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BR: Bandolero! (1968)

BR: Bandolero! (1968)

May 12, 2020 | By

Twilight Time’s stellar Blu-ray features one of the heaviest fact-filled commentary tracks by Cinema Retro’s Lee Pfeiffer, historian Paul Scrabo, and Dean Martin biographer Tony Latino…

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BR: 100 Rifles (1969)

BR: 100 Rifles (1969)

May 12, 2020 | By

This may not be the greatest western produced near the end of the decade, but it’s an important marker of several transition points – of the western being re-embraced by studios…

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DVD: Verlorene, Der / The Lost One (1951)

DVD: Verlorene, Der / The Lost One (1951)

May 4, 2020 | By

A thinner Peter Lorre is Dr. Karl Rothe, rechristened Dr. Neumeister, administering routine prescriptions and treatments to war refugees in a daily grind that’s neither pressing nor interesting…

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DVD: Deathmaker, The / Totmacher, Der (1995)

DVD: Deathmaker, The / Totmacher, Der (1995)

May 4, 2020 | By

Adapted from the actual psychiatric examination records of Germany’s infamous serial killer of prostitute boys, this is one of the finest dramatizations of a shrink extracting information…

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BR: Dark Angel / I Come in Peace (1990)

BR: Dark Angel / I Come in Peace (1990)

April 3, 2020 | By

Craig Baxley’s expertise in delivering action was one reason he was hired, but his brilliant knack for extracting production value from the…

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BR: Underwater! (1955)

BR: Underwater! (1955)

April 1, 2020 | By

Hailed in the original theatrical trailer as taking 3 years to make and costing $3 million dollars (ha!), Underwater! was also RKO’s first Superscope film – the studio’s own anamorphic process branded by some critics as ‘the poor man’s CinemaScope…

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BR: Vera Cruz (1954)

BR: Vera Cruz (1954)

April 1, 2020 | By

By the early 1950s, Burt Lancaster had substantially grown from movie star to producer, forming the famous Hecht-Hill-Lancaster and Hecht-Lancaster productions, and Vera Cruz was their second collaboration with director Robert Aldrich, with whom they’d made the well-received Apache…

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Kinski, Cozzi, and Caminito: NOSFERATU IN VENICE (1988), PAGANINI HORROR (1989), and WHITE HUNTER (1990).

Kinski, Cozzi, and Caminito: NOSFERATU IN VENICE (1988), PAGANINI HORROR (1989), and WHITE HUNTER (1990).

March 6, 2020 | By

Three films connecting director Luigi Cozzi, actor & temperamental cyclone Klaus Kinski, & producer Augusto Caminito.

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BR: Paganini Horror (1989)

BR: Paganini Horror (1989)

March 6, 2020 | By

1989 was a peculiar year for Luigi Cozzi, in that he worked on two films set within the environs of Venice: Paganini Horror, which he directed and co-wrote, and the disastrous Nosferatu in Venice (1988), a mess…

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Film: Grandi Cacciatori / White Hunter (1990)

Film: Grandi Cacciatori / White Hunter (1990)

March 6, 2020 | By

Klaus Kinski’s final film is a genuine oddity, and while more coherent than Nosferatu in Venice (1988), his prior film for producer-writer and once-in-a-blue-moon director Ausgusto Caminito…

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