Four Flies on Grey Velvet


Stalking, blackmail, murder, musicians. This doesn't all add up...

Released in 1971 but slipping into obscurity for over two decades, Four Flies On Grey Velvet is a movie most Dario Argento fans have only read about. The Blu-ray edition, remastered in HD from the original negative, looks set to change that, restoring to gory glory the saga of a pop musician (Dempsey And Makepeace’s Michael Brandon) blackmailed over a bloody murder.

Argento delivers the set-pieces with verve – including a chase through a maze-like park at night and an astonishing slow-motion car crash – but the iffy pacing exasperates. Jamie

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