Tag Archives: Italy

The Girl Who Knew Too Much DVD

Vintage Bava thriller It was supposed to be a romantic thriller ala Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes, but for director Mario Bava, that approach just wouldn’t do. He was just returning from his first break in years, six months off following … Continue reading

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Black Sabbath on DVD

Karloff and Bava’s trilogy of terror The liner notes for this DVD presentation of Mario Bava’s contribution to the anthology film flap of the early ’60s are provided by Tim Lucas. This is so fitting it’s almost ironic. If not … Continue reading

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Inferno DVD

The back door to Hell This semi-sequel to Dario Argento’s international hit Suspiria is one of his strangest, most nightmarish features. And, says Argento, one of his most difficult. He had all the enthusiasm he needed to tell the tale … Continue reading

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Django/Django Strikes Again DVD

Disc of Spaghetti For most Americans, the Spaghetti Western began and ended with Sergio Leone, especially his films with Clint Eastwood. While those films are deservedly recognized as classics, they’re only a handful among hundreds of European oaters that came … Continue reading

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Bay of Blood DVD

Body count basics European horror is hot on DVD. A generation of film fans raised on Video Watchdog — knowing the full story of how the works of Bava, Argento, Fulci, et al have been mishandled and abused by American … Continue reading

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Double Team

Two On One The latest in a series of Jean-Claude Van Damme action films that puts a slight twist on the usual bullets-and-badmen formula. This time the main gimmick – and the focus of all publicity – is the feature … Continue reading

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Cemetery Man

Dig This! Aka: Dellamorte Dellamore. Argento protégé Michelle Soavi steps firmly out from the maestro’s shadow with this 1994 exploration of the macabre black comedy he’d only hinted at in his previous films.

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