Page for November 22 - 28, 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

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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 FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH trailer.

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Brain Teasers:

Which Italian actor was born on May 18, 1918 and died on January 5, 2003?
George Grimes knew it was Massimo Girotti.

Which Italian actor played Spartacus in 1953?
George Grimes knew it was Massimo Girotti.

Which Italian actor worked for directors Sergio Corbucci, Roberto Benigni, Lucino Visconti, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Liliana Cavani?
George Grimes knew it was Massimo Girotti.

Which Korean born filmmaker is credited with launching Kung Fu movies in the U.S.?
George Grimes knew that it was Chang-Hwa Jeong, the director of KING BOXER, aka FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH.

And now for some new brain teasers:

By what name is actor Stelvio Rosi better known?
Charles Gilbert asks you to complete the lyric: "You may think he's a ______ ____ guy, always takes his time."
Charles Gilbert asks you to complete the lyric: "Last night, love was in those ____, love was in those _______, by the evening star."
Charles Gilbert asks you to complete the lyric: "You've blown it all ___ ____, by telling me a lie."

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Name the movies from which these images come.

George Grimes and Rick Garibaldi identified last week's frame grab of Hunt Powers in SUGAR COLT.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

George Grimes identified last week's photo of Gloria Milland in URSUS IL GLADIATORE RIBELLE, aka THE REBEL GLADIATOR.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

George Grimes identified last week's frame grab of Camille Keaton in COSA AVETE FATTO A SOLANGE?, aka WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?.
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 photo from LADY SNOWBLOOD.
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:

TELL THEM WHO YOU ARE - A moving examination of the relationship between father and son through a portrait of Haskell Wexler by his son Mark Wexler.
COCAINE COWBOYS RELOADED
GRAM PARSONS FALLEN ANGEL

Mildly enjoyed:

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll
Castle #135 "Once Upon A Time In the West"

Did not enjoy:

HEATSTROKE (2013)
THE SIXTH MAN

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David Deal Enjoyed

DEAD RUN (67) - Top ten Eurospy flick.
ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE (73) - This was playing at the movie theater where I had my first job as an usher, so nostalgia drove me to check out the blu-ray. The disc looks good and the film holds up.
HERCULES AGAINST THE SONS OF THE SUN (64) - Cropped version from the Adventures of Hercules set.
DUEL IN THE ECLIPSE (68) - Spaghetti western with spy guy Lang Jeffries and Fernando Sancho is cookie-cutter but fun enough.
TOMB OF LIGEIA (64) - The new blu-ray looks great.
EUROCRIME! (12) - Excellent documentary on the long-unheralded cycle of crime movies of the 70s. Watch it!
PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (65) - The new blu-ray looks great.

Mildly Enjoyed

DEATH CARRIES CANE (72) - Derivative giallo that makes everybody look guilty, and I mean everybody. Robert Hoffman and Susan Scott star.
HANGING WOMAN (73) - Paul Naschy has a supporting role in this unexceptional Spanish zombie movie.
RETURN OF THE FLY (59) - Flat followup to the semi-classic has a good cast but lacks panache.

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