Klaus Kinski

  • Ákos Ráthonyi – Das Geheimnis der gelben Narzissen AKA The Devil’s Daffodil (1961)

    Detectives working for an airline suspect a club owner of smuggling heroin in consignments of artificial flowers. Meanwhile, Scotland Yard are investigating a series of killings of young women associated with the club, all the bodies being found along with a handful of plastic daffodils…Read More »

  • Werner Herzog – Woyzeck (1979)

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    Everything in town appears calm, placid, lovely. But Woyzeck, a rifleman assigned as an orderly, hears voices — the times are out of joint, at least in his cosmos. To his captain, Woyzeck is a comic marvel: ignorant but courageous, full of energy to little purpose. To a local doctor, Woyzeck is a curiosity, the object of cruel study. Woyzeck, 40, has a young wife, Marie, and a small child. He dotes on them, but Marie, even though she has periods of guilt and remorse, carries on affairs and flirtations. When the captain lets drop broad hints of Woyzeck’s being a cuckold, his inner demons and the voices of the spheres take over. Will madness bring action? Of what sort?Read More »

  • Werner Herzog – Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes AKA Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)

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    Gonzalo Pizarro orders a small Spanish expedition of forty men to search for El Dorado, leaving the mountains of Peru and going down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who cares only about riches, becomes their leader. But will his quest lead them to “the golden city”, or to certain destruction?Read More »

  • Sergio Corbucci – Il grande silenzio AKA The Great Silence (1968)

    On an unforgiving, snow swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Klaus Kinski Nosferatu, For a Few Dollars More) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant The Conformist) stands between the innocent refuges and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong aren’t always clear and good doesn’t always triumph. Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, director Sergio Corbucci’s bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral, honorless west is widely considered to be among the very best and most influential Euro-Westerns ever made.Read More »

  • Giorgio Capitani – Ognuno per sé AKA The Ruthless Four (1968)

    SYNOPSIS:
    Sam Cooper (Heflin) finds gold and then is double-crossed by his partner. He survives and calls on the only person he can trust, Manolo (Hilton), who is soon joined by Brent (Kinski), who has a strong hold over him. Sam is warned that something is wrong with the young man and his friend, so he asks an old acquaintance, Mason (Roland), to join the group. But their preparations for the journey to retrieve the gold have attracted the attention of the vermin hanging about in the prospecting town.Read More »

  • 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 »

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