La Tarantola dal ventre nero

La Tarantola dal ventre nero

Director: Paolo Cavara Cast: Danielle Dublino, Barbara Bach, Carla Mancini

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This frightening horror-thriller stars Giancarlo Giannini as Inspector Tellini, chasing a killer whose victims are paralyzed with a poisoned acupuncture needle, forcing them to watch helplessly as their stomachs are ripped open with a sharp knife. This method duplicates the habits of the black wasp in slaying tarantulas, explaining the title. Much of the film is spent on a wild goose chase involving Silvano Tranquilli, the husband of the first victim (Barbara Bouchet). All of the suspects soon turn up dead and Giannini turns his attention to an upscale health spa, frequented by each victim, which is a front for blackmail and cocaine smuggling. The mystery itself is fairly obvious, but director Paolo Cavara includes a good deal of action and Ennio Morricone's score is effectively chilling. Among the cast are such genre favorites as Annabella Incontrera, Stefania Sandrelli, Claudine Auger, Rossella Falk, and Giancarlo Priete, and --as in many Italian thrillers of the period -- voyeurism is the primary motif. Barbara Bach and Carla Mancini appear briefly.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/28/2006
UPC: 0827058111492
Original Release: 1972
Rating: NR
Source: Blue Underground
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 31,026

Special Features

Interview with Lorenzo Danon; Theatrical trailer; TV spot

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Danielle Dublino Entomologist
Barbara Bach Jenny
Carla Mancini Beauty Parlor Client
Ezio Marano Masseur
Fulvio Mingozzi Director of Clinic
Giancarlo Giannini Inspector Tellini
Stefania Sandrelli Anna Tellini
Barbara Bouchet Maria Zani
Rossella Falk Woman With Mole
Silvano Tranquilli Paolo Zani
Annabella Incontrera Mirta
Gian Carlo Prete Mario
Nino Vingelli Commissario Di Giacomo
Eugene Walter Waiter
Claudine Auger Laura

Technical Credits
Paolo Cavara Director
Fabrizio Castellani Asst. Director
Marcello Danon Producer,Screenwriter
Marcello Gatti Cinematographer
Lucile Laks Screenwriter
Mario Morra Editor
Ennio Morricone Score Composer
Piero Poletto Art Director
Luigi Urbani Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Black Belly of the Tarantula
1. Program Start/Main Titles [4:59]
2. Poisoned Needle [2:27]
3. The First Victim [3:54]
4. Scene of the Crime [4:26]
5. Old Furniture [4:02]
6. Fingerprints [2:31]
7. Victim Number Two [6:41]
8. Looking for Zani [5:13]
9. Zani Reappears [2:26]
10. Insect Analogy [4:01]
11. Morning Activities [4:49]
12. Photos and Phone Calls [4:11]
13. Rooftop Chase [4:10]
14. The Photographer's Studio [2:48]
15. Blackmail Rendezvous [2:59]
16. Following Franca [1:42]
17. An Embarrassing Film [3:19]
18. Intrigue at the Spa [4:24]
19. Into the Killer's Lair [2:52]
20. Investigation at the Spa [4:03]
21. The Killer Strikes Again [6:59]
22. Tellini to the Rescue [4:33]
23. Psychological Explanation [5:32]
24. End Credits [2:35]

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