Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971) aka Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh aka Blade of the Ripper aka La perversa senora Ward aka Next!...
Director: Sergio Martino
Written by: Vittorio Cardonia, Ernesto Gastaldi
Actors include: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Conchita Airoldi
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Length: 98 minutes
This is one heck of a film, I mean the first half is nearly softcore porn but it's brilliant none the less! The curvy Mrs. Wardh (Edwige Fenech) plays a woman with a sexual vice for danger! She claims it's in her past though she is clearly still very "active" though married. She is also being bothered by a seriously weird ex of hers that was into some kinky stuff. Then her friend hooks her up with "Handsome George" she's hesitant at first, but heck she loves men! There are a ton of possible suspects (there is a murderer about...this is a giallo after all!) and yet it all wraps up neatly in a great little package. The cinematography and music are brilliant here, Sergio did a wonderful job of making an extremely visually appealing film. It was interesting and enticing throughout, definitely one of the best of the Giallo films I've seen to date.
Availability: On DVD (but OOP) but reissued Jan 2010