DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS

  • Release Date: 28th March 2017
  • Format: DVD
  • Starring: Nieves Navarro
  • Directed By: Luciano Ercoli
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Although less celebrated than some of his better known giallo peers such as Dario Argento, Mario Bava and Sergio Martino, late producer-turned-director Luciano Ercoli contributed three hugely entertaining and memorable entries to the genre – including this, his 1971 sophomore effort, Death Walks on High Heels.

Spanish-born model and actress Nieves Navarro stars as Nicole, an exotic dancer who finds herself terrorized by a black-clad assailant determined on procuring her murdered father’s stolen gems. Fleeing Paris in hopes of evading her knife-wielding pursuer, Nicole arrives in England only to discover that death stalks her at every corner.

With the scene-stealing Navarro at its center, Death Walks on High Heels manages to subvert the conventions of the giallo film by having a ballsy, well-rounded female protagonist to root for – representing a welcome departure from the neurotic stereotypes found elsewhere within the genre.

Contents

• 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
From Spain with Love – featurette comprising newly-edited archive footage of director Luciano Ercoli and actress Nieves Navarro, interviewed at their home in Barcelona
Master of Giallo – screenwriter Gastaldi on Death Walks on High Heels and how to write a successful giallo
Death Walks to the Beat – a career-spanning interview with High Heels composer Stelvio Cipriani
• Original Italian and English Trailers
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx

SRP: $19.95

  • Details

    • Region: 1
    • Rating: R
    • Cat No: AVD006
    • Duration: 108 mins
    • Language: Italian / English
    • Subtitles: English / English SDH
    • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
    • Audio: Mono
    • Discs: 1
    • Color