I love Lenzi's gialli offerings, or at least the one's I have experiences! I still need to see KNIFE OF ICE and A QUIET PLACE TO KILL. SPASMO and EYEBALL are some of my more favorite gialli viewings. Two very stylish yet, odd in nature but still very effective in the payoff!
It's been a long time since I first seen his SO SWEET... SO PERVERSE (1969), was that not just recently issued on DVD again??
I absolutely loved Freda's brilliant I VAMPRI! Now, what was the deal with Bava being uncredited for with this again? I know he had something to do with the overall direction, but what's the full story on that again?
Any opinions about this more recent giallo? I've heard some bad things but when I found it dirt cheap on eBay, I couldn't resist the temptation of picking it up. Figured I need to give some of the more recent horrer/thriller stuff a chance too. Still waiting for it to arrive and I'm not quite sure what to expect of it but at least it has a pretty good cast that includes famous transsexual Eva Robins from TENEBRAE (1982) and the good-looking Elisabetta Rocchietti, who has been cropping up in a lot of horror stuff like THE THREE FACES OF TERROR (2004), DO YOU LIKE HITCHCOCK? (2005) and THE LAST HOUSE IN THE WOODS (2006). Not to mention supporting roles by Florinda Bolkan and Franco Nero! Anyone here seen it?
Interesting looking film out of Italy with Irish/Spanish co-financiers. Directed by Italian SFX man Stefano Bessoni.
In the 1600s, long before the invention of photography, a scientist named Girolamo Fumagalli was obsessed with the idea of reproducing images. He discovered that by killing a victim and removing the victim's eyeballs, it was possible to reproduce on paper the last image imprinted on that person's retinas. He named this technique 'thanatography'. Today, the same kind of gruesome ritual and abominable crime recurs within the walls of an international school of cinema. -imdb.com
Also stars the daughter of Charlie Chapman, Geraldine Chaplin as well as her daughter Oona.
Well, it seems this is yet another Argento flick that is taking a beating in the review department. Even die hard fans are not too pleased with this outing. Anyhow, the PAL R2 DVD is now out via a Polish company that found it important to force the Polish subs!
Looks like this will be getting a UK release first via Arrow Films! I still haven't seen this, it was on my radar during last year's Midnight Madness during the Toronto Film Fest. The disc will be released March 15th..
Since 2002, Cinema Nocturna has been covering various aspects of cinema that never really get that much needed light. Everything from the Italian giallo, to Japanese Yakuza cinema and of course the ever so important independent film world. We dive into interviewing those important people involved with bringing this films to our players, to our cinema's and most of all to our experiences. Now 2012, Cinema Nocturna will be celebrating it's 10th anniversary this coming September! But first, we return with new material very soon!!!
Folks, you don't want to miss out on some Euro-Horror goodness coming to the London, Ontario Canada are this April 13-14th, 2012! All goes down at the Centennial Hall. Some great guests will be there such as Barbara Magnolfi (SUSPIRIA), Claudio Simonetti (GOBLIN), Fred Williamson (Black CAESAR) and more!! For ticket info and full guest list just click on the Shock Stock Poster below.
Folks, in celebration of our 10th anniversary this coming September, we will begin to bring you new material in the coming weeks. So stay tuned for some good old Ballistic Bullets hitthing the Underbelly's airwaves!!!
It's with great honor to share with you two brand new exclusives to The Underbelly of Film! Our first is a very indepth and very informative Q&A with actor/model Daniel Stephen entitled SUNBURNS, SPANDEX AND A SCHOOL BUS BUILT FOR WAR:
Our second exclusive is the latest installment of Cinema Nocturna's popular series written by Devin Kelly, THE EURO-EYE #4 - THE REVENGE OF THE EURO-EYE!
That's not all, we continue to celebrate our return after a year off with more to come!! Stay Tuned!!!!!!
After a year long hiatus, we're back with our monthly updates! Enjoy the first part of our update! In celebration we will be bringing more Friday morning as well! Then you can expect Devin's latest installment of EURO EYE 4-THE REVENGE OF THE EURO EYE'S look into the career of Marc Lawrence and Jean Seberg. Also, Devin's long awaited exclusive interview with actor Daniel Stephen! Plus more reviews as well! Until then, enjoy the first round of in your face reviews setting the pace for our long overdue return!! Also, visit our forums to discuss the latest reviews as well as other interesting flicks that you might have caught of late!
After almost a full year hiatus due to several reasons, Cinema Nocturna will finally return Monday Feb 1st with new monthly updates! Myself, Devin Kelly, Kit Nygaard-Gavin, Paul Cooke and Johan Melle will be covering all those wonderful films that continue to fly under the Hollywood radar. From the Italian Giallo, to Japanese Yakuza cinema and the indie film world. Interviews with people involved with making these films, to Devin Kelly's in focus spot EURO-EYE, we will be bringing a much improved offering for all of you out there who have supported our little venture since it started back in 2002!
We are also looking for guest contributors or those who might be interested in being a permanent fixture to the team. For those who maybe interested, contact us.
Well folks we have finally unveiled the new holiday reads for yet another year! Let's end 2008 with a bang and bring in 2009 with a look into a very exciting year here at the Underbelly of Film!!! Not only do we have some brand new reviews, Devin has also brought you his latest Euro Eye#3 which can be found just above here. He takes a look at both Van Johnson as well as Paola Montnero. That is not all...Devin also sits back with SCARCE actor Steve Warren for a chat into his career as well as SCARCE!! So sitback, and enjoy the new reads to tide you over the holiday season! From us here at Cinema Nocturna to you! Thanks again for yet another year of support! Look for more promsing things to come in 2009!
Folks, a mini update for you to feast before our annual double sized update coming to the Underbelly in the next couple of weeks! To tide everyone through the festive season! We hope to have a few surprises for you, including a very special exclusive here for you all to enjoy! In the meantime, feast on 3 brand new reviews!