Giallo movies are Italian Thrillers that are rife with gratuitous violence and nudity; shadowy, black-gloved killers; absurd plots; bad dubbing; and intense atmosphere like no other. The Gialli films of the late 60's/early 70's helped give birth to the Slasher film as we know it.
Krimi films, which are lesser known than Gialli, are German Thrillers that are based in some way on the books of Edgar Wallace. They're usually set in England, and are essentially murder mysteries, with some random sex and violence thrown in for good measure.
What Have You Done to Solange? is a Giallo/Krimi hybrid, which may be why it feels so different from the standard Giallo fare, and may be why it was so entertaining overall.
|HOW COULD ANY UNDERAGE GIRL RESIST THE SEXY APPEAL OF THAT BEARD?|
|HE'S ABOUT TO SEND HER TO DETENTION IF SHE DOESN'T LET HIM FINISH.|
All of the familiar trappings of the standard Gialli are here: A shadowy, black-gloved killer that is out for some sort of retribution; shocking, gruesome murders; an ordinary guy who has no business investigating the murders who is forced/compelled to do so; sexually promiscuous girls; plenty of nudity; and that feel... that Italian Horror movies of the 70's feel. We have to give Solange? credit, as it didn't feel anywhere near as cheesy, melodramatic, or non-sensical as most Italian Horror movies of its time did.
This was also Camille Keaton's (I Spit On Your Grave) first movie, and she did a good job playing the troubled Solange. The gorgeous Karin Baal was also good as the wife of the cheating Enrico. Despite her husband's adulterous, age-inappropriate assholery, she was a down ass bitch to the end. We liked her.
|WHOSE HAND IS THAT?|
|"DON'T JIVE ME, MAN!" REALLY?|
Bravo, Europe, for not putting such silly restraints on
|SURE, HE MAY BE EYEING THEM LIKE A HUNGRY WOLF EYES A FLOCK OF INNOCENT, VULNERABLE SHEEP, BUT THAT TRACKSUIT IS FANTASTIC.|
|THAT IS JUST WRONG.|
|NOT ROMANTIC AT ALL.|
It's also got plenty of Supplemental Material for fans of the film to sort through.
Overall, this is an excellent disc.
|HER PUSSY LOOKS SOFT AND CUDDLY.|
It's a great movie, and one worth checking out, especially in its current Arrow Video Blu-ray form.
What Have You Done To Solange? is available now on Blu-ray.
What Have You Done To Solange?, that we've even given them their own Retro-Hottie post HERE.