The Masked Man Against the Pirates is a fairly standard pirate drama, fitting nicely alongside such titles as Roberto Mauri’s Flag of Death (I Pirata del diavolo, 63) and Don Sharp’s Pirates of Blood River (62).
Over the years, Armando De Ossorio’s ‘Blind Dead’ series, of which this was the second entry (following Tombs of the Blind Dead and preceding Night of the Seagulls and The Ghost Galleon) has developed a sizeable cult following.
This obscure movie from cult director Amasi Damiani was one of a bunch of Italian crime films made during the late 60s / early 70s and set in prohibition era America.
Ah, no… this is bad news. Actor Luciano Stella, aka Tony Kendall, died over the weekend. He’s best known to Eurospy fans, of course, as Joe Walker, the hero of the Kommissar X series of films, and he also appeared in numerous other genre films from the 1960s onwards.
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, Brad Harris and Gianfranco Parolini were all there, and in…