Saturday, September 22, 2012
NAKED VIOLENCE (1969)
This movie starts right out with a bang as a bunch of no-good, sandal-wearing, pinball-playing, drunken students rape and kill their teacher, unfortunately after that we settle into the old police-procedural mode for most of the rest of the film. It's too bad such an exploitative title is wasted on something like this. It's also hard to believe the director of MILANO CALIBRO 9 and TO BE TWENTY..., Fernando Di Leo, is the same guy that made this boring crime/mystery flick. Almost everything about this movie is crappy right down to the shaky camera work. There is one interesting scene where we flashback to the initial rape/murder that's done super stylishly with some intense sounds and visuals but besides that it's a pretty dull nap-inducing ride. Lots of things that might have been interesting to actually see happen are just talked about which I guess saves money but doesn't make for anything worth viewing. I guess I can sorta forgive Di Leo since this was one of his earlier films and he does seem to predict the often used giallo twist ending with his own gender-bending villain(although this climax was a bit perplexing the way it's revealed here, then again it may just have been that I was dozing-off from lack of interest). I would say stick with Di Leo's 70's crime stuff for more interesting cinema.
Awesome way to start your movie!: