Archive for July, 2009

Another Spaghetti double from Wild East

Friday, July 31st, 2009

The summer burns long and the Westerns just keep on coming.

The latest double bill release from Wild East is an incredibly obscure pairing, but one well worth tracking down for genre fans. Made in the same year, by the same director and with many of the same cast, Kill or be Killed is a very traditional film, clearly showing its American influences – Kill the Wickeds is however a pure dose of Spaghetti – harsh, brutal and horror tinged. The pairing provides a fascinating look at how the genre evolved in the mid-1960s.

Wild East have done a good job with the prints here, although sadly KobK does have some audio problems – certainly not enough to stop this set being recommended to Spaghetti Western fans though.

Gianni Garko is Sartana

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Wild West Summer continues with two new Spaghetti Western reviews – a look at Gianni Garko’s ‘Sartana’ series:

Buon funerale, amigos!… paga Sartana (1970)

Light the Fuse… Sartana Is Coming (1971)

Plus, the first of several exclusive biographies coming during the summer – Gianni Garko.

Don’t Turn the Other Cheek (1971)

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Wild West Summer begins with our 50th Spaghetti Western review, the Franco Nero comedy Don’t Turn the Other Cheek

Stay tuned throughout July and August for all new Western reviews and features.

Amanti d’oltretomba (1965)

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Severin’s latest is a classic of the Gothic Horror genre – not the most original title by far, but so well written and directed that it hardly matters.

Severin’s DVD includes a revelation of a print, fully restored from the original negative (see the comparison pic. in the review) and with an all new 30 minute interview with Barbara Steele.

Read the full review of Nightmare Castle

Mummy Madness

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

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New today, a look at three of Hammer’s Mummy films:

Lets get this train rolling

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Howdy blog readers.

It has been far too long since the last update, so lets get this train rolling again.

I’ve got three newly published reviews for you today and this weekend I’ve got two hot newly released titles, freshly reviewed.

We’ll be getting back into the flow during July and August, building up to the return of Horror September with a very cool theme this year. So stay tuned…