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Antonio Margheriti

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Initial post: 30 Mar 2010, 01:07:33 BST
Who wants to discuss some Margheriti, for those unaware he's an Italian director famous mostly for action films, giallo and gothic horror all three of which I think he does really well.

My favourite of his films so far is probably "Cannibal Apocalypse" but I've also seen and liked "Seven Deaths in the Cat's eye", "Naked you Die", "The Long Hair of Death" and "The Last Hunter". What do you lot think of him and his films, go on, discuss.

Posted on 30 Mar 2010, 02:19:58 BST
Hello AW, I really enjoyed The Virgin of Nuremberg [DVD] [1964] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC].

Posted on 30 Mar 2010, 02:24:35 BST
Funny you should mention Count, its on its way to my home as we speak!

Posted on 30 Mar 2010, 21:59:40 BST
A virgin from Nuremberg or the dvd?

Posted on 1 Apr 2010, 23:34:10 BST
I have Castle of Blood [DVD] [1967] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] in my collection waiting to be watched.

Posted on 1 Apr 2010, 23:34:27 BST
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Posted on 2 Apr 2010, 01:06:14 BST
Last edited by the author on 2 Apr 2010, 01:07:19 BST
Annoymous says:
Castle Of Blood and Seven Deaths In The Cats Eye float my giallo gondola, well the second one at least and I do have a soft spot for Apocalypse, very funny stuff, though not seen any of them for some time, so difficult to discuss off the top of my noggin. I do think there is real potential for some outrageous new British film maker to take the premise of Apocalypse and transfer it to London with a contemporised vision in bad-taste of returning troops from Afghanistan with an appetite for human flesh, oh dear I hope I haven't offended or upset anyone who is, or knows of those serving out there, but I can't help thinking it would make for some biting satire if handled correctly, or just good old cinematic controversy, anyone remember that. Zero chance of it happening though, no one would fund such an enterprise, shame, as I can think of some juicy scenes I'd best not even attempt to describe on an open forum such as this.

Posted on 18 Oct 2013, 15:55:28 BST
Recently bought the arrowdrome releases of the 1980s action trilogy below and on the back of them, it says Antonio Margheriti of "Cannibal Holocaust" (obviously meant "Apocalypse"). Anyone else get annoyed by errors like this?

Code Name: Wild Geese [DVD] [1984]
Commando Leopard [DVD] [1985]
The Commander [DVD] [1988]

Posted on 22 Oct 2013, 05:49:10 BST
You should probably know "CNWG" is cut by about fifteen minutes in all English friendly versions but this new one.... Code Name : Wild Geese (1984) UNCUT Mediabook Blu-ray + DVD and yes I do hate stupid errors like confusing Holocaust with Apocalypse, on the topic of Margheriti a few newer rare releases fans might have missed.

Yor: The Hunter From the Future [DVD] [1983] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] not sure if its uncut as I got the German mediabook (those are really in style right now aren't they?)

and SCREAMS IN THE NIGHT (German theatrical version Italian & Alternative Version) (Large Hard Limited) (1969) - English Subtitles - which is a neat gothic horror in its rare uncut form, the shorter German cut isn't English friendly but I didn't really care.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2013, 15:23:51 BST
Good to see you back A. Anthony Dawson Walker, I always have faith in your return to this forum sometime, no matter how long you've been away. I myself rarely post these days, but usually always read at least once a week.

Yeah I did know about Code Name: Wild Geese being cut, but just decided to buy all three at once and they didn't cost me more than £15 for the lot (postage included). I've bought many cheaper cut versions of films and then bought a fully uncut release at a later date, so will probably by this uncut too sometime. In fact I did it recently with Ruggero Deodato's "Body Count". Originally got the cut UK release on ebay for next to nothing, then went and bought the uncut German EMS release below.

Body Count (Camping del terrore) UNCUT

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Oct 2013, 04:53:22 BST
Last edited by the author on 23 Oct 2013, 05:22:45 BST
The forum kinda died didn't it, I meant to try helping you and JONESY revive it but personal problems ate away at my enthusiasm, I'll try to post when I can as this forum needs to rise from the dead even if I have to drown it in trioxin 245 to get the job done!

I got "Body Count" uncut first time round but then it was half a decade ago, back then it was less than a tenner and I figured with a Simonetti score and with David Hess, Ivan Rassimov and Mimsy Farmer involved it had to be good, sadly I just didn't take to it, speaking of Deodato his "Barbarians" came out in a nice print on a double bill recently from Shout! Factory who are currently dominating the US cult market.

Barbarians & The Norseman [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Posted on 13 Jul 2014, 18:13:51 BST
Anyone besides me notice Margheriti's jungle war films are all coming out on Blu-ray thanks to Ascot Elite?

Codename Wild Geese. Uncut Blu-ray. Region free.
Commando Leopard ( 1985 ) ( Kommando Leopard ) (Blu-Ray)
The Last Blood (1983) ( Tornado ) (Blu-Ray)
The Commander (1988) ( Der Commander ) ( Il Triangolo della paura ) (Blu-Ray)

Also Warner Archives have made collecting the guys sci-fi a lot easier:

Wild Wild Planet [DVD] [1965] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
War of the Planets [DVD] [1966] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
The Snow Devils [DVD] [1967] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Just thought I'd post these, help those fellow Margheriti fans fill the gaps in their collection.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jul 2014, 19:19:58 BST
Stuart M B says:
I too bought Body Count my thinking being similar to yours(although I bought mine more recently) and I must be honest I wasn't right impressed either
incidentally you seem to be on a one man crusade to revive this forum Anthony.

Posted on 13 Jul 2014, 22:21:58 BST
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Posted on 13 Jul 2014, 23:01:20 BST
Body Count isn't a very good film and for all the cult names attached I can't find much reason to defend it Stuart, I think you're right about my attempts to revive the forum but I'm hoping with a bit of patience more will join or re-join.

Welcome back Martin, been a while, sadly I don't hold the war films in high regard myself but I did quite like "The Last Blood" AKA "Tornado", and to some degree I enjoyed "Commando Leopard" too but the other two did nothing for me even after I re-bought "Codename Wild Geese" for the extra 15 minutes of uncut footage, figured it'd make the film grittier and more exciting but alas it was not the case. The sci-fi films were generally so-so but I do love "Wild Wild Planet" as one of the weirder and most fun of those low budget futuristic sci-fi from the 50's and 60's, not a popular genre but like any has its gems I guess.

Posted on 13 Jul 2014, 23:31:58 BST
In other news the fun diamond heist caper Margheriti directed "Killer Fish"comes to Blu-ray this year courtesy of Scorpion Releasing. The title of course clearly cashing in on "Piranha" simply because the said fish roam the waters although they are definitely more a plot-tool in the background than any sort of horror instigator its worth seeing but don't actually expect a film about killer fish.
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