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Castellari and Grieco Films Coming Up From Redemption
Posted February 26, 2013 05:57 PM by Webmaster
The Redemption label has revealed that it is planning to add two titles to its catalog in May: Enzo G. Castellari's Cold Eyes of Fear (1971), starring Giovanna Ralli, Frank Wolff, and Fernando Rey, and Sergio Grieco's The Sinful Nuns of Saint Valentine (1974), starring Franšoise PrÚvost, Jenny Tamburi, and Paolo Malco.
Directed by Enzo G. Castellari (The Inglorious Bastards), Cold Eyes of Fear a.k.a Gli occhi freddi della paura is a stylish and extravagant Italian "giallo" thriller. Set in swinging '60s London, this movie brings you a dark and decadent world of corrupt cops, vengeful ex-cons, threats, betrayals, fist-fights and feisty femme fatales.
Motivated by revenge, an ex-con abducts the son of the judge who put him behind bars. The plot thickens as a deeper betrayal is revealed, leading the story to erotic S&M scenes with scantily-clad women and violent trysts in darkened, atmospheric nightclub settings. Cold Eyes Of Fear is a most memorable movie of psychedelic effects, intriguing plot twists, striking shots and stunning jazz score!
An Italian nunsploitation epic in which a demented Mother Superior and a rabid collection of mentally disturbed and sex crazed sisters lose their habits and morals with equal gusto. Inspired in part by "The Devils of Loudun", Sinful Nuns Of Saint Valentine a.k.a Le scomunicate di San Valentino is considered a classic of the genre.
I suppose I should have looked more closely - I do love gialli. But I'll have to pass on the "nunsploitation". I've just seen that most of what Redemption has been releasing are Jess Franco and Jean Rollin titles. I've tried sitting through those before and wondered how anyone could.