Archive for March, 2007

No news is good news!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Sorry its been a while between updates but I’ve not been napping. There are 6 new reviews sitting on my hard drive waiting to be uploaded along with a brand new Guide, and I just unexpectedly received some exciting preview discs which I’ll be reviewing over the next few days.

I have been trying to keep on top of the DVD announcements from the various cult companies. There are some more trashy exploitation films coming from Dark Sky, and a couple of new titles announced by Severin. The latest news on the BCI Naschy discs is that the first two titles will street in May with the rest of the collection to follow in the future. Read more at my Upcoming Pages.
There have also been some surprising announcements from the majors, most notably the Cult Camp Classics collection from WB, including a peplum and some classic airborn disaster movies, the potential for future releases in this series seem boundless and there are already rumours of a Hallowe’en horror boxset coming later in the year. Read more at DVD Times.

Ferdinando Baldi retrospective

Friday, March 16th, 2007

From his early days directing sword and sandal pepla, to being the only Western director to voluntarily shoot a film in North Korea, Ferdinando Baldi should be one of the best known Euro-cult directors, but has slipped into almost complete obscurity, known now only for his interesting selection of Spaghetti Western titles – which are sadly some of the only titles of his currently available on DVD.

Using some of the few available resources to learn more about this director, we present the all new Mondo Esoterica Guide to Ferdinando Baldi, including all new reviews of Blindman (1971) and Little Rita nel West (1967), as well as updated reviews of his other films…