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A view on Blu-ray by Gary W. Tooze

Strip Nude for Your Killer aka Nude per l'assassino [Blu-ray]

 

(Andrea Bianchi, 1975)

 

 

Review by Gary Tooze

 

Production:

Theatrical: Fral Spa

Video: Blue Underground

 

Disc:

Region: FREE! (as verified by the Momitsu region FREE Blu-ray player)

Runtime: 1:37:58.080

Disc Size: 22,197,010,443 bytes

Feature Size: 19,824,414,720 bytes

Video Bitrate: 21.99 Mbps

Chapters: 24

Case: Standard Blu-ray case

Release date: March 26th, 2012

 

Video:

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1

Resolution: 1080p / 23.976 fps

Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Audio:

DTS-HD Master Audio English 1564 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1564 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio Italian 1563 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1563 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

 

Subtitles:

English (SDH), English (for Italian DUB), French, Spanish, none

 

Extras:

• Strip Nude for Your Giallo (11:44 in 480i)

International Trailer (3:41 in 1080P)

• Italian Trailer (3:41 in 1080P)

• Poster and Stills Gallery

 

Bitrate:

 

 

Description: The stunning Edwige Fenech (THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS, THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH) stars in this infamous shocker that packs more grisly violence and sexual depravity into each frame than most any other film in the entire giallo genre. There s succulent flesh aplenty as a mysterious killer dressed in black leather and wearing a motorcycle helmet begins butchering beautiful young fashion models with no mercy and one deranged request: STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER! Nino Castelnuovo (THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG) and Femi Benussi (HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON) co-star in this sleazy 70s classic directed by Andrea Bianchi (BURIAL GROUND, MALABIMBA), now presented in a brand-new High Definition transfer from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative!

 

 

The Film:

A leather-clad killer who hides his identity under a motorcycle helmet goes on a depraved killing spree in this unabashedly... sadistic giallo directed by Andrea Bianchi (Burial Ground) and starring Nino Castelnuovo and Femi Benussi. A fashion model has died while receiving an illegal abortion, and after the abortionist is slain, the black-clad killer begins targeting the deceased model's former co-workers. One by bloody one the models begin to fall prey to the mysterious killer, and all of the crimes have one thing in common - the victims were all forced to strip nude before meeting their grim fate.

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A 1975 giallo movie that follows in the footsteps of such Dario Argento classics as Deep Red, this one features colourful, baroque set design, and plenty of style, but is hampered by bad acting, a threadbare storyline and lousy dubbing.

Excerpt from Total Sci-fi Online located HERE

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

Strip Nude For Your Killer looks decent, if not stellar, on Blu-ray from Blue Underground. It appears as many might anticipate - no gloss, modest sharpness but pleasing contrast. It doesn't sport as much grain as we have seen from the distributor.  This is only single-layered but there are instances of depth and no undue noise. There is no damage and I thought it looked okay. This Blu-ray offers a consistent presentation that excels over SD. Hopefully the screen captures will give you an idea.

 

CLICK EACH BLU-RAY CAPTURE TO SEE ALL IMAGES IN FULL 1920X1080 RESOLUTION

 

English subtitles

 

 

English subtitles for Italian language version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio :

Blue Underground offer both the English language and Italian versions via decent DTS-HD Master 2.0 channel stereo tracks at 1564 kbps. It sounds okay with the expected sync-issues of post-dubbing present. I actually find that kind of charismatic. There is some depth that punches out of the front speakers and it comes with enough force to surprise. There are optional, bright yellow, subtitles (see samples above) in French, Spanish, English and English for the Italian version.  My Momitsu has identified it as being a region FREE disc playable on Blu-ray machines worldwide.

 

Extras :

Supplements include a 12-minute 'Strip Nude for Your Giallo' which includes interviews with actress Solvi Stubing and co-writer Massimo Felisatti. It is in 480i. There is also both International and Italian trailers in HD and a poster and stills gallery.

 

 

BOTTOM LINE:
Strip Nude For Your Killer has the salacious title but I wouldn't say it was much of a Giallo. Of course, the cheesiness is part of the appeal. There is, predictably, plenty of nudity - but most not highly erotic. This is no Argento - but there are things to appreciate - just not that many. Blue Underground put out great Blu-ray products from a technical standpoint but this might be in their lower half. Edwige Fenech might be the best thing Strip Nude For Your Killer has to offer - but for some - that may be enough - that and the kitschy cover art. 

Gary Tooze

March 15th, 2012


 

About the Reviewer: Hello, fellow Beavers! I have been interested in film since I viewed a Chaplin festival on PBS when I was around 9 years old. I credit DVD with expanding my horizons to fill an almost ravenous desire to seek out new film experiences. I currently own approximately 9500 DVDs and have reviewed over 5000 myself. I appreciate my discussion Listserv for furthering my film education and inspiring me to continue running DVDBeaver. Plus a healthy thanks to those who donate and use our Amazon links.

Although I never wanted to become one of those guys who focused 'too much' on image and sound quality - I find HD is swiftly pushing me in that direction.

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60-Inch Class (59.58” Diagonal) 1080p Pioneer KURO Plasma Flat Panel HDTV PDP6020-FD

Oppo Digital BDP-83 Universal Region FREE Blu-ray/SACD Player
Momitsu - BDP-899 Region FREE Blu-ray player
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Gary W. Tooze

 

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