“STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER”
Several highly sexualized murders is rocking a prestigious fashion house in Milan. Ambitious photographer Magda (Edwige Fenech) and her on-off boyfriend, Carlo (Nino Castelnuovo), team up to crack the case. But, with the motorcycle helmet-wearing killer who bears a grudge against the agency’s employees, it is surely only a matter of time before they too end up feel his anger.
The film is replete with kitschy fashion shoots, back alley abortions, blow-up sex dolls and some very indelicate humor and it is one of the most notoriously sleazy gialli picture ever produced. Director Andrea Bianchi brings us the story of a killer stalking various people associated with the modeling studio.
After a guy is killed, we see a model who looks quite pleased with herself show off her wares along this row of guys, one of whom is this photographer, who runs along behind her and gives her the old “You could be a model” treatment” and eventually has her in bed. He actually takes her into the modeling agency the next day where everyone is ok with her. The photographer, Carlo, has an on-set tantrum, and a few more people are killed by a leather-clad psychopath. It turns out that the fashion business we are watching is a mixture of softcore sex and sadism and where men treat women as sex objects and very little else. Carlo worries that people might think he’s the killer.
There’s a rather long stalking sequence with more killing, more leather-clad, car-driving psychopaths. Then hot male model Stefano, a misogynist like every man in the film gets his genitals cut off, while his girlfriend gets her breast cut off. Then after a while the killer is revealed and there is a long explanation about who it is, whereupon it is revealed that what happened in the beginning was the woman was having an abortion, and it went wrong.
When a fashion model Evelyn dies of a heart failure during a back street abortion, the abortionist returns her lifeless body to her house and leaves it in a bath tub. He covers his tracks hoping to deceive the authorities by making it look like she died of natural causes. Later that night a killer wearing a motorcycle helmet dressed in black leather kills the abortionist by cutting out his heart. Evelyn the recently deceased model worked for the Albatross modeling agency with her former co-workers photographer Carlo, his sexy assistant Magda (Edwige Fenech), Giselle (Amanda) and her over weight husband Maurizo (Franco Diogene). When Mario a photographer is viciously murdered by a killer dressed in black leather wearing a motorcycle helmet the others soon fear for their lives and wonder who will be next?
Giallo’s are known for their exotic and strange titles, as much as they are remembered for their violent set pieces and excessive amounts of naked flesh on display.” Strip Nude for Your Killer” is more than just some suggestive title thrown together by a producer. Director Bianchi has the actors do just what the title suggests ‘Strip Nude for Your Killer’ as victim after victim is murdered with little or no clothes on. The film is sleazy and has more full-frontal nudity then any Giallo I have ever seen. Surprisingly Andrea Bianchi’s film is well crafted and has some inspired moments like when the obese Maurizo tries to seduce one of the models and at one point threatens to hit her with a vase before she agrees to have sex with him. There are several murder scenes that rival some of the most violent giallo’s ever released and another aspect of this genre that has long been one of its strongest selling points is nudity and there is plenty of it on display in this film. The plot may not be its strongest asset still it is reasonable throughout. The film has enough sleaze and nudity to enchant even the most dedicated Giallo fan.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
High definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
New audio commentary by HORRORPEDIA.com s Adrian J. Smith and David Flint
Sex and Death with a Smile, a new video essay by author and critic Kat Ellinger on giallo and sex comedy icon Edwige Fenech
A Good Man for the Murders, a newly edited video interview with actor Nino Castelnuovo
The Blonde Salamander, a new video interview with actress Erna Schurer
The Art of Helping, a new video interview with assistant director Daniele Sangiorgi
Jack of All Trades, a new video interview with actor and production manager Tino Polenghi
Two versions of the opening scene: tinted and untinted viewing options
Original Italian and English theatrical trailers
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Rachael Nisbet