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..
Paul Cooke - Born in the Sixties , grew up in the Seventies and continues to live in a fantastical film world of the Eighties. When a careers officer played down any opportunity at journalism little did the guy know that the writing was only just on the wall , and a ‘misspellt’ youth gave self inspiration for poetic licence to make all things ‘Write !’.
The early years of Universal Horror double features made for a true appreciation of monochrome , outside of being in a family that could only afford Black & White television anyway. The excursions to the local Cinema for big screen terror , such as Jaws , made the bus journey home an interesting one. With an imagination running wild at the thought of the driver accelerating to keep ahead of the killer shark doubtlessly in pursuit. Horror was the drug but with the addictive draw of the reinvention of the Spaghetti Western came the dawn of the Post Apocalyptic revolution. Lucio Fulci was soon arm wrestling with Enzo G. Castellari , and Ian McCulloch was preparing to have his staid brown leather brogues future pimped by Mark Gregory’s ghetto squirrel boots. The future never looked so bright until the dawn of the super shiny DVD format and suddenly all those heroes of the forbidden zones were showing in all their cinemascope glory. VHS wasn’t dead though , just collecting dust and preparing for a monetary renaissance of often quite extraordinary pocket loosening absurdity. Time to switch on and connect up with the super highway we all know and love as the Internet. Stand back there’s an Asian movie invasion coming and I like the look of that too. Not only time to discover new fellow film friends from around the globe but a re-education on all things moviedom. Bring on the ‘Bay , the on line car boot sale with a bootable engine all its own known as Ebay. I know what your thinking did I leave five seconds or maybe six ? , the truth is in all the excitement probably even less. The thrill of the kill saves an American Bill and even Tarantino can’t top Buckaroobanzai ‘Ebay Assassin’ on that !. This bio is ultimately about Bruno , Mattei that is , without him and a wee fella called Deezer I’d be just a regular geezer. Long live freedom of speech and an eternity of ‘Bad’ movies to keep uncovering , both old and new. Oh , and if your career officers try to tell you what you must do with your life just point them in the direction of Cinema Nocturna. Never let anyone tell you what you can’t do , life is about realising your goals and dreams. We all have them and we all need them. As the mighty Brent Huff once said ‘It Can Be Done’. =============================================