Italy

Luciano Emmer – Parigi è sempre Parigi AKA Paris is Always Paris (1951)

Parigi e Sempre Parigi (Paris is Always Paris) was the second feature-length effort from famed Italian documentary director Luciano Emmer. Whereas Emmer’s first feature, Domenica d’Agosto (Sunday in August) was a warm-hearted study of the Italian middle class, Parigi concentrates on a gentle cultural clash between a band of Italian sports fans and the citizenry of Paris. The hero, DeAngelis (Aldo Fabrizi), has heard so much about “naughty Paree” that he’s determined to experience that naughtiness first hand. This plot device, of course, obliges the director to introduce several delectable French mademoiselles in the proceedings. Ultimately, DeAngelis realizes that reports of French libertinism have been grossly exaggerated, but he has a high old time finding this out. Read More »

Joe D’Amato – Follie di notte (1978)

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Given Joe D’Amato’s prodigious work-rate and his willingness to engage with just about any filone, it comes as little surprise that he should have made a mondo film, Follie di Notte.

The closest points of comparison are probably the two Jimmy Matheus / Bruno Mattei entries hosted by Laura Gemser and released about the same time, Le Notti porno nel mondo and the self-explanatory Emanuelle e le porno notti nel mondo n. 2, the latter co-scripted by Mattei and D’Amato. Read More »

Nanni Moretti – Il grido d’angoscia dell’uccello predatore (20 tagli d’Aprile) AKA Anguished Cry Of Predator Bird (2003)

This short film is made up of sequences excluded from Aprile (1998) was founded on Aprile DVD9. Read More »

Bruno Mattei – Robowar – Robot da guerra (1988)

A clone/mix of PREDATOR, RAMBO, and ROBOCOP gone nuts jungle flick with an international cast, exotic locale and good electronic music. Read More »

Giuseppe Ferrara – Cento giorni a Palermo (1984)

In the late 1970s and early 80s, assassinations in Sicily get the attention of Communist deputy, Pio La Torre, who appeals to General Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa to become prefect in Palermo and take on the Mafia. Dalla Chiesa approaches the job with the same focus and methods he used in hunting down the Red Brigade. His sweetheart, the much-younger Setti Carraro (everyone calls her Emanuela), wants to be with him in Palermo, but he sends her away, knowing he is in danger. Then, a few months into office, he asks her to marry him, and he tries to be both husband and investigator. Meanwhile, the Mafia bankers are feeling the heat, and they start with La Torre.
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Giuliano Carnimeo – Buon funerale, amigos!… paga Sartana AKA Have a Good Funeral, My Friend… Sartana Will Pay (1970)

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After witnessing a brutal massacre, the legendary hero Sartana is ready to do some investigating. Almost everyone in the tiny town of Indian Creek seems eager to buy up the property left behind by the murder victims, and one of them could well be behind the killings. The sheriff himself is not above suspicion, so Sartana must uncover the culprit all on his own. Read More »

Mario Monicelli & Steno – Vita da cani AKA It’s a Dog’s Life (1950)

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Tragicomedy telling of the trials and tribulations of a troupe of variety show artists. Read More »