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!).


SONG 'E NAPULE
2013, Rai Com, 114 min, Italy, Dir: Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti

When Paco (Alessandro Roja) can’t find work as a pianist, he gets a low-level job on the police force - and is soon reassigned to undercover work as a keyboardist in a band set to play at the wedding of a crime boss’s daughter. The Manetti brothers’ hilarious homage to ’70s cop films and Naples’ neomelodico singers earned four Nastro d'Argento awards, including Best Comedy. In Italian with English subtitles.


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