Ragazza Dal Pigiama Giallo

La Ragazza Dal Pigiama Giallo

Director: Flavio Mogherini, Ray Milland, Dalila di Lazzaro, Michele Placido

Cast: Flavio Mogherini, Ray Milland, Dalila di Lazzaro, Michele Placido

     
 
As usual, Blue Underground has assembled an impressive package for a lesser-known title with their disc of The Pyjama Girl Case. The transfer is up to the company's usual standards: the anamorphic, letterboxed video offers a colorful, richly detailed image and the mono track is a vigorous one that makes effective use of Riz Ortolani

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As usual, Blue Underground has assembled an impressive package for a lesser-known title with their disc of The Pyjama Girl Case. The transfer is up to the company's usual standards: the anamorphic, letterboxed video offers a colorful, richly detailed image and the mono track is a vigorous one that makes effective use of Riz Ortolani's score. In terms of extras, this disc features the original European theatrical trailer and "The Pyjama Girl Mystery," an impressive interview featurette that has true-crime author Richard Evans discussing the real-life case that inspired The Pyjama Girl Case. That featurette is a must for true crime buffs and is as fascinating as the film itself. Finally, there is an insert in the disc case that includes reprints of two comic book stories from Taboo that were inspired by the real-life "Pyjama Girl" mystery plus some introductory notes by Taboo editor Stephen Bissette.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
This rather unorthodox giallo might disappoint fans who want the usual genre staples but offers plenty of surprises on its own terms. Fans expecting an array of murders and plot twists will likely be disappointed by The Pyjama Girl Case as this is a subtle film more interested in dialogue and character than thrills. Thankfully, it is anchored by strong performances: Ray Milland is effortlessly convincing as the world weary detective, Dalila Di Lazzaro is both alluring and mysterious as the inscrutable leading lady and Michele Placido is surprisingly affecting as the most naïve and well-meaning of her suitors. It also benefits from stylish direction by Flavio Mogherini, who makes dazzling use of the Australian locations and a hypnotic electronic score by Riz Ortolani to create an atmosphere that is by turns seductive and creepy. Best of all, the final third of the film sets the story on its ear by incorporating a narrative shift that ties up all its loose ends in a dazzling style, building to surprisingly emotional and tragic finale. In short, The Pyjama Girl Case is far from the typical bill of fare for fans of Italian thrillers but this is exactly what might make it appealing for other kinds of foreign film fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/28/2006
UPC:
0827058106993
Original Release:
1977
Rating:
NR
Source:
Blue Underground
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:42:00
Sales rank:
52,260

Special Features

"The Pyjama Girl Mystery: A True Story of Murder, Obsession and Lies": Interview with author Richard Evans; Theatrical trailer; The Pyjama Girl by Eddie Campbell: An eight-page graphic novel from the illustrator of From Hell

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Pyjama Girl Case
1. Program Start/Main Titles [5:03]
2. The Body [4:52]
3. Yellow Pyjamas [5:21]
4. Questioning Quint [5:17]
5. Alone in the City [3:58]
6. Restaurant Meeting [4:41]
7. A Budding Relationship [3:24]
8. How to Preserve a Corpse [3:18]
9. Public Display [3:30]
10. Married Life [4:12]
11. Meet the Dorseys [4:44]
12. The Woman Next Door [5:47]
13. Pregnancy Worries [5:37]
14. Appointment With the Killer [2:39]
15. Continuing the Case [:59]
16. Lost Child [2:30]
17. A Special Gift [3:22]
18. "She Stuck it to Us." [3:49]
19. Because You're a Woman [4:57]
20. Sex With Strangers [2:55]
21. Power Struggle [4:05]
22. Thompson's Final Testimony [5:41]
23. Cemetery by the Sea [3:43]
24. End Credits [5:42]

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