Page for September 27 - October 3, 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 Stracult! eating raw meat with Ruggero Deodato.

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Brain Teasers:

Which assistant director has claimed credit in interviews for Franco Nero getting the role of DJANGO?
It was Ruggero Deodato.

Which American film writer put together a video documentary called NINJAMANIA?
No one has answered this one yet.

In which Italian Western does our heroine hide her baby under the bed before being kidnapped by the outlaw gang. And when she returns about a day later the baby is still under the bed seemingly none the worse?
No one has answered this question yet.

In what movie did two actors from LE FATICHE DI ERCOLE appear with Edward Asner?
Charles Gilbert and George Grimes knew that it was THE VENETIAN AFFAIR with Luciana Paluzzi and Fabrizio Mioni - starring Robert Vaughn and Elke Sommer.

Which Spanish actor, born in 1919, played the father of Franco Nero's brother in an Italian Western?
George Grimes and Rick Garibaldi knew that it was Jose Suarez.

Which Spanish actor, born in 1919, was the hero in an Italian swashbuckler co-starring Linda Cristal and Walter Barnes?
Charles Gilbert and George Grimes knew that it was Jose Suarez.

Which Japanese actor, born in 1931, co-starred in a movie with Cliff Robertson and Michael Caine?
George Grimes knew that it was Takakura Ken of TOO LATE THE HERO.

And now for some new brain teasers:

In which Italian Western is Franco Nero out for revenge along with his brother only to find out that the villain is his brother's father?
In which Italian Western is Franco Nero out for revenge along with his brother only to find out that the villain is his own father?
In which Italian Western is Franco Nero out for revenge on his brothers?
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?

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Name the movies from which these images come.

George Grimes and Rick Garibaldi identified last week's frame grab of William Berger in UNA LUNGA FILA DI CROCI, aka NO ROOM TO DIE, aka HANGING FOR DJANGO.
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?

George Grimes and John Black identified last week's frame grab of Steve Reeves in I PIRATI DELLA MALESIA, aka PIRATES OF MALAYSIA.
Above is a new photo. 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.

SPAGHETTI CINEMA

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 of Ching Hsia Chiang and Jackie Chan in TO KILL WITH INTRIGUE.
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 Sandbaggers season three
The Rolling Stones 5 X 25
ROLLING STONES SHINE A LIGHT

Mildly enjoyed:

Paul McCartney The Animation and Music Collection

Did not enjoy:

THE FOUNTAINHEAD

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Charles Gilbert watched:
WHITE FANG TO THE RESCUE (1974) d. Toninio Ricci Slimy Henry Silva and henchman Benito Steffanelli steal Maurizio Merli's prospecting maps in the snowy gold country. The requisite boy-and-loyal-canine make it a family film. Enjoyable
WHITE FANG AND THE GOLDDIGGERS (1975) d. Alfonso Brescia Also with boy and canine, of course, but includes very adult theme with deceived mail order bride being intercepted by Robert Hundar's lecherous thugs who all take a turn at her. Also enjoyable
WHITE BUFFALO (1977) d. J. Lee Thompson As per IMDb I looked intently for Dan Vadis and Christopher Cary in this, to no avail. Just about every one in this film uses profanity except the buffalo. Mediocre
ABBA Behind the Blonde: Less about their music and more about reclusive Agnetha Faltskog who allegedly took in an unlikely lover that had initially stalked her.
Also watched INTO THE SUN. Another forgettable Steven Seagal flick set in Japan with very few Occidentals. At least this one was, thankfully, absent all the dizzying erratic camera work.

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