By the Gods!

Terence Hill and Rita Gam in HANNIBAL (1959)

For this movie, Terence goes by his old name, Mario Girotti. Terence is still with us but Rita Gam died 2 years ago.

Every copy of this film has a weird image issue. In many scenes, the image is slanted. Lines that should be straight tilt to one side. The distortion drives me crazy. I don't know if this is a problem with at the transfer or the way the film was originally filmed but since every copy I have suffers from this oddity, I'm thinking that the original print is like this. They had wonky lenses for this production, which was beset with numerous other problems. Every time I watch this (albeit entertaining) movie, I'm always reminded on how important a good director is.

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