Tag: Bruno Mattei

The Magic of Robowar (1988)

The Magic of Robowar (1988)

August 20, 2019 | By

Review of Bruno Mattei’s PREDATOR-ROBOCOP-ALIENS rip-off ROBOWAR (1988), starring Reb Brown, new on Severin Blu.

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BR: Robowar / Robot da Guerra (1988)

BR: Robowar / Robot da Guerra (1988)

August 20, 2019 | By

Alongside Strike Commando (1987) and Shocking Dark (1989), Robowar is an important entry in Bruno Mattei’s tropical rip-off series in which the plot, scenes, dialogue, and characters of an American hit film(s) are slightly reworked, as done by the husband & wife team of Rossella Drudi and Claudio Fragasso…

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Fulci, Mattei, Fragasso, Drudi, and the Grisly Coctail that is Zombie 3 and Zombie 4: After Death

Fulci, Mattei, Fragasso, Drudi, and the Grisly Coctail that is Zombie 3 and Zombie 4: After Death

July 9, 2018 | By

Gory franchise entries Zombie 3 (1988) and Zombie 4: After Dark (1989) make their debut in swell Blu-ray special editions from Severin.

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BR: Zombie 3 (1988)

BR: Zombie 3 (1988)

July 9, 2018 | By

When he directed Zombie (1979), Lucio Fulci was in top form, balancing the lush colours of tropical locations with finely detailed makeup that enabled assorted dead to emerge from the ground, eating whomever was dumb enough to get in their way…

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BR: Zombie 4: After Death / After Death / Oltra la morte (1989)

BR: Zombie 4: After Death / After Death / Oltra la morte (1989)

July 9, 2018 | By

Not unlike the Demons series, the Zombie franchise consists of an original and a true sequel, and several unrelated films, rebranded by producers for extra recognition and push on video rental shelves. Zombie 4 repeats several scenes from George Romero’s…

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Bruno Mattei’s Rip-Off Trilogy, Part I: Shocking Dark (1989)

Bruno Mattei’s Rip-Off Trilogy, Part I: Shocking Dark (1989)

June 13, 2018 | By

Part 1 of Bruno Mattei’s Rip-Off Trilogy begins with Shocking Dark / Terminator 2 (1989), new on Blu from Severin Films.

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BR: Shocking Dark / Terminator 2 / Terminator 2: Shocking Dark (1989)

BR: Shocking Dark / Terminator 2 / Terminator 2: Shocking Dark (1989)

June 13, 2018 | By

As Shocking Dark’s screenwriters testify with amusing reticence in Severin’s newly recorded interview, the film was borne out of the producer’s request to make an Aliens knock-off, and be as close to James Cameron’s 1986 original plus integrate a bit of The Terminator (1984)…

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