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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Death Will Have Your Eyes!

On March 22nd 2011, the Italian based DVD company "Mya Communications" will release one of the rarest and much sought after giallo's from the golden age of this still much loved movie genre. The English title of the movie is "Death Will Have Your Eyes" but to fans of the genre it is better known under the Italian title "La Moglie Giovane" or in Spanish "Infamia". Untill now this movie was only available on DVD as a bootleg copy from a dark and grainy video print in Italian language without subtitles. This print is in Italian with English subtitles if wanted. Mya Communications has to be applauded for giving us in the past years access so many rare out-of-print Italian genre movies. The only problem with this company's (re-)issue of movies is that a) often announced releases get postponed or never published; b) you will never know in advance what the quality will be of the print or what kind of master was used to transfer the movie to DVD and c) if the movie is cut or uncut. So it remains to be seen when the DVD is issued in a few weeks what the quality will be of this print. I hope not that they used the video master of the previous mentioned bootleg because that would be very sad to giallo and Marisa Mell fans who deserve better for a first official release ever of this rare movie. The movie is an Italo-Spanish production from 1974 directed by Giovanni d'Eramo with Marisa Mell, Farley Granger and Helga Liné in the main parts. Music is by one Italy's best composers Stelvio Cipriani so that is also a plus. Marisa Mell plays a young women named "Louisa" who wants to make a living for herself in Rome, but soon falls prey to some very shady characters that force her into prostitution. While struggling to keep herself afloat, she meets a fascinating doctor played by Farley Granger who is also a would-be poet. When Louisa gets involved in murder, blackmail and violence ensue, untill the shocking final relevation. There are no bonus items like interviews or behind the scene footage except the standard trailer and a poster gallery. The cover of this DVD has nothing to do with this movie but was taken from another Marisa Mell movie called" Masquerade" from 1965 showing us an eleven years young Marisa Mell while in this released movie she was already 35 years old. The cover picture was selected by Mya Productions because it is one of the best pictures of Marisa Mell highlighting her beauftiful eyes in reference to the English title and Spanish poster of this movie!

5 comments:

andreschneider said...

Yes!! Finaly!!! A) You're back! B) With great news!! Would be cool to finally be able to watch it subtitled and in good quality. (I'm keeping my fingers crossed.) Btw, you've seen the Trailer on YouTube? Her three movies for Emaus ("Pena de muerte", "La encadenada", and "La moglie giovane") were apparently filmed in English (!) and dubbed into Spanish/Italian later.

Jesika said...

Hello! If you like Marisa in Casanova ´70 movie, check out my blog with photos of her from this piece - http://justjenesaisquoi.blogspot.com/2011/04/stunning-outfits-from-casanova-70.html
Enjoy and have a great time!

Mirko di Wallenberg said...

Hello Jesika, yes, Marisa Mell did look stunning in that movie, her first Italian film with a lot of glamour! I love your new blog with high end fashion!
http://justjenesaisquoi.blogspot.com

Jesika said...

Thank you, Mirko, for you very nice feedback on my blog :) I really love this movie, it´s so funny, and the outfits (not only Marisa´s) are absolutely amazing!! Unfortunately, I know only this movie where she has such a classy outfits. If you know any else, feel free to recommend it to me ;) She was very beautiful woman, so I would like to watch it and then post to my blog. Have a great time, Jesika

Jesika said...

By the way, I referred your blog under my article, for all Marisa Mell lovers ;)