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Frankenstein 80

In House of the Ju-Ju Queen, Paprika Chips on November 21, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Title: Frankenstein 80
Production: Italy 1972
Director: Mario Mancini
Cast: John Richardson, Gordon Mitchell
Run Time: 86min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Master
Language: English, German
Subtitles: None

Authored, remastered and fandubbed by kuenfist using the German uncut VHS release as source material.

“A mad scientist creates a monster called “Mosaico,” who breaks out of the laboratory to hunt down and kill beautiful women.” [imdb]

Il Bandito Dagli Occhi Azzurri

In I fought the law, Paprika Chips on November 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Title: Il Bandito Dagli Occhi Azzurri (The Blue Eyed Bandit)
Production: Italy 1980
Director: Alfredo Giannetti
Cast: Franco Nero, Dalila Di Lazzaro
Run Time: 94min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: TV Rip
Language: Italian, English
Subtitles: None

Captured from an Italian digital TV broadcast. Authored and fandubbed by Nikko, using the English audio track of the Dutch VHS release.

“Excellent delitto thriller starring Franco Nero as a middle-aged, brown-eyed cripple who works as an accountant for a bank. Little do his employers realize it’s a disguise that he has perfected so that he can rob them blind and in the process flashing his natural blue eyes to throw them off the track. Unfortunately for him his plan isn’t quite perfect and suddenly several people start to catch on. Very well executed plot twists with Nero turning in a top-notch performance.” [imdb – Thomas Simmons]

Satan’s Blade

In Cheese Doodles on November 21, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Title: Satan’s Blade
Production: USA 1984
Director: L. Scott Castillo Jr.
Cast: Tom Bongiorno, Stephanie Leigh Steel
Run Time: 83min
Circulation: NTSC DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Master
Language:  English
Subtitles: None

“A group of ski bunnies and a pair of married couples head off to a cabin in the mountains for a weekend break. They soon learn that the site has a murderous past; with the most recent of its victims dying only a few hours earlier. Despite this, they ignore the warnings and book in to their rooms. Before long an unseen maniac begins slicing his way through the visitors one by one. But is there more to the location than meets the eyes? Watching Satan’s Blade is a bit like hearing ABBA at an elderly relative’s birthday party. You know that its rubbish and you shouldn’t really like it, but as long as no one notices, you secretly do. To be fair there’s an absolute heap of stuff that is easy to criticize here, but what Blade does do well, it does very much so. Atmosphere is one of the hardest things to build for a horror movie, and Castillo manages to give his film a macabre, foreboding and somewhat ruthless feeling throughout. Borrowing heavily from Carpenter’s method of creating a daunting mood from the start, the continuous score – although monotonous – adds to the apprehension.” [A Slash Above]

I Gabbiani Volano Basso

In I fought the law, Paprika Chips on November 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Title: I Gabbiani Volano Basso (Seagulls Fly Low)
Production: Italy 1978
Director: Giorgio Cristallini
Cast: Maurizio Merli, Nathalie Delon
Run Time: 93min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Master
Language:  English
Subtitles: None

Authored and remastered by kuenfist

“Downbeat suspense thriller starring the one and only Maurizio Merli as an ex-Vietnam vet who is forced to become a hitman and gets caught in the middle of a conspiracy. The violence that one can expect from a Merli movie is missing although he gets the chance to unfold his unique acting talent. This obscurity is a must-see for fans of Maurizio. Excellent funky score by Roberto Pregadio.” [CG-kuenfist]

Pleins Feux Sur Stanislas

In Paprika Chips, Save European Home on November 12, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Title: Pleins Feux Sur Stanislas (Killer Spy)
Production: France 1965
Director: Jean-Charles Dudrumet
Cast: Jean Marais, Nadja Tiller
Run Time: 94min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Master
Language:  French
Subtitles: English

Custom DVD by scarabus, enhancing the French release with English subtitles by Goupil66.

“The most secret agent Stanislas Dubois, tired of saving the world alone decides to retire and to start writing his memoirs. The enemies of humanity, progress and peace in the world found out about it and created an international network of espionage “13 columns”. Unfortunately they platted a slot in the good old France. They should think better…” [CG-scarabus]

Sfida al Diavolo

In House of the Ju-Ju Queen, Paprika Chips on November 12, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Title: Sfida al Diavolo (Katarsis)
Production: Italy 1963
Director: Giuseppe Veggezzi
Cast: Christopher Lee, Adriana Ambesi
Run Time: 76min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: TV Rip
Language:  Italian
Subtitles: English

Italian TV capture, aired on Mediaset. DVD authored by nikko, with English subtitles by Merlin/ganjafarmer.

“Filmed in Odescalchi Castle and Lake Bracciano near Rome. A group of dropouts find an old man (Lee) in a castle. The old man subsequently turns into the Devil and seizes them. Filmed in 1963 and having a lavish publicity book issued the film wasn’t released until 1965 due to the producer’s death.” [imdb]

L’Ambizioso

In I fought the law, Paprika Chips on November 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Title: L’Ambizioso (The Climber)
Production: Italy 1975
Director: Pasquale Squitieri
Cast: Joe Dallesandro, Benito Artesi
Run Time: 103min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Master
Language:  Italian, English
Subtitles: None

Authored by darioargento.

“Dallesandro gives a shockingly good performance in this gritty, hard-hitting crime flick. He plays a hungry young buck who aspires to be a career criminal. He starts out working at a warehouse for a gangster where he helps to relocate illegal contraband, and because of his ruthlessness and dependability he begins to ascend the ladder of organized crime. Of course, the more powerful he becomes, the more “Climbers” come out of the shadows to take his place. THE CLIMBER is a violent, stylish little film with a good script, cool music (mostly heavy rock) and a frenetic structure that kept me glued to the screen. It’s a story concept that has been worked and re-worked time and again, sometimes to hokey effect, but here it works and feels original. If you enjoy tough gangster movies, or Dallesandro’s work, you owe it to yourself to track it down. Good luck finding a nice print, though. [imdb-roegcamel]

Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer?

In Paprika Chips, Somebody got murdered on November 7, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Title: Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer? (The Case of the Bloody Iris)
Production: Italy 1972
Director: Giuliano Carnimeo
Cast: Edwige Fenech, George Hilton
Run Time: 91min
Circulation: NTSC DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Master
Language:  Italian, English
Subtitles: English

Custom DVD by darioargento, adding Italian subtitles to the mix.

“Beautiful young model Jennifer Lansbury and her goofy friend Marilyn Ricci move into a swanky high-rise apartment after the previous tenant gets brutally murdered. Pretty soon Jennifer is being stalked by the mysterious killer. Probable suspects include a predatory lesbian neighbor, a weird old woman and her deformed son, and even the building’s handsome architect who suffers from a severe blood phobia.” [imdb]

Il Coltello Di Ghiacci

In Paprika Chips, Somebody got murdered on November 7, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Title: Il Coltello Di Ghiaccio (Knife of Ice)
Production: Italy 1972
Director: Umberto Lenzi
Cast: Carroll Baker, Alan Scott
Run Time: 98min
Circulation: NTSC DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Master
Language:  Italian, English
Subtitles: English

Custom DVD by darioargento, using the Japanese release as source material.

“As a thirteen year old, Martha Caldwell witnessed the death of her parents in a terrible railway accident. Barely surviving the tragedy herself, Martha was struck dumb due to the shock. Now an adult, the still mute Martha lives with her uncle Ralph in the Spanish countryside. Martha’s cousing Jenny arrives to be with the family but is quickly stabbed to death. It appears that a sex maniac is roaming the countryside; killing pretty young girls. The already traumatized Martha seems likely to be the next victim but the case turns out to be far more complicated than it would first seem.” [CG-darioargento]

Nude Per L’assassino

In Paprika Chips, Somebody got murdered on November 7, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Title: Nude Per L’assassino (Strip Nude For the Killer)
Production: Italy 1975
Director: Andrea Bianchi
Cast: Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo
Run Time: 94min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Master
Language:  Italian, English, German
Subtitles: English

Custom DVD by darioargento, enhancing the German X-Rated release with English subtitles.

“When a fashion model dies during an abortion, a series of murders begins, starting with her doctor. The next victims are connected to the modeling agency where she worked, Albatross, run by a hard edged and jealous bi-sexual, Gisella, married to a Farouk-like dissolute. One suspect is Carlo, a playboy photographer who has a hot temper and refuses to share information with the police. He becomes the lover of Magda, another photographer at the agency, who’s probably in danger. The murderer wears a black motorcycle outfit and helmet. Will anyone discover the murderer’s identity before the entire agency dies?” [imdb]