Friday, June 06, 2008

Prevues of Coming Attractions, Volume 1: Giallorama

Happy birthday to me! It´s now been 2 years since the first trailer from Prevues hit the web! And how do I celebrate this? I give you the DVD I promised a long time ago. It is a collection of 36 trailers from the giallogenre. It hasn´t got fancy menues, mainly because I didn´t have time to make any. Check out some screenies:

As you can see, it is fullscreen, letterboxed. I tried to get them in widescreen 16:9, but something went wrong. However, the trailers look pretty good!

List of trailers:

The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Mario Bava, 1963)
Blood And Black Lace (Mario Bava, 1964)
The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (Dario Argento, 1970)
The Case Of The Scorpion´s Tail (Sergio Martino, 1970)
The Forbidden Photos Of A Lady Above Suspicion (Luciano Ercoli, 1970)
The Strange Vice Of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, 1970)
A Lizard In A Woman´s Skin (Lucio Fulci, 1971)
Death Walks On High Heels (Luciano Ercoli, 1971)
Four Flies On Grey Velvet (Dario Argento, 1971)
Short Night Of Glass Dolls (Aldo Lado, 1971)
Slaughter Hotel (Fernando Di Leo, 1971)
A Bay Of Blood (Mario Bava, 1971)
The Black Belly Of The Tarantula (Paolo Cavara, 1971)
The Cat O´Nine Tails (Dario Argento, 1971)
The Fifth Cord (Luigi Bazzoni, 1971)
The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave (Emilio P. Miraglia, 1971)
All The Colors Of The Dark (Sergio Martino, 1972)
The Case Of The Bloody Iris (Giuliano Carnimeo, 1972)
Torso (Sergio Martino, 1972)
What Have You Done To Solange? (Massimo Dallamano, 1972)
Who Saw Her Die? (Aldo Lado, 1972)
Death Smiles At Murder (Joe D´Amato, 1973)
Spasmo (Umberto Lenzi, 1973)
Autopsy (Armando Crispino, 1975)
Eyeball (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Deep Red (Dario Argento, 1975)
Strip Nude For Your Killer (Andrea Bianci, 1975)
The Killer Must Kill Again (Luigi Cozzi, 1975)
The Bloodstained Shadow (Antonio Bido, 1978)
The Pyjama Girl Case (Flavio Mogherini, 1978)
Tenebrae (Dario Argento, 1982)
The New York Ripper (Lucio Fulci, 1982)
Murderrock (Lucio Fulci, 1984)
Stage Fright (Michele Soavi, 1987)
Trauma (Dario Argento, 1993)
Sleepless (Dario Argento, 2001)

Now to the technical stuff:

The DVD is split into 8 parts, and you´ll need all 8 parts to get the DVD. Total size is about 3,5Gb, and they can be found here.

If you are a member of Cinemageddon you can also download it as a torrent.

If you use Rapidshare, you can get the file from here, in 21 .rar-files.

To open the files, you´ll need a program called StuffIt Expander (Download for Mac, or Windows). That was the only program that I found that could be used on both Mac and Windows, that allowed me to use split archives. It is freeware. When you open the program, open the first part, and start unpacking.

When unpacked, you can burn the VIDEO_TS folder in Nero, or if you use a Mac, Toast.

You can also download a SWEET DVD cover, it can be found in the same folder as the DVD, it´s at 7,36Mb. A HUGE thanks to Stian for making it!

Please let me know what you think! Enjoy!

If you have any questions, let me know and I´ll try to answer them as good as I can.


  1. Yay yay yay! It will take me forever to download but eventually I will get there :)

  2. hopefully you'll find it worth your time :)

  3. hi Jon: stuffit expander is asking for a decryption password when I attempt to expand pt 1..? thanks-

  4. oh ok


    seemed to work (that was the first thing I tried!)

    thank you!

  5. there shouldn't be a password... you serious? that is weird, I haven't put a password on it, and I tried to expand it before I uploaded it.

  6. I ran into a bunch of weird stuff while doing this, none of which I think had anything to do with your files. It was Windows nonsense of some sort (my Mac can't burn DVD's unfortunately)

    - The password thing? I was in fact getting asked for a password every time but if I typed in _anything_ it went ahead and started decompression.

    - I was told on more than one occasion that decompression had failed: in fact it had not, the files were there

    - When I burned it I got a message that burning had failed, but in fact the DVD is fine.

    ??? I hate Windows but that's a different topic :-) anyway it worked!

    I just posted on DVDmaniacs about having watched the first half...awesome stuff, thanks very much, you did a great job and it was very nice of you to share! Continued blog success!

  7. I also experienced the same anomalies the poster mentioned above and it took aaages to expand the archive (errors and all) - but hey, it's all done and the disc looks fine!

    Just checked a few trailers and I am already hooked. I know most of the films but still I can only watch your compilation in small doses as I am afraid otherwise I will rush out and buy the stuff I do not yet know all at once. Then again, maybe I should. Really dig the cover artwork too.

    Good work!

  8. Thank you. Great work. A very interesting compilation.

    Greeting from France !

  9. Hi Jon,

    Thanks for this great collection. I actually own every title on the list, but it's realy cool to have all the trailers on one dvd. Love the artwork too.

    Greeting from Holland.

  10. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  11. hi all

    i am a diehard giallo fan from india. i recently got hold of Short Night of Glass Dolls in 10 parts - now comes the most frustrating part! to unzip all of that into a single avi file, its asking for a password...anybody know of it? (would be most grateful!)

  12. Hello,

    I love trailers and i'm so interested to get your trailers, but when I unzip the files, a password is needed. But what is the password ? I try giallo but it doesn't work.

    Thanks a lot :)

  13. Hi,
    many have had that problem, however there is not any password needed. Have you got the newest version of the program?

  14. Great! Thank you. Same problem here with StuffIt Expander password. Down again, this time in the files. Rar

  15. Thanks for this, really appreciated... greetings from Argentina :)