Tag: Lucio Fulci

Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered (2008) and Wax Mask (1997)

Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered (2008) and Wax Mask (1997)

May 5, 2017 | By

Review of Wax Mask / M.D.C. – Maschera di cera (1997), new on Blu from One 7 Movies + from the KQEK.com archives, Mike Baronas’ affectionate portrait of the legendary eye trauma auteur, Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered (2008) on DVD.

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BR: Wax Mask / M.D.C. – Maschera di cera (1997)

BR: Wax Mask / M.D.C. – Maschera di cera (1997)

May 5, 2017 | By

Although Lucio Fulci had maintained a steady output of films during the 1980s, producing some of his nastiest delights – The Beyond (1981) and The New York Ripper (1982) being among the most outrageous – as his health began to falter, the famed Italian horror director was courted by Dario Argento to collaborate on a new film, a project that would hopefully boost Fulci’s emotions and lessen the strain from fragile health…

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DVD: Paura – Lucio Fulci Remembered, Vol. 1 (2008)

DVD: Paura – Lucio Fulci Remembered, Vol. 1 (2008)

May 5, 2017 | By

Director Lucio Fulci will forever remain a controversial director not because his greatest fame came from crafting gory horror entries with often bizarre plots, but whether he was a genuinely proficient filmmaker. Most of his 50+ films are unavailable to English language audiences…

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Frizzi 2 Fulci at The Opera House: Recap

Frizzi 2 Fulci at The Opera House: Recap

October 12, 2015 | By

Recap of Frizzi 2 Fulci, Fabio Frizzi’s tribute concert to director Lucio Fulci which occurred at Toronto’s The Opera House Oct. 8, 2015.

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Fabio Frizzi’s Frizzi 2 Fulci, Contraband (1980) and more!

Fabio Frizzi’s Frizzi 2 Fulci, Contraband (1980) and more!

July 23, 2015 | By

Podcast interview with composer Fabio Frizzi on his tribute concert Frizzi 2 Fulci, coming to Toronto October 8th, and a review of the Frizzi-scored Contraband (1980), whose music debuted this year on CD from Italy’s Beat Records.

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DVD: Contraband / The Smuggler / Luca il contrabbandiere (1980)

DVD: Contraband / The Smuggler / Luca il contrabbandiere (1980)

July 23, 2015 | By

As much as Contraband is affected by weak dubbing (many of the male voices don’t wholly fit the age of the actors) and a sometimes uneven script with odd bouts of humour, there’s much to admire in this rare non-horror effort by Lucio Fulci, especially the film’s semi docu-drama style, with Sergio Salvati’s loose camerawork trained on grungy Naples locales, and Vincenzo Tomassi’s razor sharp editing which keeps the film’s pacing quite tight…

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Schlesinger, Raimi, and Kinski go Boo!

Schlesinger, Raimi, and Kinski go Boo!

January 29, 2015 | By

Reviews of three 1980s shockers of varying quality: John Schlesinger’s deliciously trashy occult thriller The Believers (Twilight Time), Sam Raimi draws blood in Josh Becker’s Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except (Synapse Films), and Klaus Kinski reprises Nosferatu in Vampire in Venice (One 7 Movies).

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Frizzi to Fulci, Part 1 + Soundtrack Reviews

Frizzi to Fulci, Part 1 + Soundtrack Reviews

October 24, 2013 | By

Just uploaded is Part 1 of a lengthy podcast with renowned Italian film composer Fabio Frizzi in anticipation of his Halloween concert “Frizzi to Fulci” at London’s Union Chapel. AAlso uploaded are soundtrack reviews for a quartet of La-La Land releases: Jerry Goldsmith’s The Challenge, James Horner’s Patriot Games, Alan Silvestri’s Red 2 (2013), and Shirley Walker’s Turbulence.

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