Welcome to the Vinegar Syndrome Staff Picks section, where we highlight our favorite releases from the many other fine labels releasing films on home video. This section, which will be updated semi regularly, features an array of crucial genre films, which no home library should be without.
Two free-spirited teenagers, Dick and Ingrid (played by Ray Lovelock and Ornella Muti), set out to spend the summer together in Italy. To pay their way they sell Scandinavian porn mags and pictures of Ingrid posing nude. But then they get busted by the cops and are given 24 hours to get out of the country.
Instead of leaving they take to the road, where they come up against a thieving biker gang and they are mistaken for a pair of bank robbers. Heading south in a hurry, they run out of gas in the middle of nowhere and take refuge in the house of Barbara Slater (Irene Papas), a seemingly bored, middle-aged housewife who appears to be up for some sexual shenanigans. The naive pair party with Barbara but soon discover she is hiding a terrible and deadly secret.
Directed by the legendary Umberto Lenzi of CANNIBAL FEROX fame, this sexy thriller in the Italian “giallo” style is a taut and suspense-filled entertainment with a deviously twisted plot and all the trappings of the “hippie” 1970s, Euro-style.
AN IDEAL PLACE TO KILL is here available for the first time ever on Blu-ray, restored from the original negative, complete and uncut and with exclusive bonus features.
- Brand new 2k transfer from a film negative
- Digitally restored
- Exclusive interview with director Umberto Lenzi
- Audio commentary by Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
- Deleted scenes
- Original trailer
- English/Italian audio choice with optional English subtitles
- Mondo Macabro previews