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..
JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH 3-D (2008/USA)Review By-Paul Cooke/Director: Eric Brevig/Starring: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson & Anita Briem/Source : Entertainment In Video / Blu-ray PAL DVD /Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound / Anamorphic 16:9 Enhanced /Wide Screen Aprox 1:78:1 Ratio / Both 2
26 Dec 2008
THE CANDY SNATCHERS (United States, 1973)Review by: Kit Nygaard-Gavin/Written by: Bryan Gindoff/Directed by: Guerdon Trueblood/Cast: Tiffany Bolling. Ben Piazza, Susan Sennet, Brad David, Vincent Martorano, Bonnie Boland, Jerry Butts, Leon Charles, Delores Dorn, and Christop
01 Nov 2008
ROBOT JOX (USA 1989) Review By-Johan Melle/Cast: Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, Paul Koslo, Michael Alldredge, Robert Sampson, Danny Kamekona, Hilary Mason, Thyme Lewis, Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Jeffrey Combs, Larry Dolgin, Geoffrey Copleston/D
30 Oct 2008
Velocity Trap (1997 / USA )Director:Phillip J. Roth/Starring:Olivier Gruner , Alicia Coppola , Ken Olandt,Jorja Fox , Ray Oriel , Bruce Weitz , Jaason Simmons,Victor Love , Yannick Bisson & Craig Wasson/Source:Columbia Tristar / Region 1 NTSC DVD /Wide Screen Ratio
08 Aug 2008
OUT OF THE BLUE (2006/NEW ZEALAND)DIRECTED BY-ROBERT SARKIES/CAST-KARL URBAN, MATTHEW SUNDERLAND, LOIS LAWN, SIMON FERRY, TANDY WRIGHT, PAUL GLOVER and WILLIAM KIRCHER/SOURCE-METRODOME PAL R2 DVD/103 MINS/2006
03 Jun 2008
DEADLY BLESSING (USA,/1981) Directed by Wes Craven. Written by Glenn M. Benest, Matthew Barr and Wes Craven/Source: Umbrella Entertainment DVD (Australia, PAL Region 0, 98 minutes)
02 Jun 2008
BLOODLINE (USA/West Germany, 1979)Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, James Mason, Romy Schneider, Omar Sharif, Gert Fröbe, Beatrice Straight, Irene Papas, Maurice Ronet, Michelle Phillips, Wolfgang Preiss,Claudia Mori, Marcel Bozzuffi, Maurice Colbourne, Vadim Glow
02 Jun 2008
JAGUAR LIVES! (USA/Spain/1979) Cast: Joe Lewis, Christopher Lee, Barbara Bach, Donald Pleasence, Woody Strode, Anthony De Longis, John Huston, Capucine, Joseph Wiseman, Sally Faulkner, Gabriel Melgar,Luis Prendes./Directed by Ernest Pintoff. Written by Yabo Yablonsky/S
02 Jun 2008
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE ( USA / 2007 ) Review by Paul Cooke Director: Jonathan Hensleigh Starring: Sandy Gardiner, Callard Harris, Veronica Sywak & Nick Richey Source : Dimension Extreme / NTSC Region 1 DVD / Approx 1:85:1 Aspect Ratio / Anamorphic 16:9 Enhanced / Dol
05 Mar 2008
SECONDS ( USA / 1966 ) Review By-Paul Cooke Director: John Frankenheimer Starring: Rock Hudson , Salome Jens , John Randolph , Will Geer , Jeff Corey & Richard Anderson Source : High Definition Television Re-Master / Ratio 1:66:1 / Enhanced For 16:9 Di
29 Feb 2008
HUNDRA ( U.S.A / Spain / 1983 ) Review By-Paul Cooke Director: Matt Cimber Starring: Laurene Landon , Ramiro Oliveros , Maria Casal , Luis Lorenzo , Fernando Bilbao , Cihangir Gaffari , Tamara & Victor Gans Source : Subversive Cinema / Wide Screen 2:35
22 Jun 2007
THE HILLS HAVE EYES 2006 ( 2006 / USA ) Review by Paul Cooke Director: Alexandre Aja Screenplay: Wes Craven , Alexandre Aja & Gregory Levasseur Starring: Aaron Stanford , Kathleen Quinlan , Vinessa Shaw , Emilie de Ravin , Dan Byrd , Ted Levine , Billy Drago , Michael B
21 May 2007
BEOWULF AND GRENDEL (2005/CANADA/ICELAND/UK) REVIEW BY-STEVE GENIER DIRECTED BY-STURLA GUNNARSSON CAST-GERARD BUTLER, INGVAR EGGART SIGUTASSON, STELLAN SKARSGARD, SARAH POLLEY, EDDIE MARSAN and TONY CURRAN. SOURCE-WARNER BROTHERS (CANADA) DVD (NTSC REGION 1 / 2006 / 102M
05 May 2007
FELICITY (1979/AUSTRALIA) REVIEW BY-STEVE GENIER DIRECTED BY-JOHN D. LAMOND CAST-GLORY ANNEN, CHRIS MILNE, JONI FLYNN, JODY HANSON, MARILYN RODGERS, GORDON CHARLES and JOHN MICHAEL HOWSON SOURCE-SEVERIN FILMS DVD (NTSC REGION 0 / 94MINS / 2006)
05 May 2007
BLOOD BATH (1975/USA) REVIEW BY- Devin Kelly CAST: Harve Presnell, Jack Somack, Curt Dawson, Jerry Lacy, Sharron Shayne, Doris Roberts, Norman Bush, Deborah Loomis, Stefan Schnabel, Sonny Landham, William Chen, Richard Niles, PJ Soles, Neil Flanagan, Dale Whitma
25 Apr 2007
TARGETS TARGETS (1967)(aka. BEFORE I DIE) REVIEW BY:Devin Kelly CAST: Boris Karloff, Tim Oâ€™Kelly, Peter Bogdanovich, Nancy Hsueh, Arthur Peterson, Monte Landis, James Brown, Mary Jackson, Tanya Morgan, Sandy Baron, Daniel Ades, Stafford Morgan, Mark Dennis, F
06 Apr 2007
INTERCEPTOR FORCE ( 1999 / USA )Review By-Paul Cooke Director : Phillip Roth Scripted : Patrick Phillips & Phillip Roth Starring : Olivier Gruner , Brad Dourif , William Zabka , Glenn Plummer , Angel Boris , Mark Adair-Rios , Stefan Lysenko & Ernie H
05 Mar 2007
ALPHA FORCE aka Interceptor Force 2( 2002 / USA ) Review By-Paul Cooke Director: Phillip J. Roth Scripted: Patrick Phillips Starring: Olivier Gruner , Adrienne Wilkinson , Elizabeth Gracen , Roger R. Cross & Alex Jolig Source: Nordisk Fil