Tag Archives: Klaus Kinski

Joe D’Amato – La morte ha sorriso all’assassino AKA Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973)

A man discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders.

Letterboxd review
★★★½ Watched by Lou (rhymes with wow!) 22 Jun 2021

Deliciously gothic and weirdly erotic, Death Smiles on a Murder is a wonderful slice of Joe D’Amato bizarreness. The movie has an almost dream-like quality to it, which had me clueless as to what exactly was unfolding on screen. All I know for certain is that when you give Klaus Kinski some beakers you’ll end up with magic. Also, there is no such thing as too many cat jump scares.

I got to search out some more Ewa Aulin movies. Read More »

Dominique Goult – Haine AKA Killer-Truck (1980)

A drifter on a motorcycle happens to be passing through a town immediately after a young school girl has been run over and killed by an unknown person on a motorcycle. Read More »

Jean Delannoy – La peau de Torpedo (1970)

La peau de Torpedo (1970)
Synopsis
A secret agent is murdered by his jealous wife who mistakenly interprets his absences from home as acts of infidelity. This triggers a deadly chain of events. Will she be next? Read More »

Shuji Terayama – Les Fruits de la passion AKA Fruits of Passion (1981)

Shuji Terayama adapted his 1981 film, The Fruits of Passion, from the eponymous Pauline Reage’s sequel to her well regarded book, The Story of O. However, ‘adapted’ is used very loosely in this instance, as Terayama uses the opportunity to completely reshape the structure of the novel, and use only it’s themes and characters to create a story that is uniquely his. According to the credits, the text of the narration and O’s dialogue itself was taken directly from the short novel, but everything else is pure Terayama. Read More »

Various – Nosferatu a Venezia AKA Vampire in Venice (1988)

Professor Paris Catalano visits Venice, to investigate the last known appearance of the famous vampire Nosferatu during the carnival of 1786. Read More »

Gianfranco Parolini – Cinque per l’inferno AKA Five Into Hell (1969)

John Garko is a fun-loving leader of a bunch of oddball G.I.s whose mission is to steal the German’s…

FIVE FOR HELL (1969) ITALY

Director – Gianfranco Parolini (Frank Kramer)

“Gianni (John) Garko is a fun-loving leader of a bunch of oddball G.I.s whose mission is to steal the German’s secret attack plans from a villa behind enemy lines, where they run into a brutal Nazi commander (Klaus Kinski).” Read More »

Frank Cassenti – La chanson de Roland [Composite] (1978)

IMDb storyline: Roland des Roncesvalles is a legendary knight from the age of chivalry in France. In the 11th-century epic La Chanson de Roland, he is depicted as a key figure in halting the advance of the Arabs into France. In this story, the 10th-century legend is staged by a group of 12th-century pilgrims using the 11th-century poem. Their acting is interrupted by a violent peasant uprising, which kills many of the pilgrims. However, one of the survivors, is converted to the peasant cause and later speaks out in favor of more just treatment for the downtrodden. (Written by Ulf Kjell Gür) Read More »