Tuesday, 7 June, 2011
In this special giallo-themed episode of the Movie Matters podcast, regular hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie welcome special guest and giallo enthusiast Sandy “The Gialli Fan” Richardson of the Dark Dreams web site to discuss that unique brand of Italian murder-mystery thrillers from the 70s. In addition to delving into three films by the “big three” giallo directors - Mario Bava’s BLOOD AND BLACK LACE, Lucio Fulci’s DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING and Dario Argento’s DEEP RED - Lee, Michael and Sandy also count down the top 10 giallo films as submitted by the listeners, reveal their own personal favourites and suggest some must-have giallo DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases.
Please note that this podcast contains spoilers for the films featured.
The music sampled in this episode is from DEEP RED (Giorgio Gaslini and Goblin), OPERA (Claudio Simonetti), BLOOD AND BLACK LACE (Carlo Rustichelli), THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH (Nora Orlandi), DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING (Riz Ortolani), WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? (Ennio Morricone), STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER (Berto Pisano), THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS (Bruno Nicolai) and THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (Ennio Morricone). Special thanks to David Mackenzie for audio support.
Monday, 23 May, 2011
We (Michael & Lee) are planning on recording the next episode of the Movie Matters podcast in the first week of June, along with our good friend Sandy, a.k.a. The Gialli Fan at Dark Dreams. As befits Sandy’s nickname, this will be a giallo special, beginning with a discussion of the genre, followed by reviews/discussions of three films.
We would like listeners to submit their three favourite gialli in order of preference, so if you’d like to participate, please add a reply to this topic. The plan would be to read out as many of these lists on air as possible.