Page for October 18 - 24, 2014.

The purpose of this page is to find others with a shared interest in these kinds of movies. Please drop me a line with comments or questions about
Italian and Spanish action movies,
or Martial Arts fight flicks.
William Connolly


Contents: Trivia Game (below),
Recent Viewings (below),
Unanswered Questions and Requests,
Stuff For Sale or Trade,
Stuff I'm Looking For,
Some of my favorite films,
and Links.


Check out The Spaghetti Cinema blog.


Click here for the trailer for the second ABASHIRI BANGAICHI movie.


Brain Teasers:

What is the name of the Yakuza movie series starring Takakura Ken as a good natured ex-con who continually finds that he has to kill an evil gang boss?

In which Italian Western does the hero threaten to brand the villain in the face?
No one has answeres this question yet.

which 2013 American Western shared a shooting location with Italian director Sergio Leone?
George Grimes knew that it was THE LONE RANGER, which reused Monument Valley - see in ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, as well as many films directed by John Ford.

Finish the lyric: "What do you think you'll ____ ______ the mountain?"
Rick Garibaldi knew that the missing lyrics are "find beyond" from the theme song for JOHNNY YUMA.

Which two American actors who appeared in Italian Westerns also appeared in PATTON?
George Grimes knew that it was Lawrence Dobkin and Frank Latimore.

On what TV series did Shinichi Chiba play Jube Yagyu?
Jackie S. and George Grimes knew that it was The Yagyu Conspiracy, aka Yagyű ichizoku no inbô. Jackie also noted that he played the same role in Yagyu Aberitabi and Yagyu Jubei Aberitabi.

And now for some new brain teasers:

Which Italian movie star was born October 31, 1929 in Naples?
Which Italian movie star competed as an Olympic swimmer in 1952 and 1956?
Which Italian movie star appeared as an extra in 1951's QUO VADIS and then made an appearance in 1957'S A FAREWELL TO ARMS?
Which Japanese movie star who never appeared in a film directed by Akira Kurosawa appeared in an Italian Western?


Name the movies from which these images come.

George Grimes and Rick Garibaldi identified last week's frame grab of Bud Spencer in LO CHIAMAVANO TRINITA..., aka THEY CALL ME TRINITY.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

George Grimes identified last week's frame grab of Kirk Morris in IL CONQUISTATORE DI ATLANTIDE, aka CONQUEROR OF ATLANTIS.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

No one has identified the above photo yet.
Can you name from what movie it came?

Issue #77 of SPAGHETTI CINEMA is now available.
In it, Mike Eustace continues his essay on Sword and Sandal flicks, "Nights of Pleasure... Days of Strife", with a look at "The Monsters of Hercules".
James Chaney concludes his translation of the interviews conducted by Franca Faldini and Goffredo Fofi with Italian Western directors Sergio Leone, Sergio Corbucci, Duccio Tessari and many others.
Finally, Mickey Hargitay is memorialized in two articles. First is an interview by Gerard Dessere conducted in 2002. And then there is a brief biography with filmography.


A 50 page photocopy journal investigating Italian and Spanish popular cinema, S.C. began publication in 1984 and continues to come out as often as possible.
From Hercules to The Man With No Name; from I VAMPIRI to CEMETARY MAN - S.C. offers research and opinion on the kinds of movies which excited us as children and continues to fascinate under more mature scrutiny.

For a list of back issues and ordering information
click here.
Trivia questions welcomed!

George Grimes identified last week's photo from THE HIDDEN FORTRESS.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

M.A.M.A. #54 is available with Michael Reid's exhaustive listing of movies, TV and anime based on the Shinsengumi; including THE LAST SAMURAI, GOHATTO, Samurai X, THE MAN WHO KILLED RYOMA, TENGU TO, BAND OF ASSASSINS and ASSASSINATION. Mike Eustace also continues to comment on recent Celestial DVD releases of old Shaw Brothers movies.
For ordering information, click on "drop me a line" below.


A 20 page photocopy journal investigating Asian action films, M.A.M.A. began publication in 1985.

For a list of back issues and ordering information
click here.
Trivia questions welcomed.


I am interested in knowing what movies you have watched and what you enjoyed or not. So please drop me a line if you'd like to share. Here's what I watched last week:


Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance

Mildly enjoyed:

Rock And Roll Invaders - A British TV documentary on the pioneering radio DJs of Rock and Roll.
HELLFIRE - The movie is a bit of a drag, but the final scene in which our heroine reads Psalm 23 while a villain repeatedly shoots her is striking.

Did not enjoy: