Director Lino Ranieri appears to have briefly started out as an actor, with three roles to his credit in 1967, and then bowed out as quickly as he arrived with the rather bizarre 'The Angels From 2000', which he wrote, produced and directed. A very low-budget morality tale about the perils of drugs, filmed at … Continue reading The Angels From 2000/Gli Angeli del 2000 (1969)
27.01.2018 – Trevi Cinema, Rome Guests: Enzo G. Castellari & Massimo Vanni Recorded by Monty & Sisa
Interview conducted by journalist and co-founder of Mondo Macabro some time in the late 1990s. Extracts, without subtitles, are available on YouTube - the complete, subtitled, interview was included as an extra on a fan produced composite of 'La Verita Secondo Satana' created by DarioArgento/LiquidGoblin in a galaxy far, far, away.
My wife and I had never interviewed anyone before - and for this reason we were armed with a video camera and little else (notably a tripod) My hard-as-nails wife held the camera for the entire two hour interview as I bluffed my way from one question to the next (I confess, I wasn't prepared … Continue reading 12 Rounds with Enzo G. Castellari (2004)
Best known for the crime features No, The Case is Happily Resolved starring Enzo Cerusico and Riccardo Cucciolla and Fango Bollente (The Savage Three) starring Joe Dallesandro and brother Enrico Maria Salerno. For the most part, Vittorio carved his own path in the industry and, initially working closely with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi, he directed one … Continue reading Vittorio Salerno in Conversation (Part 1)
Released in 1955, director Vittorio Cottafavi tales of life after prison is structured as an anthology with three self-contained stories, each one describing the trials and tribulations of a recently discharged prisoner, the jailbirds of the title. The second episode is probably most notable for its plot which bears some similarity to Fernando Di Leo's … Continue reading Jailbirds/Avanzi di Galera (1955)