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Sei donne per l'assassino
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Blood and Black Lace -- Italian thriller about a shadowy killer in black murdering fashion models through brutal methods.

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Director:
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Marcello Fondato (story)
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Release Date:
7 April 1965 (USA) See more »
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The greatest shocks ever filmed See more »
Plot:
Italian thriller about a shadowy killer in black murdering fashion models through brutal methods. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Mario Bava 
 
Writing credits
Marcello Fondato (story and screenplay)

Giuseppe Barilla (collaboration) &
Mario Bava (collaboration)

Produced by
Alfredo Mirabile .... producer
Massimo Patrizi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carlo Rustichelli 
 
Cinematography by
Ubaldo Terzano 
Mario Bava (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
 
Costume Design by
Tina Grani 
 
Makeup Department
Marisa Laganga .... hair stylist
Emilio Trani .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Benito Caripi .... production manager
Armando Govoni .... production manager
Franco Grifeo .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Priscilla Contardi .... assistant director
Cristina Grieco .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Arrigo Breschi .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Vittorio Trentino .... sound
 
Stunts
Goffredo Unger .... stunt double: Masked Killer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mario Mancini .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Lina Caterini .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Luca di Silverio .... soundtrack album producer
 
Other crew
Luciana Loschiavo .... script supervisor
Piero Speziali .... accountant
 

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Also Known As:
"Sei donne per l'assassino" - Italy (original title)
"Six Women for the Murderer" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
88 min | USA:84 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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The German titles for the film were 'Bloody Silk' and 'The Masked Strangler'See more »
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Inspector Silvester:Perhaps the sight of beauty makes him lose control of himself, so he kills.See more »
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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Where It Is Fashionable to Die..., 27 December 2004

An upper-crust European fashion salon is having a devil of a time keeping girls working for it in this unique, visually breath-taking Mario Bava film. One fashion model after another dies a horrible death: one strangled, another failing to accept the gauntlet too soon, one having her face pushed into a hot iron, and so on. After watching this film, there will be almost no doubt at all how much Mario Bava influenced modern directors - and no one more particularly than Dario Argento. Bava's use of color, his choice of murder victims, his mystery of cat with mouse and then dog chasing cat(police on trail of murderer) are all signature trademarks of Argento's work. Blood and Black Lace is perhaps the most stylish, stunning film I have seen in terms of how color is used in every frame. From the opening credits with a great rhythmic score, hues of every shade permeate the screen. Bava uses colors like no other director I have ever seen attempt to do so with the exception of Argento. Watch Suspiria by Argento and closely look at how he uses blues and reds and tell me Bava is not written all over it! Blood and Black Lace has all the colors and it is really like a moving canvas. Bava is the artist controlling lighting, shading, and depth perception. I know I am gushing, but this is one beautiful film. The story, at least for me, is a secondary matter. It is a good story. I knew who the murderer was fairly quickly, but Bava does throw in some red herrings that will at least have you second guessing yourself. The actors are all pretty good. Cameron Mitchell plays a guy running the salon with his wife, played VERY ably by the lovely Eva Bartok. I had trouble taking my eyes off her as well as the rest of the beautiful European models. Luciano Pigozzi has a small role. You might remember him as the Italian character actor with the Peter Lorre face and eyes. Blood and Black Lace is certainly one of Bava's best films. Not his best though - Black Sunday wins that hands down. But this film is definitely his greatest in terms of artistic merit. It is a visual masterpiece and Bava deserves so much more credit as an innovative, creative force in film than he receives.

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