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The second film in Luciano Ercoli’s Death Walks series (and his third directorial effort to feature his wife Nieves Navarro, aka Susan Scott), Death Walks at Midnight is arguably the director’s masterpiece – aided in no small part by the screenwriting talents of giallo master Ernesto Gastaldi (Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, Torso).

Navarro stars as Valentina – a model who, in the midst of a drug-fuelled photoshoot, witnesses a brutal murder in the apartment opposite hers. But when the authorities refuse to believe that a crime has been committed, Valentina is forced to assume the role of amateur sleuth in order to unravel the mystery.

Although Ercoli only made a small number of giallo films during his time as director, Death Walks at Midnight (with its ultra-stylized set-pieces and grisly murder sequences) would serve to forever cement his reputation within the genre.

Special Features

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  • 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • Original Italian and English soundtracks in mono audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas
  • Introduction to the film by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Extended TV version of the feature
  • Crime Does Pay – screenwriter Gastaldi reflects on his career in the crime film-writing business, including a look at Death Walks at Midnight
  • Desperately Seeking Susan – visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the distinctive giallo collaborations between director Luciano Ercoli and star Nieves Navarro
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
103 mins approx.
Certificate:
15
Main Language:
English

Italian
Number of Discs:
1
Brand:
Arrow Video
Director:
Luciano Ercoli
Actor:
Nieves Navarro

Simón Andreu

Pietro Martellanza

Carlo Gentili

Ivano Staccioli

Claudio Pellegrini
Subtitle Languages:
English
Theatrical Release Year:
1972
Region:
2

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Arrow Video - Join the Cult!

(Separate Blu-ray and DVD editions)

The second film in Luciano Ercoli’s Death Walks series (and his third directorial effort to feature his wife Nieves Navarro, aka Susan Scott), Death Walks at Midnight is arguably the director’s masterpiece – aided in no small part by the screenwriting talents of giallo master Ernesto Gastaldi (Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, Torso).

Navarro stars as Valentina – a model who, in the midst of a drug-fuelled photoshoot, witnesses a brutal murder in the apartment opposite hers. But when the authorities refuse to believe that a crime has been committed, Valentina is forced to assume the role of amateur sleuth in order to unravel the mystery.

Although Ercoli only made a small number of giallo films during his time as director, Death Walks at Midnight (with its ultra-stylized set-pieces and grisly murder sequences) would serve to forever cement his reputation within the genre.

Special Features

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  • 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • Original Italian and English soundtracks in mono audio
  • Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by film critic Tim Lucas
  • Introduction to the film by screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Extended TV version of the feature
  • Crime Does Pay – screenwriter Gastaldi reflects on his career in the crime film-writing business, including a look at Death Walks at Midnight
  • Desperately Seeking Susan – visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the distinctive giallo collaborations between director Luciano Ercoli and star Nieves Navarro
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
studio:
Arrow Video
Run Time:
103 mins approx.
Certificate:
15
Main Language:
English

Italian
Number of Discs:
1
Brand:
Arrow Video
Director:
Luciano Ercoli
Actor:
Nieves Navarro

Simón Andreu

Pietro Martellanza

Carlo Gentili

Ivano Staccioli

Claudio Pellegrini
Subtitle Languages:
English
Theatrical Release Year:
1972
Region:
2

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'Death Walks at Midnight' is a twist-headed, kaleidoscopically kooky, girl-goring classic!

'Death Walks at Midnight' (1972) – Luciano Ercoli. On the startling evidence of the psychedelically lurid 'Death Walks at Midnight', dynamic director Luciano Ercoli is certainly no less a Giallo master-craftsman than Umberto Lenzi,Mario Bava or Dario Argento, having his very own slinkily glamorous Giallo muse in the deliriously delightful guise of Susan Scott, in this, the second instalment of his 'Death Walks' series, Valentina, a vivacious, care-free model is slickly coerced by handsome, altogether mercenary journalist Gio (Simon Andreu)to participate in a somewhat unconventional photo-shoot, wherein the delectable Valentina is given a potent psychedelic drug, and during this amusingly hysteric, hyper-hallucinatory interlude she experiences nightmarish visions of an especially gruesome slaying of a young woman, her beauteous visage horribly mutilated by a truly monstrous-looking, iron-spiked glove, being pitilessly brandished by an especially sinister gent in a demonstratively fly pair of sunglasses! Having a wonderfully audacious script by Ernesto Gastaldi, maestro Luciano Ercoli's inventive, feverishly pitched, thematically twisted, wickedly warped, hallucinatory horror film is a greatest hits of groovy Giallo goodness, labyrinthine plot, wide-eyed sulky sirens in diabolical distress, sardonic coppers (Carlo Gentili), random, red-herring weirdie (Fabrizio Moresco), and iconic nutjob, the immaculately insane, lank-haired loony Luciano Rossi in deliciously captivating, uber-cackling form, and, for me, the most sublime aspect to 'Death Walks at Midnight', outside of the surrealistically savage kills is another majestic score by the estimable Gianni Ferrio, who has written one of his most scintillating themes. 'Death Walks at Midnight' is a terrifically twist-headed, kaleidoscopically kooky, girl-goring Giallo classic from Italian Sinema's golden era of grisly glamour!

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