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(aka "La morte cammina con i tacchi alti" or "Death Stalks on High Heels" or "La muerte camina con tacón alto" or "Nuits d'amour et d'épouvante" )

 

directed by Luciano Ercoli
Italy/Spain 1971

 

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).

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Theatrical Release: 19 November 1971 (Italy)

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NoShame Films (Death Box Set) - Region 0 - NTSC vs. Arrow Video- Region FREE - Blu-ray

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for the NoShame Films DVD (Death Box Set) Screen Caps!

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Also available on Blu-ray in the UK:

 

 

Reissued on Blu-ray in the US and UK in March 2017 by Arrow:

 

  

Distribution

NoShame Films

Region 0 - NTSC

Arrow Video
Region FREE -
Blu-ray
Runtime 1:47:40 1:47:46.710
Video

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.97 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

1080P / 23.976 fps Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size:  45,717,297,938 bytes

Feature: 31,733,061,888 bytes

Video Bitrate: 34.85 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

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

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NoShame Films (Death Box Set)

 

Bitrate: Arrow

Blu-ray

 

Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono; Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono

DTS-HD Master Audio Italian 1056 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 1056 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 1.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 24-bit)
DTS-HD Master Audio English 1039 kbps 1.0 / 48 kHz / 1039 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 1.0 / 48 kHz / 768 kbps / 24-bit)
Commentary:

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

Subtitles English, none English, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: NoShame Films

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
� Disc One:
� 'Death Walks at Midnight' (see above)
� 'Television Version' (4:3; 1:45:40)
� Poster and Still Gallery

� Disc Two:
� *The Film
� Italian Trailer (16:9; 2:48)
� English Trailer (16:9; 2:48)
� Poster and Still Gallery

� Disc Three:
� 'The Sound of Love and Death' soundtrack compilation by Stelvio Cipriani

� Liner Notes Booklet
� 2 Color Postcards

DVD Release Date: 28 February 2006
Amaray

Chapters 12
 

Release Information:
Studio: Arrow

Aspect Ratio: - 2.35:1

1080P / 23.976 fps Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size:  45,717,297,938 bytes

Feature: 31,733,061,888 bytes

Video Bitrate: 34.85 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video



Edition Details:

• Audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas
Introduction to the film by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi (1:48)
Newly-edited archive interview with director Luciano Ercoli and actress Nieves Navarro (24:21)
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 (32:33)
An interview with composer Stelvio Cipriani (26:38)
Original Italian and English trailers (5:38 in total)
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
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Blu-ray Release Date: April 5th, 2016
Custom Blu-ray Case

Chapters: 13

 

 

 

Comments

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

ADDITION Arrow Blu-ray - April 2016: Short story - another amazing package by Arrow - also containing Death Walks at Midnight. The Italian and English versions are seamlessly-branched, the a/v is as likely as good as it will get, the Lucas commentary and other extras are wonderful. Keep'em com'in Arrow! As for a purchase recommendation?: Don't hesitate!

 - Gary Tooze

 


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Extras: Blu-ray

 
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Also available on Blu-ray in the UK:

 

 

Reissued on Blu-ray in the US and UK in March 2017 by Arrow:

 

  

Distribution

NoShame Films

Region 0 - NTSC

Arrow Video
Region FREE -
Blu-ray




 

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