THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH
LO STRANO VIZIO DELLA SIGNORA WARDH
1971, 98 min, Italy/Spain, Dir: Sergio Martino

After the success of Dario Argento's THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, a plethora of copycat black-gloved maniacs cropped up to cash in. Most paled in comparison, but Sergio Martino's WARDH is one of the few that managed to take the formula and cook up something interesting. The newly married Julie Wardh (played by the luscious and mesmerizing Edwige Fenech) has become the object of affection to two other men - sadistic former lover Jean (THE MAN FROM DEEP RIVER’s Ivan Rassimov) and George (Martino regular George Hilton). Unfortunately for Julie, one of the three men in her life is also a straight razor-wielding killer. As the bodies and red herrings pile up, Julie must figure out who truly loves her and who wants to slice her to pieces. (Also known as BLADE OF THE RIPPER and THE NEXT VICTIM!).


THE RUTHLESS FOUR
OGNUNO PER SE
1968, 96 min, Italy, Dir: Giorgio Capitani

Crawling back into town after blowing up his mine and his double-crossing partner, Van Heflin badly needs help he can trust. But adopted son George Hilton has turned into a lying cardsharp, complete with clerically garbed “protector” Klaus Kinski. In Italian with English subtitles.


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