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Cast: Florinda Bolkan, Jean Sorel, Anita Strindberg, Stanley Baker
Mondo Macabro / All Region / 1.85:1 widescreen (1080p) / English or Italian PCM mono / English or Italian subtitles / 104 minutes
Extras: Shedding the Skin - documentary / Dr Lucio Fulci's Day for Night - directed by Antonietta De Lillo - interview with Lucio Fulci / Interview with writer Stephen Thrower / Interview with actor Tony Adams / Audio commentary with Kris Gavin / Two original trailers / Radio spots
Italian horror, gore and exploitation maestro Lucio Fulci is most widely known for his nonsensical, superbly gory supernatural films like Zombie (aka Zombi 2) and The Beyond. But before he hit his gory late '70s and early '80s sweet spot, he made a couple of top-notch gialli including Don't Torture a Duckling in 1972 and A Lizard in a Woman's Skin a year earlier. While not being quite as otherworldly gore-laden as the others, these murder mysteries were no less brutally violent and unsettling. I am not particularly a fan of the giallo genre because most of them are unnecessarily and intentionally confusing to throw the viewer off the track. Sometimes though, a filmmaker can overcome that shortcoming with style, violence and sexuality. That happens to be the case with A Lizard in a Woman's Skin.