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Blu-ray Review - Giallo in Venice

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In perhaps one of the weirdest movie openings I've ever encountered, 1979's "Giallo in Venice" commences with a brutal murder (a man getting stabbed in the stomach repeatedly with scissors), a reveal of two dead bodies, and the use of big band music to score the immediate nightmare. It's the first sign that director Mario Landi isn't exactly paying close attention to the mood of severe scenes, but there's a certain loopy charm in the feature's absurdity, at least until it reaches unimaginable acts of violence that not only sober the picture up, but puts it down a point of no return. "Giallo in Venice" is a lot of things, but tonally balanced is not one of them. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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