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Daddy

In Lose the skin, Paprika Chips on July 31, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Title: Daddy
Production: France/UK 1973
Director: Niki De Saint Phalle, Peter Whitehead
Cast: Rainer Diez, Mia Martin, Clarice Mary
Run Time: 83min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Master
Language: English
Subtitles: None

The DVD came from Peter Whitehead himself and is probably the best quality copy of this film available.

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Daddy, made in collaboration with director Peter Whitehead (Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London), explores the relationship between a father and daughter. Like most of Niki De Saint Phalle’s work, the film merges autobiography with fantasy, combining sexual scenes of incest with a reversal of power as the female character ridicules the father figure. Saint Phalle narrates the film, providing an almost psycho-analytical interpretation of its content and explains the otherwise incomprehensible. Please be advised that the film Daddy contains some scenes of a sexual nature that some may find disturbing.

Death Wish II

In Cheese Doodles on July 23, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Title: Death Wish II (uncut)
Production: USA 1982
Director: Michael Winner
Cast: Charles Bronson
Run Time: 92min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Master
Language: English
Subtitles: None

A waterpower77 project about which he says: “Ultimate uncut custom composite of the infamous exploitation shocker Death Wish II. There are many different versions of Death Wish II. Most are heavily censored – not surprising really as Death Wish II contains one of the nastiest and most prolonged gang rape scenes in cinema. The US R-rated version is heavily cut. The UK version is drastically reduced in running time. The Italian and Australian DVDs contain the unrated version of the film in its uncensored glory. These versions do however loose several dialogue scenes which can be found the in the grotty looking Greek VHS version. This composite uses the stunning anamorphic Italian DVD version for the bulk of the footage and I have inserted the missing dialogue scenes from the Greek version. The resulting composite plays in 16:9 widescreen as originally intended and is the longest version of the film available anywhere in the world.
Italian DVD: 87:56 Mins (PAL format) /  Greek VHS: 96:54 Mins (NTSC format) / This Composite: 91:07 (PAL format)

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Paul Kersey is not your ordinary victim: He fights back – with a vengeance! Legendary tough guy Charles Bronson resumes his trademark role as the hard-as-nails urban avenger in this hard-hitting, action-packed sequel! With the murder of his wife and the revenge against her killers now behind him, Kersey begins a new life in L.A. But tragedy is never far from his door, and when a group of local hoods viciously assaults his daughter, they unleash a wrath unlike anything the city has ever seen. Kersey has the face of each of them branded in his memory, and he will not rest until he tracks every one of them down…and puts them all in the ground!

Abuso Di Potere

In Paprika Chips, Somebody got murdered on July 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Title: Abuso Di Potere (Shadows Unseen)
Production: Italy 1972
Director: Camillo Bazzoni
Cast: Frederick Stafford, Marilù Tolo, Franco Fabrizi
Run Time: 98min
Circulation: PAL DL-DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Master
Language: Italian, English
Subtitles: English

A lordretsudo project, enhancing the Italian CineKult release with an English audio track and subtitles.

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“On one night, a journalist named Enrico Galiardin was attacked and killed by  a few people. And then, Inspector Luca Micheli begins to investigate, and somehow finds a suspect named Delogo. But, though the suspect himself confesses that he murdered Galiardin, Micheli doesn’t and can’t believe he did by himself. So he keeps investigating under the troublesome circumstances that both some crime organisation and the police itself force him closing the case with the only one suspect… Some apparently informative literatures seem to innocently presuppose this Italian film is a Giallo (and, strangely enough, their treatments seem to be all too brief), I don’t and can’t think so. On the contrary, I think this is nothing but a political drama with an unusually serious police officer, which excludes so-called Giallish elements. And, though this film betrays me exclusively because it is not a Gallio at all, I believe this is a simply great film. Concretely, the strength of this film lies mainly in two and independent powerfulness; its passionately and almost fanatically serious leading character, Inspector Luca Micheli, whom Frederick Stafford superbly plays, (indeed, this male character is too serious to be realistic and therefore has not only unacceptably official but also tragically marital/familial dysfunctions, and at the same time he is so powerful that does not perform a series of actions one after another but at one stoke brings about a series of events one after another), and Riz Ortolani’s highly impressive music (his music is, of course, not event(s) and therefore do not straightforwardly enter into the casual relations, but is so powerful that can bring about event(s).) And furthermore, the director, Camillo Bazzaoni, has trustworthy talent for making each scene impressive. Especially, I am unexpectedly and almost astonishedly impressed by the aesthetic violentness of the last scene, which is adequately heightened and enriched by Ortolani’s music. And here, as one of the Giallo-lovers, I want to add that the aesthetics of the last scene of this film has some interesting similarity to that of Dario Argento’s FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET. In conclusion, I can say this film is a great one which is recommendable to the general Italian-film-lovers rather than to the Giallo-lovers.” [imdb]

Izbavitelj

In House of the Ju-Ju Queen, Paprika Chips on July 21, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Title: Izbavitelj (The Rat Savior)
Production: Yugoslavia 1976
Director: Krsto Papic
Cast: Ivica Vidovic, Mirjana Majurec, Relja Basic
Run Time: 76min
Circulation: AVI > NTSC DVD
Generation/Source: TV Rip
Language: Croation
Subtitles: English

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A poor writer discovers that a species of rats has banded together to impersonate humans and supplant them unnoticed, in a manner reminiscent of the transformations in Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, or the covert conspiracy of pod-people in The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. This film’s story is based on a book by the Soviet writer Alexander Greene.

Furia Asesina

In Exotic Nuts on July 21, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Title: Furia Asesina
Production: Mexico 1990
Director: René Cardona Jr.
Cast: Tony Bravo, Omar Fierro, Leticia Lozaya
Run Time: 96min
Circulation: NTSC DVD
Generation/Source: VHS Master
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: None

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A group of people go fishing and having fun in the ocean. They encounter the big man eating shark there and must fight it. There will be some criminals also in this movie…. Über-cheesy Jaws rip-off wannabe directed by Rene Cardona jr. I warn you that this movie is so cheesy and boring that it’s almost impossible to watch. I still don’t understand how such a good director as Rene Cardona jr could make such garbage. But I decided to upload it, maybe somebody will be interested in watching this.

Sharknado

In Cheese Doodles on July 15, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Title: Sharknado
Production: USA 2013
Director: Anthony C. Ferrante
Cast: Alex Arleo, Justin Beahm, Neil H. Berkow
Run Time: 86min
Circulation: 1080 MPEG2 file
Generation/Source: TV Rip
Language: English
Subtitles: None

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“And yet with a group of pals you would be hard pressed to find a better time. Absolutely nothing make sense. Physics and natural laws are ignored. Horrible CGI and cringe-worthy dialog. Outrageous continuity exceeded only by horrible color correction and clunky editing. The all together wooden acting no doubt achieved in single takes is sincere, earnest and fails on levels that should win awards. And you can’t stop watching. My friends, yelled, laughed, joked, stomped, laughed some more and had a fine time. Now how many times can you say that watching a movie? It literally becomes an interactive experience. It is surely a classic. Not sure exactly what kind. But it is a classic.” [kinkyqueen]

Noita Palaa Elämään

In House of the Ju-Ju Queen, Paprika Chips on July 15, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Title: Noita Palaa Elämään (The Witch)
Production: Finnland 1952
Director: Roland af Hällström
Cast: Mirja Mane, Toivo Mäkelä, Hillevi Lagerstam
Run Time: 75min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Master
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: English

Anthrapoid meticulously created the timing file, JerryC did a great job of translating from Finnish to English, Anthrapoid proof-read and made minor corrections, then shado124 generously added the subtitles (optional) to this full DVD.

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Archaeological team unearths a body of a young woman, who was told to be a witch buried in the bog some 300 years ago. Soon a naked woman appears and drives the men of the village crazy. Everybody is certain that this really is the witch killed in days of yore. At the end the wild happenings during those few days appeared to be a dream of the professor leading the excavations.