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Dead Are Alive [DVD] [1972] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Alex Cord , Samantha Eggar , Armando Crispino    DVD
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  • Actors: Alex Cord, Samantha Eggar, John Marley, Nadja Tiller, Enzo Tarascio
  • Directors: Armando Crispino
  • Writers: Armando Crispino, Bryan Edgar Wallace, Lucio Battistrada, Lutz Eisholz
  • Producers: Artur Brauner
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Code Red
  • DVD Release Date: 13 July 2010
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003O7I6MU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 189,692 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Giallo 11 Sep 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The basic story..An archaeologist and his team are on an expedition digging up Etruscan ruins in Italy. When the tomb is opened and photographs taken of a an ancient demon god it triggers off a series of brutal murders...
Directed by Armando Crispino (Autopsy) this is a nice little Giallo with some great suspense at times and stylish direction also. The opening 15 minutes is of a high quality with a great creepy feel and then a stalking scene leading to a brutal double murder. The mystery to the plot is mostly pretty good, but I'd say in the middle it slows down a bit with too much talking and too little action. However, it does get back on track and for sure there are some great moments of tension and quality to come. The locations and setting around the burial ground are nice and provide effective atmosphere. The usual Giallo police investigation occurs with red herrings as well as the strange plot turns you would expect from the genre. Perhaps a little too long for a Giallo but still good. It stars Alex Cord and features a score from Riz Ortolani.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Etruscan Rises Again 9 Aug 2010
Format:DVD
After the Eurovista edition comes this new dvd from Code Red of the italian thriller "L'Etrusco Uccide Ancora" (The Etruscan Kills Again) by Armando Crispino. The cover incorretly states anamorphic, format is 2.31:1 letterboxed 16/9 enhanced; the image is quite strong but a little soft and there are numerous scratches and little signs of wear around the reel changes. The last few minutes are lifted from an italian print of inferior quality. The audio is muddy at times but dialogue remains clear. No menus whatsoever the movie begins with a trailer as intro. Region 0 NTSC
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5.0 out of 5 stars Watch out there's a Monster about. 28 Aug 2010
By cirenelle - Published on Amazon.com
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Starring Samantha Eggar and Alex Cord this classy genre-crossing Italian Horror was written and directed in 1972 by Armando Crispino who made the excellent Autopsy in 1973. The Code Red print I have is very good with sharp detail of exteriors and interiors and good flesh colours. The town of Spoleto where the film is located consists of blocks of Italian-gothic buildings joined by oneway streets and spooky alleyways. The acting in dubbed films will always seem a little wooden but here I thought the characters were eventually quite well developed. The directing style is similar to Autopsy but the story couldn't be more different, the visual style and a subplot concerning archeology will probably make this film appeal to the majority of 'chicks' despite the violent sexy content. For horrorblokes your The Dead Are Alive guide to essential Italian Horror ingredients is as follows: 1)There is a lot of blood which seems to be of the correct colour. 2)The body count is 7/8 of which several victims are graphic. 3)There are at least 3 sexy females one of whom is photographed naked from the side and rear. The camera loves her. If you enjoy this title try Dario Argento's Inferno.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Giallo Surprise 3 July 2010
By William Amazzini - Published on Amazon.com
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From the title, you may be thinking that this is another 'Morti Viventi' excursion from Italy but, surprise, it emerges as a gripping, giallo who-done-it taking place at an ancient etruscan dig. Director Armando Crispino slowly builds his film around red herring set pieces practically bouncing Alex Cord and Samantha Eggar off walls. With some extremely gory effects for its time , the film ,along with Mario Bavas' 'BAY OF BLOOD', is an early version of the slice and dice genre so prominent in the late seventies. I am looking forward for this release because BCI has given us such excellent transfers of Euro-horrors in the past. The Eurovista release has numerous splices and scratches which disrupt the action, hopefully , this edition will give the film the reputation it deserves in the giallo canon.
4.0 out of 5 stars The Dead Are Alive 6 Dec 2013
By Bartok Kinski - Published on Amazon.com
Even though this film is entitled under its German title, 'L'Etrusco Uccide Ancora' - THE DEAD ARE ALIVE (1972), how it is called in Italian - is overall, a typical Italian thriller of the Seventies.

Directed with style by Armando Crispino, who also directed the breathtaking 'Macchie Solari' (aka Autopsy, The Victim), the film suggests supernatural forces involved in the plot. That makes the whole thing even more atmospheric and will keep you on the edge of your seats.

The German video versions are heavily cut concerning the plot (one version is also cut concerning the violent killings), while only the Danish video version appears to be complete (according to the excellent English book 'Blood and Black Lace').

Nevertheless, if you are able to get this gem on video, get it: This giallo truly delivers!
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Dead Are Alive 26 May 2009
By Bartok Kinski - Published on Amazon.com
Even though this film is entitled under its German title, 'L'Etrusco Uccide Ancora' - THE DEAD ARE ALIVE (1972), how it is called in Italian - is overall, a typical Italian thriller of the Seventies.

Directed with style by Armando Crispino, who also directed the breathtaking 'Macchie Solari' (aka Autopsy, The Victim), the film suggests supernatural forces involved in the plot. That makes the whole thing even more atmospheric and will keep you on the edge of your seats.

The German video versions are heavily cut concerning the plot (one version is also cut concerning the violent killings), while only the Danish video version appears to be complete (according to the excellent English book 'Blood and Black Lace').

Nevertheless, if you are able to get this gem on video, get it: This giallo truly delivers!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Great Stars in an Interesting Giallo/Horror Film 4 Sep 2012
By V. Risoli - Published on Amazon.com
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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!"
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