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  • #16
    Black and Black Lace kicks ass.

    I've some of Argento's giallos but I truthfully can't remember them...So I can't really comment on them.

    I just wanted to mention Fulci because I didn't see anyone else mention his name ( I could have missed it or you all hate him!). I personally think Don't Torture a Ducking and A Lizard in a Woman's Skin are great. Compared to his horror films, they are masterpieces. They actually have a plot and endings that make sense.

    The END
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    • #17
      I know this is a stupid question but what does the term "Giallo" mean???
      "...people may not know what we say here tonight, but sure as shit they'll remember what we do."-Texas Chainsaw Massacare:The Beginning

      "I always wanted to be a surgeon"-Hostel

      "Look down at me and you see a fool;
      look up at me and you see a god;
      look straight at me and you see yourself"
      {Charles Manson}


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      • #18
        Originally posted by newkilleramerica View Post
        I know this is a stupid question but what does the term "Giallo" mean???
        Not a stupid question, but stupid for not wanting to look it up yourself...

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giallo

        The word giallo is Italian for "yellow" (see Wiktionary: giallo) and stems from the genre's origin in paperback novels with yellow covers.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Tool Shed View Post
          I just wanted to mention Fulci because I didn't see anyone else mention his name ( I could have missed it or you all hate him!). I personally think Don't Torture a Ducking and A Lizard in a Woman's Skin are great. Compared to his horror films, they are masterpieces. They actually have a plot and endings that make sense.
          I've never seen any Fulci giallos, so a few days ago during a DVD spending spree I tacked Lizard onto an order... actually really looking forward to it, as I know nothing about the style of his giallos.

          And you need to rewatch those Argentos, fool!

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          • #20
            I've added links to some good articles in the first post of the thread.

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            • #21
              I take Deep Red for the win, though admittedly im not all that familiar with the genre. And another thing: alot of people are mentioning suspiria....from my understanding of what a giallo is and isnt, suspiria doesnt really qualify as one. I suppose theres a bit of murder mystery involved, and it has stylized graphic death scenes, but to me its supernatural bent lends it to more of a fantasy horror approach than anything else, almost in the same realm as The Beyond (not that the plots bear ANY similarities but both are disjointed tales of supernatural horror). Same goes for Inferno, really. Maybe im just talking out of my ass, but thats the way I see it.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by cubbiechris View Post
                Not a stupid question, but stupid for not wanting to look it up yourself...

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giallo
                not stupid, just lazy.
                "...people may not know what we say here tonight, but sure as shit they'll remember what we do."-Texas Chainsaw Massacare:The Beginning

                "I always wanted to be a surgeon"-Hostel

                "Look down at me and you see a fool;
                look up at me and you see a god;
                look straight at me and you see yourself"
                {Charles Manson}


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                • #23
                  Bitches totally be ganking my "Appreciation Threads"!

                  Alright, may as well list some awesomeness. As awesomeness is what I do best.

                  Lizard in a Woman's Skin
                  Don't Torture a Duckling
                  One on Top of the Other
                  Deep Red
                  Tenebre
                  Opera
                  Sleepers
                  Twitch of the Death Nerve
                  The Girl Who Knew Too Much
                  Blood and Black Lace
                  All the Colors of the Dark
                  The Black Belly of the Tarantula
                  The Bloodstained Shadow
                  Eyeball
                  Case of the Bloody Iris
                  Case of the Scorpion's Tail
                  The Fifth Cord
                  Autopsy
                  Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion
                  House with Laughing Windows
                  Killer Must Kill Again
                  Death Walks on High Heels
                  Death Walks at Midnight
                  Death Carries a Cane
                  Pyjama Girl Case
                  Seven Blood Stained Orchids
                  Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye
                  Macabre
                  Blade in the Dark
                  Short Night of Glass Dolls
                  Stage Fright
                  Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh
                  Strip Nude for Your Killer
                  Torso
                  What Have You Done to Solange?
                  Who Saw Her Die?
                  Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Doc View Post
                    I've never seen any Fulci giallos, so a few days ago during a DVD spending spree I tacked Lizard onto an order... actually really looking forward to it, as I know nothing about the style of his giallos.

                    And you need to rewatch those Argentos, fool!
                    LIZARD is really good. Fulci's best stuff is outside the "supernatural horror" stuff he's best known for.The guy COULD make a real movie when he wanted to.

                    Originally posted by The Engineer View Post
                    I take Deep Red for the win, though admittedly im not all that familiar with the genre. And another thing: alot of people are mentioning suspiria....from my understanding of what a giallo is and isnt, suspiria doesnt really qualify as one. I suppose theres a bit of murder mystery involved, and it has stylized graphic death scenes, but to me its supernatural bent lends it to more of a fantasy horror approach than anything else, almost in the same realm as The Beyond (not that the plots bear ANY similarities but both are disjointed tales of supernatural horror). Same goes for Inferno, really. Maybe im just talking out of my ass, but thats the way I see it.
                    You're right,Eng. SUSPIRIA & INFERNO ARE NOT GIALLO!

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                    • #25
                      While Sleepless is not Argento's best Giallo, I truly think the opening train sequence is awesome, and Max Von Sydow shines as an actor with a director not known for having high caliber dramatists. Anyway, I rented this movie a couple of years ago on DVD, but cannot find a copy of it anywhere. Amazon lists it, but it is out of stock. I would like to add this film to my ever growing library of giallo.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by The Engineer View Post
                        I take Deep Red for the win, though admittedly im not all that familiar with the genre. And another thing: alot of people are mentioning suspiria....from my understanding of what a giallo is and isnt, suspiria doesnt really qualify as one. I suppose theres a bit of murder mystery involved, and it has stylized graphic death scenes, but to me its supernatural bent lends it to more of a fantasy horror approach than anything else, almost in the same realm as The Beyond (not that the plots bear ANY similarities but both are disjointed tales of supernatural horror). Same goes for Inferno, really. Maybe im just talking out of my ass, but thats the way I see it.
                        You're right Suspiria isn't a Giallo movie. I only mentioned Suspiria because because I think most of his giallo movies are better directed than Suspiria...

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by sammyterrry View Post
                          While Sleepless is not Argento's best Giallo, I truly think the opening train sequence is awesome, and Max Von Sydow shines as an actor with a director not known for having high caliber dramatists. Anyway, I rented this movie a couple of years ago on DVD, but cannot find a copy of it anywhere. Amazon lists it, but it is out of stock. I would like to add this film to my ever growing library of giallo.
                          I like that one too.

                          Definitely Dario's best post-Opera (post-Op?) film.

                          I think if I didn't enjoy SLEEPLESS I probably wouldn't have such high expectations for LA TERZA MADRE.

                          It's not even close to his all time best, but it did show he could still "bring it".

                          The only American release of SLEEPLESS I know of is a pan & scan release from Artisan with no extras.That's what I have. It deserves a better treatment from a better company.

                          You should be able to find a copy of that release on Ebay for pretty cheap.

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                          • #28
                            The Uk release of Sleepless is great. 2 discs!

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by newkilleramerica View Post
                              not stupid, just lazy.
                              I can respect lazy...

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Count Dragula View Post
                                Bitches totally be ganking my "Appreciation Threads"!

                                Alright, may as well list some awesomeness. As awesomeness is what I do best.

                                Lizard in a Woman's Skin
                                Don't Torture a Duckling
                                One on Top of the Other
                                Deep Red
                                Tenebre
                                Opera
                                Sleepers
                                Twitch of the Death Nerve
                                The Girl Who Knew Too Much
                                Blood and Black Lace
                                All the Colors of the Dark
                                The Black Belly of the Tarantula
                                The Bloodstained Shadow
                                Eyeball
                                Case of the Bloody Iris
                                Case of the Scorpion's Tail
                                The Fifth Cord
                                Autopsy
                                Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion
                                House with Laughing Windows
                                Killer Must Kill Again
                                Death Walks on High Heels
                                Death Walks at Midnight
                                Death Carries a Cane
                                Pyjama Girl Case
                                Seven Blood Stained Orchids
                                Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye
                                Macabre
                                Blade in the Dark
                                Short Night of Glass Dolls
                                Stage Fright
                                Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh
                                Strip Nude for Your Killer
                                Torso
                                What Have You Done to Solange?
                                Who Saw Her Die?
                                Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

                                Just gotta go and outdo everyone don't you?

                                I bet you were the kid in class that always had his hand up.

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