Who Saw Her Die?

aka Chi l’ha vista morire?
  • Country of origin: Italy, Monaco
  • Year released: 1972
  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller
  • Director: Aldo Lado
  • Length: 90 min
  • IMDb rating: Who Saw Her Die? (1972) on IMDb

Who Saw Her Die? is very nearly one of the top gialli, but it is ultimately a film that is less than the sum of its parts. After a remarkably gripping first section, it gets bogged down in too much aimless running around in circles before settling down to a reasonably effective climax.

Troy Howarth, So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films, Volume 1, 1963-1973 (Midnight Marquee Press, 2015)

The film itself is among the most interesting gialli of the period—its similarities to Nicolas Roeg’s film version of Daphne Du Maurier’s Don’t Look Now (1973) are well known, but it stands on its own merits as a stylish, engrossing and unusually affecting example of the genre.

Troy Howarth, What’s in a Name? Currying Favor in the International Market (Arrow Blu-ray booklet, 2019)

Selected disc options for Who Saw Her Die?

Extras
Arrow box art
Arrow BD-A/US 2019
Blue Underground box art
Blue Underground DVD-1/US 2008
Anchor Bay box art
Anchor Bay DVD-1/US/OOP 2002
Shameless box art
Shameless DVD-0 PAL/UK 2008
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Howarth has extra
Death In Venice: Looking Back at “Who Saw Her Die?” - Interview with Director/Co-Writer Aldo Lado (11:10) has extra has extra
Giallo in Venice - Interview with Author Michael Mackenzie (26:16) has extra
I Saw Her Die - Interview with Director/Co-Writer Aldo Lado (56:54) has extra
Nicoletta, Child of Darkness - Interview with Actress Nicoletta Elmi (27:25) has extra
Once Upon a Time in Venice… - Interview with Co-Writer Francesco Barilli (31:28) has extra
Stills Gallery - Posters (10 Images) has extra
Filmography: Director/Co-Writer Aldo Lado (2 Screens) has extra has extra
English Theatrical Trailer (3:12) has extra has extra has extra has extra
Italian Theatrical Trailer (3:12) has extra

Notes

  • Arrow’s Blu-ray includes a 36-page booklet with writing by Rachel Nisbet (“The Loss of Innocence in Aldo Lado’s ‘Who Saw Her Die?’”) and Troy Howarth (“What’s in a Name? Currying Favor in the International Market”).
  • Blue Underground’s DVD is also available in the “Midnight Movies Thriller Triple Feature” box set.
  • Anchor Bay’s DVD is also available in “The Giallo Collection” box set.

Ultimate Edition

Combine the best digital presentation with a selection of choice extras for the ultimate edition.

Who Saw Her Die? title screen
Presentation Arrow BD 2019
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 30.00 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
      • Length:1:34:23.296
      • File size: 21.52 GiB
      • Notes: English Title
    • File 2
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 30.00 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
      • Length:1:34:23.296
      • File size: 21.52 GiB
      • Notes: Italian Title
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English LPCM 1.0
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1152 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
    • File 2
      • Language: Italian LPCM 1.0
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1152 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English
    • English SDH
Extras Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Howarth Arrow BD
Death In Venice: Looking Back at “Who Saw Her Die?” - Interview with Director/Co-Writer Aldo Lado (11:10, 480i) Blue Underground DVD
Giallo in Venice - Interview with Author Michael Mackenzie (26:16, 1080p) Arrow BD
I Saw Her Die - Interview with Director/Co-Writer Aldo Lado (56:54, 1080p) Arrow BD
Nicoletta, Child of Darkness - Interview with Actress Nicoletta Elmi (27:25, 1080p) Arrow BD
Once Upon a Time in Venice… - Interview with Co-Writer Francesco Barilli (31:28, 1080p) Arrow BD
Stills Gallery - Posters (10 Images) Arrow BD
English Theatrical Trailer (3:12, 1080p) Arrow BD
Italian Theatrical Trailer (3:12, 1080p) Arrow BD

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