Description: A beautiful film which is basically about a man, a piano player, who meets and falls in love with a beautiful and voluptuous woman, who, by some strange procedure, leaves the man unable to move but with a permanent priapism! After some time he becomes sick of it and she relieves his paralysis. Eventually she gets bored and decides to leave, but he can’t take it because he loves her.
Also known as: Le sette folgori di Assur, 7th Thunderbolt
Description: Noble, wise King Sardanapolo and his more soft and naive younger brother Prince Sammash get into a bitter feud over the affections of sweet and alluring innocent peasant girl Mirra. Meanwhile, the treacherous and ruthlessly ambitious General Arbace plots against both siblings.
Description: A state senator is murdered outside his home, and the police arrest a strange man described as having “icy eyes” for the crime. An Italian reporter finds a stripper who claims to have been an eyewitness to the assassination and saw the man with the icy eyes commit it. At his trial she testifies against him, and he’s sentenced to death. However, the reporter soon begins to find holes in the stripper’s story, and other circumstances arise which makes him believe that the wrong man may have been convicted.
Description: Seven mini-stories of adultery: “Funeral Possession,” a wayward widow at her husband’s funeral; “Amateur Night,” angry wife becomes streetwalker out of revenge; “Two Against One,” seemingly prudish girl turns out otherwise; “Super Simone,” wife vainly attempts to divert her over-engrossed writer husband; “At the Opera,” a battle over a supposedly exclusive dress; “Suicides,” a death pact; “Snow,” would-be suitor is actually a private detective hired by jealous husband.
Also known as: Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo, To Kill a Jackal, Pray to Kill and Return Alive
Description: Dan Hogan and his gang have held up a bank for $100,000 in gold bars. They meet up at Jackal’s Ranch, a weigh station for stage coaches. While waiting for the gold to arrive they encounter a stranger, John Webb, who wants half the gold in exchange for guiding them safely to Mexico. Reluctantly, Dan agrees and they set across the brutal desert for a race to the border with the Rangers hot on their tail. Is John who he says he is? Is he really after the gold or does he have an ulterior motive?
Description: This entry in the Italian crime film cycle of the ’70s presents an interesting take on the format. Emergency Squad seems unusually postmodern for its time because it places an equal amount of dramatic focus on its hero and its villain. The hero part is fulfilled by Ravelli (Tomas Milian), a cop consumed with the desire to get revenge on the crook who shot his wife to death during a robbery. The crook in question is Marseilles (Gastone Moschin), who is trying to assemble funds for his own retirement. As the revenge scenario moves toward the inevitable confrontation, Emergency Squad retains interest because it paints both leads in a complex fashion — Ravelli’s obsessive quest makes him as scary as he is sympathetic and the seemingly icy Marseilles reveals some surprisingly vulnerable sides to his character.
Description: After retirement, Professor James Anders presents criminal Mark Milford an elaborate plan to rob a diamond company in Brazil with a crew of professionals. The men assemble in Rio de Janeiro and run in to an unanticipated problem: a new alarm system called Grand Slam 70.
Description: Jessica Hamilton goes to Venice for a piano competition, but she’s running a little late. On arrival in Venice, she finds that she has no room reservation and that she has been taken out of the competition. She is befriended first by Luca Renosto a same-age Venetian boy and secondly, Alvise Contrarini, the director of the competition. The two compete for her love throughout the movie until one gets disqualified in a surprise ending.
Description: Two CIA agents – a kung fu master (Bruce Le) and a suave womanizer (Richard Harrison) – track the stolen formula for a super-sterility drug from Spain to Hong Kong, battling Neo-Nazi terrorists and a Vietnamese spy ring for its possession.
Description: Christian (Giannini), who saw his father murder his mistress as a small child, takes his wife Helene (Dominique Boschero) back to the scene of the crime 20 years later, accompanied by his attorney Paul (Luciano Pigozzi) and his wife Brigitte (Mara Maryl). As strange events begin to occur, Christian starts suspecting that Paul is trying to drive him insane for the inheritance money, but there are different hands at work.
Description: Released in Italy in 1977 as GODZILLA, but often referred to by fans and the director himself as “COZZILLA”— stands as a real oddity in the long and often bizarre history of the Godzilla franchise. The film is worth a look just out of pure curiosity value alone.Unfortunately, COZZILLA is a hard film to find… at least in decent shape. Many Godzilla fans in America first heard about Luigi Cozzi’s colorized version of GODZILLA from Steve Ryfle’s book Japan’s Favorite Mon-Star: The Unauthorized Biography of the Big G, which was published back in 1999. In the years since then, copies of this obscure film have been traded from collector to collector. But, sadly, Cozzi’s GODZILLA has never been released on home video in Italy (or anywhere else for that matter) and no longer plays on television, so the only options currently available to fans are blurry, distorted, and incomplete multi-generation copies sourced from a VHS recording of an old Italian TV broadcast. For now, COZZILLA remains a true Godzilla rarity.