Description: Four different facets of love Italian-style provide the basis of this episodic film. The vignettes are “The Phone,” about a woman so busy talking on the phone that she fails to notice that her husband is having sex with a neighbor; “Treatise on Eugenics,” the chronicle of a Swedish girl’s search for the perfect sire; “The Soup,” about a wife’s attempts to get rid of her husband’s corpse; and “Monsignor Cupid,” which follows the attempts of a concierge to seduce a handsome young man.
Description: At the end of the 19th century, in a little Italian village by a lake an old statue is recovered. Soon a series of crimes start and the superstitious people of the village believe that the statue carries an ancient malediction
Description: Athos Magnani, a young researcher, returns to Tara, where his father was killed before his birth, at the request of Draifa. The father, also named Athos Magnani and looking exactly like the son, was killed by a fascist in 1936 — or so says Draifa (his mistress), the town statue, and everyone in town. As the son untangles the web of lies this story is constructed from, he finds himself ensnared in the same web.
Description: Good fun crime caper! Richard Harrison is Mike Spencer, a cop whose girlfriend is killed by drug dealers after she stumbles onto their operation during a fashion show. He goes undercover as a photographer to catch the people responsible and discovers the modelling agency is a front for drug smugglers, so he uses muscle to get revenge. Featuring a wonderful score by Franco De Gemini and Stefano Torossi!
Also known as: Una nuvola di polvere… un grido di morte… arriva Sartana, Cloud of Dust… Cry of Death… Sartana Is Coming
Description: Wily roving gunslinger Sartana arrives in a small town and tries to find a hidden fortune of half a million dollars in gold and two million dollars in counterfeit money. Naturally, a bunch of other treacherous folks who include conniving widow Senora Manassas, shrewd fellow gunslinger Grand Full, and the vicious and unhinged General Monk are also looking to get their greedy hands on said fortune.
Description: A company specializing in international espionage turns a young man into a super hero and offers his services to the United Nations. For a hefty fee, the creation will supposedly become an international policeman who will fight crime and make the world safe from the machination of evil.
Description: A team of oil prospectors is trying their luck in the turbulent Sahara desert. One day their leader gets killed by some terrorists. The other team members immediately swear revenge and go after them. They manage to kill their friend’s murderer and capture two others. Along the way it becomes clear they have plans other than delivering them to the police.
Description: Italian documentary film shot in several European towns (Berlin, Hamburg, London, Paris, Venice) as well as in Rome’s De Paolis Studios (where Civirani, with the choreographies of Gino Landi, helms also the dance number featuring Yvonne De Carlo), the movie features a series of strip-tease numbers intermixed with real-life scenes and interviews.
Also known as: The Iron Commissioner, The Iron Superintendent
Description: Pretty solid Merli/Massi collaboration. The plot is a simple one that centers on various kidnapping episodes. With each scenario, the stakes increase for Merli’s character and he must race against the clock to resolve each standoff.
Description: José, a young mechanic, arrives in Madrid to make it big, After being conned he loses his savings, and is took in by Elisa, a photographer. She introduces him to Pablo and Laura. Laura makes him an offer he cant refuse and then his troubles really begin.
Also known as: Un omicidio perfetto a termine di legge
Description: A speed-boat racer suffers amnesia after an (apparent) boating accident and goes to his isolated villa to recuperate. His relationship with his wife (Elga Andersen) is troubled, so he starts an affair (sort of) with the another woman (Roseanne Yanni), which results in one of the three of them being shot (in a catfight gone horribly wrong). But there are several more twists–and more murders–to come.
Description: An Italian mother (Bolkan) who has not heard from her daughter (Schneider) in a long time travels to London, where the daughter is living, and is shocked to be confronted with the young woman’s world. During the brief days they spend together, the women come to acknowledge the insurmountable differences that exist between them despite the love they share.
Also known as: La più bella serata della mia vita, La plus belle soirée de ma vie
Description: A successful businessman whose destiny leads him to a secluded Swiss castle where his life is put on trial by a group of old law professionals. These four men, though retired, make it a practice to keep their legal skills sharp. Whenever a suitable villain stumbles across their path, they conduct a trial with all the trimmings. They assemble to analyze Sordi’s rise to power and his increasingly immoral behavior as he attained success, and the warped perceptions of right and wrong he has adopted to remain successful. It is a form of play, but these virtuoso lawyers are quite serious about it.