In this third installment in our celebration of gialli, we are proud to offer this trio of diverse & bloody offerings!
Autopsy: A wave of sudden, violent suicides have gripped Rome and are being blamed on sun spots. Simona, a young pathologist, has become increasingly interested in this strange phenomenon. But with the discovery of the body of a young woman, Simona finds herself thrust into a terrifying mystery and conspiracy to cloak actual murders as suicides.
An expertly directed thriller from Armando Crispino (The Dead Are Alive), Autopsy (made under the title Sun Spots & released internationally as The Victim), this stars Mimsy Farmer (Four Flies on Grey Velvet), Barry Primus (New York, New York), and Ray Lovelock (Let Sleeping Corpses Lie). Featuring stunning photography from veteran DP Carlo Carlini (The Bloodstained Butterfly) and score from Ennio Morricone (A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin), Vinegar Syndrome is proud to bring Autopsy to Blu-ray, fully uncensored & featuring its English & Italian language audio tracks fully intact.
Murder Mansion: On a dark and foggy night, a group of strangers find themselves stranded at an old mansion. Deciding to spend the night and look for help in the morning, the group pair off for bed. As the night wares on, increasingly strange events begin to occur, culminating in murder. Tensions and suspicions rise…but is the explanation behind these ghastly events truly supernatural?
One of the best and most effective combos of mid 60s style gothic Euro horror and early 70s flavored giallo intrigue, Francisco Lara Polop’s Murder Mansion (originally The Mansion in the Fog) became a drive-in & late-nite TV hit in the US during the mid 1970s. Never legally released in the US on disc, Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents the Blu-ray premier, newly restored in 4K from its original negative and including its original Spanish soundtrack and its English and nearly impossible to find Italian dubs.
Crazy Desires Of A Murderer: The Countess Ileana has just returned to her family’s grand old castle, where her paralyzed father and strange younger brother reside. Almost immediately after arriving, one of Ileana’s friends is shockingly murdered and has her eyes plucked out of their sockets. While suspicion falls on Ileana’s brother, a curious police inspector (character actor Corrado Gaipa of The Godfather and My Dear Killer) begins to investigate. However, his sleuthing proves no match for this maniac, as the body count steadily rises.
A delirious mix of gothic horror, sex drama, and murder mystery, Filippo Walter Ratti’s Crazy Desires Of A Murderer (known in Italy as The Morbid Vices of a Housekeeper) remains one of the forgotten treats of late 70s giallo cinema. Never released theatrically in the English speaking world and virtually unavailable on home video, Vinegar Syndrome is delighted to bring this trashy rarity to Blu-ray, newly restored in 4K from its 35mm original negative!
STARRING: Mimsy Farmer, Barry Primus, Ray Lovelock, Carlo Cataneo, Evelyn Stewart