Sunday, February 28, 2010

Fotogrammi mortali (Fatal Frames)

I know there are lots of people that love Al Festa's Fatal Frames and consider it something a "cheese classic", but I find it mindnumbingly boring and really hard to sit through. Considering it's a quite recent film, I'm bit surprised how difficult it's been to track down the locandina. No info on the poster artist.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Diabolicamente sole con il delitto (A Treason Story: Carla and Nora)

I watched José Antonio Nieves Conde's Diabolicamente sole con il delitto for the first time over Christmas and unlike many of the lesser known gialli I've been watching recently, it's fairly entertaining. Starring Marisa Mell, Stephen Boyd, Fernando Ray, Sylva Koscina and Simon Andreu, the film full of twists & turns and is reminiscent of the Lenzi's Baker/Sorel gialli made around the same time. No info on who's responsible for the poster art.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Doppio Delitto (Double Murder)

I've only seen an unsubbed copy of Steno's Doppio Delitto and while it's never the best way to enjoy the film, I really liked Steno's 1977 giallo and would love to see it with subs one day. A lot of the enjoyment is of course due to a great performance by the always watchable Marcello Masteroianni. Soundtrack by Riz Ortolani (who would re-use at least one of the cues here in Cannibal Holocaust three years laster). No info on the poster artist.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Le Notti della Violenza (Call Girl 66)

I've only got an unsubbed copy of Le Notti della Violenza, but I'm hoping subs might surface one of these days so I'm holding off watching it for now. Not sure how well you can see it in the photo, but the text in the tiny square in the poster says: "Ferma di tre mesi in censura per oscenità e pornografia "LE NOTTI DELLA VIOLENZA" ha finalmente ill permesso id proiettato in Italia ed all'estero". My Italian is limited, but I think it roughly translates as "Stopped for three months by the censors due to obscenity and violence, but finally allowed to be shown in Italy". No info on who's responsible for the pulpy looking poster art.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Femmine insaziabili (The Insatiables)

This is one of the two poster available for Alberto De Martino's Femmine insaziabili. The one I've managed to find so far has the Gli insaziabili title (which imdb lists as a working title), but there's a Femmine Insaziabili one around as well.

The film itself is a quite decent thriller set i LA where Italian journalist Paolo Sartori (Robert Hoffman) tries to find his friend Giulio's murderer. I think I've expressed my dislike for Hoffman in earlier posts here, but he's actually ok in this. Joining him in the cast are Frank Wolff, Luciana Paluzzi and Romina Power and the film also features a fantastic swinging score by Bruno Nicolai.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

La Morte scende leggera (Death Falls Lightly)

More or less all of La Morte scende leggera is set an empty hotel where Giorgio Darica (Stelio Candelli) is hiding out with his girlfriend since finding his wife murdered and himself without an alibi. Soon the isolation starts to take its toll and Giorgio's mind slowly start to unravel. Or does it?

Even with almost all the action taking place in this one location and an obviously limited by a low budget, Leopoldo Savona manages to deliver a quite good thriller. Not a classic by any means, but I have to say I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would. Poster art by Renato Casaro