The Blood Stained Shadow

The Blood Stained Shadow

Lino Capolicchio
Director: Antonio Bido Cast: Lino Capolicchio
Lino Capolicchio
, Stefania Casini
Stefania Casini
, Craig Hill
Craig Hill
Antonio Bido

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This well-handled giallo thriller was directed by Antonio Bido (Il Gatto dagli Occhi di Giada). After a young girl is murdered by a mysterious stranger, the young Stefano (Lino Capolicchio) comes home to Venice to visit his brother (Craig Hill), a priest with many enemies. As people start dying left and right, Bido introduces an odd assortment of characters, including a wife-killing doctor, an abortionist, and a nutty gay Count (Massimo Serato) who molests children. Stefano tries figuring out the mystery while having an affair with an interior decorator (Suspiria's Stefania Casini). It might be argued that the plot is merely a reworking of Lucio Fulci's superior Non se Sevizio un Paperino (1971), with shades of Capolicchio's previous starring turn in Pupi Avati's La Casa dalle Finestre che Ridono (1976), but in Italian genre film, the question of derivative plotlines becomes almost superficial. It works, and should please Euro-thriller fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/26/2008
UPC: 0827058113397
Original Release: 1978
Rating: NR
Source: Blue Underground
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 46,340

Special Features

Solamente Bido: Interview with co-writer/director Antonio Bido; Theatrical trailer; Antonio Bido filmography

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bloodstained Shadow
1. Program Start/Fatal Struggle [1:04]
2. Main Titles [1:17]
3. Strangers on a Train [4:33]
4. Saints and Sinners [4:22]
5. Sinister Séance [2:05]
6. Screams in the Night [5:06]
7. Killer On the Loose [3:05]
8. The Molester [3:56]
9. A Stroll Through Town [5:09]
10. Anonymous Threats [5:39]
11. "You Surprised Me All Right" [5:19]
12. Aborted Evening [3:29]
13. Divine Retribution [5:54]
14. Sacrilege [4:25]
15. Holy Terror [4:27]
16. Sandra and Stefano [4:16]
17. Fiery Death [2:46]
18. Mama's Boy [4:54]
19. Police Suspicions [5:49]
20. Morning [3:20]
21. Murder By Moonlight [4:21]
22. Cemetary Attack [3:40]
23. House of Dolls [3:07]
24. Corpse in the Closet [3:40]
25. Unanswered Questions [3:36]
26. Confronting the Truth [3:56]
27. Day of Atonement [3:38]
28. End Credits [1:39]

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