U.S. cult film label Mondo Macabro is releasing Director Umberto Lenzi’s An Ideal Place to Kill (1971) on a 2K restoration Blu-ray. Stars Irene Papas, Ray Lovelock.
Two free-spirited teenagers, Dick and Ingrid (Ray Lovelock and Ornella Muti), set out to spend the summer together in Italy. To pay their way they sell Scandinavian porn mags and nude pictures of Ingrid. But then they get busted by the cops and are given 24 hours to leave the country.
Instead of leaving they take to the road, where they come up against a thieving biker gang and then are mistaken for a pair of bank robbers. Heading south in a hurry, they run out of gas in the middle of nowhere and take refuge in the house of Barbara Slater (Irene Papas) a seemingly bored middle-aged housewife who appears to be up for some sexual shenanigans. The naïve pair party with Barbara but soon discover that she is hiding a terrible and deadly secret.
Directed by the legendary Umberto Lenzi of Cannibal Ferox fame, this sexy thriller in the Italian “giallo” style is a taut and suspense-filled entertainment with a deviously twisted plot and all the trappings of the “hippie” 1970s, Euro-style.
Release date: February 2020
Genre: Crime / Thriller
Disc and film details
- Director: Umberto Lenzi
- Cast: Irene Papas, Ray Lovelock, Ornella Muti
- Country: Italy
- Production Year: 1971
- Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
- Region: Free
- Run Time: 85 minutes
- Formats: Color
- Audio: Italian, English
- Subtitle: English
- AKA: Oasis of Fear; Dirty Pictures; Un posto ideale per uccidere
- Studio: Mondo Macabro
- BRAND NEW 2K RESTORATION
- FULLY UNCUT VERSION featuring x-rated inserts never before on video
- NEW audio commentary by Eurocult enthusiasts Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
- Archival interview with Umberto Lenzi
- Original Italian trailer
- English and Italian language tracks, with newly translated optional English subtitles