Page for May 23 - 29, 2015.

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 film BALLATA PER UN PISTOLERO in it's English language edition.

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Brain Teasers:

Which Shaw Brothers sword fighting movie reuses the Italian Western gag of having the hero go into the final battle with both hands heavily bandaged as if he can not defend himself?
It is THE FLYING DAGGER.

In which Italian Western does our hero sustain rope burns to both of his hands before the final shootout?
No one has answered this question yet.

Which Italian Western film director played an Italian Western film director in an American comedy?
George Grimes knew that it was Maurizio Lucidi and Cecil B. DeMillie in PUSSYCAT, PUSSYCAT I LOVE YOU.

Which Italian Western film director also played the villain in his own film?
Rick Garibaldi knew that it was Alfio Caltabiano of BALLATA PER UN PISTOLERO.

Which two Italian Western film directors gave away film credits to an Argentine born Spanish director?
No one has answered this question yet.

What was the Americanized name for Tadashi Yamashita?
George Grimes came up with James T. Yamashita - which is how he was billed for SOUL OF BRUCE LEE, and Bronson Lee, which is how he was billed for BRONSON LEE, CHAMPION.

And now for some new brain teasers:

Which Italian Western star was born in Serbia?
Which Italian born director made a Western with an actor born in Serbia and a Gangster film with a different actor born in Serbia?
What is the real name for Al Northon?
Which Chinese movie star was born in Suzhou, China, on June 29, 1947 to parents who were already movie stars?

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Name the movies from which these images come.

George Grimes, Charles Gilbert and Rick Garibaldi identified last week's frame grab from IL BUENO IL BRUTTO IL CATTIVO, aka THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

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

George Grimes identified last week's photo of Rosemary Dexter and Giuliano Gemma in VIOLENZA AL SOLE, aka BLOW HOT BLOW COLD.
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!

Jackie S. and George Grimes identified last week's frame grab from THE EIGHT DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER.
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:

Mildly enjoyed:

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - season two
IRON MAN
THE INCREDIBLE HULK
IRON MAN 2
THOR
CAPTAIN AMERICA

Did not enjoy:

BANDOLERO! - Is that Henry O'Brien playing the leader of the Bandoleros!
BETRAYAL OF THE DOVE
SAVAGE HORDE (w/Wild Bill Elliot)

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Charles Gilbert recently watched:
Police Surgeon. Two episodes on Retro TV. Sam Grooms and Larry D. Mann star. Guest stars were John Candy and Ralph Meeker. This show from the 70s is brand new to me.
FIND A PLACE TO DIE (1968) Extremely dull Italio-western with Jeffrey Hunter recruited to lead a small band of cretins (Giovanni Pazzafini among them) to confront bandit Chato. Miss Italia 1966 also stars.

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