Page for July 14 - 20, 2018.

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

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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.

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Check out The Spaghetti Cinema blog.

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Click here for the trailer to REVERENDO COLT.

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Brain Teasers:

What film starring Richard Harrison is León Klimovsky credited as the director?
George Grimes and Rick Garibaldi knew that it was REVERENDO COLT, aka REVEREND COLT. George Grimes pointed out that the IMDb has the film listed as REVEREND'S COLT.

Who really directed the Richard Harrison film credited to León Klimovsky according to Richard Harrison?
George Grimes knew that it was Marino Girolami.

What film does Richard Harrison say is his favorite of all of the films in which he appears?
No one has answered this yet.

And now for some new brain teasers:

Besides REVERENDO COLT, what other Western does Richard Harrison report was directed by Marino Girolami but credited to someone else?
What Western does Enzo G. Castellari claim he directed without credit?
For which film did Quentin Tarantino appear alongside Enzo G. Castellari to promote?

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Name the movies from which these images come.

George Grimes and Rick Garibaldi identified last week's photo of Richard Wyler being abused by Tomas Milian in THE BOUNTY KILLER, aka EL PRECIO DE UN HOMBRE, aka THE UGLY ONES.

Above is a new picture.

Can you name from what movie it came?

George Grimes, John Black and Charles Gilbert identified last week's photo of Gordon Scott and Ornella Vanoni in ROMOLO E REMO, aka DUEL OF THE TITANS.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

George Grimes and John Black identified last week's photo of Alan Steel in ZORRO CONTRO MACISTE, aka SAMSON AND THE SLAVE QUEEN.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?


Issue #78 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 Unchaining of Hercules".
Mike also writes about his adventures in Spain finding all of the shooting locations for A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS.

SPAGHETTI CINEMA

A fanzine 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 frame grab of Jackie Chan in RUMBLE IN THE BRONX.
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.

MARTIAL ARTS MOVIE ASSOCIATES

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.

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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:

Enjoyed:

THE MATRIX (1999)

THE MATRIX RELOADED (2003)

THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS (2003)

KEANU (2016)

Drunk History "The Middle Ages" (2018)

Drunk History "New Mexico" (2015)

Drunk History "Siblings" (2016)

Mildly enjoyed:

Unsung "Jennifer Holliday" (2015)

Unsung "Will Downing" (2018)

The Real West "The Guns That Tamed The West" (1992)

Gunfighters of the West "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1998)

THE STRUMA (2002) - The history of how a ship filled with Jewish refugees from Romania was sunk by a Soviet submarine during World War II is fascinating, but the documentary of a grandson seeking to find the wreck of the ship on which his grandfather died and how Turkish authorities attempted to twart his efforts is a slog.

Did not enjoy:

SUSANNAH OF THE MOUNTIES (1939) - Randolph Scott leads a troop of Royal Canadian Mounted Police to the scene of burnt-out wagon train that had been attacked by Blackfoot Indians. Hidden inside of a barrel is Shirley Temple of whom Scott takes charge. The trouble with the Indians seems to be caused by the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, but it turns out to be all the fault of Victory Jory as Wolf Pelt. He tries to profit from stealing horses from the railroad and then selling them back to them. Temple befriends Martin Good Rider as Little Chief and they blow the whistle on Jory and rescue Scott before he is burned alive. Will Margaret Lockwood marry Scott and adopt Temple? Not before Temple gets sick from smoking the peace pipe with Maurice Moscovitch as Chief Big Eagle.

THE ARIZONA COWBOY (1950) - Rex Allen stars as Rex Allen rodeo star in this modern day Western. When two lawmen arrive at the rodeo with a warrent to arrest Allen for a supposed swindle and sabotage of an irrigation project by Rex's father Ace, Rex becomes a fugitive and goes to investigate the situation. Rather odd for a "singing cowboy" flick, Allen doesn't yodel until about 16 minutes into the picture and its his way of identifying himself to an old friend. It turns out that money for the irrigation project was being stolen to finance oil exploration and when Ace discovered the plot, he was framed and then locked in the cellar of the "Cobweb Castle" saloon. No one gets killed in this flick - our hero wins his battles with his fists.

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David Deal Enjoyed:

THE MAN WHO WAS SHERLOCK HOLMES (37) - Charming German comic adventure about two would-be detectives who allow themselves to be identified as Holmes and Watson to solve a high-profile stamp forgery case. Fun and funny.

FRIDA (02)

DIAL RED 0 (55)

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Charles Gilbert watched:

WICHITA (1955) Joel McCrae as Wyatt Earp who reluctantly accepts the job of sheriff, then employs methods deemed draconian. He's far too old for Vera Miles.

LAST TRAIN FROM GUN HILL (1959) Classic western with Kirk Douglas as a sheriff whose Indian wife is brutalized and slain by the son of an old friend Anthony Quinn. Justice must prevail.

SERPENT OF THE NILE (1953) Rhonda Fleming forgoes her red tresses for the Cleopatra wig in this sterile tale of the Egyptian queen and her lovers Raymond Burr and William Lundigan, all in wooden performances.

DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN (1971) Yeah, they fight at the end, but it's too dark to tell what's going on. J. Carroll Naish is a wheelchair-bound mad doctor operating a forbidden laboratory with a sideshow spook house located along the pier as a front to his diablery. Lon Chaney Jr. is his mute brute assistant. Meanwhile protagonist Anthony Eisley is helping gal pal Regina Carroll find her missing sister with the help of police inspector Jim Davis. The monster and Dracula fit in there loosely.

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