The action reaches fever pitch in Esperienza...

Esperienza

February 26, 2017 Matt Blake 0

Although made for a preposterously small budget (just twenty thousand euros) and, well, nothing much happening for the entire running time, Francesco Vona’s Esperienza is one of the more effective Italian films that I have seen in recent years.

Napoleonic zombies in Fallen Soldiers

Fallen Soldiers

February 21, 2017 Matt Blake 0

Considering that the world and it’s dog (and even the dogs favorite stick) are bored to tears with Nazi zombie films, Fallen Soldiers does a neat trick by giving us, well… Napoleonic zombies

Ray Danton in Sandokan Fights Back

Sandokan Fights Back

February 15, 2017 Matt Blake 0

The short burst of 1960s ‘Sandokan’ films, based on Emilio Salgari’s most famous literary character, commenced with Umberto Lenzi’s Sandokan the Great (Sandokan, la tigre di Mompracem) in 1963. It proved enough of a moneymaker to spawn two unofficial sequels, produced by Ottavio Poggi for Liber Films and directed by Luigi Capuano, the first of which was Sandokan Fights Back.