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I have to admit this movie delivers exactly what it promises--any
number of attractive women (and at least one VERY unattractive man)
stripping nude for their killer. The featured actress here is Edwige
Fenech, and just as in every one her other movies, you pretty much know
she is going to strip nude for somebody. She is actually outdone here,
however, by the voluptuous Femi Benussi who has only about ten minutes
of screen time but spends at least seven minutes of it completely nude
and another two and a half squeezed into an ill-fitting bikini.
As other reviewers have noted this movie is pretty politically incorrect which, depending on your temperament, you will either find offensive or ironically amusing. The woman pretty much fall into three categories: dumb, slutty, and dumb AND slutty. Edwige Fenech's character is strangely unperturbed after her lover grabs her by the throat when she implies he might be connected to one of the murder victims. Femi Benussi's character hilariously hops into bed with both men and women literally minutes after meeting them. Another woman stops a guy from raping her by willingly agreeing to have sex with him, then when he gets a little too, um, excited she turns down money he offers for services he was unable to render. The movie has the same tawdry revenge-for-an-abortion-gone-wrong theme of "What Have You Done to Solange?" but the murder victims are adults rather than schoolgirls and the murders themselves are slightly less tasteless. Still this movie sure seems a lot more sleazy than the earlier film because it is not nearly as well acted or directed. Bottom-of-the-barrel gialli like this and the similar "So Sweet, So Dead" manage to be sleazy, moralistic, and of course hypocritical all at the same time. Maybe that's why I enjoy them so much.
A young model dies of a heart attack during a back-alley abortion.After her death a mysterious series of bloody murders take place.Each of the victims are connected to the same studio that Evelyn worked at and each are viciously murdered by the knife wielding killer."Strip Nude for Your Killer" is a sleazy and violent Italian giallo that will surely please fans of Italian cinema.There is lots of nudity provided by Edwige Fenech,Femi Benussi and Erna Schurer.The jazz score by Berto Pisano is pretty good and the plot is actually very gripping.The killings are quite gory and sadistic and the cinematography by Franco Delli Colli is excellent.Check it out,if you like Italian giallos.8 out of 10.
Very watchable giallo, which as the English title suggests, wallows in nudity and sex (much of it with a seeming wink to the audience). Stylistically and plot-wise, it's pretty much giallo-by-numbers, with the expected camera and editing flourishes and some fairly good suspense. There are plenty of point-of-view shots of the heavy-breathing masked killer, shock cuts, lots of red herrings and obscure motivations, etc. However, it's the outrageous political incorrectness of it all that separates this one from the mainstream -- the male characters are all cranky and abusive and the females are eager to shed their duds in response. Certainly a must-see for Edwige Fenech fans, and the fade-out is unbelievably tacky, right out of one of those low-humour Italian comedies. There's also fine score, a mixture of funky Bitches-Brew jazz and woo-woo lounge stylings, which helps bridge the suspense scenes.
wow! i was quite pleasantly surprised by this film. Andrea Bianchi, known
by most for his enjoyable, but goofy BURIAL GROUND/LE NOTTI DEL TERRORE
directed this exellent gory and sexy thriller.
a woman dies during an abortion, so the doctor takes her back to her house and sticks her in the bathtub. soon after, the doctor as well as her fellow employees at the albatross fashion studio are murdered by a motorcycle helmet wearing killer. the lovely Edwidge Fenench, a veteran of the giallo, tries to solve the puzzle before she herself is murdered.
this film is quite stylish, and compared to most gialli, it moves along at a brisk pace. gory murders and full frontal nudity keep the viewer interested, and the story is fairly easy to follow, and almost plausible. the comic relief, which in my opinion Dario Argento is terrible at, but insist on putting in damn near all his films, is actually funny here. a fat guy who can only get it up with a blow up doll, and the ending where Edwidge says that she doesn't have to worry about getting pregnant because she takes the pill, then her boyfriend says they shouldn't risk it .....
i would highly recommend this film to trashy film fans.
STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER (Andrea Bianchi - Italy 1975).
Evelyn, a young fashion model, dies during a backstreet abortion in Milan. To avoid an investigation, the gynecologist arranges for her body to be taken home and places in a bath of running water. Within hours, the doctor is brutally murdered by a mysterious figure wearing a crash helmet and motorcycle leathers and soon more grisly murders follow among the employees of the Albatross modeling agency, where Evelyn worked.
This is a very amusing piece of trash by Andrea Bianchi, probably best known for his ultra-gory zombie flick BURIAL GROUND(1981) and the casting of Orson Welles in his second film TREASURE ISLAND(1972), but he also made this entertaining little Giallo, the only one he made, to my knowledge. From 1974-75 onwards, most ways of murdering had been done, so in order to shock and entertain audiences, many Italian filmmakers increasingly added ever larger amounts of gore, sadism and erotic comedy to their films. This one mainly goes for the latter. Starring three Euro-babes, Edwige Fenech, Femi Benussi and Erna Schürer, "Strip Nude" is well supplied in that department and abounds in '70s style sexism and politically incorrect humor.
When voluptuous Femi Benussi parades along the swimming pool in tight-fitting bikini, she is spotted by some mustached hairy Italians wearing ridiculous swimming gear. One of them, Nino Castelnuovo, is a fashion photographer who immediately follows her, woes her, and within minutes - naturally - she sheds her clothes without further hesitation, after which Castelnuovo can go for some 'in-depth interviewing.' Soon, the clothes are back on again, but most of her screen time, she just walks around naked. When she is judged fitting for Albatross modeling agency by Castelnuovo, he introduces her to her future colleagues as 'first class merchandise', after which a not amused Edwige Fenech sniffs, 'how we're gonna photograph all that. We're gonna need a cinerama screen.'
The film benefits from stylish cinematography and a pleasant funky score, but when the killer appears, we hear the strange sound of a knife thrown into a piece of wood. I don't know of any other way to describe it. It's rather silly, you can make up your own associations. Clearly, there's plenty of nasty bloodshed, but it's all a bit subdued by the casual comedic tone set early on in the film. In the last half hour, the plot elements are being pieced together and the fun wears out a little, but the pace is brisk, the cinematography great and there's enough humor and nudity in between to make this some very agreeable entertainment. Irresistible fun for Giallo lovers.
Camera Obscura --- 7/10
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Andrea Bianchi's "Strip Nude for your Killer" certainly isn't the best Italian giallo ever made, but I really enjoyed all the sleaziness and obscene violence it had to offer. The plot, the acting performances and all the sexually depraved elements are all fairly standard but the film is unusually fast-paced and the gore is really delightful. Fashion models once again are the targets of an insane killer, who breathes heavily and constantly wears a motorcycle helmet, and the victims are all vaguely connected with the poor girl who sadly died during an amateurish abortion-attempt. The sexy photographer's duo Magda and Carlo start their own investigation with a lot of pointless (but nonetheless exciting) lovemaking sessions on the side. Five years before his infamous sicko-film "Burial Ground", director Bianchi already damn well knew how to appeal to horror-loving audiences: the murders are extremely nasty and there's an overload of nudity wherever you look. Still the camera-work is quite stylish and the red herrings are slick enough to keep you interested in the actual revelation of the killer's identity. I even counted 2 or 3 genuinely suspenseful moments, notably the extended scene in the dark room where Edwige Fenech is observed by the killer whilst looking for clues. It's not yet a patch on Dario Argento, Sergio Martino or Mario Bava but we're definitely going into the right direction. The actual climax (as well as the murderer's fate) is regretfully weak, though. Andrea Bianchi's twisted sense of humor is illustrated in the very last dialogue.
One thing I know about this film is that Burial Ground director Andrea
Bianchi must have had a great time making it, as filming naked women
and bloody murders looks like a lot of fun! As the lurid title
suggests, Strip Nude for Your Killer is one of the more trashy examples
of the Giallo tradition, and that has lead many to lambaste it as a
sub-par effort; I, however, could not disagree more! The film is
definitely over the top and silly, but that's the reason I watch
Giallo, so criticising it for that is ridiculous. The film takes in
pretty much every trash element of the style of film-making, from naked
babes to a masked killer and the film is like a catalogue of less than
tasteful actions and images. Strip Nude for Your Killer opens with a
shot that leaves nothing to the imagination, and shows a woman having
an abortion in a backstreet 'medical centre'. After she dies, her
gynaecologist arranges for the corpse to be put in a bath full of
water. He is killed soon after, and it doesn't take long for more dead
bodies to begin piling up at the modelling agency where the unfortunate
young girl worked...
It is customary for the Giallo murderer to don black gloves for his crimes, but Bianchi goes all the way again with this idea and has his killer completely dressed in motorcycle leathers! The film benefits from a thick layer of sleaze that runs throughout and fans of lurid cinema are likely to be in heaven with Strip Nude for Your Killer. The fast paced plot is bolstered by some very graphic and nasty murders, as well as a plentiful helping of sex scenes; some of which involve Italy's finest Giallo actress, Edwige Fenech! Fenech has had her hair cut down for her role here, but she's still the sexy little minx that Giallo fans love her for being, and seeing her strip nude is always a treat! It's obvious that the plot itself wasn't important to the director as the film doesn't feature a lot of plot points and the unmasking of the murderer completely lacks any mystery. This film won't do anything for people that like their movies to be politically correct, as the women use their bodies more than their brains and the twisted sense of humour is liable to offend. None of that deterred me, however, as while I admit that this isn't the greatest Giallo...I really, really enjoyed watching it. Recommended!
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A backstreet abortion goes terribly wrong when the fashion model having it suffers heart failure while having the illegal operation ..Fast forward and the workers in the same Fashion House are being killed off one by one by a masked killer with a grudge perhaps for the abortion that went wrong. There is plenty of nudity as the title might suggest and some light relief with a hideous impotent fat man and his blow-up doll. Edwige Fenech looks great again which is something, because the plot is very thin as the killer repeats his/her killings one after the other, all very similar and not too inspired even the killings are quite blood free and over as quick as they began.The scene where the fat man tries to rape a model but the model stops him by consenting to sex is implausible in the extreme and not very PC .sure this film is tacky but its fun too .even the ending is supremely tacky when Carlo tries to proffer anal sex so as not to make Magda pregnant.Recommended for giallo completists only. 6/10
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You can pretty much guess my feelings of this movie when I say that the
two best things about it are the movie's title and the presence of
Edwige Fenech. Other than that, I can't find much to recommend. The
killer isn't very interesting. The mystery elements of the film aren't
engrossing. And the kill scenes are poorly done. There's just no
tension that is necessary for a good Giallo. And the final reveal of
the killer is anything but suspenseful. In the end there are only three
people left alive. If two of the characters are being chased by the
killer, it doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure out who is under the
motorcycle helmet? Sure, there's plenty of sleaze, but it's not done in
what I found to be a fun or entertaining way. Unfortunately, I found
Strip Nude for Your Killer to be a boring watch. I found myself looking
at the clock about half way through just wishing it would end.
As a group, Gialli are often criticized for their misogyny. Consider Strip Nude for Your Killer as the poster child of misogyny in this type of film. Not one woman is presented or treated as anything but a mindless object. Take our heroine Edwige her boyfriend acts as if he is going to strangle her in one scene. Does she send him packing or show any sign that she objected to being treated in that manner? No!
While "Nude per l'assassino" aka. "Strip Nude For Your Killer" of 1975
is quite far away from being a Giallo-highlight it is definitely a film
that any lover of Italian Horror should enjoy, and that is especially
recommended to all the friends of the sleazier kind of Giallo. Director
Andrea Bianchi, who is probably best known for his gory Zombie flick
"Le Notti Del Terrore" (aka. "Burial Ground") of 1981, sure knows how
to create some wonderful sleaze, and "Strip Nude For Your Killer" is as
wonderfully sleazy as it gets.
Sexy young models, all with exhibitionist tendencies, as well as the other employees of a fashion agency, are targeted by an insane killer. Nothing quite new in the Giallo-genre, of course, but director Bianchi truly delivers with tons of female nudity, delightful perversions and genuine nastiness in this one. The female cast-members, all of which have a tendency to get naked at every occasion, include genre-queen Edwige Fenech, this time with short hair, and ravishing and great as always. Apart from the wonderful Mrs. Fenech, easily the Nr. 1 siren of 70s Eurosleaze, the cast also includes the stunningly beautiful Femi Benussi, who moved her curves through all kinds of Italian cult flicks, such as Mario Bava's "Hatchet for the Honeymoon", Fernando Di Leo's "Manhunt", Luigi Cozzi's "The Killer Must Kill Again" or the strangely amusing Kung-Fu-Western "The Stranger And The Gunfighter" starring Lee Van Cleef. Apart from loads of sleaze the film includes several violent killings, several comical moments, as well as a typically great Giallo atmosphere with a stylish photography and cool score. Overall, "Strip Nude For Your Killer" is probably no must-see, but it is doubtlessly a treat for my fellow Giallo-fans, especially to those who like their Gialli sleazy. Highly recommended!
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