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(aka "Giallo in Venice")

Directed by Mario Landi
Italy
1979

 

The beautiful canals of Venice are stained with blood when the bodies of young couples are found savagely murdered. Inspector De Paul sets out to unravel what happened to the young victims. The deeper he digs, the more sordid secrets he uncovers, but more people will die before the mystery is finally resolved. This infamous mixture of sleazy eroticism and over the top gore is one of the wildest films from the golden age of Italian exploitation cinema.

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Theatrical Release: December 31st, 1979

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Review: Scorpion Releasing - Region FREE - Blu-ray

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Runtime 1:38:48.547    
Video

Disc Size: 23,179,769,547 bytes

Feature Size: 22,378,825,728 bytes

Average Bitrate: 26.44 Mbps

Single-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate:

Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio Italian 1952 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1952 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Commentary:

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / DN -4dB

Subtitles English, None
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Release Information:
Studio: Scorpion Releasing

Aspect Ratio:
1.66:1

Disc Size: 23,179,769,547 bytes

Feature Size: 22,378,825,728 bytes

Average Bitrate: 26.44 Mbps

Single-layered Blu-ray MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:
• Commentary by Troy Howarth
• Trailers (The Psychic -1:05, The Gates of Hell - 0:59, Murder Rock - 2:39, Eniga Rosso - 2:33, Opera - 1:48)

Blu-ray Release Date: August, 2018
Transparent
Blu-ray Case
Chapters: 15

 

 

Comments:

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

The Scorpion Releasing 1080P transfer is in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio on a single-layered Blu-ray with a supportive bitrate. The HD presentation looks acceptable without digitization, it carries some grain texture, has a few speckles, occasional depth and decent, colors with richness etc. The source is in acceptable condition and the HD transfer is adept. It is described as a "New 2018 scan with extensive color correction".

Scorpion Releasing use a DTS-HD Master 2.0 at 24-bits in the original Italian language.  There are plenty of Giallo-esque effects in the film mostly focusing on violence. The score is by Berto Pisano (Death Smiles on a Murderer, Burial Ground)
and suits the film's genre, tension and mystery. There are optional English subtitles on the region FREE Blu-ray disc.

Scorpion include a stellar commentary by Troy Howarth who is no fan of the film but is a appreciative of the gals in the film; Leonora Fani and Mariangela Giordano providing interesting background and the film fitting into the sub-category of "Porno Giallo" or why it is referenced as a "Pussy Slashing Giallo". He's funny, informative and it gives the package solid value. There are also some trailers of other, related, films and it has a reversible sleeve (see image below) and a folded poster.

Giallo in Venice is quite graphic. Yes, a
Giallo (hard to deny it with the title) but is at the fringe of the genre's appealing style. It held my attention for even more than the nudity and, often, forced sex. Those keen may wish indulge in this Blu-ray that sports the valuable commentary as well and a neat package! Great job by Scorpion for bringing us efforts like this lesser-scene genre cinema.

Gary Tooze


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