Sold in America as Case of the Bloody Iris, Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer? is a favorite giallo on the Turntabling DVD player. The soundtrack is excellent retro 60s lounge fun combined with Morricone-esque suspense cues. And with good reason, Bruno Nicolai was Morricone’s conductor and it’s easy to hear the maestro’s influence on Nicolai’s soundtrack work.
That’s not a bad thing in this case, either; Nicolai is great in his own right as evidenced on this import soundtrack CD. Yes, imports can be pricey but those who obsess over these sounds are definitely in for a treat with this disc. There’s a damn fine reason why I’m excited about this addition to the Turntabling lineup–it was missing from the personal collection and getting it in here meant FINALLY getting to hear it after obsessing over this film for many years.
The film itself is awesome. Edwige Fenech has never been sexier, the plot twists are fun, and the quirky characters really make the movie what it is…it’s a more fun Four Flies On Grey Velvet in some ways, but looks far more retro-modern. Three cheers for Italian futurist decor! A twisty-turny giallo that features a free-love cult, a suspected serial killer who can’t stand the sight of blood, and a great pervy photographer who believes in the old adage, “sex sells”.
The soundtrack for Case of the Bloody Iris is a new, sealed imported compact disc from Italy. Buy it now from Turntabling for $29.00 plus shipping.