Euro Cult Movie Forum => Gialli => Topic started by: Jonny on 14 Oct 2007 - 19:37

Title: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Jonny on 14 Oct 2007 - 19:37
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A stunning film and possibly Sergio Martino's finest Giallo. Superb use of the English locations, Hammer fans will more than likely have seen Oakley Court a few times before, with the tube sequences apparently inspiring a similar set up in De Palma's 'Dressed to Kill'. This also features one of my favourite scores by Bruno Nicolai, I noticed in 'Blood & Black Lace' there was mention of the sitars being out of place in this score but I disagree and really like them. Adds to the insanity, especially during the orgy sequences.

A while back Paul sent me a picture of the apartment building featured in this film. Good to see they're still exactly the same and haven't been demolished.

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I first had this on DVD from the German company Marketing films and was over the moon with it. Imagine how I felt when the Media Blasters/Shriek Show DVD came out and blew it out of the water.
 
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Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark/ Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 14 Oct 2007 - 19:41
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A while back Paul sent me a picture of the apartment building featured in this film. Good to see they're still exactly the same and haven't been demolished
The flats are in Putney,south west London and just around the corner from where i went to school as an 8 year old,didn't notice George,Edwige or any satanic covens there though :-\
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark/ Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 14 Oct 2007 - 19:43
I thought this one was nowhere as great as NEXT! aka THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS WARDH (which I consider one of the finest gialli ever) but still enjoyed it. I also replaced my marketing DVD with the Shriek Show one.
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark/ Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Jonny on 14 Oct 2007 - 19:52
'Mrs Wardh' is second on my list after 'Colors' Lefteris! We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one  :P
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark/ Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 14 Oct 2007 - 20:02
Every opinion is respected amigo!  :P Actually second in my list is THE CASE OF THE SCORPRION'S TAIL, followed by TORSO, ALL THE COLORS, YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM, SCORPION WITH TWO TAILS and last SUSPICIOUS DEATH which really disappointed me. Not including his early 90s gialli/erotic thrillers such as FOXY LADY, haven't seen them yet.
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark/ Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Paul on 14 Oct 2007 - 20:12
I'm really surprised Marc hasn't been all over this thread - those flats are about five minutes from fhis door, in a car.

I thought ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK was a really great giallo - had the German disc on the Marketing Film label and haven't seen it since then (more than five years ago) though I have since replaced that disc with the Shreik Show version.
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark/ Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Paul on 14 Oct 2007 - 20:13
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A while back Paul sent me a picture of the apartment building featured in this film. Good to see they're still exactly the same and haven't been demolished
The flats are in Putney,south west London and just around the corner from where i went to school as an 8 year old,didn't notice George or Edwige or any satanic covens around there though :-\

...and just across the river, opposite the little church where Patrick Traughton met his grisly end in THE OMEN.
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark/ Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 14 Oct 2007 - 20:15
...and just across the river, opposite the little church where Patrick Traughton met his grisly end in THE OMEN.
I remember some of that scene being filmed in Bishops Park as well.
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark/ Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Phill on 14 Oct 2007 - 23:17
Watched this last year for the first time, class all the way! Must revisit it again soon, love the locations and the atmosphere is akin to ROSEMARY'S BABY imho.
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Dorado on 16 Jan 2009 - 16:44
I just watched this one for the first time and thought it was great, I would rate it as Martino's 3rd best giallo behind "THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS WARDH" and "THE CASE OF THE SCORPRION'S TAIL".
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: K August on 16 Jan 2009 - 18:00
This is my favorite Martino giallo with Mrs. Wardh a close second (I still think it's lame the way Ivan Rassimov's 'Wardh' character was handled).

The stalking in the tube is one of the greatest of its type (I love how much Ivan Rassimov scares me. He was so amazing in the genre).  I think the women in this film are amongst the strongest and most interesting in all gialli, particularly since they wind up being victims in one sense or another.

I love the quasi-psychedelic nightmares and all that (both Martino and Fulci and their teams were brilliant in how they created these sequences), I wasn't too happy with the true reveal of the cult. I think it would have been far scarier if the police didn't reveal who the leader really was.

I almost liked George Hilton in this too (find him better here than in Mrs. Wardh imo).

This is a film I revist at least 2x a year, it always hits me the same way. A nice mix of Occult hoodoo and gialli sibling whackyness.
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: ecc on 16 Jan 2009 - 23:06
I first had this on DVD from the German company Marketing films and was over the moon with it. Imagine how I felt when the Media Blasters/Shriek Show DVD came out and blew it out of the water.

The Marketing Films disc was one of the first R2 discs I bought ever.  I was only familiar with the film before that in its Independent International version with the video retitling DAY OF THE MANIAC.

The manor house that Edwige Fenech and Marina Malfatti (where's the appreciation for her?) go to for the Sabbat is also in England, isn't it?  I'm pretty sure it's the same location seen in DEMONS OF THE MIND (and LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE?), right?
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Jan 2009 - 09:59
The manor house that Edwige Fenech and Marina Malfatti (where's the appreciation for her?) go to for the Sabbat is also in England, isn't it?  I'm pretty sure it's the same location seen in DEMONS OF THE MIND (and LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE?), right?


It's Oakley Court isn't it?

(http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/7730/oakleycourt2ud4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakley_Court
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: ecc on 17 Jan 2009 - 10:56
No, I'm sure it isn't.  According to the Wikipedia entry on THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, the location is Wykehurst Park:
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Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Jan 2009 - 11:12
No, I'm sure it isn't.  According to the Wikipedia entry on THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, the location is Wykehurst Park

Good spot! I'd not seen the film for a while and had in my mind that it was Oakley Court.

Doesn't look anything like it now you've put the picture up! What the hell was I thinking?  ???  :-\
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 17 Jan 2009 - 19:10
 What the hell was I thinking?  ???  :-\

Looks more like something out of Bridehead Revisited.  :-*
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Longsden on 11 Sep 2012 - 08:22
I lost my copy of this last year and only decided to replace it now. The prices its going for are staggering! I only paid £8 for it!
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 21 Apr 2016 - 13:57
X-rated Blu Ray out June. No idea about language options will end up being (as usual) but it does only say Italian and German on amazon.de at the moment.

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Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Raf A. on 21 Apr 2016 - 14:02
X-rated Blu Ray out June. No idea about language options will end up being (as usual) but it does only say Italian and German on amazon.de at the moment.

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Not English friendly I'm afraid.
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: the blob on 22 Apr 2016 - 10:29
There have been rumours about either a UK or US release or both and this one finally coming out without English options probably confirms it.
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 Apr 2016 - 10:48
There have been rumours about either a UK or US release or both and this one finally coming out without English options probably confirms it.
I wouldn't really say that no English options probably confirms it (even though A***w are releasing it here, Damn!) as there are others in the range of these X-Rated Mediabooks on Blu that have come out here in the U.K. that have English options (and some that don't).
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: fenriz on 22 Apr 2016 - 13:26
Cover C plz, hope for eng friendly disk !
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: the blob on 23 Apr 2016 - 12:31
There have been rumours about either a UK or US release or both and this one finally coming out without English options probably confirms it.
I wouldn't really say that no English options probably confirms it (even though A***w are releasing it here, Damn!) as there are others in the range of these X-Rated Mediabooks on Blu that have come out here in the U.K. that have English options (and some that don't).

Severin seems to be the other rumoured one but I think it's more from them not denying it rather than hinting they actually are.



Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 23 Apr 2016 - 16:03
Severin seems to be the other rumoured one but I think it's more from them not denying it rather than hinting they actually are.
i'd like that to happen.
Title: Re: All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (Sergio Martino, 1972)
Post by: Strigoyu on 24 Apr 2016 - 11:05
There have been rumours about either a UK or US release or both and this one finally coming out without English options probably confirms it.

UK? Maybe Arrow, or 88?