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Kommissar X reunion

October 6, 2009 Matt Blake 0

Apparently there was a very succesful ‘Kommissar X’ festival in Germany at the end of September, hosted by the chaps at Buio Omega.  Tony Kendall, […]

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We Are No Angels

October 30, 2008 Matt Blake 0

We Are No Angels continues in much the same vein as Gainfranco Parolini’s previous film, This Time I’ll Make You Rich, which also featured an odd couple of protagonists caught up in a slapstick adventure.

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October 2, 2008 Matt Blake 1

When a gang of bandits steal the safe from the bank in Daugherty City, it leaves all the townsfolk penniless and understandably angry. So they’re rather appreciative when it’s brought back by the mysterious Sabata (Lee Van Cleef), an inscrutable pistolero with dubious motivations.

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Johnny West

August 29, 2008 Matt Blake 0

After dabbling with the spy film in Cave of Diamonds, Gianfranco Parolini turned to another genre that was just coming into vogue, the spaghetti western. Although undoubtedly a flawed film, Johnny West does hint at the much better westerns that he’d go on to make.

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The Old Testament

August 8, 2008 Matt Blake 0

The Old Testament was the final of the three peplums made by Gianfranco Parolini in Yugoslavia for Cinematografica Associati and the French company Comptoir Français du Film Production.