The Perfume of the Lady in Black Blu-ray Review – Average 70’s Giallo

The Perfume of the Lady in Black Blu-ray Review

It time to look at another giallo, this one’s from director Francesco Barilli and stars Mimsy Farmer. Furthermore it’s available on blu-ray released by 88 Films. So without further ado here’s The Perfume of the Lady in Black blu-ray review.

  • The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)
  • Genre: Horror, Giallo
  • Directed by Francesco Barilli
  • UK Rating 18
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By 88 Films
  • Blu-ray Released: 26 June 2017

Plot

Silvia (Mimsy Farmer) and her friends discuss witchcraft, curses and human sacrifice. Not long after the discussion Silvia begins to experience strange events. They include seeing a young girl and sometimes it’s as if she is experiencing terrible events. Is it the girl’s life or hers?

Style / Direction

The film’s directed by Francesco Barilli whilst Mario Masini took on the director of photography duties. I’ve no problems with the look or use of camera angles. In fact visually this film is very well made.

Music / Audio Effects

The music is provided by Nicola Piovani and I thought it suited the film quite well.

Acting / Characters

Solid is probably the best way of describing the acting with Mimsy Farmer taking on the lead role.

Cast
  • Mimsy Farmer as Silvia
  • Maurizio Bonuglia as Roberto
  • Mario Scaccia as Rossetti
  • Jho Jenkins as Andy
  • Nike Arrighi as Orchidea
  • Orazio Orlando as Nicola
  • Renata Zamengo as Silvia’s Mother
  • Carla Mancini as Elisabetta
  • Lara Wendel as Young Silvia
  • Aldo Valletti as Man of the Sect

Conclusion: The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974) Film Review

I found the film to be a well enough made giallo but found the story a little lacking. I must admit I struggled to keep interested in this one.

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Conclusion: The Perfume of the Lady in Black Blu-ray Review

I’ve no complaints with this 88 Films release, the image quality is good which is always my highest priority. There’s only a trailer and Italian opening and closing credits included as extras which I fine with.

Extras
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Italian Opening and Closing Credits

On to my movie rating for The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)

  • Movie Rating: WORTH A LOOK
  • Blu-ray Picture: GOOD
  • Extras: AVERAGE

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Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip NOT be representative of the blu-ray version

That concludes The Perfume of the Lady in Black blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more horror movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…

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Summary: The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974) Blu-ray Review
The Perfume of the Lady in Black Blu-ray Review

Movie title: The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)

Movie description: Blu-ray release by 88 Films

Duration: 101 mins

Director(s): Francesco Barilli

Actor(s): Mimsy Farmer, Maurizio Bonuglia, Mario Scaccia, Jho Jenkins, Nike Arrighi, Orazio Orlando, Renata Zamengo, Carla Mancini

Genre: Horror

  • Movie Rating
  • Blu-ray Picture Rating
  • Extras
3

Summary

An average giallo with a confused story

Pros

  • Good Blu-ray Release

Cons

  • Poor Story

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