Good News was another science fiction film for Elio Petri, although anyone expecting more of the out-and-out freakiness that so informed Todo modo is likely to be surprised.
Although it never quite manages to overcome the limitations of its budget, Godforsaken is a step up from other films of similar means because it’s skilfully shot, features an excellent soundtrack by Deborah Mollison (who also scored East is East) and acting of a much higher calibre than usual.
I due figli di Ringo finds popular Italian comedy due Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia in a very silly parody of For a Few Dollars More, complete with all the expected slapstick routines, humorous misadventures and excessive face pulling
The House at the End of Time has been heralded in some quarters as the first Venezuelan horror film; I’m not sure if that’s true, but it’s certainly a decent little suspense film whatever the case.
With Colour from the Dark (2008), Ivan Zuccon adapted H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Colour Out of Space, which had also previously been filmed as Die, Monster, Die! in 1965 and The Curse in 1987.
A damned fine Spaghetti Western, Massacre Time contains all of the best ingredients to be found in the genre: machismo than teeters on the brim of absurdity, peculiar dubbing, bizarre characters, elliptical dialogue and a casual disregard for human life.