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. The plot here --… Continue reading Seven Magnificent Gladiators (1983)

Hercules (1983)

I love Hercules movies. From Steve Reeves to the Bava helmed Hercules in the Haunted World, some of the most entertaining films I've watched have been about the adventures of the son of Zeus and Alcmene. I've probably already related how much I love the movies of Luigi Cozzi, too. From Starcrash to Contamination, his movies never let you down.… Continue reading Hercules (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)

TABLOID WEEK: The Inheritors (1983)

In 1979, Austrian film director Walter Bannert was simply enjoying a meal at a Vienna cafe when he was beaten by a gang of neo-Nazis. That's when he determined that he would research these groups by convincing their leaders that he was making an objective documentary. He ended up spending three years with these groups in West Germany… Continue reading TABLOID WEEK: The Inheritors (1983)