Rent Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)

3.6 of 5 from 63 ratings
1h 36min
Rent Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (aka Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Luigi Pistilli plays writer Oliviero, an abrasive drunk who amuses himself by holding drunken orgies at his grand country manor much to the displeasure of his long-suffering wife (Anita Strindberg). But this decadence is soon rocked by a series of grisly murders, in which Oliviero finds himself implicated.
Actors:
, , , , Franco Nebbia, , Angela La Vorgna, , , , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Luciano Martino
Voiced By:
Anthony La Penna, Andy Luotto, Edward Mannix
Writers:
Adriano Bolzoni, Ernesto Gastaldi, Luciano Martino, Edgar Allan Poe, Sauro Scavolini
Aka:
Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
Classics, Horror
Countries:
Italy, Classics, Horror
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/04/2016
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English, Italian
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
NTSC
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 'Through the Keyhole' - a brand new interview with director Sergio Martino
  • 'Unveiling the Vice' - making-of retrospective featuring interviews with Martino, star Edwige Fenech and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • 'Dolls of Flesh and Blood: The Gialli of Sergio Martino' - a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the director's unique contributions to the giallo genre
  • 'The Strange Vices of Ms. Fenech' - film historian Justin Harries on the Your Vice actress' prolific career
  • Eli Roth on Your Vice and the genius of Martino
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/04/2016
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English, Italian
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Through the Keyhole - a brand new interview with director Sergio Martino
  • Unveiling the Vice - making-of retrospective featuring interviews with Martino, star Edwige Fenech and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Dolls of Flesh and Blood: The Gialli of Sergio Martino-a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the director's unique contributions to the giallo genre
  • The Strange Vices of Ms. Fenech-film historian Justin Harries on the Your Vice actress' prolific career
  • Eli Roth on Your Vice and the genius of Martino

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Reviews (1) of Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

Spoilers follow ... - Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key review by NP

Spoiler Alert
16/03/2017

After a title sequence featuring credits superimposed over blurred copulation, this wonderfully titled production features a graphic orgy in which the host, the deeply unpleasant Oliviero (Luigi Pistilli) seems intent on publically humiliating his wife Irina (Anita Strindberg). Thus the tone is set for this fairly sexually charged giallo horror romp. In fact, the erotic content clogs up much of the tension the story brings, especially once Oliviero’s niece, stunning Floriana (Edwidge Fenech) arrives and seduces half the cast.

As the debauchery becomes entwined with murder, the presence of a black cat becomes suspicious by its ubiquity. Acknowledged as inspiration in the opening credits, Edgar Allen Poe’s short story ‘The Black Cat’ has a lot to do with the lustrous feline, named Satan, looking wide-eyed but unconcerned amidst various gory and bloody scenes. After its pop-eyed demise, the resultant spectre of the creature seems to become a supernatural catalyst.

Amidst the passions of the ever-horny characters and the growing amount of murders, Oliviero remains unconcerned, which seems to indicate he may well be the culprit. And yet, his apparent guilt is plastered too thickly for him not to be a red herring. Or so you might think.

As much a dark and occasionally grisly whodunit as a horror, Poe’s influence becomes more effective and apparent towards the finale. As ever, the scenery is breath-taking (when not bathed in darkness) and Sergio Martino’s direction takes full and impressive advantage of this. Bruno Nicolai’s score joins the ranks of must-have available soundtracks.

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