1972's "The Dead Are Alive!" (Italian title means: "The Etruscan Kills Again," which is more precise) is an interesting giallo that could also be in the genre of horror, but ultimately it is a giallo, directed by Armando Crispino and written by Lucio Battistrada and Armando Crispino with music by Riz Ortolani. Crispino later directed what is known as "Autopsy" in 1975. But "The Dead Are Alive!" excels on its own merits. When I first shopped for this, I was looking for works by Alex Cord, who I had seen his start in "Synanon" and in 1966's re-make of "Stagecoach" in the John Wayne role and felt he had made that film for me and I was somewhat disappointed he had not seemed to go on to bigger things and I thought he had perhaps gone the route of making spaghetti westerns, I am not sure. But then this film came up and I saw his co-star was Samantha Eggar, the exciting star of "The Collector" and "Return from the Ashes" who too unfortunately made the unappealing comedy "Walk Don't Run" and the disastrous "Doctor Doolittle" when her career was taking off. In no time she was making TV movies like the re-make of "Double Indemnity." No one was looking when she gave great performances in "The Lady in the Car With Glasses and a Gun" and "The Walking Stick." So, it was a no brainer for me. Then, it being Italian, I quickly saw there were a number of editions of it out there, some reportedly terrible and even a Sinister Cinema edition which further impressed me, but I knew I had to have the best for this film and prayed for an affordable vendor of the Code Red edition when I went to order and my prayers were answered. It is really one of the better giallos, very exciting and stylish, and the stars are put to good use and look very beautiful together. Crispino deserves his attention now. He has something on the other great giallo directors, something that propels his work into other canons. The DVD presents a page saying that the studio could not be responsible for views stated in interviews, but there was no menu or extras besides the preview trailer at the beginning. Otherwise an adequate and not disappointing copy with blemishes and murky audio during times when the film is at black, but overall worth the extra money. I don't want to think of what the other editions are like as their were complaints including Sinister Cinema's unsurpassed value. Definitely something you can watch multiple times and still get new things. "The Dead Are Alive!"