La Tarantola dal ventre nero

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Special Features

Interview with Lorenzo Danon; Theatrical trailer; TV spot
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/28/2006
  • UPC: 827058111492
  • Original Release: 1972
  • Rating:

  • Source: Blue Underground
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 27,009

Cast & Crew

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

Disc #1 -- The Black Belly of the Tarantula
   Chapter Selections
   Extras
      An Interview With Lorenzo Danon (15 Mins.)
      Theatrical Trailer
      TV Spot
   Setup
      English
      Italian
   Play
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