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  • Mel Welles & Aureliano Luppi – La figlia di Frankenstein AKA Lady Frankenstein (1971)

    1971-1980Aureliano LuppiCampHorrorItalyMel Welles

    Co-produced by Roger Corman, “one of the most underrated horror movies of all time” (Classic Horror) features ultra-lurid direction by American-International star Mel Welles (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS) from a story by by Dick Randall (PIECES), distinctive cinematography by Riccardo Pallottini (CASTLE OF BLOOD) and score by Alessando Alessandroni (THE DEVIL’S NIGHTMARE), a cast that includes Hollywood legend Joseph Cotten (CITIZEN KANE) alongside EuroCult icons Paul Müller (NIGHTMARE CASTLE), Herbert Fux (MARK OF THE DEVIL), Marino Masé (TENEBRAE) and Mickey Hargitay (BLOODY PIT OF HORROR), and a titular performance by the remarkable Rosalba Neri (THE DEVIL’S LOVER) for whom “only the monster she made could satisfy her strange desires!”Read More »

  • Mario Bava – Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga AKA Baron Blood (1972)

    1971-1980HorrorItalyMario BavaThriller

    American student Peter Kliest travels to Austria to find out about his great-grandfather, the infamous Baron Otto Von Kliest, who tortured and murdered over a hundred people before being cursed by a witch and himself being tortured to death. He finds an incantation which, if read after midnight, can supposedly bring the Baron back to life, and with Eve, a woman who works at the Baron’s castle, he goes to the castle and recites it. Realising what they have done, they try to recant the incantation using an alternative spell but a wind blows it into the fireplace. The Baron, who is hideously disfigured, is now loose to torture and kill again. The following day at an auction, a mysterious wheelchair-billionaire called Alfred Becker buys the whole castle and sets about restoring it…Read More »

  • Marvin J. Chomsky – Assault on the Wayne (1971)

    1971-1980DramaMarvin J. ChomskyUSAWar

    During the Cold War, enemy agents, posing as U.S. Navy crew, sabotage a nuclear submarine and steal its anti-ballistic missile guidance system.Read More »

  • Robert Fuest – The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

    1971-1980CultHorrorRobert FuestUnited Kingdom

    Doctors are being murdered in bizarre manners – bats, bees, a killer frog mask, etc. – which represent the nine Biblical plagues of Egypt. The crimes are orchestrated by an organ-playing, demented madman (from his home base, replete with a clockwork orchestra and help from a beautiful, mute assistant). Detectives are stumped until they find that all the slain doctors once assisted a Dr. Vesalius on an unsuccessful operation involving the wife of organist Dr. Phibes, killed in a car crash upon learning of his wife’s death. He couldn’t be the culprit, could he?Read More »

  • Don Taylor – Jack of Diamonds (1967)

    1961-1970CrimeDon TaylorDramaUSA

    Plot Synopsis
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    The protege of a famous cat burglar reluctantly agrees to join forces with a lesser criminal in the daring heist of several famous jewels from a seemingly impenetrable vault.Read More »

  • Sergio Corbucci – I crudeli AKA The Cruel Ones AKA The Hellbenders (1967)

    1961-1970ActionEuro WesternsItalySergio CorbucciWestern

    Aggrieved at the outcome of the senseless American Civil War, Colonel Jonas, the impenitent and war-seasoned Confederate commander of the Hellbenders battalion, envisions of reviving the Confederacy to be finally victorious. To fund his audacious plan, the Colonel along with his three sons manages to massacre an entire regiment of unsuspecting Union Soldiers who transport millions in banknotes and crams the cash in a wooden coffin. With the intention of riding all the way to Hondo River without raising suspicion, Jonas hires Claire, an alcoholic dance-hall girl, to pose as the widow of the deceased man in the coffin, however, the road is long and perilous, and there’s already a warning about the cruel gang who slaughtered the soldiers. Do the remaining Hellbenders have a chance of reaching their goal?Read More »

  • Umberto Lenzi – Il Giustiziere Sfida la Città AKA Syndicate Sadists (1975)

    1971-1980ActionCrimeItalyUmberto Lenzi

    Synopsis:A biker’s brother is killed while investigating the kidnapping of a young boy, the byproduct of a war between two crime families. The biker vows to get revenge by finding the kidnapped boy and destroying the two families.Read More »

  • George Cukor – Gaslight (1944)

    1941-1950CrimeDramaGeorge CukorUSA

    After the death of her famous opera-singing aunt, Paula (Ingrid Bergman) is sent to study in Italy to become a great opera singer as well. While there, she falls in love with the charming Gregory Anton (Charles Boyer). The two return to London, and Paula begins to notice strange goings-on: missing pictures, strange footsteps in the night and gaslights that dim without being touched. As she fights to retain her sanity, her new husband’s intentions come into question.Read More »

  • Luigi Comencini – Lo scopone scientifico AKA The Scientific Cardplayer AKA The Scopone Game (1972)

    1971-1980ClassicsCommedia all'ItalianaItalyLuigi Comencini

    In “The Scientific Cardplayer” (Lo scopone scientifico), Bette Davis played an eccentric millionaire, addicted to playing cards and winning from players who could not afford to gamble. Every year, she visits Rome with her secretary and ex-lover, George (Joseph Cotton), to play with Peppino (Alberto Sordi), the ragman, and Antonia (Silvana Mangano), a cleaning lady who lived in a slum near her villa with their five children.Read More »

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