Friday, May 22, 2009

La Coda dello Scorpione

R2 France

Lisa Baumer's husband dies in a dramatic airplane crash and the widow soon collects on his million-dollar insurance policy. As a suspicious insurance agent investigates the case, the inevitable corpses start piling up.
Then, when the widow Baumer herself is found murdered, her million dollars mysteriously disappears! Smelling a hot scoop, an ambitious journalist begins to put together the pieces of an increasingly bloody puzzle.
Cleverly plotted by thriller specialist Ernesto Gastaldi (THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH, THE 10th VICTIM) THE CASE OF THE SCORPION'S TAIL is a true classic of the Italian Giallo. Using the sensual score of composer Bruno Nicolai (KILL BILL: VOL.2, THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS), director Sergio Martino (THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH, TORSO) magnificently exudes atmosphere and suspense with terrifying sequences worthy of genre masters Mario Bava and Dario Argento.
The high profile cast includes George Hilton (THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS, ALL THE COLORS OF DARK), Anita Strindberg(A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN, WHO SAW HER DIE?) and Evelyn Stewart (THE BLOODSTAINED BUTTERFLY, MURDER TO THE TUNE OF SEVEN BLACK NOTES).


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