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..
MANEATER OF HYDRA (1967/SPAIN/GERMANY)CAST: Cameron Mitchell, George Martin, Elisa Montés, Rolf von Nauckhoff, Hermann Nehlsen, Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, Kai Fischer, Mike Brendel, Ricardo Valle/DIRECTOR: Mel Welles/PRODUCER(s): George Ferrer / Ernst R. von Theumer/An Orbita
26 Dec 2008
CURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTAR (1968/UK)DIRECTED BY-VERNON SEWELL/CAST-BORIS KARLOFF, CHRISTOPHER LEE, BARBARA STEELE, MARK EDEN, MICHAEL GOUGH and VIRGINA WETHERELL/SOURCE-E-M-S DVD (GERMANY) 84MINS / PAL REGION 2 / 2008
26 Dec 2008
I AM SARTANA, YOUR ANGEL OF DEATH (1969/Italy)Review By-Paul Cooke/Director: Anthony Ascott aka Giuliano Carnimeo/Starring: Gianni Garko, Frank Wolff, Gordon Mitchell, Sal Borgese,Ettore Manni & Klaus Kinski/Source : Franco Cleef Reconstruction DVD-r / Wide Screen 2:35:1 /Digital Soun
26 Dec 2008
THE DEVIL HAS 7 FACES (1971/ITALY)AKA: IL DIAVOLO A SETTE FACCE, DER TEUFEL MIT DEN 7 GESICHTERN/REVIEW BY-STEVE GENIER/DIRECTED BY-OSVALDO CIVIRANI/CAST-CARROLL BAKER, GEORGE HILTON, STEPHEN BOYD, LUCRETIA LOVE and LUCIANO PIGOZZI/SOURCE-SIMPLE MOVIE DVD (GERMAN DVD REGION 2
26 Dec 2008
PATRICK STILL LIVES (Italy, 1980)Review by: Kit Nygaard-Gavin/Description: Patrick vive ancora [a.k.a. Patrick lebt (Germany), Il ritorno di Patric [shooting title)./Written by: Piero Regnoli/Directed by: Mario Landi/Cast: Sacha Pitoeff, Gianni Dei, Maria Angela Giodan [Mari
04 Dec 2008
LA PISCINE aka THE SWIMMING POOL [Edition Prestige](France/Italy, 1969)[a.k.a. La piscina / Der Swimming Pool / The Swimming Pool / The Swimming Pool “First Love Never Dies”]Review by: Kit Nygaard-Gavin/Written by: Jean-Emmanuel Conil [Alain Page]/Directed by: Jacques Deray/Cast: Alain
01 Nov 2008
TRACKMAN (2007/RUSSIA)REVIEW BY-STEVE GENIER/DIRECTED BY-IGOR SHAVIAK/CAST-DMITRI ORLOV, SVETLANA METKINA, ALEKSANDR VYSOKOVSKY, YULIYA MIKHAILOVA, ALEKSEI DMITRIYEV and OLEG KAMENSHICHIKO/SOURCE-RUSSIAN DVD (REGION 5 PAL) 2007 (78mins)
REC (2007/SPAIN)DIRECTED BY-JAUME BALAGUERO and PACO PLAZA/ STARRING-MANUELA VELASCO, JAVIER BOTET, MANUEL BRONCHUD, MARTHA CARBONELL and PABLO ROSSO/SOURCE-FILMAX HOME VIDEO DVD (PAL R2 / 75MINS / 2008)
08 Aug 2008
FIND A PLACE TO DIE (1968/Italy)(JOE…CERCATI UN POST PER MORIRE!)CAST: Jeffrey Hunter, Pascale Petit, Reza Fazeli, Giovanni Pallavicino, Adolfo Lastretti, Nello Pazzafini, Daniela Giordano, Piero Lulli, Serafino Profumo, Umberto Di Grazia, Anthony Blond, Mario Dardanelli