The Red Queen Kills Seven Times

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The Red Queen Kills Seven Times
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Directed by Emilio P. Miraglia
Screenplay by
Story by Fabio Pittorru[1]
Starring
Music by Bruno Nicolai[2]
Cinematography Alberto Spagnoli[1][2]
Edited by Romeo Ciatti[2]
Production
companies
  • Phoenix Cinematografica
  • Romano Film G.M.B.H.
  • Trian Boeru[2]
Distributed by Cineriz
Release date
  • 18 August 1972 (1972-08-18) (Italy)
Running time
98 minutes[2]
Country
  • Italy
  • West Germany[2]
Box office ₤513.725 million

The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (Italian: La dama rossa uccide sette volte) is a 1972 giallo film directed by Emilio P. Miraglia.

Plot[edit]

Two sisters, Kitty (Barbara Bouchet) and Evelyn, are cursed by a family painting depicting a hundred year-cycle in which a Red Queen is raised from the dead to kill seven times. After Evelyn seemingly perishes and multiple killings ensue, their niece Franziska (Marina Malfatti) and Kitty start to suspect that Evelyn may be the Red Queen.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The Red Queen Kills Seven Times was the final film of director Emilio P. Miraglia and his second giallo film in a row.[3] The film was predominantly shot in Wurzburg and Weikersheim in Germany.[3]

Release[edit]

The Red Queen Kills Seven Times was distributed theatrically in Italy by Cineriz on 18 August 1972.[2] The film grossed a total of 513,725,000 Italian lire in Italy.[2] The German version of the film is 15 minutes shorter than the Italian release.[3]

Arrow Films will release a Region 2 DVD edition & a Region B Blu-ray edition for the British market on 17th April 2017. [4][5]

Critical reception[edit]

AllMovie called it a "standard but solid entry in the giallo genre."[6]

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Curti 2017, p. 62.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Curti 2017, p. 63.
  3. ^ a b c Curti 2017, p. 64.
  4. ^ "The Red Queen Kills Seven Times | Arrow Films". www.arrowfilms.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  5. ^ "The Red Queen Kills Seven Times | Arrow Films". www.arrowfilms.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  6. ^ Donald Guarisco. "La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte (1972)". AllMovie. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 

Sources[edit]

  • Curti, Roberto (2017). Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1970–1979. McFarland. ISBN 1476629609. 

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