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Cross Current

In Paprika Chips, Somebody got murdered on December 15, 2014 at 11:49 pm

Titel: Cross Current (Un omicidio perfetto a termine di legge)
Production: Italy 1971
Director: Tonino Ricci
Cast: Philippe Leroy, Elga Andersen, Ivan Rassimov
Run Time: 90 min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Rip
Language: English, Italian
Subtitles: None


A pipipip project.

“When I learned that this giallo featured a speed boat racer, I was less than enthusiastic and when the film opens with a prolonged speed boat race, my mind is already wandering. The music and strange sounds that make up the soundtrack are very good, the crazy architectural weirdness that is the villa where most of the subsequent action takes place, is great and once Elga Andersen and Rosanna Yanni appear things are starting to look up. The ever reliable Ivan Rassimov also helps and yet having got over the rather slow start the film begins to throw up confusion. Maybe it was the dark print and misleading English dub but I certainly became confused and when later we begin to realise what we are supposed to believe it is no wonder! But almost as I began to despair, the picture improves, clothes become loosened, murder is to the fore and things generally brighten up for a glorious last half hour or so.” ~imdb


La redevance du fantôme

In House of the Ju-Ju Queen, Paprika Chips on December 15, 2014 at 11:44 pm

Titel: La redevance du fantôme
Production: France 1965
Director: Robert Enrico
Cast: Stéphane Fey, François Vibert, Marie Laforêt
Run Time: 90 min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Custom
Language: French
Subtitles: English


Custom English subs courtesy of Fledermaus.

“At the end of the 19th Century, young Fanning finishes his studies in theology at the University of Cambridge. During a walk through the countryside, the boy, inspired by the lecture of romantic novels, discovers an abandonned house, from which an old man is coming out. He returns to the house regularly without ever seeing its mysterious inhabitant. Fanning finally surprises the old man while he is sitting on a bench at the cemetery and manages to gain his confidence…” ~imdb


In Exotic Nuts on December 15, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Titel: ESPY (Esupai)
Production: Japan 1974
Director: Jun Fukuda
Cast: Robert Dunham, Hiroshi Fujioka, Steve Green
Run Time: 187 min
Circulation: NTSC DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Custom
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English


A LuigiBastardo project, adding English subs to the Japanese retail.
“This film is interesting in that it covers some of the same territory as Scanners (psycho-kinetic empowered mutants who are outcasts in human society) as well as containing a touch of Star Wars and the Force (Kenobi-like ESP guru) before either of those movies were made. At times the dialogue is laughable, at other times it is rather profound (especially in the last speech by the villain). Goofy too (watch for the black heavy who dresses like Shaft but wears a white surgical mask that is never explained–at least in the dubbed version). Or the guy trapped in the car who uses his gun to shoot at the door lock–not the window–to escape.” ~imdb

Coplan FX-18 casse tout

In Paprika Chips, Save European Home on December 15, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Titel: Coplan FX-18 casse tout
Production: France 1965
Director: Riccardo Freda
Cast: Richard Wyler, Robert Manuel, Jany Clair
Run Time: 90 min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: TV Rip
Language: French, English
Subtitles: None


A pipipip project.

“What the hell is going on in this film? Is there even a script, or do they simply have Coplan and his sidekick running around in Istanbul beating up nameless bad guys and following obscure “clues”? It’s well-photographed, but otherwise near-unbearable. Richard Wyler is OK in the fight scenes, but otherwise lacks charisma as Coplan; in one particularly awful scene, he prevents his partner from saving the life of a girl who gets stabbed! The only worthwhile part of the movie is a spectacular car stunt at the end – more specifically, a car jump from the dock onto a ferry boat that has just departed. Apart from that, even the most dedicated fans of the genre may struggle with getting through this one.” ~imdb

Santo vs the TV Assassin

In Exotic Nuts on December 10, 2014 at 11:36 pm

Titel: Santo vs the TV Assassin (Santo contra el asesino de la T.V.)
Production: Mexico 1981
Director: Rafael Pérez Grovas
Cast: Santo, Gerardo Reyes, Rubi Re
Run Time: 88 min
Circulation: NTSC DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Custom
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English


A shado124 project, adding English subtitles to the retail dvd.

Erotiki Teleti

In Lose the skin, Paprika Chips on December 9, 2014 at 11:21 pm

Titel: They Were Once Virgins (Erotiki Teleti / The Ceremony)
Production: Greece 1979
Director: Omiros Efstratiadis
Cast: Hristos Nomikos, Maria Konsta, Yiorgos Gintis
Run Time: 79 min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Custom
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English

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A neverever custom job, enhancing the Greek retail with English subs.

“On the legendary island of Ulysses, Ithaca, lives this young girl Electra who is discovering her body’s potential and enjoying the discovery… But people around her, her brother Aris or his friend Stefanos, even her flirt Vassilis, act as if sex is not meant for her so she simply wonders why they all tend to consider sex such a “bad thing”. Only her brother’s girlfriend Katy shows some understanding and provides some explanation to Electra’s earnest questions.When blasé sexpot Maria arrives from Athens for the summer, she persuades Stefanos and Aris to steal the monastery icon for her in return for money as well as a new beginning away from the island’s small-town life. But when Vassilis says that he knows all about her schemes and the icon theft, things get nasty and violent… A bit kinky, too…
Too much work for those two poor constables of Ithaca who are determined to put a stop to all offenses but do not know where to begin exactly. Now, you may wonder… What does the title “The Ceremony” refer to? That’s a good question. But don’t forget Electra’s sensual awakening. She comes back triumphant in the end… This is the soft cut version available in Greece on DVD, so no lesbian scene and only glimpses of the sex scenes on the beach etc.” ~neverever

Danger!! Death Ray

In Paprika Chips, Save European Home on December 9, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Titel: Il raggio infernale (Danger!! Death Ray)
Production: Italy 1967
Director: Gianfranco Baldanello
Cast: Gordon Scott, Delfi Mauro, Nello Pazzafini
Run Time: 90 min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: TV Rip
Language: German, Spanish, English
Subtitles: none

death ray


Spanish TV capture pimped out by alomaco78 and pippin.

“Even considering that I’m in SOME ways an undiscriminating “Euro-Spy” movie fan, I’m really going to ask for it here. Yes, it had about the WORST miniatures EVER. (As Mystery Science Theatre put it, “Special effects by Billy.”) And yes, “Bart Fargo” is a pretty unlucky name for a movie spy (outside of an all-out spy COMEDY). But in spite of that, I think the rest of it worked, as an “escapist” one. Its tries at comic relief (especially considering I’m seeing it as a dubbed movie) weren’t bad, and neither were its “heroine”, its villain or its “femme fatale.” And I don’t think Gordon Scott was at all wrong in the part. I just look away dramatically when those miniatures appear.” ~imdb

AS03: Operazione Atlantide

In Paprika Chips, Save European Home on December 9, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Titel: Agente S03: Operazione Atlantide
Production: Italy/Spain 1965
Director: Domenico Paolella
Cast: John Ericson, Carlo Hinterman, Bernardina Sarrocco
Run Time: 88 min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Custom
Language: Italian, Spanish, English
Subtitles: none


Custom job, adding English and Italian dubs to the Spanish retail.

 “Operation Atlantis is an odd Eurospy film that mixes elements from sci-fi films and Eurospy together, with rather entertaining results. This combination was also tried in the 007 adventure Moonraker, to the displeasure of some fans. And while Operation Atlantis clearly isn’t in the same league as the Bonds, at least our secret agent keeps his feet on the ground and doesn’t go wandering off into outer space, then shoot it up with laser guns. A fun, if bizarre Eurospy. “