Piero Vivarelli

Piero Vivarelli – Codice d’amore orientale (1974)

Synopsis:
Yawalak e Sailuk, a girl and a boy fallen in love respectively with other persons, in order to avoid marriages established by their parents against their owns feelings, leave the native village and wander through wild areas until they reach a ruined temple. Here they are welcome by the Priest of Love and introduced into a community made up of young couples who follow the master’s precepts. The master, telling a lot of love or erotic oriental tales, teaches the secrets of the most natural, complete and satisfactory copulation Read More »

Piero Vivarelli – Satanik (1968)

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Synopsis
A withered old hag turns into a beautiful young woman after drinking a youth formula.

Review (thanks to [email protected] imdb)
A faithful adaptation of the fumetti neri
The level of success of SATANIK as a film is entirely dependant upon the audience viewing it. An audience expecting something along the lines of OPERAZIONE PAURA or CASTLE OF BLOOD will be disappointed. This isn’t a horror film. Even an audience expecting a giallo in the Argento / Fulci tradition is bound to be dissatisfied by the lack of creative violence and relatively mild gore. In 1968 the target audience for this film were the readers of the hugely successful fumetti neri that had already led to popular cinematic spin-offs of DIABOLIK and KRIMINAL. When viewed in this light, SATANIK becomes a much more successful, though no better, film. Read More »