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highly entertaining follow on to maniac,
This review is from: The Last Horror Film [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
maniac was fantastic, nasty, sleazy, greasy, violent, gory - and starred joe spinell and caroline munro.
some time later this followed - same two stars but a very different film.
spinell is a taxi driver who has fantasies of being a top film director, who better to star in his upcoming film than jana bates (munro) the world's top horror star?
he follows her to the cannes film festival, determined that if he can only meet her, she will fall in with his plans immediately.
life is never that easy and people start dying as the film builds to a crazy climax.
this film is actually a lot of fun, munro wanders around the real canne film festival waving at the crowds as if they are there to see jana bates, you will also see background billboards advertising the latest films of the time such as a bond with roger moore and cannibal holocaust (!) - it's like a cinema time capsule.
the film also includes a healthy dose of gore which was excised from the American R rated dvd - so it's good to see that this version claims to be uncut. also nice that this version's cover brings back the shot of munro with a broken bottle at her neck - which graced the uk pre cert vhs version.
if maniac is a favourite of yours this is a must - not a classic but a surprisingly entertaining film with a fair dose of humour too - including joe's conversations with his real life mother appearing via telephone.
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Initial post: 15 Apr 2014 16:53:26 BDT
Blood Freak says:
Was hoping for thoughts on the blu-ray, but you clearly haven't seen it.
Posted on 4 Jun 2014 14:31:24 BDT
Nomar G. Nillit says:
I've heard about this film with my favourite Caroline Munro. She's my favourite because of the films she has been in. The Spy Who Loved Me, Sinbad the Sailorman and The Earth's Corr. This film has a man who scalps the hair off women. I don't know if I'd like that. Caroline looks very upset on the cover. Which upsets me and all of her fans. I shall watch a film where Caroline does NOT have her hair scalped off instead.
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