Death Walks on High Heels


Release Date: 27th March 2017
Format: DVD
StarringNieves Navarro
Directed byLuciano Ercoli

 

 

Synopsis:

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.

 

SPECIAL EDITION 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

 

DETAILS:

RRP:  £14.99 £11.99

Region: 2

Rating: 18

Cat No: FCD1438

Duration: 108

Language: Italian / English

Subtitles: English / English SDH

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Audio: Mono

Colour

Discs: 1

 

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