The Crimes of the Black Cat (1972)

Directed by:  Sergio Pastore

Stars: Anthony Steffen, Sylva Koscina and Giovanna Lenzi

Language:  English, Italian (2tracks) + Commentaries (4tracks) | Subtitles: English (embed)

Country:   Italy |  Imdb Info | Ar: 2.35:1 | Brrip

Also known as:  Sette scialli di seta gialla

Description: A blind pianist tries to figure out who is responsible for a string of murders using a black cat with its claws dipped in curare.


4.88GB | 98:38mins | 1280×546 | mkv

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4 Responses to The Crimes of the Black Cat (1972)

  1. spikeysnack says:

    Also known as “Seven Shawl of Yellow Silk.”

    “Sette scialli di seta gialla” rhymes, if you didn’t know.

    This one sticks with you. Not because it is such great cimema, but because the plot is meticulously thought out, but does not seem to be as you first experience it.

    Even after finishing it for the first time you may not ‘get’ everything that happened and how it was connected and actually makes sense. Maybe you will, but not me, it took another viewing after wondering about it for a while.

    This is the mark of screenwriting and plot development without over-explaining what is supposed to be a mystery unfolding.

    I have to mention that the story takes place in Copenhagen, and that exotic location in day and especially at night adds the story greatly.

    Oh and the shower scene goes where “Psycho” never dared.

  2. Phaota says:

    Commentaries are with (1) film historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson (editor of the Mondo Digital website), and (2) with Peter Jilmstad and Rachael Nisbet of “Fragments of Fear – A GialloPodcast”.

  3. Ebert & Ernie says:

    HELL YES! thanks Rarelust!

  4. rarelust says:


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