Supremely fun all the way
With a great cast featuring Stuart Whitman, John Saxon, Martin Landau, AND
Tisa Farrow this film glides with the greatest of ease. STRANGE SHADOWS
AN EMPTY ROOM is sort of a cross between the Italian crime/police
and your average giallo thriller. An interesting and fun blend it is.
rather not give too much of the film away since it's better going into it
knowing next to nothing. Let's just say there's murder, mystery, car
chases, blood, funky 70s music, karate-kicking drag queens, and of course
your all-star cast! Have fun..
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As over the top as an Italian rip-off can be!
Italian filmmakers are famous for ripping off successful American
films; but with this film director Alberto De Martino has taken it to a
whole new level; as he's collected just about everything that made
films such as Dirty Harry successful and mashed it all together in this
action packed and over the top cop flick. Most of the Italian Polizi
flicks have things that were clearly taken from American films; but
usually they retain a sense of the Italian style. This is not the case
here; the film is Italian, but you can actually believe that it's an
American film, and it was clearly made to appeal to American audience.
As the title suggests, the film focuses on Tony Saitta; the type of
hard nosed cop that will punch you in the face and smash your car up
before even thinking about asking any questions. The plot kicks off
properly when Saitta's sister (who is a good twenty years his junior)
dies in mysterious circumstances. The cop then sets out to find out who
did it; by forsaking the usual police methods. After following the
clues...he eventually gets close to the killer.
Despite taking influence from such great films, this one is a long way
from being brilliant itself; but it is at least great fun. The way that
the central characters jumps in with both feet at every opportunity is
great, and seeing him brutalise suspects at the drop of a hat does
ensures that the film doesn't become boring on many occasions. Alberto
De Martino is backed up by a good cast; with Stuart Whitman in the lead
role and receiving good support from cult star John Saxon as well as
the A-lister Martin Landau. This film is not very seen; but anyone who
does see it will undoubtedly remember the car chase, which is peppered
with clichés but is at least really well done; not least for the fact
that it all comes off as the result of a minor piece of plot
development! The film also borrows from other genres; with the Giallo
genre creeping in during some scenes. It soon becomes clear that the
film is not going to deliver anything meaningful by the ending but the
climax does at least wrap things up nicely and while this is not a
great film on the whole; it is lots of fun and well worth a look..