Death Knocks Twice (1969)
aka The Blonde Connection
aka La morte bussa due volte
aka Blonde Köder für den Mörder
Genre: Drama | Crime | Thriller
Country: West Germany | Italy | Director: Harald Philipp
Language: English or Italian (2 separate Audio Tracks)
Subtitles: English for some foreign Parts on the English Track
(Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 94mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 742×574 – 24fps – 1.66gb

While looking for a stolen diamond necklace,the private investigator Bob Martin uncovers a smart serial killer.

This is an early gialli (pre-“Bird with Crystal Plumage”) and is thus neither as violent, sexually graphic, or visually stylish as some of the later ones, but it’s worth seeing for fans of the giallo genre.

This movie has a lot going for it. The great Fabio Testi plays a deranged artist who can’t seem to resist strangling his female partners during sex. The voluptuous Anita Ekberg (the fountain-bather in Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita”) is an older, married female art dealer who just can’t resist Testi’s possibly homicidal charms and becomes the potential victim of an elaborate murder plot. The villainous Adolf Celli plays her oft-cuckolded husband, a scary gangster called “The Professor”. Even a young Femi Benussi gets into the act in one of her earliest have-naked-sex-and-get-brutally-murdered-minutes-later cameos.


The Blonde Connection (1969)