Umberto Lenzi’s Sandokan the Great wasn’t the first film adaptation of his work – these had gone back to the silent era – but it’s one of the best, a hugely enjoyable romp starring Steve Reeves
008 Operation Exterminate was the first in a series of four spy films Umberto Lenzi made for producer Fortunato Misiano. It’s got several positive points, but it’s let down by the ridiculous screenplay and some occasionally lackadaisical filmmaking.
Umberto Lenzi has released a new novel called Delitti a Cinecittà, a murder mystery set in Cinecitta in the 1940s. The basic plot goes something like this: while shooting a new film for director Alessandro…