Watch Me When I Kill (1977) (Special Edition) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Watch Me When I Kill (1977) (Special Edition) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Watch Me When I Kill (1977) (Special Edition) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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Watch Me When I Kill (1977) (Special Edition) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Antonio Bido
STARRING: Franco Citti, Fernando Cerulli, Giuseppe Addobbati
RATED: UR/REGION O/1:85/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 2
AVAILABLE FROM Synapse Films

A pharmacist is murdered, and a woman happens to see the culprit leave the scene. She soon finds herself being stalked by the killer, and when her boyfriend tries to discover who the murderer is and stop him, he begins to find out that there is much more to the murder than the ordinary killing it first appeared to be.

If you were going to make a how-to book on making a classic style Giallo you could very well go by this movie for a step by step guide. It has the women, the killer, the atmosphere (minus some style points) and the gore moments. This is also a film that while Giallos and the American slasher seem to be as much different as they are in the same in a lot of areas could blend in together well enough to make fans of either satisfied with the results they get but not amazed. Still, for what it does right I can’t help but shake the feeling that the movie does lack in a few key areas at the end of the day. I’m a bit hit and miss on Gilallo movies anyway, but this one feels like a been there and done that situation from time to time. It might just be where I saw others before it and not a direct indication of if it did it first or not to its own credit.

This film seems to do a little more in the gore department, but it does seem to lack in the style area. While still packing all the essentials needed to be a Giallo film, I think the movie depends a little too much on kills and things of that nature and it somewhat hurts the plot overall. While not at all dull, the story does slack in spots and I did find the characters to be lacking in the interesting department. I wouldn’t say it is an awful film by any means, but falls just a bit short in plot and character areas overall. Still, Synapse gives this the treatment you’d expect and the results are a beautiful transfer and some awesome extras like some short films. No matter if you love this one or you don’t, if you are a collector like me it gives you reasons to finally depart with your old DVDs of it.

Extras

– NEW 4K REMASTER FROM THE ORIGINAL NEGATIVE, with color correction performed by Synapse Films.
– Audio: DTS-HD MA English and Italian 2.0 Mono Soundtracks.
– Isolated Music-Only Track.
– Original Theatrical Trailer, T.V. Spot and Radio Spots.
– Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Author, Nathaniel Thompson.
– UK Interview with Academic Mikel Koven on WATCH ME WHEN I KILL.
– Three short films from director Antonio Bido:
Danza Macabra
Mendelssohn Im Judischen Museum
Berlin and Marche Funebre D’une Marionette.
– English Subtitles (Italian Mono) and English SDH Subtitles (English Mono).
– BONUS CD SOUNDTRACK of the amazing film score by prog-rockers Trans-Europa Express!

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 98%

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