Saturday, March 24, 2012

UNA LUCERTOLA CON LA PELLE DI DONNA - Ennio Morricone - "Lizard In A Woman's Skin" (1971)

Welcome to Surreal Saturday, and a flick tonight that was musically highly recommended to me by a guy who knows a lot about this kinds of stuff, Brian Horrorwitz over at The Trash Palace! It's called "Una Lucertola Con La Pelle Di Donna," or "Lizard In A Woman's Skin," and I found it to be available over at the Netflix!

Okay, so let's get this train of consciousness rolling! The very original music for "Lizard In A Woman's Skin" was composed by the incredible Ennio Morricone....

....and I've only got one thing to say: "Bitch's Brew!"

A Woman with nightmares, and... indifferent husband...

....and what's it all add up to?

More bad dreams!!

Dreams of death, but are they really dreams?

A woman's been brutally murdered, and the prime suspect is too insane to have been able to do it! What's a detective supposed to do?

All the fine camera work was done by Luigi Kuveiller, who has lent his eye to 101 titles including "Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion," "Andy Warhol's Dracula," "Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, and Dario Argento's "Deep Red."

Here's more of that indifferent husband action!

The very tense and uptight Carol Hammond is played by Brazilian born Florinda Bolkan!

If you're going to have a long chase scene, it should be someplace as cool as this!

Time to turn on the giant dildo!

Florinda Bolkan made quite a killing in Italian cinema with films like "Non Si Sevizia Un Paperino" (Don't Torture A Duckling) and "La Settima Donna" (Last House on The Beach).

They spend the whole movie trying to convince the viewer not to believe what they showed you at the beginning!

One more great shot, and we're almost to the end of this trip!

It's pretty difficult to pursue a murder charge when your star witnesses are this stoned! The actress Penny Brown was in the 1966 ultimate hippie flick "Chappaqua," that featured Ravi Shankar, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Ornette Coleman, Swami Satchidananda, Moondog, and The Fugs! The hippie guy is Mike Kennedy or Michael Volker Kogel, depending on how you want to look at it! Mike has only three total acting gigs, but he was in 28 different movies and TV shows as himself, the lead singer of the very famous 60's Spanish rock band Los Bravos! Los Bravos had the monster top 10 hit "Black Is Black" in 1966!

No surprise ending here!!! Follow your heart, follow your head, sometimes dreams do come true!

Hard to believe, but this actually a poster for a re-titled version of the same movie!!


TABONGA! said...

That poster is awesome!!

Greg Goodsell said...

Director Lucio Fulci became famous for his stomach-churning gross-outs ZOMBIE and THE BEYOND in the eighties, but was capable of a solid thriller with a linear plot. This flick is proof positive.

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