Page for November 17 - 23, 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


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 song from EL ROJO. I wish someone would put out the version used in the English language copy.


Brain Teasers:

Which Italian directed Western has a white man firing 15 shots from a single Winchester rifle at a band of indians during the first scene?
George Grimes and Rick Garibaldi knew that it is $100,000 PER RINGO, aka $100,000 FOR RINGO.

Which Italian directed Western has, in the English language version, the line, "It's useless to kill those who are dead?"
Rick Garibaldi knew that it was $100,000 FOR RINGO.

By what name is Maurice A. Bright better known?
Tom Betts and George Grimes knew that it is Maurizio Luccidi.

In what movie are clips from an old Brad Harris movie used to represent a young Rutger Hauer?
No one has answered this question yet.

Complete the lyric, "No one could say, ____ _____ he came from."
Tom Betts, Rick Garibaldi and George Grimes knew that it is "just where".

In which Western did Richard Harrison stab a man in the hand with a fork?
Llewellyn H., Rick Garibaldi and George Grimes knew that it was $100,000 FOR RINGO.

In which Western did Richard Harrison snub out a cigar in a man's hand?
Rick Garibaldi knew that it was EL ROJO.

Which Italian director made two Westerns featuring a character named Kluster?
Tom Betts, George Grimes, Rick Garibaldi and Llewellyn H. knew that it was Alberto De Martino the director of $100,000 FOR RINGO and DJANGO SHOOTS FIRST.

And now for some new brain teasers:

In which Italian Western was a match struck on a hunchback's back?
In which Italian directed adventure film was a match stuck across a man's teeth?
In which Italian Western was a serpent found in our hero's food?


Name the movies from which these images come.

George Grimes and Rick Garibaldi identified last week's photo of Anthony Steffen in POCHI DOLLARI PER DJANGO, aka A FEW DOLLARS FOR DJANGO.

Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

Charles Gilbert and George Grimes identified last week's photo of Giuliano Gemma and Jose Greci in MACISTE L'EROE PIU GRANDE DEL MONDO, aka GOLIATH AND THE SINS OF BABYLON.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

George Grimes identified last week's photo from director Dario Argento's INFERNO.
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.


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 of Jackie Chan in the soon-to-be-released THE KNIGHT OF SHADOWS: BEWEEN YIN AND YANG.
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:

Highly enjoyed:





A 50 Year Celebration Inside the Actors Studio (1997)

The American Experience "Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill A Mockingbird" (2011)


E! True Hollywood Story "The Terminator" (2002)

Anne Hache Revealed (2002)

E! True Hollywood Story "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" (2002)

Pioneers of Television "Robin Williams Remembered" (2014)

On Story "A Conversation with Robert Townsend" (2018)

Mildly enjoyed:


We'll Meet Again "Saved In Vietnam" (2018)

E! True Hollywood Story "Jean Claude Van Damme" (2002)


South Park "Time To Get Cereal"

South Park "Nobody Got Cereal?"

Did not enjoy:



David Deal enjoyed:


RUNNING TARGET (56) - Thoughtful sheriff Arthur Franz leads a posse into the Rockies after escaped cons. Based on Steve Frazee's great short story "My Brother Down There", this adds a female element and retains flashes of great writing. Better than I thought it would be, anyway.

TORSO (73)


Mildly Enjoyed

24 X 36 (16) - Documentary about movie posters spends the first half on traditional illustrated studio-produced posters. The second half focuses on the movement of artists creating new illustrated posters for their fave movies that only had photo-based posters made for them by the studios.


CURSE OF THE MAYAN TEMPLE (77) - Bill Burrud's recreation of his son's quest to find a lost city in the Mexican jungle where a German couple disappeared in the 1920s. Not uninteresting but no great shakes.

THE STEEL KEY (53) - Adventurer Terence Morgan is after a stolen formula in this Saint/Falcon wannabe.


Charles Gilbert watched:

CHRISTMAS COMES TO WILLOWCREEK (1987) Another yuletide miracle tale produced for television. Alaska town in dire economic straits gets relief from successful native son Hoyt Axton who presently lives in California. Suffering from a heart condition, he's compelled to send, rather than take himself, a truckload of provisions to the 49th state via nephews The Duke (of Hazzard) boys Tom Wopat and John Schneider. Pregnant Kim Delany provides the nativity corollary as she joins the boys for the trip in the big 'Yelliow Bird' Freightliner bigrig.

NORTH TO ALASKA (1960) Johnny Horton song turned into a John Wayne comedy/romance western with Stewart Granger and Ernie Kovacks. The fey Capucine captivates all the males.