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Directed by Luigi Bazzoni (1965)
This version is presented in Widescreen with Italian Spoken Audio (English Subtitled). This print is offered as a 1 Disc Item, filmed in B&W with a video running time of 1 hr 22 mins.
Disc Format: NTSC Region 0 DVD-R, playable within North America and compatible territories.
Print Quality: This print has been given a Sound and Picture Quality rating of 9/10 overall.
Also known as La donna del lago / The Possessed
Starring Peter Baldwin, Salvo Randone, Valentina Cortese, Pia Lindström, Pier Giovanni A...
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Moody and atmospheric Italian thriller directed by the great Luigi Bazzoni. A macabre gem. Superb wide screen print with English subtitles. The Lady of the Lake is often seen as a precursor to the Giallo style that would reach it's peak in the early seventies; and I can certainly see why. However, I would say that the film is closer to a supernatural mystery film than a Giallo and it also shares a lot in common with the popular American film noir style; stemming from it's picture, execution and subject material. The film is very much of the high quality variety and director Luigi Bazzoni takes time and a lot of care to ensure that the film is haunting and mysterious as possible - which pays dividends as the plot starts to pan out. We focus on Bernard; a writer who goes to spend some time in a dilapidated hotel where he spent some time the previous year. Once he gets there, he begins searching for Tilde; a young maid he fell in love with during his previous visit, but he's surprised by the news that Tilde killed herself. However, it would appear that there is more to the apparent suicide as Bernard is shown a picture suggesting she was pregnant...
The film is directed by Luigi Bazzoni, who go on to make one of the best seventies Giallo's with the excellent The Fifth Cord as well as one of the oddest genre films with Footsteps in 1975. There's also a writer's credit for Death Laid an Egg writer-director Giulio Questi, so rather unsurprisingly - The Lady of the Lake is a rather bizarre film! It starts off simple enough and the first half of the movie is pretty easy viewing, but then things start to get a bit stranger in the second half and it becomes easy to loose the plot. It's lucky then that there's more than enough to keep the audience otherwise entertained. The cinematography is absolutely gorgeous and the black and white picture allows the director to capture a real macabre and moody atmosphere. The town in which the film takes place is a masterpiece within itself - the ghostly local population in particular is memorable. The plot comes back together towards the end and the film does give closure to its central plot line.