Mondo Balordo (1964)

Albert T. Viola — yes, the same man who wrote, directed, produced and starred in Preacherman — completed the American version of this film, known as A Fool’s World in Italy. There, it was directed by Roberto Bianchi Montero, who also made the mondos Africa SexyOrient By NightSexy NudoSexy nel MondoUniverso Proibito and Superspettacoli nel Mondo. He would go on to make So Sweet, So Dead.

Imagine a world “throbbing and pulsing with love, from the jungle orgies of primitive tribes to sin-filled evenings of the London sophisticate.” Now imagine those very same words coming out of the mouth of Boris Karloff.

Here are just some of the folks you will meet and sights you will see: a dwarf singer, bodybuilders, bedouin pimps, Japanese models for rent, Indian exorcists, people who can’t stop smoking, Jehovah’s Witnesses, lottery players, a clone of Valentino, high end rich dogs, a Boreno version of Romeo and Juliet, cults, nightclubs, Luna Park, London after hours and so much more.

You can get this — along with The Orientals — on blu ray from Severin.

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