Written by: Michael Den Boer on June 29th, 2004
Theatrical Release Date: Italy, 1975
Director: Andrea Bianchi
Writers: Andrea Bianchi, Massimo Felisatti
Cast:Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo, Femi Benussi
DVD released: January 15th, 2004
Approximate running time: 94 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Mono English, Dolby Digital Mono German
DVD Release: X-rated
Region Coding: Region 2 PAL
Retail Price: $22.95
Synopsis: When a fashion model Evelyn dies of a heart failure during a back street abortion. The abortionist returns her lifeless body to her house and leaves it in a bath tub. He covers his tracks hoping to deceive the authorities by making it look like she died of natural causes. later that night a killer wearing a motorcycle helmet dressed in black leather kills the abortionist by cutting out his heart. Evelyn the recently deceased model worked for the Albatross modeling agency with here former co-workers the suave photographer Carlo (Nino Castelnuovo), his sexy assistant Magda (Edwige Fenech), in charge Giselle (Amanda) and her over weight husband Maurizo (Franco Diogene). When Mario a photographer is viciously murdered by a killer dressed in black leather wearing a motorcycle helmet the others soon fear for their lives and wonder who will be next?
Giallo’s are known for their exotic and strange titles, as much as they are remembered for their violent set pieces and excessive amounts of naked flesh on display. Strip Nude for Your Killer is more then just some suggestive title thrown together by a producer. Director Andrea Bianchi (Burial Ground) has the actors do just what the title suggests ‘Strip Nude for Your Killer’ as victim after victim is murder with little or no clothes on. Strip Nude for your Killer is sleazy and has more full-frontal nudity then any Giallo I have seen so far, also lets not forget the nude handstand. Strip Nude for Your Killer is not as bad as Mario Landi’s sleaze classic Giallo a Venezia and and in many ways it is similar to another Edwige Fenech Giallo The Case of The Bloody Iris.
Edwige Fenech often referred to as the Queen of the Giallo stars in this film and her trademark long brunette locks have been replaced by a cropped haircut. Berto Pisanos score is adequate and it never comes close to achieving the quality of an Ennio Morricone score. Surprisingly Andrea Bianchi’s Strip Nude for Your Killer is well crafted film that exhibits some inspired moments like, when the obese Maurizo tries to seduce one of the models Doris and he at one point threatens to hit her with a vase before she agrees to have sex with him. Only when he can get it up Doris leaves him alone and in his frustration he starts talking to a deflated blow up doll ‘You are the only one for me’, before the killers puts him out of his misery. This is a slightly better then average Giallo with mediocre acting that is saved by copious amounts of tits and ass.
Strip Nude for Your Killer is presented in its original 2:35:1 aspect ratio and it has been given the anamorphic treatment. The colors are solid but nothing exceptional with some minor print damage and in darker scenes grain is more visible. Overall the X-Rated has done a good job, but they have done better like their DVD for The Case of The Scorpions Tail. This DVD appears to be uncut as the films nudity and gore is on display in excess through out the film.
My one problem with this DVD is the soundtrack and on this DVD there are two audio options Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono English and German. The German soundtrack is clear as the dialog is easy to here and on the German track make Pisano’s score much more powerful. The English track is mess as the dialog is muddled and at times not easy to follow. Pisano’s score doesn’t have the same impact on the English track as the sound quality changes in volume with persistence background noise through out the film. To bad there were no English subtitles included since the German track is the superior of the two tracks.
Extras included a couple extended scenes, the films original trailer and a trailer for Antonio Bido’s Watch Me When I Kill. Overall nothing special in the extras department and the English audio problem hurts this DVD and I would wait for Blue Underground’s DVD release of Strip Nude for Your Killer. Overall Strip Nude for Your Killer has enough sleaze and nudity to enchant even the most dedicated Giallo fan.