La Ragazza Dal Pigiama Giallo

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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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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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/28/2006
  • UPC: 827058106993
  • Original Release: 1977
  • Rating:

  • Source: Blue Underground
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: Italiano
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 45,438

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ray Milland Simpson
Dalila di Lazzaro Glenda
Michele Placido Antonio
Howard Ross Roy
Ramiro Oliveros
Rod Mullinar
Mel Ferrer Prof. Douglas
Antonio Ferrandis
Technical Credits
Flavio Mogherini Director, Screenwriter
Raul Artigot Cinematographer
Sanchez Rafael Campoy Screenwriter
Riz Ortolani Score Composer
Giorgio Salvioni Producer
Adriano Tagliavia Editor
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Pyjama Girl Case
   Chapter Selections
   Extras
      The Pyjama Girl Mystery: A True Story of Murder, Obsession and Lies - Interview With Author Richard Evans (30 Mins.)
      Theatrical Trailer
   Play
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