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Posted on 6/08/12 03:03 AM
Let it be known, that Sergio Martino, might very well be the best at what he does. What he does is, make low budget sleaze fests, masterpieces. The man can masterfully direct and visually stun you all at once, and on top of that, give you some of the best cinematic eye candy (Fenech) you'll ever see. I've been wondering if Torso would ever be matched as my favorite Martino flick, well The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh did more than that, it topped it. This is what most b-movies strive to be, Martino was a very talented director and I give the man major props.
Now, The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh, stars the very beautiful Edwige Fenech. If you're not familar with Edwige Fenech, you can start here. This is by far the best movie I've seen her in, though The Case of The Bloody Iris is a masterpiece in it's own right. The movie plays out like most giallo's do but here it's on a grander scale. The cast is great here, Fenech is stunning in every frame she's in. Ivan Rassimov plays his typical role but I like him best in this film, he has maybe the deadliest glance in cinematic history. He definitely gives Lee Van Cleef, a run for his money.
George Hilton is terrific here as well, I mean the whole movie has great performances. Even in the minor roles, now the twist I saw coming but that's only because this movie has obviously been ripped off tons of times. It's very famous giallo film, after seeing it I can see why. I would also like it to be known that I bought the Mya release of this film. People complain about them changing the name of the title (Blade of The Ripper) plus no special features.
Well, if your just interested in the film only, it's a good release in my opinion. The transfer is just fine and I heard it's just like the No Shame release. The No Shame release will run you $80 on amazon, and Mya release will run you around $17. In others words the No Shame version is out of print, I didn't wanna folk over that kind of cash, so I went cheaper. Glad I did because I can't praise the film enough, I was very doubtful but it's an amazing work of art. Highly recommended of course, so do yourself a favor and seek it out!