Almost Blue (Quasi blu, 2000)

Italian Cecchi Gori DVD edition

Text below written 2020-06-23


A serial killer has brutally killed seven students and a whole family in the Bologna area, and two Rome cops, Inspector Grazia Negro (Lorenza
Indovina) and Vittorio (Andrea Di Stefano) goes there to investigate. Grazia is an expert in Forensics and is assisted in her sleuthing by two
local Bologna cops and ... by a blind hacker nerd, Simone (Claudio Santamaria) a lonesome guy that overhears the police radio traffic.

However, Grazia does a lousy work, not just as a one of the three bumbling cops but also as an actress. She may have big boobs, but she sucks.
Santamaria and Di Stefano is luckily good in their roles though.
The Killer listens to Techno in his headphones and he's .... yeaah, a SPOILER a coming below, warning!

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He's an escaped mental patient, Alessio Crotto., who likes to chat with his victims On Line before meeting them and killing them.
Almost Blue is a not very good serial killer thriller but what it has is that it's Visually Stylish, but otherwise has some bad acting (mainly from
Lorenza Indovina) and a bad script.

Alex Infascelli

This was Alex Infascelli's first feature film and he made his debut in 1994 in the short film anthology "De Generazione" with the short "Vuota a
rendere" a dystopian sci-fi horror (more about this Anthology on my Cult & Classics page).
In 2004 he directed his second feature film, the fine crime mystery "Il Siero della vanità" - read about this great film on my Giallo page 1.
However, strangely enough no more feature lenght films followed until 2017 and "Piccolo crimini coniugali" an Amnesia thriller drama that has
been relesed only in Italy on a blu-ray from Koch Media and without english subtitles. Could be good, could be a snore fest, i have no idea?

The Italian DVD presents the film in a 2.35:1 widescreen ratio and with an Italian 5.1 DD audio with english subtitles. Region free.
Extras: Biographies director and cast, trailer and a Making Of in Italian with no subtitles

 

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