An Ideal Place to Kill (1971)
aka Oasis of Fear aka Dirty Pictures
aka Un posto ideale per uccidere
Genre: Giallo | Crime | Thriller
Country: Italy | France | Director: Umberto Lenzi
Language: English or Italian (2 separate audio tracks)
Subtitles: English for some Italian on the English Track &
Full English for the Italian Track (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 89mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 24fps – 1.96gb

Audio 3: Commentary with Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson

Danish student Ingrid (Ornella Muti) and her English boyfriend Dick (Ray Lovelock) decide to sell pornography illegally in Italy, and at the beginning, they make a lot of money and spend a great holiday time there. Then they are arrested by the police, and their rebellious attitude (especially if you remember, this was 1970) doesn’t help much. They end up on the street without a Lira in their pockets, and when a rich lady (Irene Papas) offers help, it seems a stroke of luck and they are not suspicious at all…

Most enjoyable outing from Mr Lenzi and whilst giallo-esquire is really quite a mixed bag. Starting off as a bit of a hippy drippy affair with a young uninhibited couple using their bodies and their guile to get a free holiday, this turns into something much darker. There is real suspense including a splendid Hitchcockian scene in an aviary, lots of nudity and some pretty nasty moments. Irene Papas ( ‘Zorba the Greek’ and ‘Don’t Torture a Duckling’) lends considerable gravitas with her impressive performance as the mature woman with something of a problem to sort out. Ray Lovelock is appealing as the handsome young man who likes fast cars and faster women but it is the lovely 16 year old Ornella Muti who is always catching the eye. Apparently the almost too perfect nude shots are of a body double but we still get plenty of up the shorts shots as she bends obligingly forward. All three are a great asset and with a decent script and Lenzi’s constant inventiveness, this is a fine piece of exploitation cinema.

An Ideal Place to Kill (1971)