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enandalusiskhund View Post
    Your reviews are amazing, Paul.
    You ain't kidding. That's the kind of historical context and deep film knowledge you don't find much at all. I seriously doubt you'll see another review of this set that mentions THE HOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL. Well done, Paul. Your email should be exploding with offers of booklet essays.
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    I'm not a big fan of Scott but like MIDNIGHT much more than HIGH HEELS
    I'm the opposite, I think Heels is a much better film

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    Quote Originally Posted by enandalusiskhund View Post
    Your reviews are amazing, Paul.
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Monroe View Post
    You ain't kidding. That's the kind of historical context and deep film knowledge you don't find much at all. I seriously doubt you'll see another review of this set that mentions THE HOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL. Well done, Paul. Your email should be exploding with offers of booklet essays.
    Thank you
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