There seems to be no shortage of Giallo making their way to Blu-ray these days. The more the merrier I say, as for the most part, they are usually pretty damn enjoyable. Read on to see if the same can be said for Andrea Bianchi’s Strip Nude for Your Killer.
The Albatross modeling agency is being targeted, as models, photographers, and more fall victim to a faceless killer. Can Magda (Edwige Fenech) and her playboy boyfriend, Carlo (Nino Castelnuovo), figure out who the killer is before they become the final victims?
Strip Nude for Your Killer has everything you need for an effective Giallo — there are plenty of first-person/POV camera shots, the black-gloved killer’s only weapon is a blade, and a couple of characters intimately involved with the murders are also trying to solve it themselves.
While all of these characteristics can be considered mandatory for this sub-genre of Italian horror cinema, Strip Nude for Your Killer does manage to set it self apart from a lot of the pack. One major way it accomplishes this is with a more memorable antagonist. Instead of your typical trench coat-wearing figure lurking in the shadows, audiences are treated to a baddie in biker garb from head to toe for the film’s 97 minute duration.
The cast of this 1975 Giallo is a very talented one. Starring as one of the main protagonists is Edwige Fenech (All the Colors of the Dark). Fans of the genre will almost instantly recognize Fenech; Due to the combination of her acting skills and seductive nature, the Maltese-Italian actress was a huge star of Italian crime and sexual comedies of the 60’s and 70’s. She was even called upon by director Eli Roth to appear in another rather sexy (and kind of gross) role in his 2007 film, Hostel: Part II.
Strip Nude for Your Killer is yet another solid entry in the Giallo sub-genre. If you are a fan of these Italian crime thrillers that gave way to the more popular slasher sub-genre, this is one you don’t want to miss out on. The acting is spot on, there is a memorable killer on the loose, and there are a few bloody scenes in the film’s final act that are truly impressive.
Arrow Video has done another fantastic job bringing this film to the masses. Not only does the new home release feature multiple versions of the film, but it is overflowing with extra bonus content. Video essays and interviews (both archival and new) are just some of the supplemental material we are treated with in this 2019 release.
Strip Nude for Your Killer is now available to own on Blu-ray from Arrow Video, so be sure to grab your copy; It is a worthy addition to any collection and certainly worth your time.
I give Strip Nude for Your Killer 3.5 blow up sex dolls out of 5.