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By James Whittington, Tuesday 19th September 2017
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 hi-jinks 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 BluRay 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. Watch Me When I Kill is available to pre-order now from 88 Films.
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