Tuesday, September 19, 2017

VOYEURISM, VIOLENCE AND GIALLO VIXENS – 'WATCH ME WHEN I KILL' (1977) ARRIVES ON UK BLU-RAY OCTOBER 23RD!

WATCH ME WHEN I KILL (1977) 

Label: 88 Films

Release Date: October 23rd 2017
Region Code: B
Audio: English and Italian Dual Mono LPCM 2.0 with Optional English Subtitles 
Video: 1080p HD Widescreen (1.85:1)
Duration: 95 mins approx
Director: Antonio Bido

The Italian Collection continues with the release of one of the most underrated Italian shockers ever to slash its way onto celluloid!
RUGBY, UK: Few fans of the golden age of Italian gore could have predicted that a comparative obscurity such as WATCH ME WHEN I KILL (1977) might still be remembered forty years after its initial release. Yet it is a testament to this terror title’s enduring images of perversion, plasma-spillage and potent murder-mystery hijinks that it is now remastered in a gorgeous new 4k HD scan by 88 Films and given the bells and whistles treatment! Building up a sizeable fanbase over the decades –understandably adamant that director Antonio Bido (famous for his similarly stylish sickie THE BLOODSTAINED SHADOW) deserves his rightful place in the pantheon of all time giallo-director greats - WATCH ME WHEN I KILL is a captivating carnage-packed classic that deserves your immediate attention. Far from being an Argento-lite epic of black-gloved brutality, Bido’s brilliance shines through from every moment of this masterly controlled chiller.


When a pharmacist is slaughtered, the culprit believes he has been spotted by a rogue female onlooker. Naturally she is soon pegged as his next victim… but her life depends on identifying him before he tracks her down – and with the smell of her sweat leaving a few too many nods to her whereabouts, the heat is more definitely on! With a twisted - and consistently twisting - tale of post-war guilt, not to mention a sophisticated (if ever-so-slightly sleazy) Agatha Christie-style whodunit narrative, WATCH ME WHEN I KILL has never been given its proper due on home video, least of all in the UK. Consistently retitled and re-released, this fright-filled masterwork is now ready to entertain and entice a whole new generation of fear-fans – thanks to the giallo-lovers at 88 Films, who are happy to offer horror-hounds a truly tempting package of blood-splattered excellence!

Arriving on UK Blu-ray complete with a fresh 4k scan, WATCH ME WHEN I KILL also boasts two short films from Antonio Bido that, to this day, have been rarely exposed to the public – and 88 Films is also thrilled to present a brand new interview with academic Mikel Koven, of the University of Worcester, who penned the essential giallo tome LA DOLCE MORTE. For die-hard lovers of lacerating Italian esotericism, 88 Films offers a limited wraparound slip – highlighting the original art work from its initial bow in cinemas throughout Rome and Milan – and a collector’s booklet by Dr. Calum Waddell. It all adds up to a sinisterly superb release – as only 88 Films can provide!


SPECIAL FEATURES
- New 4K Transfer from the original negative
- Uncompressed English LPCM Mono
- Uncompressed Italian LPCM Mono with newly translated English Subtitles
- Danza Macabra and Mendelsson in Judischen Museum, Berlin, 2 Short Films by Director Antonio Bido
- Interview with Academic, Mikel Coven
- Trailer

WATCH ME WHEN I KILL is available to pre-order now, priced £14.99 from 88 Films direct: https://88-films.myshopify.com/collections/pre-orders/products/watch-me-when-i-kill-the-italian-collection-38?variant=43606253571


ABOUT US:

88 Films has long become the favoured British distributor for those who like unpretentious and apologetically outrageous entertainment. From remastering a number of forgotten frighteners in crisp HD for the 88 ‘Slasher Classics’ range to bringing the best of Italian horror back to the mainstream, and even re-introducing Hong Kong genre mania back to the country’s shelves, our ambition is to continue to create a world of high quality shock and awe for paracinema-addicts across the world to collect and cherish!

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