A Blade in the Dark (1983)

Known in Italy as La Casa con la Scala nel Buio (The House with the Dark Staircase), Lamberto Bava's A Blade in the Dark was originally intended to be a four-part TV mini-series, with each segment ending with a murder. However, it was too gory for regular audiences, so it was released as a film. It was written by the husband and… Continue reading A Blade in the Dark (1983)

Seven Magnificent Gladiators (1983)

What happens when Bruno Mattei and Claudio Fragrasso ripoff -- remake -- The Magnificent Seven/The Seven Samurai with gladiators and barbarians instead of cowboys and, well, samurai? This was originally going to be Hercules, according to Variety, but Luigi Cozzi took over that one and supposedly was brought in to save this one. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x582jf6 The plot here --… Continue reading Seven Magnificent Gladiators (1983)

Hundra (1983)

Who has had a crazier life than Matt Cimber? Born Thomas Vitale Ottavian, he met his first wife Jayne Mansfield when he directed her on Broadway in Bus Stop. Just think about how his other two wives felt, competing with Jayne Mansfield. Come on. He's directed everything from Mansfield's last movie Single Room Furnished to The Sexually Liberated Female, a… Continue reading Hundra (1983)