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..
~NOCTURNAL PROFILE~ NAME: Devin Patrick Kelly AGE: 26 BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, Ontario CANADA (August 6, 1980) INSPIRATION: My son, Jack Kelly LOVE OF MY LIFE: Holly Irwin – girlfriend
FAVORITE DIRECTORS: Joe D’Amato (Aristide Massaccesi), Ruggero Deodato, Lucio Fulci, John Hayes, Bob Clark, George Romero, Sergio Corbucci, Dario Argento FAVORITE ACTORS/ACTRESSES: David Hess, Laura Gemser, Mimsy Farmer, Gordon Mitchell, Lee Van Cleef, Klaus Kinski, Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Annie Belle, Al Cliver, Lilli Carati, Serena Grandi, Luc Merenda, Sherry Buchanan MUSIC: Blind Melon (wish every day Shannon Hoon was still with us), Pearl Jam, The Doors, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Sam Roberts, James Blunt, Cat Power, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Hole, Ron Sexsmith, Bob Dylan DREAMS: To write for a living, to see the world in a more peaceful state, to see the end of repetitive music (hip-hop comes to mind – bleeech!) and overrated pop stars, to marry my sweetheart, Holly and watch my son grown up happy with everything he wants in life, to see Cinema Nocturna thrive for years to come.
Born Devin Patrick Kelly on August 6th, 1980 in Toronto, Ontario Canada to a Canadian mother and a Scottish father. Moved to the small town of Collingwood, Ontario with his family around the age of 7 and has lived and grown up there ever since. Throughout his childhood years, two interests were hugely consistent in Devin’s life – those being his passion for professional wrestling and his at the time, rapidly increasing obsession with horror films. Quickly, the latter blossomed into a full fledged hobby as Devin went from annoying his parents by endlessly standing in and staring at the horror section of his former local Mom and Pop video store (ah, the good old days of Major Video) to buying up every horror and cult film he could get his hands on, resulting in a massive collection that continues to pile up regularly to this very day.
Devin has time and again expressed his love for almost all forms of cult and retro cinema, but it is within the realm of what has been termed by avid fans and collectors as “Euro-cult” or European horror and fringe cinema that he has found the most pleasure. This can all be credited to one Mr. Lucio Fulci and a little gore spectacular he directed in 1979 called ZOMBIE (known in it’s native Italy as ZOMBI 2), which forever shaped the specific protocol for Devin’s dedicatedly possessed hunt for all things exploitive, horrific, and Italian from the world of bygone day filmic adventure. It was Fulci’s film that created the monster, if you will – a pursuit and amusement that has never grown boring for Devin, only inspiring to dig deeper and deeper for years to come, hoping to dust off and discover one forgotten European horror, spaghetti western, or sexploitation treasure after another. Of course, his addiction to off the wall entertainment isn’t just singled out to European tastes, but also North American relics of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, as well as Filipino nuggets, Japanese science-fiction and almost all points in between. If it’s just a little eccentric and unknown among “normal folk”, all the better for this committed and enthusiastic collector searching the outskirts of film.
Joining the wonderful team lead by Steve Genier at Cinema Nocturna only strengthened the addiction to these forms of entertainment. Devin found himself both flattered and excited to hop aboard the brand spankin’ new site specializing in all he had loved for so long when the offer came from Nocturnal founder Genier back in 2002. Now over 4 years later and counting, Devin continues to give his all to CN, the place that has allowed him to discover even more massive amounts of bliss in coverage of his favorite films and cult personalities. It’s given Devin a chance to share his views on these types of flicks with those who adore them just as much and to contact veterans within the industry, putting their first hand experiences into account through a number of interviews. It’s something that warms Devin inside to just be able to do such things he had previously only dreamt of. His dedication to Cinema Nocturna is something Devin takes very seriously and his loyalty to the site is cemented for life. It’s been an opportunity to take his once teenage hobby a big step further and it’s been an experience in which he’s gained some amazing, irreplaceable friends that he’ll value for the remainder of his life. At only 26 years of age, Devin has just scratched the surface with what he wants to do as a member of Cinema Nocturna and among all that has to do with the films he’s developed a tremendous soft spot for. =============================================