Sunday, August 4, 2013
DEATH KISS (1976)
This is a weird little obscure Greek flick about a murdering rape-happy fellow who looks a little like a sweaty Oliver Reed. The plot takes some strange twists as our protagonist teams up with a guy looking to off his wife so he can get his hands on her cash. There's lots of backstabbing and some old Greek dancing thrown in. Going into this I thought I would be getting a more explicit giallo or horror type film but things unfortunately play out in a more straight-forward thriller fashion despite the more lurid components involved. The poster screams "you will never see this on TV" but ironically I think if you just cut the couple of boob shots out I could imagine this would probably play very much like a TV-movie. Then again the version I watched of this may have been cut since it ends very abruptly.
This was also released under the way cooler title of THE RAPE KILLER and the way more literal title of HE MURDERED HIS WIFE.