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..
DARK BAR (1988/ITALY)Reviewed by: Johan Melle/Directed By-Stelio Fiorenza/Cast: Marina Suma, Richard Hatch, Barbara Cupisti, Alessandra Stordy, Patrizia Bettini, Vincenzo Regina, Mauro Festa, Lea Martino, Olivia Cupisti, James E.R. Sampson/Story, screenplay and di
26 Dec 2008
SPIRITS OF DEATH (1972/Italy) a.k.a. Un bianco vestito per Marialè /Reviewed by: Johan Melle /Cast: Evelyn Stewart [Ida Galli], Luigi Pistilli, Ivan Rassimov, Pilar Velazquez, Giancarlo Bonuglia, Edilio Kim, Shawn Robinson, Gengher Gatti, Ezio Marano, Franco Calogero, Gia
04 Dec 2008
2020 TEXAS GLADIATORS (1982/ITALY)(ANNO 2020 – I GLADIATORI DEL FUTURO, 2020 FREEDOM FIGHTERS, ONE EYE FORCE)DIRECTOR: Aristide Massaccesi (as Kevin Mancuso) / George Eastman (uncredited)/CAST: Peter Hooten, Al Cliver, Harrison Muller Jr., Donal O’Brien, Sabrina Siani, Daniel
03 Jun 2008
SEX OF THE WITCH (Italy/1973) [a.k.a. Il sesso della strega] Cast: Susanna Levi, Augusto Nobile, Lorenza Guerrieri, Camille Keaton, Donal O’Brien, Jessica Dublin, Gianni Dei, Franco Garofalo, Marzia Damon, Annamaria Tornello, Maurizio Tanfani, Irio Fantini, Ferruccio Viot
02 Jun 2008
NOTHING UNDERNEATH [a.k.a. Sotto il vestito niente] (Italy/1985) Cast: Tom Schanley, Donald Pleasence, Renee Simonsen, Nicola Perring, Catherine Noyes, Maria McDonald, Paolo Tomei, Mimmo Sepe, Cyrus Elias, Sonia Raule, Anna Galiena, Big Laura, Bruce McGuire, Zaira Zoccheddu
12 May 2008
PSYCHOUT FOR MURDER [a.k.a. Salvare la faccia] (Italy/Argentina/1969)Cast: Adrienne LaRussa, Rossano Brazzi, Nino Castelnuovo, Paola Pitagora, Alberto De Mendoza, Idelma Carlo, Renzo Petretto, Nestor Garay, Marcello Bonini Olas. Directed by Rossano Brazzi & Ted Kneeland.
12 May 2008
THE SECRET OF SEAGULL ISLAND (Italy/UK, 1979)[a.k.a. L’isola del gabbiano] Review By-Johan Melle Directed by Nestore Ungaro. Cast: Prunella Ransome, Jeremy Brett, Nicky Henson, Pamela Salem, Gabriele Tinti, Fabrizio Jovine, Sherry Buchanan, Paul Muller, Veronica Wells, Vassi
05 Mar 2008
VIVA DJANGO ( Italy / 1968 ) Review By-Paul Cooke Director- Ferdinando Baldi Cast-Terence Hill, Horst Frank, George Eastman, Jose Torres, Pinuccio Ardia and Guido Lollobrigida. Source-VHS
05 Mar 2008
TERROR EXPRESS! (1979/ITALY)[a.k.a. La ragazza del vagone letto] Review By-Johan Melle Cast: Silvia Dionisio, Werner Pochath, Gianluigi Chirizzi, Carlo De Mejo, Zora Kerova, Fausto Lombardi, Gino Milli, Fiammetta Flamini, Roberto Caporali, Venantino Venantini, Gianca
05 Mar 2008
HELL BEHIND BARS (Italy/1983) [a.k.a. Perverse oltre le sbarre] Review By-Johan Melle Cast: Ajita Wilson, Linda Jones, Rita Silva, Alex Frayberger, Aperio Bella Olivia, Leda Simonetti, Helen Johansson, Leo Annibali, Enrica Saltutti, Clorinda Pucci, Lucia Rotoloni, Pa
01 Mar 2008
THE SWORD OF THE BARBARIANS [a.k.a. Sangraal, la spada di fuoco] Italy, 1982 Cast: Pietro Torrisi, Yvonne Fraschetti, Mario Novelli, Al Yamanouchi, Xiomara Rodriguez, Luciano Rossi, Alessandro Partexano, Margareta Rance, Massimo Pittarello and Sabrina Siani. Directed by M