In Paprika Chips, Save European Home on June 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Title: Satanik
Production: Spain/Italy 1968
Director: Piero Vivarelli
Cast: Magda Konopka, Julio Peña, Umberto Raho
Run Time: 84min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: TV Rip
Language: Italian, English
Subtitles: None

A darioargento project about which he says: “Throw away those horrible pan & Scan retro media dvd’s , its time for a upgrade. Using a sweet looking Italian TV Print i’ve added the English Audio from the old print , There were loads of scenes which needed the audio to be looped from the Italian Print , but only one had any dialogue and its about 30 seconds long. The English audio suffered from missing words , jump cuts from i guess damage to their print. The sync is OK , Not perfect but its a little better than the old vhs rip , the audio took over 200 edits to fit and this took 5 days work to bring to you , my cinemageddon friends. Again please remember its fan-made and please dont sell this on ioffer etc , share anywhere you want to tho.”


“This Spanish-Italian co-production tells an interesting and weird story about Dr. Bannister, a woman that not only has the best years behind her, but also has a scarred face that makes her look like a freak. But in Madrid, a professor she knows has conducted some experiments on animals with a substance which regenerates cells. The experiments were successful, but the animals became aggressive. Because the professor won’t allow Dr. Bannister to be the first human guinea pig, she kills him and consumes the substance. She becomes a beautiful young woman, but also a vicious killer when it comes to keep her secret a secret. The plot of the film is great fun, but Piero Vivarelli had not enough skills and money to make a cool movie out of it. Also, the film becomes boring after a good start and doesn’t manage to regain a fast pace even though the film’s running time doesn’t exceed 83 minutes. And as the setting changes to Swiss city Geneva for the last third of the film, it sometimes even looks like a vacation movie as we see how beautiful Geneva is (which it is indeed – but it doesn’t help to push the plot forward…). So, with a more talented director, better actors and a bigger budget, “Satanik” could have become an obscure Italian classic. But, as it is, it’s just a lacklustre and boring crime film that isn’t really worth looking for.” [imdb]


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