Archive for August, 2010

Computer problems

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Just a quick note – this computer I have Frankenstinianly assembled from the remains of the faithful machine that has served me since the first days of this website, has finally given up the fight and is just awaiting the arrival of its replacement before a meeting with a shotgun behind the cattle shed comes a calling.

Mondo Esoterica will return in September as soon as I get the new machine up and running.

Stay tuned…

Encounters in the Deep (1979)

Thursday, August 26th, 2010


Finding and getting to enjoy a lost cinematic gem is the aim of all film reviewers, unfortunately Tonino Ricci’s Encuentro en el abismo is not by any stretch of the imagination a “gem”. Instead this terminally dull Bermuda Triangle cash-in is all but unwatchably bad, while at the same time lacking enough crummy special effects to make it ironically enjoyable. Even the presence of Spaghetti Western veteran Gianni Garko does nothing to help.

Now quite hard to find on DVD, it is certainly not worth the effort.

A shot of Tequila betwee the eyes…

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Wild East present another fine Spaghetti Western double-bill, this time featuring a duo of performances from little known Jugoslavian actor Anthony Ghidra. Tequila Joe is the reason to get this set – a well written, solidly directed film with a very good leading performance from Ghidra and looking very good on DVD. A Hole Between the Eyes is rather generic but worth watching once and makes for a nice bonus feature.

And with that Mondo Esoterica hits 60 complete Spaghetti Western reviews! Stay tuned for loads more to come as well…