Rent The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)

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1h 39min
Rent The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (aka La dama rossa uccide sette volte) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
An age-old family curse hits sisters Kitty (Barbara Bouchet) and Franziska (Marina Malfatti) following the death of their grandfather Tobias (Rudolf Schündler). Every hundred years, so the legend goes, the bloodthirsty Red Queen returns and claims seven fresh victims. Was Tobias just the first...and are Kitty and Franziska next?
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Elio Di Pietro
Voiced By:
Carolyn De Fonseca, Marc Smith
Writers:
Fabio Pittorru, Emilio Miraglia
Aka:
La dama rossa uccide sette volte
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
Classics, Horror, Thrillers
Countries:
Italy, Classics, Horror, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/05/2016
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
English, Italian
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • New audio commentary by Alan Jones and Kim Newman
  • Exclusive new interview with actress Sybil Danning
  • New interview with critic Stephen Thrower
  • Archival introduction by production/costume designer Lorenzo Baraldi
  • Dead a Porter - archival interview with Lorenzo Baraldi
  • Rounding Up the Usual Suspects - archival interview with actor Marino Mase
  • If I Met Emilio Miraglia Today-archival featurette with Erika Blanc, Lorenzo Baraldi and Marino Mase
  • My Favourite... Films-archival interview with actress Barbara Bouchet
  • Alternative opening
  • Original Italian Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/05/2016
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
English, Italian
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • New audio commentary by Alan Jones and Kim Newman
  • Exclusive new interview with actress Sybil Danning
  • New interview with critic Stephen Thrower
  • Archival introduction by production/costume designer Lorenzo Baraldi
  • Dead a Porter - archival interview with Lorenzo Baraldi
  • Rounding Up the Usual Suspects - archival interview with actor Marino Mase
  • If I Met Emilio Miraglia Today-archival featurette with Erika Blanc, Lorenzo Baraldi and Marino Mase
  • My Favourite... Films-archival interview with actress Barbara Bouchet
  • Alternative Opening
  • Original Italian Theatrical Trailer

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Spoilers follow ... - The Red Queen Kills Seven Times review by NP

Spoiler Alert
19/05/2017

The number seven crops up more than once in Giallo films – ‘Seven Deaths in the Cat’s Eye’, ‘Seven Blood Stained Orchids’, and this. Doll faced beauty Barbara Bouchet plays Kitty, surviving sister to Evelyn, a precocious, violent creature, who has seemingly perished. However, events seem to emulate the old family curse in which, every hundred years, the ‘Red Queen’ is raised from the dead to kill seven times. Classic images of stabbings by an unknown black-gloved figure with dark hair and a red cloak (1973’s ‘Don’t Look Now’ imagery seems to owe a lot to this) follow.

Red actually crops up rather a lot in this, on clothes and cars – splashes of crimson in the midst of pleasingly rainy night scenes; either a subtle clue as to the identity of the killer or a ‘red’ herring.

Magnificently moustachioed Marino Masé plays the chief inspector (Toller), the dapper gentleman trying to unravel this enigma, whilst looking uncannily like Freddie Mercury in certain scenes. This whole dark mystery is presented very much as a television horror/thriller than a film – more so than most giallos, I’d say.

The ghost-faced killer is featured only very sparingly, which is a shame as she is featured prominently on promotional material and looks effectively sinister.

Another well crafted, solid giallo film.

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