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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: AV396
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • UPC: 760137795087
  • Street Date: 12/21/21
  • PreBook Date: 11/02/21
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run Time: 373 mins
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1972
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot:
  • Territory: US
  • Language: Italian


Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Giovanna Ralli
  •       Claudio Cassinelli
  •       Mario Adorf
  •       Suzy Kendall
  •       Tina Aumont
  •       Luc Merenda
  •       Luigi Pistilli
  •       Edwige Fenech
  •       Anita Strindberg
  •       Nino Castelnuovo
  •       Femi Benussi
  • Director: Massimo Dallamano
  • Director: Sergio Martino
  • Director: Andrea Bianchi


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Giallo Essentials [Yellow Edition]

Four essential Giallo films restored from the original camera negatives

Giallo Essentials [Yellow Edition]
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Arrow Video continues its exploration of Italian cult cinema with this second volume of Giallo Essentials, bringing together three more suspense-filled exemplars of the genre! In Massimo Dallamano's What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1972), hot-headed Inspector Silvestri (Claudio Cassinelli, The Suspicious Death of a Minor) and rookie Assistant District Attorney Vittoria Stori (Giovanna Ralli, Cold Eyes of Fear) investigate the apparent suicide of a teenage girl, leading them to a sordid prostitution ring whose abusers occupy the highest echelons of Italian society. Sergio Martino's Torso (1973) helped lay the groundwork for the American Slasher Movie: when a ruthless killer begins to target the female university students of Perugia, Jane (Suzy Kendall, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) and her friends flee for the peace of the countryside, only to discover that the threat isn't far behind. Finally, Andrea Bianchi's Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975) delivers depravity in droves as ambitious photographer Magda (Edwige Fenech, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key) and her on-off boyfriend, love rat Carlo (Nino Castelnuovo, The English Patient), team up to solve the spate of highly sexualized murders that are rocking a prestigious Milanese fashion house. Featuring grisly murders, amateur sleuths and motorcycle-riding maniacs, these iconic gialli are restored in 2K from their original negatives and are presented alongside a raft of juicy extras!


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Bonus Materials

  • 2K restorations from the original negatives
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations
  • Two versions of Torso, the original 94-minute Italian cut and 90-minute English cut
  • Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks*
  • English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks
  • Rigid box packaging with new artwork by Haunt Love in windowed Giallo Essentials slipcover
  • Commentary by giallo expert Troy Howarth
  • Video essay by Kat Ellinger, editor-in-chief of Diabolique Magazine
  • Eternal Melody, interview with composer Stelvio Cipriani
  • Dallamano’s Touch, interview with editor Antonio Siciliano
  • Unused footage
  • Alternate English opening titles
  • Italian theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Commentary critic by Kat Ellinger
  • Interview with co-writer/director Sergio Martino
  • Interview with actor Luc Merenda
  • Interview with co-writer Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Interview with filmmaker Federica Martino, daughter of Sergio Martino
  • 2017 Abertoir International Horror Festival Q&A with Sergio Martino
  • Interview with Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film
  • Option to view the film with the alternate US opening title sequence
  • Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Commentary by HORRORPEDIA.com’s Adrian J. Smith and David Flint
  • Sex and Death with a Smile, video essay by Kat Ellinger on giallo icon Edwige Fenech
  • A Good Man for the Murders, interview with actor Nino Castelnuevo
  • The Blonde Salamander, interview with actress Erna Schurer
  • The Art of Helping, interview with assistant director Daniele Sangiorgi
  • Jack of All Trades, interview with actor and production manager Tino Polenghi
  • Two versions of the opening scene
  • Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
  • Image gallery
  • *The English audio track on the original cut of Torso has portions missing, which were either never recorded or have been lost. These sequences are presented in Italian subtitled in English.

Sales Points

  • Special bundle price for four classic Italian murder mysteries

Press Quotes

...Trumps all previous releases with an outstanding A/V presentation and quality extras. For giallo and exploitation fans, it's definitely one worth picking up. Highly recommended!

     —The Digital Bits

If giallo flicks are your thing, then this is an absolutely essential purchase!


as usual [Arrow] assembled a fantastic assortment of supplements. Recommended.


Arrow Video has long been curating a number of gialli, and they have aggregated six relatively recent releases in two new sets.

     —Giallo Essentials [Yellow Edition] [Blu-ray], Blu-ray.com

Fans of giallos will enjoy these three titles, which are all up to Arrow’s high standards.

     —Giallo Essentials [Yellow Edition] [Blu-ray], The Movie Elite

Giallo Essentials is a great way of picking up several Arrow Video Blu-ray releases at once. It's an excellent set.

     —Giallo Essentials [Yellow Edition] [Blu-ray], The Digital Bits

Arrow Video have knocked it out of the park with this box set.

     —Giallo Essentials [Yellow Edition] [Blu-ray], Steelbook Obsessed

This being an Arrow Films Blu-ray release, there are some excellent bonus features

     —Giallo Essentials [Yellow Edition] [Blu-ray], Horror Fuel

All three films in the Giallo Essentials Collection come with solid audio and video presentations and a wealth of extra content.

     —Giallo Essentials [Yellow Edition] [Blu-ray], 10K Bullets

These are going to pave the way for more Giallo box sets. I would love to see more of these from them in the future

     —Giallo Essentials [Yellow Edition] [Blu-ray], Industrial Blue

All these great films in beautiful 2K restorations… great, classic giallo movies

     —Danny Filaccio, Cinestalker

These films obviously have their share of fans, who’ll be pleased with the 2K restorations. And once again, Arrow has assembled pretty extensive batches of bonus features for each, most of which provide a wealth of information, anecdotes and appreciation

     —Free Kittens Movie Guide

On the whole, there's quite a lot to enjoy

     —Don Anelli, Don's Horror World

All three films are presented in 1080p from recent 2K restorations of the original camera negatives, and have received such exhaustive restoration that they look and sound better than ever before

     —Steve Geise, Cinema Sentries

[Arrow] has removed virtually all signs of age-related wear and tear with very nice color reproduction, giving the presentation bolder, richer colors. Gorgeous

     —Twin Flicks

The superior introduction to gialli

     —Film Monthly

Three really fun ones in this set

     —Screaming Toilet

Hot on the heels of their recently released volume of Italian slasher flicks, Giallo Essentials – Red Edition, UK genre label Arrow Video is back at it again with a another serving of blood, sex, and mystery with the aptly title Giallo Essentials – Yellow Edition

     —Michael Lisenberry, Gaming Shogun

You've got everything right here, together

     —Zombies Don't Run

The rather overt subject matter featured here gets the most out of its premise, there’s a lot to like

     —Don Anelli, Don's Horror World

The Cult Movies within the Cult of Giallo

     —One Of Us

Stunningly presented in high definition from a 2K restoration, these Italian crime thriller classics have been given the treatment they deserve, including a handful of extras for each. There is currently no better way to watch these films, and no better treatment of the exploitation classics.

     —Ryan Izay, Rizay Reviews

...these Essentials sets remain a good starting point for those new to the genre.

     —Jason Bailey, The Playlist


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