Archive for July, 2010

The Riddle of the Sands (1979)

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

As if you needed proof that Mondo Esoterica is the most versatile DVD review site on the web, a review of something completely different. Riddle of the Sands is a classic British adventure novel, well adapted for the screen with Michael York in the lead role. Recommended for all fans of period adventure films.

Peplum Pirates Double Bill

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Alan Steel and Rosalba Neri star in a wonderfully daft attempt to combine Peplum and Pirate films Hercules and the Black Pirate (1964) available as a decent if unexciting print from Retromedia. More interesting is the grand scaled  Sandokan the Great (1963) starring Steve Reeves and directed by Umberto Lenzi. Filmed on location in Sri Lanka it is highly enjoyable and would make for a great Sunday matinee.

Spaghetti for two

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Will this do? A new review of two little known, storyline focused Spaghetti Westerns from Wild East. Hate Thy Neighbour (1968) and Django the Last Killer (1967).

I’ve also thrown in updated biographies of Horst Frank and Ferdinando Baldi – the most detailed English language biographies of these two important players in the Spaghetti Western available on the internet.

Hope that is enough to keep things moving, more updates coming real soon (honest).

Wow… 4 months

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Not quite the frequent updates I was planning. Lets see if I can’t find something in my archives for tonight.