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The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)

La dama rossa uccide sette volte (original title)
When two sisters inherit their family castle, a string of murders committed by a mysterious dark haired woman in a red cloak decimates their circle of friends. Is the killer their ancestor,... See full summary »

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Emilio Miraglia (as Emilio P. Miraglia)

Writers:

Fabio Pittorru (story), Fabio Pittorru (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Bouchet ... Kitty Wildenbrück
Ugo Pagliai ... Martin Hoffmann
Marina Malfatti ... Franziska Wildenbrück
Marino Masé ... Police Inspector
Pia Giancaro Pia Giancaro ... Rosemary Müller (as Maria Pia Giancaro)
Sybil Danning ... Lulu Palm
Nino Korda Nino Korda ... Herbert Zieler
Fabrizio Moresco Fabrizio Moresco ... Peter
Rudolf Schündler ... Tobias Wildenbrück (as Rudolf Schindler)
Maria Antonietta Guido Maria Antonietta Guido
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini ... Elizabeth Hoffmann
Bruno Bertocci Bruno Bertocci ... Hans Meyer
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When two sisters inherit their family castle, a string of murders committed by a mysterious dark haired woman in a red cloak decimates their circle of friends. Is the killer their ancestor, the "Red Queen" whom legend says claims seven lives every hundred years? Written by Red-Barracuda

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The Corpse That Didn't Want to Die!


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Country:

Italy | West Germany | Monaco

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

22 October 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Corpse Which Didn't Want to Die See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Cybil Danning stated in an interview for Arrow Video's blu-ray release of the film that she first saw the film recently (2016), 44 years after its release. See more »

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The Red Lady x The Black Lady - girls... girls.... girls.....
9 September 2007 | by andrabemSee all my reviews

Once upon a time in a castle...... Two little girls are playing in the garden's castle. They are sisters. A blonde little girl (Kitty) and a brunette one (Evelyn). Evelyn steals Kitty's doll. Kitty pursues Evelyn. Running through long corridors, they reach the room where their grandfather, sitting on an armchair, reads the newspaper. Kitty complains about Evelyn, while Evelyn is looking interestedly at a picture hanging on the wall. Evelyn begins to say repeatedly: "I am the red lady and Kitty is the black lady". Suddenly Evelyn grabs a dagger lying nearby and stabs Kitty's doll and then cuts her (the doll's) head. A fight ensues. And Evelyn almost uses the dagger against Kitty. The grandfather intervenes and the worst is avoided.

Later on, their grandfather tells them the legend related to the picture hanging on the wall in front of them, in which a lady dressed in black is stabbing a lady dressed in red:

"A long time ago, a red lady and a black lady lived in the same castle. They were sisters and hated each other. One night, for jealousy reasons, the black lady entered the red lady's room and stabbed her seven times. One year later, the red lady left her grave. She killed six innocent people, and her seventh victim was the black lady. Once every hundred years, the events repeat themselves in this castle and a red lady kills six innocent victims before killing the black lady herself."

The grandfather ends his tale by saying that according to the legend, sixteen years from now, the red queen should come again and kill seven times. But he assures them that this is just an old legend.

Sixteen years pass.....

This is the very beginning of the film. There are many twists and surprises in the film. It's better for you to forget about logic (if you really analyse it, the story doesn't make sense) and just follow the film with its wonderful colors, the gorgeous women, the clothes, the tasteful decor, the lighting effects and the beautiful soundtrack.

Enjoy Barbara Bouchet, Sybil Danning, Marina Malfatti, Pia Giancaro, among other goddesses. There's a nude by Sybil Danning lying on a sofa that's something to dream about. And don't forget: The lady in red kills seven times!

If you've liked "La Dama Rossa..." check out also "La Notte che Evelyn uscì dalla Tomba".


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