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La coda dello scorpione (Case of the Scorpion's Tail)

La coda dello scorpione (Case of the Scorpion's Tail) (1971)

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Release Date: Aug 16, 1971 Wide

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George Hilton stars in this devilishly entertaining giallo thriller about a garishly costumed killer knocking off people in Athens. Introducing Mrs. Baumer (Ida Galli) as the nominal heroine, director Sergio Martino then pulls a Psycho number by having her killed as she goes to collect the insurance left by her husband, who died in an airplane disaster. It's up to French reporter Anita Strindberg to figure out what happened before becoming a victim herself. This fun little Italian-Spanish

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November 16, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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The most memorable thing about fairly run-of-the-mill giallo The Case of the Scorpion's Tail is the trailer, which shamelessly compares itself to other 'masterpieces on violence' such as The Golem, Battleship Potemkin and M. The film itself is fairly conventional. Director Sergio Martino admits that he padded out the first half after the film's running time came up short, and it shows: it's not until the halfway point that the film gets much in the way of energy. The Scope location photography in London and Greece is attractive and there's some amusement to be had from the terrible model work in a plane explosion or a sunglass wearing villain called Omar who looks like a hung over Charlton Heston in Touch of Evil after being dragged through a thorn bush, but overall the film is nothing to write home about.
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"The Case of the Scorpion's Tail" excellently delivers all the elements a great Giallo needs, mistery, gory death and suspense. The performances are good and the production values are fine. The film has some unique camera angles, but delivers the goods in terms of driving the plot and the execution of the mystery.
If you're a giallo fan, this is a must see and non-genre fans can appreciate..
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  • Der Schwanz des Skorpions (DE)
  • The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (La coda dello scorpione) (UK)
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