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Giallo meets 'Fumetti' in this very rare Spanish production from the early 1970's. Wide screen print in English with Greek subtitles.Grahame, an alcoholic artist, gets his throat cut after hiring private detective Mike Cash to help him prove that Paul Carpas, creator of the wildly popular comic strip "Sexy Cat" ("the beautiful murderess!"), stole the original idea from him. The bodies pile up as Cash's quest for his client's killer leads him through the cut-throat worlds of modeling, publishing and television to a mysterious maniac mimicking the fatal feline. Models on the make, ambitious actresses, hungry wives, vengeful mistresses, and wealthy widows with names like Honey Lane and Gayle Crystal all offer their honor to the Mustang-driving Mike who always honors their offer but any "on her and off her" is on a juvenile level. Traditional giallo vernacular include black gloves, smoking & drinking, 70s fashions, a decent body count, a dodgy motive, and the obligatory stereotyped homosexual. The Carpas character looks like a play on Guido Crepax, the creator of the European adult comic "Valentina" (which was featured in the same year's BABA YAGA starring Carroll Baker) and the pop-culture killer, clad in black leotard, mask, heels, and waist-length blonde hair, stalks the set of its own TV pilot episode while the comic's sales go through the roof once the killings start. Death is doled out by Venetian knife, coral snake, iron cat-claw, spear-gun, industrial metal shearer, and even a bouquet of flowers. The combination of giallo and "Satanik" like fumetti is fantastic. Incidentally, the director Julio Perez Tabernero later directed the extremely inept cannibal flick "Cannibal Terror". DVDR Will play on any DVD recorder / player manufactured since 2000. Free worldwide shipping included .