Monday, 8 January 2007

Some more krimi links

A few more krimis that are available on DVD, though the quality of the presentations seems to be rather variable:

Der Würger von Schloß Blackmoor / The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle -

Available on Region 1 DVD -

The Phantom of Soho -

Available on Region 1 DVD -

Das Ungeheuer von London City / Monster of London City -

Available on Region 1 DVD with The Secret of the Red Orchid -

Circus of Fear -

Available on Region 1 DVD -

Circus of Fear is also available as part of Blue Underground's Christopher Lee collection, with two of Jess Franco's Fu Manchu adaptations and the Spanish director's Circus of Fear - as such whether to go for the solo DVD or the box set probably depends on your liking for Lee and Franco.


Anonymous said...

The "Krimi" versions of the Freda and Lenzi (and "Solange" as well) gialli are "alternative cuts" (missing most of the sex and violence) and although the versions are still watchable (since all the cuts were pre-planned by the producers), anyone looking for a cheap giallo box-set might be better off getting the US releases.

K H Brown said...

Thanks for this information.

It's useful to know that these are different edits and that the cuts were pre-planned.

One of the things that struck me when watching Lizard in a Woman's Skin again was how you wouldn't necessarily realise the dog evisceration sequence was missing from the English-language version there without having seen the Italian. The edit isn't too clumsy, though the version with the sequence there certainly makes Carol's fainting a bit more sense.